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Title: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 03, 2012, 10:32:51 pm

Before 4 November:
Too many things to remember :P
Forums were created (thanks to MagicDoors for giving me the idea - sort of).
Boards (subforums) were created.
Threads were created.
Wayne / Randolf / Mixer8421 and SuperX46 joined the forums.



4 November:
The SCS Forums' community mod subforum was forgotten about, but thanks to Wayne reminding me, the subforum was added.
Title: Re: Year 2012
Post by: Shane on November 12, 2012, 04:42:15 pm
5 - 12 November:
KarjamP joined, I added gallery items, and I added a subforum for my RPG Maker VX Ace Lite game.
Title: Re: Year 2012
Post by: Shane on December 06, 2012, 09:24:07 pm
6 December:
Got a nice avatar and created the Into the Unknown board.
Title: Re: Year 2012
Post by: Shane on December 16, 2012, 02:01:14 pm
16 December:
Added two new subforums for my two oldest mods.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on January 23, 2013, 07:34:17 pm
Added a subforum for Hope for Shané.

This time, I will NOT be posting about it too much on my other forums or my blog - that way, members have to go here to get information :P

...

Heh heh ;D
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on January 30, 2013, 09:37:48 pm
ALL mods are cancelled because my father deleted almost all video games from my computer except for Age of Empires 3.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on April 05, 2013, 09:37:50 pm
5 April 2013:
I joined the forums, somehow becoming admin.
I changed some of the forum stuff (mainly the forum name).
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 10, 2013, 12:37:35 pm
10 April:
I returned. And added The Battle!
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 12, 2013, 11:07:57 am
12/04/2013:

Added a new forum. FORUM GAMES.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 13, 2013, 08:27:45 pm
13/04/2013:
Added some more forums: Taylor's projects, polls get their own forums.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on April 15, 2013, 11:59:13 am
Shane added a new rule, I added a forum for staff members. No-one else can see it, though, other than me and Shane - there are no Global Moderators around yet due to how little activity there is here. :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 22, 2013, 08:52:09 pm
Set the registration options so that new members can post without needing to activate their accounts.

I may change this in the future, should spambots come.

With a special rule regarding to how activation will be done.

Also added new post count-based usergroups: 15 stars is overdoing it, though. :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 23, 2013, 10:16:24 pm
Added a subforum where Battlers can post their characters at will. :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 24, 2013, 09:19:59 pm
Kanpachi joined the forums.

Other than that, the only new things so far are posts, posts, posts, posts and more posts. :P

And a forum for my forum-based RPG here. Tomorrow, I'll begin work on making the Character Sheets, so get ready!

And also a forum for Kanpachi's RPG.

Yay, the Pickles of Pickleton! ;D
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on April 25, 2013, 11:14:19 am
Added a forum for my Cave Story test RPG mod, added links to the main threads of all my mods, and got fined by a caravan.

Hilarity ensues.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on April 26, 2013, 10:53:52 am
Shane added a forum for Wayne's Cave Story shmup mod.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 01, 2013, 07:43:28 pm
Added an option in the User CP for members to select their Element. I chose mine as Ice, of course. :P

Also, updated the "reason for joining" part by adding two more options.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 02, 2013, 02:38:34 pm
Added a "wiki" forum category, and a "wiki" subforum for Hope of Shané in general. This is in order to make things easier for dialogue posting, and because of the inability to use credits in the mod.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 06, 2013, 09:58:28 pm
Added a board for Wayne's Haunted House Story.
CAUTION: It's going to haunt your nightmares. >:)

Also, a few more posts.
Pity nobody else joined the RPG yet (http://shanescavestory.createaforum.com/Smileys/default/sad.gif)
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 08, 2013, 02:36:52 pm
8 May 2013:
Added an Introductions board: new members can introduce themselves there.
Also split all the posts of the original "Introduce Yourself" thread - just rename those threads if you want to, they've retained their names (just with the user name added).

Well, this should be fun :P
Don't know if anyone's going to call me out on it or whatever.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on May 13, 2013, 01:10:54 pm
Changed forum style. Variety isn't available AFAIK.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 23, 2013, 09:18:45 pm
Taylor added a Wiki Talk board, while I added a Fan Fiction board and posted "Pokémon Dusk and Dawn" (now renamed to "Pokémon Rebel and Revolt" thanks to Taylor).
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on May 27, 2013, 09:07:10 pm
I posted "Pokémon Spark and Steel" (now renamed to "Pokémon Convex and Concave" for no reason).


Added a forum for the Dragon Riders fic.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on May 30, 2013, 06:31:39 pm
Changed my forum name to Queen Taylor.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 11, 2013, 07:26:56 pm
Added a new user group and a new board: however, only certain members can see those. "Beta Testers". They are a member group for those who are beta testing my mods. The hidden board is a Beta Testing board for Hope of Shané.

Also added some board icons for some of the boards.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 12, 2013, 07:30:11 pm
I added a Pokémon board, and a Video Gaming board.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on June 13, 2013, 09:04:01 pm
Changed the description of the Curse of Il'andri'iel board, and also changed my display name.
Also, a few days ago, the forums got its sixth member. ;D
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 15, 2013, 07:13:55 pm
Added two more options available for members to modify in their User Control Panel: both also being Elements.
I chose my two new Elements as Thunder and Aura. :P

Sometimes I think I'm going a bit overboard, though.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on June 15, 2013, 07:52:54 pm
Meanwhile, I updated the list of Reasons for Joining.

These include the other mods. ::)
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 16, 2013, 01:18:42 pm
Updated the Pokémon type specializing (added the Fairy type and also added a secondary option).
I also fixed a minor error Taylor made while updating that Reasons for Joining list.

...

Taylor has 222 posts at the moment...
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 20, 2013, 11:12:07 am
Added five new elements: Blood (mostly related to healing in the unknown world of the forum RPG), Chaos, Paper, Star and Pizza.

Those can be updated in your forum profile (Elements 1, 2 and 3).

This for a short return of only about two hours...
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 21, 2013, 03:59:45 pm
Added a "favourite season" thing.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 22, 2013, 08:48:59 am
Added a new group (Writers).
Members can go to http://shanescavestory.createaforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=groupmembership (http://shanescavestory.createaforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=groupmembership) to request membership.

As far as I know, non-members can't access that page. :P

Also added a board for Writers, Global Mods and Admins for if they have the dreaded Writer's Block.

I also renamed the Hope of Shané boards: they both say "FEST Chronicles" instead of "Frost/Ember/Spark/Toxin" or "FEST".

I also added three new badges of awesome.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on June 23, 2013, 03:52:28 pm
Added five more questions... at registration...
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on June 25, 2013, 04:58:12 pm
Added a board for interviewing characters that are fictional. In other words, interviewing Maddie Black or the Purple Karjam or Siobhán Cruz is now possible in its own subforum, for example.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on July 03, 2013, 02:37:10 pm
After some chaos, things happened. I don't want to talk about it, because I'm too lazy to right now.
(See the Hang-Out.)

Anyway...
Added a board containing links to other forums and such.
Bots, guests, new members, warned members, and banned members cannot see this new board.
New Members are members with less than 50 posts.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on July 11, 2013, 09:32:04 pm
Added The Battle: Coliseum.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on July 12, 2013, 07:25:32 pm
Added a Character List board for the Dragon Riders fan fiction.

Shane has yet to post his characters in a list, I already posted mine in a list there.

(Yay me. :P)
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on July 21, 2013, 09:28:45 pm
Added the Member of the Month board and renamed "VIP Members" group to "Members of the Month".
This group will remain for a month only.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on July 22, 2013, 01:29:30 pm
Added the board for the Pokémon RPG of these forums.
Currently, it's "read only". Why?
The sign-up sheets are to be prepared.
How else will one know how to sign up? :P

I also added a moderator group for the Pokémon board.
They are chosen by Shane and myself.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on July 26, 2013, 09:51:45 pm
Created Variant L of The Battle.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on July 30, 2013, 08:51:18 am
Added a board for Stories to be posted in. FAN FICTIONS GO IN THE APPROPRIATE BOARD.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on August 01, 2013, 09:31:41 pm
I added more verification questions. Also, members who register now have to answer five of them instead of three.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 04, 2013, 12:16:44 pm
Finally fixed the "everyone-can-edit" glitch, thanks to KarjamP. :)

Also, renamed the "Shane's RPG" board to "The Endanian Chronicles". Yes, this RPG has finally begun! ;D
... And it's still the prologue, though. The prologue has already begun, and will probably be a tutorial regarding the RPG's battle system and so on. I dunno yet. :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 07, 2013, 07:38:49 pm
Added a "Strategy" board for my RP.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 07, 2013, 10:11:34 pm
Added two more elemental stuff - now members can have five elements chosen. :P


Ice, Thunder, Aura, Blah, Data, that's my elements.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 19, 2013, 07:23:27 pm
Added ten more elements some days ago.
Also, I added a "spin-off" or something like that to my own RPG.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on August 20, 2013, 04:37:38 pm
Shane added a forum logo. I changed the forum style ahead of schedule. (I was going to change it at the start of October, but the previous forum style got on my nerves. :-[)


EDIT BY SHANE: And then I changed the forum style back.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 21, 2013, 10:52:10 pm
It looks like Taylor added five more verification options... as well as played around in the Admin CP? :o

40 posts per page all of a sudden? This makes no sense to me but whatever.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on August 23, 2013, 08:16:10 pm
GalanDun joined the forums.

I added a few more boards to the forum, regarding The Battle, and I think I may have added one or two boards for other things. Not sure. :-\

KarjamP and Taylor both nominated GalanDun to be a Global Moderator, so as of today, he's a staff member. Congratulations! :)
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on August 25, 2013, 04:13:28 pm
Shane added a board for the Draconian language. :)
About time we begin to add the language, right? :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on September 02, 2013, 10:04:43 pm
It turns out that the Shane we all knew was, in fact, someone impersonating him. The real Shane, however, found a way to get on the forums and the truth has come out. As of 2 September, the one impersonating Shane has been banned, while the real Shane is now among us.

November 2011 until yesterday... the Shane we thought we knew was not the real one... :(
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on September 06, 2013, 08:43:43 am
More truths discovered in the past few days, and more elements added to the forum RPG. Including the "Hito" element, which is split up into three different elements.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on September 11, 2013, 02:14:18 pm
For eleven days (approximately) we had two members of the month of August. However, today, the official Member of the Month is Wayne. Congratulations, Wayne!

I also changed the July 2013 MotM badge's pic, it was hard to read... ^_^
Also, today is the forum's first birthday! Happy birthday, Dragon Riders Planning Forums!
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on September 18, 2013, 08:22:42 am
Um.

I went and added two new profile fields.

One is for the "bio" section. Yay random information.
The other is for those who are also at TV Tropes.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on September 18, 2013, 10:51:24 am
Thanks, Shane :-[


I added a profile field that only admins can edit. Use of it is intended to notify members when their profiles were edited by admins.

For example, someone has an NSFW avatar. (Which is against the rules.)
I remove said avatar and edit this profile field stating the reason of the avatar's removal.

Something like that.



KarjamP has been the first "victim" (I was just testing out whether this profile field's addition worked).
I'll use it responsibly, and Shane had better use it responsibly as well...
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on September 30, 2013, 10:14:03 pm
Halloween time.

See this linked thread for more details. (http://shanescavestory.createaforum.com/announcements/halloween-2013/msg3568/#msg3568)

...

We still need a pumpkin badge, though. :-\
Or maybe a ghost badge. Or a bat badge. Or maybe a Dracula badge?
Who knows~
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on October 04, 2013, 01:25:04 pm
Um.
So I added a board for the Elementia galaxy.
No idea why, though. :P
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 18, 2013, 09:02:35 pm
There's a new forum member. :))

Anyway, Shane added a board for Chess.
It's still a work-in-progress thing, but it looks like Shane's planning two-player and four-player chess.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on October 22, 2013, 08:05:03 am
Um.
So far, there's an ASCII-style chess match going on - me versus KarjamP.
Also, the forums now have a new member, Dr. Egregious. He's the moderator of the Chess board.
(Pun actually enforced. :)))


EDIT:
Okay.
There is now, on the Forum Profile page, a new thing: gemstone.
You can pick one of the gemstones you like.

I'll eventually be adding more, once I know what other gemstones there are. :P


EDIT:
The elements of Chess, Money and Mythic are now existent.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 22, 2013, 08:46:50 pm
I've added two new badges: the first is for Halloween 2013.
The second?

A secret. :3
Title: History discussion
Post by: Shane on October 23, 2013, 10:52:01 am
Wait, so the Rasengan Badge is meant to be a secret? :o
Title: Re: History discussion
Post by: Taylor on October 23, 2013, 11:18:55 am
* facepalm *
You ruined it. >:(
Title: Re: History discussion
Post by: Shane on October 23, 2013, 12:38:08 pm
Huh...?

...

OH SHOOT I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY!!!
I didn't realize the History-related boards can be seen by all members! D:

Title: Re: History discussion
Post by: KarjamP on October 23, 2013, 01:37:24 pm
Just thought we shouldn't clutter the history notes for discussions about stuff like this. ;)
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 23, 2013, 02:01:39 pm
Cluttering things has been done at the other forums of Shane, KarjamP.
Or have you forgotten? :P
Besides, I'd prefer it if it remain merged with the original topic.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: KarjamP on October 23, 2013, 02:13:05 pm
Yeah, but I managed to convince Imposter Shane to add a discussion area and moved the stuff there.

(not that it helped with the problem of discussion in the other forum's equivalent of this).
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 23, 2013, 02:56:07 pm
Well, if real-Shane wants to split the off-topic posts from this thread, then I'll allow it.

Also, KarjamP, that blue thing in Shane's avatar is NOT a spirit. :P
It's him using his ability to control ice. :P


Anyway, I might be adding a few more badges later on.
It's almost midnight for me ^_^
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on October 23, 2013, 11:19:43 pm
Taylor, you really ought to sleep when it's midnight. D:

Anyway, did you change the forum default time to UTC?
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 23, 2013, 11:26:08 pm
Oh! Yes, I did.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on October 27, 2013, 11:20:17 am
Renamed the Off-Topic board to the Chatter Board. :-[

Also added an Original Username profile field; only admins can change those.

Also, we've got two new members! ;D
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 05, 2013, 01:15:08 pm
Um.

Taylor has temporarily resigned, while Wayne has been promoted to global moderator.

Unfortunately, we still don't have a member of the month for October. Dr. Egregious is the Member of the Month of October.

Taylor's younger sister, Dianke, joined. Not sure what to think about that, though. ~Wayne
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Wayne on November 06, 2013, 06:02:00 am
It turns out that TED is apparently spying Taylor and her family, too. He's also following events... Things are getting complicated.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 06, 2013, 10:14:15 pm
Taylor's older sister Lily joined the forums.

Also, I've added four more things to the "Reasons for Joining" thing.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Solid Snake on November 06, 2013, 10:18:41 pm
Created an alert scale for forum security.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 10, 2013, 08:08:06 pm
Added a new user-group: Somewhat-Active Member.
This is a post-count group with 150 posts.

They can see the Preparation Board.
... I hope.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 11, 2013, 11:04:57 am
Um.
Changed the logo for the boards, added a few moderators to specific boards, and added the Chessmaster usergroup.
A member needs 50 wins to get that, though.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Wayne on November 12, 2013, 12:23:27 pm
Taylor's stepsister-to-be Charlotte joined.
Wow, the forum is getting more active as the time flows...

And Rogdall, my classmate joined, just to annoy me.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on November 13, 2013, 06:57:25 pm
Um.
I've added the November Member of the Month badge ahead of time.
I also added two tabs at the top of the forum.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on November 18, 2013, 04:03:04 pm
Added a board for Literature and also a news header thing.

By the way, we're in a state of code red now, so registration is disabled.

You want an account, you'll have to contact a member, and have that member contact Shane and me. Or just contact us.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Wayne on November 28, 2013, 06:38:38 am
As of yesterday, Taylor is demoted from admin. Link to the reason is in the news.

Other than that?
She got angry and escaped to Mossmouth. And she is doing some conspiracy theories here.

...

The forum has grown bigger than I expected in a short time...



Plus, I got a new Opera browser, and I can now fully use the forums without the need to switch between UC.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on December 01, 2013, 01:44:31 pm
Changed how user warnings work:

Warning points to decrease from users every 24 hours: 2 (from 5)
Warning level after user watch is put in place: 25 (from 10)
Warning level after user has all posts moderated: 50 (from 20)
Warning level after users can't post any further: 90 (from 50)
Maximum warning points that can be given to users: 10 (from 20); admins are exempt from this as far as I know

If it should happen that those values change without my knowledge, the forum's situation will be treated as Code Red.


Also, I have given Amy, Bloom, Charlotte, Dianke, Lily and Taylor all 20 warning points each for deliberately terrorizing me with something I fear.
In other words, they broke Forum Rule 2: "Do not be evil".


Plus, I got a new Opera browser, and I can now fully use the forums without the need to switch between UC.
That's great. :)



EDIT: OH SHOOT I FORGOT ABOUT THE MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER O_O

That's KarjamP, by the way.
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on December 05, 2013, 12:38:37 pm
Um.
Nothing much happened. Just posts, release of a mod or two, and me changing the logos for the Whitesight, Literature, Draconian Language and Source Cards boards.

Also, future bait-and-switch prank videos are now banned from this forum. ~ KarjamP
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Taylor on December 11, 2013, 02:39:00 pm
I returned as admin :3
Also, added a board for my other stepsister Yui's forum-based RP.
Anyone who posts in those boards before Yui is ready for the RP to start will receive so many warning points for one post I'm not even joking here. And yes, it also includes other staff members, including administrators.
And yes, it excludes Yui, because it's her boards, and her RP.
Once she is ready, she'll tell everyone in the Hang-Out thread.


Also, future bait-and-switch prank videos are now banned from this forum. ~ KarjamP
Hey, you can't just say that without the other global forum staff's decision! >:(
However, since I chose "yes" (I am admin again), here's how it's gonna work.


If three different members report a video that breaks that rule, it gets removed and the member receives 5 warning points.
If the video is NSFW, that video is removed immediately AND the member banned for a month.

EDIT: You sound like a dictator ~Wayne
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on December 11, 2013, 03:44:27 pm
Also, added a board for my other stepsister Yui's forum-based RP.
Anyone who posts in those boards before Yui is ready for the RP to start will receive so many warning points for one post I'm not even joking here. And yes, it also includes other staff members, including administrators.
And yes, it excludes Yui, because it's her boards, and her RP.
Once she is ready, she'll tell everyone in the Hang-Out thread.
Whoa whoa whoa.
That sounds like OVERKILL. :o
Even the staff members?! :o
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on December 18, 2013, 08:54:03 pm
Um.
Five new elements have been added: Insect [Gaia], Awesome, Emotion, Dream and Destiny.
Nature has been renamed to Nature [Gaia].
Title: Re: Years 2012 and 2013
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2013, 10:57:46 am
KarjamP has been promoted to Administrator for as long as I keep getting blue screens of deaths. Once I stop getting those, I will demote him to Global Moderator.

If I find that KarjamP has gone insane with power, I'll ban him for a week :P
I trust him, though. If anyone has a problem with that, deal with it.

KarjamP will be receiving a PM with information of things that he can or can not do while he is an admin.