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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #80 on: February 16, 2016, 11:10:39 pm »
Dear mods,

Has there ever been any instances of weird spam being put on ft?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2016, 08:35:14 am »
Dear mods,

Has there ever been any instances of weird spam being put on ft?

Yep :P I'm sure most forums sites have had their share
Unfortunately, I think a lot of people saw the attack that happened a month or so ago. Though that was probably relatively "normal" spam content.
The weirdest I remember deleting here was for...a landscaping company, I think?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2016, 09:49:19 pm »
Dear mods,

Has there ever been any instances of weird spam being put on ft?
The weirdest I remember deleting here was for...a landscaping company, I think?

May I ask which company it was?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2016, 01:23:34 am »
How do I insert an imagine into my signature?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2016, 02:30:02 am »
Another question, will this site ever change?
I'll admit, it's been this way for a longgggg time, and one more thing, why are there so many Ask an Admin posts? they are so hard to keep up with it would be so much easier if we just had one.
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2016, 07:45:41 am »
How do I insert an imagine into my signature?
I'm a mod not an admin but can help with this one!

This is an older tutorial I made but it still works. I hope it helps c:

Hopefully this will help. Sorry for the extremely crappy photos, Im too tired to pull out my laptop to edit them so am using a pretty bad app

Step 1: resize your photo
I usually use http://picresize.com when I'm on my iPad and don't have a better program like photoshop, it should work on a laptop too
1. Upload your photo
2. Click on the "make my picture" drop down menu
3. Select custom size from the resize options
4. Enter 100 pixels (or less, if you intend to put text above/below the photo it needs to be less than 100 pixels tall as 100 pixels is supossed to be your total image height)  into the height box, leave the width box empty if you don't want to mess with the proportions
5. Click the finish resize my photo button
6. Save photo


Step 2: upload it to a photo hosting site
I use http://m.imgur.com but there's other sites such as photobucket that work too
1. Upload your photo
2. Click the "links" drop down menu
3. Select the BBCode option
4. Copy the link


Step 3: putting the image in your signature
1. Click the "profile" drop down menu
3. Click the forum profile button
3. Scroll down until you see the signature box
4. Paste the BCCode you copied from earlier into the box
5. Click the "save profile" button, you must click this button otherwise your new sig won't save

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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2016, 10:15:26 pm »
How do I insert an imagine into my signature?
I'm a mod not an admin but can help with this one!

This is an older tutorial I made but it still works. I hope it helps c:

Hopefully this will help. Sorry for the extremely crappy photos, Im too tired to pull out my laptop to edit them so am using a pretty bad app

Step 1: resize your photo
I usually use http://picresize.com when I'm on my iPad and don't have a better program like photoshop, it should work on a laptop too
1. Upload your photo
2. Click on the "make my picture" drop down menu
3. Select custom size from the resize options
4. Enter 100 pixels (or less, if you intend to put text above/below the photo it needs to be less than 100 pixels tall as 100 pixels is supossed to be your total image height)  into the height box, leave the width box empty if you don't want to mess with the proportions
5. Click the finish resize my photo button
6. Save photo


Step 2: upload it to a photo hosting site
I use http://m.imgur.com but there's other sites such as photobucket that work too
1. Upload your photo
2. Click the "links" drop down menu
3. Select the BBCode option
4. Copy the link


Step 3: putting the image in your signature
1. Click the "profile" drop down menu
3. Click the forum profile button
3. Scroll down until you see the signature box
4. Paste the BCCode you copied from earlier into the box
5. Click the "save profile" button, you must click this button otherwise your new sig won't save

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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #87 on: February 25, 2016, 10:30:16 pm »
Was this site popular back in the day?
Idk if you Admins were around
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2016, 02:41:14 am »
Gee whatever happened sounded pretty crazy :/ will this website be alright?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2016, 09:31:31 am »
If the facts were provided and someone were to atone for their sins, would it be possible for someone to be unbanned?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #90 on: March 25, 2016, 11:26:48 pm »
If the facts were provided and someone were to atone for their sins, would it be possible for someone to be unbanned?

It would be possible. NOT a guarantee.
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #91 on: March 25, 2016, 11:49:35 pm »
What happens when y'all "collapse a catagory"?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2016, 06:32:14 am »
Will you guys ever put back the add avatar by url option for members?
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2016, 09:09:20 am »
What happens when y'all "collapse a catagory"?
I'm just a mod but I can answer this one! Basically if you click the categories from the board index "furry teens community related", "furry teens main", "the arts" or "role playing". You'll show up in the online list as "collapsing a category". In the case of the arts or roleplaying the boards within that category will actually disappear just leaving the category name until you click on it again, I guess it's just a nice feature so those who never visit those categories don't need to have them visible
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2016, 12:21:04 pm »
Will you guys ever put back the add avatar by url option for members?

Hopefully, I just want to figure out why its not enabled first ?? I don't want to put it back and then have some disastrous thing happen  :fox-:P:
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2016, 06:06:59 pm »
Will you guys ever put back the add avatar by url option for members?

Hopefully, I just want to figure out why its not enabled first ?? I don't want to put it back and then have some disastrous thing happen  :fox-:P:

Quite simple:  It can function two different ways, and both of them are unusably broken.

The assorted options that control that avatar method can cause it to function in one of two basic ways:  Display the avatar directly from the source URL, or grab that image and store it on our server.

Displaying the avatar directly from its source runs into all the usual issues with hotlinking; if the URL changes, or if the image no longer exists, or if the host doesn't allow hotlinking (like FA, most other forums and social media services, and even some image sharing/hosting sites), the image will fail to load, which will cause many browsers to hang while trying to load the broken image.  Some will even stop loading content until after receiving the Not Found error, which can take awhile.  Additionally, the bigger problem I discovered was that hotlinked avatars weren't properly checked for their dimensions, so someone could have a 2048x2048px avatar, and it would display full-size (which is what someone did, just to be a jerk).

The other version of avatar-by-URL copies it to our server as if it were uploaded from a computer/device, which gets into the same issues as hotlinking, but with a twist:  If the URL changes, or the image no longer exists, or the host doesn't allow hotlinking, the server would throw a fatal error during upload, and would prevent that user from uploading an avatar at all until I manually removed their avatar from the database using raw database queries.
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i only got one simple question what are cheesecakes and how do you get them? on the site
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« Reply #97 on: January 11, 2017, 06:40:34 pm »
i only got one simple question what are cheesecakes and how do you get them? on the site
They're basically a reward system. Members who are red level and above them can give them to others users. They're usually called cookies but we switched it to cheesecakes temporarily for fun c: you van read more about them here
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #98 on: January 11, 2017, 06:42:35 pm »
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Re: AAA - Ask an Admin Anything (About the Site)
« Reply #99 on: February 24, 2017, 02:51:22 am »
What happens where not a teen anymore? Will we just have to leave?
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