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    New Version of vBulletin - ALL PLEASE READ!

    We have recently updated to vBulletin 3.7.0. There are a TON of new and exciting features that are included. Please bear with us as we sort through them. You might see some new items that may or may not function completely. You may also see things appear and disappear over the next couple of weeks. Again, please be patient with us as we configure the new features!

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    Had me worried when I went to refresh the page and got some "Database under maintenance" msg or something of the sort. Thought the site got haxor'd for a sec.

    I'm liking the new changes to user profiles already!

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    Sorry for the lack of a heads up. There have been a few loophole concerns so we just went ahead and made the upgrade as soon as possible.

    And yes, the user profile area is probably the most affected. vBulletin is definitely moving in more of a community/myspace/facebook direction with it's member lists and user profiles.

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    lookin' good!

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    The Dent said: View Post
    Sorry for the lack of a heads up. There have been a few loophole concerns so we just went ahead and made the upgrade as soon as possible.

    And yes, the user profile area is probably the most affected. vBulletin is definitely moving in more of a community/myspace/facebook direction with it's member lists and user profiles.

    Glad you just went ahead and fixed it. I had a bad experience at MyGamerSpace.com where the site got hacked, then was shut down for 8 months, and finally came back up, but was never the same. Made me real sad.

    And the facebook-esque features are great, gonna allow us to get to know each other better.

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    Whew buddy.. I am not entirely sure I see this whole "friends" thing as a good thing... cause all I see is "why won't you be my friend" and "if you have HIM as a friend then I am taking you off MY friends list." I hope that it doesn't further reinforce some of the cliquishness we have seen rear its ugly head over the past year or so. It is certainly an interesting new toy, but I am not entirely sure how useful it will be. Who knows, maybe I will be wrong and it will actually strengthen the "community" feel. Guess time will tell.

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    who wants to be my friend?

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    Not me. You are friends with Bob so I can't be friends with you...

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    Brak's Buddy said: View Post
    Not me. You are friends with Bob so I can't be friends with you...
    That's it! I'm making a Brak's Buddy Likes My Little Pony group, and Bob and I will be the leaders! You'll never have any friends on here!!!!!

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    Brak's Buddy said: View Post
    Whew buddy.. I am not entirely sure I see this whole "friends" thing as a good thing... cause all I see is "why won't you be my friend" and "if you have HIM as a friend then I am taking you off MY friends list." I hope that it doesn't further reinforce some of the cliquishness we have seen rear its ugly head over the past year or so. It is certainly an interesting new toy, but I am not entirely sure how useful it will be. Who knows, maybe I will be wrong and it will actually strengthen the "community" feel. Guess time will tell.

    I see what you're saying. That's part of the reason myspace annoyed the hell outta me. Had me only slightly worried at first, but I think what differentiates the people on here from social networking sites, is we all came here for a singular purpose; Star Wars costuming. Friends second, imo. That common interest right there should prevent any "myspace drama".

    I used to be a member of mygamerspace.com, and it was geared specifically toward gamers. Everybody there shared a common interest, and for the most part every user was friendly and nice. Sure there were a few pricks every now and then that were just begging to get the ban-hammer, but that's the nature of the interwebs.

    Whereas on myspace, you get all kinds of people; everybody is different, and personalities are bound to clash, so of course there's that petty BS going on all the time.

    So I don't really see any bad coming out of it now that TDH has some of those friend features.





    But then again, I'm still a newb here, so what do I know?

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    I'll be your friend Brian

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    How depressing...my profile says I have made no friends...LOL

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    Mattastic13 said: View Post
    How depressing...my profile says I have made no friends...LOL

    I don't like you and I drink with you.

    Of course then again I almost prayed to the porcelain god at you place.
    It was a non alcoholic incident.

    I dont know if this "friend" thing is a good idea. I can see members PM boxs filled with request to the point that they get tired of pushing the "OK" button. PM box fills up and no one can get a real PM to that person. And like BB said I hate to see a childish fight on here.

    But give it a shot and see what happnd's.
    Last edited by shortimer52; Apr 29, 2008 at 3:11 PM.

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    That's it! I'm making a Brak's Buddy Likes My Little Pony group, and Bob and I will be the leaders! You'll never have any friends on here!!!!!
    Sir, are you implying there is something WRONG with liking My Little Ponies? Oh I don't think you want me to bring my pony loving friends here... you wouldn't want that... No indeed. Besides... we all know you and Bob both are closet My Little Pony lovers so you are fooling no one...

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    Looking forward to the new features BB.

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    Brak's Buddy said: View Post
    you and Bob both are closet My Little Pony lovers

    Oh geez, closet lovers. Don't wanna know what the ponies are used for... oh gawd, BAD THOUGHTS!!
    I've just been deprived of my childhood.

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    Oh geez, closet lovers. Don't wanna know what the ponies are used for... oh gawd, BAD THOUGHTS!!
    I've just been deprived of my childhood.
    you're welcome!

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    Hey if we didn't have a little fun every now and then things would get boring around here... and it is ALWAYS worth taking the time to make a little fun of my best friend, Bob.

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    nah, dont really care for the myspace aspect. It creates all kinds of problems, just get's to kinky and weird and it will spawn cliques and divisions within the board. I banned the use of that site in my office, and I will summarily fire anybody who use's it on company computers. I killed my account there and my life has been completely civil and hassle free without it. But, I am looking foward to some new bells and whistle's so bring them on!

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    i aint got no friends...
    maybe i should just, leave this board and join the rebels

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    Commander Voltaire said: View Post
    nah, dont really care for the myspace aspect. It creates all kinds of problems, just get's to kinky and weird and it will spawn cliques and divisions within the board. I banned the use of that site in my office, and I will summarily fire anybody who use's it on company computers. I killed my account there and my life has been completely civil and hassle free without it. But, I am looking foward to some new bells and whistle's so bring them on!
    I would have to agree.... that part of the new features seems too much to keep up with......... "can we turn the friends feature off?" .....cause I love everyone the same.

    but all the other stuff seems really cool..

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    Glad to see I am not the only one to feel this way.

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    That's it! I'm making a Brak's Buddy Likes My Little Pony group, and Bob and I will be the leaders! You'll never have any friends on here!!!!!

    I'm in!

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    A few of the forums I'm on have the "Friend" feature and I've never had a problem with it at all. But then I don't typically use it, I'm not into the whole Myspace/Facebook thing. I tried Facebook and my account lasted about a week. Too many wankers from back in highschool were bugging me to "re-live old times" through it. No thank you! LOL

    I'm all for some new changes though (even though I'm fairly new here and am happy with the way it is).

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    Agreed, I would never use the friends feature - don't see the use. Very little upside to it and a lot of potential downside.

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