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We’ve all been spending a bit more of our free time over at the forums, which I originally though would be more of a trouble shooting / quick help area of the site.

I’m gonna bold the major points in this post, just in case you’re quickly skimming.

Since we’re socializing and goofing off, I figured I misewell have a little fun with it. I started some new off topic forums:

Video Games

Television and Movies

Music and Audio

If you think there’s anything else we’ll chat about enough to deserve its own forum, let me know!

I sorted the existing off topic threads into those categories. I also sorted some others that were in the wrong comics category, etc.

I pinned the “Review Requests” thread at the top of the Reviews forum, since it’s a good one to have easily accessible.

For a bit of fun, I created some forum rankings based on post counts – so it won’t just say “New Member” or “Member” under your name anymore. They start off in increments of ten, but go alllll they way up to 20,000.

I don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you what any of them are. If you don’t like your current title, just stick around and it will change soon enough!

I’ll be uploading some badge icons to reward those with high post counts.

Also a big update, the editing interface is now more complex, with the ability to upload your own images. I personally liked the HTML editor, but it had some issues and required hotlinking.

But now every member has their own folder which they can upload images to – you can style your posts any way you like!

I added a New Forum Posts link to the sidebar, which you should see when you are logged in. It should help us keep up with the conversation (especially since I had to disable my email alerts so I could get stuff done!)

Let me know if you experience any bugs or weird formatting. The forum is a really complex plugin, so it requires a lot of careful tweaking. I’m happy to do whatever I can to make it easier and more enjoyable for you guys to use!

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  1. avatar Chris D. wrote on at February 2, 2011 2:28 am:

    YIPPIE! Look at all those great forum updates! I was just about to start up a games section per our discussion last night and you beat me to it you sly fox. Keep up the good work, I’m excited to see how the names will change as we get more forum XP :)

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:29 am:

    haha, you know what’s lame? Sometimes when I’m feeling down I think about this site as a game. I used to be so crazy about reaching levels or maxing stats in stupid shit, but now I just try to GET ALL THE MARVEL BOOKS. GOTTA CATCH EM ALLLLLLL MARVEL BOOKS

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:31 am:

    haha…i do that all the time. When raising our son I was always thinking “you’ve mastered diaper changing!” Buuuuaaah BOOM! Leveled UP!

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:34 am:

    haha, yes.

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    avatar Simon replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:33 am:

    There are no words to describe my reaction to reading “gotta catch them all”, but I’ll let you off as I bet you’re knackered out from all these fun updates

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:34 am:

    I am a little full of coffee.

    I gotta remember to link these updates to forum threads so you guys can get credit for all your comments ;)

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    avatar Simon replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:04 am:

    Yeah going to have to put in some serious posting today to edge Chris back off the top :P

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:07 am:

    Carry on, you glorious bastards.

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 am:

    HOLD on there just one second Admin old Buddy…

    You mean to tell me that TRO Ensign is BETTER then TRBro?!?

    How close is that to a “Redshirt?” Do I need to be worried?!

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:37 am:

    You’ve hit a reset Mr. Crusher.

    It periodically seems to kind of drop down, but the way I’ve got it TRO -title- is better than TPBro.

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:40 am:

    So now I’m Wesley? This keeps getting better by the minute…

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:43 am:

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:47 am:

    HA! Sit down boy! Man, he gets it twice! Poor Will Wheaton, what a nice dude despite growing up in that role.

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:48 am:

    Like so many, I’m only half familiar with him outside of star trek. He’s made the best of it, it seems.

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:49 am:

    I’m able to go to PAX every year and that’s where I’ve seen him. Surprisingly approachable and very friendly.

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:51 am:

    next time you see him ask him if he’d like to review a book for this website. I’ve always liked his writing on his blog.

    anyway, time to fix that top menu, post one last forum thread, and start my marvel database work for the night.

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    avatar Chris D. replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:52 am:

    Yeah I hear his blog does quite well.

    Well enjoy your night, i’m off to do some seriously important stuff as well (gaming).

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:59 am:

    Have fun!

    avatar Simon replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 am:

    Watch out Ian, it is only a matter of time until he overtakes your post count

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    avatar Ian replied on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am:

    one can hope. I should be spending my time updating books!

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