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Toggle %s Quick Testing

Posted By:  webhead @ 28 May 2017 - 03:37 PM

If you were seeing random errors just popping up for a little bit it was because I was fixing the GeoIP blocking I use to keep the lazier bots at bay.  Turns out last time I did an upgrade, it got thrown out of my configs, hence the Russian spam mafia showing up lately.  Should be good to go now! :thumbs:


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Toggle %s Server Maintenance Communications

Posted By:  webhead @ 22 May 2017 - 11:19 PM

You might see things go up and down a bit.  Host is doing maintenance.  For once we have a host who actually plans these things and you can go see it on a calendar! :)

 

 

Maintenance Advisory Notification

 Scheduled on 05/23/2017 00:00:00  Status Scheduled  Estimated finish 05/23/2017 06:00:00
We will be performing routine maintenance on our UPS units at the Lenoir Data Center. Contractors will be on site with Dacentec staff to perform the maintenance to each unit. As a precautionary measure, we will be moving the facility to generator power for the duration of the work. There is no expected impact. This is an advisory notification only
 
Related servers / services
 
Dedicated Servers, Colocation

 

For those in AZ/CA time zone, that's about 9pm tonight through 3am tomorrow morning (server company is in NC).


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Toggle %s Mafia Season 4

Posted By:  Garlic Junior @ 28 January 2017 - 05:17 AM
Mafia Season 4 has now began, with sign ups open for Eizan's game, a new Leaderboard, refreshed Rules topic, and a new Host List bringing the season up to July.

Now would be the perfect opportunity to either jump into your first game, return to Mafia if you've been away for a while, or invite other friends you may have to the forum to try it out.

Season 4 should be the most fun experience of Mafia yet, I hope! Share the link, bring in a few new players, lets do this! :)

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Toggle %s Center Awards Results - 2016 Edition

Posted By:  Daylight @ 09 January 2017 - 12:20 PM

Greetings.

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The results are in.  This is my first year hosting the awards, and I am happy to have been able to do it.  In previous years Garlic has done an amazing job hosting the awards and creating the resulting writeups.  We all really appreciate his great efforts.  I am glad I'm able to give him a bit of a break this year from it.

 

Some people wonder why we hold these awards year after year.  I usually vote at the last minute, and usually only really care about a couple of categories.  My thoughts on the Center Awards are that it makes us see the best in each other; it makes us strive to show the best of ourselves.  Yes--this is just a fun internet forum--but a lot of us make this a somewhat major part of our online lives.  We genuinely care about the place and each other, and we love to give kudos where we think they are due.  Some awards are perpetually won by the same person.  Other awards shift from year to year, depending on what has taken place.  This is all a part of the way The Center works and it reflects our aging online society.

 

Without getting too long and drawn out, I hope the awards this year serve at least a minor purpose of making us strive to do better both at the Center and just in general.  I know, this is goofy...it's just a little fun award ceremony on a dumb internet site we all continue to go to for some unknown reason...but really.  I hope that people see this as something positive and appreciate each other a little more.

 

We had 23 people return votes this year, I think that is a fairly good turnout.  I am not sure what number Garlic used to get, but I'm pretty happy with that amount of people voting.

 

Without further ado...

 

Best Male

First place

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Second, Third and Fourth Places

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Best Female

First Place

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Second Place

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Funniest Member

First Place

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Honorable Mention

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Most Respected

First Place

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Second Place 

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Biggest Shirtlord

First Place

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Second Place

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Most Memorable Event of 2016

First Place

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Best Topic of 2016

First Place

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Runner Up

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Most Likely to Become Famous

First Place

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Most Likely To Be Posting In 10 Years

First Place

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Quality Poster Award

First, Second and Third Places

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Most Under-Appreciated Member 

First Place

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Second, Third and Fourth Places

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Best Mafia Game of 2016

First Place

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Honorable Mention

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Best Avatar/Signature Combo

First and Second Places

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Center's Most Valuable Person

First Place

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Second Place

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There you have it.  I appreciate everyone's responses to this in a timely manner!  Feel free to discuss, gloat, congratulate, whine, whatever you want to do.  :)


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Toggle %s The Center Evolution

Posted By:  webhead @ 18 September 2016 - 08:17 AM
Alright so, I'm finally going to go for it.  MT and Chax have volunteered to step down from the staff and we're retiring the entire mod staff along with it.  You guys have all been great!  Thank you for your assistance with everything over the years.  Hopefully we can all give them some props for doing what they can! :)
 
Moving along, this means I will now be the only person to moderate and that means everything is going to change.  Now before we start, none of this is an invitation for complete chaos.  I still expect people to be cool with each other and I'm now going to start expecting you to start using the "ignore" function on the forum more liberally for people you don't get along with (that includes people that are easily offended and people that don't like people that are easily offended).  Over the years it has become apparent that we're not all necessarily "friends" with every single other person on this forum.  It's more like classmates.  Some of us are friends, some of us know each other, and some of us don't like each other.  That's fine.  I don't expect you to talk to each other so...just don't.  If you see a topic posted by someone you know is a shitposter and you don't usually like their posts, just skip it.  You know you're in for a bad time.  The topic title is usually a pretty good indicator of what you're in for.  No one has to be a mod and feel like they have to subject themselves to things just because.  On the flip side, if you have nothing constructive to say in a topic, don't post in it.  Don't shitpost in topics that are actually about stuff, just go shitpost elsewhere.  It's kind of annoying to try to have a discussion with "lol dicks" in the middle of it.
 
Now onto the other new stuff.  First thing we're going to try out is a Call Outs forum.  Downshift mentioned they used to do this on StupidBoy forums and it sounds like an interesting idea.  If you have a problem with something someone does, call them out in that forum.  Don't be unnecessarily rude about it but start a dialog.  Flaming is still not okay and it will be removed.  We're not going to argue about that, just keep your cool, there's no reason to outright insult people and flame the shit out of them.  If you start a topic there and someone wants to take it to PM, do it.  If you just straight out want to talk to someone over PM, do it.  If you start arguing in a topic, it's going in there.  This will hopefully alleviate some of the post shitting up in threads where people are trying to chill and other people are fighting about shit no one cares about.  The alternative to this is of course just to not fight but at least if you HAVE to get it out, it can go there instead of inside real topics.  Now I've already gotten a few "uh I dunno about this" responses and I totally get it, but we're going to try it and I'm asking now for help from Downshift and the other SB members to lead the way doing this how you did it and maybe explaining it in more detail better than I can (it's hard for me to explain a thing I've never done and only been told about).  This also has the added benefit of adding transparency as far as complaints or whatever may go.  Don't talk to me in private (not that it happens that much); address it with the other person.  I will be directing anyone that might want to send the rare PM to post in that forum where I can also reply if needed but as policy, to insure transparency, we'll not be doing that anymore in private.  You can do it publicly or privately with the other person, as long as you both agree on how to proceed.  I'm not getting in the middle of this stuff.  I shouldn't need to.
 
Secondly, I am also making a new forum called "Future of the Center."  As many of you probably know, we have a tendency to discuss what to do next in the mod forum.  There's no mod forum now so what do?  ANY ideas anyone has will be seriously considered in here.  The other thing that has become a real bummer around here lately is that we're also talking about how much people suck or what's wrong and I'd like to put a LOT more emphasis on how to make things better and what we can do to entertain ourselves here.  First topic in the new forum?  What to name the forum, because I already know at least 70% of you will go "ughhh" at the name I picked! :P  I've heard a few ideas from people I've talked to lately as well and they are now welcome to post their suggestions in there to start talking about.  You can post about new forums to create, new moderating suggestions, mods you might like to try, suggestions for the main site, whatever.  Anything.  Let's talk about it.  When we get bored we start to pick at each other sometimes so let's actually take all the idle energy and channel it into something good.  I'll do most of the work anyway so as long as it isn't completely insane, we can get it done.
 
Finally, we're changing Outer Heaven to be opt out instead of opt in.  I've thought about this over and over and I think one of the things keeping people from wanting to put their shitposting there is that no one will see if because no one opts in due to it sounding like some kind of scary porn forum.  If people see what's in there and are still a no on it, then it's better to just opt out.  Knowing this, please keep an eye on which forum a post is in.  It tells you on the main portal and if needed, I can put something on the smaller post listing on the right side as well.  I've structured it so that new members will move from Fresh Meat to regular members after 50 posts and will have access to OH, just to keep things normal for a bit when people are new.  It will of course be hidden to guests as well just like now so we're not indexing all that weird shit.  This gives the ability for people to have their discussions about whatever limited in that forum and not feel like it's being COMPLETELY hidden from everyone when lots of people might actually like it.  As I am implementing this change, I DO expect people to use this forum more and I encourage people to post some more adult oriented topics there.  Why not?  If you want a shitposting version of another topic, go for it.  Compete in the market of ideas...just don't shitpost up other people's real topics.  Some of us just want to talk about stuff without derps everywhere. :P
 
Anyway, this is the plan.  I felt it was time to go drastic to change things for the better.  One of the big moves here that I think people will really like is complete transparency.  You can talk about your ideas for the Center right out in the open and we can all discuss it instead of us hiding away in the mod forum to talk about it.  You can talk to each other about what it is that you don't like.  You can post your OH stuff to a much bigger potential audience and the people that don't like it are perfectly free to simply opt out and that's okay.  Again, this isn't an invitation for forum wide shit posting and being annoying, so please...
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Toggle %s Chat Tab Is Back!

Posted By:  webhead @ 28 August 2016 - 07:03 PM

Alright, so I reinstalled the old chat mod on a whim, and despite breaking itself when I tried upgrading the board, a new install apparently works so now we have a chat tab again.  Woo!  Enjoy.  Let me know if there are issues. :)


If you want to hop into the chat and talk to us lovely people, you are now able to again without having to download any IRC clients or whatever.  Click the "Chat" tab at the top of the forum. :O

 

Allllriiight!  Laziness wins again! :P


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Poll LB Finals (17 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Alien (9 votes [52.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.94%

  2. James Bond (8 votes [47.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

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