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TSB Season [Drummer's 2015 Edit] - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tecmo Super Bowl - NES Today, 03:27 AM
Because I love Tampa (Despite them being crap for the last several years), i'm going to play through an entire season through Drummer's fantastic 2015 ROM edit and try to conquer the Super Bowl. Recorded with commentary for your displeasure! I'm going to try to have 2 games per episode/video. Enj...
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Live! @ 2pm PST, Friday, 7/3... HSTL Super Bowl XXXII...

Online Leagues Lounge Yesterday, 08:24 PM
If you haven't beat out of town yet for the holiday, we'll be streaming HSTL Super Bowl XXXII in about 30 mins (altho I have not yet heard from Dukie, so I can't promise that).......   Here's a link to the thread, stream channel is in first post: http://tecmobowl.org...ffs-super-bowl/  
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Looking for Des Moines, IA players

Off-Topic 02 Jul 2015
Hey guys. My name is Jeff Essink and I live in Altoona, IA. My buddy and I are looking for some die hard Tecmo Super Bowl players in this area that we can get together and play. We are both planning on entering the live tourneys in Dubuque this year and Madison next year. I used to be an Onli...
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Numbers in Player Name? (TSB)

ROM Editing Discussion 30 Jun 2015
Is there a way to get numbers in a players name? I run a fantasy league and I have had issues with players needing numbers in their names (like "Henchman 21" or "HAL 9000" or "Scotty 2 Hotty"). Any help is appreciated or any guidance that might point me in the right direction. Thanks   The...
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What Is A Frontpage?

Mar 16 2010 05:00 PM | admin in Documentation

IP.Content 2.0 uses the term "frontpage" to refer to both the homepage of the Articles module, and the landing page of each individual category. We have introduced this new navigational structure to better allow you to showcase content, while presenting it in a standardized format that your users will be able to understand and jump into without assistance.

Firstly, you will now be able to define "frontpage" templates in the ACP for the Articles module. IP.Content will ship with 3 defaults:
  • 1x2x2 Layout
    This layout will display articles in a traditional "news" style layout.
  • Blog format
    This format will display articles in a blog-style format.
  • Single column
    This layout will force articles to display in a single column, one per row.
You can use one or more of these frontpage layouts, or you can create your own. Experiment with displaying articles in different formats on your homepage to determine which layout your users like best.

Articles must be set to "Show on front page" in order for them to display on the homepage frontpage.

In addition to the homepage frontpage, each category has it's own frontpage. The category frontpage functions identically to the homepage frontpage, except for two important factors:
  • Only records from within that category (and it's subcategories) will be displayed
  • The "Show on front page" setting is not honored for the category frontpage
You will be able to easily review and manage the articles set to display on the frontpage from a new section of the ACP labeled "Frontpage Manager". We feel that this new area of the articles section will help showcase important articles and increase user interaction with your articles section.

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Store Comments In Forum

Mar 16 2010 05:00 PM | admin in Documentation

With IP.Content articles and custom databases you can mirror a topic to the forums when a new article or database record is submitted. In doing so, IP.Content can also utilize that automatically-generated topic as the comment "storage" for the article or record. When a comment is submitted to the article, the comment is actually stored as a reply to the topic. Similarly, replies made directly to the topic in the forum also show up as comments for the record.

This functionality can be enabled at a per-database and per-category level. You can specify separate forums for each category in your article section, for instance, or you can turn off forum commenting for a specific category, while enabling it for all others.

A few additional configuration options, such as allowing you to automatically remove the topic when the record is removed, and specifying a prefix and/or suffix for the topic title so that your users can more easily identify that such topics were stemmed from the articles section help round out the feature, giving you better control over how these automatically posted topics are handled.

The forum cross-posting capabilities allow the administrator to better tie in articles with the forums, giving you better opportunities to expose your content to a wider audience. Additionally, forum management of comments provides for easier maintenance and stronger managerial options of the comments, utilizing IP.Board's powerful, proven feature set.

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Promoting Posts to Articles

Mar 15 2010 05:00 PM | admin in Documentation

IP.Content allows you to promote posts from your forums to articles in the IP.Content Articles database.

The administrator can configure the specifics of this feature in the ACP under My Apps -> IP.Content -> Promote Article Settings. You can turn the system on and off, control which groups can copy and move posts to the articles section, and specify a few other details for the feature. A new hook is included with IP.Content which adds a button to each post labeled "Promote to Article". This button only shows up if you have permission to use the feature based on the ACP configuration.

When clicked, the button will take you to a new form where you can formalize the details of the new article. You can tweak the text and title, upload an image, and specify other pertinent details. If you are able to both move and copy posts to the articles section, you will also be asked which type of promotion you wish to use. Upon submitting the form, IP.Content handles the rest.

This new feature can be used to showcase important content otherwise hidden in your forums by pushing this content to your frontpage. It is then up to you whether you want a copy made in the articles section (leaving the original post in tact), whether you want to actually move the post to the articles section, and whether you want any cross-linking left in place. With such powerful options, we are sure you will find many uses for this great tool available in IP.Content.

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Page Management

Mar 15 2010 05:00 PM | admin in Documentation

The page management module interface has many powerful tools built in, designed to help you work with pages and folders in IP.Content efficiently.

Firstly, the folder navigation utilizes AJAX to load the folder contents inline without requiring you to visit a new page to view the contents of the folder.

We have also updated some common management features to utilize AJAX to help facilitate management of your pages. Actions like clearing folders and deleting folders, for instance, will now occur without page refreshes, making your managerial activities flow smoother and quicker.

Additionally, the interface as a whole has been updated to provide a nicer, smoother feel for the page management areas. In practice, we found that many administrators spend the majority of their time setting up and utilizing IP.Content in the page management areas, so we wanted to update the user interface to make this experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Minor details like confirmation dialogs have been updated to bring everything together for a more consistent feel.

A new filter bar, utilizing AJAX to retrieve the results without the need for a page refresh, has also been added to the page management area. You can begin typing in the name of a page and a live-search action will occur in the background, showing you the results of your search as you type. If you have many pages and many folders (and many pages within those many folders), you will find that using the filter bar to locate your pages can dramatically speed up your navigation of IP.Content within the page management areas of the ACP.

Overall, we've modernized the IP.Content page management area of the ACP, polishing up the little details, in an effort to make your experience all the more pleasant.

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