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Topic Subject:Forum idea
Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-10-99 06:04 PM ET (US)         
I was tossing two ideas (amongst others) around for the next modification to the forums, and wanted to know if you folks want to give me feedback on some possible features...:

* How many of you open the thread in a new browser window? Would you like it if you can set the forum to open the thread in a new window for you? (It'll always go to that one - it won't open several different ones)

* What about a text-only, minimal "glitz" view for those that have slow connections? (The ads will always be there tho)

Comments will always be welcome... constructive comments will be welcome even more. Laters!

-Angel Zen

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super Fool
Inactive
posted 05-10-99 06:13 PM ET (US)     1 / 18       
also, could you eliminate double posts?

[This message has been edited by super Fool (edited 05-10-99).]

super Fool
Inactive
posted 05-10-99 06:13 PM ET (US)     2 / 18       
sounds pretty sweet... how about a couple more smilies?

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eug1
Inactive
posted 05-10-99 06:15 PM ET (US)     3 / 18       
The new window default is a pretty good idea....
Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 05-10-99 06:35 PM ET (US)     4 / 18       
I always open up multiple windows (open up 5+ threads at a time) Guess if everything went to the same window, I wouldn't use the feature.

Text only - just a sec. I just viewed source, and people are going to start wondering about me, but I don't see a whole lot of fluff there. Are you talking about things like eliminating the icon for "Open Thread", and only having one for "Closed thread"?

Don't know if its reasonable, but for posters like Breydel, could there be an option to display all responses? Or maybe all since the last time you logged in? I know that is saved in the cookie file...

Oh, or how about in addition to "One day, "2 days", "5 days", etc, "Since Last Login"?

Keep your stick on the ice.

[This message has been edited by Thorfinn (edited 05-10-99).]

Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-10-99 06:41 PM ET (US)     5 / 18       
Humm... I can have it do either 1.) Open in same window, 2.) Open in new window (and stay in that window), or 3.) Open each thread in its own window

Text only would let you click on a thread, and the program will basically just dump all the responses to the thread with text links substituting the icons. It *might* include a form for replies (WWWBoard style), but I have to check and see if including the reply form will compromise security... and yes, the text version will display all responses (but keep in mind these are just working ideas at the moment - don't get your hopes up yet)

And the last option about display posts since x days agos is on the things to do list already...

Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-10-99 06:43 PM ET (US)     6 / 18       
Oh yeah And I have to make sure that the features don't put too much load on the GS server... but I'm liking the way the features are developing so far
Hemlock
Clubman
(id: S_Hemlock)
posted 05-10-99 06:55 PM ET (US)     7 / 18       
I always open each thread in a new window and, like Thor, have 5-6 windows open at a time. Also, when starting a new thread or replying to a current thread, I open that in a new window also.
Cait
Inactive
posted 05-10-99 07:19 PM ET (US)     8 / 18       
Theres a slight problem with UBBs in that when u want to see the archive, if there are posts from beyont a year ago it wont show them.
I agree with the "more smileys" idea

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Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-10-99 07:27 PM ET (US)     9 / 18       
Hum... didn't notice that archive thing until now...

weird...

Breydel
Clubman
posted 05-10-99 08:25 PM ET (US)     10 / 18       
More smileys: a must have!
Display all threads in reply window: a must have!
Open in new window: no need, can be done already
A search option: a must have!
Faster loads: give it a try

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Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-10-99 08:37 PM ET (US)     11 / 18       
Well, I can tell you that the search option probably won't be enabled because Gamestats won't allow it (it puts a lot of strain on their servers), but all the other features are probably gonna be implemented
mulan98
Clubman
posted 05-10-99 11:12 PM ET (US)     12 / 18       
I like things as they are now.
Sergei_Makarov
Inactive
posted 05-11-99 03:50 AM ET (US)     13 / 18       
Automatic opening of threads in a new window sounds like a great idea.

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Cherub Shadow8357
Clubman
posted 05-11-99 08:08 AM ET (US)     14 / 18       
Please, please do not have the threads open into a new window. AOL doesn't handle multiple windows well, and I don't want to have to use IE5 just to read the message board. This would be a fine option, but not as default (my computer always forgets my UBBS settings).
Meerkat
Inactive
posted 05-11-99 08:57 AM ET (US)     15 / 18       
A bigger reply to box would be nice - the current 45 wide is annoyingly small.

Also, perhaps a "next thread" button would
be nice for those people that only have one
window open - to avoid having to go back to the forum index between threads.
Then again, maybe not.

Nineveh
Inactive
posted 05-11-99 12:45 PM ET (US)     16 / 18       
A bigger box when you post a new topic.
Other than that, I like.
Jaheed
Inactive
posted 05-11-99 01:42 PM ET (US)     17 / 18       
My choice: open each thread in its own new window.

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Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 05-11-99 05:36 PM ET (US)     18 / 18       
Shadow8357: It don't do it by default... users will have to go into their preferences and do it there.

Meerkat: I can stretch out the reply box a bit, by just about 10 characters... Unfortunately for some people out there, having the box any bigger after that would mean scrolling their browsers.

Mulan98: Most of the new features will be added as options, so if you like things as they are now they'll stay the same until Heaven switches from UBB to a better one (That's only _if_ Heaven switches)

ALSO, I ask that if you have posted a reply to this thread, and feel the need to change your statements (instead of making minor spelling/grammatical errors), do it in a new message and not wipe out the old one... I need to refer to this thread later on.
Thanks!


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