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Re: New website

Postby MrSwiss » Oct 10, 2018 13:26

Yes, I also want to second, what's been stated so far: fxm / bcohio2001.

And, I have a additional request:
Please, get the [tt]-button to work again, as it did in the previous design:
MONO-SPACED-FONT (tt = tele-type style)
Which was really usefull, to explain coding mistakes (inside flowed text),
without the rather massive break, introduced, by having to use [code]-tags.
(even for a single line of code ...)
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Re: New website

Postby fxm » Oct 10, 2018 13:41

Me too, I used before the [tt] control to highlight some keyword/code inserted in the text. Now, I put it in italics surrounded by simple quotes, but it is less visible than before.
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Re: New website

Postby fxm » Oct 17, 2018 19:00

fxm wrote:For the Search Query menu:

Admins,

Could you reduce the minimum size of words taken into account for the search function from 4 to 3 (as is done on other forums) ?
I think that a sequence of 3 concordant characters (acronym for example) is already quite discriminating as a search criterion.
This would often avoid going to Google for example, to search inside the FreeBASIC forum.
TJF wrote:I second that. I mislike that I often have to use external search engines for 3 letter word searches.
bcohio2001 wrote:And allow for searches with the underscore character. Such as "__FB_64BIT__" or "WM_PAINT"
MrSwiss wrote:And, I have a additional request:
Please, get the [tt]-button to work again, as it did in the previous design:
MONO-SPACED-FONT (tt = tele-type style) Which was really usefull, to explain coding mistakes (inside flowed text), without the rather massive break, introduced, by having to use [code]-tags.
(even for a single line of code ...)

No administrator reaction on our proposals to improve the search function on the forum, and to reactive the [tt]-button?
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Re: New website

Postby coderJeff » Oct 18, 2018 0:38

Sounds good to me.
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Re: New website

Postby fxm » Oct 18, 2018 6:08

Thank you.
But who has the rights to do it?
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Re: New website

Postby fxm » Nov 03, 2018 20:59

counting_pine,

Do you have administrator rights for making the adjustments as proposed above?
(viewtopic.php?p=253482#p253482)
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Re: New website

Postby counting_pine » Nov 04, 2018 17:41

OK, regarding the three-character search limit - it can be done but involves changing the search backend or the SQL configuration on the server. I could try the former, but I don't know what consequences it will have on things like server load, processing speed, internal cache use...

With [tt], it used to work, and it still produces text in <tt> HTML tags, but I think at some point a forum upgrade changed the CSS for <tt> so that it's no longer monospaced.
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Re: New website

Postby MrSwiss » Nov 06, 2018 14:31

AFAIK, the search string minimum lenght setting, involves only a change in the BB's
Administrative Panel. (admin rights in the BB itself)

Since a CSS is a ordinary text file, changing a <TAG>'s Font setting, should be easy.
The bigger problem (related to CSS behaviour, of overlapping) is usually, to figure
out which CSS file needs to be edited. This needs rights on the Web-Server.
(because file access is needed, to download/edit/upload, over FTP usually)

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