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chuyskywalker
Admin
+2,439|5923|"Frisco"

I took the forums down for a little bit today to clean up the search index, delete old users, and prune old posts. End result:

Forum Was wrote:

Total number of registered users: 8650
Total number of topics: 7526
Total number of posts: 95131

Forum Became wrote:

Total number of registered users: 7054
Total number of topics: 6249
Total number of posts: 83037
So, hopefully the forum will be a bit faster. If you notice any weird forum maladies, let me know -- I made backups ;D





In other inportant news!

I'm now on xmas break! This means that BF2S is going to get some well over-due loving. The first things you'll notice is the your profile has faintly shifted...

- No more Global Rank
- No more Sigs

Global Rank
Long overdue now, my priority over break will be to implement a REAL ranking system that will catch more than just "my score is better than your score." More details on this as it gets made...

Sigs
These were killing my machine. I have reworked them 4 times now, and each time the load has lessened, but still put my machine way, WAY above what it out to have been. It was too the point, recently, that people were not able to access the site because of the load.

Considering that I am going to implement the Ranking system (sort of as a trade-off) and that other sites out there are doing a far better job than I at providing sigs, BF2S is going to step aside in this arena.



More to come as I celebrate the holidays and get my coding on. Happy holidays!

edit Oh yeah, since sigs are leaving, I may turn avatars and take out the image tag in the sigs. Opinions?[/i]
{HMS}_Sir_Del_Boy
Member
+69|5784|th3 unkn0wn
NOOOOOOOOO
dan500
Member
+57|5922
Good job on clearing the forum out.

All the new stuff sounds, well, great, keep up the good work dude
TriggerHappy998
just nothing
+387|5923|-
Yay for break! Mine starts tomorrow after school...

Boo for not letting me help clean up old posts
Miller
IT'S MILLER TIME!
+271|5831|United States of America
This reminds me of a song, oh yeah it was, Its the end of the world.  RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN FOREST RUN!
{HMS}_Sir_Del_Boy
Member
+69|5784|th3 unkn0wn

{HMS}_Sir_Del_Boy wrote:

NOOOOOOOOO
Erm...that wos in response to the disappearance of the sigs
chuyskywalker
Admin
+2,439|5923|"Frisco"

TriggerHappy998 wrote:

Boo for not letting me help clean up old posts
It was automated. :p
TriggerHappy998
just nothing
+387|5923|-
lol, oh, have you chosen which zipline stat to keep yet?
chuyskywalker
Admin
+2,439|5923|"Frisco"

(See Original Post edit)

Trigger: nope! Don't really want either once, since neither of them actually have "USES" in them
TriggerHappy998
just nothing
+387|5923|-
I would be slightly against turning avatars on and sigs off. I still have a sig, see

Then again I've been hearing a lot of people getting tired of seeing those softcore porn sigs from Hypernia, so I'm about 50-50 on that.
Rakasan
Member
+7|5912|California, USA
the bf2s sigs are the cleanest looking, ppl in other forums use them too, oh well
Sahasrahla
Code poet
+1|5820|Branson, MO, USA

chuyskywalker wrote:

Sigs
These were killing my machine. I have reworked them 4 times now, and each time the load has lessened, but still put my machine way, WAY above what it out to have been. It was too the point, recently, that people were not able to access the site because of the load.
You can still have your BF2s sig (sorta)! Cruise on over to http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?pid=96573#p96573 for details...

Last edited by Sahasrahla (2005-12-21 21:16:09)

BlueScreen
I am the pwnage! Bitches!
+5|5814|Finland
Damn... It's too sad to loose that Global Rank section
Sahasrahla
Code poet
+1|5820|Branson, MO, USA

chuyskywalker wrote:

edit Oh yeah, since sigs are leaving, I may turn avatars and take out the image tag in the sigs. Opinions?
Well you didn't really take away sigs. You just took away the BF2s-generated images. We can still identify ourselves using sigs made elsewhere... So until you actually turn off the signatures option altogether, I don't see a need to add avatars. Like you said somewhere else, it should be either one or the other.
RKF77
Member
+1|5826

TriggerHappy998 wrote:

Then again I've been hearing a lot of people getting tired of seeing those softcore porn sigs from Hypernia, so I'm about 50-50 on that.
Some of them are fine...the ones where the pic is inlaid into a small stats signature ain't TOO bad.  But still...if I want softcore porn, I'll go watch Cinemax after midnight.  People who browse from work or school may not want softcore popping up on their screen when they aren't expecting it...and who in their right mind would expect it at a BF2 forum?

The biggest problem comes when people stack multiple 640x480 pics of random half-naked chicks one on top of the other, taking up an entire screen for a one-line post.  Some of the sigs, softcore porn or not, are borderline ridiculous because they eat up 800+ pixels of space.  Some people are just using enormous pics as their sigs...it's just silly.

Shit like this?  W T F?  Only by going full-screen in Firefox can I get that abortion of a signature to fit on an LCD running at 1280x1024.
TriggerHappy998
just nothing
+387|5923|-

RKF77 wrote:

Shit like this?  W T F?  Only by going full-screen in Firefox can I get that abortion of a signature to fit on an LCD running at 1280x1024.
Wow, that particular sig is in violation of the sig rules chuy made up.

*edits*
Sahasrahla
Code poet
+1|5820|Branson, MO, USA

TriggerHappy998 wrote:

RKF77 wrote:

Shit like this?  W T F?  Only by going full-screen in Firefox can I get that abortion of a signature to fit on an LCD running at 1280x1024.
Wow, that particular sig is in violation of the sig rules chuy made up.

*edits*
Awwww, I missed it
Krappyappy
'twice cooked beef!'
+111|5895
i think the most annoying thing is the oversized sigs. as long as people keep it small and within the content limits of the site, it's not so bad.

the 'softcore porn' sigs from tehsig.com are prevalent because it's a large part of the culture from those forums. again, as long as they're small and show no 'unacceptable nudity' [nipples, pubic hair, sexual organs] then there should be no objection. it's no worse than what's on cable tv, after all.

of course i'm biased...
ronin1942
Member
+-1|5918
bummer i loved the sig but it makes sence thanks for all you do.
PinkSugarHeartAttack
Sailor Mini Moon
+0|5803
I'd be against avatars myself. Having been the lead tech for several forums I can say that avatars lead to trouble. Sig images lead to trouble too, but most sigs here seem to be running off half-decent servers (like the ones we're all using from tehsig.com). Storing avatars locally will eat your space, and letting people use remote image avatars can lead to slow page loads (due to slow servers where they put them). 

I'd vote for keeping img tags in sigs and just making some rules about what kinda images can be used in the background to reduce the "softcore porn" effect. This Global Rank intrigues me so I'll just wait and see what happens there.   Anyway, your forum so just let us know what you decide! Meanwhile I'll keep working on my other sig template which will finally feature Chibi Moon
REDTEAM
Banned
+0|5798|Pleasanton,CA

Sahasrahla wrote:

chuyskywalker wrote:

Sigs
These were killing my machine. I have reworked them 4 times now, and each time the load has lessened, but still put my machine way, WAY above what it out to have been. It was too the point, recently, that people were not able to access the site because of the load.
You can still have your BF2s sig (sorta)! Cruise on over to http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?pid=96573#p96573 for details...
The last one has Nude woman

O shit O shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Virgin eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they are melting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Last edited by REDTEAM (2005-12-21 22:09:07)

Ty
Mass Media Casualty
+2,398|5850|Noizyland

Oh well Chuy, you did what you had to do. I'm going to miss the sigs as they were the best designed ones I've seen. I mean the other ones I've seen are just jumbled. Anyway have a good break. I'll try to find a new sig sometime.
[Blinking eyes thing]
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/tzyon
mcminty
Moderating your content for the Australian Govt.
+879|5796|Sydney, Australia
Dam, my sig... im actually gonna have to figure out what the hell all that coding stuff means so I can make my own "powered by Hypernia" sig.
mcminty
Moderating your content for the Australian Govt.
+879|5796|Sydney, Australia
I was at img.tehsig.com, and have not got the faintest friggin clue as what to do.

I then went to the forums and found this:

http://forums.tehsig.com/index.php/topic,550.0.html

Its TehSigs for Dummies. Im in the middle of using it. Its pretty helpful so far.
chuyskywalker
Admin
+2,439|5923|"Frisco"

mcminty wrote:

Dam, my sig... im actually gonna have to figure out what the hell all that coding stuff means so I can make my own "powered by Hypernia" sig.
The other services could REALLY do with a nice flash based drag&drop designer application.

I was going to do that, but then realized how much fucking work it would be...

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