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YaBB SE Info => News From the YaBB SE Team => Topic started by: David on July 19, 2003, 01:29:04 PM

Title: YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 19, 2003, 01:29:04 PM
Thanks to everyone that was there.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: haase on July 19, 2003, 02:37:37 PM
Thanks for posting that.  Interesting read.  I'm sorry I missed the session.  Something came up at the last minute (I knew 1:00 PM on Saturday would be tough).

Anyway, I'd like to congratulate you all in a way...  you've come really far, and it sounds like we all have something to be really excited about.

-G
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: GWP on July 19, 2003, 04:00:35 PM
I enjoyed the chat guys, pity i didn't get there in time.
I,m gonna read the text file now, see what i missed :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: charlottezweb on July 19, 2003, 06:17:35 PM
Good read...exciting news.  Can't wait myself  :)

Jason
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 19, 2003, 06:44:40 PM
ditto :)

lookin fwd to get my grubby mitts on a beta so can get to work ;)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: skoen on July 19, 2003, 07:50:22 PM
Looking forward to check out the new forum and translate it. If you want to, I could also always beta test it too. :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Jeff Lewis on July 19, 2003, 08:09:15 PM
All those who become charter members will be involved in the initial beta testing  ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Joel on July 19, 2003, 08:30:25 PM
Sounds great! I can't wait to get ahold of the new forum package so I can start porting my silly mods over. :P If I'm lucky it'll make a least a couple of them unnecessary. ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 20, 2003, 07:37:44 AM
i dunno but they got c(http://xbb.agigames.com/Themes/Default/Images/cool.gif)l smileys


(http://xbb.agigames.com/Themes/Default/Images/shocked.gif)



I let my users know that more smileys are on the horizon.. they had this to say...

(http://www.allamericanguys.com/infopopstuff/emoticons/banana.gif)




p.s. Happy as this has renewed my interest in my forum revamp  ;D

Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Wezz6400 on July 20, 2003, 11:11:43 AM
Oh darn, I complete forgot about the chat session. :( :( :(
Very nice news though, I'm very curious about the new name. But it's a nice thing, YaBB SE has got a bad reputation about security and suffers from YaBB's bad reputation about server load (which is nonsence for small forums). I hope the new name will help to get rid of this bad reputation and let people get to know this already great and soon even greater software.
It's also nice to know that YaBB SE will finally be getting the features it's competitors have by default, I don't care to have to build in mods but there are people only looking at features.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on July 20, 2003, 01:06:25 PM
Oh darn, I complete forgot about the chat session. :( :( :(
Very nice news though, I'm very curious about the new name. But it's a nice thing, YaBB SE has got a bad reputation about security and suffers from YaBB's bad reputation about server load (which is nonsence for small forums). I hope the new name will help to get rid of this bad reputation and let people get to know this already great and soon even greater software.
It's also nice to know that YaBB SE will finally be getting the features it's competitors have by default, I don't care to have to build in mods but there are people only looking at features.

if ken post and moderate with speed i am happy, extra features make the board less efficent.

i dunno but they got c(http://xbb.agigames.com/Themes/Default/Images/cool.gif)l smileys


(http://xbb.agigames.com/Themes/Default/Images/shocked.gif)



I let my users know that more smileys are on the horizon.. they had this to say...

(http://www.allamericanguys.com/infopopstuff/emoticons/banana.gif)




p.s. Happy as this has renewed my interest in my forum revamp  ;D



becaus the delete my message above without saying why i am editing the url in here  >:(

This might be new version?? yes/no http://xbb.agigames.com
don't delete again with out giving me a reason!
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: BiErLeEuW on July 20, 2003, 01:46:21 PM
i missed him too but i think we live here in other timezone :S it was better too have a timer before he is beginning...
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Compuart on July 20, 2003, 01:54:52 PM
i missed him too but i think we live here in other timezone :S it was better too have a timer before he is beginning...
guess you missed the timer too then :P
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on July 20, 2003, 04:56:07 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 21, 2003, 05:55:56 AM
I as many others i'm sure have many questions after thinking on this.. but I'm doing my best to hold fire until the forum for the new board goes up + hopefully (longs its not too much to be a charter member) have my mitts on a beta so I can get down to some dev. :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 21, 2003, 10:38:54 AM
I as many others i'm sure have many questions after thinking on this..
I'm more than willing, and sure others are too, to answer questions concerning this.  Feel free to post them here.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 21, 2003, 11:01:53 AM
ok thanks, 3 quick ones off the top of my head

1) will it have collapsable categories like the forum here

2) how different is the template design from yabb  (does it still use something like [yabb main] ? )

3) whats the difference between a theme and a template

more cant be answered until i know the dbase structure.. because going to need to write an entrance page for my forum with some live stats like users online etc etc.. shouldnt be a problem though
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 21, 2003, 11:12:03 AM
It does have collapsable cateogries that have new post indicators if closed.  An admin can also choose, when adding a new category, whether to allow users to collapse it or not.  Useful so people can't close your news category or soemthing.

Currently I believe it uses close to the same template.  The difference is there are 20 or 30 different templates allowing you to mdoify looks of different parts of your forum.  A theme is then a set of templates, CSS, images, and language files.  There will still be a simple theme/template editor as we understand not everyone wants to deal with complex templates even though that will be an option.

As I like to say, the current code is in alpha state in terms of features we still want to add but I woudl call it beta or even stable in terms of, well, how stable it it.  We have been running it live on two dev sites for a month or so and eliminated all bugs we could find.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 21, 2003, 11:29:06 AM
thanks. well i'm not in an hurry for the release.. since I want to have my other work based around it done by then... lol.. but a beta to fiddle with a get used to for a while beforehand will be cool once i can sign up:)

btw.. something that always puzzled me about why this site didnt have it. but might i suggest the site for the new forum have a proper break down of features for prospective users to browse over.. maybe even a comparison against other software too? (depending how good it makes it look.. lol)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: charlottezweb on July 21, 2003, 11:47:53 AM
btw.. something that always puzzled me about why this site didnt have it. but might i suggest the site for the new forum have a proper break down of features for prospective users to browse over.. maybe even a comparison against other software too? (depending how good it makes it look.. lol)

GREAT suggestion.  I agree this is needed.

Jason
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 24, 2003, 04:04:23 AM
another question :)

how does the 'registration control' work?

i'm using this mod right now, i'm hoping its similar  :)

http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?thread=13988
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on July 24, 2003, 06:11:49 AM
I missed the chat :'( .. but is there gonna be another one ?
or the new release will be out there soon so you don't need to start a new one?!
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 24, 2003, 06:50:18 AM
the only vague ideas given there are...

Quote
<@David> We are hoping to unveil the new site later this month to allow you to see it grow and change

Quote
<@Jeff_Lewis> Beta testing: beta testing will be first offered to our charter members
<@Jeff_Lewis> Site/Name: We are working hard on the site now and it's pretty far along. We will announce the site/name fairly soon. I'm hoping end of month.

so hopefully in the next week or two there will be a bigger announcement with more details etc. (someone said a mass mail will be sent)
and beta versions for those who sign up as charter members (which is what i'm chompin at the bit for)... those who dont sign up will have to wait.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 24, 2003, 10:33:23 AM
another question :)

how does the 'registration control' work?

i'm using this mod right now, i'm hoping its similar  :)

http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?thread=13988
Unknown can answer that better but I don't think it is fully coded yet.  From the ideas I was hearing a while ago a new member will be "Pending" group and using permissions not let them do anything.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 24, 2003, 10:37:43 AM
ok sounds interesting.

just wondering about when the user gets their pass.. because if they're to be be rejected then that mod gives the option of no email, or a rejection message :)


this is kinda why i was apprenhensive about asking questions now.. some of these will be obvious once we have it :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: [Unknown] on July 24, 2003, 01:51:35 PM
another question :)

how does the 'registration control' work?

i'm using this mod right now, i'm hoping its similar  :)

http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?thread=13988

Well, you can turn on and off registration... which is the most useful part.  You can also create Pending, Banned, or Jail groups and slop people in there for different reasons...

But, no.. the only thing it really has is turn on/off registration.  At least, as yet.  And, I'm sure Spaceman-Spiff would be more than willing to rewrite his mod/have it included later.

Just a note... becoming a charter member does cost a little money, but it's only to support our hosting costs... and, it's well worth it, I might say ;).

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: sparkiegeek on July 24, 2003, 02:21:27 PM
Will mods still be written and applied in the same way? Will YaBBPaks (or whatever they'll be known as) be the "preferred" method of modding?
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 24, 2003, 04:02:31 PM
Will mods still be written and applied in the same way? Will YaBBPaks (or whatever they'll be known as) be the "preferred" method of modding?
Yes on both accounts.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 24, 2003, 04:07:30 PM
another question :)

how does the 'registration control' work?

i'm using this mod right now, i'm hoping its similar  :)

http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?thread=13988

Well, you can turn on and off registration... which is the most useful part.  You can also create Pending, Banned, or Jail groups and slop people in there for different reasons...

But, no.. the only thing it really has is turn on/off registration.  At least, as yet.  And, I'm sure Spaceman-Spiff would be more than willing to rewrite his mod/have it included later.

Just a note... becoming a charter member does cost a little money, but it's only to support our hosting costs... and, it's well worth it, I might say ;).

-[Unknown]

yeah i'm pretty sure i'm going to sign up for that.. and you did say 'little money' hehe

so when activated how does the registration differ from that mod i mentioned?

in my own situation when 'authorising' i really need to be able to profile the pending applications based specifically around their email addresses + ips. (i was hoping to contribute to that mod with a mod that resolves the ip -> hostname)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on July 25, 2003, 04:27:57 PM
Is it alt**** (alt0160, alt0429) proof?
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 27, 2003, 04:32:58 PM
quiz master returns.... hehe

do the user permissions allow the blocking of certain people from modifying their own posts?
(vbulletin does this)

there is one user right now i'd like to do this to.. i mean enforce.. umm what the hell :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: [Unknown] on July 27, 2003, 06:56:59 PM
quiz master returns.... hehe

do the user permissions allow the blocking of certain people from modifying their own posts?
(vbulletin does this)

there is one user right now i'd like to do this to.. i mean enforce.. umm what the hell :)

Yup.

Acf...huh?!  What do you mean?

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 28, 2003, 02:41:04 AM
sweeeet!!!  ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on July 28, 2003, 10:19:40 AM
quiz master returns.... hehe

do the user permissions allow the blocking of certain people from modifying their own posts?
(vbulletin does this)

there is one user right now i'd like to do this to.. i mean enforce.. umm what the hell :)

Yup.

Acf...huh?!  What do you mean?

-[Unknown]

http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?thread=23372
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 29, 2003, 05:15:51 AM
forgive me if this has already been answered. I've just looked around and i'm convinced this has been asked and answered (perhaps i asked privately during the chat and it never went in the log or something... ) but...

Will the new version support 'unlimited/configurable' smileys above and beyond the 'standard' set?

using a format such as :cool or :dancingbanana etc etc


Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: [Unknown] on July 29, 2003, 05:44:22 AM
forgive me if this has already been answered. I've just looked around and i'm convinced this has been asked and answered (perhaps i asked privately during the chat and it never went in the log or something... ) but...

Will the new version support 'unlimited/configurable' smileys above and beyond the 'standard' set?

using a format such as :cool or :dancingbanana etc etc

That's something that is not done yet, but is still planned.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 29, 2003, 05:52:28 AM
all good  8)

.. just thought I was going crazy because I was sure I'd asked, but couldn't find evidence of such  ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Grudge on July 29, 2003, 12:52:03 PM
forgive me if this has already been answered. I've just looked around and i'm convinced this has been asked and answered (perhaps i asked privately during the chat and it never went in the log or something... ) but...

Will the new version support 'unlimited/configurable' smileys above and beyond the 'standard' set?

using a format such as :cool or :dancingbanana etc etc

That's something that is not done yet, but is still planned.

-[Unknown]

If you do decide to do this could you *please* see if it's possible to do the same with message icons as it would be kinda similar I would guess and very helpful!!!
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Feho on July 31, 2003, 01:12:19 PM
Quote
<@David> We are hoping to unveil the new site later this month to allow you to see it grow and change

Quote
<@Jeff_Lewis> Beta testing: beta testing will be first offered to our charter members
<@Jeff_Lewis> Site/Name: We are working hard on the site now and it's pretty far along. We will announce the site/name fairly soon. I'm hoping end of month.

when you talk about "later this month", you mean August, not July?  ::)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on July 31, 2003, 01:27:32 PM
Quote
<@David> We are hoping to unveil the new site later this month to allow you to see it grow and change

Quote
<@Jeff_Lewis> Beta testing: beta testing will be first offered to our charter members
<@Jeff_Lewis> Site/Name: We are working hard on the site now and it's pretty far along. We will announce the site/name fairly soon. I'm hoping end of month.

David and Jeff were both very careful to say 'hoping'  ;)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on July 31, 2003, 01:50:36 PM
well lets hope some more :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: skoen on July 31, 2003, 02:35:33 PM
Let's really hope some more, as August is drawing very near. ;)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on July 31, 2003, 05:52:57 PM
Jeez, can't you guys wait a few hours?
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: HyperDev on July 31, 2003, 06:36:38 PM
No.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on August 01, 2003, 07:02:28 AM
Quote
Jeez, can't you guys wait a few hours?
I just clicked on the reply and the "a few hours" wasn't there ??!!! it appeared in the topic summry !!!
does that mean today is the releasing ?! OMG I am so excited ::)

edit : now I know ;) David you used the same background color for the text(few hours) to make it secret ... so only who highlight it or look at the topic summory will see it .. nice trick man :)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on August 01, 2003, 07:03:59 AM
 ::)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on August 01, 2003, 11:09:43 AM
Jeez, can't you guys wait a few hours?
ok what do you mean by few hours ?
now it's 24 hours since you posted this ...
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Douglas on August 01, 2003, 11:20:08 AM
Guys, there's a LOT of work going on with the new site.  We have to make sure that most of the issues (bugs, content and features) are worked through before we open the new site.  We don't want to do a half-assed job in opening a site, cause we all know how we get with bugs and glitches and non working goodies, lol.

Please be patient with us, we're all working very hard to get this launched as soon as possible.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on August 01, 2003, 11:58:02 AM
half-assed ?!!!!! LOL I like that  expression very much :D I think I am going to use from now on ... ;)

so that few hours thing from david was to play with our hearts >:(

hate you david :-\
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on August 01, 2003, 12:05:56 PM
YaBB SE gods work in mysterious ways ;)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Douglas on August 01, 2003, 12:08:36 PM
Don't hate David, lol, there's a LOT of people involved in this.

/me runs before any of the TRUE YSE Gods decide to strike him with lightning
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on August 01, 2003, 12:10:32 PM
hate you david :-\
Don't hate the player, hate the game.  ;)

You should be seeing an announcement today.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: [Unknown] on August 01, 2003, 12:20:40 PM
Yeah.. don't hate him, it's me (partially) making it take so long, hate me.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: charlottezweb on August 01, 2003, 12:37:53 PM
If nothing else, take comfort in the fact it's Friday...when all else fails, that's enough to keep me happy :)

Jason
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on August 01, 2003, 12:42:25 PM
Quote
Don't hate the player, hate the game.
I thought this one ((http://www.yabbse.org/community/YaBBImages/undecided.gif)) means undecided ?!? I didn't decide yet to hate you or not ;D

Quote
You should be seeing an announcement today.
I hope this isn't like the few hours thingy ::)
anyway I am seeing lots of admins online right now .. maybe it the time ;)

Yeah.. don't hate him, it's me (partially) making it take so long, hate me.

-[Unknown]
okay ...
I hate you :P
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Ben_S on August 01, 2003, 01:14:54 PM
Rememember 24 hours is only a few hours compaired with say, 2000 hours  ;D

Good job release dates arent announced for new versions and stuff the way this thread has gone  :P
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Overseer on August 01, 2003, 01:44:20 PM
So the next question will be.. 'today' on who's terms?

like... for me there are only 4 hours left of the day... but hey its friday and i'm off out to get very drunk  ;D
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: acf [delete me]! on August 01, 2003, 04:51:43 PM
Does the next version have multi language registration and a multi language installer?
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Jeff Lewis on August 01, 2003, 04:59:09 PM
Here's the deal...

We're working extremely hard on the new site and lots of people are putting in a LOT of hours of work (and they deserve many thanks).

It might still be opened up today but it might be tomorrow...things happen ;)
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: David on August 01, 2003, 05:00:19 PM
It is CRAZY just how much work has been done this week.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: skoen on August 01, 2003, 05:08:38 PM
Applauds to all of you guys here at YaBBSE.org. Nice to see someone is working hard: i am also working hard to make my site ready for the big move, and for the big change to the new forum software you are currently working on.
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Grudge on August 01, 2003, 05:55:42 PM
Just thought I'd add my HUGE thanks to all the guys working on the new version too... I would imagine the total hours spent on the new site are incredible and I can't wait to see it!
Title: Re:YaBB SE Chat Session Transcript
Post by: Aeon on August 02, 2003, 03:00:36 AM
Here's the deal...
We're working extremely hard on the new site and lots of people are putting in a LOT of hours of work (and they deserve many thanks).
of course you deserve MANY thanks !! did someone say anything isn't thankful !?

Quote
It might still be opened up today but it might be tomorrow...things happen

well .. now is tomorrow 8)

but hey I remember Douglas said half-assed ,, does that mean you still at the midddle of your work ?! another ass half is left ;D