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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!

Sigurd Stormhand

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  1. Random Stuffz

    sorry, that was me getting confused - I meant Vlad Dracula. He was the saint.
  2. Star Trek - Discussion

    Really, the series hinges on you liking Michael Burnham and a lot of people don't. She's single-handedly responsible for the screw up that led to the Klingon War, she's terribly insubordinate to the extent that she stages a mutiny in the pilot. The show doesn't really do enough to earn the kudos she gets at the end of the first series - enough for her to earn redemption but not enough to make her "the" hero. That sort of lauding of an andividual is very un-Star Fleet, actually. A lot of this becomes really obvious when you put her opposite Pike and watch her argue with his perfectly rationale command decisions and then disobey them. That being said, Season 2 is essentially a soft reboot of Season 1, Stammats (the engineer) in particular is played as a very different character and only part of that is down to them getting rid of Lorca. The way they dealt with Pike's future was... sadistic... didn't like that at all, it added nothing to the character because we already know he's moral and self-sacrificing, so it was just a kind of twisted fan service, really. Then in the last three or four episodes the wheels kinda came off the plot, which made me think there was no single mind or even a cohesive writer's room to decide the direction the season was going to take. One final thing that bothered me - the very female-slanted Bridge crew (the only males are Saru and the guy who runs coms, traditionally a female role in Trek). Now, I know what you're going to say, redressing the balance etc., etc.... Here's the thing though - you ended up having two seasons where basically a group of attractive young women stood around a male authority figure whilst he got to sit in a throne under a halo-like light and told them what to do. There are a few moments when it really does cross into "bridge bunny" territory, which is another consequence of the thin characterisation that means the bridge crew are primarily all just "a look" rather than people. Basically, if they had had about 50% less Michael Burnham and made an effort to tell stories from multiple perspectives - especially more of the crew's private reactions to Lorca conscripting Burnham - it would have been much better. Trek tends to work better as an ensemble show and even TOS had three characters it focused on fairly evenly - Kirk, Spock and McCoy.
  3. Random Stuffz

    A major problem with a lot of these films, even the ostensibly serious one staring almost no one you've heard of, is that they insist on mixing the story of Vlad Dracul with Stoker's Dracula. this tends to annoy modern Romanians as Vlad Dracul is a Saint.
  4. Star Trek - Discussion

    Discovery would have been much better without Michael Burnham. The series was far too interested in making the story about her instead of about the crew generally. They managed to go a whole season without naming most of the bridge crew or bothering to characterise them andthe fact that one of them is a human reconstituted as a full-body Cyborg (essentially an android with a human brain) isn't explained until the end of season 2 - I though she was some sort of semi-synthetic Alien. That's not to say Season 2 wasn't better than Season 1, but I still can't really describe it as "good" so much as "ok" really. The finale left me feeling rather cold and deflated and not really interested in Season 3.
  5. [RELz] Elsweyr Anequina

    Let's not make this any more than it is. Iliana has certain requirements, Andalay has made it clear the AssimilationLab cannot meet those requirements; AFK can meet those requirements - so Iliana is moving her files. AFK isn't going anywhere, so the files will be perfectly safe and we have good traffic so people will still be able to find them.
  6. Sexism in Comics

    I just wanna say two thing about this: 1. Adrianne Palicki deserved better material. 2. She really fits the part. So, I suppose someone had a good idea and then...?
  7. [RELz] Elsweyr Anequina

    If I'm understanding this correctly Iliana uploaded a new file and that file has now somehow been deleted? Also, it seems that what Iliana is asking for (locking the thread) would have no practical impact on the functioning of the site - other than preventing people from posting in the release thread. Wouldn't the best outcome now be to restore the file that was deleted, delete all these replies and lock this thread with a note from an Admin explaining the author has left modding and that whilst the files remain available for download no support is provided by said author? If the purpose of a thread is to anchor the file in the forum software and notify people that a file has been released what does it matter if the thread is open or locked to the community at large? Finally, I'd like to apologise to Iliana as I presume this will mean she gets another notification email, sorry about that. As there are no backups of this mod, though I'm gravely concerned about the question of it remaining online in a non-broken form.
  8. Dark Creations is Shutting Down?

    I have never posted a "Let's Play" thread for anything.
  9. Random Stuffz

    Awww, I'm sorry hear he was ill. Hopefully he's recovered now.
  10. Happy Birthday Sigurd!

    I mean, what is consciousness, really? What is 14% strength Mead? And, really, how many bottles is too many?
  11. Happy Birthday Sigurd!

    Apologies for not being here to say thanks. I was unconscious until today.
  12. Random Stuffz

    A few of the figures are still in their blister packs but they're, you know, toys I got as a child. Quite a few were played with.
  13. Random Stuffz

    Well, all my Star Wars toys are worth £250 - about 60% of what I probably spent on the collection.
  14. Random Stuffz

  15. Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    Right? And you know I'm not that much of an arsehole. Also, you said you liked Jackie Chan singing, and I admit I was in kind a rush that day.
  16. Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    I'm sorry I missed your birthday, I was unforgivably distracted. Here is Jackie Chan singing in Chinese as a proxy to express your awesomeness:
  17. AFK Mods is down

    1. There is no proof, none whatsoever, that Arthmoor is an assassin lizard. 2. If he was who do you think would do his stabbies for him?
  18. Random Stuffz

  19. AFK Mods is down

    Arthmoor is a Lizard.
  20. AFK Mods is down

    Arthmoor has been offline for a couple of days. As I recall he no longer physically hosts the site like he used to, so his physical move shouldn't be an issue.
  21. Feedback thread

    The difference is that it now flags up if you aren't encrypting your visitors' information.
  22. Feedback thread

    Chrome is accurate, then, and the problem is you don't have licensed forum software.
  23. Feedback thread

    So - Chrome now reports the site does not have a valid security certificate and flags this up by giving you the "Not Secure" mark in the address bar.
  24. Random Stuffz

    You're welcome
  25. Random Stuffz

    The weirdest part is all the extras.