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December 27, 2010 5:15 am at 5:15 am #1225442real-briskerMember
How about after every thread is about to go off the most recent list, there should be a final answer to the OP question, like the most popular answer or suggestion should be put in right after the OP question.January 9, 2011 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1225443Sam l AmMember
The “Decaffeinated Coffee” forum says it only has 87 topic and only links to 2 pages. But it has more than triple that many topics and many more pages after page 2, with threads that cannot be accessed to since there is no link to it.January 9, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #1225445☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
When a post is removed, all post which were in response to the removed post should either be removed, or, better yet, noted as a response to a deleted post.May 22, 2011 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1225446☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
The number of posts on the front page of the CR was increased, which is helpful. Is it possible to add a link for older/newer posts, so that a recent discussion which is no longer on the front page can be recalled without having to use the search link?May 23, 2011 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #1225447Shticky GuyParticipant
Great idea DY.
Often I see a good thread and either dont have the time right then to post or think of a response later, and if that thread is no longer on the home page and I’m not sure what it was called then I have no way of finding it again.
But if there could be a facility like on the news home page to view the previous archives then this flaw would be eliminated.
Mods efshar takke???July 12, 2011 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1225448DroidMember
How can I make more threads appear on the main coffee room page? They scroll off too fast, and I am losing track of threads that I was trying to follow, but disappeared only a few hours after recent activity. Is there any way to change it from 50 to 100 threads appearing on the main page?July 12, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #1225449adorableParticipant
not that I know of but anyone know why I cant use the search button to search for an old thread?July 22, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #1225450Derech HaMelechMember
It would be great if there was some way to track which threads I posted in, or track if someone is responding to me. Instead of having to remember which threads I posted in. I am not an elephant.July 22, 2011 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #1225451tracht gutMember
If you click on ur user name you can get all your info there.Where you last posted and if there are any replies..August 21, 2011 6:24 am at 6:24 am #1225452
This may have been mentioned. I think it would be enjoyable to see how many users are currently logged in, how many are lurking and which names are logged in. Other forums have this. I don’t know if the YW system can be customized to these specifications.February 22, 2012 7:17 am at 7:17 am #1225453cheftzeMember
Can we get an alert when someone replies to a comment we made? (Is there already somewhere you can check if anyone replied to your comment?)February 22, 2012 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1225454No One Mourns The WickedMember
cheftza: Agreed! I have to mentally keep track of all the threads I’ve responded to and check in to see if there has been a reply..
I’m new so I suppose the ‘addiction’ will end soon…February 22, 2012 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #1225455TheGoqParticipant
Click on your name at the top of the page it will take you to your profile which will show which topics you commented on and if there have been any comments there since.February 22, 2012 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1225456Shticky GuyParticipant
Click on your name at the top of the page it will take you to your profile which will show which topics you commented on and if there have been any comments there since.
Not always strictly true. When you reply to a post, it takes time for your comment to appear. If its a slow modding day there can be several hours before it is approved and there is often a few posts that go thru on that thread together, all approved at the same time – if this is the case then your profile still shows no replies until the next time posts are approved, even though there could often be replies to earlier posts that you have not seen due to their being approved at the same time as yours. Does that make sense?February 22, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #1225457No One Mourns The WickedMember
The Goq: Thank You! So Helpful.February 24, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am #1225458cheftzeMember
Thank you, Goq. That is a useful way of finding what I asked about (although much less efficient than if an actual alert was made when someone replied.)July 23, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1225461
I think there shoulb be a Bump™ button.July 24, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #1225462ChortkovParticipant
We should be able to edit a thread: Once i create a thread, but before the mods have okayed it, there is no way to edit it. Nor can you change the name of the thread. I think there should be!!!July 24, 2012 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #1225463
I posted this on the “Mods? Mods?” thread. onegoal and Shticky Guy‘s posts were copied from the same thread:
Do you think it would be possible to make it so a user can remove any of his posts at any time regardless of how long it’s been since it was posted.
…Onegoal thats an interesting idea but think how weird threads would look with posts missing then subsequent replies to those posts would not make sense. Instead, be aware that once you send a post you have no further control over it (after the edit period elapses) so – mussar haskel – consider what you write carefully before sending it.
Shticky, you are right that threads will look funny, however, MANY threads are already hard to read because Mods deleted posts. I think there should be an [edited] tag to threads that had posts removed so that people will understand why the thread looks so weird.
Also, if onegoal’s idea would be set in place, when one removes his/her post, instead of deleting the entire post it should be replaced by Post Deleted by <User’s Name>. The same should apply when a mod removes a post (Post Deleted by <Mod __>). It should show that the user posted something and it was removed. This way people can see why it doesn’t make sense.
I do like onegoal’s idea!July 24, 2012 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1225465KozovMember
Well whoever is in charge here what do you have to say?July 24, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1225466
Kozov: See HERE
SiDi™July 24, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1225467
The only suggestion they ever listened to was the edit button.August 24, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #1225468
Would it be possible to not approve posts that were written on Shabbos?
I realize that there are posters from Eretz Yisroel, Europe, Australia, the U.S. West Coast, etc. (posts from those areas may have been written when it’s Shabbos in NYC but not where they live), but perhaps those could be approved or disallowed based on the IP they are sent from.
It would be too bad if anyone was mechalel Shabbos (accidentally or otherwise) by posting on this site.August 24, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #1225469vochindikMember
I can only try: Have you noticed that happen?August 25, 2012 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1225470Shopping613 🌠Participant
Btw that would be such a pain for the mods to check everyones IP address
though I do like the idea of a delete and a bump button!August 26, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1225471
ICOT, I don’t think we have to be worried about someone posting on Shabbos C”V. And what about non-Jews? Are they not allowed to post on Shabbos?
SiDi™August 27, 2012 1:24 am at 1:24 am #1225472
There is one recent poster who seems quite self-satisfied with their own total lack of observance.
There is a different poster who comes from a non-observant background and is interested in finding out more about Judaism.
Regardless of my personal opinion of these posters (I’ll just say that I believe significant respect is due the second), my concern is about either of these types of poster writing something here on Shabbos.
“…that would be such a pain for the mods to check everyones IP address“
True. My suggestion / request may not be practical or even feasible. I don’t even know if moderators can see the IP address of posts.
“And what about non-Jews? Are they not allowed to post (here) on Shabbos?“
I’d think that isn’t a problem, but I’ll defer a definitive opinion to those who are more knowledgeable than me.August 27, 2012 2:15 am at 2:15 am #1225473
Hello I Can Only Try,
I want to be respectful of Shabbos, so I inquired of the CR Welcome Wagon CEO The Goq regarding the beginning and ending time of the Shabbos that we just had. I inquired because I did not want to post at an inappropriate time, and because I am trying to change my ways that are not observant of Shabbos. I spoke a bit about all of this in The Goq’s welcome wagon thread. I also found a couple websites with exact Shabbos times for my zip code so that I will have this information for future Sabbaths (I don’t know the plural of “Shabbos” yet!).
What I am trying to say is, I understand your concern, and I am dedicated to making respect of Orthodox practices my top priority here.
There is so much I don’t know yet, but I am trying hard. I am embracing all the feedback and suggestions that I am getting.August 27, 2012 3:44 am at 3:44 am #1225474
The plural for “Shabbos” is “Shabosim” or “Shabosos” – I’m not sure if one is more correct than the other.
Your efforts to avoid posting on Shabbos are appreciated, and I wish you hatzlocha (success) in finding out more about your background and heritage.August 27, 2012 3:50 am at 3:50 am #1225475
Thank you I Can Only Try for your welcome and well wishes! I am very excited 🙂 And each new word I learn with help like yours makes me feel like one more little piece of the puzzle is falling into place.August 27, 2012 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1225476takahmamashParticipant
The plural for “Shabbos” is “Shabosim” or “Shabosos” – I’m not sure if one is more correct than the other.
The correct plural is Shabbosos or Shabbatot. The word Shabbas/Shabbat itself is feminine.August 27, 2012 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1225477
Thank you takahmamash! So it seems that I (a native English speaker) will be learning a gendered language, as when I learned French and Latin in school. This is good to know!August 27, 2012 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #1225478Shopping613 🌠Participant
Yes it is one of the most annoying languages, known for its never ending grammar…….August 27, 2012 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1225479
At least I have always enjoyed being a perpetual student 🙂August 27, 2012 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #1225480
Yes it is one of the most annoying languages, known for its never ending grammar…….
English is the most annoying for spelling.August 27, 2012 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1225481
Hey dude, good to see ya!
SiDi™September 16, 2012 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #1225482
To the decision makers,
I would like to make a recommendation for some improvements to the YWN main site. I noticed that matzav.com features shiurim as well as divrei Torah every erev Shabbos and erev Yom Tov. I consider YWN to be the only true Torahdik news website and therefore I think it would be appropriate that YWN have these features. Im sure many of the readers would appreciate if they could read a nice vort on the parsha or hear a nice vort, or read some inyanim of the coming yom tov. It would truly enhance the Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim of your faithful readers.
Wishing all members of YWN staff a Gut Gebenched Yuhr and a Ksiva Vchasima Tova!September 20, 2012 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #1225483RamchasParticipant
It would be great to have a Hashkafa/Halacha Q&A section separate from the CR (i.e: Ask Moses), where users could ask and post answers with ratings (i.e: Yahoo! Answers; Ask.com). As an example:
Question: Why does Rosh Hashana come before Yom Kippur?
Best Answer (ratings): Rosh Hashana is a Day of Judgement for the upcoming year based on our future plans. Once we’re set on a fresh path with clear commitments, we go back and “cleanse” the wrong-doing from the previous year on Yom Kippur.September 24, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am #1225484hudiParticipant
How about a “like” feature for people’s posts in the coffee room (not linked to FB please because some people don’t have it).September 24, 2012 2:00 am at 2:00 am #1225485The_Cool_JewMember
hudi: see here where somebody already suggested that: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/likeOctober 16, 2012 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1225486WiseyParticipant
I think YWN CR would do well offering free advertising space to certain tzedakkah organizations. It’s not like that would take up pages or inconvenience it’s readers because the space at the sides is anyways not used.October 17, 2012 8:30 am at 8:30 am #1225487
WIY: YWN already does that, they have Divrei Torah articles every Friday.
Wisey: that empty space that you see is actually sometimes sold as advertising space for a lot of money. YWN cost money to run, they are a business not a chesed organization. Advertising space is worth a lot of money to them and they sell it when they can. Giving away ad space would destroy the whole business, why would a tzedaka pay money for ads if they can get it for free?October 17, 2012 8:31 am at 8:31 am #1225488
Just as an aside, that empty space on the sides is only there when viewing the site on a large browser window so is not always there.October 17, 2012 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #1225489ZeesKiteParticipant
Let me help out the YW. I’m selling free ad space. Insert your Ad below.
.October 17, 2012 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #1225490
ZeesKite, be careful or we might sue you for stealing our space. Is your Mommy a lawyer who can help defend you?October 17, 2012 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #1225491ZeesKiteParticipant
She’s not a lawyer, (not yet, maybe at her next career) but she sure can (and will) defend me. As she did at all my (previous) numerous escapades.
(MOMMY, please don’t comment)October 17, 2012 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1225492
I noticed that before your responses the last response from a mod was from mod80 a year ago. Thanks for your responses.October 17, 2012 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1225493NaysbergMember
May I suggest that the Coffee Room replace its current forum software package with a more modern, technologically sophisticated, forum software that has standard features such as being able to automatically quote a comment the user is responding to and allows html coding in the body of postings?February 6, 2013 5:00 am at 5:00 am #1225494
When closing a thread like the recent one on evolution can you at least append a few links of similar discussions for the benefit of the newer members. I don’t think purp has been here that long so she doesn’t know its been discussed…February 6, 2013 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1225495
Good idea WIY but I don’t have time to go searching for those threads, if you want, you can post links yourself
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