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Post by qwed117 » 07 Jun 2017 20:51

GamerGeek wrote:
Frislander wrote:Just a quick question which has just sprung to my attention; is the future of the CBB secure? http://www.aveneca.com/ just brings up a blank page, which leads me to wonder if this could ever share the same fate?
What was it originally?
https://web.archive.org/web/20160312142 ... eneca.com/
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Post by loglorn » 07 Jun 2017 21:34

Oh its blank now. Last time i went there it was still working.
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Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Post by GamerGeek » 07 Jun 2017 21:43

On the topic of asking questions about the forum:
What relation does the CBB have to the ZBB?
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Post by shimobaatar » 07 Jun 2017 21:45

GamerGeek wrote:On the topic of asking questions about the forum:
What relation does the CBB have to the ZBB?
None, as far as I know, other than that they're both conlanging/conwolrding forums.
Edit: Also, some people are members of both.

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Post by Dormouse559 » 07 Jun 2017 23:32

The CBB is the ZBB with the following sound change:

z > s / #_

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Post by sangi39 » 07 Jun 2017 23:42

Frislander wrote:Just a quick question which has just sprung to my attention; is the future of the CBB secure? http://www.aveneca.com/ just brings up a blank page, which leads me to wonder if this could ever share the same fate?
Aszev hasn't mentioned anything, so for now I wouldn't worry too much. If it ever looks like the CBB is going to go away I'm sure Aszev would let us know [:)]


GamerGeek wrote:On the topic of asking questions about the forum:
What relation does the CBB have to the ZBB?
As others have said, barring the subject matter of both boards and a somewhat shared membership, not much. I seem to recall someone saying that Aszev had said (or possibly just that Aszev said) that the creation of the CBB wasn't influenced or prompted by anything to do with the ZBB.
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Post by elemtilas » 08 Jun 2017 00:17

qwed117 wrote:
Frislander wrote:Just a quick question which has just sprung to my attention; is the future of the CBB secure? http://www.aveneca.com/ just brings up a blank page, which leads me to wonder if this could ever share the same fate?
Nope. Never was, hasn't been, isn't and will not be
If it ever came down to it, I think it could be made secure by transferring it to the LCS. The (language invention related) websites they host will be made available in perpetuity. So long as glossopoets from around the world see fit to continue supporting the organization!

Otherwise, no. Nothing online is secure or permanent. Except for those dreadful pictures of 1970s office parties, school pranks and sexties that just will not ever go away!
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Post by GamerGeek » 10 Jun 2017 19:12

How did the CBB become popular?
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Post by Axiem » 11 Jun 2017 02:46

People joined it, and liked the community enough they stayed around as more people joined, and so on and so forth. The same reason any online community "becomes popular".
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Post by sangi39 » 11 Jun 2017 02:54

GamerGeek wrote:How did the CBB become popular?
I'm pretty much with Axiem on this one. Whatever the CBB did, it did well enough to get people to stick around.

Generally speaking, I think it's because the CBB is friendly without being boring or free from allowing discussion, and there's a fair amount of feedback from multiple users in multiple threads.
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Post by Aszev » 07 Aug 2017 16:47

sangi39 wrote:
Frislander wrote:Just a quick question which has just sprung to my attention; is the future of the CBB secure? http://www.aveneca.com/ just brings up a blank page, which leads me to wonder if this could ever share the same fate?
Aszev hasn't mentioned anything, so for now I wouldn't worry too much. If it ever looks like the CBB is going to go away I'm sure Aszev would let us know [:)]
The forum isn't going anywhere, as far as I'm concerned. As for the front page, I deleted it in a slight overreaction to seeing some of my maps being copypasted out of context to other sites for the Xth time. Also some of the other content was quite old and bad, and I'd been thinking about taking it down earlier.

sangi39 wrote:As others have said, barring the subject matter of both boards and a somewhat shared membership, not much. I seem to recall someone saying that Aszev had said (or possibly just that Aszev said) that the creation of the CBB wasn't influenced or prompted by anything to do with the ZBB.
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Post by shimobaatar » 04 Oct 2017 20:19

So I occasionally click on the link near the top right corner of the board that says "View unread posts" to see if there are any new threads, but when I did this a few minutes ago, I saw that there were a lot of new posts in threads I had subscribed to that I hadn't gotten e-mail notifications about. Has anyone experienced something similar? Does anyone know what the problem might be? Currently I'm just unsubscribing and then resubscribing to a bunch of threads that I didn't get notifications for.
Edit: Unsubscribing and resubscribing does not work, apparently.

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Post by shimobaatar » 07 Oct 2017 02:49

shimobaatar wrote:So I occasionally click on the link near the top right corner of the board that says "View unread posts" to see if there are any new threads, but when I did this a few minutes ago, I saw that there were a lot of new posts in threads I had subscribed to that I hadn't gotten e-mail notifications about. Has anyone experienced something similar? Does anyone know what the problem might be? Currently I'm just unsubscribing and then resubscribing to a bunch of threads that I didn't get notifications for.
Edit: Unsubscribing and resubscribing does not work, apparently.
I went under "User Control Panel" to make sure none of my settings on the board were the cause of this problem, and everything seems to be in order there. I'll try checking the settings on my e-mail account. The last e-mail I got from the CBB was more than two days ago now.

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Post by Parlox » 17 Oct 2017 05:19

How come i can't figure out how to create an account on the ZBB? Whenever i type markrose@zompist.com, it leads back to the zompist home page.
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Post by Dormouse559 » 17 Oct 2017 06:27

That's an email address. You send an email asking for a secret code, I believe.

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Post by Parlox » 17 Oct 2017 06:51

Dormouse559 wrote:That's an email address. You send an email asking for a secret code, I believe.
I'm aware of that, but the only information provided is to use markrose@zompist.com. The website doesn't offer a working email address.
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Post by Dormouse559 » 17 Oct 2017 07:34

How do you know the email isn't working? In your first post, you talk about the email as if it's supposed to take you somewhere, which I don't understand.

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Post by gestaltist » 17 Oct 2017 18:19

Parlox wrote:How come i can't figure out how to create an account on the ZBB? Whenever i type markrose@zompist.com, it leads back to the zompist home page.
This is Zompist's personal email address. You have to write an email to him asking to validate your account.

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Post by Pabappa » 25 Nov 2017 05:16

The sig I've been using on the ZBB consists mostly of

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It's a dynamic image that refreshes every time the page is loaded to show one of five different short sample sentences in Poswa (not Pabappa). Would that sig be considered too distracting here? No one said anything afaik on the ZBB, but I get how it stands out may make it seem like attention seeking behavior.

For what it's worth, the bandwidth of the image is tiny ... it's just ~900 bytes, and it's hosted remotely.
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Post by elemtilas » 25 Nov 2017 05:39

Pabappa wrote:
25 Nov 2017 05:16
The sig I've been using on the ZBB consists mostly of

Image

It's a dynamic image that refreshes every time the page is loaded to show one of five different short sample sentences in Poswa (not Pabappa). Would that sig be considered too distracting here? No one said anything afaik on the ZBB, but I get how it stands out may make it seem like attention seeking behavior.

For what it's worth, the bandwidth of the image is tiny ... it's just ~900 bytes, and it's hosted remotely.
The light red is a little garish for my taste, but no, the sig is in no way distracting to me.

The better question is: how did you make it??
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