Thoughts on the New, New Format?



  • Successfully deployed. Hopefully this new backend will fix a lot of the bugs. Reply with your bugs/comments.

    • All registered users passwords have been reset
    • Some profile details (avatar, etc) did not transfer over
    • Anonymous Users now must enter a name and an optional URL
    • Registered Users may "Troll Vote" a post. Five troll votes and the post is marked as a "Troll"
    • Registered Users get three troll votes in a 24/hour period.
    • Registered Users may opt to display the Troll posts.


  • Haven't had much time to play with it, yet, but so far so good.. :)



  • TODO: Allow HTML-source editing for All users

    TODO: Anonymous "enter this number" random thingy to stop spam



  • What happened to the avatars?



  • <sarcasm> Somebody trashed the database, threw out all the
    profiles, changed all the passwords., and BROKE the emoticons! 
    </sarcasm>



  • Please, put a link to the forums on the front page.

    And what happened to the code formatting button?



  • Oh and that graphical ad does not play nice, it aligns to the right of the first post in a topic, and then causes a big big gap till you reach the second post. There's probably a <br break> between each post



  • I really like how we can edit our posts now! [:D] and the preview options is also very cool.



  • Regarding the big banner ad that
    messes up the layout.  If you're using Firefox, right-click and
    select "Block images from <whatever>".  This will stop the
    ad from loading and messing with your layout.  If you're using IE,
    no doubt there's a way to do it - but frankly, who cares?  Reading
    the Daily WTF using Internet Explorer is like reading the bible while you have sex with your next-door-neighbour's spouse...</whatever>



  • @bat said:

    Regarding the big banner ad that messes up the layout.  If you're using Firefox, right-click and select "Block images from <WHATEVER>" ...

    Of course, now if everyone did that, then I'd have a hard time paying the expensive dedicated hosting this hobby site requires ...

    I expanded the size of the first post to accomidate the ad -- does it still mess things up?



  • Certainly messed up in this thread. Mind you there are other, more pressing firefox problems anyway!



  • <FONT face=Tahoma>Alex - I have a suggestion ... is there any way you can add an option to change the number of posts per page (like 25, 50, 100, no limit)? I'm sure some of us on broadband would like to be able to see all replies on one page...</FONT>



  • @redtetrahedron said:

    <FONT face=Tahoma>Alex - I have a suggestion ... is there any way you can add an option to change the number of posts per page (like 25, 50, 100, no limit)? I'm sure some of us on broadband would like to be able to see all replies on one page...</FONT>

    Good suggestion. That annoys the hell out of me, too. I set the limit to 100. Only a few threads surpass that.



  • Betreft: Re: Thoughts on the New, New Format?

    I know one thread here that might soon be over 200 even... :P



  • The new software seems to be suffering some regression errors:


    1. Emoticons no longer work, Even drag/dropping the emoticons fails.
    2. Occasionally, the editor box in firefox starts acting funny, i.e.
      the space character doesn't register until another character is entred,
      This was after pasting some text in the edit box.



      This fails to work reasonably, I copied the text above from the message I clicked reply on and get this



      "I know one thread here that might soon be over 200 even... :P"



      Note the emoticon is now some sort of link.




      Sometimes, if pasting, Nothing happens when I hit ctrl-v.


    1. Gave me an error message, even though my post went through. Good thing I checked, or I would have double-posted,


  • Correction... One topic is now officially over 200 posts and thus needs three pages. It's the most popular topic on this forum, apparantly. And why do I mention this? [:D]That's a secret...[:P]

     

    Maybe this forum needs a special 'Katja' section... [:$]



  • @Katja said:

    Correction... One topic is now officially over
    200 posts and thus needs three pages. It's the most popular topic on
    this forum, apparantly. And why do I mention this? [:D]That's a
    secret...[:P]

     

    Maybe this forum needs a special 'Katja' section... [:$]



    We need a whole series of Katja forums [:p]

    Ahm... Back to the topic at hand, specifically error messages. Be thankful it *had* error messages. Before it was taken off the beta site, it would silently fail. The new forum software doesn't give me any more confidence in the "tellegent systems" people.

    Alex: I'm sure if you run out of material, scanning the code for this board will give you plenty of new material.


  • 2 new comments:


    1. 100 posts per page is too much, especially with so many people now
      writing essays in their posts, while quoting half of the previous
      conversation.  50 is my suggestion.


    2. Threading would be nice.  Most boards I've seen have this.  IMDB does it fairly well.




  • @sas said:

    1. 100 posts per page is too much, especially with so many people now writing essays in their posts, while quoting half of the previous conversation.  50 is my suggestion.

    50 it is. That was easy!

    @sas said:

    2. Threading would be nice.  Most boards I've seen have this.  IMDB does it fairly well.

    I would love this feature, too. I'll look into the Community Server Community to see if anyone has worked on this.



  • @Alex Papadimoulis said:

    @sas said:

    1. 100 posts per page is too much, especially with so many people now writing essays in their posts, while quoting half of the previous conversation.  50 is my suggestion.

    50 it is. That was easy!

    @sas said:

    2. Threading would be nice.  Most boards I've seen have this.  IMDB does it fairly well.

    I would love this feature, too. I'll look into the Community Server Community to see if anyone has worked on this.

    This is why I suggested making it user configurable. That way I can have my 100 and sas can have 50.



  • What is the time limit on editing a post, 5 seconds? I just posted the last post and hit 'edit' right afterwards, and the forum told me that the time limit for editing had expired.



  • @redtetrahedron said:

    This is why I suggested making it user configurable. That way I can have my 100 and sas can have 50.





    Heh heh... you had your way for while, now it's my turn. [:P]



    But seriously, you don't have to page very often with 50/page, and the
    load time for a full 100 was getting out of hand.  I access this
    mainly from work, with several T3s coming in here.



    It should be user-configurable, for sure.




  • You definitely need to make the edit timeout more than 2 seconds.

    Now I have a post with a spelling mistake [:'(]

    Drak



  • Also a page navigator at the top of the page would be nice (in addition to the one at the bottom)

    Drak



  • I vote for disabling the preview button.















    We get to vote, right?



  • @dhromed said:

    I vote for disabling the preview button.

    What was so awful about the preview button? (Before my time.) Sounds like a nice feature.



  • @R.Flowers said:

    @dhromed said:

    I vote for disabling the preview button.

    What was so awful about the preview button? (Before my time.) Sounds like a nice feature.

    Even more posts used to be fucked up (HTML-mangled): the preview would interpret the HTML as HTML, but would submit escaped HTML, and the post would therefore display the HTML instead of rendering it.



  • Quoting non-registered Users by their name (instead of "anonymous") now nearly works, fine. But a " is missing after the name.



  • Quoting registered users with special chars in their name makes you unable to post until you've removed the special chars (a common offender is Wiskey Foxtrot whatever, has a bang in his login, I have to remove it manually every time I try to quote him)


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