I did a dump of the data from this forum a few days ago, and it includes your login information. Check it out here:
Again, this is not feature complete, and I'm sure you'll see that there are a lot of things not yet there. The more important issue is that it's performing well at this point. Future iterations will have additional features.
In the event that you see something that's really not right, post it in the suggestions forum on this site, not the beta site. That data may go away or get reimported at any time.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Edit: Did the BBCode change? My signature links are broken over there. *** Edited 1/3/2007 4:26:25 AM UTC by pkidelirium***
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By the way, neat thing, if you click on the "!" graphic on the topic list, it'll bounce you to the newest post in the topic. Trying to figure out a better way to make it obvious that it does that.
I admire you for rewriting the software and really hope that you are reusing at least some of your code, especially things such as pagination (another thing that bugs me)!
Did you completely redesign the database? *** Edited 1/3/2007 5:04:51 AM UTC by Infamy***
Session tracking isn't that hard. I never really did it before, but I decided I wanted a much better view of the world and log user actions to a ridiculous extent. Makes it easier to track things when people are naughty or having a problem.
I started over with the database design. It was crappy and not efficient, and not indexed particularly well either.
-User's signatures: URLs don't seem to be working.
-Starting on page 2 of a given thread, the top post on that page is the same as the very last post on the previous page... but I guess that might have been on purpose, no?
The signatures just need to be reparsed (save your profile, it'll work).
The dupe posts from page to page were because I didn't deploy that stored procedure. It's correct now.
I noticed two things last night, although neither one of them is a crisis;
1. Emoticons (is that the right term?) aren't working :)
2. I uploaded a photo, but nothing seemed to happen.
Good luck with the programming and keep up the great work!
The search still seems irrelevant, I searched for Kennywood and got results from 2004, but not the thread from the front page. In fact, I did another search for "kennywood 07" and didn't get the new thread.
The wysiwyg editor is showing even though I have plain text in my profile.
Jump to newest post button not working, its jumping back to the first page of the thread.
Any thought to using an Ajax requests for editing posts, grabbing links to specific posts etc?
I will do some AJAX'y stuff when it makes sense and isn't just to be trendy, but at the moment it's not a high priority. It's not an issue of difficulty as much as it is getting things to a stable point.
The main CB site will have some nifty stuff, however.
I search for "kennywood" and get a ton of relevant topics, the fifth of which is from August. You'll be able to sort by date or forum later. The scoring is weighted on how many times each word appears, with bonus points if it's in the title. What I haven't decided is how to score yet for multiple word queries. Right now it's just the sum total, but I may switch to an average or something.
The "Kennywood 07" thread has the word "Kennywood" 15 times, plus once in the title. I think that would score it around 35. The top result is a ten page thread that has the word many, many times more, and thus scores much higher.
You know, it wasn't really all that difficult to figure out how it was going to work, but it was rather difficult to implement some of the features. The only hard part was actually figuring out what posts were new (when compared to the user's time) and not having all of the posts become "read" once they logged on. It was making sure the times were changed at the appropriate time. I eventually figured it out, though--and then quit the development of that website.
The only reason I was even trying to use the original forum in the next site was because I have serious issues trying to write something I have written in the past and works alright. Do you have that problem?
I doubt this post even makes much sense. Neither site made it online! Haha. *** Edited 1/3/2007 6:11:01 PM UTC by Infamy***
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