Forum News discussion/feedback thread

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by sangi39 » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 00:40

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 11:18

So I have a mod question: will either of you be taking over the rewarding of ranks? Ossicone seems largely absent these days.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by sangi39 » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 13:01

DesEsseintes wrote:So I have a mod question: will either of you be taking over the rewarding of ranks? Ossicone seems largely absent these days.
Now that is a good question. I'd assume we have the same responsibilities regarding the rewarding of ranks as the Elder Mods ( [:P] ), so I may have to have a quick chat with Aszev about the procedure on that one [:)]
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by OTʜᴇB » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 19:08

Frislander wrote:
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Khemehekis wrote:
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Khemehekis wrote:Similarly, the old Wiktionary logo showed an entry with the pronunciation /ˈwɪkʃənɹi/ instead of /ˈwɪkʃənæɹi/. What was up with that?
That's a typical British pronunciation of the word. The first vowel in -ary and -ory is usually deleted or reduced in British English.
Like in "secretary"? I didn't know the British did that with other -ary and -ory words, though.
It varies. I remove it in "secretary", "military", "factory" (I sometimes leave in vague hints of a schwa in factory) etc., but not in "dictionary"
I syncopate it in all of those words, and furthermore before /ɹ/ my /t/ becomes /tʃ/: /ləˈbɒɹətʃɹi/
I do something like that, but mine seems to be a little more like [t͡ɕ]
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 19:42

That discussion of words in -ary reminds me of the Transatlantic accent - championed by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, FDR, George Plimpton, William F. Buckley, and Thurston Howell III (actor Jim Backus), and sort of mangled by HRM Leia Organa of Alderaan (actress Carrie Fisher).

Comic actor Moe Howard pokes some fun with the accent from time to time in 3 Chiflados shorts.
Ironically, he plays around with the 'correct' pronunciation of the selfsame word 'secretary' in the short You Natzy Spy, as the fictitious dictator Moe Hailstone.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 19:44

sangi39 wrote:
elemtilas wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:All hail our new overlords!!
:yout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lcUHQYhPTE

Down to the sugar caves, lads!
Nooooo! You've exposed my secret identity! Now I shall have to report to the Queen and let her know of my failure [:(]
[+1] Classic. Truly.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Egerius » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 21:12

Lambuzhao wrote:That discussion of words in -ary reminds me of the Transatlantic accent
... of which I incorporated the [ä] for all the words that are torn between RP [ɑː] and GA [æ] in my outdated, academic-oriented speech register (the other end is conservative Estuary English of the present day).
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Ahzoh » Wed 02 Nov 2016, 08:44

I was unable to access the site for some time, I wonder if it was just me.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by gestaltist » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 16:51

Aszev and Co. - would it be difficult to add Tapatalk support to the forum? I think it's the only forum I frequent that currently doesn't support it, and it's so much more convenient to have everything in one place.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by opipik » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 18:31

How would it affect the forum?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by gestaltist » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 21:04

opipik wrote:How would it affect the forum?
It would not. But it would make it possible to read the forum through a popular mobile app.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 02:50

gestaltist wrote:
opipik wrote:How would it affect the forum?
It would not. But it would make it possible to read the forum through a popular mobile app.
Interesting idea. There are times when I want to read CBB on a phone and it's a little difficult to navigate the webpage on a tiny screen.

What would the plan be vis-a-vis the ever present bane of online ads / monetization schemes / etc? (If any.)

Will those of us who use phones be able to easily access special characters / IPA and so forth? I'm assuming the application will display these sorts of things correctly!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Xonen » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 08:02

gestaltist wrote:
opipik wrote:How would it affect the forum?
It would not.
Apart from possibly making an annoying popup appear every time one of us mobile browser users visits the site... [:S] A quick googling suggests there might be ways to disable that, though. Anyway, it's up to Aszev.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Axiem » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 20:31

elemtilas wrote:Will those of us who use phones be able to easily access special characters / IPA and so forth? I'm assuming the application will display these sorts of things correctly!
Assuming Unicode, those sorts of things should Just Work(tm).
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by qwed117 » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 23:24

gestaltist wrote:Aszev and Co. - would it be difficult to add Tapatalk support to the forum? I think it's the only forum I frequent that currently doesn't support it, and it's so much more convenient to have everything in one place.
Tapatalk support was recently added for phpBB. In fact, just 50 days ago. It will probably get added when Aszev needs to update the forum software. When that will happen, I don't know.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Egerius » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:21

Wow, the current redesign of the CBB is very much screaming “21st-century minimalism”.
I like it (except that everything in the post editing screen is sort of mirrored).

Now it's perfect – please don't change the colour scheme anymore!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by OTʜᴇB » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:27

*Sees that there will be updates to the forum*
"Eh, I won't need to use it. Probably just some security patches or something or modified role system."
*Logs on*
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:40

OTʜᴇB wrote:
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:27
*Sees that there will be updates to the forum*
"Eh, I won't need to use it. Probably just some security patches or something or modified role system."
*Logs on*
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ys

That was quíte the update!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:43

Looks pretty cool :D A number of forums I've posted on have updated recently and it's always for the better. [:)]
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 23:55

To be honest, I utterly hate this forum design. Like, there is no way to articulate my issues with it. I think it has to do with the overuse of white, which is almost blinding and makes it incredibly difficult for me to read anything.
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