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quote:Originally posted by daveshortsMaybe I will jut remove it
quote:Originally posted by Hadriancan you get it to work now? he he
quote:Simple Machines Forum - SMF in short - is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.
quote:Originally posted by daveshorts16) I think the signature is appearing now, but I may be wrong. There was a problem that it was appearing twice, as Snitz appended it to the message itself, whereas smf (the new software) adds it in dynamically. I fixed this by grepping through the post for the signature and if it appears not displaying it a second time. It may be finding false positives.
quote:18) It is now displaying the messageID at the left. You can make a link to it by going [message=2345]My cool message[/message]. It was done in a bad and wrong way as there is no built in functionality for finding a message without a topic, but now works. I will try and find a more elegant (or at least robust) way of implementing it in the morning.
quote:Originally posted by daveshorts22) Good point - I have disabled executables. Whether we want any attachments is possibly debateable - I guess we can try it and see if it gets silly.
quote:Originally posted by daveshorts37) At the bottom of the list of topics there should be a couple of drop down boxes that give you options to apply to the topics that you have selected with the checkboxes. This would be really useful for the 'urbanhotlist' bot that keeps posting adverts...- Do you think this needs to be clearer in any way?
quote:1)Minor peculiarity – when I logged on, a string of text very briefly popped up in the browser (too quick to properly note down, but looked like it may have been a hex or escaped url string), before reverting to the site. When I did log on, I was not taken back to the page from which I came, but went to the main forum page (I was viewing my profile when I entered my logon details, and I would have expected to return to that page).
quote: 2)When viewing ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
REGISTER or LOGIN, in the middle, I see Carolyn's weight loss details, but no message next to it – what is this doing here?
quote: 5)When you view a forum, you see the number of 'views' that a topic has received, but when you view the topic, you see the number of 'reads' the topic has received – this is inconsistent.
quote: 7)When I click on 'reply with quotes', I get a momentary popup of a small browser window which then quickly disappears – what is happening here?
quote:8)Tried out the 'report to moderator' function. No moderators available (not surprising on a test site). Is one line of comment really sufficient for a report – would you not wish a TEXTAREA rather than an INPUT TEXT field here. Also, given the seriousness of this entry, would you wish the auto-submission to occur in response to a carriage return (this would not be a problem in a TEXTAREA field)?
quote:9)Don't see anything akin the the range of search facilities we have in the present site. I would have liked an extension of those facilities, not a withdrawal of them.
quote:10)I like the idea of sending personal messages without exposing the email address, but the use of wild cards in the address field sounds very dangerous. Also, I would have though allowing you to send emails to outside recipients is also very dangerous, and will probably very quickly lead to this site being blacklisted by spam blacklists.
quote:12)I cannot find any longer any site statistics – has this feature been removed?
quote:13)The new site, as is the case with the existing site, uses alternate background colours for each message so that one can easily identify the boundary between messages. On the new site, some of the very long messages will break this
quote: 14)Messages are valign=bottom – this can be very confusing for short messages that are at the bottom of the area allotted to them.
quote:15)so it just looked like one continuous run of text saying 'Reply with quote Modify Remove'. You should put a thin border, or some other indicator, to show that these are three separate groups of words.
quote: 16)I see the signature is not appearing on the posts (it is still in the profile).
quote: 17) blue link against a black background
quote:18)One thing that would be nice to have (I know, I should have asked this earlier), is that each post would display next to it the message number (ideally, the full url) for that particular message, so that one can easily copy a link to the specific message (rather than just a link to the topic0 when quoting it elesewhere.
quote:19)I note that all of the smilies are surrounded by square brackets. Is this a feature, or an oversight?
quote:20)When you type a response to a post (at the bottom of a topic), you have two buttons, one for submit, and the other for preview. The preview button does not really show you a preview (unlike the preview button on the present site), but takes you to a more comprehensive edit page.
quote: 21)It would be nice if the edit page for creating/editing posts would have some tooltips to explain the plethora of icon buttons.
quote: 22)I note that you allow the uploading of attachments, including executables. Interesting, if possibly a bit dangerous.
quote: 23)The font size options ([ size = nn ]) is accepted by the input, and is clearly parsed, but does not seem to have any effect.
quote:24)Interesting use of the font option – although the button on the edit screen only set font=veranda; in fact, it seems you can set any font that may be displayed.
quote: 25)You have the option to include a message icon – where should this appear?
quote:26)Also, interestingly, when you post a message, it allows you to change the title of the topic you will be posting to – or at least, it pretends to give you that option, but quite sensibly, that option does not work.
quote:27)Some topics have a button marked 'new', while others are missing this.