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Title: stupid questions
Post by: u2yooper on October 17, 2008, 07:37:28 PM
Okay, I've got a couple of stupid questions here. :-[  What are the stars for, and why am i now a Babyface, when yesterday i was a Stranger in a Strange Land?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: jw on October 17, 2008, 08:43:58 PM
The stars relate to the number of posts you've done.  The more posts you do, the more stars you get.  Each star ranking has a different name.  I don't remember what they all are.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: u2yooper on October 18, 2008, 07:14:11 AM
Forget it.  I found my answers on the other board. 
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on November 11, 2008, 01:10:35 PM
this is a question to m2

you mentioned a "profanity filter" in the "Impeach Obama" thread

Q: Is there really a "profanity filter" and how does it work?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Joe90usa on November 11, 2008, 01:20:48 PM
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this is a question to m2

you mentioned a "profanity filter" in the "Impeach Obama" thread

Q: Is there really a "profanity filter" and how does it work?

Yes, there is really a profanity filter.  We have identified words that we don't want to see on the forum because they are considered offensive by a good portion of those who post here and when someone attempts to use that word in a post, it is replaced with a series of asterisks instead.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on November 11, 2008, 02:49:24 PM
That's really cool. Thanks!  :)

Asterisks are sooo much easier on your eyes when you happen to come across some rantings.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on November 14, 2008, 05:11:17 PM
I was wondering what are the benefits of adding users to your buddy list?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Joe90usa on November 14, 2008, 11:44:45 PM
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I was wondering what are the benefits of adding users to your buddy list?

What I've seen is that when you and a buddy are online, your buddy will show up in a bright color when you look at the main page to see who is logged in at the moment.  If it does more than this, I am not aware of it.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on November 19, 2008, 03:09:58 PM
I feel like I'm taking over the "stupid questions" zone. Hope it's not a sign...?  :-\
Maybe this should be my last question (any more might be bad for my reputation).

At the bottom of the Home page "Most on line today" does the number mean a total of that day, or total users online at the same time?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Joe90usa on November 19, 2008, 03:30:56 PM
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I feel like I'm taking over the "stupid questions" zone. Hope it's not a sign...?  :-\
Maybe this should be my last question (any more might be bad for my reputation).

At the bottom of the Home page "Most on line today" does the number mean a total of that day, or total users online at the same time?

It should be the largest total at one time.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 09, 2008, 02:15:17 PM
Don't worry, Starfish, I've got one.  :)

What does it mean in the thread titles when there's a little thumbs-up or smiley-face pic?  ???
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on December 09, 2008, 02:17:45 PM
Oh, oh, let me answer that one!

You can put whatever you want in that spot when you start a new thread, regular icon, smiley, question mark, etc.

Now I'm going to do a Homer dance "I am so smart! I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-A-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!"
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 09, 2008, 02:23:46 PM
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Oh, oh, let me answer that one!

You can put whatever you want in that spot when you start a new thread, regular icon, smiley, question mark, etc.

Now I'm going to do a Homer dance "I am so smart! I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-A-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!"

WOW!  :o I didn't know that was possible... *stares reverently at awesomeness of forum*

Yay Homer dancing!  :D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2008, 05:44:47 AM
This is actually a serious question, but might as well go with the rest of my inquiries.

Yesterday my internet was down, so while at a friend's house I decided to log on from her computer and check what's going down on the forum. I missed everyone  :'(

I clicked on the link from atU2.com and got an unfriendly message, can't remember it exactly but it was something along the lines of "Guest you are not allowed to visit the forum
spammer"    ???

Why not?

Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on December 15, 2008, 10:40:06 AM
Don't know. She might be using an ISP or an IP address that's been flagged/associated with spammers and bots.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on January 19, 2009, 10:41:24 AM
What happens to locked threads? Or dead threads for that matter, do they ever get deleted?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on January 19, 2009, 12:06:23 PM
Only mods can post in locked threads. We might delete them, might not. It's a case-by-case basis, I'd say. Some locked threads might stay around, esp. if they offer good evidence of how not to treat other forum members. :)
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Dark Angel on January 20, 2009, 06:32:59 AM
Heres a stupid question!

What is the purpose of the buddy list? I know the answer is around here somewhere but I dont have the time to go hunting!  :P

 ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on January 20, 2009, 07:25:28 AM
On home page it will show how many of your buddies are presently online. I guess it's good when a lot of people are logged on and you don't want to bother reading through all the names.
I started using it. You're my buddy  ;)
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Dark Angel on January 20, 2009, 11:45:31 AM
Ok cool! now you are my buddy!  ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on January 23, 2009, 02:31:33 AM
A message:

The uploader is full....

means?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on January 23, 2009, 10:38:59 AM
No clue. What were you doing? Where were you doing it?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Nielsen on January 23, 2009, 12:02:47 PM
Did you mention on what to post or what not to post? I.e. Copyright material. What can we post that is from other sources? Some people are posting in quotes from Q Magazine and stuff.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on January 23, 2009, 01:08:35 PM
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No clue. What were you doing? Where were you doing it?

And who with, right?  ;)

Trying to upload a photo in Adam Appreciation Thread. I tried a few times, the photo wasn't big, but it wouldn't upload it.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on January 23, 2009, 03:01:02 PM
The upload folder was over limit. I just increased the limit, so you should be okay now. We'll have to keep an eye on this, obviously.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Mysterious Ways on February 15, 2009, 01:57:18 PM
*puts hand up*

I have a stupid question!

I don't want to make fun of this wonderful forum, but why are the display pics available to users (y'know, actors and musicians) so limited and poor quality? I mean, the photo of 'U2' isn't even of U2, it's of Bono, and it's barely recognizable.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on February 15, 2009, 02:58:21 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about, Mysterious Ways. What display pics?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Mysterious Ways on February 15, 2009, 03:21:00 PM
Sorry I'll be more specific. When you go to your "Forum Profile Information" page, you have a choice of uploading your own picture (which is what most people do), or choosing from photos that have already been provided (off the top of my head, I think jick and shockdocta22 use the photos of Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Willis, respectively). I was just wondering why they're there.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on February 15, 2009, 04:02:02 PM
Must be part of the default install for this forum software.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 16, 2009, 05:45:30 AM
I have a very stupid question! ;D
Where can you see your buddy list or who is your buddy??
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Starfish on February 16, 2009, 06:10:34 AM
In your profile. You have to add members as your buddies to have any, and then it shows up on home page how many of your buddies are online. Cool little feature.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 16, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
Heh.Cool.
I wanna a buddy ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: StrongGirl on February 16, 2009, 02:42:45 PM
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Heh.Cool.
I wanna a buddy ;D

I haven't tried the buddy feature yet but it sounds great!  We share a birthday disco, so I will be your buddy if you'll have me! ;)
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Dark Angel on February 19, 2009, 11:24:25 AM
*raises hand* I have a question!

Is there any way on the 'show new replies to your posts' thing. That I can stop being reminded about some threads? or am I stuck with all of them?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: m2 on February 19, 2009, 12:13:43 PM
I don't think so, but I'd like that also. Look in your profile settings. But I don't think it's there...
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 20, 2009, 05:56:01 AM
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Heh.Cool.
I wanna a buddy ;D

I haven't tried the buddy feature yet but it sounds great!  We share a birthday disco, so I will be your buddy if you'll have me! ;)

I forgot to tell you that I added you as a buddy! ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 20, 2009, 06:19:37 AM
I have few stupid questions!  ;D -.-'
1.What means "Report to Global Moderator"??
2.What means a little picture beside somebodies name?Like a little cellphone beside anthonyO2's nickname?
3.How do you get that little picture?
4.Why on signature you can only have one letter?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 20, 2009, 08:00:30 AM
Oh I forgot...
What is that number in the post??
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Nielsen on February 20, 2009, 08:10:03 AM
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Oh I forgot...
What is that number in the post??

How many posts you have posted onto the site  ;D

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I have few stupid questions!  ;D -.-'
1.What means "Report to Global Moderator"??
2.What means a little picture beside somebodies name?Like a little cellphone beside anthonyO2's nickname?
3.How do you get that little picture?
4.Why on signature you can only have one letter?

1) Report to the Mods e.g. Hawk, M2, Joe if there is a problem in the forum
2) Contact details probably
3) Don't know
4) Software problem
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 20, 2009, 10:40:37 AM
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Oh I forgot...
What is that number in the post??

How many posts you have posted onto the site  ;D

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I have few stupid questions!  ;D -.-'
1.What means "Report to Global Moderator"??
2.What means a little picture beside somebodies name?Like a little cellphone beside anthonyO2's nickname?
3.How do you get that little picture?
4.Why on signature you can only have one letter?

1) Report to the Mods e.g. Hawk, M2, Joe if there is a problem in the forum
2) Contact details probably
3) Don't know
4) Software problem

Thanks for the answers! ;D
I get it now;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 23, 2009, 01:30:37 AM
Which is the highest status??
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Nielsen on February 23, 2009, 01:32:01 AM
Angel of Harlem but the moderators made clear their disdain of this status. They prefer Mofo as the highest status.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 23, 2009, 01:48:50 AM
Thanks.
I have another one! ;D
If I add somebody as a buddy,can that person see that?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Dark Angel on February 23, 2009, 01:55:57 AM
Nope, ask youself this you are my buddy can you see me?  ;)
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 23, 2009, 02:02:33 AM
I'm your buddy???
Yay!!!!! ;D ;D
I can't see it...
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Dark Angel on February 23, 2009, 02:11:44 AM
yep its shows up in bold while everyone else is normal font! (apart from my other buddies)
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 23, 2009, 02:18:21 AM
I know.
I added you as a buddy. ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 07, 2009, 05:17:48 AM
What does Insert image button do???
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: All I Want Is You 2 on March 07, 2009, 06:51:17 AM
It allows you to insert an image with your post.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 07, 2009, 10:35:39 AM
And...how do I do that?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: All I Want Is You 2 on March 07, 2009, 07:31:57 PM
Copy image location. Click on Insert Image icon. Paste image location in between the img brackets. If you quote my post, you will be able to view how it appears with this image.

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Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 09, 2009, 12:16:57 PM
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Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: shockdocta22 on March 17, 2009, 05:45:07 PM
just wondering but how come the mods stars never go up?
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: StrongGirl on March 17, 2009, 06:36:51 PM
They go up shock I think. Joe's has gone up if I am not mistaken.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Joe90usa on March 17, 2009, 07:44:32 PM
Our rankings go in the same manner as everyone else.
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: shockdocta22 on March 17, 2009, 09:07:25 PM
but angel of harlems have 7 stars and you only have 6 and your an angel of harlem ???

Not statuses, the stars you have
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: Joe90usa on March 17, 2009, 10:48:14 PM
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but angel of harlems have 7 stars and you only have 6 and your an angel of harlem ???

Not statuses, the stars you have

Ahhh, I see. I think I only added the extra star to the member section of the board and not the moderator portion of the board. So that would be the reason for the difference.

Viva la diference!
Title: Re: stupid questions
Post by: shockdocta22 on March 18, 2009, 02:43:36 PM
thanks Joe, i was just wondering