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  1. Quote:Original post by swiftcoder I quite like that type of signature, provides a nice way to find out what everyone is working on. Exactly. I think I'll add it back in. Thanks for your feedback.
  2. Avatar God, thanks for your honesty. It's awesome there's a bug tracker now. A great step, for sure...
  3. Avatar God, thanks. My signature had a few links, all with really small font, except for my name & company, which were normal font, but they were links, as well. Now that the links are modified to show the domain after them, it makes the signature really ugly. People already know my name, I don't hide it, since it's my username, so that's not the point of my sigs... the point is to provide a convenient link to my website/work. swiftcoder, I did get an email notification for this thread, after having modified the original post and leaving the check box off.
  4. I was just referring to that single line of code, which may compile in C on it's own. But, maybe not, since they might have to be the same size in order for it to be legal. But, you're right, the rest of the C++ stuff would make it impossible to compile in C.
  5. Before I erased my signature entry entirely from my profile, I edited 5 or 6 posts, and left the checkbox for signature unchecked, and this did, in fact, delete the signature for those posts. I am not sure about the notification email checkbox -- I have not tested that. I'll try it now for this thread, and I'll see when someone replies.
  6. I believe it will compile in C. If the source file is named *.c instead of *.cpp, I believe MSVC++ will compile it as C, and thus allow meaningless conversions as such, with no warnings. (Thank God C++ fixed those issues!)
  7. In fact, I'll remove it entirely. I get it now. I'm the only one who ever signs, so it's annoying everyone else. The issue was that I'll see someone's post, and want to see if they have a website, and it's convenient to be able to click on a link in their sig. So, I extend that same favour -- it benefits us both. But, no more -- I'll remove the sig, since it's no one ever signs here. Incidentally, the bug of not remembering the options for a particular post still remain. Even for the first post, the "Check here to be notified by email whenever someone replies to your topic" option is not remembered when you edit the post.
  8. I'm aware that some of these things have been brought up. But, when the same issues remain 6 years later, it's sometimes worthy to bring them up again. And this is an investment of time, and it is helpful -- look at the suggestions that arose from my bringing this up. For the first time in 6 years, there's been reasonable suggestions on how to fix it. I'm glad those people participated; I rated them higher. I'm not glad that my rating had to drop for it to occur. The reason certain things get brought up again and again is because they are dismissed improperly. This causes a waste of bandwidth, since they are bound to return. The signature thing really is a bug -- a setting set for a particular post should remain set. Everyone would agree that would be intuitive. Someone will continually bring this up until it's resolve; I guarantee it. (And I get the signature thing... no one here signs, so I'm the one annoying people. Perhaps the best thing is to simply remove the option at all, except for the first post of a thread?) Another example: Email notification of replies could be fixed such that only one email is sent between visits. That would reduce server load, save bandwidth, and reduce the annoyance of dealing with many emails. I brought this up, but, this hasn't changed in 6 years. Sooner or later someone else will be in awe that the site operators are dealing with bandwidth issues (one reason you can't get email notifications on threads you didn't start, which is desirable), and mention this fix. I think these 'repeats' are bound to happen. I understand this is frustrating if it's already on the to-do list. But, please understand it's also frustrating for the user dealing with the issues. After all, they are just suggestions which are ultimately to improve the site, not just a desire to argue (I'm sure the lounge is the place for that!) -- which is the ultimate waste of time. I apologize for wasting anyone's time.
  9. I'm glad everyone agrees that this would be an improvement. Thanks for all the great suggestions on how to implement it without overloading the server. I'm not entirely sure why my rating has to drop every single time I make a suggestion to improve this site. I always expect people to be happy, rather than upset, about the time some of us take to suggest improvements. [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 8:14:17 AM]
  10. I can see that. I just found it odd that once an option is clicked for a single post, when you edit that same post, the option doesn't remain intact. My signature is too big? I had no idea. I'll shorten it. [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 8:47:33 AM]
  11. This is precisely why this will never be fixed... because it's not regarded as a problem. A simple installation of an add-on fixes it for yourself, so you'll never see it again. The thought that an A HREF or BB code could be used suffices to show there is no problem, since the board can make links, if you so desire. Case closed. However, consider the busy guy reading a thread in which 30 links are included to reference material, and he's having to copy and paste them into his browser, because the poster is busy and doesn't have time to preview posts or type A HREF for each link. (I'm now anticipating a comment regarding how the use of copy/paste won't kill me. :P) Hey... all I'm doing is suggesting a slight tweak to the system that would improve the board, just a little bit, for everyone using it. :) [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 8:38:37 AM]
  12. Quote:Original post by SiCrane Well, I use Firefox with the plain text links extension so it's not a big deal to me. I'll check out the extension, thanks. Unfortunately, not everyone uses this, or even knows about it... [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 8:57:23 AM]
  13. Wow. I had no idea. It's too bad, though, since it's a real drain on productivity when people are linking to their work, or other references, etc. I should note the site currently takes -- literally -- 15 seconds or more to load at the moment. My high-speed connection is not the problem (unless the route it takes happens to be very poor every time). [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 8:25:02 AM]
  14. Suggestion: Make the URLs clickable. After all, they are URLs, and people want to click on them. It'll make us more productive while using the site. If the concern is PageRank spam, it is possible to make them invisible to Google's bots... Thanks, [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 22, 2008 4:05:23 PM]
  15. 1. I always want my signature shown. Please remember that the check box is checked, so that your site works intuitively like all other forum sites. 2. When modifying a post, please remember which check boxes are checked, so they don't have to be re-checked. After all, it's the same post, so it should be remembered even if point #1 above isn't implemented. P.S. I'm referring to the following check boxes: Check here to include your profile signature. Check here to store my user details on my PC (via a cookie). Check here to be notified by email whenever someone replies to your topic. Thanks, [Edited by - Jason Doucette on March 21, 2008 9:37:52 AM]