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The long-awaited sequel to 2022 is here, and as a token of my thanks and well wishes to everyone going into the New Year I have given everyone 2023 XP. ^_^
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Admin Junkies Interview
@aerodynamik reached out to me recently to answer a few questions as an admin of our community in what is actually my first interview of any type about UG. Tongue

Anyone curious to read it can check it out here: https://admin-junkies.com/threads/commun...ming.1005/

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Admin Junkies Interview
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Anyone curious to read it can check it out here: https://admin-junkies.com/threads/commun...ming.1005/

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Was very fun to read the answers! Thanks a bunch Moonface! Grin
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Was very fun to read the answers! Thanks a bunch Moonface! Grin
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Wow, an interview, never realised that could be a thing. I'd just shy away from that if someone came asking for me, generally speaking that is, forum-based I'd doubt no one will because I don't have such a presence due to not having branched out to other forums. A good read still though, great answers and a bit strange they left text for emotes like "Tongue" in there. XD
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Wow, an interview, never realised that could be a thing. I'd just shy away from that if someone came asking for me, generally speaking that is, forum-based I'd doubt no one will because I don't have such a presence due to not having branched out to other forums. A good read still though, great answers and a bit strange they left text for emotes like "Tongue" in there. XD
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(Jan 17th, 2023, 01:04 AM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
Wow, an interview, never realised that could be a thing. I'd just shy away from that if someone came asking for me, generally speaking that is, forum-based I'd doubt no one will because I don't have such a presence due to not having branched out to other forums. A good read still though, great answers and a bit strange they left text for emotes like "Tongue" in there. XD
They tend to be done on promotion forums as a way to give some extra promotion to a board while also giving an insight into the admin of that board.
As for some answers having emote text, that's because the text was copied directly from the PM I sent to @aerodynamik and it would grab the names of the emotes, which isn't the same as the text trigger for an emote thus you end up with text being displayed rather than the emote. You could test it by just copying the text of a post that has an emote in it, and then pasting it into the Quick Reply box. If you do it on the Full Reply screen, use either CTRL + ALT + V or set the text editor to Source Mode (last icon on the row above the text box) otherwise it instead chooses to write the emote as "null" due to trying to paste the copied text exactly as it's formatted in its original source, including embedded images such as emotes, and because images can't be directly pasted into a post the text editor doesn't know what to do with it, hence calling it "null".
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(Jan 17th, 2023, 01:04 AM)Mr EliteL Wrote:
Wow, an interview, never realised that could be a thing. I'd just shy away from that if someone came asking for me, generally speaking that is, forum-based I'd doubt no one will because I don't have such a presence due to not having branched out to other forums. A good read still though, great answers and a bit strange they left text for emotes like "Tongue" in there. XD
They tend to be done on promotion forums as a way to give some extra promotion to a board while also giving an insight into the admin of that board.
As for some answers having emote text, that's because the text was copied directly from the PM I sent to @aerodynamik and it would grab the names of the emotes, which isn't the same as the text trigger for an emote thus you end up with text being displayed rather than the emote. You could test it by just copying the text of a post that has an emote in it, and then pasting it into the Quick Reply box. If you do it on the Full Reply screen, use either CTRL + ALT + V or set the text editor to Source Mode (last icon on the row above the text box) otherwise it instead chooses to write the emote as "null" due to trying to paste the copied text exactly as it's formatted in its original source, including embedded images such as emotes, and because images can't be directly pasted into a post the text editor doesn't know what to do with it, hence calling it "null".
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Oh that is a good spot, I will be editing that out now. The interview was quite long so I didn't check twice. My fault for being lazy!
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Oh that is a good spot, I will be editing that out now. The interview was quite long so I didn't check twice. My fault for being lazy!
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(Jul 17th, 2023, 03:00 PM)Moonface Wrote:
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As an update to this, I was not aware our host won't charge extra to stay on PHP 7.4 until the middle of September, so for now the upgrade won't happen until I've hopefully managed to get at least the most important plugins updated. You've probably already noticed that most of the plugins are still working on the forum, except for Alerts. For some reason that plugin is stopping the forum from loading if I enable it, so I'm currently trying to resolve the problem with it, whatever that is because the stupid thing was fine before I temporarily turned it off.
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(Jul 17th, 2023, 03:00 PM)Moonface Wrote:
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As an update to this, I was not aware our host won't charge extra to stay on PHP 7.4 until the middle of September, so for now the upgrade won't happen until I've hopefully managed to get at least the most important plugins updated. You've probably already noticed that most of the plugins are still working on the forum, except for Alerts. For some reason that plugin is stopping the forum from loading if I enable it, so I'm currently trying to resolve the problem with it, whatever that is because the stupid thing was fine before I temporarily turned it off.
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Damn that sucks. Hopefully you'll be able to convert easily. That's the downside of MyBB sadly, many plugins are left untouched and are unmaintained for future PHP releases.
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Damn that sucks. Hopefully you'll be able to convert easily. That's the downside of MyBB sadly, many plugins are left untouched and are unmaintained for future PHP releases.
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