Introduction

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #195, on March 16th, 2012, 06:34 PM »Last edited on March 17th, 2012, 12:39 PM
I rewrote the Italian translation (before it was horrible, at best). It wasn't consistent, it had different terms for the same English word! I tried to make it at least coherent!! :)

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- more than just a forum <br />sorry for my english

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #197, on March 23rd, 2012, 12:55 AM »
10 posts later, I noticed this introduction thread. Heh.

Well, to start off easier, I'm a 16 year old developer in the Python Language (gotta love it's beauty and simplicity). My forum administration career, however, is positively fun to listen to.

I started with joining an InvisionFree forum called "Pivot Palace", a year or two later, I became the lead administrator, and found many other hosted solutions, but none of them worked for me. Then I installed PhpBB for a long time, then found SMF. Loved SMF So much, but after a lot, excuse my language (feel free to bleep it out if it's against the rules), of shit hit the fan, I kinda got worried about the direction that SMF might/would/could take. I went back to PhpBB, checked out SMF when 2.0 went gold, and loved it, used it for a long time, but stayed worried about the direction, went back to PhpBB. I read about Wedge in the about thing of Aeva Media (a standard install for all my forums haha) and checked it out. I gotta say, I am crazy excited!!!! :)
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #198, on March 23rd, 2012, 01:08 AM »
Hello then. Saaay, I was never a lead admin for any community... er, my current forum doesn't count :P

Nobody gives a crap about censoring shit here. :) Well, I could be wrong there, but dirty words do go around sometimes.
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #199, on March 23rd, 2012, 01:16 AM »
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Nobody gives a crap about censoring shit here. :) Well, I could be wrong there, but dirty words do go around sometimes.
The way I personally figure it, the occasional expletive is fine. Every other word isn't, but not because you're using naughty words. It's because if you're cursing every other word, your grasp of language is likely sufficiently poor that you probably won't be able to convey anything meaningful anyway.


To answer your other question, yes, I believe there is a phpBB converter. I won't vouch for its accuracy, nor will I vouch for its ability to import permissions.[1] phpBB's permissions confuse me more than the tangle that is SMF's, which is saying something. In fact, phpBB's ACP in general confuses me, but that's another matter entirely.[2]
 1. I didn't write it, but it was written by a VERY competent converter/importer developer. That said, the quality of import is still going to be based on the quality of what's being imported, rather than anything else.
 2. It has certainly thrown off the not-entirely-unfair bad press it got during the 2.x times, but I refuse to have too much to do with phpBB after having had to cope with the fallout of the phpBB 'Sphinx Search' plugin when I used to do support over there. It's incredibly badly written, and learning that the plugin's dev is one of the core dev team did nothing for my confidence.
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #200, on March 31st, 2012, 08:29 PM »
I am still here. I had the wedge logo in my signature and the image no longer worked so it made me come back here haha! Yes I live and am still interested in Wedge. However, how many posts do I need to show my signature?

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #201, on March 31st, 2012, 09:13 PM »
Take a look in the page where you set your signature, it should tell you right there ;)

(That's one of the more interesting little features, you're able to put it in but it won't show up until you hit a certain number of posts. I forget how many it's set to here.)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #203, on March 31st, 2012, 09:21 PM »
So it is, heh. But I found it quite good to explain what's going on ;)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #204, on March 31st, 2012, 09:22 PM »
Oh. Is it me or are Configure Options and Settings mixed up...?
   Configure Options should be 'Configure default options', so that's what the Settings page is right now... While Settings should be the general settings (not options) for members.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #205, on March 31st, 2012, 09:31 PM »
You mean Admin > Members > Member Options?

Yes, the first page is Configure Options, but it can readily be renamed to Settings. Just it really should be the first item out of Members > Member Options. Rename it if you want :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #206, on March 31st, 2012, 09:31 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 23rd, 2012, 01:16 AM
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In fact, phpBB's ACP in general confuses me, but that's another matter entirely.[
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I once worked on a forum using phpBB2 - I was in therapy for months afterwards. I found the permission settings very cumbersome. Recently, as a stopgap, I used a free version developed by some French guys which was OK but members were forever being asked to enter a CAPTCHA code because the software was always convinced it was under attack by spammers. There was no way of over-riding it.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #207, on March 31st, 2012, 09:34 PM »
I haven't touched phpBB 2 in a decade, I have looked at phpBB 3 more recently but still not that ideal.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #208, on March 31st, 2012, 11:56 PM »
What French forum?
Posted: March 31st, 2012, 10:16 PM
Quote from KaBo0M! on March 31st, 2012, 08:29 PM
I am still here. I had the wedge logo in my signature and the image no longer worked so it made me come back here haha! Yes I live and am still interested in Wedge. However, how many posts do I need to show my signature?
BTW what was the URL of your image logo..?

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #209, on March 31st, 2012, 11:57 PM »
You can go into his profile to take a look, remember? ;)