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***Know Issues with the forums***

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 21, 2003 2:20 PM PDT

- If you type anything that is within -Quotes- it will preview fine, but when you post live it removes the text content that was in quotes.

- There is no search functionality built into the system yet.

- Message subject line is thread wrap...

I will continue adding to this list...

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Edward ODaniel / October 21, 2003 2:47 PM PDT

Is there a list of html coding that works with the forum software? I've noted that graphics are a no-no but that <font color=red>coloring text is permissible</font>

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Re:Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Keith Marcotte / October 21, 2003 11:05 PM PDT

James has shown that images do work, the URL just cannot contain any quotes and can't be too long.

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Trying to resolve the quote problem
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 3:31 AM PDT

If you post anything in 'quotes' it will delete it...
HTML is one of them since many codes need quotes..

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Re:Trying to resolve the quote problem
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 22, 2003 1:31 PM PDT

Hi, Lee.

You can use single quotes and the HTML codes work. Note the live e-mail address on my standard sig below. <dd>-- <font color=red>Dave K.<small>

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Diane Harrison / October 21, 2003 3:02 PM PDT

One of the mandatory registration drop-down boxes does not have any options to choose from.

Some of the forum messages are getting cut off and only a partial post showing up.

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It's because it has quotes ... looking into it now
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 3:32 AM PDT

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Wishlist
by Keith Marcotte / October 21, 2003 3:05 PM PDT

- some indication about which posts/threads that I have already read
- red M
- I tried a mod alert on my own post. Where do they go now? It never went to the ZDNet email account.
- timestamps on the posts (I'm seeing only dates so far)

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Re:Wishlist
by Keith Marcotte / October 21, 2003 3:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Wishlist

- more than 7 levels for threads. It's real easy to hit 7 levels quickly
- editting your own post within a reasonable length of time

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Re:Re:Wishlist
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Wishlist

Editing post... probably will not happen...

7 levels deep thread... will have to check into that.

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Re:Wishlist
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Wishlist

Mod alert go to me for now... I need to clear the dust and bugs before I start handing out the 'M' icons...

I need to focus on what is not functioning right ... wishlist will come later..

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That's why I called it a wishlist
by Keith Marcotte / October 22, 2003 2:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Wishlist

Some of it can wait. If we can't edit, maybe we can delete our own posts some day...

Quite a few bug/complaint/wishlist reports in the various forums. It would probably be a lot easier for you if the reports were sent into this forum (suggestion for the other mods).

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by auggief / October 21, 2003 4:59 PM PDT

Time of message.

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Re:Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 3:35 AM PDT

Will check into that, but not an absolute requirement.

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Mark G / October 21, 2003 7:45 PM PDT

nt dosnt work sir

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Workaround
by Keith Marcotte / October 21, 2003 10:40 PM PDT

Code the (NT) in the title yourself and then put at least one letter in the body (empty messages aren't allowed). I'm using NT in the the body. Happy

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(NT)
by Mark G / October 21, 2003 11:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Workaround

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Re:***Known Issues with the forums***
by Cindi Haynes / October 22, 2003 1:39 AM PDT

1. Message marking!!!!!!!
2. HTML support equal to what was available previously.
3. Next thread link would be nice, instead of having to go back to the thread list view.
4. NEW seems useless, especially inside the thread, and if used, should disappear once message is opened only. What if I'm gone for 3 days? Two days worth will be gone, yet I've not read them?
5. I logged out, and went elsewhere, and was able to return to logged in status by using the back button on the browser. For computers with multiple users that's a security issue. You might want to let people know that they need to CLOSE browser, logging out isn't enough.

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Re:Re:***Known Issues with the forums***
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 4:09 AM PDT

1. Already noted on the wish list
2. Quotes is culprit to the HTML problem right now... anything in quotes is deleted after it is previewed
3. Already noted on wish list
4. Maybe we will delete that *NEW* deal
5. Note taken will most likely update that in the FAQ. The login is based on browser session. I'll have to check into the log out.. since it suppose delete your cookie, and start a new session.

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Thanks for correcting my subject line...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 4:22 AM PDT

that brings up another feature --spell check Happy

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Re:Thanks for correcting my subject line...
by Dick Humfrey / October 22, 2003 6:50 AM PDT

A spell checker will not convert know to known - ask me - had plenty of experience with those kind of errors!

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(NT) I know Dick, but it did remind me about a spell check feature
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 23, 2003 4:35 AM PDT

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Evie / October 22, 2003 3:25 AM PDT

Hi Lee,

It's been said elsewhere, but hopefully a way to mark threads read can be instituted. Otherwise everyone's patience will be worn thin really fast.

The

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Re:Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 22, 2003 4:10 AM PDT

already added on to wish list.

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums***
by Diana Forum moderator / October 22, 2003 6:18 AM PDT

The read requirement is really a must rather than a wish or the forums (esp. the widely used ones) will be abandoned. Also the Re multiplies on this rather than sticking to one like the old forums.

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I wish the RE: would disappear completely
by James Denison / October 22, 2003 4:54 PM PDT

With the threading it's not needed, it's superfluous.

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(NT) supported
by IanC_OZ / October 22, 2003 6:19 PM PDT

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Re:***Know Issues with the forums*** -- leading spaces!
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 22, 2003 9:58 PM PDT

Hi, Lee.

Things actually got worse overnight. Yesterday, leading spaces as spaces weren't picked up, but you could force leading spaces (to indent paragraphs) using '& nbsp' without the space in the middle. This morning, that doesn't work either Sad <dd> -- Dave K.

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and about an hour ago or so, something other than double quotes is
by IanC_OZ / October 22, 2003 10:40 PM PDT

causing message truncation.

Two jokes I posted to SE got chopped. I know they didn't contain double quotes

a) because I used Notepad to replace all double quotes with 2 of single quotes.
b) I visually checked, and though in a posted message two single quotes look like a double quote, in the review pane you can see the separation.

Ian

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Re:and about an hour ago or so, something other than double quotes is

Hi, Ian. My, you're up late (or early...)

And many of the HTML codes are 'here one minute, gone the next' at the moment.

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(NT) Test for long threads

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