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Fun is Mandatory
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Upcoming improvements to the Inn

Hey guys,

I wanted to let you all know that I definitely replacing the old flickerchat very soon. I have a working prototype of a modern, jQuery/AJAX chat that doesn't require the old "three frames in a page" method.

Also, I am looking at some big forum enhancements - namely, a WYSIWYG editor (so you can highlight text to bold, italicize, link, etc), and perhaps a new view - a page that simply lists ALL topics, with the most recently updated at the top, with the ability for you to filter out forum categories that you don't care to see.

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 10:26:59.

The Tired
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and there was much rejoicing

and a on-line webcam-friendly Gaming forum?

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 10:37:48.

RDI Fixture +1
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This sounds great

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 10:40:49.

Fun is Mandatory
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Webcam friendly? Trying to improve upon the old hot tub days, are we?

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 10:47:25.

The Tired
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no no

I have seen a few examples of RPG sites that now have forums where you can play online in real time with webcams. There is an area for the maps and characters etc etc. But I figure that is heavy duty coding. On the other hand, it would be a revenue stream.

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 11:04:54.

Eol Fefalas
Keeper of the Kazari
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...will inevitably lead to the "Alacrity Fitzhugh's Nekkid Happy Dance Hoedown Channel," methinks.

Make it so!

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 12:59:42.

The Tired
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Who? What? Me? It was the booze!

Why am I always made to be the lecherous one?

Oh yeah... Right.

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 14:34:38.

Padre J Roulston
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I'm glad to hear that there are going to be updates to the site. I think that it is a phenomenal idea, that can only be good.

And I know that we chat gamers would love to do away with flicker chat.

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 15:39:17.

Resident Finn
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Did someone say hot tub? Count me in!

Posted on 2015-01-14 at 15:39:39.

Typing Furiously
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Sounds good.

Posted on 2015-01-16 at 11:48:28.

Veteran Visitor
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Inn-provements (zing!)

I am all for these ideas (assuming the chat will be replaced, not just removed >.>), but in the RPG sites I've seen, most of the webcam-like stuff and related has always been done through an independent program, such as MapTool (I'm not sure if that one has a webcam function but I'm pretty sure it can do text chat and mic shenanigans).

I can link you to many an RPG forum site that has it all "down" so to speak.

A problem I've had on here is that I can't edit the name of a thread after it's posted. Like, I forgot to make a short name for one I recently just started, and now it's stuck up there on the updated topics section as "Requesting Opinions on Hou". It irks me XD

Also, is a website that allows people to advertise games like we do here in the recruiting forums, but it's perfectly acceptable for a site member to go and pretty much just advertise a forum site like this. Do you think we should do that?

Posted on 2015-01-16 at 12:03:52.
Edited on 2015-01-16 at 13:00:16 by Axiomatic

Sibelius Eos Owm
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This was a thing I did like a dozen times before I got my Kingmaker thread's short name to display in the most aesthetically pleasing way imaginable. If I recall correctly, you can edit the topic's short name by scrolling down to the very bottom left of the page and clicking 'Edit Topic'. There are a few useful functions in there that you generally don't need on a daily basis, so even I almost forgot where to find it.

Posted on 2015-01-16 at 16:08:55.

Fun is Mandatory
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That's correct!

If you own the topic, you an edit it from the link at the bottom of any page of said topic.

Posted on 2015-01-16 at 17:22:08.

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Off Line..........

I do most of writing off line using word then copy paste it to the text body box. I'm never quite sure how it will look until it's up and then I may have to edit more. If the text box was bigger so it was more like a word doc and closer to the thread page size we could see how it will look posted.

Now dumb question from a non programer, is spell check a hard thing to add?

One of the main reasons I do most of my stuff off line is for spell ckeck but I still mess up a lot because I never learned to type properly. I'm a key watcher so I miss what really got typed until I reread. Then I'll rush and read what was supposed to be there. And don't get me started on how bifocals tunnel vision and mess with your rereading.

Posted on 2015-01-16 at 18:12:52.

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