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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:08 pm

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We'll roll these changes into the blue look before it goes live.


Very excited about this. I haven't had any issues with the new set-up, except the beige background keeps me thinking I'm posting somewhere else. Eagerly looking forward to TR blue.

Some of us got a preview and the blue is not the old blue. So be warned. Of course there is room for change.
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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:18 pm

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Some of us got a preview and the blue is not the old blue. So be warned. Of course there is room for change.

Well, it might not be the old blue, but it's definitely the oldest blue. It's the color of the dark blue theme that Firefox borked and could never properly handle.
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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:01 pm

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Those include a slightly wider "profile" area to prevent the icon wrapping issue and less spacing below quotations by default.

The profile area seems a tad too wide to me. IMO it doesn't need to dynamically grow like it does and should really be fixed-width. Icon-wrapping is far less objectionable than being too wide.
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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:51 pm

Is anyone else experiencing problems with the newposts search? The forums run fine, other searches (including egosearch and other "special" searches) run fine, but the newposts search won't load for me. The page just sits there and eventually times out. It's been happening on and off all day long.
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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:36 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
Some of us got a preview and the blue is not the old blue. So be warned. Of course there is room for change.

Well, it might not be the old blue, but it's definitely the oldest blue. It's the color of the dark blue theme that Firefox borked and could never properly handle.


Score. don't know why, but my Firefox never had a problem with the old old TR blue (dark blue). Although I do know of the blue Flying Fox is referring to, as all of my other family members computers displayed the "old" blue (the lighter blue).
Either way, yay for blue.
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Re: phpBB 3

Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:05 pm

mattsteg wrote:
Is anyone else experiencing problems with the newposts search? The forums run fine, other searches (including egosearch and other "special" searches) run fine, but the newposts search won't load for me. The page just sits there and eventually times out. It's been happening on and off all day long.

Not here. Was it on multiple sessions/browsers/computers? Did you try clearing cache?
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:15 am

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mattsteg wrote:
Is anyone else experiencing problems with the newposts search? The forums run fine, other searches (including egosearch and other "special" searches) run fine, but the newposts search won't load for me. The page just sits there and eventually times out. It's been happening on and off all day long.

Not here. Was it on multiple sessions/browsers/computers? Did you try clearing cache?

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Re: phpBB 3

Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:33 am

mattsteg wrote:
Damage wrote:
Those include a slightly wider "profile" area to prevent the icon wrapping issue and less spacing below quotations by default.

The profile area seems a tad too wide to me. IMO it doesn't need to dynamically grow like it does and should really be fixed-width. Icon-wrapping is far less objectionable than being too wide.
I agree. The profile area should be narrower not wider. Shrink the "Join Date" info by displaying just dd mmm, yyyy -- we don't need the time or day of week -- and then make the profile no wider than that. I don't see what's wrong with two lines of icons if it comes to that. Most posts worth reading are more than a couple of lines long so the added vertical space isn't a big deal (particularly in light of all the other vertical bloat going on in the new design). The dynamic growing/shrinking might make it harder to get a consistent margin between that and the post body at narrower widths.
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:28 am

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Shrink the "Join Date" info by displaying just dd mmm, yyyy -- we don't need the time or day of week -- and then make the profile no wider than that.
The date display is user-controlled. It shows up however you have your date prefs set.
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Re: phpBB 3

Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:57 pm

How do I turn off email notification of IMs?

I have "No" checked on "Notify me on new private messages."
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Re: phpBB 3

Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:53 pm

mattsteg wrote:
UberGerbil wrote:
Shrink the "Join Date" info by displaying just dd mmm, yyyy -- we don't need the time or day of week -- and then make the profile no wider than that.
The date display is user-controlled. It shows up however you have your date prefs set.
Unfortunately, I want to know the exact minute a comment was posted. I don't want to know the exact minute a user joined TR.
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:40 pm

I don't know why, but I'm having trouble using the ordered list function.

[list=][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not really implemented?
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:43 pm

titan wrote:
I don't know why, but I'm having trouble using the ordered list function.

[list=][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not really implemented?

Take the equal sign out:

  • Here's
  • what
  • I
  • get
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:52 pm

If you take the equal sign out, you don't have an ordered list. For an ordered list, you need to specify numbers or letters like so:

[list=1][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

  1. Here's
  2. what
  3. I
  4. get
[list=a][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

  1. Here's
  2. what
  3. I
  4. get
It looks like it doesn't matter which letters or numbers you specify.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:53 pm

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How do I turn off email notification of IMs?

I have "No" checked on "Notify me on new private messages."

That's odd. I'll look around and see if there's a reason for this.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:58 pm

titan wrote:
I don't know why, but I'm having trouble using the ordered list function.

[list=][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not really implemented?

Cut the "=" and you will be unordered list. Put "list=1" and you get numbered ordered list.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:07 pm

Kevin wrote:
If you take the equal sign out, you don't have an ordered list. For an ordered list, you need to specify numbers or letters like so:

[list=1][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

  1. Here's
  2. what
  3. I
  4. get
[list=a][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

  1. Here's
  2. what
  3. I
  4. get
It looks like it doesn't matter which letters or numbers you specify.

Flying Fox wrote:
titan wrote:
I don't know why, but I'm having trouble using the ordered list function.

[list=][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not really implemented?

Cut the "=" and you will be unordered list. Put "list=1" and you get numbered ordered list.


Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:01 pm

titan wrote:
I don't know why, but I'm having trouble using the ordered list function.

[list=][*]Here's[*]what[*]I[*]get[/list]

Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not really implemented?

  1. t
  2. e
  3. s
  4. t
  1. t
  2. e
  3. s
  4. t
You need to do list=a (or anotehr single letter) or list=1(or another single numerical digit)
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:57 pm

So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:00 pm

Vrock wrote:
So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?

Given the glee ISTR Kevin exhibiting over this feature, I'd not hold out much hope.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:17 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Vrock wrote:
So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?

Given the glee ISTR Kevin exhibiting over this feature, I'd not hold out much hope.

I agree with the current limitation as it is. I don't need to reread six posts. Most people don't take the time to summarize the quote either, so there ends up being a long run of nested quotes before actually getting to what the current poster is going to say. Very annoying.

Besides, you're able to quote other posts while writing your own, so what's the big deal.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:29 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Vrock wrote:
So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?

Given the glee ISTR Kevin exhibiting over this feature, I'd not hold out much hope.

What it should do is give the option to cut out the deeper quotes instead of making you hunt through to find them.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:50 pm

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Looking for Knowledge wrote:
How do I turn off email notification of IMs?

I have "No" checked on "Notify me on new private messages."

That's odd. I'll look around and see if there's a reason for this.

It's fixed. I may have needed to clear sign-out/clear my cookies/ or some other such magic....but it's fine now.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:42 pm

Vrock wrote:
So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?

You can quote more than three posters, you just can't have more than 3 nested quotes. I thought 3 was pretty reasonable (it was even the phpBB 3 default).

mattsteg wrote:
What it should do is give the option to cut out the deeper quotes instead of making you hunt through to find them.

Yeah, that would be pretty slick.

Looking for Knowledge wrote:
It's fixed. I may have needed to clear sign-out/clear my cookies/ or some other such magic....but it's fine now.

That's good. I was hoping it was something like that.
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Re: phpBB 3

Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:10 pm

Kevin wrote:
mattsteg wrote:
What it should do is give the option to cut out the deeper quotes instead of making you hunt through to find them.

Yeah, that would be pretty slick.

That's what I was thinking of too.
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:04 am

Vrock wrote:
So...why does the forum prevent you from quoting more than three posters? That kind of sucks. Can we have a more reasonable limit? Say, six?
Captain Ned wrote:
Given the glee ISTR Kevin exhibiting over this feature, I'd not hold out much hope.
titan wrote:
I agree with the current limitation as it is. I don't need to reread six posts. Most people don't take the time to summarize the quote either, so there ends up being a long run of nested quotes before actually getting to what the current poster is going to say. Very annoying. Besides, you're able to quote other posts while writing your own, so what's the big deal.
mattsteg wrote:
What it should do is give the option to cut out the deeper quotes instead of making you hunt through to find them.
Kevin wrote:
Yeah, that would be pretty slick.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
That's what I was thinking of too.

You can have plenty of quotes. You don't have to nest them, you know. :wink:
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:54 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
You can have plenty of quotes. You don't have to nest them, you know. :wink:
And note, in case you missed it when I mentioned it earlier, that when you're composing a reply you can click the quote button on as many other posts as you want and they'll each get added, with proper quote tags, at the end of your reply.
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:37 am

UberGerbil wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
You can have plenty of quotes. You don't have to nest them, you know. :wink:
And note, in case you missed it when I mentioned it earlier, that when you're composing a reply you can click the quote button on as many other posts as you want and they'll each get added, with proper quote tags, at the end of your reply.

Is that new, because I haven't seen that before. Cool 8)
 
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Re: phpBB 3

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:43 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
UberGerbil wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
You can have plenty of quotes. You don't have to nest them, you know. :wink:
And note, in case you missed it when I mentioned it earlier, that when you're composing a reply you can click the quote button on as many other posts as you want and they'll each get added, with proper quote tags, at the end of your reply.

Is that new, because I haven't seen that before. Cool 8)

It's new, as in it came with phpBB3. Just scroll down to the "TOPIC REVIEW" section of the "POST A REPLY" page, and you'll see the quote buttons next to all of the posts.
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Re: phpBB 3

Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:24 pm

Gah I just lost a long reply to the Sonic thread because of the stupd 'review your post thing' because I had already clicked the tab. I ctrl-w to the next tab as soon as I see that the page was uploaded and the next one starts loading. It's going to take me awhile to get used to that 'feature'. Are you sure there's no way to turn it off?

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