New features! OMG

New features! OMG

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SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
In this post I'll be announcing new features I plan on adding to the forum as time permits.

1. New post highlights - There's a bug on the forum where posts get marked as read even though you haven't seen them. This makes it hard for me to login and quickly read everything that's new. I'm going to TRY to fix this, and make posts you haven't already read more highlighted. Also the will take you to the first new post not the last new post.

2. Spades (in beta testing now) - This is one the staff have been tossing around since the original forums, three forums ago. When a user does something really stupid/annoying, other users can punish him/her by making him/her pay in spades. If you don't have enough spades you can't post anymore. Spades regenerate at a slow rate (i.e. 1/4 spade per day).

3. Ban privileges - This is something we used to have, although it wasn't automated. Basically, if a user does something really worthwhile, s/he will earn a ban privilege, which means s/he can ban 1 other user at the click of a button.
EDIT: You can also earn a ban privilege just by being an enemy of someone who annoys me a lot.

Let's make an example out of mello:
 
 
2005 Mar 31 at 10:16 PST — Ed. 2005 Apr 13 at 16:45 PDT
Monk

2005 Mar 31 • 53
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So as a reward for a wierd post could i get like 50 ban privileges?

Ok im going
 
 
2005 Mar 31 at 18:02 PST
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Could I get one ban privelege for attempting to get amx installed =)
 
 
2005 Apr 1 at 05:11 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
You can have one when you successfully get it installed.


Oh yeah and no more asking for ban privileges.
 
 
2005 Apr 1 at 11:23 PST
Monk

2005 Mar 31 • 53
33 ₧
Can i have a ban...ana privilege?

 
 
2005 Apr 1 at 14:43 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
Nice work dipshit you just lost a spade. Feel the wrath.

And it won't regenerate until I finish writing the code for it.
 
 
2005 Apr 5 at 16:21 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Why are you missing half a spade super=)
 
 
2005 Apr 5 at 18:26 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
All new inqueries regarding banana privileges must first be run through your local banana supervisor. We don't want any slip ups this time.
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2005 Apr 5 at 18:29 PDT
Monk

2005 Mar 31 • 53
33 ₧
*goes and asks Ug_Man about banana privileges*
 
 
2005 Apr 5 at 23:39 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
"jacksmoke234" said:
Why are you missing half a spade super=)


Because I'm testing stuff. This isn't easy getting the spades to work you know.
 
 
2005 Apr 6 at 13:43 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Gotcha supes.
 
 
2005 Apr 6 at 20:50 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
Huh, that's interesting, you're turning the spades into a public voting type thing? Sort of an interesting twist, I figured it was going to be a sort of anonymous thing, but now it's more a public flogging format. Fitting, since I pretty much wrote that one to piss someone off.

What about cherries? I seem to remember something about cherries along the way, or did those turn into ban privileges? Or am I just horribly delusional yet again?
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2005 Apr 6 at 23:42 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
"NatureJay" said:
Huh, that's interesting, you're turning the spades into a public voting type thing? Sort of an interesting twist, I figured it was going to be a sort of anonymous thing, but now it's more a public flogging format. Fitting, since I pretty much wrote that one to piss someone off.

What about cherries? I seem to remember something about cherries along the way, or did those turn into ban privileges? Or am I just horribly delusional yet again?


Horribly dulsional!
 
 
2005 Apr 7 at 05:41 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
Cherries didn't mean anything. You just got more as you posted more. Basically there was a number of cherries associated with each user rank.

I don't know what you expected the spades to be. How would it work anonymously? TELL ME.
 
 
2005 Apr 7 at 09:14 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
The spades should be fully operational now, and I'm beta-testing it.

The one exception is that if you have negative spades you can still post. This is so people don't get screwed if there are any bugs.
 
 
2005 Apr 7 at 11:40 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
It's not much, I mean, the only concept I had of Spades is you click a post, decide the bitch oughta pay in Spades, and the Spades go down. That's it, no notification of who did it or anything, but your method is probably better because 1) it brings attention to the post in question and 2) there has to be some kind of consensus and you can't totally rail on someone's Spades just for shits and giggles.
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2005 Apr 7 at 16:48 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Nature you lost all your spades?
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 05:44 PDT
Monk

2005 Mar 31 • 53
33 ₧
he got pwned by the vote because I-I3 I5 4 1337 I-I4><0I2.
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 05:51 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
I'm not good with the @!*#@ talk
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 05:59 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
Monk is accusing me of being a leet hax0r, and if I can read that, I suppose it's close enough.

Yeah, I got to be the spade test monkey, go me.
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 08:35 PDT
melloyellow582
The Original Portmanteau

Brisk.
2005 Mar 21 • 12856
666 ₧
am i weawwy banned?

oh wait....
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 14:48 PDT
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Tsk tsk mellow i most hurt you i think
 
 
2005 Apr 8 at 15:40 PDT
Nezumi
Asshole Admin

1-Up Medal
2005 Mar 26 • 552
175 ₧
Pseudo-originally (once we started talking about spades, that is) the cherries were to be the manifestation of the points JMD gave/took and were to be utterly meaningless.
That is, he would be taking peoples cherries.
 
 
2005 Apr 23 at 01:54 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 5637
I think I'm going to have it where if you have negative spades, you can only post ONCE a day, no rollover.
 
 
2005 Apr 23 at 13:32 PDT
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4599
1,227 ₧
That's a good plan SJ, but... Whoa! Can you make it?

Use the boost to get through!
 
 
2005 Apr 23 at 14:55 PDT
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