Speed - there is no substitute ;-)
<- moment of self indulgence. (slash dot runs on 8 dedicated servers and according to reports, we do 40% of their traffic in a shared environ. bah haha).
I use a cable-modem but the speed of this forum has increased drastically - I like it (Good Job) :)
re: out of stickymail
- yes the post icons will be used. There is a system in place but not enabled yet where moderators can set an icon on any post. Then, you will be able to click on the icon, to sort the index list by that icon. We'll use it so that mods can flag posts as important, or as a good tip, hot news, etc.
- ThreadRank. It is a fairly involved algo that gives all messages on the system a unique "rank". The very general algo involves the variables:
$ThreadRank = $ThreadPageViews + $UniqueVisitorIPS + $ThreadMessages + $ThreadByteSize +/- $MemberVoting +/- $AgeFactor + $InboundReferrals + $SEReferrals.
Members will then be able to sort messages accross the system according to ThreadRank.
In early testing, it locked right in on 25 really good threads. It also put 200 of the library threads right in the top ranked 250 posts without any tweaking by me. That's pretty good indication that it is a solid system.
I took a serious look at patenting the system - I still might. I think it will make for a revolutionary way to sort through messages and find the important ones the system has to offer.
Neat, Not sure if you need to patent it. I still don't see any bulletin boards that even come close to BestBBS v2.
I can't wait to play with it!
Excellent update Seniore Tabke!
I concur - this is faster and I like the colors. Spiffy stuff. Now I've got go do some reading!
Nice and fast on ISDN. Looks really good. I've a lot to investigate though. Quite a job - well done.
Great job, Brett. MUCH faster. Lots of cool features (including the new preview, which I just noticed!). You should think of doing this kind of thing for a living :)
Absolutely stellar! Congratulations and continued thanks for letting us in on this wonderful experience.
Real neat Brett!
Unbelieveably Fast. Well Done Maistro!
Fabulous list of features. I can't wait to try them all. I'm on a dial-up, and the increase in speed is immediately noticeable.
>>Users may clone each others skins.<<
Should make for a very cozy community. ;)
It's wonderful! And lighting fast too, even on 56K dial-up. I can't wait to try out all the new features.
Nice and fast. Now if I could just find some time to learn all the new features.
Kick A$$ Brett! Clean, Intuitive, FAST, no where else would one find a setup like this. It's sweet!
Great news! Thanks for the hard work and improving an already great forum...
As for the color change, I too notice a difference. The blue seems to be a bolder, brighter blue than before. It's alright, but semi-distracting from the content.
One minor problem I see for new users - it isn't immediately obvious that a message spans multiple pages if you miss the small numbers above and below the post - if a new user is just looking at the content, (s)he may think the message ends on the first page. It sounds silly to say that a user would be blind to something prominent above and below the post, but it is equivalent to banner blindness.
|popware: Pop-up on mouse-over to display definitions of words and terms |
Why not just use the <abbr> tag? Either allow users to directly add this tag, or have a function that runs daily and replaces the first use of an acronym/term in new posts with the <abbr> equivalent from your custom dictionary. Best news is that it validates in xhtml.
vast improvement, pat on the back for Mr T :)
This version is very quick, and splitting the threads on even smaller pages than before make it even more quick, but it have a downside for dial up users... normally we open the all pages we want and kill the connection ( because we pay per minute ). Now weīll have much more pages to open, but what the heck... itīs worth it.
And if we do a reply to that thread weīll get the whole thread on the new and neat Discussion Review, so itīs great! ( I didnīt noticed these new feature when I started to write this post.. only when I wrote "itīs worth it" :) ).
Use the profile link at the top of the screen Bluelook. You can adjust the split location higher if you wish. That should help.
also, I will be adding the ( < 1.2.3..> ) links to the active list as time permits.
I see that when you post - now it return you to your post/end of thread instead of the beginning. That, I like ;)
Oops - didn't do it on this post :)
[edited by: dstanovic at 9:46 am (utc) on June 3, 2002]
Just trying the new build on my G4 and a cable connexion.
It's so fast, I can't even see a page reload. New posts appear in a snap. Faster than if you used tabbed browsing with different windows.
Once all little ripples are ironed out, we will have the fastest board on earth.
I like the look and lots of the new features!
I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but how about a bit more robust search function? For example, it would be great if you could search just google threads.
Anything to make the search function better would pay in spades - it might stop some of those posts like "can google index my dynamic site?" that come up regularly. Also might save brett some processing time....
finally, I am able to post and it accepts my password! the old system only let me in sporadically. Thanks brett
Its a little strange at first, but I think it is much nicer. I really like the counter for each post.
Brett - The "New" posts are now set by member name rather than cookie? When I came into the office this morning only messsages since I logged out at home this morning were showing up (as opposed to all "recent posts" since I left the office Friday afternoon). Very cool.
Very, *very* nice improvements. You did a great job Brett.
Oops, posted to wrong thread...
[edited by: MaliciousDan at 4:00 pm (utc) on June 3, 2002]
maybe I overlooked all the upgrade options, but now that you numbered the messages per thread, is it possible to link within WebmasterWorld to another WebmasterWorld thread and direct straight to a message number within that thread? (like a bookmark)
[edited by: vitaplease at 4:21 pm (utc) on June 3, 2002]
Beautiful, Amazing, Wonderful, and a whole lot of other adjectives!
Brett, you're a genius!
Sorry for my typo... ( "these" instead of "this" ), but I wrote it very quickly and didnīt read it...
Thanks Brett for the explanation. I didnīt knew that option. Now I can use WebmasterWorld even better.
Seems like a waste of bandwidth to repeat what other have said, but I'll do it anyway: NICE JOB, BRETT!! I've implemented a few forums and this one definitely compares favorably in both features and performance.
Let us know when the beta version is available for download...
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