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Diamond
08:54:19 Wed
Feb 27 2002
errr.... need more help!?
ok um.... I added my personal (avatar) picture and it seems to only show up on this site.... I don't see it on mine at all... I also made a signature and I don't see that either..... :sad: Another thing (lol) I have a question about it... In my personal profile settings I wanted to make my email address for everyone to see... but it still says private!? I even checked yes for the "show you email address?" options in the edit settings for profile.... but still private.... any suggestions? Help?:sad:

Thanks again

Diamond

Diamond
08:55:13 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok I see my signature seems to show up here... but still not on my posts at my site.... Hmmmmm....

BbBoy
09:00:54 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
For the pic & sigs, for the forum they're not showing in, click on "Edit Forums" in your admin center, and choose "Edit Settings" from the pull-down menu next to the forum. And check all the things at the bottom aftfer "Allow:". :smile:

Ahh, try the e-mail profile thing again now. :smile:

Diamond
09:08:44 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Alrighty I will try all of that now, thank you again :tongue: !! I love these boards btw (by the way)... I have never ran any type of message boards before in my life and I find it mostly really simply with your site :tongue:

Thank you for helping with the emoticons. I will let you know if they dissapear on me again.

Diamond

Diamond
09:14:12 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok I just checked the settings of the forums like you told me to and all of the boxes under "allow" were already checked....:ohwell: is that how they are supposed to be? Checked?

Also on a different subject.... at the top of my pages where is shows the lists of like:

:: General Discussion :: Welcome!!
Subscribe To Newsletter

and the:

Who's Online
Stats
Memberlist
Top Posters
Search

Is there a way I can make that a little cleaner? um... nicer looking?

Diamond
09:18:27 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
lol not Another thing wrong..... hehe sorry about all these problems hehe I'm new at this :P

on my main page

http://bb.bbboy.net/pacificmoonlightgoods

to the left of the titles of my forums... there is supposed to be an icon... for some reason it's not showing up... I don't even know what it's supposed to be of but when I right click it and click properties is says the url is http://bb.bbboy.net/ so I don't know what that is supposed to be.... how do I change that icon?

BbBoy
09:19:07 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Yup, should be checked. Try saving changes when they're checked - it looks like the emoticons disappearing also took those settings with it. You'll want to edit your general settings too - click on "Edit Board Settings". :smile:

Yup, click on "Edit Board Template", and shift them around as you like. :smile:

BbBoy
09:21:13 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
For the image, edit the images in your admin center, and enter "/images/newpost.gif" for the "New" one, or one of your own. :smile:

Diamond
10:10:39 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
all the "allows" are checked... Do I need to have any of this checked?:

Advert Forum:
This forum is an advert forum?
If so, require board posts before a user can post here.

??

BbBoy
10:22:56 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Nope, don't need that one checked. :smile:

The reason it was happening was because the maximum sig length was set to 0. So it was cutting sigs off after 0 chars. I increased that to 1000 for you in your settings, and they show up now. :smile: Have a look at "Edit Board Settings" to configure all kinds of things. :smile:

Diamond
10:30:26 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Since you changed the sig to 1000 max characters.... do you think thats the reason my picture isn't showing up on my boards also? because I have the settings blenk?

Also how does the Suspicious IP Block work? How do I know that I wont be blocking people that aren't harmful?

BbBoy
10:34:23 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Yes, that's probably the reason. Try configuring your settings, and then everything should work as you like it. :smile:

If you use the suspicious IP block, it will not block any legitimate user. It only blocks people with obviously fake/spoofed IP's. :smile:

Diamond
10:36:32 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
lol another question hehehe.... please let me know if I am bothering you :lol:

what is the Use Dynamic Profiles option for?

BbBoy
10:39:50 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Not bothering at all- what I'm here for :wink:

That option makes users' profiles appear in your board template, rather than the profiles.bbboy.net one. :smile:

Diamond
10:49:59 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Thank you again hehe


On my main page in the row of my General Discussion forum... it says I have 2 posts in 2 threads.... the 2 posts I know are from you and me... I only have 1 thread in there right now. A friend of mine posted a thread there to give me the layout code that I have on the boards...... after I copyed it I deleted the thread.... so why does it say I still have 2 threads?

also, in the board settings page..... I want to set the picture/icon width and height but I don't know what to put for the px size..... I don't have any clue how big a px is lol.... what do you have for your settings for the pictures? maybe I can use the same ones you have?

BbBoy
10:54:18 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ah, should be good now. :smile: The "posts" means "replies" really, so there's one thread with one post (reply). :smile: I'll look into why it didn't decrease when you deleted it.

For the personal icon wudth & height, 15px should be enough, 20 if you want it a bit bigger. :smile: And for personal pic, anywhere from 100-200 would work. :smile:

Diamond
10:54:59 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
ok for some reason my "edit board settings" Is NOT saving!! I change the setting and hit the "submit" button then it goes to the proccesing page and I see a bunch of code on top of the page... then the next page loads... I went back into the settings and it was back to the way it was before I saved them......... :ohwell:

Diamond
10:58:44 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
ok I just made you an admin of my site, untill we get things straight hehe.... (unless you don't need to be admin because these are basically your forums lol you made them :P)

BbBoy
11:12:55 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Oops, forgot to remove that after the upgrade. :wink: Hm, just tried setting your icon/pic sizes, and it worked for me... :smile: Try again now, maybe it was the codee at the top.

Diamond
11:19:42 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
yes now the settings you set are there but is still doesn't save the settings changes I make.....:smash:

I have been trying to set the "who's online order" to alphabetical and I have been trying to check the "suspicious ip" box......



BbBoy
11:33:13 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ahh, looks like it did actually save them, it just didn't re-check the box, and re-select the right option from the pull-down menu when you viewed that page again. Should be good now :smile:

Diamond
11:43:27 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok... Whew..... I hope I have no more problems tonight lol.... :smile: everything seems to be going good.... I am sooooo tired lol. it's 3:48 am where I am.... I need to go to bed lol. *yawns* ....... Hopefully when I come back tomarrow all my stuff will still work lol

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! for all your help! I really think it was soooo nice of you! Thanks again

Diamond

BbBoy
12:18:59 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
:biggrin:

Diamond
12:53:56 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
My board isn't counting the right way again.... when I delete a post or thread it still says it's there...

BbBoy
13:07:27 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Your post count should be good now. :smile: I've found the problem earlier, and it'll be active in the next release. :smile:

Pamster
16:16:20 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Hi Diamond!

Wecome to Best Boards! Here barely one day and you helped nail a bug! Way to go! :wink: I'll have to check out your board, your personal pic is really nice. :smile:

If you need anything just post right here and we'll get you taken care of. :wink:

Diamond
21:22:57 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Hiya pamster, thank you for the complaments :smile:

If you haven't seen my board yet (even if you have) you will notice theres like no one there at all lol.... only becase I haven't put the link to my boards on my web site yet. I just made all this 2 days ago :tongue: and it's tiring hehehe....

I'm very happy to be a part of these awsome boards!!
:smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:

Diamond
21:29:10 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
How come when ever I delete a thread it still says it's there on the main page? it also says that BbBoy was the last to post in the general section but I took that post out too because I am planning to make a "testing" forum.....

also I have NO IDEA how to use css lol and I was wondering...... I love everything about my board except the white background and I wanted the backgound that is white now to be this color: #E6E6FA

if I tryed to make this small change myself I would mess up the whole board lol.... unless you did it or talked me through it.... ? :wink:

BbBoy
21:36:19 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ag, I meant to make it so that it'd always take the last poster even when it was deleted a bit ago, but never got round to it. :smile: I'll do it for the next release. :smile:

You don't need to use CSS at all - just click on "Easy Customization" in your admin center. :smile: Although, if you're only using it for the background colour, make sure to check the "dont' clobber" box, or it'll get rid of all your existing CSS. :smile: Or just choose the colours you want on Easy Customization, and do clobber the CSS. :smile:

Diamond
21:39:40 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
So if I hit "don't cobbler" that means it will only change the ONE thing I want changed? And not mess my board up?? hehe like I did last night lol......:rotflmao: that sucked hehe but i fixed it because I have my css code saved on my hard drive just in case.:rotflmao:

BbBoy
21:54:25 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Yup! :smile: Or you coudl just go through the CSS, and look for somethign like:

Code:

body{background:#ffffff;}


and change it to:

Code:

body{background:#E6E6FA;}


:smile:

Diamond
21:55:41 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
(forgot sig in last post :P)

Can html be used in the news fader?

Also... I tryed that check the "cobble" box in the easy customizations... and it didn't change it to the background color I wanted.... (and I did select the color)

BbBoy
22:12:50 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Yup, ,you can use HTML in the news fader, though it's recommended to use BbCode & smileys :smile:

Ah, did you check the "Enable Easy customization" box? If you didn't check that, then it wouldn't be enabled, so none of it would work :smile:

Diamond
22:20:25 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
ok I'll check that.....

with the fader... since I don't know how to use bbcode I don't know what to do.... I just want to make the text bigger and some of it bold...

BbBoy
22:34:15 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Hover over the links on the right when you reply to see what the BbCodes do. :smile: I'm half-way through making an explanation ke to them all...

Code:

[size=3] [/size]

[b]  [/b]


Would do what you want - change 3 to a number upto 7.:smile:

Diamond
22:51:16 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok now I got my colors right.... kinda.... ok if you go to my board and click into a post of mine.... you see that where I have my message the background is white..... How do I change that color?

BbBoy
22:59:19 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Without using Easy Customization (which would be the easiest way to customize all colours and everything), and if you're using CSS, look for something like:

Code:

.thread0{background:#ffffff;}
.thread1{background:#ffffff;}


Just change the #ffffff's to the colours you want. :smile: .thread0 and .thread1 alternate, so you can have one post one colour, and the next post in another, or just have both the same. :smile:

If you're not familiar with CSS, I'd say to go the Easy Customization route though :smile: In Easy Customization, it's under "Alternate Thread BG Color #1" & 2. :smile:

Diamond
23:02:57 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok thanks, I'll try that!! :thumb:

If I use the easy customation for the thread colors.... will it still alternate if I set the colors right?

Diamond
23:26:44 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Hehe ok nevermind the last question, I found it out :smile: Thanks for the help hehe.... oh yeah before I forget....

in the "boards template" how do I change the look of:

Who's Online
Stats
Memberlist
Top Posters
Search

I want it to look like yours with the

:Who's Online::Stats::Memberlist::Top Poster::Search:

How do I do that?? Or can you do it for me??

Diamond
23:48:30 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Also... when a guest comes into the boards and you see that he is there... it says "guest" then numbers after the word guest.... are the #s his/her ip?

BbBoy
23:53:46 Wed
Feb 27 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
K, I've done that on your board for you :smile:

Yup, that's the IP# of the guest. Only admins will see that on the who's online box though. :smile:

Diamond
00:20:43 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Ok, Thanks a Bunch!! I think my message board is really looking good, thanks to your help!! :tongue:

Hopefully I wont have anymore problems hehehe... oh btw... when is the new release coming out?

BbBoy
00:27:31 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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No probs. :smile: 1-2 weeks, all going well. :smile:

Pamster
01:03:51 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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Hi Diamond!

Yup I visited your board and think it is a nice set up so far. :smile: My hubby is terribly into UO and I am sure you'll end up getting some really interesting topics going on over there-my hubby is not into message boards, that is my thing. :lol: :wink:

I liked your website and I think I will have to pop back over by your board and see how it looks since you've done some changes today. :biggrin:

Diamond
01:54:57 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Thats cool your hubby is into UO... I bet he hogs the computer huh? :P or do you kick him off? :biggrin:

Or better... you both have your own computers that can be online at the same time?? :rotflmao: thats how me and my hubby have it hehehehehe :tongue:

I love technology :P

Diamond

Pamster
02:27:20 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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Yup! Two systems able to connect at the same time. :wink: The only way to go anymore. :smile:

I love the changes in color you did to the board Diamond! Really looking good! :wink:

Diamond
03:37:14 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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Thanks :wink: I like it too!! I hope all my friends like it :thumb:

Diamond
07:51:55 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Arg... BbBoy.. do you think you can go into my boards again and make it so the main page says the right number count for how many posts and thread there are? I keep thinking I have people posting then I go look and nothing new lol... too confusing. :wink:

BbBoy
08:28:06 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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Sure, done. :smile:


Diamond
08:30:56 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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Thanks a Bunch!! :smile: Your GREAT!! :glasses:

Diamond
09:37:42 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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What does it mean to "pin" a thread?:ohwell:

BbBoy
09:39:27 Thu
Feb 28 2002
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It pins it to the top of the forum, so it's always at the top even when other threads are replied to. :smile: AKA "Sticky Topic".. :smile:

Diamond
10:09:15 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
ok then, if thats what it is... can I change the picture of the "pinned" word next to my threads that I pin?

I also have been wanting to ask... do you know any good sites for little icons like that? for message boards? like themes or something? :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:




BbBoy
10:19:40 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Yup, click on "Edit Images" in your admin center, and enter the URL for the "Pinned" one, that'll put the image next to pinned threads instead of the text. :smile:

Have a look at http://www.bellsnwhistles.com/ . We also supply some at http://bb.bbboy.net/ulimages/ , the "2push" etc ones are the push-pin ones usually used for pinned threads. :smile:

Diamond
21:36:13 Thu
Feb 28 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Alrighty! Tahnks a bunch!! :smile::smile::smile:


Diamond :smile:

Diamond
08:30:11 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Some of the emoticons on my site aren't showing up? any ideas? They showed up fine a day ago.

:ohwell::ohwell::ohwell::ohwell:


Diamond :smile:

BbBoy
08:35:49 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
It looks to be qwhere you're using those emoticons from is down or has removed them - for example http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/otn/blobs/ukliam2.gif . Try downloading the smileys, then uploading them to http://netfirms.com , then you're in control of them and don't have to put up with other peoples' down times. :smile: And it's always being "nicer" to people to do that anyway :smile:

Diamond
08:42:29 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
hmmm alrighty I'll try it :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:

Diamond
09:00:36 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
do I have to use netfirms? or can it be a page on my web page that I upload them to?

BbBoy
09:05:17 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Sure, your web site will work. I just offered netfirms, as they allow hotlinking. :smile: If your host doesn't allow hotlinking, then the images won't show up.

Diamond
09:13:26 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
what is hotlinking?:ohwell:

BbBoy
09:17:14 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
Hotlinking is using images from someone else's server. :smile: Some web hosts don't allow it as it uses up their bandwidth. :smile:

Diamond
10:22:06 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
ahh ok, I think mine allows it. I'm with Geocities... :smile::smile: So I will give it a try. Thank you :smile: :tongue:

Diamond :wink:

Pamster
13:40:32 Fri
Mar 1 2002
Re: errr.... need more help!?
I think you would be better off trying to activate the webspace that you most likely already pay for monthly that is included in your ISP monthly charges. Most ISP's give between 5-15 megs of hotlinkable webspace that you can easily activate and use without any problem.

I know Geocities stopped allowing hotlinking last year and I doubt they started allowing it again so I would definitely call your ISP and inquire-if it's like cable or dsl you would STILL potentially have this 'complimentary webspace' included in your monthly fees.

I can tell you from experience that not even one tenth of people even call to activate their webspace and it is something most folks don't even consider when they start composing web pages. Give it a try Diamond. :wink: I used to work at a ISP so I know what I am talking about. :smile:

Have you used a FTP program before? If not their not that hard to get used to using and just in case anyone reading this hasn't-go to
FTP Planet and read over the information there to get familiarized with using these File Transfer Protocol programs.




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