New Forum Look

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  1. RedsectorA

    RedsectorA Rookie

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    Cool! I like this new look! I see our wonderful Webmaster is once again doing a great job! Thanks Craig!
     
  2. Christopher J Umbs

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    Yes, very nice indeed. Two questions though. Where do you go to get your private messages and where do you go if you have a fencingnet mail account?

    Chris
     
  3. Jeeves

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    Craig, the new look is wonderous!
    Above and beyond the call.
    I salute you with my sabre and bow to your computer skills.

    Jeeves
     
  4. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

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    There is a new private message function integrated in this board which you can access from the "my profile" link. To get to the older private messages, use the url: http://www.fencing.net/cgi-bin/forum/priva teview.cgi.

    For the fencing email accounts: FencingMail.

    Both of these links will be added shortly.

    Thanks,
    Craig
     
  5. SteveMcDonough

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    Very cool.
    But pray tell... What is this "Rating" thingy? Nothing like Bayer-Hunter's Nerd-o-meter, we all hope. I've got a rating of one. Is that bad? Should I see a doctor? Did we USED to have ratings?

    One more thing. Has this overhaul rid us of George Washington and his ilk? (or Elk, judging by the mentality).

    I'll shut up now.

    Promise.

    Steve.
    :D
     
  6. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

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    The "rating" link allows you to rate other members of the board from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). The intention of ratings is so that new members can take a look at someone's rating to get an idea of how good or how 'full of it' another's posts are.

    As more improvements get completed, I'll post them here.

    Cheers,
    Craig
     
  7. swordsen

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    Well that will create hard feeling and/or chaos relativly soon...
    should be fun.
     
  8. neevel

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    Craig-

    Echoing swordsens' comment, I think the rating feature could be too much of a vector for flamewars and trolls/provacateurs/grudges (or else a meaningless 'everyone's a five star! :)' warm-fuzzy). People will figure out on their own whom they like/trust.

    -Dave
     
  9. Peach

    Peach Podium

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    I notice you can set your profile so that your rating is not displayed. Which I immediately did, though no one availed themselves of the opportunity to rate me.
     
  10. Sciurus Rex

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    I've seen such "member ratings" spin madly out of control (like a saber fleche, perhaps?). It promotes cliquish exclusivity and hard feelings.

    I would politely ask that you please remove that message board option.
     
  11. tinasam

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    I like it. Although its a little depressing seeing me rated so low...LOL

    [ 07-23-2001: Message edited by: tinasam ]
     
  12. latenight

    latenight Podium

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    I like it as well. A little weird on the eyes at first, though! :)
     
  13. its_me_mango

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    i like this it's great, easy to read :p and the graphics are easy to find, and it looks like more fun. sorry i took so long to log in again.
     
  14. Foil Girl

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    this is cool, but it'll take a little getting used to. :)
     
  15. Foil Girl

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    hey craig, what's this buddy list thing? I accidentally clicked on it(add _____ to my buddy list), and I dunno what it did. I an't find it anywhere.
     
  16. anam_cara

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    i like the new look, too...and i'm only posting 'cause i'm curious what my member number is!! :cool:
     
  17. Inquartata

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    I'm too new here to know what the "old" look was like, so I have no standard for comparison. But it's much clearer, faster and "user-friendly" than a lot of other boards I've stumbled across! :cool:
     
  18. RedsectorA

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    I want to know how Craig is member #30? Should he be #1 :D How are some members lower than you? Assuming the numbers state an order to that person joining!!!
     
  19. Moonitic

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    Man...I'm member #106. I've been around THAT long???

    Wicked!
     
  20. Craig

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    One of the last times the board was upgraded, it took the member names and assigned the member numbers alphabetically and not by date joined. After the upgrade, member numbers were assigned by date joined.

    FYI - the upgrade date was 3/16/00.

    As to buddy list - it's one of the features within private messaging. If you click on the 'faq' link above (in the forum menu - top right), you can learn more about the features in this version of the board.

    Have fun,
    Craig
     
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