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Wow. Just wow. In January, the Post of the Month contest set a record for number of nominations received. I've been doing this since the beginning (next month is the fourth anniversary of the contest) and it's a thrill to see there's still so much enthusiasm for it in the community.
Keep 'em coming.
Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for January 2015 is ... GleefulNihilism!
You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate GleefulNihilism for this exemplary work.
The quirky detective is a mainstay of fiction. From Sherlock Holmes and his various obsessions and drug addictions to Columbo and his rumpled overcoat to Kojak and his lollipop, they're everywhere. Except, oddly, in gaming. Gleeful helps correct that void in this post, an interesting vignette of a couch-surfing detective who goes from one relative to another, sponging off them until they foist him on to the next relative. Black sheep of the family, no doubt, but a cunning detective.
The other nominations for January 2015 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.
The PotM contest for February is going on even as you read this. ... [Read More]
We had some requests recently about the ability to add captions or short comments below images that you post. We cleaned up some of the code around the Image Tag [img] and its siblings [imgl] and [imgr] and at the same time added a new option that you can now use to add a small caption or comment below your image. The standard [img] tage will be centered when you use this new option and not allow any text wrapping around it, the other two tags will be aligned left or right respectfully and will allow text to wrap around them.
Using the tags without the new option will result in the same way they have in the past (no change to the functionality)
Feel free to click the spoiler button below to see some example usages of this new functionality.
As always, let us know if anyone has any questions about this new functionality.
There was a little fix to the dice roller earlier tonight, to treat the case where someone enters a dice roll with an equals sign and a blank space after it. I can think of no reason now why anyone would need to do that, but years ago I put a special case into the dice roller to allow it. I can't remember why.
A small bug should be fixed,
I don't expect a problem, and
Please let me know if you see a new problem that I was not expecting.