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Timothy Foster 02 Feb 2013 17:27
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I have finished the New Forum System enough for testing. Please see how you like it!

A few things you will notice:

  • You cannot preview a post. This is due to the Wikidot coding I'm using. However, sacrificing this functionality means being able to make attachments and having the integrated char box.
  • The syntax buttons do not show anymore. All of the relevant styling can be found here.
  • Everyone has the member type "Member Type". I still haven't quite figured out how I want to code this; it isn't easy.
  • I'm still figuring out how this is going to affect unregistered users (sorry Boba Foxx…), but I have ideas on making it work.

Please provide feedback so the system can better fit the needs of the community.

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bsch2734 04 Feb 2013 17:30
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What I lke (so far):
Attachments
larger avatar pictures

What I dislike (so far):
"Member Type" / lack of karma bars
I really liked the syntax buttons/wizards
No indentation disrupts flow

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 17:41
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Included page "member:anonymous" does not exist (create it now)

Boba Foxx
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Yeah, I kinda miss the post-indenting too.

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AnonymousTimothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 18:12
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Included page "member:anonymous" does not exist (create it now)

Timothy Foster
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The "Member Type" is temporary; eventually it will say something like "Member" or "Moderator". I have yet to figure out how to effectively do that, but I've got an idea (which will unfortunately take me quite some time to do).

I never really saw the karma bars as meaning anything relevant. What might be done in place of that is a site "activity level" which could go right under "Member Type". Making lots of edits or posts would put you at a higher level (a moderator would have to set it though, meaning spam doesn't count).

Post-indention is very hard, and if I implemented it, it would probably look very sloppy. Additionally, nearly every forum I've seen is linear, and one of the reasons for this is so that people respond to the topic instead of the post. It makes it harder for a discussion to become off topic or branch into multiple conversations (which is something I and others have noticed on this forum).

I will try to put the buttons back in. It for sure won't work exactly the same, but I'll see what I can do.

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Timothy Foster 05 Feb 2013 02:41
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Ok, so I made a flash application which emulates the buttons to the best of my ability. When you click on the button, it copies the syntax so that you can paste it. I only included the ones I thought were necessary.

Personally, I find it easier to simply learn the syntax, but this can help newcomers. Now I only need to find a way to make it obvious that you have to paste for this to work…

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Xeda Elnara 05 Feb 2013 11:16
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Neat, these work :) I also like how nice your buttons look o.o

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Mr Dino 05 Feb 2013 12:57
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This is amazing. Nice work!

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