January 11, 2006

... Still growing

Despite little fanfare or news announcing that we're still accepting new folks into the guild, fresh blood keeps coming. We're up to 43 strong and there's a few more recruits poking around

Look for a guild meeting some time this month (possibly the 23rd).

Head on over to the forums if you've got any questions, and we'll see you in game.

Posted by Feren at 11:48 AM | Comments (0)

October 20, 2005

We're Taking the Plunge

Hopefully with everyone's blessing. I've started the recruiting campaign. A long time in coming, I know. Hoping it goes well and we get some great new players and personalities added to our lovely little guild.

If you don't know already, we've recently added a few who have been long time friends to some of us. So if you haven't, welcome Eshan, Avaryne, and Neris who has made his return. Yay!

If you're new to us and considering membership, I'll direct you to our forums here to take a look around. And you'll find a bit more description and a place to apply in our General Discussions section.

*puts on her scuba gear and dives in*

Red Earth

Posted by Red Earth at 11:08 AM | Comments (0)

July 11, 2005

Teamspeak Server!

UrgMun was kind enough to setup a TS server for us, yay for UrgMun! I will NOT be posting any server info publicly, and it is invite only, so if you want on, send me a PM via the forums with your desired password, and I'll get you the info you need.

Let's get instancin'!

Posted by Feren at 01:39 PM | Comments (0)

April 15, 2005

Guest Posting Now Active

I changed the permissions over on the forum to allow guests (people who are NOT registered) to post, but only on the General Discussion thread. This way folks who may visit can leave their thoughts. One disclaimer is this, I may indiscriminately delete guest comments if I feel they are inappropriate or otherwise harmful.

Posted by Feren at 08:37 AM | Comments (0)

March 29, 2005

Minor tweak to Avatars

I bumped up the size limits on the avatars. You can now have a picture of up to 90 pixels wide, and 120 pixels tall and 15k in size for your avatar. Enjoy!

Posted by Feren at 10:16 AM | Comments (0)

March 20, 2005

New Profile Fields

Finally got around to adding those new profile fields (yay!). Wasn't as hard as I was expecting, which is good. Was a little tricky, but they're working just fine now. I ask that everyone please click on profile from the main forum page and fill out as much info as possible. At the very least, fill out the character info (Race, Class, etc). I would be great if folks could keep that stuff up to date too, so if you switch professions, or level, just hop in there and update when you get a chance. I thought about listing levels in blocks of 5 (such as 1-5, 6-10, etc), rather than one level at a time, but I felt this was a better way to go about it. Let me know what you folks think. Are there any other bits of info you feel should be listed on people's profiles? Drop me a note with those suggestions too.

Since I added the new fields, I also changed the layout of the view profile page (what you get when you click on someone's name) to group things a little better. It will now also list Race, Class, and Level under your avatar on posts, for handy reference. Woot!

Posted by Feren at 12:17 AM | Comments (0)

March 16, 2005

Site adjustments

Nothing major, not really anyhow. I tweaked the member list page to show people's avatars on the list, as well as removing a few things we really did not need to see. Speaking of Avatars, on post pages, if you do no have an Avatar selected, you get the crying peon, as soon as you select one of your own (preferably one you made of a screenshot of yourself), the peon will go away. If you need help making an avatar for yourself, or want me to do it for you, let me know. I will either need a screenshot of you, or will have to see you in game and take a picture. Also on the member list page, the number of posts a person has is now a clickable link that will take you to a page with all those posts on it. Handy if you are trying to find a post by a particular person.

I will be tweaking the profile section soon (it's VERY tedious, because of how data is handled on the back-end) to add a few fields, and possibly remove some. I am planning on adding Race, Class, Level, and Profession fields. I think it would be handy info to have around so folks could check who does what. I will post an announcement when that goes live.

Another thing implemented today are ranks on the site. They correspond with the ranks in the guild in game, all save 'Friend', which is specifically for people NOT in the guild (yet?) that have joined us here.

Lastly, I really want to get the rest of the guild on here, I think it would be nice to have a little more activity here. That is part of the reason I added the Friend rank. I want other people we may talk to regularly in game to feel free to come here and chat away should they wish to do so.

As usual, any questions or comments, drop one here, or head to the forum.

Posted by Feren at 04:51 PM | Comments (0)

February 18, 2005

Site Updates, Part II

So, I've gone and spent the day making a bunch of changes to the site. Nothing to the forum this time, all on the main page. New navigation. bar up top, links are not actual links, to other things, not site navigation. Tweaked a few other elements. I have also added a place holder page for an 'About Us' page. I'm not really sure what I want to go there yet, suggestions are MOST welcome. I also tweaked the Guild Roster page, I dunno, I still don't like it. I'm half considering changing it to a page, not a, and also listing Guild Policies and suchlike. Again, feedback is MOST appreciated.

Posted by Feren at 07:22 PM | Comments (0)

Site changes and updates

Depending on how often you hit the site through the day, you probably saw some really strange things going on yesterday. I was doing quite a bit of work on the back end, enough so that I 'broke' the site at one point, and had to rewrite the entire script for the front page (not terribly amusing). Anyhow, a few changes, some bigger than others...

On the home page itself, I've rearranged the sidebar stuff to have a better flow, I feel. I have also decided to ditch the links to the IC and OOC forums, since I've rearranged those pretty extensively. So now, it's just one Forum link to the right, again. I moved the search function to the bottom, really it doesn't have a whole hell of a lot of use (since it only searches entries, not the forum, or any other pages I may create). I also edited the script for the main page to list the category that each entry is in as well as link to the archive for the category of the entry. Before, there was no way to tell what sort of entry you were reading (without jumping through a few hoops anyway). Now it lists the category in the by-line at the bottom of each entry. That should help keep the IC and OOC stuff straight (and keep people from thinking I'm more of a nutter than I really am). Today I'll be re-coding the Guild Roster page some. I don't like it's current layout, it bothers me something incredible. Yes, I am that anal-retentive sometimes. I have also lowered the number of previous posts to display on the main page. It was set to display the past 10, now it's set to display the past 7, it doesn't affect bandwidth a lot, but every little bit helps (yes, I'm also paranoid). If I get around to it, I also plan on shuffling around the sidebar a little more, as well as adding it to the archive pages eventually. We'll see how much I get done today (I'm at work, after all).(done!)

The forum has also gone through quite a dramatic shuffle, which is why there is just one link. I've completely split the IC and OOC forums apart into separate categories, and have added several more forums. This is as much for future planning as anything else. The way I had it setup originally, didn't allow for growth all that well, and would eventually lead to a total cluster fuck of information. This way looks a little (okay, a lot) sparse, since there are not many of us active here, nor are there a lot of posts, but down the line, it will pay off. Each forum has a description of its function, and the ones that I would like people to follow specific guidelines on posting, should have a post in them stating just that.

Any questions, shoot me a line, comment here, or babble on in the forum.

Posted by Feren at 09:44 AM | Comments (0)

February 16, 2005

Guild Roster

I've added a post with our current Guild Roster. I changed the date so that it doesn't show on the main page itself, but if you dig back you'll find it. I have also placed a handy link over there to the right for faster access to it. I'll update it as it changes.

Posted by Feren at 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

February 14, 2005

Uploading multiple photos...

I found a mod for the new gallery system that was supposed to allow users to upload multiple pictures, by way of uploading a zip file with the pictures in them, and the server dealing with it. Unfortunately, after 3-4 days of tweaking, testing, and more tweaking, it still does not work properly (read: at all). *sigh*

Unfortunately, the developer of the mod has stopped working on it until the next update of the forum software comes out, which means getting this to work, without me learning a couple of programming languages, isn't going to happen all that soon. Sorry. I know that at least one person, Getharn, has several photos to upload, but at this time, the only way to do so is one at a time. The old Gallery will be going offline in a few days here, so if you need anything from in there, grab it quick, once it's down, it's going to be deleted from the server.

Posted by Feren at 09:05 AM | Comments (0)

February 10, 2005

Gallery Changes

I've update the way the site will deal with the Gallery. The old gallery is still up, for now, so if you don't have those pictures backed up someplace, grab 'em quick. I'm going to be deleting that thing in, say, a week or so (unless I see all the pictures there moved sooner).

There are a few differences between the old and the new. The new one is tied to the Forum, so I don't need to create separate accounts for you; once you have registered for the forum, you're all set to go. Also, the new one automatically sets up a personal gallery for you (nice).

It doesn't have quite as many bells and whistles as the old gallery, as far as image manipulation goes (it can't resize images for you, for example. It's thumbnail creation ability is a little dodgy too. It makes them fine, but a few of the ones I've seen have wonky colors, or other weirdness about them. Frankly, I'm willing to trade the functionality for the ease of use and integration into the rest of the site.

UPDATE: I've tweaked the addon a bit, and dug for more info on my server. The thumbnails now look MUCH better than before. RTFM folks, rtfm *sigh*.

The Publicly listed galleries (just one at this time) are open to any registered users. There is a limit of 50 pictures per user in any one category (album) in the public galleries. In your personal album, there is a 100 picture limit. The pictures must be 128,000 bytes (125k) or smaller, and no greater than 1280 pixels wide and 1024 pixels high (if you have a rotated image that's 1024 x 1280 it won't work).

These limits were set to that we don't kill my allotted space, or monthly bandwidth allowance. I'll keep an eye on both and see what things look like as more pictures are added and more of the guild members come to the site. If it doesn't look terrible, I'll revise the limits.

I've also tweaked the design of the Forum a little to make getting back and forth from this home page and there a little simpler. Just click the big 'ol 'Wow.TableTopless.com' up at the top to get back to this main page.

If anyone has any suggestions regarding the new Gallery system, the forum, or anything else, let me know here, or in the forum.

Posted by Feren at 10:12 AM | Comments (3)

February 09, 2005

Chat away, yon monkeys, chat away...

I spent much of yesterday implementing a chat system for the site. Really, it's cause I'm lazy, and don't want to have to juggle AIM windows all the time, but that's besides the point. It works quite well, uses ICQ's IRC server, so I don't have to spaz over bandwidth, and it's nice and fast (as far as I've seen, anyhow). So go check it out. You'll have to be logged into the forum to access it.

Also, I'll be editing the layout of the forums and the gallery a little to make it easier to navigate around the site, as I get time today.

Posted by Feren at 09:51 AM | Comments (0)

January 24, 2005

Forum Opinions

I've used both PHPBB and Invision Power Board before, I like both about the same. I can set either up here as well, with equal amounts of work and time involved. PHPBB is here and Invision is here. Take a look at them both (ignore the colors those can and will be changed ont he final thing), and tell me which of the two you folks seem to prefer (comment on this entry).

Nevemind, decided I don't like Invision as much as I used to. I'm just more familiar with PHPBB, so the forum will stay like this. Made some pretty decent updates in the Gallery as well. Woowoo!

Posted by Feren at 10:33 AM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2005

Gallery

The gallery is up. It's mostly empty (photos I've got are all on another machine right now). Currently, I'm the only one who can modify, add to, or delete from it. If you want to be able to upload some snapshots, shoot me an email, or leave a message on the forum.

Posted by Feren at 07:00 PM | Comments (0)

January 22, 2005

Message Board

The message board is up, take a look. It needs work, the colors are shit, and such, but it's up. Enjoy.

Posted by Feren at 10:35 PM | Comments (0)

Welcome to WoW.TableTopless.com

Welcome to WoW.TableTopless.com. :)

This is just a basic setup for what will, hopefully, become the future online home of Ishnu Por Ah and all its members. Ishnu Por Ah is a World of Warcraft guild, on the Cenarion Circle server.

Not much here now, soon (maybe even today), I'll have a forum up where we can get some discussion going between folks. Shoot me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions.

Joe / Feren

Posted by Feren at 06:00 PM | Comments (0)