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[violet]
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About This Forum

Postby [violet] » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:31 pm

From the News page:
Max Barry wrote:We are trialing a new forum! Check it:

http://forum.nationstates.net

Things to know:

  • This is a test. It's possible the server will spectacularly implode under the load, in which case we'll probably have to abandon the idea and stick with Jolt.
  • Once you visit the new forum while logged in as a nation, the sidebar's "Latest Threads" will show you topics in the new forum, not the old one. (To visit the old forum, use the "Jolt Forum" sidebar link.)
  • The Jolt forum isn't going anywhere. Even if our new forum survives this load test, the old one will remain, and you can move between the two as you wish.
Hosting our own forum will give us a lot of flexibility, but for now we're just trying to figure out whether it's viable! If we get through the load test, we'll look more at tweaking the cosmetics and features.

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Brutland and Norden » Fri May 01, 2009 5:45 am

[violet] wrote:This is a test. It's possible the server will spectacularly implode under the load, in which case we'll probably have to abandon the idea and stick with Jolt.

Just a question: If, for instance, we do our RPs here and the forums did implode (hopefully not), will we have a way to transfer the threads and posts we will make?
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Ring of Isengard » Fri May 01, 2009 9:44 am

I'm so fucking confused.
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Call to power » Fri May 01, 2009 10:36 am

does this mean you want us to try and break it?
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Postby Chumblywumbly » Fri May 01, 2009 10:39 am

Hope this works.
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Postby No Names Left Damn It » Fri May 01, 2009 11:17 am

Ker-ayyy-zay!

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Postby Vault 10 » Fri May 01, 2009 12:59 pm

Brutland and Norden wrote:Just a question: If, for instance, we do our RPs here and the forums did implode (hopefully not), will we have a way to transfer the threads and posts we will make?

If I may hazard a guess, probably we'll be still be able the read this forum (but not post) and transfer the posts manually. As for automatic transfer, it's neither possible (to my best knowledge), nor would be allowed by OMAC anyway.
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Re: About This Forum

Postby The South Islands » Fri May 01, 2009 1:38 pm

Oh god this green text is making me high.

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Postby Spartzerina » Fri May 01, 2009 2:17 pm

Don't worry. After it passes the load test, we'll (hopefully) get more themes to choose from.
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Yootopia » Fri May 01, 2009 2:29 pm

Can someone tell Max "cheers"?

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Falkasia
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Falkasia » Fri May 01, 2009 3:01 pm

This is mind blowing, lol.
I want the normal forums back. This layout is very, very confusing...

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Brittanican Adenia » Fri May 01, 2009 3:15 pm

I quite like it, very NS-ey (wait, is that right?)! Looks like it's got more features than Jolt's. To testings!
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Loria Aesir » Sat May 02, 2009 2:40 am

Looking good too me. I wasn't really a regular on the Jolt boards but i may establish myself here if it takes off. :D
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Fictions » Sat May 02, 2009 2:54 am

I have a crazy thought that more people will use jolt until it is too late and then they will all come here and then BWAM the forum will implode....

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Dysian
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Dysian » Sat May 02, 2009 3:45 am

Loria Aesir wrote:Looking good too me. I wasn't really a regular on the Jolt boards but i may establish myself here if it takes off. :D


I didnt use jolt at all, but I think I'll use this one a lot. I hope it takes off indeed, I like the idea of NS having its own forum.

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Winter Vacationers » Sat May 02, 2009 3:51 am

I couldn't post on Jolt with this nation, due to tech glitches. It's great having a forum that I don't have to worry about that. Plus, this seems more NSy than Jolt did. The only downside is that my Jolt-active nation will lose its post count.

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Hryvatia » Sat May 02, 2009 5:48 am

Looks alright so far. Phpbb's generally a safe bet, good job.

EDIT: Errr... Can't seem to make text larger in signatures. Is this intentional?
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Sarkhaan » Sat May 02, 2009 12:33 pm

Call to power wrote:does this mean you want us to try and break it?

If anyone can break it, it's the Generalites. We can break any one and any thing

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Steenhuffel » Sat May 02, 2009 1:37 pm

I've only just found this. It looks shiny
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Flibbleites » Sat May 02, 2009 4:34 pm

Hryvatia wrote:EDIT: Errr... Can't seem to make text larger in signatures. Is this intentional?

Smaller doesn't work either.

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Brutland and Norden
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Brutland and Norden » Sat May 02, 2009 4:52 pm

Flibbleites wrote:
Hryvatia wrote:EDIT: Errr... Can't seem to make text larger in signatures. Is this intentional?

Smaller doesn't work either.

Actually, smaller worked for me.
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Telvira
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Telvira » Sat May 02, 2009 5:09 pm

The layout is weird. I liked having text box there, not having to click on a button

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Re: About This Forum

Postby [violet] » Sat May 02, 2009 9:26 pm

Hryvatia wrote:Can't seem to make text larger in signatures. Is this intentional?

Yeah, it's to cut down on really distracting sigs.

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Indri
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Re: About This Forum

Postby Indri » Sat May 02, 2009 11:02 pm

Just one question: Why? Why do this when we already have a perfectly useful and thriving forum hosted by Jolt? There doesn't seem to be any fucking point to this. Now we'll have two forums to frequent for the same damned thing and with the same damned sub-forums. Why? Are the powers that be hoping to break away from Jolt in the future? Seriously, one good reason for two forums for the same site that don't back one another up.

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Re: About This Forum

Postby Ardchoille » Sat May 02, 2009 11:46 pm

This response from Reploid Productions in another thread pretty much sums up the reasons:

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Jordaxia wrote:new forum seems fine, but can I ask 'why?' Some problem with jolt or something that my infinite ignorance is keeping from me?


Pretty much managerial issues. And since NS is no longer hosted on Jolt's servers, we'd like to get our own first-party forum up and running. Y'know, one that actually works with the game? Jolt's done all of squat to try and resolve the email verification issues several NS users have had.

The word from the Powers That Be is that this forum is intended to more tightly integrate with the game, hence the NS sidebar, you flag as your avatar, and stuff like that. Stuff we can't do with Jolt.
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