New CoasterBuzz

Friday, September 5, 2008 3:24 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Ha ha, I never noticed the My Posts link. Thats what I wanted... carry on.


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Friday, September 5, 2008 7:33 PM
LostKause's avatar

I think that you misunderstood me, Gonch. I was simply asking if it was possible that the reason the active topics on the main page were not used is because people are not visiting the main page. Thanks though.

Jeff, are you selling or do you plan to sell the forum software? This is the best forum on the net.


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Friday, September 5, 2008 7:39 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar

Try this: http://www.popw.com/corp/Default.aspx

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Friday, September 5, 2008 9:38 PM
Jeff's avatar

I'm on the fence about selling it. If I sell it, I have to support it, and I'm not sure I want to do that. I just don't feel like it's "ready" yet. I don't even know what that means exactly. :)


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:12 AM

I've been away for a few months & come back to find a completely new look to the site,kudos Jeff you've really done a fantastic jub with this latest version & so far no pop ups. :D


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Sunday, September 7, 2008 4:05 PM

Is there an easier way (that I have yet to discover) to get to the newest post in a thread without having to first go to the first page of the thread and then clicking on the last page of the thread?


iWOF
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Sunday, September 7, 2008 4:12 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar

Click on the icon next to the words. If you have not done so watch the tour video! It will show you some of this stuff.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 9:04 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yes, that's in the video.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 9:29 PM

Any chance that the list of pages could return to the topic listing? There are many occasions when I just want to pop right to the end of a thread to see what direction the conversation has gone.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:29 PM
Jeff's avatar

It's something I've been thinking about, but I've not yet come to any conclusion about whether or not to do it. The icon to the newest topic seems to already fill that role 90% of people.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:59 PM

I understand your concerns, especially since you want to keep the topic list clean. A nice compromise might be making the "Last: ..." label a link to the most recent post in the thread. Just a thought.

Regardless, I think you've done an impressive job with v8.

Last edited by PhantomTails, Monday, September 8, 2008 12:00 AM
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Monday, September 8, 2008 6:00 PM

Changing gears a bit, I have had a problem with formatting on my last two posts. I type the post into this box, hitting ENTER to insert some carriage-returns as needed to separate paragraphs. When I submit, those carriage returns are eliminated, and all the text goes together. Example - following should be two ENTERs to start a new paragraph:This should be a new line with a space between it and last. It likely will not be :)Another new paragraph here. The odd thing is, if I hit Edit, and re-insert the lines, they work fine. Is the 'edit' window a WYSIWYG editor whereas this box at the bottom is not? Apologies if this has been covered before. Also, I was unable to find a handy link near the text-entry box to the list of formatting tags.. I believe the old site had a link (I remember looking them up once).For the record, I am using Firefox 3.

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Monday, September 8, 2008 6:59 PM
Jeff's avatar

Do you have any plugins installed? I use FF3 as well with no problems at all.

Check the video tour for example forum tags.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Monday, September 8, 2008 7:14 PM

Second try after completely disabling Noscript - that is the only plugin I have, and I'd told it to always allow Coasterbuzz. It's disabled now from within firefox, and firefox restarted. New line here?

Hm, still no go. Weird... I guess I could try uninstalling Noscript, but I figure disabling it would be a good enough test. I'll nuke the cache and see how it goes next post... can always edit if I have to :)

Last edited by metallik, Monday, September 8, 2008 7:16 PM
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Monday, September 8, 2008 8:57 PM

Interestingly, when I wrote my first post in this topic, I had the same problem... the line break disappeared. Using FF3 without any interesting plugins.

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Monday, September 8, 2008 11:11 PM
Jeff's avatar

Not sure what Noscript is, but the site uses a lot of script, including with the rich text editor.

My experience is that well-intentioned browser plug-ins often do more harm than good. Even Firebug, used for debugging and CSS tweaking in FF, has a tendency to bring down the entire browser.

And I can't even tell you why a small percentage of IE users are somehow forced into <pre> text by the text box.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Monday, September 8, 2008 11:57 PM

Noscript is a plugin that allows you to select what sites can run any type of scripting or addon. More details at http://noscript.net/

It is a great defensive tool with so may web-based exploits out there these days, especially the newer ones that exploit Flash, Quicktime or other browser addons. With noscript, you have to specifically allow a site to run any scripted content - any scripts from a site you haven't already allowed will not run. You can permanently allow a site full rights (which I did for CB and other sites I frequent) - you can also temporarily allow all scripts on one particular page to run, if the page is mixed content and you trust it. I allowed this also while troubleshooting the editor, and eventually just disabled the whole plugin (it's still shut off). No change.

If that other fella who mentioned the same problem does not have noscript, I doubt that is the culprit. All "breakages" I've encountered with noscript have gone away once (if) I whitelist the site in question. I could try IE, but I prefer not to use that if at all possible.

Last edited by metallik, Monday, September 8, 2008 11:58 PM
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:14 PM

I also wish the page numbers would show next to the topic titles.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

There's really no reason for the page numbers unless you want to re-read posts (and if you really want to, you can do it fom inside the thread).


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:51 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

metallik, exploits come more from images more so from anything else so you might as well browse the web with text only...


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