March 8th, 2002, 06:01 AM
just an idea
hey u have a quick reply function how bout a quick new post function just cause 56k is slow on ao hehe no offense to ur quite capable servers but loading this page takes a while and if you want a new thread withougt smilies or such its just quicker
well thanks for listning
March 8th, 2002, 07:45 AM
But where would this 'quick new post' be located? If it were in each thread, people might quickly type some text, hit submit and accidently start a new thread when they were just trying to post a reply.
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March 8th, 2002, 08:22 AM
Re: just an idea
Originally posted here by RiOtEr
just cause 56k is slow on ao hehe no offense to ur quite capable servers
Slow? What an under statement!
My pet annoyance is when I haven't logged on for a while and then I get the time to come back to AO and have a look through all the previous posts.....I find one that catches my attention and click on it. Now, maybe a minute later the page will eventually load. After that I have to "expand all" threads which takes another minute or so. After reading the thread I than repeat the process all over again.....and again....and again....Quite time consuming..
At the same time I don't think that any more site changes should take place for the time being....The only solution I can see is for us poor 56k modem users is to upgrade to cable/broadband......
March 8th, 2002, 08:37 AM
After that I have to "expand all" threads which takes another minute or so
just go into "edit site" on the home page and uncheck "contract posts you've already read. that should help.
as for the new thread idea, i think it would be great to put a box right underneath the one i'm using now and have the thread put into the forum that you are in.
March 8th, 2002, 11:50 AM
Loading pages does take some time, I find that it's a good idea to open 3/4 windows containing AO then I can be replying to a post (which doesn't use up any bandwidth whilst I'm typing) and let a huge thread download in the background in another window. This isn't really making AO any faster, but it gives the impression that it is.
March 8th, 2002, 12:25 PM
hehe hot_ice no it would be in the main page where u see all the posts their are just near the new thread button then they cant mix it up?! just and idea as i said
and well its not to bad here for me but still soooo slow lol well
March 8th, 2002, 04:39 PM
JP removed the New thread -button some while ago since people were clicking it by accident... I'd like to see it next to the "Show a Printable Version | Email This Page to Someone! | Subscribe to This Thread" line, as a text version instead of the previous big graphical icon...
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March 8th, 2002, 04:43 PM
As for the forum to post the new thread to, that's nothing a quick php loop generating a select box containing all the forum names couldn't handle.
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March 11th, 2002, 11:58 PM
Well, the site layout as it is now, was designed to help stop confusion that many of our newly registered users seem to face.
As such, I don't see a "quick new thread" feature anytime soon.
As for speed issues, we are well aware of those, and have slowly been in the process of trying to speed things up a bit. Just keep in mind that speed is something we will be working on, and hope to improve as time goes on.
Thanks for the suggestions!