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Mario Kart Boards Questions Thread ~ Ask site-related questions here

Nozzles

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ok Okay OK

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OK! There's no LFG thread on the MK8DX pickup group board like there is on the team board. Should I just do a lfg post for myself? Thanks and OK!
 
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OK! There's no LFG thread on the MK8DX pickup group board like there is on the team board. Should I just do a lfg post for myself? Thanks and OK!
I'm going to assume that LFG stands for "Looking for Group" aka a looking for a team thread?

If that is the case, then you are free to just use this thread, and simply state that you are looking for a pick-up group instead of a team. The 6th bulleted point down under "Those looking for a clan would include the following in their post" expresses this option.
 

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The description for MarioKartBoards Supporter states as follows:
With your €10 donation comes a bunch of great features, which are listed below! - Increased signature size and avatar file size limit - The ability to change your display name once a month (PM a member of site staff) - The ability to set a custom title which shows in your posts under your name (and the ability to customize the colors and fonts for it) - Exclusive userbar ribbon titled "MKBoards Supporter" - A featured stream in our new Streams section (once the add-on is fixed) - Profile covers In addition, your donation helps MKBoards function! We use our donation money for site server costs, addons, etc.
Now I know this might be out of date because it’s just copied and pasted from the old site, but am I just blind or is there actually a way to change the color/font style of your user title on this site right now? Also, is there a working streams section?
 

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The description for MarioKartBoards Supporter states as follows:
With your €10 donation comes a bunch of great features, which are listed below! - Increased signature size and avatar file size limit - The ability to change your display name once a month (PM a member of site staff) - The ability to set a custom title which shows in your posts under your name (and the ability to customize the colors and fonts for it) - Exclusive userbar ribbon titled "MKBoards Supporter" - A featured stream in our new Streams section (once the add-on is fixed) - Profile covers In addition, your donation helps MKBoards function! We use our donation money for site server costs, addons, etc.
Now I know this might be out of date because it’s just copied and pasted from the old site, but am I just blind or is there actually a way to change the color/font style of your user title on this site right now? Also, is there a working streams section?
Don't see one, will look into it, probs another add on. There isn't currently a stream section as I believe its a paid add on now but once again we'll take another look
 

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How do you edit messages that are sent via DM's on this site? They seem not to work for me.
 

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How can I be a supporter? I didn't see a special button like in the old site, do I just need to click in the donate button? How does it work?
Thanks in advance!
 

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I didn't see a special button like in the old site
To become a supporter, you have to donate a minimum of $10 to the site (I believe, correct me if i'm wrong).
The easiest method to do this is to use the "Purchase" button under the "Account Upgrades" section of your profile drop-down menu.
 

Kona

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Will there be a "founding member" type of banner like there was on MKBoards? Like, if someone registered from June to December 2018 or something.
 
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Sorry for the late responses

are gif icons supported?
I tried several different .gif avatars, including ones which worked on the previous website; but was not able to find one which worked properly on this site. So I'm going to assume that answer to that question would be no. Might be worth a mention within the suggestions thread however, in the chance that it is possible to implement.

Will there be a "founding member" type of banner like there was on MKBoards? Like, if someone registered from June to December 2018 or something.
I don't believe this had been brought up before during the construction of the site. I just ran it by staff and it was in majority-opinion that such a role/banner wasn't necessary.
 

~Maidvelia~

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It's the site's image proxy being a turd. It's so picky with GIF sizes. I had to significantly reduce my signature's resolution and file size for it to even work.

Beto has to figure out if disabling the proxy will be safe for the site or not.
 

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@Irene There is a limit for the *.gif size because we don't want large images to be uploaded in our website. Like, there is no way that a 15mb gif will be uploaded directly here because:

1) it will waste space on the disk. If people start uploading very big binaries on the site they'll bloat the database size/disk size quickly

2) loading a page with a big image (like 10/20mb or bigger) can slow down the loading time by a big factor, in particular if you have a slow connection

3) on mkboards.com there were posts from 2014 with zip files (40 mb) and a post (for example) with ultra hd images that wasted almost 40 mb for nothing. The pages of that thread were impossible to load, I had to manually delete them

For these reasons I've added some code in the proxy that limits the file size uploads and caches only small images. If you really need to post big gifs here, use an external file uploader like imgur and then embedd the content here
 
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