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#32990 - 06/23/01 03:40 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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The latest version is lovely. Such talent!

Please get rid of the signature line option when you get around to architecting® the 'Edit Profile' section.

YES! For compulsive readers (like moi) it is crazy-making.

Keep Enigma! Sometimes it has me laughing out loud with its suggestions and unintentional double entendres. And what would we kvetch about without it?

Could the "Helpful Hints For Newcomers" thread be taken out of its present location and incorporated somehow as a click-link?

How you'd make it possible to save sent-and-received PMs is way beyond me. At present I just copy then paste in a folder located in My Documents. Otherwise I just send them off with a cheerful "Bon Voyage!"

I may be alone in this -- Could you make a first name required in the Personal Profile? The rest left as is except as noted above re ID line.

Personal preference re Links to other word sites : I tried word sites for a year before finding AWAD and AWADtalk. Did not find any as interesting and easy to use and full of such terrific folks as this one. Have no objection to providing them, I will probably check them out and return confirmed in my opinion that the nicest, kindest, most informative, intelligent, and mannerly folks are right here.
An informal chat room? ... Hmmmm.... doesn't the PM option serve that purpose?

Oh! Please! Keep the preview option AND the Thread Mode. I cannot, despite best attemps, follow that "other" option.

Well that's all from this non-techie Threadnodist!
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Affectionate Aloha to all.



#32991 - 06/23/01 04:28 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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when you get around to architecting® the 'Edit Profile' section.

I don't know how much "architecturing" will actually happen to AWADtalk except for appearance. That depends on what kind of options came with purchasing the discussion board. Anu didn't write this board, he apparently bought it from a company that makes them, so I don't know how much control he has over it.

As for things I can control, don't worry about me making the page take too long to load, I just have a simple modem as well. I haven't really decided which of the designs I like more yet. With the second one, the box colors can be changed more easily, but the boxes also restrict how much text there is on the front page.


#32992 - 06/23/01 05:12 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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wow's suggestion to add Jo's 'helpful hints for newcomers' as a link is a good one -- though many of those hints are included in the FAQs, I don't think all of them are. This brings me to a question:

Jazz & Max, are y'all talking about who will do what and what goes where? I would not want many of the features of Max's page (especially the photographs!) to be added to the AWAD site. Maybe this is obvious to those of you involved, but I wanted to state it, anyway

and further stating the obvious: wow, a chat room is different from PMs in that it is Real Time® - that is, we type as we speak. As it were.


#32993 - 06/23/01 05:25 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Whether or not the Helpful Hints becomes a part of wordsmith.org is Anu's decision. We don't want to put Max out a job, though. I think it would be at least a good idea to provide a link to Max's site so newcomers can become more acquainted.

I'm not sure if this audience could support both a discussion board and a full-time chatroom. A chatroom would probably tend more toward just talking about the weather and if there were AWADtalk quality discussions, they wouldn't be able to be read by all because they would just pass on in real time.


#32994 - 06/23/01 06:28 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Nearly forgot ... it is obvious but ... keep whatever it is that shows there are new entries in a categoy and the new posts within a category's thread.
Thank you
the boxes also restrict how much text there is on the front page.

This is not a bad thing. Think headlines. David Brinkley once said that anyone conversant in English should be able to reduce any story to seven words. Hmmmm.
Admit it - You'd be bored without a challenge.




#32995 - 06/23/01 06:33 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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keep whatever it is that shows there are new entries in a categoy and the new posts within a category's thread.

I believe that's a default and we can't (and wouldn't want to anyway) get rid of it. I think Anu is mainly looking for suggestions for the whole of wordsmith.org rather than just the board, of which he has little control.


#32996 - 06/23/01 06:44 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Anu is mainly looking for suggestions for the whole of wordsmith.org rather than just the board
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#32997 - 06/23/01 06:52 PM  
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#32998 - 06/24/01 12:03 AM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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I think we need a smilie which I cannot describe as other than the shit-eating grin. :D


#32999 - 06/24/01 12:39 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Jazz,

Your design is excellent: pleasant to look at, easy to interpret and soothing. I have no trouble reading from the color scheme as interpreted by my box, but I do wonder with Marianna if higher contrast between background color and text might not be helpful for those with vision problems.

Thank you!


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