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Glasses

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« Reply #400 on: 03-03-2006 19:57 »

I do not (suprisingly) enjoy being insulted.

And in my last post I don't know what I was thinking.
Also how come TFH has been "Buddy Of The Week" for like before I registered?
Gopher

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« Reply #401 on: 03-03-2006 20:28 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2006 20:28 »

Yeah, me either.

and...  http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/13-000352-1/   

Not exactly the same thing but I don't feel like diging further back and it's the same answer  smile
Glasses

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« Reply #402 on: 03-04-2006 00:06 »

Maybe this would explain alot of things on PEEL?

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Leave it, it's a PEEL tradition, just like disscussion.

Gopher

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« Reply #403 on: 03-04-2006 10:12 »

Yeah, that pretty much explains EVERYTHING on peel. And any other forum more than a year old. (before the first year, things are usually explained by the administrators' whimsy, laziness, or anal-retentive compulsiveness, which haven't had time to become "tradition" yet)

that said it's time to shut up now, before we're told to shut up. (Another time-honored tradition)
Teral

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« Reply #404 on: 03-04-2006 11:52 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2006 11:52 »

Re: buddy of the week question.

Posted copied from Actual Complaints thread:

   
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By YLB:
Hmm, I thought that the Buddy of the Week was automatic, and set the buddy who gives the most PEEL referals each week. That's why each website links to PEEL with an individual buddy number. I remember when I joined, it was CGEF, then in July changed briefly to TFP, and then stayed at SFF.

So, if SFF has had the most referals for that long, it's possible to be Buddy of the Week for as long it has been.

   
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By Teral (Me! I'm the hero!):
That's pretty much accurate YLB. The only additional info is the increase is percentage-based, meaning an increase from 10 to 20 is better than an increase from 700 to 1000. The main problem with the Buddy of the Week thingy is, well, there aren't so many buddies left. Click on the "Proud to be supported by:" link above the button collection below and you get a list of every PEEL buddy, with their total refeal number. Let's take a look shall we?

Futurama Scan Art Central   - Dead
Can't get enough Futurama   - Biggest supporter, so unlikely to beat the others in the percentage increase
The Futurama Point   - Alive
PEEL People   - Dead
Ain't no such thing as too much Amy Wong    - Inactive
Futurama Merchandise Page   - Inactive
Space Station Futurama   - Sporadically updated
Planet Express Denmark   - Dead
One and only Bender   - Dead
KFNF   - Alive ... but Norwegian     tongue
The Fry Hole   - Sporadically updated
Futurama Outlet Germany   - Dead
Sean's Futurama Picture Palace   - Dead
Futurama Nerve Center   - Dead
Free Futurama Project   - Dead
Aliens Unlimited   - Inactive
eMerchandise   - No return link
PimpBunnies - Non-Futurama related

18 supporters, 8 non-existant, 3 are inactive, 2 are non-Futurama related. Leaving CGEF, TFP, SSF, TFH and KFNF as the only contenders. So seeing the same site for several consecutive eriods aren't unusual.
Gopher

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« Reply #405 on: 03-04-2006 13:04 »

Oops. My mistake, sorry. I'd noticed it too, and just assumed it was like the "Raging bender" thing that just never got updated.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #406 on: 03-04-2006 16:42 »

It's not updated out of tradition and laziness.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #407 on: 03-04-2006 19:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2006 19:08 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
It's not updated out of tradition and laziness.

For those that still didn't get it. [-mArc-] isn't lazy. He's not a teenager anymore that beside school has nothing more to do than surfing the internet all day. He's got a job to do and a girlfriend to entertain (  wink).

So I wouldn't call it lazyness, but lack of time and on top of that changing iferiour things like the "classic episode" and "buddy of the week" are unnecessary when it comes keeping PEEL alive (technical wise).   wink
Glasses

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« Reply #408 on: 03-04-2006 21:14 »

Never thought of it that way thanks Teral and GFF
Gopher

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« Reply #409 on: 03-05-2006 00:41 »

Good point, gff, and for the record, I only refered to laziness in the first year. In my experience, people don't start forums unless, at the time, they have too much free time on their hands. In my book [-mArc-] gets major credit for keeping things going at all, most forums end up imploding once the originator stops having time to waste on them. Just look at the desicated remains of the other Futurama fansites that are scattered over the distopian wasteland known as the internet.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #410 on: 03-05-2006 10:04 »

There you go, the buddie of the week changed to KFNF wink
Hypnotize

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« Reply #411 on: 03-05-2006 11:08 »

I noticed that, it doesant really matter though, people can just go to the links at the bottom of the page.
Gopher

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« Reply #412 on: 03-14-2006 13:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2006 13:15 »

OK: closed threads are not deleted so the offending poster can learn from their mistake. This is sensible, and I agree with it.

However, shouldn't completely gratuitous spam like pimp 10x's be an exception? He's clearly not trying to make legitimate posts, just spamming for the sake of spamming.
And why, oh, why does everyone have to respond to every single one!?!

[edit] Perhaps a "Nuke User" option that not only bans them but deletes every post they've made from every thread? Not certain how these forums are implemented, it could be trivial or a royal pain in the ass to implement such a feature.[/edit]


"I feel like I'm taking crazy-pills!!"

[edit]Reply to below: It's not the troll that has me irritated, but the people ranting about it. Though I admit the apparent difference is probably just semantic.[/edit]
Nixorbo

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« Reply #413 on: 03-14-2006 13:25 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2006 13:25 »

Either that or it's left as evidence so marc and slimmy can see.

You poeple act like we've never had a troll before, geez.
Punching Bag

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« Reply #414 on: 03-14-2006 15:25 »

Who fucking cares, spamming is funny anyway and people like that get bored very quickly.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #415 on: 03-14-2006 16:13 »

Here is another reason why threads are closed and not deleted, posted by VelourFog on page 7 of this thread:

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
A lot of the time PEEL breaks when I try to delete a thread, so it's easier to just close it.

Plus most people are a little slow and make another thread saying, "What happened to my thread?!!! It's gone!"

Also it might be a little hard to integrate such a ban/delete all posts option into PEEL, like [-mArc-] told me on the last few pages it is even hard to reverse a single search result, because of the database layout PEEL is using (flat files as I remember) so you'd have to search every single file for such member and delete these entries. That not only is pretty time wasting but can also screw things up pretty bad I can imagine.
Gopher

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« Reply #416 on: 03-16-2006 00:54 »

hmm. YEah, now that you mention it gff I remember reading something from marc about that. Is it not pulling data from an SQL database, but some alternate/custom db instead? that surprises me, but I've never worked with cgi scripts at all.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #417 on: 03-16-2006 08:05 »

It's not the cgi scripting, but more the age. The release of UBB PEEL is running is from 2000 (see the copyright note on the bottom). I guess the kernel and general layout off this UBB version is even few years older (this is version 5.45b... I don't know when 5.0 was released). Also I don't know whether public sql database system were that far already, but I doubt that it was normall for hosting companies to offer "cheap" mysql databases.
Flat File System means that data is stored in simple text files with separator characters. And once such a separator is set wrong... well... it screws up everything.
Gopher

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« Reply #418 on: 03-16-2006 12:54 »

gff, I spent years doing DB stuff for a living, so I know what flat file means, but it could still be a db server that uses flat files or a custom flat-file format implemented into the UBB scripts directly. I'm guessing the latter, but I've never looked into UBB's source or requirements before.
Hypnotize

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« Reply #419 on: 03-21-2006 20:24 »

If i make a mind of mencia thread on the "its got a tv" forum, will it be locked?
Kryten

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« Reply #420 on: 03-21-2006 21:38 »

Don't really see any problem with that, go ahead.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #421 on: 03-22-2006 21:46 »

Did PEEL go off-line earlier today?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #422 on: 03-23-2006 00:25 »

Yeah it did. I couldnt access it for a few hours...
Fry1077

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« Reply #423 on: 03-23-2006 04:00 »

I also noticed that before that it was really slow, at least for me  frown
Hypnotize

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« Reply #424 on: 03-23-2006 16:30 »

i think it was also offline last night
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #425 on: 03-23-2006 19:58 »

It stopped for me just as I hit the "Submit" button.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #426 on: 03-23-2006 21:10 »

Don't worry about it, it's happened like 5 times in past year.
The Mongoose
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« Reply #427 on: 03-25-2006 10:07 »

My idea:

A topic called: "Welcome New PEELers", where all the new people can say hello and the like. I understand 'Hi I'm New' Threads are always locked, but I think there should be General one.

So, what do you say?
Teral

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« Reply #428 on: 03-25-2006 12:45 »

Problem is such a thread would quickly be pushed out of the first page, due yo inactivity. Once it's left the first page, none of the new members will see anduse it. Heck, in some cases people wont even use a thread located halfway up on page 1.

PEEL doesn't support sticked threads, so that wont work either.

Believe it or not, people have opened general "Welcome"-threads over the years, none of them have worked. Just like the "General Futurama Question" threads.
The Mongoose
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« Reply #429 on: 03-25-2006 13:34 »

Okey dokey, just an idea.  wink

You make a good point several good points.
audioslave38

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« Reply #430 on: 03-27-2006 00:45 »

This has probably been suggested before but why not have a Music board?
There are random music threads dispersed throughout the off-topic board but I think it would generate a lot more discussion if there was a dedicated board.  I like a wide variety of music so I would definitely be very active in it.
Archie2K

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« Reply #431 on: 03-28-2006 13:57 »

Spreading out over too many forums means too many boards to keep track off with not enough activity in each one. So claims mArc, and I bow to his expertise in this field.

I have supported turning the TV forum into a media forum for music, games and TV, but with no success. With no crashes in Off-Topic recently, this doesn't seem so high on the agenda.
Donald

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« Reply #432 on: 03-29-2006 20:50 »

We should be able to change our posts
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #433 on: 03-29-2006 21:16 »

It's called the edit button.
It looks like that and is found below your post. It makes it so we don't double, triple, (insert number) post.
Xanfor

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« Reply #434 on: 05-05-2006 21:17 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:50 »

Question: Why is that episode 'Raging Bender' constantly being featured? I assume it's tradition, like said above. I like it!

edit, many years later: Look at me! I'm a n00b!
Blane

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« Reply #435 on: 05-05-2006 21:44 »

I think it's basically 1 part tradition, and 2 parts mArc not having time to be bothered changing it.

 
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Originally posted by Germanfryfan:
That thing is implemented into the PEEL main page. As far as I know it has to be set manually. This means that mArc - who got a life of his own, a job to do, a girlfriend to entertain and has to run at least 2 futurama webpages - needs to pay even more time on changing it.


So yeah, i wouldn't expect it to change anytime soon.

Bibliography:
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/13-000352/
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/13-000332/
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/13-000277/
Xanfor

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« Reply #436 on: 05-05-2006 21:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:48 »

Well, I think it's a cool tradition.

Xanfor

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« Reply #437 on: 05-11-2006 10:11 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:48 »

Sorry for the double post, everyone. I'm just new here and had another question. I know you graduate from being a poppler in 5 posts, but what are the number of posts needed for the other 'ranks'?

germanfryfan

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« Reply #438 on: 05-11-2006 10:19 »

the next step is at 50 as I recall. Take a look into our faq, the PEELers' FAQ. That and much more about PEEL, its behaviour and rules are explained in there.  smile
Xanfor

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« Reply #439 on: 05-11-2006 10:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:48 »

Ahh, Ok. I kept looking at the the FAQ in PEEL. Thanks!
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