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Pete Randall
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Message 26 of 37 (597 Views)

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Jim  >Keep the thread author name associated with the thread.

 

We used to have an author indicator in the old Forum.  I suggested in some other thread (Vo's "Forum Feedback"?) that this feature is useful and worth restoring.  This doesn't exactly address what you're asking for, but it does go along with the whole line of just who is the author anyway.


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Steven Schweda
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Message 27 of 37 (591 Views)

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> Since it sounds like some people prefer [...]

 

   Is there anyone who would prefer something other than the way the
ITRC forums worked?

> The way the ITRC category listing worked in the past, [...] isn't a
> function currently available on the Lithium platform.

   Which says what about the wisdom of choosing the Lithium platform to
replace the old system?

> [...] the current Recent Topics and Recent Posts applets.

   FMI:  Do those applets run on your server, or on my (severely
underpowered) client?

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Dennis Handly
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Message 28 of 37 (588 Views)

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>Is there anyone who would prefer something other than the way the ITRC forums worked?

 

It appears that Lithium is designed for the users asking questions, not the ones answering them.

The former probably don't care, so there is no need to ask their opinions.

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Dennis Handly
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Message 29 of 37 (582 Views)

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>we'll make them both available on each category page.

 

Perhaps you should have provided a screen shot before the current change so we could provide feedback?

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James R. Ferguson
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Message 30 of 37 (581 Views)

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Dennis Handly wrote:

It appears that Lithium is designed for the users asking questions, not the ones answering them.

The former probably don't care, so there is no need to ask their opinions.


Now there's the most logical explanation I've seen for this debacle!  Thanks, Dennis!

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

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Dennis Handly
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Message 31 of 37 (573 Views)

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[ Edited ]

>Now there's the most logical explanation I've seen for this debacle!  Thanks, Dennis!

 

I thought I mentioned that before.  The explanation, not the debacle.

(Now how to search for that.  :-)

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Steven Schweda
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Message 32 of 37 (565 Views)

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> It appears that Lithium is designed for the users asking questions, not the ones answering them.

 

   Sounds like a potential application for a hardware accelerator based
on the Signetics 25120 write-only memory chip.

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Dennis Handly
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Message 33 of 37 (543 Views)

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>with firefox, use 1 to 2 Gb of VM, it starts crawling and I have to restart my browser.

 

This appears to be a memory leak in the "It's All Text!" add-on that was fixed recently.

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Steven Schweda
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Message 34 of 37 (537 Views)

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   Returning to the original topic, I see that the "Community Home >
Welcome to the Community > Community Feedback & Suggestions" list
      http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/x/bd-p/community-feedback-suggestions
seems to be ordered as desired.  That is, except for the first few
topics, the list seems to be ordered by last-posting-date-time.  On the
other hand, various OS "All Topics" listings still seem to be ordered by
first-posting-date-time.  For example:
      http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/recentpostspage/category-id/itrc-280/post-type/thread
      http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/recentpostspage/category-id/itrc-288/post-type/thread

   Is there some magic option of which I'm unaware, or is this as good
as this mess is likely ever to get, or what?

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Dennis Handly
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Message 35 of 37 (532 Views)

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>Returning to the original topic

 

(Glad to see your replies no longer hidden in attachments. ;-)

 

>I see that the Community Feedback & Suggestions list seems to be ordered as desired.  That is, except for the first few
topics, the list seems to be ordered by last-posting-date-time.

 

Right, boards are ordered correctly except for the topics floated to the top.

 

>various OS "All Topics" listings still seem to be ordered by first-posting-date-time.

>or is this as good as this mess is likely ever to get, or what?

 

Yes, that was the conclusion we came to above before they added the "Recent Posts" list.

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Steven Schweda
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Message 36 of 37 (528 Views)

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> (Glad to see your replies no longer hidden in attachments. ;-)


   I'm away from my usual VMS system for a while.  Not relying on an
HP-supplied Web browser makes a world of difference.  With the end of my
patch access, my usual VMS system seems likely before very long to
become my unusual/occasional VMS system.  (I'll have swapped one set of
annoyances for another, but that particular one should then be gone
permanently.  But not quite yet.)

> Yes, that was the conclusion [...]

   "Yes" what?  Which "that"?  Yes it's still mostly lame and likely to
stay that way?

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Dennis Handly
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Message 37 of 37 (526 Views)

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>Yes it's still mostly lame and likely to stay that way?

 

Yes, until they get new functionality from Lithium?

(I gave up on this and go board by board.)

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