New Location: New DTA Forum
Hope to see you there!
The hosting provider of this site, Bravenet, changed the forum software yesterday with no apparent warning. I've been reading the Bravenet support forum and they are getting bombarded by negative feedback from other forum subscribers. I haven't read all of the threads and messages, one of the threads is up to 120 replies, but so far I've only seen 2 subscribers that liked the changes.
Bravenet supposedly warned its subscribers in a newsletter that the changes were coming. Norm may have received it, but I doubt it, there were several paid subscribers that did not receive any advance notification.
They are actively working on fixing the problems with the new software but there is no indication yet that they will be reverting back to the old system.
Personally I don't find it all that objectionable, but it is slower, and I don't particularly care for the mixed format - threaded index and then board style when opening a message. The elapsed time display is annoying as well. I tried to switch it back to date/time stamping but it only displays the date. Bravenet said they are working to restore the date/time display option.
There are some nice new features that I've noticed. For example, after a post, you have 10 minutes to edit or delete... nice! I like the new way of displaying the last post made in a particular thread. The forum changes may not be totally comfortable from the start they they do make sense. The government changes however make no sense!!
The avatar is cool too!
'Government' & 'sense' in the same breath is an oxymoron.
At least there's now a button to start a new thread. Thanks, Phil!
Okay. What's an avatar?
Maybe those things but I see avatar url???? wassup with that?? Franky??
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For other uses, see Avatar (disambiguation).
The ten avatars of Vishnu, (Clockwise, from Left upper corner) Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Vamana, Krishna, Kalki, Buddha, Parshurama, Rama and Narasimha, (in centre) KrishnaAvatar or Avatara (Sanskrit: अवतार, IAST Avatāra), often translated into English as incarnation, literally means descent (avatarati) and usually implies a deliberate descent from higher spiritual realms to lower realms of existence for special purposes. Descents that are of importance are mainly those of the Supreme Being which are plenary and marked with superhuman qualities. Other types of descents are limited expansions of Ishvara, and some that are descents of lesser empowered divinities. The term is used primarily in Hinduism for descents of Vishnu whom Vaishnava Hindus (one of the largest branches of Hinduism) worship as the Supreme God, a distinctive feature of Vaishnavism. While Shiva and Ganesha are also described as descending in the form of avatars, with the Ganesha Purana and the Mudgala Purana detailing Ganesha's avatars specifically, the avatars of Vishnu carry a greater theological prominence than those of Shiva or Ganesha and upon examination relevant passages are directly imitative of the Vaishnava avatara lists.
A little Hinduism,,, Just What we Need on this forum HAHA
Look to the left of my message under my name!
That's my avatar!!!
Go ahead... make fun of my avatar punk.
You can use instead a picture of your rig or pile of parts.
So, uh, I guess that leaves out Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, Billy Mitchell, Chuck Yeager? Didn't Eastwood fly a Mig-23 in that one movie??
Good suggestions JimmyD,
FYI, You can link any image on the web to your own avatar. Choose whatever hero... or choose a pic of yourself which is what the avatar is all about anyway!! The suggestion of pile of parts picture was really about my pile of green and white parts!!
Here's some to consider:
That thing almost melted my puter it's so Ugly!
How about a Snow or pooch pic?,HAHAHA
Hi Tom. We've still got lots of snow around here, maybe Chuckie can help melt it a little faster.
I can see the options on this avatar thing are going to be endless. I just hope there is some regulation of what actually goes on.
Have a good weekend. Jerry
Just Fun'n with ya a little.
You put any pic you want, of course you knew that!,ha
I thought you guy's were warming some?
Heard anything of Norm? He must be on vacation?
Have a Happy Easter,My Friend,
If you guys had kids, you would know what one was. Nickolodeon has one of the baddest cartoons out called the last Avitar. Watch it with your grandkids!
wikipedia has a pretty good description of Avatar...
An avatar is a computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities, or a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an “object” representing the embodiment of the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.
So Frank is the avitar you picked a representation of yourself or your alter ego?? If its yourself, You kinda look like Fred McMurray on Father Knows Best.
You mean 'My Three Sons'? You're thinking of Robert Young, and for a fact Father Knew Best, that is before femi-Nazis took over America and the world when men became spineless sissies.
Nowadays 'father' is a catch-all euphemism for 'sperm donor', "Thanks so much, I can handle it from here...."