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Title: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Xixax on December 02, 2006, 08:52:14 PM
Friends, film snobs, countrymen, lend me your eyes...

As many of you are aware, a year and a half ago I relinquished control of Xixax to the hands of your faithful board admins and opened up a donation system. I used my company's resources to "float" Xixax at a rate that we typically extend only to low-usage web sites.

3 months ago, my company launched a new initiative to focus more efforts toward our hosting services, and since doing so our hosting has become quite a lucrative source of income for Mad Dancer. Because of this shift, it has caused me to take a look at the usage of our resources, and to become more diligent in policing the "buddy" deals we're offering friends and family.

It occurred to me over Thanksgiving that I hadn't personally been over to Xixax in over a month, and when I dropped by, I noticed that funding for the site (even at our lowest rate) had fallen behind and nobody from the board seemed to care.

In the past when this has happened, about 80% of the time, your admin crew has shelled out the funds to keep Xixax alive. A hand full of exceptions exist (you know who you are - and thank you!), but for the most part, Xixax has been kept alive by the admins here.

The time has come for me to make some decisions about the board and its future. In a nutshell, I personally have lost the passion that caused me to start Xixax to begin with. No longer with time for film, I've lost interest in the art - for at least the time being. Since I'm no longer emotionally attached to the subject matter here, and because Xixax has never been a valid source of income for my firm, I decided to close the doors effective December 31st.

Just as I was announcing my decision to the administrators, it occurred to me that their passion for Xixax that has kept the site afloat for the past 18 months could easily fuel its future if the site were hosted at a "bargain basement" hosting company - one that's not a premium service like the one my company offers. We all have seen ads for $9.95 per month web hosting. That's not what MDM does. We cater to small and mid-sized businesses who live and die by their web sites, and the attention we pay to each customer comes with a price tag. It's like having a Lexus instead of a Ford Escort... We strive to be the Lexus of the web hosting world. The "quantity over quality" web hosting companies that can afford to offer web space for peanuts will be just fine for a site like Xixax - a site that doesn't generate revenue for its owners.

Since Xixax could stand on its own on an el-cheapo hosting platform, I decided to bounce an idea off of the Admins here - which after a little bit of discussion they have chosen to accept.

I am selling Xixax to the board's administrative team.

We deal with web sites similar to Xixax on a daily basis at Mad Dancer Media, and we see price tags from $20,000 to upwards of $50,000 per purchase for sites just like this one. Yes, businesses DO pay that for web communities like this one. Your traffic is what they want, and they are willing to pay for it.  But, I'm not in the business of selling virtual real estate, and I don't have anyone banging my door down to buy the place (I did have an offer last year from someone who balked at my price, but they were only a hobbyist and not a web firm).

So, anyway, I placed a price tag on Xixax and offered it to the admins here - at 4% of what it's probably really worth.

They're buying, I'm selling, and Xixax will be moving to a new web hosting service by January 1, 2007.

I will let the admins elaborate on what this means for the future of the board. I am sure there are already some great ideas in the works. But before they do, let me encourage you that if you enjoy this board, you should think about doing your part to pitch in to keep it running. The admins are going to front the money for the sale, and they'll be turning to you for reimbursement of the purchase price, so if you love Xixax like they do, think about hitting them with a little Christmas cash!

I had a lot of fun here in the early days. Here's to your fun in the future!

Sincerely,
- Michael Wilson

Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on December 02, 2006, 11:19:40 PM
Hi Mike,

Good to hear from you after so long. I understand perfectly your decision, and I'm glad you guys were able to figure everything out already to keep Xixax running. I hope you get your passion for film back soon (it will happen for sure) and you visit us here more often. You've created this place, which became very important for a lot of people, and I'm one of the users that appreciates that a lot.

To the admins, I think I said this before but I have several servers and I have crew (designers, programmers, etc) that work for me full time, so if I can help in any way please let me kow.

Thanks again for everything. I'm sure the admins will continue to do a great job (except Pubrick  :whip:).

AndyK
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Redlum on December 03, 2006, 07:55:36 AM
Thanks for your support of this community for all these years, Michael. The internet would not be the same without Xixax.

Admins, where can we make donations in the mean time? I'm just a lowly unemployed graduate, so it wont be much but I feel its my duty....and it's Christmas.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: w/o horse on December 03, 2006, 04:28:03 PM
Dear Bride of the Atom of the Internet,

I'll help pay for you because you're worth it, thanks for being worthy.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 03, 2006, 09:44:23 PM
I guess I know where my Christmas bonus is going.

You see, Xixax, I love you more than Criterion.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 04, 2006, 02:07:55 PM
Admins, where can we make donations in the mean time? I'm just a lowly unemployed graduate, so it wont be much but I feel its my duty....and it's Christmas.

We're in the process of setting up where to send that money. But any money would be EXTREMELY helpful and greatly appreciated. So in the mean time, put in a sock somewhere away from sight so it's not spent until we can set up an account somewhere.

The admins aren't planning any changes to the site. It'll still be the same xixax we've all come to know and love. As of now it's just a matter of deciding on a new server. Think of it this way: If xixax were a circus, we are the clowns looking for a new parking lot to set up tent. If xixax were a moblie home, we are the trash looking for a new trailer park. You get the idea.

PS: We're also looking into seeing if we can get a chat room back (all for you crono :yabbse-grin:).
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on December 04, 2006, 02:29:22 PM
PS: We're also looking into seeing if we can get a chat room back (all for you crono :yabbse-grin:).

And leaves us with a teaser...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Thrindle on December 10, 2006, 08:55:02 PM
Whoa... the concept of Xixax not existing really bothers me.  I realise that I don't hang around much anymore... but it's sort of a staple.  Thanks admins, I don't like the idea of being without my friendly neighbourhood xixax.  Cheers to you guys.  Fuckin rights.  :P
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cron on December 14, 2006, 01:16:36 PM
PS: We're also looking into seeing if we can get a chat room back (all for you crono :yabbse-grin:).

i love you
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 15, 2006, 09:44:24 PM
FRIENDS, XIXAXERS, COUNTRYMEN! Lend Us Your Ears... And Wallets!


The time has come to call on all of you, our fellow members, to ask for your help in helping us Keep Xixax Alive. And your donations are needed to do so. So, please, help us out if you can, and contribute whatever you can, if you can. No donation is too small, nor too big for that matter. :yabbse-wink: Contrary to the saying, Size Doesn't Matter. So Give; Give until it hurts. And when you realize that there is a fine line between pleasure and pain, give some more. Yes, we know the holidays are just around the corner, but does your dad really need that new tie? Or mom that bottle of vodka and pack of cigs? Instead send them a letter saying: A Donation Was Made In Your Name To The Xixax Relief Fund. They'll be happy knowing that you're not spending your time looking at pictures of Tubgirl, but instead on a film website that is a better way to ruin your brain with people of the same interests from all over the globe.


I know I speak for all the admins when I say, we greatly appreciate whatever you contribute. We, like you, don't want this site to go away. We love being here and sharing ideas, opinions and thoughts with people we would consider friends. We all know this site is like that nicotine fix you just can't, and don't wanna, shake.


And remember, every time you donate a kitten is born, and every time you don't a puppy is killed, so, please, do it for the kitties and the puppies.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on December 16, 2006, 02:00:43 AM
I just gave birth to a big, fat kitten, so everybody else better get their asses in gear now and do their part.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on December 16, 2006, 09:12:25 AM
Are we really still at 0 8% of the total?

Come on people...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 16, 2006, 10:46:25 AM
i donated!   :yabbse-grin:

so, everyon else better too   :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 16, 2006, 04:06:01 PM
I'm pretty poor and still donated.

Donate, muthafuckas.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on December 16, 2006, 05:17:17 PM
17.5% is not that bad, considering its been less than 24 hours since it started.

Unless everyone else who saw this will not donate anyways  :ponder:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 16, 2006, 11:23:16 PM
Tom Cruise says:

(http://www.dvd.net.au/movies/j/07235-4.jpg)

"I LOVE XIXAX! SHOW! ME! THE! MONNNEY!!!



Shoplift the pootie, and use that money you saved to donate.



(http://www.tomcruisefan.com/gallery/albums/albums/movies/jerry-maguire/promo/jerry-maguire-promo-015.jpg)

"Help [us] help you."
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Bethie on December 17, 2006, 01:54:45 AM
Merry Christmas movie house!!


Love, Bethie  8)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: RegularKarate on December 17, 2006, 01:43:44 PM
I just gave and I live in a box.. open your wallets!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Ravi on December 17, 2006, 05:51:26 PM
I just gave and I rent a room in RK's box.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on December 17, 2006, 05:55:15 PM
it feels good
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 18, 2006, 01:12:28 AM
No date this weekend? Use that money you would have spent on liquor and condoms on us. With xixax, you don't need beer goggles and we always put out. :yabbse-wink:


Jerry Lewis says:
(http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Jerry-Lewis-Raises-54-9-Million-For-MDA-Storm-Victims-2.jpg)

"For just pennies, you too can feed the brain of fellow starving xixax members who don't the know the difference between Days Of Heaven and Days Of Thunder. So please, give."


About a quarter of the way left, people. Let's keep it up!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 19, 2006, 12:52:45 AM
Haven't donated yet? Don't be left out. Everyone's doin' it. It's the next fad, man. Think of giving to xixax as the next trucker hat craze. But with Kubrick wearing it instead of Kutcher.


PTA says:

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/festivals/fall_film_festivals_2002_photos/paul_thomas_anderson/toronto.jpg)

"The forecast for xixax looks partly sunny, with an 82% chance in the next day or so."
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: P.T.A. on December 19, 2006, 01:06:16 AM
Don't shut down the house I built.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 19, 2006, 10:10:59 AM
I'm transferring money to my bank account to Paypal, so I'll be able to donate come the 22nd.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 20, 2006, 01:42:24 AM
David Lynch says:

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/cannes/cannes_film_festival_2002_photos/david_lynch/cannes.jpg)

"The... ah... donations are about a website in trouble... with a cow."


Please, help us milk the cash cow and give a little to our moovie site. You'll be udderly glad you did.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: gob on December 20, 2006, 04:23:26 AM
That did feel good. Happy Christmas Xixax, hope we can save the ship.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 21, 2006, 12:26:59 AM
Terrence Malick says:

[img] Photo unavailable [img]

"[comment unavailable]."


So, please, listen to Malick and give to a site where filmmakers have a vision and a voice.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on December 21, 2006, 01:32:42 PM
I'll donate under one condition, remove that ugly C already!


Some questions when we move to a warmer climate:

1. Will the new location also need donations from time to time?
2. I assume you (admins) will move (or whatever is that you need to do) the entire site without missing its history of posts, right?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: picolas on December 21, 2006, 03:30:45 PM
1. yes, but far less.
2. everything will be exactly the same.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on December 21, 2006, 07:17:09 PM
I'll donate under one condition, remove that ugly C already!

I was going to make the same proposition the first time...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 22, 2006, 12:49:46 AM
I'll donate under one condition, remove that ugly C already!

You wanna play that way, huh? Well, if you don't donate, expect to see Criterion C's on every forum. Now cough up the cash.



Brett Ratner says:

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/lions_gate_films/confidence/brett_ratner/confidencepre2.jpg)

"Hey, did you hear I got Polanski to be in my film. Rush Hour is his favorite film of all time. He called me personally to say so."

Thanks, Brett, but what money for xixax?

"You wanna talk money? X3 outgrossed Singer's X-Men films... combined!"

Uhhh... Nevermind.


We're almost there my fellow xixaxers. But we still need a final push to reach the end. Please give a little to help xixax stay the place with tools for filmmakers, not the place for tool filmmakers.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 23, 2006, 01:16:55 AM
Oliver Stone says:

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/cannes/cannes_2003_photos/oliver_stone/cannes.jpg)

"Life without xixax? It's gotta be a conspiracy."


Please help the site out, so that in January we will be back and to the left... back and to the left... back and to the left...


Yeah, I know; that one was reaching.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 23, 2006, 01:15:28 PM
I'm finally cool.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Xx on December 23, 2006, 04:54:33 PM
...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Xx on December 23, 2006, 07:54:51 PM
...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 24, 2006, 01:06:40 AM
Of all the places to blow your load on the internet...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 24, 2006, 10:44:14 AM
Jesus Christ says:

(http://www.scorsese.stopklatka.pl/zdjecia/last/lasttempt2.jpg)

"It is accomplished."


We did it! We cannot express how happy we are with the outpouring of support. From the bottom of our hearts we Thank You all.


Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays  everyone!

Around here, we're all feeling marry and gay. But marry and gay didn't like that, so they left. :yabbse-lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on December 24, 2006, 02:53:12 PM
It's a Festivus miracle!

And I think you can only marry gay in Massachusetts.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on December 24, 2006, 04:12:46 PM
- To see GT relate every movie he hates back to Bressons career

They say New Years Resolutions are to stop things that are bad for you. I think that is a good start for me.

[realized he opened the floodgates for others to chime in]
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Xx on December 24, 2006, 04:14:46 PM
...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cron on December 25, 2006, 12:06:58 AM
 george, it's a miracle! 101%!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on December 25, 2006, 12:14:15 AM
- To see GT relate every movie he hates back to Bressons career

They say New Years Resolutions are to stop things that are bad for you. I think that is a good start for me.

[realized he opened the floodgates for others to chime in]

if you make that your new years resolution, i walk.

merry christmas GT.

Haha, You won't have to walk. Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: modage on December 25, 2006, 11:25:42 AM
merry christmas everybody. and a huge huge thank you to everyone for your support (and money). there was a real chance of xixax shutting down right now, and i had figured we admins would have to do most of the donating to keep this place going, but i really underestimated everyone. you guys have shown you care about this place as much as we do as being a part of your lives so thank you all from the bottom of our geek hearts. here's to a great '07, the FOURTH year of xixax (if you can believe it.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on December 26, 2006, 08:46:05 PM
thank you to everybody else who donated, and special thanks to Mike.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 28, 2006, 03:43:29 PM
The donations had a good turn out, so is that hope for t-shirts?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 29, 2006, 10:01:37 AM
Yes, please.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on December 29, 2006, 10:13:53 AM
only if the print is the criterion cover for How Not to Use Watercolors.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 29, 2006, 11:09:33 AM
Do I get royalties?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Thrindle on December 31, 2006, 03:43:25 PM
Awww... I haven't been around in a couple of weeks, and just when I was going to donate - there was no button to push to donate to. Now I'm an asshole, and the truth is, I lost my chance to give. Help? :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 09, 2007, 01:33:15 AM
As you know by now, xixax has transferred servers, and we want to thank Mike for helping us do that. The board has some slight differences do to upgrades, but it's still relatively the same.

Again, the administration would like to extend a large amount of gratitute to all of those who helped us out. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support.

Sally Field says:
(http://allstarz.hollywood.com/oscars/moments08.jpg)

"You like [us]! You really like [us]!"


I'll donate under one condition, remove that ugly C already!

Gone, as per our agreement.  :yabbse-wink:

But we reserve the right to put it back as we see fit. :elitist:


Awww... I haven't been around in a couple of weeks, and just when I was going to donate - there was no button to push to donate to.  Now I'm an asshole, and the truth is, I lost my chance to give.  Help?   :yabbse-undecided:

You can still chip in.


While we did raise enough to cover the costs to own the site free and clear, we still need contributions to pay for new server costs. But these costs are not near the amount previously needed to buy the site and not as time-sensitive either. In fact, only $10 will pay for a month. So if you feel like still contributing, the link at the top of the site will direct you on how to do so. If not, no harm done. Just think of it like how we asked for donations in the past.



And, yes, we are still looking into setting up a chat room. We haven't forgotten, crono.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 09, 2007, 01:18:19 PM
This new format is really great, whoever worked on it.  It somehow made the last iteration easier to use, and even more appealing to look at overall, without a drastic alteration.

 :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 19, 2007, 09:02:34 PM
What's that you say? Where did Van Sant/Von Trier go? We at xixax decided we needed a spicy South Of The Border flavor to the site. (Sorry, not a Alexandro/Fernando/cronopio forum.) So we replaced the Van/Von duo with a new forum that will probably get as little traffic too.  :shock: (Hey, these things aren't an exact science, you know.) So please welcome...


The Three Amigos!!!

(http://images.art.com/images/products/regular/10101000/10101975.jpg)


Whoops... Damn Google

Take 2:

(http://www.calendarlive.com/media/photo/2006-09/25650591.jpg)(http://www.calendarlive.com/media/photo/2006-09/25650583.jpg)(http://www.calendarlive.com/media/photo/2006-09/25650562.jpg)


We think this will be a better fit to the already established pairing filmmaker forums we've created.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: matt35mm on January 19, 2007, 09:58:25 PM
I love it!  I'm not sure why this info got put in this thread, though.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: hedwig on January 19, 2007, 11:55:10 PM
yes awesome choice, thanks to everyone involved.  :bravo:

We at xixax decided we needed a spicy South Of The Border flavor to the site. (Sorry, not a Alexjandro/Fernando/cronopio forum.)
close but no cohiba. (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8329.msg233215#msg233215)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 29, 2007, 08:18:28 PM
And now the news you've all been waiting for...


(http://public.deloitte.com/media/0279/us_drumroll_179x231_171105.jpg)


WE GOT THE CHAT BACK!


(http://tn1-1.deviantart.com/fs11/150/i/2006/259/c/3/Crashing_Cymbals_by_moviewatcher101.jpg)


That's right. Now you can waste twice as much time on xixax than ever before reading posts by other members, and now do it in real time. Thanks to Mike and his crack knowledge on all things computery and technical mechinations and junk, he was able to add the chat room back for us. So a BIG thanks to him for helping us out on that.



In other news, do you have a burning desire to write an essay on Ratner vs. Singer over the X-Men movies? Or maybe just a puff piece on which race movie is funnier Talladega Nights or Days Of Thunder? Well, my friend, you're in luck. As you might have noticed, we've reopened The Green Screen. Our own The Gold Trumpet has been made a moderator for that forum. It's open to anyone for submissions. So if you have written something you want to share with the class and want to have your words dragged through the mud about the grave inaccuracies, or have people praise you as the next Pauline Kael, then send your work to GT as he will make it nice and presentable and give you any feedback if necessary. Any questions you may have might already have been addressed in that forum in the top sticky thread. We're not looking for rants, and the writings don't have to be of thesis magnitude. Just a clear, consise analysis of your subject is satisfactory. Look through the other threads for examples.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on January 30, 2007, 12:20:42 AM
Its not working for me... it loads and everything fine... and I get a blue background screen and then nothing there

 :ponder:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 30, 2007, 12:23:38 AM
(http://blog.txapulin.net/img/gremlins.jpg)


Whoops! Apparently someone fed them after midnight.


The chat is experiencing technical difficulties. Please Stand By.

It seems that anyone who has ever visited the chat is somehow stuck in there... like xixax prison with no Get Out Of Jail Free card in sight.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 30, 2007, 11:50:50 AM
AND THEY'RE ALL AT THE MERCY OF CRONO!! :shock:

God save them.... :cry:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 31, 2007, 06:55:24 PM
Who wants to chat?

(http://www.nikwheeler.com/gallery_images/children/raise_hand.jpg)


After a couple false starts, it appears that the chat room is back and swingin'. So get your butts inside and enter the xixax orgy.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 25, 2007, 06:33:15 PM
Couldn't get on this morning? It would seem our server decided to play a sick joke on us film geeks on the biggest day in Hollywood:

http://digg.com/tech_news/Dreamhost_Power_Outage_Shuts_Down_popular_web_host_for_5_Hours
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on April 02, 2007, 12:18:58 AM
feliz dia de tontos
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 02, 2007, 12:15:09 PM
Parlez espagnol ? Je refuse !

JE REFUSE!! VIVE LE FRANCAIS!!!!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/ranemaka13/franceE_3.gif)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ฉbrad on April 02, 2007, 12:28:45 PM
fuck the french.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: JG on April 02, 2007, 08:23:46 PM
yo'm impressed.  the best was the italics. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: pete on April 02, 2007, 09:04:41 PM
it wasn't italics, it was spanish.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: hedwig on April 02, 2007, 10:51:10 PM
the best was Zorro and Idiota.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on April 03, 2007, 08:49:17 AM
Idiota.

haha, yeah i think there was heaps of stuff no one noticed. there wasn't that much traffic.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on April 30, 2007, 12:52:06 PM
Have you been having trouble accessing xixax and all of its lovely topics lately? Yeah, us too. Seems like you get a good few minutes of posting and reading time before everything runs like molasses.

Fear not, my fellow xixaxers in limbo. We are currently working on contacting the site's server to see what's happening. (We suspect Harry Knowles is scared and infected us with a virus.)


We apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on June 04, 2007, 01:12:02 PM
Is it my excess of free time or general XIXAX attendance and participation has been very slow lately?

I think I check the site more than I used to, but there is almost nothing new going on lately... reason? Where are the nerds? Its summer!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: modage on June 04, 2007, 01:51:59 PM
i'm not sure, but i know i've been slacking recently on actually writing anything.  i've seen a buncha movies that i havent bothered to review, Sicko, Son Of Rambow, Snow Angels, Rocket Science, Hot Fuzz, Spider-Man 3, Pirates 3, etc., prob just cause i don't feel like writing unless i have to argue with someone.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: JG on June 05, 2007, 12:04:09 AM
whoa, you've seen snow angels!?!  its your duty!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2007, 12:42:24 PM
I think a good rule should be that no one should have any asshole or meathead avatars. Meaning no avatars of scantily clad women with no artistic merit (see Kal) or anything sports related.

The women one cause it makes it easier to visit the site at work, and the sports one because it does't really fit in here.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: RegularKarate on July 31, 2007, 01:56:36 PM
I would call your avatar an "asshole avatar" easy.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on July 31, 2007, 02:27:21 PM
I think a good rule should be that no one should have any asshole or meathead avatars. Meaning no avatars of scantily clad women with no artistic merit (see Kal) or anything sports related.

The women one cause it makes it easier to visit the site at work, and the sports one because it does't really fit in here.

Why the fuck are you obsessed with me? Every fucking post you make has something to do with me.

That FYI is Kristen Bell, AKA Veronica Mars... the show was cancelled and I think you are the only asshole here that has a problem with it. Also it has to do with the fact that you are gay.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: bonanzataz on July 31, 2007, 03:24:47 PM
Also it has to do with the fact that you are gay.

you say that like it's a bad thing. if it weren't for stefen's amazing blowjobs, i'd still be sticking my dick in the mayonnaise.


seriously, though, if you're gonna make a nasty gay comment, please make it a legitimate joke by adding a punchline otherwise it comes across as homophobic and frat boyish. "you're gay" is not a punchline, it's a setup. it's the same rules as fat jokes.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2007, 03:57:14 PM
I think a good rule should be that no one should have any asshole or meathead avatars. Meaning no avatars of scantily clad women with no artistic merit (see Kal) or anything sports related.

The women one cause it makes it easier to visit the site at work, and the sports one because it does't really fit in here.

Why the fuck are you obsessed with me? Every fucking post you make has something to do with me.

That FYI is Kristen Bell, AKA Veronica Mars... the show was cancelled and I think you are the only asshole here that has a problem with it. Also it has to do with the fact that you are gay.

No. It has nothing to do with the fact I find women hideous and am attracted to men, you twink.

I'd be pissed if you had an avatar of the hunky Oliver Platt wearing very little too due to the fact that I can't read your posts while I'm at work.

Stop objectifying women and get an avatar of a beautiful woman who is clothed and classy.

Also, only assholes and meatheads criticize someones sexuality when they get criticized or feel threatened or embarassed.

In all seriousness, it's not just cause I find you simple and easily entertained. I really do think this board is above avatars of scantily clad women, and it does make it difficult for me and probably alot of other people to post from work. Just saying.

All Maxin type avatars should be banned. It's like having bratwurst and a budweiser at an upscale french restaurant.

Here, use this as an avatar......

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/elvis-eyes.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on July 31, 2007, 06:55:23 PM
Look how nice I am... I did what you asked... happy?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2007, 08:29:25 PM
Yes. Thanks, I appreciate it.

And great av. LD and KEK = dangerous.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sigur R๓s on July 31, 2007, 08:41:16 PM
It's official, Stefen is a fascist. Soon he will overthrough all the admins and take absolut power over this place. I urge you all to choose avatars with female beachvolley players!

It's like having bratwurst and a budweiser at an upscale french restaurant.

 ...and don't let his witty remarks fool you!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: JG on July 31, 2007, 08:46:00 PM

Here, use this as an avatar......

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/elvis-eyes.jpg)

Look how nice I am... I did what you asked... happy?


krazy eyes either way, emirite? 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2007, 10:42:32 PM
It's official, Stefen is a fascist. Soon he will overthrough all the admins and take absolut power over this place. I urge you all to choose avatars with female beachvolley players!

It's like having bratwurst and a budweiser at an upscale french restaurant.

 ...and don't let his witty remarks fool you!

Do it. And I'll ban you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2007, 10:43:07 PM

Here, use this as an avatar......

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/tyler1983/Friends%20and%20Me/elvis-eyes.jpg)

Look how nice I am... I did what you asked... happy?


krazy eyes either way, emirite? 

yeah, but at least mine LOOKS like elvis.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 21, 2007, 12:24:38 PM
yeah, but at least mine LOOKS like elvisephant man.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on August 29, 2007, 11:24:02 AM
WHATS UP WITH THE SITE

When you go back to the homepage... the links to "all unread topics" and "uread posts since last visit" are missing  :ponder:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: picolas on December 05, 2007, 11:40:26 PM
XIXAX IS GETTING BILLED AGAIN

donate what you can asap!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 06, 2007, 01:50:00 AM
Just to expand:

xixax is lookin' to holla fo a dolla.

We're not looking to raise the high amount we had to last year. We're only asking for enough kash to cover the next year of server costs. If you can spare $10 or $5, fine. $0, no problem; you don't have to give to remain a member. $100, we'll see if we can set you up with a walk-on part in the next Ratner flick.

Any amount is much appreciated. So put your mouth where the money is.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on December 06, 2007, 03:05:28 AM
merry xmas, xixax

(http://futurama.yellopants.com/al1/images/DVDfutur047.JPG)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on December 06, 2007, 08:54:55 AM
Merry xmas from me too!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gamblour. on December 06, 2007, 10:19:14 AM
Next paycheck, you got it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pwaybloe on December 28, 2007, 10:03:09 AM
A little off topic, but it's something I have to get off my chest. 

With the increasing praise and interest CMBB is generating, I am getting nervous about the future of this forum.  I don't think it's a mystery that PDL essentially destroyed the old forum on C&C.  It became overrun with members who contributed nothing but pure annoyance and grief for the admins.  It just became too burdensome and eventually caused the roof to cave in. 

My only request is this: keep an eye on new members.  If the admins feel the new member is out of line, they should ban them without hesitation.  If the admins feel they should confer with each other before action is taken, so be it.  I just hope that the decision is made quickly.  I know admins have a lot of responsibility, but I feel that this task will be extremely important over the next couple of months. 

If donations are needed to help support this sole activity, then I can contribute.     
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cine on December 28, 2007, 10:06:37 AM
If donations are needed to help support this sole activity, then I can contribute.     

a lot of donations will be needed to support this activity, you're right. i'll PM you my address and can shoot off a money order to me... i'll make sure Mac gets it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on December 28, 2007, 11:08:28 AM
I'd probably just send it to Mac directly. So he can make sure Cine gets it.

And don't you have to be admin approved before you can post? You should make new members write an essay on why they think they should be allowed to be a part of this community. If they say something like "Because you let Stefen in" then that probably means they shouldn't be allowed to participate.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on December 28, 2007, 11:50:12 AM
Is this the start of Xixax becoming invite only?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cine on December 28, 2007, 04:18:07 PM
at the very least, Mac and I will make sure stefen gets it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 28, 2007, 04:51:07 PM
XIXAX isn't a PTA board, so I don't think it will attract large numbers of curious interneters like PDL apparently did for the old board.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on December 28, 2007, 11:10:44 PM
Thanks to Pwaybloe and everyone for their concern, but no worries about unruly members. While we don't do an extensive background check, we do try to weed out anyone here just to pimp their wares and not be an active participant. But we can never know if a member we activate will turn out to be a ruffian, and, to be honest, I can't even remember the last time we had a problem member, so I think the admin staff has done tip-top.

I can understand where this is coming from, with the release of TWBB, a concern that a whole flood of new recuits will be coming in to make this a mini-imdb. The thing is, cig&rv doesn't even link us on their site anymore. So, we only really have to worry about wayward Googlers who would like to know more about buttmash.



Update on the donation front: We received half our goal so far. Thanks to all those who have contributed. If you would still like to slip some money into xixax's g-string, you're still able to. And if you just want to be a wallflower and enjoy the peep show and not let your significant other know what you do in your off hours, we welcome voyeurs too.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 01, 2008, 08:57:59 PM
In the next few weeks I'll make a decent donation. I haven't because I've been very poor everytime it came to collection, but I'm on way out of the board. I need to give something back before I leave. My posting has diminished and its always harder to find good topics and I don't see any positives for me here in the future. I value some members for their insight and want them to know they kept me on the board for the last few years, but it's become filled with too much bullshit. I doubt my departure will be much of a loss considering the make up of the board as is now.

Haha, I understand I've tried to leave the board before. There is even a banner in honor of it, but it's real this time.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on January 02, 2008, 12:21:22 AM
don't overreact.

my reply was a joke (refer to the SMILEY at the end of it) and any hostility in it was aimed at family guy. as you know i've been generally a supporter of yours for a while now. the references in that thread were not in-jokey at all... (eg. maya kash = dude with a dog humping his leg.. anyone can get that. pas rapport = frenchman painting the computer monitor.. BRILLIANT). it was genius that a running gag was created out of nowhere in a topic that deserved much less.. it's like when grafiti artists make something beautiful out of an otherwise forgettable empty wall. but humour is not your strongpoint, and i made light of that. it's the same reason i don't comment on any sports topic -- i know nothing about it.

i suppose the other event that might hav pushed you over the edge is hedwig's completely HARMLESS vent in the awards thread. i think you took his ludicrous post too seriously and started a debate about "backing up your opinions" when all the dude said was "FUCK THEM!"... no back up needed, your objection seemed out of place.

the fact you thought gamblour was 17 based on reading his reviews shows you're just out of touch. if anything, gamblour has recently undergone a massive transformation -- maybe he took a few writing classes or something -- cos his reviews have become about as original and polarizing as your own.

if you wanna leave then don't blame the board cos i don't think your finger has ever been exactly on the pulse about what goes on around here. you'll be missed.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 02, 2008, 12:40:40 AM
If anyone else wants to leave money on the table on their way out, we're not gonna stop you. But you know we've showed you a good time, and you'll be back for more. We give good film.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 02, 2008, 02:10:41 AM
maybe he took a few writing classes or something -- cos his reviews have become about as original and polarizing as your own.

I think you hit the nail on the head there. My reviews are polarizing and not only for the positions I take, but for the way I go about them. It's never been happy agreeance with me and everyone, but things have changed. Before I'd get more people who would argue with what I said. My last arguments over the past few months have been about how I say things. I am ten times more likely going to have to defend my method of reviewing instead of what I say. That makes for arguments that go into personal matters and it's annoying. I feel I have learned a lot and this board has helped to develop my opinion but when I write arguments it tends to get looked over.

My leaving has absolutely NOTHING to do with recent events. It's been a long time coming. In hindsight, I should have clarified that. I look back to recent arguments and realize they were probably situations I should have better avvoided, but I've always been a dufus in that area and I'll admit my wrongs. I wish I knew a lot of you better so the banter wasn't a jungle gym for me with guessing motive and context.

I'm also not leaving right away. I have a Magnolia piece to publish and a small film called There Will be Blood to watch and review. I guess the point is my leaving has everything to do with what is said in the first paragraph. I don't want to be the guy who personally prides himself for sounding the most professional. I hate the idea of resting on an established voice on the board and making it my ticket to legitimacy. I want long arguments and challenging discussions that make me re-think my positions. I want to be able to grow from that. I know a lot of people that have come long ways to turn into great reviewers but they seem fewer in numbers these days.

I just feel like I hit a plateau and my arguments from now on will be petty and personal. The worst parts about me will be brought out. It's not a good thing to taste in your mouth.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on January 02, 2008, 08:28:40 AM
GT, I just wanna say that if and when you do leave, you will be very missed. Part of the joy of Xixax has always been reading other people's opinions of films that are vastly different from my own. That's part of what makes this such a great community, at least in my opinion: pretty much everyone here sees things slightly different, and it's always good to reconsider things from another perspective. And despite what you might think, there are some of us who thoroughly appreciate professional and intellectual reviews and essays, as well as long arguments and challenging discussions. Of course, sometimes we just lurk without adding to them ourselves ;) Also, I think you've done a great job with the Green Screen, so I want to thank you personally for that. I get what you're saying though. Just wanted to say your voice will be missed.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 02, 2008, 09:54:24 AM
Well, GT, if you do leave you can go out knowing that your opinions will be missed. I've been here only on-and-off for a while, but you and others like godardian were partly really inspired me to go and really write about film. I never really understood the 'robot' impression some seem to have of you; I always saw a pretty great passion for writing clearly and eloquently about something you loved.

So good luck and great success getting that Masters and PhD.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on January 02, 2008, 10:10:08 AM
GT, why don't you just take a break? I took a break from mid 2005 until mid 2006 (a whole year) to get control of my drinking problem, and I came back with a drug problem.

Maybe you should start drinking and doing drugs?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 02, 2008, 05:57:15 PM
GT, why don't you just take a break?

Ehh, I'm considering that so everyone hold onto the goodbyes. They are appreciated though.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gamblour. on January 02, 2008, 11:56:47 PM
Yeah I've definitely taken a couple of long breaks myself. They help, absences. And don't leave because I called you a grandpa with leaky bowels on funny threads.

maybe he took a few writing classes or something

I graduated college/grew up a lot. (don't go read my review of Once...:-/)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 06, 2008, 04:20:53 PM
Like herpes, you just can't get rid of us... at least for another 12 months.


Thanks to your support, xixax has been renewed for another year.


Thank you all.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 20, 2008, 10:55:39 AM
Yes, we know it would have been more useful at the time TWBB came out to have it, but we added a Spoiler button.

Located between the Insert Quote and the Insert List. We're working on a better icon than the red x.


[spoiler]Hides your spoiler like this.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: picolas on March 21, 2008, 02:31:27 PM
or you can type (without the spaces)

[ spoiler]it was the butler.[ /spoiler]

you can also put text on the button (people will see this whether they click or not), by adding

[ spoiler=who it was]the butler.[ /spoiler]
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on June 29, 2008, 03:32:32 AM
So I was just bored... and I looked at the Xixax stats... the traffic/posts have gone down dramatically over the past 6 months...

That sucks.

It may be related to Pubrick not posting stupid comments and starting discussions. Pubrick its time for you to post. You'll never find something really clever to say so do everyone a favor and start posting again :)


Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on June 29, 2008, 11:26:05 AM
the site tells me that i don't have the right privileges to post spoilers when i try to use the button.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2009, 12:33:24 AM
My friends, it's that time again. The time of year when the begging begins. When we ask you to donate that money you saved from stealing borrowing music; rope you into giving us those tips you received from seating customers where they wanted to be seated; forking over to us the money you got from your insurance when your phone was stolen...


But before we get to that...


As you all know, we have been unhappy with our current server, especially after they switched off our Search function. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions or referrals to alternate servers (on the cheap) that we could switch to, please, by all means, let us know.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on January 08, 2009, 12:41:45 AM
Mac, can you give me the info on our current server specs, our traffic information, and what would be an ideal scenario for us to get a new server? I may be able to help out.


Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 14, 2009, 05:37:31 PM
Mac, can you give me the info on our current server specs, our traffic information, and what would be an ideal scenario for us to get a new server? I may be able to help out.

I dunno if this info is exactly what you're looking, but I'll let Michael Wilson explain:


Quote
It's a very straightforward install. All you need is a server running a recent version of PHP and mySQL. The transition can be a bit difficult for a novice, but if Kal knows what he's doing, he should be able to work thru it OK by adjusting the paths in the database settings file, and the database username and password in the configuration file on the server.  I don't know the version of mySQL that dreamhost is running, but if Kal is running one that's roughly equivalent (mySQL version 5 and PHP version 4 or 5), he should be able to host with little program.

Let me know if you need more info.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 20, 2009, 12:32:46 AM
So, kal, about that server...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on January 20, 2009, 01:18:43 AM
Yeah sorry dude.

I think one of the servers I have fits those requirements for sure, what I'm worried about is the traffic. You have that info? How many GB of data transfer we use per month, and how big of a database we need. I guess it should not be a problem. Also, can Michael migrate everything or do we have to do it? I'm not sure I will be able as my guys are way too busy to deal with my 'hobbies'. I'm zero technical so I cannot do it myself.




Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on January 25, 2009, 11:21:38 PM
i have a question.

what are the hidden costs associated with sites like fatcow.com? supposedly for $70 to $88 a year, you can have "unlimited" disk space and "unlimited" bandwidth. does that mean slow loading times and embedded ads?


if it's a livable solution for xixax and less expensive than whatever hosting we've currently got, maybe that's a decent way to save some cash and keep the site alive.

-----

also, i had an idea for xixax's broken search function. perhaps it would be best to encourage users to use google. (or even add a google search bar with the string site:xixax.com built into it...) the forum would have to be read by google more often, but i've noticed that this approach works really well for other forums like macrumors.com, where the forum's own search function sorta sucks.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 06, 2009, 12:42:47 PM
The Xixaxinomic Stimulus Package


My friends, it's that time again. The time of year when the begging begins. When we ask you to donate that money you saved from stealing borrowing music; rope you into giving us those tips you received from seating customers where they wanted to be seated; forking over to us the money you got from your insurance when your phone was stolen...

I'm very sorry to say, but we could not find a better deal or be able to afford a new, private server to regain the Search function. It would just be too expensive (monthly, rather than yearly), and we have no plans to add advertising to the site.

We know times are tough and money is tight, but, please, donate what you can. No amount is too small; none is to high either. At the top of the page (or here (http://xixax.com/donations.php)) is where you can place your charity to the collection plate.


As always, we here at xixax appreciate your continued support.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2009, 02:41:31 AM
Not one person donated?  :yabbse-cry:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on February 09, 2009, 09:03:21 AM
is there a deadline???
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on February 09, 2009, 09:40:08 AM
I didn't know there was a deadline either. I was going to donate once I got my taxes back. I'm still counting pennies from Christmas.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: modage on February 09, 2009, 10:08:44 AM
i donated last week, i guess it hasn't gone through yet.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: RegularKarate on February 09, 2009, 03:52:30 PM
DONE(aided)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gamblour. on February 09, 2009, 09:18:26 PM
I donated today, and I feel bad because this is the only time I've been financially able to donate, and it wasn't even that much. But after all that talk of what Xixax means, I finally didn't take it for granted.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 10, 2009, 12:07:11 AM
I donated today, and I feel bad because this is the only time I've been financially able to donate, and it wasn't even that much. But after all that talk of what Xixax means, I finally didn't take it for granted.

Don't feel bad. Any amount is appreciated.


We're more than half-way home, folks!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on February 10, 2009, 06:35:05 PM
Hey Mac, sorry I have been away I just been traveling all over the country. Let's renovate and then we'll look into the transfer to a better server with more time. I'm donating now.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: SiliasRuby on February 12, 2009, 05:22:21 PM
Donated!!!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on April 01, 2009, 12:15:11 AM
Yes, my friends, as you may have noticed, times are tough. We didn't get the donations needed to keep on truckin', so after much reluctance, a collective agreement was made amongst the admins, and we sadly had to take on advertisers.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 01, 2009, 12:29:13 AM
I suddenly have an overpowering urge to obey my thirst.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on April 01, 2009, 12:53:40 AM
Yes, my friends, as you may have noticed, times are tough. We didn't get the donations needed to keep on truckin', so after much reluctance, a collective agreement was made amongst the admins, and we sadly had to take on advertisers.

LOL. Genius. How much for me to buy ads that say that Stefen wants to sleep with Michael Jackson?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on April 19, 2009, 08:12:55 PM
An extra hand to help out with April Fool's Day and the Xixax Awards would have proved benificial. Admins have lives away from xixax too, so finding a collective time for site duties can be a bit difficult. So we decided it was time to add a new admin to our cast of characters; our rouges gallery; our wolves' den. The new admin is someone we have always have had much love and respect for, who is a huge addition to the site with each comment he posts, and who has a sick and twisted sense of humor worthy of admin status...


Please welcome our newest admin: polkablues.  :bravo:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cine on April 19, 2009, 09:08:40 PM
incidentally the donations went towards polka's salary, xixax's first paid employee. he didn't want the job unless he got some cash... so yeah, keep those donations coming!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 20, 2009, 02:28:06 AM
Went to the track, blew first month's salary.  Send more, before I use my new admin powers to ban you all.

http://xixax.com/donations.php (http://xixax.com/donations.php)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on April 20, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
congrats!

hope you don't become a dickhead like all the others :)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: picolas on April 20, 2009, 03:07:36 PM
[size=9]BAN.[/size]
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on May 01, 2009, 09:54:58 PM
Yeah, we know. The server is screwing up.


Letting tech support know, but also called in the big gun (Michael Wilson) for help.


Sorry for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on October 13, 2009, 10:18:25 PM
Apologies for today's strange events. Apparently we were hacked. Redirects went to makerealcashnow. Hopefully we are now rid of all this by making necessary security upgrades. Our most sincere thanks to Michael Wilson (previous xixax.com owner) for his help and continued support.


Sorry for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on October 13, 2009, 11:48:50 PM
I didn't know what the fuck to do. I sat here just refreshing for literally 8 hours, 27 minutes and 13 seconds. Refresh after refresh after refresh.

I finally went outside and played catch with my son to get my mind off of it.

I had so many interesting things to say and now I can't remember any of them. Gotta start writing shit down.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cine on October 14, 2009, 12:15:52 AM
so donate, everyone!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 14, 2009, 02:19:30 AM
But how do I make real cash now?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on October 14, 2009, 07:37:33 PM
i think we should do the guess-the-movie-by-the-poster game for money. is that legal?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on December 05, 2009, 01:31:13 AM
Some of the taglines to the forums are excellent. I particularly like The boy who refuses to cast Will Smith as Abe Lincoln.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Tictacbk on January 16, 2010, 07:12:32 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting to the homepage when using Chrome?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 07, 2010, 03:38:07 AM
That time we all hate has come again: Getting on our hands and knees and asking for any extra cash you can spare for a donation to help keep xixax alive for another year. Any amount will be welcome.

Thank you.


http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: modage on March 07, 2010, 12:02:20 PM
I gave $10.  Please do the same, everyone!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on March 07, 2010, 12:13:10 PM
word.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on March 08, 2010, 02:40:59 AM
Donated. Xixax has got me through some tough times.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 09, 2010, 10:18:18 PM
We won't know if current films will be remembered in 20 years if we don't keep xixax going!


Many thanks to all who have opened their wallets so far.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 11, 2010, 10:46:33 AM
(http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/why_we_cant_have_nice_things.jpg)


Half-way there. Any spare change is appreciated.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Bethie on March 11, 2010, 11:13:01 PM
Donated. Xixax has got me through some tough times.

i donated in your name. happy birthday.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on March 12, 2010, 12:00:20 AM
Thanks! I'm sure it was all singles!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 15, 2010, 01:18:00 AM
Don't reduce us to this:

(http://scifiwire.com/assets_c/2010/03/Star_wars_Boba_fett_subway-thumb-400x364-35467.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 15, 2010, 01:25:23 AM
Interesting alternative.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 15, 2010, 02:45:26 AM
Donate, or we cook the dog.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/LobsterDog1.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pedro on March 16, 2010, 07:49:12 PM
Ok Ok I donated!  Don't cook the dog!!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 25, 2010, 01:51:39 AM
Wanted to donate more, but forked over $20...Finally.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on March 27, 2010, 12:29:02 PM
$10 going your way Mac
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 01, 2010, 09:06:45 PM
Did I miss this year's April Fool's scheme?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on April 01, 2010, 11:28:58 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 02, 2010, 12:11:45 AM
April Fools! We cooked the dog anyway!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on April 03, 2010, 10:34:17 PM
Did I miss this year's April Fool's scheme?

Seriously. I forgot about it too or missed it completely? Did you guys do anything?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on April 03, 2010, 10:52:44 PM
Cigarette burns are a beautiful thing.  I've gained a new respect for the machinations of the Machiavellian masterminds behind this year's subtle shenanigans. And lost a little for the less observant.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on April 03, 2010, 11:09:17 PM
hahahaha

wow i don't know if it's better that some ppl havn't noticed or if that makes it a total failure.

no, it's better. failure for them tho.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 03, 2010, 11:31:47 PM
I hope it wasn't the Shia in the master crap because if it was everyone figured it out quick and got their posts edited because of it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2010, 05:58:41 PM
Okay, there's been a lot of discussion about April Fools this year... was it a success, was it a failure, did it actually happen?  The answer to all those questions is YES, which was also the answer to the question I asked your sister last night.  Here's how it went down (April Fools, not your sister):

March 26th rolls around, and the admins realize we haven't come up with a plan.  Some ideas are tossed around, but none stick.

March 29th, RK comes up with the idea of creating a new member claiming to have inside knowledge about PTA's new project.  Eventually, it's narrowed down to Shia Labeouf being cast as Freddie.  It's left up to me to create the new guy and do the first bunch of postings, and then, on the day, Mac is going to post a supposed Variety article confirming his claims.  

March 30th, brother macmanus is born.  He is loosely based on a guy I went to college with, a complete tool who liked to boast that he had "connections" with Steven Spielberg because he had a friend of a friend who had some low-level job at Amblin Entertainment around the time of Jurassic Park 2.  He also was most likely a huge Boondock Saints fan, though I have no verification of that.  So he has a name, he has a character, picolas supplies the avatar, and he's off and running.

The idea is that his first post would be short and sweet.  Bold statement, nothing to back it up.  It works briefly, but suspicions are soon raised about the Boondock Saints connection.  Admin HQ goes into full panic mode.  Did we go too far with the Boondock Saints?  Should we have put more in the first post?  

Hell, no!  Post number two sells it!  Indignant about the possibility of someone not believing his inside info, brother macmanus offers up a randomly plausible-sounding nugget... Matt Saracen from Friday Night Lights.  Who would make that up?  If I hadn't written it myself, I would have believed it.

By this time, April Fools Day is only a day away, and I have to sell sell sell as fast as I can to set up for the big reveal.  All is going well, until April First rolls around, and I make the biggest fuck up of all.  

As I said, the idea was for bro-mac to set up the possibility of Lebeouf, and then Mac would hit us with the Variety article and make our heads collectively explode.  Had we started the plan a week earlier, I could have made all the same posts stretched farther apart, played the whole "the role is Labeouf's if he wants it" card a few days prior to the First, and then the Variety article would hit on April Fools Day, at which point we hope nobody has a calendar nearby.  But instead, having to cram the whole thing into two days, I overplayed my hand and nobody folded.

Once again, Admin HQ goes into lockdown as we ponder the biggest Xixax April Fools Day Fail in our history (also my first as an admin... let's not linger on that connection for too long).  Out of desperation to wring some last drop of humor out of the day, RK makes the suggestion to edit everyone's skeptical responses to be positive ones.  I don't know if it was funny for anyone else, but it was for us.

In the interest of keeping brother macmanus as viable character, I decide to have him flip his shit about nobody believing his scoop.  Sort of works, whatever.  I got Silias to feel bad for the guy.  We're basically clusterfucking at this point.

BUT WAIT!  There's still a possibility to salvage this.  Mac's Variety article hasn't been posted yet, so we decide to wait a day, then post it with a different actor cast as Freddie, one who hasn't been mentioned in any of macmanus' posts.  Specifically, the sparkly vampire from Twilight.

Mac posts the Variety news, people kind of sort of seem to almost buy it, so I follow up with a Hollywood Reporter link that goes nowhere, which seems to keep it alive a little longer.  

Of course, we didn't really anticipate that for the most part people were totally cool with the idea of the sparkly vampire from Twilight being cast.  Maybe that was the April Fools prank you all played on us...


So that was April Fools.  Hastily planned, unevenly executed, and questionably successful.  But for those keeping score:

-If you believed that brother macmanus was a real person, XIXAX WINS APRIL FOOLS DAY.

-If you believed (even for a moment) that Shia Labeouf was going to be in The Master, XIXAX WINS APRIL FOOLS DAY.

-If, after deciding that Shia was an April Fools joke, you believed that the sparkly vampire from Twilight was going to be in The Master, XIXAX WINS APRIL FOOLS DAY.

-If, after being unable to open the Hollywood Reporter link, you tried clearing your cache like I advised you to, I NOW OWN YOUR SOUL (I'll be gentle with it).

-If you didn't know by April 3rd whether or not we had done anything for April Fools Day, XIXAX WINS APRIL FOOLS DAY.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Derek on April 06, 2010, 06:51:46 PM
Well done. I thought the Variety article sounded a bit made up, but it did tempt me to almost rent New Moon. What makes me ill is that I was almost coming around to Pattinson in the film.....I got worked.

I still like Renner for the part.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on April 06, 2010, 07:16:52 PM
Wow! It was like I was actually there!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2010, 07:40:55 PM
Everyone figured out the Shia thing right away. It was obvious that was a joke since you guys edited everyones posts which gave it away.

I believed the Pattison thing because it seems believable. I'm kind of bummed it's not true.

But Shia in a PTA flick on April 1st with sources that go nowhere? Come on. That ones obvious.  

April Fools is always a great time aroud here but you can't hit a homerun every at bat. You're allowed a strikeout because you usually get on base.

Maybe Private Witt is haunting April 1st and it will never be the same?  
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2010, 08:26:48 PM
Everyone figured out the Shia thing right away. It was obvious that was a joke since you guys edited everyones posts which gave it away.

It was pretty clear that no one was buying it even before we did that.  That's WHY we did that, just to keep having fun with it.

And don't even pretend you didn't have a moment of rage at the idea of PTA having to negotiate shooting schedules with Michael Bay.   :yabbse-wink:



EDIT: Also...

no, you're all just too fucking stupid to understand plain english and you hoped if you were pricks long enough you'd get me to stop placating you.  congrats, dicks.  you got it.  go fuck yourselves if you're too stupid to read and have to make up supposed intentions of what other people post, fucking stupid motherfuckers.

No, you're just too fucking stupid to understand plain english and you hoped if you were a prick long enough you'd get me to stop placating you.  Congrats, dick.  You got it.  Go fuck yourself if you're too stupid to read and have to make up supposed intentions of what other people post, fucking stupid motherfucker.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2010, 08:39:52 PM
Ahahahahah.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pozer on April 06, 2010, 08:42:24 PM
i liked the gag.

bromanus reminded me of foreplayjizzer69 and i was friendly to him with hopes hed stick around with his info. even on april foos i thought perhaps he was a legit newb that just came at the wrong time. hilarious play when we all called out the prank and bromanus comes in with his confusion: lol, what? then outta the blue he turned into maniacmanus.

the post edits were funny too. lol'd at what RK did to mine. especially liked: bromanus gots the goods!

poor bluejay probs hit up PTA's peeps with all these looney queries seeking confirmation.    
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: squints on April 06, 2010, 09:04:14 PM


EDIT: Also...

no, you're all just too fucking stupid to understand plain english and you hoped if you were pricks long enough you'd get me to stop placating you.  congrats, dicks.  you got it.  go fuck yourselves if you're too stupid to read and have to make up supposed intentions of what other people post, fucking stupid motherfuckers.

No, you're just too fucking stupid to understand plain english and you hoped if you were a prick long enough you'd get me to stop placating you.  Congrats, dick.  You got it.  Go fuck yourself if you're too stupid to read and have to make up supposed intentions of what other people post, fucking stupid motherfucker.


AHHAHA that's great...

i'm still sad that matt saracen isn't up for the role  :yabbse-sad: I told my friends about it  :yabbse-sad: xixax wins, i guess  :yabbse-sad:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2010, 09:08:37 PM
i'm still sad that matt saracen isn't up for the role  :yabbse-sad: I told my friends about it 

I know, even though I made it up, I still kind of wish it was true.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: cinemanarchist on April 06, 2010, 11:08:16 PM
renner is officially OUT of the running.  pt is looking to cast younger.

Boondock Saints name and avatar? I sense foul play.

I'm just excited that my first post in months was worth a damn!

Some jokes are funnier when explained...this being one of those.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: RegularKarate on April 07, 2010, 10:57:37 AM
Oh, as far as the edited posts go... I did accidentally delete one of the originals (sorry), but the rest are still there, hidden.  If you want to restore them, go ahead and edit your original post, you'll see what you wrote the first time around still hanging out. 

And for the record, I didn't think you guys would fall for Shia.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 07, 2010, 11:25:26 AM
I still maintain that we could have sold the Shia story if we'd had more time.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on April 07, 2010, 11:48:58 AM
and i maintain that this was the greatest xixax april foolsFAILever!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 07, 2010, 12:37:42 PM
I definitely didn't see the threads in which mcmanus was posting, or at least totally wrote him off like I write off the rest of everyone with a post count under 500.

Bravo, though.  Subtlety is the name of this year's April Fools.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 09, 2010, 12:31:05 PM
i'm still sad that matt saracen isn't up for the role  :yabbse-sad: I told my friends about it

I repeated a fools joke a friend had heard and told me, because he thought it was real, about a man being arrested at the particle accelerator for claiming to be a time traveler (and that if the machine was turned on the world would end).  I told everyone I know basically.  I mean I was calling people and telling them.  But then my favorite story of the year was an April 1 joke, which I found out about approx. April 6, as I was telling someone else the story, and right when I go "You know why I love this story?" he goes "Wasn't that an April Fools joke?" at which point I'm so deflated all I can do is pretend not to hear and continue through.  And then in a quiet room I have to ask, "Excuse me, did you happen to mention the story was an April Fools joke?  Haaha.  Really, it's even more humorous now.  Yes, excellent, good to know."  I left the party a little earlier than usual.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 09, 2010, 12:59:08 PM
I never believe anything from February 23rd and June 17th.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pas on April 09, 2010, 01:19:32 PM
i'm still sad that matt saracen isn't up for the role  :yabbse-sad: I told my friends about it

I repeated a fools joke a friend had heard and told me, because he thought it was real, about a man being arrested at the particle accelerator for claiming to be a time traveler (and that if the machine was turned on the world would end).  I told everyone I know basically.  I mean I was calling people and telling them.  But then my favorite story of the year was an April 1 joke, which I found out about approx. April 6, as I was telling someone else the story, and right when I go "You know why I love this story?" he goes "Wasn't that an April Fools joke?" at which point I'm so deflated all I can do is pretend not to hear and continue through.  And then in a quiet room I have to ask, "Excuse me, did you happen to mention the story was an April Fools joke?  Haaha.  Really, it's even more humorous now.  Yes, excellent, good to know."  I left the party a little earlier than usual.

BUT, was the arrested guy making a joke or was the whole thing false (i.e.: no guy)?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 09, 2010, 01:20:32 PM
No guy, much to my chagrin.

...wait a second.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on April 19, 2010, 05:40:18 AM
everyone, i've enabled the use of the "spoiler" feature for all members. for some reason this was only previously available to admin.,

let's try it out, below i will post something in this style:

Code: [Select]
[spoiler]the sled did it[/spoiler]
and what you should see is a button that reads "spoiler" which you should be able to click to unfold the spoiler material..

[spoiler]Pope John II's last words: "pope sled"[/spoiler]

if it works, start to use it. of course you can still do the white text thing if you want to be lame,.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on April 19, 2010, 11:41:31 AM
SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!

still not working!


it displays a msg that says I dont have perission to use it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on April 19, 2010, 10:36:53 PM
ok that's bullshit.

forget i said anything folks!

we really need an upgrade to the board.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 20, 2010, 01:42:40 AM
April Fools!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on September 02, 2010, 04:15:16 AM
I'd just like to say the news headlines highlighting what new and old threads are hot, which films deserve to be talked about and just headlines keeping us up with xixax are fantastic. Only beef is that you have to wait and watch for them to say something new instead of refreshing your browser. Also, implement it for people who have their xixax bookmark set to new replies/posts only.

I watch it everytime I come to xixax and it always delivers.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pas on September 03, 2010, 11:56:46 AM
Yeah it's great. I love that new thing too.

This one though I gotta question : ''Better late than never: Mother and Cach้ still two of the best films of the 2000s. (But not really)''

Mother came out like 2 days before 2010 dudes.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on November 08, 2010, 08:48:55 AM
After listening to your incessant whining feedback and analysing xixax trends we have decided to introduce THREE new director forums and one upgrade!

You will now be able to delve into all the minute details and niche discussions to be found in the following new categories:

Terrence Malick (http://xixax.com/index.php?board=68.0)
You asked for it, we thought sure why not, and so here it is! Let's make the most of his current resurrection.

Christopher Nolan (http://xixax.com/index.php?board=67.0)
He might have just peaked but right now he is the most talked about director on the forums and his future releases will provide ample speculation and theorizing, we're pretty sure.

Pixar (http://xixax.com/index.php?board=69.0)
This was a long time coming. The most consistent and creative collective of genius filmmakers to grace the film world with amazing works of art since Kubrick cloned himself and single handedly ghost-directed the entire golden era of 70s American cinema. It happened.

and we've made a logical upgrade to Spielberg's forum with the addition of James Cameron and Peter Jackson (http://xixax.com/index.php?board=33.0). Notably missing: George Lucas.

You will also notice that we have disbanded the Three Amigos.. aka The Three Amigwho?s cos no one was talking about them, and frankly it wasn't your fault since there was nothing talk about.

Enjoy the new forums, as always their success depends on your input.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on November 29, 2010, 11:39:32 PM
Does anyone know how to make it where, when you quote a post, it brings you to a new page instead of just adding the quote to the quick reply? It's a pain in the ass to have to copy the quote  and choose reply instead of it doing it on its own.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on November 30, 2010, 12:06:54 AM
You can get rid of quick-reply altogether under Look & Layout Preferences in your profile. Set it to "don't show at all". Then hitting the quote button will work the way you want it to.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on December 21, 2010, 03:17:26 PM
Xixax was down all morning, but it seems to be back to normal now.  No concrete confirmation as to what caused the outage, but if I were to venture a guess, it was because you touch yourself at night.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on December 21, 2010, 04:07:31 PM
Totally worth it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on December 21, 2010, 08:37:20 PM
I freaked out and thought work had blocked it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 16, 2011, 04:42:21 AM
Like a high class hooker, it's time to pay up for services rendered. So please, put some hush money on the dresser of your web site pimp, if you can. No donation too small.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on January 16, 2011, 07:57:12 AM
No donation too large, either!  Just wanted to clarify that...

http://xixax.com/donations.php (http://xixax.com/donations.php)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 21, 2011, 01:07:07 PM
Is this thing on?

Remember just a $5 donation an help feed an admin for a year.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on January 21, 2011, 02:16:02 PM
Donated.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: modage on January 21, 2011, 02:32:49 PM
Me too. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 21, 2011, 03:40:08 PM
Word. I don't know what I'd do without you guys.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 25, 2011, 12:52:02 PM
Thank you to the few that have contributed so far to keep the best message board on the www alive. But we are FAR from reaching our goal.

Please sacrifice the cost of a (cheap) DVD or an iTunes download to the site.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2011, 01:17:18 PM
What would your day be like without xixax?

That's right. Time to pay your crack dealer for your addiction by making a donation. Or caps will be popped in some asses!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on January 27, 2011, 02:40:02 PM
Finally donated.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: for petes sake on January 28, 2011, 12:58:36 PM
See even lurkers donate!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: squints on January 28, 2011, 01:48:30 PM
been here for years and never donated. But i just did! thanks xixax for all the good times...sort of.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: I Love a Magician on January 28, 2011, 03:43:27 PM
up and broke the bank
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on January 28, 2011, 08:00:05 PM
I don't even check or write on the site so much anymore... but I'm worried about what would happen to most of you if the site shuts down. We don't need more crazy people on the streets or people stalking Lindsay Lohan.

Therefore... I just donated.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 04, 2011, 07:57:59 AM
We've almost reached our goal.

All those nights spent drunk posting... Take those aluminum cans and trade them in for a cash towards a donation. Then you can continue to recycle posts for another year.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2011, 06:00:27 PM
Did you win money off the Super Bowl? Use that cash toward saving xixax. Still a ways from our goal.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on February 09, 2011, 06:13:41 PM
"Keep the change, ya filthy animals~!"
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on February 09, 2011, 07:42:13 PM
Did you win money off the Super Bowl? Use that cash toward saving xixax. Still a ways from our goal.

How much are we missing Mac? I already donated. If I donate more we would have to change the name to KalXax.

Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 16, 2011, 09:56:35 PM
One day the site will be gone and you'll sad. Prevent post-xixaxum syndrome by donating.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on February 16, 2011, 11:09:38 PM
Did you win money off the Super Bowl? Use that cash toward saving xixax. Still a ways from our goal.

How much are we missing Mac? I already donated. If I donate more we would have to change the name to KalXax.



yeah, how much are we talking that's left to raise? i chipped in but i have no idea if what i contributed makes a difference. i'm ridiculously broke at the moment but i won't be in a couple of weeks and i can help a little more at that time if there's still a need. if you don't want to put up numbers, maybe an infographic showing what we have, what's left to be comfortable, and what's left to hit the minimum would be helpful.

edit: grabbed the quote from the wrong post. yay drunk posting
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on February 17, 2011, 12:07:04 AM
We should have a drunkpostathon to raise money for the site sometime. I don't know how it would work, but we should all set aside a night where we all just get drunk together and post and post in a bunch of threads and have a bunch of conversations about every movie, band and topic ever like we're at a bar or something. We should all just drunk post together sometime.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pas on February 17, 2011, 02:46:16 AM
If that's not the best idea ever, I don't know what is (electricity, maybe)

haven't donated yet this year because i'm a douche but i will, i always coms here from iphone or work these past weeks so paypal is no-no. Lame excuse i know. Ill donate.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 02, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
You guys were totally fooled, weren't you?

Everything should be back to normal, save a logo issue which is pending while someone who knows more about this shit than I do figures out how to switch it back.

Everyone whose names and profile pictures were changed can revert them back themselves.  April Fools!   :rofl:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on April 02, 2011, 12:19:53 PM
Everyone whose names and profile pictures were changed can revert them back themselves.  April Fools!   :rofl:

haha, you guys actually did that to people? Hillllariouss
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 02, 2011, 01:00:05 PM
Logo is fixed; if you're still seeing the Stefen logo like I was, clear your cache.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 02, 2011, 02:56:20 PM
That was a pretty good April Fools day joke.  :bravo:

I don't think it will ever be topped.

But I'm biased.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 02, 2011, 03:32:00 PM
Next year we'll just do the exact same thing but with Pas.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on April 02, 2011, 03:49:35 PM
He has pics where he's wearing a goofy mustache that we can use, too. I've seen them.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on April 02, 2011, 05:26:24 PM
Perhaps we need to create a new site for Stefen that runs all year. It may be more successful and popular than this one.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reinhold on April 02, 2011, 06:09:56 PM
Perhaps we need to create a new Stefen for Stefen that runs all year. It may be more Stefen and Stefen than this Stefen.


+1
 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on May 01, 2011, 11:10:09 PM
Just saw the scroll lamenting the state of this place.  I really don't think it's so bad.  I still stop by almost every day.  I just don't have much to say, and don't see nearly as many movies as I used to (no art houses close by, and who wants to pay to sit with a bunch of strangers).  I did however vacation in Alabama a few weeks ago, and I saw a couple good movies at the dollar theatre there that were still relatively new.  The place was PACKED on a Saturday night, which was pretty great.

Seems to be a TV renaissance of sorts, too (and has been for the past several years).  Greatly loking forward to Breaking Bad this summer, and Mad Men in 2012.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 10, 2011, 06:13:08 PM
I don't know how many people use this feature, but please at least try it out:

http://xixax.com/index.php?action=unread

Bookmark it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: matt35mm on May 10, 2011, 09:32:07 PM
I assumed that everybody used that. I don't even know how I would use this or any forum without it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on May 10, 2011, 09:40:30 PM
Ditto.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on May 10, 2011, 11:20:17 PM
I don't know how many people use this feature, but please at least try it out:

http://xixax.com/index.php?action=unread

Bookmark it.

i too have felt that some people don't use it.

i've heard said "oh i only check the pta forum".. well that's just dumb!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pwaybloe on June 13, 2011, 09:18:26 PM
It looks like someone has hacked into our RSS feed:

http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml (http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml)

We are now "What Is Ciprofloxacin Hcl 500mg — Buy -158% price off"



Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sebastian Haff on June 13, 2011, 11:57:14 PM
It looks like someone has hacked into our RSS feed:

http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml (http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml)

We are now "What Is Ciprofloxacin Hcl 500mg — Buy -158% price off"

Are you still seeing this in the newsfeed? I can't seem to find it.

I messaged Mac about the search. My guess is that it's crapping out in need of more memory allocated to the script, and I don't think Dreamhost lets you edit your php memory allocation settings. Once again the site is met with the limitations of dreamhost.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on June 14, 2011, 12:18:34 AM
^nerd alert. (http://www.shoevomit.com/images/smilies/emoticon_nerd.gif)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pwaybloe on June 15, 2011, 03:52:46 PM
It looks like someone has hacked into our RSS feed:

http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml (http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml)

We are now "What Is Ciprofloxacin Hcl 500mg — Buy -158% price off"

Are you still seeing this in the newsfeed? I can't seem to find it.

I messaged Mac about the search. My guess is that it's crapping out in need of more memory allocated to the script, and I don't think Dreamhost lets you edit your php memory allocation settings. Once again the site is met with the limitations of dreamhost.

Yes. I am using Google as my RSS reader.  I re-subscribed today and got the same issue.  I don't believe it to be a memory issue. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on June 16, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
It looks like someone has hacked into our RSS feed:

http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml (http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml)

We are now "What Is Ciprofloxacin Hcl 500mg — Buy -158% price off"

Are you still seeing this in the newsfeed? I can't seem to find it.

I messaged Mac about the search. My guess is that it's crapping out in need of more memory allocated to the script, and I don't think Dreamhost lets you edit your php memory allocation settings. Once again the site is met with the limitations of dreamhost.

Yes. I am using Google as my RSS reader.  I re-subscribed today and got the same issue.  I don't believe it to be a memory issue.  

I fucked up the address and was sent to Google and saw this:

Quote
Xixax
This site may be compromised.
Aug 9, 2003 ... Private online store buy with -104% price off for cialis internet. Cialis Internet, amoxicillin dogs, kamagra oral jelly buy.

What's with the compromised portion?  Well it was a link:
http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=190597&hl=en&?sa=X&ei=qaL6TaeVIsvUiAL4mpWXBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CBgQpwgwAA
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on September 06, 2011, 10:35:24 PM
So, what happened?

We were hacked! Apparently, some bots were able to worm their way into our site from a previous hack years ago.

Things are hopefully cleaned up now. Sorry for the inconvenience. We now return you to your regularly scheduled xixax.


On the bright side, the Search seems to be working.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: matt35mm on September 06, 2011, 10:53:42 PM
...HHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYY????

(That's the end bit to the "WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..." I started 12 hours ago.)

And now I know why.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on September 06, 2011, 11:16:33 PM
We should have just told everyone we took the site offline for a few hours to fix the search and we would look like heroes right now.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pozer on September 07, 2011, 12:09:26 AM
is it F-ing up again? my shite's suspecting the site is unsafe.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on September 07, 2011, 09:02:34 AM
Glad it's back up. I actually had to do work yesterday.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on September 07, 2011, 10:58:02 PM
Take 2

So, the phising hack was rooted deeper than thought and we were targeted again. Hopefully, it is all cleared out now.

Apologies. But we are on our computer expert's free time to help us out with these matters.

We hope you will and thank you for sticking with us.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on September 08, 2011, 01:52:11 AM
Which one of you poor bastards was responsible for this?  :yabbse-angry: I bet it was the playlist.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 09, 2011, 02:14:01 PM
If anyone wasn't aware, in case Xixax goes down for longer than a day, our official backup location / meeting place is imdb's Magnolia message board:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175880/board/threads/

I'm not kidding... we've used it in the past.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on September 09, 2011, 02:31:41 PM
Or Like us on Facebook. I posted an update there about the site being down.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on September 09, 2011, 07:25:28 PM
And there's me aimlessly wandering the cereal aisle until a kindly old lady walked me to customer services. At least I'll know for next time.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: squints on September 09, 2011, 11:38:18 PM
i just FB chat with stefen when the 'xax is down. And, yeah, we talk shit on all of you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on September 10, 2011, 12:13:50 AM
We gossip like fuck.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: diggler on September 10, 2011, 12:41:55 AM
I didn't realize xixax had a facebook page until this second.

I don't even know how to pronounce xixax, and i've been a member since 2004.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on September 10, 2011, 02:08:51 AM
I don't even know how to pronounce xixax, and i've been a member since 2004.

There is no wrong way. Except for however Stefen and squints say it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: squints on September 10, 2011, 04:25:01 AM
i was born in xixax (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTNVuY9gBzw)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 10, 2011, 12:32:43 PM
It's true. When the PTA forum shut down, the now-legendary Michael Wilson (http://maddancer.com/ourstory.html) (peace be upon him) volunteered this domain (and his various skills) for our new gathering place. He was a Nina Hagen fan and hoped to someday use the domain for something. "Why not our new message board?" he said. And then history was made. And there was no turning back. Forever.

But yes, "Xixax" is best pronounced with manic/homicidal fervor a la Nina Hagen.

ALSO


When using the search, please use the advanced search and limit your search to specific forums. Using the search function without doing this can take the site offline. We've been around since 2003, and we don't delete old posts, so our database is enormous.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pwaybloe on September 26, 2011, 08:30:57 AM
It looks like someone has hacked into our RSS feed:

http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml (http://xixax.com/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml)

We are now "What Is Ciprofloxacin Hcl 500mg — Buy -158% price off"

RSS feed is down again.  It was up and running for the last two weeks, but no more. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 13, 2012, 12:51:03 AM
It's that time of year again! In order to stay advertisement free, we need your help to keep the site going.

So celebrate Presidents Day by donating some dead presidents to our cause. No denomination too small. Just click on the headline under the marquee.

As always, we, the admins, thank you for your support.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: O. on February 13, 2012, 01:56:22 PM
I dropped $5 in the bucket. I'm not how much is needed to keep everything up and running or how important Xixax is to me yet after just a few months, but it's there.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 13, 2012, 03:07:20 PM
Any donation is appreciated. Thank you!

Since our site revamping-in-progress has sort of knocked out the standard donation link, I will post it here:

DONATION LINK (http://xixax.com/donations.php)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 14, 2012, 04:00:43 PM
One person can't do it alone. We need help from everyone! No donation too small.

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 15, 2012, 12:49:37 PM
No valentine yesterday? Use that money saved for chocolates and show xixax some love.


http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on February 15, 2012, 08:40:41 PM
I can't donate until tomorrow, but come tomorrow I will donate my ass off.  Right off.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 15, 2012, 08:49:56 PM
Help MacGuffin pay the bills! He's got five kids to feed!

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 15, 2012, 10:16:33 PM
Six if you count my African adopted baby, Maddox.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 16, 2012, 05:35:12 PM
Give till it hurts. You'll thank xixax for it later.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on February 16, 2012, 07:33:22 PM
Donated 30 bucks and a kidney.  You might not want to use that kidney, though; I have not been treating it gently.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 17, 2012, 12:33:24 PM
Miss the marquee? We do too. But light bulbs cost money. Help us keep the lights on.

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 18, 2012, 05:36:31 PM
Remember when members besides Silias used to post their reviews? We wanna hire Neill Crumpston. Help us achieve this goal before it takes five years.

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 20, 2012, 03:04:04 PM
With the Oscars and Xixax Awards coming up, help us afford a new tuxedo to go with our new facelift.

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 22, 2012, 04:43:31 PM
Feel better about yourself by knowing you've helped a starving admin.


(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/11733/11733,1262303054,1/stock-photo-hands-holding-an-empty-bowl-shallow-depth-of-field-focus-on-hands-in-foreground-43619602.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 24, 2012, 07:10:24 PM
Unlike an ex, xixax will never leave you. Unless you treat her right.



http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on February 24, 2012, 07:33:40 PM
We gave you people a shoutbox! That's got to be worth something to you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 24, 2012, 07:46:01 PM
Do you think all that shouting is free? No. Someone pays for that shouting.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 29, 2012, 07:26:39 PM
Thank you to those that have donated so far. We could still use your help though.


http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 02, 2012, 04:55:47 PM
More drunk donating needed.



http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 06, 2012, 08:43:02 AM
Super Tuesday would be even more superer if you donated.

http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on March 23, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
Alright, who didn't donate?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 23, 2012, 08:31:56 PM
How much do you need?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on April 06, 2012, 07:36:50 PM
Sorry it took so long, but i just made my first donation in honor of my 1000th post!

Ive been here for 7 years now and this is still the only place i visit for honest insightful film discussion, you guys have helped shape a passion that i consider to be the most important part of my life and i look forward to the thousands and thousand of hours we will share together staring at that screen. Thank you, all of you. 

BUT...

Fuck all y'all for this major upset known as the 2012 Xixax Awards!

Let my 1000th post go on record as being:
"FUCK"
in honor of Lars Von Trier and the Best Film of 2011!

Long Live "Melancholia"!!!

with love,
-teeth
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2012, 07:59:06 PM
Site over.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on August 18, 2012, 01:41:35 AM
we've just activated the closest thing we could get to a karma feature.

You can now applaud our smite each other, so have fun with it.

Peace to all the haters.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 18, 2012, 02:34:53 AM
The karma system is dead.  Long live the karma system!

This new one is post-specific.  See the little up and down arrows at the top of the post?  If you appreciate a post, you can up-vote it, and you can down-vote if it's talking trash about your mom or something.  We'll be tweaking the settings as we go, so don't be surprised if there are minor changes in how it works over the next few days.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on August 18, 2012, 02:46:10 AM
I think only admins can see them right now.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 18, 2012, 02:50:24 AM
That's a problem.  How about now?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on August 18, 2012, 03:26:49 AM
Still no.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on August 18, 2012, 08:47:23 AM
 :oops:

Ok

NOW

Do try it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Champion Souza on August 18, 2012, 08:48:30 AM
Works for me.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 18, 2012, 09:36:57 AM
HOLY SHIT

IT'S LIKE FACEBOOK IT'S JUST LIKE FACEBOOK GUYS

OMGGGG!!!!!

I like it.

 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 18, 2012, 09:39:10 AM
Fuck this! I can't even vote up my own posts.

Who's gonna do that now? This sucks, guys. It's just like facebook.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 20, 2012, 10:07:33 PM
Hey, remember the old, ugly shoutbox?  Well, stop remembering it, because the new, less ugly shoutbox is here!  Complete with such exciting features as smileys, italics, and underline!  It's just like Facebook?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 22, 2012, 06:03:40 PM
Downvoting has been disabled.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 22, 2012, 07:23:38 PM
We should probably expound on that.

Essentially, when we decided to try out a karma system, the idea was born out of wanting to have a simple "like" system so that people could show appreciation for a post without necessarily having to reply to it. When we first installed this system, we just left it in its default settings to see how it went, and while there didn't seem to be any problems with enabling downvoting, we decided to go through with our original conception and change it to a system of appreciation only.

If you don't like a post, feel free to reply with a witty rejoinder, as always.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on August 22, 2012, 07:27:47 PM
Downvoting has been disabled.



Good!.... I was getting a little tired of seeing "- 1" in every one of my posts for no reason (some of you guys are assholes). Now it's all positivity, I like that...


BTW You guys still taking donations?.. Where do I donate?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 22, 2012, 08:27:13 PM
http://xixax.com/donations.php

Our love and approval currently costs $20.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on August 22, 2012, 09:16:16 PM
Good!.... I was getting a little tired of seeing "- 1" in every one of my posts for no reason (some of you guys are assholes).

So, all 80 of your votes were positive ones?


Now it's all positivity, I like that...

Yes. Especially now that signatures comparing members of the board to Nazis have been rid of.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on August 22, 2012, 09:37:52 PM
I think that, more accurately, he was comparing us to jews.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 23, 2012, 12:24:08 PM
I missed that. Tell me more about it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on August 23, 2012, 01:34:22 PM
Is LVT a member here?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Neil on August 23, 2012, 03:43:19 PM
20 dollars. comin' in hot.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on August 23, 2012, 06:26:18 PM
I missed that. Tell me more about it.

funny you should ask since you were part of the reason he went nuts..

some days ago you were kind enough to humorously point out (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12281.msg317512#msg317512) that Tyler had ended the spoiler tag prematurely in one of his posts (since then it has been moved to the spoiler section).. you were right, and Tyler promptly edited his post in accordance with what you said.

all seemed fine but then i think his meds ran out and he pretty much had a mental breakdown in the shoutbox, he ranted that everyone was out to get him, culminating in the infamous line "this is the last time y'all treat me like a child!" after which he stormed out like a sullen teen.. unfortunately as the shoutbox was upgraded this unnerving outburst only exists in archive.

following this resolute display of ignominy (famous around these parts for occurring right before members flame out to oblivion), tyler changed his signature to this:

Quote
"Hitler had the right idea, he was just an under-achiever... KILL THEM ALL ADOLF!!!! Please rain 40 days and 40 nights and wash these turds off my fucking life... Wash this human waste of flesh and bones off this planet.. Please God, KILLALL THESE FUCKING PEOPLE!!!"

^ What runs through my mind as I browse this site... But, "You will be the first to leave".

the kid strikes me as seriously bipolar, as he has since mellowed out and seemingly denounced his transgressions to the point of pretending he wasn't the one downvoting everything in sight. despite all this, i'm willing to give the kid a third chance. mainly because i'm a sucker for redemption stories and this awesome synchronicity (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10940.msg317699#msg317699).
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on August 23, 2012, 08:29:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDrgwZsGC9A


I actually feel bad for you guys for not knowing Bill Hicks Famous rant.... Seriously, guys... I am dissapointed of you.


As far as my little rant in the shoutbox, I admit I was drunk and mad that night, and I'm not one for apologies... But I honestly apologize for that. Looking back on it now, it was fucking hilarious haha.

"Good Night..."
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Brando on August 23, 2012, 09:04:17 PM
"The internet's not written in pencil, it's written in ink" - Rooney Mara
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 23, 2012, 09:07:06 PM
Rooney Mara, the great philosopher of our times.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on August 23, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
Seriously, guys... I am dissapointed of you.

I think we'll get ofer it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on August 23, 2012, 10:29:35 PM

I think we'll get ofer it.

*Facepalm* 

You guys are cool... keep it up.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: RegularKarate on August 24, 2012, 02:35:52 PM
I actually feel bad for you guys for not knowing Bill Hicks Famous rant.... Seriously, guys... I am dissapointed of you.

Just because you were quoting (the over-quoted by angry people) Bill Hicks doesn't change the fact that you wrote underneath it "^ What runs through my mind as I browse this site...".

still, you apologized and have chilled out. Good.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pozer on August 25, 2012, 02:14:22 PM
Seriously, guys... I am dissapointed of you.

I think we'll get ofer it.

that was of course a slap of p's face.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on August 25, 2012, 02:16:37 PM
So I have no respect... zero...

(http://d3ny4pswk2x1ig.cloudfront.net/f05a96383412797d9f87742a62e84105b3f442976b41b9e2e936b661.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 25, 2012, 05:54:35 PM
'Like' if you thought Kal's post was funny.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 25, 2012, 05:57:48 PM
"Like" one of RK's posts if he did that gag first with his avatar.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 25, 2012, 06:03:34 PM
"Like" if you think Anna Karina is hottier then Marion Cotillard.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 25, 2012, 06:23:04 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/0013s7hp.gif)

Shit just got real.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 25, 2012, 06:56:43 PM
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ninja_cat.gif)

I'll fight you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on August 25, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
I was Team Karina before we had respect on this board.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: KJ on August 25, 2012, 07:36:27 PM
Let us not turn against each other. That's exactly what he wants!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on August 26, 2012, 12:22:43 AM
I wish I could downvote now, RK did the same Dangerfield joke with his av almost as soon as we got the karma working and he literally got no regard for it, no esteem either. That made his joke even funnier.

It only took one week for the like system to turn to reddit's least likeable aspects, karma whoring and reposts!

Oh well, when in Rome..

This is me trying to run against the current of the hive mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9IGJB_Udqc
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on August 26, 2012, 03:03:18 PM
Great minds... RK...

Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Brando on August 26, 2012, 04:21:24 PM
Anna Karina vs Marion Cotillard is very difficult but I have to go with polkablues' Marion Cotillard gif over KJ's gif. Marion Cotillard playfully biting her lip is a hard beat.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on August 26, 2012, 05:31:56 PM
I totally agree, that Marion Cotillard Gif is an automatic boner... 

But I kinda wish Polka went Full-Creeper and put a gif of her getting raped in "Les Jolies Choses"........ Oh shit, did I say that out loud?  :shock:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Champion Souza on August 26, 2012, 06:25:01 PM
Please don't marquee that
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on August 26, 2012, 06:45:59 PM
that Marion Cotillard Gif is an automatic boner... 

But I kinda wish Polka went Full-Creeper and put a gif of her getting raped in "Les Jolies Choses"........ Oh shit, did I say that out loud?  :shock:

I wish I could downvote now
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on September 06, 2012, 09:45:56 PM
recent member ExtinctPanda is now.. extinct.

(http://xixax.com/jb/extinctpanda-smudge.jpg)

this user was actually a secondary account started by InTylerWeTrust.

i want to bring his to your collective attention to serve as a reminder that secondary accounts are not allowed. they were tolerated in the past, and we got some good novelty accounts out of it, as some of you may remember i personally used Newtron while on hiatus for a few months in 2003. but as usual, the reason we can't have nice things is because a few bad trolls used secondary accounts for malicious purposes and for many years now we have not allowed it.

Tyler's latest incarnation was not even his first attempt at running a secondary account. the first attempt was nipped in the bud before he got a chance to use it. as such, he was given a warning and explained what i have said to you all now. ExtinctPanda slipped through the cracks and you may have wondered why such a recent newb with nary a post to his name would have suddenly amassed nearly +10 respect. well he obviously did not give a fuck and blatantly broke the simple rule again without any excuse of ignorance.

Tyler cannot be trusted. we get a few of these freaks coming through our doors every so often and it saddens me each time. it's one thing to be a lying hypocritical motherfucker in real life and another to carry that personality online.. that's not the kind of environment we want to create in this forum. here our value IS only as good as our word, and the best parts of the board have always been the result of members expressing their honest opinion and showing some kind of true identity.

it's why we all know and loved when Matt pointed out what makes Stefen stefen (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12293.msg317880#msg317880), it's why you can say madonna and know that MacGuffin will instantly appear to lambast her, it's why we can always depend on polka to make delicious gifs. it's also why i personally am ready with the ban hammer to act on tyler, i've had enough of his attempts to ruin the board and his general lack of respect for the community.. not just this instance but his flame outs, paranoid delusions about other members, and the fact HE was the reason we took away downvoting (mac was NOT kidding when he joked that tyler's 80 votes up to that point were all negative).

but over the years i have also tried to curb my temper and not act on (arguably correct) instincts. so i am letting you all know the reasons why this guy is on the brink of disappearing. if he is legitimately medically bipolar then he needs to take his medication.. otherwise, that's that.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on September 07, 2012, 04:20:50 PM
I love our community, and i like Tyler.

this is like, your fourth strike Tyler, and you're still here, so be good so you can stay, because i think you could be great here.


but i mainly want to say how much i love our community, and how i appreciate all the hard work you admins do to keep this a community and so much more than a message board. Thank you.

i got five bucks if you need it, or i'd be happier to donate more later when we really need it.. jus lemme know.


and maybe the tattoo thread is just fresh in my mind, or maybe im on great weed, but i think i need a xixax tat!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on September 07, 2012, 05:03:23 PM
I like Tyler.




You do?  Well, I don't. 

Maybe he's acting this way because he's bipolar and forgot to take his meds or maybe he just drank one too many bears. Whatever his excuse is, I just DON'T LIKE HIM... and don't trust him either.

Sometimes I wonder how he got here and what he's after, seems too easy that he just "came across us". He has been given multiple chances and he keeps fucking up. He's thoughtless in his remarks, he's a troublemaker and frankly, he's a goddamn moron. I think he's the way he is because his past failures bother him and his life is a complete struggle. (not to mention he's kind of an attention whore).

Yes, he has a +20 but that doesn't mean anything and to be honest, with the reputation he's building for himself,  I'd be surprised if he ever gets another +1 again.

He's a pathological liar, he's delusional , he's extremely dangerous and he will be our undoing if we continue to have him here. But I kinda feel sorry for him,  I feel is my duty as a xixaxer to give him YET another chance.  I mean, if WE are not helping him... then it is WE who have failed HIM. 

But then again, perhaps he's past help.................  or insane.  (Sadly, I think it's the latter).... Hopefully after this, he will learn how to behave... Hopefully.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on September 07, 2012, 06:48:49 PM
We met him at a very strange time in his life.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on September 07, 2012, 08:00:46 PM
xixax is his personal Project Mayhem. When it blows everyone's respect level goes back to 0.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on September 07, 2012, 08:32:13 PM
We met him at a very strange time in his life.


xixax is his personal Project Mayhem. When it blows everyone's respect level goes back to 0.



+1 to both of ya...  Haha...  Fuck it....  If you can't beat 'em,  Join 'em.


I am Jack's belated realization that I need to calm the fuck down and stop being such an unlikable douche...



I swear I'll try Ringo... I'll try real hard to be the shepherd.   
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Stefen on September 08, 2012, 06:58:47 AM
Down voting could have been one of the greatest things to ever happen to this site if they were all made public instead of anonymous. Imagine the beefs it could have created. Allegiances being formed, cliques, rebels and nomads, etc. Not only that but the danger of being ostracised from the community would either make everyone bring their A game or worst case scenario lead to some pretty entertaining flame outs. Pretty much everyone wins. A public reputation system is basically an internet forums own method of natural selection. I doubt there is anyone here who doesn't believe in natural selection. Does anyone know of anyone here who doesn't believe in natural selection?

Bring back down voting but get rid of the anonymity (for up votes too) so we all have to man up when we do it instead of two-facing the way catty females do.

THEN LET THE GAMES BEGIN!


"Good post. I am in agreement with you."
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zujrf0qc1r5c792o2_r1_250.gif)




"That never happened."
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zujrf0qc1r5c792o1_250.gif)




"I fully acknowledge and accept your fist bumps, and to the both of you, I offer my own so
you are made fully aware that if and when shit goes down, I have your back, and you mine."

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zujrf0qc1r5c792o3_r1_250.gif)




"YOU ARE THE WORST. And because I have a few in me, a bit of clout around here and
nothing to do for the next 32 hours, I'm down voting your entire post history. SHOTS FIRED."

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80d16tnHS1qzzpi4o2_250.gif)

Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Neil on September 09, 2012, 01:24:32 AM
YEAH! Stefen's right. The fraternizing of this board needs to be public!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Bethie on September 09, 2012, 01:31:42 AM
what the hell was that
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: squints on September 09, 2012, 10:54:00 PM
brilliant.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on September 12, 2012, 04:22:15 AM
latest in the Tyler saga:

Crazy ole Ty went on a mad voting spree recently but this time instead of trying to ruin the board with negativity he went through my entire post history and upvoted about 30-40 random posts. This has given me +115 at time of printing.

As thankful as I am for his epic trolling gesture, I will be resetting the number to what it was prior to his latest and most interesting (albeit highly transparent) desperate cry for attention. to reward his efforts he has been given his own little member group consisting of just himself (you'll notice it under his username) with the very special privilege of not being able to vote anymore. At all.

We hope this will be the equivalent of castration for his particular form of depravity.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on September 12, 2012, 05:07:48 AM
Thanks for that Pubrick. I wanna up-vote your comment so bad, ARGH *Shakes fist*.

I actually like it better than before. You gave me my own little group, SO BOSS. You guys are so awesome!

Keep it up.


P.S: It wasn't just Pubrick I up-voted. I up-voted EVERYBODY. You welcome. Have a nice day guys!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 12, 2012, 11:11:04 AM
If you're trying to do passive aggressive right, I'd recommend not simply saying "have a nice day" repeatedly. It's obvious and ineffectual.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on September 12, 2012, 12:33:23 PM
...I will be resetting the number to what it was prior....

 :yabbse-sad:

damn, you already passed 82, it coulda been a great showdown between you and polka.... :yabbse-tongue:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pozer on September 12, 2012, 12:48:24 PM
just up'd you, Friendando, i want our respect to mirror each others from here on out.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 12, 2012, 03:02:58 PM
Tyler has been banned. When he first appeared, we honestly thought that his enthusiasm might eventually outweigh the early signs of trollery. But that turned out not to be the case.

Creating a second account is technically a bannable offense (though we try not to be that harsh). Doing it again after being personally warned is certainly a bannable offense. Exploiting board functionality is yet another bannable offense, in this case the Respect system, after taking it faaaar too seriously and creating drama about it whenever possible.

While those are the main reasons, his ceaseless antagonism was obviously another consideration. Admittedly we admins got baited into arguments with him to a somewhat embarrassing extent.

Anyway, enough said. Time for us to get on with things. Thanks to everyone for having patience with all of that.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on September 12, 2012, 03:17:05 PM
r.i.p. Marla.





i mean Tyler...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on September 12, 2012, 03:37:02 PM
No, no, no Teeth.  He's not deserving of any sort of last rights.

Thank you for relieving us from that blight on this site.

Now I can continue reading the Master thread without having my head hurt at every turn of his inane ramblings and profound "findings" thefts from YouTube and IMDb.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on September 12, 2012, 03:45:53 PM
No, no, no Teeth.  He's not deserving of any sort of last rights.

Thank you for relieving us from that blight on this site.

Now I can continue reading the entire site without having my head hurt at every turn of his inane ramblings and profound "findings" thefts from YouTube and IMDb.

At least he's in a better place now. Probably commenting "first" on every new Memebase post.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on September 12, 2012, 05:14:51 PM
r.i.p. Marla.





i mean Tyler...

Actually, his name was Robert Paulson.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on September 20, 2012, 09:58:13 AM
^ That part made me crack up when I heard it on TV on the other night..


I liked Tyler and I still do, but I think the banning was good for everyone involved. I guess some newbs have a complex about 'making their mark' when they start out here and appearing like they fit in, but he was a bit overzealous in going for quantity over quality of his posts. We can usually forgive that of people who are just learning the ropes, but his defensive attitude is what fucked him in the end, always does. What every new member should know is that P is gonna call you on your shit and however you handle that will dictate your success in this place in the future. I feel bad for Pubrick always taking the brunt of the newb flamings, but I guess he's just the most mentally equipped to deal with it and lay down the law for them. I just went back and had to delete some utterly useless posts of mine. I know that I've been really annoying in the past, I was a much harder drinker and drugger back then, too. But I try not to step on anyone's toes or get at their throats and look where I am now. Still an ass, but an ass who gets to use THIS SITE.

So, yeah. I'm still in touch with Tyler and he's not really resentful about it. There's plenty other sites to pontificate about PTA, but everyone knows this is the best and I'm sure he'll be a little saddened when he see's 'The Master' tomorrow and doesn't get to come here and rant and rave about it, but he'll be all the wiser for it.






Anyways, I just had to clear the air about that because you all knew me and Ty were BFF's, but the real reason I came here was to inform the admins that there are two irreversible threads,

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=532.0 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=532.0)

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2015.0 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2015.0)


One can be found in the search and the other can't, so just to make it a little more convenient for me, could you guys joins those two together? I'm gearing up my stomach to watch it again and I'm gonna fucking devour those threads.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on September 21, 2012, 02:57:29 AM
Changing subjects, with good reason:

Maybe make the Shoutbox available on the Recent Unread Topics page?  I visit that page more than the main page, and I can imagine there are a lot of other people who do as well.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on September 21, 2012, 03:50:21 AM
Remember when the shoutbox was at the top of every SINGLE page? That was annoying as fuck, Polka. Good times
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on September 21, 2012, 04:03:32 AM
Remember when the shoutbox was at the top of every SINGLE page? That was annoying as fuck, Polka. Good times

I can remember something else that was annoying as fuck and on every single page, they were shit times, wish you'd shut up about it so I might have a chance to forget it ever existed.

Anyway I've merged the two irreversible threads.

And ono I'll look into it but I think we might be stuck with it as is.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 21, 2012, 11:04:08 AM
Changing subjects, with good reason:

Maybe make the Shoutbox available on the Recent Unread Topics page?  I visit that page more than the main page, and I can imagine there are a lot of other people who do as well.

I just checked the shoutbox mod's settings, and it looks like it might be possible. We'd have to figure out if it's something most people want, though.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on September 21, 2012, 01:06:01 PM
Thy will be done.

If anyone has issues with it/doesn't want it there, speak up now, or forever deal with it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 21, 2012, 01:12:42 PM
 :yabbse-thumbup:

I also use the "New Unread Posts" feature a lot, so I like this very much.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on September 21, 2012, 02:04:18 PM
Thank you very much.  :yabbse-thumbup:  And if someone happens not to like it there, they can just click that little "-" button at top right, and it'll be "minimized."
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on September 21, 2012, 02:12:34 PM
Any way it could be minimized by default instead and people who want to read it can click to maximize? Only reason is that there's been some times when (potentially) spoiler stuff for certain films/shows has found its way into the shoutbox which sucks for those of us who have made the point of trying to avoid the relevant threads.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on September 21, 2012, 03:18:56 PM
Any way it could be minimized by default instead and people who want to read it can click to maximize? Only reason is that there's been some times when (potentially) spoiler stuff for certain films/shows has found its way into the shoutbox which sucks for those of us who have made the point of trying to avoid the relevant threads.

Sleepless, I've been working on that exact issue for a while, with no success yet. I'm going to keep looking for an answer to that one, though.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Sleepless on September 21, 2012, 03:26:54 PM
We Johnny-come-latelys appreciate it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on September 21, 2012, 10:45:48 PM
The next thing xixax has to do is create a function to log or save links, videos, or posts and such. Similar to what 'favoriting' does on twitter. There's such a wealth of information on 'The Master' here, it sucks to have to go back and dig it all up.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 21, 2012, 11:09:46 PM
There's already a bookmarking function. Is that what you mean?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on September 21, 2012, 11:10:59 PM
oooh tell me more. I'm sure this place has tons of bells and whistles I don't know about. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 21, 2012, 11:26:58 PM
Apparently you can only bookmark topics, so it's limited. But you should buttons for this near the top of the page on any topic.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Neil on September 24, 2012, 07:43:23 PM
Similar to reelists approach, could we maybe compile a lot o the press for 'the master,' in one thread, just to have it there? Would this be too much work?

Should I start doing this?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on September 24, 2012, 08:01:32 PM
Gesundheit.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Neil on September 24, 2012, 09:07:16 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 01, 2012, 11:09:00 PM
Due to popular demand not to have to look at it all the time, the Shoutbox has been moved to the bottom of the page, just below Recent Posts.  The contents of the Shoutbox will remain frivolous.


EDIT: And now the Google Search bar has been moved to the top as well.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on October 02, 2012, 12:40:38 AM
I don't see it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 02, 2012, 01:40:58 AM
For some reason, moving it to the bottom of the main page made it disappear from the Unread Posts page.  I have no idea why this is, but I'm trying to figure it out.  In the meantime, shouting is only happening on the main index page.

Now would be a good time to point out that I'm figuring all this stuff out as I go.


EDIT: Holy shit, I think I got it.  It comes out a little weirdly-formatted on the Unread Posts page, but it's there.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on October 02, 2012, 02:44:51 AM
Nice job.

Now, aesthetically speaking, I think it would look better if on the main page, the Google search bar was above the news ticker.  The shoutbox looks fine on the main page.  On the Recent Unread Topics page, I think it would look just a smidge better if all that SMF jibberjabber was moved to the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 02, 2012, 03:03:17 AM
On the Recent Unread Topics page, I think it would look just a smidge better if all that SMF jibberjabber was moved to the bottom of the page.

You're right.  I've fixed that.  The formatting of the shoutbox is still weird on that page, but that's just always going to be the case, I think; it wasn't designed to be put in that spot, so it doesn't fit in seamlessly there.

As for the search bar, I tried it above the News ticker at first and it looked weird, so I moved it below the news ticker and it still looked weird, so I winnowed it down to just the bar and logo and it looked less weird, so I left it.  Long story long, now it's back above the news ticker.  Somewhat less weird-looking.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on October 03, 2012, 11:07:20 PM
Why can't you guys get rid of the useless search bar, you think that's funny?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 03, 2012, 11:09:26 PM
The Google search bar at the top?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 03, 2012, 11:22:55 PM
Why can't you guys get rid of the useless search bar, you think that's funny?

Are you talking about the fully functional Google search bar, or the search bar that appears under the marquee when you have the header expanded?  I'm assuming that one, because otherwise what you said would make no sense.  The story of that one is that I don't feel like poring through blocks of code that I don't understand just to find the line I have to delete to remove it when you can just not try to use it and use the Google bar that works instead.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 03, 2012, 11:37:21 PM
Also, I recommend just hiding the header. It's kind of unnecessary.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on October 04, 2012, 06:13:46 AM
Are you talking about the fully functional Google search bar, or the search bar that appears under the marquee when you have the header expanded?  I'm assuming that one, because otherwise what you said would make no sense.  The story of that one is that I don't feel like poring through blocks of code that I don't understand just to find the line I have to delete to remove it when you can just not try to use it and use the Google bar that works instead.

Oh, but that one does work! I complained about it without trying it first. Just wondering.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 05, 2012, 02:34:36 AM
Well, I'll be damned.  Even so, we recommend that people use the Google search bar normally, and save the other one for last resort situations.  Because unlike some other boards, we don't delete old messages after however long, so our index is huge and the regular site search puts a big load on the webhost's servers and makes them unhappy with us.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on October 05, 2012, 12:23:22 PM
Who deals with the web hosting server? Feels like we've had the same shit forever and prices have gone down, storage and performance up. We should be able to get something a lot better now if we continue to pay the same.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on October 05, 2012, 12:30:35 PM
If anyone knows of a great web host, ideally if you have first-hand experience with them, let Mac know. Dreamhost is better than it used to be, but I think we would all be happy to migrate if there's something definitively better out there.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: tpfkabi on October 16, 2012, 12:00:59 AM
Has anyone not been getting Notifications in the last few weeks or so?
I purposefully was avoiding some threads - The Master/Breaking Bad as to not spoil anything until I see them - but it appears I'm not getting any. Nothing is going to my Spam folder either. The e-mail is correct in my Profile, too.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on January 27, 2013, 05:43:44 AM
Someone Respect Me!

IMA

PULLA

HATTRICK!!!





 Trip' Seven Twos! 8)



EDIT: Siiiick..
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pubrick on January 27, 2013, 06:18:41 AM
there you go, now quick take a screen cap to show your 72 grandchildren 72 times when you're 72.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on January 27, 2013, 11:37:22 AM
I gave teef a point completely unaware of what he was going for so I took it back.


and we missed P getting +237!


no one respect polka, he's almost at 300.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on January 27, 2013, 12:08:54 PM
no one respect polka, he's almost at 300.

COLLUSION!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on January 27, 2013, 05:27:19 PM
I would take away some of the points I've given out just to smite you, but I have the feeling you could do something back with your power that would make me a very sad panda...



anyways, when someone reaches 82 points, something cool should happen. Something monumental, EPIC even...




Their respect count should turn green.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on January 27, 2013, 05:37:30 PM
 :multi:   ONE MORE TIME!!!   :multi:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on January 27, 2013, 06:01:36 PM
Gotta keep that self-respect high enough to keep you from clocking in at the Armory.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on January 27, 2013, 06:12:37 PM
alright, that was fun, im done, thanks pub and polk
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 04, 2013, 02:58:29 PM
Guess what time of year it is?

It's "Show Xixax Your Love Time!"

Yes, our rent is due to keep the site up and operational. So, please, contribute whatever you can. No donation too small... or too large.

Thank you.


http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 07, 2013, 02:49:24 PM
Updates about Inherent Vice come at an Inherent Price. Help us keep xixax alive through PTA's next project.



http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on February 07, 2013, 05:00:20 PM
Just donated.  This site is the only thing keeping 72teeth from winding up dead and naked in a gutter somewhere.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on February 07, 2013, 05:33:52 PM
Please give, guys... Please!!

My life is in your hands guys...


my life

is in

Your

Hands.

guys


but ill give next paycheck, i swear!!
i literally only have enough some southern comfort and an 8ball right now...


jus' kiddin'! but not kidding about donatin' next week, i really will!!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on February 07, 2013, 07:49:01 PM
Maybe if I gave Bethie some more old albums she'll donate again for me.


How much would this be worth?

(http://www.elistmania.com/images/articles/176/Original/Herbie_Mann_Push_Push.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on February 07, 2013, 08:46:05 PM
i once paid 80dollars for a herbiemann pushpush

harsh times.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 11, 2013, 07:51:22 AM
Xixax serves you your daily grande shot of piping hot movie blend. Please take care of your cinema barista.


(http://ephemerist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/tip-jar-empty.jpg?w=273&h=380)



http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: MacGuffin on February 14, 2013, 08:57:00 AM
Do you have lots of love to give, but no where to put it?

Does reading movie news and reviews first thing when you get up give you a heart on?

Then show xixax some punch-drunk love on Valentine's Day by donating.  :inlove:



http://xixax.com/donations.php
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on March 01, 2013, 11:01:45 AM
Is xixax slow for anyone else today? It has the least traffic of any site I go to and yet everytime I click on something it takes 2 minutes to load. Just me?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on March 01, 2013, 11:55:36 AM
not just you...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 01, 2013, 12:20:11 PM
Me too.

Dreamhost is terrible. We've been planning to switch hosts since we're near the end of our term with them.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on March 01, 2013, 02:37:48 PM
samesies
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 12:22:10 PM
It looks like we are probably transferring our domain and hosting soon. If there's a glitch during the process and the site goes down (unlikely), rest assured that we will be back up.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 05:29:19 PM
I'm doing the domain and hosting transfer tonight.

Assuming things work as they should, the site will not fully go down.

However, there will be a period of time when no new posts will be saved. I'll post a warning when that begins.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 07:11:22 PM
Starting now, new posts will not be saved.

I'll update when the transfer is complete.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 07:29:37 PM
Currently downloading the site from the FTP. The download speed is varying wildly, because Dreamhost is terrible.

Once that's done, I will complete the transfer and upload the site to our new host. When that upload is complete, I'll switch over the nameservers.

Then, and only then, will new posts be saved. This could take some time.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on March 02, 2013, 07:36:10 PM
thanks for all your hard work JB  :bravo:

may the props i give you be saved
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 07:37:54 PM
Thanks. Maybe the universe will make an exception. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 02, 2013, 08:40:49 PM
New posts will now be saved, but we're not quite done.

The long version:

We're hung on the last step, waiting for approval from the previous registrar. It's a formality, but it looks like they're doing it manually. It could be 1 day, or it could be 7 days.

I will make a backup right before I finalize the transfer (saving everything posted until that moment), and that's when I'll announce the ACTUAL period of lost posts, which should only last a couple hours at the most. I will make frequent backups until then, just in case something goes haywire.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 72teeth on March 02, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
u da man JB
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 05, 2013, 12:59:44 PM
I'm planning to switch the servers tonight.

Like before, I'll post a "lost posts" warning before I download the site. It will be 8 PM central or later.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 05, 2013, 09:13:50 PM
Starting now, new posts will not be saved!

Hopefully this won't take too long.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 05, 2013, 10:09:10 PM
This could take a while.

It's working, but the upload is very slow.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 06, 2013, 01:02:01 AM
Well kids, looks like it's delayed again. We have a few things to figure out. But posts WILL be saved now.

Commence posting!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 10, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
I'm fairly sure I've figured everything out. I now have a cloned version of Xixax running on a different domain, as a test, and it appears to be working.

I will start the process for real within a couple hours. I will put the forum in Maintenance Mode, so you won't be able to post. All posts until then will be saved, so feel free to keep posting until the forum gets locked down.

If things go according to plan, it should be finished tonight.

However, in some cases a nameserver switch can take up to 48 hours. But sometimes it's instant. So it could be the luck of the draw.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 10, 2013, 05:58:41 PM
All my fingers are crossed with all my other fingers.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on March 11, 2013, 12:03:43 AM
The internet was boring me to tears these past few hours without xixax. Glad we're back, thanks JB. So what's different?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 11, 2013, 12:13:00 AM
test
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 11, 2013, 12:13:09 AM
test

(Okay, not really a test. I just needed the first post on the next page.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 11, 2013, 02:58:08 AM
What's different

- We used to be hosted by Dreamhost, and registered with Directnic. I switched us over entirely to Go Daddy.
- In short: it's better and cheaper.
- We now have unlimited bandwidth.
- Improved security.
- The search function works.
- We have more storage space than we'll ever need.
- The site definitely seems faster to me. (Anyone else?)


A call to action

- Please post here if you find any problems.
- Use the search (http://xixax.com/index.php?action=search) function! I'd like to see how it holds up.
- Donate (http://xixax.com/donations.php) if you'd like.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 11, 2013, 04:04:12 AM
Search seems to be working great. When I have a moment, I'll kill the ugly Google bar at the top of the page.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 11, 2013, 10:35:43 PM
One lingering issue, which should never happen again after the 48 hour propagation period...

I got kicked back to the old version of the site for about 3 hours, ending just now. Pubrick too. And Cloudy I think, and probably some others. I see that it didn't happen to everyone.

Some ISPs take longer than others to fully flush out their old domain records. Apparently some (or most?) ISPs have multiple sets of domain records and swap back and forth among them, and you have to wait for all to be updated. This would explain why I've been reverted twice now for a period of 3-4 hours, last night and then again tonight.

This might happen again before Tuesday night. If it ever happens after that, let me know. (Something would be very wrong and very weird if it did.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on March 13, 2013, 01:53:06 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Lottery on March 13, 2013, 02:12:28 AM
Recently made the realisation that the site wasn't actually down for as long as I thought, I simply forgot that I was logged out in the process.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 28, 2013, 08:36:07 PM
Here's why the site went down today, according to tech support. This also explains the occasional slowness, which should now be completely fixed. (Let me know if it's not!)

Some other website on our shared server was overloading the entire server with traffic. Go Daddy will now be forcing them to use a dedicated server, because a website with that much traffic has no business being hosted on a shared server.

When a server gets overloaded like that, it goes into "network protection mode," which filters traffic or shuts things down so the server doesn't get destroyed.

They went out of their way to tell me we didn't do anything wrong and couldn't have prevented it. And apparently our bandwidth usage is completely fine. (We have unlimited bandwidth, but I wanted to ask anyway.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on March 31, 2013, 08:24:17 PM
The next thing xixax has to do is create a function to log or save links, videos, or posts and such. Similar to what 'favoriting' does on twitter. There's such a wealth of information on 'The Master' here, it sucks to have to go back and dig it all up.
Apparently you can only bookmark topics, so it's limited. But you should find buttons for this near the top of the page on any topic.

when you mark something as 'unread' isn't it supposed to show up in your 'unread topics'? It's not doing that for me, thought I had it down. I wanna make use of this great feature so xixax is less boring.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on April 06, 2013, 03:31:10 PM
I miss is the xixax logo on the tab.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/xixaxlogo_zpsc3bf2816.png)

JB, can you add that or is there a reason you didnt?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 06, 2013, 04:04:27 PM
Oh weird, I didn't notice that.

I'll take a look soon. It should be an easy fix.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2013, 03:14:04 PM
Fixed.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on April 08, 2013, 02:22:24 AM
okay, just dodge my question
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Fernando on April 09, 2013, 04:50:42 PM
Fixed.

still doesnt show, neither at work or home  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 09, 2013, 05:14:30 PM
It wasn't showing up for me the other day when he said it was fixed, but it is now. Give it a little more time and see if it appears.

okay, just dodge my question

I just tried to replicate your problem and was unable to. When I click "Mark Unread" under a topic, it shows up in my New Unread Posts just like it should.

But then, you can only mark threads as unread, not individual posts, so functionally you may as well just use the bookmark feature if you're looking to save a thread for later.


Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on April 09, 2013, 05:22:10 PM
must've just been a glitch in my 1981 mac.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 09, 2013, 05:25:46 PM
Fixed.

still doesnt show, neither at work or home  :yabbse-undecided:

It wasn't showing up for me the other day when he said it was fixed, but it is now. Give it a little more time and see if it appears.

It's working for me on all browsers. It wasn't immediately, though. You might have to clear your cache for xixax.com and/or wait.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on May 13, 2013, 04:58:57 PM
xixax is acting all slow on me again today. It's all your fault, JB.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 13, 2013, 05:14:37 PM
GoDaddy is having problems today system-wide, apparently.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 09, 2013, 10:28:46 PM
I have been looking into the header issue. I have yet to find anything that's broken, any malicious code, or anything like that. Getting some support on the SMF forums.

Are the banner images stuck for everyone? Please tell me if they are working for you.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on July 09, 2013, 10:36:00 PM
Working fine for me.  Newest version of Firefox.

EDIT: Check that, it's not ENTIRELY working.  If I do a soft refresh or go to a different page, the same banners stay there.  If I do a hard refresh (SHIFT+RELOAD) then it'll load new banners.

EDIT 2: The behavior seems really erratic.  Best advice I can give I think is to edit the script to tell the browser to always pull a new version of the image from the server.  I think some browsers are cacheing the image and being lazy instead of pulling a fresh version, and that's why on some page loads you get a previously-seen image.


--

Had some ideas about the Karma, too.  It's be nice if on the page where it lists your last posts you could see what rating it had without having to click on it.  And another feature where you could click and see all your posts that have gotten any sort of rating.  Thought it'd be nice 'cause otherwise there's no way to see where the rating came from.  Maybe you could just somehow sort your posts by rating.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pedro on July 09, 2013, 11:12:01 PM
Using Chrome.  Banner has been Nicolas Cage and "Posting, It Works Both Ways" for about a week now.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on July 10, 2013, 12:27:21 AM
EDIT 2: The behavior seems really erratic.  Best advice I can give I think is to edit the script to tell the browser to always pull a new version of the image from the server.  I think some browsers are cacheing the image and being lazy instead of pulling a fresh version, and that's why on some page loads you get a previously-seen image.

The problem is, that's exactly what the scripts are written to do, and what they have always done until recently. What we can't figure out is why it's now exhibiting this caching behavior after years and years of working fine.

Had some ideas about the Karma, too.  It's be nice if on the page where it lists your last posts you could see what rating it had without having to click on it.  And another feature where you could click and see all your posts that have gotten any sort of rating.  Thought it'd be nice 'cause otherwise there's no way to see where the rating came from.  Maybe you could just somehow sort your posts by rating.

Those would all be useful features. Unfortunately, the karma feature is a mod that we installed, and unless the developer decides to add that stuff on his own and update, it is what it is.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on July 10, 2013, 12:42:08 AM
Using Chrome.  Banner has been Nicolas Cage and "Posting, It Works Both Ways" for about a week now.
Does holding SHIFT and pressing RELOAD fix it for you?  (Not that that would fix the problem, but maybe help narrow it down.)


It could be some change in your webhost's server that has told webpages to use cached images more.  Just a shot in the dark.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on July 10, 2013, 01:29:31 AM
Doing a hard reload makes it change for me, too. I think you're on the right track; since nothing's changed on the site itself, it's got to be on the server side. I think JB's looking into it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 10, 2013, 08:48:23 AM
I do have a secret theory about why this might have started now, and it's nothing bad. We'll see if that turns out to be true.

Anyway, apparently someone on the SMF help forum is going to edit the script for us.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on July 10, 2013, 10:15:27 AM
i dont know if this of any help but it doesnt do this for me, ever. :/
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 30, 2013, 06:23:09 PM
Test...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CfBLaREGYo&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL4NL9i-Fu15jfDETSxUC-V8lojhlu2XXg
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 30, 2013, 06:24:29 PM
I installed a new Youtube mod, and it appears to be working fine.

You literally just post the URL of a Youtube video, and it will automatically embed. And yes, https urls work.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on August 31, 2013, 01:00:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on October 12, 2013, 12:49:18 PM
Fuuuuuuuuccckkkk I just wrote this long ass PM with like 10 quotes to pubrick about how he needs to be nicer to me. Then I pressed enter and it signed me out and erased everything! I don't think there's any way I can retrieve it. I just wanted to let you guys know that it made me really really mad and I might get drunk because of it.


EDIT: I just rewrote it and realized that there were a few sentences I could've worded better anyway. He's gonna admin me for this one.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: jenkins on October 12, 2013, 01:29:44 PM
i think that's an adorable post. you can be so adorable

glad to hear about your rewrite. better now, hell yeah. i can relate to the problem (from when i've explained things): now i xixax multitab when typing away, to keep my login fresh. c+p is another solution

pubrick has been chill lately. i think you miss him, andbut i think you want him to come back with "daddy hugs" yes, let us both have wishes for this. stand by the door with me, i have this connect four let's please play it while we wait for daddy, and when he comes home let's hug him and sing to him and tell him all our funny stories, about the neighbor and about our friends, and we'll make the chill so frozen we can all live in scifi paradise

^is that a plan? idk 'bout that. but i'm into these new age jokes i've been making. overall, new age jokes > religious jokes, imo
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Axolotl on February 19, 2014, 01:39:36 PM
Shouldn't PMs you send be saved in your outbox by default? Because it would suck when people reply and you don't remember what it's about because you forgot to check that box.
Is that an uncustomizable thing on Simple Machines' end or do you guys have some control over it?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 19, 2014, 03:00:09 PM
Shouldn't PMs you send be saved in your outbox by default? Because it would suck when people reply and you don't remember what it's about because you forgot to check that box.
Is that an uncustomizable thing on Simple Machines' end or do you guys have some control over it?

It looks like each user can change that in their account settings, specifically here:

http://xixax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=pmprefs

Or navigate to Profile > Personal Messaging

Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Axolotl on February 19, 2014, 03:17:20 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on April 01, 2014, 06:59:52 PM
Lazy bastards, April Fools @XIXAX is one of the best days of the year. You guys came up with nothing this year?

 :yabbse-thumbdown: :yabbse-huh:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Lottery on April 01, 2014, 07:14:47 PM
There was a moment where I assumed it was 03's cancer but I guess not.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on April 01, 2014, 08:57:11 PM
uh yeah, im not THAT fucked up.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 06, 2014, 01:48:36 AM
If you will accept this instead, here's one of the best April Fool's jokes I saw this year:

http://gawker.com/npr-pulled-a-brilliant-april-fools-prank-on-people-who-1557745710
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 03, 2014, 11:42:22 AM
Say hello to your new shoutbox moderator, Reelist. Yes, shoutbox moderator. It's a unique and esteemed rank (which I might have created 5 minutes ago).

Reelist can now:

- Edit shoutbox messages
- Delete shoutbox messages
- Clear the shoutbox
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on May 03, 2014, 05:20:28 PM
THANK GOD
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 27, 2015, 08:24:09 PM
Axolotl is now our second shoutbox moderator.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 07, 2015, 03:25:57 PM
how long has the title been changed?
i liked XIXAX in caps much better.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2015, 04:52:07 PM
Changed it today. We want new visitors to have some immediate idea of what we are. Probably helps with SEO too.

Our esoteric days are over.  :violin:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 07, 2015, 05:51:08 PM
well cant XIXAX still be in caps? ive always thought it prestigious.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 07, 2015, 06:00:13 PM
I agree. So I changed it for now. And that catches us up to the current situation.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 07, 2015, 06:36:01 PM
thats what im talkin about. XIXAX WEARS THEM BIG DICK JEANS SON.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2015, 07:22:20 PM
But when your co-worker sees it in your browser tabs, it looks like XXX Film Forum.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 07, 2015, 07:23:07 PM
oh you have got to be kidding me.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2015, 07:27:59 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 07, 2015, 08:25:28 PM
thank god
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2015, 08:54:32 PM
Polka has updated our logo! Reload (and possibly clear your cache) to see it.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on March 07, 2015, 11:50:14 PM
Oh.  We're a film forum.

Y'know, I'm just glad that after over 12 long years, we've finally established what this place is about.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 08, 2015, 12:12:47 AM
We're trying to not confuse strangers as much anymore.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 08, 2015, 01:19:22 AM
It's about branding. Synergy. Monetizing our assets. Ono, I didn't want you to find out like this, but we're going to be using your avatar for ad space.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: ono on March 08, 2015, 01:54:26 AM
Oh, anything to help out the site.  By all means!
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 24, 2015, 11:04:04 PM
On this fateful evening, wilder has been fitted with standard-issue jackboots and joins our imperious ranks as Xixax's very first global moderator. Shield your necks, Xixaxers.

Welcome, wilder! :salute:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Axolotl on March 25, 2015, 12:43:16 AM
Finally! I almost pm'd JB to suggest this once. He's (previously along with Macguffin who's ascended to a higher dimension now) been single-handedly keeping the movie portion of this site alive since I've been here.

Now go fix the Grapevine it's driving me insane.  :whip:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on March 25, 2015, 06:03:11 AM
This has been a long time coming. Not only does wilder consistently reignite my passion for cinema with his movie news, but if you track his posts back to 2008 you'll see how tirelessly he's been doing it. His posts are like a treasure trove of info on the movies you love or know absolutely nothing about. Sometimes I feel like he should be getting paid.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 26, 2015, 03:34:12 PM
what the heck just happened? did anybody else see that?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 26, 2015, 04:37:10 PM
Can you be more specific? I haven't been around most of the day.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on March 26, 2015, 04:39:15 PM
haha my bad.
i refreshed the site and it took me to some weird yahoo maintenance page with a bunch of numbers. then i looked on my tablet and the page was just text all jumbled. checked my desktop again and it was gone.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 26, 2015, 04:40:50 PM
Gotcha. Some weird DNS error or something, maybe.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: pete on April 25, 2015, 02:53:19 PM
I'm continually impressed by Xixax's foresight to title the originally TV thread "the small screen" - since most of us watch the series on all kinds of non-TV small screens. this forum is truly ahead of 2003.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on April 25, 2015, 06:14:58 PM
I'm continually impressed by Xixax's foresight to title the originally TV thread "the small screen" - since most of us watch the series on all kinds of non-TV small screens. this forum is truly ahead of 2003.

Nostradamxax
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2016, 12:59:42 PM
Greetings, fellow Xixaxers! The time has come once again to ask for donations. We've put a PayPal (https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donate_SM.gif) button at the bottom of the page.

Renewal time is approaching in March. I'll go through the details.

(http://xixax.com/files/renewal2016/renewaldates.png)


Here's a rundown of our recent cost history:

• $78.75 – GoDaddy 3-Year Hosting & Domain (used some major coupons) – March 2013
• We then received a donation of $40.00 – April 2013
• Stopped asking for donations
• $105.00 – Registered for DMCA compliance (http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/) (so we won't get sued) – March 2015
• $107.04 – GoDaddy 1-Year Hosting & Domain (no discounts for renewal) – March 2016

Total goal:
$250.79




More details for transparency:


March 2013
(http://xixax.com/files/renewal2016/godaddymarch2013.png)


March 2016
(http://xixax.com/files/renewal2016/godaddyrenewal.png)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on January 13, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Small contribution done.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2016, 08:48:59 PM
Thanks! Anything is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: N on February 07, 2016, 11:39:59 PM
Some birthday money.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 08, 2016, 12:01:25 AM
Thanks much! :yabbse-grin:

One more donation and I'll change my avatar.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on February 08, 2016, 01:12:00 AM
If you're taking suggestions, I would like to nominate this gif of Eli Manning watching his brother win the Super Bowl.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/giphy_zps363sexyp.gif)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Pedro on February 08, 2016, 11:30:16 PM
Here, a few bucks!

I love this place. 
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 19, 2016, 03:44:00 PM
Let's get a few more contributions! We'll end the donation begging in less than two weeks. It would be lovely to wrap it up with a bang! (To mix metaphors. Unless you're mishandling fireworks.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Tictacbk on February 22, 2016, 02:59:43 PM
Fine, but only slightly more than I donated to Bernie, because I've known Xixax longer.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 22, 2016, 03:01:50 PM
 :yabbse-grin: :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Reelist on February 22, 2016, 04:07:32 PM
Yeah, forget Bernie Sanders! Throw a little cash to the refuge you come to talk about 'Bernie' or 'Burn After Reading,  Bernardo Bertolucci, even Gael Garcia Bernal...
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: 03 on February 23, 2016, 04:58:46 PM
new marquee: Feel the Burt (Reynolds)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 01, 2016, 05:35:08 PM
Congratulations, Xixax. You raised $184 to keep the site running!

We are genuinely humbled by the turnout. This is a pretty fantastic result, and in less than two months!

So we're good for now! I renewed our web hosting today. If you haven't, please consider donating sometime this year. Even small amounts are meaningful. (Technically a bit short of the goal, and renewal will come around again.) Donation begging stops today, though.

Thanks again, everyone.  :love:
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: polkablues on March 01, 2016, 05:48:36 PM
And we definitely used the money to renew the web hosting, not to organize an admin-only poker tournament, that's crazy talk and you should put it out your minds immediately.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/giphy_zpsnhtfxt1h.gif)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 12, 2016, 05:37:48 PM
HTTPS links now work in the shoutbox.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on May 30, 2016, 01:49:54 AM
Don't want to complain given that I do little to contribute (I do donate $$ when needed every time), but I've noticed the overall site organization has been a little sloppy and it's hard to find stuff.

For instance, there are very few films in the "This Year in Film" category, and many films that have come out this year are not there even though some have threads elsewhere.

On the other hand, Fantastic Beasts does show up there instead of being in "The Grapevine".

That's just an example but I have noticed other small things here and there. Too many categories but hard to really navigate.

We need to do a little housekeeping. Maybe some fresh, hungry admin/interns can help?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2016, 03:11:51 AM
Alright. I moved Fantastic Beasts to Grapevine. I moved High Rise, Slack Bay, and The Ones Below to This Year. I don't see any other obvious ones at first glance.

I've been insanely busy this month with real life stuff, which should be cooling down soon. But if you (or anyone) ever notice specific things that we've missed that you want changed/fixed/updated, feel free to PM me.

As far as having too many categories, we've already pruned a bunch semi-recently, so that might not be in the cards soon. At a certain point, combining forums makes existing threads harder to find. Other things could be changed, though. Would moving The Director's Chair below Non-Film Discussion make for easier navigation?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Kal on May 30, 2016, 10:55:20 AM
Thanks bud. That's why I said you obviously need some help. Are Mac and mod off duty for good?

If I was getting picky I would merge News and Theory and In Front of the Camera as both are essentially the same idea (maybe call it News and Rumors) that's not a specific movie that is being made.

I would put 2015 into The Vault already and just have every film that's not from this year in the same place. That way you have Older Films, Current Films, Upcoming Films, done.

The joke of Ratner is not even funny anymore because he doesn't seem to even be a Director anymore, so maybe we can update The Directors Chair - I don't even know of Lynch and Kubrick generate enough conversation these days to keep them as separate threads, but obviously both of them deserve it so won't mess with that :)

Club 82 and Xix & Xax should also be the same. Can't really tell the difference.

My $0.02 but I do think less is more.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Point taken... If anyone is interested in being a moderator, definitely let us know and we'll consider it. Tasks/powers would include moving threads, making helpful edits when you see fit (like spoilers or broken urls), and possibly editing the news.

Club 82 is the esoteric forum. More info here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13054.0). Basically it's the forum exclusive to regulars. There are quite a few threads there that we'd rather keep somewhat private (like the dream thread).

Absorbing "In Front of the Camera" into "News and Theory" is a good idea, I think. Any other opinions on that?

I don't like combining 2015 and The Vault, though. When we're doing awards and making year-end lists, it's valuable to have last year's movies still there for a while. I suppose you could make an argument for absorbing last year into the vault around summer, but that would feel weird. (Also, shuffling/changing those forums at the end of the year is actually relatively painless.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: wilder on May 30, 2016, 07:37:33 PM
I moved some more threads around, lots of stuff in The Grapevine lingering from 2015 or earlier that never got a wider release than the festival circuit, and probably never will.

One thing that gets confusing is that movies will premiere at a major festival but be held off for a general release for almost a year, or have a non-US theatrical run earlier than a domestic (US) release - i.e. Slack Bay is out in France but the US release is TBD. Which dates are we going by?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 30, 2016, 08:18:27 PM
We should go by US theatrical (i.e. not festival) or VOD release.

But I think there should be an exception if enough of us are seeing it, like what happened with The Lobster.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 08, 2016, 01:24:03 PM
I installed a Soundcloud embed mod. You can now put Soundcloud tracks or playlists right into posts. Use the buttons when you post... (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/bbc/soundcloud.gif) and (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/bbc/cloudset.gif) ... or use these tags:

Code: [Select]
[soundcloud][/soundcloud]

[cloudset][/cloudset]

(I think when this mod was written, playlists were called "sets.")


Example of a single Soundcloud track






Example of a Soundcloud playlist


Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 15, 2016, 03:06:51 PM
We're back up! Hooray! The website was down since this morning. Thanks for your patience.

On the plus side: Godaddy tech support is actually great if you manage to find a phone number. And I learned a thing or two, so that's good.

FYI, if the site is ever down for an extended period of time, go to the imdb forum for Magnolia, and I'll post an update there (which we've done in the past). Or email me at xixaxfilmforum@gmail.com, and you'll get a response.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 04, 2016, 01:12:44 PM
EDIT: Had to revert this avatar change because of a margin resizing issue. Will hopefully get it worked out. Avatar max is currently 250 width & 275 height.

We increased the allowable avatar width from 250 to 275.

Also increased the width of attachment thumbnails.

We may go even bigger in the future. People seem to have wider/larger monitors these days. But let us know if this causes any problems.
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 27, 2016, 03:18:08 PM
We've changed the colors of "staff" ranks, because the default colors are not great. It may be further adjusted, but I think this is an improvement! Now you won't see an ocean of red in the shoutbox.


Admin
Moderator
Shoutbox Moderator
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 23, 2017, 10:51:06 PM
FYI, hosting renews March 2nd. We should do some kind of fund drive in a year, but let's skip it for now. Donate if you're moved to, but don't feel bad if you're not. (It kinda feels like there are more urgent causes at the moment.)
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: wilberfan on December 05, 2017, 04:38:00 PM
I noticed that SMF 2.0.15 was released a couple of weeks ago.  I'm sure you're aware of it, but just thought I'd bring it up.   ( noticed we were on 2.0.11.)  You going to wait for stable 2.1 before upgrading to that?
Title: Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 05, 2017, 04:57:37 PM
Thanks for the reminder. I updated to 13, but the installer warns of an error updating to 14, so I can't go further without doing it manually, which I may try.

I will be testing out 2.1 beta at some point. But obviously somewhere other than the live forum.