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Avatars for Message Board?
stunrut
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 118
From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-05 5:03 pm   Permalink

What's the possibility of having avatars for the message board? Seems like a good idea. Doesn't it?

 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1870
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-03-05 7:46 pm   Permalink

The version of the web board we're using here doesn't support Avatars. There are newer boards available but it would mean re-customizing it with all the special features I've added (mostly email delivery).


~Hanford


 
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stunrut
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 118
From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-05 7:50 pm   Permalink

Bummer.

But, I understand. I imagine it doesn't eat up as much bandwidth either.
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Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 933
Posted: 2003-03-06 03:17 am   Permalink

hey hanford - i modeled lottaliving after tiki central (three holy bows to the north) and am using the same software - perhaps a simple upgrade to next version wouldn't be too hard? it does have avatars and some other nice features...

 
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stunrut
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 118
From: Zanesville, Ohio
Posted: 2003-03-06 10:49 am   Permalink

Sorry Dude. Look what I started.

(Sounds like a cool idea though!):)
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1870
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-03-07 6:18 pm   Permalink

Naw, it's okay. I've investigated it a few times. The main problem is that the 2.0 version of this board was a complete rewrite from the version we're using. Still not a problem, but then you add in the customizations I've made to it. I'm not talking about the art, but the actual code changes (this web board is open source) that I've added to do the mailing out of messages and the automated sign-up and removal for that, and a lot of little tweaks here and there to how the data in the server is handled.

So upgrading would mean we'd lose all those things, and re-implementing all those changes on the new forum is not that simple.

It means re-learning the forum code and patching (or perhaps completely reprogramming) all the changes I've made.

I've been overworked with a lot of other projects, and I have a mile-long list of things to do with Tiki Central, and upgrading is one of them, but it's not a simple one.

Until we have that, simply create an avatar image and add it to your Signatre. How's that sound?

~Hanford





 
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