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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 07:06 AM

Later today we will be taking the forums offline to complete some upgrades to the underlying software. They should be back up by sometime this evening. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding.View the full article
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#2 Offline CeeCee

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 08:26 AM

Will these be upgrades we notice or will it be more BTS work?


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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 08:36 AM

This is mainly bug fixes and security patches. I don't believe there will be any new features.
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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 09:03 AM

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#5 Offline Canis Lycaon

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 09:08 AM

When I hover my mouse over a user, the little window thing pops up. I'm noticing a grey box with '0' in it. I don't think this was there before. Does it have something to do with the update?

 

It is also showing up in the corner of everyone's posts.


Edited by Canis Lupus, Jun 15 2013 - 09:09 AM.

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#6 Offline Reinhardt Wilhelm

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 09:14 AM

By the way, is it just me or does each page now read (OFFLINE) BZPower Forums or some variant thereof?

When I hover my mouse over a user, the little window thing pops up. I'm noticing a grey box with '0' in it. I don't think this was there before. Does it have something to do with the update?It is also showing up in the corner of everyone's posts.

I'd guess it probably is "reputation", since a tab with that name just appeared in everyone's profile.

Edited by Chro, Jun 15 2013 - 09:20 AM.

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#7 Offline Van Hohenheim

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 09:40 AM

I get that title too.


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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 02:14 PM

The reputation thing was accidentally turned on. It's been disabled again.Anyway, the upgrade is complete! Everything went pretty smoothly, and I haven't seen any issues, but I'm sure you guys have keener eyes than me. If you see something, please open a ticket in the Tracker.Thanks everyone!
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#9 Offline Meiko

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 03:13 PM

I actually think the Reputation feature could be a useful thing to have. Proto only shows what the staff have given, but reputation would allow users to show how other users are helpful and such.


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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 03:23 PM

I actually think the Reputation feature could be a useful thing to have. Proto only shows what the staff have given, but reputation would allow users to show how other users are helpful and such.

It would also be even more likely to turn into a popularity contest. Proto is a more reliable measure of helpfulness, since we can generally trust the staff not to conspire off-site to raise each other's score, or worse, lower that of a member they just dislike.


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#11 Offline Black Six

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 03:24 PM

I actually think the Reputation feature could be a useful thing to have. Proto only shows what the staff have given, but reputation would allow users to show how other users are helpful and such.

We have had internal discussions about using the feature and feel it would likely become a popularity contest instead of a true indication of member's conduct.

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#12 Offline Meiko

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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 03:31 PM

 

I actually think the Reputation feature could be a useful thing to have. Proto only shows what the staff have given, but reputation would allow users to show how other users are helpful and such.

We have had internal discussions about using the feature and feel it would likely become a popularity contest instead of a true indication of member's conduct.

 

Yeah, I knew that would be the reason you didn't have it. Sadly people can't just use features honestly. I think it would be nice if there was a way to have something similar, but also to be used responsibly by the members...


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Posted Jun 15 2013 - 03:47 PM

Yeah, I knew that would be the reason you didn't have it. Sadly people can't just use features honestly. I think it would be nice if there was a way to have something similar, but also to be used responsibly by the members...

A possibility would be a "Respected Reputation Givers"-team, that's not necessarily Staff but is known to possess a proper sense of justice and the ability to evaluate proper quality, as well as the responsibility to not abuse the power granted to them.Then again, that'd be a whole lot of work for a simple feature, and most, if not all, the qualities such a group should have should be present within Staff anyway.So basically, seems like a whole lot of effort and complications for a rather small addition.

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