View Full Version : New BBS

01-05-2001, 08:42 PM

Problems with the old system.

I will change this new bbs to look like the old one as time permits. I figured that it is better than nothing for now.

I'll clean it up and we should be rolling again by the middle of next week.


01-05-2001, 08:45 PM
Yuck.........yur right,don't like this one!

01-05-2001, 09:00 PM
This is a little more painful, but some of it looks neat as well.

01-05-2001, 09:04 PM

How did you send me that e-mail ?

01-05-2001, 09:06 PM
Roy - I shouldn't have, unless it is doing something funky. There is an option for email notifications when you make a post, you have to unselect it.

01-05-2001, 09:08 PM
Yes..you did send me an e-mail,is this what Kyle was talk'n about...just got another one!

How's the lil Morph ?

01-05-2001, 09:08 PM
Ok, why is this thing asking for soooo many cookies? The old board placed one cookie on my system which I promptly removed before shutting down. This system has tried to place five cookies on my system so far.

Call me paranoid but I <b>don't</b> like having cookies placed on my 'puter.

01-05-2001, 09:11 PM
ROY - The morphlet is doing well, still un-named thought. Few more months before he hatches. Wife and baby are both healthy and well. There is a checkmark when you go to make a post that says weather to send you an email when someone replies on a thread you participated in, you can turn this off by editing your profile as well.

CK_IN - Odd, it has not asked me about any cookies.

01-05-2001, 09:12 PM
Yikes.....This thing is sending e-mails,all these changes,I'm a computor dummie,and what in the hell are cookies,other than what a kid eats?

01-05-2001, 09:14 PM
LMAO!!! Did anyone else notice that I'm "member with too much free time".

What a riot.

Laughing so it doesn't hurt.

01-05-2001, 09:15 PM
I like this style..... then again I used to post on a BB with the same style.

01-05-2001, 09:16 PM
Roy - First step is to edit your profile and click the <b>no</b> for automatically sending emails.

Then go onto all the posts you made, edit them and unclick the option to send you email. It is what I had to do.

01-05-2001, 09:19 PM

Good to here from ya..now if I knew how to work this new BB,not use to it yet like the other!

Lot of changes here in KC land!

01-05-2001, 09:22 PM
Whoa! This is like an episode from teh Twilight Zone. Somethings are the same and some are different.

Did anyone else suffer from withdrawal this afternoon? Tried to get my fix at the "other" board. Almost made me sick. Lots of trash there.

Glad to be back

01-05-2001, 09:26 PM
WOW...if I hang out here long enuf I won't be a PC dummie!

Already learned more tonight than I knew...crap...shouldn't have said that,now I'll get blasted! Test Test Test :D

01-05-2001, 09:26 PM


Say... didn't you go to school with Vermeil?

01-05-2001, 09:30 PM

He is a little older than me..nice try! Ya think Sgt. Gannon will fail in your game ? Turn yur e-mail off....you too Bricky! Dagumm Smileies don't work!

01-05-2001, 09:31 PM
I'm trying to get this new BBS as much like the old one as possible. The BIG difference that I need to work on is putting the topic on the top of each page in yellow. I'll keep everybody posted as things progress. Please, Please, Please... if there is something you don't like or want changed... SPEAK UP! I'll do as much as I can before I leave tonight. The rest I'll do as time permits.

ONCE AGAIN. I need any and all suggestions.


PS.. did anybody notice the picture of Dick Vermeil on the front page?

[Edited by administrator on 01-05-2001 at 09:33 PM]

01-05-2001, 09:35 PM
I turned my e-mail off, I think. I noticed the picture. Was wondering when someone would come up with that. Thanks for not disappointing.

Looking for Rod Serling

Red and Gold Mania
01-05-2001, 09:35 PM
What was wrong with the old one?



01-05-2001, 09:37 PM
Morph, your browser is probably set to either accept all cookies or to not tell you when you are accepting them. I've set mine to warn me whenever a cookie is sent and give me the option of refusing it.

Roy, cookies are small files that are saved on your hard drive. They contain information; username, password, that an application can read later and save you from logging back in. They also can store viri and other nasty little bugs that can do unpleasant things to your system. Or they can store info that allows your system to be a zombie and thus used remotely for hacking other computers.

I doubt that the Planet has malicious intentions with their cookies, but I still hate having them on my system.

Red and Gold Mania
01-05-2001, 09:38 PM
One more thing. When I post the reply I come back to the old page(first replies) not the most recent one.




[Edited by Red and Gold Mania on 01-05-2001 at 09:58 PM]

01-05-2001, 09:39 PM
The old BBS got shut off by our new ISP for the same reason that the last ISP shut us down. It uses WAY too much processing power for its cgi.

This is *supposedly* a more efficient board and MUCH more flexible (everything is stored in an SQL database). If this one causes problems with the ISP, I'm going to look at moving it to a completely dedicated server.


01-05-2001, 09:43 PM
Thanks for all of your work, Kyle. I like the number of views listed. I agree with Red and Gold Mania in post # 22.

I also like the members area with all of the members listed.

Thanks again.

01-05-2001, 09:44 PM
This is a test!!! :D :( :)

[Edited by ROYC75 on 01-05-2001 at 09:47 PM]

Red and Gold Mania
01-05-2001, 09:49 PM
Yes. Good work, I kind of like it. Thanks.

01-05-2001, 09:49 PM

Same problem here too,not going back to the most recent post!

01-05-2001, 09:49 PM
Kyle try to set it so that the default is not to email people, that can get really annoying.

The Preview button bothers me, but that just might be me.

01-05-2001, 09:50 PM

What is the preview ?

01-05-2001, 09:55 PM
There is a button next to the submit that allows you to preview what your post would look like before you actually post it.

Archie F. Swin
01-05-2001, 09:57 PM
had to get some of this . . . . test 1,2,3, is this thing on?

01-05-2001, 09:57 PM
Crap.......overlooked that one !

Joe Seahawk
01-06-2001, 01:59 AM
This is a test..

01-06-2001, 03:36 AM
Wow!! The most critical day in Chiefs history since Marty resigned and the Planet goes down for the day. Oh well.. Once I could finally get on the pages were loading really slow. But now all seems to be working fine. And I just got a new HP computer for Christmas with a 700mhz CPU so I know it wasn't on my end. But I like it so far. Haven't played with everything yet. Well just tried to insert a grin but that wasn't working yet.

[Edited by alanm on 01-06-2001 at 03:39 AM]

01-06-2001, 04:17 AM
JQ, Good to see you back again. Good luck to you and Duck and Overhead for the next week or 2.
New board, eh...I was pretty cheesed when I couldn't get on here today, had to wade thru the touchy-feely flotsam on the 'other board'. I just wanted info, all the wailing amidst those JoPo-group hugs was a high price to pay.

01-06-2001, 07:18 AM
I know that the "other" board was backwards so that's what you guys were used to, but most boards on the net don't read backwards like these.

It's nice to click on the topic and start reading from top to bottm instead of clickin the topic and then hitting the first page and then reading from bottom to top.
I know there can be some advantages if you are staying on the board and reading every two or three updates of the thread, but if you come in late on something it's very hard to catch up.

01-06-2001, 07:23 AM
This is a test.

01-06-2001, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by MrBlond
This is a test.


01-06-2001, 07:30 AM
Why am I now a member? Regular seemed much less descriptive. I liked being a regular. I have been described as a "member" before and thought is was in a negative way!! I do however love the "quote" button. I always wondered how others posted the quotes in the old board.

01-06-2001, 07:39 AM

Click on both yours and BOCF's profiles. You are looking at the post # of this particular thread. He posted reply #35 and you posted next at #36 and so on. I would like to know what the "search" icon does. Does it search threads that the "member" in question has posted on?

01-06-2001, 07:44 AM
I was hoping I deleted that one before anyone saw it.

I figured it out two seconds too late.

01-06-2001, 07:48 AM
it is a board search tool I believe.
If this UBB board is like the others I
ve used it is pretty helpfull/dangerous.
It can come back to haunt you if you say one thing today and then come back later and change your story. Someone will find it and throw it in your face. I like it.

01-06-2001, 08:00 AM

Welcome to this board. While the membership seems a little small, there are almost no "trolls". Very knowledgable fans and a wide variety of topics...sports, politics, religon, and of course the Chiefs. I think it takes 30 post to "graduate" to full fledge "MEMBER" status.

01-06-2001, 08:23 AM
I believe I've been here from the beginning and I would have probably posted more, but I've had a very busy time recently. I'm hoping things will be much more calm in the future so I can post with you all more.
I certainly consider this to be the premier all chiefs board. Even if Packfan does post here ;)

01-06-2001, 08:27 AM
Also I have one more suggestion.

Since the offseason is well underway for us Chiefs fans and soon the topics will be a little more hard to come by I would advise the admin to create a seperate board here that non-football topics could be discussed on.
Would have been helpful during the voting debacle if I remember correctly.
This way we can keep this board pure in it's "all things Chiefs"

01-06-2001, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by MrBlond

Welcome to this board. While the membership seems a little small, there are almost no "trolls". Very knowledgable fans and a wide variety of topics...sports, politics, religon, and of course the Chiefs. I think it takes 30 post to "graduate" to full fledge "MEMBER" status.

This is a test. I'll have to remember this option and the search option in the future.
Of course, these options would be much more usefull on the Star Board.

01-06-2001, 11:34 AM

Yeah AustinChief that was the first thing I noticed. Vermeil was already wearing a Chiefs shirt in the pic. I hope we can get him without giving up too much compensation.


01-06-2001, 11:50 AM

01-06-2001, 12:22 PM
Wow, this is way cool guys.

Nice job.

01-06-2001, 02:06 PM
Well this is different. I was use to the old one feeling really comfortable on it, and you do this to me. I belive in rocking the boat and getting people out of their comfort zones, so long as my boat stays in still waters.:) Oh well. It does look sharp and has some really cool features. I am sure that I will get used to it in no time. Great job.

01-06-2001, 02:18 PM
Raiderhader - He did say he was going to try to get it to look more like the old one as time permits and that he hoped to have it done by Wed.

01-06-2001, 02:48 PM
Morph, I know, it is just takes a little getting use to is all. Trying to learn how to navigate this thing all over is not a complecation I am looking forward to. Although, I think it is about the same, it just looks like it is something completely different.

Kyle, I have a request. Can you bring back the window at the bottom of the message reply screen (I don't know how to describe it properly), the one that allows you to read the previous messages in the post to wich you are responding.

01-06-2001, 05:35 PM
Just a test. I like this new look. Hell of a job and thanks to all who maintain this BB.

01-06-2001, 05:59 PM
Are we going to have a baby pool on the Planet BB? Whoever is closest to guessing the height, weight, sex and birth-date. What do you think?

Gracie Dean
01-06-2001, 06:12 PM
Love the new style.


We like to discuss ALL things so just skip over what you don't want to read.

How do you become Member--with too much free time????????


Baby Pool...neat Idea.


Hate to say it but they look pretty good. bleck...

01-06-2001, 06:19 PM
The new look is OK with me, but is there any way possible, we could receive notification of changes. I tried for two days to get on, only to be told server error. Someone finally posted the new address on the other board. One of the few intelligent things over there. Anyway, glad it is back.

Bob Dole
01-06-2001, 07:07 PM
Bob Dole likes the member listing...interesting to see the members with no real life, and the lurkers that you wouldn't know were here otherwise.

01-06-2001, 07:17 PM
What I want to find out about is how in the hell do you turn off the email!! HELP PLEASE!! NO MAS! NO MAS!! I went thru edit your profile and it did nothing. The emails still keep coming. HELP!!

01-06-2001, 07:22 PM
alanm - You also have ot edit each post that you made, because it is checkmarked in each one of those.

Dole - Good to see that I'm not the only member with too much free time.

01-06-2001, 09:57 PM
I'm freakin' out!

01-06-2001, 10:01 PM
:confused: Damn, go away for a day and 1/2 and this happens! Ummm, don't know what to think - time will tell I suppose. Why is the thing defaulting for the email notifications and signatures? I don't want to have to turn that off every post?????

01-06-2001, 10:57 PM

Nelson Muntz
01-06-2001, 11:40 PM
so far i like this new style. not as much as the old one but its alright

01-07-2001, 01:26 AM
It is ALIVE.......

01-07-2001, 03:37 AM
Dawsonpa, I do as well, but some don't.
With the seperation of boards we could have both.

In fact I think a seperate discussion board actually would encourage more people to talk and we could learn more about each other and the community could be enhanced.

Bob Dole
01-07-2001, 02:39 PM
Not that it's truly important, but it appears that some of the message database indexes were hosed in the conversion. Some of the older threads have incorrect poster names associated with the posts.

Might be some potential there to some <i>Ken Quotes</i> that aren't really quotes. :D

01-07-2001, 04:51 PM
NEVERMIND! So where's the smiley dictionary?!!!!

I miss the smilies? Are they still there? I mean, why change it if it ain't broke? (I assume it was broke) Boy, am I bummed! :mad:

I also hate it that the Raiders and Ravens are playing for the AFC Championship... Talk about a lousy choice for SB contenders...

[Edited by TheFly on 01-07-2001 at 04:54 PM]

01-07-2001, 04:57 PM

01-08-2001, 10:10 AM
I like the new look. The PREVIEW feature is very nice and will hopefully reduce the need for the EDIT feature.

easily dazzled by buttons and whistles.