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In Topic: Embed Instagram In Posts

13 April 2016 - 10:12 AM

Hi everyone,


YouTube provides embed links, and we allow html in posts so they happen to work just like other links, etc., with no extra "weight" on the site, since the video is fed from youtube. We're not actively trying to incorporate social media feeds, since this is really not meant to be a social media interface, and that would add far too much moderation load to our awesome moderators. If Instagram offers embed links, then it may very well work the same way, but it's not something we are able to add to the forum ourselves.


Thanks for understanding.



In Topic: Personal Messenger Spam, Anyone Else?

16 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

Admins, are you guys using IP.Board's personal messenger throttle option at all?  It sounds like a draconian measure, but if you're not using it, throttling down to like a message every two or three minutes maximum would be something nearly no legitimate poster would even notice, but would make things less than ideal for spammers.


Edit: OH!  And throttling searches to once every ten seconds or so would save you piles of bandwidth (and therefore $$).  Noticed you guys don't do that.



I actually just ratcheted that down a bit late last week---will go further if this persists. We also limit the number of individuals one can invite to a PM, so someone cannot blast out to more than a few people at a time.

Looks like we also have search flood control in place as well. Is it not working for you?

In Topic: Searching The Forum

18 May 2015 - 08:50 AM

Rebekah, that's a great point. I just tested as admin and as a regular member, and it worked just fine (with the very search flowerdry mentioned)---but then I have made that mistake before and have long since forgotten it was something folks might do.



In Topic: Any Way To Get An Off Topic Forum?

11 May 2015 - 09:55 AM



We have considered this idea very carefully, but feel it is important for this forum to maintain a focus on ceramics. An off-topic section would add moderation duties to already busy volunteers, and adding more at this stage would get quite unwieldy.

We understand that users are forming personal friendships here, which we encourage and support. There are many other places on the Internet where friends can connect and share the non-ceramics aspects of their lives, such as Facebook and Twitter. If a forum user establishes a Facebook group (or a similar online space) for this purpose, that person is welcome to announce it here—though it cannot be named after this forum or website in any way.


We have carefully considered and understand your request, and I hope you all understand the necessity to keep this forum focused on ceramics.

Sincerely, and on behalf of the mods and admins,