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Gregg...can the Who's who thread have a forum of its own? nm(9 posts)

Gregg...can the Who's who thread have a forum of its own? nmKristin
Feb 24, 2003 10:59 AM
that's an interesting idea...gregg
Feb 24, 2003 11:11 AM
...it has almost taken on a life of it's own, huh?

But, I think it's not quite active enough to warrant it's own forum.

The real answer (that may be forth coming) is to have better profile features built in to the message board software. We have actually been testing some new forum software, and one of the cool new features is better user profile and email capabilities.

-g

(wish I knew how to figure out how many views that thread has had!)
I was just thinking it would be good if it didn't show upKristin
Feb 24, 2003 11:16 AM
everytime someone posted to it. Its so long. If it was somewhere else and just had a link on the page, then people could open it and post to it without it taking up pages. But I like the profile idea too.
Problem is, the thread has gotten old and stale.OldEdScott
Feb 24, 2003 12:51 PM
Lots of new folks have come along since it was started, lots of the posters there are gone. Someone probably needs to call for a new one.
Damn, that thing certainly has gotten big...biknben
Feb 24, 2003 12:37 PM
I haven't looked at it in a long time. Maybe I should finally reply to it. I'd do it now but that would annoy you. I assume you sort threads in order of latest response? If you were to sort by thread date, you wouldn't see old threads come back over and over. I go by thread date on the general board. Once they are off the page I consider them gone. By then they are usaully useless and way off topic. When I go to the other boards (racing, components, fixie, etc.) I'll sort by last response because they get less traffic.

Gregg, I'd like to see some enhanced profile features. It's nice to get some idea of who you are talking to. One thing I really like with the current setup is the ability to read the headings of the responses without having to click on the topic (expand threads). Thread titles can be vague and it's nice to read the response titles to figure out what's going on without having to go into the thread. Some other forums just display the original thread title and the number of responses. I prefer this setup.

My $.02
thanks for the feedback...gregg
Feb 24, 2003 1:04 PM
...one of the biggest reasons for NOT going w/other software is exactly that fact (the way messages are threaded).

I frequent other websites that do the threads all collapsed, and it does make the board flow a lot differently.

The software we are testing has an option for viewing both ways, with threads collapsed or expanded, by default.

-g
That thread holds the "views" record: 30,084!gregg
Feb 25, 2003 10:01 AM
Thanks Krisin, your complaint made a whole lot more sense after I realized you were using the sort-by "latest response" setting. I also found that number of views and replies a lot easier that way too. 30 thousand views is definitely a record, and it has 251 replies, which is pretty good too, considering to reply to that thread means bearing some private information in a very public forum.

Makes me wonder which view most people are using for these forums.

-gregg
I keep telling my boss that complaining can add valueKristin
Feb 25, 2003 2:31 PM
He still doesn't buy into the notion.
I use latest response. nmLen J
Feb 25, 2003 3:41 PM