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glorfon

Suggestions for the forum?

I pretty new to this, so do people have any suggestions as far as organization/design  of the forum?
vov35

well, i hate the green color!

also,
the light background is pretty nasty on the eyes.
seriously, turn off the lights with this page open,
well, i don't want to stare into a light.
darken it up!


oh and:
Try to advertise the site's existence!
glorfon

Well, I posted an add on the parent sites forum which has gotten lots of views but hasn't seemed to have attracted any one.  Where else could I advertise?
vov35

not sure, but make the page background as dark as possible, i don't like staring into a lamp.
glorfon

Ok I changed to a darker style but tried to keep the green.  Also I made moosifer the logo.
kazman

glorfon wrote:
Ok I changed to a darker style but tried to keep the green.  Also I made moosifer the logo.

holy crap!!! moosifer!!!
Zeerahks

Stumble Upon it...
vov35

I LIEK IT!!!!
it looks SWEET!!!
thanks, now my eyes don't hurt! lol


.
glorfon

Zeerahks wrote:
Stumble Upon it...
Would you care to elaborate?
UnMeilleurReve

Could you make a "Consolidation" section or something like that? We seriously need a section specifically dedicated to things we have definitively decided on. Of course, the rule should be that we have all the kinks worked out that we can with just planning, but you get the gist.

For example: We've generally decided to rely on groundwater. Once we figure out how to get and purify it, we should have the declaration in the consolidation section. For example, if our decision is "Water will be gathered from the ground via a well and purified using carbon filtration, then subsequently stored underground in metal containers with a system that constantly filters and circulates the water consisting of several carbon filters and a giant "fan"", that would be the official declaration and we could get to work on schematics and exact measures of materials needed.



All hail Moosifer!

And the site looks great, btw. I think we should do very direct advertising primarily. Talk to people, get to know them, and send them this way. We should also mercilessly plug this site into whatever we are talking about or writing, get it on infoshop.org and riseup.net, and possibly even do some viral style marketing with obscure cards consisting of a graphic and the website.
vov35

ummm... ill make some effort to make a referall in my school. since i got teh admin PW
Zeerahks

It actually sounds like we need another wiki.  We have a lot of information that isn't suited for forums.  It's information that is constantly being changed and updated.  What better way to plan it out than a wiki?  Hell, you could even htaccess password protect it if you want!
glorfon

Actually...

http://wiki.ic.org/wiki/Main_Page
UnMeilleurReve

Wow. I like that that is there. They should take some notes from stealthiswiki, though: the interface and organization is much smoother.


That, and the focus on that site seems to be more on developing communities, etc., whereas we are creating a veritable city of our own.
glorfon

Yeah, I've made an account I'm just not sure how to start the article.  Well, I know how to I'm just not sure what to put.
UnMeilleurReve

Any way we can create, integrate, or link a chatroom? Also, I think we should encourage members to PM other people with their IM contact info so we can talk that way.

And 4 people on at 1 time! Woot!

Oh, and can we get a section about demographics, or should we just integrate that into outreach?
glorfon

I know there is a way to integrate a chat room to the forum.  I'm just not sure what it is.  I'll look into it but it might be a while until it's up.

I added the demographics section.  What do you mean by "demographics".  I know what it is but what is the section for.
vov35

how about this:
my aim is "murka35"
UnMeilleurReve

alexhawk1987 for AIM
xanado_kun@hotmail.com for MSN

If anybody is worried about security, check out Adium or Pidgin and the OTR (off-the-record) add-on. www.pidgin.im and www.cypherpunks.ca/OTRI'm pretty sure.

And MSN and AIM both have attached chat protocols we can just use.

Though integrated chat is too cool, it'd be a lot of work.

Could we stick mainly to AIM for group chat and primary/non-secure use, please?
vov35

LOL ENCRYPTION... ok sorry... I have a chat room program (WITH SOURCE!!!) somwhere... i could mod it to be encrypted... and then it will be like 100mb from using a 65536byte encryption key LAWL
UnMeilleurReve

You may be able to solve a puzzle that I've been contemplating for a while.

You remember the old BBS systems?
I want to set up a BBS for a project of mine and give it MASSIVE encryption and security. I'm talking, totally unprecedented and unwarranted security functions. I think it'd be best to do with a BBS because you could then set up a network of direct-dialed communications (though we need to find a way to dial into somebody's comp without phoneline modems) that are damned near totally secure (keyloggers could be the bane of us all, if you think about it).
vov35

do they even have keyloggers for backtrack 3?
Zeerahks

To avoid keyloggers, the best way I can think of is to have a sort of server-side virtual keyboard interpreter.  A sort of virtual keystroke interpreter.  If you do it correctly, you could have each key stroke be a letter completely different than what is labeled on the keyboard.

Grok?
UnMeilleurReve

Only problem I can see with that is any simple decoding program will get the meaning of what you're typing if it compares word usage with repetitions and patterns to a dictionary and grammar (which 1337 could remedy). Well, not a simple decoder, but a logical one. You could probably hash your own out of the MS Word spelling and grammar checker if you were really dedicated...
vov35

ph34r m4h 1337 5k1ll5!!!!111ELEVEN!!!uno!

just use a linux OS, preferably one of the less popular/newer distros
Zeerahks

Linux doesn't stop a keylogger....

Also, no leet please!
vov35

but, if the keylogger isn't designed for your specific distro, it won't work.
and nobody makes keyloggers for those less known OS's like say nimblex...
Zeerahks

Sure, but it'd be easy to make one that would be supported by all the popular distros.
UnMeilleurReve

Oh, oh!!! I have a suggestion!!!
Delete the "free ringtones" sonofabitch capitalist-spammer.
vov35

better idea...
fuck up the : "Ads
by
Google"
so that their font size will be negative!
glorfon

I can try.
UnMeilleurReve

You know what's amazing? I just got done reading Stranger in a Strange Land, Zeerahks, and now grok.
Zeerahks

Nice.
vov35

is there any reason that despite the "keep me logged in" setting, i was logged off?
does someone have my password or was there a site update or does it automatically log you off after a few days?
UnMeilleurReve

I think it logs you off for shits and giggles...
glorfon

I don't know, my acount remains logged on.
vov35

i'll change my pw and see what happens
glorfon

I can't do anything about the adds or atleast nothing that I've been able to figure out yet.
vov35

my account remains logged on...
i have passwords to change....
glorfon

How can I make every one seem equal on the forum?  I feel like as admin and land owner I have more power than i should in an anarchistic group.
Zeerahks

Don't exploit it.

In an anarchist society, people do what they are best at.  Currently, your situation makes you best at monitoring the boards for trolls and keeping an eye on the land stats.

Just don't take advantage of it.
UnMeilleurReve

Think of your perceived power like potential energy: it doesn't exist until you use it.
vov35

don't abuse your power and we're fine.
glorfon

Thanks for the advice guys and don't hesitate to say something if you think I'm letting my status get out of control.
Zeerahks

Ahhh...don't worry.  We will.   Very Happy
UnMeilleurReve

Personal info section. Could we get one? Like, a major one.

I recommend a profile of sorts: name, location, age, gender, sex, sexuality, position on relationship styles, birthday, passions. Self-description.
Selkie

I can put one on the blog, like one page for members and then each member has their own section? The pages in Wordpress.com are kinda weird though.
UnMeilleurReve

Glor, can you make a Personal Profiles sub-forum? Each person can make their own profile and upload pictures, links to blogs and Twitter, etc.
Selkie

Great idea! More inter-connected-awesomeness we get, the better.
UnMeilleurReve

Additionally: Filthy is spelled wrong. I don't know what a filty hippie is. Maybe you meant Felty? I wouldn't mind being a felty hippie, either.
Selkie

*is confused* Where did I write that?
UnMeilleurReve

lol, you didn't: it's my title now.
Selkie

OH! Today is NOT my day for critical thinking.  Embarassed
glorfon

I didn't realize any one had broken the 320 post threshold yet.  Well I fixed it, kind of.  And added the profiles thread as per your request.
Selkie

If we're going to be misspelling all our titles (felty/filty, comrad) I demand my title by hipy, hippe, or hibby Very Happy
glorfon

Dam aye kant spel wurth shit.
vov35

weit, i am not past 320 posts? MUST SPAM!!!
glorfon

NOOOO!!!
vov35

hmm... this post makes 318.

I didn't actually spam glor...
UnMeilleurReve

amouckbok is a bot. Please get rid of it.
glorfon

I had suspected as much but I wasn't sure.  For the record though inokenty despite being inactive from the moment he made his account is not a bot he's just forgetful.
UnMeilleurReve

lol, I know about Inokenty. He's from the STW forums. amoukbok didn't respond to any private messages and has been totally inactive, so I designated him "bot to get rid of".
glorfon

Um... not according to the STW members list but whatever.
UnMeilleurReve

Holy wow, I'm hallucinating....

Maybe I do need that aforementioned intervention!
vov35

hallucinating because?


* notices bag of pot * oh, nevermind...
UnMeilleurReve

Thank you for killing the cigarette bot. Smile
glorfon

I've been trying I've deleted it like 10 times by now but it keeps coming back.  I've even disallowed it's name but it still got through some how.
UnMeilleurReve

Maybe it's the brackets?
vov35

as much as i love making spam bots... isn't it illegal... is it that hard to get their IP?

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