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DC Website Help and Extras / Unmark topics?
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:57 PM »
How do you unbookmark / unignore topics?

Cool. Thanks guys.  :)

DcUpdater / Re: DcUpdater v2 Preliminary Flirtations
« on: March 22, 2009, 06:13 PM »
I should confess that i have slightly mixed feelings about losing the ultra compact small icon grid display in the old version.  But i think on balance it was a tradeoff worth making.  If there is real uproar i could always bring back a short 1-line per row view which hides some columns or is usable only by people with huge monitors.
Why not stick in an option to use the old one?

I'm looking for a simple algorithm that will give me every possible order of an array regardless of size.
For instance: An array of three elements [ 1, 2, 3 ] will give me [ 1, 2, 3 ], [ 1, 3, 2 ], [ 2, 1, 3 ], [ 2, 3, 1 ], [ 3, 1, 2 ] and [ 3, 2, 1 ]. It seems like there should be a pretty simple mathematical solution for this but I can't seem to figure it out or find it anywhere. :(

Living Room / Re: The Greatest Graphic Novel of All Time: Watchmen
« on: March 08, 2009, 04:16 PM »
I saw it last night also and I approve this message. Good job Lashiec that was a great review.

 :-* Awesome!

Site/Forum Features / Re: Badge/Award Mod Rewritten
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:13 PM »
i could add a sidebar table of contents and put each badge on its own page.
Yes! Much better.

Living Room / Re: Meme time! Five Things People Don't Know About Me
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:11 PM »
1) Likes trail mix with lots of dried fruit.
2) Thinks college is boring and a waste of time but does it anyways b/c having a degree makes you a more respected.
3) Sweats 5 times the amount of a normal person. On a hot summer day he has to drink 2 gallons of water to stay hydrated.
4) Takes public transportation.
5) Makes all his food from scratch except on rare occasions when he goes out to eat.

Site/Forum Features / Re: Badge/Award Mod Rewritten
« on: February 08, 2009, 09:58 PM »
I like the old version from the programming school.
* mouser kills himself
;D Sorry. It was more meant as constructive criticism.

Site/Forum Features / Re: Badge/Award Mod Rewritten
« on: February 08, 2009, 09:44 PM »
How cool is this:

I like the old version from the programming school. You didn't have to scroll down so much.

* Deozaan attempts to read mouser's paper.
:huh: :-\ :stars:

* Deozaan's head explodes.

;D So True!

General Software Discussion / Re: Forum 2.0 Suggestion
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:50 PM »
I just realized that DC forums doesn't support embedding flash videos so I'm adding that to the list.

Living Room / Re: DonationCoder clone?
« on: January 26, 2009, 10:50 AM »
Here are some clones;D
Why do the archives end after February?

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: CrazyLittleFingers
« on: January 21, 2009, 11:19 AM »
Its not working for me. I just get a black screen but no interaction.
Edit: Oh. Never mind! I didn't realize that you have to download the whole zip file. It is a little confusing or maybe I'm just an idiot.

pyInstaller is not really being maintained anymore. The latest version still only supports python version 1.5 - 2.4 .

Yes I have seen these. See how its all really vague, as if they expect you already know how to use it? How am I supposed to know there are those options if there is no documentation?!

If I would have known it would be this hard for me to distribute python code I never would have started learning it.

Developer's Corner / Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« on: December 31, 2008, 01:10 PM »
This is something that has already caused me many hours of distress. The main website does not tell you how to do anything beyond the basics. It is surprising that there aren't more tools in this area. I for one, am frustrated.

Python / Re: Link to a series of python challenges
« on: December 22, 2008, 09:54 PM »
I found these, and finished two or maybe three. But I found that I was spending far more effort trying to figure out what, exactly, the question was, compared to the effort of figuring out how to answer it in Python. Who's got time for that kind of nonsense?

Living Room / Re: What is Donation Coder?
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:46 PM »
Yeah, I'm also against new members not being able to post links - I've often needed to do that as first-post when joining a new forum, for the same reasons tomos states. It would definitely help bring down spam, but... just how much spam do we get, and how much would it annoy legitimate users?

Limiting the edit capability to, say, X hours with under 10 posts would probably work out pretty well. Wouldn't be much trouble for regular users, and spammers are very unlikely to do more than a few posts at most.

As for edits showing up on "unread threads", I don't think it would be much of a problem, unless every edit would show up as an entry. Imho it'd be enough for a thread to be flagged as updated (only showing up in the list once), but probably with a per-thread "list of changes"?

This has to be done right - we don't want to flood the board with update thingies, and any new "tools" have to be easy to use :)
Said Perfectly!  :Thmbsup:
edit: But I must add that these kind of changes, if implemented correctly is not relay a tool, just a small enhancement.
While it is true that seeing little changes like spelling mistakes could be a little annoying when you click to see the changes only to find out that all the user did was add a smiley, that kind of annoyance is easily fixable. Just add a little number on the side of the changes tab telling people how many characters were changed or added.

Living Room / Re: What is Donation Coder?
« on: November 24, 2008, 12:06 AM »
I don't like this.
Changing your post is a feature I really like about the forums.
A better idea would be to be able to see any changes made to a post. Kind of like a wiki.
As a rule. Things are usually better when you add features not when you take them away or limit them. So if the problem can be solved by adding a feature rather than taking one away, I'd go the adding way.
As far as spam goes. An edit is like a new post and should be treated as such. Nothing should be posted on a forum without a moderator seeing it.

Living Room / Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« on: November 20, 2008, 07:54 PM »
Why? :huh:

Developer's Corner / Re: DC loads fast. What is the secret.
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:45 AM »
The secret is a $279 a month dedicated server.  :huh:
And it needs to be pointed out that the only reason we can afford that is because of donations from ordinary people to support the site.
WOW! :o
Plus I think because the website design is sorta old school .. lol
You gotta love the old school, distraction free, and add free look. :Thmbsup:
Why do we fail to attract nasty trolls and stupid idiots?
Ha ha! Trolls. ;D

Developer's Corner / DC loads fast. What is the secret.
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:18 AM »
As a religious reader of DC forums I can't help but notice how fast the pages load compared to other websites. On my computer it sometimes loads faster than the Google homepage so I use it regularly when I want to check my internet connection. What is the secret to this speed? Why don't other websites know about it? Or am I just imagining things?

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