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Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

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OMG, I finally caught up with the forum, I've read every post, except maybe I skimmed some of the long ones.

Now I'm gonna do Musical Asskicking for a couple hours, then I have some chores and honeydews, then next I will work on the smilies. You have to put them in one by one, and decide which ones should be on the post editing page and which ones you have to click "More Smilies" to see them. So it's going to take a few hours to get them right.

Then some other refinements, like hiding the Sportsball forum from people who don't want to see the sportsball threads and restoring the usergroups like Grumpy People and Gadflies and so forth.

It's still Infrastructure Week on Born Again Fogbow!
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I added the extension "External links open in new window (or tab, as the case may be). You can change the setting in User Control Panel --> Board Preferences (at the bottom of the page).
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Oh, man ... long day, I can't concentrate enough to get the smilies right. I'll have to do it mañana. I got some headway today, and fended off at least 40 more Russian spammers.

It's still INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK. :lol:
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Well, I just spent an hour trying to upload smilies, but they're not working for me. I have submitted a request for support with the phpBB support team. I'll keep working on this.
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I have a sudden major project I must do for ol' Wifehorn and her elk. My presence here will be spotty for a week or so.

Still no word on what is preventing me from working on the smilies. phpBB support hasn't responded, but I'll check again soon.
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Changed the setting for number of posts on a page from 10 to 25. Removed the small-text "time the post was last edited" thingy.
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Announcing two more board styles - Carbon and Graand New. Apparently, only a few board styles have been authorized for this version of phpBB.
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OK, some good news.

I managed to add a few smilies. By creating a *.pak file, with the following info:

filename (of the smilie), width, height, whether to display it on the posting page (1 for yes, 0 for no), name of the emotion, smilie code

... each one surrounded by single quotation marks, followed by a comma, and the whole thing ends with a blank line.

If I mess any of that up, it will screw up the smilies. So I have a ton of work to get them all back, but it can be done. I'll work on that as I get time over the next few days, and then we'll have all our smilies back, yay.
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OK, slowly but surely I'm bringing the smilies back. Then I'll try to put them in some sort of logical order.

Taking a break, might do more tonight or tomorrow. They're a lot of work! :blackeye:
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Added some more smilies; gotta go help an old lady neighbor fix her computer and cell phone. More later.

I had forgotten I had over 200 smilies. I can't use all of them, but most ...
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OK, I have most of the smilies in, but not in the best order. I'll work on that tomorrow.

Now it's time to ZOOM.
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Oops, I enabled Post Numbers but I didn't configure the extension to actually show the post numbers. I think I corrected that this morning.
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