What software are you using to run the
The forums were written by myself, Poster. Nothing was downloaded,
nothing was purchased. The forums are PHP/MySQL based.
Where can I find a list of current smilies?
Right over here.
Can I curse here?
What if cursing offends me?
Turn on the profanity filter in the user control panel. You'll need
to be registered to do so.
Why does <random feature> not work?
That feature is on every other message board I've ever visited!
Because these forums were written from scratch. This is not a finished
product. If you desire a feature, feel free to post in the "New
Improvements" thread stickied at the top of the Thrasher forum.
When will <random feature> be included?
I don't know. Depending upon the importance of the feature, and
my amount of free time, anytime between this afternoon and just
What's the deal with having to choose whether
or not a thread is off-topic? Why not just create a new forum for
all off-topic threads?
Can I be a moderator of my team's forum?
Possibly. Currently, only the Thrashers forum has enough traffic
to warrant a moderator. Certainly, if fans of other teams start
posting here, and moderators become necessary, then I will leave
it up to each
individual community to choose moderators for themselves.
Poster, why do you do this?
It started as a way for me to learn a new scripting language. When
Fanhome borked their software and the Thrasher community was put
off by Fanhome's admins, I offered up this place as an alternative
to Fanhome (Now TheInsiders.)
Explain this whole Purple Polar Bear thing
Purple Polar Bear can not be explained, only experienced.
So-and-so offended me. Who do I complain
Screamin' Jen is probably your best bet if you really feel you need
someone to step in and mediate, although the forum is largely self-policed.
This is the Internet. People say things to people here that they
wouldn't say in person. Don't take it so personally, you'll probably
never meet these people if you choose not to, and the chances of
them ever holding any direct sway over your life are virtually nonexistent.
How do I get a nifty custom title? I'm tired
of being a "Third Line Grinder"!
Meh. In most cases, just ask, though if you amuse or irritate me,
that's a quick way to get one as well.
Why is everyone here so mean?
Most likely, you're an idiot. There are 300 some-odd users here,
some of which have known each other for years. There are unwritten
rules, and unspoken agreements about what is ok to joke around about
what isn't. Just like you don't want me calling your sister a bitch
even though you are "allowed" to, don't expect to joke
with someone as if you've known them for years when you haven't.
Just use common sense. I have yet to see a case of everyone disliking
someone for absolutely no reason. If everyone hates you, you probably
There's a thread on the subject here.