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hurleyfor3
02-26-2007, 05:24 PM
now that we're on vBulletin :D

Thanks, Julio and/or Boswell! GO DUKE!

throatybeard
02-26-2007, 05:27 PM
I'm warning you, Hurleyfor3, I don't want to see you do a faceplant on the new board. :)

hurleyfor3
02-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Do images work? This is a test.

http://www.achievement.org/achievers/krz0/large/krz0-047.jpg

throatybeard
02-26-2007, 05:45 PM
Sho nuff!

http://www.duke.edu/~bct1/images/DuhonUNCLayup.jpeg

Jumbo
02-26-2007, 05:54 PM
I love the new board, and plan to post when I have enough time. Unfortunately, that's not now... ;)

jimmymax
02-26-2007, 05:56 PM
One more from the archives

http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8&d=1172533949

riverside6
02-26-2007, 06:42 PM
http://www.allgoodseats.com/ncaa/basketball/Duke/duke_u13.jpg

365Duke
02-26-2007, 06:46 PM
Again, great job guys!!!

Indoor66
02-26-2007, 06:53 PM
Love the new board. I have been chugwaterman and DeerfieldDevil in past lives but had to change when the board changed. Glad to see some old posters and look forward to their comment and contribution. :) ;)

CameronBlue
02-26-2007, 06:55 PM
in the post count....now's your chance.

Great board guys. And thanks for destroying my personal life, you little homewrecker you.

denniden
02-26-2007, 07:00 PM
I am not a DBR veteran but I do look forward to posting here. Great job on the new boards!

throatybeard
02-26-2007, 07:13 PM
What's a veteran? Seems like you've been around quite a while Denniden.

denniden
02-26-2007, 07:24 PM
I am a vet from other forums, just not this one.

cbarry
02-26-2007, 09:11 PM
I see myself spending a lot of time on the new board. REALLY appreciate your work on this Julio and Boswell.

-cbarry

KyDevilinIL
02-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Geez, that Duhon pic has me trying to remember the last time Duke wore their traditional blue uniforms. Have they worn them since that season? It seems like ages...

throatybeard
02-26-2007, 09:43 PM
I think 2004 was indeed the last season. We went with the trim starting in 2005.

feldspar
02-26-2007, 09:46 PM
I think 2004 was indeed the last season. We went with the trim starting in 2005.

booooooooooo

billybreen
02-26-2007, 10:03 PM
I like the new digs -- a tried and true solution.

throatybeard
02-26-2007, 10:23 PM
Have you archived this new pooch yet, Breen? :D

billybreen
02-26-2007, 11:56 PM
That's the thing, TB. It's got search and archiving built in. My archive is unnecessary, AFAICT.

ricks68
02-27-2007, 12:14 AM
WA WA WE WA! This new board is great! Thanks so much, guys.

ricks

JulesInLA
02-27-2007, 03:08 AM
I haven't had much time to check things out yet, and this is a busy week, but wanted to say that this is Lookin' Good!

Jules

JBDuke
02-27-2007, 03:13 AM
Geez, that Duhon pic has me trying to remember the last time Duke wore their traditional blue uniforms. Have they worn them since that season? It seems like ages...

We wore the blues against St. John's on Sunday. They're the new road blues with the black panels on the sides, but that's the current edition.

gw67
02-27-2007, 07:05 AM
I'll be retired before I figure out all the options but this appears to be a great system. Now if only the Devils and Terps can go deep in the NCAA tourney.

Thanks to Julio, Boswell and their helpers!

gw67

alteran
02-27-2007, 07:28 AM
Glad to see there's no avatars yet. Please, please, please, no avatars!!!

Love the new board. Strong work getting the new board up mid-season.

KyDevilinIL
02-27-2007, 07:28 AM
We wore the blues against St. John's on Sunday. They're the new road blues with the black panels on the sides, but that's the current edition.

Well, I was referring specifically to the old white-panel blues. I don't acknowledge the new blues -- I think they are heinous, and I'd rather wear black than the new blues.

alteran
02-27-2007, 07:29 AM
More kudos for migrating the old membership list to the new system.

throatybeard
02-27-2007, 07:47 AM
Alteran, why the preference for no avatars, may I ask?

I know nobody wants to look at huge visual mess next to the post, or in the sig either. A few of the Socut boards (Auburn, Bama, and West Virginia in particular) have cultures of having huge images in the sig.

But, I've seen different version of this BBS. Some do have the problem that avatars aren't automatically forced to scale down to like 150x150 pixels. But the Over the Rhine board uses this system and limits avatar size. (And if you have any sense, you pick something that's roughly square, and moderately sized in the first place). I don't know if that's possible with this version of the system.

Oooh, oooh, maybe a poll.

feldspar
02-27-2007, 07:59 AM
Alteran, why the preference for no avatars, may I ask?

To me, it's not just the size of the avatars, but the content. I think it's better to just leave it clean and classy than risk people putting up sophomoric stuff.

Travis
02-27-2007, 08:00 AM
Just trying it out. I appreciate the editing box. I would always forget how to add a link on the old system.

By the way, instead of a drop down list of smiley icons there should be a drop down list of Throatybeard's DBR reference list.

feldspar
02-27-2007, 08:01 AM
By the way, instead of a drop down list of smiley icons there should be a drop down list of Throatybeard's DBR reference list.

That's an awesome suggestion. I wish it could actually be done.

DankeShane
02-27-2007, 08:05 AM
That's an awesome suggestion. I wish it could actually be done.

I'm sure someone could whip up a firefox extension that involved simply right clicking in the text field and getting a nice little menu that pops up...

tux
02-27-2007, 08:06 AM
Glad to see there's no avatars yet. Please, please, please, no avatars!!!

Love the new board. Strong work getting the new board up mid-season.

Can we get rid of the emoticons as well...

DukeDevilsBB
02-27-2007, 08:17 AM
New boards look great!

feldspar
02-27-2007, 08:19 AM
Can we get rid of the emoticons as well...

I could be wrong, but I believe there is the option to turn them off in your settings.

throatybeard
02-27-2007, 08:25 AM
1) Yes, you can turn emoticons off.

2) I'm OK with the DBR HPR being placed in a pop-up, But if someone wants to figure out how to do that, I'd like another shot at proofreading it first.

3) Feldspar says


To me, it's not just the size of the avatars, but the content. I think it's better to just leave it clean and classy than risk people putting up sophomoric stuff.

Mods could ask/encourage/cajole/force people to change obscene avatars. I've been to the Wake Forest board, so I know what you're talking about...

JasonEvans
02-27-2007, 08:25 AM
in the post count....now's your chance.


I ain't gonna make it easy on you ;)

-Jason "loving the new boards!" Evans

feldspar
02-27-2007, 08:37 AM
I ain't gonna make it easy on you ;)

-Jason "loving the new boards!" Evans

Me too!

Luckily, Jason will be hampered by the fact that apparently you're not allowed to post twice within 30 seconds. So, at the most, you're only gonna need to get up to about 172,800 posts per day to keep up with JE.

dwater
02-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Ditto all the posts about the new board. Really looks good.

hurleyfor3
02-27-2007, 10:38 AM
Can we get rid of the emoticons as well...


:eek: :( :confused: :mad:

bluedev_92
02-27-2007, 10:50 AM
I love the board setup! My sincere thanks to all who worked on this!

Troublemaker
02-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Test post.

The server(s) seem to be zooming on this board. Great job, guys. I like the "quick reply" box but is there anyway to get it to "activate" automatically instead of having to click on something first?

Boswell
02-27-2007, 01:09 PM
The server(s) seem to be zooming on this board. Great job, guys. I like the "quick reply" box but is there anyway to get it to "activate" automatically instead of having to click on something first?

Thanks! We do currently require a click, the rational being what our administration control screen states:

"When Quick Reply is enabled, you may specify whether or not users must click the Quick Reply icon in order to start typing in the Quick Reply editor.

"If you choose not to require a click, the system will not know to which post a user is replying, making both the threaded and hybrid display modes non-sensical.

"We strongly recommend that you set the option to require a click if you use Quick Reply and have Threaded Mode available on your forums."

Troublemaker
02-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Thanks! We do currently require a click, the rational being what our administration control screen states:

"When Quick Reply is enabled, you may specify whether or not users must click the Quick Reply icon in order to start typing in the Quick Reply editor.

"If you choose not to require a click, the system will not know to which post a user is replying, making both the threaded and hybrid display modes non-sensical.

"We strongly recommend that you set the option to require a click if you use Quick Reply and have Threaded Mode available on your forums."


Thanks. That makes sense. I appreciate the answer!

BlueDiablo
02-27-2007, 01:19 PM
Hey all. The new board looks nice and it's good to see the discussion starting up again.

stals
02-27-2007, 02:01 PM
Great job with the new board.

cato
02-27-2007, 02:14 PM
[check, check, one, two, one, two.]

love the new boards. Thanks, guys!

cfauver
02-27-2007, 03:24 PM
The new board is fantastic! Thanks for all the hard work putting it together so quickly.

BCGroup
02-27-2007, 05:49 PM
I agree with all the other comments, and related to the discussion of avatars--I've seen some others where the pictures were....let me say, a bit inappropriate? I'm hoping we keep the class of the boards. New format is great; still waiting to see on the open trust piece. I'm hopeful, but easing into some things (including avatars) might be nice.

merry
02-27-2007, 07:47 PM
:eek: :( :confused: :mad:

Why is it that none of the little smilies look like a Blue Devil. You'd think someone would have done that by now!

Dukebacker
02-27-2007, 07:55 PM
Sho nuff!

http://www.duke.edu/~bct1/images/DuhonUNCLayup.jpeg

Beautiful.

All there is to it.

GMR
02-27-2007, 11:22 PM
I'm chiming in with everyone else in saluting the new Boards. They are as good as I've seen

GMR

IndyBoilerDevil
02-27-2007, 11:54 PM
I just wanted to say you picked the best forum out there. vBulletin is by far the best available. I've closely watched the DBR for a few years now. Good to see such amazing improvements.

It looks great.

I'm looking forward to having another board to discuss Duke basketball. Thanks to all those who set this up.

It looks like there are quite a few others who have come over from TDD. It will be nice to have two boards to discuss the team and other topics.

alteran
02-28-2007, 09:32 AM
To me, it's not just the size of the avatars, but the content. I think it's better to just leave it clean and classy than risk people putting up sophomoric stuff.

Both you and throaty nailed it. Really, there's so many reasons. My primary ones would be the distraction they cause (particularly when animated), but also the sometimes questionable content.

But hey, this is America. Let's have a vote and then let the real bosses do whatever they want. ;-)