Contacting Admins and other questions

Discussion in 'Site Support & News' started by amish, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a few suggestions/questions that I hope someone doesnÂ’t mind answering or having a discussion about.

    I was wondering if it is possible to know of some type of schedule when admins/mods are usually on. I understand you all volunteer and such, but it is nice to know if I need to get an answer on something, who I can contact in my time zone. Like I said, I realize it is not a job :)

    Also, I am wondering when archiving threads, is there anyway to work with wackychimp to ensure that the pictures remain active. I understand he volunteers his time and server to this, so if it is too much to ask, I surely understand.

    Another question :) With all the wonderful discoveries, is it possible to have a subsection of the archive area for found part threads? I think this will help people sort through a lot of other great threads and find what they may be looking for easily. I dont mean move all the found part threads there now, but upon archiving this is the section they would go in. Similar to how the forum is set up now, with Props, Costuming, Studio Scale, modeling and such. Just have it listed under the archive. I know this is a big request, so I understand if it would not be done.

    Thanks for listening.

    Tom
     
  2. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Thanks for the answer, I look forward to the reply of others.

    Take care,

    Tom
     
  3. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    You ask some good questions Tom. When archiving threads, we utilize the RPF server to host all saved images - not Wackychimp's server. His server is definitely a great resource for RPF members to store their images in active threads. However, once the thread is moved to the archive, all info. (including pics) are saved to the RPF server and viewable to members indefinitely.

    That's a good suggestion and one that the staff may consider. One thing to keep in mind is if you're looking for something in particular in the archives, you can use the "search" function and usually come up with exactly what you're looking for (if available). At this point the archive isn't huge, but will most certainly grow larger in time.

    Thanks for the suggestions :)
    Neil
     
  4. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Thanks Neil :) I am very familiar with the search option, I was thinking of having it segragated liek the main forum. This way if someone is looking for something, or just browsing, it makes it that much easier to target what you are looking for.

    Also, thanks for the answer on the image hosting, it makes me feel better knowing that the images are archived just like the topic is. I guess just making sure the post is archived before wackychimp takes the images down is the problem.

    Thanks again.

    Tom
     
  5. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yup, it was certainly a boon when Neil started archiving the pictures as well as the threads. Some of the older archived threads are full of x's and are thus approaching meaningless, alas.

    As for schedules, there aren't any, I'm afraid. Sometimes it's a slow workday and I'm on the board a lot, sometimes I'm off with a client. I usually have a browser open on the board, even when I'm not at my desk, so I show as much more "active" than I sometimes am. Kinda the same deal at home.
     

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