Jump to content


Member Since 17 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Private

#187166 New admin in the house!

Posted by Feld0 on 27 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a new blue name joining our ranks.


That's right, Mournblade is our newly promoted community admin! Give him a nice handshake before he flees in horror from 14,500 pages of chat logs.


The recent issues with inconsistent staffing called for some changes, and Mournblade has proven himself more than capable of managing a community at a higher level than merely cleaning up after the messes as a moderator. As an administrator, he'll now work alongside me in appointing new staff, adapting the forums' layout to the needs of the community, maintaining rulesets, and simpler things like changing up the banner from time to time, in addition to his previous duties.


With new forces in TheWiiU.com's administration, we're now in a good position to roll out a number of changes we've been planning for a while to make this community a better place for everyone. :)

#185134 Mod's don't seem to be doing anything

Posted by Feld0 on 21 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Solving these issues takes time. Even if it doesn't look like it, I'm aware of what's going on and am working behind the scenes to fix things up. Making threads about it in the meantime to vent about it isn't helping anyone, and certainly won't speed anything up. This is a privately owned website, not a democratic state, so please understand that the concept of a personal agenda is very much relevant here.

#181780 Another bizarre thing has happened here

Posted by Feld0 on 11 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

This change was intentional. That list wasn't all too useful, so I killed it. It looks like most of the feedback on this has been positive, so it's not coming back in the foreseeable future.

#181062 Save the Chat 2013

Posted by Feld0 on 09 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

I'm not taking anything out on anyone. I would just like to review the logs and see if it is detrimental to the community here as a whole. Chatrooms, by their very nature, are exponentially more difficult to moderate than forums, and the very spontaneity that the chat regulars love about it is what makes it so difficult to moderate.


Moreover, considering that chat message are seen once and then almost never again, they don't add any publicly visible content to the site, which is sort of what forum communities are all about.


If you want the chatroom to remain, show us that you can use it responsibly and in a balance with the public forums, rather than starting a "campaign" to "save" it. The fate of the chatroom rests on what we see in the logs, not what you say about it on the forums.

#180379 Side Scrolling Issue

Posted by Feld0 on 07 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

I believe I got this fixed. The original CSS for the header turned out to be a little funky, and had to be approached a different way to achieve the same visual effect without creating that horizontal scrolling on occasion.

#180369 Anything can be done about the robots?

Posted by Feld0 on 07 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

I have a tool set up here that's supposed to run every registration past a massive database of known spammers, but it seemed to have been acting up. Fixed now, though, and I ran through the member list and banned every spam account I could find which had been registered in the meantime. This shouldn't be an issue anymore.


If, perchance, you happen to find any spam or spammers around the forums still, please report them using the report button on their posts.

#175904 Is anyone else getting tired of certain people spamming threads?

Posted by Feld0 on 24 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

If you see spammy threads coming up, hit that bright red report button on the OP and they'll be taken care of.

#175722 We need more of those little pictures that come with each rank

Posted by Feld0 on 24 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

I added Keanu's icons today. Sorry for the delay, but special thanks to him for making the set.

#175685 Nintendo Network ID On Profile Page

Posted by Feld0 on 24 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

This has been added. :)

#135252 Scheduled Maintenance Notice - November 20 @ 11:00 PM PST

Posted by Feld0 on 21 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

The migration was completed without a hitch and the search engine has been reconfigured on the new server. Enjoy! :)

#134428 Scheduled Maintenance Notice - November 20 @ 11:00 PM PST

Posted by Feld0 on 20 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

Thanks feld0, just wondering if this will change the apperance of the site at all?

No. I'm just moving the site to a new server - nothing is being changed. Everything will look and work exactly as it does now.

The only visible change this may bring is faster response times, as the new server is running newer and better versions of just about everything. :)

#134406 Scheduled Maintenance Notice - November 20 @ 11:00 PM PST

Posted by Feld0 on 20 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Heads up! I'll be moving TheWiiU.com to a shiny new server in a little less than 15 hours. It has identical specs to the current one, but is running the latest versions of CentOS, Sphinx, and PHP; the latter two boast some pretty incredible improvements in performance and resource efficiency.

This is already a pretty fast site, but the new server will make even faster. :)

Maintenance will begin at 11:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT-8) and is expected to take approximately 30 minutes.

#133188 Revealing the Wii U Forums' new theme!

Posted by Feld0 on 19 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

The banner we have up top is mostly a placeholder - it's designed to be extremely easy to swap out, so I hope to get a new one put up there soon.

Putting a functional IP.Board theme together from Cerberus's and Keanu Riives's designs may look easy, but it came out to be a fairly challenging and quite time-consuming exercise in my CSS skills - the thing is, virtually nothing from the PSD's can be reused directly in the theme; everything has to be meticulously recreated in CSS.

This has been in the works more or less since Cerberus posted his first theme concept. Although there are still a few tweaks I'd like to make, I'm really glad to finally have a proper custom look for this place. :)

#96512 Glitchy Chat Number

Posted by Feld0 on 29 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

IP.Chat is a rather glitchy piece of work. It's hosted remotely on servers I don't control, and IPS are very slow with updates to it, so I'd attribute this to the software just not being quite up to par. Something we'll have to put up with, unfortunately, that is beyond my control.

#96509 Increase/Remove The Limit of Likes

Posted by Feld0 on 29 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

I thought I had this set to something higher than 10. :o

Good suggestion. I went ahead and raised the limit to an unrealistically high number (unfortunately, IP.Board doesn't give me the option to remove the limit entirely).

Anti-Spam Bots!