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This is an example post in your phpBB 2 installation. You may delete this post, this topic and even this forum if you like since everything seems to be working!

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Post by Negative »

I'm so sorry for the screw up Keene. Thanks for saving our bacon! I owe you one.

To everyone else. That was completely my fault. I was trying to restore an old copy of the forums and forgot to account for the updates since the backup was made. The backup is so old (Feb 06) that it really isn't worth loading it up so we'll just start from scrach.

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Post by Dr. Shades »

To all users & lurkers:

Thank you for your patience and your interest in MormonDiscussions.com! Keene has lots of goodies for us on the horizon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I hope you like our new & improved forum layout and rank structuring.

As always, we're open to suggestions. Enjoy your stay!

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Post by Jersey Girl »

Dr. Shades wrote:To all users & lurkers:

Thank you for your patience and your interest in MormonDiscussions.com! Keene has lots of goodies for us on the horizon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I hope you like our new & improved forum layout and rank structuring.

As always, we're open to suggestions. Enjoy your stay!


Oh good! I have a few ideas....

1. Install a threaded view
2. There needs to be a huge banner that reads "Mormon Discussions Forums".
(It looks like the board is called "Our Community")
3. We could use a threaded view
4. There should be a separate forum to discuss things like this/admin stuff
5. A threaded view would be helpful
6. How about a forum for FAIR Exit Stories?
7. Wouldn't a threaded view be nice?
8. The smilies are not working (minor issue)
9. I wonder if admin has given any thought to a threaded view?

Other than those few suggestions, this threaded view-less board looks GREAT!!!

Jersey Girl

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Post by Pokatator »

I'm really kicking myself now for not archiving more of the past threads than I did. I wish I had some of Kevin Graham's threads on the BofA and KEP back among some other threads.

Is there any chance of recreating an archive of past threads?

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Post by Negative »

Unfortunately I was the keeper of the forum backup. I had it on 2 computers. Somehow I managed to have both computers fry on me within a week of each other. I had a backup on disk but it was really old (Feb) and when I tried to load it I caused the forums to crash. I guess we're starting from scratch.

On the bright side we have a much better system in place now so we shouldn't have the issues we had on the old forum.

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Backup? See Google

Post by MarkF »

Wotcha, and welcome back, glad to see the URL is up.

For anyone interested in a backup of old posts (e.g. Swamp Thing by Beastie), then Google has a reasonable cache, but because the robots.txt that assists Google to index phpBB Forums wasn't incorporated, Google restricted its cache interest, as it cached each Thread (viewtopic.php?t=...) via each individual post (viewtopic.php?p=...) on that Thread, and 2x caches divided Google's interest; mormondiscussions.com and www.mormondiscussions.com so you might get lucky, punk. However, even Google's cache needs phpbb/templates/DAJ_Glass/DAJ_Glass.css and phpbb/templates/DAJ_Glass/images/... to be restored.

Negative, you might also wish to add the following into your .htaccess file and this also avoids coupling RedirectMatch with its usual wild-cards:

RedirectMatch 301 ^/$ http://mormondiscussions.com/discuss/index.php
RedirectMatch 301 ^/index\.html$ http://mormondiscussions.com/discuss/index.php

Any chance of your including the classical phpBB "subSilver" style under Profile options, as its current "Aphrodite" style is too washed on my tired eyes.

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Post by keene »

Jersey Girl wrote:
Dr. Shades wrote:To all users & lurkers:

Thank you for your patience and your interest in MormonDiscussions.com! Keene has lots of goodies for us on the horizon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I hope you like our new & improved forum layout and rank structuring.

As always, we're open to suggestions. Enjoy your stay!


Oh good! I have a few ideas....

1. Install a threaded view
2. There needs to be a huge banner that reads "Mormon Discussions Forums".
(It looks like the board is called "Our Community")
3. We could use a threaded view
4. There should be a separate forum to discuss things like this/admin stuff
5. A threaded view would be helpful
6. How about a forum for FAIR Exit Stories?
7. Wouldn't a threaded view be nice?
8. The smilies are not working (minor issue)
9. I wonder if admin has given any thought to a threaded view?

Other than those few suggestions, this threaded view-less board looks GREAT!!!

Jersey Girl


1.) Threaded view costs $160 (or $80 for a 1 year licence) If you wanna pay, I'll install it. Otherwise, you're waiting for the advertizing revenue to start coming in.
2.) Already made, I'm just waiting on some other features before I upload it, such as the ability for every member to start there own blog@mormondiscussions
3.) I'll gladly take donations, paypal to keenemaverick@gmail.com
4.) This/admin stuff should be e-mailed to me directly, keenemaverick+mormondiscussions@gmail.com
5.) Prostitution is a great way to make money, but I'm not nearly attractive enough for it
6.) Although this forum in the past has been a "recovery from fair" or from other forums, I want it to become it's own standing forum -- I want to become the number 1, which means eventually we gotta stop picking up the crumbs the others leave behind, but instead reach up on the table and grab the loaf. A fair exit forum would detract from that, but thanks very much for the feedback.
7.) Money money money money.... MONEY!
8.) Yeah, somehow the smiley pack got corrupted -- I'll be fixing that with the blog and banner upload. I'll probably put in something more customized to us as well. Maybe I can find a Jesus smiley pack or something.
9.) Look for the paypal donate button on the front page after the next upload (which I believe will be coming this evening around 3-4am. The design is done, I just have a few tiny bugs to work out before it goes live.)

by the way, expect some small downtime in the wee hours of the morning while I make the upload -- shouldn't be down for more than an hour, and nothing will be lost.

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Re: Backup? See Google

Post by Negative »

MarkF wrote:
Negative, you might also wish to add the following into your .htaccess file and this also avoids coupling RedirectMatch with its usual wild-cards:


I've had all admin duties taken away from me. There really isn't any reason for me to be here anymore. Talk to Keene about any issues you have.

Sorry.

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Re: Backup? See Google

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Negative wrote:
MarkF wrote:
Negative, you might also wish to add the following into your .htaccess file and this also avoids coupling RedirectMatch with its usual wild-cards:


I've had all admin duties taken away from me. There really isn't any reason for me to be here anymore. Talk to Keene about any issues you have.

Sorry.


Hey now, negative, I still need you! We need a moderator, and I need someone to read the forums and tell me what they want. Things like that would be perfect to forward in my direction.

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Re: Backup? See Google

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Negative wrote:I've had all admin duties taken away from me. There really isn't any reason for me to be here anymore. Talk to Keene about any issues you have.

Sorry.

YGM.

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Re: Backup? See Google

Post by Negative »

keene wrote:Hey now, negative, I still need you! We need a moderator, and I need someone to read the forums and tell me what they want. Things like that would be perfect to forward in my direction.


It's just not the same. I enjoyed learning how to run a website. That was the main reason I am here. I'm not a huge Mormon history buff nor am I a great debater. I do enjoy tossing out an opinion every now and then, but the main thing for me was the website. I don't know if I'll be interested enough to just hang out and read posts.

I guess I'll just wait and see.

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Re: Backup? See Google

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Negative wrote:
keene wrote:Hey now, negative, I still need you! We need a moderator, and I need someone to read the forums and tell me what they want. Things like that would be perfect to forward in my direction.


It's just not the same. I enjoyed learning how to run a website. That was the main reason I am here. I'm not a huge Mormon history buff nor am I a great debater. I do enjoy tossing out an opinion every now and then, but the main thing for me was the website. I don't know if I'll be interested enough to just hang out and read posts.

I guess I'll just wait and see.


Honestly, I'm the same way. I finished my mormon-bashing days long ago.

Tell ya what, though, once I get this thing up and running, I'll need someone to maintain it. Just wait. It's gonna be good.

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Re: Backup? See Google

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keene wrote:Just wait. It's gonna be good.


I like the sound of that!

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Post by Jersey Girl »

Keene...

Sorry I didn't notice your previous post sooner. What does the board cost to operate for 1 year right now...without the threaded view? 80$? I know that ads are supposed to cover the cost....but what is the cost?

Are you saying that the board as is costs 80$ to operate for 1 year and to add a threaded view it would be an additional 80$?

Can you link me to a sample threaded view that you'd use?

Jersey Girl

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Post by keene »

Jersey Girl wrote:Keene...

Sorry I didn't notice your previous post sooner. What does the board cost to operate for 1 year right now...without the threaded view? 80$? I know that ads are supposed to cover the cost....but what is the cost?

Are you saying that the board as is costs 80$ to operate for 1 year and to add a threaded view it would be an additional 80$?

Can you link me to a sample threaded view that you'd use?

Jersey Girl


The current board script I'm using is free. The threaded veiw would be an entirely different code. That peice of code costs $160 to purchase, or $80 to lease for a year.

The cost of this site is $25/month for hosting, and then $60/hour for my time (Currently, no one is paying for my time, which means everything I do for you guys is costing me that much).

For an example of the threaded view forums, check out www.tuckermax.com - it's the only decent peice of code I've seen that can handle the kind of traffic we're bringing in, and can do both threaded and flat views. But honestly, I'm throwing in so many different mods and features into this code, that by the time I'm done, that code wouldn't hold water to what we'll have.

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INTRODUCING!!

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all right everyone, look up. There are 3 things I want you to notice:

1.) New logo. Very pretty. Everyone go Ooh and Ahh.
2.) Donate button. This site is expensive to create and maintain. Please help.
3.) Blogging options! Yes, now every user can create their own Mormon Discussions blog! There's only one blog template to start from, but if we get some donations coming in, I'll add more.

Also, for every person who donates, they get the ability for "advanced blogging" which allows you to change the HTML for your blog to anything you want. Only available to donators!

Yoda

Post by Yoda »

Hi Keene!

I love the new features! :)

Hopefully, I'll get some time to actually play with the blog.

When I get some extra money, I'll be sure to contribute to the cause!

Great job!

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Post by harmony »

Love the logo! Ohhhh! Ahhhhh!

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Post by Kevin Graham »

I wish I had some of Kevin Graham's threads on the BofA and KEP back among some other threads.


Yea, that was a bummer. Even worse are the FAIR classics threads. I doubt I will ever have the energy to go through and write them all up again-I wrote them in the heat of debate at FAIR. The Juliann threads were particularly valuable and entertaining. But I will eventually write up the Book of Abraham posts again. They were kind of a beginner's introduction, which is why I think so many people appreciated them.

I have been away for the past few days, but intend to write more this week. Probably more on my forum, but I will probably double-post here as well.

I am also planning t develop a KEP project of sorts. One that will explain the current state of affairs, and pro and con arguments.

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Post by Kevin Graham »

I am not sure the blog option is a good idea. I contemplated it for my forum but ultimately decided against it. The main reason is that everyone's blog is connected to the discussion forum, so if something bad happens again and the site crashes - for whatever reason - everyone with a connecting blog is probably going to be pissed beyond repair. Especially if they contain months, or even years worth of posts.

Blogs are generally free anyway.

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