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Post  Robert Whitlock on Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:53 am

Woo this is fancy! Great job on the bulletin board, Ian!
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Dave Eilers on Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:58 am

Ian Ferguson wrote:Yes, let's give that a try. I reversed all forums except the TESC one. Rich can do that or ask me to. Do people like this better?

no.
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Ian Ferguson on Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:23 pm

Yeah, I like it because I keep up to date on things.

It also seems to work better on long topics with lots of posts, but seems odd on topics with only a few replies. I was getting annoyed with having to click through to the last comment in the long thread. I can see the advantage to both ways of sorting. The standard for forums like this is to do the oldest first, so we should probably go back to that, but let's try this for a short while and see if we get other comments.

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Really?

Post  Rich Coker on Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:21 pm

This might be great if you're fully up to date on a conversation... but for anyone who is new to a topic (like any new registrations would be), this is wildly confusing and pretty counterintuitive. Having to scroll down to see what was already said, and then come back up to get to the more recent posts? Even using the quote feature, this seems pretty backwards.

Using the 'View posts since last visit' option and selecting the most recent page is much less mind-breaking.

I blame gmail. Gmail made top posting seem like it was a good idea.
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That was fast, I like this better.

Post  Elizabeth Drake on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:54 pm

Beth Wink
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Post  Ian Ferguson on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:48 pm

Yes, let's give that a try. I reversed all forums except the TESC one. Rich can do that or ask me to. Do people like this better?

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Hey Ian...

Post  Elizabeth Drake on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:30 pm

Is there any way we can get the new stuff to post at the top of the page instead of having to scroll down to the bottom? Just wondering...plus, I just wanted to post another message to test this out. I can't believe you won't tell us who Handblocker is!!! Iso on Sunday for sure.

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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Jon Price on Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:32 pm

Laugh all you want, but how hot would that have been had she shown up?
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Rich Coker on Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:01 am

I'm not really trying to push this as hard as it seems, but I remembered something else as well.

Before we started requiring [firstname lastname], we weren't able to identify and prevent spambots from registering and posting nonsense on the bboards. It began leading to a decent bit of work for moderators and admin. Perhaps the software has gotten better since those days, though I don't recall there being any sort of picture-word-generation measures in place in the registration process.

Of course, Jon does need to be able to invite spambots to play as women on teams now and again, so perhaps this is really a reason against.
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Post  Ian Ferguson on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:26 am

Oh, crud. I forgot I was logged in as Admin. This will occur occasionally. I mean to log in as me when posting.

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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Admin on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:24 am

Dave Eilers wrote:Having names as usernames seems like an important rule. Without accountability people have a tendency to misbehave more.

A philosophical examination of this effect can be found here.

Peace out.

Nice, Dave. I may be proven wrong, and it hasn't always been true and it may not be in the future, but right now, I think the flaw in the linked equation is that we don't have any normal people.

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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Admin on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:22 am

Yes, let's do a poll in a couple weeks or so.

Anyhow, I just now learned that Admins can look up the email of each user. So, if you want to really, really be anonymous, you'll have to create a new gmail account or something.

Still, until the poll, I'm not telling who Handblocker is.

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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Rich Coker on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:00 am

If you've already registered, you can change your username by editing your profile, so there's no need to reregister if you've already done so. Of course, this also makes the practice fairly unenforceable sans flat out kicking someone off the entire bboard, which no one wants. It's really just a measure that (imho) makes conversations a bit more productive since you know who's talking, and helps new folk who might not know everyone yet place a name and face on who they're getting to know.

But ultimately, I'll leave this call to y'all. Perhaps a poll when more folks have registered?
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I'm with rich

Post  Dave Eilers on Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:55 am

Having names as usernames seems like an important rule. Without accountability people have a tendency to misbehave more.

A philosophical examination of this effect can be found here.

I'd include it inline, but it involves some indelicate language.

So instead I'll include this one:


Peace out.
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Ian Ferguson on Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:37 am

It's actually not a rule of mine, but a suggestion of Rich's. I haven't made it a rule yet, because I hadn't gotten around to it, but now I'm wondering if we need it at this point. I believe that it can be implemented at a later date, as soon as we become as contentious (and successful) as Pittsburgh.

I like the mystery, so long as Handblocker behaves him/herself. I think it's Andrew, too. I'm sure that as soon as we call it from the stack we'll find out for sure.
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Elizabeth Drake on Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:19 am

Initially, I thought "Handblocker" was Jon Price, but...he would have put "Footblocker" so I don't know who it is. Handblocker, show yourself! Question Follow Ian's rules!
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  coreynunlist on Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:14 am

The bullet points feature could use some work.

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10 to 1 that "Handblocker" is Andrew

Post  coreynunlist on Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:14 am

For lots of reasons:

  • There really aren't any handblockers in Olympia and he's the only one who would lie about something like that.
    He's figuring to be out for a good 1-3 years with a "knee injury" so no one can challenge his authoritie for a while.
    He refers to the faces as emoticons.

Can we start a new "Andrew Bashing" forum? Or maybe just a handblocker bashing forum for now.

Ahhh, it's going to be a good year.

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I moved this topic, plus Rich is now moderating

Post  Admin on Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:49 am

Let me know if you have questions about this.

Also I made Rich a moderator. This doesn't mean anything unless he wants it to.

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5 Stars!

Post  Samson on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:59 pm

This solves my beef: having to wade through all the emails to find what I wanted to know...
Nice idea Rich, Nice work Ian.
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Rich Coker on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:02 pm

I'd suggest maintaining a [FirstName LastName] requirement for usernames, if possible. Accountability for posting is (albeit surprisingly) necessary in forums such as these where important discussions may take place.
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Testing...

Post  HandBlocker on Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:42 am

How come there isn't an emoticon showing a handblock? I guess this is the next best one for me.... jocolor
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Re: I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Santana on Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:22 am

I'm up running Cool

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I like this Forum, Ian. :)

Post  Elizabeth Drake on Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:50 am

WOW...we can even insert smiley's!!!!!?!?!?!?!? cheers
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