How About It?
Add a link to Spirit's comical file packaging standards
to the Submit News page so newbies have an easier time adapting to them.
those standards aren't that comical. He spent a lot of words saying a few simple rules:
1. blah.bsp should have blah.txt and be packaged inside blah.zip
2. no directories for bsp files, mod directory for mods (should also match zip name)
As for whether adding that link to the Submit News page will actually help, not sure? Do people read those instructions? I'm willing to try it.
It makes me wonder, did this problem exist back in the old days? Were there a lot of weirdly packaged maps back then too? If not, what social pressures existed to keep people in line back then? Was the guy who ran idgames2 on cdrom.com enforcing these standards? It seems like almost every map I downloaded back then followed the standards.
those rules are basically related to Quake Injector util, it doesnt read rar/uppercased files etc. Just guessing
I recall there being the 8.3 file limits in the early days of Doom content, so that helped keep things tidy. Now you have what 256 characters for a filename and spaces?
Has largely increased in quantity since removing the IP displays and has not improved in quality a single iota. Please disable it altogether.
that prefab thread has been a cunt magnet, and i'm not talking about the good sort
MAGA Bitches Trump Rules Etc
i think what we are seeing in the prefabs thread is a bunch of board regulars who have strong and controversial opinions on a quake thing and want to express those strong and possibly controversial opinions without being hounded out of this board by the usual manchildren.
but by all means stop the ability for us to do that yeah.
Changed my mindset completely. Please ignore me metl, I want more stuff like #2267 all over the board.
Option To Mark And Censor Post As Anon Idiocy Instead Of Spam.
Would be fine.
2 posts not shown on this page because they were anon idiocy.
I Kind If Agree With Anon Though So What Is Happening!?!?
If anyone actually were to get "hounded off of this board" for a Quake opinion then I would guess that their delivery was the issue.
We're talking about a video game here. Among the possible controversial opinions you'll deal with in life, the actual content of the most extreme Quake-maps-related opinion is a bee fart in a hurricane.
I mean someone can walk in here and say "hey I think hi-res normal mapped textures are pretty cool in Quake" and they are going to get their nose whacked with a newspaper a little, but "hounded off the board"? What does that even mean? Maybe if you lead with something like "anyone who doesn't agree with me is a fascist sheeple" and then double down and escalate when that goes poorly.
Anon posting has been some of the worst stuff on this board. If you don't feel like you can shitpost under your normal handle, how about: don't shitpost. I don't think that preventing anon posting will help though, because then the dedicated shitposters will just create character accounts.
I don't think that preventing anon posting will help though, because then the dedicated shitposters will just create character accounts.
Rubbish, they won't be bothered to go through all that.
Anyway, as we were saying, I think people are being really hard on Trump. If you don't want your kids to be caged, don't try to break into my country bitch.
shitpost on main or gtfo, tbh.
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Error 2: SQL error 2002 on line 126 of _user.php.
This problem usually goes away if you refresh the page (but feel free to tell metlslime about the specific error you just got, since I'm curious about why this happens.
thanks for the report, this seems to be an occasional issue where the database connection fails.
Something that would be nice someday is allowing "\" characters. They tend to disappear after preview and you end up telling someone to run cquakeyourengine.exe
What are the chances you change your mind about https and hashed passwords?
HTTPS is out of my control since sleepwalkr hosts me. Hashed passwords are a viable thing I just need to implement them.
Fixes To The Preview Function
I fixed the problem of backslashes \\ getting swallowed by the preview feature, and also fixed the bug where if you put </textarea> in your post you can cause text to appear outside of the form when you preview it. (as reported by CZG
about 100 years ago)
The Latest News Thread
(the one about the Discord channel)is not showing for me on the forum page but it does on the front (news) page. Is it only me?
The news page is sorted by when the thread was created, the forum page is sorted by threads with the most recent comments.
I know that but never saw that thread on the forum page, so i assumed it was never there. Checked the other news threads and their last messages are from later.
How come IP addresses no longer show? I have other people posting in my name.
many discussions about it:
The general consensus is that it doesn't prevent abuse. And other people believe it is a privacy issue.
I see you haven't logged in since last year, is there a problem with your account? There is a known issue where password recovery doesn't work.
As per the Quake 2018 thread, please please can we have a "Mark As Unsuitable" option (as an alternative to "Mark As Spam") which would hide the post but not block the IP. I think it would also be a more suitable censorship of non-spam unsuitable / abusive posts.
yeah, I'll come up with something like you describe.