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Jake Scudder

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First Impressions
« on: December 27, 2010, 05:38:31 pm »

The software is ugly.  Not a deal breaker but it will be interesting to see what the finished product looks like.

The WYSIWYG editor seems good.

I like being able to attach more than one thing without a "hack".

I'm not a tree-view user but I agree that it is silly for the new software to be alienating many who are.

I visit PSW almost every day.  I don't read much of the content.  I peruse for interesting threads or theater topics I might chime in on. I rarely post anymore.  I doubt much will change with the new software.  If the new forums get rid of the riff-raff and encourage some of the more seasoned lurkers to come out of the woodwork, I'd participate more.  I don't think that's the goal of the new software so I have my doubts.


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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 12:09:12 pm »

I hate that I can't quote one thread.

I hate the whitespace and the awful theme. Doesn't anyone know CSS anymore????

I agree with Jake, I don't read all the crap, I look to help people out with their issues by posting.

If this is how the new forum is going to work, I can see myself retiring from PSW.
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 01:58:16 pm »

I hate that I can't quote one thread.

Buh? Can't quote a single post? Or a line of replies? You can nest as many quotes as needed; looking for some clarification here.
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I hate the whitespace and the awful theme. Doesn't anyone know CSS anymore????

Well, it isn't CSS that's the problem. Feel free to download Firebug and Web Dev Tools for Firefox and play around with the CSS if you've got something specific in mind; this is, of course, the default theme and won't remain.

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I agree with Jake, I don't read all the crap, I look to help people out with their issues by posting.

If this is how the new forum is going to work, I can see myself retiring from PSW.

That's a bit harsh. We want you to stick around. This is a stress test/beta, we need members to help get the forums correct. With all due respect, you're being a bit childish about some issues that we are more than willing to work/currently working on. Especially since that was your very first post here. We'd really appreciate it if members played around with the software, give us detailed feedback on what we can fix (and not just "eh, everything"), and let us work on it.

If we just flipped a switch, I'd understand the anger. But, we're giving a long, long transition window to try to accommodate as much as possible :)
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 10:51:01 pm »

With all due respect, you're being a bit childish about some issues that we are more than willing to work/currently working on. Especially since that was your very first post here. We'd really appreciate it if members played around with the software, give us detailed feedback on what we can fix (and not just "eh, everything"), and let us work on it.

If we just flipped a switch, I'd understand the anger. But, we're giving a long, long transition window to try to accommodate as much as possible :)

It's not childish, and what are you doing bashing your client?

The forums are valuable for their immense amount of knowledge, both historically and living.  Unless there is a change to the old posts not being carried over the negatives far outweigh the positives of this experiment.

Mike
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 11:18:42 pm »

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Unless there is a change to the old posts not being carried over the negatives far outweigh the positives of this experiment.

Sorry,  but that's a deal breaker. I get as much information out of old archived posts as I do from new ones. Also, the whole idea is to have people SEARCH for the answers before asking again what is the best kick drum, are JBL JRX speakers any good, etc. Not having that information cataloged as part of the new forums not only diminishes the value of the "revamped" site, but also will make it hard for those who stay to answer inane questions (like my first ones) since they can't tell people to search first.

I'm not a programmer so I don't know what's entailed in bringing those posts over; even if they were locked and read only it would be worth it. Otherwise, you're really asking for a lot of information to be redone from a group of people who had no problem with the old UI.
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 07:31:25 pm »

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Buh? Can't quote a single post? Or a line of replies? You can nest as many quotes as needed; looking for some clarification here.

Nested quoting test.

Yes, it seems to work, sorta, but the user has to enter the higher-level quotes manually. When you hit "reply" to a post that has quotes in it, all but the most-recent post is tossed.

Doing it manually, for some reason I was not able to enter author=andy in the markup.

So it sorta works, but it still sucks.

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Chad Curll

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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 08:22:18 pm »

It's not childish, and what are you doing bashing your client?

The forums are valuable for their immense amount of knowledge, both historically and living.  Unless there is a change to the old posts not being carried over the negatives far outweigh the positives of this experiment.

Mike

We've asked repeatedly for members to find content they enjoy/use/need and to bring it over -- no one has brought a single item to our attention.

http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/board,20.0.html
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 12:10:35 am »

We've asked repeatedly for members to find content they enjoy/use/need and to bring it over -- no one has brought a single item to our attention.

http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/board,20.0.html
Chad,

That's because there's not one or two posts. There's all of them. When I want to find that discussion about, say, Aviom from two years ago... well, I don't need it now, but when I do, it's going to be gone.
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 01:50:27 am »

Are you seriously suggesting we backup whole topics to this site?
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Re: First Impressions
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 09:39:36 am »

Are you seriously suggesting we backup whole topics to this site?

I'm suggesting the members, at the minimum, let us know what they want saved so we can do what we can to save that material.
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