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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2007, 08:58:11 PM »
Maybe call it "quote" or "idealistic thought" or maybe just put "combination of words which we assume will make sense".

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2007, 02:36:12 PM »
Anyone who's been here for more than a month knows that the same questions get asked a lot. Used to be red boxing, beige boxing, recently there have been many about "hacking the drive-thru" and getting free calls. Naturally, all of these threads are made by newbs. I mean, it's understandable that it works out that way. But it's sort of cluttersome and annoying to see the same questions come up every week. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.

So this was my thought: When someone clicks on "create new thread," a 'suggestion page' should come up, referring people to the FAQ board (which doesn't exist yet) before they make a new thread. At the bottom of the suggestion page will be a link which brings you to the actual "create new thread" display. Maybe hide it a little.

Under the "General" mother category, there should be a subcategory called Frequently Asked Questions. This should have ONE of each of those FAQs, probably moved from pre-existing boards. Considering that first-timers (who start such threads as discussed above) are the most likely to read the suggestion page, as they don't know what it says yet, I figure that should do a good deal cutting down on repeat posts.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2007, 03:05:16 PM »
GOOD IDEA FROG



 
« Last Edit: February 03, 2007, 03:24:23 PM by Telcogal »

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2007, 03:38:19 PM »
There's always this page:

http://www.phonelosers.org/forums/index.php?topic=983.0

I put a link to it from the rules page, even though there's not much in it.  I was hoping for suggestions there on what else to put in it.  I don't know about a whole section just for FAQs.  Seems like you would only need a page to briefly answer, and maybe link to the full threads where that question has been asked before.

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2007, 01:44:43 PM »
Thanks for 'fixing' my picture Arbie.

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2007, 01:53:54 PM »
Thanks for 'fixing' my picture Arbie.

Where'd it go??  I worked so hard on that!

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2007, 01:59:55 PM »
Great now I feel bad. I have to go now, but when I come back I'll make something parodying myself to replace your icon. I'll have to think long and hard and use my Paint.net to make my masterpiece of shittiness.

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2007, 04:09:16 PM »
Is my new picture good enough?

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2007, 01:31:24 PM »
DAMN YOU, FROG!


BTY Arbie, did you make the avatar for AntiHacker?

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2007, 03:34:42 PM »
Is my new picture good enough?

It's not as awesome as the one I made you, but it'll do.

BTY Arbie, did you make the avatar for AntiHacker?

Of course!  I assume he likes it since he hasn't removed it yet. 

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2007, 06:05:46 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
How could some one from the hood get shot and killed? I just don't understand.  :'( :'(
Seriously though, I enjoy Tupac.

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2007, 09:37:32 PM »
I figured out a way to make personalized graphic headers for each board!  Look at Big-E's and Jammie's to see what I mean.  I also put them on the PLA Radio boards.  If you want your own for your own board, make a graphic.  And if you want to be nice and make one for the other boards, I'd like that.  Or just make suggestions  for graphics and maybe I'll do it.

UPDATE: Dammit.  I just noticed that the personalized header goes away when you click on a message within that board.  That sucks.  I know why.  I'll fix it later.
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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2007, 09:12:02 AM »
http://www.phonelosers.org/forums/index.php?action=who

I've got the users, guests and spiders separated now.  Apparently spiders make up half of the users online at any given time.  That's nuts.

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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2007, 11:01:25 AM »
Could you add some new features to the Members List? (Leet Level, Time online ect...)
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Re: Changes to the PLA Forums
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2007, 06:28:25 PM »
Soon (within an hour) I'll be swapping databases for the forums.  This means a post or two may get deleted, if you happen to make a post in between the swapping.  Or a PM you send might not get sent.  Or, heaven forbid, a game you play MIGHT NOT SAVE!  So just a heads up.  I'll post here again once the switch is finished.

 

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