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#21
Tweaking user group settings. Some folks may have lost their custom titles. If you had a custom title, just change it back in your user profile.
 

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#22
Moved the Student Lounge threads into the Student Commons forum. There was some confusion about the purpose of each forum (discussion about academic/school work and student life vs discussion about schools), so it seemed to make sense to have one big tent student forum instead.
 

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#23
Merged Rural and Small Town Planning into Make No Small Plans. Old threads from Rural and Small Town Planning have a "Rural / Small Town" prefix. It's better for Cyburbia to have a smaller number of more general but busy subforums, than a lot of very specialized but slower-moving subforums.
 

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#24
I'm slowly changing the points/trophies system to something that better represents milestones on the site -- years actively posting, numbers of posts, Club[bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb]e (thousand post milestones), etc.

I'm also installing a plugin tonight that blocks new user registration from certain countries.

Some countries are already blocked at the server level, mainly places where there's been problems with abusive hacking, and 99.9%+ of all user registrations have been from spammers. For other countries where hacking isn't a problem, but spamming is, a vBulletin plugin redirected new user registration to a special queue for manual approval. However, we've had very, very few legitimate users from those countries. There are XenForo plugins that do the same thing. However, checking the registration information of everybody that registers from some country just to find the three or four in a hundred that are legit is more trouble than it's worth.
 

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#25
The country block is in. Drumroll, please ...

* Bangladesh
* Belarus
* Bulgaria
* China
* India
* Indonesia
* Kazakhstan
* Moldova
* North Korea
* Pakistan
* Philippines
* Poland
* Romania
* Russia
* Tajikistan
* Turkmenistan
* Ukraine
* Uzbekistan
* Vietnam

This list includes countries where the ratio of spammers to legitimate users is unusually high.
 

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#28
Added signup and login through a connected Twitter account.
 

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#29
A new Twitter plugin will announce and link to new threads in Planning and the Build Environment subforums, and the FAC.
 

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#30
Just a note: with the new software, Cyburbia now looks good on mobile browsers.
 

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#32
Working on the server firewall today. Expect the occasional delay.
 
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#34
The membership ranking list appears to be expanded but there's still no "Page 2" and thus anyone under 4400 posts is not ranked. Is there a way to break the rankings down by Page, putting the Top 50 on page 1, 51-100 on Page 2 and so on? That was the way the old membership rankings were laid out.
 

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#35
Gosh, there's no comic sans font available. How are we supposed to discuss things like new urbanism?
 

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#36
The membership ranking list appears to be expanded but there's still no "Page 2" and thus anyone under 4400 posts is not ranked. Is there a way to break the rankings down by Page, putting the Top 50 on page 1, 51-100 on Page 2 and so on? That was the way the old membership rankings were laid out.
Found out that page doesn't "page". I changed the membership ranking to show the top 100 posters.
 
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#37
Found out that page doesn't "page". I changed the membership ranking to show the top 100 posters.
So it looks like I'm #89.

Looking at the rankings, it's amazing the number of AVs that still only have a letter. I know a handful of members are still posting and haven't bothered to change their AV, but I see a lot of names that look like they've been gone for years.
 

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#38
Messsage boards everywhere have experienced a drop in traffic. Reddit and Facebook seem to get the most blame. There's also a lot of people who would have been active on a message board in the past, but follow blogs, Instagram, or Twitter instead.

A few Cyburbians found fame with their blogs and haven't looked back -- Pete Rock is the most notable. Other regulars left the planning field entirely.
 
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#39
Messsage boards everywhere have experienced a drop in traffic. Reddit and Facebook seem to get the most blame. There's also a lot of people who would have been active on a message board in the past, but follow blogs, Instagram, or Twitter instead.

A few Cyburbians found fame with their blogs and haven't looked back -- Pete Rock is the most notable. Other regulars left the planning field entirely.
You joined this forum 5 months before I was born which is amazing!

I also enjoy browsing and posting to Reddit, but there isn't really an urban planning community there.
 

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#40
Is there a way to have a button that takes you to the last post you haven't read in a thread, like the old forum? Is it there but I am missing it? I just seem to go to the last post, and miss lots of context.
 
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