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Yeah, you guys are awesome, we really appreciate all of you working so hard to keep this site up and running.
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I am sure that we are all adapting so you can take all the time you need with getting everything back to normal.

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I'm having a little problem with my profile page in the ucp. This is the message I get.
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I'm also having the same problem on the not on mobile.

I know the forums are still pretty wonky but I think there's a different reason behind this becasue I don't think that many other people have this problem.
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No I had somewhat of the same problem to actually. When I go to my profile all I get is a blank white page. The way to fix that though is to change the theme of the board to something else. How else was I supposed to get Mariah Carey to endorse me? xD

Though when you log out, the forum reverts back to the original theme.

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Once you set the new theme for yourself, it should be the same every time you login.

Go to your profile>Board preferences and pick a different theme from the drop-down menu. Hestia Blue is the old, broken one so pick a different one. Please be aware we're still fixing things up so you won't see our custom header and things like that just yet. The forums will work again though.^^

That will stop the Error 500 messages too.

EDIT: Diss has updated the default theme to Prosilver (Dark Edition) and removed the borked old theme. So things should work now, in theory. ^^
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Yeah things are working fine now. At least on my end.

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So what happened to the text colors? There used to be a list of different colors you could make your text, but it's gone. That was probably one of the only reasons I could complete my Beacon of Hope updates in less than a day...
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CyberDragon wrote:
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So what happened to the text colors? There used to be a list of different colors you could make your text, but it's gone. That was probably one of the only reasons I could complete my Beacon of Hope updates in less than a day...
They’re in the little teardrop icon next to the drop down labeled “normal.”
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"Oh, sweet. Ok, thanks."
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That is one crisis averted.

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How did all of you end up as mods?
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Were they "off their rockers?"

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LunarFox wrote:
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How did all of you end up as mods?
I got asked to join Copper as moderator for The Comic and Fan Projects I think cause of the increased traffic at the time. Then they put up a poll to see how the masses would respond to the idea, and everyone seemed to think it was cool so I got brought on board
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Got recommended by a mod who stepped down.
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I think Diss is the one who makes the final decision on who becomes a mod doesn't he? I always thought he was the head admin.

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LunarFox wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:44 am
How did all of you end up as mods?
Back in the day, the RP rules needed revamping because they were way out of date. Rockstar Raccoon had been promising to do it for a year or more but hadn't gotten around to it due to illness and life commitments. I offered to do it instead and said "I'll just need a mod to pin the post for me" and then Diss said "there you go, you're a mod." Initially I was just a mod of the OOC section, but then as circumstances changed and other mods left I got progressively promoted. The rest is history. ^^
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I think Diss is the one who makes the final decision on who becomes a mod doesn't he? I always thought he was the head admin.
For the most part, yes. Rick can always veto Diss though, and, of course, Rick can choose to promote or fire anyone without consulting Diss. It's Rick's forums after all.
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Hlaoroo wrote:
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LunarFox wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:44 am
How did all of you end up as mods?
Back in the day, the RP rules needed revamping because they were way out of date. Rockstar Raccoon had been promising to do it for a year or more but hadn't gotten around to it due to illness and life commitments. I offered to do it instead and said "I'll just need a mod to pin the post for me" and then Diss said "there you go, you're a mod." Initially I was just a mod of the OOC section, but then as circumstances changed and other mods left I got progressively promoted. The rest is history. ^^

Sorta like Cerberus , eh?
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I think Diss is the one who makes the final decision on who becomes a mod doesn't he? I always thought he was the head admin.
For the most part, yes. Rick can always veto Diss though, and, of course, Rick can choose to promote or fire anyone without consulting Diss. It's Rick's forums after all.

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I thought Cerberus wasn't promoted and just wanted a job change to work with kids? (Which makes me depressed when I realize that said kids met sad ends.).

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Kyderra and I got appointed to be forum mods, I was the first elected global mod (the rest had been appointed), and ultimately I was given admin rank as a gesture of appreciation and trust by Rick.

Generally, the people who make the best moderators don't seek that out; they bring some new idea or skill to the table at a time when it's needed and have demonstrated ability to interact well with others.
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So that is what you look for when you open up a chance to become a moderator when you need them?

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It's a sad fact of life that those who most actively seek out power are those most likely to abuse it. Especially online.

What we want in a moderator is someone who's trustworthy and dedicated to the forums, not just someone who wants the job.
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I see. Gotcha. That mkes it a lot easier to narrow down potential candidates.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
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I see. Gotcha. That mkes it a lot easier to narrow down potential candidates.
I'm not persuaded the job's much fun anyways, Amaze. Maybe there are "tenure" limitations, too. Still, they seem like a good crew, and you might enjoy the work afterall, especially if it's a specific area of the forum you'd enjoy.

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I won't get into it too much, but I will say there are reasons that I will never ever EVER become a mod.

That said, I do have great respect for the people who do it.

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
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I won't get into it too much, but I will say there are reasons that I will never ever EVER become a mod.

That said, I do have great respect for the people who do it.
ditto.

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This is a technical question: Is the image uploader built in or a separate phpbb extension?
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I don't know what it is but always just assumed that it was built in as all boards I would think have that capability to allow users to upload avatars. However I don't actually know so don't go by me.

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Im sure you could have waited until the individual with knowledge of this situation or knows someone with said knowledge offered an answer.
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This is a technical question: Is the image uploader built in or a separate phpbb extension?
The image uploader in which part of the forum? I'd be glad to do a little hunting, but the more specific you are, the easier it'll be for me to find the answer :D
The only one who's likely to have personal insight would be Ikani, but they're busy actually running the servers and not likely to see this question ;)
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Obbl wrote:The image uploader in which part of the forum? I'd be glad to do a little hunting, but the more specific you are, the easier it'll be for me to find the answer :D
The only one who's likely to have personal insight would be Ikani, but they're busy actually running the servers and not likely to see this question ;)
So assuming that you use the prosilver dark extension, go below the posting area to the two tabs labeled “options” and “attachments”, after clicking attatchments, you can insert a file and add it into the post by clicking place inline, it currently only works with pictures and
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Okay, yeah, attaching a file to a post is part of the base phpBB. Is there something you were hoping it could do that it does not currently do?
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Why did the mods end up with the areas they have (like the Announcements forum for example), and is their a hierarchy to it, like certain mods are mods of other mods?
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The forum mods (pink names) just have jurisdiction over their own forums. They were assigned to those particular forums because that's where they posted and hung out most anyway. In their designated forums they have the power to edit and delete posts, to lock, unlock and move threads, and to enforce rules.

Global mods (green names) have jurisdiction over all forums, including unassigned ones like the announcements forum. Technically we have authority over the forum mods (although I don't think there's ever been a time when we've had to overrule them) and we're the next port of call if you have any complaints about the forum mods or wish to contest any of their decisions. We have all the same powers as forum mods but in the whole board, not just a specific forum. Additionally, we have the power to issue official warnings and to ban and unban users.

The final step in the hierarchy is the admins. They have all the powers assigned to other mods but also have the ability to modify the board configuration by adding or removing forums and subforums, changing themes, editing profile fields, etc. They can also modify all details on user accounts like email addresses, passwords, profile pictures, signatures, etc, as well as having the ability to manually activate or delete user accounts. Admits also make and set the forum rules and are the final authority should you for any reason have problems with or disagree with both the forum and global mods.
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You said that there was never a time that global mods had to overrule board mods but has there ever been a time when admins had to overrule board mods or global mods?

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Yes.
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Yes.
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Yeah I'm gonna do the sensible thing and not speculate.

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