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Mike Prestwood
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Hi all,

I spent today updating our message board software. Now you can reply to the middle of a thread. Some message board software use this approach and some use our old approach. I like this new approach because when you reply to a thread it "feels" like you are replying to the whole thread and someone who posted before you could get hurt feelings because they think you are talking about them.

I also enhanced some of the display and formatting.

Enjoy!

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 Posted 9 years ago (Thread Starter)
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Post ID #13865, 10 replies
Thread Started 1/30/2010 1:21:28 AM
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This morning I did some more coding on our message board software:

1. Replies no longer auto-fill with "RE: Parent Post Subject". Now they are blank. This change was made to encourage new and different subjects on replies. If you leave it blank, then it uses the first 30 characters or so of your reply post.

2. Added the ability to Collapse a long thread so that you can see a table of contents like listing.

This will become more useful now that we encourage subjects on replies. All the changes I made yesterday and today will encourage more opinions and discussions.

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Post ID #13868 (Level 1.1)  Reply to 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 12:41:31 PM
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ASPGuy
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I like it too! Good job.

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Post ID #13873 (Level 2.1)  Reply to 13868 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 1:03:21 PM
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Hi all,

This morning I coded a bit on the search capabilities for these message boards. I applied the same search capabilities for KB posts for MB posts.

You can now...

  1. search by an exact phrase, all words, or any words
  2. seach replies correctly. Fixed a bug where reply searches didn't always include replies.
  3. Defaults to a wider search that now includes the post body text.
  4. Simplified look and feel too.

All these search changes should make our wealth of knowledge much more valuable to all of us.

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Post ID #13905 (Level 1.2)  Reply to 13865
Reply Posted 1/31/2010 12:33:15 PM
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ParaDelphi
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mike,

good job! i like the changes. can you apply the linking features to the old threads? they look pretty flat.

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Post ID #13871 (Level 1.3)  Reply to 13865
Reply Posted 1/30/2010 12:59:22 PM
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Hi Paul,

No, not really. It's hard to come up with a way to do that.

Mike

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Post ID #13872 (Level 2.1)  Reply to 13871 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 1:01:23 PM
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ASPGuy
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In your other post you say that if someone posts without a subject you generate one. Why can't you do that for the old posts? Most of us never changed the subject on replies so all the old posts don't really take advantage of the collapse thing.

By the way, it's nice to be back and see some activity! {#geek}

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Post ID #13874 (Level 3.1)  Reply to 13872 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 1:03:58 PM
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Let me think about that. It would take me an hour or so to do that so I might just do that. We do get tons of hits from search engines even on the oldest posts.

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Post ID #13886 (Level 4.1)  Reply to 13874 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 2:11:18 PM
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ASPGuy
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Okay thanks. I know we have some good posts in the moderator topic today but I wanted say out here on the public side that I really like the new thread look. I think the new features you added are great too but the new look seems simpler in design and therefore easier to read. I took a look at some of the old threads and they are much better.

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Post ID #13895 (Level 5.1)  Reply to 13886 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 3:03:54 PM
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ParaDelphi
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can you give us a way to edit our own posts?

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Post ID #13881 (Level 3.2)  Reply to 13872 and Parent is 13865
Reply Posted 1/30/2010 1:06:34 PM
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Mike Prestwood
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I could, sure, but I'm not sure if it's a desired feature. Most people don't go back and edit there own posts so I hesitate to spend the hour or two on to code it. I think we'll just roll forward with our old posts as is.

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Post ID #13885 (Level 4.1)  Reply to 13881 and Parent is 13865
Thread Started 1/30/2010 2:07:24 PM
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