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ComputerWiz said: Ctrl+f (I don't think that there's a way to search within the whole thread, just one page.)

Then that's my suggestion. It would eliminate a LOT of redundant questions if we could search for a specific term within a thread containing a few hundred or thousands of posts. As it stands now, it's like finding a needle in a haystack.

You can view the "text only" version of a thread and then do the ctrl-f for searching a thread.

You can search an entire thread. First click on "Text Only". After the thread had loaded, use Ctrl + F to search the thread.

Obscure, but it works. Thanks!

Bring back the "Members Logged On / Lurkers" stats.

technomamma said: Bring back the "Members Logged On / Lurkers" stats.


agreed

technomamma said: Bring back the "Members Logged On / Lurkers" stats.

EDIT: Make Chicago less windy!!!


PartialwrtX said: technomamma said: Bring back the "Members Logged On / Lurkers" stats.

Or a means to find out whether or not a person is logged on...


that is already up in the OP as a suggestion - first one

Can someone explain this fascination with "how many" and "who" is logged on? Is there a valid reason for wanting to know this?

Maniac said: Can someone explain this fascination with "how many" and "who" is logged on? Is there a valid reason for wanting to know this?



Well I guess that users just liked having it would never be a valid reason.

technomamma said: PartialwrtX said: technomamma said: Bring back the "Members Logged On / Lurkers" stats.

Or a means to find out whether or not a person is logged on...


that is already up in the OP as a suggestion - first one


Shiiii... My bad!

Maniac said: Can someone explain this fascination with "how many" and "who" is logged on? Is there a valid reason for wanting to know this?

I don't particularly care for "how many" but knowing who is logged in allows for more direct communication. For example, if you're in Hot Deals and you want to ask a poster a personal question about a deal, it helps to know if the person is logged in and will respond to you (more) promptly since this has a direct implication on whether or not you'll be able to get in on the deal or not. This occurs quite frequently, but if you don't know whether or not a person is online then one is less likely to send them an urgent PM and this can either make or break getting a deal...

Don't say we never give you anything....

On the private message to user screen, now you can see if that user is logged in or not.
Enjoy.

Maniac said: Don't say we never give you anything....

On the private message to user screen, now you can see if that user is logged in or not.
Enjoy.


thanks hot geek guy.

Yes! Thank you!

Maniac said: Can someone explain this fascination with "how many" and "who" is logged on? Is there a valid reason for wanting to know this?

Bebop is a stalker. She knows everything about celebs. But they are too easy so she is branching out.

Looking for or requesting an expansion on the Subscribe feature. I would like to be able to do 2 things:

2. Be able to "subscribe" and/or create a watch list without necessarily having to post in order to do it. Currently, "subscribe to this topic" seems to be available only if I post and it seems cluttering and wasteful of resources to post an empty message just so I can subscribe to the topic. (Answered by srenna below, thanks srenna!)

1. Create a list of links to threads like "Subscribe" does but be able to choose per individual topic whether or not to receive emails. I know I could just bookmark the threads and that works OK but I like the format of the Subscription List and it would be great to be able to separate out the email feature.

Apologies if these features are already available, in which case my suggestion is to make them easier to find

srenna said: You can search an entire thread. First click on "Text Only". After the thread had loaded, use Ctrl + F to search the thread.

Agree that even though this workaroud exists, it would be beneficial to the quality of the discussions to have an obvious "Search within this topic" feature. Would eliminate a lot of redundant questions on the boards. Thanks!

dumpsterDiva said: I would like to be...able to "subscribe" and/or create a watch list without necessarily having to post in order to do it. Currently, "subscribe to this topic" seems to be available only if I post and it seems cluttering and wasteful of resources to post an empty message just so I can subscribe to the topic.
You can subscribe to a topic without posting in it. Click on "Subscribe to Topic" which is located at the top and bottom of each page of a thread, to the left of "Print Topic" and "Text Only".

Maniac said: Don't say we never give you anything....

On the private message to user screen, now you can see if that user is logged in or not.
Enjoy.


Oh bless you my chil... errrr, I mean good work, soldier!

Here's another one for yaaaa while you're en fuego...

srenna said:
You can subscribe to a topic without posting in it. Click on "Subscribe to Topic" which is located at the top and bottom of each page of a thread, to the left of "Print Topic" and "Text Only".


Ah, so it is, thanks

Here is yet another...


The subject of a subscription email:
FatWallet subscription update - M&;ms Ultimate M-pire Collection Sweepstakes 5/27/05

The thread title:
M&ms Ultimate M-pire Collection Sweepstakes 5/27/05

The characters don't convert back to normal. Does this have to do with some type of escape()/unescape() encoding error?

grrr... when I type & amp ; (just without spaces, the characters are automaticly encoded, so it's hard to show the actual subject)

It would be nice if the developers got rid of the separate http and https buttons and just have one button.

Also, it would be nice if the link appeared where the cursor was instead of at the very end of the messages; cutting and pasting every time you link is annoying.

You may want to update the artwork on the first screen...for example, $190 for a 17" LCD is no longer a hot deal.

I'd like to see Hot Deals split up into 2 forums:
Electronic Hot Deals (PC parts, audio/video, all electronic gadgets)
Other Hot Deals (flower codes, clothing sales, non-electronic deals)

I know most of the time i'm looking for a non-electronic hot deal and it's pretty hard to search thru all the PC part threads to see if there is anything non-electronic on sale.

Thats my opinion!

How about adding more status graphics. in addition to "Hot", "Dead", "Locked" to show what is going on with a particular topic (such as "under moderation")?

What happened recently was that in the Hot Deals forum, a new topic was started that had a very hot Dell deal. People started begging for coupon codes and the thread was suspended from new posts since the mod had to "clean it up". The whole process took more than 20 minutes and the deal died in the meantime. Peeps got very upset crying consipiracy that FW notified Dell about this deal and "disabling" new posts. It took the mods quite a while to calm everyone down and explain what actually happened. Confusion, emotional outbursts and conspirarcy theories could have been avoided if posters had known what was going on.

On SD, when you have a sub to a topic and someone posts in it, it sends you the message as well as who posted when you get the sub email. I find it really convenient, since I don't have to go to the thread just to look at one post.

Would it be possible to do that here?

When a new message is posted to a subscribed topic I'd like the link to go directly to that message. This may not be feasible now, but I can wait, just not forever.

How about the quick summary either:

a) shows up on all pages
OR
b) shows up on the first and last page of a thread?

I like a page whre I see al the active threads I have posted in,

I think the One Time Use Coupons forum should be available to members only. too many lurkers are using coupons that members are kind enough to post there.

When using advanced search, 'search message body', it'd be useful to have a link for each result that goes straight to the post ('Go to Post'), instead of the general thread. Text-only then control-F is the workaround, but it seems so obscure. All the posts already have html name tags... Or maybe this exists already and I'm blind and can't see it?


Thanks for listening.

Could the default boxes for HTTP and HTTPS elements be modified not to include http:// and https:// respectively? I am sick and tired of seeing the endless http://http://www... and https://http://www... links pop up and redirect me to microsoft, google or whoever else latched onto those bad URLs. Really, what purpose those stubs serve? They are only useful if you are typing URLs and nobody does that. It is all copy and paste. Even senior members post bad links.

One would think "preview" button would be enough to let people check their crap (excellent, excellent option, BTW). But it seems like many people don't bother.

Of course, better solution would be for board software to check for that and strip the extra http:// or https://, but that is likely more work.

fwiffo said: Of course, better solution would be for board software to check for that and strip the extra http:// or https://, but that is likely more work.An even better solution would be to automatically hyperlink any string starting with http://, https://, or ftp://.

jayK said: fwiffo said: Of course, better solution would be for board software to check for that and strip the extra http:// or https://, but that is likely more work.An even better solution would be to automatically hyperlink any string starting with http://, https://, or ftp://.True. But I think that they should still keep the buttons and add auto linking in addition because many members still use the linking buttions. If they still keep the linking buttons, just make one button that says link (no need for all three). It is a bit annoying to always get redirected to paypal. Also, when was the last time that someone used the mail linking button? I don't remember ever seeing anyone use it.

killme2 said: What about a spell check?

I second the spell check suggestion!

Mister2 said: killme2 said: What about a spell check?
I second the spell check suggestion!

Use Iespell (with apologies for the non-Windows folks out there).

The relatively new feature to allow you not to get email each time a new post is made to a subscibed topic is great. However, if you never go back to the post, you never get another subscription reminder, AND there is no indication in the subscription list that this has taken place. You should either change it to email once a day (i.e., reset the "don't tell me flag") or give some indication in the subscription thread (via an * or something) that notifications are not being sent because you did not visit the thread.

Also, whe you do a search on topics, you don't see who the last poster was like you do in the normal list.

ComputerWiz said: jayK said: fwiffo said: Of course, better solution would be for board software to check for that and strip the extra http:// or https://, but that is likely more work.An even better solution would be to automatically hyperlink any string starting with http://, https://, or ftp://.True. But I think that they should still keep the buttons and add auto linking in addition because many members still use the linking buttions. If they still keep the linking buttons, just make one button that says link (no need for all three). It is a bit annoying to always get redirected to paypal. Also, when was the last time that someone used the mail linking button? I don't remember ever seeing anyone use it.

Yes, you have. ;-)

billrubin said: Use Iespell (with apologies for the non-Windows folks out there).
For those who require a cross-platform browser (or who simply prefer a browser that isn't a total POS), there is this.



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