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March 29, 2016 by Philocthetes
Hi,

I don't know how long my hiatus was (I missed the chance to be a GalCiv3 Founder), but I'm quite sucked into that game. Doing some typing related to the beta 1.7 made me start looking around at stuff and I have to forum functionality questions:

1) If the Forum Issues board deliberately not available at forums.galciv3.com or am I just failing to read the screens properly?

2) Is there now a policy that locks threads after a period of inactivity? I hit My Posts and saw all my o...
August 2, 2010 by Philocthetes
I appreciate the value of a refit as part of getting ready for release, but the change to a black background for the forums is awful, at least for readability.

The new home page looks sharper and the black is OK there because it isn't a big reading thing. But please, please, please tweak this tweak so we don't have to read white on black forum threads for the game's life cycle.
March 15, 2010 by Philocthetes
Thread looked open from My Replies list, but the main lists show the lock icon. Thread itself is definitely locked.
December 29, 2009 by Philocthetes
Right now, the latest timestamp in the Last Reply column on my My Posts page is from Dec 26, but my bug/gripe on diagonals and another post on item-dropping both have activity since then. Last Reply info looks normal to me in both general browsing and the My Replies page.
May 20, 2009 by Philocthetes
I wanted to hunt up the old wilderness thread for a reference link, and I knew that Geoff the Slug was mentioned in it, so I used the local search box and entered "Geoff the Slug" (quotes included). The search only returned two hits, both for NTJedi's terrain types thread.

But when I ran the search from Google proper and added the site:forums.elementalgame.com delimiter, I got four hits for four different threads, including the one I wanted to find.

That seems a little broken to me, but I'...
March 1, 2009 by Philocthetes
There's a very long thread page in Elemental Ideas. When I try to view it in FireFox, the last bits of the last post are cut off and there is no reply box nor final page boilerplate (other than the (c) block, which looks to be outside the table that contains the posts & reply box).

When I view the page in Opera, I see all the text of the last post, and the page bottom I'd expect to see without being signed in.

Has this particular argument found some character or line limit for thread p...