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February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:13:42 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
> On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:00:06 UTC, Walter Bright 
> wrote:
>> http://forum.dlang.org/
>>
>> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
>> forums.
>>
>> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!
>
> The pleasure is mine!
>
> I should add that I still have a long list of things to add, 
> tweak or fix to go through, as well as balancing that with a 
> move to a faster, beefier server. Feedback is still welcome, 
> and you can find the source on GitHub, here: 
> https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed

Definitely looks great so far. I'm more than a little surprised 
that it's so fast despite the server being in France and me being 
in Canada. One thing that annoys me though is that there is no 
easy way (short of the back button) to go back to the section / 
newsgroup you were at after reading. When you're scrolled to the 
bottom of the page, you have to manually scroll back up then 
click the text at the top. It would be nice if there was at least 
a Top button to get back to the top of the page. It sounds minor, 
but it's annoying to scroll to the top without using the 
keyboard, and generally when browinsg your hands aren't on the 
keyboard.

Also, robots.txt seems like it needs to be updated. Google is 
storing pages from /reply/stuff, which brings up the reply form 
when clicked instead of the thread itself.
February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
> May I ask why you don't like the current behavior?

http://tinypic.com/r/2ch9ykj/5
February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Monday, 20 February 2012 at 14:55:18 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
>> May I ask why you don't like the current behavior?
>
> http://tinypic.com/r/2ch9ykj/5

That's part of the set of problems when using non-standard font 
sizes.
February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
> That's part of the set of problems when using non-standard font 
> sizes.

Maybe just remove that black band on the left?

Is it just me or the font on the reply form is much smaller?
February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Monday, 20 February 2012 at 09:14:19 UTC, Kapps wrote:
> Definitely looks great so far. I'm more than a little surprised 
> that it's so fast despite the server being in France and me 
> being in Canada. One thing that annoys me though is that there 
> is no easy way (short of the back button) to go back to the 
> section / newsgroup you were at after reading. When you're 
> scrolled to the bottom of the page, you have to manually scroll 
> back up then click the text at the top. It would be nice if 
> there was at least a Top button to get back to the top of the 
> page. It sounds minor, but it's annoying to scroll to the top 
> without using the keyboard, and generally when browsing your 
> hands aren't on the keyboard.

OK.

> Also, robots.txt seems like it needs to be updated. Google is 
> storing pages from /reply/stuff, which brings up the reply form 
> when clicked instead of the thread itself.

Thanks, missed that.
February 20, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Monday, 20 February 2012 at 15:44:03 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
>> That's part of the set of problems when using non-standard 
>> font sizes.
>
> Maybe just remove that black band on the left?

It would mean removing the menu on the left for all users. It 
would make the site look even more awkward for widescreen users.

> Is it just me or the font on the reply form is much smaller?

It looks fine here, but I can't say the same for all browsers and 
configurations.

My browser scales everything when I zoom in - images, styles, 
even plugins, which is why I didn't account for varying font size 
while working on the style.
February 23, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:13:42 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
> On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:00:06 UTC, Walter Bright 
> wrote:
>> http://forum.dlang.org/
>>
>> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
>> forums.
>>
>> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!
>
> The pleasure is mine!
>
> I should add that I still have a long list of things to add, 
> tweak or fix to go through, as well as balancing that with a 
> move to a faster, beefier server. Feedback is still welcome, 
> and you can find the source on GitHub, here: 
> https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed

Would the user be able to change one's password in the future?
February 24, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 02:52:24 UTC, XP1 wrote:
> Would the user be able to change one's password in the future?

There's technically no reason why this can't be implemented, but 
I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons why people would 
want that, considering:

1) There is little-to-no information stored in users' accounts 
worth stealing
2) Consequentially, registering a new account only means losing 
your settings and read post history
3) You can use any password, or even no password at all
4) There are no password recovery options, because there are no 
alternative ways of identifying users (secret question / e-mail 
address).

If you still want this feature, remind me about it for after I 
add a user preferences page.
February 24, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Friday, 24 February 2012 at 17:43:16 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
> On Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 02:52:24 UTC, XP1 wrote:
>> Would the user be able to change one's password in the future?
>
> There's technically no reason why this can't be implemented, 
> but I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons why people 
> would want that, considering:
>
> 1) There is little-to-no information stored in users' accounts 
> worth stealing
> 2) Consequentially, registering a new account only means losing 
> your settings and read post history
> 3) You can use any password, or even no password at all
> 4) There are no password recovery options, because there are no 
> alternative ways of identifying users (secret question / e-mail 
> address).
>
> If you still want this feature, remind me about it for after I 
> add a user preferences page.

I think it would be worth adding. You never know what other 
features you might add in the future that would call for account 
security.
March 01, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Friday, 24 February 2012 at 17:43:16 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev
wrote:
> On Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 02:52:24 UTC, XP1 wrote:
>> Would the user be able to change one's password in the future?
>
> There's technically no reason why this can't be implemented, 
> but I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons why people 
> would want that,

This is much nicer than the old web archive interface.

But I couldn't log in with the password I registered with (as a
matter of course I use 30-character random passwords), so I had
to create a second account with a shorter password.

Is there a maximum length password and it's being silently
truncated or something? Or disallowed characters which are
silently accepted/modified? The registration screen should
document what limits on passwords exist.
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