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Menu system
Posted by: rgilmer (---.biz.mindspring.com)
Date: June 27, 2003 11:24PM

OK, someone stop me before I go overboard.

I figured out how to quickly and easily add menus to the top/bottom so now a login/logout button is at the top/bottom as well as a profile button when you are logged into the system :-)

Yes, it takes only a year to get certain requests through me. I am very proud of my customer service skills. But while the iron is still hot I am taking requests if anyone has any suggestions please post them now...before I loose steam.


Best,


Aaron

--El mulo poeta - contact@emule.com


Re: Menu system
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 28, 2003 01:16AM

First request, Aaron, could you post this on all three forums. Since, unlike Stephen and myself very few users frequent all three forums. Most of them who post on the USP never read what's here.

Les


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Jack? (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: June 28, 2003 09:04AM

Aaron-

As an avid 'Archive Diver' I would like to see some kind of feature that allows us to get WAY back in the archives without the tedious process of going to the bottom of page after page, and hitting 'Older Topic' repeatedly.


Thanks


Jack


Re: Menu system
Posted by: rgilmer (---.biz.mindspring.com)
Date: June 28, 2003 10:46AM

Jack? wrote:

Aaron-

As an avid 'Archive Diver' I would like to see some kind of
feature that allows us to get WAY back in the archives without
the tedious process of going to the bottom of page after page,
and hitting 'Older Topic' repeatedly.




Jack,


I believe the search feature is best for that. I'll do full body text searching and pull up everything. Beyond that, do you have any suggestions? The search is usually the best option.

Aaron

--El mulo poeta - contact@emule.com


Re: Menu system
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 28, 2003 12:08PM

Aaron, can we search by date. For instance, if I knew that there was a poem I liked back in October of last year, could I punch in the date and retrieve that page?

Les


Re: Menu system
Posted by: rgilmer (---.biz.mindspring.com)
Date: June 28, 2003 01:18PM

-Les- wrote:

Aaron, can we search by date. For instance, if I knew that
there was a poem I liked back in October of last year, could I
punch in the date and retrieve that page?

Les



No, I don't believe you can search by date directly. If you know the key search terms you would need to search the entier archive and then scroll until you found the date range in question. I tried, the search feature won't search for a specific date at all....unless the date was typed into the message body.

Best,

Aaron

--El mulo poeta - contact@emule.com


Re: Menu system
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.bbd04wfd.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 29, 2003 11:43AM

Much of what appears on the General Discussion forum is Lost Quotations work: people half-remembering poems, and other people finding the answers. It's one of the most valuable things emule does, and we rock!!

I would like to see a separate forum named say Lost Poetry Quotations. The Poetry Library used to do the job, but they have quiit because their site is unmoderated and constantly being attacked.

On emule, of course, we have a moderator - and what a handsome, distinguished and modest chap he is.


A forum with its own name would feature on search engines and we would have more traffic - and more fun!!

Stephen


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Jack? (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: June 29, 2003 12:08PM

Step hen-

Have I been appointed moderator?
I was not informed!


But thank you anyway.

Jack


Re: Menu system
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.bbd04wfd.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: June 29, 2003 01:00PM

In yer dreams chum ...

Stephen


Re: Menu system
Posted by: rgilmer (---.biz.mindspring.com)
Date: June 29, 2003 02:48PM

OK, we have our 4th forum.

Luckly I got first post smiling smiley Amazing how those things happen.....forever immortalized.

(hmmmm, on second thought I wonder if I spelled everything correctly?)


Best,


Aaron

--El mulo poeta - contact@emule.com


Re: Menu system
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 29, 2003 02:57PM

Aaron, I would like to see a "How to Submit a Poem" tutorial page added to the home page menu. Besides giving the basic, where and how of posting a poem, this page could also be used to give newcomers the ground rules of the forums. There are some basic facts that I think newcomers should know before becoming active participants here. Such as;

1. Vulgar language will not be tolerated/ I would give the site a PG rating

2. Do not post more than 3 poems in any 24 hour period.

3. Do not post poems in the Discussion Forum.

4. Do not use another poet's discussion thread to talk about your b/f , or the weather.

5. Do not engage in insulting or slamming sessions with other forum members.


I'm sure Stephen could add to this list. But these are the things that seem to be most abused/misunderstood by newcomers.

Respectfully submitted,

Les G.


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 01, 2003 02:24PM

Not that anyone will pay attention to it.......

pam


Re: Menu system
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 01, 2003 02:32PM

Pam,

I respectfully disagree. Ask Brucefur and Stephen who frequent sites where there are clearly stated standards for performance on the welcome page. I think they will agree with me that putting your expectations up front cuts down on the need to monitor every post.

Les


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 12:35PM


1. Ditch the wide screen or make everyone type like I am
doing with lots of carriage returns.

2. Search feature to allow BOTH keywords AND author.
I.e. search body of post for Magee BY author Hugh.

Like yesterday, I read a poem by Wordsworth about someone
(probably Lucy) being in the earth spinning like rocks and trees.
It reminded me of another poem I remember commenting on, but
I could not recall the author's name or the other poem.


Re: Menu system
Posted by: snakenavel (---.ridgenet.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 05:03PM

Does the site have a word-wrap feature somewhere, I should know about?

My screen is now eight inches too narrow.

Snakenavel.


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Jack? (---.southg01.mi.comcast.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 05:34PM

Hugh-

I like to wander aimlessly in the archives.
I would LIKE to go back to day 1, and read whatever looks interesting.
Also, I don't know how any way to keep my words from disappearing
off the page, so I just hit 'ENTER' when I reach the edge.

(scrolling side-to-side is a pain in the @$$!)


Jack


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 02, 2003 07:45PM

Can you move the 'newer topic/older topic' and 'newer message/older message' buttons to the left? The addition of the 'Lost Poetry' topic has pushed them so far to the right that I have to scroll sideways to find them. (and no, it's not a small monitor)

pam


Re: Menu system
Posted by: desire (---.hinet.net)
Date: July 03, 2003 10:51AM

I would also love to go WAAAAAAAAY back and read from the first post. However, I always screw up the computer before I get there from hitting the Older Topic button a gadzillion times.

Desire


Re: Menu system
Posted by: JP (---.tnt1.rochelle.il.da.uu.net)
Date: July 03, 2003 12:02PM

I'd like to see the edit feature back.

JP


Re: Menu system
Posted by: rgilmer (---.biz.mindspring.com)
Date: July 03, 2003 08:06PM

I believe I fixed the scrolling issue. It was the Lost Poetry Quotations link above which did it (never mind the guy who inserted it). So let me know if you notice anything else in that regard.

We are working on revising the FAQ...we plan on breaking it up into topics with various Q&A under each topic...one will include the issues Les has brought up. To keep our sanity, we will keep the FAQ in 1 spot on the website with many parts underneath to keep maintaince easy.

The search feature is something that we kinda rely upon these guys for: www.phorum.org as they are coding up the script we installed and enjoy for its simplicity (which we then happily modify to make it less so!!).

We are also aware that since our archive continues to expand outward -- we need additional ways of sorting the archives beyond what we have available now...there could be some scripts at phorum.org which could be of use. I'll need to add that to my list of things to research.

Hope that helps,

Aaron

--El mulo poeta - contact@emule.com


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 03, 2003 08:58PM


www.phorum.org

So, what's with the emule name, then? Nice site those folks have, btw.


Re: Menu system
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 03, 2003 11:26PM

Aaron, here is a suggestion for searching by date. If the date was done with
an entry such as this; July 3/ 03. The search engine would recognize the "name" of the month and we could find all "July" entries, regardless of year in this manner.

Les


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 30, 2003 11:51AM

Like yesterday, I read a poem by Wordsworth about someone
(probably Lucy) being in the earth spinning like rocks and trees.
It reminded me of another poem I remember commenting on, but
I could not recall the author's name or the other poem.


Ah, thanks to the Reveille thread, I found it!

Housman:

The night is freezing fast,
To-morrow comes December;
And winterfalls of old
Are with me from the past;
And chiefly I remember
How Dick would hate the cold.

Fall, winter, fall; for he,
Prompt hand and headpiece clever,
Has woven a winter robe,
And made of earth and sea
His overcoat for ever,
And wears the turning globe.


Wordsworth:

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seem'd a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Roll'd round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.


Re: Menu system
Posted by: Jean-Paul (---.nt.net)
Date: December 03, 2003 01:53AM

Please create a user profile area like what ICQ uses.
I have seen messages from real interesting sounding people but I know nothing about you guys. That would sort of put faces with the names.

"I "Love Summer more than I hate Winter"




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