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Welcome to SCPreptalk

Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby Administrator » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:14 pm

Welcome to SCPreptalk, a forum for high sports fans created by a high school sports fan and parent that is frustrated by the frequent pop-up ads and daily surveys at Palmetto Football Talk.

I have never used forum software before and I'm still figuring things out. At least for now I am this forum's sole Owner, Administrator and Moderator. Since I have yet to post any rules or posting guidelines, please just use common sense. You have to follow Forumatic's terms-of-service which you agreed to when you registered, you have to obey all laws. (No slander, no posting of material that is Copyrighted.) Bashing or insulting kids will not be tolerated. Personal attacks are not allowed, unless the target is a fan of a school in 4A region 2. ;)

I have setup this forum using free webspace from Forumatic using open-source phpBB software. Any advertising you see may see is Forumatic's, not mine. Those ads allow them to provide the service at no charge. If this forum becomes popular I will have to upgrade to a paid service-plan and I may consider placing advertising to offset those costs.

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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby SF Band dad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:57 pm

Okay guys, you asked for it, here it is! :D
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk!

Postby Administrator » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:00 pm

I now see that Forumatic does not place ads on the free forums, the lack of ads all over the place is a nice change from most sites we are now used to.

I was asked how much it will cost to upgrade if this forum gets popular once football season rolls around, here is a link to Forumatic's rates page: https://www.forumatic.com/plans/
Click on "Personal Plans", this is currently a Free Trial.

I also see that I was confused about what comes with the free trial, I guess I was looking at the business plans. We only get 30,000 page views a month and no storage space (except for what it takes to host the forum and text). That explains why personal avatars are not an option and we won't be able to upload pictures and attachments, we can only link to them.

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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk!

Postby SF Band dad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:28 am

Hey! I figured out how to enable the avatars! 8-)
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby SF Band dad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:50 pm

Wrong twice.

1. The guys at Forumatic finally got around to placing a banner ad at the bottom of the index page. Feel free to give them some click-throughs as thanks for the space and service.

2. [Obviously] avatars do work in the free-trial, it just took me a while to figure out how to turn them on. The instructions to this software was clearly written by tech-geeks. :D
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby CITYSLICKER » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:22 pm

OTAY :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby cavaliereagle » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:55 am

Uh-Oh, I now have to figure out how to do an avatar again. :oops:
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk!

Postby cavaliereagle » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:51 am

I think you're doing a great job! I don't mind the ads. It's the surveys that get me. I'd honestly rather pay a usage fee.
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk

Postby SF Band dad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:44 pm

Bump..

Avatars lookin' good. So far, so good. :)
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Re: Welcome to SCPreptalk!

Postby SF Band dad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:52 pm

:oops: I obviously have more work to do. I just tried to reply to a Private Message, and I don't have permission to do so. :oops:

Now I need to put on my Administrator hat and try to figure what is wrong with SF Band dad's account. :cry:
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