Posts by bioco

    Is it possible that it will take such a long time?

    I would like to aplogize for the delay. We experienced some changes in the administration team and put the access to FCB process on hold.


    We will do our best to get back to you with a response by the end of the weekend.


    Thanks for your understanding!

    bioco

    Hi unoit77,
    it seems that the PowerPoint format is not supported on this board so one alternative could be to create a zip file, which is a supported format. It will then of course be required to unzip the file in order to open the original document and have a look at the pictures.


    This is not a very smart solution, so maybe someone will have a better one...


    bioco

    Dear biocosighting members,
    you certainly noticed that for a few months our new administrator mjeanne does not save his efforts to improve the board content, structure and performance. He dedicates a lot of his time for this board and is now clearly the person who makes that this board is still well alive. It is then natural and a pleasure for me to announce that he is now officially the primary administrator of this board. I will of course still be part in the admin team and work in close collaboration with mjeanne, but he is from now your main interlocutor if you have to make complaints, to give congratulations or to make suggestions for board improvement.


    Please join me in wishing mjeanne all the best in his new position and be supportive of his initiatives.


    With my kind regards,
    bioco

    I just want to add two things to the valuable comments that have been made until now:

    • I do not have any issue with hot stuff being posted on this board, but it is important that a mention of this is made in the thread title.
    • If the concerned pics are from a model, then they have to be posted in the REC-casts section, and it does not matter if they feature arm or leg casts. I would be very surprised to see hot stuff in sightings. I personally never saw a nude girl walking on crutches in the streets of Geneva ;).


    Thanks!


    bioco

    Bioco, thank you for looking into this process. I agree with your statement that sightings and quality should be priority versus just webfinds.


    thanks Paul


    Thanks for the positive feedback. Although we do not want to have quantitative rules, we do our best to make fair decisions and to apply the same rules for everybody. There is of course no perfect system, but we aim at being as perfect as possible ;)


    Regards,
    bioco

    As said, we will be pragmatic in the application of the age rule. Each user will have to make his/her own decision, but it might be than our moderators then remove a link or a picture. This will not mean that the user will be banned or warned. However it is clear that if a user regularly post pictures of much too young people, then we will have to take some severe actions.


    It is true as well that the rule will be more strictly applied for sightings. For webfinds we assume that if a person puts a picture on the internet, he/she accepts that this picture can be seem by anybody on this planet! He/she therefore also accepts that the link might be posted on a cast fetish board. It is however not a reason for posting tons of pictures of children aged 10 years! In case you have any doubt, please contact our moderators. they will be more than happy to advice you about you can do and not do.


    I'm not sure that the fact we allow erotic content makes the legal authorities to loom closely at what happens on this board. This is in any case not related with the age limit and is mainly driven by the fact most users here are over 18.


    I hope I manage to answer most of your questions.


    bioco

    I confirm that we will be pragmatic in applying this rule. We need however to protect a little bit ourselves, but we are fully aware that it is not always easy to judge the age of a person. What we in any case want to avoid is that someone post pictures (sightings or webfinds) of young children.


    Thanks for your understanding.


    Regards,
    bioco

    If these pictures are webfinds, then I would suggest to upload these pictures somewhere on the web (facebook, flickr...) and to post then the links here.


    I'm looking forward to seeing your pics!


    bioco

    I fully agree with lp808 that it is an utopia to have 80% of active users on a board, unless every user who is not active for a week is banned!!


    It is true that for now we ignore the true reasons for which the board is so slow. Although it is pretty unlikely the number of users may be partially responsible for that. this is the reason why we decided to delete all "dead" accounts. Our aim is absolutely not to create an elite boards with only some dozens of members. I'm in favor of having an elite section for prolific users (Advanced members) but the board should be open to all visitors, at the condition we make sure this does not slow down the system.


    Anyway we will do our best to submit most of our decisions to all users before translating them into actions. Your opinion is welcome and as mentioned by mjeanne, please do not hesitate to send us your ideas and suggestions.


    Regards,
    bioco

    A possible for which post counts are not consistent could be that posts in some sections of the board are not counted. However i could not find any proof of this...


    bioco

    Dear board members,
    it is a pleasure to announce that mjeanne joined the admin team a few days ago. Since krueckenlover did not have time anymore to dedicate to the board, we have been looking for someone to replace him. mjeanne offered his help and his expertise, and I'm convinced he is the right person to help us solving the few problems the board encountered over past months. His motivation and the fact that he is ready to spend time to improve the board makes me to be very optimistic that we are moving towards a bright future.


    Please join me in welcoming mjeanne to the admin team and please be prepared to have some changes (hopefully positive) to be implemented in the coming weeks.


    On behalf of the admin part I wish you all a great week-end ... with tons of sightings of course.


    bioco

    This is a very impressive job that you've accomplished. Unfortunately I'm not surprised by these numbers and I'm even not sure that this board is an exception. I think other boards must have pretty comparable numbers. This is a pity because this shows that 80% os users are just taking benefit from the work of the remaining 20%. Is it something we want to change? If yes, then we would need to have some new rules forcing people to post stuff. This would however probably require a lot of administrative stuff.


    My aim when I launched this board more than 2 years ago was to convince people that making sightings was not that risky and complicated, at least if you are living not too far from a city. I now realize that I only partially succeed in this mission and that only several dozens of members post sightings on a regular basis. Myself I stopped posting sightings on the board, but that was for personal reasons. I still hope that I'll have the opportunity in the future to share my collection. If this happens, please be sure that people posting sightings here will be the first to see my pictures.


    Thanks again mjeanna for your strong involvement in thr admin team!


    bioco

    I fully agree with you that we should be less restrictive and no more delete posts consisting in only a few words. Only exceptions are posts made by newcomers trying to reach (too) fast the 10-posts target. I don't like people posting 10 messages in 10 minutes just after registration. Otherwise I agree that users should be free to use the thank you button or to reply to the message. We need only make sure that the number of posts is not responsible for the board to be very slow.


    bioco

    The first part of the job, as described by Homer (move threads, remove insulting threads...) should normally be the job of the moderators. The role of admins is to define the global direction for the board's future and identify development opportunities. What we are missing the most at the moment is someone with some technical skills and who is able to discuss with people from woltlab in order to find the best solution (server, storage capacity management...) to solve access difficulties. We currently have krueckenlover who is supposed to do this task in the admin team, but he currently has no time and we can therefore not count on him. Once this problem will be solved, the daily task of an admin will be very much reduced. Myself I even do not visit the board everyday and get maybe 1-2 messages per week from users. This is not an heavy task.


    Mjeanne : please let me know if you still feel that you can help us to manage this board and make it survive for some more years. It seems you have technical skills, and they might be very useful to solve current issues. I would be very happy to count on your support!


    Regards,
    bioco

    I just would like to mention that I'm fully aware of the connection problems that we are all experiencing for several weeks. As you may know I do not have any technical skills to solve these problems. This is the duty of our technical admin to find a solution and in that purpose I sent him a message this evening. However if anybody has some solutions to propose, I would be very happy to hear them. I agree with Homer that this board is lacking a strong management team and I would be happy if one or more persons would agree to join the admin team to strengthen it and ensure keeping this board alive. If nothing changes in the coming weeks I also believe that the death of this board could become a reality.


    bioco

    I just would like to mention that I'm fully aware of the connection problems that we are all experiencing for several weeks. As you may know I do not have any technical skills to solve these problems. This is the duty of our technical admin to find a solution and in that purpose I sent him a message this evening. However if anybody has some solutions to propose, I would be very happy to hear them. I agree with Homer that this board is lacking a strong management team and I would be happy if one or more persons would agree to join the admin team to strengthen it and ensure keeping this board alive. If nothing changes in the coming weeks I also believe that the death of this board could become a reality.


    bioco