Blog and Gallery now available to TF2Maps.net members!

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  1. drp

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    After months of preparation and hard work by our wonderful TF2Maps.net staff, we are proud to present our 2 new major features!
    The Map Developer Blogs, and our Image Gallery.

    First, lets take a look at the blogs.

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    Here we have one of Mr. DJive's post. Will the full featured blog, you can post, edit, delete your content. Others will be able
    to comment on what you write. We call it a map developer's blog, but it really can be about anything you want. (no hate, racial, or porn content please).

    The blog is fully integrated with your TF2Maps.net login. The amount of blog entries you have will be added to your profile on your posts as you can see in this picture.

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    Now, the image gallery. The galley allows you to make albums to store and unlimited amount of pictures for your forum use.
    You can upload up to 5 images at a time, and add comments about your images.

    There is no limit on how many images you can have per gallery*, but one thing we do not allow is anything that you would not want your boss looking at.
    Another great gallery feature is that you can make your albums private. That means that nobody will view what you upload.

    We will also be making a new 'VIP' forum for members who do decide to donate to the community. Oh, did i mention you get a cool looking tag under your name?

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    If you have not noticed, the donation system has been taken offline for almost a month now. No, we didnt inherit bags of money nor did we win the lottery.
    Since the removal of the donation system, many have been asking on how they can help support the site. Well, we will also be introducing a new system for this.

    Supporter Subscriptions.

    Members who wish to support the site, will have access to greater features as a thank you from us. This is the basic breakdown of what donating members will get
    over regular members.

    List of features available to regular members:
    - 75x75 or 15kb av
    - 250x250 or 100kb profile picture
    - 25pm inbox size
    - 25 600x600 images allowed in gallery
    - 100mb download limit per day
    - download delay of 30 seconds per file

    List of features available to premium members:
    - 150x150 or 50kb av
    - 1 250x50 image in sig
    - Unlimited pictures in gallery
    - 1000pm inbox size
    - ability to use 2 extra 'speciality' themes *COMING SOON*
    - full blog capabilities
    - Premium Member Forum
    - Custom Title (*Users Choice)
    - Custom Title Graphic
    (*Users Choice)
    - Can Customize Profile
    - no delay for file downloading
    - unlimited file downloads
    - view other's profile pictures
    - Can Post User Notes About Others
    - Can use animated images for both avatar and sig
    - video avatars
    - unlimited gallery images

    ***As a thank you for continuing to support our growing community, we will be extending the premium features to all our registered members for one month. Try out the premium features, play with them, and if you don't feel like they are worth the extra $5, feel free not to extend your subscription. If you still want to donate and support the site, please accept these features as a thank you from us.***

    We tried our best to not take features from our members, but to give something a little extra to those who do decide to support the site & server.
    There are many costs associated with running TF2Maps.net and its server. So please, anything you can throw our way is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    -TF2Maps.net Staff
     
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  2. Jeebies

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    Great job - looks good. One thing I'm having a problem with - I started an album, uploaded one pic that's 62k and then 2nd pic (71k) got this error:
    This picture exceeds your total album file size quota by 34.3 KB.
    Is there a 100k total album limit?

    thanks

    (I changed the album to private until I can get it straight)
     
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  3. drp

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    fixed. try it again and report back please :)
     
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  4. Jeebies

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    That did it. Thanks.

    A couple of other things I noticed:
    - The titles under each pic all read "Moderated"
    - I don't see a way of making a picture the cover. I see a radio button that reads "Leave cover unchanged" when I click "Edit Picture" but there isn't another choice there.
     
  5. Jeebies

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    hm, I just noticed this - on the "All Albums" page that has the list, it shows 0 pictures on my gallery and "None" for my "Last Picture". So maybe it's related to that - are they going into the wrong place maybe?
     
  6. drp

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    you can add the album covere here

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  7. Jeebies

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    I don't have the radio buttons that read "This is the album cover".

    (from your screenshot I can see why it reads 0 pictures in my gallery) - you have an "approve" checkbox :)
     
  8. drp

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    try again.
    ive released the moderator requirements.
     
  9. YM

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    WHOA how do you get a drunken printscreen button!?!?!?

    in other news - I have to log in for practically every time I press one of those buttons at the top, thats 5 logins in the last 5 minutes, and I did click the remember me button
     
  10. Jeebies

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    That did it - good job.
     
  11. drp

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    clear your cookies and try again :)
     
  12. YM

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    what do you take me for? I've already removed all of my cookies with 'tf2' or 'team' or 'fortress' or 'maps' or 'forum'(with the exception of those belonging to other forums) and i'm still logged out automatically every time I visit the main page
     
  13. drp

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    you fail at web forums youme lol
     
  14. drp

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    what browser you using?
     
  15. YM

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    Firefox

    when I close the tab and come back to the site using my shortcut button I'm logged in (http://tf2maps.net/) but as soon as I click the site logo, the albums button, the blogs button, any of the threads at the bottom of the main page it logs me out and requests that I log in again. The only link that doesnt seem to log me out is the new posts button.
     
  16. YM

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    Just run through who is a 'premuim member' again, it seems like everyone is one (with the exception of the mods and reviewers.....)
     
  17. drp

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    we are having a 1 month run through with every single feature available without restrictions. doing this as a thank you to everyone who has helped the community grow.

    moderators and reviewers pretty much have everything available to them too.
     
  18. MacNetron

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    Yeah, that is the downside of the "log out Youme"-switch drpepper implemented. :p

    BTW: I'm using Firefox too, but no complains here... (sorry Youme)
     
  19. YM

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    well thats strange, deleting cookies and restarting firefox doesnt work but waiting 20 minutes does...

    s'all good works now :D
     
  20. drp

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    COOL. WANTS SOME PUNCH AND PIE?
    DONT INVITE DJIVE THO.
     
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