How about some tech feedback from the proprietor?

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How about some tech feedback from the proprietor?

Postby D H » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:50 pm

Ferg, I know a number of people (myself included) inclined to start their own phpBB forums. If you could give a running commentary on your thoughts, likes and dislikes as they strike you, I know I'd appreciate it.
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Postby Ferguson Foont » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:29 pm

D H, just as I have a problem with blogs, I have a problem with the dilution of all the various sources of internet information that such a proliferation of sites inevitably causes.

Bare-Knuckles Politics has been around for a very long time, although this form of it is only a few days old. It has always been better when it's been heavily used, which it will never be if everyone is posting someplace else instead.

I used to get paid good money for helping set up things like this. I have one major suggestion for the developers of the software, however. Allow a default to the "collapsed" version of the main index.

If we do not hang together, we surely will all hang separately.
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Table Caveat

Postby Ferguson Foont » Sun Jul 20, 2003 2:45 am

Take care when trying to enter HTML tables in this software. I just discovered the hard way that, in order for them to display correctly, ALL hard returns must be removed.

I haven't tried it with BBCode turned off, but it seems to add {BR /} (replace { with < for the actual code) strings wherever you put hard returns, which lie outside of table cells and therefore are "printed" on the browser display above the table.
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