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by SamG
Sun May 26, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to speak to some sort of phpbb staff
Replies: 7
Views: 20730

Re: Need to speak to some sort of phpbb staff

Techie-Micheal wrote: /me shrugs
Didn't that used to be called lurking? :mrgreen:
by SamG
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?
Replies: 99
Views: 23175

Re: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?

Partly by way of following my own request to be on topic, and partly because I have been following this in the news for some time, I am finding the BBC coverage of this helpful. For example: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8985000/8985835.stm http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europ...
by SamG
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?
Replies: 99
Views: 23175

Re: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?

To try to slam that "leeway door" shut this far along isn't a good moderation technique. And, yes, I meant to use the word "slam". When a moderator doesn't use "please" and attempt to show some expression of understanding of extenuating circumstances that may influence a member of this community as...
by SamG
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?
Replies: 99
Views: 23175

Re: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?

On looking at what I wrote I should really apologize for tossing in the definition of the noun moderate by way of explaining my view of a moderator's responsibilities. While I think the idea is to have moderate, sensible discussion, and while I think that a moderator is responsible to help that to h...
by SamG
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?
Replies: 99
Views: 23175

Re: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?

And I think you should not read into my post something I did not say. Because I'm a moderator it's part of my job to moderate the discussion--as in keeping it from wandering off topic or into inflamatory harshness that does not move the discussion forward. Hitler, the Inquisition, Richard Cheney, et...
by SamG
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?
Replies: 99
Views: 23175

Re: Who thinks the Pope should be Jailed?

Justice and fairness start at the level of individuals and what we say, do, and don't do. Venting isn't always the most just way to express ourselves. This is a topic about the criminal and moral liability of the Pope. It isn't about Blair, Bush, etc. It isn't about the state of justice in the world...
by SamG
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First forum you ever joined:
Replies: 140
Views: 108491

Re: First forum you ever joined:

My first bulletin board experiences were pre-Web. Things were considerably different back then, so I suppose they don't really count for purposes here.

I don't remember what my first Web-based BBS experience was, but it was powered by WWWBoard.
by SamG
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: To host your forum what hoster do you use...
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: To host your forum what hoster do you use...

Per the topic starter's request ...
by SamG
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Configuring a CGI script on Yahoo!
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Re: Configuring a CGI script on Yahoo!

Hi,

While it would be nice if the accumulated knowledge at phpBB.com could help many people with questions like yours, the policy-makers have said no to that idea.

Sam
by SamG
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I start a thread about my new Kindle novel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Can I start a thread about my new Kindle novel?

Thank you for asking. :)

You can't appropriately promote the novel here (that would fall afoul of rules prohibiting spam), but if there is something about it that we can actually discuss in some sort of generic way--plot devices, character development, etc.--then we can at least give it a try.
by SamG
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: paypal donate button !
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: paypal donate button !

Apologies for the long delay in approving your previous post. Please continue there.
by SamG
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Abandoned MODs
Topic: [ABD] Lexicon / Acronym MOD
Replies: 245
Views: 31337

Re: [ALPHA] Lexicon / Acronym MOD

Please note that phpBB.com community members are asked to post in English only. Thank you.
by SamG
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: SEF/SEO URLs
Replies: 177
Views: 47947

Re: SEF/SEO URLs

I personally think a downside is the the fact that bulletin boards are places where content is dynamic, not static, and that's by design. "Pretty" URIs may require confirmation or updating each time a topic is split, merged, or renamed. I understand the benefits of "pretty" URIs in the context of re...
by SamG
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Any suggestions?

Shunkiano wrote:phpBB 2 or 3
While I think phpBB 2 has several strengths, I suggest not considering phpBB 2 for a new board simply because phpBB 2 is no longer maintained.
by SamG
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Any suggestions?

Naturally, we suggest phpBB. But downloading and trying any that seem useful to your purpose is the best way to clear the confusion. :)

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