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Welcome to what I have decided to call The Patch, a thread for all the small updates and announcements related to the board that don't necessitate their own threads. ^_^


To kick things off, we now have a selection of new emoticons:

Yikes Monkas Ayaya Nooo Suffer Shrug

These were all designed by @ShiraNoMai in retaliation for me completely forgetting she had requested these in the Marketplace thread over 6 months ago, so she decided to do it herself. Whistle

These 6 new emotes don't show up in the Smilies box due to the limit the box can display, but you can find them with the Get More link underneath that box or via the emoticon face in the text editor in the full reply screen.

Wish we had an emote that isn't already in existence? Throw your request for it in the Marketplace thread and I'll try to make sure it gets fulfilled quicker than these ones were. Sigh Wink
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Welcome to what I have decided to call The Patch, a thread for all the small updates and announcements related to the board that don't necessitate their own threads. ^_^


To kick things off, we now have a selection of new emoticons:

Yikes Monkas Ayaya Nooo Suffer Shrug

These were all designed by @ShiraNoMai in retaliation for me completely forgetting she had requested these in the Marketplace thread over 6 months ago, so she decided to do it herself. Whistle

These 6 new emotes don't show up in the Smilies box due to the limit the box can display, but you can find them with the Get More link underneath that box or via the emoticon face in the text editor in the full reply screen.

Wish we had an emote that isn't already in existence? Throw your request for it in the Marketplace thread and I'll try to make sure it gets fulfilled quicker than these ones were. Sigh Wink
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Aww the Ayaya one is my favourite out of the new bunch. =3 Ayaya The shrug one I mistake as a head resting on hands type of emote, but can still see the shrug part of it too. XD
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Aww the Ayaya one is my favourite out of the new bunch. =3 Ayaya The shrug one I mistake as a head resting on hands type of emote, but can still see the shrug part of it too. XD
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That Ayaya one took me the longest to get right, aside from the Nooo one (it's an emote that's normally quite wide because of the hands, so trying to squish the hands in was a struggle).

Still, glad you all like! I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

I also love that Moony kept all my name conventions, even the monkaS one ROFL
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That Ayaya one took me the longest to get right, aside from the Nooo one (it's an emote that's normally quite wide because of the hands, so trying to squish the hands in was a struggle).

Still, glad you all like! I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

I also love that Moony kept all my name conventions, even the monkaS one ROFL
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(May 21st, 2022, 08:07 PM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
The shrug one I mistake as a head resting on hands type of emote, but can still see the shrug part of it too. XD
Glad I'm not the only one who saw it this way. It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm
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(May 21st, 2022, 08:07 PM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
The shrug one I mistake as a head resting on hands type of emote, but can still see the shrug part of it too. XD
Glad I'm not the only one who saw it this way. It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm
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Good job, Shira!

And better late than never LOL .
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Good job, Shira!

And better late than never LOL .
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(May 21st, 2022, 09:12 PM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

(May 21st, 2022, 09:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm

Perhaps keep the current shrug one as a copy then and turn it into that very kind of emote, but still have the new shrug emote after changing?
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(May 21st, 2022, 09:12 PM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

(May 21st, 2022, 09:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm

Perhaps keep the current shrug one as a copy then and turn it into that very kind of emote, but still have the new shrug emote after changing?
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(May 24th, 2022, 10:42 PM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
(May 21st, 2022, 09:12 PM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

(May 21st, 2022, 09:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm

Perhaps keep the current shrug one as a copy then and turn it into that very kind of emote, but still have the new shrug emote after changing?
I'd agree with this. It will likely help that Shira wasn't aware at the time that there isn't a strict limit on horizontal width of emotes when it comes to hands, so she was trying to make the hands fit into a space smaller than what she actually could've used. I know she wants to redo the Nooo emote after learning that.
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(May 24th, 2022, 10:42 PM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
(May 21st, 2022, 09:12 PM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I might fix up the shrug one if I think of better hand implementation. I took the hands from Moony's  Shock to make that.

(May 21st, 2022, 09:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
It looks like a wistful daydream emote more than a shrug to me. Probably would look more shruggy if it had this face: Errm

Perhaps keep the current shrug one as a copy then and turn it into that very kind of emote, but still have the new shrug emote after changing?
I'd agree with this. It will likely help that Shira wasn't aware at the time that there isn't a strict limit on horizontal width of emotes when it comes to hands, so she was trying to make the hands fit into a space smaller than what she actually could've used. I know she wants to redo the Nooo emote after learning that.
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Board Software Updated
I have updated the board software to the latest version. This update was only minor changes for security purposes, and so nothing should have noticeably changed. As always, if something is suddenly broken, let me know so I can send an airlock raccoon to go and smack it with a hammer.


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I made this change after noticing that despite the text stating you would not receive a notification, our alert system will notify you of a new reply when choosing this option. This can be useful if you want to make sure you don't miss replies to a certain thread without receiving a PM or an email, and is something I am personally taking advantage of with my AMA thread so I always know when someone has asked me a new question in there.
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I don't get the point of what it was before: why would you subscribe and not receive notifications for it? Why subscribe at all at that point? LOL
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I don't get the point of what it was before: why would you subscribe and not receive notifications for it? Why subscribe at all at that point? LOL
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(Jun 26th, 2022, 03:43 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I don't get the point of what it was before: why would you subscribe and not receive notifications for it? Why subscribe at all at that point? LOL
I suppose it's meant to be some sort of bookmark feature? Whatever the purpose, it's pretty bad because the only way to view subscriptions without a notice is to go to User CP >> Thread Subscriptions to see your subscribed threads, but that just feels so cumbersome to check on subscribed threads that way.
That was also why I changed the text, because the option appears useless but for us it isn't due to the alert system using that option. If alerts didn't get affected by it, I'd have probably just removed the option entirely out of the board coding instead.
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(Jun 26th, 2022, 03:43 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
I don't get the point of what it was before: why would you subscribe and not receive notifications for it? Why subscribe at all at that point? LOL
I suppose it's meant to be some sort of bookmark feature? Whatever the purpose, it's pretty bad because the only way to view subscriptions without a notice is to go to User CP >> Thread Subscriptions to see your subscribed threads, but that just feels so cumbersome to check on subscribed threads that way.
That was also why I changed the text, because the option appears useless but for us it isn't due to the alert system using that option. If alerts didn't get affected by it, I'd have probably just removed the option entirely out of the board coding instead.
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Just a few small things I want to share in here:

  1. I believe any XP that was owed for finished contests and other things has all been awarded now. XP rewards for Summer Meltdown have not been done yet, and I am also aware I need to still award XP to Frank for their recent submissions to the Reviews area. If anyone knows of any other instance where XP needed to be given to them and I overlooked it, please let me know.
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  3. Halloween Birthday Bash will be starting later today, and with it will come access to the Haunted UniV3rse theme for all users.
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Just a few small things I want to share in here:

  1. I believe any XP that was owed for finished contests and other things has all been awarded now. XP rewards for Summer Meltdown have not been done yet, and I am also aware I need to still award XP to Frank for their recent submissions to the Reviews area. If anyone knows of any other instance where XP needed to be given to them and I overlooked it, please let me know.
  2. I have increased the capacity of everyone's PM inbox. All users can now have up to 250 messages in their inbox.
  3. Halloween Birthday Bash will be starting later today, and with it will come access to the Haunted UniV3rse theme for all users.
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