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Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:29 am
by Crimmond
Wanderjar wrote:
Call to power wrote:does this mean you want us to try and break it?


LOL! Stress test time!


Stress testing a forum? Hmm... I do believe that the NS community has some experience with that.

I wonder if those old servers we nearly killed back in 03/04 ever fully recovered.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:29 pm
by [violet]
Avalaun wrote:Can I ask, what is the load/implosion problem?

In Ye Olden Days, it was simply that the box didn't have enough grunt. CPU and memory, in particular. Now we have a much bigger box, a delicious quad-core machine, which so far is not even breaking a sweat. I'm pretty optimistic it'll stay that way now.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:46 pm
by Scandavian States
[violet] wrote:
Avalaun wrote:Can I ask, what is the load/implosion problem?

In Ye Olden Days, it was simply that the box didn't have enough grunt. CPU and memory, in particular. Now we have a much bigger box, a delicious quad-core machine, which so far is not even breaking a sweat. I'm pretty optimistic it'll stay that way now.


Should be, especially with less than 50,000 users in total.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:31 pm
by WhoKnowsLand
The message I got said I would get kicked out what did I do?

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:02 pm
by Metania
Yeah, ever since a very long time ago the Jolt forums refused to let me auth, and the ads, and yeah.

These forums make posting convenient and easy, and for a picky person like me that's the difference between being here forever and never posting on the Jolt forums to posting on these because it takes all of 3 clicks to do so.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:49 am
by Pure Thought
I hope this isn't a completely stupid question, but for nations that have been made unable to return to the Jolt forums by their "technical problems", will this allow them to once again participate in forums?

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:05 am
by Mayor For Life
I have already re-routed our forum's link to the One Stop Rules Shop (http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13) here.

My thanks to the most gracious Naivetry (http://www.nationstates.net/naivetry) for the compendium of links to off site forums. Nice.

This Forum is a VAST improvement - and I think it makes the NS Forum and NS sites more "sticky" (that's webspeak for ya wanna hang out more) and interesting. Not having to "leave NS" to come here or "leave here" to be right back in good old NS is excellent.

Booyah to [violet] and any other codemonkeys who made this happen - and this will be, I suspect, the place to be from now on. I hope it stops being an experiment some day and part of original NS. :D

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:35 pm
by Naivetry
You're quite welcome, Mayor. :) If you run across any additions or changes, please let me know - it's much easier to keep up if there are a lot of people helping.

Agreed on the "stickiness" - after a couple of weeks, it's started to feel comfortably familiar here. At this rate, I'll have more posts in these forums in two months than I did in two years on Jolt.

Thanks for all the work - this has been amazing.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:44 pm
by Romanar
Pure Thought wrote:I hope this isn't a completely stupid question, but for nations that have been made unable to return to the Jolt forums by their "technical problems", will this allow them to once again participate in forums?


Yup! One of my Jolt-impaired puppets has several posts here. :)

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:59 am
by Thought transference
Romanar wrote:
Pure Thought wrote:I hope this isn't a completely stupid question, but for nations that have been made unable to return to the Jolt forums by their "technical problems", will this allow them to once again participate in forums?


Yup! One of my Jolt-impaired puppets has several posts here. :)



Yes indeed! I'm one of the "We're sorry, but Jolt has deleted a number of accounts for inactivity" brigade, so Jolt is closed to me, but here I am, back in forums. It's like back in the days Before Jolt --- except these forums actually work without magic dust and my lucky penny.

Thing is, I don't even post all that much because I don't have all that much to say, but I do like to be able to read up on stuff: developments in rules, other news, amusing and fun stuff, discussions. I like to lurk. Once Jolt deleted me I couldn't even read "One Stop Rules Shop". But now ... I can go here! :D

So this move gets a big thumbs-up from me.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:22 pm
by Eleben
Ugh, I'm confused. What is this forum, has it not always been here? lol, I've been on NS for a few months and I don't know (indeed, I am very inattentive)

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:27 pm
by Silentvoice
The NS-forum has always been here, but is/was hosted on Jolt. They are just changing a host. That's as far as I know.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:34 pm
by The Great Lord Tiger
So... should I just repost my military/national factbooks here, or...

I'm probably staying with Jolt until it dies and is 6 days gone.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:06 pm
by Reploid Productions
The Great Lord Tiger wrote:So... should I just repost my military/national factbooks here, or...

I'm probably staying with Jolt until it dies and is 6 days gone.

We've been trying to quietly urge players to make backups of threads they can't afford to lose, and some folks are already starting to repost and port stuff over. While ideally the Jolt forum will eventually be locked and left as a read-only archive, we cannot guarantee that Jolt will actually keep it around indefinitely. Issues with Jolt's staff were a major part of the reason we began to seriously pursue getting a first-party NS forum up and running.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:25 pm
by Silentvoice
Maybe it's possible to move some of the "fact" and "how to" related stuff, like the "One Stop Rules Shop" to an actual web page on www.nationstates.net itself? So that they survive forums and will live and die with the game.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:45 pm
by The Great Lord Tiger
Reploid Productions wrote:
The Great Lord Tiger wrote:So... should I just repost my military/national factbooks here, or...

I'm probably staying with Jolt until it dies and is 6 days gone.

We've been trying to quietly urge players to make backups of threads they can't afford to lose, and some folks are already starting to repost and port stuff over. While ideally the Jolt forum will eventually be locked and left as a read-only archive, we cannot guarantee that Jolt will actually keep it around indefinitely. Issues with Jolt's staff were a major part of the reason we began to seriously pursue getting a first-party NS forum up and running.


In that case, could you maybe make a board entitled "Factbooks and Data Sheets" or similar? Because lots of people do those, and it would help keep II or Gameplay General unclustered, and keep our factbooks organized.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 3:15 am
by Peisandros
I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but I've just one suggestion (I guess this is the place for suggestions?). Opening links in new tabs/windows by default would be pretty handy, rather than navigating away from the forum!

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:30 am
by Crimmond
The Great Lord Tiger wrote:In that case, could you maybe make a board entitled "Factbooks and Data Sheets" or similar? Because lots of people do those, and it would help keep II or Gameplay General unclustered, and keep our factbooks organized.


http://wikistates.outwardhosting.com/wiki/Main_Page

We have an unofficial Wiki that you could use, which is pretty cool.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 2:53 pm
by The Emperor Fenix
As one of the people who could never get onto the old pre-Jolt servers, best of luck with your brave new endeavour.

EDIT: Founded Oct 2005 !?! Surely not, what am I missing ?

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 4:28 pm
by Uranus Territory
The Emperor Fenix wrote:EDIT: Founded Oct 2005 !?! Surely not, what am I missing ?


Some of the older nations have their resurrection date displayed instead of their actual founded date.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:24 pm
by The Emperor Fenix
Uranus Territory wrote:
The Emperor Fenix wrote:EDIT: Founded Oct 2005 !?! Surely not, what am I missing ?


Some of the older nations have their resurrection date displayed instead of their actual founded date.


I feared as much, my shame, my terrible shame. It'll be sackcloth and ashes for me from now on.

I swear, i can only have been gone for a day, tops.

*runs off weeping*

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:38 pm
by Peisandros
Peisandros wrote:I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but I've just one suggestion (I guess this is the place for suggestions?). Opening links in new tabs/windows by default would be pretty handy, rather than navigating away from the forum!

Annnnnyone?

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:37 pm
by [violet]
The Emperor Fenix wrote:Founded Oct 2005 !?! Surely not, what am I missing ?

Fixed! As per previous post (somewhere), a few nations that entered the forum at the start of May got resurrection dates for Founding dates.

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:38 pm
by Reploid Productions
Peisandros wrote:
Peisandros wrote:I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but I've just one suggestion (I guess this is the place for suggestions?). Opening links in new tabs/windows by default would be pretty handy, rather than navigating away from the forum!

Annnnnyone?

Maybe if players start asking, then [violet] will listen :lol: I think like three mods (myself included) want this, too!

Re: About This Forum

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:46 pm
by Unibot
Maybe if players start asking, then [violet] will listen I think like three mods (myself included) want this, too!


Well, I've done my part for the day and added it to ze big list. :)