!!

Guests can now post!

Welcome to Intelligent Answers.  As a guest, you are now able to post a question, subject to getting through our spam-bot filters.  However, if you want to answer any questions, you will need to register.  Thanks for visting!  (BTW - guests cannot post links, and if you post spam, we will block your IP and report you to every spam protection site we can find - we work hard to keep this site spam free for the benefit and enjoyment of our members!)

Author Topic: What's new?  (Read 8966 times)

Offline Duffield1

  • Founder member and wannabe deity.
  • Administrator
  • Marie Curie
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 61
  • -Receive: 34
  • Posts: 2480
  • Helpfulness: 65
  • I ain't nothing but a hound dawg...
What's new?
« on: 16 March, 2009, 09:41:52 AM »
As the site is changing as I get to grips with the software, I'll post updates of what I am doing here...

Offline Duffield1

  • Founder member and wannabe deity.
  • Administrator
  • Marie Curie
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 61
  • -Receive: 34
  • Posts: 2480
  • Helpfulness: 65
  • I ain't nothing but a hound dawg...
Rankings
« Reply #1 on: 17 March, 2009, 09:34:48 AM »
Okay, here's more update on the rankings - I've now set them up so they should be working okay:

One star – School of Intelligent Answers

0   -   Student Level 1
50   -   Student Level 2
100   -   Student Level 3
200   -   GCSE Student
300   -   AS Level Student
400   -   A Level Student

Two stars – University of Intelligent Answers

500   -   Bachelor
650   -   Masters
800   -   Doctorate

Three stars – Expert of Intelligent Answers

1000   -   Pythagoras
1250   -   Archimedes
1500   -   Leonardo DaVinci
1750   -   Galileo

Four stars – Genius of Intelligent Answers

2000   -   Marie Curie
2500   -   Maria Montessori
3000   -   Stephen Hawking

Five stars – Leading the academics of Intelligent Answers

3500   -   Dean
4000   -   Vice Chancellor
5000   -   Chancellor
6000   -   Member of University Council


If we get to people with more than 6000 posts, we'll have to look at where we go from there, but that should be a while off!

Offline Duffield1

  • Founder member and wannabe deity.
  • Administrator
  • Marie Curie
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 61
  • -Receive: 34
  • Posts: 2480
  • Helpfulness: 65
  • I ain't nothing but a hound dawg...
Guest questions
« Reply #2 on: 17 March, 2009, 06:55:48 PM »
Another update.  I've changed the permission settings so that guests can now ask questions, as well as registered members.  Hopefully, this will encourage people to give us a try, but if this ends up being abused and we have all kinds of nonsense posted (or postings by people who have been kicked out of the site), I'll disable this option again and we'll go back to being a members-only site. 

Rules apply to guests in the same way that they apply to full members. 

Please note that guests cannot answer questions, modify them or even close them - just post them.

Offline Duffield1

  • Founder member and wannabe deity.
  • Administrator
  • Marie Curie
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 61
  • -Receive: 34
  • Posts: 2480
  • Helpfulness: 65
  • I ain't nothing but a hound dawg...
Re: What's new?
« Reply #3 on: 31 March, 2009, 09:16:54 AM »
Just for info, we've closed the site to guests for the moment -stacks of spam yesterday.  We may re-open to guests, but if people abuse the site, we will close it down to guests again.

Legitimate users can simply register if they want to use the site.

Offline robinsamuels

  • Founder member.
  • Founder
  • Student - A Level
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 408
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • Never argue with an armed queen!
    • Robins
Re: What's new?
« Reply #4 on: 02 April, 2009, 11:38:46 AM »
That's good news in a way, it means we're getting picked up on the search engines and people think that there's enough traffic here to make it worthwhile spamming the site.

Offline Duffield1

  • Founder member and wannabe deity.
  • Administrator
  • Marie Curie
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 61
  • -Receive: 34
  • Posts: 2480
  • Helpfulness: 65
  • I ain't nothing but a hound dawg...
Re: What's new?
« Reply #5 on: 03 April, 2009, 03:37:39 PM »
Just for info, I tried to re-open the site for guests to post questions again today, but once again, we had porn spam posted within minutes, so I have deactivated that option again.

Shame.

Offline redslap

  • Founder member and IA's official taster - cheese a speciality.
  • Founder
  • Student - A Level
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 1
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 442
  • Helpfulness: 17
  • Still Breathing, that's good, right?
Re: What's new?
« Reply #6 on: 03 April, 2009, 06:26:19 PM »
Just for info, I tried to re-open the site for guests to post questions again today, but once again, we had porn spam posted within minutes, so I have deactivated that option again.

Shame.

Maybe post something on the first screen a new person sees to the effect that registration only takes two minutes and we need you to register to prevent our site being swamped with spam; and that unregistering is easy too if they decide they don't want to hang around. 

I'm suggesting this because often I will not use a site because they force me to sign up to use it *without* explaining why... if we explain why folks might be more inclined to sign up?

Offline Hiheels

  • Founder member, in the naughty corner for smoking in the café.
  • Moderator
  • Chancellor
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 123
  • -Receive: 82
  • Posts: 5060
  • Helpfulness: 677
  • Yes, yes, very nice. Now put it away.
Re: What's new?
« Reply #7 on: 04 April, 2009, 10:21:04 AM »
Good plan, Red.
I've put something in the 'news' line at the top of the front page - not sure this is the best option though.

Offline Blacksmith81

  • Founder
  • Student - Level 3
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 114
  • Helpfulness: 7
Re: What's new?
« Reply #8 on: 05 April, 2009, 02:30:09 AM »
Time will tell

Offline robinsamuels

  • Founder member.
  • Founder
  • Student - A Level
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 408
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • Never argue with an armed queen!
    • Robins
Re: What's new?
« Reply #9 on: 05 April, 2009, 11:55:45 AM »
Any chance of making that "news" item a bit bigger, or flashing, or something?

Even knowing about it, I'd missed it for a while!

Offline Hiheels

  • Founder member, in the naughty corner for smoking in the café.
  • Moderator
  • Chancellor
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 123
  • -Receive: 82
  • Posts: 5060
  • Helpfulness: 677
  • Yes, yes, very nice. Now put it away.
Re: What's new?
« Reply #10 on: 05 April, 2009, 12:59:33 PM »
Howzat?

Offline robinsamuels

  • Founder member.
  • Founder
  • Student - A Level
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 408
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • Never argue with an armed queen!
    • Robins
Re: What's new?
« Reply #11 on: 05 April, 2009, 01:01:34 PM »
Can't miss it now ;D

Offline robinsamuels

  • Founder member.
  • Founder
  • Student - A Level
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 408
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • Never argue with an armed queen!
    • Robins
Re: What's new?
« Reply #12 on: 06 April, 2009, 11:52:25 AM »
The slightly smaller font, allowing it to fit on one line, looks better. Nice job :D

Offline Hiheels

  • Founder member, in the naughty corner for smoking in the café.
  • Moderator
  • Chancellor
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 123
  • -Receive: 82
  • Posts: 5060
  • Helpfulness: 677
  • Yes, yes, very nice. Now put it away.
Re: What's new?
« Reply #13 on: 06 April, 2009, 11:57:43 AM »
Cheers  :)

Cexgrell

  • Guest
Whats new
« Reply #14 on: 22 November, 2009, 03:59:24 PM »
There is a ridiculous amount of spam in the chat right now, is it possible to get a new chat?