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Message 286 of 426 (567994)
07-03-2010 7:10 PM
Reply to: Message 285 by RAZD
07-03-2010 6:41 PM


Re: Test possible signature bug
Hi RAZD!

Yes, you're right, there was a software glitch that lasted about a week, it was fixed a few days ago. The glitch caused signatures that used dBCodes to include unintended spaces in messages, but it wouldn't affect the stored signature of the profile unless you actually edited it during that period.

Edited by Admin, : Add sig.


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Message 287 of 426 (568111)
07-04-2010 11:02 AM
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07-03-2010 7:10 PM


Re: Test possible signature bug
There needs to be one more button, a button to report spam or offensive messages to a moderator.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 288 of 426 (568154)
07-04-2010 3:17 PM
Reply to: Message 287 by jar
07-04-2010 11:02 AM


Re: Test possible signature bug
And how about an off-topic button? Each member gets a personal off-topic meter and the member's message per period of time is automatically calculated to be the inverse of the off-topic rating.

Just kidding (or am I?)

Moose

PS: To people interjecting little personal messages into topics - We do now have the Personal Message (PM) system for that.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Change ID.


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Message 289 of 426 (568304)
07-05-2010 8:08 AM
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07-04-2010 11:02 AM


Re: Test possible signature bug
jar writes:

There needs to be one more button, a button to report spam or offensive messages to a moderator.

Yep, it's on the list. This won't be coming soon. I know it sounds simple, but what I want to implement is a problem reporting system that includes tracking, reporting, assignments, closing or voiding, etc.

For now we have to make do with the Report discussion problems here: No.2 thread.


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Message 290 of 426 (572762)
08-07-2010 12:30 PM


Would it be possible to add a way a member could search for his or her posts that have been rated so they can get an idea of what works or does not work?


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 291 of 426 (572767)
08-07-2010 1:19 PM
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08-07-2010 12:30 PM


The short answer is yes.

The long answer is that the rating system as currently implemented is widely viewed as deeply flawed and will be modified. An improved version of the current approach will remain an option for board administrators, but the version I'll eventually be implementing and that will be used for this board will be an automated form of our Post-of-the-Month system. Unfortunately I cannot provide a schedule at this time.

Edited by Admin, : Grammar.


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Message 292 of 426 (574396)
08-15-2010 5:10 PM
Reply to: Message 266 by Adminnemooseus
06-07-2010 6:20 PM


Topic Message Indices are Back
The message index feature for threads is back. You can click on the mood icon in threads and messages and get an index of all the messages in the thread. Messages are listed in order down the left hand side. In the far right column are listed all the replies for that message along with an indication of whether the replies have been responded to. A red dot indicates no response yet, an orange dot indicates that the author of the message acknowledges the reply but does not plan to respond, and a green dot indicates a response was posted.

Normally the dots are small, but they are much larger when you yourself are the author of the message. If you click on a red dot it will become orange to indicate you wish to acknowledge the reply. If you click on an orange dot it will become red to indicate you no longer wish to acknowledge the reply. You can't click on a green dot because it indicates you've already responded, and you can't delete a message.

I'm hoping to discover what a "Whoop!" from a thousand miles away sounds like. I'll be at my window listening. Or will you be playing it cool?

Can the activity bar be far behind?


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Message 293 of 426 (574442)
08-15-2010 10:22 PM
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08-15-2010 5:10 PM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
I'm hoping to discover what a "Whoop!" from a thousand miles away sounds like.

Words can't begin to express my excitement. I guess I'll have to throw a celebration party. PM me if you are in traveling distance of Duluth, Minnesota - Send money and I'll try to book Oni to entertain.

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Message 294 of 426 (574443)
08-15-2010 10:28 PM
Reply to: Message 293 by Adminnemooseus
08-15-2010 10:22 PM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
If Oni and Percy show up in Duluth I will be there. I'm less than 2 hours away.
Now that the Norshor is no longer a strip club, maybe you can get him in there.

I guess I would even be willing to go to Madison, the Cities or even Milwaukee.

The message indices are pretty damn cool if you ask me.


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Message 295 of 426 (574444)
08-15-2010 10:44 PM
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08-15-2010 10:28 PM


Topic Message Indices are useful an an admin tool, and to find special messages
I think I mostly consult the topic message index to help to try to make administrative sense of what is happening in the topic.

It is also potentially useful to find special messages that you think you know are somewhere in the topic. Prepare for a new onslaught of Adminnemooseus complaints about worthless topic subtitles.

Adminnemooseus


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Message 296 of 426 (574446)
08-15-2010 10:59 PM
Reply to: Message 292 by Admin
08-15-2010 5:10 PM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
I'm hoping to discover what a "Whoop!" from a thousand miles away sounds like. I'll be at my window listening. Or will you be playing it cool?

Nope, but it was a "Woot!" not a "whoop"... wtf?

That's fantastic Percy, awesome and very much used feature. Thank you!


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Message 297 of 426 (574529)
08-16-2010 11:26 AM
Reply to: Message 292 by Admin
08-15-2010 5:10 PM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
Hey Percy,

I'm using IE8 and I noticed whenever I roll over the red "minus" icon denoting a suspended member, the message box that pops up indicating "member suspended ... click for details" disappears whenever I move the cursor to click on it.

Anyone else notice this?


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Message 298 of 426 (574531)
08-16-2010 11:46 AM
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08-16-2010 11:26 AM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
Yeah, I was wondering if anyone would use it the way you're trying to use it.

The "click for details" means to click on the icon. In other words, if you hover over the suspended icon you get a hoverbox of info that disappears as soon as you're no longer hovering over the icon, while if you click on the icon you get a persistent box which might have links in it.

I could change the instructions to say "click on icon for more info."

Another approach might be to bring up a hoverbox whose upper right corner is positioned on top of the suspended icon, then if the hoverbox has links in it the user could move the mouse cursor to them without the hoverbox disappearing. The problem with a non-persistent box is that a little sloppy mouse motion outside the box will cause it to disappear, but this can be fixed with a turn-off delay, but turn-off delays can be annoying.

Anyone have a preference or other ideas?


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Message 299 of 426 (574532)
08-16-2010 11:52 AM
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08-16-2010 11:46 AM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
I'd say just turn it into "click icon", simple, more accurate and less annoying than the other ideas, I'd say.

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Message 300 of 426 (574536)
08-16-2010 1:16 PM
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08-16-2010 11:46 AM


Re: Topic Message Indices are Back
I agree with "click icon" or similar wording.

And, for the benefit of Apothecus, it works the same way in firefox as in IE8. When I couldn't click on the message, I tried clicking the red minus (the icon) and that worked.


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