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Author Topic: DonationCoder.com - Complaints, Problems, and Rooms for Improvement  (Read 20276 times)
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2009, 11:24:42 AM »

Darwin - just use control+click and you can do that now.
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2009, 02:36:51 PM »

Here's (a minor) one: I'd like to be able to click on a link on my "Unread posts" page and have the link opened in a new tab. Ditto for the main "Forum" page, actually... it would be nice to be able to keep the Forum page open and have any boards or messages that I click on open in new tabs.

could use a browser that does 'drag and drop' opening. don't think firefox does it. MAXTHON does.

i.e. don't click the link, just click and drag the link away slightly - each dragged link opens in a new tab. i've been reading the 'unread posts' page like that for a long time.

the good thing with how it works is that the new tab opens up behind the current page you are on - so you can quickly go through the list and open the links you want. then just hit 'mark all messages read'.
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2009, 02:42:24 PM »

I don't know how many programs Skrommel has on his page but I find it very slow to find what I want and it takes a while to fully load.  If it has a way to alphabetize it or to group them to find them easier?  undecided

Dave, the links at the top of his page are in alphabetical order
It does take time to load all right ...
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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2009, 04:01:58 PM »

Your right tomos, they are in order.  If you scroll down the page, they are not.  But when you click a link at the top of the page it should take you to it.  I guess I thought they should be in alphabetical order there as well.

Does his page have links to all of this programs??
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2009, 05:14:22 PM »

Carol - OMG, I can't believe I hadn't discovered that one on my own  embarassed My excuse is my years of IE use where it is SHIFT-Click that opens a new window - when I moved to Maxthon, SHIFT-Click opened a new tab... Of course, as nudone notes, in Maxthon I got used to just using Maxthon's built-in mouse gesture to do this.

CTRL-click? Who knew?

Thanks!

PS as readers may infer from the above, I've switched to Firefox 3...
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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2009, 06:45:07 PM »

Ctrl-Click works in Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.

The only differences I can see in their behaviour is that IE and Chrome group new tabs alongside the parent tab (so if you Ctrl Click the new tab is placed immediately to the right of the current tab) whereas Firefox and Safari always place new tabs at the extreme right of the tabs list.
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2009, 06:50:41 PM »

For most browsers, you can also use middle-mouse-button (scrollwheel, whatever) clicking to open a new tab, so you don't need to use a keyboard modifier.
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2009, 06:58:11 PM »

For most browsers, you can also use middle-mouse-button (scrollwheel, whatever) clicking to open a new tab, so you don't need to use a keyboard modifier.

 embarassed

Didn't know that one, either...

Ctrl-Click works in Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.

The only differences I can see in their behaviour is that IE and Chrome group new tabs alongside the parent tab (so if you Ctrl Click the new tab is placed immediately to the right of the current tab) whereas Firefox and Safari always place new tabs at the extreme right of the tabs list.

My only defence here is that Maxthon had utterly spoiled me and I never went looking... (yes, I specialise in lame excuses).
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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2009, 08:41:40 PM »

Using tab mix plus double clicking on the tab bar is the default to open a new tab, so lots of options really
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2009, 09:03:00 PM »

- In many summary view (unread, new replies to your post, etc), show the number of unread posts for each thread, this gives an idea of the activity and helps decide to view the thread now or later
- In many summary views (including the main forum page), show for each thread more than the current "re: Thread title" which gives no clue. Nb of posts, content summary, etc to help us manage the large activity here
- Support a WYSIWYG editor
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2009, 04:08:07 AM »

For most browsers, you can also use middle-mouse-button (scrollwheel, whatever) clicking to open a new tab, so you don't need to use a keyboard modifier.

Good grief - how did I miss that!

Now all I have to do is to work out how the scroll area on a touch pad can be used in that way Wink
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2009, 04:30:40 AM »

Mouser, here is a complaint. Can we get rid of Carol?
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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2009, 04:38:48 AM »

josh, you are in the military so you understand the concept of rank.
now take a look at the bars on her shoulder and then look at your own.
if you're not careful she will bust you back down to private.
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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2009, 04:49:20 AM »


- your DC RSS feed only has 5 items and forum has 30 posts in one day...
I think your RSS feed needs to show 60 posts (on average)?

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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2009, 04:53:22 AM »

Mouser, here is a complaint. Can we get rid of Carol?

Someone who has a bug as an atavar needs to take care not to get squashed  embarassed
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« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2009, 10:35:53 AM »

- your DC RSS feed only has 5 items and forum has 30 posts in one day...
I think your RSS feed needs to show 60 posts (on average)?



Yeah I think the feed could use some help.
I don't know how they work from DC's end.
But from the feed readers they don't show much of what is happening on the board.
And it could solve the recent post problem as well.
Perhaps have it show threads instead of just posts, I don't know.

I had the feed for a while but it didn't say much,
compared to the actual ongoing content of DC.

As far as the search thing, I'm fine with how it works.
An index of links or software would be cool, but the context would not be there. (or could it) So you wouldn't know if they were good or bad links to software and things. And even that depends on the person in some cases.

I've posted software links I recommend at other forums and linked to the conversation at DC about it, so that they would get an idea of what others think about it.

As simple and easy as DC is, I'd hate to have it complicated up.
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2009, 01:49:17 PM »

Here is another small bug:

When doing a search, there is a link at the end:
"Static link for reproducing this search: here."

The link works but one search parameter is not included: match all words / match any words. Whatever was chosen, it goes back to match all words...  ohmy
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2009, 05:13:34 PM »

A minor forum quirk in IE (and Maxthon, but not FF): after clicking in the message text of a post the page can't be scrolled with the pageup/pagedown keyboard buttons. Clicking in the right/left margin of the page makes then buttons work again.

another one (also a Maxthon/IE thing I think): when I'm (1) not logged in, (2) already have multiple DC forum pages open, and
(3) log in on one of those pages, then I'm returned not to that page but to one of the other pages (maybe the one that I accessed first?).
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« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2009, 06:11:12 PM »

(3) log in on one of those pages, then I'm returned not to that page but to one of the other pages (maybe the one that I accessed first?).

Ugh, I HATE this bug. It goes to the last page you visited before logging in. Bad cookie setting would be my guess.

Out of those 3, that one would be my first to fix, because it affects all browsers.
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« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2009, 02:09:28 AM »

No issues with Donationcoder.com itself, but I never received my DC Member's kit, tried requesting twice. I want a cody sticker.
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« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2009, 02:34:49 AM »

For most browsers, you can also use middle-mouse-button (scrollwheel, whatever) clicking to open a new tab, so you don't need to use a keyboard modifier.

I use this feature (middle-mouse-button) frequently with my Opera. So no big news there..smiley
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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2009, 04:08:00 AM »

I have a non-technical, but more strategic point (which I made elsewhere): I would like to see more emphasis on discussion of the donation/freeware/micopayments system. Don't get me wrong, I really like the system and I have made compliments in the article about it.

The points that were made in this topic concern small features to accomodate existing users. The community would benefit if it would attract more new users. I realise not everybody is interested in strategy discussions, but the donation system and strategy is what sets you apart from other forums and other communities.

I feel that the community is largly built on long time members and it is my belief that an ongoing discussion would benefit the community and attract and keep new people.

Also I have posted on more feedback in my postings in the article topic. Maybe a good test for you is to try and find them ;-)



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« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2009, 09:31:44 AM »

I'd like the option to ignore a thread so that it doesn't show up in my Unread Posts list. Ignoring entire boards is useful sometimes (although it can be hard to find) but if there's a single thread in the Living Room that I don't care to follow anymore, I'd really like the option to ignore it.
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2009, 03:06:28 AM »

Here is an Enhancement request.  Wink

As Most of us have apps and have some "apps section" in forums. So if the link to that section is created on Profile as "Apps"(It can be placed above the Member Map or near other links). That will be better. We can even add single link to "apps section" icon near Avatar. That will avoid adding more and more icons to avatar. We'll only reserve icons for contests/event etc.
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« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2009, 02:45:50 PM »

another small forum quirk concerning the big, "standard" reply buttons: let the first item in the "code highlighting" dropdown be "-- insert code --" and let it work just like the "insert code" button in the quick reply box, i.e. enclose the selected text in [ code ] tags but without any language highlighting. Alternatively, add a separate "insert code" button for the standard reply interface.
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