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  1. late on this but updated to 75%.
  2. A discussion came up the other day regarding the forum-RSS feed, in which questions posted in Beginner Questions General was not appearing in the RSS feed, whereas questions made in actual topics popped up. This was the discussion: I don't know. If they deliberately post in the Q & A board to get more coverage, they're breaking the rules. I still have to move those posts to BQG, and I don't want to encourage rule breaking. I think this is a problem because it rewards breaking the rules and doesn't reward following them. I could drop a link whenever I see a BQG update into forum-rss, but I would need the permission to do that and there's the chance I miss something. If they use Discord, they could quickly figure it out. I don't think anyone has abused it to the point it became a problem if they abused it at all. I felt that this practice has felt backwards for awhile and I needed to speak up. @Pleeb said: One of the original purposes for Beginner Questions General was so these beginner questions didn't result in a feed update (which is what ThunderClap meant in OP by saying "it can drown out other new threads on the Twitter and Facebook pages" -- every topic made used to be tweeted and posted to facebook). Maybe it's worth working out what Beginner Questions General's purpose should be these days; is it still relevant over just asking a question in the questions board by creating new topics? Is it still just to try and cut out the repetitive questions? What are other communities doing? @reguile said: New user questions are a plague on every tulpa community out there, but it's a plague I'd be happy to be dealing with. No community I'm aware of handles it well unless it's a wiki style "you come here to supply information, not ask for it" I think having all updates/posts showing in the RSS feed on it would be good @Pleeb said: I'm not sure how we can tailor the feed not to go off every time there's a reply to beginner's questions general, because at that point we're just moderating an RSS feed. Like, at that point I wonder if it's worth just retiring Beginner Questions General and just having new threads as topics. At one point it was stuck on the moderators to keep locking topics and linking them to older ones (e.g. "This question already exist"), which I know kinda stunk and I wouldn't want to see that happening again either. At the same time, I was never quite sure about these massive "general" threads, but it seems like every big community (not just tulpas) have that kind of thing just so you're not talking about the same thing in several topics. Again, the original purpose for Beginner Questions General was to actively prevent the feed from showing beginners questions, but is that needed at this point? What do you guys want the questions board to look like? Should we keep segmenting things off to Beginner Questions General? Should we just start letting topics come up even if they're a "beginner" question? Should we create a sub board specifically for Beginner Questions? (this would allow it to show up in the feed while also logically separating things) The other question I have is, you probably have all seen the Invision Community Q & A Board, that allows for showing which questions tend to be more popular, allow a "best answer" to be selected, and other sort of things. What do you think of this format? Do you think it could work with our Questions board? If not, do you think it could work for a theoretical "Beginner Questions" board since those answers tend to be straightforward? How would you like duplicate questions handled?
  3. A several month old bump: I Haven't forgotten about this, I'm really struggling to figure out a robust way for it to work while also taking pages into consideration. I wasn't able to get it to run well. We may have to just have it jump to the OP of the topic rather than specific posts.
  4. I'm waiting for our theme to be available for the latest version of Invision Community, once it is this may be resolved in the upgrade. I'll make an announcement once the upgrade is actually done (major release with a lot of bug fixes).
  5. I disabled that setting, it shouldn't do it anymore 🙂 EDIT: 🙂 Dangit, it's still doing it despite turning it off. One sec.
  6. I second Talk To Staff; when a topic is made in there, we all get emails or texts, it's the best way to get our attention over a PM. For example, I've been a little incapacitated this week so if you PM'd me, I probably woulddn't have been responsive, whereas @Vos or @Chupi would have picked it up. I've been looking into a self service system for changing usernames, but it's on the backlog for the moment.
  7. It's not working for me either, but when I edited your post, deleted the broken embed, and re-embedded it, it did work (I only did it to the firstn one, if you want to verify with the second). I wonder if something glitched during the editing.
  8. On the day of April 16th, 2012, Tulpa.info officially started; originally as a resource for hosting guides and blogging the scientific method of creating a tulpa, it grew into a valuable resource for the greater tulpa community. This site started as a self-hosted set of HTML files sitting on a server in my basement, along with a tumblr and invisionfree forum. If you want to view the original version of .info, you can check it out here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120601104206/http://tulpa.info/ Happy birthday Tulpa.info! ~Pleeb
  9. Pleeb

    Tulpa Movie Night

    Tulpa Movie Night will be hosted at https://cytu.be/r/tulpamovienight . CyTube is a website that allows videos to be played in perfect sync. Basically it's like watching a livestream of a youtube video. Everyone will be watching the movie at the same time. No sign-up or payment is required and there will be no ads! Right now, if you follow the link, you will not be able to chat or view the videos. Starting at 7:30PM CT every other Saturday, the channel will be unlocked so that anyone can view it. You do not need to register an account to view the movie or chat! In order to send chat messages, simply put a name into where it says "Guest login: Name." If it says "This name is already registered", try adding an underscore, dash, or numbers to you name. Then you should be able to type in the chat! Some small shorts will be played whenever people start showing up before the movie. The movie will be started a few minutes after 8PM CT. Click here to have that translated to your time zone: https://everytimezone.com/convert/central_united_states/8pm The chat is subject to all Tulpa.info rules. NSFW names, spamming, excessive profanity, racial slurs etc. will result in being banned from the chat. If you have any further questions, check out the official thread:
  10. There's a pending update for Invision Community, I'm just waiting for the theme to have the new update too. Does it happen in a different theme? Like, if you're in dark mode, does it happen with the lighter one? You can switch at the bottom of the forum:
  11. Yeah, I'm going to guess that Invision Community isn't automating the recount, and only does so when someone manually initiates one. I'll open a report with them this weekend.
  12. Let's give it 24 hours so it runs through all of the stuff. If it doesn't decrease by then, let me know (in case I forget to check, you can reply with a @Pleeb to ping me in this topic) I'll make a topic on the invision community board and see what others have done for this. It looks like when this was an automatic feature, a lot of people on invision community complained "We rely on post counts and we prune posts every few months, we don't want the counts to go down automatically!" so it's possible the task is removed (we'll only know in a day). I know in MyBB it was manual, but I managed to hack together a task to do it once every 24 hours or something.
  13. So, any new post in Your Deleted Posts shouldn't increase post count (I definitely have post counts disabled in YDP). I wonder if making a post outside of Your Deleted Posts (in a place where post counts matter), then moving it to Your Deleted Posts (aka "deleting it") would not immediately decrease post-count but instead decrease the post count in the next 24 hours... Does that make sense?
  14. You wouldn't happen to know if your post count ever updated, would you? I believe the recounts are through a cronjob rather than instantly happening, and depending on which task it's hidden in, this may be between 1 minute and 1 day. I'm trying to find the exact task that does this, but it may be worth posting with a test user that has a relatively static post count (e.g. 3 posts), creating a post (giving 4 posts), deleting that post (may still say 4), and then waiting 1 day to see if it eventually says 3 again.
  15. Best of luck! If you have any questions there’s plenty of resources on this forum to get you started. Brains are pretty cool like that, yes.