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Everything posted by tenjuna

  1. Yay!

    I am still trying to figure that out myself lol. I am continuing work on the site until I get things more or less the way they were back in the day, and then who knows I will put out another email and maybe some ad space or something. I guess first I need to decide what I am doing with this thing. It started out as nostalgia, now I am not sure yet.
  2. Help me correct the site name!

    I like the way dTrades looks, but DTrades makes more sense. And we have a tie for the few people that are looking at the site right now. *sigh* I guess I will just keep going the way I have been.
  3. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I think I was rushing myself too fast in the excitement of seeing things coming together this week. I am pushing off the Grand Re-opening until v4.2 is completed...the stuff in that version is going to be difficult to get going, and I don't want to be distracted from it. Having said that, the intent still is to have v4.1 done this weekend, which is all of the mods and layout issues that needed to be addressed. Once this is done the site is functionally complete, it's just adding features from then on.
  4. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Chatbox is fixed, looks way better now. I removed the old Chat app as it was limited to 5 slots anyway. Plus we are going to have a built-in TeamSpeak 3 client shortly, so between that and the chatbox I think we have chat needs covered.
  5. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I have been working on rearranging a few things, and madd-hatter sent me a link to how the site looked previous to it being shut down, so there are some good ideas we will be implementing there this weekend. I am working on TeamSpeak 3 server integration, which is going to be pretty slick. I have a 32 slot server here, may as well use it. I am also working on the cleaning up of the email database and getting some landing pages created for the links up top to the game and comm servers. Basically I would like to wrap up v4.1 this weekend if at all possible. I think I am going to move Book-A-Server down to v4.2 because it is going to take a long time to finish, the same as the other line items for that version. I am not entirely sure if that means I am going to pop the cork on a grand opening email this next week, or if I am just going to wait for Halloween as planned.
  6. Welcome to DTrades! Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  7. Hello cheetos, Welcome to DTrades! Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. cheetos joined the site on 08/30/16. View Member
  8. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I have moved all of the v4 work threads to Announcements forum to help clean up the site.
  9. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Drive upgrade completed successfully finally. I will need to take down the server again tonight to re-add the old drive array though. I will be making a few more group changes at some point today so that work can commence on the site rearrangement. Everything up to this point has been foundational work to get the site back up to something stable and modern. Work from this point forward is about getting the site ready for the Grand Re-opening. The goal for me right now is to do this on Halloween, though that is subject to change based on what happens in the next 2 months. I have changed the version of the site to v4.1 to reflect the switch to additive rather than restorative work. We are getting pretty close to being done though. I am very happy with the way things are turning out.
  10. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I'm using zpool actually, as in "zpool scrub red5" lol
  11. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Ran into a problem with one of the new drives, which I am continuing to troubleshoot. Of course the problem waits until the very end of the upgrade, when it's not easy for me to go back to when everything was working fine on Friday. Ugh. Anyway, I am running a scrub of the drive pool now, and once that is done I will try replacing the bad drive tonight, reformat it, then put it back in the pool tomorrow. With any luck it's just a fluke and I will be done with the upgrade by Wednesday.
  12. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Yeah, that basically sums it up. Though I am open to suggestions on the group names and colors, what I settled on was a good mix of various factors. It's not like I have limited server space, I don't think the extra posts will fill it up. Besides, I learned long ago that editing an existing post just means people are less likely to read the update.
  13. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Lots of posts today as I put in notes for everything I am doing, sorry about that. But to summarize, I got the avatar area in a good place in my opinion, TT shield is back, groups are arranged with new team icons, and I put people where I thought they needed to be. A new gaming server is up with CSGO running, and I will likely add more games, servers, and custom scripting once I get more into that part of this project. I still need to finish permissions and such on the new groups, but for tonight I am done. Once all that is done I can unleash the hounds on cleaning up the site and getting things arranged properly.
  14. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    There I solved my avatar problem too, I decided to make everyone have the same info. Though now if you want your Steam signature you will have to add it manually like I did below by going to steamsignature.com.
  15. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I have moved people back to Administrator and Moderators groups as best as I can remember. I kicked 20 people out of The VIP because I could not remember why they were there to begin with. Someone with 59 posts did not need to be a VIP in my opinion and I found one like that. Feel free to correct me if I have moved people to the wrong place. Since I decided to stick with the same team icons, I cleaned them up and made them all resemble their new color assignments. So at least they all match now, that only took me 10 years lol. I still need to do permissions on the groups and all that for access, but the next step will be forum cleanup and rearrangement.
  16. Welcome to DTrades! Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  17. Hello Themarvin25, Welcome to DTrades! Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Themarvin25 joined the site on 02/18/07. View Member
  18. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    So I think this is what I am going with for group names and colors. In addition, I have decided to stay with the team icons I have, as they are the nicest ones I have found every time I go looking. I am going to update them though for the new colors and group names. I think I may add a Newbie group to 100 posts, then they get promoted to Member EDIT: new image I changed my mind a bit:
  19. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Yeah it is very frustrating, and I never took any formal classes on CSS or the newer HTML stuff, so on some of this I am just gliding by on intuition and guesswork. This kind of stuff used to be fun for me, but I burned out on it 6 years ago. It's not entirely all bad, some of this has been fun for me, but when it gets like today and I am just ready to walk away, these are the times I hate. But I have learned when I start feeling like this to just move on to something else. I used to be very rabid about problem solving, but now I just move on. This is supposed to be fun for me, I don't want to burn out on it again.
  20. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Avatar area is as clean as it's going to get for now. I am about to throw my mouse through my monitor, as IPB 4 code makes no sense at all. I have been trying to move the forum gold line up to the other stat info, and everything I do has the opposite effect. I have centered the Steam account info about 15 different ways, but somehow it is still left-aligned. Seriously?!? I fricking hate CSS. Anyway it looks a lot better than it did. I will revisit this when I am not ready to press the delete key on the dtrades folder. Anyway, going to work on cleaning up the groups. Still not entirely sure what I am doing with those, but I will think of something I am sure.
  21. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    I went ahead this morning and got an Ubuntu server running CSGO and some friends filled it for testing. Works great, though since I am in North Dakota the ping is kinda meh, but whatever it's a start. Server is running at dtrades.org:27015.
  22. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Lol I am dumb sometimes...I just realized I don't need to make a special site for the arcade and lottery, it already exists on v1 of the site lol. I have been playing all morning it was awesome. http://www.happyfunbear.com/index.php?act=Arcade&cat=1 - you may need to reset your password to log in since it's the old database, but it works! I have an idea that I may be able to use the usernames, passwords, and forum gold from this site within v1 of the site in order to make it more seamless, but this will be absolutely end of the list. For now just log in using your v1 login info or update your password. If you can't get in, PM me and I can fix it.
  23. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Hah no porno, just my Plex addiction. 1300+ movies and 42+ TV shows and counting. Working my way towards 2000 movies and 100 TV shows. At some point next year I will be at 128TB, but that's about $7000 worth of hard drives so no hurry lol. For now the 42TB I have will last for a while.
  24. Worklist for dTrades v4.1

    Lol yeah I would say the quality of most of our posts from 10 years ago was lacking. Awesome that you made a RL friend from this site, I love hearing about stuff like that.