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Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

This is really encouraging to see, Max and Phil.  This has spiked some motivation within me. Smile


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Been digging into the upgraded admin panel.

I can confirm that the new anti-spam measures successfully blocked it's first bot about 50 minutes ago. Party
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Possible issue: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=33598

We never had a guest account before, and this account has posts attached to it that pre-date it's creation. I have a horrible feeling that this has shown up to catch any orphaned posts due to the original account being deleted. I think one or possible more than one legit member was deleted. 
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you are right -- I had to create a GUEST for deleted members' post
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diogenes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 1:08pm
First of all, thank you Max and Graphix for your hard work.  The user list, it's...normal!

This new forum skin might take a bit of getting used to, but at least we aren't being bombarded with spam anymore.
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There's an issue with the top albums list, it's different when you go here compared to what appears across the site. Note the Haken album in 3rd by following the link (which is where it was a few days ago, as if the bigger list has not updated).


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The Front page MMA TOP 5 now only includes album released before 2012 (2011 and before)

to prevent new releases from gaining top places

I've added a mention about this.


What do you think about this ? Once we settle I will fix the link 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 3:38pm
Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Possible issue: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=33598

We never had a guest account before, and this account has posts attached to it that pre-date it's creation. I have a horrible feeling that this has shown up to catch any orphaned posts due to the original account being deleted. I think one or possible more than one legit member was deleted. 

At least three I believe, some of these posts were very recent too... forum's even cleaner than we wanted it to be <laugh track> Maybe they'll register again, who knows Smile

Anyway, so glad the spamflood's gone!!!
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Originally posted by m@x m@x wrote:

The Front page MMA TOP 5 now only includes album released before 2012 (2011 and before)

to prevent new releases from gaining top places

I've added a mention about this.


What do you think about this ? Once we settle I will fix the link 


I like it, but I also feel like we could have maybe discussed it with all the collabs before that change Wink
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yes indeed ... i was testing the output and then we discuss if it's a good options and if you have better idea ! 

I am open to other perspectives 

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Looks like the number of forum members got cut almost in half, but at least we get a better idea of how many legit members are here.  I guess this was all part of the process.   
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Originally posted by m@x m@x wrote:

The Front page MMA TOP 5 now only includes album released before 2012 (2011 and before)

to prevent new releases from gaining top places

I've added a mention about this.


What do you think about this ? Once we settle I will fix the link 

I have actually long had thoughts on how the top lists are decided, including those on the sub genre pages. Perhaps instead of doing it by year it could be decided by the number of ratings? 

An example, in folk metal an album with only six ratings is in the top 10: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/subgenre/folk-metal

I personally think the album in question is a masterpiece that deserves to be there, but I also think it would make a more credible list if there was a bare minimum of ratings before a release got considered for inclusion there. 

Others subs have albums with even less ratings appearing in top lists. 


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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by m@x m@x wrote:

The Front page MMA TOP 5 now only includes album released before 2012 (2011 and before)

to prevent new releases from gaining top places

I've added a mention about this.


What do you think about this ? Once we settle I will fix the link 

I have actually long had thoughts on how the top lists are decided, including those on the sub genre pages. Perhaps instead of doing it by year it could be decided by the number of ratings? 

An example, in folk metal an album with only six ratings is in the top 10: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/subgenre/folk-metal

I personally think the album in question is a masterpiece that deserves to be there, but I also think it would make a more credible list if there was a bare minimum of ratings before a release got considered for inclusion there. 

Others subs have albums with even less ratings appearing in top lists. 


I agree that the top 5 list should be decided by the number of ratings. I'd say 50 ratings would be fair for now.
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I actually think 50 is a little excessive for the site right now. 10 - 20 was more the number range I had in my head. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote m@x Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 8:22am
...as now the system consider only album with above average # ratings, like on PA.

I can tweak that, let me know your final decision
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 9:27am
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

This is really encouraging to see, Max and Phil.  This has spiked some motivation within me. Smile


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I just noticed that the headbanging smiley seems to have vanished from the selection page. 
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Originally posted by m@x m@x wrote:

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we were excited to fix all theses issues together (finally), some were very technical and not visible, and some will help you enjoy the site more !
 
m@x - just want to add my thanks to those of everyone else.
 
Just a couple of small things - when I first joined as an S/C I started off by amending every album that didn't have a year against it by using the lists provided fromthe 'Albums - No Year' section. It is still showing as 129 albums with no year, but when I go through the sub genre listings I can't find any. Secondly, I can't find how to amend my profile - I wanted to see if the avatar upload issue had been resolved so that I could use the same one as on PMA, but even though I am logged in on both the webpage and the forum it just shows me my normal public listing as opposed to anything I can edit.
 
 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I just noticed that the headbanging smiley seems to have vanished from the selection page. 

I will import it back,thanks for reporting
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Any more  thoughts on TOP 5 MMA albums ?
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