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Cosmic Titan (New Admin) 2/7/2005 4:50 PM EST : Forums Change Needed, ASAP!

Cosmic Titan
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Two problems...  First, the number of pages in a particular threadare not wrapping!  Someone started a "5 word epic" thread in ourforums.  There are now 50 pages and they are all listed below thethread name, pushing the other colums off the edge of the screen. The page numbers need to wrap or truncate at a few pages and add in"next" and "last".

Second, is there any way to set a number of words in a post to counttowards activity points?  We award medals based on activity pointsand this thread alone has added many, many posts to people's count dueto them needing to only post 5 words.  I hate it when forums givepeople a high "post count" when they post responses like "yeah",etc.  As superadmins, we need to be able to set the minimum numberof words in the post to count towards an activity point.

Please let me know if this can be done soon, Aaron, as this is a current problem on my site.
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Tubzinsac (Guild Admin) 2/7/2005 7:02 PM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!

Tubzinsac
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Ohh ohh I like the idea to set the minimum number of words in a post to count as a participation point. Not so sure I like it affecting post count but part. points is another issue.
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537122981_Inactive (New Admin) 2/7/2005 9:31 PM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!

537122981_Inactive
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Fingers of Fury!

I disagree i like it just fine how it is. I have yet to have this problem in my guild. Maybe you cosmic should talk to your guild and tell them not to make one worded posts or not useful posts but this is not something that requred a system wide change. Most guilds dont have this problem im sure.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 2/8/2005 4:04 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1979
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A fix for the wrapping is done and will go live with the next code push(probably tonight unless there's a hotfix that needs to go).  Asfor the participation points, that's something that can be done, butI'd worry about people who are intentionally trying to "farm stars"doing something like...

Instead of "yeah,"

It'd be "Yeah, I totally agree.  Yep."

If awarding medals based upon activity is something that your guildiestake seriously, they're probably giving the others doing one-liners agood ribbing for doing it?

Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 2/8/2005 5:07 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
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Aaron Lewis
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Zomgawsh Poster

Alrighty, aside from the push to fix the wrapping problem, there willbe a new option in the "Forum Display Options" to set the minimumnumber of characters in a post before awarding a participationpoint.  Goes live tonight. 
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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22542_Inactive (New Admin) 2/8/2005 7:47 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!

22542_Inactive
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This shows why Guildportal is so great!  You DA MAN Aaron!!

As for the one/two word posts getting a participation point..  Ican see that there might be a need to have it as an option to setsomething up so you can adjust it.  Thanks again Aaron forthat. 

What I wanted to say here is this though.  Don't be too rough onpeople when setting those limits.  At least they are visiting theforums and at least they are taking the time to click reply. There are many many guilds that have problems getting even 1/2 of theirmembers to regularly visit their sites..much less click and type evenone word.  So..  be sure to balance the requirements forgetting participation with the fact that people are actually postingsomething.  No one likes a post-count-inflating member, butsometimes a few words is the only reply needed to give.


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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 2/16/2005 1:32 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
536885761_Inactive
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What's the big deal about post counts, anyway?

/smirk

(Wow, I have more posts than Aaron.)

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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 2/16/2005 1:58 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1979
Zomgawsh Poster

/nerf Wiltan
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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RonsterM (New Admin) 2/16/2005 2:53 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
RonsterM
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Zomgawsh Poster

BOW DOWN!
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 2/17/2005 2:33 AM EST : RE: Forums Change Needed, ASAP!
536885761_Inactive
Posts: 3977
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Ya got me, Ronster, you little chatterbox

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