Warning about Zetaboards

For large social games such as Survivor where the primary mechanic is social interaction.
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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:20 pm

Example?
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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:24 pm

alright, looks like Proboards might work

Does anyone know if Proboards has permission masks?
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:37 pm

In post 20, xofelf wrote:Don't you have a single account registered to one email on Proboards and that's the account across all of them? or was that a different place? Also you're a saint for wading through this <3

It does, unfortunately, attach accounts with the same email together, which just means I'm gonna have to make a lot of gmail accounts.
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:38 pm

In post 26, xRECKONERx wrote:alright, looks like Proboards might work

Does anyone know if Proboards has permission masks?

They do. It's a little weird intuitively, you have to make each user their own group, but it seems to function.
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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 pm

how many emails can be forwarded to one account? It may make sense to have a set of mod emails that forward to one game mod email address. Set up 30 or so emails that forward to one and then verify from there?
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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:59 pm

If it doesn't make you confirm the emails, we could just use fakes and we wouldn't need many Gmail accounts. I would expect it to make mods confirm the emails though, Zetaboards not doing so was weird.

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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:02 pm

It does
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:18 pm

In post 29, zoraster wrote:how many emails can be forwarded to one account? It may make sense to have a set of mod emails that forward to one game mod email address. Set up 30 or so emails that forward to one and then verify from there?

I don't quite understand the question but this might be relevant: all your accounts under one email are forced onto the same password, so if you can log into one you can log into any of them
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:24 pm

What I mean is if we set up email accounts: mafiascum1@gmail.,com, mafiascum2@gmail.com, mafiascum3@gmail.com, etc. and had each one forward to mafiascummoderators@gmail.com or something that means we could activate MUCH more easily. We register with all those numbered emails but then activate via the forwarded emails.
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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:25 pm

oh, that would probably help, yeah.
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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:58 pm

It turns out Yahoo has a feature that lets you make a bunch of disposable email accounts that feed into one inbox, it's saving me quite a bit of time. That and google seems to have wised up to using temporary mobile numbers to spam account creation.
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:24 pm

In post 35, Cephrir wrote:It turns out Yahoo has a feature that lets you make a bunch of disposable email accounts that feed into one inbox, it's saving me quite a bit of time. That and google seems to have wised up to using temporary mobile numbers to spam account creation.

AOL has one purpose (for me, at least) and that's spam email use. It's very easy to work with.

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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:05 pm

ive played a fuck ton of offsite games on proboards/ndim
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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:07 pm

Proboards has Zetaboards-style PMs (albeit they look more like forum threads so they're probably considerably less mobile-friendly), so that's a big plus

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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:48 am

Proboards also offers group PM chains.
I don't know how that might change the meta, but I assume it would to some degree.
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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:38 am

Zetaboards migration starts tonight. So your boards may suddenly be offline or who knows what from now til whenever.
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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 am

God, they suck. Do they want everyone to run away screaming?
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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:40 am

jcink.net may be an option too. PMs are Invisionfree-style, which isn't great, but at a quick glance a lot of the functionality seems to be there.
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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:24 am

A few highlights:

View New Posts is easy to find.
You can make the newest PM you receive automatically show up inline with the forum.
Custom BBCode
Icons for each usergroup (tribe badges, anyone?)
HTML customization SEEMS to be reasonably robust.
Some sort of MiniProfile thing can be enabled when an avatar is moused over?

I'll do some more digging in the morning.

EDIT: THERE IS A BUILT-IN ARCADE
AND A STORE/CURRENCY SYSTEM

EDIT2: AAAAAAAAAAAA
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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Can always do that then use slack. Its what a lot of sites use
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Post Post #45  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:11 pm

In post 43, Haschel Cedricson wrote:A few highlights:

View New Posts is easy to find.
You can make the newest PM you receive automatically show up inline with the forum.
Custom BBCode
Icons for each usergroup (tribe badges, anyone?)
HTML customization SEEMS to be reasonably robust.
Some sort of MiniProfile thing can be enabled when an avatar is moused over?

I'll do some more digging in the morning.

EDIT: THERE IS A BUILT-IN ARCADE
AND A STORE/CURRENCY SYSTEM

EDIT2: AAAAAAAAAAAA

this looks promising. permission masks??
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Post Post #46  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:15 pm

In post 45, xRECKONERx wrote:
In post 43, Haschel Cedricson wrote:A few highlights:

View New Posts is easy to find.
You can make the newest PM you receive automatically show up inline with the forum.
Custom BBCode
Icons for each usergroup (tribe badges, anyone?)
HTML customization SEEMS to be reasonably robust.
Some sort of MiniProfile thing can be enabled when an avatar is moused over?

I'll do some more digging in the morning.

EDIT: THERE IS A BUILT-IN ARCADE
AND A STORE/CURRENCY SYSTEM

EDIT2: AAAAAAAAAAAA

this looks promising. permission masks??


Works the same way as IF/Zetaboards. There's no "Select/Deselect All" button in the ACP but other than that it looks fine.
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Post Post #47  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Tbh I missed badges. Loved giving those out for assorted reasons.
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Post Post #48  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 pm

In post 47, animorpherv1 wrote:Tbh I missed badges. Loved giving those out for assorted reasons.

I think mods are just staying away from them for some reason, because they definitely existed in Thrones (which was a Zetaboards game). No idea why, they were cool :(

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Post Post #49  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:03 am

We used them in Endurance as well

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