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    You people are nuts.

    That is all. Carry on.
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    As some of you might have noticed in the last month, we're slowly been updating/tweaking forum software and plugins, including these:

    1. A "Who Quoted Me" feature that appears on your User CP, under your PM list but above your reps. It has also been set to appear in your Notifications list at top of screen. This version was a free plugin, so it's only basic functionality, and we're still testing it to see if all quoted posts are showing up. We might update/mod it later to appear elsewhere (such as in a Profile tab). NOTE: The functionality is not retroactive. Only posts quoted after the feature was added will be listed.

    2. Reinstitution of the threadban functionality, so the mods have more options than just infractions and full (sub)forum bans.

    3. Addition of Vent hook to the GreyFolio template. UPDATE: Bgcolor changed to something more, uh, palatable.

    4. Major revamp of the Smilies library.

    5. Larger wall posts (2000 instead of 1000 characters).

    6. This might have been in place before, but I've made sure it's turned on -- there are privacy control settings in your User CP, to allow you to restrict access to various elements of your TypC user profile. If there is information you're okay with your contacts having but not members at large (for example), check it out. It's in the User CP, under My Settings > Profile Privacy.

    Most of these change are easier/minor ones, while we research larger ones.
    (And part of it's that I'm on a learning curve right now.)
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    The Spoiler tag has now been added to the BBCODE formatting options.
    It is simply the [ spoiler ] and [ /spoiler ] tags (with the spaces removed).

    Please use it in order to hide information that some people might not necessarily want to read except by choice (such as movie/book plot twists).

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    Default In regards to Welcome Thread

    We're glad some people are enthusiastic about responding to these threads. We simply ask that you remember one basic point:

    The goal of the welcome thread is for a new member to feel welcome.
    We actually desire people to stay.

    Some of the responses to new members have been fine, but there seems to be an increasing amount of negative comments and/or in-jokes between members that confuse the new member about the site or their acceptance into the community.

    Just use common sense. Friendly jokes that the listener can grasp = good. Jokes suggesting they go die (for example) = bad.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Default System Backups and Site Downages

    Some of the shortages experienced by members are part of daily system processing.

    TypologyCentral goes offline at 1am EST on a nightly basis in order for backup processes to run. It should typically be back online by 1:30am EST.

    There's an issue where if you try to hit the site while it's offline, the "Offline for Maintenance" page will be cached by your browser. Then, when you attempt to access the site later, your browser will reference the cached page rather than reloading it and being directed to the actual site.

    Which means the site is likely up, while your browser thinks it's still down.

    To regain access, you'll need to clear your cache / do a clean refresh. You should be able to do this in your browser Options pull-down. (Eventually, depending on settings, the cached page will expire on its own; but this is how to refresh it before that automated cache expiration.)

    Some specific public info on how to do this:
    Bypass Your Cache

    Hope that resolves at least some of the issues people have described.


    EDIT: As of Thursday, 8/11, the host provider has set things up so this file should not cache, so hopefully the issue described above will be null and void outside the window of time the site is actually being maintained.

    If not, you still have the instructions on how to clear your browser cache.
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    There have been 2 changes this week:

    -As some people have already noticed, there is a a new blog forum available to posters who have 500+ posts named Private Blogs. This forum will not be visible to you if you have less than 500 posts. Instructions for moving your blog to this forum can be found in the stickied thread here.

    -The less obvious change is that The Lounge now has a 50 post requirement. Users below 50 posts will no longer be able to view or post in this forum.
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    We've been trying to address a growing issue in a more private, 1-on-1 way with individuals... but we've reached a point where we apparently need to be more public and clear about something: Anything related to posting another person's private details or threatening/blackmailing them with information you found outside this forum is harassment, and it stops now. This includes anything you found on social networking sites, something they posted another forum, or anything else that you obtained from a non-TypoC site. Not only is this harassment upon the individual you're threatening, but it makes other community members uncomfortable and afraid to share freely about themselves for fear that the same might happen to them. It is all-around harmful to our community.

    Obviously we're not the Internet police, and we can't stop you from what you do off-site. That's your business. But this site isn't going to facilitate that harassment. Don't bring that business here. If you have any confusion over whether or not something you are about to post falls into this category, feel free to utilize the Private Feedback forum or PM to ask us.

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    For the sake of increased visibility (since only a handful of people appear to have seen the other announcement):

    The forum will be going down at approximately 12:00am EST on August 22 (tonight) for maintenance. It will be down for a few hours.

    Plan your forum addiction accordingly.
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    Hey guys.

    There's an Arcade now.

    I took all the highscores while you were sleeping.



    (The tab next to Home/Forum/Donate that says Arcade? Yeah. That's the arcade. Go forth and kick butt. Start tournaments. Talk trash.)
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
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    Some of you may have seen that CzeCze has chosen to leave TypoC via blog post and goodbye VM. As one might expect, that also entails leaving the position of Moderator. We're sincerely grateful for her years and years of help in the modbox, and we hope that she returns to us to hang out.
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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