Fruit of the loon

Assuming nothing went horribly wrong at the last minute, our new news comment system should be up and running. Our new system was written by Richard Smith, and it uses a modified version of his Chatbear system, much like the Blue Tracker is based on the Webdog codebase. It's not 100% up and running just yet, but posting should be working just fine, and all your old settings should be intact. Currently we don't have the functionality in to change message board settings, but that should be online at some point this weekend, as will the Popular Threads listing on the top of this page (it already works on the comment pages). Those that posted on our old system will notice a number of dramatic changes, and we are now supporting anonymous posting, and through special tags (which are listed on the post a message page), we're also supporting bold, italicized and colored text. It's neat stuff. Like I said, we're still implementing this fully, but we should have non-news message boards up and running early next week. Stay tuned, and by all means, post and let us know what you think!

Link of the Day: The Tomb Raider page on Rotten Tomatoes. There are lots of good quotes here, including, "Highly anticipated, highly disappointing, and patently ridiculous."
Story of the Day: Japan corners the market on square fruit (CNN.com). Thanks to everyone that sent this in.
Bonus Story: Fart-fighting underwear invented (Ananova). Thanks Chris Johnson.
Weird Science:
Fish in 'suspended animation' (BBC News). Thanks antonye.
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Gotta check the smiles...
Jun 19, 2001, 15:12
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Gotta check the smiles... Jun 19, 2001, 15:12
Jun 19, 2001, 15:12
 
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69! Hahahaha...

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Re: t-shirt
Jun 19, 2001, 03:39
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Re: t-shirt Jun 19, 2001, 03:39
Jun 19, 2001, 03:39
 
loon, did you change the order of buttons or is this some fuzzy logic bayesian network neaural network genetic algorithm min max alpha beta trimming crap?

<-- I love this guy

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Re: yea...
Jun 18, 2001, 02:43
67.
Re: yea... Jun 18, 2001, 02:43
Jun 18, 2001, 02:43
 
How about just giving an option to only show posts from registered users?

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Was that there before? I just noticed I can do this...
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Ignore me!!!
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Re: t-shirt
Jun 18, 2001, 02:07
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Re: t-shirt Jun 18, 2001, 02:07
Jun 18, 2001, 02:07
 
see! even the creator is confused!

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Re: t-shirt
Jun 18, 2001, 00:48
anon@63.203
65.
Re: t-shirt Jun 18, 2001, 00:48
Jun 18, 2001, 00:48
anon@63.203
 
It seems what you need to do is exercise and eat better.
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Modify Message Board Settings - ?
Jun 17, 2001, 22:33
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Modify Message Board Settings - ? Jun 17, 2001, 22:33
Jun 17, 2001, 22:33
 
Greetings!

Just two questions to anybody in the know.
  • Whats up with Modify Message Board Settings ? All it shows at the moment is that the message boards are offline for maintenance.
  • Could you list the emoticon codes?

Michal
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blah blah blah
Jun 17, 2001, 19:52
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blah blah blah Jun 17, 2001, 19:52
Jun 17, 2001, 19:52
 
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It's a message board, typos will happen.
Jun 17, 2001, 13:07
62.
It's a message board, typos will happen. Jun 17, 2001, 13:07
Jun 17, 2001, 13:07
 
yeah, i noticed that too, just too lazy to do anything about it at the time. In fact, I'm too lazy now as well.




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Re: message system
Jun 17, 2001, 11:05
anon@24.18
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Re: message system Jun 17, 2001, 11:05
Jun 17, 2001, 11:05
anon@24.18
 
Hey, its like the Shack...


only it isn't..
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message system
Jun 17, 2001, 07:46
anon@62.90
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message system Jun 17, 2001, 07:46
Jun 17, 2001, 07:46
anon@62.90
 
Hi loonyboi,
I've noticed that the default post is anonymous.
Should it stay that way?
shul.
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Re: Tomb Raider sucking?
Jun 17, 2001, 05:07
anon@203.54
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Re: Tomb Raider sucking? Jun 17, 2001, 05:07
Jun 17, 2001, 05:07
anon@203.54
 

>Find a theater that is showing Momento.

gah.... how many times must I be subjected to people's slack spelling 5ki11z. Come on people!!! The name was even in the URL you posted. sheesh.
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Nice job Richard
Jun 17, 2001, 04:36
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Nice job Richard Jun 17, 2001, 04:36
Jun 17, 2001, 04:36
 
Glad to see a proper messageboard system. The old one was a pain in the behind to use.

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No subject
Jun 17, 2001, 02:39
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No subject Jun 17, 2001, 02:39
Jun 17, 2001, 02:39
 
Oh, and completely different topic, my favourite quote on the Tomb Raider review page:

'Time was stolen from us!' someone cries as they go chasing around fighting over the two halves of a mystical tablet that holds the key to the past and the future. Yup, I'd say 1 hour, 44 minutes, to be exact.

node

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Re: yea...
Jun 17, 2001, 02:32
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Re: yea... Jun 17, 2001, 02:32
Jun 17, 2001, 02:32
 
Over a 100 million visitors.... (Give or take 65 million...)

Almost as fake as VE's over 150 million....

Actually since both sites have the same exact news, you should join forces... then you guys can brag, over 250 million visitors... (give or take 200 million...)

Behold a shining example of why anonymous comments are bad. Llama trolls attacking anything and everything and everyone under the veil of anonymity. When VE and the Shack removed anon posting the general quality of the posts noticably went up. I used to prefer the news comments on Blues News simply because they were generally intelligent and at worst at least not just flame bait. And now, within hours of the anon comments bieng added, it's already changing. Please change it back guys, if someone wants to post they vacn register, which is cake, and it will mostly prevent the comments degenerating into crap like this.

And, to comment on the points raised, who cares about numbers? Both sites are completely different, and if anything I prefer Blues for the less childish writing style and the far more detailed coverage (does VE do comprehensive daily listings of reviews for games and hardware for instance?). Not that VE is bad, but both sites have their often different good points. They're chalk and cheese.

node

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Re: Tomb Raider sucking?
Jun 16, 2001, 23:41
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Re: Tomb Raider sucking? Jun 16, 2001, 23:41
Jun 16, 2001, 23:41
 
loony, wait for video.

Find a theater that is showing Momento.

Already saw it.

Great little flick.

Actually, I just saw Atlantis...go see that if you haven't yet.

-jason
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Re: Tomb Raider sucking?
Jun 16, 2001, 21:59
54.
Re: Tomb Raider sucking? Jun 16, 2001, 21:59
Jun 16, 2001, 21:59
 
loony, wait for video.

Find a theater that is showing Momento.

http://www.otnemem.com/


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New Boards
Jun 16, 2001, 21:57
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New Boards Jun 16, 2001, 21:57
Jun 16, 2001, 21:57
 
Hey, check out on the main page under "storys of note"... click on a old one, and check out the board links at the top... they are broken.

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Re: Tomb Raider sucking?
Jun 16, 2001, 20:08
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Re: Tomb Raider sucking? Jun 16, 2001, 20:08
Jun 16, 2001, 20:08
 
I saw the movie for free friday morning, cuz my friend works at the theater. It ripped off James Bond, Indiana Jones, and the Matrix, and did a pretty poor job of it. Angelina Jolie was good in a terrible plot and script. I've never played any of the tomb raider games but I don't think I was missing any important information it just sucked.

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Re: woohoo
Jun 16, 2001, 19:12
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Re: woohoo Jun 16, 2001, 19:12
Jun 16, 2001, 19:12
 
my newspaper gave tomb raider 2.5 stars.. thats damn surprising, knowing that they give every other good movie a 2 star, or less...

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woohoo
Jun 16, 2001, 19:09
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woohoo Jun 16, 2001, 19:09
Jun 16, 2001, 19:09
 
yay, atlast there back up!

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