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  1. Going through thousands of threads manually, creating titles for them and assigning them into proper section is, unfortunately, not manageable.

    That's why let me suggest to focus only on live threads (eg. solution not yet given, game still not finished etc.) - anybody can point out such topics including their title and proper section. I will then handle those threads.


  2. Hi there,

    this is rookie1ja, admin of BrainDen Brain Teasers Forums. Note that the forums were not available since January 2012 up till now (April 27) due to severe physical disk damage. Since then I was trying to retrieve as much info as possible.

    Hosting provider, external data recovery firm and forum helpdesk were all trying to help, however, the process was long and only small steps were being made. After months of chasing, refusing insufficient data, insisting on giving it second/third and many other tries we have started to get more and more. To cut the long story short, external data recovery firm (and hosting provider) got more data out of the disk after I did not accept what they delivered the first time and forum helpdesk were real magicians to get that minimum to work somehow.

    Good News:

    The forum is more or less working.

    Bad News:

    Not all could have been rescued. You may notice several issues:

    1. all forum titles are lost (fortunately posts in them should be OK)

    2. all threads are in single forum section "New Logic/Math Puzzles"

    3. all members who have not posted might be lost

    4. all other members are probably existing but their email is lost and there might be issues with log in

    Old members that would like to continue with their old username, pls send me (admin@brainden.com) the following data and I will manually restore your old account.

    1. username

    2. password

    3. email

    What to do next?

    1. There are many more issues and you can report them along with your comments/suggestions in this thread.

    2. If you could notify other former members, we could slowly start to rebuild the community.

    Thanks a lot for your patience and I hope we can make the site work again.


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  3. Two questions:

    A) Do we have an iPhone app?

    B) If we want to change our username, can we? If so, how?


    A) Not yet, however, would be great to have one. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to study how to create one.

    B) I can change the username on individual basis after mutual agreement. However, I do not recommend it because especially older members are known by their usernames and its change might be misleading for other members who follow their posts from time to time.

  4. From the index, if I click on the topic title of the latest activity thread, it normally takes me to the first unread post. It looks like it has stopped marking posts as read, though, because it always takes me to the same spot in that particular thread. I've marked the whole community as read, but it persists.

    Click on the dot/star to the left of the title and not the title itself if you want to be taken to the 1st post you have not read ;)

    BTW, star means that you posted in the thread.

  5. Note that BD forum was upgraded to the latest version.

    1. Log out - click on "Sign out" in the top right hand corner. I have just tried and it worked for me. Pls let me know any details in case you still experience the issue.

    2. Spoilers - what exactly does not work? I can create and open the following spoiler. Pls could you try the same.

    spoiler test

    3. Upreping - I just uprepped MissKitten's post. Can you try to uprep the mine.

    4. Drop down menu - it works for me, eg. when I click on my nick in the top right hand corner and go to my settings.

    5. Change Theme - pls use the standard "IP.Board" theme (mobile devices have another theme). So 2 themes only.

    I assume deleting cookies/cache and refreshing the site should resolve all issues. Let me know if it does not help.


  6. Note from Admin.

    plasmid, thanks for stepping in.

    Let me remind all of you that off-topic conversation is against the forum rules and might be subject to suspension/ban from BD. Regarding any moderating issues, pls contact our Moderating team.


  7. Hmm... I should think that the shortcuts would still work, so if you know those, you should maybe try them. But until then, I would say go to the "Comments and Suggestions" Forum, and post a topic with what your problems are. Hopefully, rookie will be able to help you.

    I'm ready to help if needed, but now back on topic ;)

  8. Let me announce new BrainDen VIPs to show that I very much appreciate their contribution to BrainDen.

    Shakeepuddn - member for almost 4 years, considered by many as the best creator of riddles on BrainDen

    plasmid - member for more than 2 years, submitted many good puzzles, riddles and discussions

    bushindo - member for more than 2 years, submitted several good puzzles, insightful posts inspiring many other members

    EventHorizon - member for more than 3 years, submitted several good puzzles, showing deep knowledge of mathematics

    On top of the "VIP" title, they will be able to edit all their posts without any time limit. They can also store more messages and can upload more files/attachments.


  9. Regarding search box, make sure that you search "Forums" and not "This Topic" or "This Forum". By default, when you are in a thread the search box is set up to search "This Topic" - you have to click on it and change it to "Forums".

    The only issues should be with short words (3 characters or less) or stop words.

    If you still experience issues with search pls start a new thread or send me the details via PM.


  10. So, if rookie can (after all, it might not be an option in the current set up) AND is willing (it might be a pain in the a$$) to allow members to change the status of the reps they've given on a post, I think it's fair for members to make up their own mind about changing the status of their "vote" after voting is closed for that subject. If not, well - continue as we've begun is probably the easiest.

    At the very least, there should be absolutely NO DOWN-REPPING for the current voting.

    Members are not and will not be able to change their reputation given.

  11. Note that spoiler title is mandatory (at least space needed).

    Examples of working codes.



    [spoiler=' ']hide[/spoiler]
    [/CODE] Examples of codes not working properly.



  12. Let me announce contest for the best brain teaser ever submitted to BrainDen.

    You have the chance to nominate your favorite puzzle or riddle that is already on BrainDen and recommend it to everybody else.


    Post the brain teaser title and link to thread.


    Nominations will be closed on August 31st 2011 and a poll will be created.

    The poll will be open in the first week of September and all members will have the chance to vote for the best brain teaser.


    The best puzzle or riddle will be promoted across the site (eg. it might be pinned on the top of thread list, email will be sent to all BD members as recommendation to visit the thread, promotion on frequently visited non-forum page for Best Puzzles etc.)


    2 contests will be run each month starting in September.

    1. Puzzle of the Month

    2. Riddle of the Month

    When you post the link to your favorite, you may also add a few words why you like it and give proper credit to the author :thumbsup: - just start .

    If you would like to discuss conditions of this contest, you may drop your comments in this thread.

    Enjoy the Den ;)

  13. Hi spicetrader, good question.

    1. click on your king (eg. on E1 if you are white)

    2. click on the 2nd square to the right (G1) or to the left (C1)

    Of course, only if you are allowed to castle.

    Enjoy BrainDen ;)

  14. Uncool. Is there a way a moderator could see who is doing it?

    I have already talked to the member downvoting in this thread. Let me know if you spot such behavior again.

    BTW, anybody can downvote, however, if you agree on some game rules then it's a matter of etiquette to respect the game rules (it's not breaking the forum rules).

    Enjoy the game ;)

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