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Postby fsm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:35 pm

Dinner time!
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Postby fsm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:49 pm

Did you find the cat?
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 pm

Yes, I took them back close to dusk, and the cat came back. Glad we didn't wait till tomorrow, or I think it would have been mince meat on the road.
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Postby fsm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:52 pm

That's good.
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Postby anna farlactic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:23 pm

Goodness, The Drum on the AB is awful. What's happening to the ABC?
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Postby anna farlactic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:27 pm

How do you edit the galleries?

I'm trying to delete the case moth pictures from Anna Farlactic's one album.
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Postby fsm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:31 pm

Go to the gallery and open the image. Underneath there should be an edit button and an X to delete.
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Postby anna farlactic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:34 pm

Got it, thanks.
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Postby anna farlactic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:38 pm

Spectacular sunrise this morning. If I'm going to catch tomorrow's I better go to bed.
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Postby fsm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:44 pm

Take some pictures!
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:26 pm

So, I put another picture into the gallery. More sunrise pictures are available, it was a cracker this morning!
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Can someone post a technical question for Ilago, now that she's here?
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:45 pm

In the best chat thread tradition, I'm eating home made pizza. Wholemeal crust that's been proving since this morning, with a topping of home grown roasted pumpkin, home grown cherry tomatoes, capsicum, chilli, rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil. With garlic, mushroom and a sprinkling of tasty cheese. I think I'm going to explode soon if I don't stop eating it.
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:12 pm

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Postby fsm » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Latitudinous logolepsy, Batman!


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Postby Sparky » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 am

>>>KABOOM<<< :-)
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Postby Sparky » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:24 am

Yep, works for me. Good Job FSM
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:25 am

G'day, pull up a chair and share your biscuits!
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:30 am

You can upload images from your computer to your gallery and use them in your posts. You also have a blog.


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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:36 am

We just need to test things in here for a little while and try to find any bugs that might be hiding.
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:38 am

Sparky!

How lovely to see you here.
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Postby Sparky » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:43 am

>>Hi Rubes

I tried a copy and paste but stuff doesn't paste.
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:45 am

Mostly sunny. Areas of rain developing during the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.


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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:14 pm

Shhhh, stop talking about Chris, he might be listening!
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Postby Mad Man Moon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:41 pm

fsm wrote:Shhhh, stop talking about Chris, he might be listening!

'ere, what?  Oh.  Hello.  ;)
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Watch your step, there's a cuddly dalek lurking around here somewhere.
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Postby Mad Man Moon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:47 pm

fsm wrote:Watch your step, there's a cuddly dalek lurking around here somewhere.

*Checks sole of shoe*
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Postby Mad Man Moon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:48 pm

I think it's safe!  :)

Edited to add this note...
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:50 pm

My cuddly dalek should say 'extermie-mate'
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:21 pm

I'm taking the dog for a walk.

I'm expecting masses of posts from Chris and Ilago while I'm gone.
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm

Masses, I say, masses.
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:58 pm

There are so many posts around here that this place should be call Fort Apache.
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:01 pm

Time for The Checkout on the ABC.
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Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 pm

Woolworthless. Nice.
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:27 pm

Stupid, stupid javascript! I hate debugging javascript. It only has to do one little thing, but no, it says "you have to waste two hours debugging me first".
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Postby ilago » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:27 pm

fsm wrote:Stupid, stupid javascript! I hate debugging javascript. It only has to do one little thing, but no, it says "you have to waste two hours debugging me first".


But how boring webpages would be without it :)
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Postby fsm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 pm

I'm writing some javascript to update the news ticker, so that you can hide it if desired, and to add a selectbox so that you can choose from a number of different feeds. But the damn javascript is not cooperating!
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Postby ilago » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm

So it's earned its reputation for being a pain then :)
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:01 am

It's even worse than that. I blame Binky.

Stupid javascript! Stupid dalek!
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:06 am

Oh, I meant to ask you, do you want moderators to keep their green capes or should they be incognito and wear dark sunglasses and fake moustaches?
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Postby ilago » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 am

I don't mind being identified. I think perhaps people should know who moderators are. There are arguments for anonymous but that's what the old days were like where the Lab slashed and burned and disappeared. Our old forum history means lots of people simply aren't used to things being more open.

On almost all forums I use a lot, moderators are identified.

People forget or don't realise that a lot of what moderators do is fixing and tidying up. Spelling errors, moving posts and threads, merging, removing duplicates. That is usually not controversial so it isn't noticed.

Actions like banning are fairly rare and the situation is usually obvious well before action is taken.

Too much anonymous moderation starts to smack of secret censorship.
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Postby ilago » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:31 am

I think I should probably get some sleep - Nite :)
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm

ilago wrote:I don't mind being identified. I think perhaps people should know who moderators are. There are arguments for anonymous but that's what the old days were like where the Lab slashed and burned and disappeared. Our old forum history means lots of people simply aren't used to things being more open.

On almost all forums I use a lot, moderators are identified.

People forget or don't realise that a lot of what moderators do is fixing and tidying up. Spelling errors, moving posts and threads, merging, removing duplicates. That is usually not controversial so it isn't noticed.

Actions like banning are fairly rare and the situation is usually obvious well before action is taken.

Too much anonymous moderation starts to smack of secret censorship.


I think it's best if the moderation is open and explained.
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Postby Grant¹ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:45 pm

There doesn't appear to be a view full thread button if you click on a post in VbT?
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:48 pm

Grant&sup1; wrote:There doesn't appear to be a view full thread button if you click on a post in VbT?


No, but you can follow the rest of the thread via the page numbers over on the right.
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Postby Grant¹ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:54 pm

No, but you can follow the rest of the thread via the page numbers over on the right.

Would be good if we could select the number of posts to a page.
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Postby Grant¹ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Forum is a bit 2 paced at the moment- sometimes i click on a post & it comes up. Other times it takes 5-10 seconds.
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:05 pm

Grant¹ wrote:
No, but you can follow the rest of the thread via the page numbers over on the right.

Would be good if we could select the number of posts to a page.


It's set to 10 posts per page, but if you click on VBT, it starts from the post you selected, to the end of the thread up to the maximum.
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Grant¹ wrote:Forum is a bit 2 paced at the moment- sometimes i click on a post & it comes up. Other times it takes 5-10 seconds.


Some of that should disappear when I finish cleaning up the code. If not, we may need a faster server. That's why I want to test things with a few users on here to see if the whole thing is going to fall over under load.
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Postby fsm » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 pm

If you go into your User Control Panel you can set your timezone and a lot of other things.
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