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8 years is a long time. Sure, we're a handful of people playing a few mild games, but we're still here.
Happy Melloanniversity, comrades.
I got a spam PM from phukiengiahot, who registered January, 2016 and has no posts.
No idea what it's for, as I don't speak Vietnamese.
Well, another year gone by. We are tiny, but we endure.
Thanks to Cat for keeping the place going, and best wishes to the other Mellos.
Well, frankly I never thought we'd make it. We are small, and we are quiet, but we endure.
Best wishes for the Mello year to everybody out there.
Whatever you decide to celebrate or not over the next few days, may they be joyous and happy.
This is mswas. As many of you know, I can be controversial. I don't want to start drama, but sometimes in heated discussion, I get a little bombastic. Just wanna know if I'll fit in here up front or if I should keep moving.
*banging pots and pans*
Now that I have your attention
Before I pitch my tent on your lawn answer me this.
What is a Mellophant?
I imagine it's how a deaf child would say elephant.
Well, much to my surprise, we're still here. Still limping along, but we made 200,000 posts, and Jizzelbuddy has added some new energy.
Well, I believe that today is the fourth anniversary of poor old Domebo.
There's not much left, is there?
Should we just close down? Invite exy back, cause why not?
Anyway, hello to anybody who's still reading.
I've noticed a few new posters here lately, and thought I'd give them a chance if intorduce themselves, if they would like. Or ask questions, or comment on that weird Mello smell we just can't seem to be rid of. It's all good. :)
Is Mellophant compatible with Tapatalk? If so, how do you get it on there? If not, Is there another way to view Mello on an Android device?
Yeah, so, it's now.
Yes, PTB, I know, but, hey, nothing else going on.
Serious question, though.
What's up with all the RPG? I never got into it as a kid, although I did read a shitload of fantasy-genre fiction, mainly b/c my pops had a...
To anyone who is also on the SDMB, their database has been hacked.
If you have an account on there, I suggest go and change your password, especially if you use it anywhere else.
It looks like our hoster caught a fright and had some trouble with our hosting.
Hopefully, it should be fixed from here on.
Mods please update the Op to make an easy to use list.
* Del (Strikethrough) and Spoiler Images broken Done
* Look for post review of new posts to same thread. See post 44
* Are we being bad on pictures, see post 55
* RSS not...
Just saying like.
Everyone at Mellophant would like to thank the following people for helping us get off the ground:
CRSP, for founding domebo and graciously turning it over to us when he didn't have the time to run it anymore.
McNutty, for kindly offering his...
Still none of y'all will come. I even put out a spread. :fail:
If I'm correct in my reckoning, it's three years today that poor old Domebo began its cursed life.
Well, things could have gone better, but what the heck. I've made friends here, which I never did at the Dope, and to my friends I say "Happy...
To all, there may be some downtime this weekend as our hoster is switching us from our VPS to a cloud solution as part of their general upgrade.
There will be some brief downtime on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning as we switch.
If there are any...
As 2011 draws to a close, may 2012 be as good, if not better than the last.
Happy New Year from me to all at Mellophant and the rest of the world.
It's only 10 days away now, so there is a festive theme available for anyone in the mood - Mello Xmas.
Sorry accidentally reported a chate but there was nothing to report.
It appears to have lasted around nine hours, but everything is back and there should be no further problems. I had a hiccup with our hosting service, and unfortunately I was sick last night so had been asleep when it started.
My apologies to...
In the spirit of the upcoming event, I added a spooky new skin for Halloween.
As several people may already know, November is NaNoWriMo month, where lots of people slave away to produce 50,000 words, or 1600 words a day, of their novel in one month.
Now there are plenty of creative writers on the board and several who have...
Seriously you guys it's terminal!
Seems some time zones are missing from here. I saw from -12 to +4. My time zone is +10. Is it a glitch?
I accessed Mello on my phone today, and tried to changed the skin, to make it readable on my phone (instead of the jumbled mess I had). Alas, I couldn't see a mobile skin. Is there a way to do this, or just make do?
Many of them are completely moribund. There's still plenty of activity but it seems to mainly be around the Lounge/Arts/Games sections. We rarely "pit" things, and few Q & A type questions are ever asked. What do you all think? It's not a big deal I...
My name is Jessica A. Still live with my parents and have an fraternal twin sister as well. Live in Metro New York on New Jersey side of it USA. Born with a Neurologically based speech impairment/apraxia-dysarthria. Suffering from...
Mainly its for females, but do found its for males. Mean certain areas of it of course. Anyway, they do have a companion website and blog besides their books.
As for me I have used it time and time again and to me its timeless resource. Even...
Is it like chat? Do I need to pay to CHATE?
I ain;t seen no green elephant before. How is it so?
For anyone using phones, Nooks, iPads etc. etc, the Light and Mello style has been updated.
To assist in running their RPG's, Elendil's Heir and Ramses have been given permission to edit and delete posts in their game threads.
They will be appearing as forum leaders in the Role Playing Games Forum.
C'mon guys, I have enough trouble keeping up as it is. Why is everyone's avatar a giraffe?
I've clarified some language in the rules and added a new FAQ here.
If there are other questions you think should be added to the FAQ, let me know.
Give yourselves a hand.
As some of you noticed, the board was down for a few hours today. It was a hardware issue on our host's end, leading to about three hours without service. It should be resolved now.
I'm going to be looking into some changes with the host to see...
We should have a baseball smiley.
:bb: for a baseball smiley.
Here are some potential images.
There have been a couple of outages today and we apologise for the interruption to the site.
We are currently following up on possible causes.
I don't know how many remember him, he did most of his posting before 2005 (before I joined) but came back for a while after. He had the great ability to tell a humorous story well. He was a one man campaign vs. Smilies.
I know he retired from...
We have a chat bot that elmwood had programmed some responses into last year, but when we were having chat lag problems we had to turn off all the bells and whistles. Since that isn't a problem anymore and there was a request, I figured I could turn...
It's strange how people keep coming to this board (and not contributing very much) then complaining about how dead/boring the place is. Several of us regular Mellos take perverse pride in the 'lameness' of this board. If our quirky twist of lame...
The front page has been fixed.
We also have a couple of new features.
On the right sidebar there is now a news aggregator, linking to stories on science and nature, world events, sports and entertainment.
We can also give blogging access...
I was going to ask this in chate, but there's no point, coz there's rarely ever anyone there...
Is chate going to be abandoned forever? Until outsiders discover it and use it among themselves? Does it cost more to run a board with a dead chatbox...
Regardless of what you follow (or not as the case may be), have a happy holiday and a great end to the year.
and may next year be better than the last.
Just to get everyone in the festive spirit, there is a new style available to be chosen.
So have a very Mello Xmas :)
I found an anthem for the boards.
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