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    What does dBforums need?

    A couple weeks ago we started the rebuilding process.

    We've added active moderators, cleaned up spam, and addressed some technical concerns.

    We're in the process of addressing some browsing issues, that we hope to have resolved by next week's end.

    Is there anything that members would like to see added, removed, tweaked, or skewered?
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    Continuing probs on DBF....

    Hi Dennis

    I'm still getting problems with timeouts and lag etc.. Also - I posted on this thread: http://www.dbforums.com/showthread.php?t=1211986 but when you view on the forum the post is not registered (still listed as 0 replies) and the thread has not moved to the top of the forum (when sorted by last post DESC)

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    Threads like this one are a terrific start Dennis!

    We have been throwing some ideas around in the Access forum about FAQs, code banks etc however these are possible given current settings I believe. I am sure the odd thing has crossed my mind but they seem to have slipped it for now....
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    #1 needed feature: consistent response times, fewer database errors

    and my earlier suggestion to offer a way to suppress usenet posts from getnew and getdaily searches
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    I'm sure someone else has already recorded,but can't find the posting

    The front page today 08:55 shows a posting in the chitchat section form our friendly porn / model agency scammers which has beeen moderated & removed.

    It looks as if its a there is a flaw in the current version of vBulletin, or possibly the indexes are tonkered.

    whilst we are at it is it possible to rethink some or all of the icons used to identify postings. It may be old age credping up on me, or my tatty old monitor, but I find it hard to distinguish between some of the icons particularly the 'hot' threads and threads I have posted to - the little circle gets lost in the background of the orange dot.
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    >>> I'm still getting problems with timeouts and lag etc.
    That's what we're hoping will be fixed by next week's end.

    >>> when you view on the forum the post is not registered (still listed as 0 replies)
    Strange that it seems to be only that forum category. We'll have to get that sorted.

    >>> but they seem to have slipped it for now
    Well, just toss 'em in here when they find their way back.

    >>> consistent response times, fewer database errors
    Yes. This is a goal we are working towards.

    >>> suppress usenet posts from getnew and getdaily searches
    I'm not sure. But, it sounds technologically possible. And, if it's possible, we'll get it done.

    >>> is it possible to rethink some or all of the icons used to identify postings
    We've talked about a redesign. But, that brings up more questions. If we did update the design, would you prefer the same color scheme, style, etc?

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    Keep 'em coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    . . . offer a way to suppress usenet posts from getnew and getdaily searches
    This can be done now through your user control panel now.

    Profile > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Exclude Forums from "Get New Posts" > and choose the forums you want excluded.

    Not sure if it does the getdaily. Let us know if it doesn't and we'll find a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    is it possible to rethink some or all of the icons used to identify postings
    We've talked about a redesign. But, that brings up more questions. If we did update the design, would you prefer the same color scheme, style, etc?
    I'm with Healdy on this. I would hope that there is no need for a big commitee discussion on the shading options of the 260 different icons we should have that indicate every possible type of thread. Just altering the icon that indicates that you have posted in the thread and that it is popular would be plenty to my mind. I'm no where near as ancient and decrepid as Mark but I struggle with it too. Sometimes I even have to rely on my memory of the threads I have responded to (...this is the point at which I would have inserted the shocked smilee of old...).

    One thing that did occur (contradicting myself above ) - would an icon\ flag that the original poster could activate indicating that the thread is now resolved be a possibility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    Profile > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Exclude Forums from "Get New Posts" > and choose the forums you want excluded.
    worked like a charm

    did not affect getdaily, however
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
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    did not affect getdaily, however
    Okay. Pretty sure I can edit templates to exclude that for everyone. I can't think of a reason it would be needed.
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    <<< not sure what your old Shocked smiley looked like. But, if anyone wants smilies added, just attach them and we'll add them . . . well, if not x-rated or obscene.

    would an icon\ flag that the original poster could activate indicating that the thread is now resolved be a possibility?
    I think we could sort this one out. Seems like it would be quite useful on a site like this.
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    Horray for Dennis!!!

    OMG - You can even get them to do a Mexican wave!!

    If no one else has trademarked this I would like it to be known as a Pooty

    Go Dennis Go Dennis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump

    OMG - You can even get them to do a Mexican wave!!
    Aw - but only when you are writing the post. They must all get initialised simultaneously when you view
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    Well, we could include smilies that kinda resembled that remark.

    <<<< shameless link from my site. <<<<< hmmm . . . .we need an emoticon.
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    sorry Dennis, it may be known as an Angel elsewhere, you may even be able to label it an Angel - but the Audaciuos one has already coined it as the "pooty".

    As me old mucker Bernard Matthews may say "its poootifull"
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