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Call for input

Postby Blue Moon » Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:11 pm

As you may have noticed, some small changes have been happening here at e-AA.

I can't speak for the other moderators or for the e-AA group's forums co-ordinator, Len, but I felt it would be useful to get input from regular contributors on what new / different things they might like to see here.

We can't promise that anything would be either technically feasible or agreed upon by the moderators, but I feel we can be assured that all suggestions will be gratefully received and given due consideration.
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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:05 am

I think the use of HTML would add color and pizazz to our forums.

Several times, after I've written a post,when I click "Post Reply", I lose the whole thing because I forgot to put in the "Subject".

This is frustrating. I've mentioned it before. Is there any way to change this?
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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:10 am

Also, I use "ieSpell check" which corrects my spelling errors.

It's a free download and I recommend it, especially for poor spellers like me. ;)
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Re: Call for input

Postby Oliver » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:27 pm

Clark,

There are ways of changing the subject "glitch", however the only ways that I can think of would mean either using PHP; or JS; to parse the form entry, or directly editing the CGI script.

Unofrtunately this requires edditing the UBB.clasic software, which probably isn't released under the GPL license, so we'd have to check the license to see if it allowed modifications to be made to the software.

I'd also like to thank you for your suggestion of using ieSpell Check to check spellings, I will certainly download that.

Also, I'd like to suggest a new mailing list that we could use. The proposed mailing list would be announcement style only, that is people wouldn't be able to reply to messages sent to it (only the moderator could post), and would be used to send "daily strength" to people. This could be similar to the daily strength sent to the forums currently by Jade. The advantages of this would be that someone could subscribe to a low traffic e-mail list. This would be useful if for example, you struggle to handle large quantities of email, or you didnt want to recieve any other email at a certain account (perhaps a work account). This is only a personal suggestion, I'm not sure what other people would think.

I'd also like to see a YPAA mailing list, although I'm not sure how many people would use it!

Finally, I'd like to see a chat meeting, perhaps on a wednesday or thursday, at 7.00pm GMT, like the Saturday Topic Discussion chaired by ANN!

These are only suggestions. I love all the work that the trusted servants and moderators do here. Perhaps I don't show enough gratitude usually, but I would like to say "thanks for the meeting/group".

So often I hear that said at meetings just as if it's something that should be said. In fact, I am guilty of it! But from the bottom of my heart, e-AA and the members of e-AA, THANK YOU, you are saving my life today.

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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:15 am

Thanks Ollie for your post.

I just tried it and it seems the problem has been corrected.

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Re: Call for input

Postby ann2 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:34 am

Dear Ollie!!

Thank you for your suggestion of a new meeting Thursdays 7 pm GMT. Norma in Belfast and I have talked about that possibility, I would very much like to have it get off the ground but I am looking for a chair . . . Norma is just learning cut-n-paste, she'll probably get enough confidence in that pretty soon, would you like to help us by chairing for the first few months?

you can email me ann@e-aa.org

What's you chat login name?

Thanks for your interest!!

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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:38 am

This might encourage visitors to leave a note:-
(It looks better in HTML)


Sign Guestbook
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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:48 am

Forgive me, I've suggested this many times.

That we have the same password for the forums and the chatroom. Thus permitting easy access to and from each venu.

There was a technichal reason why this isn't feasible.
But I forget what it was.

Perhaps it's possible now?
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Re: Call for input

Postby Blue Moon » Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:49 am

Routines would have to be written in Perl. It was always technically feasible, but would have involved some effort. The benefits weren't considered worth that effort.
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Re: Call for input

Postby Dean C » Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:13 am

Originally posted by Clark:
I think the use of HTML would add color and pizazz to our forums.
Currently, only UBB Code is allowed. You can find the various code tags in the "faq" document (click the link at the top right of the page).

HTML code can be allowed, if you all want it. There's a switch in the control panel. However, to use it, keep in mind, you have to be able to write HTML code.
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Re: Call for input

Postby Dean C » Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:22 am

Originally posted by Clark:
That we have the same password for the forums and the chatroom. Thus permitting easy access to and from each venu.
Just use the same username/password when registering.

Beyond that, it's not easy to connect or integrate the two programs. If we fuss with the code for the forums, that would mean the end to upgrades, probably. The way to do it would be for someone to write a script that inserted the registration information from the forums into the chat registration database. Then, if you wanted an auto-login thing, the present chat log-in script would need to be revised to recognize the cookies created by the forums.

The chat software is old and no longer supported. We can play with that all we want. All that's needed is for an expert Perl/JavaScript programmer to volunteer to do it.

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Re: Call for input

Postby Dean C » Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:24 am

Originally posted by Clark:
This might encourage visitors to leave a note: ... Sign Guestbook ... View Guestbook
Are you suggesting a guestbook?
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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:21 pm

Yes.
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Re: Call for input

Postby Clark » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:00 pm

I've seen it on several websites, a visitors guest book.

This would invite comments on our site.
People, (if they want to), can leave their name and place of residence.

This to be installed on the Group Home Page.
(Or not.)

Probably not a good idea. :confused:
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Re: Call for input

Postby Dean C » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:41 am

Instead of a guestbook, how about a blog? E.g., http://Spammer/
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