New Attnam.com Sticky

Jan 10, 2009, 8:08 am
#1
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
Well, here it is.

Known Issues
- I haven't copied over the private messages from the old forum yet. So, do not send any new PMs or they will just be lost.
- Moderators don't have their powers. Don't worry, you'll get them back. Erno, you should have admin privileges but please don't use them yet
- If anybody could make some nice 750x100 banner images for the top, that would be great. As many or as few as you wish

Benefits
- software I am familiar with, I will be able to add new features a lot more easily
- Photo galleries available now
- Much cleaner layout in my opinion.

Please, if you notice any issues, especially with Timezones, let me know in this thread. I'm sure there are plenty of bugs still. Once I have finished porting over private messages and made sure everything is running smoothly, the URL will go back to just attnam.com without the "new/"

Thanks,
Capristo

PS - Erno is still the Big Chief. But since we needed to upgrade to PHPBB3 soon, which wasn't working, I decided to go this route. So think of my as the Webmaster while Erno is Administrator.
Jan 10, 2009, 8:57 am
#2
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Location: New Attnam
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As I predicted, there are some problems with timezones. Bear with me a couple days
Jan 10, 2009, 2:04 pm
#3
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
And it appears they are fixed. Make sure you report any issues in this thread.
Thanks!
Jan 10, 2009, 5:38 pm
#4
Joined: Nov 28, 2008
Interests: Stuff
Posts: 18
Am I the only one thinking "New Attnam" vs New "Attnam"?
Jan 10, 2009, 6:10 pm
#5
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
Occupation: Perfect Soldier
Location: Astragius Galaxy
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Posts: 1,054
Ahh, feels terribly awkward, but I'll adjust.

Thanks a lot for making and taking care of this forum, Capristo and Ernomouse. You guys are great.
Proudly bringing disaster and mental scarring to Attnam since '05!

"You have a rather pleasant chat about finite superarmpits with Sanae the shrine maiden."

You hear distant shuffling.

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Jan 10, 2009, 7:49 pm
#6
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
No problem Somagu Thanks for being a great mod.
Jan 10, 2009, 10:46 pm
#7
Washing machine wizard


Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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Good work Cap.
Jan 10, 2009, 11:21 pm
#8
Ex-Tyrant of the IVANers


Joined: Dec 8, 2007
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Location: Not California
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Looks really good Cap! Will certainly take getting used to but I can handle it.
"Put more stuff in the... thing where... more stuff goes in."
Jan 11, 2009, 4:49 am
#9
Master mine stomper


Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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Looks great, I like this layout a lot more than the old one.

The arrows on don't take you to the last post as they used to, however. I'm talking about the last post arrows on the forum index: f.ex.

"Today 4:49 am
Ernomouse ->"

Instead they take you to the profile, which is far less useful.

Issue 2: If I edit my post and post it, I am redirected to it. Opera loads the old post, and I need to refresh the browser to see the edited post. Firefox was fine, so I guess it's not your fault, but I don't remember noticing this one on phpbb2.
Jan 11, 2009, 5:17 am
#10
Ex-Tyrant of the IVANers


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If this is New Attnam, where are the banana growers? Shouldn't this place be called the (former) Temple of Silva or something?
"Put more stuff in the... thing where... more stuff goes in."
Jan 11, 2009, 11:16 am
#11
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
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Ernomouse wrote
Looks great, I like this layout a lot more than the old one.

The arrows on don't take you to the last post as they used to, however. I'm talking about the last post arrows on the forum index: f.ex.

"Today 4:49 am
Ernomouse ->"

Instead they take you to the profile, which is far less useful.

Issue 2: If I edit my post and post it, I am redirected to it. Opera loads the old post, and I need to refresh the browser to see the edited post. Firefox was fine, so I guess it's not your fault, but I don't remember noticing this one on phpbb2.

Thanks, I'll work on these today. The second issue is probably from caching, I think I know how to fix it. The first issue will be easy to fix.

Good point Atomic
Jan 11, 2009, 6:10 pm
#12
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
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Erno I believe I fixed the first issue; of course I can't test it until someone else replies but let me know if it is fixed for you.

Downloads for IVAN & variants are back up, without uploading functionality yet
Jan 12, 2009, 12:17 am
#13
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
New features:

- You can browse & search previous shoutbox posts (click history under the send message box)
- You can delete shoutbox posts, up to an hour after posting them.
- The "who's online" box at the bottom of the main page is automatically updated every 5 seconds through ajax.

New users may now register. I've moved the website back to "attnam.com" without the "new"
Jan 12, 2009, 1:04 am
#14
Master mine stomper


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Weird, just now typing www.attnam.com didn't go so well, but now it's fine...

Edit: Also, thank you for fixing the arrows, but now the "view new messages" arrows don't work... I feel like I am making too many remarks.
Jan 12, 2009, 2:20 am
#15
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
The problem with attnam.com was that I was moving everything from the new folder just at that moment (I posted that it was moved prematurely)

Don't worry about too many remarks, I'd rather hear more. You were right, I accidentally changed that and it is back to normal now.

And finally, the benefits of this over phpBB, some of which are already obvious:
- view latest topic in forum index
- send PMs to multiple users
- PMs viewed as threads instead of single messages
- archive old PMs so that your inbox isn't cluttered
- photo galleries
- polls which show you what you and others voted for
- polls are really cool to add try it!
- shoutbox has greatly improved
- layout improved, especially forums, topics, and profiles
- search members list
- give your post/topic a smiley
- long URLs are spliced, images are resized so that the window isn't too wide
- attachment thumbnails
- report offensive posts to mods (click the )
Jan 12, 2009, 6:23 am
#16
Joined: Dec 3, 2007
Occupation: Chaos Weaver
Location: Standing between all life and death
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I've just noticed some of the longer titles are broken. Notably Fluffy and Norn's.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Jan 12, 2009, 11:21 am
#17
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
Thanks, fixed them.
Jan 14, 2009, 2:27 am
#18
Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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Location: Cave Crawling
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Posts: 260
Hey, here's a banner I threw together. Let me know what you think.


I plan on doing more with actual IVAN graphics, any suggestions? I'd thought about banner that depicts a showdown with Genetrix. Another idea I had was a banner with a bunch of explosions off, i.e. in the mine field.
Jan 14, 2009, 3:33 am
#19
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
That looks nice Meepo and I can certainly add it to the cycle. Where has blob been by the way? It would be good to get his permission first ... also to make sure he's ok with them being in the gallery

I would really like something that actually says "The Cathedral of Attnam" in it, to be the first banner image.
Jan 14, 2009, 5:15 am
#20
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Blob, alas, shall not come back for good. I can ask if he's okay with his art being used, however.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Jan 14, 2009, 4:07 pm
#21
Joined: Apr 7, 2008
Location: USSR
Posts: 258
For the banner, i think you should put in the mine explosion idea.
Jan 14, 2009, 6:03 pm
#22
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Location: New Attnam
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Posts: 2,200
chaostrom wrote
Blob, alas, shall not come back for good. I can ask if he's okay with his art being used, however.
why not?
Jan 15, 2009, 6:58 am
#23
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Location: Standing between all life and death
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Last I spoke with him, he said he was done with Attnam.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Jan 16, 2009, 12:46 am
#24
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,200
umm... wtf, no matter what I do, when I try to take a screenshot of the explosions, it doesn't take the screenshot until after they are over and the smoke is there. The screenshot bmp AND the Windows system screenshot. Can somebody else take one?
Jan 16, 2009, 3:11 am
#25
Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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Location: Cave Crawling
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I'll try to get one using Fraps.
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