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Square-Eyes

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Technical Support
« on: October 29, 2012, 02:16:27 PM »
I'd like this thread to be open for any suggestions from the computer geeks geniuses among us on how to improve this site.

This is your forum after all.

Thank you :)

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 02:20:15 PM »
Well, I think you should rewrite it in C# or maybe VB, implementing an SQL (or maybe SQLite) database which would be more robust, plus a backup which is regularly run using a batch file. Possibly you could consider using XML for universality.

More smileys would be good - particularly the facepalm one :)

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 02:27:51 PM »
On a different board, we used to have a 'dynamic' head-banging one - and a 'pucking down the toilet' one!!
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 02:28:57 PM »
Are you all 5 :P

Yes, smileys are very pretty!

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
Enabling hyperlinks would be good

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 03:28:41 PM »
Can we have a go-faster button please as the pages sometimes take an age to load?

Oh, and flashing avatars, they're lovely?

Ooh and a shopping basket option where we can buy RE branded stuff like freeminer-proof irony-meters or Sparky's dynamic-energy perpetual-motion toys.




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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 03:49:48 PM »
Enabling hyperlinks would be good

Seconded..
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 04:31:49 PM »
Dear Seb,

Your are nuts, I love nuts. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 04:33:51 PM »
Enabling hyperlinks would be good

Seconded..

Are we still having trouble with spammers? That's why this was removed.

Alternatively, if you highlight a posted link in firefox, a left-click gives you the option to follow it.

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 04:37:44 PM »
Dear Square eyes,

Okay we have Monty, your good self, Hope, Outrider and Jakswan, who are not up on computer speak, or whatever, not a criticism, why not let a poster who is up on this stuff on to your team to have a look at what is feasible and what is not, old Grantus I think is good in that dept, not a mod as such, more techy support.

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 04:54:54 PM »
Dear Square eyes,

Okay we have Monty, your good self, Hope, Outrider and Jakswan, who are not up on computer speak, or whatever, not a criticism, why not let a poster who is up on this stuff on to your team to have a look at what is feasible and what is not, old Grantus I think is good in that dept, not a mod as such, more techy support.

Gonnagle.

I think there's quite a few of us who are technically knowledgeable, although my web design knowledge is a bit out of date now...

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »
Enabling hyperlinks would be good

Yes please
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 12:10:09 PM »

Are we still having trouble with spammers? That's why this was removed.


Spammers can still post their links here, it's just that you can't click on them.  I fail to see how this stops spammers.  Other boards e.g. the JREF impose a restriction so that you can't post links until you have a set number of posts.  This, together with moderation should stop spamming.

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Alternatively, if you highlight a posted link in firefox, a left-click gives you the option to follow it.

Not everybody wants to use Firefox.  It's lost its way somewhat in the last few years.
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 01:58:55 PM »
I'd like this thread to be open for any suggestions from the computer geeks geniuses among us on how to improve this site.

This is your forum after all.

Thank you :)

Hi All,

Sometimes posters don't always make it clear who, or which post, they are responding too and it can get a bit confusing.  Perhaps this could be included as an automatic input on the first line by inputting the post number that is being replied to.

Example:  « Reply #13 on: Today at 12:10:09 PM from: Reply #7 by The Cheesy Wotsit»

Regards Juan
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 05:14:23 PM »
If someone just clicks on 'reply' how is the board software going to determine which post is being replied to?
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2012, 06:17:53 PM »
I admit I'm guilty of that one Jaun.

I automatically assume the person reading my response is aware I'm addressing them!
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2012, 06:44:08 PM »
I'd like this thread to be open for any suggestions from the computer geeks geniuses among us on how to improve this site.

This is your forum after all.

Thank you :)

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Yeah because it will make such a noticeable difference

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2012, 07:07:03 PM »

Or is there anyway of highlighting the bits you want, and getting it just to quote that bit?



Like that?
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2012, 07:54:24 PM »

Or is there anyway of highlighting the bits you want, and getting it just to quote that bit?



Like that?

Yeah!

Like that ;)

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 08:48:45 PM »
If someone just clicks on 'reply' how is the board software going to determine which post is being replied to?

Hi Mod,

I didn't even realise there was a reply button - just found it at the bottom; I assumed everybody used the 'quote' but then deleted all that came with it.  I'm not sure what the point of the 'reply' button is if it does not reference the post to which the reply is being made, unless it always assumes it is the OP.

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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2012, 08:52:24 PM »
I admit I'm guilty of that one Jaun.

I automatically assume the person reading my response is aware I'm addressing them!

Hi Cheesy,

It was only by chance I picked up your post, I'd put the number in first and then looked to see who it was.

Regards Juan
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2012, 10:09:46 PM »
Not sure if this could be done, but when you click "quote" could you have an easy way of letting people know what post you are referring to?

You mean like editing the post that you are replying to so that it only contains the relevant bit?

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Or is there anyway of highlighting the bits you want, and getting it just to quote that bit?

Like this you mean?
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 10:11:48 PM »
I didn't even realise there was a reply button - just found it at the bottom; I assumed everybody used the 'quote' but then deleted all that came with it.  I'm not sure what the point of the 'reply' button is if it does not reference the post to which the reply is being made, unless it always assumes it is the OP.

Sometimes people want to make a general point in relation to the subject that isn't a specific response to a previous poster.
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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 10:24:48 PM »
See that's the problem Juan..

There are way too many egos looking out for conformation of their self-centered importance on most forums.

Trumpets are blown, ignorance adhered too. Listen to me, your all talking shit..

But we sneaky ones can hold a decent conversation until they realise we ain't talking about them..

Then like "Ogres", they come stomping in demanding why we ain't talking about them.. then we just move on and let the "Ogres" poke each other.. with occasional contributions for our own amusement..

If only it was that simple.. eh!!


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Re: Technical Support
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 10:27:56 PM »
and to everyone else out there the secret is to bang the rocks together guys