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Old 03-09-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Sorry, but I won't be a regular...

After trying out the software I find the same objections I have with all the web-based forums I've tried. Too much work, takes too much time, too clunky. Damned time-consuming and awkward to navigate.

I'll pop in from time to time, but I won't be a daily or weekly regular. Maybe monthly, but I shan't even promise that.

If the forum management can get a usenet gateway working, I'll be here daily, otherwise... sporadic at best.

Sorry, friends (and others). The interface is just too much of a PITA for this old-timer. I'm not asking for an OLR, just a text-based structure (ie: usenet). Adobe can do it with their user to user forums... why can't it happen here?

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Old 03-10-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Dave

I am (sortof) with you on this one. I can get through the posts very much faster with using an OLR. I do have to say, however, that the software used on this board is one of the better ones I've seen.

I just don't like the way I have to back out of the tree structure in order to tell the software I've done reading that forum, and I also have to manually go into a thread, even if it doesn't interest me) in order to mark it as 'read' .

I guess old habits die hard, and I am an OLR person at heart...

Doesn't mean I shan't be checking out the Forum regularly though, for the moment.

   
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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I just don't like the way I have to back out of the tree structure in order to tell the software I've done reading that forum, and I also have to manually go into a thread, even if it doesn't interest me) in order to mark it as 'read' .
Ditto here. Is this something that can be tweaked?

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Old 03-10-2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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I just don't like the way I have to back out of the tree structure in order to tell the software I've done reading that forum, and I also have to manually go into a thread, even if it doesn't interest me) in order to mark it as 'read' .
I use Quick Links| Mark Forums Read, when I'm done reading. With this I never have to go into threads I don't want to read, and it gives me a clean slate all at once.
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Yep, very handy!

   
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When you're done reading a forum, just hit Get Posts>New Posts. The software will update and that list should be accurate WRT which threads you've read and which you haven't. The threads that are "new" since you last visited the forum will all still appear in the list, but the envelope icons will be closed for the ones you've read. When you're all done with everything in the forum that interests you, follow Andrew's Quick Linds advice. :-)

   
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Over in the DTPForums, the option of feeding a news group is built into the forum software. The forum software serves as a news server itself.

I've actually gotten used to this place. I just use the Get Posts/New Posts and scroll through the topic names to look for things of interest. Not much differently than i did with Tapcis in the "old days".

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Old 03-10-2005, 10:53 AM   #8
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I just use the Get Posts/New Posts and scroll through the topic names to look for things of interest. Not much differently than i did with Tapcis in the "old days".
Hmm.

That's actually quite useful. Combined with "Mark Forums Read"...

Hmm.

That may be enough for me to pop in regularly after all.

Hmm.
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