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  1. Folks, we are at an interesting point in the evolution of Phoenixed Forums. We have two problems to contain, spammers and ban evaders, and this is how we intend to solve them both. We intend to leave registration completely open, but new members will be moderated for a while after signing up, allowing us to spot forbidden sign-ups before they become visible to members and guest visitors. Lurkers, if you decide to sign up after we do this, I promise that we the moderators will make every reasonable effort to approve your otherwise-allowed content as quickly as we can during the short time your posts are moderated. The time period new members will be moderated is until one of these two happens: You give any of the moderators a means to verify your online identity, such as presence on a furry fandom or social media site. We need to stress that, unlike a certain other furry fandom site, we are not asking for any sort of sensitive personal information like government-issued ID cards. A reasonably active DeviantArt, Fur Affinity, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Weasyl, or similar online presence you can point to and say is yours on any other site is good enough for us. We approve 30 of your posts. When either one of these happens, you'll have fully unmoderated access. Now, here's where the accounts part of this update comes in. In order to make this happen, we have to change the group structure. As mentioned in the Great Red Update, access to the Red Lantern is by request only (after other conditions are met); those of you without access are in one group, and those of you with access are in another group. Right now, you can tell which is which by the color of the word "Members," but there's no way to tell them apart by color in the group settings. To make this change happen, we need a third group just for new sign-ups to be in temporarily. As you can imagine, it'll be very hard to manage three groups if they all have the same name and the same color in the management interface, so we need new group names. What we've come up with are these: New Members - The new default and moderated group. Members - The unmoderated group after 30 approved posts. Red Lantern - The group which has access to the Red Lantern. For those of you in this group, we're going to structure this so you're actually a member of two groups, Members and Red Lantern, and only "Members" will show publicly. Suggestions for alternate names are welcome. So that's it, simple and straightforward, but it will affect all of us. We need to rename the groups, add a new group, and temporarily moderate new users.
  2. I honestly don't know, but I would be shocked if it didn't. Discussions on the IPS forum itself basically say yes.
  3. What I'm trying to find is something that will let one do this in one fell swoop, but I'm not having much luck. Also, this forum software has a reversible "delete" option (called "hide") and an actual, irreversible delete option. Both do the same thing from both member and guest perspectives, remove access as if gone forever, so hiding is the better way administratively. It's already possible to hide one's own posts one at a time, but so far I haven't found a way to do it all at once. We knew he was using such a thing, but I didn't realize he was paying for one. I can't help but admire that kind of dedication. I agree. Nazi rapist children of home-schooling furries who sign Bar-condemned legal documents with red thumbprints. We get them all the time. :V
  4. IDK. That may come back to bite them, what with it really being their actual, cof-free subscription service. "Upgrade to Nitro!" "But Apurril Fools' Day is over, mates."
  5. What other sites arf having fun this Apurril 1st? Google brought out Google Gnome:
  6. Hello, furriends. This is a good furrum now.
  7. That is an incredibly good article, and it forced me to rethink a pet project I'm itching to start.
  8. As far as I know, PHP and JavaScript are the only major languages that have two separate equality operators. Every other language I know of has only one equality operator. (C-likes, Perl, Python, and Ruby have "==", and Basic and Cobol have "=".)
  9. Embedded fonts for UI symbols and social media sharing symbols because Bootstrap and Bootstrap-wannabe frameworks don't want to use regular images. Let's just use private-area Unicode symbols and fonts that turn them into the images we want, because that'll save us a few bytes of bandwidth, and screw the dozens or hundreds of kilobytes of bandwidth we're making the user download over and over again from our framework cloud partners! <?php $haystack = "apple"; $needle = "a"; $position = strpos( $haystack, $needle ); if ( $position == FALSE ) { echo "There is no $needle in $haystack."; } else { echo "The letter $needle is letter $position of the word $haystack."; } echo "\n"; ?> "There is no a in apple." :3c
  11. Nope.
  12. The Twitter user @InternetOfShit proves that a more appropriate name for IoT on a daily basis. We live in an age where light bulbs need regular firmware updates, refrigerators can be backdoored from half a world away, hotel guests can be locked in their rooms by ransomware, and ovens and thermostats can't be used when cloud services go down.
  13. Babyfurs were incidental and easy scapegoats because hurr durr poopies. RF quit because of the more serious less-than-literal crap they turned a blind eye to, crap that didn't really see sunlight until after the flooding thing. Somewhere in Sea-Tac, I don't remember where and can't spare time to look it up right now. I remember them rushing to find another venue (trying to outrun their reputation), and I want to say they tried to get one as far south as Portland.