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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Ah, that would also explain it.
     
  2. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Both computers have IE9. I checked, and saw that the one at home has an add-on, while the one at work doesn't. As BTA says, though, IE10 has one built in.
     
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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find any information on this. How can I delete my profile? I made this account years ago and haven't used it since.
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    There is no option to delete your account and we don't delete accounts by request either (as per our TOS), but if for some reason you want to invalidate your account you can just change the e-mail listed with the account to something made up like 3ug88zh@dhtrh45gh.com and you'll for all intents and purposes disable your account since a new password will be sent there and you won't be able to log in again.

    Just out of curiosity, why bother with this 10 years after registering? You can disable receiving any e-mails in your profile if you wish...
     
  5. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder

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    In the BoM Arcade section there are two highscores listed for every game
    "best score of all time" and
    "actual highscore champion"
    which as far as I see are identical for the game I see.

    Is there any purpose there or do both simply display the same because there can´t be anyone having an actual highscore without having the best score of all time at the same time?
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    It possibly comes into play if only the actual champions get reset but the "all time" ones are retained.
     
  7. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Are there any plans to do that to give the "alltime" highscore a real meaning (e.g. every four years when Olympia starts or something like that)?
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'm in the process of transitioning us to a new forum platform so right now I'm not even sure if we'll be retaining any scores at all because the vB arcade mod has no XF version AFAIK. So it's quite likely that we'll be starting from scratch with a new arcade and new games on XenForo.
     
  9. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder

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    There´s something wrong with the reaction game. If you look at the arcade page
    http://www.sorcerers.net/forums/arcade.php?&act=Arcade&cat=6
    and scroll down to the "Reaction game" *i* am listed as the holder of the all time highscore - despite me having the worst score in the top ten of that game.
    Is the all timescore of that game perhaps accidentally using the HIGHEST instead of the LOWEST score for that game?
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Even stranger: I just improved my score in the Reaction game so I´m no longer the worst in the top ten and I´m still listed as the alltimehighscoreholder...
    If it would just take the highest number it would be
    "jhill117-Mashenka 0.207"
    and if correct the lowest number
    "Blackthorne TA 0.161"
     
  12. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder

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    How is the XP score calculated?
    When I watch the "Activity targets" page:
    http://www.sorcerers.net/forums/vbactivity.php?do=activitystats
    I´m listed with this months XP of
    106.60000000000001

    What raises XP by a value so far behind the comma/point and leaves roughly half the numbers in that table with only 1 or 2 digits behind the comma?
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    XP is awarded for any number of forum activities, such a thread creation, posting responses, uploading album pictures, etc. but what exactly is causing all those decimals I really don't know. We won't be using the same kind of activity system on XF, however, so it's not really worth digging into at this point.
     
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    How do I do the equivalent of subscribing to a forum so that whenever a new thread is created or an old one is updated, I get an e-mail notice?

    I tried clicking on "watch forum", clicking on "watch messages" and clicking the emails button, but I have only gotten ONE e-mail when I can see that three subscribed forums have updated. Manually looking at the "watched threads" list shows the updates.

    Is there a way to get e-mailed about each forum or does it just send one e-mail and waits for you to visit and manually check for other updates?

    I think I've had the same issue with Spacebattles when I recently subscribed to a couple of threads, but never got around to asking. I believe they also use Xenoforums so apparently I just don't know how to use Xenoforums beyond standard BBCode.
     
  15. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Ich dien ★ SPS Account Holder

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    What are your settings in the preferences?
    http://www.sorcerers.net/community/index.php?account/preferences
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Looking at your preferences set, I believe that you've got everything enabled that can be enabled. So I expect that you're correct in that you only get mailed about the first update, but won't receive any subsequent ones until you've checked that one first. Which makes sense, really, because otherwise on very busy forums the amount of e-mail notifications you'd be receiving could be in the dozens daily (which would likely raise spam flags) and if for whatever reason you never returned to the forums again, all those mails would be going out forever essentially into a black hole.
     
  17. SlickRCBD Gems: 23/31
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    I'm just used to the old forums then and the way places like Forums.mozillazine.org, or
    thefanfictionforum.net operate. Letting me know about an update to each forum, often with a "daily digest".
    I guess I'll just have to cope and remember to check for other updates from now on.

    P.S. Since Taluntain could check my settings, do I need to post screenshots so others can see them?
     
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  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    No need for screens, I've already looked at your account's settings.

    And yea, currently XF has very little in terms of mail settings, unfortunately. Hopefully, more will be added in the future.
     
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    My search fu is not working the way I would like. I can't find the chart that shows how many posts you need for the various stones. What do I need for rogue?
     
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