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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2009, 09:05:13 PM »
I'll change it come September.  :)

Oh, and the original is on this page: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/celebrities-animals-appliances.php?page=5

Reminds me of that creepy deer-god-thing from Mononoke Hime.

Anyway, I'm not sure what cursor jumping you people are talking about, but I'm glad the resize thing is being worked on. Another problem I've noticed is that it's impossible to post a simple link to youtube, the forum will auto-embed the video no matter what you do. While that feature is extremely neat, you might want to turn that off if the url is inside a url tag.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2009, 09:46:59 PM »
Another problem I've noticed is that it's impossible to post a simple link to youtube, the forum will auto-embed the video no matter what you do. While that feature is extremely neat, you might want to turn that off if the url is inside a url tag.

You can quote the link to the video:

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Or use noembed tags

[noembed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI [/noembed]

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2009, 02:31:21 PM »
Oooh, that's cool, I didn't even know those tags existed. Okay, no problem, then. :)

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2009, 02:33:21 PM »
Oooh, that's cool, I didn't even know those tags existed. Okay, no problem, then. :)

Yeah, I've found them useful when adding links to articles that contain video. *grumble grumble*
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2009, 03:35:36 PM »
A button would be nice, though. ;)

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2009, 07:10:12 PM »
A button would be nice, though. ;)

Yeah, it would... unfortunately, the modification doesn't include one.  :(
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2009, 09:01:41 PM »
A button would be nice, though. ;)

Yeah, it would... unfortunately, the modification doesn't include one.  :(

You couldn't put a button for noembed tags?

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2009, 09:26:29 PM »
Also! Sometimes it's necessary to put an extra line under a quote in order for the there to actually be one (otherwise the text is mashed up right against it), sometimes the forum does it automatically. I don't mind either way, but make it consistent.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2009, 11:35:11 AM »
A button would be nice, though. ;)

Yeah, it would... unfortunately, the modification doesn't include one.  :(

You couldn't put a button for noembed tags?
Sorry, I should be more clear.

The SMF-community-supplied modification that does the autoembedding, AEVA, does not include in its features the addition of a button for the "noembed" tag.  And I don't have the resources to code and maintain such a modification to that package.
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2009, 11:46:36 AM »
Also! Sometimes it's necessary to put an extra line under a quote in order for the there to actually be one (otherwise the text is mashed up right against it), sometimes the forum does it automatically. I don't mind either way, but make it consistent.

I've noticed, and gotten slightly annoyed by, that too.  I'll make sure Ducky knows of it.  Meanwhile, I use it as a reminder to use the Preview button on all of my posts!
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Re: Suggestions for Forum changes
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2009, 01:43:58 PM »
Editing due to my not knowing the things that had already been done because I hardly ever spend time in this forum.

My suggestion for the "Suggestions" forum is to get rid of the non-stickied threads so that people will stop posting in them. I think reminding them that in order to be seen they need to post elsewhere is fighting an uphill battle.

I think the non-stickied threads should either be moved into the "Questions for the Panel" subforum and made read-only, or moved to their own subforum and made read-only.

As it is, I don't foresee any change in posting even if new threads can't be created by regular users.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2009, 01:57:35 PM by Thespis »

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Re: Suggestions for Forum changes
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2009, 11:28:50 PM »
I've been debating doing something along those lines ever since the change in August, Thespis, and the main reason I haven't yet is that it hadn't become an issue.  Until this week, of course.

What I'll probably do is just lock everything that isn't one of the Big Four.  Members are used to seeing those threads where they are, and moving them is a giant pain.
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Re: Suggestions for Forum changes
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 08:21:00 AM »
What I'll probably do is just lock everything that isn't one of the Big Four.

That works too.

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Re: Forum Change suggestions
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2009, 03:32:24 PM »
This site should have a forum dedicated to psychology.  When debunking things skeptics will talk about cognitive biases and subjective interpretations, etc.  With skeptic sites it seems like all they do is pull down a list of cognitive biases from Wiki and apply them to others, but not to themselves.  To better understand another person's psychology you must first understand your own first.

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Re: Forum Change suggestions
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2009, 05:12:17 PM »
This site should have a forum dedicated to psychology.  When debunking things skeptics will talk about cognitive biases and subjective interpretations, etc.  With skeptic sites it seems like all they do is pull down a list of cognitive biases from Wiki and apply them to others, but not to themselves.  To better understand another person's psychology you must first understand your own first.

We already have a science & skepticism section. IMO, if you're going to break it up, it would make sense to have separate "general skepticism", "natural science", and "social/cognitive science" sections.

 

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