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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions' started by pd, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I'm open to suggestions about any other forums that could be included here. Feel free to post any suggestions you have.
     
  2. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Forum question?

    Do you mean you are open to other forums linked to add to this forum or new subjects for this forum? If you are looking for a new subject for an interesting forum mine would be "Festival Serendipities" about crazy interesting things that have happened to Cockers at festivals - like when this guy stood up bollock naked in front of me with a big ginger beard and start berating us all in a loud angry voice against the world ; like the time I'd over-indulged back stage and promptly tripped over the microphone cables onstage and the guitar went one way out of tune and me t'other - the audience thought it was hilarious and done on purpose! Those were the days my friend!

    aw
     
  3. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I meant forums themselves - other than the 4 already present (General, Off Topic, etc). Your Serendipities thread would be fine in one of the existing categories, but if people strongly wanted to discuss something that is definitely a category of its own (e.g. TV Programmes, Photography, etc) then it could have its own forum.

    One mistake that I've seen on some sites though is to have too many forums, which only tends to confuse people...
     
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    No time to add forum subject today I'm afraid..

    You could add it yourself (if you have time!)... something like amusing Festival anecdotes or something..

    cheers
    andi
     
  5. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Come on Mr Watterson, I set you up an "Anecdotes" forum and you haven't posted anything yet... :smash:
     
  6. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Anecdotes forum

    I mentioned my two festival serendiptious anecdotes and didna wanna to repeat myself... perhaps you can transfer them over to the Anecdotal forum? Otherwise I will resubmit.... if you think they are worthy or everyone's read them already probably?

    aw

    ps So going back to Zappy little nappies etc.... if I send you loads of blank emails then, will it count them and promote me to Administator then? Must be something to aspire to I suppose in this sad cruel world full of unrequited souls.. god I think I can even talk myself into auto-depression these days! It's Roy's fault of course all that 'burning the world' is enuf to make anyone lemming-like.
     
  7. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    Zappy Little Nappies

    So why has everyone except Paul got a "zappy little nappy"?:angry:
     
  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    What is the zappy little nappies thing all about? And when does one move out of nappies, pray?!
     
  9. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Post more and ye shall move on from nappies.
     
  10. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Frank Zappy Nappy

    Perhaps then grown ups are just silly children after all? It's now proven..
    according to the admin gospel...honest!!!

    aw
     
  11. Ben Naga

    Ben Naga Guest

    First Post

    Hello all. So I'll make a suggestion right off. Just to make a slightly more welcoming scenario for the newcomer (such as today, me), how about opening a forum called "Introduce Yourself". New person then says whatever they feel they want about theirself, how they'd like to contibute to forums/what they would like to get from them etc etc. Existing members can post back. Just gives a jumping off point really and a structure to start icebreaking. Plus a few months/years down the line, there's an easy to locate place to go back to and refresh your memory about someone. I know at least one other forum with quite a big subscriber group where they do this and it works well.

    Plus if you set one up, I'm certainly willing to take my shot.
     
  12. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  13. Shane

    Shane Computer stained fingers

    how about enabling that grayed out quick reply box at the bottom of each page?
     
  14. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    It's enabled. You click on the icon on the message you want to "Quick Reply" to (bottom right, looks like a piece of paper and pencil - to the right of "Quote") and then the box is enabled. You can quick reply to any message in the thread you are viewing using this mechanism.
     
  15. Shane

    Shane Computer stained fingers

    ah, i see now
     
  16. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Any chance of extending the window of opportunity for amendments/deletions?
    And to be able to do the above from a mobile without having to key in the whole message again? (That's what happens on mine anyway.)
     
  17. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I've changed the time period to change the title of a post to 2 hours, and the body of a post to 4 hours. In case people are interested, the reason this is done is to stop morons from posting stupid messages, seeing reactions, and then editing the original and pretending they hadn't done anything stupid :)

    I can't really help with editing from a mobile without much more info about what phone you're using, what browser, what java engine it runs. I would however suggest that you try installing the mobile version of Opera on your phone if you don't have it already and see if that works better, assuming you are using a horrible brain dead windows based phone (if you aren't, I apologise!). The editing stuff is part of the vbulletin package and I have support for it so if this is a serious problem and I can gather enough info about it I can ask them to look into it.
     
  18. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb


    Right, thanks, Paul.

    I don't know if it's so much my phone as the system you are using here. On the old Harperspace board, one could edit/delete easily: the whole message would appear and one could make adjustments as necessary. Here, I don't get that. I have Opera and all that - the rest you are just confusing me with!:biggrin:

    When Critch comes on and reads this, perhaps he can say how it is for him as I know he, like me, uses his mobile a lot here.
     
  19. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Calling Doctor Critch!

    Do you know, I've never tried to edit a post from my mobile! I too use the opera browser - which I put on because the one with the phone couldn't post on the harpspace.co.uk forum.

    I'll have a play around to see if I can figure something out - whatever you do though, don't switch to an iPhone! I've had no end of problems with O2 - they're currently trying to solve a problem I've had, and I resent the fact that they're claiming that the iPhone can do everything internetwise, when in reality, it seems that their network is struggling to support it. Grr!
    [/rant] :D
     
  20. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Despite being an Apple enthusiast (1000 times better to use than anything Mr Gates has ever produced) I have managed to resist so far, despite really really wanting one. The tariff on O2 is too expensive and I want to wait until the 3G model comes out - which is rumoured for later this year.

    I did play with one in an Apple store recently though and very nearly went for it...
     

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