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#1 Rob Fantini

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 02:10 AM

TO: Rob Donavan.

Good job on establishing this forum!

Is it possible to add an ftp area? It could be used to share pgms, logic etc..


ps: It can't have cost nothing to setup this forum. If donations would help let me know.

#2 Steve Jenkins

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 08:42 AM

Please send any donations to me. :-)

#3 Rob Donovan

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 10:28 AM

Hi,

The cost of the web space is minimal, but I only get 5MB.I have a couple of places that I could put advert banners for different companies etc, to make a bit of money, but other than that I'm not offering anything really.

To get more (50mb) it does cost a bit more but nothing large. I would probably need more space if I start a FTP site.

FTP might be a bit difficult as it's not actually my server so I can't give out unix logins. Maybe I can come up with a system where people can Email me things and I'll put them up for download?

Would people be interested in a FTP download area? (Post some replies if so...)

Any suggestions welcome.

Rob

#4 Joseph Serra

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 10:31 AM

I think it's a good idea. I would like to have access to utilities and I would gladly donate some.

#5 Mike Schoen

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 02:08 PM

One change to the forum I would like to see is a button to
view all posts above/below the view today's posts button.

After going down several followup messages, I always wind up
either selecting 'back' a few times, or going to the main menu
then back to the forum to get the full list.

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#6 Rob Donovan

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 02:36 PM

Hi,

Yep, I'll do that soon.

Well have a 'Top of Forum' button.

Rob

#7 Joseph Bove

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 04:02 PM

Rob,

Thanks for your work on this forum.

I have one suggestion for improvement. I would like to be able to see a bio of a person who has posted something. It would be extremely useful to know for instance ProIV experience, geographic location, present job / company of the person placing a post. Among other things, it could help several of us locate local or nearby knowledgable ProIV people.

Also, it might help in knowing the bias (positive or negative) or people who are posting information about ProIV.

Joseph

#8 Rob Donovan

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 04:09 PM

Hi,

I'm going to make my 'Names Database' work soon, just haven't had the time yet.

Hopefully this would help?

Rob

#9 Joseph Serra

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Posted 23 September 1999 - 04:20 PM

Good idea, but I don't think it should be a requirement to enter your bio details to put posts on this page.

Due to some people's delicate positions, they may prefer to remain nameless, but still want to share their opinions, without getting in trouble with their superiors at work.

However, it would not be pleasant to see this message board degenerate into a slanging match between disgruntled programmers and ProIV support. I do hope that we all exercise a little bit of restraint when criticising our beloved programming tool. Let's try to remember that for most of us, it pays the bills.

Joseph

#10 Ralph Gadsby

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Posted 27 September 1999 - 01:33 PM

I have a couple of suggestions for improvements.

1) A central repository to hold details of useful information posted to the forum. For example details of SYSF, bootstrap file layouts (though this would be better as a downloadable), known bugs and their workarounds, etc.

2) The descriptions of replies to postings should be made more descriptive of their contents, if appropriate. If you look at all the replies to this post that I'm responding to they all say 'Re:Suggestions to improve this forum'. If you found an interesing reply that you want to go back to it is very dificult to find it again.

#11 Wim Soutendijk

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Posted 28 September 1999 - 04:13 PM

If there are a lot of responces, you have to do a lot of clicking to read all the individual messages
can you create a button that will open the whole tree for a discussion and show all followups?

#12 Anil Kewalramani

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Posted 28 September 1999 - 04:38 PM

Could a counter be displayed on the top indicating number of posts not read. This will save time in scrolling down and checking if all posts have been read or not.

#13 Rob Donovan

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Posted 29 September 1999 - 12:39 PM

Hi,

Not really possible.

I would have to make everyone 'members' and hold cookies on your PC to keep count of everything. I'll keep it in mind though.

Rob

#14 Rob Donovan

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Posted 29 September 1999 - 12:40 PM

Hi,

Yep, I'll try to to that

Rob

#15 Guest_Anonymous_*

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Posted 06 December 1999 - 05:53 PM

Great site Rob, Thanks for the time that you spend on it.
I do find that the pages take a real long time to load at times,
Sometimes it even hangs & I have to do a reload (usually after
clicking on the 'Top of Forum button').
Does any one else have this problem?
Are you aware of any upload limits from your ISP?
Keep up your great effort.



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