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Suggestions for Improvement to CompSci.ca

Author:  Clayton [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:03 pm ]
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This is it! This is your chance to help improve CompSci.ca. Simply post things and ideas that you would like to see in CompSci.ca. Think of things that would keep you coming back to the site. Go nuts! While some ideas will not be implemented, we would love to hear your ideas. Please keep your replies to this serious. Any ludicrous ideas/comments will be deleted immediately, and you will be penalized bits. The Staff are doing this for you.

Author:  Dan [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:11 pm ]
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I just wont to add that theses ideas do not have to be just new features to the site but can also be policy ideas and changes to how the site is run.

Author:  rizzix [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:43 pm ]
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Developer APIs to interface with the site (posting/checking bits etc..) in various languages. Smile

Author:  Geostigma [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:46 pm ]
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The site needs a better clean but modern backround that isn't jet black. Something like a nice white with some kind of faint design on it

Author:  Dan [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:23 pm ]
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The background is not jet black by default, you most have changed you styles setting. The default style is subGrey, you can change what style you see in your profile or in the style box at the bottom of the page.

Edit: i just checked all the styles and none of them have a black back ground, i am very confused right now Confused

Author:  rdrake [ Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:52 pm ]
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I believe he's suggesting that we need a new style that has something like, but not quite, a jet black background.

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:02 am ]
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But he said
Quote:
Something like a nice white with some kind of faint design on it

White isn't quiet black now is it?

Anyhow, first lets do DWITES layout, then compscis (which will be huge considering the amount of template files)

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:48 am ]
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In theroy we could change the layout quite a bit for comosci.ca by only chaining the css file. That is how the style option works, it just changes what css files are loaded.

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:48 am ]
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Actually there are no CSS files. It's all generated inline, every time. Which is not only horrible for bandwidth, but slows down the generation and loading of the pages. I strongly dislike phpbb.

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:21 pm ]
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Maybe you missunderstud me, the site dose place the css in line however styles are not hardcoed. There are style sheets that are imported when making a new style for the site and then are rendered inline when serving the page.

To make a new style you just need to make a style sheet. This is how i made the hello kitty team in v2 and v3 has even better support for this so you don' need to touch the template files at all.

If you do not blive me go to the admin cp, styles, Create New and you can see where you can input a style sheet or manaly input the values.

It is imporent to remember that although this site looks and works very much like phpbb on the front end a masive amount of code has been changed on the back end. There are very few parts that have no been modifed.

V3 != plain phpbb install



Edit: I just added 3 new styles, you may like them.

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:36 pm ]
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I'm just saying that it's a horrible implementation.

Rendering + loading the same inline stylesheet on every page vs. caching a static resource once for as long as the browser keeps it... Hmm...

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:45 pm ]
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Well i did not make that part :p. We could look in to changing it in the futter. however i think there are worse things that need more attention.

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:57 pm ]
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Inline CSS + JS, that could easily be moved to external files and cached, make up for 12 KB of this 18 KB page.

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:58 pm ]
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You do have ftp access......

Edit: Tho making a dynaiclky generated css template file should be intresting.

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:01 pm ]
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Alright, I'll get this fixed some time Wink

Author:  Martin [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:44 pm ]
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I think that we need a nicer theme. One modeled after Tony's blog would be pretty awesome.

Also, I feel that we need an 'official' line of tutorials on the various languages that we support. While searching through posts works, a lot of people are lost as to the order to go through things.

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:51 pm ]
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Well while I'll be fixing how the forum handles CSS, I might as well port /blog's theme.

And good call on the "official" tutorials. The Turing Walkthrough works reasonably well for Turing, maybe we could have something similar for other languages.

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:00 pm ]
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Tony @ 12th June 2007, 2:51 pm wrote:

And good call on the "official" tutorials. The Turing Walkthrough works reasonably well for Turing, maybe we could have something similar for other languages.


This is already in the works. Ultrahex and Clayton expersed some intresest in doing it and rdrake is working on somthing that could help update the turing one a bit.

I sotrgly suggest not making new templates but to do new styles for the site. Making a new template means you have to consider every changed made to the site from the basic phpbb version, a new style can be done with just CSS.

Author:  Martin [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:24 pm ]
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Tony @ Wed 13 Jun, 04:51 wrote:
Well while I'll be fixing how the forum handles CSS, I might as well port /blog's theme.

And good call on the "official" tutorials. The works reasonably well for Turing, maybe we could have something similar for other languages.


I don't mean a forum post. I think it's about time for an actual site, where there would be a link to a tutorial (maybe blog post style?). The reason is, as clearly demonstrated, nobody even reads the titles for sticky posts.

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:28 pm ]
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That is the idea of the Tutorials & Articles part of the forum (like above in nav bar). However it has a few bugs and no one uses it. I plan to make a fuction where a mod could add a tutoral they think is good to it by clicking a button on a topic.

Author:  PaulButler [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:30 pm ]
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The current forum has a tutorials section that is empty except for one tutorial.. tutorials could either be moved to that or it could be removed, but it doesn't make much sense to have tutorials posted on the forum when there is a tutorial section.

What I would really like to see happen is for tutorials to be moved to the Wiki and the wiki becoming more widely used. I notice that there are already some tutorials on there. Merging the phpBB and MediaWiki login systems would be great, but I don't know how easy that would be. If it is too difficult, automatically registering phpBB users on MediaWiki with the same password at the time of signup would be a half-decent workaround.

To make the wiki more popular, you could consider adding a [ wiki ] tag to the forum bbcode for easy linking. Many of the links at the top of the page (links, gallery, tutorials and articles) could be moved to the wiki where it would be easier to update them and at the same time make the wiki more popular.

Author:  Clayton [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:32 pm ]
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I do believe there is a [wiki ] tag, although I'm not too sure how it works

Test: DuckFest

Edit: Format is : [ wiki]<insert page title here>[/wiki]

Author:  Dan [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:35 pm ]
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PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:
The current forum has a tutorials section that is empty except for one tutorial.. tutorials could either be moved to that or it could be removed, but it doesn't make much sense to have tutorials posted on the forum when there is a tutorial section.


The tutorals don't get moved when posted there, they are liked there and shown there but they also existice on the forum.

PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:

What I would really like to see happen is for tutorials to be moved to the Wiki and the wiki becoming more widely used. I notice that there are already some tutorials on there. Merging the phpBB and MediaWiki login systems would be great, but I don't know how easy that would be. If it is too difficult, automatically registering phpBB users on MediaWiki with the same password at the time of signup would be a half-decent workaround.


The users are allready linked, however it dose not work for wired usernames that have symbols in them. It is also case cesntive.

PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:

To make the wiki more popular, you could consider adding a [ wiki ] tag to the forum bbcode for easy linking. Many of the links at the top of the page (links, gallery, tutorials and articles) could be moved to the wiki where it would be easier to update them and at the same time make the wiki more popular.


There allready is a wiki tag that dose just that.

Author:  PaulButler [ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:43 pm ]
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Dan @ Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:35 pm wrote:
PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:
The current forum has a tutorials section that is empty except for one tutorial.. tutorials could either be moved to that or it could be removed, but it doesn't make much sense to have tutorials posted on the forum when there is a tutorial section.


The tutorals don't get moved when posted there, they are liked there and shown there but they also existice on the forum.

PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:

What I would really like to see happen is for tutorials to be moved to the Wiki and the wiki becoming more widely used. I notice that there are already some tutorials on there. Merging the phpBB and MediaWiki login systems would be great, but I don't know how easy that would be. If it is too difficult, automatically registering phpBB users on MediaWiki with the same password at the time of signup would be a half-decent workaround.


The users are allready linked, however it dose not work for wired usernames that have symbols in them. It is also case cesntive.

PaulButler @ 12th June 2007, 3:30 pm wrote:

To make the wiki more popular, you could consider adding a [ wiki ] tag to the forum bbcode for easy linking. Many of the links at the top of the page (links, gallery, tutorials and articles) could be moved to the wiki where it would be easier to update them and at the same time make the wiki more popular.


There allready is a wiki tag that dose just that.


Thats pretty cool actually. Still a shame the wiki isn't used more though.

Author:  richcash [ Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:53 pm ]
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I think if we targeted the site more towards "real" computer science, possibly for university students, we would not only get more experts on here but people who are not in university could actually learn something about CS.

I like compsci.ca, I have learned a lot, but I hardly know anything about the field of computer science and its branches relative to a university student. Maybe if we had the subforums organized differently, instead of having a subforum for each language (which promotes more syntactic problems/discussion) we could have subforums for the different branches of CS and algorithms. Also, a math/physics subforum might be be good.

Or maybe that wouldn't make a difference, I don't know. Maybe the whole goal is to make this a high school forum.

Author:  wtd [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:40 am ]
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Well, you have sort of seen the dilemna. CS teaching, especially at the university level, is supposed to be about concepts. These are for the most part language neutral.

However, programming languages are used to provide a medium to communicate these ideas such that they can easily be tested and explored. As such, courses exploring any one of the topics of interest to a CS student choose a language.

To varying extents, students not only have difficulty with the concepts, but with the actual implementation of them. From here we get discussion pertaining to specific languages.

You can't have both. Organize Compsci.ca by concepts taught and you make it more difficult for students to find helpful information pertaining to the language they're using. Organize it the other way and you have information about concepts spread across multiple forums.

Try to have it both ways and you end up with an unwieldy number of forums and subforums.

Perhaps a blog-like structure, wherein all posts are flat and by default seen by date, but each can have muliple tags, and one can filter them by those tags? For instance, I might view all posts tagged with "data structures" and "c++".

Author:  jernst [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:30 am ]
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richcash @ Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:53 pm wrote:
I think if we targeted the site more towards "real" computer science, possibly for university students, we would not only get more experts on here but people who are not in university could actually learn something about CS.

I like compsci.ca, I have learned a lot, but I hardly know anything about the field of computer science and its branches relative to a university student. Maybe if we had the subforums organized differently, instead of having a subforum for each language (which promotes more syntactic problems/discussion) we could have subforums for the different branches of CS and algorithms. Also, a math/physics subforum might be be good.

Or maybe that wouldn't make a difference, I don't know. Maybe the whole goal is to make this a high school forum.


I would also like to suggest something along these lines. I myself am interested in the cutting edge research areas of computer science, maybe you could have a portion of the forums for these types of things, for example artificial intelligence, distributed computing, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, etc. While i like the programming sections you have now it seems like its only a small part of computer science.

Author:  Nick [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:33 am ]
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wtd @ Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:40 am wrote:
You can't have both. Organize Compsci.ca by concepts taught and you make it more difficult for students to find helpful information pertaining to the language they're using. Organize it the other way and you have information about concepts spread across multiple forums.

Try to have it both ways and you end up with an unwieldy number of forums and subforums.


jernst wrote:
maybe you could have a portion of the forums for these types of things


that's what wtd was talking about

Author:  richcash [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:10 am ]
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wtd wrote:

To varying extents, students not only have difficulty with the concepts, but with the actual implementation of them. From here we get discussion pertaining to specific languages.

You can't have both. Organize Compsci.ca by concepts taught and you make it more difficult for students to find helpful information pertaining to the language they're using. Organize it the other way and you have information about concepts spread across multiple forums.

Try to have it both ways and you end up with an unwieldy number of forums and subforums.


I am not only referring to programming concepts. Discussing concepts in the specific programming languages has advantages, including how to implement them. That's fine.

But the field of computer science is not just programming. There are many other branches. jernst mentioned a few, there are also, computational complexity, cryptography, algorithms (with/without data structures), computer graphics, compiler theory, quantum computing, and many others.

I think there should be an algorithm/problems forum. I also think there should be some other forums for each branch of computer science. There wouldn't have to be that many, they can all be condensed, I don't think it would become unmanageable.

jernst wrote:

I would also like to suggest something along these lines. I myself am interested in the cutting edge research areas of computer science, maybe you could have a portion of the forums for these types of things, for example artificial intelligence, distributed computing, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, etc. While i like the programming sections you have now it seems like its only a small part of computer science.

And if we had discussion on university level CS, it would draw more people to these forums who want to discuss these topics. There is a trend on these forums that once students get to university they become less active or inactive. There is little relevant to a university student's coursework material here and hardly anything advanced relevant to computer science.

Maybe providing a few more subforums besides the programming language forums would help increase the level of computer science topics discussed.

Author:  Tony [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:28 am ]
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well the way we've done this before, is that if General Discussion / General Programming / Offtopic accumulates enough discussion on a particular topic, that topic is promoted to its own forum. All of the suggestions are fine, in theory, but creating a bunch of empty stubs does not promote discussion well.

Start new threads in a general area, tag subject lines appropriately, and we'll take it from there.

Author:  wtd [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:57 am ]
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Computer science isn't just programming... but that's the language it's discussed in. Imagine a literature class where no one discusses language. Smile

Author:  richcash [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:14 pm ]
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wtd wrote:

Computer science isn't just programming... but that's the language it's discussed in. Imagine a literature class where no one discusses language. Smile

I think I was putting too much negative connotation on programming, which I didn't mean to do. Programming is the core of computer science, obviously, and I am not a syntactic or sematic expert in any language. Of course there should be some discussion on programming, and infact most of the discussion should be on programming, but not 99%+. Imagine a literature class where the only thing discussed is grammar - grammar for various different languages...

Tony wrote:

well the way we've done this before, is that if General Discussion / General Programming / Offtopic accumulates enough discussion on a particular topic, that topic is promoted to its own forum. All of the suggestions are fine, in theory, but creating a bunch of empty stubs does not promote discussion well.

Start new threads in a general area, tag subject lines appropriately, and we'll take it from there.

I realize that, and maybe I can try to research some topics of computer science and post about them. But I have a feeling the only people interested in these topics will know a great deal more about it than I do, so I don't know if I'll be doing anything productive.

Author:  Tony [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:30 pm ]
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richcash @ Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:14 pm wrote:
I don't know if I'll be doing anything productive.

You would be starting those discussions, something that people who know "a great deal more" aren't doing. Go for it.

Author:  Nick [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:13 pm ]
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not to mention that if they know more than you, than they have something to teach you

Author:  richcash [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:35 pm ]
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Alright, good point, I guess it would have to be a gradual change.

Author:  Mackie [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:28 pm ]
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I think we should have a hall of fame for the best submissions, or the most useful/intelligent threads.

Author:  CodeMonkey2000 [ Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:23 pm ]
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We have a best submissions post in Turing. It hasn't been updated in a while though.

Author:  Cezna [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:37 pm ]
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Maybe add a section on flash?
Maybe there is a specific reason it is not there (since it seems like it would be otherwise), but if not, I would love to see a section on Adobe Flash, where I could read some tutorials and get into the language.

If there already is a Flash section, I apologize, but I could not find it.

Author:  Insectoid [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm ]
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Not many people ask about Flash. CS classes (which provide 95% of the user base) teach in Turing, Java or C++. My school only used Flash for media (which involves next to, if not zero programming) until this year and the school does not plan to continue with it. Any questions about Flash can be asked in General Programming. Once again, if enough topics are made about it, Flash will get a forum of its own.

Author:  class [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:20 am ]
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Maybe add a Unix/Linux section, or make them separate? Also, have shell scripting tutorials and stuff like that...

What do you think?

Author:  Tony [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:21 pm ]
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I think that should all go into "General Programming", and if there are enough threads and activity, they will all be moved into a newly created section. There's little sense of having a new forum with 0 posts.

Author:  DtY [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:51 pm ]
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class @ Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:20 am wrote:
Maybe add a Unix/Linux section, or make them separate? Also, have shell scripting tutorials and stuff like that...

What do you think?
Shell scripting itself is pretty vague, but I can write you some bash tutorials (if you don't know what shell you're using, it's probably bash).

Author:  Turing_Gamer [ Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:50 pm ]
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Add a search creator bar. Allowing the person to search the forums by a specific Programmer. Some time I want to find my own stuff I posted, but I forget the names so I try entering my name and random topics pop up. Please add this. It will be a major improvement.

Author:  Insectoid [ Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:31 pm ]
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Turing_Gamer @ Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:50 pm wrote:
Add a search creator bar. Allowing the person to search the forums by a specific Programmer. Some time I want to find my own stuff I posted, but I forget the names so I try entering my name and random topics pop up. Please add this. It will be a major improvement.


All posts by Turing_Gamer.

Author:  Turing_Gamer [ Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:16 am ]
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Oh... Is it possible to have an IM browser in a corner that can be brought out with a click? Or a video of the day?

Author:  Insectoid [ Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:46 am ]
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You could certainly create one. You can make the webpage look however you like with some greesemonkey scripts (assuming you're running Chrome or FF).

Author:  muddy_waters [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:07 am ]
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I think you guys should make the colour scheme a little more lively, no offense but grey is kind of dull.

Author:  [Gandalf] [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:46 am ]
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It's not grey, it's blue! Sleek new age blue!

Author:  ProgrammingFun [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:15 am ]
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muddy_waters wrote:
I think you guys should make the colour scheme a little more lively, no offense but grey is kind of dull.

Gandalf @ Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:46 am wrote:
It's not grey, it's blue! Sleek new age blue!

Actually, everyone can change their colour schemes (i.e. "Styles") on the bottom left-hand corner of the website.

Author:  Sur_real [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:50 pm ]
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yeah, like the other colours are any better Razz

Author:  Insectoid [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:28 pm ]
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It's not blue! It's subgrey! And I think it looks fine. So many forums have ridiculous, distracting color schemes. This one's easy on the eyes and looks professional.

Author:  Dan [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:21 pm ]
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muddy_waters @ 18th March 2012, 12:07 am wrote:
I think you guys should make the colour scheme a little more lively, no offense but grey is kind of dull.


Perhaps you may have enjoyed our limited edition forum style from 2006 more: http://wiki.compsci.ca/index.php?title=File:April_2006.jpg

Author:  ProgrammingFun [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:30 pm ]
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Dan @ Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:21 pm wrote:
Perhaps you may have enjoyed our limited edition forum style from 2006 more: http://wiki.compsci.ca/index.php?title=File:April_2006.jpg

LOL, my first thought was April Fools' day but then I realized that this was more of a Valentines kind of thing Razz

Perhaps you can appoint a bunch of older, possibly more trusted, members to start on v4?

Author:  mirhagk [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:54 pm ]
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I love the look of compsci to be honest. It just seems more efficient, and makes the important things stand out.

Author:  copthesaint [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:20 pm ]
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I have to say this one thing. All help sections, the "Answered Question" button on the toolbar is not noticeable and because of its lack of Apperance, topics are only marked as answered rarely.

It would be great if there could possibly be maybe beside the topic title a button that says "answered" when the question asked by the user is answered and a button that says "unanswered" ect.

Edit also I would just like to quote the words of dan:

Dan @ Sat Apr 01, 2006 wrote:
Go hello kitty!



ProgrammingFun @ Sun Mar 18, 2012 wrote:

LOL, my first thought was April Fools' day but then I realized that this was more of a Valentines kind of thing Razz


your first thought was correct ;P

Author:  mirhagk [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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re: the answered question thing. It should also be encouraged for mods (perhaps per section mods, or special mods) to review topics that have been inactive for a while and mark them as answered if they are answered.

If we combine that with the feature many help forums have where when you enter your question it suggest possibly related questions, we could really remove a lot of the redundant questions asked over and over.

Author:  Insectoid [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:33 pm ]
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That could work if people used it. But people won't use it. That's why we have so many topics like "need halp wit mai gam urgent ploxx" despite the sticky that says not to do that.

Author:  mirhagk [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:28 pm ]
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yeah but it'd at least catch a few of the people. Plus you can search for a topic and still not find it, because the search bar isn't very good and usually leaves you to look through 14 pages of crap until you find one that talks about what you want, and has an answer. At least answered topics could be put first, making it easier to find things and not have to repost.

Author:  Williamarf [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:06 pm ]
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Can there be a section for C#?

Author:  Tony [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:34 pm ]
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You can create new threads on C# in [General Programming]

Author:  Raknarg [ Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:00 pm ]
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I think we should take out the time wait for post edits, if possible.


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