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post #46 of 139 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 02:06 PM
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Is there a Mod inbox? (instead of PM-ing a specific person we know is a mod.) It could possibly re-distribute your workload more evenly.

Calendar: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/calendar.php
- I gotta keep switching between National and Southeast depending on who posts where. An "all" calendar, that has a copy of posts from every other calendar would be great.

Just suggestions on the category/sub-category names. As far as "largest audience," I rarely go into a specific forum, but just scan the "New Posts" option. Of course, tech discussions are mixed with regional discussions that way, but it saves going out/in each one individually. My eye may also catch an interesting thread that I might have otherwise missed this way.

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post #47 of 139 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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ACTIVE TOPICS WORKS FINE TOO.

also if you check "Help" ...it sort of tells you which mods are responsible for what .

Other than that.....just see who is on-line at the time

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Good stuff Rome wasn't built in a day so after we've collected up more ideas let's pick a few ones that are do-able and move forward

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I have a question about PM's

why is the default set to save a copy?
I've checked my options and I can't disable it.

perhaps the reverse should be true...click here if you want to save a copy

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I have a question about PM's

why is the default set to save a copy?
I've checked my options and I can't disable it.

perhaps the reverse should be true...click here if you want to save a copy
Good question - I'll hand that one over to the tech people...

Never mind - when you send a PM, look at the "additional options" below the type-in text box.

One of the choices should be to save a copy - uncheck it. If this isn't the case, let me know and I'll find the settings to make it happen.

If you do that, i think it defaults to anything sent afterward.
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You can always empty your pm outbox but having a copy of what I sent woks for me in case I need to refer back to it, or send same thing to additional recips. I am not sure if acopy is saved when the recips box is full and they can't receive.

But if changes can be made...

Some forums assign mods to specific sub-forums, such as performance, news, gxp vs base, etc. The only divisions we really have are that Brentil is the point man for vendor contact and that Solsticeman is admin level. You have 4 super-mods and 5 regular mods. Without getting into detail the supermods have more powers and can see a few more things than regular mods. Other than that we try to share the workload. I do like the suggestion (if there was one) that maybe you could push a button and send a message to the entire staff at once. I know some members are more comfortable dealing with certain moderators and that is one reason we have more than one.

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...maybe a banner thread with a specific size for graphics and the best selected for the site. No compensation and all the artwork becomes property of the forum???

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...maybe a banner thread with a specific size for graphics and the best selected for the site. No compensation and all the artwork becomes property of the forum???
Like a submission contest?

I think that's a good idea...

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Like a submission contest?

I think that's a good idea...
There's some great GFX talent on this, and the sky, forum. I'll bet you'd have some good ones among the chaff.

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You can always empty your pm outbox but having a copy of what I sent woks for me in case I need to refer back to it, or send same thing to additional recips. I am not sure if acopy is saved when the recips box is full and they can't receive.

But if changes can be made...

Some forums assign mods to specific sub-forums, such as performance, news, gxp vs base, etc. The only divisions we really have are that Brentil is the point man for vendor contact and that Solsticeman is admin level. You have 4 super-mods and 5 regular mods. Without getting into detail the supermods have more powers and can see a few more things than regular mods. Other than that we try to share the workload. I do like the suggestion (if there was one) that maybe you could push a button and send a message to the entire staff at once. I know some members are more comfortable dealing with certain moderators and that is one reason we have more than one.
John..if you ask nicely, s-man may send you a PM we exchanged - on how this might work.

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Old is new again--bring back the gauges banner.

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I do not agree with this:


I think it should be Canada too, not just the states.

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Indeed, we've talked about this before, and I agree completely.

Everything old is new again, given enough time. How about bringing back the original banner with the gauges in the faded background behind the Solstice?


Really, this Banner went up more than a year ago about a week before Memorial Day (A US Holiday) in honor of that day (Kinda like Google does with their Google Holiday Logo Art, but theirs are usually up for one day only)

However, instead of just for the Holiday, the current banner stayed up after the holiday ended, and as it drew closer to the US Holiday of Independence day (July 4), it was decided to let the colors fly until after the 4th. That was 2005!

It's been up ever since, and I'm sure our Canadian, Mexican, and other colleagues might agree it's a bit battle worn...

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It seems to me that the programming could be altered to give us the choice to see or not to see emoticons. We already have the option to ignore some of the things that display.
For example: Click on [UserCP] at the top of the page on the tool bar. Then click [Edit Options] on the left. Scroll down to...

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Would it be possible to add emoticons to this list of things to ignore? I think they are fun sometimes, but often over used.
Interesting. There is a text view mode, but it's difficult to get to.

For this thread, here's the "Text" version accessed from the "Thread Tools" pull down menu: Forum roundtable text version Unfortunately, from that view all links take you back to a full graphics view mode...

Unfortunately, not displaying the emoticons wouldn't really help the problem of free posting, and post competitions.

I strongly suggest taking the top poster line off of the top right hand side of the site home page. It really shouldn't matter how many posts you have--it should be about quality, not quantity.

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I think it's a good idea and D-2 would make a good Ombudsman. I hope he knows what he's asking for, however. I was an Ombudsman for The State of Rhode Island in a specific area that involved the cops, courts, prison, legislature, administration, etc. etc. and you won't be Mr. Nice Guy, believe me. And my constituancy was a rather unpopular one. It's a valuable function if allowed to be conducted properly. Good Luck D-2 You have my vote. -bird

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