The New UtaForum

Discussion in 'News & Updates' started by Hentai, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Welcome to the new UtaForum.

    Though we are about ready to open this will very much be a work in progress for a while. The CSS styles still need some tweaking, I want to improve some areas, replace some of the default icons/smiles, and probably most important of all provide proper documentation for all the new BBcode we have available.

    Right now due to plugins we have support for over 60 different embed sites, NicoNico was not one of them, thankfully I was able to get a separate Nico-specific code. I found a SoundCloud one as well but I will have to manually implement it.

    Eventually I will probably need to write some documentation to make it easier for you in the future because there is just so much more stuff we can do right now. SMF 2.0 is really quite awesome.

    Part of the reason we chose SMF is because how easy it is to customize it. We are VERY open to suggestions and for now this will be a work in progress.
     
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  3. MystSaphyr

    MystSaphyr Procrastinator Extraordinaire Administrator Defender of Defoko

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    Looking good! I definitely prefer this to phpBB!
     
  4. Dangosan

    Dangosan Jellie Bellie Pete Rat Gummie Candie Defender of Defoko

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    Since Myst did it on the old UTAforum, I bring up this question:
    Shall we bring back the "NO Polkaloid" rule on the new UF?
     
  5. MystSaphyr

    MystSaphyr Procrastinator Extraordinaire Administrator Defender of Defoko

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    I'll add it back into the rules since apparently I'd never had it there explicitly, but ANY sort of software piracy should not be discussed on the forum, Polkaloid or otherwise. I know it happens but I don't want the forum to be a part of it. Thanks for the heads up about that!
     
  6. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Aha, I see you both found my wordfilters!

    May have not been explicitly stated in the rules when you signed up (did anyone even read that page) but there is a section on respecting TOSes and licence agreements so 'Polkaloid' should fall under that.
     
  7. zinfandel

    zinfandel Momo's Minion Supporter

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    Just wondering do we have HTML enabled or is it still turned off? o-o
     
  8. MystSaphyr

    MystSaphyr Procrastinator Extraordinaire Administrator Defender of Defoko

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    HTML is off. There's a lot of BBcode tags though, including ones we were missing.
     
  9. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    HTML is off. There's a lot of BBcode tags though, including ones we were missing.
    [/quote]

    Well the forum software is advanced enough that it will try to interpret the most basic of HTML. Its not real HTML support but the board will try to interpret what kind of BBcode you are attempting to do and then automatically convert it for you.

    Generally though if you know the BBcode for it it would be best to just use that. Less chance for margin of error.

    Here are some of the limited HTML that is supported and should be converted automatically:
    Code:
    <b>, <u>, <i>, <s>, <em>, <ins>, <del>
    <a href="">
    <img src="" alt="" />
    
    , <hr />
    <pre>, <blockquote>
    I can't provide any guarantees that said HTML -> BBCode conversion will work without bugs. Even if it does I still recommend using the proper BBCode when you can.

    If what you are doing doesn't already have a BBCode post a suggestion in the Feedback Section and I can try to program a custom one.
     
  10. DianaTan

    DianaTan Momo's Minion

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    (I'm not sure if I should mention it here or somewhere else orz)
    Anyways, in the UTAswap forum, there is a topic made by a spambot
    I thought I should tell you
     
  11. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Aha I will have to double check or insert a CAPCHA if SPAMbots become an issue in the future.

    Thanks for reporting it. I should probably make a "Report a Thread" sticky in the feedback section.

    Be sure to use the [Report to moderator] button as well since that will add it to the hidden "Moderation Queue" and the forum staff will get an email when there are threads that need moderation.
     
  12. Skeyi

    Skeyi Momo's Minion

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    Also, can we have YT videos not automatically encoded?
    When posting several videos, it gets very messy and page-stretch-y.

    And, why does new posts have to await moderator approval?
    I mean, I can understand why, but I think it's a bit troublesome.
     
  13. shinami

    shinami Procrastination Queen Tutor Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    There's a BBC code to prevent that. I don't remember exactly what, nocode or something like that? It's on this forum somewhere.

    I think it's only lengthy new posts and posts and certain boards that require moderator approval. Like, in the Tutorials section it doesn't, but in the UTAU Directory it does.
     
  14. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    If you want to learn more about Video Embeds I recommend reading the BBCode & Embed Guide.

    The reason that certain boards require moderator approval is because people do not read the rules/stickies. The only board that requires approval is the UTAU Directory and that because time and time again (I regularly reject submissions) people prove they can't follow that board's rules.

    P.S.
    The BBCode to disable embeds is also posted on the UTAU Directory's rules sticky.

    Update:
    As part of our anti-SPAM measures any post that has too many external links, made by a poster that has too few posts (minimum 10) may be held in moderation if the security plugins deem it suspicious.
     
  15. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Added iDevice, mobile, and tablet support via Tapatalk Forum API

    Tapatalk is a specalized forum browser with streamlined content delivery and fetching, it will hook right into the forum's database pull info on threads you are subscribed to, send push notifications on ones you want it to, and will save your forum info and let you post with ease.

    Sadly it is not a free app but its one I own and have been wanting to impliment for a while. You can find us under the "Music > Other" category or by searching "UtaForum". For those who don't already have it the app is on sale right now for 99 cents at the Amazon App Store and can also be found for $2.99 on the Android Marketplace, Blackberry App World, iTunes and iTunes for iPad
     

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