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  • #1224872

    abcd1234
    Participant

    how about having a link to each page on multiple page thread from the coffee room home page?

    #1224873

    abcd1234
    Participant

    one more if i may, is it possible to have less posts per page like 15 instead of 20 or 30 or whatever it is right now?

    #1224874

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Why would you want les posts per page abcd1234? If anything, more…

    #1224875

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    how about if the pages go backwards? like instead of going to page 4 to read the most recent posts, the oldest ones will be on page 4 and the most recent on page 1

    #1224876

    intellegent
    Member

    I second the time stamp thing. Most of us know how to count so if we want to know how long ago it was we can use our fingers and toes.

    brookly19 that is a great idea!

    and about the “news room”, good joke! I don’t think anyone is envisioning a posh office on the 14th story in Manhattan! I’m sure it is made up of a couple of desks or dining room tables in some houses in boro park or monsey. In fact maybe only one.

    #1224877

    Joseph
    Participant

    brooklyn – you can click on the time (hours ago) on the main page of the CR, to go directly to the last page of a thread.

    #1224878

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Actually I agree whole heartedly to the closure of some threads. The moderators know excactly what they’re doing and the stuff that is discussed on some threads, leaves only one option- scrap it…It’s a Torsahdik website

    #1224879

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    oh cool thanks joseph. i guess i’m not “baki” at this stuff yet

    #1224880

    notpashut
    Member

    Definitly MORE POSTS PER PAGE!!

    Thanx

    #1224881

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    DELETED. Yes, I know that you were trying to be funny.

    #1224882

    abcd1234
    Participant

    re notpashut and noitallmr:

    its annoying to have to go down to the last post on a page and sometimes the posts are very long…not vital but a suggestion…

    #1224883

    Joseph
    Participant

    abcd, click on the hours ago under Freshness on the main CR page, and it will take you directly to the last page of the thread AND DIRECTLY to the most recently approved post on that page.

    I do agree with those above requesting MORE posts per page. Perhaps unlimited if possible, otherwise 50 or 100.

    #1224884

    abcd1234
    Participant

    thanks Joseph for that little tidbit, learn something new every day!

    #1224885

    notpashut
    Member

    Hey Joseph,

    How do you know all this stuff that nobody else knows…….

    Hmmmmmmmm…….maybe……. just maybe….. could it be that you’re a……

    Whoops, sorry, wrong thread. 🙂

    #1224886

    intellegent
    Member

    Joseph,

    thanks!

    Never knew that!

    abcd1234,

    If you click “end” on your keyboard it should take you to the bottom. Or you can hold the little bar by the scroll down on the side of the screen and drag it down. It takes a lot faster than scrolling.

    #1224888

    smh1
    Member

    thanks Joseph for the help tip! any more?

    idea: on the news page, how about going straight to the comments section when you click on “comments”, instead of going to the top of the news article, as it does now.

    Hey Editor! do you like our ideas? Can you implement any? please let us know. thanks!

    #1224889

    smh1
    Member

    Joseph’s tip is great! maybe you could put it at the top of the CR page for everyone to see.

    #1224890

    Joseph
    Participant

    Editor, Put post #’s, like on the main site, in the Coffee Room. It makes replying easier. (I believe its an option in the bbPress software – posts #’s are visible in the source.)

    #1224892

    squeak
    Participant

    Or, in lieu of Joseph’s suggestion, I would benefit from a Reply button embedded in a post tag that would copy over the content of the post in blockquote code. I like quoting the person I am replying to. I don’t know if this is available with this forum structure, but asking for it should be OK (even if the ans is no).

    #1224893

    intellegent
    Member

    Joseph,

    Oh come one, do you want to be referred to as a number ?

    #1224894

    intellegent,

    referring to you by number would end the intelligent/intellegent debate. What would people argue about then? 🙂

    #1224895

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Much prefer the “reply to post” idea then numbers because that means scrolling up to the number to see his post.

    #1224896

    Joseph
    Participant

    So which coders are volunteering to implement all this?

    #1224897

    intellegent
    Member

    charlie brown- EXACTLY!

    #1224898

    myshadow
    Member

    lol the YWN office has dial up? oy that’s why it takes a while to be updated! but otherwise great job luv the site! 🙂

    #1224899

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    think of it like this: there a million pesukim and maamre chazal that tell us the reward for a specific mitzva. it’s not a secret. if someone only honors his parents so that he’ll live a long life, it’s not lishma – but he still did the mitzva. “mitoch she’lo lishma, bah lishma”

    #1224900

    you mean there’s something that’s faster than dial up????

    😉

    #1224901

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    wow how’d that last post of mine end up here?!?! sorry – ignore it!

    #1224902

    brooklyn,

    was that supposed to be on some other thread or am I missing something here?

    #1224903

    ywn- i have one thing to say WOW ever since u put 40 threads on the page ywn cr has been more popular then ever -it goes back just 23 hours —its lol very stressful lol to go and catch up on everything i missed during the day because im just going on now–and u lately do a fine job updating bec when i go on -recently every day not before 8 pm for the first time that day and im trying to catch up on the day and it keeps updating in the middle so i have to figure out what i read and what i didnt read(dont worry its a good thing lol)

    #1224904

    chaimss
    Participant

    Getting to the most recent page is nice, but if my last visit only covered the first few pages? Clicking on the link should take you to where you last looked. I know many boards have that feature. Also, a PM system (or an e-mail member button) would be nice so that there would be a private place to take things instead of everything being fought out on the boards themselves.

    #1224905

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    chaim

    big fat no-no. nothing’s private in the coffee room!

    #1224906

    intellegent
    Member

    I think you should never allow people to post their emails and the like. As far as I recall, one of the “dangers of the internet” is the possibility of hooking up with anonymous people. Why would you want to help create such a situation?

    #1224907

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    intell – personal messages would still be moderated so that wouldn’t happen. but i think it’s unnecessary. no reason for private talk. if it’s goog enough for one person it should be good enough for everyone to read.

    it would also start talk between genders. even just shmoozing is not great. besides, they’d need a lot more moderators, no?

    #1224908

    Joseph
    Participant

    Now that we have some threads working their way to 500 posts and being over 10 pages long to scroll through, its time to have at least 100 posts per thread.

    #1224909

    Before I actually make my suggestion / request for an improvement, let me just say that I realize it would entail work and an acceptance of responsibility that may not be reasonable or practicable.

    Suggestion:

    There have been several times that I wanted to send a response to a post to one person only. This was for a variety of reasons including:

    b) The other poster made a mistake in quoting a sefer, rav, halocha, etc. that it would have been embarrassing to have publicly pointed out, but that the person would want corrected in a bitzina manner.

    c) I had cautionary information that I feel would be helpful to a poster, but care must be taken that it is relayed in a mutar manner (and not be oiver loshon horo). In such cases you can let the teller know that the info will be viewed by three people who know who I am, and possibly require that the teller or someone on your side verifies that it is truly permitted.

    e) The subject of an unreasonable attack can be told that the attacker may not have a rational perspective about an issue, so not to take it personally or bother responding. In such a case it would be better not to let the attacker know that such info is being given.

    Thank you.

    #1224911

    lm
    Participant

    YWN IS DOING A GREAT JOB! STATEMENTS ARE FIT TO PRINT YESHIVISH & TOIRAHDIG. MY PROBLEM IS THE SMALL PRINT WHICH IS HARD TO READ, I TRIED ENLARGING THE TEXT BUT DOES NOT APPLY HERE. PLEASE HELP. THANKS

    #1224912

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    ICOT – wow. really good reasons. i didn’t think of any of them.

    #1224913

    Doc
    Participant

    Personally, I think the moderators should reject about 60% of the comments that make it to the board.

    #1224914

    oomis
    Participant

    No “flaming” allowed. One can disagree without being disagreeable. Calling someone an apikores or the like, is really insulting, and should not be permitted. Likewise, calling someone a stupid fanatic (don’t know if anyone did that, but I want to be fair-minded).

    #1224915

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    Doc just don’t you become a mod

    #1224916

    notpashut
    Member

    brooklyn,

    There is actually something you didn’t think of?

    WOW! lol

    #1224917

    chaimss
    Participant

    I was just thinking, even if they can’t actually go through each post and really comment to the guy why it was deleted, perhaps just an automated message being sent to the poster when his comment’s been deleted/edited. Because it’s quite possible that the person keeps reposting because they’re not sure whether it was deleted or just didn’t make it in.

    #1224918

    lm, look under the “View” menu at the top of the page; there should be an option to make text bigger or smaller. On my Mac, the keystroke combination is Command and the plus sign, though I’m sure it’s different for other computers.

    #1224919

    brooklyn19-

    Thank you.

    It’s not that I thought of them, but that I actually experienced at least a few of those situations.

    #1224920

    chaimss
    Participant

    Oh, and another thing on that same note, maybe an automatic e-mail when you’re post’s approved.

    #1224921

    lm
    Participant

    Thank you, JFem, I did that but the text on YWN did not change only in all other windows.

    #1224922

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    notpashut (i’m starting to like your name!)

    i just try to be modest sometimes. i can’t let everyone know that i ALWAYS know EVERYTHING even though it’s almost true… i’m working on my middos!

    #1224923

    Will Hill
    Participant

    Editor, which of these wonderful ideas are you considering? 🙂

    #1224924

    mw13
    Participant

    Im, if you are using Morzilla Firfox, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard while scrolling down with the scroll wheel on your mouse. This will make the text on all open Firefox windows bigger, and you can keep doing it until you like the text size.

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