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Ayrik
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Posted - 16 Jan 2013 :  16:44:31  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You only get 10? I have 26/20 (until recently something like 40/20) in Inbox, and seemingly uncapped Outbox.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 16 Jan 2013 :  17:08:58  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ayrik

You only get 10? I have 26/20 (until recently something like 40/20) in Inbox, and seemingly uncapped Outbox.



Well all I recall was candlekeep sent me an email years ago that I was full at 10 and could not receive any more unless I deleted or saved. It clearly is possible I have more room now. *shrugs*

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
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Caladan Brood
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Posted - 10 Jun 2013 :  17:32:47  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was wondering why there is no Play-by-Post section here (unless I've totally missed it); I'd gladly run a party of three-five adventurers through the AD&D realms; all that's really needed is a dice roll function. Yes there are many options available online (pbem, Roll20, Fantasy Battlegrounds, forums) but having a section here for Realms-games only could be useful even if you're not playing (perusing threads for ideas, see other people's characters, etc). Feel free to poke me with a rusty halberd if I've overlooked PBP's existence at Candlekeep.
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Caladan Brood
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Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  17:06:43  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Seventeen days later and still wondering :) Anyone?
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Caladan Brood

I was wondering why there is no Play-by-Post section here (unless I've totally missed it); I'd gladly run a party of three-five adventurers through the AD&D realms; all that's really needed is a dice roll function. Yes there are many options available online (pbem, Roll20, Fantasy Battlegrounds, forums) but having a section here for Realms-games only could be useful even if you're not playing (perusing threads for ideas, see other people's characters, etc). Feel free to poke me with a rusty halberd if I've overlooked PBP's existence at Candlekeep.

This is, essentially, what the scrolls stacked on the shelf of the Candlekeep Inn are for on this site.

If you peruse any of the pre-existing scrolls on that shelf, you'll note a couple have been used for various Play-By-Post games here at Candlekeep.

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Caladan Brood
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Posted - 29 Jun 2013 :  08:17:08  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aha! I did peruse the "Candlekeep Inn" but it seemed to me to be something different...so I could potentially fire up a play-by-post campaign in the Inn, then? (Thanks for answering)
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The Sage
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Pretty much.

And if you would like to advertise for players already available at Candlekeep, or even just to discuss background and/or development of your game, simply post a scroll on the Adventuring shelf. Which has, also traditionally, been used for such discussions.

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Caladan Brood
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Posted - 29 Jun 2013 :  16:19:36  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excellent, thank you :)
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KacyCrawford
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Posted - 09 Jul 2013 :  17:01:32  Show Profile Send KacyCrawford a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would like to have the layput of the site to be changed
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Kentinal
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Posted - 09 Jul 2013 :  17:27:45  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KacyCrawford

I would like to have the layput of the site to be changed



It might be better if you described what type of layout you would want instead of just saying you want it different. *Smiles*

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
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The Sage
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Posted - 10 Jul 2013 :  03:11:17  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KacyCrawford

I would like to have the layput of the site to be changed

In what ways would you like it to be changed?

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Alaundo
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  19:07:09  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KacyCrawford

I would like to have the layput of the site to be changed



Well met

Fear not, 'tis underway (although taking considerable time), and will receive a complete overhaul and easier navigation.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  20:05:03  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
rather than saying what I'd like to see changed, I'd like to point out something I would hate to see gone. The active topics button is wonderful. If anything, I'd love to see it changed to allow you to pick more between 2 days and a week (say an entry for 4 days back).

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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Kno
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Posted - 16 Jul 2013 :  12:30:14  Show Profile Send Kno a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Forgotten Realms heresy section like they have on Cannonfire

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Derulbaskul
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Posted - 06 Oct 2013 :  16:14:14  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would like to see - and I will add my "please" because this is a free site - a consolidation of the forums that overlap and the ability to add bold, underline and italics as you can on every other messageboard (ctrl + b/u/i). Simple stuff.

Oh, and an auto-correct function to change "cannon" to "canon". ;)

Cheers
D

NB: Please remember: A cannon is a big gun. Canon is what we discuss here.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 Oct 2013 :  17:02:37  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

(snip) and the ability to add bold, underline and italics as you can on every other messageboard (ctrl + b/u/i). Simple stuff.


Um... That functionality is already in place.

quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

Oh, and an auto-correct function to change "cannon" to "canon". ;)



And "rouge" to "rogue".

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Dennis
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Posted - 06 Oct 2013 :  17:23:28  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

From an editor's point of view:

Straight to curly quotes (both single and double)

Double/triple hyphens to em dash

En dash

Periods and commas before closing quotation marks (auto correct)


Every beginning has an end.
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Derulbaskul
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Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  04:23:55  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

(snip) and the ability to add bold, underline and italics as you can on every other messageboard (ctrl + b/u/i). Simple stuff.


Um... That functionality is already in place.

quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

Oh, and an auto-correct function to change "cannon" to "canon". ;)



And "rouge" to "rogue".



Yes, I know you can add these but you have to manually type {i} and {/i} (square brackets, I know) or click the format button before you start typing and type between the two codes. It's a small thing but when you're typing quickly adding these extra steps only on Noah's old bulletin board software that first saw use on the ark is a little annoying.

Anyway, as I said in my post, it's a small thing.

And, yes, "rogue" and "rouge". Horrible. I never understood why ENWorld, for example, didn't place "rouge" on the naughty list of words so that it's simply replaced by :) :) :) :) :) in any post where it appears. ;)

To be frank, I don't know why I even made my original post. This is a free site, we've got no "rights" here (and that's not a complaint - it is free) and this has been talked about for more than a decade and nothing has happened.

Now I am wondering if Sage's pathological procrastination is the cause of this or if he actually caught it from being at Candlekeep.... ;)

Cheers
D

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  05:20:01  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

(snip) and the ability to add bold, underline and italics as you can on every other messageboard (ctrl + b/u/i). Simple stuff.


Um... That functionality is already in place.



Yes, I know you can add these but you have to manually type {i} and {/i} (square brackets, I know) or click the format button before you start typing and type between the two codes. It's a small thing but when you're typing quickly adding these extra steps only on Noah's old bulletin board software that first saw use on the ark is a little annoying.

Anyway, as I said in my post, it's a small thing.


No, the functionality of highlighting your text and hitting control and whatever -- that is already present. It works with underlining, bolding, and italicizing. I did it with those words, without going near the bracket keys or the formatting buttons above.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  05:42:00  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert


No, the functionality of highlighting your text and hitting control and whatever -- that is already present. It works with underlining, bolding, and italicizing. I did it with those words, without going near the bracket keys or the formatting buttons above.



But that only works only is quote and even then it works poorly at least with my interface with candlekeep.

That is it appears your settings interface make it possible for you to do things I can not do.

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
"Judgement" copyright 2003 by Elizabeth Moon
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  06:19:34  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kentinal

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert


No, the functionality of highlighting your text and hitting control and whatever -- that is already present. It works with underlining, bolding, and italicizing. I did it with those words, without going near the bracket keys or the formatting buttons above.



But that only works only is quote and even then it works poorly at least with my interface with candlekeep.

That is it appears your settings interface make it possible for you to do things I can not do.



I can do it outside of a quote, and did so with my previous post. I'm using IE10 on a Win7 machine. Pretty sure I've done it in Chrome on my work computer, too, but I'm not sure -- Chrome on that system (also Win7) doesn't quite behave like Chrome on my home computer.

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Derulbaskul
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Posted - 07 Oct 2013 :  09:01:24  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, I just switch to Chrome and it's the same as Firefox which I normally use.

I only use Internet Explorer for its intended purpose - downloading other browsers - so I'll take your word that it works on IE.

Hehe... this may be the only website in the world optimised for use with IE! :)

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D

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 02 Jan 2014 :  05:26:17  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Something I'd like to see is the option to award other users XP or Reputation points. These correspond to a "level" for the user, that's posted below their name and above their user portrait.

EnWorld has a feature of this sort and it's really quite motivating to try and write something that other people will like enough to award you a point of experience for. Also, it's nice to be able to say "thanks" or "nice post" or "I couldn't have said it better," and these are all things you can do when you award someone a point of experience.

A good example of a post I think would qualify would be Marco Volo's recent query about Waterdeep adventure clubs, which has turned into a gift that keeps on giving in terms of answers from Ed that are just great reads.

Look for me and my content at EN World (user name: sanishiver).
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Ayrik
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+Rep systems are a common feature on many forum engines, including vBulletin (the most popular). It‘s generally a good thing and provides a useful rough indicator of who knows their stuff - yet it can also be abused and provide another “private“ tool for trolls and spammers to annoy people. Many forums disable the default Reputation system because it also tends to generate endless discussions about nothing but the workings of the Reputation system.

I second JG‘s suggestion to have something like this in place, although I would recommend that the tool is not enabled until scribes have first passed a probationary period and contributed some quantity of useful posts.

[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 02 Jan 2014 23:33:42
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Jan 2014 :  23:57:21  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I'd rather see an option to like posts, rather than an option to like the poster... As Ayrik said, a rep system for individuals could easily be abused, and we've unfortunately had more than one person who would happily abuse such a thing. I'll not give details, but I can say for a fact that I know of at least one scribe that left these halls purely because of trolls.

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