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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: A new logboard is available

This board will be moderated by imms and emissaries of our very own fine
forums so I am hopeful that it will be a much more fun and productive
experience.

The address is: http://abandonedrealms.com/logs/

Any issues with the board or formatting issues may be raised on the
forums in this update note. Please provide screenshots with bugs.
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Davairus
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:23 am    Post subject:

Additional features of the logboard:

preview
Use preview before submit to see if your log will look ok.

tagging
Anyone can 'tag' logs (the exact same as twitter hashtags) which allows people to later filter the logs by hashtag. There is a limit of 5 hashtags per log.

post as
Instead of posting as your forum account, you can choose to post as one of your "account verified" characters. This is a way to leave an anonymous IC response (it requires admin, not moderator, access to see the account that owns this, so dont worry about players seeing it).

moderation
Anyone can become a moderator, just join the emissary group. mods get a green name instead of a white name when they post using forum account name, and can invalidate (but not delete) logs and posts. The moderation is very soft and reversible which I think is a good way to prevent flaming.

badges
Players that have earned our reputation accolades, which are currently reputable player, or elite, will get a badge next to their name on the logboard when they leave comments. This applies only when they post using the forum account name. *note that the requirement for elite reputation is to have a character in the hall of fame*

tweets
When a new log is posted, it is tweeted on our twitter feed with its tags as hashtags along with a link to the log.

Autoscrolling
I've added a scroll button which can move the log at 3 different speeds incase you don't feel like scrolling line by line.

Better conversation
I've added the ability to reply to people's comments directly beneath. Just use the reply link next to their comment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:41 am    Post subject:

I'm surprised no one else has posted in response to this thread to say....


THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!


Wish I could say I contributed but alas no. AWESOME work to the imms who did!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:22 pm    Post subject:

Dav, is it possible to:

1) Add a left/right scroll bar to the bottom of the log window - notice in the test log I just posted at http://abandonedrealms.com/logs/view_log.php?id=5 my prelude sentence at the very top runs off the right of the window and there is no way to scroll over except by dragging your mouse as if highlighting the text. Or is this a browser issue?

2) Add functionality for the log poster to edit the log once it has been initially posted?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject:

There is no edits but moderators can invalidate logs which would allow a repost, I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:15 am    Post subject:

The logboards have always had their own culture. It's best to keep it as unmoderated as possible. I am a fan of showing when a post has been removed so people know we don't just delete stuff randomly.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject:

"post as" now links to the players page and the players page also now shows backgrounds before the character has deleted again. Making those Mystics-only seemed right for the mystique of the game but its not better. Definitely not.
try not to write 'i am a legion' in your bg
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject:

Index page now a little easier to read.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject:

Any way to make the logs more mobile friendly reading wise, for us with bad phones?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject:

What kinda phone?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject:

Low level android, Hawei brand. The issue is that the little separate window built into the page looks nice from an aesthetic point of view, but my crappy phone doesn't allow me to zoom in or out on the text, and scrolling isn't convenient.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:36 am    Post subject:

added some voting options, kinda like facebook, but less PC

cheer, boo, yawn
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:05 am    Post subject:

Added mentions, and backfilled a couple pages + current first page. I'll see if I can find a level 51 Imm who wants to earn some brownie points to do the rest of these. You guys will benefit if you include these as you post logs, as we currently do with the hash tagging.


Here's an example of a character that has some mentions.

http://abandonedrealms.com/players/display.php?name=Gretya

I'm sure you can see as well as I do that the logs that ended up in there because of the mention tags truly tell that character's story, and they also make the player page look fully filled
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject:

I love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject:

this is probably a far bigger change than any of the recent balance changes in terms of game impact
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:12 am    Post subject:

I backported everyone's logs. If I missed any you can easily add yourselves.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject:

Yet another suggestion (Lol more work for you), make logs post to facebook too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject:

Before we go global on FB I think a better next step would be to have this integrated into each characters' graveyard entry. I get razzed all the time from my FB friends about "this Abandoned Realms thing showing up in my feed, you geek".
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:19 pm    Post subject:

Isnt that done already..? What do you mean.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Actually ya, now that you mention it, it is (kinda) - you have to click the Tombstone link in the GY post, and the logs are listed off the tombstone. Missed that.
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