Old/New Site Terminology

The original MacScripter.net site is referred to as MacScripter v1 while new site is referred to as MacScripter v2.

Why Did MacScripter.net Migrate To Discourse?

The original MacScriper.net site used a modified version of the fluxBB forum software. The MacScriper.net version of fluxBB was unmaintainable and slowly becoming incompatible with modern security requirements. It was also impossible to institute new features as the fluxBB software is no longer seeing regular updates.

Discourse is under active development and has a vibrant community around it developing plugins and other extensions. Discourse also provides great support for rich media.

We understand that there will be some upheaval as MacScriper.net makes this transition. Please have patience and we’ll do or best to smooth the transition. Feel free to bring up forum related issues in the Site Feedback forum category.

As common issues arise, we’ll update this FAQ to address them.

How Do I Access My MacScripter V1 Username?

We have transitioned the vast majority of MacScripter v1 accounts to the new MacScripter. We are not able to preserve existing passwords. Use the Forgot Password feature of the new forum to recover your account.

Your account name will be the same on the new MacScripter with the following exceptions:

  1. Spaces in account names have been converted to underscore characters. For example, an account name like Frank Jones becomes Frank_Jones.
  2. Special characters (%, &, @, #, $, &, *, ^) in account names are converted to underscore characters.

We have attempted to preserve existing passwords. If you cannot login, please use the forum’s Forgot Password facility to establish a new password.

Please contact @alldritt or mark@macscripter.net for assistance if you cannot recover your account.

How do I use this forum?

How do I use forum chats?

What Types Of Files Can I Upload To The Site

The forum accepts images (.png, .img, .etc.), .applescript files and .zip archives (for posting script bundles). Any uploaded content not related to the purpose of this forum will be immediately removed.

How Do I Find Content From The Old MacScripter

All topics, posts and tags from the MacScripter v1 have been imported into the new MacScripter.

You can use the macscripterv1 tag to identify topics originating from MacScripter v1.

The MacScripterV1 group identifies members brought forward from MacScripter v1.

Who do I contact if I’m having problems with the forum

If you are experiencing problems please content @alldritt or mark@macscripter.net for assistance.

Community Guidelines

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules. They are guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a kind, friendly place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always adding something positive to the discussion, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond by disagreeing. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide thoughtful insights that improve the conversation.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, watching, muting and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. Replying encourages bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of a major news site.

This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

Keep It Tidy

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category; please read the category definitions.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

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This site is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.