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Posted by pidgin 
Welcome to the Forum (help/suggestions/say hello!)
January 06, 2010 02:47AM
Welcome to the Braindance forum!



This forum was set up as a result of the Planet Mu forum closing its doors rather suddenly. However, it's not 'just' a replacement forum - it'll hopefully continue the spirit of the Mu forums, but become an independent place for people to discuss all kinds of electronic music (and other stuff, no doubt).

USER MANUAL

- If you want the correct times/dates for your timezone, you can set this in Settings.

- Editing posts: as a compromise between people who like being able to edit posts, and those who think it leads to arguments, you can edit your post for up to 15 mins then it auto-locks.

You can use BBcode here:
Quote

[b]bold[/b]
[i]italic[/i]
[u]underlined[/u]
[s]strike[/s]

[url=http://www.example.com/]A link[/url]

[img]http://www.example.com/image.jpg[/img]

[youtube]WOnzjmZaxhA[/youtube]
(use the code from after 'v?=' in the video's address)

[vimeo]12345678[/vimeo]
(use the code in the video's address)

[soundcloud]100000123[/soundcloud]
(see below for full explanation of how to do this)

[quote]quoted text (like this block)[/quote]

[code]monospaced[/code]

{spoiler}Hidden content{/spoiler}  
{spoiler=Content title} Hidden content {/spoiler}

(use square brackets instead of curly ones in the last two)


If you haven't entered the correct code format for a [youtube] clip it'll show this video instead.

Emotional icons

Certain things will cause an image instead of text
Quote

(in all examples remove the spaces to make it work)
< 3 = <3 
: record : = :record:
: cd : = :cd:
: like : = :like:
: dislike : = :dislike:
: date : = :date:
: video : = :video:
: rip : = :rip:
: win : = :win:
: cake : = :cake:
: ! : = :!:
: fire : = :fire:

To insert a tune from soundcloud

1. Go to your Soundcloud
2. Click the "Share" button on your tune
3. Click "More" and then "Wordpress"
4. Copy the number from the end of the text (e.g. 10000741)
5. Paste it in here as [soundcloud]10000741[/soundcloud]

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Templates
There are different templates available if you want to change the look of the site. These are found under Settings -> Forum Settings. The ones available are the standard one, the standard one with avatars(!), an 'Old Skool Mu' look, a very boring grey one, and a special one for people using 320x240 mobile browsers.

Finally, you can follow @braindanceforum on Twitter to get updates when new threads are started. If you are obsessed with data, you can follow @braindancefull instead to get links to every single post made, as they happen. Welcome to the information age. Twitter account broken indefinitely.

If you find any bugs or have suggestions for the layout please say so in this thread. Customising the Phorum software was a real headache and I might have made a few mistakes.

There are a few advanced features like private messaging (PMs) that can be turned on if anyone is particularly interested in having them, but it's probably best to keep things as simple as possible.

I should mention missaw (of The Centrifuge fame) is kindly hosting this.

Anyway that's it, hope you like it smiling smiley



Edited 34 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2012 09:07PM by pidgin.
Re: the Braindance forum!
January 06, 2010 03:24AM
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 05:04AM
good to see a plan come together so quickly. props to pidg for doing the dirty work to get this going.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 07:11AM
[youtube]WOnzjmZaxhA[/youtube]

(edit: fixed)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2010 11:04AM by pidgin.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 10:12AM
Morning everyone.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 10:46AM
get back to work mal!
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:05AM
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Qrqyt
hmm.. that's not even close to the video I posted
Sorry, I'll make it clearer how to do it in the instructions. You just needed to do [youtube]NDX_CS3NsTk[/youtube], not the whole embed code.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:16AM
Good work peeps.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:33AM
So has this been started by a PHORUM user?
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:33AM
Ha ha i just read the original post sorry.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:38AM
Nice one... Hope someone sends Mr McKenna an invite..
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:46AM
OK, registered, now looking for the right RSS feed to stream everything until I get the gist of what the forum is about. Clues would be good.

Shameless self-promotion follows.

[youtube]-B68bRDzQi8[/youtube]
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:48AM
What is with the Gay WATMM quote at the bottom?
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 11:54AM
best forum ever.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 12:02PM
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gocab
best forum ever.

I preferred it before it got all popular. Like this morning.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 12:07PM
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 12:10PM
Cheers for changing the quote Pidgin if that was u mate
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 12:13PM
damn, I thought I finally had a shot at being oldschool. gutted.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 12:31PM
brain dance
[youtube]5TfphYhNB8M[/youtube]
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 01:30PM
Yo, yo, yo.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 02:32PM
this happened a lot faster than i thought it would.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 02:53PM
YOYOYO CONGRATZ ON ZE BOARD YA WANKAZZZ~!!!
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 03:00PM
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UrsaMal
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gocab
best forum ever.

I preferred it before it got all popular. Like this morning.

it was even better at about 2am last night, ah well, me and pidgin still have our secret beta testing forum
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 03:24PM
And also, thanks to all who put this place together... FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!!
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 03:58PM
peace, out of interest are you missing your ♥ by choice or did it not let you use it? cos that might be something to fix
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 04:43PM
can we edit posts? If so, how? I love you braindancerz!
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 04:47PM
I wasn't sure about turning on editing, as it can disrupt the very fabric of the space-time continuum (and cause arguments over who said what).

as a compromise I've set it so you can edit your posts up to 15 minutes after you post, then it locks them forever and ever!
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 04:52PM
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 05:20PM
I think it would have been really funny if this forum looked just like the old forum before it became the new crappy dead forum.
Re: Welcome to the Forum!
January 06, 2010 05:39PM
tis nice.
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