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We welcome your feedback on the site and any requests for technical features such as smileys, forum skins, and general improvements or additions you would like to see at The Syndicate.

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Post by Spacedaisy » Sun May 21, 2017 11:03 pm

Our goal is to continue to improve the experience of our members as you all play here at The Syndicate. To that end, we welcome your input on features and improvements you might like to see added to our forums. We can't promise we will do everything suggested, but we will do our best to look into each of them and evaluate how we think they might work within our community. If we think it is achievable and would make the user experience better, then we will try to make it happen! So let us know what you'd like to see added!

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Post by Golden » Sun May 21, 2017 11:25 pm

A button that bans Alex from signing up.

I'd still like an inline chatbox like RM. Discord does the job though, but it's not perfect.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Sun May 21, 2017 11:38 pm

I think it was you that requested linkback and post numbers, which I have already located. So if all goes well, those will be coming soon.

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Post by Golden » Sun May 21, 2017 11:42 pm

Spacedaisy wrote:
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I think it was you that requested linkback and post numbers, which I have already located. So if all goes well, those will be coming soon.
Post numbers and linkback are both really useful tools, yeah.

Honestly, though, I'd trade all of the upgrades in the world for having something similar to the black and red theme come back. Even though this one doesn't draw attention at work.
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Post by Quin » Mon May 22, 2017 2:56 am

i don't have quick reply on this thread. is that a me problem?

also, i second the demand for post numbers.
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Post by juliets » Mon May 22, 2017 6:07 am

I don't have Quick reply here either. And I third the post number request. I haven't figured out multi quotes either though someone said we had them.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Mon May 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Fixed the quick reply it was an overlooked setting when creating the forum. If you see the quick reply missing anywhere else, please continue to note it here and I can fix it in the ACP easy peasy. Thanks guys and sorry about that!

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Post by S~V~S » Mon May 22, 2017 5:21 pm

"Who Posted" is not a function, like when you look to see who posted by post count in a game in the Sub Forum view? "Replies" isn't a clickable link as it used to be. So can we add that to the list?

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Post by Spacedaisy » Mon May 22, 2017 5:49 pm

We can yes, I meant to put that on my list so thanks for reminding me.

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Post by Spacedaisy » Mon May 22, 2017 8:47 pm

I was requested to see if we can adjust the board width in the two new styles. I have added a mod that allows the user to set their own width. You can see it at the top next to the Quick links icon. It does not work for the Carbon, but it does work for the negreen-black. I've also got expanded poll functions installed. We will be able to set poll voters as visible, but we still can't see the order in which votes were cast.

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Post by juliets » Tue May 23, 2017 10:51 am

Daisy, someone asked about a "Jump to first unread post" feature in the Elemental game thread. I looked for that feature but couldn't find it. I don't even know if its something we had on the old board but I thought I would mention it here just in case.

Also, I wonder if it's possible to get someone to code the vote order for us. In the past thats been a pretty significant feature in games where the votes are not changeable.
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Post by Sloonei » Tue May 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Displaying voter names in polls and ISOs are the two most important missing features to me. I assume you're already working on restoring those (if they aren't back already). And it's only a cosmetic thing, but I miss the old black and red display. That's not something we need to worry about until everything else is back in order though.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Tue May 23, 2017 8:58 pm

Yep both are already fixed. Polls are only lacking the ability to see what order the votes were placed in now.

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Post by nutella » Thu May 25, 2017 11:08 pm

I don't seem to have the option to change the number of posts per page, which is something I prefer to customize because I don't like really long pages. Can we get that option back?
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Post by Spacedaisy » Fri May 26, 2017 1:20 am

I'll take a look at it tomorrow night.

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Post by juliets » Sat May 27, 2017 10:46 am

The "posts per page" is under "edit profile" for me.
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Post by nutella » Sat May 27, 2017 1:37 pm

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The "posts per page" is under "edit profile" for me.
Huh... it is indeed, but the feature doesn't actually work? I just checked, and my posts per page says it is set to 20 which is how I had it before the update, but since the site came back up I've had the default 40. I tried submitting the setting again and it hasn't changed (threads are still loading 40 ppp). Odd.
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Post by Ricochet » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:25 pm

Is the order in which voters appears in polls screwy, by any chance? In a current mafia game, I'm now fairly sure that, in front of a player, I'm seeing a voter who voted second appear ahead of a voter who voted first.
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Post by S~V~S » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 pm

Vote Order is not actually installed yet. I am not sure what the ordering protocol is, but at this time, if you want voting order you have to do it the old fashioned way and glean it from the thread.

It's on the list.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:27 am

Ricochet wrote:
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Is the order in which voters appears in polls screwy, by any chance? In a current mafia game, I'm now fairly sure that, in front of a player, I'm seeing a voter who voted second appear ahead of a voter who voted first.
What Sherry said. The polls don't currently have an option for having the votes listed in order of when they were placed. I have yet to see a mod for that and suspect it might be something that was custom coded by someone who is not present in our community any longer.

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Post by juliets » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:22 pm

nutella wrote:
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The "posts per page" is under "edit profile" for me.
Huh... it is indeed, but the feature doesn't actually work? I just checked, and my posts per page says it is set to 20 which is how I had it before the update, but since the site came back up I've had the default 40. I tried submitting the setting again and it hasn't changed (threads are still loading 40 ppp). Odd.
I want to bring this forward again. I'm set to 100 ppp but its not loading anywhere near that many. Daisy you may want to take a look at this as I don't think the function is working.
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Post by nutella » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:33 pm

^Yep, still a problem for me as well. It's stuck on the default 40 even though it says it's different in my settings.
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:17 pm

I second on missing the red and black style.

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Post by JaggedJimmyJay » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:14 pm

The "carbon" skin is black and gray which is a bit closer in the interim. Definitely easier on my eyes than the white/blue stuff.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:42 pm

I hate both the dark styles. I have one that was just released that is a black/blue/ red scheme, but the one I really want, which is a nice black and red one is still in early stage development. The developer seems to be very active though so I am sure it will be done eventually, but it takes time. When I get back from vacation I'm going to tackle seeing if I can get the other one installed and the header graphic in place as well. Thanks for your patience guys, I know it isn't ideal.

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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:00 pm

I don't like the green one. Something about it is off.

Carbon is fine enough, though.

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Post by Long Con » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:49 am

I don't know if this has been brought up yet, but I can't find the link that brings up the separate window showing each player's number of posts.

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Post by nutella » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:51 pm

^Yeah, I was just realizing that -- it should be a link from the number of replies to the thread (from the subforum) but it's not there
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Post by Ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 am

So it seems Photobucket has switched to suck mode, because I'm seeing a lot of banners replaced with an "temporarily disabled 3rd party hosting" error pic.

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The "temporarily" part seems BS, because the p500 link provided sends you to upgrade to a $399 premium plan.

I assume everyone else is seeing this as well? I checked the Hall of Fame and it is a hot mess. Not all Photobucket-hosted images - not even all coming from one account - show up broken, but I'm definitely seeing too many of them in this state.
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Post by Sloonei » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:52 am

Yeah, I came here to make sure I'm not the only one experiencing that. This is not pleasing to look at.
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Post by Ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:57 am

Well, for the visual inconvenience, one quick temporary solution would be to go in the User Panel, Board Preferences and switch "Display signatures" to no. But long-term, if everyone using PB is getting demands to pay for an upgrade, we may have to consider switching to a new host and reuploading the pics.
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Post by Quin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:07 am

someone needs to update their photobucket
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Post by G-Man » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:11 am

My Mad Max banners live on a blogger page. I don't know if that's inferior to a photo-hosting website or not.
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Post by Epignosis » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:42 am

Photobucket updated their TOS two days ago. If I can't post my images elsewhere, their website becomes utterly without purpose. If I want to look at my images, I have a hard drive for that.

I'll push a child down a flight of stairs before I pay them $400 for this "service."

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Post by Ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:33 am

For users who are affected by this, it is important to note that the images are not gone. They are still hosted on Photobucket, and you can actually load them right then and there by right-clicking on them and selecting "open image in new tab" or "open link in new tab" depending on the web browser that you are using. This opens the Photobucket website where the original image is displayed.

As far as alternatives are concerned, there is Imgur for instance which supports the embedding of images on third-party sites.

While members of Photobucket may wait and hope that the company reverses the stance on third-party hosted images, it is probably better to migrate the photos to another hosting service entirely.

You can download your entire library of images by selecting Library on Photobucket, and there the download album link under actions.
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Post by Dragon D. Luffy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:51 pm

-> 2017
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-> 2017
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why
Imgur is trending towards photobucket badness but is faaaaaaaaar better at the moment.

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Post by Jackofhearts2005 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:20 pm

Like if your friend was still running Windows 98. You'd be like "what are you doing?"

That's Photobucket.

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Post by juliets » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:54 pm

ok so there is a whole thread about the photo bucket problem so I want to return here to the ppp problem. The function is not working.
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Post by Spacedaisy » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:00 pm

Long Con wrote:
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I don't know if this has been brought up yet, but I can't find the link that brings up the separate window showing each player's number of posts.
I thought I saw it somewhere, let me look around. If not I know there is an extension I can install, I would just want to test it out on my test board first to make sure it plays well with our other extensions.

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