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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2007, 10:29:11 PM »

I have a suggestion for the Web site. The sides are blank so I thought if the Subject Titles were listed on a side, viewer can see is a subject was already addressed and not have a double posting. Also, the listing could be used as quick links to the page the Subject is on. As the pages continue to get bigger. Also, Is a Spell Checker in the works? Keep up the great work.
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2007, 10:03:19 AM »

Hi John!

I've been having a non-public conversation using the email function on this site.  It works great, except...  When I click on the "outbox" button, a screen pops up that says I have no sent messages.  I suppose that it is possible that I'm doing something wrong, but I have a Chertoff-esque "gut feeling" that the message is just not there.

One more thing.  When you click onto a blog post from the "Latest Five," you can't see the name of the person who posted the message.  This is a problem for the blogs that have more than one author.

Thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2007, 10:29:41 AM »

Additional minor quirk...

When you try to edit a post on monroetalks, the bold/italics/etc. buttons do not reappear.  So, I have not been able to italicize in the edit function.
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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2007, 11:19:39 AM »

Hi Mike,

Saving Sent Messages: At the moment, the system is set to only save sent messages when they are marked to be saved. At the bottom of the page where you write your message, you'll see a checkbox labeled 'Save a copy in my outbox.' If that's checked, the message will be saved. I'll look in to the possibility of having this checked by default.

edit: Followup! I've made a change that should have the 'Save a copy in my outbox' checkbox checked by default, so unless you uncheck it, your sent messages will now be saved.

Blog Latest Five: Work on all of the blog and forum feeds is under consideration. I'll add the author name to the list of possible display fields, but in all but a couple cases, the blogs are single-author affairs.

BBcode in Post Editing: I'll see what I can do about getting the RTF (Rich Text Formating) interface on the Edit Post form. In the meantime, I believe long-hand BBcode and simple HTML will still work. Here's a couple quick tips for how to do that.

Code: [Select]

For bold text:
[b]bold text[/b] (BBcode) or <b>bold text</b> (HTML)

For italic text:
[i]italic text[/i] (BBcode) or <i>italic text</i> (HTML)


Hope that helps! I'll see about the changes as soon as I can.

-John
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2007, 01:49:16 PM »

Thank You, John!  You are doing a great job.

Mike
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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2007, 07:31:59 PM »

Thank You for the invite John.  I am sure I will feel welcome here within great company through out the Monroe area on this forum.
Keep up the good work.

I am glad to come aboard

~Dime Store Cowboy~
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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2007, 08:04:30 PM »

Hello,
I have a suggestion for the site.  To add a Amber Alert Ticker on the forum.
The link for the page : http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-39745---,00.html

The link is entitled: Click Here to get The Project Safekids AMBER Alert Ticker

Thank you.
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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2007, 11:33:57 AM »

I have noticed that when I return to a page that I left a message at to read new replies, I need to refresh the page once again after it loads. This is on MS IE V6.0.

Don't know if there is a refresh you can add, but it would help. This happens even when I return to the "Your Talk" page using the link above. I always have to refresh after it loads.

UPDATE Just for giggles I clicked the link to this thread and went to view my comment, it wasn't there - so I refreshed and it showed up.
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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2007, 11:51:17 AM »

www.BarackObama.com:

I might be mistaken, but I think this has to do with your browser settings. IE 6.0, I believe, is not quite as sophisticated as the current version (7.0), but if you want to check for new content whenever loading a page, you can do so in IE 6.0 like this:

Tools menu >> Internet Options >> General tab, click Settings under Temporary Internet Files

You'll see a number of options for caching pages. If you don't have space/speed issues with your machine, I would recommend setting it to always check for updates to a page.

If this doesn't solve it or causes other problems, let me know. Adding a forced recache of the page could cause performance issues for other users, but I'll look into it if necessary.

- John
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2007, 12:56:40 PM »

Is there a way to get the Polls in their own section with an attractive link on the home page?

This way they won't be squeezed off of the front page of the forum.
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« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2007, 11:33:51 AM »

Hi, Administrators. I'm pretty sure I've seen this request somewhere else, so, sorry for a repeat--but is there any way you can divide General Discussion into sub-groups, please? MonroeTalks.com is so successful (well done you!!) and so many new posts come in that it's getting unwieldy having all of the topics lumped together.

We definitely need a Religion category, one for US Government, Local Government, Nostalgia, Local Business, and so on. Any plans for this?

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« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2007, 01:31:39 PM »

Agreed!
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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2007, 08:40:32 PM »

Why is the registration only good for 24 hours, I don't understand why this isn't a permanent registration!!!!!!!! ???
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2007, 12:41:29 AM »

Is it possible to give the edit box for replies to posts more lines?

Some of my posts are pretty huge and I think it would be easier to edit them if I didn't need to scroll quite as much.
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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2007, 08:58:31 AM »

Admins, what is the significance of the different colored names (so and so and blah de blah are viewing this board).  I get that red = administrators, but what do the other colors mean?


ML, Maybe that's a hint that you need to EDIT a bit more!!  ;D
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