Sunday, October 21, 2007 Down

Today, reached the end of its lifespan. This includes the LeetBoard beta testing. Myishi vets can still use the old forum, although it may not be very active. We encourage all vets, newer members, and old allies to get MSN Messenger and keep in touch with us through it. If you have it, but dont have any of our addy's, e-mail me.

The shutdown of the LeetBoard beta will drastically affect the development of the software. I will be setting up a new site for testing soon enough, but for now development of the project is suspended.

It's been fun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Recent LeetBoard Updates

Lately, I have been working quite diligently on LeetBoard. As a result, four new features and fixes have been implemented today.

The first is the moderator macro feature. This allows administrators to set up shortcut operations, or macros, for board moderators. The macros can pin, lock, move, and reply to topics. Macros can be limited to a specific forum or forums, usergroup, or a combination of the two. In the future, the power of the mod macros will be expanded to allow actions to be taken on the posters themselves.

Second, we have polls ready for use in topics. Polls can be appended to regular topics where they are allowed. You can read more about this feature in the previous post title LeetBoard Tech: Polls.

Next up is the post title/description issue. It turns out there was an error with how the title and description of new topics were being processed, causing them to display strangely if certain reserved characters were used. This also lead to both fields being cleared automatically upon previewing the new topic before posting.

Finally, another fix for the smiley system. This issue involved the "Show All Smilies" link missing from the Editing Topic form.

I will continue to work on the LeetBoard software. Each day it gets closer to completion. A special thanks to the Myishi Corp community for their continued help in beta testing the software and feedback. For additional feature updates, check the todo list.

LeetBoard Tech: Polls

Many message board softwares allow their users to create polls that allow other members of the board to read a question and decide amoung several choices provided. LeetBoard now supports this same feature. A user can provide a poll question, along with a minimum of 2 or maximum of 6 options, to be appended to the top of a topic. The options may contain BBC and smilies. After voting, the users can then view a pie chart rendered on-the-spot that shows the current poll standings including the total votes, and number and percentage of votes per choice.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

MC Closing Again

Well, it seems Myishi Corp is going down for the count yet again. This time it will probably stay down. Even though I sort of expected MC to run out of steam so early in its revival, it's still pretty sad to see poor ole Myishi going out for the, what I guess to be, third time in it's on-off life.

As there is no point in having a website for a corporation that no longer exists, will be dissolved after the latest payment on the hosting and registration expires (which should be sometime near the end of October 2007). This means the forum will also be pulling a vanishing act, which will effectively end this round of LeetBoard development. I will be starting a new website somewhere down the line where I will continue development of the project. But, until then, the only place you will be able to see anything LeetBoard-related will be here. For anyone who is reading this and was a former member of MC, the old forum will still be up, although I will not be actively administrating it and very very few others will be using it. We prefer you get MSN/WLM and chat with us using it instead.