#1 2014-06-27 17:28:46

Azz
the barbarian. grrr
Registered: 2003-02-18
Posts: 1,830
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New Forum

Hi all,

Ok just had an issue where the error log for this place had grown to 200mb, filled my quota and stopped my email coming through. Not good.

I've done a little patching, but this forum script is 12 years old, full of huge gaping holes and frankly not all that pleasant (sorry Icey, but I know he'd agree the script is ropey as fuck).

To be honest, for the use this place gets now, I'd rather we relocate somewhere off campus, either to a facebook group or we find a place we can create a forum. I can install a phpbb or something similar if people are insistent. I think there's only about five of us left though, and I can rarely be arsed saying anything.

Keeping this place going for the sake of it is all very nice in a nostalgia kinda way, but it's becoming impractical. Somewhere new that we can all keep in touch but it doesn't cause me issues sounds better.

I intend to leave azz.gtazz.com up for the foreseeable future, but then that's not growing in size.

Thoughts?

Ta,
Si


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est. 1998
(I am oldskoolier than joo)

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#2 2014-06-27 17:45:37

Maindrian
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Registered: 2003-02-18
Posts: 3,064

Re: New Forum

Everybody kind of does keep up with one another on Facebook, so there's that.

I don't know, I don't know what any of this means, I'm dumb.

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#3 2014-06-27 17:48:42

PissBeagle195
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Posts: 86
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Re: New Forum

Better forum on phpbb than a silly Facebook group, don't ashame such good game please. Besides, I'd love to see this forum on phpbb, that'd be lovely.

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#4 2014-06-27 17:50:05

Azz
the barbarian. grrr
Registered: 2003-02-18
Posts: 1,830
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Re: New Forum

Hah, so yeah I knew people had replied because of all the errors being spawned by the reply script. Definitely time to kill it with fire.

Anyone have any thoughts on FluxBB? It's a tiny footprint so wouldn't hog my server, and frankly it's not like we need all singing all dancing forums, right?


http://azz.gouranga.com
est. 1998
(I am oldskoolier than joo)

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#5 2014-06-27 17:51:29

PissBeagle195
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Posts: 86
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Re: New Forum

Azz wrote:

Hah, so yeah I knew people had replied because of all the errors being spawned by the reply script. Definitely time to kill it with fire.

Anyone have any thoughts on FluxBB? It's a tiny footprint so wouldn't hog my server, and frankly it's not like we need all singing all dancing forums, right?

Huh, never heard of it. I guess it's up to you.

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#6 2014-06-27 18:18:50

Fragdieb2
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Registered: 2003-03-24
Posts: 1,900

Re: New Forum

So this is the end of Iceyboard? I guess after 12 years, it deserved to be laid to rest, still, quite a nice experiment to see how long a set of scripts can go without any maintenance.

I'm fine with whatever you come up with, either a new forum software, or a Facebook group, just chose something that you think is suitable.


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#7 2014-06-27 18:42:47

[deleted]
Still MOD-elect
From: ur mom xD
Registered: 2013-09-07
Posts: 390
Website

Re: New Forum

I've been saying for years that I would volunteer to fix the bugs, but nobody ever takes me seriously and I haven't the foggiest why.

Fucking deagle I swear to god, fuck the shit off.

In any case, keeping up with each other on facebook is nice, but the groups thing isn't super kosher with threads like a board would be.

I'd be happy with a small bb, don't really care which one solong as I can make it orange/concrete/toumai-ish and it uses conventional bbcode so I don't get frustrated trying to learn new things.

Also I don't give a rat's ass about preserving anything seeing as how you deleted all of my contributions, anyway. Maybe we can host it with elxxy? I know he's still got my pictures up and stuff.

EDIT - I don't know what you did but I've noticed that, since this morning, the G! > General > Off Topic > etc... link thingy in the header is all fucked up, got a good chuckle.


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#8 2014-06-28 01:13:49

Inky
is a pie
From: Norway
Registered: 2003-05-24
Posts: 1,247

Re: New Forum

It'll be sad to see the forums go, these are the oldest boards I've been on. Probably the first forum I ever signed up to.

If we do switch over to Facebook, John, let me know as I haven't had an account in over a year now and you're the only one I talk to off the boards.  Either way I'm down with whatever you decide Azz.

Edit: Just tweeted Elxx about some small forum hosting.

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#9 2014-06-28 15:51:12

Needles
Drinks Fucking Tea!
Registered: 1999-01-15
Posts: 2,312

Re: New Forum

I'll be heartbroken, but I'll follow you, Dad!

Needles


Drink Tea

Anonymous wrote:

Banning people is not the only job of an admin. All i've seen from you is that: A ) Anyone who does not share your views over things is wrong and therefore must be banned, and B ) You are completely biased towards England.

(note the views expressed by Needles are not necessarily shared by the Gouranga! Forums staff and sometimes we've never heard of him guv honest, he just loiters around a bit making the place look untidy. your Honour.)

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#10 2014-06-28 15:54:47

Inky
is a pie
From: Norway
Registered: 2003-05-24
Posts: 1,247

Re: New Forum

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#11 2014-06-28 16:47:43

Maindrian
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Registered: 2003-02-18
Posts: 3,064

Re: New Forum

What'll we call the place?

I vote we go for "Maindrian's Happy Gang of Cool Kids".

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#12 2014-06-28 17:44:02

adminee
Administrator
Registered: 2014-06-28
Posts: 2

Re: New Forum

Testing how to reply

Trying bbcode and other things

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#13 2014-06-28 18:24:33

PissBeagle195
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Registered: 2013-07-31
Posts: 86
Website

Re: New Forum

Testy test.

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#14 2014-06-28 19:39:35

Inky
is a pie
From: Norway
Registered: 2003-05-24
Posts: 1,247

Re: New Forum

Deagle195 wrote:

Testy test.

Are you gettin' testy with me mate? I like these new boards.

Edit: Any chance we could up the avatar dimensions?

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Last edited by Inky (2014-06-28 19:41:07)

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#15 2014-06-28 19:57:22

Maindrian
Second Place Gaymo
Registered: 2003-02-18
Posts: 3,064

Re: New Forum

I CALL TOP OF THE BUNK BED.

Also, I'm not a mod, make me a mod, do it, come on, do it, give me back my sweet, sweet power.

Last edited by Maindrian (2014-06-28 20:00:35)

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#16 2014-06-28 22:31:41

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From: ur mom xD
Registered: 2013-09-07
Posts: 390
Website

Re: New Forum

I demand to be knighted.


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#17 2014-06-29 09:13:22

Fragdieb2
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Registered: 2003-03-24
Posts: 1,900

Re: New Forum

Seems like migrating data was doable, everything seems to be there. Just realized while checking my profile that there was an e-mail address registered that doesn't work anymore, fixed that.


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#18 2014-06-29 16:12:24

Needles
Drinks Fucking Tea!
Registered: 1999-01-15
Posts: 2,312

Re: New Forum

I'm not a mod either at the moment. I'm not even an admin!!!
(watch that bastard Knights take his opportunity to ban me)

Needles


Drink Tea

Anonymous wrote:

Banning people is not the only job of an admin. All i've seen from you is that: A ) Anyone who does not share your views over things is wrong and therefore must be banned, and B ) You are completely biased towards England.

(note the views expressed by Needles are not necessarily shared by the Gouranga! Forums staff and sometimes we've never heard of him guv honest, he just loiters around a bit making the place look untidy. your Honour.)

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