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  Rule Update
Posted by: Admin - 05-28-2018, 12:16 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

The rules have been trimmed down a bit and a menu added to the header so that help and rules can be accessed. There has been cause for a fairly significant update to the rules concerning posting links.

As some of you may have noticed, there have been a lot more spammers posting lately. Having reviewed a lot of those posts, I recognize that the biggest red flag is the posting of links by new members. And after giving it a little thought, I've concluded that there is no good reason to ever post links in the title of the thread.

Therefore, for now at least, new users will not be able to post links at all. In fact, if they do, they will be banned and purged instantly by an automated system. This isn't something that can be undone, but it can be contested by posting in Account Issues (which can be accessed even while banned.)


TLDR: n00bs that post links will be insta-banned without warning

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  Well Hello There
Posted by: Wildcard - 10-25-2017, 09:41 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (3)

It has been pretty quiet around here lately, but I have been working to try to get things going again. I've been making a few changes in the theme and some of the functionality and I just wanted to go over it briefly in case anyone is actually reading this Tongue

Registration

I've made an attempt to simplify the process of joining the forums by removing many of the options in the process, while hopefully deterring spammers in ways that potential members will not be annoyed by.

User CP Is Dead

I've rebranded it "Account Settings" or in some cases just "Settings" to simplify the concept for users. Account Settings has a new look and the tabbed interface extends to the private messaging pages as well. Again, some settings have been reorganized, but for the most part it is just a new skin.

YouTube Video Embedding

Now when YouTube videos are embedded in a post, they are not loaded until the user clicks play. This will help with those slow page loads in the random video thread, or anywhere multiple videos are posted on the same page. Also, quoted YouTube links will no longer produce embedded videos, but rather preview image links, which will be displayed in a new tab on youtube.com-- incidentally, I fixed the https auto-embed bug while I was at it.

More To Come

Historically, I have had trouble finding free time so I won't make promises, but I'm in a decent position right now in terms of obligation, so I will give it my best to finish the video auto-embedding, work on some other small improvements, and finish fixing the bugs that are leftover from the upgrade a few months back.

Spread the word to anyone who might care, Rant Central is trying to creep back in the mix Smile

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  Registration Has Been Temporarily Disabled
Posted by: Admin - 09-29-2017, 08:31 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (1)

I will be working on a few issues over the weekend and should have registration restored by then.

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  Maintenance/Upgrade Downtime
Posted by: Wildcard - 04-30-2016, 05:54 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

RC Will Be Down For About 30 Minutes at 6pm Central Time for upgrades.

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  Thank You HTorrentz
Posted by: Wildcard - 02-04-2015, 07:26 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (8)

As most of you know, since August of 2012, @HTorr3ntz has been hosting this forum and doing a wonderful job of it.

In the almost three years that he hosted Rant Central, he upgraded and improved his servers multiple times to meet the demands put on it by our site, PirateLyfe and more.

We have moved the site to a new host as of today and I am sure it will be adequate for our small forum, but we will not forget our friend and all of the kindness he has shown this site.

Thank You My Friend.

You have always been a friend to RC and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hug

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  RC downtime - please read.
Posted by: Spud17 - 01-27-2015, 04:38 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (6)

Rant Central is changing host server and there's a good chance the forum may be down for a day or two at the maximum.

It's nothing to worry about - we are simply switching host - but there's an overlap of a day when the site could be unavailable while the changes are made.

Expected downtime will likely occur on Wednesday 28th/Thursday 29th January. If you find the site offline when you try to visit, rest assured we'll be back, so please try the forum again a short while after.

While the site is offline, feel free to contact members of staff if you have any questions, on any of the IRC chans that we frequent. Smile

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  a great day to you all...
Posted by: sporkium - 09-04-2014, 02:45 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (5)

it's just such a beautiful day.

on behalf of myself and the rest of the staff, i'd just like to wish you all a great fucking aidzless day.

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  IMPORTANT: RantcentralForums Moved!
Posted by: HTorr3ntz - 04-28-2014, 12:36 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (8)

Dear Rantcentral Members.

Rantcentral has officially been moved to the same Dedicated Server as to where PirateLyfe is hosted.
You should defnitly notice the improvements, specifically in loading speeds aswell as how fast the navigation is now.

Server Specs:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1245v2
Cores/Threads: 4 cores/ 8 threads
Frequency: 3.4 GHz+
Ram: 32GB DDR3
HDD: 4 TB (Rantcentral is Limited at 100GB)
Bandwidth: Unlimited
Connection: 1Gbps
Extra: 160Gbps Anti DDos Protection

So hope you all enjoy the New Rantcentral Speeds. and keep the content going, this being said invite as much people as you want, rantcentral will be able to hold 100.000's of users online at the same time now Big Grin

Peace Out.

If you know someone who doesnt has acces to rantcentral yet, let them know the DNS Service from their ISP might be taking up to 24 hours changing the DNS for the site.

Best Regards,
HTorr3ntz (Rantcentralforums.com Hosting Service)

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  Down Time!
Posted by: HTorr3ntz - 03-12-2014, 11:57 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (5)

Sorry Rantcentral for the downtime the past 6 hours.
i've no idea what caused it, but all i know is the server didnt auto reboot after the crash which is does normally, so i had to contact my datacenter guy the manually reboot it, offcourse that fag was sleeping, so it took a while, all should be good now though.

sorry for the downtime, and thanks for being patient.

Peace.

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  I Gotta Get Under The Hood (DOWN TIME)
Posted by: Wildcard - 09-09-2013, 06:25 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (2)

For the next few hours you may notice some weird things especially with the side boxes.

I am releasing ASB 2.0 today (we are using 1.7.3) and, as is my habit, I like to get it installed on RC and check things out on a live forum before I release it to the general public.

@sporkium and anyone else who disables side boxes in UCP: You will need to disable them again after I complete the upgrade as this is going to require a full reinstall.

I know you probably don't care, I am just telling you so we can hopefully avoid any support threads (@snilloc :p) related to things looking different or changing.

After I am done (an hour or two, tops) if you notice anything still fucked up, feel free to make a thread in Site Issues.

Cheers (yes, spork, I said 'Cheers' deal with it),
Wildcard

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