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A quick note to new forum members

Posted By: vometia

A quick note to new forum members - 18/09/17 11:17 AM

A quick note to new users: some of you may have noticed that your newly registered account is quite restricted and e.g. can't have an avatar, can't use BBcode, external links, images and endures rather onerous flood control.

These restrictions are manually removed by one of the moderators once we see a registration is legit, but owing to the large number of newcomers a few people may have slipped through the net. If you're one of them, please reply here and we'll look into it.

While I'm at it, if you could post new topics asking for help & tips here (please try not to be too spoilery with the titles) and anything that looks like a bug or glitch here that would be lovely.
Posted By: Shoggoth

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/09/17 12:03 PM

I just want me kickstarter backer badge.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/09/17 12:56 PM

I'm afraid that's one thing I can't arrange: that requires a database update which is run manually on an irregular basis by one of the devs. Sorry about that. frown

It may be worth leaving a note in the Kickstarter badge topic in case it needs to be looked at.
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/09/17 01:41 PM


I will also try to check the forum more frequently, and search for new users with multiple posts (it's still a manual process, though, checking the posts are non-spam).
Posted By: Shednazar

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/09/17 06:56 PM

Hi, could you please remove my restrictions too? Thank you!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/09/17 08:07 PM

Done. smile
Posted By: miaasma

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 10:02 AM

could i have my restrictions removed please?
Posted By: Sil

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 10:09 AM

I think I need you to do your thing aswell, my spoiler tag spoils things!

[spoiler]...[/spoiler]
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 11:33 AM

Both done! smile
Posted By: Sil

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 12:14 PM

Click to reveal..
Success!


Thank you.
Posted By: miaasma

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 07:33 PM

thank you so much!
Posted By: Bubbarenzo

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 08:06 PM

Can I get my restrictions removed as well? Please and thank you!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/09/17 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Bubbarenzo
Can I get my restrictions removed as well? Please and thank you!

Done. smile
Posted By: Cokomantis

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 05:39 AM

wait. nevermind. wave
Posted By: Dopelgingembre

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 11:47 AM

Hello. Can you remove my Source collar please?

Edit : Thanks!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Dopelgingembre
Hello. Can you remove my Source collar please?

*Vometia fumbles gracelessly but the cursed thing eventually comes off after much swearing*
Posted By: Zippey

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 01:27 PM

If you do have a wee bit of a moment to remove mine that would be amazing as well :)

Thank you!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 01:30 PM

Done!
Posted By: Abimor

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 06:29 PM

Thanks for removing mine as well i was going to ask last night but that 900 second post restriction is a killer.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/09/17 06:33 PM

Yeah, it's a bit long, but we found out the hard way that even the 15 minutes a day Raze needs to sleep was enough for us to get pages of spam. D: Now we just have to be quick enough to un-restrict legit users before it gets too tedious...
Posted By: Goratrixe

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 22/09/17 05:19 AM

could i have my restrictions removed please? Thanks
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 22/09/17 07:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Goratrixe
could i have my restrictions removed please? Thanks

Done!
Posted By: GreatGuardsman

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 22/09/17 10:04 PM

I'd like my account restrictions lifted as well.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 22/09/17 10:26 PM

Done. smile
Posted By: Dags

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 24/09/17 08:43 AM

Hey guys!

New member here. Would love to be unrestricted as soon as it's possible thanks!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 24/09/17 10:07 AM

Done!
Posted By: g4m3sh4rk

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 25/09/17 02:03 AM

Just joined up, wanted to share my character planner.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 25/09/17 05:38 AM

Okay, you're good to go.
Posted By: Toazd

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 27/09/17 12:41 AM

Please lift my account's restrictions. Thank you very much!
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 27/09/17 01:52 AM


Done, along with everyone else currently with more than 2 posts. When I have more time I'll search for new users with 1 or 2 posts, as well (starting with those who have been online recently).
Posted By: InsidiæMortale

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 03:04 PM

Please remove my restrictions. Thank you.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 03:09 PM

Done.
Posted By: Sholla

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 03:13 PM

could i have my restrictions removed please? Thanks
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 03:37 PM

Done.
Posted By: Alexstrasza

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 09:07 PM

Thought it would be removed automatically with post count, guess not.

Release me, please?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/09/17 09:14 PM

No, it's a manual thing to stop spammers spamming their way out of the newcomers' group. Seems your account's already been activated, is there anything you seem to be missing in particular?
Posted By: The Sonderval

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/09/17 07:21 PM

How do you tell if you have the restrictions or not?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/09/17 07:30 PM

Originally Posted By: The Sonderval
How do you tell if you have the restrictions or not?

No avatar, no external links or BBcode, very long flood control etc. Anyway, they're gone now.
Posted By: vBrandon

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/09/17 09:29 PM

Can I have the restriction removed from my account? Glad to be apart of this community!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/09/17 10:32 PM

Done!
Posted By: Ary

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/09/17 09:34 AM

I would like my restrictions to be removed as well. thx
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/09/17 10:17 AM

Done.
Posted By: CaptainFantastic

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/09/17 02:46 PM

Hey, could I get my restriction lifted please :)
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/09/17 02:54 PM

Done!
Posted By: Alexstrasza

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/09/17 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: vometia
No, it's a manual thing to stop spammers spamming their way out of the newcomers' group. Seems your account's already been activated, is there anything you seem to be missing in particular?


You are correct! Weird, I checked and it wouldn't let me use an avatar, so I came here, lol.
Posted By: Bladeheart

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 02/10/17 11:51 AM

May I too have the restrictions removed please?

Many thanks in advance. smile
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 02/10/17 11:59 AM

Looks like you're already unrestricted: PM me if you're having trouble with stuff.
Posted By: Siberlee

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 09/10/17 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: vometia
These restrictions are manually removed by one of the moderators once we see a registration is legit,


Well I think I am legit... at least that's what my mother says. But come to think of it both my parents have ever so pale blond hair, blue eyes, and milk white skin... me brown eyes, black afro and ebony skin... hey Mom?

Seriously, can you lift my restrictions?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 09/10/17 05:07 PM

Done.
Posted By: Absolem

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 10/10/17 05:06 AM

Hi! I would like my restrictions removed so I can add an avatar, please. :)
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 10/10/17 06:45 AM

Done.
Posted By: Anan

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 10/10/17 10:21 AM

HTML is disabled
UBBCode is enabled

Is this normal?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 10/10/17 10:47 AM

Yes, it is. Very few forums allow raw HTML: I guess the potential for causing "formatting issues" and all manner of other chaos is just too great... it is sometimes inconvenient not having it, but on balance, its absence is probably the lesser evil.
Posted By: Siberlee

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 12/10/17 03:38 PM

Would you be kind enough to lft my restrictions?
Posted By: Defender

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 15/10/17 03:22 AM

Firstly, je suis aussi un amoureux du fromage.
Secondly, I'd like to have an unrestricted account please :)
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 16/10/17 12:16 PM

Looks like Raze or someone beat me to it!

And I apologise that I had to use Google Translate to realise that you're also a cheese aficionado (my favourite French cheese being the notoriously fragrant Époisses) as my French is not awesome and I'm not entirely sure why my sig ended up the way it is. I can somehow speak enough to not come out of a boulangerie with some completely random non-bread-related item but I usually have to rely on my handy translator (i.e. my gf).
Posted By: Bizek

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/10/17 10:21 PM

Hello
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/10/17 10:48 PM

Good evening.
Posted By: Pallok

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/10/17 02:44 AM

Heya! Posting here just to highlight myself in queue for unrestriction. :)
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/10/17 05:33 AM

Done!
Posted By: Rahimus

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/10/17 04:47 AM

May I kindly request to have my restrictions removed? I have only registered on these forums just now, but I have been playing the Divinity saga ever since the original Divinity Original Sin release; I would really like to upload an avatar to my profile. Thanks in advance!
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 20/10/17 06:06 AM

Done.
Posted By: Jacoda

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 24/10/17 03:09 PM

Hey ^_^ just wondering if i can get the restriction lifted or if i need to wait a certain amount of time? thanks for the help.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 24/10/17 05:09 PM

No, you just need to yell at me! You should be all set now.
Posted By: GTayTay

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 24/10/17 11:14 PM

Hello, I am a newbie that would like to graduate from lurker to forum contributor! Can I have my restrictions removed please?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 25/10/17 01:10 AM

Done.
Posted By: Trib

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 01/11/17 05:51 AM

At the moderator's convenience, I'd also appreciate a lift on current restrictions. Thank you, Larian staff.
Posted By: Simzzz

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 05/11/17 11:36 PM

Thank you for this thread! I almost abandoned these forums altogether after seeing all the restrictions...

[Enter Captcha]
[Wait 15 more mins]

please fix my account... T.T
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 06/11/17 12:38 AM

Done.
Posted By: AllenCecil

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 14/12/17 08:47 PM

Happy Holidays vonetia. May I have my restrictions removed?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 14/12/17 09:08 PM

You should already be good to go: is there something in particular that seems to be problematic?

And merry Christmas and stuff: may the eating commence. biggrin
Posted By: Quantumbuc

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 26/12/17 11:46 PM

Hello... if I could get my account upgraded from restricted I would be very appreciative.

Thank you!

-Quantumbuc
"Let the pigeons loose!"
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 27/12/17 03:12 AM

Seems to have been done already... is there something in particular you're unable to do?
Posted By: Quantumbuc

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 27/12/17 03:05 PM

It must have occurred in the last day or so. I couldn't create a signature (max 1 char), but now it is all good.

Thanks for checking!

-Quantumbuc
"Let the pigeons loose!"
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 27/12/17 04:08 PM

Cool, glad it's sorted out. smile
Posted By: jtrav

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/12/17 10:39 PM

Hi - can you please remove my restrictions? Thanks.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/12/17 11:43 PM

Done!
Posted By: Fluke

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/01/18 04:00 PM

Hellu, would love to have my restriction removed :)

Thanks in advance

I love fromage too
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/01/18 04:19 PM

Name an impressively smelly cheese and I'll do it. :p

Actually I did it anyway as I currently have an over-ripe Époisses in the fridge.
Posted By: Mr.J

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 23/02/18 05:04 PM

Hello, I would like to join the community and have my restrictions removed. Could you remove them, please?
Thank you :)
Posted By: drwargame

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 23/02/18 08:40 PM

Could you remove restrictions for me please?

I recently posted instructions for how to add a Scholar tag after char creation. I wanted to include screen shots, but couldn't. It sounds like I'll be able to do that with restrictions removed.

Thanks!
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 23/02/18 10:11 PM


Mr.J;
Done.


Drwargame;
There are no restrictions on your account (new accounts can not have avatar pictures, for example). With the image tag, the URL must be directly to a .jpg or .png file (maybe .gif), and on a host that allows hotlinking. Something like imgur.com/xyz will not work, but i.imgur.com/xyz.jpg should.
Posted By: camjocotem

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 31/07/18 07:46 AM

Hey guys!
Just posting here to introduce myself and say hi :D

But now that I've seen this is the place to ask, may I have my restrictions removed to please? :)


Cam
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 31/07/18 07:56 AM


Yes.
Posted By: DiogenesOfSinope

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/08/18 09:05 PM

Hi uhmmm, I thought I did not earn the right yet but Raze mentioned on page 2 that the minimum amount of posts is 2, 2 days ago so: if you will please?
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 28/08/18 09:34 PM


Done. I periodically search for new user accounts with multiple posts (but if the forum gets slow and/or I am busy I can get out of the habit), but any legitimate post is enough to get moved to the user group, if I or another mod see it and notice the post count.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/08/18 01:07 PM

And I apologise for also being rather out of the habit of keeping an eye out! :o
Posted By: DiogenesOfSinope

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/08/18 11:16 PM

Well, when I wrote "2 days ago" I realized soon after posting that it was 11 months and 2 days ago :P, which makes more sense, the DOS2 fever has now subsided quite a bit, so I'm glad you reacted so quickly. So thanks.
Posted By: ShadowStorm

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/11/18 10:13 AM

Hello there. Finally here and it is a pleasure.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/11/18 07:20 AM

As a further note to new forum members, when moving people into the regular members' group I've taken to assigning them a default avatar to make it easier to spot who's already been "dealt with". Please do feel free to change it to something else of your choosing!

For the record, it's actually the old Divinity 2 emblem (not Divinity Original Sin 2) because it's fairly neutral and in keeping with the default forum skin. There are a bunch of D:OS2 avatars lurking but I don't yet have permission to make them live so you'll either need to use an older stock avatar or find your own. :p
Posted By: Alleyslink

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 29/11/18 07:28 AM

Hello. Just picked up the game on steam. I am a long time modder of NWN 1 & 2, I have been looking to get back into modding, and I think I may have finally found the proper tool. My thanks to the developers, and supporters, who made this product possible. Hopefully, with a little time and patience, I can return the favor by producing some enjoyable mods to share with the community.
Posted By: AllenCecil

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 16/05/19 04:14 PM

Originally Posted by vometia
You should already be good to go: is there something in particular that seems to be problematic?

And merry Christmas and stuff: may the eating commence. biggrin

Yes, why am I an posted as an "Online Freak" that's not nice.
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 17/05/19 06:40 AM


What do you mean?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/05/19 06:46 AM

Originally Posted by Raze

What do you mean?

I think it may have been one of the "moods" icons: it appears to be the case that a number of the originals/custom moods were lost during the forum upgrade so the alternative text of deleted icons appears instead. I noticed this a while ago and was also rather surprised at the seemingly mysterious title somebody had acquired.
Posted By: artofday

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/08/19 12:05 AM

hay doss same wane has a map of all rivelon
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/08/19 02:01 AM


No, the map only includes areas where the game takes place.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/08/19 03:40 PM

A few of us did try to figure out what seemed to be a logically feasible map of the Original Sin to Ego Draconis era (even though the landscape underwent some indeterminate but reasonably significant upheaval in the meantime), such as Renwex's cartography linked to in this post but it's absolutely by no means authoritative. Works for me, but is no sort of officially-sanctioned map except inasmuch as a few things were shown in the in-game maps or dialogue, e.g. Driftwood being (due?) south of Aleroth. Even the in-game maps aren't 100% reliable with the compass points not being consistent in DOS2, for instance. But this is still my headcanon map of the area of Rivellon where much of the Divinity series takes place.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 18/08/19 04:00 PM

Annotated version of the above, from memory; from my memory, so probably inaccurate.

THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL! Just so everyone is absolutely in no doubt whatsoever. It's what we've guessed based on evidence available with some added guessing, more guessing and beer and curry.

[Linked Image]
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/08/19 04:40 PM

Carelessly added Arx and the oilfields to the map and only now realise I've made both much too small. I'll change them when I'm feeling brave enough to further mangle Renwex's carefully considered topology.
Posted By: Arokh

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/08/19 05:37 PM

That map looks pretty good to me. up Also smegging things up; a Red Dwarf fan by any chance?
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 19/08/19 06:20 PM

Originally Posted by Arokh
That map looks pretty good to me. up Also smegging things up; a Red Dwarf fan by any chance?

Yes. biggrin I've pinged Renwex who's hopefully still interested and reading his emails as he did the actual mapping, all I can do myself is mangle it with carelessly applied additions.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/08/19 08:55 AM

Talking of smegging it up, I realise I have done, rather badly: having gone from memory rather than actually being thorough about it, I've incorrectly marked Hunter's Edge as Driftwood and actually missed off most of the DOS2 map as I'd completely forgotten what point we'd tried to figure stuff out. Which was between the beta and the full release IIRC.

So please disregard the map. I shall perhaps make a lame attempt to integrate Reaper's Coast into it somehow though I lack Renwex's skill or vision to do so. I'm stil going to guess it's on the same landmass but it may or may not be: all I know offhand is that Arx is on about the same longitude as Aleroth, so it's theoretically in the right place... but may not be.

Argh.
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 21/08/19 09:55 AM

More discussion on how badly I messed up and stuff here, where it belongs.
Posted By: Levianne

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 10:04 AM

Just reading the first page here, realising it doesn't happen automatically (silly me for thinking it does), and I don't like to sound ungrateful, or rather not sound grateful, yea that's better, so whoever removed my collar, thanks disembodied voice, I guess. Does it mean, I could set up my own avatar from that very moment .. or well from just now on, because silly me didn't know? I might as well stick to the default one, but I guess asking doesn't empty my coin purse, does it?
Posted By: Raze

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 12:34 PM


If it was done automatically, spammers would just post repeatedly, which would defeat the point of restrictions on new users.

You could have changed your avatar as soon as you no longer had to use a captcha to post. Usually it only takes one or two posts before the restrictions are removed (unless there are just 'me too' style posts), but sometimes longer, depending on the schedule of mods and how frequently you post.
Posted By: Levianne

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 01:03 PM

Guess I'm just used to another forums, where it is indeed automatic. I'm not saying that this method is wrong, quite the opposite. It just took me damn too long to find out, that it isn't that way here. As for the avatar, the above can be applied as well, it simply took me long to figure out, that I can change it. But not a big deal, I'm quite used to the default one for some time now, so I may be sticking to it anyway. I just wanted to say "thankee thankee thankee" and better not mention that hatch over there. XD
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 03:12 PM

I have no idea which of us activated your account! But yeah, it's manual as some of the, erm, "creatively irrelevant" contributors we've had in the past have shown remarkable determination.

The default avatar is the ED logo (well, you no doubt know that already!) which materialises thanks to a particularly horrible fragment of SQL (horrible because I wrote it, and additionally horrible because it's SQL) that gets run periodically so that I can keep track of who's already been "dealt with".
Posted By: Levianne

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 05:19 PM

That ma-a-a-ah be so-o (I love the sheep's response on the Merryweather btw) with the avatar, but I'll see myself sticking to it, because I happen not to be creative enough (or just plain lazy) to find one fitting for myself and yes, the spinning logo from ED is easily recognizable (although it doesn't spin here, but that's not an issue) and I like it anyway. I might put some points into Persuation, Strength and Wits and persuade the other members to change their avatar, so mine would look unique. XD
Posted By: vometia

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 06:56 PM

You could always creatively modify it! I still tend to think of other people's avatars as just being them. Well mine is me... and even I think it's glaring at me, but y'know. People's avatars should be individual and I get confused when they're not. Obviously "I get confused" doesn't imply that I'm ever not.
Posted By: Levianne

Re: A quick note to new forum members - 30/11/19 08:43 PM

I'm not skilled enough to modify it (also wouldn't dare to touch this masterpiece, plus creativity in this case is strange to me anyway, I can be creative with words sometimes, well most the time, probably, but not with pictures), so I'll rather have to blend with the rest, I suppose. Perhaps some day, when feeling the need to fight my laziness, I might find something, that will create let's say enough diversity. For now I feel lazy enough to stick to this fine peace of art (that has every other new member here).
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