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Whill
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Location: Columbus, OHIO, USA, Earth, The Solar System, The Milky Way Galaxy

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, Naaman. I have a couple GM friends I'll have to share that with.

CRMcNeill wrote:
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CRMcNeill wrote:
BTW, are you planning on adding new ranks? It's rarefied territory up here, but I've been a Grand Moff for a while, and I'd think I'm due a seniority promotion if nothing else.

Wink

Yes, I can add new ranks. If you have any suggestions for what's above Grand Moff

IMO, garhkal and Hellcat should probably have some input, as well.

Absolutely. But let's table this discussion for now as I have more pressing matters to address such as devising and posting updated site posting guidelines, and cleaning up all the announcements and sticky threads to make things less busy and more streamlined.

Likewise, I ask that everyone please hold off on suggesting/requesting technical upgrades to forum functionality as these things would be down the road. I am a novice webmaster learning as I go. If there are any problems with using the site as you have been, please point them out, but otherwise let's just continue to function as we have been for now. I have a family, day job and other time commitments, so change is slow. Thank you.
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cheshire
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:


Likewise, I ask that everyone please hold off on suggesting/requesting technical upgrades to forum functionality as these things would be down the road. I am a novice webmaster learning as I go.


Wait... so I can't put in a request for that retinal scan at a login instead of my password? Dangit. I could swear that there's an easy plugin for that.
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ebertran
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Location: Miami, FL

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just lurking here, but have been for YEARS. Glad to see the site isn't going anywhere, this site is important to keep around, as d6 is one of the greatest rpg's of all time, and the writing about it here can't just vanish into the ether. Even though I barely play the game, every now and then I still pick it up and when I do, one of my first stops is this site. You all are doing the Lord's work. Smile

MTFBWY.
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Whill
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebertran wrote:
Just lurking here, but have been for YEARS. Glad to see the site isn't going anywhere, this site is important to keep around, as d6 is one of the greatest rpg's of all time, and the writing about it here can't just vanish into the ether. Even though I barely play the game, every now and then I still pick it up and when I do, one of my first stops is this site. You all are doing the Lord's work. Smile

MTFBWY.

Amen! And that's what this is all about. It didn't make sense for Loc Taal to continue the site, but he didn't want to just pull the rug out so gave me a chance to take it over. I just couldn't stand the thought of the Pit no longer being here, so I did what I had to do for this online community. I got a good deal on three years of web hosting so we will continue to be here whenever you can stop by. Thanks.
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CRMcNeill
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
It didn't make sense for Loc Taal to continue the site, but he didn't want to just pull the rug out so gave me a chance to take it over. I just couldn't stand the thought of the Pit no longer being here, so I did what I had to do for this online community. I got a good deal on three years of web hosting so we will continue to be here whenever you can stop by. Thanks.

I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but I expect there's enough of us who value this site enough to chip in and help out if it ever came to that.
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Urban Spaceman
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big thanks to Loc Taal for creating this place and building the foundations for this community.

Thanks to Whill too for stepping up so we can continue talking about this game and the Galaxy of D6 Star Wars.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
Whill wrote:
It didn't make sense for Loc Taal to continue the site, but he didn't want to just pull the rug out so gave me a chance to take it over. I just couldn't stand the thought of the Pit no longer being here, so I did what I had to do for this online community. I got a good deal on three years of web hosting so we will continue to be here whenever you can stop by. Thanks.

I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but I expect there's enough of us who value this site enough to chip in and help out if it ever came to that.


As long as we can use something Other than just PayPal (pay screw you) to donate, i am more than willing to chip in..
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RyanDarkstar
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of my favorite sites to visit daily. I appreciate the discussions and updated stats posted. Big thanks to Loc Taal and Whill for such an amazing site.

I humbly offer monetary support should you need it.
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Whill
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I very much appreciate the offers to chip in money. There may be some additional costs for possible upgrades to the site down the road, but the web hosting and domain registration is paid for three years so we are good there.

What I will inevitably need help with is the web-mastering aspect of administrating this site, so if anyone here has experience with that then I may call on you for assistance in the future. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take it that the board is written in php. Though I don't see any telltale signs that it's on a wordpress install.

If you want to pm/fb me the details of what we're looking at, I can tell you how much or little help I might be.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait... sorry for the double, we're on PHP BB 2.0. Answered my own question.
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Jedi Skyler
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's been a little while since things officially changed over, but I'd like to thank Loc Taal for this brainchild. It's been a wonderful place to make friends, enjoy a good game of SWD6, and learn more and more about this wonderful world. Whill, thanks for taking the reins. I've no doubt you'll continue in the very fine tradition that has been set up for us all.

That said, I do have a question. I find myself unable to access the original landing page, which had several very useful utilities on it...including a planet generator, a ship generator (if I remember correctly), and a very extensive list of character names. Is that going to be the way of things, or will that page be once again accessible in the future?

This is NOT a complaint by any means. I simply would like to know if these resources will once more be available. If there's a vote on it, I'm definitely in favor of reinstating that capability.
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Wajeb Deb Kaadeb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconded. I like this forum a lot, and Whill is doing a great job with it.
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Whill
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Skyler wrote:
Whill, thanks for taking the reins. I've no doubt you'll continue in the very fine tradition that has been set up for us all.

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
Seconded. I like this forum a lot, and Whill is doing a great job with it.

Thanks, guys! I'm happy to be of service to this community.

Jedi Skyler wrote:
I do have a question. I find myself unable to access the original landing page, which had several very useful utilities on it...including a planet generator, a ship generator (if I remember correctly), and a very extensive list of character names. Is that going to be the way of things, or will that page be once again accessible in the future?

This is NOT a complaint by any means. I simply would like to know if these resources will once more be available. If there's a vote on it, I'm definitely in favor of reinstating that capability.

Yes, the Rancor Pit started as that website and the forums came later as an expansion to the original site. That site stopped being on the internet in early 2016, but certain aspects of it probably stopped working before that. I'm not sure but I think a lot of the coding was out of date and it would have required a lot of work for Loc Taal to get it back up and running. At the end of last year the transfer of Rancor Pit ownership to me only included the forums and not the original Rancor Pit site. Even if I had been given the original files, I probably would not be able to get it up and functional.

I own the domain for rancorpit.com so a new "landing page" will probably exist someday (I think you found that now it just forwards to the forum). But it very likely won't be for a while and won't be the same as the original one. Here is an archive I found of the old main page, just for nostalgia. Unfortunately almost all the other links there do not work. Sorry.
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Jedi Skyler
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the page, Whill. Too bad the utilities don't still work; I wish I'd had the foresight to have converted the entire page of names to a Word doc.
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