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Custom avatars - New quote feature - RSS - NEW SMILIES!!

 
Fool
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06/18/2006 01:16 AM
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Can someone explain the logic behind an RSS feed?

Especially for a forum where posting is almost continuous. You'd be updating the list every second, and what's the benefit of it?

If it was for news or something, that'd make more sense as it'd be a quick check to see if any new news is posted, but thread posting?

Unless I've misunderstood the use of the RSS feed on this site.
The Roman

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06/18/2006 01:22 AM
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the pic in the forum dont slow anything as in fact the pict do not reside in the forum but are just a dinamic link and get downloaded by the various surces..

Anyway just in case they think about hti possibility, they could make that just the logged people with an account can have this funzionality active, this could also make mor epeople leave thei AC status :D
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06/18/2006 02:12 AM
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Can someone explain the logic behind an RSS feed?

Especially for a forum where posting is almost continuous. You'd be updating the list every second, and what's the benefit of it?

If it was for news or something, that'd make more sense as it'd be a quick check to see if any new news is posted, but thread posting?

Unless I've misunderstood the use of the RSS feed on this site.
 Quoting: Fool 90656


I think it's a good idea. You can put the feed into a reader, and you see the thread, without having to load the pictures/avatars/smilies/etc. Great for people on 56k.
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06/18/2006 03:06 AM
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I think it's a good idea. You can put the feed into a reader, and you see the thread, without having to load the pictures/avatars/smilies/etc. Great for people on 56k.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2269


I don't think you can see individual threads. Just the list of the most recent threads. Just a link to the threads and the title of the thread, if I'm reading the output right.
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06/18/2006 06:02 AM
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when a post is made the board says when that post has been updated, would it be possible to put who made the post?

make sticky threads bold and a different colour (or color ;) )

I'd say theres too much blue on the board, add more grey. Use colour to indicate things.

Reduce the size of the font, or letter spacing. use uppercase more

Maybe lose the borders arround the the welcome and news dialogs and move the welcome dialog to the top right where it says theme:

Chage the bg to a lighter colour, dark grey maybe.
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06/18/2006 06:48 AM
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ohh and when someone updates their post i.e updates a previous post the post should go to the top of the forum... like any other posting
Kuffar Rex
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06/18/2006 07:00 AM
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And it's great to stay logged in!

blobr
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So I thought........
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 07:04 AM
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how about a paranoid meter alongside the star rating :)
neutrino

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06/18/2006 08:35 AM
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I know it's a stretch, but how about FLASH avatars?
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06/18/2006 08:44 AM
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testing
neti
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06/18/2006 09:05 AM
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When you load a page of a thread it used to go to where you'd left off before, now it only goes to the top.. I liked the old feature better where there was a sort of place holder in a page..


Can that feature be restored, sergio?
The Roman
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06/18/2006 09:11 AM
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There is that censoring filter

dont_use_this


that quite dont work very well.
sergio nli
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06/18/2006 09:14 AM
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Roman,

If you can try to give me some examples of situations in which the censor filter doesnt work properly it'd be nice. You've gotta write it so somehow the filter doesnt catch you though, heh.

Sergio
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06/18/2006 09:33 AM
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FWIW
I like the quote thing y
words are where it's @
gag on emoticons
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 11:52 AM
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i have no idea what RSS feed is all about.

someone care to explain it?
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Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 12:12 PM
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RSS = Really Simple Syndication. A simple way to feed "news" items to a destination such as a web page, inbox, etc.

Right now, I have my Yahoo! home page setup to show the last 10 posts from GLP. This is really cool!

Sergio, there are two problems with the feed right now:

1. Not seeing the Godlike Productions header when the embedded feed is displayed on my home page (yes, this might be a problem with Yahoo! but I'm not seeing this problem with other RSS feeds there).

1. Sometimes the individual feed items show up and sometimes they don't (again, not having this problem with other feeds on Yahoo!).

Keep up the good work and please DON"T quit on RSS. It may take time to shake out the bugs but IMO it is definitely worth it.

GLP is now at the bleeding edge of both consipiracy and technology. CONGRATS!
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 12:15 PM
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559, to try this out, right-click on the RSS button next to "General Discussion" at the top of the main forum board, then select "Copy Shortcut". Then go to a site that accepts RSS feeds and paste the shortcut into the appropriate field.

popcorn
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06/18/2006 12:25 PM
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sergio,

OK, for the moment I see a Godlike Productions header in the RSS feed on My Yahoo! GREAT!

I just noticed another problem:

Looks like GLP's character set is not compatible with standard HTML, for instance, this is how a recent item is being displayed in the feed on My Yahoo!:

What's a genuine HE-MAN'S beer?

versus what is actually showing up on the forum board:

What's a genuine HE-MAN'S beer?

Thanks again...
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 12:29 PM
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Looks like the feed is not being updated for each change to the main board?

Is the feed supposed to reflect the usual "bump wars" or will it always reflect the heirarchy per the first post of any new thread?

scratching
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 12:34 PM
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Here is the current appearance of the feed on My Yahoo! (I have my prefs setup to show only the "last" 10 items). From the times quoted, it looks like this order is not based on any data available in the feed. Also, I tried killing and then recreating the feed, and the item list hasn't changed:

Custom avatars - New quote feature - RSS - Taking suggestions - 4 days ago
Happy Fathers Day! - one hour ago
I got stoned and I missed it - 32 minutes ago
new electrical current: not AC, not DC, this might be the big break thru - 5 days ago
**BREAKING***US Judges Rule Girls Can Marry At Age 12 - 1 day ago
I must warn the American people that their lives are in grave danger - 16 hours ago
Understanding The Programmers - 2 hours ago
Sunpar's Words - June 18, 2006 Blue Team and Red Team - It Really Doesn't Matter! - 47 minutes ago
What's a genuine HE-MAN'S beer? - 13 hours ago
Funny how Americans are willing to die for the "Jewish State" but don't give a damn about Christians being executed in China - 2 hours ago
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 12:57 PM
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RE: the problem with "escaped" characters in the RSS feed. This is definitely on GLP's side - these animals are showing up in the RSS page itself (just click on the RSS button on the main forum to see them).

RE: the problem with the feed not getting updated. The RSS content itself is definitely reflecting the forum updates (again, just click on the RSS button to confirm this). But my provider (Yahoo!) is not receiving the updates. Stale cache on GLP?
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 01:06 PM
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Roman,

If you can try to give me some examples of situations in which the censor filter doesnt work properly it'd be nice. You've gotta write it so somehow the filter doesnt catch you though, heh.

Sergio
 Quoting: sergio nli 107219


Sergio, perhaps a _list_ of the currently banned strings could be posted somehere (in the FAQ, maybe)? That in itself would surely spark some lively debate...

How about an interactive warning if any post triggers the ban filter, *before* the post is actually accepted by the upload mechanism?

That thing is a PITA.
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 01:27 PM
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RE: sometimes the list of items displayed is empty. Looks like this is caused by the inclusion of some non-RSS data in the <title> tags in the feed, e.g.

<title>
- <![CDATA[ Custom avatars - New quote feature - RSS - Taking suggestions
]]>
</title>
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2006 01:34 PM
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Clicking on the RSS button here on GLP (to see the actual feed) also shows this text way at the bottom of the page:

The XML page cannot be displayed

Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.


-------------------------------------------------------------​-------------------

An invalid character was found in text content. Error processing resource ' [link to godlikeproductions.com] Lin...

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Is it possible to add the ability for us to delete our own posts?

And I would like very much to be able to ignore certain indivuals I find repulsive.
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acid

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06/18/2006 04:10 PM
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give each person a "crank-o-meter" on their profile that other people vote for or against
im out of here - trinity has turned this site into something which i have no interest in , respect to the others who have decided to leave also - adios
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Hot-linked, of course, with maximum dimensions, clickable/zoomable, very easy to implement, <IMG> tag has size properties, and Java Script allows you to open a new window with the full image, you can add timers to fight lag caused by slow websites containing the hot-linked/embedded images, if the loading of the page (image) takes too long, you ignore it, a'iiight?
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give each person a "crank-o-meter" on their profile that other people vote for or against
 Quoting: acid



I do not see what you refer to in the link?

My interest is having the option to completely ignore who I find offensive.
savetata


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acid

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I do not see what you refer to in the link?

My interest is having the option to completely ignore who I find offensive.
 Quoting: D. Bunker ™


you mean my sig ? if so its not a part of the post
im out of here - trinity has turned this site into something which i have no interest in , respect to the others who have decided to leave also - adios
D. Bunker ™ nli
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06/18/2006 05:18 PM
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I do not see what you refer to in the link?

My interest is having the option to completely ignore who I find offensive.


you mean my sig ? if so its not a part of the post
 Quoting: acid


I see that now. I am still getting used to the signitures. I thought it was a link to an example.

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