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Mike Prestwood
New Message Board Look
Hi all, This weekend I deployed a new message board look and I'm interested in your thoughts.
  • New Overview main page - gives easy access to most popular data (boards, recent threads, and no reply threads).,
  • No groups on left menu - the left side menu was getting too complex so I removed the links to groups in favor of a list on the overview page. Now you don't have to scroll down to go to your favorite board.,
  • All Topics (the old main page) is now an option in the left side menu.,
  • Updated text.
  • Let me know what you think!
    12 years ago
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    Andy.B
    I really like the new color changes. At least I think they're new. I like the blue and green. Pretty nice. The use  of gray seems to be up too. That's a good thing.
    12 years ago
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    Thread 24 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New Quote Post Feature!
    Now you can quote a particular thread post as part of your reply. Check out the new Quote option that is part of every post. Cool I also cleaned up the thread view so that it looks a bit cleaner and contains more white space. Each post of a thread is now separated from the other replies and the thread starter always gets a white background (the rest alternate between light gray and lighter gray). Enjoy!
    12 years ago
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    Wes
    Three out of four? C'mon.  I say 4 out of 4, plus extra anchovies. (My boss made me say that) Wink
    12 years ago
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    Thread 23 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New Message Board Software
    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!
    10 years ago
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    mprestwood
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    10 years ago
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    Thread 22 of 25
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    cheddar
    xml, soap forum
    I am just starting to learn xml in earnest. At this point I know just enough to be dangerous. Is it possible to add xml and soap forums here at Prestwood? If not, is there another topic these questions should be posted in?
    16 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Post those questions to the Industry News topic for now.
    13 years ago
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    Thread 21 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New Board Software!
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    11 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Hi Mary, Funny you should mention dedicated servers. Yesterday, Sunday, we completed our move to a dedicated server so now the website should be much more enjoyable to use. I was just getting ready to start a new thread and mention that. We are still optimizing the new server but we should be stable by the weekend. (Stable meaning we are done optimizing and securing.)
    10 years ago
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    Thread 20 of 25
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    jenhill
    new message board
    Hey, Mike! Very Cool, new message board!! Will post something important when it comes to me : )
    20 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Thanks Jen. I'm very impressed with this software. We're looking forward to building a helpfull community., , ------------------, Michael A. Prestwood, Author, Corel Paradox 9 Power Programming: The Official Guide, , President & CEO, Prestwood Software & Consulting, 7525 Auburn Blvd., #8, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, , [URL=http://www.prestwood.com]www.prestwood.com[/URL], , [b][i]Serving your IT needs since 1984![/b][/i]
    20 years ago
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    Thread 19 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New 'All Groups' Random Thread Link
    Today I added a "Random MB Thread" to the main message board menu. This link displays a random message board thread from "all threads". Sometimes I like to review old threads just to keep my knowledge up. During this review process, I sometimes add to the threads, but it's mainly a study tool for me. This compliments our group message board "Random MB Thread" link we added a few months ago. Now you can display a random thread from all groups or from the group you're within. To browse all threads randomly, go to the main message board overview page and select "Random MB Thread":
  • http://www.prestwoodboards.com
  • 11 years ago
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    Thread 18 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Q. Do you like our newly redesigned websites?
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    10 years ago
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    Anonymous
    Long time Delphi programmer here. I stop by PrestwoodBoards every few months and today I was surprised by all the changes. Nice job. --J, --- Johnathn
    9 years ago
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    Thread 17 of 25
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    rt
    Drums...!
    Whilst looking for inspiration for a current Paradox project I noticed that our mentor Mike A Prestwood has "drums" listed as an interest., I assume he doesn't mean the 45 gallon variety so can I tempt him into cyber print by saying that even in the UK we are not that out on a limb as amongst others I own a Radio King snare, I am intrigued - tell me more Mr Prestwood !
    20 years ago
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    rt
    There's no answer to this is there! Shall we quit while we're still ahead?, rt
    19 years ago
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    Thread 16 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Boards back up and running!
    Okay, the Prestwood Boards are back up and running. The server took a nose dive and it's now working again., , Mike
    16 years ago
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    totality
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    16 years ago
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    Thread 15 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    !!! Prestwood now on a dedicated server !!!
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    10 years ago
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    Andy.B
    ...oh, okay. Good job on that too.
    10 years ago
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    Thread 14 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Prestwood name change
    We're thinking about changing the name of our company from Prestwood Software & Consulting to just Prestwood Software. Now that The original thought behind the longer name was that we wanted everyone to be able to identify by our name that we are a consulting firm and software maker. The reason we're thinking about shortening it is because it is shorter. Confused Prestwood Software & Consulting is harder say, longer to write, etc. So the central question is, "Is the '&Consulting' required?", , Any thoughts? Big Grin!
    19 years ago
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    ScottCybak
    I missed this thread a while ago - but if it's worth anything, i thought the previously mentioned "Psst" was great!
    18 years ago
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    Thread 13 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Server Slow Down
    I just got back from camping in South Lake Tahoe and found the message boards have been slooowwww for days. I rebooted the server and it seems to be working fine now...hmmm...not sure why. I don't know if it was resources, a virus, or a hacker. Oh well., , Tomorrow morning I'm heading back to South Lake Tahoe for camping (my family is there now). I came back to meet with a client for Delphi training for the day). I'll be back Monday. Until then I'll have someone here check the boards daily.
    18 years ago
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    Thread 12 of 25
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    Complete
    gmail
    This looks like a very good bbs/forum., , Has anyone heard of gmail? Google has this email service with tons of storage. But you can only use it by invitation., , Anyone want to invite me?
    14 years ago
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    vnelsonic
    Hi,, , Yes I have a gmail account - I don't think you have to be invited to get one. Just go to google.com, click on "more", scroll down to Gmail. I entered my cell phone # and they instantly text'ed me a code to enter for the account. , , OR maybe you were saying if you don't have a cell phone you can get an account by invitation instead? If that's the case, I can invite you. Just didn't know about that feature. , ~ Vicki
    14 years ago
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    Thread 11 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Newsletter Discussion:June 2008 eMag
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    12 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Yes, Microsoft has threatened to get rid of MS Access several times but the reality is they didn't and they keep making little improvements. I wish Corel did the same with Paradox.
    10 years ago
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    Tinn.D
    How to interpret social media metrics and increase
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    5 years ago
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    Bluehost.C
    Well written article. Thanks for writing. Please keep sharing more similar to this post. https://www.develvo.net/
    7 months ago
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    Thread 9 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New PrestwoodBoards Design
    Simple question, do you like the new PrestwoodBaords design?
    8 years ago
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    Wes
    I like it. It looks clean and approachable.
    8 years ago
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    Thread 8 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    New Who's Online Now Feature!
    I added a new Onlin
    12 years ago
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    rt
    yes, I like that very neat nice. Y'know this could make us a fortune in blackmail payments if we could secretly install it on xTube 
    12 years ago
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    Thread 7 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    It's Done: Borland is no more!!!
    Hi all, I just posted a news post about the final decline of Borland Software titled It's Done: Borland is No More. I for one loved working at Borland and thought it was a great fanatical software company in its day with TeamB and dedicated customers., Mike [Borland 1991-1995, ObjectVision, Paradox, SQL Team],
    11 years ago
    2 replies. Last post:

    rt
    Very sad.
    11 years ago
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    tc
    Game is over (reality check)
    I did support and development for RBASE, then Paradox. When Access 1.0 came out no threat, 2.0 was better and 97 flat out buries Paradox. Sorry folks, being an expert in Paradox is like being a Novell expert, no one cares, the game is over. If you wise up you'll also realize that if you can do VBA the next step is VB and you can be a real programmer.
    19 years ago
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    Melody.W
    {Too Long!}
    49 months ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    Attack on America
    The Team at Prestwood would like to send our heart felt sorrow to those that perished or were hurt in the unbelievable attack on America and american life today.
    19 years ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    Who's Online Back!!!
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    10 years ago
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    Andy.B
    Awesome mike, good job. I noticed you also added secure login. That is great too. I never liked signing in with clear text even though I had a Prestwood-only password.
    10 years ago
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    cheddar
    Professional Resume Service
    Ok so being a developer does not always give one the skills to write an effective resume. Can anybody recomend a service to craft a good professional (technical) resume? I've been writing my own for years and I think my version just doesn't accurately express my experience., , Thanks in advance.
    16 years ago
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    mprestwood
    I would keep it in the same area. Just make it clear which is your current specialty or specialties.
    16 years ago
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    Thread 2 of 25
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    cheddar
    Any iPod owners here
    I love my 3g 20gb ipod. I am thinking about writing some windows software to use with it and was wondering if there were any other owners on here that might want to collaborate.
    16 years ago
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    mprestwood
    {Too Long!}
    16 years ago
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    DragonSlayer
    Your favorite programming language?
    Your favorite App programming language
    18 years ago
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    stevecarmeli
    If you have a community college where you live, you can even take a cheap 1-unit walking class and qualify for the educational version of MS Visual Studio Professional. That way you can purchase your programming toolset for around $100 + the price of the class, which should be around $50 or less. That's around $800 of software for around $150. KyrioSoft
    10 years ago
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