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 Post subject: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:47 am 
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OK, so I've come to the site to check out what's new, and I'm seeing that I strolled into a construction site!

All good, just wondering if the "user ranking" thing is going to stay up, or if its just part of the renovations? Personally, I like not having it around. Just my 0.02 though :)

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:40 am 
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I regret that the button "Mark all posts as read" is no longer available.
I see the new button "Delete all board cookies", but I don't want to delete my login cookie at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:09 am 
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All in good Time. ;)

Some settings regrettably are going to be lost probably, but Sandy's hard at work getting things tightened up.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:15 am 
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I liked the removal of the ratings because it slowed down the number of posts on the forum. I think it's because some people wanted to up their post count to get a higher rating so they would post a lot even if what they posted didn't have any new information.

I used the "Mark all forums read" for the threads that I didn't want to read because I wasn't interested. It cleaned up the amount of threads that had new posts in them.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:28 am 
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We're just in a transition. Some of the changes from previous months are temporally reverted. Stay tuned. Rank will be removed again unless Sandy prefers otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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I could care less one way or the other, but it seems to me if every one has their rank listed we may go through that +1 posting garbage again and then the board will really fill up with drivel. For this reason alone, I think maybe it should be viewable only by looking at a persons profile.
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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:56 am 
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Georges wrote:
I regret that the button "Mark all posts as read" is no longer available.
I see the new button "Delete all board cookies", but I don't want to delete my login cookie at the same time.


still there, top right on forum home


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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Still there yes, but moved from bottom left to upper right.
I found it in the meantime.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:35 am 
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katsmom wrote:
I could care less one way or the other, but it seems to me if every one has their rank listed we may go through that +1 posting garbage again and then the board will really fill up with drivel. For this reason alone, I think maybe it should be viewable only by looking at a persons profile.
just my 2 cents worth.



I agree. We went through this last time and we all casted a vote to get rid of the rankings. I'd hate to see the community go through that again (the bad times). :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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katsmom wrote:
I could care less one way or the other, but it seems to me if every one has their rank listed we may go through that +1 posting garbage again and then the board will really fill up with drivel. For this reason alone, I think maybe it should be viewable only by looking at a persons profile.
just my 2 cents worth.

I couldn't agree more. I have removed users from my site for that very reason. New user doesn't like his noob status, so he combs through the site and bumps 50 ancient posts with words of wisdom like, "cool", "sweet", "LOL" and other useless drivel.

BTW, I'm a 6x6. WOOT! LOL


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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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flambore wrote:
katsmom wrote:
I could care less one way or the other, but it seems to me if every one has their rank listed we may go through that +1 posting garbage again and then the board will really fill up with drivel. For this reason alone, I think maybe it should be viewable only by looking at a persons profile.
just my 2 cents worth.

I couldn't agree more. I have removed users from my site for that very reason. New user doesn't like his noob status, so he combs through the site and bumps 50 ancient posts with words of wisdom like, "cool", "sweet", "LOL" and other useless drivel.

BTW, I'm a 6x6. WOOT! LOL

no one seems to be worthy of a 7x7 though


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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Disjunto wrote:
no one seems to be worthy of a 7x7 though


Members of the DMB get an automatic 7x7. But only other members can see them. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Shua wrote:

Members of the DMB get an automatic 7x7. But only other members can see them. :mrgreen:



Nope. Not even close. We're beyond that, we don't need no stinkin' rankings! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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reeeech wrote:
Shua wrote:

Members of the DMB get an automatic 7x7. But only other members can see them. :mrgreen:



Nope. Not even close. We're beyond that, we don't need no stinkin' rankings! ;)


Well I am still waiting on my invite. How many more origional builds do I have left before I am eligible?

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:54 pm 
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If you have to ask, you'll never be a member. Sorry, that's the rules. I'm not high enough to change them yet. I can't even find out how many more "tasks" I have to accomplish to be able to.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:33 pm 
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Those DMB rules are way harsh.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Aren't they just! I've been here for dogs years and am not a member. My "build" just wasn't good enough :lol: :lol: If there were a DMB, I would be on it. Why all this speculation? Are you afraid you're missing something. I'm not.

It's funny that the people who speculate on this are all the ones who aren't "dedicated members". :lol: I'm dedicated :wink: and don't think Sandy is hiding something from me. :lol: Other than an R2D2 puzzle! If you're ever in the mood to let that see the light of day.......Send it to me and I'll do a comparison!

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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R2D2? You mean the official rubik's R2D2 prototype? (Not the Kelloggs one)

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Yep! There's my speculation. It's like the illusive box of Dino's. Does it really exist? I've heard tales but I'm not so sure. :lol: And if it does, I want one!

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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katsmom wrote:
Aren't they just! I've been here for dogs years and am not a member...

...It's funny that the people who speculate on this are all the ones who aren't "dedicated members". :lol:



Uhm, weren't you an 'original' member? Here before 'Twistypuzzles.com'?

I think that already qualifies you as the First Lady of the DMB! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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katsmom wrote:
Yep! There's my speculation. It's like the illusive box of Dino's. Does it really exist? I've heard tales but I'm not so sure. :lol: And if it does, I want one!


In all seriousness I do own one. But I don't know how many exist. It is a prototype, coloured with no rubik's logo or manufacturer markings. I thought I had posted a pic somewhere years ago. Shame on me if I hadn't.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Eh, i like the visible post counts to be honest. I'm mostly a lurker so it's not going to make me pull my post count way up...i just like seeing post counts and ranks. Just gives me a clearer estimation of how active certain members are and have been.

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Guys! Have you all forgot the MOST IMPORTANT rule of the DMB

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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reeeech wrote:
Uhm, weren't you an 'original' member? Here before 'Twistypuzzles.com'?

I think that already qualifies you as the First Lady of the DMB! ;)


That's exactly what I'm talking about!

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In all seriousness I do own one. But I don't know how many exist. It is a prototype, coloured with no rubik's logo or manufacturer markings. I thought I had posted a pic somewhere years ago. Shame on me if I hadn't.


Pictures posted on a host site. I've seen them. I've always wondred though why it has never shown up in the database.
I have also always wanted to know how and where you got it.

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Yeah I never went into details. And the photos, I used to have them on the megasite. They must have got lost at some point. Actually there was a post... I'll see if I can dig it up.

It was given to me as a gift on an international visit a few years ago.

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Guys! Have you all forgot the MOST IMPORTANT rule of the DMB

Don't talk about DMB outside of DMB!

Some people haven't. :)


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TheCube wrote:
Guys! Have you all forgot the MOST IMPORTANT rule of the DMB

Don't talk about DMB outside of DMB!


Rule #1: You do not talk about the DMB
Rule #2: You do not talk about the DMB!

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Danny Devitt wrote:
TheCube wrote:
Guys! Have you all forgot the MOST IMPORTANT rule of the DMB

Don't talk about DMB outside of DMB!


Rule #1: You do not talk about the DMB
Rule #2: You do not talk about the DMB!



I only know the 8th rule from heresay.
If this is your first time at the DMB you HAVE to post. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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katsmom wrote:
Yep! There's my speculation. It's like the illusive box of Dino's. Does it really exist? I've heard tales but I'm not so sure. :lol: And if it does, I want one!


In all seriousness I do own one. But I don't know how many exist. It is a prototype, coloured with no rubik's logo or manufacturer markings. I thought I had posted a pic somewhere years ago. Shame on me if I hadn't.


I'm pretty sure only 4 were ever made.

1. Sauage
2. Ton D.
3. I think(don't quote me) guy in charge of rubiks.com
4. ?

viewtopic.php?t=1891&highlight=r2d2

For the picture.

http://www.prevalence.com/cgi-bin/view. ... =30&size=m

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 Post subject: Re: A new coat of paint?
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Thanks Darren, I knew I wasn't going crazy. Now why didn't this go into production. It would have been a nice addition to the collection. It's been 5 years, is it safe to post pictures now?

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