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View Full Version : Questions, comments on the new forum? Post them here



WA
06-13-2002, 01:32 AM
As the title suggests, please use this thread to post any initial questions/comments regarding the new forum. The mods and I will try our best to answer em'

Jeewhizz
06-13-2002, 01:42 AM
Suprise guys :)

Have fun,

Jee

<gun type="mod" state="active and smoking">beware tho</gun> ;)

boxer_1
06-13-2002, 01:52 AM
Kinda like Christmas in June :thumbsup: !

MrJL
06-13-2002, 02:01 AM
So far as I can tell thus far, lookin' GOOD! :) I like the change! :)

Jer!

<edit>
Ahem. Minor typo. Carry on.
</edit>

Thejavaman1
06-13-2002, 02:04 AM
Its VB, I will stop screaming, and start posting more...

jkd
06-13-2002, 06:03 AM
Bah! I had no idea about vB:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.codingforums.com%2Findex.php%3Fs%3D&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline

Almost makes me want to write my own forum that defines it's structure in XML, and support raw content through namespaces..

<forum:thread starter="jkd" date="1/1/1111">
<forum:reply type="original">
vB is messy!
</form:reply>
<forum:reply from="Thejavaman1">
pimping is <forum:style-bold>cool</forum:style-bold> <forum-smiley type="cool"/>
</forum:reply>
<forum:reply from="Alex Vincent">
Watch me prove 1/0 = 7 using MathML2.0!:
<forum:external-markup>
<math xmlns="bla">
<!-- bla -->
</math>
</forum:external-markup>
Neat, huh?
</forum:reply>
</forum:thread>

Etc, and use XLink and XPointer to build real references and links to forums, threads, replies, users, etc....

Server side XSLT transformations to support legacy browsers, raw XML to decent ones, etc. Might be an interesting summer project. :)

sir pannels
06-13-2002, 08:46 AM
Hey all;),
ok gota say this looks much more modern hehe looks cool:) nice work.....so Feyd lookw lonely in the perl/cgi forum hint hint;)
sir p

meerkat
06-13-2002, 12:03 PM
Nice fresh look George.

Gonna have to look into the vB code though…

meerkat

justame
06-13-2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by jcj
did not
read any direct info about editing posts, wut i mean to ask
is, how much time is available to me to edit my posts?:o

jcj...
see that just a button® that says...edit ...
click that n' you can just a edit® YOURRR post...
n' as for the just a timelimit®??? as longgg as your post is there??? you can 'edit' it...:O)))

Ökii
06-13-2002, 07:42 PM
jcj - another vBulletin board I have visited restricts post editing
to with-in 5 minutes of the original post - I'm not sure how much
time is allowed here, or if there is a time limit anyway.

<script language="javascript">
win = window.open('newpage.htm','win','width=440,height=220,scrolling=no,resizable,status=no');
win.focus();
</script>

I'm just using the above to test whether posted codes are
recompiled by vBulletin with nasty spaces between certain words.

<baited breath>fingers crossed</baited breath>

[edit] Not as bad as it could have been - the line breaking is a
bit of a pain though [/edit 'ed within 5 mins]

brothercake
06-13-2002, 11:14 PM
I like this ... especially this :thumbsup:

mouse
06-13-2002, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by brothercake
I like this ... especially this :thumbsup: I prefer: :eek:

boxer_1
06-14-2002, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by jcj
<DIV style="width:300px;height:40px;padding:10px;font-family:Wide Latin;font-size:32px;color:#330000;text-align:right;filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(GradientType=0,startColorstr=#996600, endColorstr=#3399FF)">Where are the links to the scripts of Dynamic_drive?</DIV>

HTML code is off (See the box in the lower left hand corner of this page titled "Forum Rules").

Links to DD? Here's one... http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ :D. (jk) Seriously, I don't believe there is one from this forum. I could be missing it as well though ;).

x_goose_x
06-14-2002, 04:42 AM
:thumbsup:

newmate
06-14-2002, 05:04 AM
After signing up and creating a post, not even having a chance to get ANY replies, thank you for throwing everything away so I have to sign up all over again and rewrite a post again this time hoping I get it in the correct forum. So what are all the big improvements besides a long winded sign up? Is this the way that webmasters do it, throw away the entire site and start over from scratch just to “upgrade” something in it? It would have been better to lock out new posts and let the threads and replies have a chance and move over to the "new" format over time and have new posts to the new format only.

WA
06-14-2002, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by newmate
After signing up and creating a post, not even having a chance to get ANY replies, thank you for throwing everything away so I have to sign up all over again and rewrite a post again this time hoping I get it in the correct forum. So what are all the big improvements besides a long winded sign up? Is this the way that webmasters do it, throw away the entire site and start over from scratch just to “upgrade” something in it? It would have been better to lock out new posts and let the threads and replies have a chance and move over to the "new" format over time and have new posts to the new format only.

We tried moving things over, but it proved too daunting a task, especially since some of the files in the old forum are corrupt.

newmate
06-14-2002, 06:22 AM
Now that I have reregistered and rewritten and reposted, it has been moved to an unbrowsed forum because of the several questions I asked one mentioned something I got from Dynamic Drive. This place LOOKED good at first, but my experiences so far does not support that first impression. Let’s hope this improves greatly SOON. I am just getting started with websites, coding, etc. so I have a question or two to start, but in a few months at most I will be the one with the answers for others if I am true to form. Well good luck, I must have come along at the wrong time.

ronaldb66
06-14-2002, 03:20 PM
Whoa!!! :eek: I was going to say: "i like the look of the new forum!", but that was before i was confronted with the post reply window. Oh well, i'll get used to it... :rolleyes:

Let me get back on that: the more i use it, the more great user-friendly stuff i see. I must say: this forum works great, once you get the hang of it and discover all the features. Way to go, people!

sir pannels
06-14-2002, 03:26 PM
so George what ya say about me joing to mod perl/cgi?:D

mouse
06-14-2002, 03:26 PM
The scrollbars don't do it for me, not W3C compliant either :eek::o

redhead
06-14-2002, 08:16 PM
like it :D

redhead
06-15-2002, 10:13 AM
hang on... where would DHTML questions go?.... DOM scripting i 'spose...?
forums still lookin' grand... hope it will be as good as the old one ;)

Sc00bs
06-16-2002, 10:49 AM
W00t

Thanks for the help with the password George. I guess we will have to put it down as an unsolved case for Mulder and Skully.

Everything is working nice and fine for me now :D

sir pannels
06-16-2002, 11:28 AM
scoobs...you kinda know of my perl skills right?...back me up here:D

applesauce
06-17-2002, 03:17 PM
Nice looking forum- except for the green!!

Calilo
06-17-2002, 11:28 PM
Hey Sir P i back you up, i know you are good, but.... can i also be a mod, there?? sir, i help you you help me

Calilo

QuackHead
06-17-2002, 11:56 PM
Looks great!

So far I haven't noticed a difference in speed - the other one was pretty fast, I think this is about the same (I'm always on a fast connection though, so I wouldn't notice)

The actual layout/colours/etc. looks awesome, a much needed improvement - the purple buttons clash with the green a little.. but, whatever. (Sorry, I've taken a few graphic design courses.. ;))

So far I like it - I love the Private Messaging feature, and the buddy lists/users online is a great feature!!!

:thumbsup:

~Quack

RoyW
06-20-2002, 04:22 PM
I have to say I like the new look. The layout is cleaner with the seperation of the client side/server side categories and then the sub categories within. (I really like the preview option on the post)

I was wondering if you were going to create a sticky post on
"How to post questions"
that first timers could use. I still see a lot of questions from people that don't post a link or don't post their code and when they do post there code they don't use the vbCode [ code ] so it loses all fomatting.

(And have you noticed if you post JavaScript code between [ php ] tags it color codes it. Why doesn't it do that for [ code ]? )


<SCRIPT>
//This is a comment
var str = "This is a string";
function thisIsAFunction(x)
{
for(var i=0 ; i<x ;i++)
document.write("String:" + i + ":" + str);
}
</SCRIPT>


This makes code 10 times easier to read.

landon11
06-20-2002, 04:52 PM
Will the search here also search the threads from WA?

Jeewhizz
06-20-2002, 05:18 PM
the php tags utilise the PHP syntax highlighting function that comes with PHP :)

jkd
06-21-2002, 12:56 AM
I think it is to prevent something like:

script kiddy 1337 4AX0RZ stuff, don't click here (javascript:while(1) alert('stupid script kiddy thing to do'))

mouse
06-23-2002, 01:14 AM
Without wanting to offend andyone inparticular I think replies to posts consisting of no more than a link to Google.com or otherwise should be frowned upon.:rolleyes:

justame
06-23-2002, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by mouse
replies to posts consisting of no more than a link to Google.com or otherwise should be frowned upon

mou...
/me just a giggles® 'cause /me is just a known® for posting 'em...'cept ya know??? youd probably be just a surprised® howww many find the just a solution® there...:O)))

just a ps®...
nooo offence just a taken® :O)))



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