Midnight Voices
THE PETE ATKIN WEB FORUM    RSS
Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
This page loaded: 17.11.17 at 17:45 UK
PA
HOME
Pete Atkin home page
MV Home | Short | Help | Search | Members | Login | Register | Shop | PA Home
Midnight Voices « New Forum »
   Midnight Voices
   Pete Atkin
   News
(Moderator: S J Birkill)
   New Forum
« Previous thread | Next thread »
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5  Start of Thread | Latest Post Notify of replies | Send Thread | Print
   Author  Thread: New Forum  (Read 60009 times)
JtJ
MV Feature
***



Allow me to present myself....

   

Posts: 93
Re: New Forum
« Reply #20: 23.07.04 at 21:27 »

It wasn't me in the top hat!
I was in the Pavilion Hotel all the time.  Honest.
Not guilty!
 
But seriously....
This all seems to work fine.  And I find it dead easy to use.
 
I DO prefer the old ways though.  It made it more personal IMVHO....but then I'm not the one doing it all and making it happen.
 
So I say:  Go for it!  But....
 
I predict many MVs will fade away/not register anew.
If that matters of course is a subject for debate and must remain  the Chief Webmaster and Webmistress's decision.
 
Joke:
Perhaps we need a thread to discuss the changes for MV otherwise the main thread (this one) will get cluttered up like what we're doing to it now! Smiley
 
I like that word "Webmistress".
It makes all the little hairs stand up on my....
 
Ooops sorry....it's been a long week.
 
Forgive me not offering to be a moderator.  I'd love to have a go....and may volunteer in the future....but not right now.
 
PS:  On topic....
So glad that the November thing will happen!
IP logged
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #21: 23.07.04 at 21:37 »

on 23.07.04 at 21:27, JtJ wrote:
Perhaps we need a thread to discuss the changes for MV otherwise the main thread (this one) will get cluttered up like what we're doing to it now! Smiley

We'll have an 'admin' or something board when we launch properly. FTTB I think New Forum is the place to discuss the, er, now what was it?
 
SJB
IP logged
Cary
MV Feature
***


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 86
Re: New Forum
« Reply #22: 23.07.04 at 22:48 »

Is anyone else receiving email notifications of new messages - I think I'd asked for them but so far haven't received them.
 
Really don't like the fact that the system shows if you are signed on ... and you have to sign on to post.
IP logged

…………. _/\ /\_ ………….
….Cary….a a….
Like Mary @
..With a..“C”..for cat
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #23: 23.07.04 at 22:52 »

on 23.07.04 at 22:48, Cary wrote:
Is anyone else receiving email notifications of new messages - I think I'd asked for them but so far haven't received them.

You need to request notification at the point of posting your reply -- it's not retroactive.
 
SJB
IP logged
Cary
MV Feature
***


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 86
Re: New Forum
« Reply #24: 23.07.04 at 23:13 »

on 23.07.04 at 22:52, S J Birkill wrote:

You need to request notification at the point of posting your reply -- it's not retroactive.
 
SJB

 
Did that last time and it didn't work ... this time it worked.  I do have the  'notify of replies' option activated as well but this is the first time I've received notification. Does it only notify you of a reply to your own email - or that there is a new reply in the thread?
IP logged

…………. _/\ /\_ ………….
….Cary….a a….
Like Mary @
..With a..“C”..for cat
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #25: 23.07.04 at 23:38 »

Any new reply in the thread, I believe.
IP logged
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #26: 23.07.04 at 23:48 »

on 23.07.04 at 22:48, Cary wrote:
Really don't like the fact that the system shows if you are signed on ... and you have to sign on to post.

I'll look at implementing an 'invisibility' option in user profile.
 
SJB
IP logged
Carole
MV Fixture
****





   

Posts: 115
Re: New Forum
« Reply #27: 24.07.04 at 11:09 »

on 23.07.04 at 22:48, Cary wrote:
Really don't like the fact that the system shows if you are signed on ... and you have to sign on to post.

I was a bit unsure about this too but you can keep logged off for most of the time and only logon when you want to post, so you only need to be on for a short time. But you probably know that. Will that not work for you?
IP logged
Roy
MV Fresher
*


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 5
Re: New Forum
« Reply #28: 24.07.04 at 13:31 »

Well, I´m in, and I´m on, even on a Spanish keyboard where MV seems to be one of my Favoritos...
 
so it can´t be that hard to use...
 
but I don´t think I like forums as much as email. I fell off the Dory Previn forum, somehow - never found out how - and when I went back it had migrated elsewhere.
 
I resubscribed, and asked for email notifies, but I see in my mail here that Yahoo have delisted me because I bounced. Which seems to be a problem with Demon now they have Brightmail anti-spam. Ho hum...
 
Hope it doesn´t happen here.
 
I know the email MV is/was very Steve-labour-of-love-intensive, but I´ve always assumed that was down to it not being automated; other mailing lists I´m on seem to be able to be automated, and can still stop HTML and attachments getting through; and only allow known subscribers to post directly, routing unknown ones for moderation by exception.  
 
That would, I guess, have eased the load on Steve, though it still doesn´t address the éverybody gets everything´issue...
 
Anyway, this BB seems easy enough to use, and better than the klunky Yahoo thing....
 
Though this reply seems to have cost about a euro, it would even if I had doen it óffline´here...
 
Roy
IP logged
Roy
MV Fresher
*


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 5
Re: New Forum
« Reply #29: 24.07.04 at 13:32 »

NB: what misguided setting makes me an MV newbie?
 
Pah...... Huh
IP logged
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #30: 24.07.04 at 13:47 »

on 24.07.04 at 13:31, Roy wrote:
I fell off the Dory Previn forum, somehow - never found out how - and when I went back it had migrated elsewhere.
 
I resubscribed, and asked for email notifies, but I see in my mail here that Yahoo have delisted me because I bounced. Which seems to be a problem with Demon now they have Brightmail anti-spam. Ho hum...
 
Hope it doesn´t happen here.

I think even the Yahoo Groups type of thing can be troublesome like that, bumping bouncers and losing chunks of the membership. And automated e-mailing we never would do.  
 
No, those things'll not happen here -- it's all under my direct control. I could even vet every post if I chose, but the idea is to give more control to the membership. Once we go live we'll need to watch out for mischievous sign-ups (only members may post) -- I will implement mail domain filtering if necessary to block hotmailers and such (the untraceable addresses) joining.
 
on 24.07.04 at 13:32, Roy wrote:
NB: what misguided setting makes me an MV newbie?
 
Pah...... Huh

Keep posting, Roy -- I haven't preloaded the forum with membership histories, but you'll soon become a 'Junior Member', and may even graduate eventually through the ranks to become an 'MV God'!
 
Steve
IP logged
Cary
MV Feature
***


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 86
Re: New Forum
« Reply #31: 24.07.04 at 13:54 »

on 24.07.04 at 11:09, Carole wrote:

I was a bit unsure about this too but you can keep logged off for most of the time and only logon when you want to post, so you only need to be on for a short time. But you probably know that. Will that not work for you?

 
Yup - I can jump on and jump off again - but with my memory I might forget .... now, what was it I might forget???
 
Notify of replies still isn't working for me though I think I'm doing everything I should - any ideas anyone?
IP logged

…………. _/\ /\_ ………….
….Cary….a a….
Like Mary @
..With a..“C”..for cat
Leslie Moss
MV Fixture
****


Marmite Soldier

   

Posts: 161
Re: New Forum
« Reply #32: 24.07.04 at 16:06 »

Okay, so I finally got into here. Couldn't get the website up ealrier this week if that's any useful feedback.
 
Like a number of responses, I like the email interface, not least because when working at my desk I am constantly downloading emails but would not remain logged-into a web forum. However, I see the attractions for the moderator.
 
The only other forum I have any experience of is the BBC Origins forum, which is rather clunky, and messages go missing from time to time. It's also immensly irritating to compose a long message and have the system hang when you're nearly at the end - something which never happens with my offline email client.
 
I have to say, that unless the volume of postings grows from the recent (Not very recent, but near-recent) trickle of emails, the forum would feel like a hammer to crack a nut. But if it encourages a new level of interaction, especially in real time, it could be a load of fun.
 
And now I'm going to see if my message miraculously appears immediately, or if it gets delayed by the censor err moderator!
 
Leslie
 
PS So sorry I missed Eastbourne, but work commitments made it impossible. (Is talk of PA off-topic for this thread?!)
IP logged
Leslie Moss
MV Fixture
****


Marmite Soldier

   

Posts: 161
Re: New Forum
« Reply #33: 24.07.04 at 16:08 »

Well stone me, here it is!
 
Leslie
IP logged
avner greenberg
MV Feature
***




   

Posts: 35
Re: New Forum
« Reply #34: 24.07.04 at 16:17 »

Hello Steve
 
Thanks for including me in your founding 40. I've just registered and had a quick look. It appears good, but I must play around with it some more. At the moment I have to limit my PC time as I'm recuperating from some surgery.
 
Best wishes and success for the new initiative.
 
Avner G
IP logged

Avner Greenberg
Snoopy
MV Feature
***



Alexis Birkill

   

Posts: 44
Re: New Forum
« Reply #35: 24.07.04 at 19:19 »

Is it possible to enable editing of posts (assuming this forum software supports them) - it's often useful if you've made a typo or forgetten a small titbit that isn't worth an extra post.
 
There's usually the ability to have the fact that the post has been edited noted at the bottom of the post, along with a timestamp, which stops people changing their post and then pretending it was like that all along.
IP logged
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #36: 24.07.04 at 19:37 »

The way I have it set up at present, you're allowed to edit a post without tagging it as edited for 5 minutes after initial posting. The interval for editing with the tag is 72 minutes, and you can also delete your own message for up to 5 minutes after posting. The reason for these limits is to allow reasonable time for corrections, while preventing posters changing what they've said in a hypothetical dispute with the author of a follow-up message. Smiley The option isn't presented unless it's available.
IP logged
Snoopy
MV Feature
***



Alexis Birkill

   

Posts: 44
Re: New Forum
« Reply #37: 24.07.04 at 19:44 »

The edit option isn't showing up for me at all, unless I'm being blind...
IP logged
S J Birkill
MV Administrator
*****



just a sensible reserve

   

Posts: 602
Re: New Forum
« Reply #38: 24.07.04 at 21:51 »

I'll look into it... (it's different for administrators)
 
(Later) Yes, looks like another bug to fix  Sad .
« Last Edit: 24.07.04 at 22:04 by S J Birkill » IP logged
Kevin Cryan
MV Fellow
*****


I love Midnight Voices!

   

Posts: 1111
Re: New Forum
« Reply #39: 25.07.04 at 14:35 »

Time constraints have meant that I've not had a chance to look at what's on offer until just now. My immediate reaction is that we have here a wholly unexpected and welcome improvement on MV mailing system.
 
As I'm away for the next couple of weeks, I'll not necessarly be keeping up with how this develops. But I have high hopes that it will prove to be as good as Steve thinks it will.
 
Well done and thanks Steve.
 
IP logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5   Start of Thread | Latest Post Notify of replies | Send Thread | Print
Return to Top « Previous thread | Next thread »
MV Home | Short | Help | Search | Members | Login | Register | Shop | PA Home
Midnight Voices is not responsible for comments made by its members. All opinions expressed are entirely those of their authors.
Midnight Voices » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1!
YaBB © 2000-2003. All Rights Reserved.