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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:11 pm 
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I was suggesting a 'gameplay question' subsection, as this might help in revitalizing the forum.
It accomodates 2 groups of forum visitors:
-Those people who have concrete questions about the game, for example when they are stuck / confused.
-Veteran players, who are very capable of, and willing to answer most questions, but not too keen on browsing through 3-4 subforums to search for questions they can answer in between non-question threads.

A forum that provides a stable community of veteran payers that answer (even n00bish) questions, in my experience, tends to grow, and as a side effect, contribute to the popularity of the game.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Meh, why not?

That way, I can probably get some more ideas for the FAQ's that we've got going.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:42 am 
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Only problem I see is that Gameplay questions and Ditl's are very likely to get spoliy, pretty much the same situation with the old Strategies section.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:19 am 
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Hmm well.. I can see that being somewhat more of a problem on this forum than on bay12.. Unless I am not looking thouroughly enough, I cannot find spoiler tags here..

On the other hand, you could put a "WARNING: THIS SECTION MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS'' at the top of the forum subsection, and leave it up to the reader's own discretion.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:33 am 
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Aye, no spoiler tags on this forum, but we've always gotten by by just saying "ZOMG THAR BE SPOILERZ AHEAD!!"

I'm really not all that concerned with the Spoilers in the Gameplay section. Honestly, we need another forum to spur activity.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:48 pm 
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I've taken the liberty of doing some small advertising for TOME, and this forum:
http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=46169.0


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:11 pm 
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I'm one of the guys from the forum Martinuzz mentioned. Though I have played little ToME but quite a bit more ToMENET, I hope to help bring life back into these forums.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:15 am 
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Interesting that Lord Bucket is over there... we could really use his help back over here.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:59 am 
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martinuzz wrote:
I've taken the liberty of doing some small advertising for TOME, and this forum:
http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=46169.0

Thanks for advertising us! And for bringing new players and so on back! Xandor's correct, it is interesting seeing Bucketman there, and I for one would welcome him back.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:40 pm 
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Soo...what's the contingency plan to avoid the forums being eaten again?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:15 am 
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I've upgraded the forum software to give more control over the various aspects of the board. This version is quite a bit more secure. I also believe that there are certain safeguards in place that will prevent what happened last time. And I've been making periodic backups of the forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:11 pm 
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Xandor Tik'Roth wrote:
And I've been making periodic backups of the forum.


This was the main thing I was looking for, excellent. :)

I'm a security consultant, if you need help related to the field I'd be happy to help.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:32 am 
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Do you know anything about the phpBB3 mainframe and how it's put together?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:32 am 
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Some. Phpbb3 is considered fairly secure, I believe the maintainers have had it audited by a 3rd party. The most vulnerable part is the administration control panel, you might want to secure that with an extra .htaccess password, also make sure everyone who has access to the ACP use strong passwords that are changed regularly. Other than that with of course regular backups and upgrades you should be fine regarding the forum software.

What level of access do you have to the platform, through a hosting control panel or do you have root access?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:06 am 
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I have access to the ftp server where all of this is stored. Honestly, there's not much that I can't touch around here.

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