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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    I think they rolled back to a previous version of vBulletin. Hence the lack of a multi-quote button!
    I knew there was something I left off my last post! I've been meaning to post that for the past two posts now... and I got beat to it.
    Me and that multi-quote button were just getting to know each other too. Oh well.

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    What did the multi-quote button do anyway?

    You could try to retrive your old threads from http://boardtracker.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queatrix
    What did the multi-quote button do anyway?
    It worked like a checkbox. You would click the multi-quote button in every message that you want to quote, turning it "on" for quoting that message and then you clicked quote somewhere. You'll see that you have a separate quote message in your textarea for every message having multiquote on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Maybe you guys should consider having another admin on hand for situations like this.

    edit: Possibly one in a different area, like Europe or something like that.
    So, any word on this? On a board this size, if you two are really really busy, you should probably have a backup plan.

    edit: Hell, you've already got multiple longtime mods in Europe. Even if they don't want to do it, there are plenty of other longtime posters from there that would be a good choice.

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    My guess is no, since he is suggesting somebody from Europe and he is in MIchigan. But that's just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swgh
    Are you self-nominating yourself govtcheez?
    I don't live in Europe and I'm not a mod, so no.

    This is exactly the kind of stuff I was talking about when I quit as a mod, though.

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    While it's an interesting idea, it wouldn't have helped this problem. In order for that admin to be effective, they'd have to have root access to the server because most problems affect the entire site - rather than just the board. Alex isn't compfortable giving out that information to anyone, myself included, so another admin wouldn't make of an impact on these kinds of problems.
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    I can appreciate that Alex wants to keep information like that to himself (this is his baby, after all), but it's still a little silly that no one else is able to bring the site back up. It was stuck on that CPanel login screen all day on Friday when stuff booted back up. You shouldn't need root access to the server to log in there, should you?

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    No, but you'd need the CPanel password. I imagine someone could do a lot of damage if that password fell into the wrong hands.
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    >> No, but you'd need the CPanel password.
    >> I imagine someone could do a lot of damage if that password fell into the wrong hands.


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    The multi-quote button is back! Hooray!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    No, but you'd need the CPanel password. I imagine someone could do a lot of damage if that password fell into the wrong hands.
    Sure, that's why you don't make some random chump an admin. There are plenty of people here who have been posting for years and years; it's not like I suggested we have a contest to give the 10,000th member admin rights.

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    >> The multi-quote button is back! Hooray!


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    You seem to like quoting me and just adding ":D"s, Queatrix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    Sure, that's why you don't make some random chump an admin. There are plenty of people here who have been posting for years and years; it's not like I suggested we have a contest to give the 10,000th member admin rights.
    Yes, but still. The more people who know a secret, the more likely it is to be compromised.

    And if two people knew the password, and one wanted to change it, [s]he would have to let the other person know, which would be a hassle, so the password wouldn't get changed as often, so security would be decreased . . . .

    If I was in charge of a site as nice as CBoard I'd make a complete backup before giving anyone a password that let them do anything, and I'd want to know the recipient's address and phone number at least.
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