New NARGS Forum - Issues, Question, Suggestions

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Daniel Dillon
Title: Member
Joined: 2012-09-28

I added subscription capability. You will notice it in 4 places.

On your Member Dashboard, accessed by clicking on your username, top right. There you will have a new tab, "subscriptions". You can enable or disable subscriptions. After 3 years, a subscription will automatically be disabled.

On an original Topic post. In the links section at the bottom of the post you will see "Subscribe". You will receive notification of any replies.

When you post a new Topic, there will be a checkbox to receive notification of replies.

When you Reply to a Topic you will see a trio of checkboxes. You can subscribe to all replies in the Topic or only replies to your Reply.

Daniel Dillon (artist) & Esther Wrightman (gardener)
St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

Daniel Dillon
Title: Member
Joined: 2012-09-28

I will make the "Subscribe" link look like the other 'buttons' in the links section. Just not today.

Daniel Dillon (artist) & Esther Wrightman (gardener)
St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

I don't think anyone denies that there is some logic to deleting child posts if the parent post is deleted, but for us, it's not what we want.  So often in child posts, there is a lot of pertinent, useful and wanted information that is not necessarily related to the parent post, but should be kept as part of the general discussion.  In addition, that someone can delete other people's posts, AND without even knowing it, is alarming.

 

Can we just get rid of the reply button that is "reply to this post" altogether?  Then there could be no child posts.  This would solve everything, in my opinion.

What do you think, Lori and Mark....?

The regular post reply buttons at the top and bottom should remain named as is, in my opinion.  The discussions may take some some turns a bit off topic, and this is not always a bad thing.  "Reply to original topic" is too limiting, I think.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Daniel Dillon wrote:

RickR wrote:

Why does the heading still say "Post New Reply" when you are in the edit mode?  It should say "Edit Reply", or some such.

We can also change the text "Post New Reply" to something more logical. Would you like "Edit Reply"?

I like "Edit Reply", unless Mark or Lori have another idea....

Thank you.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

I like "Edit Reply" also.

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Managed to successfully renew online tonight.

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

I guess I don't mind the idea of the child thread (though on the other hand, it seems needlessly complicated) but I agree that I don't like the Delete command removing the ENTIRE child thread either!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

RickR wrote:

 

Daniel Dillon wrote:

RickR wrote:

Why does the heading still say "Post New Reply" when you are in the edit mode?  It should say "Edit Reply", or some such.

We can also change the text "Post New Reply" to something more logical. Would you like "Edit Reply"?

I like "Edit Reply", unless Mark or Lori have another idea....

Thank you.

 

I agree, "Edit Reply" seems sensible.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

RickR wrote:

I don't think anyone denies that there is some logic to deleting child posts if the parent post is deleted, but for us, it's not what we want.  So often in child posts, there is a lot of pertinent, useful and wanted information that is not necessarily related to the parent post, but should be kept as part of the general discussion.  In addition, that someone can delete other people's posts, AND without even knowing it, is alarming.

 

Can we just get rid of the reply button that is "reply to this post" altogether?  Then there could be no child posts.  This would solve everything, in my opinion.

What do you think, Lori and Mark....?

The regular post reply buttons at the top and bottom should remain named as is, in my opinion.  The discussions may take some some turns a bit off topic, and this is not always a bad thing.  "Reply to original topic" is too limiting, I think.

 

Well said Rick, the most alarming thing about the issue of deleting a message, is that when or IF a user decides to delete a message, they will be deleting other people's posts as well, which should not be allowed!  I would underline the last part of my sentence for emphasis, but underline still does not work.

I'm not sure I expressed it clearly enough, but I think the part I was trying to illustrate is, the Delete function warns that it will delete all messages that were directly responded to the message being deleted, but I believe it is worse than that... it also deleted messages that were in response to any message subsequently, in other words, any message that came after the message being deleted.  I plan on testing this theory out.  I will post a new disposable message in a new Topic, with the premise that I will delete a message at some point in the thread, and I believe it'll delete every message *after* that deleted message.  Not sure why standard users's would have the ability, security and permissions-wise, to delete other forumists' posts. 

In fact, we don't want that to happen even for administrators, it should be possible to go to a message that needs to be deleted, and have ONLY the selected message be deleted, regardless of any subsequently posted messages.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Daniel Dillon
Title: Member
Joined: 2012-09-28

I changed some permissions. Only Forum Moderators will be able to delete a Topic or Reply. If they do, everything the follows that particular post will also be deleted. The recommended approach is to Edit the post you want to 'Delete' to read, "This Topic (Reply) has been deleted." All forum participants have permission to do this as well. I placed an instructional note under the 'Text Format' section beneath the WYSIWYG editor.

Daniel Dillon (artist) & Esther Wrightman (gardener)
St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

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