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CRZ
Big Brother
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Posts: 16309

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス
Posted on 6.8.12 1552
Please be aware of a change made to "private" messages

We have changed our PM mechanism and you need to know about it.

Until today, "deleting" a private message would do just that - it would remove the message from our database tables. This no longer occurs - messages are archived so you won't see them again, but they are retained in case the administrators ever need to see them. Examples of when we would examine archived messages include when we notice PM abuse or receive reports use of the PM system to harrass other members of the board.

PRIVATE MESSAGES ON THIS BOARD ARE NEVER TOTALLY PRIVATE. OUR PM SYSTEM IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EMAIL, INSTANT MESSAGING OR OTHER MORE APPROPRIATE DELIVERY MECHANISMS.

Admins have always had the ability to look at any entry in our database and continue to do so. If you are putting something in a PM you don't want people other than you and your recipient to read, please consider using email, AIM, Gchat or other manner of communication instead of our PM system.

As always, admins are available and will take necessary action if you feel that you are being attacked or trolled via PM - or on the board itself, for that matter. Feel free to send us a PM or instant message or email.


CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator

Posts: 16309

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス
Posted on 2.1.09 0057
Happy seventh anniversary!

I'm going to send everybody who gave us an email address an email - well see if that drags anybody in or not.

Also, a special treat! Now we have THIS thing: http://the-w.com/​7/​ More about that to come...


Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator

Posts: 6013

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR
Posted on 16.4.08 1721
Thanks for your support

We're on the new server and everything has been working well. I just wanted to change the title that everyone sees when there is an announcement. For some reason I recall that something breaks if I delete them all

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Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator

Posts: 6013

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR
Posted on 7.12.05 2220
CALL FOR BOARD LOGOS 2006

Okay, smart guy. You're TIRED of seeing a daily sample from the extensive Zimmerman Font Collection and can't WAIT for 2005 to end... but THEN what?

It's time for you to start crafting the LOGOS OF THE FUTURE - TODAY!

We'll accept digital submissions (any file size or type we can read and you can email/make available via FTP) OR you can put your chicken scratches on a postcard and mail it to us - our scanner can take care of the rest.

The only ground rule is we'd really like for it to say "The W" somewhere in it. This rule can always be waived for extreme awesomeness, of course. Any logos incorporating our previous styles (parody, "guess the W," ...umm, maybe those were all our styles) are welcome - logos incorporating a completely NEW style are also welcome!

Of course, you will want to consider the size restraints - we have about 750-800 pixels of width to work with but would prefer you don't make them more than 150-200 pixels tall. Also consider that to keep load times down for the non-high-speed-bandwidth-enabled among us, your submission may be downsampled to the point of unintelligibility if you start out with a filesize in the megabytes.

Since I'm not expecting a LOT of submissions, we'll probably go back to updating the logo once a week. If you have a tagline you'd like to have, feel free to suggest it - we'll probably give you any free plug you wish along with the "thanks to" credit as well.

Just remember...if YOU don't do it....well, we have a few THOUSAND more fonts. Nuff said.

Any questions? Ask here or send a PM.


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Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator

Posts: 6013

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR
Posted on 13.7.05 0148
New Board Feature!

Read all about it here: http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=26463


If you'd like to have your location represented on the map, please Edit your profile and add your approximate latitude and longitude. I've put a tool up linked off of the edit profile page to help you locate your coordinates.

Please don't put your exact location - pick something public near where you are so that people don't end up knocking on your door

You can view the map here: http://the-w.com/​map.php

I'm hoping to get between 300 and 500 data points on the map so that I can test this and optimize it with a larger data set. Please pick a shopping mall in your town and help me out!

Thanks,

Aaron

(edited by Guru Zim on 12.7.05 2350)
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator

Posts: 6013

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR
Posted on 13.8.04 1406
Stop trying to moderate if you aren't a moderator.

I'm done being subtle. If you feel that you need to bring something to our attention, use the PM feature and notify any mod that is online, or send me a PM if no one is online.

Please do not post things like:

"This thread is going to be shut down."

"Here comes the bannination"

"Oh man, wait till a mod sees this"

etc.

These posts will now result in a 24 hour ban, minimum.

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Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator

Posts: 6013

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR
Posted on 28.5.04 1559
New rules for the Board

Please read the following changes to board policy. At the end of the announcment, there is a link to confirm that you have read the announcement. This will return your access to the board.

Due to a new advertising agreement with Google Adsense, we are now no longer a non-commercial venture in the eyes of the law. Some changes need to take place because of this.

1) Any accounts for people aged 13 and will be deactivated in the next 24 hours. Please send a private message if you believe your account was deactivated in error. If your age is incorrectly set (Someone has theirs set at 2 years old, currently) please either remove the fake data, or update with the correct year and February 29 as the date.

2) From here on out, we have to be a lot more careful about copyright infringement and obscene material. There will be additional updates as we figure out what exactly this entails.

a) From now on, do not Cut and Paste entire articles or stories from other sites if you are not the copyright owner. Instead, provide a link to the site, and use the [ quote ] and [ /quote ] tags to quote relevant areas of the text. Some article quoting is allowed under the fair use provisions of copyright law, but entire article quoting is probably not justifiable. I am not a lawyer, so I'm erring on the side of caution.

b) Do not post "adult" content to the site using HTML or image tags. You may post links to this material on another source, but do not directly post the material on this site.

3) Hate speech will not be tolerated.

4) Discussions of illegal activities will not be allowed. Illegal activities include civil and criminal violations, including: Unauthorized MP3 trading, Unauthorized Movie trading, File sharing with the intent to infringe copyright, Illegal reception of Cable or Satellite TV signals, Unauthorized decoding of Cable or Satellie TV Signals, Unauthorized ROM file trading, and all other illegal activites. If you have a question about whether or not you can discuss something, the answer is probably No, but please contact an Admin before posting it.

Ads are currently set up to only display for guest users, and people who hit the site via a search. At this time, registered users are immune to seeing the ads. This may change.

Due to Google Adsense policies, we will delete or modify any posts where necessary to maintain our relationship with Google.

Click here to confirm that you have read this announcement.

Thanks,

Aaron

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Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.



(edited by Guru Zim on 28.5.04 1401)
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator

Posts: 16309

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス
Posted on 23.6.02 2359
General dictatorial bitching from the dictator

Hi there.

There seem to have been a lot of things happening lately that I really don't want to see on this board, so I thought I'd try out this announcement type thing.

PLEASE let's all cut back on:

1. Topics that aren't anything more than "wow, let's all make big lists!" - while you may think that people are really, really interested in your top (number) (adjective) (noun, plural), after the 50th or so it gets REALLY boring and not at all fun to read.

2. Repeating yourself.

3. Repeating yourself.

4. Repeating yourself. We only need to hear your opinion once - or at least limit it to once a day.

5. Please don't be one of those people that posts every other message in a thread. Often times, when this happens, you're merely (wait for it) repeating yourself.

It's "nice" that a lot of you are able to be here for long periods of time, and many times during the day - but you have to realise that if you clutter up a thread with five or six parts in a short period of time, we're ended up with a thread that the people who are only here infrequently and for a short time find really unwieldy to read, and one that isn't much fun to read to boot.

Please keep in mind this is never a "who can post the most" contest, and I won't hesitate to take away the privlige of posting from anyone who can't grasp this.

I will continue to use private messages - or public mockery - to try to gently remind you of what I've said above. I'd ask the rest of you to leave the public criticism to myself, however, as that's about the only perk that comes from being a dictator. ;-)

As always, we thank you for your support.

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CRZ
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