Hi guys, just a few updates to share with you all!Moderation
After chatting with the mods we've pretty much all agreed that things are getting out of hand. I don't want to take a "Rargh, we're big and grumpy!" stance with people, we're just volunteers who have a bunch of friends here. At the same time, I think we all need to take a harsh look at how we're acting. Someone said to me recently that if we could hold a mirror up to ourselves, we probably wouldn't like what we see. Just think of the impression this gives to people who are new. I know that we have a situation with ingrained differences and I respect that, but civility and stuff is not hard and really goes a long way.
With this in mind, your moderators (Robalbinio, Prof Moriarty, Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar, kdogground2 and Rodney McKay for those of you who don't know somehow...) have been advised to be stricter with regards to infractions and thread locks. If you disagree with these send me a message either here, ingame or on IRC
. I will look at the matter and make a decision, posting in threads complaining about it will gain you more points and make me less likely to want to help you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this a nice, friendly place to be for everyone.Themes!
Now that I have a test forum I can use (Thank you Darkmantle!) themes are now easier for me to test and edit. This means that I have great news in that I'm tentatively
opening up custom themes for private boards. Much like Minecraft and Gaming have different themes, I can set your party forums to a new colour scheme or whatever you can design!http://www.smfhacks.com/smf-theme-generator.html
Here is a simple editor for colour schemes for you to use, simply create a theme and make it available for me to download and I will try it out for you. Obviously nothing NSFW or against forum rules and all themes are subject to testing and the forum teams discretion. I hope this gives parties and groups a great new thing to work on together and can't wait to see your results.Awards
Just a small change here, now that we have an active admin again in me the awards will be passing back over to the Admin and mod team control. Thank you to Pfeiffer who has run things up until now, not to mention the background things he's run during his tenure. I'm just going to tweak the application procedure and simply ask for The award title, design and recipients
, after that we'll make a decision on an one by one basis. This should give a bit more flexibility to what we can give out and as most will be one off they're very easy to administrate. Obviously we don't want to be saturated so keep stuff within reason!Known bugs
All I can think of at the moment is that the Megaman theme used in gaming still has a bit of a broken quick reply. I patched it just by reusing the code from our usual theme. Unfortunately this hasn't fixed the issue on mobiles, or at least not the version I use. If you have any more, just let me know!
Thanks for slogging through this, as always feedback is welcomed and appreciated, thank you very much