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New forum software status - updated 1/4/2006

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Last updated: 1/4/2006, 10:00 AM EST

Functionality confirmed to be working:

- creating an account
- logging in/logging out
- displaying available forums
- displaying threads in each forum with last post/replies/views info
- posting new threads
- posting replies
- subscribing to threads
- incorporating custom tags into post content (entirely new set of tags similar to those implemented in other forum software)
- editing posts
- buddy list
- ignore list
- ignore functionality (options to include blocking a user's posts entirely or blanking out the text with a link to display the text)
- bookmarks (each user will be able to add posts to a personal list of bookmarks for easy retrieval--great for classic "reference" threads)
- user profile settings (password, e-mail, etc.)
- avatar uploads
- user preference settings (thread age, threads per page, etc.)


In progress:

- user post history (threads originated by user and posts within threads)
- private message sending/receiving
- sending e-mails (via site contact form--no public displays of e-mail addresses)
- search


This is not a comprehensive list of forum features. I haven't forgotten the suggestions thread. This is merely what I consider necessary to go live with the software.

Most of the items in progress involve minor retooling of the core functionality related to completed items, so now that the core set of functionality is complete, finishing the rest should go quickly.

Please, no "when" questions. I'll post when it's ready.

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I told myself I wouldn't do this, but what the hell. Here's a bit of a teaser.

Nothing works on that page. IE users shouldn't bother looking at it. It completely falls apart.

Still a work-in-progress, but it's coming along.

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THE ONLY THING THAT I DON'T LIKE IS THE "REPLY TITLE." I'VE NEVER REALLY SEEN ANY REAL PUPOSE IN IT. WE ALL KNOW WHAT YOU'RE REPLYING TO, SO WHY HAVE HAVE THE TITLE. THE "QUOTE" FUNCTION THAT WE'VE HAD ON HERE HAS WORKED JUST FINE IMO.

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I've been going back and forth on that myself. That title basically exists so the post has a name when displayed in search results (ideally, search results should provide exact posts and not merely topics). It's not marked as such, but it will be prepopulated with "RE: <post title>".

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I suprised you didn't object to the Peewee Herman pic with your name, Dayv.

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hey jay are you going to have the costum colour function again, cause i havent been a fan of those colours i have mine changed right now. the grey on grey on grey jsut doesnt work for me
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Originally posted by: Warbler
I suprised you didn't object to the Peewee Herman pic with your name, Dayv.


That was the first thing I noticed as well.
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That's actually my avatar on another forum. It was handy at the time.

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Originally posted by: Shimraa
hey jay are you going to have the costum colour function again, cause i havent been a fan of those colours i have mine changed right now. the grey on grey on grey jsut doesnt work for me


Not at launch, no. I'll probably put together some alternative color schemes later on, but I doubt I'll build a color editor like the current software. Too much work for a function that very few people use. If you take some screen captures of a few forum pages and send them to me (preferably in GIF, PNG, or bitmap format to maintain color accuracy), I can try to build a color scheme that mimics what you're using.

Anybody else not like the color scheme, either in the current forum or the new design? It is pretty damn bland now that I take off my developer's glasses and look at it with my designer's glasses. It's tough for me to say because I haven't had my LCDs professionally calibrated and I don't know if they're color-correct. Plus, I've always preferred muted colors.

After the Mac expenditure, I don't really have any money left over for one of their studio LCDs, which I've heard have great out-of-the-box calibration.

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I like the look. Very clean and straightforward.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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I'm glad that you've stuck with the same general 'feel' of the site, the same fonts etc, because I always felt it looked very cool as it was. Weird seeing that teaser actually - it was the same, but diffrent. Will take some getting used to.

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Yeah, that's the same thing I was thinking. It looks pretty good. At least it won't seemingly be a huge jump in terms of appearance.

There is no lingerie in space...

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Originally posted by: Jay
That's actually my avatar on another forum. It was handy at the time.


HA HA! Jay make funny! Pee Wee Herman... "handy." HA HA!

No pun intended, right Jay?

I like the look, too. Will take some getting used to, but it's doable.
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Jay:

I love it. Nice job so far....
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I'd love to see a screen capture of what you saw because it's broken in every version of IE I've tried.

Here's what it looks like in Firefox for Windows, and pretty much what it should look like in all browsers once I've finalized the browser detection and custom stylesheets. I have font smoothing turned on though, so the text will look different if you don't.

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It worked in IE for me too. At least, as far as I can tell. It looks just like the link you just sent out, except that it fills the whole screen.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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That's really odd. What version of IE are you guys using?

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I'm using 5.5, I think (at work). I won't use anything but Firefox @ home. Looks fine.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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The teaser link looks exactly the same in both IE and Firefox for you guys?

[Kirk]This is damn peculiar.[/Kirk]

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My experiences mirror yours. I'm seeing what you see.

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