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Web Forum
« on: July 19, 2002, 11:14:11 am »

What does everyone think of the web forum thus far? As you can see, you can send private messages to people on the board as well as post public messages. You can also search for particular topics or discussions, and everything is categorized.

Would you prefer more or different categories? Different colors? Anything else?

Note that YaBB developers are working on creating a module that will allow you to post and read by email instead of just on the web (similar to the way Yahoo Groups work right now). Until then, you can mark discussions you want to follow for "notification". This will send you an email every time someone posts in that particular topic. Just click on the "Notify of Replies" box.

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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2002, 05:49:06 pm »

I think its pretty good how it is.  Is this supposed to become the main FSP forum?
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2002, 06:50:59 pm »


I think its pretty good how it is.  Is this supposed to become the main FSP forum?


Eventually, yes, but only after we get the email module put in (and we have to wait for the YaBB developers to do that!).  

The reason we're putting so much emphasis on the email module is because a lot of our members have limited dial up connections.  So they just connect, download their email, and disconnect - reading everything offline.  It would be difficult (and tedious) for them to  have to visit a web board in order to keep up with things.

That's why we're setting this up now, but will continue to use the Yahoo! Groups (which have the email capability) until the email module is put in.

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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2002, 06:53:05 pm »

You know, I can't decide if I'd rather have the new stuff at the top or the bottom.  I'm thinking when new people come in and see a thread, it'll be harder for them to read backwards (to get the whole thing in order) than it would be for old users to just click the last page to read the most recent posting.

Plus, there's the "10 most recent posts" option on the front page of the forum.  

Thoughts?

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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2002, 06:57:03 pm »

Hey, my picture's not showing up on the side...what's up with that???  :(
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2002, 07:54:03 pm »

Did you click the box next to the URL for your image?
I think in the threads the messages should start with the first one on top(so people dont have to read backwords).  In the boards I think the newest thread should be listed on top(so people dont have to search for whats new).
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2002, 08:53:28 pm »


You know, I can't decide if I'd rather have the new stuff at the top or the bottom.  I'm thinking when new people come in and see a thread, it'll be harder for them to read backwards (to get the whole thing in order) than it would be for old users to just click the last page to read the most recent posting.

Plus, there's the "10 most recent posts" option on the front page of the forum.  

Thoughts?

Debra


I agree.  I didn't realize it was like that, and as you can see... it's now in forward order.  :)

BTW, you should be able to post on the announcement board now.

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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2002, 08:55:19 pm »


Did you click the box next to the URL for your image?
I think in the threads the messages should start with the first one on top(so people dont have to read backwords).  In the boards I think the newest thread should be listed on top(so people dont have to search for whats new).


What it should do is always order the thread with the newest post at the top.  Sort of the opposite of what we all seem to like in message ordering within the thread.

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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2002, 04:12:32 am »

Hi... I'm Adam BTW...

The most BB's of this sort work (YaBB, phpBB, etc.) is that inside a thread (what your viewing now) the order goes from oldest on top to the newest post on the bottom. So that you can read from the origin of the thread to the latest discussion on the thread.

In the forum view (e.g. one step back, there is only one thread now but, hopefullyl in the future there will be more) the are sorted by the last post. So if you post to a thread, when you refresh the forum view that thread will be at the top of the forum view, unless you have a sticky (permenant top thread, used for useful information, FAQ's, etc) thread.

The only real problem w/ this set-up (it is the most effective set-up considering it's simplicity) is bumping of threads. If you have a divested intrest in a thread that has lagged to the bottom of the pile, you can post something worthless to it and force it to jump to the top of the forum. None-the-less, if the thread wasn't too intresting to begin w/ no-one will pay attention to it again (no reason to regulate  ;D).

Hope this explains a few of the finer points.
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2002, 11:37:08 am »

Hi Adam (and Charles!),

Yes, I like it like this, with the topic list with the newest to oldest, but within the thread, with the oldest post to the newest.

IOW, exactly like we have it!

Oh, and I can see the committees now, too. Cool!

BTW, I didn't have the URL checked for having my own pic, which is why it didn't show up...but I need to resize it, since it shows up HUGE.  I'll add it later.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2002, 04:20:03 pm »

My apology's people for butting into your discussion about boards,websites ,emails,and such .
But i'm very new here and i am not a hardcore computer geek either,but i  found out about this site by reading a post  about FSP, from assaultweb.net  ,and from what i see thus far i am still curious even though i am a member i am still wondering what type of people am i dealing with.
I was a card carrying member of t/libertarian party and  quit cause a lot of it's members were just plain silly,what ,and who are you people and what do you stand for,not trying to be rude just want to know for my family's sake and safety
what i am getting into?
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2002, 04:52:30 pm »


My apology's people for butting into your discussion about boards,websites ,emails,and such .
But i'm very new here and i am not a hardcore computer geek either,but i  found out about this site by reading a post  about FSP, from assaultweb.net  ,and from what i see thus far i am still curious even though i am a member i am still wondering what type of people am i dealing with.
I was a card carrying member of t/libertarian party and  quit cause a lot of it's members were just plain silly,what ,and who are you people and what do you stand for,not trying to be rude just want to know for my family's sake and safety
what i am getting into?


No problem, but I'm going to copy this on the Prospective Member board as well.

Most of us (a little over 500) are libertarian leaning. Some are more conservative (think Pat Buchanan) while others are left-libertarians (maybe like Robert Heinlein?) and yet others lean toward market anarchism (a la Rothbard & Spooner). In short, there's no real "type" except that we all want more liberty than we currently have!

As you probably noted, this web board is fairly new (just put up this week, and we haven't even announced it officially on the mail lists), so that's why there's not much activity here. You can probably get a pretty good idea of what we're like by reading some of the archived posts in the various yahoo groups ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freestateproject and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fspcrackerbarrel )

Hope this helps, and thanks for posting on our new forum!

Debra
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2002, 05:04:36 am »

I think it looks great. Would change anything.

Forgot to add: we do need the committee board set up then.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2002, 08:09:49 am »

Mr.Butch ,

                THAT! is a very nice picture of yourself sir-either your are very secure in your belief's of t/2nd amendment ,or you have poor judgement(no flame just curious),But if in any event i look forward to working with you,i'm in  e-town not far from you. ::)
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Re:Web Forum
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2002, 12:55:15 pm »


Mr.Butch ,

                THAT! is a very nice picture of yourself sir-either your are very secure in your belief's of t/2nd amendment ,or you have poor judgement(no flame just curious),But if in any event i look forward to working with you,i'm in  e-town not far from you. ::)


Oooh, you're probably not going to like mine, then!  ;)
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