New forum features

steve_sa

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Here are new forum features released late last night:

1. Buddy List (aka Address Book): you can add/delete users to/from your buddy list. This can be done from PM, when looking at some user's profile, or from thread view.

2. Save Folders in PM. You can now create multiple save folders in PM, to sort out your PM. See 'Add/Delete save folders' at the bottom of PM window.

3. PM Flags: You can add a flag to each PM, for highlighting. When looking at a PM, you can turn this on/off.

4. Rating: You can rate each post (but not your own :? ). This helps identify top-rated posts, and from it, top rated posters. This will help improve the content posted on the forums. One cannot post a negative rating, all ratings are posted towards postive.

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steve_sa

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Yes, all positive ratings. At the end, they will all be added to come up with top rated posters (which is community rating, vs. number of posts rating which while valid, is a different type of rating).

Ned, most featuers you have asked for have been implemented. Go back through older posts, and I am sure you will agree with me :wink: I do listen to you, and what you post.

I don't see why we should remove the feature from 'Other'. There is no reason useful information cannot be posted to 'Other'. That is a place for other discussions not related to hardware/technology, but each post can still be rated on its own merit.
 

steve_sa

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I will take a look. What I asked is number of fixed vs. not fixed.

The bug you indicated is there, but not critical in any way, since the posts cannot be read. Still it will be fixed at some point :wink:
 

BigMac

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I propose a feature change request for the other:

I prefer a rating scale of "Bad" to "Worst" for this particular forum section.

:roll:

For some major sucking up I did a 'Best' vote for you steve :p
 
The colours of the stars are stupid. I find it hard to work our how many stars a posts has. Why don't you just show the amount of stars the post has. So if it is voted as 3 star,then just show three stars.
 

Spitfire_x86

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The rating system is unnecessary. Very few people will bother to vote for the posts.

Many community based torrent sites removed vote based rating features, since very few people votes even if the torrent is fairly popular. If people are lazy to vote for the torrents, I don't see them voting for forum posts.
 

Jake_Barnes

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What ever you changed ... stretched out this forum again ... got to be ratings related, see screen shot:

forumstretchagain8mq.jpg


Sucks ... makes me scroll again. :(
 

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