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I don't know if you have seen Runboard's pre-2010 profiles, but here's what they looked like in 2004:

://[sign in to see URL]|checkout=thor]Thor's 2004 profile on Wayback Machine

Blogs used to be in a whole separate area. The profiles you see now were a collaboration between Thor and myself in 2010. Here are the announcement topics related to this:

]New profiles
]New profile features added in 2010

We also made some improvements to the main user control panel page, and I've added a few class names to boards, but we have yet to give boards their much-needed overhaul.

We have one programmer (Thor) and one designer (me), and development has been at a standstill for a few years. We are finally talking about resuming development, but between both of our busy schedules, we haven't had a chance to iron out the details yet.

If we ever did start allowing HTML in posts here, I would need to think like a troll, and Thor would need to think like a hacker, so we could filter out any HTML that might potentially cause issues. For example, if HTML with the "style" attribute was allowed in posts here, I could easily render links unclickable, and even make a whole page unreadable, and it would be impossible for some admins and mods to edit my post and make the page usable again.

The host you're leaving wasn't good about security when I left there more than a decade ago. Although HTML can be convenient, allowing it in posts creates a lot of potential for abuse.

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Wow! there certainly have been some changes here since the early days.

Yeah I do realise that there is a problem with allowing html in posts, very few systems allow it.

It is one of the things I am going to miss though. Unfortunately there are big problems with that system at the moment (which I can't go into in public). Hence us looking around last week and checking out other systems ready to move to, which is how we landed on Runboard.

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There was a time, I don't remember the exact date, when I was asked not to create anymore public skins because it looked like the coding overhaul was imminent! I was not worried about that since my time constraints severely restrict my ability to create new skins anyway. Currently, if everything goes perfectly, it takes me about a month to create a new skin. As a rough gauge the actual time in coding and such adds up to roughly one day!

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If the coding is rewritten I can see that being an exciting time for the system. I personally love new changes and as a member it can be great fun to learn anew when making skins.

The hardest one I found was when creating skins on the new style profiles on the system I am active on at the moment (we can totally custom skin those profiles and blogs) the access to the html was taken away. It was so much harder to learn to manipulate coding with just the css to work with.

It takes me forever and a day to create a new skin.

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Unfortunately there are big problems with that system at the moment (which I can't go into in public).


So, nothing substantial has changed over there in the last 13+ years? emoticon

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I'm so glad we moved away from there when we did. I think it was over ten years ago. emoticon Time flies.








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Sadly I love that system. I love the boards, the blogs and especially the profiles, the old and the new style. I've been there since the beta days. The problem has been that it's been bought and sold with no thought of putting money into it for development and maintenance, just taking money out. In the beginning systems were created with enthusiasm and love. Now there is no love there for the system by the present owner whatsoever.

I've been hoping that someone would come along and buy it and run it as a system should be run.


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My beef with that place never had to with any of their features or lack thereof, but with their staff. More specifically, it had to do with their COO and head of security at the time, the guy who used to be my counterpart before he either left or was fired from that place. Whether he left or was fired, he was incompetent. I saw it back then, and I see it even more now.

You say there is no love there by the present owner, but I would say there was no love there by their previous owners, either.


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One thing I am going to badly miss on RB though is the not being able to use html in the posts. I have never been keen on bbcode. I've rarely ever had to use it.



Interesting... I, on the other hand, was very encouraged to get to use bbcode in a private gaming site. Formerly, it was basically just text.

Of course, I first really learned to use bbcode here on Runboard.


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I don't know if I found all of them but looking back I did see more than a dozen bbcode additions requested! Strangely enough, that appears to be about the limit on what could be added without forcing a change to the default "posting area."

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