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Re: Any other changes you want to see made to the forum, read the list first.
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2011, 10:17:57 AM »
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One other issue has been bubbling here for about two weeks, where Mozilla Firefox has a problem with pasting text or links into a message-box. The problem does not manifest by using either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Most of the time, any attempt to paste leads to an abbreviated drop-down menu which does not allow pasting OR copying. I've never seen this menu until this problem, and it is evidently not under discussion at the SimpleMachines forums for site administrators. Perhaps it should be, considering how many Mozilla users there are.

Taxed for one credits my use of older computer equipment using Windows XP (still in use by roughly half of all computer users, last I read). Maybe nobody updated a DLL file, or something. Maybe so. That's where SimpleMachines in their geekiness wisdom can write a fix for that one. A lot of people would presumably benefit, until they too buy Win7 or Win8 and leave a stable platform behind.

I also note that the image-size allotted for the CPF banner image has changed, now showing only the top part of the image in Mozilla. This is easy to fix, and should be.


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Re: Any other changes you want to see made to the forum, read the list first.
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2011, 05:08:34 PM »

Quiller's computer:



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Re: Any other changes you want to see made to the forum, read the list first.
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2011, 05:09:42 PM »
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One other issue has been bubbling here for about two weeks, where Mozilla Firefox has a problem with pasting text or links into a message-box. The problem does not manifest by using either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Most of the time, any attempt to paste leads to an abbreviated drop-down menu which does not allow pasting OR copying. I've never seen this menu until this problem, and it is evidently not under discussion at the SimpleMachines forums for site administrators. Perhaps it should be, considering how many Mozilla users there are.

Taxed for one credits my use of older computer equipment using Windows XP (still in use by roughly half of all computer users, last I read). Maybe nobody updated a DLL file, or something. Maybe so. That's where SimpleMachines in their geekiness wisdom can write a fix for that one. A lot of people would presumably benefit, until they too buy Win7 or Win8 and leave a stable platform behind.

I also note that the image-size allotted for the CPF banner image has changed, now showing only the top part of the image in Mozilla. This is easy to fix, and should be.




We are looking into the Mozilla issues...
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Re: Any other changes you want to see made to the forum, read the list first.
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2011, 08:15:58 PM »
Quiller's computer:





No but that is my oldest working computer I have.  The C 64, I also have a tape drive for it. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 03:50:52 PM »
Great forum ... but it would be close to perfect if it had a one-click "Find My Posts" feature.

Just saying ...

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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2013, 04:02:17 PM »
Great forum ... but it would be close to perfect if it had a one-click "Find My Posts" feature.

Just saying ...

Thanks

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You can do that. 
1) Just click on your name
2) when it opens click on Show Posts on the top left side.  It will show all your post. 

Or you can click on other posters names and see all there post. 
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Now when you quote, you won't have hundreds to deal with, just the person you're quoting.

Any other changes you'd like to see?

I'm still working on the warning that someone posted while you were posting crap.

Also changed the edit post wait time, from 90 seconds to 20 sec.
Do you want an indefinite time to edit posts, or a cut off tome allowed, so your opponent can't go back and change what they said?
Right now, it's set to "0", meaning you can edit it a year from now.

Having dealt with posters who edit posts to change the original point after a few responses I don't believe a post should be able to be edited after a response has been posted. If that is not possible due to the open end on a specific time I would say 30 minutes before a post is "locked".
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Having dealt with posters who edit posts to change the original point after a few responses I don't believe a post should be able to be edited after a response has been posted. If that is not possible due to the open end on a specific time I would say 30 minutes before a post is "locked".

If you quote the persons, you can always show that the person is changing there posts.
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Having dealt with posters who edit posts to change the original point after a few responses I don't believe a post should be able to be edited after a response has been posted. If that is not possible due to the open end on a specific time I would say 30 minutes before a post is "locked".

I think the edit time limit is somewhere around 30 minutes.  I know I usually don't come back to a post fast enough to catch mistakes.

 

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