Per Walt’s request I am reposting this suggestion as a new thread.
I think what might be helpful with organizing the threads would be to have a hierachical view showing only the first line of each response and responder name and date below the original post. Clicking on a response would expose the whole post with “accordian” effect?
Oh, okay. I posted this in the other thread but I’ll report it here.
One suggestion that I have for the new forum is one thing we tried to get people to do in the phpBB forum, which was to put their OS, hardware, and FW version in their sig. At the very least, I think it would be a useful aspect of the People profiles to be able to choose FW version and OS so that others can see. It would be even more helpful to have that as part of each post, perhaps as smaller gray text at the bottom or something similar.
One suggestion … would be a useful aspect of the People profiles to be able to choose FW version and OS so that others can see. It would be even more helpful to have that as part of each post, perhaps as smaller gray text at the bottom or something similar.
On the subject of finding new posts, what if new posts were a different color in the thread before being read, then the normal color once they have been read?
That’s a really elegant suggestion. It won’t work on a message-by-message basis, though, because you view a thread at a time, not a message at a time. But it would work up at the forum level, since you view the messages at that level in a thread-by-thread manner.
Hmmm that is very odd behavior Walt. The response I just posted is all quoted when in reality my response at the bottom was cut off. Some of the response is missing.
As to the reason why your first line of text was mashed in with the quote, it’s because there was a > character right before it. I have tried to force the text formatter to be less cranky about this sort of thing, but it’s really really hard to make a filter work for everything without having to compromise in some place or another.
Use double-returns to separate blocks of content from one another and you can’t go wrong!
Not yet. Finlay and I are working to add a world-class search engine
(Sphinx) to the system, but right now, we’re still mopping up the
flood from the transition.
At the moment, the search uses Porter Stemming and substring
matching, and does not use any boolean operators at all. When I get a
moment, I will upgrade it to a full-text index, but this afternoon,
it would be easier to google it:
On Oct 26, 2007, at 1:58 PM, chuckamuck wrote:
I just tried doing a search for “page id” and basically it came
back with over 10,000 posts. This is not a very useful search
routine as it stands. Is there a trick involved to make it more