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    Senior Member Senior Member Sir Kuma of The Org's Avatar
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    Read the topic about the rules before posting Thanks.
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    Simply a test to see if posting works, per Sir Kuma's request.
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    I posted this before but we really could do with having STW and MTW modding forums seperate.
    I am sure some people are finding it a bit of a problem finding posts relating to the version they want to mod etc...

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    I think we need some new forums, instead of having clan recruitment etc but I think we should have Clan Discussion and a forum where clans and people post for recruitment and one where clans discuss things, two seperate ones then.
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    Konnichiwa DrNo san,

    STW and MTW share quite some bits: knowledge for modding STW will prove useful for MTW as well.

    Just recall RSW's BifReader which can also be used with MTW.

    At times, people post something about another game that will push forward the modgroup or just some general info.

    It may be good to state what's modded: STW or MTW.

    The edit forum shouldn't be split.

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    I think it would be nice to add a counte, which would count the number of active guests, users, and mods.

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    Suggestion:

    Make "two" orgs. One that have samurai based graphics, and one with European Medieval graphic. So when you log on, you can choose between the two. All the contents should be the same, but main graphic and icons (do not know if this is possible, but it is said among mods and admins that they have the true power, then prove it

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    I don't think that would be possible...

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    Perhaps if you just made two "skins" available for the site, same content just different colour scheme\style...

    As for the icons, maybe we should have a medieval set (peasant, archer, knight etc...) and a shogun set (ronin, samurai etc...) for those who want to keep their current icons


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    The prolem with that Phantom is that there can only be one set of icons used. When you reach X amount of posts you get a new icon. The only exceptions are if admin have given you your own icon... or if you are an admin or moderator yourself.

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    Phantom that was exactly what I meant!

    Oh well.. the heck with the icons, as long you can choose between two skins for the Org, a shogun theme, and medieval theme!



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    I think what is more likely to happen is that there will be a compromise between MI/STW/MTW - perhaps with a slight bit more emphasis on MTW. That way all can be comfortable.

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    Whilst reading the Forum Rules I decided to propose a revised rules list to be posted as a locked sticky forum topic (not a seperate web page) so that it is more easilly updatable in future.

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    I was very surprised to learn about this:

    http://pub42.ezboard.com/ftotalw....5.topic

    There is no reference in the rules about this marking of people. Perhaps the rules should be expanded to include it?

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    Konnichiwa,

    The staff was discussing whether the forumrules should be changed when we shifted from UBB to this board. It wasn't exactely decided that this should not be done, more that the excisting ones were 'good/clear enough'. We may look at it again.

    Thanks for the input Arcane. The rules are in 1 html page right now, it's posible to insert them into the help section (1st of three buttons in the top right corner of every page), and have the link point to that. That would be easy to update and accessible from anywhere.
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    What happened to the, for want of a better term, the location identifer?

    You know, under the Avatar,

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    It helps a great deal to have some idea where a person is from. Especially, in some of the topics that arise in the Tavern. Also, in the other forums as well. Its helpful to know if English is not a person's primary language.

    Was there some discussion about this that I missed? Can this please be corrected?
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    It would be good to know where people are from again...but of course when we do know where people are from we all start stereotyping them...

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    Its annoying as H

    Just read a post by Swoosh So, who I guess is home from school and doesn't have internet access at home. He was wondering if he should go to a internet cafe to d/l the patch.

    At first, I start thinking, gosh the guy doesn't have, at least, AOL or something, and then I faintly recall that he lives outside the US and probably in an Asian country. His post makes much more sense now.

    Read another by Apeboy, who is STILL complaing about rebellions While his English was pretty good, it took a couple of reads to discern the post. Thought maybe he'd be better forgetting about the rebellions and work on the writing skills. Then it hits me, that his primary language must not be English.

    As an American, I find it impressive that so many are able to communicate so well in a non-primary language and marvel at the power of the internet which brings so many diverse people together in a rather intimate way.

    Yes, some might fall to stereotyping, but I haven't noticed it to be a problem in the Dojo or the Guild.

    Please bring back "Location", thanks
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    Konnichiwa,

    Show 'location' is not positioned under the avatar with this software. Check the profile information for that, there's an icon in the bottomleft corner of each post.
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    Can we have clan icons or perhaps small symbols? at least for the longstanding clans?


    Swooooooooooooooshooooooooooooowl

    Someone mentioned this on the boards the other day i just thought it was a good idea


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    UBB had 1 file where you could use normal html code for a given member to customize his/her avatar, titles, color, extra pics.

    This board requires a different approach. The badge system had to be made. That was something that required an edit in more than 1 file. It's probably possible to add a 3th placeholder, but I'm not sure how to position it (in the code). I'll give it a try. Please realize that it may take some time, and that this is not a promiss that it will be implemented.
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    Ok thanks, it should be handy not all usernames in the forum depict the clan they are part of


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    Figured out how to add it: it's technically possible. It's an expansion of the badge system. It can be placed below ones avatar (individually). Not sure whether we should do it nor how large such a badge should be.

    I saw how to add ones location, so that's visible in the avatar as well.
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    Lol i just realised you werent replying to me


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    Never assume toranaga Im 27 and use the internet at work the reason i dont have the internet at home is that british telecom are a shit company, Btw im scottish and live in scotland. Also he is a she.





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    I was replying to you Swoosh and also mentioned the Location thing to ToranagaSama. It was Swoosh question about clanbadges that put me on the right track to learn about Location.





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    Lol and to think i just got a pay rise at work




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    Hi, does the "MP stats discussion" thread that has been closed still deserve to be a sticky in the JF? I think it ought to be archived.
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    i agree, when we gonna get clan badges?

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    Hello Kongamato. I'm not the moderator there, but I guess not.

    Baz, it's possible to make a clan skin. So who's interested to see clanbadges can select that skin. I think we should use the MedGuild skin as a 'template' for that?

    The clanbadge would appear below the avatar. Dimensions should be some 50*17 (w*h) pixels. 17 seems very narrow, maybe 50*25?

    I'm not looking forward to change tens of them a day and the clans aren't looking forward to anyone being able to select them. The 'clanleader' should submit the list and can update it once in 2 weeks. I will then activate the badge for the listed members.

    I'ld also like the clans to design the badge themselves. I have the right to reject one (offensive etc).
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