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Silverpaws
02-15-2007, 02:24 PM
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Caliga
02-15-2007, 02:32 PM
You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum.

Tstorm
02-15-2007, 02:43 PM
I think this is an oversight.  I have a character on the test server and can't start new threads on the In Testing Feedback forum anymore either. Unless SOE is planning on changing the forum to a more focus group kind of forum where a developer begins a topic and people reply on that topic, I think there are just some permissions that need tweaking.

Silverpaws
02-15-2007, 03:04 PM
<cite>Caliga wrote:</cite><blockquote>You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum. </blockquote>I have a toon on test.

Fringe
02-15-2007, 03:05 PM
<p>Caliga wrote: "<b>You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum."</b></p><hr /><p>Personally, I think that this would be a mistake. I have offered suggestions, feedback, and opinions on many subjects and in many test server threads without ever having a character on test. I'm sure that many others have done the same. Many of the issues discussed don't require that you have a test character to experience them first hand as many good thoughts can come from just having a character on live combined with having half a brain.</p><p>Feedback is feedback and shouldn't be limited to which servers your characters are on.</p><p>Just my opinion of course.</p>

Matia
02-15-2007, 03:33 PM
In general I might agree with you Fringe, but the purpose on that one is to get feedback on changes on a specific server. Unless a player has a character on that server, their feedback would be estimation and hearsay instead of actual experience with those changes. While the feedback might be good (not as in pro the changes, but well done), it could not be as informed as if actually experienced. But, that's just me.

Fringe
02-15-2007, 05:42 PM
<p>IMO the best feedback to any changes that might eventually make it to the live servers would come from everyone that plays EQ2 regardless of their server. I can read a thread about upcoming changes and logically discuss the potential impact based on my personal experiences on the live server. Just because I don't experience the changes first hand on the test server doesn't mean that I don't have anything productive to add to conversations about those changes. We can all gain knowledge through each others experiences and a mixture of our opinions would be better than limiting those opinions to only a certain group of individuals.</p><p>In other words, just because I'm not crazy doesn't mean that my opinions on the subject of insanity aren't valid. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Also, keep in mind that the changes on the test server will evenutally affect everyone on the live servers. Excluding them from the debates about those changes wouldn't really be all that fair. If we can comment on those changes before they go live then it's a discussion. Once they go live it's miore likely to become a complaint. </p><p>At any rate, these are just my opinions so take them for what they're worth.</p>

Caliga
02-15-2007, 11:06 PM
<cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Caliga wrote: "<b>You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum."</b></p><hr /><p>Personally, I think that this would be a mistake. I have offered suggestions, feedback, and opinions on many subjects and in many test server threads without ever having a character on test. I'm sure that many others have done the same. Many of the issues discussed don't require that you have a test character to experience them first hand as many good thoughts can come from just having a character on live combined with having half a brain.</p><p>Feedback is feedback and shouldn't be limited to which servers your characters are on.</p><p>Just my opinion of course.</p></blockquote>But you can respond to threads on test, you just can't start your own.  And if it was really that serious you could always make a toon a test.  I think the reason they did that was because they don't want a billion posts about "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE NERFING BLAH BLAH" from people who haven't even tried the new blah blah.  And if you have a toon on test and still can't post, well...I dunno.

Fringe
02-15-2007, 11:27 PM
<p>I guess I need to learn to read a bit better. I honestly missed the "new topics" part of the thread title and thought that we weren't allowed to post at all in the testing feedback section. I have no problem with not being able to start new threads as long as replying to existing ones is possible. Just like with the newbie board. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>BTW, I know that I could have just tested this all out for myself but I really didn't have anything interesting to post on that board so I decided not to even try.</p>

Caliga
02-16-2007, 02:46 AM
<cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I guess I need to learn to read a bit better. I honestly missed the "new topics" part of the thread title and thought that we weren't allowed to post at all in the testing feedback section. I have no problem with not being able to start new threads as long as replying to existing ones is possible. Just like with the newbie board. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>BTW, I know that I could have just tested this all out for myself but I really didn't have anything interesting to post on that board so I decided not to even try.</p></blockquote>Don't feel bad, if I didn't comment in the testing forums often I may have misunderstood too. Its not like there is really clear terms for creating a thread and replying to one.

BoughtOnEb
02-16-2007, 03:19 AM
<p>I don't seem able to post anywhere on the forums all I have is a reply button.</p><p>What am I missing?  How do you start a new thread?</p><p>Thank you, </p>

Fringe
02-16-2007, 04:27 AM
<p>Underneath the Announcement section is the board title. Below that should be a New Topic button.</p><p>Yeah, I don't feel too bad about it but yes they could make it a bit more clear. Oh, and oddly enough I seem to be able to create threads in the newbie section now where as before they were only for those ranked as newbie. Maybe an oversight.</p>

Pins
02-16-2007, 09:43 AM
<cite>Caliga wrote:</cite><blockquote>You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum. </blockquote> Obviously you need more than that, because even with having a toon on test(even tho I had barely played him until now) for probably the past year, I am unable to make new topics in the in testing feedback forum.

Aeronis
02-16-2007, 12:07 PM
I can't start threads in any forums, but I can reply - What's up with that? I can't find the new thread button anywhere.

Caliga
02-16-2007, 02:19 PM
<cite>Pinski wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Caliga wrote:</cite><blockquote>You have to have a toon on test to post in the feedback forum. </blockquote> Obviously you need more than that, because even with having a toon on test(even tho I had barely played him until now) for probably the past year, I am unable to make new topics in the in testing feedback forum. </blockquote>Clearly a lot of people are able to do it.  Maybe in your case their is a problem.  There have been a lot of problems on the three day old forums.

Caliga
02-16-2007, 02:22 PM
<cite>BoughtOnEbay wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I don't seem able to post anywhere on the forums all I have is a reply button.</p><p>What am I missing?  How do you start a new thread?</p><p>Thank you, </p></blockquote>Looking at your post count and the fact you are called "general" instead of "forum user" I'm guessing you are new and are unable to start new threads anywhere but the Newbie Yard.  They do all kinds of crazy stuff with these forums.

Ji
02-16-2007, 02:51 PM
I'm on test and cant create topics either. I can reply but cant post new. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Silverpaws
02-19-2007, 10:59 PM
I am still unable to post new threads in the testing feedback forum.  Is the test server closing?

EtoilePirate
02-19-2007, 11:15 PM
There are two testing forums.  There's one that has locked access; the other is In Testing Feedback, which until now has been a free-for-all. However, I'm flagged for the locked board, and I cannot start new topics on In Testing Feedback.  I suspect it's one of two things: 1.) They finally got sick and tired of the signal : noise ratio and the use of it as a general complaints-at-large board, and so only SOE personnel can start threads for discussion now, or 2.) There's just another quirk in the new forums and everyone needs to be patient. I think both scenarios are equally likely, hehe.

Silverpaws
02-20-2007, 05:12 AM
Remember the ts instance changes?  That was stopped dead in great part because of the forum responses.  (since we dont have a TS dev anylonger, i guess that doesnt matter...) I think its a bad idea to lock people out of a forum that are testing content.

Echgar
02-23-2007, 12:22 PM
I believe the inability posters have at the moment with creating new threads in the In Testing Feedback Forum is an oversight.  There are a few forums with permissions set to things they shouldn't be and I'll get this one added to Grimwell's list to look at. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Grimwell
02-26-2007, 02:25 AM
It's an oversight. My apologies for it taking so long to catch and fix. Typical excuses (busy, hectic, woo woo!) don't add up to much but it's good to go now. Post here if you find it's not.

Marillion
02-26-2007, 04:30 AM
<cite>Grimwell wrote:</cite><blockquote>Typical excuses (busy, hectic, woo woo!) don't add up to much but it's good to go now. Post here if you find it's not. </blockquote> So is that code, for Sex, Drugs and rock and roll? .... i mean who uses "woo woo!" about work <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Zyphius
02-26-2007, 09:59 AM
<cite>Marillion wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Grimwell wrote:</cite><blockquote>Typical excuses (busy, hectic, woo woo!) don't add up to much but it's good to go now. Post here if you find it's not. </blockquote> So is that code, for Sex, Drugs and rock and roll? .... i mean who uses "woo woo!" about work <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </blockquote> Who uses "woo woo" about ANYTHING anymore??