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Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:12 pm
by ostarella
Not sure where to put this, but if you want to include a link in your posts, DON'T use the URL button - just paste the link. Not sure why, but that seems to work. :?

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:01 pm
by Noizchild
Got it.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:29 pm
by robjvargas
OK, My ID works. UBB is still funky. "Too Few Characters" still happening.

I'm not gone yet, WD. Let's see if you actually fix this... stuff.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:15 pm
by ostarella
[quote="robjvargas"]OK, My ID works. UBB is still funky. "Too Few Characters" still happening.

I'm not gone yet, WD. Let's see if you actually fix this... stuff.[/quote]


I was clicking the Disable BBCode on each post - then I realized I could change the default on my profile page (posting options).

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:02 pm
by Noizchild
Think it's time for a new forum?

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 pm
by ostarella
[quote="Noizchild"]Think it's time for a new forum?[/quote]


Well, I've been involved in three others and one by one dropped out of all three. Mostly because they all had various "party lines" - ie, opinions about various aspects of writing - that you HAD to accept and follow or you ended up with a huge target on your back. And each of them had other peccadilloes that just kind of built up over time.

So,while this one has taken some major hits due to the PTB, and even though I haven't always agreed with some administrative decisions, it's one that has some pretty good discussions and really puts the focus on writing without a lot of unrelated crap. I mean, that's why I keep coming back, even after repeated technical troubles. I really think if WD can be convinced of the value of the forum, maybe we could get it built back up. But if this one shuts down - no, not interested in another one. Been there, done that, and I've learned just how difficult it is to find a good fit.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:53 pm
by robjvargas
I see this at the top of the page, where advertising would be:

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead

That, folks, is telling us what we already know. The forum software is so old that it's using commands that don't even exist anymore.

I've said it before, I think it's applicable here. Developers develop for developers, not for end users. Whatever is easiest for them, that's the direction they go.

I'm totally speculating, but I'm thinking a developer updated PHP without knowing where it's being used.

Now this.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm
by Noizchild
Like I said, they need a new forum.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:52 am
by Oldtimer
In about ten days' time, Lillies Carol (remember Carol?) would have been frequenting this forum for TEN YEARS. It's a shame that, because she is unable to log in, we can't congratulate her or read more of her wonderful posts. I believe pls is also near the ten-year attendance mark. Me too, ten years this September. I miss the old lively forum. Perhaps if we all post something every day we could build up traffic to its former level.

Re: forum down ?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:49 pm
by wdarcy
I joined in 2008, so I'm getting close also. And I sure do miss how lively this forum was 10 years ago!

--Warren