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  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I don't think the Rich Editor option was turned on for authenticated users. My bad. It should be available now under "Input format"

     

    Ahhh, there it is.  And there's a quoting facility, even if it's hardly intuitive, and doesn't link the quote to the name of the quoter.  But man, this is a tiny, tiny font which defaults in this rich text editor.  Any idea what that last double quote symbol (underneath the Omega symbol) means?  Mine's greyed out, so it's impossible to tell.

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    You should see it now. I thought it was set up to be available after one registers on the site. Sorry.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I don't think the Rich Editor option was turned on for authenticated users. My bad. It should be available now under "Input format"

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    You've completely lost me, Louis. Not seeing this "rich/WYSIWYG editor" option anywhere. Also this sentence is in bold, using the b tag. So why isn't the b tag working? Also, I have NO idea how you're interjecting code, cause this is what happens when I use the code tag: This text enclosed in () tags. The entirety of that was enclosed in cite tags and there's a cite tag in the parentheses.

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Yes, please use spoiler warnings, spacing, white text, etc. when needed. I didn't have a chance to recreate the guidelines from our previous site to this site on that matter yet.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Oh, I forgot to menition, if you are not using the Rich Editor, you can use <b> for bold instead of <strong>. Both HTML tags will work.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    You can use the WYSIWYG editor, choose input format and you will have the option of using a "Rich Editor" where you can choose to your colour text if you like. You can even use white: so you can't read this here unless you highlight it. <-- white text.

    As I explained in ther postings, this forum is part of the core CMS software, so it works more like an article and commenting system as used in the rest of the site. The previous CMS didn't have any options for a forum, we were using a 3rd party plug in.

    There is the possibility that we find good 3rd party forum plug in to use with this CMS as well. If nothing else we may be able to make it appear more like a traditional format forum.

    The lack of being able to automaticly quote the message you are replying to is the biggest drawback.

    The announcement of Outpost Gallifrey closing at the end of July was a coincidence that it was timed while we opened up our new site here.

    We are trying to iron whatever bumps we can which can be ironed out.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Are we going to stick with the idea of adding the word 'Spoiler' in thread titles where the 'possible news' could be seen as a spoiler?

    Cheers, daveac

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I think we've heard/read that Rose was called 'Rose Smith' on some spoilers, indicating that her and the Human/Timelord hybrid that is David Tennant on Pete's World will get married, but the other weddings sound like rubbish to me!

    I don't care about the Martha one so much as I do the Sarah Jane one! She hasn't even shown a liking to anyone up until now, that's a bit quick isn't it?

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Let me see if I understand this. We've traded a forum where italics and bolding were simple, one-letter commands to one where you've got to use a word one letter longer than the word "bold" itself — strong — just to get dark text? And there's no ability to have colored text, at all? I'm not seeing that as an allowed tag. Let me try, by giving this next sentence the standard HTML command to turn white: How will we hide spoilers? Nope, that didn't work at all.

    But perhaps most objectionable is the complete lack of quoting facility. Seriously, how can you have a discussion when you can't easily quote people? I mean, I can imagine we might jury-rig some usage of the definition-list commands — dl and dt — but that's an awful lot of manual work to get to something that only approximates quoting. It won't be nearly so easy to read or follow as what we had before.

    In short, this isn't really forum software but commenting software. Not really seeing the wisdom in this, Louis, especially given the fact we're losing the Outpost as well. That basically leaves DWO as the only major, genuine Doctor Who forum left. Was that really your intention?

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Just changed to 'Flat Settings' and much prefer it - mainly for the fact that the replies don't keep getting narrower!

    Cheers, daveac

  • (SPOILER) Possible Weddings in "Doctor Who"?   5 years 12 weeks ago

    The Sun first came out with it, we tweeted about it at the time. Digital Spy picked up on afterwards. The source is still The Sun, which means it could be all rubbish or there could be some grains of truth in there.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Gallifreyan Embassy Website Regenerated   5 years 12 weeks ago

    And just like a new Doctor, things may be a little awry at first, until we settle in. Sort of like new teeth.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Gallifreyan Embassy Website Regenerated   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Just like a new Doctor takes time to used to, it's gonna take me some time to get used to this - but I will!

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I think everything looks great! I really appreciate all the time and effort put into the revamp of the site!

    Congrats!

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Have to agree with Capricorn1's comments. I have a nice 20" widescreen monitor which was nicely filled by the 'classic' site. Now the area which previously housed the left and right side bars (containing quick links, adverts, information etc.) are blank (well tiled seals of Rassilon). Consequently, the space which used to be reserved for the main content has been divided up into three (the now narrow main content plus both the sidebars). Sorry to whine, my Mum used to say 'if you haven't any thing nice to say then don't say anything' but I never listened to her!

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I'm not really liking the look of the new forum at all at the moment. The new site in general is very good but the forum doesn't current;y feel very 'forum-y' if that makes sense? It feels more like a list of comments and is far too narrow. I hope Louis is able to make it wider and that it grows on me.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    It does indeed look rather nice.

    Very web2.0 - or should that be 3.0.

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Every cloud has a silver lining, it's got me to get off my lazy, nowhere near toned enough bottom and finally get round to registering here after listening for the last few years.

    Admittedly as silver linings go it has more of a tin hue than you'd hope but hey, it's something.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Fantastic new site Louis. Great work.

  • Wow! Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum are closing!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I've got go against the grain here and say that in my opinion I think Shaun is being bit selfish in totally closing the site. He talks about being proud of the community he started but then he's closing it. Why? If he doesn't want to be involved then why not simply pass the forum on to somebody else to run and have no more to do with it, I thought that was part of the reason for spinning the forum and news sites off separately and giving them new URL's.

    As a result of this, I hope that the forum here has a big boost and the community here grows further.

  • Thank You Louis!   5 years 12 weeks ago

    Hear, hear!

    I concur, congratulations on the fantastic new site Louis.

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    We could change the default to be flat. I have added the option to allow people to choose between the two now. I just wish the forum would allow the option to automatically quote the message you are replying to so it would make flat easier to follow if you knew what the person was replying to in their reply.

    Perhaps we can give flat a try and see how that works.

    Cheers,
    Louis

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I personally find threaded to be rather frustrating to deal with when it comes specifically to finding new posts. So flat + quoting is my preference. To each their own.

    But so far it, the new site looks good. :)

  • Threaded or Flat   5 years 12 weeks ago

    I was able to add a new user specific options on viewing the comments (replies) in the forums. Any thread with at least one comment should give you controls on how to view the comments (replies). So you will be able to choose "threaded" or "flat" and so forth.

    Also, now you can reply right at the bottom of the thread.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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