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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2010, 17:39  Frans 
 
Bagpuss wrote on Feb 5, 2010, 15:52:
Wow, this place is still here. My board code still works. 10 year old Perl code for the win!

Seriously though, cool.
Yeah, but not without a ton of additions and tweaks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Site move Oct 26, 2009, 16:31  Frans 
 
I just clicked the link for the forum comments, and I got the evil "server not available" screen.
That was not related to the move, but me trying to fix a script warning... and briefly forgetting a pesky semi-colon somewhere.

But now it seems to be working. Good timing, huh?
Yup, well done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Site move Oct 26, 2009, 13:01  Frans 
 
Here we go...  
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News Comments > OFP: Dragon Rising DLC & Patch Soon
22. Re: OFP: Dragon Rising DLC & Patch Soon Oct 22, 2009, 15:34  Frans 
 
test test  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2008, 04:36  Frans 
 
The last line of text in a comment is at the bottom of the comment window, without any / with very little "padding" in between - it looks abrupt, and a little weird.
Not sure what you're getting at... which comment 'window'? 'padding in between' the comment and... what? The signature separator?

There's already some padding in that spot, 6 pixels of it, to be exact.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2008, 17:35  Frans 
 
I don't know if this was mentioned before and I missed it...but I see the signatures are now updated to old posts if you make changes. Nice one!
Thanks, that is indeed the new-feature-of-the-day. W00t
there could be links added to the top of the list so we don't have to scroll down to click "Later/Earlier".
Done.
Better yet, could there be more per page, like a minimum of 25 or more, user selectable maybe?
They were already doubled from the original 5 per page a few months ago. Whether that is "enough" depends very much on the combined length of the posts. 10 seemed to work nicely, 25 is definitely too many. Selectable ain't going to happen, I'll see what Blue thinks of an intermediate number.
And could there be page #'s to jump through, rather than Later/Earlier.
Yeah that'd be better, and consistent with thread pagination, but will take some more time.
Search feature would be nice too, as sometimes finding something specific like mod info or links someone posted awhile back can be difficult to find.
I agree, I'll see what I can come up with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2008, 17:25  Frans 
 
who's doing the new game headers, (2) or Frans or...?
Missed the announcement? That's so unlike you. Headscratch
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2008, 12:14  Frans 
 
That Elvis smiley needs more contrast. With the dark blue background here, you can't really make out the hair.
Yeah, and the Mr-T one suffers from the same problem, they were designed for light backgrounds. But I'm no artist so I'm not going to touch them up. Anxious
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Test Oct 18, 2008, 11:33  Frans 
 
test again  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Test Oct 18, 2008, 11:09  Frans 
 
test some more  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Test Oct 17, 2008, 07:20  Frans 
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1942 Patch
37. Re: patch catastrophe Nov 27, 2002, 21:48  Frans 
 
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News Comments > Necromania: Trap of Darkness Demo
3. Re: Is it any good? Aug 26, 2002, 20:30  Frans 
 
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News Comments > Republic Movie, Update
3. Re: whassup Aug 14, 2002, 12:04  Frans 
 
with the news email addy?
keeps bouncing...
Which address / domain are you trying to mail from? Then I'll look into it.

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News Comments > Beam Breakers Movie
2. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2002, 11:52  Frans 
 
Yup. Which we already mentioned in April, so there was no need to repeat that.
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=34265

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News Comments > 1914 Site, Movies
2. Re: No subject Aug 7, 2002, 12:49  Frans 
 
The 'screenshots' I think you're referring to are shown in the artworks section of this site:
http://1914-online.jowood.de/main.php?rid=635&lang=en
So I guess they were just renders.

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News Comments > Farscape Demo
12. Re: LOL waht a pis of crap Jul 30, 2002, 11:34  Frans 
 
I sure hope the freaks and geeks at 3dgamers do justice to the series.
How so? We didn't make the game, Red Lemon did.

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News Comments > Tech Bits
27. Re: devster: Jul 18, 2002, 21:31  Frans 
 
NP; tweaked my message title to see if it flags Blue's attention.
Nope, he's off already, but it triggered mine.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Mail server Jul 18, 2002, 15:06  Frans 
 
Judging by the problems that this web site has had in the past, I'd say that bluesnews.com is running on a co-located box (Blue's machine inside the server room) but they're using their ISP's mail server.
Correct.
It wouldn't be difficult (although maybe not practical based on resource usage and/or OS installed on this web server) to set up a mail server on the machine to alleviate the mail problems,
We considered that indeed, but our main server (running the news database, web, ftp and .plan tracker) is regularly choking indeed, so we decided against moving our mail flow (flood, more like) there. Until a few months ago, that machine had a track record worse than the mail server.

The long-term solution is of course to move everything elsewhere, but unfortunately 'long-term' appears to be keyword there.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Mail server Jul 18, 2002, 11:49  Frans 
 
Unfortunately, we don't have control over the mail server, or the OS it's running. That's the big problem, otherwise this situation would have been addressed the first time it cropped up many months ago.

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