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Post by Jorg » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:35 pm

Everybody,

I am very pleased to announce that UpCase's README was so trivial that there was no way I could screw this up. And I think I didn't screw up (*knocking on wood*) ..

So what's new!?

From now on people should post every question as a question, not a normal post. This enables the answered post mechanism, which allows people to get awards for the answers they have given. Posts that are answered should now be visible as answered posts as well, so people who will wait for an answer at least know that others can see that it is still a pending question (this is no guarantee that it will be answered ofcourse).

So as UpCase implemented it, one gets 5 wxAward points when an answer is marked as "The Answer" for the post. One gets 1 wxAward for every assisting answer which means an answer that leads to a solution but wasn't quite the solution.

So, go earn those points!

I will monitor the forum for any problems, if the php code is unstable, I will revert it.

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Post by Tyler » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:37 pm

Hey Jorgen,

This sounds really cool. Sorry I am slow, but how do I post as a question instead of a normal post? (I can't find the link!) 8)

Thanks!

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Post by Jorg » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:10 pm

Hi Tyler,

When you start a new thread it has 4 options now. Post normal like just an open discussion, a question (where points can be earned), announcement or sticky.

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Post by Tyler » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:00 am

I am just slow (or outdated) this week I think. :?

I will keep staring at http://forums.wxwidgets.org/posting.php ... wtopic&f=1 until I find it I suppose.

Thanks for your help,

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Post by Jorg » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:22 pm

You don't need to stare ;-) The changes are subtle:

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Post by Tyler » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:23 pm

Hi Jorgen,

Thank you for the screen shot. That was very kind of you. Rather than hang my head in shame though, I would instead hold to me previous assertion that these options are still not available to me.

On my screen there are no such options. My guess would be this little block of php code would look something like:

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if ($isModerator) {
ShowOptions();
}
because I know upCASE would be able to see them (as well as you), but not I.

Sorry for the trouble. I swear I'm not crazy. 8)

Here is my view:

http://www.megelan.com/images/noOptions.bmp

Take care,

-Tyler

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Post by Jorg » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:34 pm

This is odd as you should be able to start a new post, where the post you want to be should give you 4 types. Remember, when it is a reply this does not work.

Also, maybe try refreshing the whole board from cache it might be that you have an old copy ..

Hmm now that I see what you mean, maybe the options for marking a question or a normal post are only present as moderation options. This could be the case when others are not allowed to post as a sticky.

I will discuss this with UpCase! Thanks for pointing it out! Although it controls the questions better, people should still be able to select that they have a question or a normal post. Now it is up to the moderators to do so ..

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Post by benedicte » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:41 pm

I have the same problem as Tyler.
when creating a new topic, I don't see the options to specify it's a question.

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Post by Tyler » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:54 pm

Jorg wrote:Also, maybe try refreshing the whole board from cache it might be that you have an old copy ..
That was a good idea. I cleared the cache and tried again, same results.
benedicte wrote:I have the same problem
Ahh I guess that probably confirms it. Thanks benedicte. 8)

Jorgen, I think I may send you a new icon set for those question icons in a few days. You don't have to use them but that way I can say atleast I offered. :)

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Post by Jorg » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:01 pm

Tyler, also Geon uhm contributed to the icons. I do not want to pass him by accepting yours, could you ask him if it is ok to make another set? The question mark I am happy with as it is. The accepted icon could be better, and the "assisted answer" or "accepted answer" definately need to be better visible. I barely noticed them myself.

As for the options, I guess UpCase must not have noticed the posting options are only visible for moderators. If his intention is that the moderators manually make every post in a question or normal post, that is also fine but it requires more work.

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Post by Tyler » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:16 pm

Jorg wrote:also Geon uhm contributed to the icons. I do not want to pass him by accepting yours, could you ask him if it is ok to make another set?
oh ok. No I mean no disrespect by offering another set. I just remembered hearing someone say something about needing help with the graphics.

If Geon is working on the graphics that's great! I will ask him about it later to see what he says (not that I am any graphics guru).
Jorg wrote:As for the options, I guess UpCase must not have noticed the posting options are only visible for moderators
I don't believe this was his original design. Though we won't know till we ask him of course. :)

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Post by Tyler » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:54 pm

Some new icons have been sent to you via PM. 8)

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Post by upCASE » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:29 am

Hi guys!
Sorry, my fault!
I just send Jorg an update version of the code. Seems to work in user mode now :D
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Post by Jorg » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:15 am

I will upload them some later today.

No problem UpCase, if we all would program flawless, where is the fun of bugfixing then ;-) We tested it, but because we are all moderators we could never have catched that one ...

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Post by lowjoel » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:34 am

hence the need for a public beta ;)

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