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  • #1225442

    real-brisker
    Member

    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.

    #1225443

    Sam l Am
    Member

    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.

    #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.

    #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?

    #1225447

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    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???

    #1225448

    Droid
    Member

    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?

    #1225449

    adorable
    Participant

    not that I know of but anyone know why I cant use the search button to search for an old thread?

    #1225450

    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.

    #1225451

    tracht gut
    Member

    If you click on ur user name you can get all your info there.Where you last posted and if there are any replies..

    #1225452

    WIY
    Member

    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.

    #1225453

    cheftze
    Member

    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?)

    #1225454

    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…

    #1225455

    TheGoq
    Participant

    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.

    #1225456

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    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?

    #1225457

    The Goq: Thank You! So Helpful.

    #1225458

    cheftze
    Member

    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.)

    #1225461

    I think there shoulb be a Bump™ button.

    #1225462

    Chortkov
    Participant

    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!!!

    #1225463

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    I posted this on the “Mods? Mods?” thread. onegoal and Shticky Guy‘s posts were copied from the same thread:

    onegoal

    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.

    Shticky Guy

    …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!

    #1225465

    Kozov
    Member

    Well whoever is in charge here what do you have to say?

    #1225466

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    Kozov: See HERE

    SiDi™

    #1225467

    The only suggestion they ever listened to was the edit button.

    #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.

    #1225469

    vochindik
    Member

    I can only try: Have you noticed that happen?

    #1225470

    Shopping613 🌠
    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!

    #1225471

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    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™

    #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.

    #1225473

    aurora77
    Participant

    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.

    #1225474

    aurora77-

    Welcome aboard!

    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.

    #1225475

    aurora77
    Participant

    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.

    #1225476

    takahmamash
    Participant

    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.

    #1225477

    aurora77
    Participant

    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!

    #1225478

    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Yes it is one of the most annoying languages, known for its never ending grammar…….

    #1225479

    aurora77
    Participant

    At least I have always enjoyed being a perpetual student 🙂

    #1225480

    Yes it is one of the most annoying languages, known for its never ending grammar…….

    English is the most annoying for spelling.

    #1225481

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    Hey dude, good to see ya!

    SiDi™

    #1225482

    WIY
    Member

    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.

    Thank you.

    Wishing all members of YWN staff a Gut Gebenched Yuhr and a Ksiva Vchasima Tova!

    #1225483

    Ramchas
    Participant

    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.

    #1225484

    hudi
    Participant

    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).

    #1225485

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    hudi: see here where somebody already suggested that: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/like

    #1225486

    Wisey
    Participant

    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.

    #1225487

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    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?

    #1225488

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    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.

    #1225489

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Let me help out the YW. I’m selling free ad space. Insert your Ad below.

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    #1225490

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    ZeesKite, be careful or we might sue you for stealing our space. Is your Mommy a lawyer who can help defend you?

    #1225491

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    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)

    #1225492

    WIY
    Member

    YW Moderator-42

    I noticed that before your responses the last response from a mod was from mod80 a year ago. Thanks for your responses.

    #1225493

    Naysberg
    Member

    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?

    #1225494

    WIY
    Member

    naysberg +1

    To MODS

    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…

    #1225495

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    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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