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General Category => Discover Seattle! => Topic started by: Sportsdude on Feb 06 06 03:20

Title: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 06 06 03:20
My question is why did you do it?
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 06 06 03:30
Is this one of those questions that anyone can answer ???
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 06 06 03:32
I was just shocked to see the changes. Funny how this thing has been upgraded already and DV hasn't.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Admin on Feb 06 06 03:38
[div style="font-style: italic; font-family: Verdana;"]My question is why did you do it?[/div][font style="font-family: Verdana;" size="2"]
Well.....the old board was okay, but it lacked a lot of stuff that people wanted. This one has all the same features the old board had, plus a few additional options. It takes a little getting used to, but I hope ya like it.
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Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 03:39
"Funny how this thing has been upgraded already and DV hasn't."

Quoted for truth.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 06 06 03:39
Admin did what we hope every 'business' would do.  Appeal to the interest......and he DID, BIG time.[/DIV]He sure went to work and improved all over the place.  Trying to please EVERYONE.......he did an awesome job. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/s030.gif" border=0]
Title: Welcome sportsdude
Post by: Admin on Feb 06 06 03:44
I was just shocked to see the changes. Funny how this thing has been upgraded already and DV hasn't.

Well, like my dear old pappy used to say, "no need to dawdle". He also always used say "You hold the giraffe while I fill the bathtub with brightly-colored machine tools", but I haven't figured out what the hell that one means.  

Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 06 06 03:49
lol.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Alumni on Feb 06 06 03:51
Looks good so far! Great Job!!  
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 06 06 03:52
sorry about the seahawks.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Admin on Feb 06 06 04:11
sorry about the seahawks.

I don't follow 'em, myself, but I know a lot of people here were really pissy last night.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Lise on Feb 06 06 07:57
I like the change. Change is ALWAYS good.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 06 06 08:44
I've been wondering if there is something in my settings that makes the newest posts go to page 1,  (out of 6 pages, 6 would be the oldest posts ?) OR, is this the way it is for all.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Alumni on Feb 06 06 11:31
Pity that they lost. I blame it on the officiating!

 



sorry about the seahawks.
 
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 07 06 12:39
Although I see no need to add more complexity right now, I'm curious about the "karma" function? What does it do? How does it work?
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Admin on Feb 07 06 07:31
"Although I see no need to add more complexity right now, I'm curious about the "karma" function? What does it do? How does it work?"

In brief, it allows people to "tag" or rate a post as to its "quality" (a very general term). Users that get consistently low karma feedback will see some interesting side effects. And since only registered users can apply a Karma rating, it's a very effective way of humiliating and frustrating trolls. :)


Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 07 06 07:34
Karma function ???
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Admin on Feb 07 06 08:19
"Karma function ???"

Heh heh, yep. :)  

Maybe we can turn it on for a test later and see what people think of it.


Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: RobFromBC on Feb 07 06 08:26
[font style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(128, 255, 0);" size="7"]I Like It!!!!!![/font]
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 09:32
Looks like dean could be the first karma victim.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: DV Dork on Feb 07 06 05:47
Damn, tDiscoverSeattle is like the Space Shuttle compared to the DiscoverVancouer Yugo.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: tenkani on Feb 07 06 05:53
[FONT size=5]ROFL![/FONT]

[FONT size=1](+1 bitches)[/FONT]
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Third on Feb 07 06 06:25
What a hellish couple of weeks but I'm almost back.

Cross your fingers.
Title: Re: WOW, Things have changed?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 07:22
Couldn't say it better myself DV Dork.