Forum News Thread

What can I say? It doesn't fit above, put it here. Also the location of board rules/info.
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Re: Forum News Thread

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Mon 24 Feb 2014, 20:58

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► The Dutch, French and Spanish subforums have been removed. The French and Spanish conversation threads have been moved to the In Other Languages forum. Other threads from these forums are currently archived.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Tue 25 Feb 2014, 22:32

From the Admin: New MVPs

basilius and Salmoneus have been made MVPs.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 07 May 2015, 19:50

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Wed 20 May 2015, 13:16

From the Admin: New MVP

Micamo has been made an MVP.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Mon 04 Apr 2016, 11:48

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► I would like to urge everyone to report spammers and bots as soon as you see them, by using the forum's built-in 'report this post' function (the little ! to the bottom right). Please do not reply to their threads or posts. This makes removing them more complicated for us doing the cleaning.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Mon 25 Jul 2016, 14:02

From the Admin: New MVPs

gach and clawgrip have been made MVPs.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Tue 26 Jul 2016, 08:47

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► I'm trying out a new format for the rank banners. At the moment only the unique ranks have changed.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 28 Jul 2016, 08:37

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► The maximum size for avatars has been increased to 138x110 pixels. (Up from 110x110 pixels)

► The heart '<3' icon has been changed to [<3]

► The following new icons have been added: [:3] (':3'), :us-ak: (Alaska), :wikip: (Wikipedia), :wikt: (Wiktionary), :yout: (Youtube). The idea with the latter three is that you can use them when posting links etc.

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► Several default ranks have had their postcount requirements increased. New required postcounts are:

----rupestrian: 1 (unchanged)
----hieroglyphic: 25 (unchanged)
----cuneiform: 75 (unchanged)
----sinic: 200 (up from 125)
----greek: 450 (up from 250)
----roman: 875 (up from 475)
----mayan: 1525 (up from 750)
----runic: 2450 (up from 1250)
----mongolian: 3700 (new rank)
----korean: 5325 (up from 1850)

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► All ranks have had their banners updated.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Fri 29 Jul 2016, 19:10

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► The flag icons have been given an overhaul, in order to better represent the states and nations that they actually belong to, rather than specific languages. As a result, a very large number of codes and tooltips have been changed, as you can see in this thread showing all the current icons.

Flags generally represent countries, not languages, and that's why this change has been made. Old posts should not be affected, but will keep the flag and tooltip at the time of posting. It is not my intention to discourage anyone from using the flag icons to symbolize languages, and I doubt that the tooltip mattered that much anyway, but this has been bugging me for way too long now. As was the case before, context will be your friend (for example the US flag just said 'Languages of the US', but it was still widely used for English; now it simply says 'United States').

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Sat 29 Oct 2016, 15:41

From the Admin: New Moderators

sangi39 and Dormouse559 have been appointed moderators.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 17 Nov 2016, 14:59

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Xonen » Thu 23 Mar 2017, 20:58

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► A note on posting images has been added to the General Information & Rules thread.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Fri 22 Sep 2017, 16:32

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Sat 30 Sep 2017, 17:46

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 21:45

The forum will be updated this weekend. As such there will be a short period of downtime.
Please remain calm or I will have to smite you.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 20:10

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The update is now. Brace yourselves.
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