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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Kinetik V » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:59 pm

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Trishntek wrote:A feature I miss is the header "Burning Man" in the upper left corner no longer links the home page. That was handy to find information or links to pass on to someone asking questions. It currently links to ePlaya instead of the BM home page.


Yes, I agree that there ought to be a quick link to take us back to the "Home" page, geez, isn't that standard everywhere?



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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:11 pm

Kinetic V wrote:
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Trishntek wrote:A feature I miss is the header "Burning Man" in the upper left corner no longer links the home page. That was handy to find information or links to pass on to someone asking questions. It currently links to ePlaya instead of the BM home page.


Yes, I agree that there ought to be a quick link to take us back to the "Home" page, geez, isn't that standard everywhere?



Beta tested my ass. And the fact that link doesn't work illustrates it.
I want to think positive and not be part of the problem and not have a repeat of what happened the last time and lo and behold someone's gotta go and be stupid and off we go.


Actually, that image link works pretty much as expected, as it does take you to the home page of this site http://eplaya.burningman.com/index.php. I would have to assume that by "home page" that you are erroneously referring to http://www.burningman.com/index.html, which is an entirely different site.

Just like you wouldn't expect the Burning Man logo on the main site to take you here. You shouldn't expect the Burning Man logo on this site to take you there.

If that is the behavior you are referring to, that would actually be a customization that may have been done to the old site. I really never used that link on the old site, so how this site works is the way I expected that it should.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Kinetik V » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:30 pm

You can edit old posts (Insert a SERIOUS WTF here)....which I did with one from 2007 just to establish proof of concept. That tells me right there beyond any doubt that someone had their head up their ass. That option was changed after people did wholesale deletion of posts and it destroyed the continuity of the threads.

The fact that this was overlooked flipped on the spotlight onto this new platform...and it looks about as good as a Vegas drag queen sitting in a booth at the Peppermill at 5 am.

There's really no excuse for this had someone done their homework. TOTAL FUCKING FAIL. Spin it any other way...I dare ya. Yeah, you can't.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:41 pm

Kinetic V wrote:You can edit old posts (Insert a SERIOUS WTF here)....which I did with one from 2007 just to establish proof of concept. That tells me right there beyond any doubt that someone had their head up their ass. That option was changed after people did wholesale deletion of posts and it destroyed the continuity of the threads.

The fact that this was overlooked flipped on the spotlight onto this new platform...and it looks about as good as a Vegas drag queen sitting in a booth at the Peppermill at 5 am.

There's really no excuse for this had someone done their homework. TOTAL FUCKING FAIL. Spin it any other way...I dare ya. Yeah, you can't.

You're right on that. I went in and edited one from a few years back too. That doesnt bother me as much as the fact that nobody is watching these threads and fixing these glitches in any manner that even suggest they give a crap.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:10 pm

But didn't the focus group give it rave reviews?

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:12 pm

I think we were more excited that no data was lost.
Bob wrote:But didn't the focus group give it rave reviews?

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:29 pm

With this new layout, I too have an overwhelming urge to top-post.
jkisha wrote:I think we were more excited that no data was lost.
Bob wrote:But didn't the focus group give it rave reviews?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby BBadger » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:59 am

Sooo, has anyone tried to PM members of "The Team"? Just wondering if any of the admins are actually aware of the intolerable problems plaguing this board if they're not the kind that actually visit the site much.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:21 am

Bob wrote:With this new layout, I too have an overwhelming urge to top-post.

What is top-posting?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Bob » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:17 am

Top-posting consists of placing the text of your reply above the text being quoted. Became (un)popular on the Usenet and BBSs with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook, which used it as a default feature designed more for business communication rather than online forums. See: Posting Style.

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Bob wrote:With this new layout, I too have an overwhelming urge to top-post.

What is top-posting?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby BBadger » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Bob wrote:Top-posting consists of placing the text of your reply above the text being quoted. Became (un)popular on the Usenet and BBSs with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook, which used it as a default feature designed more for business communication rather than online forums. See: Posting Style.


Yeah, it's be the equivalent annoyance of this forum software showing messages in ascending order with age. I'd actually not be surprised if it were set up that way considering things as they are.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Interesting read. Ya learn something new every day here! Since I've always used Outlook, I always just took it for granted. Didn't know there could be an entire wiki article on where you place a reply to an email, let alone a BBS.
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Bob wrote:With this new layout, I too have an overwhelming urge to top-post.

What is top-posting?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:48 pm

I thought you were doing that.

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New PM "Feature?"

Postby Elderberry » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:42 am

Just discovered a new "feature" of the site. If you send a PM and delete it before it is read/delivered, the recipient is notified. :shock:
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Re: New PM "Feature?"

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:45 am

jkisha wrote:Just discovered a new "feature" of the site. If you send a PM and delete it before it is read/delivered, the recipient is notified. :shock:


Well, isn't that a plus, though? First that you can retrieve/delete a message before it's delivered, and then that the initially intended recipient is alerted that, yeah there's something you wanted to say but you thought better of it.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:16 pm

I just noticed that the starred threads are now using the scrolling icon.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:29 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I just noticed that the starred threads are now using the scrolling icon.


I can't figure out what the difference is between scrolling & non-scrolling. Does scrolling mean someones reading that thread?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:32 pm

I think it just means more than 25 posts.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:19 pm

yeah, I'm on another board that uses pretty much this set up, and the scrolling pretty much means that.
And we don't have youtube there because it's a fancy add-on that interferes with future upgrades.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby marck » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:11 am

Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:30 am

marck wrote:Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaH1kqhljA&sns=em[/youtube]
Is this what you call "adding the YouTube upgrade"? Or am I just missing something?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:34 am

jkisha wrote:
marck wrote:Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaH1kqhljA&sns=em[/youtube]
Is this what you call "adding the YouTube upgrade"? Or am I just missing something?


did you write that, JK, or am I missing a button?
I know, I sure miss the ability to post and play youtubes direct.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:43 am

jkisha wrote:
marck wrote:Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaH1kqhljA&sns=em[/youtube]
Is this what you call "adding the YouTube upgrade"? Or am I just missing something?

He's talking about the Terminal City back room. Not eplaya.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:55 am

Ahh...so I was missing something.

Yes, Ygmir, I just wrote it. Doesn't work anyway. :(

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marck wrote:Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaH1kqhljA&sns=em[/youtube]
Is this what you call "adding the YouTube upgrade"? Or am I just missing something?

He's talking about the Terminal City back room. Not eplaya.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby marck » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:59 am

Yeah,
Out of context I guess it would look like that.
I've always assumed that sequential posts didn't need quoting. But you know what is said about assumptions, they will make an ass of you.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:03 am

jkisha wrote:Ahh...so I was missing something.


Yes, Ygmir, I just wrote it. Doesn't work anyway. :(

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marck wrote:Fishy, Boxa added the youtube upgrade almost a month ago.

He did that instead of fixing the "Submit" button after a number of us asked him to change it to say "Make It So".
(It was mostly me because; "I refuse to submit to anyone.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaH1kqhljA&sns=em[/youtube]
Is this what you call "adding the YouTube upgrade"? Or am I just missing something?

He's talking about the Terminal City back room. Not eplaya.

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:22 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:He's talking about the Terminal City back room. Not eplaya.

Are we permitted to talk about the board so openly? Or are we all doomed for talking out of turn?

Unless everyone thinks were psychics, we obviously have a back room. :shock:

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:50 pm

In addition to being able to Edit posts at anytime now, can anyone DELETE their posts?
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby marck » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:44 am

It doesn't look like it.
I even tried to foe myself but I guess that didn't work either.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby marck » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:47 am

Anyone here think a "Make It So" button would be better than the "Submit" button?
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