Forum software...



  • ...has now been working fine. WTF. What are we going to bitch about now? :P

     edit: whoops, meant to post this in the general forum, not the sidebar. But I cant delete it anymore (time limit expired).
     



  • The REAL WTF is that I can't move my post to the forum I meant to post it in!!!!

    (joke, joke...) 



  • No, the REAL WTF is that the forums can't put the post where I mean to put it, not where I tell it to go.

     

    Why doesn't the software do what I mean, not what I say.

     

    JK!



  • Well, there's still a couple of forum WTFs to be going on with:

    • The HTML editor is a popup window, instead of just slotting in like before. Surely technical minded people such as visit this site can be trusted with editing their posts in HTML?
    • The default ordering for threads in the forum, Original Post Date instead of Latest Post, is a big WTF.
    • Does strikethrough work yet? If not, there's a little WTF to bitch about.
    • There's still unregistered people complaining intermittently that the captcha doesn't work right.


  • Forum software was not built for technical people, so #1 is understandable.

    You can change #2 in your settings. The overwhelming majority of users prefer it the way it is because they want to browse the forums as an archive.

    I have no problem using strikethrough. Note that all "style=' attributes get stripped due to CSS and XSS attacks.

    For Captcha, it's probably their fault due to rediculous browser settings, color blindedness, etc.



  • I only demand fast download of the content. Rest all are geeky demands. What I means is from common man's point of view.

    With regards,
    Mandar Thosar



  • Well, that slapped me down :P. You can't do strikethrough with <s> tags.

    No 2 is still a WTF in that (a) the settings are set by forum, not by user, and therefore (b) I have to set them again on every new computer I look at the site on. 

     

    For Captcha, it's probably their fault due to ... color blindedness

    Heh, feeling sensitive today are we ;)



  • What's more, after setting them, they don't seem to stick. >:(

    Every time I come here I have to tell it to put them into last post date.



  • [quote user="HitScan"]

    What's more, after setting them, they don't seem to stick. >:(

    Every time I come here I have to tell it to put them into last post date.

    [/quote]

    Hmmm... It works fine for me. Have you maybe got cookies blocked?

    Ken 


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