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Offline FliesLikeABrick

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Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« on: June 08, 2006, 12:19:15 am »
A couple things:

1) The old forums are still up, but are not currently locked.  I did this because I want people to be able to go into "edit" their old topics, so that they can copy information off the old forums and into threads on here, and not have to retype all of the formatting tags

2) These forums will get the forums.soldat.pl address once we're settled in a bit, and when we don't need the old ones any more.

3) Please refrain from posting in the old forums



Report any problems or bugs in this thread.  If anyone has a hard time finding their activation e-mail, please check your spam filters.


Credit for everything pretty that you see needs to be attributed to:
Elephant Hunter
Evile-Ville
Stalky

I claim no credit for the new forums, except for hosting them ;)


More things to note:

- The Active Topics page is still in beta mode.  Elephant hunter is still modifying it to work 100% right.

- The BB Code used in posts here is different than the old forums (not entirely, just some).  The BB code used here is the standardized version used across all major bulletin board systems.  A guide can be found at http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=57

- The stealing of other peoples' nicknames will not be tolerated.  This will result in a permanent ban

- Spamming, as always, will not be tolerated at all.  Just because these are new forums does not mean you will get any special chances

- your "Personalized Picture" is your avatar.  This is set by clicking on the Profile button (look up) and clicking on Forum Profile Information


Below is the Q&A/FAQ from the old thread.  The tense is wrong ("will" instead of "do") but it still has a lot of good information
Q&A:
Q: Will the maps section be more, um, organized? Ex. will there be a poly crap section, a so-so section, and a sexy map section?
A:  We are trying to make improvements to how the mapping sections are handled, but no changes have been made or decided upon yet.

Q: I only hope no one takes my nickname.
A:  Anyone who takes another person's nickname will severely regret doing so

Q: Gonna have some sort of user rating system in there?
A: May have both, either of none of: post count, forum karma

Q: Is the url going to be http://forums.soldat.pl/ ?
A: Yes. There will be a time (probably the first month) that these forums will have this address, and the new forums will have a temporary address.  After that time, these forums will be gone and the new forums will have this address.

Q: Are the new forums going to be hosted on windows or linux?
A: Linux

Q: Will the bash pit be here?
A: No, bash pit will be gone.  Anything worthwhile will be in the lounge.

Q: Will the forum mainpage be back?
A: Some day

Q: Will ranks be around?
A: Yep.

Q: Will the contents of these forums be archived somewhere?
A: Hopefully, though it may not be available right away

Q: Same signature/avatar rules?
A: Yes.  These aren't forum-specific, they're just general courtesy rules to help people with slower connections, or those people who are only allowed to download a certain mount per month

Q: Same moderators?
A: Yes.

Q: What about banned people, will they still be banned?
A: No, everyone gets a fresh start unless they come back and do something stupid.

Q: Will forum names be unicode-capable?
A: I believe so.

Q: sweet.
A: Yes.

Q: Will the forum have attachments?
A: Yes, attachments are allowed on the new forums.  I've got the server ready to handle a lot of attachments, that way they can stay hosted for a long time


Q: This sucks because of <...>
A: Wait and see the new forums before complaining about anything.  You guys do this with every new Soldat version before it even comes out.  Just have some patience.
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 12:31:26 am »
Ahoy, matey.

Forums look great.
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 12:54:02 am »
Yeah, they are new, but they still have a "Soldat Forums" feel to them. Are you saying you going to be getting rid of the old forums altogether or are the old forums still going to be at oldforums.soldat.pl (or whatever the adress was)?
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006, 12:57:41 am »
You guys should keep the old forums in like an archive or whatnot.

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2006, 12:58:06 am »
the new forums will most likely be taken offline completely.  Any valuable threads should be moved over by their original author some time in the next week or two

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2006, 01:00:25 am »
Good job on the forums FLAB!
Loving it...
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2006, 01:04:44 am »
I thought I saw somebody mention that the old forums were going to be archived. It'd be nice to have them saved somewhere.

And thank you Elephant Hunter, Evil-Ville, and Stalky for all the pretty things, and Flies for hosting them. It's all very much appreciated. :)

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 01:08:18 am »
Theres gonna be a ton of things to save from the old forums I'm sure.
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 01:10:21 am »
it will be a while before I can make the archiving utility for the old forums.  Give me a couple weeks to worry about the new forums before I need to start dealing with that

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 01:11:44 am »
Yay, Looks awsome ;D

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 01:16:15 am »
Woot! I was the 56th member!   ;D

The Forums are sweet, everything looks so much smoother and the graphics are awesome.  Nice job.

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 01:21:16 am »
No problem, Flies. I didn't mean to imply that it should be done immediately. Whenever you get the time. :)

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 02:00:01 am »
Glad to not have a bash pit. This is soo worth the wait.
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 02:18:36 am »
WOW this looks pretty nifty. Though i'm bummed out theres no bashpit, but oh well...i guess i'll have to be civilized or something...

Oh wheres the karma!
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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 02:26:04 am »
Looks beaute...  :o ;D

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2006, 02:43:24 am »
Good job guys.  I'm sorry to say that without a bashpit, lounge, or will to deal with anything but expected stupidity I'm probably going to end up dropping out of the forum scene altogether.

Edit: Right, so there is a lounge.  The forums may be redeemed.

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2006, 02:51:36 am »
Yay finally. The skin is hot too.

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2006, 03:22:09 am »
Bootyful.

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006, 03:31:22 am »
Really nice and fast :)

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Re: Welcome to the new Official Soldat Forums
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2006, 03:51:45 am »
I LIKE IT!  Yay new forums! They are quicker for sure, lets see how they go when we load it all up with cool posts.

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