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Bitmap Apr 02, 2007, 02:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
One more before I hit the sack.

Mark Allen said:
Maybe, when images are attached, they display as a grid of 80x60 previews at the bottom of the post which can be clicked to view in a new window. That way you can tell what they are without clicking and they aren't big and obnoxious.

Kinda like Vista's thumbnail view when hovering over windows in the toolbar?

I think he's saying that at the bottom of a post, right above your signature, if you attached any images, there will be a row of small thumbnails of whatever images you uploaded. When you click, they open their ImageShack/Photobucket direct link in a new window or tab.

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Apr 02, 2007, 03:47am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
With regard to the mod's names in bold on the forum pages, I noticed a bug here:
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/forum/28/

It's showing the mod's names in bold in the Author column, but not in the Last Reply column.

Vitaliy (Administrator) Apr 02, 2007, 09:34am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
FordGT90Concept said:
The only reason why a thread rating system should be implemented is kind of like what they do at experts-exchange where everything is question and answer based.

Funny you should say...

I agree with Greg M. too, the cleanliness of this site drives it's appeal. The bigger they are, the more intrusive they become. Maybe, when images are attached, they display as a grid of 80x60 previews at the bottom of the post which can be clicked to view in a new window. That way you can tell what they are without clicking and they aren't big and obnoxious.

That's exactly the reason we will not have image embedding right into the post. Most likely image links will be just links and perhaps you'll be able to mouse-over them to see a thumbnail. When clicked, they would open in a new window.

Vitaliy (Administrator) Apr 02, 2007, 09:43am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Josh said:
Most of the comments here should be read by anyone reading the thread, and often times if you miss out on a comment, you'll miss out on stuff eluding to it in future comments.

Looks like ratings feature sparked the most discussion so here are some points:

- It very likely won't be the first thing implemented on the list. In fact, it'll probably be one of the last.
- I still haven't hashed out all the details. One other idea is to make it somewhat similar to Slashdot, where each post can be rated into multiple dimensions (+/-funny, +/-informative, etc). Then a single post could be, for example, very offtopic and also very informative, or not informative but funny.
- Actually, the real goal of the ranking systems is to rank people writing posts. The leaderboard could then be much more than just listing people on based on post counts.
- People ranking up their friends is certainly something we realize can be a problem so there will be some checks to prevent that.

There are other ideas on this subject and I'll probably just let it rest for some time till it is ready to be implemented. Searching and image/attachment stuff is probably higher on the list at this point.

Vitaliy (Administrator) Apr 02, 2007, 09:47am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
McFly said:
It's showing the mod's names in bold in the Author column, but not in the Last Reply column.

Fixed.

Adam Kolak Apr 02, 2007, 03:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Yeah, I like Slashdot's funny, interesting, insightful, flamebait, etc. better than Digg's up/down thumbs.

I like your idea of having the pictures as a small tiny thumbnail at the bottom of the thread. I would have them all lined up and even in size. Maybe a way to hide the little thumbnails too. Just like a little arrow or something where you can click on it and hide the little thumbnails, in case you really don't want to see them. Or maybe have the thumbnail part of the thread hidden by default and you gotta click on something to make it appear below the thread near the bottom of the page.

Also should the thumbnails be disabled for non-members? Or would it not matter since the photos will be hosted on another server like Photobucket, Imageshack, etc?

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Bitmap Apr 02, 2007, 06:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Did the quote boxes get lighter in color, or do I need a new set of contact lenses?

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Adam Kolak Apr 02, 2007, 07:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
They do appear to be thicker or grayer or something.

Something I noticed today is that in Internet Explorer 7 the blue color is rendered darker than it is in Firefox 2. I had HWA opened in both side by side, and this site is rendered exactly the same in both except for the blue being darker in IE7. Just slightly darker, but its easily noticeable when viewing the two side-by-side.

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Apr 03, 2007, 11:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
OK here's something that has annoyed me for some time:

The longer forum names like "Sound / Multimedia" force the rows in the tables to make an extra line, like this:
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/7195/untitledqy4.jpg

The thread title "Want to write an article for the frontpage of Hardware Analysis?" just goes down a line, and thats OK... but the forum name "General Technology" stretches out the whole damn thing. That really gets on my nerves. :(

I'd rather see it do something like this:
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4756/untitleddw2.jpg

Apr 06, 2007, 08:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
And how about some multi-post protection ... ? These double/triple/quad threads get old ...

Apr 06, 2007, 09:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
And as far as my post two posts up, Vitaliy, this is what I mean. This is an example of one post listed on the Latest Topics page.

This is current code:
http://p.opsat.net/v/xfopfs

And this is what I suggest:
http://p.opsat.net/v/4ytxsw

If you add rowspan=2 to the cell containing the forum name, and then remove one of the lines of <td class="btf"></td>, it fixes it nicely!

Vitaliy (Administrator) Apr 06, 2007, 10:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
McFly said:
And as far as my post two posts up, Vitaliy, this is what I mean. This is an example of one post listed on the Latest Topics page.


Done, just the way you described it :)

Apr 09, 2007, 11:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Bless your heart. It's much easier for me to read HWA now at school in a smaller Firefox window. :)

leastcmplicated Apr 10, 2007, 11:21am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
I have an idea... dont know if it was mentioned before but how about a multiquote function, so if you want to quote multiple posts all you do is hit a multiquote button on those posts and when you click in the box to put your reply, you quote those you chose...

also wtf is up with the site logging me out every 5 minutes?? i'll be logged in and then i'll so something, come back like 5-10 min later, click on a topic and poof! i'm logged out... its becoming really annoying. Its been happening for like a month now.

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Apr 10, 2007, 12:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
That always happens to me if I login while at the reply window. If I actually hit the main "login" button at the top, it keeps me logged in though.

phil Apr 10, 2007, 02:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
fix the ;) smiley bug ..

if i type:
a sentance about nothing (but with "brackets")

...i get a smiley that magically appears and consumes the ( but does not consume the " mark for some reason

when it should be:
a sentance about nothing (but with "brackets" ) ..without a space at the end

EDIT: maybe instead of fixing the reply login to keep you logged in (nice built in security for shared/work computers), a "keep me logged in" box in the reply page ..?

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Apr 10, 2007, 10:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Some test creates a link, and other text (that should) doesn't ...

google . com turns into google.com
google . org turns into google.org

And how about not having that http:// automatically prepended (could still be typed manually). Sometimes the links just look neater without it.

phil Apr 10, 2007, 11:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
McFly said:
Some test creates a link, and other text (that should) doesn't ...

google . com turns into google.com
google . org turns into google.org

And how about not having that http:// automatically prepended (could still be typed manually). Sometimes the links just look neater without it.


yes, i find that very very annoying and have had to edit posts several times because of it, maybe only adding http to text that starts with www. and ends in a .com/.org/.ca/.net,, etc

this would eliminate 99% of all unwanted http adding.

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Apr 11, 2007, 04:59am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
Well I'd like the text to show up just how I write it.

So if I write http:// www. google. com, it shows up as
http://www.google.com

But if I write www. google. com, then to have it show up just like that.

:)

phil Apr 11, 2007, 09:26am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Hardware Analysis Suggestion and Idea Thread (Part 2)
McFly said:
Well I'd like the text to show up just how I write it.

So if I write http:// www. google. com, it shows up as
http://www.google.com

But if I write www. google. com, then to have it show up just like that.

:)


so you mean still a working LINK but without the "http://" , for cosmetic reasons?

for me it was so that if you're casually talking about a site and just type in:

"so i was visiting abcdef . com .. blah blah blah"

.. and instead http://abcdef.com doesn't show up, and it's not linked... often it just results in a broken link that leads to a jibberish domain for sale page for some users.

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)

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