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MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 0:51 JST #21175

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

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8388607 Posts
As you all have Voted, we will switch to another Forum Software.
I already tried to Port everything over, but IP.Board is to different, so I came up with this.

What will happen to this Forum?
This Board will remain Online, but in Read-Only Mode (no more taking down, this time), with all Hacks and whatnot in place.
This will happen, at the moment we Launch the new Forum, and that will take a long time, until it actually will happen.

What will change?
- The entire Forum Software will change, d'uh!
- New Features will be fully Requestable, as we'll no longer be dependent to 3rd Party IP.Board Developers.
- The new Hack Store will be easier to Navigate through.
- Full Hacks will no longer be accepted in the new Hack Store, however, we may still give you an exception, if your Full Hack is worth a spot.
- The uBox we all know will reside within the Uploader.
- The Mobile View will have the same functionalities as the Full Website, unlike on IP.Board.
- Since it's all Custom Code, Bugs will be much easier to locate, and eliminated faster.
- The 100 Warning Points System will be changed into a 3 Strike System. The System is more fool-proof, as things will go more automated.
- Banned IP Manager and Banned User Manager will become simpler to manage than ever.
- (Hack Store) There will now be a difference between Edit Page, and Upload New Version (it leads to Confusion here, all the time).
- (Hack Store) Rules will now be shown per Category, rather than one global Rules System.
- (Hack Store) Changelog is no longer confusing.
- Notifications will be shown in the ShoutBox, for pretty much anything*.

What will be removed?
- BBCodes and HTML will be restricted, in the ShoutBox.
- The Chat will be gone.
- Status Updates will be gone, but if there's still demand on it, we'll try to put it in.
- The Gallery will be gone.
- Email Verification will be replaced by other Anti-Spam Measurements. Email Verification is where half the new Members struggle upon.
- Because of that, having a valid Email Address is no longer a requirement.
- Anonymous Logins will be gone.
- Search will be gone. As an alternative, you can also use Google, and type:
Anything you want site:dshack.org
- Tags will be gone.

What will be added?
- After many years of absence, the Front Page is finally back, and better than ever!
- Post Layouts will be a thing.
- We will add Multi-Language Support to the entire Software, which means you can set the entire Software to the Language you feel most comfy with. However, keep all Posts and Comments in English, unless you're in Nyanland.
- We'll add Theme Support, which can be created by other Members.
- You can now change Time Zones much easier, even without the need to Login! This also goes to Date and Time Formatting.
- Optional HTML Posting will be accepted anywhere, and by anyone, as long as it doesn't nuke the Software.
- You can set a custom Colour for each Poll Question.
- The ability to Remove and Unremove Posts (Moderators only), so the Trash Can Forum will then only be used for Spambots, and it will be hidden away from Members, for obvious reasons.
- 2 new Categories of Forums will be added: Permission Boards, and Read-Only Boards. Permission Boards will only be accessible, if your Permission Value is 1. You can guess what's with Read-Only Boards.
- The Forum View will automatically Reload, just like NSMBHD does.

Possible new Features
- Suggest your own Feature here.

.* = The following Notifications will be shown the following Groups:
New Private Message: Everyone (User-Specific).
New Blog Posts: Everyone.
New Forum Posts: Everyone.
New Downloads: Root, Admin, Moderator.
New Users: Root, Admin.
New Uploads (Uploader): Root.

Gericom
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 0:58 JST #21176

Feature-Length Nut Expansion Pak

Moderator
1377 Posts

A couple of things:

  1. Why wouldn't you accept full hacks anymore? There are not a lot of them anyway.
  2. I would still like to keep the wiki as it is. I think mediawiki works very good.
  3. I think having a shoutbox on the forum is better than irc. Also, we don't want to be exactly like nsmbhd or kuribo64, do we?
  4. The custom name colors were also something that I liked.

N64 Arctus
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 1:10 JST #21177



Members
635 Posts

Exactly, why are full hacks no longer going to be accepted?! It seems a bit strange, that's all.

Unless of course, this is to prevent hacks that only have CTs or custom music from being uploaded as full hacks, rather than standalone file hacks.


SGC
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 4:05 JST #21180



Members
185 Posts

I'm happy the change is coming soon. But why can't we post full hacks!? That's just outrageous and, it makes no sense! :facepalm:

C'mon man that's just not right! If you're going to make changes why in the world would you do that!? It takes some of the fun out of the community and, in my opinion that's going a bit over board! Not to mention I would like to use the shoutbox not that IRC crap, and what the fuck is "Scheduled Forum Posts and Scheduled New Threads"? It sounds stupid and, annoying!


Haruhi Ermiiworth
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 4:35 JST #21181

ERLLUMINATII CONFIRMED

Moderator
9234 Posts

I'm happy the change is coming soon. But why can't we post full hacks!? That's just outrageous and, it makes no sense! :facepalm:

C'mon man that's just not right! If you're going to make changes why in the world would you do that!? It takes some of the fun out of the community and, in my opinion that's going a bit over board! Not to mention I would like to use the shoutbox not that IRC crap, and what the fuck is "Scheduled Forum Posts and Scheduled New Threads"? It sounds stupid and, annoying!

Hey hey, cool down! There might be a reason I think!


MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 4:54 JST #21182

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

Führer
8388607 Posts
Okay, there's clearly a lot of criticism about the Full Hacks thing, so I'll try to explain the reason:
Ermii Kart DS and Mario Kart DS N64 Circuit are really good Full Hacks, and very well maintained, and therefore, these will still be accepted in the new Hack Store.
However, I've seen a significant growth in Full Hacks, that kept repeating over and over again, and it looks like Arctus can read my mind.
Many of those Full Hacks are nothing more, than just some CT's and Music, already available in the Hack Store, and nothing more.

As when it comes to other things:

A couple of things:


  • I would still like to keep the wiki as it is. I think mediawiki works very good.
  • I think having a shoutbox on the forum is better than irc. Also, we don't want to be exactly like nsmbhd or kuribo64, do we?
  • The custom name colors were also something that I liked.

The thing is, MediaWiki does have a lot of stuff we don't want to miss (which is why it'll stay Online), but it's really heavy, it's a pain to maintain, and yet another Bridge has to be written, just for that new Software.
Writing a Documentations part can solve that, as I can simply blend it into the Software, making things much more maintainable.

It's not my goal to be an NSMBHD and Kuribo64 Clone, and as I said, if there's a lot of demand for the ShoutBox to be implemented, it will be.
It's called, Democracy.
The reason for having an IRC, was mainly to outsource a bit of Server Power to a different Server, so not everything should happen on the same Server.
But since I see there's a huge demand for it already, I'll do my best to implement the ShoutBox, after all.

I like Custom Name Colours as well, but I'll see how many people will go along with it, and based on that, re-implement it.
Custom Name Colours are very easy to Program, so it wouldn't be a big problem.

what the fuck is "Scheduled Forum Posts and Scheduled New Threads"? It sounds stupid and, annoying!

Yeah, you've got a point there.
I tried to find something unique to add in, but I realised, that Scheduling things goes against the principles of having a Forum.
So I guess, I'll scratch that one.

Solara-Chan
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 5:36 JST #21184

Brigade Leader In-Training

Moderator
124 Posts

I'm fine with this. I have a question. Will there be a variety of "themes" that people can customize? Because the idea of changing from the default look sounds nice for people like me who like having variety.


MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 5:59 JST #21185

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

Führer
8388607 Posts
No, I simply provide the necessary Files, which you can change, and hand it over to me, so I can put it up.

Pro Tip: Use Google Chromes' built-in Elements Inspector, to Test your changes.

SGC
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 11:34 JST #21189



Members
185 Posts

I have an idea for a feature. If a thread has had no activity for at least 6 months (half a year) it will automatically lock its self. This should decrease bumping by a lot. Also will we move all the emoticons to the new forum? I mean we can't live without :dong: , :pdong: and, :facepalm: , :/ , :mew: , :doge:


N64 Arctus
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 12:17 JST #21190



Members
635 Posts

How about also making the software to where posts in Nyanland won't count towards a user's post count?


MKDSリオンカスタアル
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 12:57 JST #21191



Members
11 Posts

Perfect timing for me to make an account... :P

 

Anyways hi, I'm new here, some members may know me from over on mariokart64.com or YT, but other than that, nice to meet y'all! As this is the first topic in which I feel I have something to contribute, this will be my first post, lol.

 

Comments/questions regarding the new forum software:

 

1- What will determine whether a full hack 'deserves a spot' in the new hack store?

2- I'd like the option for a custom name colour. Vote +1 for keeping that! ;)

3- Personally, I'd rather have a forum-based search function with various helpful filters than have to rely on Google. If I'm on a forum I'd like to be able to stay on that forum to find information posted there.

4- Will any userdata such as post count/warning pts/whatever change or be lost?

 

Also I apologize if this isn't appropriate due to it being unrelated, but can someone pls explain how the heck MKGirlism has almost 8.5 million posts?

 

Thx!

-Leone


MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 13:45 JST #21192

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

Führer
8388607 Posts

I have an idea for a feature. If a thread has had no activity for at least 6 months (half a year) it will automatically lock its self. This should decrease bumping by a lot. Also will we move all the emoticons to the new forum?

That's a good one, until you want to Bump a Thread, for a valid reason (like, you Bump a Thread, to continue on the main Topic of the Thread, or to Post in a Pinned Thread).
Yes, Emoticons will be Ported over, it's just 1 Minute of work, when doing it slowly.

How about also making the software to where posts in Nyanland won't count towards a user's post count?

Yes, that's possible.

Comments/questions regarding the new forum software:
 
1- What will determine whether a full hack 'deserves a spot' in the new hack store?
2- I'd like the option for a custom name colour. Vote +1 for keeping that! ;)
3- Personally, I'd rather have a forum-based search function with various helpful filters than have to rely on Google. If I'm on a forum I'd like to be able to stay on that forum to find information posted there.
4- Will any userdata such as post count/warning pts/whatever change or be lost?
 
Also I apologize if this isn't appropriate due to it being unrelated, but can someone pls explain how the heck MKGirlism has almost 8.5 million posts?

1. A lot of factors, actually. Some of which include: Effort put in the Hack, amount of Customisations, amount of Bugs, Compatibility with all Flash Cards/Custom Firmwares/Emulators/etc., etc.
2. Okay.
3. The Software was originally made to either have a Search Bar, or Random Jokes, or Users Online, but the Search can also have its own Page, so if there are more people who want to have a Search Page, I'm all ear.
4. Since we'll basically start from 0, then yes. However, people who we Banned before, will remain Banned (we Banned some people and Spambots for a reason).

And the Post Count, that's because I've manually set my Post Count to 999999999, in the Admin CP.
Apparently, 8388607 is the Limit.

Tomix
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 13:53 JST #21193

MKDS Kart Connoisseur

Moderator
4229 Posts

Out of curiosity, do you have an estimate when this switch over will happen?


Swiftie Luma
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 13:55 JST #21194



Members
55 Posts

Big day for update is coming? Great.

 

Of all the things i read  , i think most are really good changes.

 

However i want to point be vocal about something that apparently nobody cares about , as usual just me :

 

I'm against the idea of removing Colors in the User names. They would look so boring  , and it takes away some kind of individuality that we all have , i believe the avatars are not enough , the colors in the names compliment too .

 

''- BBCodes and HTML will be restricted, in the ShoutBox.''

 

I don't agree with this either but alas.


MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 14:09 JST #21197

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

Führer
8388607 Posts

Out of curiosity, do you have an estimate when this switch over will happen?

I don't have an estimate, and I neither want to make one, because estimated Dates will only make me look stupid, in case things get delayed or made sooner.
But looking at how much is ready, there's still a long wait to consider.
 

[background=#1a1a1a]''- BBCodes and HTML will be restricted, in the ShoutBox.''[/background]
I don't agree with this either but alas.

This is to make chances for Abuse smaller.
Of course, very Basic ones (like Linking and Emoticons) will still work, but no more YouTube Videos, which make a Shout unnecessarily huge, and affect your Computers' performance, after a 'Video Rain' (a lot of Videos Embedded, which hardly anyone watches).

Swiftie Luma
Posted 2015年06月10日 - 14:12 JST #21198



Members
55 Posts

I see. Well , i think i'm more comfortable with the idea now.

 

Thanks for explaining.


Wario2_CBP6
Posted 2015年06月11日 - 17:13 JST #21214



Members
221 Posts

.Many of those Full Hacks are nothing more, than just some CT's and Music, already available in the Hack Store, and nothing more.

REALLY? And what's about the 10 MKCW final that are? We have MKCWX and MKCW Tri so, why we need MKCW final?

SGC
Posted 2015年06月11日 - 17:17 JST #21215



Members
185 Posts

REALLY? And what's about the 10 MKCW final that are? We have MKCWX and MKCW Tri so, why we need MKCW final?

Those didn't have music and, tracks that were already in the hack store not to mention they weren't even full hacks. They still had unmodifyed tracks from the origional MKDS, not to mention they had no custom tracks. They were just multiple small beta restoration projects if you think about it and, they were released years ago! I was still in the 2nd and, 3rd grade back then.


Wario2_CBP6
Posted 2015年06月11日 - 17:24 JST #21216



Members
221 Posts
I mean, why no delete that?

MKGirlism
Posted 2015年06月11日 - 20:49 JST #21217

I'm cutely evil, aren't I?

Führer
8388607 Posts

REALLY? And what's about the 10 MKCW final that are? We have MKCWX and MKCW Tri so, why we need MKCW final?

MKCW Final = 2009.
MKCWX = 2010.
MKCWTri = 2011.

It's history, don't touch that!

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