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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2015, 04:03:31 PM »
Tuxman, I'm curious to hear your thoughts about Discourse. I "discovered" it some months ago (or perhaps re-discovered) and I have kind of a love/hate relationship with it. I'm not actively running it on any sites mind you, so my experiences are limited. I absolutely *love* some aspects of it (the default design is not one of them), and I really like what their goals are, what they're trying to do. But as I said I do have issues with the design, and there are some other concerns too. So I'd be interested in hearing your perspective, especially since you said you're tinkering with some SMF forks (don't know why I didn't think to look for some before now!). Perhaps this should be split off into its own thread? :D

- Oshyan

Perhaps.  And then I'll chime in from my experiences :)

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2015, 08:17:31 PM »
mouser, I forgot to post the list of SMF anti-spam addons I use. Here you go:
httpBL: http://custom.simple...s.org/mods/?mod=2155
StopSpammer: http://custom.simple...s.org/mods/?mod=1547
KeyCaptcha: http://custom.simple...s/index.php?mod=2839

And here's a new thread to discuss Discourse and other "modern"/"next-generation" forums:
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=41284.0

- Oshyan



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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2015, 02:05:18 AM »
Discourse is an annoying try to do everything differently even if there was no actual need for that before. The UI requires Javascript which sucks for  security reasons; but, even worse, the whole thing grew so fat that the only supported installation method is a pre-configured Docker container (!) which limits Discourse to Linux although it does not require any other Linux-only package.

Their so-called community does not seem to care about people doing things in a different way.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2015, 08:14:48 PM »
Thanks JavaJones for starting a new thread on modern forum stuff, I'm looking forward to discussion continuing there.

As for DC SMF2 progress, I have just finished porting over the DonationCredits system to new smf2 code, and that's my last big hurdle.. Everything else is just tweaking and testing now, and then the dc-ification of the look of the css.
So, it's easy sailing from here on out.. (at least for the forum).

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2015, 12:42:55 PM »
Can I hear some opinions on how important the Bookmarking mod is to people? Thats the one responsible for this page:
http://www.donationc...php?action=bookmarks

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2015, 12:46:07 PM »
I've personally never used it.  The only views I use are the main view, and the recently unread view.  I'm sure others differ :)

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2015, 12:48:16 PM »
Can I hear some opinions on how important the Bookmarking mod is to people? Thats the one responsible for this page:
http://www.donationc...php?action=bookmarks

I used to use that feature a lot. But I haven't added a new bookmark since mid-2012, almost exactly 3 years ago.


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2015, 12:51:02 PM »
Can I hear some opinions on how important the Bookmarking mod is to people? Thats the one responsible for this page:
http://www.donationc...php?action=bookmarks

I used to use that feature a lot. But I haven't added a new bookmark since mid-2012, almost exactly 3 years ago.

That's strange... that's around the date for my last added bookmark also :)

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2015, 01:11:14 PM »
I've personally never used it.  The only views I use are the main view, and the recently unread view.  I'm sure others differ :)
That's strange... that's around the date for my last added bookmark also :)

:huh: :-\



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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2015, 01:29:18 PM »
I don't use the bookmarks feature here. I thought there was built-in functionality for that, but I guess not. There's another existing mod for it, though may not be maintained for 2.1:
http://custom.simple...es.org/mods/?mod=864

- Oshyan

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2015, 02:16:24 PM »
I do use it, and last time was about a month ago.

I can even think of an enhancement to make it even more useful: add ability to attach a short note to a bookmark, so you can leave notes for yourself like "read later", "reply later", "need to try this", etc.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 02:24:58 PM by app103 »

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2015, 02:17:19 PM »
I'm with everyone else -- i used it at first, but haven't in years.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2015, 02:25:13 PM »
Yeah I used it when I first came here, but not used it in years tbh...forgot it was even a thing.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2015, 02:49:34 PM »
Can I hear some opinions on how important the Bookmarking mod is to people? Thats the one responsible for this page:
http://www.donationc...php?action=bookmarks

IIUC you can only bookmark threads, which is of fairly limited use.

(I have used it in the past and again a bit lately, so I just saved those locally in case.)
Tom

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2015, 04:54:07 PM »
I've personally never used it.  The only views I use are the main view, and the recently unread view.  I'm sure others differ :)
That's strange... that's around the date for my last added bookmark also :)

:huh: :-\



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I've never used the view.  I've used bookmarks, though.   :huh:  :Thmbsup:

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2015, 05:25:35 PM »
I just discovered that I have a page of bookmarks about which I'd forgotten.

The ability to bookmark an individual post, with app102's suggestion for attaching a note, would give me better than a 50-50 chance of ever finding a specific post.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2015, 06:06:17 PM »
I just discovered that I have a page of bookmarks about which I'd forgotten.

The ability to bookmark an individual post, with app102's suggestion for attaching a note, would give me better than a 50-50 chance of ever finding a specific post.


Is App102, App103's predecessor?  ;D

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2015, 06:09:49 PM »
 ;D

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2015, 06:20:58 PM »
Soon app666  :o


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I have never used the bookmark mod


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2015, 11:29:13 PM »

Is App102, App103's predecessor?  ;D
:) With my ongoing policy of always trying to shift the blame, I say 'my phone made me do it'


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2015, 11:30:58 PM »
The porting to smf2 is all but complete, minus making the theme more customized to look like "dc".
But I'm in the home stretch..

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2015, 05:20:53 AM »
The porting to smf2 is all but complete, minus making the theme more customized to look like "dc".
But I'm in the home stretch..

well done :Thmbsup:
looking forward to it...
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2015, 05:24:16 AM »

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2015, 09:59:08 PM »
Nice new goto menu at top of form:
Screenshot - 7_24_2015 , 6_15_16 AM.png

Any other suggestions for links that should be in that menu?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2015, 06:15:39 AM by mouser »

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2015, 10:44:38 PM »
"Mark forums read" ?