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Old 02 October 2008, 17:06   #21
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The one thing that might be worth considering (if vBulletin does it) is a "Quick reply" button which doesn't need a new page to load; typically it offers a simple non-wysiwig editor in the original thread.
That might be a good idea.
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The one thing that might be worth considering (if vBulletin does it) is a "Quick reply" button which doesn't need a new page to load; typically it offers a simple non-wysiwig editor in the original thread.
Quick reply is an option in vBulletin, but I've always thought that it's another non-feature. It's on some forums that I visit, but I must say I've never used it.

It's yet another thing on the "possible but yet to be convinced" list.

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Old 02 October 2008, 17:09   #23
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There are third-party smiley sites for people who really feel deprived, but including more smileys would be OK - subject to them not being totally crap! Any in particular that you would like?

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There have been a few suggestions:


It's a shame that there's not a 'w**ker' smilie on this site.
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Old 02 October 2008, 17:14   #24
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It's a shame that there's not a 'w**ker' smilie on this site.
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It's out there if you want to use it
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Whilst I agree that there are moments when the infamous "chinscratcher" smilie would indeed appear to be in order, I don't think it's particularly suitable for such a genteel and friendly place as RIBnet

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I have no objection if he wants to add those "pretty" features people are looking for either for everyone or as a reward for those who pay for the site.
Doh .....they are free ..doh you cant 'make' punters pay for this



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No one I have ever known uses this function
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Old 02 October 2008, 17:26   #28
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No one I have ever known uses this function
I have, quite a bit for one or two word replies on other forums.
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doesnt strike me this is that kind of forum though.. most replies involve a lot of thinking .. sorry Im an engineer afterall .......... Ah if life was simpler
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doesnt strike me this is that kind of forum though.. most replies involve a lot of thinking .. sorry Im an engineer afterall .......... Ah if life was simpler
Good point
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Doh .....they are free ..doh you cant 'make' punters pay for this
mmm... he could if he wanted to. They are not actually free: vBulletin costs money, the server costs money, adding some of these features will demand more bandwith or server time which (directly or indirectly costs money), John's time for setting up the features has value. The site meets all the key functional requirements for everyone free of charge at the moment. If someone wants added functionality why not pay for it. If you wouldn't pay for it - you can't want it that much. And since you are a suporter anyway, because you appreciate the value of the content, then the added features are a bonus. Why should you subsidise those who don't bother to contribute and not get an offering that offers you something extra as a thank you?

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>>> to Johns earlier post


John... thanks for your considered reply Sir,.. to my 'ask' .. I'll be giving it some thought and post up with my ideas if they may be of any help to each and all
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Optional layouts are a possibility,
Ooo, yes please. When you come from a site using an, err, more relaxing screen colour, Ribnet doesn't half hit you. I'd like white on a dark background please.


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How long would you like to have to edit a post? At the moment you have an hour to make any changes, with a couple of minutes grace before it adds "Last Edited by..."
A few more minuted before the last edited notice please. Just to give time to revisit the post and check for typos or other errors. I know there is the preview post but I often miss stuff until I've posted.

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In your options you can now set the number of posts to show on a page to 20, 30, 50 or 100. The default is still 10 - maybe that should be increased now that most people are on fastish connections?
A good move, excellent.

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There is already a "Top" link in the bottom right hand corner of the page,
So there is! I've never noticed it before.
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Do you often actually need to go back to the top of a page though?
All the time to click 'New Posts' to find the replies to threads.

One more thing. If the thread to which you've just posted could list in the new posts page, above or below the line, it would save hunting for it when you realise there is something needing to be edited or added. eg. when I went to take a photo to add to a thread, because the thread had not been added to meantime it does not appear in the list so I have to go off the the forum page and search it out. I seem to remember it was the case before the big software update a good while back.

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Oh , please no, no, no. Codders will be up to 20k posts within a week.
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doesnt strike me this is that kind of forum though.. most replies involve a lot of thinking .. sorry Im an engineer afterall .......... Ah if life was simpler
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Oh , please no, no, no. Codders will be up to 20k posts within a week.
I must admit that I quite like the idea that people have an extra second or two to consider their posts before they start typing. Perhaps I should implement a "slow reply" feature for selected users!

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I think the more 'coooool, hip, trendy and fashionable a web site is, the poorer the quality of the content. I'd much rather have an 'old fashioned' web site that's easy to read and full of solid content and comment than some fashionable place that's full of fluff and no substance.

Only one thing has niggled me - the apparent need to scroll to the top of the page to get back to the forum. Never noticed the 'top' button until it was pointed out.
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There is no reason these two things should be linked.
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Only one thing has niggled me - the apparent need to scroll to the top of the page to get back to the forum. Never noticed the 'top' button until it was pointed out.
Well there you go .. weve helped you find a 'top' button that you,.. 'JW' and countless others didnt know existed .....

I CANT SAY IT LOUD ENOUGH ... PEOPLE WANT THESE THINGS IN BIG BUTTONS !!!!!
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I think the more 'coooool, hip, trendy and fashionable a web site is, the poorer the quality of the content.
Hmmm I think its all down to the integrity of the posters, of which, this site possesses many valued contributers .. the layout wont change a thing, instead it will encourage others if it looks good IMO
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