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  1. The current iteration of the board (that is, the one running on Invision software) came into existence around that time, and it looks like everyone had to rejoin at that point (even the oldest members like Narziss and kidsmoke have join dates of June 2003), so it's likely you were one of the first to join the new board. Before that, it was on phpBB software - here are a couple of the oldest captures I can find for that version: http://web.archive.org/web/20020808114235/http://www.viachicago.org:80/phpBB2/index.php http://web.archive.org/web/20020409224109/http://www.viachicago.org/p
  2. We were originally planning on a full bar actually. Turns out it's ridiculously difficult to store alcohol in the cloud (and the host usually isn't too happy about it).
  3. Somehow the "Max lines per signature" was mistakenly set to zero for some user groups (presumably during one of the updates). Should be fixed now. Note that, as always, signatures are only visible in desktop view (they're hidden in mobile for readability reasons).
  4. SSL certificate didn't update correctly. Should be fixed now.
  5. @kidsmoke, you want to take this one? I tried to look into it myself but the wayback machine doesn't go back far enough.
  6. Relaxing at home with the wife. Cooked and ate a nice early Valentine's dinner together (she works late tomorrow night), and we finished up season 5 of The Expanse. Pretty great weekend so far. 😀
  7. Clearly photoshopped. There's no way you all got to go to the loft.
  8. Probably won't be awake to catch it live (my wife works afternoon/evening shift at a covid processing lab, so we're on a weird schedule), but I'll honestly just be relieved if I don't wake up to an ongoing crisis megathread in r/politics. Maybe we'll open a bottle of wine or something tomorrow night though.
  9. (On the next Science Friday:) Are spiders filling out tax returns?
  10. Why does your television have a foot-sized hole in it?
  11. Sorry about that....uploads were previously capped at 5 MB per post, so you might have been running into that limit. I've bumped it up to 30 MB per post to avoid similar issues in the future. Bear in mind that there's currently a max upload storage limit, across all forums, of ~2 GB per user by default (this quota may change in the future depending on server resources). If anyone finds themselves running into this ceiling, please contact one of the admins and we'll see what we can do.
  12. I think today's admission may be the closest we ever get to an actual "concession" from Trump. Even if he announces it more formally at a press conference or rally, it'll be couched in terms of illegal voting, rigged elections and probably some good ol' fashioned racism for good measure, because he's literally incapable of admitting actual defeat or failure. Hell, he's still sore that he didn't win the popular vote in 2016, an election he actually did win overall. Whatever. He can keep bitching about it, filing frivolous lawsuits and making vague mafia-style threats, his congress
  13. Yeah looking at the current percentages, I think you might be right about Warnock, but it's still going to be a tough fight. Loeffler would actually have a plurality right now if it wasn't for Collins splitting the vote. With Collins out of the race I worry his supporters will shift to Loeffler instead. In any case, I wouldn't want to live in Georgia the next couple of months. I don't even live in a swing state and I've gotten probably a hundred different political calls and texts in the last couple of weeks, not to mention the political mail. I can't even imagine the bombardment
  14. Nice to feel a bit of relief for once after the past four years. I wish I could actually feel happy about it - I thought I would be ecstatic about a Biden win, but without the senate it feels like a bit of a hollow victory. Obviously the two GA seats are still a possibility, but even winning one of those would be extremely lucky and we need both for a majority. I suspect Biden will have to issue a ton of executive orders to make any progress at all over the next 2 years minimum.
  15. I'm following the reddit live thread and hoping for some good news. Intentionally avoiding news sites and FiveThirtyEight because I'm terrified of what the updated projections might show. Trying to brace for the worst but I have to admit, I'm not ready for it. Not again.
  16. Love the DeVos one. Reminds me of those decorative throw pillows you can buy with phrases like, "Eat a bag of dicks" written in big curly script. I'm also a big fan of the "Fuck Trump" kitten in the corner. *Edit: Does she sell these anywhere, or are they just for personal use/family/friends? I would definitely pay for some of those. And they'll still be relevant for a few months no matter what happens tomorrow.
  17. That was a heartwarming read and the pictures they sprinkled in are adorable. I also appreciated the self-awareness. From the title I was expecting the article to harp on about the unique things Jeff did as a parent that really drove Spencer's creative development, but they make it clear from the get-go that it was a combination of good parenting and Spencer being extremely lucky to grow up immersed in the music scene. Which makes sense of course - Jeff's parenting style/philosophy is certainly admirable, but not at all unique (at least not by modern standards?), and there are surely millions
  18. Pelosi's press conference today implied that the 25th amendment might be under consideration, given Trump's "altered" mental state. If so that could explain Pence's sudden change of plans. Supposedly she'll be discussing it more tomorrow.
  19. I realized recently that I may have incorrectly set the notification settings during our recent software upgrade, and many of you may not have been getting notifications for topic replies and/or other followed content. In the interest of making sure everyone is getting notifications by default, I've reset the default notification settings and set all user notification preferences to these defaults (I apologize for any inconvenience this causes to those of you who have already modified your notification preferences since the board upgrade). With the new default settings, you should now be autom
  20. Well this seems to be escalating quickly. I was definitely was in the "this is just a political stunt" camp when I first heard the diagnosis, but this might be the one time he's actually telling the truth.
  21. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. During the upgrade there was an option to show members' "display names" or "usernames", and obviously I chose the former to keep everyone's settings the same, but it sounds like that also affected the login info. @RainDogToo, can you confirm that @theashtraysays' solution works for you also?
  22. Possibly a browser cache issue, at least with regards to @Analogman's problem. Not sure if it explains @uncool2pillow 's problem, but it's the only thing I can think of at present. We applied a major software update to the board last night, so some browsers/devices are probably getting confused because of leftover cached data from the old board. For anyone else who runs into this issue, try clearing your cache/browser data first (on Chrome, this would be: 3-dot menu -> History -> History -> Clear Browsing Data). Any other issues (or suggestions, or complaints), please send us a P
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