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Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:53 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Hi all,

Just wanted to give you all a heads up about my plan to make the beta site the main site for FIREFLYFANS.NET by April, which happens to be the 10th anniversary of this site. If you aren't using the Beta site now, I highly recommend that you do so that we can fix all the little annoying bugs that might have been missed.

As technology advances with hosting options like cloud hosting, social network integration, and other larger media sites wanting to include FIREFLYFANS.NET as a destination of choice for the Firefly fandom, I believe the new site will be better in the long run in serving the greater Browncoats community.

My goal for FIREFLYFANS.NET has always been to provide a place where fellow Firefly fans can hangout and share their enjoyment of the Firefly universe without much fanfare, and although the series has been on hiatus for the past few years, I remain steadfast in my belief that we here at FIREFLYFANS.NET will be able to greet Serenity as it takes flight again.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to post a response.

Haken





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Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:48 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht



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Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:42 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Dude, as always, you rock.
While I am perhaps more fond of the old site for nostalgia reasons, I really don't mind it either way so long as we're still in the air, heh.

Just please, please, don't never let them drag you into any of that shared-combined account rigamarole, I dumped my Youtube when they demanded I link it with a Google ID, panned Final Fantasy when they forcibly combined my FFXI and FF14 accounts into an all in one, and went berzerk on Blizzard when they went to an all in one that had a massive gaping exploit which allowed anyone to sit there and read logins - then flamed the users, meh.

Seems like these days every service wants to force folk to sign up for crap they don't want, usually in a far less secure bundled login which makes it convenient for scammers and spammers - special mention that Blizzards stupidity exposed the customers financial details as well when the all-in-one was compromised while a game account did not, bah.

-Frem

I do not serve the Blind God.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:00 PM

JEANDUPONTEL




Congratulations for the new site! My bookmark points to the "old" site but i will replace it now.




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Friday, March 16, 2012 12:49 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


We're still flying, thanks to you Haken.





wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 2:52 AM

MUTT999



Haken - Thanks for all you've done over the years, and thanks for this shiny new site! (The new Blue Sun Room is fantastic!)




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Friday, March 16, 2012 4:17 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to post a response.



Um...how do we use this beta site you speak of?

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Friday, March 16, 2012 4:45 AM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


Type Fireflyfans.net into the search box. It should come up with two different listings... Click on the other one...

or... You could click HERE

http://beta.fireflyfans.net/main.aspx

Please click on chat when ya get there and get ready to party when they merge people, should be interesting!

NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED! (this means you Zeek )















ALSO, haken, when we merge blue FF with Red FF will we be purple bellies???

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Friday, March 16, 2012 9:11 AM

MOOSE


NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blue board is home....



kick kick kick





*in case youre wondering, I once said I'll only use the Beta when I was forced to and then I would go kicking and screaming....




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Friday, March 16, 2012 9:21 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue board is home....
kick kick kick

*in case youre wondering, I once said I'll only use the Beta when I was forced to and then I would go kicking and screaming....






It'll still be around, but the URL will likely be something like http://classic.fireflyfans.net or something shorter. I just need the Beta site to become the main site so that major sites that are linking to us uses the standard www instead of beta.


http://about.me/haken

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Friday, March 16, 2012 9:56 AM

MOOSE


Just getting my "kicking and screaming" out of the way....bring the new site on!

Besides, what make the site home isn't the way it looks or functions, it all the wonderful people that gather here. And that won't be any different with the changeover.

And I know I've said this many times over the years, but thank you again for this wonderful site, Haken!


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Friday, March 16, 2012 10:02 AM

STORYMARK


I still prefer the lay-out of the original site. Ill try to migrate, though.

Spoon!

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Friday, March 16, 2012 11:48 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I've been posting exclusively on the beta site for some time now and I prefer it. The soft brown tone suits the show better than the blue, plus Haken has added quite a few new features. It'll feel like home before you know it.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 12:16 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


Hmm, mines more ofa rust color??

Yours is more brown than red?... prolly has something to do with my computer being ancient...

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Friday, March 16, 2012 12:19 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


The borders are more reddish-brown, but the horizontal dividers between tables are brown.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 2:02 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


Ok, I see. The brown stripes are bordered in red, and they merge in my head, you heard what I said? heh.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 3:25 PM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Can FFF survive the death of RWED?



RIP?

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Friday, March 16, 2012 4:12 PM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Hello,

I am testing my beta account profile to see how it works.

Thanks,

--Anthony


_______________________________________________
Note to self: Mr. Raptor believes that women who want to control their reproductive processes are sluts.
Reference thread: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=18&t=51196
Never forget what this man is. If you respond to this man again, you are being foolish.

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
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Friday, March 16, 2012 4:17 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


Oh, the memories of this place! I'm good to move on. I mean, after all, the Ariel Chat announcement isn't there anymore.


"Whatever is wrong with you is so right for me." -- Marillion.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 4:45 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


In case there are some who are not aware of it, every post on the old site is mirrored on the beta site. That's how I can reply to Wishimay and others when they are apparently not posting on the beta site and I am.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 7:45 PM

BYTEMITE


I recommend "blu.fireflyfans.net" without the 'e', because seriously.

Why does blue need the 'e'? Is it just hanging out? It's like the tagalong letter brother who tattles when the cool letters buy fake ids and magz and cigarettes.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:52 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
In case there are some who are not aware of it, every post on the old site is mirrored on the beta site. That's how I can reply to Wishimay and others when they are apparently not posting on the beta site and I am.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.



Like ecgordon I've been reading ( and posting some ) to the beta site for quite a while now...I like it.
Haken as always you've made a wonderful place for us to share and keep up with Firefly/Serenity and each other.
I appreciate it. Very much. :)

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:51 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Bytemite:
I recommend "blu.fireflyfans.net" without the 'e', because seriously.



That's a great idea since it ties in with the whole Hands of Blue thing.



http://about.me/haken

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:55 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by piratenews:
Can FFF survive the death of RWED?
RIP?



It's all there. To clarify, the beta site reads from and writes to the same database that drives the original site. In terms of content, it's still basically the same site.


http://about.me/haken

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:47 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


My problem with the beta site is that it just doesn't display correctly on a Mac running RockMelt as its browser. When I make the type big enough to comfortably read, it chops off the right five or six words of every line, and can't be side-scrolled, forcing me to make the type much smaller and much harder to read.


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Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:43 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
My problem with the beta site is that it just doesn't display correctly on a Mac running RockMelt as its browser. When I make the type big enough to comfortably read, it chops off the left five or six words of every line, and can't be side-scrolled, forcing me to make the type much smaller and much harder to read.



Never tried zooming with RockMelt (or Chrome, which is what RockMelt is based on) on a Mac, so I'll get it installed on one and try zooming to see what I can do to accommodate you.

http://about.me/haken

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:29 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


It's weird, because it doesn't do it with Chrome or Safari, but it DOES do it with RockMelt. I use "Command +" and "Command -" a lot to size things just right for my reading.


Okay, it's getting weirder, because now RockMelt *ISN'T* doing it! I'll keep an eye on it; I've switched my bookmarks to make the beta site my default, and if it starts doing it again I'll put up some screen-grabs so you can see what I mean.

For now, all is well.


ETA: Ah-HAH! So now it's just Niki's posts that are doing it, apparently. See below - two levels of zoom on the same reply:





Something to do with Comic Sans, perhaps?




ETA2: Aaaaannnnnd, now my own post is doing it. Maybe it's more to do with the images not resizing automatically...


Sorry for any confusion this is causing; I'm flummoxed by it, and unsure what's causing it. :(


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Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:16 PM

MYOWNKNIGHT


after using the Beta for awhile, I'm a bit more accustomed to it, and can definitely see all the hard work that's been put into it. and I do have to say I like the white lettering on black background, makes it pop abit more than vice versa. One question though... on the classic you could search though blue sunroom by Genre, or Rating I believe, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that in beta. Is that a feature not included in this version?

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:52 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
ETA2: Aaaaannnnnd, now my own post is doing it. Maybe it's more to do with the images not resizing automatically...



You're actually right. NIKI2's signature contains an image that causes the text to stretch out beyond the container of the post. There are several things I can try, but not sure if it'll be compatible across all browsers. Will have to experiment a bit. Though, the simplest solution is to just tell her to reduce the size of the image she is using in her signature.


http://about.me/haken

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:55 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by myownknight:
after using the Beta for awhile, I'm a bit more accustomed to it, and can definitely see all the hard work that's been put into it. and I do have to say I like the white lettering on black background, makes it pop abit more than vice versa. One question though... on the classic you could search though blue sunroom by Genre, or Rating I believe, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that in beta. Is that a feature not included in this version?



The beta site is missing features, but I'll be adding them once I have the site moved over. However, I think I can add what you want fairly quickly. Will let you know when it's done.


http://about.me/haken

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:13 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
ETA2: Aaaaannnnnd, now my own post is doing it. Maybe it's more to do with the images not resizing automatically...



You're actually right. NIKI2's signature contains an image that causes the text to stretch out beyond the container of the post. There are several things I can try, but not sure if it'll be compatible across all browsers. Will have to experiment a bit. Though, the simplest solution is to just tell her to reduce the size of the image she is using in her signature.




It seems to be doing it with other images as well -when I put in the screenshots, they stretched my own post beyond the right border of the thread. Hey, at least now I know what's causing it, so I can start figuring out how to work around it as much as possible on my end, too.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:07 PM

MYOWNKNIGHT


I think we should all pretty much agree, Haken is awesome. All hail Haken.

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Monday, March 19, 2012 4:50 AM

EBFIDDLER


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
Quote:

Originally posted by myownknight:
on the classic you could search though blue sunroom by Genre, or Rating I believe, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that in beta. Is that a feature not included in this version?



The beta site is missing features, but I'll be adding them once I have the site moved over. However, I think I can add what you want fairly quickly. Will let you know when it's done.



Haken, on the old site, you could find Blue Sun Room fics by searching the alphabet letter listing. Not ideal, but at least if you knew the title of the fic you were looking for, you could go to the letter, and find it. The new site doesn't seem to have this feature. Also, it doesn't have what would be a much more useful feature: ability to search for fics by their title, or by the author. For example, I searched "ebfiddler" and the only thing that turned up was a fic where another author thanked me in their brief description; the search didn't find any of the fics I've written. I also searched on one of my titles, and the search found only the two chapters out of ten where the title word was mentioned in the brief description, not the other eight chapters of the same-titled fic. Since the brief descriptions very often don't contain any mention of the author, title of the fic, characters within them, or contents of the fic, the ability to search this field is of limited use. I would very much like to be able to search for fics by title and author, as it would be very useful in finding older fics.

Greatly appreciate your work on the new site, it looks fantastic!


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Monday, March 19, 2012 4:56 AM

EBFIDDLER


Also, a mention somewhere up front that the Blue Sun Room contains fanfiction would be nice. I'm not very net-savvy, but I visited this fansite for several months before I even realized that fanfiction could be found here. Didn't occur to me to look in "Blue Sun Room" when what I was looking for was stories.

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Monday, March 19, 2012 5:00 AM

EBFIDDLER


I keep thinking of things, Haken. The UBB codes list that pops up when you're writing a response is very handy. Is it possible to add the bit that you find at the old site about how to put in smiley faces and winks and such? Especially for html near-illiterates such as myself. (learned how to do that at the old site)

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Monday, March 19, 2012 5:02 AM

EBFIDDLER


And one more thing: Haken is awesome! Thanks so much for all your hard work! *round of applause and cheers for Haken*

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Monday, March 19, 2012 7:16 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by myownknight:
I think we should all pretty much agree, Haken is awesome. All hail Haken.



Quote:

Originally posted by EBFIDDLER:
And one more thing: Haken is awesome! Thanks so much for all your hard work! *round of applause and cheers for Haken*




All that, and then some!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:19 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
I've been posting exclusively on the beta site for some time now and I prefer it. The soft brown tone suits the show better than the blue, plus Haken has added quite a few new features.


Ditto. My favorite features are probably the customizable avatar and the listing of who started a thread next to it, which helps me avoid a lot of garbage.


What reason had proved best ceased to look absurd to the eye, which shows how idle it is to think anything ridiculous except what is wrong.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:26 AM

M52NICKERSON

DALEK!


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
Quote:

Originally posted by myownknight:
after using the Beta for awhile, I'm a bit more accustomed to it, and can definitely see all the hard work that's been put into it. and I do have to say I like the white lettering on black background, makes it pop abit more than vice versa. One question though... on the classic you could search though blue sunroom by Genre, or Rating I believe, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that in beta. Is that a feature not included in this version?



The beta site is missing features, but I'll be adding them once I have the site moved over. However, I think I can add what you want fairly quickly. Will let you know when it's done.


http://about.me/haken



One thing I did notice is that currently there is no option to edit Blue Sun Room items on the beta site. I take it that will be added.

I do not fear God, I fear the ignorance of man.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:27 AM

KPO

Hated Russia before it was cool.


Cool, I see RWED is no longer hidden away on the beta side now as well.

Thanks for everything Haken, I'll make the switch.

It's not personal. It's just war.

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