Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Test Forums 
Author Message
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 2308
Location: San Jose, CA
Post Test Forums
Since we have been having problems with the forums over at Digital Webbing for some time (new users apparently can't get validated), I have set up a test forum here at Well of Souls.

If you would like to help test them out, feel free to post. If you find any problems or run into any difficulties (or have suggestions) please let me know. If you're not able to post here for some reason, you can post over at the old forums if you have a working account there, or you can contact me by email (at arioch@well-of-souls.com).

If you have suggestions for how the forums should be structured or features that you'd like, I'm happy to hear them.

_________________
Outsider


Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:27 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
Test one two test *tap on the mic*

there some interresting fonctionality that make it more user friendly

but i would like to know if you have any choices in the Avatar limitation, because 6kb for an avatar.... i got one that blue and white and even at minimum quality still at 24kb That quite limitative.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:15 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
Also might be a good idea to not set all the message to be approved *cof* control freak *cof* :P


Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:16 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:24 am
Posts: 391
Post Re: Test Forums
Test post...

Also, another forum system you might look at is http://www.phorum.org/. It seems reasonably full featured without being bloated. Can't say how it compares to phpBB in terms of administration and maintenance, though.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:32 am
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 2308
Location: San Jose, CA
Post Re: Test Forums
Karst45 wrote:
Also might be a good idea to not set all the message to be approved *cof* control freak *cof*
This is why your tests posts are helpful... there are a lot of features on by default and it's not always clear what they do.

This new-user limitation should now be disabled.

_________________
Outsider


Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:41 pm
Profile WWW
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:50 pm
Posts: 217
Post Re: Test Forums
*sniff* avatars...so beautiful

_________________
Ashrain is best rain.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:53 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 2308
Location: San Jose, CA
Post Re: Test Forums
Karst45 wrote:
but i would like to know if you have any choices in the Avatar limitation, because 6kb for an avatar.... i got one that blue and white and even at minimum quality still at 24kb That quite limitative.

Yes, I can set an explicit limit on the file size of the avatar. The idea behind the limit is, of course, because the images are stored here on the server.

24K seems like a lot for a 80x80 image, though. What image format/program are you using? I'll raise the limit to 16K... I think that should be enough. Try GIF format if you can't get it below the limit.

_________________
Outsider


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
should definitively stop double posting... on 2 different forum

well it JPG save from photoshop cs4 (cause i got nothing better than use trial version and paint not as simple to set the size of a picture)


ill try something different but otherwise the image is: Image currently 120x120 (or close by) but i reduced it in photoshop.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:35 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
well i kind of solved that problem by using photo bucket direct link. so it actually PB that host it so it dont care about the size of the file as long as the image size is correct.

should i try and see if i can put animation?


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:43 pm
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 2308
Location: San Jose, CA
Post Re: Test Forums
This is 8kb as a GIF:

Image

_________________
Outsider


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:45 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
Arioch wrote:
This is 8kb as a GIF:

Image


oh ok nice so Gif take less place? well i always tought it was the JPG i stand corrected. anyway i solved this problem another way ;)


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:48 pm
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 2308
Location: San Jose, CA
Post Re: Test Forums
JPEG is not very efficient for small images like avatars.

I was able to remove the "new user" status from everyone, so hopefully you shouldn't need your posts approved anymore.

_________________
Outsider


Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:59 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
yep i dont have to do that anymore, i received the message about my approval.

btw i think one of my post got deleted.

NVM i suppose you have increased the number of post per page, cause my last comment was on the previous page. That what got me confused.


Edit: Well since am the last poster, i should stop spamming and just re-edit

Anyway tested the delete post. You cant enter a reason for the deletion, with is not that bad, just wanted to point this out, just in case you like knowing if a post was deleted and why.

Seem that if your the only one posting on a topic and you delete it, the post will be completely removed. nice nice oh nice ill try the Notification thingy too could use someone to write a message after this one, and then quote this post. see if it work.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:08 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:35 pm
Posts: 918
Location: Middle of Nowhere
Post Re: Test Forums
hi hi

One thing to be careful about when making avatars in photoshop is that photoshop likes to add extra data into the file as part of its own formatting. So, what should be a 4 kb .jpg ends up being much larger. You can either "save for web," or use a different picture program to save it without the extra data.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:43 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
nice didnt knew that


well the notify me when a reply is posted work fine, though it would be nice if that actually wrote a Private message instead of an e-mail.

btw i dont remember that image in your avatar, did you just make it?


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:47 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:21 pm
Posts: 459
Location: Finland
Post Re: Test Forums
I have an Avatar! <looks around, get nervous>
Are there a dress code or something?

_________________
Supporter of forum RPG


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:49 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
bunnyboy wrote:
I have an Avatar! <looks around, get nervous>
Are there a dress code or something?


If your any other color than blue you need at least pants.

If your blue then no dress code apply. That mean your forbidden to wear a dress.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:52 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:35 pm
Posts: 918
Location: Middle of Nowhere
Post Re: Test Forums
hi hi

A long while ago I made this so I went back and cleaned it up for use as an avatar.

I don't know if there's a dress code, other than what is outlined in the terms of service about not posting stuff that is illegal etc etc. (But I would hope that the imagery is at least safe for work.)


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:54 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
Well anyway it kind of a private forum so the code that apply are what Arioch tolerate. so continue the way you were doing on the other forum and you shouldnt have problem if you didn't had some previously.


BTW tested the report system for Arioch to play with. Just saying so not every one spam him ;)


Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:57 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:21 pm
Posts: 459
Location: Finland
Post Re: Test Forums
Karst45 wrote:
If your any other color than blue you need at least pants.

If your blue then no dress code apply. That mean your forbidden to wear a dress.

I have blue background and long ears. Is that sufficient?

_________________
Supporter of forum RPG


Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:30 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
bunnyboy wrote:
Karst45 wrote:
If your any other color than blue you need at least pants.

If your blue then no dress code apply. That mean your forbidden to wear a dress.

I have blue background and long ears. Is that sufficient?


well i was talking about the skin tone ;)


Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:33 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:20 pm
Posts: 176
Post Re: Test Forums
This is going to take some getting used to. But if it lets people actually join the forums, it's a good change.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:39 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:24 am
Posts: 391
Post Re: Test Forums
JPEG is particularly inefficient for things like line art. PNG is generally better than GIF, that 7.8K GIF compressed to a 4.7K PNG, and both are better for things that can be reduced to a small number of colors and have large areas of flat color than JPEG. Could get it even smaller by going to 16 colors, though there's visible color changes.

phpBB supports attachments, which have the nice benefit of not depending on some outside image service. Disk space used is a downside, of course, though I believe you can set a quota limiting the amount each user can use.


Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:24 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:22 am
Posts: 31
Post Re: Test Forums
Oh hey nice place! I wanted to initiate talks to get WOS' forums hosted by Relicnews but looks like there's no need after all.

_________________
Our Intrepid Crew - Space Opera Webcomic


Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:04 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 785
Location: Quebec, Canada
Post Re: Test Forums
I liked the little yellowish box near new message in the old forum, is there a way to bring that back here?

Also a working "jump to last new message" would be nice. It may already be implanted but i haven found it yet.


Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:06 am
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.