Forum Business

Looking for one more moderator

Hi folks. Our current moderators are very busy or on the road right now (including me...yes I am still technically homeless, though that should be changing soon, fingers and toes and eyes crossed), so I think we need one or two more moderators to mind the forum. Your tasks are very easy: just greet new people, click a button if you see a spammy or abusive or problematic post to make it go away, and just be friendly. If you think you'd like to be a moderator and get that cool 'moderator' badget next to your name, just shoot me an email at maki at makikoitoh dot com. Thanks!!

Where you live tags

I may be crazy, but I thought I remembered that under each person's name showed where they lived, (if they said) and you could click on it and see who else lived in the same area. I think that's gone now. Why is that? Did problems come up because of it? I thought it was a neat idea.

New Forum Topic RSS feed

I've added a 'new forum topic' RSS feed. You can subscribe to it by clicking on the feed icon near your username, or via this link.

"Pretty" Links

I'm wondering how to make my links so they do not appear but another word is hiding the link.
I have seen this here several times but do not know how to do it.


I found it!!
For everyone curios: click "input format" and then "More information on formatting options"

Server status (was: Server was down)

I'm going to put server/site status notices here. If the server is actually down, then I'll twitter it at @justbento. (Note this is not the same as my chattering twitter account, which is at @bentotips.

The traffic to the site is growing at an exponential rate at the moment (just one sign of this is the RSS subscribers have gone from around 1800-2000ish just a few weeks ago to currently above 47,000.) So, there might be some growth problems but I hope that we can keep up. continue reading...

Wanted: A few good men, I mean moderators

The forum has now been up and operational for a week, and even with more than 800 new people registering so far and hundreds of posts already, nothing’s broken! I think we are almost out of the beta phase now.

So, since as I wrote earlier I’m in the process of packing and moving house, on top of everything else, I’m really going to need help with the forum. So, I’m looking for moderators. continue reading...

A flag or report a comment feature

One more added feature before I go to sleep today. Now that I have turned on moderation of comments for all non-registered users, chances of spam and so on are fairly low, but in case some problem crops up you will notice a X link (if you're logged in) at the end of all forum topics as well as site-wide comments. If you see a problematic comment or forum topic, you can click that and flag it for a moderator (for the moment just me, but probably more in the near future) to look at. Please flag wisely though!

Forum Journals

I have a suggestion! On a few other forums I've been to, there was a forum section for "journals" - basically just a section where you could make your own thread and sort of blog about whatever you wanted. I thought it might be nice to have this forum section since I think a lot of people who visit don't have their own blogs and it'd be nice for everyone to have a place to do so. It'd also prevent other sections from getting a bit too cluttered I think, if a new thread is made every time someone wants to post a picture of their lunch.