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    Here is a log that will keep you up to date with what Im doing with the forums. Please DO NOT reply to this post.

    02/21/06 - PHPBB forum deleted and vBulletin installed
    06/02/06 - Arcade Installed
    06/05/06 - Site Header Changed
    06/14/06 - Spell Checker Installed (incomplete)
    06/14/06 - Location Map & Database added
    06/16/06 - Spell Checker Deleted
    06/19/06 - Chat Added
    06/28/06 - Awards System Added
    06/28/06 - Arcade Permissions Changed
    07/06/06 - PM Message Limit Increased (L3 & L4)
    12/05/06 - Upgraded VB version to 3.6.4
    12/15/06 - New Chat System Added
    12/20/06 - Installed "Welcome Header Messages"
    03/07/07 - Upgraded from VB 3.6.4 to 3.6.5
    03/07/07 - Added plug-in for posting Google & YouTube Video
    04/14/07 - Upgraded from VB 3.6.5 to 3.6.6
    12/18/07 - Upgraded from VB 3.6.6 to 3.7.0 Beta 2
    04/24/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 Beta 2 to 3.7.0 Release Candidate 4
    04/29/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 Release Candidate 4 to 3.7.0
    06/29/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 to 3.7.2
    09/01/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.2 to 3.7.3
    09/01/08 - Deleted broken arcade games
    09/01/08 - Restored awards system
    11/11/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.2 to 3.8.0 Beta 4
    01/12/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.0 Beta 4 to 3.8.0
    01/28/09 - Arcade/Awards Restored. Chat Added.
    05/17/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.0 to 3.8.2
    06/26/09 - Links System Added
    07/23/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.2 to 3.8.3
    09/18/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.3 to 3.8.4
    12/21/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.4 to 3.8.4 Patch Level 1
    05/05/10 - Open registration restored
    12/21/11 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.4 Patch Level 1 to 4.1.9
    01/03/12 - PhotoPost Gallery Added
    06/08/12 - Upgraded from VB 4.1.9 to 4.2.0
    04/09/15 - Upgraded from VB 4.2.0 to 4.2.2 Patch Level 4
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    I deleted/un-installed the spell checker today. It was having too many issues and just wasn't getting along with our server.

    I have found a solution for IE Internet Explorer users. Click the button in the upper right hand corner of your editor window and It will let you install a microsoft plug-in that will work as a nice spell checker.

    Looks like this:

    The firefox, aol, opera, etc. users are still outta luck.

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    "vBChat" is installed and working. I have tested it with myself and a few test accounts and everything seems to be working fine.

    To use it there is a "vBChat" button in the top navigation bar. It will soon just read "Chat".

    Everyone but guests will have access

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    I have created an awards system. Its working but it is still in the test phase. As you will see I now have an "award showcase" under my name. I got the idea from UER so anyone that uses that website will get the idea.

    Basicly members well get awards for a number of things...
    -length of membership
    -attending meets
    -post counts
    -amphibious explorers
    -most certainly a purple heart for Evan and other members injured while exploring.

    I have a bunch of ideas but I have to create all the catagories and images to be used so it might be a short while before you see awards poping up.

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    I have noticed a lot of members signing up just to use the arcade. Members that appear to have no interest in using the forum itself. I have made a change to stop people from registering just for the arcade.

    Previously any registered member (Level 1) could use the arcade.

    Now Level 1 users must reach a post count of atleast 10 before they will automaticly be promoted to the user group "Level 1 + Arcade" and given access to the arcade. Currently none of our 58+ Level 1 users have posted more than 8 times. So... They were ALL just cut off.

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    I've increased the private message limit from 50 to 250 for Level 3 and level 4 users. There arent that many of us so I figure it wont really hurt space/speed that much if at all.

    Now you wont have to clean out your boxes as often.

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    Today I upgraded our outdated version of VBulletin. Its the program that is the forums. The upgrade will bring some new features and security but since I have the forum so heavily customized it may also cause some problems since the add-ons were designed for a previous version.

    I have restored the arcade and the location map. Please let me know if you have trouble with either of them.

    The chat will be a little harder to bring back and I may not... Did anyone even use it?

    Another obvious change is the graphics. All the buttons have changed. Everything still works it will just look messy until I make some new buttons.

    Any questions lemme know and everyone PLEASE report any problems/errors you may be having.

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    Today I installed a new chat system. It is much nicer than the previous chat. You can access it by clicking "chat" located on the right side of the top nav bar.

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    03/07/07 - Upgraded from VB 3.6.4 to 3.6.5
    03/07/07 - Added plug-in for posting Google & YouTube Video

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    I have restored the awards system.

    You can request awards here:
    http://www.urbanatrophy.com/forum/awards

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    Very cool idea your always upgrading the site.. looking good.
    MD/DE-crew

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    12/18/07 - Upgraded from VB 3.6.6 to 3.7.0 Beta 2

    You can read about the new features of 3.7.0 here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=249460

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    04/24/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 Beta 2 to 3.7.0 Release Candidate 4

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    04/29/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 Release Candidate 4 to 3.7.0

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    06/29/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.0 to 3.7.2

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    09/01/08 - Upgraded from VB 3.7.2 to 3.7.3
    Deleted broken arcade games
    Restored awards system

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    01/12/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.0 Beta 4 to 3.8.0

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    Upgraded from VB 3.8.0 to 3.8.2

    Database repaired

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    07/23/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.2 to 3.8.3

    PS. VBulletin 4.0.0 to be released soon and look BADASS!

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    09/18/09 - Upgraded from VB 3.8.3 to 3.8.4

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