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  • jax
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Forum requirements and (un)desirables
What features and functionalities should forum software have? Which are requirements and which are nice to have? How does this forum fare?

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #100
Clearly Josh is on the right track. After all, letters are written like this:

Dear, Josh,
Hello, Josh,

Bla, bla, bla.

Bla, bla, bla.

Sincerely, yours,
Yours, truly,

Me.

:whistle:
:angel:
:rip:

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #101
Move those posts to grammatical mutterings. They are a very welcome addition there. Great resource. Awesome teachings from Josh.

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
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Move those posts to grammatical mutterings. They are a very welcome addition there. Great resource. Awesome teachings from Josh.
Yes good idea - but that should be Great, resource., Awesomesauce, teachings ,from, Josh., and one , for luck.

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #103
...in the phrase "  Hello Josh  "...


...now that we've established that Hello Josh is not a clause.
...nor a phrase, obviously.

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #104
So - about the comma, or the absence of one, in the phrase "  Hello Josh  ", which is not a clause, should be there because of some rule which is about clauses?



Did you drink?


Do I drink? - no - not at the moment.

It seems that you did and you have... -_-

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #105
...Yours, truly,

Me.
As we were taught, there are rules for letters (messages), one of which is about signatures.
Your final line (your name or alike in the very end) doesn't take the full stop -- it means you name or another alias hangs there without a full stop or any other such marking.

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #106

Move those posts to grammatical mutterings. They are a very welcome addition there. Great resource. Awesome teachings from Josh.
What does this line mean?
Quote
Hello Josh

???

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #107
A guess --- it is actually a header - title - with a name of someone: the first name is "Hello" and the surname is "Josh":idea: THAT way it'll work ---- but WHO'S a Hell Hello Josh???
Did they mean a Hell O'Josh or something???

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #108
It's not easy to misunderstand that epically. You have to work at it.

Special note: I'm flying blind here so I probably missed it, but-- I'm surprised Josh hasn't gone ballistic because this thread is way off topic.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
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As we were taught, there are rules for letters (messages), one of which is about signatures.
Your final line (your name or alike in the very end) doesn't take the full stop -- it means you name or another alias hangs there without a full stop or any other such marking.

I bodaciously added extraneous punctuation. :devil:

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #110
...but-- I'm surprised Josh hasn't gone ballistic because this thread is way off topic.
Why!
It's fun! :)
extraneous
Thank you for a new word!
:cigar:

Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #111
As we were taught, there are rules for letters (messages), one of which is about signatures.


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                                ~~~  OR  ~~~

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #112
Adding links could be more convenient.

Right now the selection is wrapped in
Code: [Select]
[url][/url]
, saving a little bit of typing, but it would be slightly better if it was
Code: [Select]
[url=|][/url]
(where | is the cursor position).

Even better would be to (have the option) of automagically pasting the content of the clipboard at the position of | if it seems to be an URL, e.g. it begins with http:. Alternatively an optional dialog to which to paste/edit the URL, My Opera style.

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Reply #113

It's easy to ignore a thread. All you have to do is choose not to open it.

I am basically ignoring an entire board here (the Lounge) and it's not so easy. Whenever I open up the unread threads, which is how I read up on stuff, I see a bunch of Lounge threads. So I have to go to Lounge, mark all read, and return to unread threads to see what's really of interest to me. Any idea on how to make certain boards or threads easier to ignore?

How about an anti-bookmarks feature: Threads and boards specifically marked (say, Ignore) don't show up at Unread anymore. Make the list of ignored threads and boards manageable under bookmarks.

BTW, there is a way to get email notifications from a board when a new thread is put up. How about making bookmarks work for boards the same way: I can bookmark a board, and new threads that are written there show up under bookmarks.

Wouldn't these features make the forum bookmarks more usable?

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Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #114
Ersi, you're hot Estonian!;) Don't you have some fun sometimes?

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Ersi, you're hot Estonian!;) Don't you have some fun sometimes?
I tried once. It was nothing but pain and frustration.

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Reply #116
I tried once. It was nothing but pain and frustration.


Demand, just don't ask, demand to be kissed first!!

Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #117
"Mark all as read" and "Mark selected as read": what about to make them switch places? I'm personally used to hitting the edge right button; but if a user's bothered to work the marking - he won't be "half-unconscious" hitting the buttons - so it must not be a problem having the "selected" one not in the far right. :right:?

Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #118

A guess --- it is actually a header - title - with a name of someone: the first name is "Hello" and the surname is "Josh":idea: THAT way it'll work ---- but WHO'S a Hell Hello Josh???
Did they mean a Hell O'Josh or something???
Frans, is it REALLY HARD to add a comma and a, say, excl.mark, huh?:left:

Re: Forum requirements and (un)desirables
Reply #119
Frans, is it REALLY HARD to add a comma and a, say, excl.mark, huh? :left:
Yes, like "Hello, Josh."...
Or "Hello, Lincoln!":rolleyes: