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Non-Film Discussion => Xix & Xax => Topic started by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2004, 04:52:21 PM

Title: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2004, 04:52:21 PM
Questions? Comments? Better? Same? Worse?

The administration would like to hear your feedback.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Reed Rothchild on February 09, 2004, 04:55:10 PM
I really liked the banners with the random movie shots ;)
Title: The New Format
Post by: The Silver Bullet on February 09, 2004, 04:55:56 PM
No "Feature Presentations"?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2004, 04:57:46 PM
Quote from: Reed Rothchild
I really liked the banners with the random movie shots ;)

Don't worry... the stuff at the top is unfinished.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 09, 2004, 04:59:35 PM
An official announcement is forthcoming.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 09, 2004, 05:03:23 PM
i love you all !
Title: The New Format
Post by: modage on February 09, 2004, 05:12:51 PM
it's crazy.  change is so weird.  i like the new logo and like that the avatar sizes dont change the size of your window width (like on teh temp version a few months ago), but itll take getting used to.  its harder to see which topics are new, because of hte dots, and not a different color, (which is more readable.)  and the banners w/ill be cool when they come.  uhhh, thats all.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Weak2ndAct on February 09, 2004, 05:14:35 PM
I see 'Donations' has been added to the top.  I hope this isn't a precursor to a closing-up-of-shop (as has been with other places I've visited in the past).  There's nothing I would like more than to throw the site some bling, but sadly, there's not enough bling to go around these days.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 09, 2004, 05:27:50 PM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
I see 'Donations' has been added to the top.  I hope this isn't a precursor to a closing-up-of-shop (as has been with other places I've visited in the past).  There's nothing I would like more than to throw the site some bling, but sadly, there's not enough bling to go around these days.


With a donation would I receive special treatment?


Site looks really good. you guys did a great job with it. Very easy on the eyes and refreshing, dont clutter the top too much and make sure that it stays in theme.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 09, 2004, 05:33:15 PM
props to all the admins.  really i am convinced that these are happy times at xixax. best internet forum.
 as a suggestion, i'd like the color of the buttons changed, you know,  the ones that used to be a red folder.  just make it a little darker .
Title: The New Format
Post by: prophet on February 09, 2004, 05:36:38 PM
will get use to it, good job nice colors.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Gloria on February 09, 2004, 05:39:13 PM
I like it. It's nice and tidy, but not too different from the format before. Nice job.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 09, 2004, 05:54:48 PM
Here's the complete story.

Last week, I announced to the admins that my passion for Xixax was failing. Not because of anyone here, mind you. It's just that my interests (as they so often do) are beginning to really refocus and I'm not into the film scene as much as I once was.

When you compound that with the fact that I'm generally unable to dedicate enough time to the site in areas that need attention, I decided that rather than do a half-ass job of running a movie forum, I'd turn the lights out.

I offered the site to each of the administrators. If any of them wanted to assume the financial responsibilities of the site, they could have it. When I was asked "how much does it cost to run Xixax?" I did a little math and figured that my company donates the "retail equivalent" of about $200 per month on bandwidth alone. When you add the hosting trades that we do with the sites we advertise on, the figure comes to more like $400 per month.

Granted, that's not our COST - it's what we'd charge someone off the street for everything associated with the site (including several gigs in the download areas, and yes, we had a hidden archive of the C&C boards online in here before, too).

I then figured our hard costs of running the site. Which was still more than any one admin could shell out.

We put our heads together, and decided that we could run the site much more affordably if we got rid of some of the bandwidth and storage hogging forums like Feature Presentation. And, with that, we were able to pare down Mad Dancer's cost on running the site to something more along the lines of about $25 per month. That's not our profit, mind you. That's what it costs us to run.

The admins decided that they could all shell out a few bucks each month to keep the lights turned on at Xixax after I step out of the picture. But, I really didn't want them to have to do it all themselves so I begged them to allow me (as my last act as head honcho) to open up a donations area where everyone could share the burden of the site breaking even.

So, that's where it stands. The goal is $25 per month. Not unreachable by any means. And, it'll all be collected via paypal.

If Xixax doesn't meet the $25 per month goal will I still shut it down? Probably not. But if there are no substantial donations from the site over a couple of months, then I might let a couple of the admins know that things are slow so they can cattle-prod you all for some assistance.

As I've told the other admins, this isn't about money. It's really about my passions moving elsewhere. I don't want to let the site just sit here and cost my company money each month, but if it can just pay for itself at the very least, then its future will be secure. Plus, I'm considering everything on the hosting end at cost - no markups.

So that's the story. After the transition is complete, the admins here will have collective say on everything. There will no longer be anyone able to veto or push through suggestions. I'm relinquishing ALL control of the site to the admins currently in power.

Long story short, I'm not going away mad, I'm just going away.  :wink:

Plus, since goatse.cx has been taken off line, this place just isn't any fun anymore.  :twisted:

I will work on the donations page this week. In the meantime, if anyone wants to donate a few bucks now to kick things off in this new era, you can paypal cash (US Dollars) to paypal@maddancer.com.

$25 pays for a month!
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 05:55:13 PM
Pretty!  Me like!
Title: The New Format
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2004, 05:56:58 PM
We're still working on some things behind the scenes and an official statement will be made in the coming days.

Quote from: themodernage02
its harder to see which topics are new, because of hte dots, and not a different color, (which is more readable.)


Quote from: chuckhimselfo
as a suggestion, i'd like the color of the buttons changed, you know,  the ones that used to be a red folder.  just make it a little darker .


Hmmm....the diamond is dark when new posts are in the thread (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/folder_new.gif) as opposed to the light blue when there are none (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/folder.gif). Are they not dark enough to notice?



And how many of you actually suffered something missing in your lives when the site was down for a few hours like I did?
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 05:58:19 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
And how many of you actually suffered something missing in your lives when the site was down for a few hours like I did?

I would have, but luckily for me I had a meeting to go to, and the good ol' 'xax returned by the time I did.

And as for the dots, I too kinda wish they were brighter.  If they lit up something like orange for new posts, they'd be fine.  Blue and orange are complementary colors.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 09, 2004, 06:01:09 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin


Hmmm....the diamond is dark when new posts are in the thread (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/folder_new.gif) as opposed to the light blue when there are none (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/folder.gif). Are they not dark enough to notice?



And how many of you actually suffered something missing in your lives when the site was down for a few hours like I did?



Yeah, just a little, darker, is that possible?  i think that would be  just perfect.

and yeah, WORST TIME I'VE HAD IN MONTHS.... having no xixax.  i was surfing "websites".
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 09, 2004, 06:05:12 PM
I think you should darken the dark diamond and lighten the light one a bit to give it more contrast.



XIXAX, you did good, and I completley relate on the losing interest in film thing.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 06:13:22 PM
About the loss of the Feature Presentations forum, why not leave the forum open but require people to host their films to have them shown?  I think it's important that we keep that avenue open, even if we can't host those films.

I wish there was something I could do to help as far as hosting goes, but I'm sure we'll be able to meet the $25/month goal if everyone chips in a quarter, or a half-dollar, or so.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Fernando on February 09, 2004, 06:13:52 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin

And how many of you actually suffered something missing in your lives when the site was down for a few hours like I did?


I ran out of the office in mad panic.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 09, 2004, 06:15:59 PM
If you want to cut down on bandwidth how about an limit to the avatar size you will host, and less movie scene banners... I dont know if that will help much, but every bit counts
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 06:21:01 PM
Yes, that would be nice.  There is a way to prevent images of a certain size and dimensions from being uploaded, and I'm almost sure there's a way to prevent uploading of animated gifs.  I think that would be a bit easier on the eyes and on the bandwidth.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 09, 2004, 06:23:26 PM
Let's get rid of Idle Chatter.
No,  i kid.
I'm willing to cooperate on anything. I'd like to know if i should abstain of posting huuge articles from now on.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 06:26:13 PM
Quote from: chuckhimselfo
I'm willing to cooperate on anything. I'd like to know if i should abstain of posting huuge articles from now on.

Text is the least of concerns where bandwidth is an issue.  Bandwidth consumed by text is too small to have any real effect.  Linking to huge articles is sometimes an option, but there are times when pasting is more appropriate, especially when one couldn't normally access the article, or it's rather brief.  At least, in my opinion.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Kal on February 09, 2004, 06:35:24 PM
Xixax I understand what you're saying. Hopefully you will still visit us periodically.

I like the new look and I'm willing to help out in any way possible to help run this place and make it grow. I will donate money if I can and Im also available personally and with all my resources to anything needed in here. Just let me know.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cine on February 09, 2004, 06:36:46 PM
Pretty soon, Xixax's tagline will be: "Less is more."
Title: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on February 09, 2004, 06:39:29 PM
i dig the new look. i miss the movie banners, but if they're getting nixed because of bandwith issues, i understand. i'm quite broke, and therefore have no input.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 09, 2004, 06:41:58 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
About the loss of the Feature Presentations forum, why not leave the forum open but require people to host their films to have them shown?  I think it's important that we keep that avenue open, even if we can't host those films.


 :yabbse-thumbup:

GREAT idea!

Admins?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Finn on February 09, 2004, 06:48:43 PM
I think it's a little more plain than the older one. But it's a nice look.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2004, 06:50:44 PM
Quote from: Xixax
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
About the loss of the Feature Presentations forum, why not leave the forum open but require people to host their films to have them shown?  I think it's important that we keep that avenue open, even if we can't host those films.


 :yabbse-thumbup:

GREAT idea!

Admins?

I definitely vote yes.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Myxo on February 09, 2004, 06:52:42 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Questions? Comments? Better? Same? Worse?

The administration would like to hear your feedback.


MUCH MUCH MUCH better..

My god..
Title: The New Format
Post by: pete on February 09, 2004, 06:53:36 PM
but that would make longer features like jo and the technically uncolored and his likes much harder to be shown, no?
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 09, 2004, 07:15:57 PM
Quote from: pete
but that would make longer features like jo and the technically uncolored and his likes much harder to be shown, no?

True that.  But here's the thing.  My computer is pretty simple, but I've set up a web server on it.  Thing is, I'm convinced anyone can learn to set up a basic web server, too, allowing them to make files available from their own computers (and this gets rid of the problem of not being able to find a host).  There are minor security concerns to be aware of, and it will make your Internet connection slower when people are downloading from you, and it works best with a persistent connection with a static IP address, but hey, it's better than nothing.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 09, 2004, 07:28:32 PM
MDM could also offer special hosting of indie movies in exchange for donations. I'd be glad to do that, too.
Title: The New Format
Post by: You Never Got Me Down Ray on February 09, 2004, 08:39:25 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Reed Rothchild
I really liked the banners with the random movie shots ;)

Don't worry... the stuff at the top is unfinished.


Good, that was my only worry, too.  :lol: Good job guys.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 09, 2004, 08:40:16 PM
Not used to it, due to the new logo, but I am liking it.

Much more than the Windows one, that's for sure.

Huge Kudos to you, Mike.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Ravi on February 09, 2004, 08:49:29 PM
Would it help if we were to have our avatars on other servers instead of uploading them?
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 09, 2004, 08:51:00 PM
I hope you bring back the banners.
Title: The New Format
Post by: picolas on February 09, 2004, 08:54:36 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
I hope you bring back the banners.

i hope you read the thread too, Walrus. i hope you read the thread too.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 09, 2004, 08:56:13 PM
Quote from: picolas;
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
I hope you bring back the banners.

i hope you read the thread too, Walrus. i hope you read the thread too.


Ok, hope was the wrong word.  

The banners were awesome, and I await their return.

There, happy?
Title: The New Format
Post by: blueminded on February 09, 2004, 08:59:46 PM
I love it...the colors, all...great job.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on February 09, 2004, 09:13:45 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
With a donation would I receive special treatment?

absolutely not.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pedro on February 09, 2004, 09:14:17 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: Duck Sauce
With a donation would I receive special treatment?

absolutely not.

what about me?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on February 09, 2004, 09:16:20 PM
that means everyone.

duck sauce's question was for the collective "I". and if it wasn't now it is.
Title: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 09, 2004, 09:32:22 PM
...........man i like the new look and i also  got a new keyboard so that way all of my "nnnnnnnnnnnnnn's"......and "ffffffffffffffffffffffffff's"........and "ooooooooooooooooooooo's'".....don't stick anymore.........so that way some people on here will actually be able to understand me......but....just wanted to drop a line in and say thanks to Mike....and the Adimns ...for the great site and cool people .....

::bob dylans blood an the tracks is a good album...btw::
Title: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on February 09, 2004, 09:42:23 PM
Honestly, I was disappointed to see it was down.  xixax is one of the bright centers of the internet (for me), when it was down that cut my surfing time significantly.  Being a poor college student, I don't know how much I can do.  I do love this board and I think I could find room to donate some money.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Vile5 on February 09, 2004, 10:05:12 PM
i like new colors very much, great job, and THANKS A LOT!  to keep this cool site alive...
Title: The New Format
Post by: freakerdude on February 09, 2004, 11:12:11 PM
I like the new look and change is good in most cases. Bandwidth problems could be addressed by sending out a PM to let everyone know not to duplicate pix in replies, etc. and give some other examples as well. But I am sure the admins will help to reduce the b/w in the forums.

I'm willing to shell out 25 even though I've been laid off for over a year now. But I'd rather not sign up for PayPal and use them as a transaction. How about possibly accepting checks or money orders?

FD
Title: The New Format
Post by: slice on February 09, 2004, 11:19:04 PM
there is no connection between the number of different banners and bandwidth

you could have had several thousand different banners and it would have taken up the same amount of bandwidth, just more space.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2004, 11:21:09 PM
Just like... 10 people downloading 1 file is the same as 1 person downloading 10 files.
Title: The New Format
Post by: freakerdude on February 09, 2004, 11:35:52 PM
Bandwidth is a widely used term in the industry. I doubt that this site has b/w connectivity problems and thought that Mr. XIXAX was talking about bandwidth for available space. Hell, what do I know? I've been in the electronics industry for 17 years now.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2004, 11:39:36 PM
Quote from: freakerdude
But I'd rather not sign up for PayPal and use them as a transaction. How about possibly accepting checks or money orders?

If the MDM account is verified, I think you can use major credit cards. We should look into that.
Title: The New Format
Post by: freakerdude on February 10, 2004, 12:32:04 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
If the MDM account is verified, I think you can use major credit cards. We should look into that.

OK then, I will be the first to step up and commit $25 if you can get the cc charge set up or will take a check/money order. Just let me know.

Now, who's in with me? Maybe a $5, $10, or whatever to help cover a year or more.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on February 10, 2004, 01:25:02 AM
Quote from: freakerdude
Hell, what do I know? I've been in the electronics industry for 17 years now.

don't take it personal, guy. it's only bandwidth.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Redlum on February 10, 2004, 02:12:00 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: freakerdude
But I'd rather not sign up for PayPal and use them as a transaction. How about possibly accepting checks or money orders?

If the MDM account is verified, I think you can use major credit cards. We should look into that.


Sounds good.

I must admit that I got the fear when I saw the temp page, at first. I had flashbacks to cigarettes and coffee. But all is well, and the new design looks really good.
Title: The New Format
Post by: penfold0101 on February 10, 2004, 02:41:03 AM
Love the new design, i find it very calming and most tranquil!
keep up the good work!
Title: The New Format
Post by: Link on February 10, 2004, 08:53:27 AM
I dig the new look.  It's nice and clean and organized.  If the logo was more plain, it'd be like a Kubrick movie?  Right?  No?  Ha!  Right?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 10, 2004, 09:39:03 AM
Thanks for all the encouragement, everyone! It's kinda cool to see that the admins are going to take Xixax to a fresh level in '04.

We will be validating the MDM account soon with Paypal, it just takes a week or two. So that's coming down the line.

In other news, the site design is NOT finished yet. This is just the "shell". I still have a lot of work to do, and it'll look great when I step aside and pass the torch to JB and the gang.

I couldn't leave Xixax without caps, now, could I?  :wink:
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 10, 2004, 10:12:34 AM
i am very happy that the new look is so well-received. it is a lot cooler, isn't it?

and this is just the beginning.  :-D
Title: The New Format
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on February 10, 2004, 01:57:18 PM
Quote from: İbrad
i am very happy that the new look is so well-received. it is a lot cooler, isn't it?

and this is just the beginning.  :-D


The look is ice cold.... but seriously guys, awesome job.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 10, 2004, 03:10:26 PM
loook at the wheel go! almost as exciting as watching this go:
(http://www.xixax.com/images/avatars/12976098393f9de55e8682f.gif)
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 10, 2004, 03:48:28 PM
I must say, the wheel is a VERY nice tough. Perfection is here.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pwaybloe on February 10, 2004, 03:56:23 PM
Yeah, well, perfection ain't free.

Open up the bag, Duck.  You've got the goods.
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 10, 2004, 04:21:32 PM
spinning is good.
Title: The New Format
Post by: 82 on February 10, 2004, 04:23:01 PM
Whoever made the flash spinning reel.. please go back and delete the last frame of that so when it loops back to the begining it doesn't "pause" for a second..

It is showing 2 frames in a row.
Title: The New Format
Post by: RegularKarate on February 10, 2004, 04:43:25 PM
Quote from: 82
Whoever made the flash spinning reel.. please go back and delete the last frame of that so when it loops back to the begining it doesn't "pause" for a second..

It is showing 2 frames in a row.


are you ever not complaining?
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 10, 2004, 04:45:12 PM
i don't see any pause in the rotation.  :?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 10, 2004, 04:55:33 PM
Quote from: 82
It is showing 2 frames in a row.

No, it isn't.

 8)
Title: The New Format
Post by: Slick Shoes on February 10, 2004, 05:10:32 PM
It looks very nice. By the way, in the several hours the site was down, I was actually able to accomplish many things I have been putting off for well over a year now. Some of the things I did:

-finished my script
-called my mother
-fed my dog
-picked up my clothes from the laundry

... Thanks Xixax!!!
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 10, 2004, 05:14:45 PM
It's beautiful

Quote from: Xixax
Quote from: 82
It is showing 2 frames in a row.

No, it isn't.

 8)

There's a slight pause for me, too... but I'm guessing that's not because of a duplicate frame.
Title: The New Format
Post by: MacGuffin on February 10, 2004, 05:20:02 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
I think you should darken the dark diamond and lighten the light one a bit to give it more contrast.


The diamonds are set in their light/dark colors due to the forum template used, so there's no way to go in and adjust the contrasts. Sorry.
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 10, 2004, 05:20:58 PM
it was just a matter of getting usted to the site, wasn't it?

EDIT: goodnight to you all.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 10, 2004, 05:48:32 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
It's beautiful

Quote from: Xixax
Quote from: 82
It is showing 2 frames in a row.

No, it isn't.

 8)

There's a slight pause for me, too... but I'm guessing that's not because of a duplicate frame.




There is a slight pause, your right, not very noticeable, but now that you pointed it out...
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 10, 2004, 05:53:44 PM
The pause isn't in the movie, though. It's in the computer. You'll be able to tell this because the pause doesn't occur in the same spot every time.
Title: The New Format
Post by: MacGuffin on February 10, 2004, 06:38:05 PM
(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/media/reviews/image/fight_spot.jpg)

It's called a changeover. The movie goes on, and nobody in the audience has any idea.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 10, 2004, 06:42:20 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
It's called a changeover. The movie goes on, and nobody in the audience has any idea.

One of the 17,552 reasons I fucking love that movie.  Thank you for reminding me.  Don't mind me.  Carry on.
Title: The New Format
Post by: 82 on February 10, 2004, 07:30:24 PM
1 Yes it is pausing... and it is because of a duplicate frame.  If you don't believe me.. Ill let you predict when it will happen.  Just watch one of the outer holes in the reel.. and follow it arround with your eyes and when it freezes for 1 frame, remember that location.. It will freeze when its in that position forever.

2.  I don't always complain, I just know what the problem is, and I know what the solution is.  Why would I not tell anyone? I wasn't condecending. TEAMWORK PEOPLE.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 10, 2004, 07:42:05 PM
Quote from: 82
1 Yes it is pausing... and it is because of a duplicate frame.

He's right.  I see it, too.  Upper right hand corner.  Just watch that corner than follow it around when it catches.  It hangs up for a second at that spot each time.  Just saying.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 10, 2004, 07:45:11 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
The diamonds are set in their light/dark colors due to the forum template used, so there's no way to go in and adjust the contrasts. Sorry.

Actually, I spent a little time toying with some new colors for the graphics, and they all looked like ass. The blue works, I think.
Title: The New Format
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on February 10, 2004, 08:16:45 PM
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 10, 2004, 09:58:37 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is why I love you.
Title: The New Format
Post by: picolas on February 11, 2004, 12:24:27 AM
Quote from: Xixax
they all looked like ass.

i don't get how this was a problem for you.
Title: The New Format
Post by: molly on February 11, 2004, 12:40:48 PM
i like the way it looks now, not so gray any more.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 12, 2004, 06:03:55 AM
I like the new look. But I don't like posting in it....Am I weird?  :?
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 12, 2004, 05:15:57 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
I like the new look. But I don't like posting in it....Am I weird?  :?


yeap.

and btw, wait until u guys see what xax and his designers are cooking up next. it's gonna be badass!
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 12, 2004, 06:07:45 PM
who are those?

(http://xixax.com/header_caps/index.php)
Title: The New Format
Post by: Sleuth on February 12, 2004, 06:30:59 PM
I think the one on the right is from American Movie
Title: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on February 12, 2004, 06:35:13 PM
Quote from: Slorg
I think the one on the right is from American Movie


and his uncle.
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 12, 2004, 07:07:14 PM
um, helloooooooo- have u seened the new marquee/theater banners?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 12, 2004, 07:21:17 PM
Quote from: İbrad
um, helloooooooo- have u seened the new marquee/theater banners?



yeah

they look REALLY REALLY good, but i dont know if they match well with the rest of the site
Title: The New Format
Post by: İbrad on February 12, 2004, 07:28:51 PM
nah, dude, they totally work, especially in congruent w/ this new crispy cool format. think modern, hip, new wave- that's the look we're going for.

geez, talk about a tough crowd.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 12, 2004, 08:38:03 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
they look REALLY REALLY good, but i dont know if they match well with the rest of the site

We're going to try to make the border blue... I think that will make all the difference.
Title: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 12, 2004, 08:56:23 PM
....i like the banners but....the only thing is that the other banner w/ the   marque looking banner that i am assuming says ...."xixax....for those who like...."...but i cannot tell exactly b/c it is cut in half....maybe i have a cheap  computer....and i  have to deal  with it......like ole blue eyes says..."thats life".....but otherwise everything looks great.....
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 12, 2004, 08:58:00 PM
It's 800x600 width. If you're running at 640x480, then yeah, you'll have to do some left-right scrolling.
Title: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 12, 2004, 09:03:16 PM
Quote from: Xixax
It's 800x600 width. If you're running at 640x480, then yeah, you'll have to do some left-right scrolling.



I'm S.O.L.  b/c there is no slider to move left-right.at the bottom of my broswer....just up/down....
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 12, 2004, 09:23:19 PM
Here's a suggestion: have the names of the films in question on the marquee on the right.  What you do is put XIXAX.COM (MMIV) all on the second line, then you can usually squeeze the title in on the top.  Also, what'cha think about changing "those who make movies" to "filmmakers."  Kinda makes sense, doesn't it?  Unless, of course, you're trying to include people like cinematographers, and editors, and all that jazz.

Oh, and the whole old-timey movie theatre feel at the top is inspired.  Nice job.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 12, 2004, 09:38:33 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Here's a suggestion: have the names of the films in question on the marquee on the right.  What you do is put XIXAX.COM (MMIV) all on the second line, then you can usually squeeze the title in on the top.  Also, what'cha think about changing "those who make movies" to "filmmakers."  Kinda makes sense, doesn't it?  Unless, of course, you're trying to include people like cinematographers, and editors, and all that jazz.

The text is temporary and can be changed or rotated. The caps on the left will be rotated. But they can't be rotated together. It'll work... you'll see.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 12, 2004, 09:44:18 PM
Also (and I forgot to mention this to the other admins), we should start a new naming convention on the caps. The actual filename of the screen cap should be the title of the movie. The end user won't be able to tell the filename because of the rotation code that drives them, but we as admins will know. Maybe someone can start a new thread with direct links or something (likewe did before).

God knows I couldn't name half of the popcorn banner ones because they were never identified.

If you would like to make your own caps and submit them for immediate rotation, you can download the caps template here:

http://xixax.com/files/caps.zip

If you want to place something in the right hand side of the marquee, the template for that can be found here:

http://xixax.com/files/marquee.zip

Check with one of the other admins (not me) on how to deliver your caps so they can upload them.

We had over 500 popcorn banners before. Let's rebuild!
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 12, 2004, 09:47:50 PM
Yes, rebuilding is good, but let's try to keep it to the most seminal, iconic, archetypal shots.  Quality over quantity and stuff.
Title: The New Format
Post by: picolas on February 12, 2004, 09:52:06 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Yes, rebuilding is good, but let's try to keep it to the most seminal, iconic, archetypal shots.  Quality over quantity and stuff.

yeah. really. if it looks like shot, don't post it. and don't be afraid to use posters. those make for the best ones.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on February 12, 2004, 09:57:59 PM
no i liked the extreme variety we had. if we just exclude shit movies we'll be fine. and by shit movies i mean like The Hole witch we had a lot from just for Thora.

i think the new design is brilliant, and kicks the ass of the old one. don't feel that u hav to find fault with everything just because u can.. it's ok to like things sumtimes. especially when they are awesome.

doesn't the overhang just blow ur mind?!!!!!
Title: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 12, 2004, 10:03:48 PM
OFFICIAL BANNER-MAKING THREAD (http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=118674#118674)[/url]
Title: The New Format
Post by: mogwai on February 12, 2004, 10:58:43 PM
Quote from: İbrad
geez, talk about a tough crowd.

it's just duck sauce's spoilt rotten ass talkin' there.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 12, 2004, 11:03:28 PM
Quote from: mİgwai
Quote from: İbrad
geez, talk about a tough crowd.

it's just duck sauce's spoilt rotten ass talkin' there.



beats mogwais low standards and poor hygiene



now, dont ever talk about me again


EDIT: Bitch!
Title: The New Format
Post by: mogwai on February 12, 2004, 11:05:17 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Quote from: mİgwai
Quote from: İbrad
geez, talk about a tough crowd.

it's just duck sauce's spoilt rotten ass talkin' there.



beats mogwais low standards and poor hygiene



now, dont ever talk about me again


EDIT: Bitch!

why



have you


no sense of humor??

edit: rhino!!!

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 12, 2004, 11:07:31 PM
Quote from: mİgwai

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



lol, nice touch
Title: The New Format
Post by: Tommy Both on February 13, 2004, 03:20:23 AM
Quote from: P
that means everyone.

duck sauce's question was for the collective "I". and if it wasn't now it is.


WE - the Royal I...

Good to hear everybody is willing to donate - me too of course...!
I hope XIXAX.COM will always be there.. I even put it on my first short movie credits at the end... I plan on doing that with all of my flicks, just for the credit,  'cause this is a cinephiles panic room...
Title: The New Format
Post by: cron on February 13, 2004, 05:33:20 AM
Xixax is all about da Bling Bling.
Title: The New Format
Post by: SoNowThen on February 13, 2004, 08:49:59 AM
I'm lovin' the new banner set-up, guys. Good work!!
Title: The New Format
Post by: Sigur Rós on February 13, 2004, 10:49:40 AM
I just wanna say: That 50's cinema-front-thingy is niiiice!
Title: The New Format
Post by: godardian on February 13, 2004, 03:55:23 PM
Does the new format have anything to do with why I can't get to my profile/inbox right now?
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2004, 04:08:19 PM
Quote from: godardian
Does the new format have anything to do with why I can't get to my profile/inbox right now?


It shouldn't.

I did make some updates (security patches) to those files yesterday, but I tested them and they seem to work fine for me.

Is anyone else having trouble?
Title: The New Format
Post by: godardian on February 13, 2004, 04:09:53 PM
Quote from: Xixax
Quote from: godardian
Does the new format have anything to do with why I can't get to my profile/inbox right now?


It shouldn't.

I did make some updates (security patches) to those files yesterday, but I tested them and they seem to work fine for me.

Is anyone else having trouble?


I was able to get to my inbox etc. earlier today, but now (within the past 30 min, probably) nothing on that entire line works... my cursor just goes over it without turning into a little pointing hand...
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2004, 04:24:00 PM
Aah. Cure your woes. Reboot.
Title: The New Format
Post by: modage on February 13, 2004, 04:26:38 PM
i think the spinning logo and marquee design are fantastic.  whoever did the xixaxfeature thingy is awesome.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on February 13, 2004, 04:28:56 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
i think the spinning logo and marquee design are fantastic.  whoever did the xixaxfeature thingy is awesome.

That would be the one and only Gary Dorsey, Mad Dancer Media's designer!
Title: The New Format
Post by: SoNowThen on February 13, 2004, 04:31:49 PM
all together now:

Thank you, Gary!
Title: The New Format
Post by: godardian on February 13, 2004, 05:20:40 PM
Quote from: Xixax
Aah. Cure your woes. Reboot.


I did this... same problem. :(
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 13, 2004, 06:00:42 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: Xixax
Aah. Cure your woes. Reboot.

I did this... same problem. :(

What browser?
Title: The New Format
Post by: godardian on February 13, 2004, 07:06:47 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: Xixax
Aah. Cure your woes. Reboot.

I did this... same problem. :(

What browser?


IE.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 13, 2004, 07:39:34 PM
If it's IE6, I wouldn't know what to tell you unless you've made some changes to the browser's configuration.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 26, 2004, 12:32:06 AM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
If it's IE6, I wouldn't know what to tell you unless you've made some changes to the browser's configuration.



http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/



make sure to get the pinstripe theme


<3

Duck S.
Title: The New Format
Post by: ono on February 26, 2004, 12:22:53 PM
Mozilla is so 1999.  But still, this does look kind of interesting.  I just gave up trying to mess with different browsers, so I turned of JavaScript in IE6, and no pop-ups for me ever.
Title: The New Format
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 26, 2004, 01:04:07 PM
Firefox is like 3 weeks old
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 04, 2005, 10:28:52 PM
 :shock:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 04, 2005, 10:33:30 PM
This new look sure is... new...

The avatar scroll bar is kind of awkward.

I can't say I totally don't like what's happened.. I do like the avatar at the top of the page, very personalized.

This'll just take some getting used to.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: cowboykurtis on November 04, 2005, 10:40:01 PM
for some reason the "unread topics" function doesn't seem to be working correctly - anyone else encounter this problem?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on November 04, 2005, 10:47:03 PM
Hi, guys. Long time no speak.

The unread topics thing will fix itself after you've logged in a few times. The new system probably just wasn't able to convert all the pointers from before.

Lots of reasons why we did the change to this system. There are way more features built into this system that you'll like, but the main thing is that the previous software was a security nightmare. This software has a really great security record, so the conversion will ensure a stable, bright future for Xixax.

Hope you guys like. I can see that a lot of folks are going to be re-sizing their avatars to smaller images in the near future, which was probably long long overdue anyway. Nothing like waiting for 50 huge avs to load when you're reading a forum!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: hedwig on November 04, 2005, 11:37:10 PM
what are some of the new features built into this system?

anyway, cool!  :yabbse-thumbup:

PS. NEON's gonna love this spell check shit!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Bethie on November 04, 2005, 11:42:23 PM
well this is annoying
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: polkablues on November 04, 2005, 11:43:25 PM
Hmm.  I'm not seeing any avatars (including my own).  I tried re-uploading mine to see if it would come back up, but nothing.  I feel naked without my avatar.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 05, 2005, 12:05:56 AM
i understand the need for the new system with security and stuff... but is there any way to get it looking more like the last redesign?

layers of gray, boxes for everything... it looks too busy right now. just saying cuz you guys wanted input last time you redesigned.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 05, 2005, 12:12:02 AM
I can only view this in IE now. Maybe it's my comp, ya know, but it worked before with Firefox.
Just sayin'.

And, how big small do the avs have to be now?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 05, 2005, 12:30:33 AM
It's all too fancy and detailed. I like my Xixax easy to nagivate and post on. The increase in options and design kills that. But, I won't be an asshole. Grateful I am to be posting here.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: cine on November 05, 2005, 12:32:38 AM
hey. hey. HEY


I don't recall approving this.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: hedwig on November 05, 2005, 12:33:05 AM
Grateful I am to be posting here.

whatever, Yoda.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 05, 2005, 12:44:18 AM
hey. hey. HEY


I don't recall approving this.
:shock:

Everyone, there's still some bugs to fix like the av thing,. and hopefully we can retrieve the custom ranks at least.

in the meantime use this thread to mess around with the new features. a lot of the quirks in the posting box is similar to what u could do in the old OLD c&c boards. take a look at the stats, some are embarrassing but they are mostly fun.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: picolas on November 05, 2005, 01:27:05 AM
SSSSSHHHHHWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwssssHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHWWwwww
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: RegularKarate on November 05, 2005, 01:37:16 AM
It looks like it stretched my av... how strange...

what are all these buttons for?[tr]what do they do?[/tr]

typewriter?   and the smileys don't seem to show up (not that I use them)
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 05, 2005, 02:56:37 AM
We're working on several problems, including the avatar uploading thing and the scrolling avatars thing.

Any others?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 05, 2005, 03:00:43 AM
I always have to re log in after I leave.  I've logged in with the "never" option selected and I've logged in with the "keep me logged in" option checked before as well.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: 72teeth on November 05, 2005, 04:15:59 AM
well....im lost...this will definitely take some getting used to...
but on the bright side...look how threatening this looks:    OWNED





Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: 72teeth on November 05, 2005, 06:35:46 AM
hey, what does the "karma" mean and why am i already behind 1...
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gamblour. on November 05, 2005, 07:00:21 AM
I'm missing some private messages from the past three weeks.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: hedwig on November 05, 2005, 11:12:03 AM
some of this stuff is kuh-raaazy. has anyone used the search engine yet? wow.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on November 05, 2005, 11:23:17 AM
I remember when we switched from yabbse on the old old C&C boards to the new ones on Xixax, everyone was sad because the new board was "different".

We're creatures of habit. Change is bad when we're content with something.

It's like complaining that we miss our '79 Chevy Impala because our new 2006 Lexus has a smaller trunk. In the end, you're gonna want the Lexus.

Changes continue to be made, and tweaks will be abundant in the coming weeks, but trust me. You'll be happier in the long run.

On an apples-to-apples comparison, I can't believe that ANYONE would actually prefer phpbb to smf.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: JG on November 05, 2005, 11:48:11 AM
yeah, it's not that this is bad...i was just used to the old one. 
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: grand theft sparrow on November 05, 2005, 12:02:34 PM
hey, what does the "karma" mean and why am i already behind 1...

This (http://www.nbc.com/My_Name_Is_Earl/index.shtml) should answer all your questions.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 05, 2005, 12:06:36 PM
yeah, it's not that this is bad...i was just used to the old one. 
believe me, in another three months you won't even remember the old one. considering u've only been around that long..
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 05, 2005, 12:34:27 PM
hey, what does the "karma" mean and why am i already behind 1...

This (http://www.nbc.com/My_Name_Is_Earl/index.shtml) should answer all your questions.

Someone told me about that episode. It sounded dumb there, but hilarious here.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: killafilm on November 05, 2005, 02:23:05 PM
I'mjustmessingaround

Ah, Nuprin. Little. Yellow. Different.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: w/o horse on November 05, 2005, 02:53:15 PM
http://the fuck is a flash.

modification:  still no idea.

my favorite moviesdetour
[td]ginger snaps[/td][tr]gattaca[/tr][td]simple men[/td][tr]the president's analyst[/tr][tr]what will this look like[/tr][/table]

table top dressing
[tr]ketchup[/tr][tr]flour[/tr][td]hot dogs[/td]

modification:  tables are beyond me.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 05, 2005, 03:08:52 PM
It looks like it stretched my av... how strange...

what are all these buttons for?[tr]what do they do?[/tr]

typewriter?   and the smileys don't seem to show up (not that I use them)


i do like the keyboard shortucts for posting. that's cool.. 'cept it doesnt work on osx

it doesn't feel like home yet, but it might eventually.

hey, mofos-- two bugs real quick- i can't just hit "submit"-- i have to submit it after previewing. also, the glow function isn't working. :(
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 05, 2005, 04:13:24 PM
plus, it seems to be just like any other message board now. 

There are so many buttons, most of which are very unecessary.  The older version had more than what we needed (and plenty of extra smilies), this has so many options that it's a cluttered mess on the page.  If you want smaller avatars, request that, but the avatar scrollbars looks odd.  Karma appears to be something only admins can give (or at least in my past experience with it on other boards). 

Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: cron on November 05, 2005, 05:47:38 PM
some suggestions:

grey has to go
those triangle icons would look good if xixax was a telecommunications company. why not use the X  circle thing?
the humane interface
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Fernando on November 05, 2005, 05:54:11 PM
Well, its really weird so far, plus im not at my pc so I cant mess around installing shit, and this damn pc working its fucked up.

I want my av. back!!!!  :evil:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on November 05, 2005, 06:05:54 PM
Well, its really weird so far, plus im not at my pc so I cant mess around installing shit, and this damn pc working its fucked up.

I want my av. back!!!!  :evil:

It's there.  Click Profile, and then Forum Profile Information.  They're all there, but you'll have to scroll through a ton of other avatars to find it. 
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Fernando on November 05, 2005, 06:23:53 PM
Thanks, its actually your member number, but still it isnt showing up, at least for me, although at my profile I do see it.

Edit. Now not even in my profile, and that av. has been removed, I guess Ill fix it at the office on monday.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 05, 2005, 06:24:34 PM
this is fun




blood
if you want my body, and you think i'm sexy

hmmm,i like the new stuff

and like hed said...spell check :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: polkablues on November 05, 2005, 07:58:03 PM
Well, I'm whole(ish) again.  Godspeed on getting rid of the avatar scrollbars.

I guess I can get used to this.  It's just not quite as elegant as the old interface.  There's so much clutter... it looks like it was designed by Neon's subconscious.

This is moderately entertaining.


EDIT: AAAH!  And now, ten minutes later, my avatar is gone again!  Damn you, SMF 1.0.5!!!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Tictacbk on November 05, 2005, 08:49:58 PM
dude. I. am. so. CONFUSED.





atleast now i can refer to "the good ol' days."

and the profile stats are pretty cool.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Kal on November 05, 2005, 10:44:10 PM
Crazy Crazy...

Problem I have is that I always click the "Show unread posts since last visit" and it doesnt seem to be working... yet?

We'll get used to it eventually
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 05, 2005, 11:45:29 PM
We know how to fix the avatar scroll problem, and that should be done relatively soon. The avatar uploading problem, however, is a little tricker. All should be fixed, though, eventually...

On that positive note, I think the clutter issue will disappear as we become more desensitized to everything. I remember a certain visual trauma immediately following new formats... it's normal, and temporary. It certainly looks like clutter, but is it really? You can login, search, view news and stats all at the top. We're not used to that.

That said, I'm also not a big fan of the grey.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Thrindle on November 06, 2005, 12:08:27 AM
What is the Karma rating all about????
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2005, 12:40:22 AM
What is the Karma rating all about????

Karma is gone. It was basically a joke.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2005, 12:40:56 AM
Clarification about the posts read system:

Quote from: Xixax
The new topics works completely different on this system than PHPBB.

In PHPBB, it only looked at the time of your last visit and calculated which areas you had entered and looked at, then deduced (according to whether you entered that section or not) whether you "read" the messages or not.

In other words, with the old board, if you went into a message area and then left again without reading anything, it assumed that you had read all the messages.

SMF actually keeps track instead of trying to guess at what you might and might not have read. As an initial thing, you'll need to go to the "mark all as read" button, which is on the main index just above the Info Center. From then on, you'll see the "new" graphic next to new posts. And if any new messages have been added to a message area since last reading a message in that area, the indicator on the home page will show it.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 06, 2005, 01:17:41 AM
notes on changes to PMs.

The board does not feature the function to edit a PM before it is received, it only has Inbox and Outbox, whereas before you also had Sentbox. you will hav to click a box at the bottom of every PM you send if you wish to save it in your Outbox.

Alternatively.. if you go to your profile and select "Personal Message Options" there is an option to " Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default."   
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 06, 2005, 11:23:00 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with the forum keeping you logged in?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: modage on November 06, 2005, 11:27:40 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with the forum keeping you logged in?
yep.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 06, 2005, 11:37:44 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with the forum keeping you logged in?
yep.

k, because it is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Xixax on November 06, 2005, 01:14:57 PM
The logins are stored in cookies, and they do seem to be working just fine. I've reset the cookie settings just in case, but if you're having trouble, clear your cookies (or at least all the ones for xixax.com), close your browser and reopen.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: modage on November 06, 2005, 01:32:00 PM
i just cleared ALL my cookies, closed out and re-opened.  and my login info is already entered in the box but i still have to click sign in.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Figure 8 on November 06, 2005, 02:16:34 PM
I don't know if this has to do with the new system, but:
I just got an e-mail giving me a new account.  It said my new name was the account name for my dvdafficianado stuff and I don't know why.  I didn't try to set up a new account or anything.  It was really weird.
Edit: I also just realized that the e-mail address that it was sent to isn't even the e-mail address that I have up here.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 06, 2005, 03:12:48 PM
What is the Karma rating all about????

Karma is gone. It was basically a joke.

i liked the karma... it was like Xixax: Streets of LA
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 06, 2005, 06:40:30 PM
I don't know if this has to do with the new system, but:
I just got an e-mail giving me a new account.  It said my new name was the account name for my dvdafficianado stuff and I don't know why.  I didn't try to set up a new account or anything.  It was really weird.
Edit: I also just realized that the e-mail address that it was sent to isn't even the e-mail address that I have up here.
this may happent to others here, i suspect that if u log out of ur current profile and click the profile link the email provided, it will say that user does not exist. ignore this, it is due to a new feature we implemented. it is possible this was another account u created at one point?

i know it seems annoying right now but i do believe everything will work itself out very soon. i was worried during the weekend when only like 8 topics were active, but activity seems to be normal again today.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: hedwig on November 06, 2005, 06:44:39 PM
yep, looks much better now..  :yabbse-thumbup: are any more changes going to be made?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ono on November 06, 2005, 09:21:39 PM
Suggestion: edit the quotes so they're in BLOCKQUOTE tags, so there are indentations.  Makes it a bit easier to read.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 06, 2005, 09:51:32 PM
I'm still having trouble with the log in.  I'm using Safari.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2005, 11:28:58 PM
We're still working through these issues, especially the avatar uploading thing. Thanks everyone for being patient.  :therethere:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 07, 2005, 10:16:05 AM
We're still working through these issues, especially the avatar uploading thing. Thanks everyone for being patient.  :therethere:

i like the film reels but for real life soundtracks i think it would be hip if you guys could stick a musical note instead of a reel in the forum.  but nonetheless good job
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 07, 2005, 10:22:04 AM
i like the film reels but for real life soundtracks i think it would be hip if you guys could stick a musical note instead of a reel in the forum.  but nonetheless good job

i don't think it can be controlled so specifically.

further tips:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: kotte on November 07, 2005, 11:20:19 AM
  • if you get bored with all the information in the header, at the top of your page -- ie. User Info, News Box, Key Stats, Quick search bar -- you can minimize the whole section by clicking the upshrink button (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/upshrink.gif) located just under where it says 'Search'. It can be reversed just as easily.

Great! Exactly what I was looking for.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: modage on November 07, 2005, 01:43:35 PM
  • if you get bored with all the information in the header, at the top of your page -- ie. User Info, News Box, Key Stats, Quick search bar -- you can minimize the whole section by clicking the upshrink button (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/upshrink.gif) located just under where it says 'Search'. It can be reversed just as easily.

Great! Exactly what I was looking for.
yes, AMAZING.  that just made my life 500 times easier!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: polkablues on November 07, 2005, 08:44:15 PM
Got my avatar, shrank my header, and all is well.  I'm feeling a lot better about this.  The grey is still a little oppressive, and the purple quote boxes aren't very aesthetically pleasing, but I'm well over the initial shock of the change.

 :salute:
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 07, 2005, 10:50:10 PM
AVATAR PROBLEM IS FIXED. YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR AVATARS NOW

by going to your profile, on the left menu under Modify Profile click Forum Profile Information, upload your av. size limit is 250x250 as before.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 08, 2005, 12:39:28 AM
Well, I'm starting to adjust with these early problems getting fixed.

I don't really understand "Over-Achiever," though.  Did you guys change the post level ratings?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: cine on November 08, 2005, 03:50:15 AM
Quote from: w a l r u s
I don't really understand "Over-Achiever," though.  Did you guys change the post level ratings?
just that one. it looked really ugly with the star system and all of that. seemed like a nice little change.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 08, 2005, 09:22:38 PM
This makes no sense to me.  I'm unable to post my hatred for Last Days in the Van Sant forum, but able to post here?  Is this my computer or the new format?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 08, 2005, 09:46:52 PM
This makes no sense to me.  I'm unable to post my hatred for Last Days in the Van Sant forum, but able to post here?  Is this my computer or the new format?
pretty sure you can post anywhere you want.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 08, 2005, 09:54:06 PM
i'm now staying logged in, so that is good.

The Show Unread posts works about 75% of the time now, up from the 10% earlier.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 09, 2005, 12:12:17 AM
it's nice to see a lot of classic avatars... stuff people hadn't used for a while.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gamblour. on November 09, 2005, 10:39:56 AM
My favorite thing so far is the scrollbar within posts, if someone puts a bigass link, for example.

www.loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooongasslink.com
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 09, 2005, 11:05:22 AM
That just seemed to fuck up my page, not the post.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 09, 2005, 12:29:23 PM
Quote from: Godaddy.com
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONGASSLINK.COM
  Just $7.95!* - you save $1.00! 
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gamblour. on November 09, 2005, 02:50:36 PM
Hmm, weird. If it's going to go to the trouble of reducing the post length with a scrollbar, why not go the whole way and prevent the page from stretching out??

Edited the original post because stretched pages are annoying.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: polkablues on November 09, 2005, 04:26:56 PM
Hmm, weird. If it's going to go to the trouble of reducing the post length with a scrollbar, why not go the whole way and prevent the page from stretching out??

Edited the original post because stretched pages are annoying.

I'm thinking the scrollbar is perhaps a option you can turn on and off in your preferences?  Because I, like Walrus, just got fucked up margins when you posted the longass link, no scrollbar.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Kal on November 09, 2005, 05:29:50 PM
Still no way to make the "show unread posts since last visit" work?

That was the #1 feature for me on Xixax... as I dont like going through every topic and every thread... it was fast and easy!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Reinhold on November 09, 2005, 05:42:30 PM
mine does that just fine. did you try marking it all as read and then just waiting a day?
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Kal on November 09, 2005, 06:58:33 PM
Didnt wait a day... will do!

Thank you!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 10, 2005, 06:35:51 AM
yes, remember to Mark As Read on the main page (unless u want to go individually forum by forum). this marks the whole board and effectively resets ur shit.

if "Show unread posts since last visit" doesn't give u what u want, "ALL Unread Topics" at the bottom right of that page should never fail.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Kal on November 10, 2005, 11:37:56 AM
yes, remember to Mark As Read on the main page (unless u want to go individually forum by forum). this marks the whole board and effectively resets ur shit.

if "Show unread posts since last visit" doesn't give u what u want, "ALL Unread Topics" at the bottom right of that page should never fail.

Yep thats what Im doing now for it to work... its strange cause that option (the top one) used to work fine with the old site, but doesnt on this one. It sucks, but I'll get used to it!
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: SHAFTR on November 14, 2005, 10:31:48 PM
yes, remember to Mark As Read on the main page (unless u want to go individually forum by forum). this marks the whole board and effectively resets ur shit.

if "Show unread posts since last visit" doesn't give u what u want, "ALL Unread Topics" at the bottom right of that page should never fail.

Yep thats what Im doing now for it to work... its strange cause that option (the top one) used to work fine with the old site, but doesnt on this one. It sucks, but I'll get used to it!

yeah, I'm having the same problem. 
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 14, 2005, 10:47:39 PM
i've noticed that if you leave yourself logged in forever, and never log out, when you come back to the site after viewing Unread Posts Since Last Visits once already, nothing will appear. this is because you are still counted as being in the same visit. unread posts you didn't check out before closing the window wiill then only appear in Show ALL Unread Posts. maybe that's what you ppl are getting.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Myxo on November 15, 2005, 11:44:01 PM
Anyone else feel like there is too much space between topics in each area? With the old forums, we could see a much larger number of topics without needing to scroll through. The fonts also seem larger. All in all I like the format, but it does seem harder on the eyes.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ono on November 15, 2005, 11:58:10 PM
There are also fewer topics per page with this version.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 16, 2005, 09:50:05 AM
There are also fewer topics per page with this version.
this can be changed. the old format had 50 topics per page. we're currently set to 20, so i'll double it to 40.

EDIT: looks good.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Gamblour. on November 17, 2005, 09:22:26 PM
If, while you are about to reply in a thread, someone has posted, the forum displays a message telling you so. That's pretty fucking cool.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 17, 2005, 09:35:04 PM
i know this sound slightly lazy, but is there a way to make a short cut at the bottom of the page like there is on the top of the page....for example, in idle chatter this thread is called "the new format"....when i click on the newest page to see the current post/page [in this case its  page 14] and after i am done reading the newest post i have to take the extra time to scroll all the way back up the page and click on the "idle chatter" folder shortcut at the top....the old board had a shortcut at the bottom....and i dont mean the "jump to _________" thing either..i was just wondering if their was an easier way to avoid over-working my finger.  thanks.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 17, 2005, 10:55:18 PM
i know this sound slightly lazy, but is there a way to make a short cut at the bottom of the page like there is on the top of the page....for example, in idle chatter this thread is called "the new format"....when i click on the newest page to see the current post/page [in this case its  page 14] and after i am done reading the newest post i have to take the extra time to scroll all the way back up the page and click on the "idle chatter" folder shortcut at the top....the old board had a shortcut at the bottom....and i dont mean the "jump to _________" thing either..i was just wondering if their was an easier way to avoid over-working my finger.  thanks.
you click BACK on your browser.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ono on November 18, 2005, 12:20:30 AM
i know this sound slightly lazy, but is there a way to make a short cut at the bottom of the page like there is on the top of the page....for example, in idle chatter this thread is called "the new format"....when i click on the newest page to see the current post/page [in this case its  page 14] and after i am done reading the newest post i have to take the extra time to scroll all the way back up the page and click on the "idle chatter" folder shortcut at the top....the old board had a shortcut at the bottom....and i dont mean the "jump to _________" thing either..i was just wondering if their was an easier way to avoid over-working my finger.  thanks.
you click BACK on your browser.
And if you're too lazy to move the mouse to click the Back button, you could press ALT+<-.  On Macs, it's CMD+<-.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: picolas on November 18, 2005, 12:37:04 AM
i want the button too, but i don't know how to make it.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 20, 2005, 06:37:02 AM
i want the button too, but i don't know how to make it.
i would tell you but you don't hav enuff posts.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ono on November 21, 2005, 04:30:43 AM
A thought.  You know how now there are all these links that just don't work?  There may be a way to write a PHP script to redirect all those links to the right pages.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 21, 2005, 04:32:32 AM
A thought.  You know how now there are all these links that just don't work?
yes, this has been annoying me.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: Pubrick on November 22, 2005, 10:55:26 PM
a routine security update resulted in an unforseen glitch last nite, and fixing it caused further complications. fixed now, post away.. if you're still alive.
Title: Re: The New Format
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on December 04, 2005, 10:36:43 AM
I think it looks good and everything, but I kinda loved the old XIXAX look.
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Pubrick on December 06, 2005, 03:37:19 AM
ATTENTION

due to a glitch in the changeover to the new format, it appears all previously-deactivated second accounts were activated en masse. as many of you will have realised we recently sent a group email to everyone reminding them of the dekapenticon, and your second account probably received this PM.

DON'T BOTHER USING YOUR SECOND ACCOUNT.

we know your IPs so please don't create second accounts, or use any existing ones, cos they're just going to be deactivated anyway. thanks
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 07, 2005, 11:12:41 AM
Haven't heard from Newtron in a while, how's he holding up?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: modage on December 07, 2005, 11:18:28 AM
are you saying Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesnt live up to your expectations?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Pubrick on December 07, 2005, 09:37:48 PM
Haven't heard from Newtron in a while, how's he holding up?
what do u mean, he's dead cos second accounts are not allowed.

thanks for illustrating my point  :yabbse-thumbup:. this has been another walrus-enhanced Publick Announcement.
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 07, 2005, 11:32:44 PM
That's teamwork, P.  What should we name our team?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 08, 2005, 12:21:48 PM
Pubrus?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: polkablues on December 08, 2005, 04:17:17 PM
PUBRUS!?!?!??!?!!?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 09, 2005, 12:25:24 AM
It never dies.
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Pwaybloe on December 09, 2005, 01:35:29 PM
Hey, I never got an email, and I've never had a second account. 

Are you guys trying to tell me something?  Huh?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: ono on April 13, 2006, 07:55:36 PM
So I don't know if anyone else is aware of this, but there's a weird bug where when you reach a certain number of PMs (say, a multiple of how many appear per page), then the last one you've received won't show up.

Also, a gift for Xixax, a PHP script (http://files.onomatopoeia.biz/viewtopic.php.txt) I wrote that'll fix some of the dead links.  Just remove the ".txt" part of the file name and upload it to the proper place (the location of the old thread script) and it'll redirect to the right thread.  Need any help with it, PM me.  If I knew more of how the database works, I could fix the rest of 'em (the ones that target a specific post in a thread -- still working on it).
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Pubrick on April 15, 2006, 10:23:48 AM
So I don't know if anyone else is aware of this, but there's a weird bug where when you reach a certain number of PMs (say, a multiple of how many appear per page), then the last one you've received won't show up.
yeah basically the second post (from memory) of any new page in your inbox won't show up.. until you receive a new message. so if you see that you have a new message but it doesn't show when you click on it, the easy solution is to send yourself a PM. this will bring up the lost PM.
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Neil on September 27, 2006, 01:20:35 AM
Hey, i wanted to say something, I always post on a friends computer, and he told me, just the other day that he tried to get an account and was never approved or whatever...It's no big deal, but I'm just throwing that scenario out there...Also, while i have cash I plan on providing for a month...
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: Pubrick on September 27, 2006, 04:02:58 AM
Hey, i wanted to say something, I always post on a friends computer, and he told me, just the other day that he tried to get an account and was never approved or whatever...It's no big deal, but I'm just throwing that scenario out there
PM me his username, other helpful info and i'll look into it.

is he like you?
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: MacGuffin on September 27, 2006, 01:55:38 PM
Just a word for anyone: xixax has been flooded with a lot of spam accounts over the last few months, which makes our activation process very strict. So if you have a friend or someone you can vouch for, just PM one of the admins and let us know their username and we'll okay 'em.
Title: Re: The New Format - SECOND ACCOUNTS STILL NOT ALLOWED
Post by: RegularKarate on September 27, 2006, 02:05:07 PM
Just a word for anyone: xixax has been flooded with a lot of spam accounts over the last few months, which makes our activation process very strict. So if you have a friend or someone you can vouch for, just PM one of the admins and let us know their username and we'll okay 'em.

I have a friend who's trying to activate... username is Chpv1agra.. email is KVxaxdfghas@SweetRussianPornHoles.rus