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About These Forums & Changelog
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:04:23 AM »
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Re: About These Forums
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 02:40:06 AM »
If there is another subforum you want or anything doesn't work 1000% better than HC 2.0 let me know :).

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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 03:27:40 AM »
Enabled "Quick Reply".

If you want to upload and display a picture from your PC click on "Additional Options" below the reply window and "Attach" it. A thumbnail will be displayed below your post (see below) and someone can click on that to display the full size image in a new window. Very cool 8).
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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 04:26:06 AM »
YouTube embedding added (button just below the "B"old button). This is the link I embedded:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yr4eRO_Eg

Use the URL of the YouTube page the video is on, NOT the <embed> code!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yr4eRO_Eg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yr4eRO_Eg</a>
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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 02:42:54 PM »
For the geeks amongst us (all others can skip this post :)):

These forums are run on an open source software package:
http://www.simplemachines.org
My host had version 1.1 available for automated install which took about ten minutes. I then ungraded it to version 2.0RC3 which adds a lot of functionality and - more importantly - much improved immunity to spambots. Once I figured out that I could do that by merely uploading a single php script file and pointing my browser to it that took another ten minutes. Of course finding all the settings I wanted to tweak took considerably more time but I think I'm done for now?

It is hosted on Godaddy.com on a shared server hosting account I pay about $6 a month for. I have about ten domains hosted under that one account - one heck of a bargain compared to the co-located server I used to have. That shared server obviously couldn't handle even a small percentage of the traffic HC gets!

In the past I've run BBS's and later had my own listserv. I still "own" several mailing lists now hosted by YahooGroups.


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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 12:23:30 AM »
Just for fun I put up a couple banner ads that should rotate once in a while. If you have a standard 468 x 60 banner ad send me it's URL and where you want a click on it to send folks and I'll probably add it to the rotation :).
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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 01:07:10 AM »
Whoa, I pulled a real "HC 2.0" when i created the "Charter Member" group and didn't give it permission to see most of the forums here  :facepalm:. My apologies :(.

Kudos to Bill for helping me "see" the problem  :thu:.
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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 03:12:49 PM »
By your command I've added the "Facepalm" and "Thumbs Up" smileys. Please PM me with any other smiley requests  :).

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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 11:08:36 PM »
Added display of folk's locations to their posts. If you haven't set your location in your profile we might point and laugh at you so do it now ;).

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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 09:15:05 PM »
Upgraded the "Message Preview on Mouse Over" support to something less fugly ;).
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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 06:40:13 PM »
Changed the membership level "squares" to "picks" with different colors for the different levels of membership 8).

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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 01:47:40 PM »
Upgraded to version 2.0.2 and reconfigured some of the security - hopefully I didn't bust it all to hell :) .

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Re: About These Forums & Changelog
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 05:27:29 PM »
Upgrade to version 2.0.3 security fixes.