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Title: Site customization
Post by: SoCal on December 01, 2009, 07:10:00 PM
Awesome. Thanks, stagger. I'll definitely have to check it out. My "hired help" doesn't start until 9 p.m., though, so it might have to wait a bit but it will definitely be a priority.

Edited to add: I'm very proud of how well everyone has transitioned. I had heard horror stories about when IHB made a change from old software to new, and I'm happy to say you guys have handled it really well. I appreciate your patience as we get all the kinks worked out and if you have any more suggestions, keep 'em coming.
Title: Site customization
Post by: sunshine on December 01, 2009, 09:41:00 PM
Is there a way to see who has exalted or smote you?  If not, is that change possible, at least for smites?  Anonymous smites seem passive aggressive to me.  I also prefer the "thank you" and "no thank you" buttons, without the combined Karma score.  Sometimes, a "no thank you" or smite isn't necessarily negative and shouldn't impact the overall Karma score, i.e., when somebody posts about a death in the family or job loss.  I don't want to exalt or thank them, but I don't want to smite them either.  A "no thank you" or "that sucks" button would be needed.
Title: Site customization
Post by: nosuchreality on December 01, 2009, 10:35:00 PM
A smite throttle.

AKA, those with negative karma can only post once per hour...


Or maybe, once your karma goes negative double digits...
Title: Site customization
Post by: Mr SC on December 01, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Quote from: "staggerlee"
SoCal78...

Thank You button (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase&action=display&thread=312345)

Some Karma options (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase&action=display&thread=313252)

And more in the Code forums (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase)


Thanks for the research stagger! I'm trying them out on a test board, but they are not working very well, if at all.  The "Thank You" feature there is a weird one - the post that you are to thank is hidden until you thank the poster...which is totally counter-intuitive to me.

I also found a Flag Post button, but that one's not working at all.  Looks like a cool function.  

I may be a software engineer, but I am still new to this. So bear with me. Seeing example header/footer scripts gives me hope of some customization. This is getting the gears running in my head...Now if only I can quit my day job...Hey who rigged up these new smileys?    ;)  Thanks Socal!
Title: Site customization
Post by: graphrix on December 02, 2009, 12:43:00 AM
Quote from: "Mr. SC"
Quote from: "staggerlee"
SoCal78...

Thank You button (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase&action=display&thread=312345)

Some Karma options (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase&action=display&thread=313252)

And more in the Code forums (http://support.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=codedatabase)

Thanks for the research stagger! I'm trying them out on a test board, but they are not working very well, if at all.  The "Thank You" feature there is a weird one - the post that you are to thank is hidden until you thank the poster...which is totally counter-intuitive to me.

I also found a Flag Post button, but that one's not working at all.  Looks like a cool function.  

I may be a software engineer, but I am still new to this. So bear with me. Seeing example header/footer scripts gives me hope of some customization. This is getting the gears running in my head...Now if only I can quit my day job...Hey who rigged up these new smileys?    ;)  Thanks Socal!



Hey... hey... Mr. Software Engineer... do we need to get a girl in here to show you how to fix the code?   :o Too bad Cayci is busy until after the first of the year, if you can't fix it by then... then she will most likely be able to fix it for you.   :P

I don't even know if it is code she knows/can handle, but she tackled EE over on IHB like Lawrence Taylor busting through the o-line and sacking the crap out of the QB.

(just having fun with you Mr. SoCal, love what you have done so far.)
Title: Site customization
Post by: sunshine on December 02, 2009, 12:47:00 AM
Wait... No_vas is stagger?  :o

Edit:  Are there now two no_vas?
Title: Site customization
Post by: sunshine on December 02, 2009, 12:51:00 AM
Will the real no_vas please stand up?!

Edit:  I now see the other thread and understand stagger's point.

SoCals:  Can we have more control over on the spot display name changes?
Title: Site customization
Post by: sunshine on December 02, 2009, 12:58:00 AM
Quote from: "staggerlee"
Quote from: "Sunshine"
Will the real no_vas please stand up?!

When you hit the quote button, you will see the name they registered under. No matter what my diplayed name is, the "quote author" will always read staggerlee.


Yes, I saw that, but it's late and I'm half asleep.  I read the other thread and realized that you changed your name to prove a point.  See my modified post above.
Title: Site customization
Post by: caycifish on December 02, 2009, 01:15:00 AM
If needed, let me know how I can help.
Title: Site customization
Post by: evalseraphim on December 02, 2009, 10:11:00 AM
Quote from: "nosuchreality"
A smite throttle.

AKA, those with negative karma can only post once per hour...


Or maybe, once your karma goes negative double digits...




LMAO.
Title: Site customization
Post by: SoCal on December 03, 2009, 11:39:00 AM
Quote from: "caycifish"
If needed, let me know how I can help.


Cool, thanks, Cayci.
Title: Site customization
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Title: Site customization
Post by: hifisher on December 03, 2009, 02:29:00 PM
is there a way to have the breadcrumb links, (i.e.Talk Irvine :: Technical Support :: Suggestions :: Site customization) also show on the very bottom of a thread page?
Title: Site customization
Post by: caycifish on December 03, 2009, 05:37:00 PM
Quote from: "hifisher"
is there a way to have the breadcrumb links, (i.e.Talk Irvine :: Technical Support :: Suggestions :: Site customization) also show on the very bottom of a thread page?


Yes, please!
Title: Site customization
Post by: sunshine on December 03, 2009, 11:41:00 PM
In the forums, if I noticed a skipped small word (me, a, an, etc...) or a misspelled word in a post, I could quickly change my post within a small amount of time without the change appearing as an edit.  Can we have a 1-minute grace period here, too?    :D
Title: Site customization
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on December 03, 2009, 11:58:00 PM
Can we change the color of the "NEW" symbol to red or some brighter color so it don't blend in with the color of the thread?
Title: Site customization
Post by: SoCal on December 04, 2009, 09:24:00 AM
Quote from: "caycifish"
Quote from: "hifisher"
is there a way to have the breadcrumb links, (i.e.Talk Irvine :: Technical Support :: Suggestions :: Site customization) also show on the very bottom of a thread page?

Yes, please!


Hey, guys. Good news. We got that working quickly on our test site and will install it today here.
Title: Site customization
Post by: caycifish on December 04, 2009, 06:11:00 PM
Quote from: "SoCal78"
Quote from: "caycifish"

Yes, please!

Hey, guys. Good news. We got that working quickly on our test site and will install it today here.


Yay on that news, and dangit that I already used my Exalt for the hour!

Oh, and I signed up for the Proboards Support Board today.  I don't blame you guys for being worried about violating the TOS.  I saw a lot of "how do I..." posts with technical solutions that couldn't be implemented because of the TOS.
Title: Site customization
Post by: Mr SC on December 05, 2009, 11:01:00 PM
Quote from: "USCTrojanCPA"
Can we change the color of the "NEW" symbol to red or some brighter color so it don't blend in with the color of the thread?


I've been hard at work redesigning the graphic buttons on this site to make them a bit more 'modern'.  I'll make sure the "New" icon is on the list.
Title: Site customization
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on December 06, 2009, 12:03:00 AM
Quote from: "Mr. SC"
Quote from: "USCTrojanCPA"
Can we change the color of the "NEW" symbol to red or some brighter color so it don't blend in with the color of the thread?

I've been hard at work redesigning the graphic buttons on this site to make them a bit more 'modern'.  I'll make sure the "New" icon is on the list.


Thank you kindly, your efforts are appreciated!   :)
Title: Site customization
Post by: peteruk on December 06, 2009, 01:11:00 AM
Quote from: "USCTrojanCPA"
Quote from: "Mr. SC"

I've been hard at work redesigning the graphic buttons on this site to make them a bit more 'modern'.  I'll make sure the "New" icon is on the list.

Thank you kindly, your efforts are appreciated!   :)


I second that Mr SC!!
Title: Site customization
Post by: Cam on December 07, 2009, 12:48:00 PM
Would it be possibly to up the amount of Exalts we can give per hour?  Please.    :)
Title: Site customization
Post by: Mr SC on December 08, 2009, 10:28:00 PM
Quote from: "cameray"
Would it be possibly to up the amount of Exalts we can give per hour?  Please.    :)


That would be nice, but unfortunately I'm limited to what I can do.  The software is designed and run by our host, Proboards. I cannot access the underlying software to modify it.  

I can change the appearance of the pages by adding javascripts to the header or footer, but not the core functionality of the software. For example, I couldn't remove the [Smite] button functionality, just hide it.  Some people can actually still see and use it.

If we decide to switch software in the future, we'll have better control.  Many factors were involved in going with this software.  It isn't perfect, but it was quick to set up and kept us all talking when the old place shut down. (yeah, I know I didn't do much talking)  ;)
Title: Site customization
Post by: Mr SC on December 08, 2009, 10:33:00 PM
Quote from: "Sunshine"
In the forums, if I noticed a skipped small word (me, a, an, etc...) or a misspelled word in a post, I could quickly change my post within a small amount of time without the change appearing as an edit.  Can we have a 1-minute grace period here, too?    :D


Wow, happens to me all the time too.  Sadly, see above post for full answer (and example of me wishing we had that feature too  :)).
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 08, 2009, 11:29:00 PM
Quote from: "Mr. SC"
Quote from: cameray board=suggestions thread=19 post=1254 time=1260215323

I can change the appearance of the pages by adding javascripts to the header or footer, but not the core functionality of the software. For example, I couldn't remove the [Smite] button functionality, just hide it.  Some people can actually still see and use it.





OK, that explains something I was wondering about.  I've noticed that my karma score has been dropping lately.  I wasn't sure if karma wore out over time, or if a couple of idiots were playing some childish games.
Title: Site customization
Post by: novaseline on December 09, 2009, 08:58:00 AM
I have changed my mind and we should give Winex a politics forum.
Title: Site customization
Post by: House Buyer on December 09, 2009, 05:51:00 PM
Is there anyway to order the topics in a category to show the ones you haven't read at the top (i.e. those with the 'new' icon)?

This is not an issue if there is only 1 page of topics but when there are multiple pages.
Title: Site customization
Post by: novaseline on December 09, 2009, 06:32:00 PM
Quote from: "novaseline"
I have changed my mind and we should give Winex a politics forum.  



Or, we could give me an ignore button.
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 09, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
Quote from: "novaseline"
Quote from: "novaseline"
I have changed my mind and we should give Winex a politics forum.  


Or, we could give me an ignore button.


It certainly would be far easier to give you an ignore button than it would be to give you integrity.
Title: Site customization
Post by: nosuchreality on December 09, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
Quote from: "novaseline"
Quote from: "novaseline"
I have changed my mind and we should give Winex a politics forum.  


Or, we could give me an ignore button.


This is how you do that.

You stand up and go for a walk.   Preferrably, take the dog with. Stroll to the nearest mega-mart (Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons).

Walk in.  Pretend the dog is a seeing eye dog.

Stroll over to the checkout with the flowers.  Look for a set of flowers that will make the Ms smile.  

Buy them.

Let the seeing eye dog lead you out of the store and home.

Walk in the front door.  Smile at your wife.  Say something cheesy like "I just wanted to bring a little extra beauty into your life".

let the seeing eye dog off the leash.

sit down on the couch with your wife.

maybe turn on a Christmas special.

snuggle.



If you're still thinking about Winex, call a divorce lawyer.
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 09, 2009, 07:13:00 PM
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Title: Site customization
Post by: novaseline on December 09, 2009, 07:38:00 PM
Quote from: "winex"

Given how easy it is to game the system, and combined with the fragile egos of some members, it doesn't seem like this system is useful to gauge the trustworthiness of another user.

 


(http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachments/test-area/68007d1240802426-upload-test-dr-phil-fam_midol_max_stren%20gth_caple-5300.jpg)
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 09, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
Quote from: "novaseline"
Quote from: "winex"

Given how easy it is to game the system, and combined with the fragile egos of some members, it doesn't seem like this system is useful to gauge the trustworthiness of another user.

 

(http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachments/test-area/68007d1240802426-upload-test-dr-phil-fam_midol_max_stren%20gth_caple-5300.jpg)


Why am I not surprised to find out that you are a misogynist too?
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 09, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
If someone is going to change my karma rating, could you make it a really low negative number instead of putting me to 0?
Title: Site customization
Post by: novaseline on December 09, 2009, 07:58:00 PM
Quote from: "winex"

Why am I not surprised to find out that you are a misogynist too?


Baseless personal attack #3.
Title: Site customization
Post by: winex on December 09, 2009, 08:45:00 PM
Someone has been watching Sesame Street more lately.  When did you learn to count to 3?