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Forum UI stuff - need opinions

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  • Started 6 years ago by The Geek
  • Latest reply from LifesSweetDrug
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Hey whs. rtf was invented by MS

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whs
whs
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I know that, but "rich" could be taken as generic and do we know what's on BBpress

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jd2066
jd2066
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@Lighthouse: I didn't know that. Also wikipedia says RTF was made for cross-platform document interchange in 1987. I didn't know Microsoft made any format for cross-platform use.

On forum ideas, I don't know if it's possible but if well one is writing a reply or editing you could get a notification of a new post that would be cool.
At the moment you make start writing a reply and then submit it and find out the post was already answered.

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whs
whs
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For jd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format

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jd2066
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@whs: That is the exact page I just read and was referring to when I wrote "Also wikipedia says" above.

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whs
whs
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sorry jd, I must have been too fast in my speed reading by the sequence: Type > read > think

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Smashpmk712
Smashpmk712
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just a thought as I am reading this topic ... I know that in a normal forum the newest entry goes to the bottom.... but I have noticed that if you are following a thread then you have to scroll all the way there. wouldn't it be more efficient to post the newest post at the top of the first page?

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jd2066
jd2066
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@Smashpmk712: I'm not sure what your talking about. The newest post is at the top of the list and has been for a while.

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taybay
taybay
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I think he means posts in a thread. It may be more efficient, but I think it would be far too disorienting to newcomers.

Also, perhaps a reply button by each post would be useful?

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whs
whs
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Hi taybay, I find the reply button like they have them on other Fora very confusing. It breaks the flow of the thread.
Last post on top is not such a bad idea. I think we would get used to it. Smash has a point. Rolling down all the time is kind of annoying.

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thegeek
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It's a fairly standard convention to have latest post on the bottom... I've rarely ever seen a forum or comments system that works the other way.

Remember that your posts are also read by many people that don't participate... hopefully when solving a thread for one person the solution is preserved for others to follow.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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You don't need to scroll down to get to the last reply. Just click on "Latest Reply" link at the top

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Smashpmk712
Smashpmk712
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@Lighthouse, I never noticed the last reply up there before. I think that is a sufficient enough solution to my scrolling dilemma. Thanks!

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whs
whs
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Lighthouse is soooo smart. I never noticed that either. I vote with Smash - that is sufficient.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you see something, click on it (it could be helpful, it could be disastrous) but you never know till you try!

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thegeek
The Geek
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@Lighthouse

So you would definitely push the big red button =)

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Scott
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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@ Sir Geek, yes, it either sets off the fire alarm, or shuts down the generator (all part of my training)

@Scott, I clicked there but nothing happened

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Smashpmk712
Smashpmk712
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I don't know if theis is the thread for this but sometimes when I look at a post on the forum someones post will not show up. It shows as a blank post then I have to highlight it and it shows just fine. Make sense? let me know if I should start a new post.

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Smashpmk712
Smashpmk712
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@the geekster,
do you know when you are going to implement this super cool new UI? also I had one other suggestion ... Is it possible to put the last few topic that you have participated in some where on the main page of the forum?

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