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New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:20 pm
Author: PCGUY
It has been a long time in the making, and constant tinkering over the past 3 days of this migration, but SpudFiles has finally upgraded!

What you should know
-You should be able to login with your existing username/password as long as you've used the account at least once. Accounts never logged into up to 10/1/13 have been purged. If you seemed locked out or have other troubles accessing your account, out email me ADMIN [AT] SPUDFILES.COM with all information that you have.

-It will take some getting used to. Everything is moved around and works a bit different because this is newer software. Please don't hate on it right away, it can be hard to learn at first. If you have questions, ask!

-Several posts have broken signatures, image tags, etc. There are several reasons why, but the main one is that we used to allow limited HTML code which is no longer allowed. If you used HTML tags (things with < > instead of [ ]) you need to look through some of your posts and edit the HTML code out of them. They can be replaced with BB code using the buttons on the page. Our staff can do this as well and will on prominent posts.

-You have lots of new options in the User Panel, located towards the top or left as the "User Control Panel". You can set your country flag to represent your country! Look around these options, and please ensure your email address is valid.

-SpudBux are gone. It served it's purpose, however we have a replacement called the Reputation System where everyone will start out at 0. I will be retroactively adding some reputation for known users. This is kind of like a Karma system, you will build reputation power (to give rep) based on how long you've been registered, how many posts you have, how much power you've built up from good posts, etc. It's very dynamic and I believe it will promote healthy posts with good content in order to gain rep. You can see the details of this in the User Control Panel.

-We now have Nerf Gun sections, and other sections have been slightly tweaked. The Theories section merged with General Spud Cannon Related.

-Custom titles that were previously set have been lost. You can request this back with a PM to me. Custom titles will come with reputation.

-No more "thumbnail uploading" when making a post in the Project Showcase Database. The thumbnail instead is automatically generated from the first picture that is either linked or attached in the thread.

Known Bugs/In Progress Features
-The chat (account integrated) will soon be online.

-Some YouTube tags and old HTML code snippets won't appear correctly. These posts need to be edited, the mods and myself will be going through fixing some of these.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:49 pm
Author: dart guy
hey i got a question, for the next update can you think about making it so that we can chang hoew it looks cuz i think it looks a little too kid like(age atraction (1-8 year olds) and i think that isnt so good because we dont want people to see the home page and say " :idea: 600 psi isnt so dangerous" and what happens next is :blackeye:

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:26 pm
Author: PCGUY
1-8 year olds???!?

I don't know what kind of kids you know, but I don't know of any kids that young on web forums or even on computers much.

Legally in the US, no one under 13 can register for an account here. However the graphics are for the general audience group which is male teenagers regardless if we like that or not!


That doesn't mean there aren't other things in the works however ;)

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:33 pm
Author: PeteS
PCGUY wrote: However the graphics are for the general audience group which is male teenagers regardless if we like that or not!

Hmmm, I am 62 and like the new graphics.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:17 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
PCGUY wrote:However the graphics are for the general audience group which is male teenagers regardless if we like that or not!


If so, where are the bewbs?!?!



(Mute! Play on mute!)

Hmmm, I am 62 and like the new graphics.


Respect, I assumed you were younger.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:48 am
Author: Labtecpower
dart guy wrote:hey i got a question, for the next update can you think about making it so that we can chang hoew it looks cuz i think it looks a little too kid like(age atraction (1-8 year olds) and i think that isnt so good because we dont want people to see the home page and say " :idea: 600 psi isnt so dangerous" and what happens next is :blackeye:


Could you at least try to put some effort in writing correctly? :D

With all due respect, I have dyslectic friends (non-native English speakers like me) writing better than you.

If so, where are the bewbs?!?!


+1 :D

Pr0n is the best way to generate internet traffic hehe

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:16 pm
Author: MRR
Since we are on the topic of writing correctly....
Would it be possible to add an auto correct feature into the reply window again?
English is not my (and others) first language, so that would help a lot.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:07 am
Author: Technician1002
Auto correct should be an option. My phone has auto miss correct. I type technical terms and it alters them to social media terms on the fly. I spend over half my composing time correcting the auto corrections.

When I say Outgass to mention the fumes evaporating from plastic, I don't mean outguess..

eg, the outguessing from the chamber made my mix incorrect. Changes the whole meaning.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:28 pm
Author: PCGUY
MRR wrote:Since we are on the topic of writing correctly....
Would it be possible to add an auto correct feature into the reply window again?
English is not my (and others) first language, so that would help a lot.


Since almost all modern web browsers have their own built in spell check, I felt that there was no more need to have this included on SpudFiles. Your own web browser can do a much better job than what I can put up. Chrome, Firefox, even Safari I believe have built in spell check. However, IE 10 does not.

Re: New SpudFiles Website Online!

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:14 pm
Author: jrrdw
Google toolbar has a good spell check, that's what I use. My browser is IE9, no built in spell check.