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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 07:09:16 PM »
Great work mate! Thanks for keeping our boat afloat!
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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2012, 12:34:07 AM »
I think a chat room would be interesting to have. The old chat had one but I could never get it to work.
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2012, 08:49:02 AM »
The Descent Task Force a Community I Co-Founded uses Mumble Voice to have voice conversations :)
More about Mumble Voice can be found here:
http://www.mumblevoice.com/tutorials/important-update-to-mumble-1-2-3a/

Teamspeak & Skype are good alternatives also, but Mumble being an OpenSource project seems to be the cheapest and best solution.

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2012, 11:25:10 PM »
I've added a section to the profile area that allows members to select boards they wish to ignore. For all you fuss-pots who can't stand to see people having fun in the games section. ;D :P


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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2012, 11:27:44 PM »
thanks mate +1!

I find it odd that they can't stand people having some neutral fun, strange lot them fussports  ::) *orthocone*
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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2012, 11:32:00 PM »
I understand it, but personally I like to watch the games ;D


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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2012, 11:33:55 PM »
rofl! join in I'd say mate :P

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2012, 07:07:40 PM »
For those of you who have received error messages when trying to post, I have now resolved the issue, and you should be able to post freely again! My mistake, apologies for the inconvenience!  C:-)


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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2012, 07:13:15 PM »
Thank you for fixing that!
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2012, 08:19:19 PM »
Many many thanks for fixing this dinosaurtoyforum! 
Also many thanks for keeping the best Dinosaur forum on the net alive mate!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 08:20:20 PM by Tylosaurus »

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 10:38:46 AM »
This is just to clarify that the forum post limit is set to 20 per day. We feel this is a healthy and reasonable limit. To put the figure into context, I post an average of 11 per day.

Please note that the figure is not intended to be seen as a target. :P


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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2012, 06:48:16 PM »
Sorry but why limit the amount of posts per day? I don't see the point of this, I have about 30+ per day, since I have a lot to discuss. This is also the first forum I have been that has a posts limitation, unless your server can't seem to handle all the data that is being sent to it from people posting, something I find highly unimaginable ;)

Anyways if you want a limit maybe a flood control is an idea that everytime a post is made the user can not post within 1 minute or so? This is what my colleagues @ x-3dfx.com used and it was very effective.

People are going to post anyways and if some like me have a lot to post and these posts are useful as far as I could tell :)
So yeah Iwas shocked to read this and also did not expect it either, it would only be a setback for posters like me, sad face  :-[ *orthocone*
« Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 06:49:24 PM by Tylosaurus »

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2012, 07:02:19 PM »
Sorry, but the moderators have agreed that 20 posts is a reasonable daily limit.
We can readdress this topic in the future if large numbers of people encounter issues with it. 


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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2012, 07:05:15 PM »
Is there a reason for this limit? So far I have not seen any, sorry I ask this.

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2012, 07:27:28 PM »
Another very minor modification - I've changed the colour of my username as it appears in the who's online list, to match the rest of the mods. I didn't like standing out like a sore thumb!  ;)


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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2012, 12:25:13 AM »
Well...the post limit kinda sucks...but I guess there's no point making a fuss about it since a decision has been made :-\

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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2012, 07:35:13 AM »
Well, I guess that a majority of the DTF members don't want this to be a place where every topic of the world can be discussed.
The DTF should not be another 'social platform' like Facebook, which can be used for discussions about politics, religion, personal data and so on.
For private conversation people can still use the e-mail function as often as they like - I'm using it quite regularly :).

I think the post limit is a good decision.

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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2012, 12:05:48 PM »
Imo it's senseless a forum is made to have discussions and not limitations really it's rally seen and some people have a lot to discuss about, it is up to them after all, as like my self I have a lot to discuss about , sorry I don't see this as a crime.

@ these places we have various conversations 30 posts per day, that's nothing, even making 20 even a lot less:

EDIT. I deleted the long list of links from this post -ADMIN

We don't have post limitations because we want our members to keep the forums and community alive, if you want to limit posting you don't want people to post, it's that simple  *orthocone*

It's like holding people to some chain, it's pointless and utterly senseless, In my humble opinion this won't make this place a better one, it will make it loose it's reputation greatly

I'm sorry but such childish settings can only get me very annoyed
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 12:43:44 PM by dinotoyforum »

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Re: Forum changes
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2012, 12:46:24 PM »
Tylosaurus, we'll have to respectfully agree to disagree. :)
But thanks for your thoughts.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 01:05:38 PM by dinotoyforum »


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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2012, 02:08:51 PM »
You must do what you feel is right of course
Thanks for understanding my point of views.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 02:29:09 PM by Tylosaurus »