menagerie.team [tech]

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Oh look someone left a domain unregistered. http://menagerie.team/
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Nevermind it looks like some superhero team took it. Sorry guys.
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Doyce T.
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This is spectacular.
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If anyone wants their personal bio updated, give me some copy and I'll update it.
Silly me, I didn't click through. Very cool. Will think about what to have posted there.
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I wrote current copy by assuming one of the assistants said "and what do they do?" and one of Hanna or Barbara explained as best they could, so it's bland, basically accurate, and tries to paint the person in the most favorable PR light. After Troll gets some hacker friends to deface the site, they'll switch to a new platform.
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Bill G. said: Hanna or Barbara Ohgoddammit.
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Doyce T. said: Bill G. said: Hanna or Barbara Ohgoddammit. He's had that schtick since chargen and you only now saw it? :)
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Doyce T.
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They were never NEXT to each other!
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Doyce T.
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I'm mostly annoyed because it would have helped me remember their names, which I've always struggled with. I couldn't figure out why everyone else seemed to have them memorized so quickly.
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Doyce T.
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For the record, Kaylee was terribly disappointed the Merch link didn't lead to a sweatshirt she could buy.
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Doyce T. said: For the record, Kaylee was terribly disappointed the Merch link didn't lead to a sweatshirt she could buy. I thought actually setting up an online store for this would be over the top.
Doyce T. said: Bill G. said: Hanna or Barbara Ohgoddammit. That reaction makes me so happy. And, for the record, it's Barbara Josephs, and Hannah Williams. They were never NEXT to each other Actually the names were in close proximity once, but with the order inverted. Given that nobody reacted, I was actually worried that I was being too subtle.
Bill G. said: Doyce T. said: For the record, Kaylee was terribly disappointed the Merch link didn't lead to a sweatshirt she could buy. I thought actually setting up an online store for this would be over the top. At least not until we decide on an official logo and/or group photo. I am quite ready to order up a coffee mug.
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*** Dave H. said: Doyce T. said: Bill G. said: Hanna or Barbara Ohgoddammit. That reaction makes me so happy. And, for the record, it's Barbara Josephs, and Hannah Williams. They were never NEXT to each other Actually the names were in close proximity onc, but with the order inverted. Given that nobody reacted, I was actually worried that I was being too subtle. I noticed.  I groaned internally, but keep reserved.  Reacting to puns only gives them power. :P
MIke: Reacting to puns only gives them power. :P Margie tries to live that way, but it doesn't seem to be working. :-D
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Oh look, we have a wiki.  http://wiki.menagerie.team/Main_Page You can sign up for an account to edit, if you want. I'll be moving the "State of the Campaign World" thread into it, along with Mike's docs.
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Started adding some info in there, mostly so I could play around with a wiki for the first time.  Playing around with templates, hopefully making something helpful. I apologize in advance Bill if my haphazard coding makes you retch a little.  I've had that reaction from professional coders once or twice.  Maintaining style, consistency, and simplicity was never my strong point.
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Mike said: Started adding some info in there, mostly so I could play around with a wiki for the first time.  Playing around with templates, hopefully making something helpful. I apologize in advance Bill if my haphazard coding makes you retch a little.  I've had that reaction from professional coders once or twice.  Maintaining style, consistency, and simplicity was never my strong point. Go for it. Willingness to help build out something like this is what I appreciate, nobody's going to grade you on clean code here. :)
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Well so far I've put together two different infobox templates, one for PCs and one for NPCs.  They'll probably need to be upgrades with more info or better looks, but they're functional and the first bit of wiki hacking I've done.  You can see the  PC version on Adam's page and the  NPC version on the Farlander's (he's just so goofy looking, I hope he shows up again).
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As long as the attribute list is going to stay stable, I'll start fixing up the other NPC pages to use that. Thanks!
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Shouldn't need to change the existing attributes.  May add additional ones later depending on what info everyone wants at a glance, but I think I hit all the high points at the moment.
I'm signed up but haven't had a chance to dive in ...
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*** Dave H. said: I'm signed up but haven't had a chance to dive in ... The bulk of the ugly work is done. Fill in any details you think we might need later, e.g. easily forgotten places or people.
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Doyce T.
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 it is it is both awesome and occasionally disorienting to have the players in my game doing all the stuff that I have usually been the one doing for games in the past. Thank you guys this is awesome and I can't wait to start playing with it when I get home.
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Okay, there's now a Roll20 forum search feature: http://menagerie.team/search.html The index is NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED! There's a script that I run from my machine which does it. It's filled in with all posts so far, so go ahead and try it out for any post older than this one. If you know Javascript and Python and want to see the code that drives it, take a look here: https://github.com/astralfrontier/menagerie.team
^^^ +500  Jason gives Leo one giant robot spider and a jet pack.
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Oh great, just what everyone wants, a flying spider.
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To reward Doyce's hard work, the right sidebar now has a sorted list of tags. Tags are provided by putting [Bracket] [Words] somewhere in your post title. There's no hard and fast rules for tags, the search site will pick up whatever you use. Clicking on a tag gives you a list of posts, hopefully sorted in newest to oldest order.
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You also have 3 and a half days to buy Menagerie merch. 100% of the money goes to charity, just in case. https://teespring.com/not-now-jason-you-re-be-ridi... I linked this from the menagerie.team site, because we get SO MUCH TRAFFIC YOU GUYS I'm joking. But there you go, it was that easy to set up.
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Doyce T.
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I'm burning so many brain cycles on talking myself out of this shirt.
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Doyce T.
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You know... So much of the stuff we're doing in this game - outside the game - is familiar. The wiki, the random image gathering, the supporting tech (as opposed to tech support), even the t-shirts with quotes from the game that literally no one else in the world will get. All familiar stuff from games past. But... I mean... so much of that always came from the GM. And that is just not the case here. You guys are doing so much that I feel like I'm not doing anything (because, compared to those other games, I'm not). So... thanks. It's really fun and gratifying and awesome.
I cannot, in all good conscience, NOT get that t-shirt. Though I would have preferred a mug. (Not that we don't have a surfeit of mugs, but I have even more so of t-shirts.) I will, however, immediately hand it over to the family to wrap as a Christmas present, as happens to anything I buy for myself after Thanksgiving.
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Doyce T. said: But... I mean... so much of that always came from the GM. And that is just not the case here. I'm glad it's not you doing it in this case because writing a scraper for roll20's abortion of a forum implementation bled my soul dry, and I'd rather you be in a good mood when Leo stitches his exes back together mentally.
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:) Also thank you - the search is awesome.
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*** Dave H. said: I cannot, in all good conscience, NOT get that t-shirt. Though I would have preferred a mug. (Not that we don't have a surfeit of mugs, but I have even more so of t-shirts.) Given the content of the shirt, it had to be a specifically black t-shirt.
So I've finally dived into the Wiki. Too much fun, and it's been a while since I played with that environment. I've been filling out details of the Quill and Chin families. 
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The "Not Now Jason" t-shirt page got 7 unique visitors and sold 2 units, for a 28.57% conversion rate. The San Diego LGBT Community Center got $24 from us, thanks to whoever bought the other shirt. :)
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I felt morally, aesthetically, and alter-egolly obligated to do so. For better or worse, we don't have in-game video for me to wear it on.
(And roxxors to the  SD LGBT Community Center !)
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Doyce T.
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Thanks for doing that Bill. All the parts of it.
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Bill G. said: Okay, there's now a Roll20 forum search feature: http://menagerie.team/search.html The index is NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED! There's a script that I run from my machine which does it. It's filled in with all posts so far, so go ahead and try it out for any post older than this one. If you know Javascript and Python and want to see the code that drives it, take a look here:  https://github.com/astralfrontier/menagerie.team This made me so happy, btw.
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OMG I JUST REALIZED IT ACTUALLY LINKS RIGHT TO THE CORRECT POST IN A GIVEN THREAD SERIOUSLY IM DYING
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Doyce T. said: OMG I JUST REALIZED IT ACTUALLY LINKS RIGHT TO THE CORRECT POST IN A GIVEN THREAD SERIOUSLY IM DYING