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Tony




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:04 am   Post subject: Note about pointing users to proper forums

I've put something in that converts [Forum Name] to a link pointing to that forum. So instead of telling users to "look in tutorials", please use

"look in [Turing Tutorials] for more help"

the link will be put in place for you.

The syntax should be pretty obvious, but I'll post a rundown of forums anyways. Some have shorthand alternatives.

[General Discussion] or GD
[General Programming]
[Contests]
[C++ Help] alternatively CPP Help
[C++ Tutorials] alternatively CPP Tutorials
[Java Help]
[Java Tutorials]
[Ruby Help]
[Ruby Tutorials]
[Turing Help]
[Turing Tutorials]
[Turing Source Code] alternatively Turing SC
[Turing Applications]
[VB Help]
[VB Tutorials]
[XHTML Help] or HTML Help
[XHTML Tutorials] or HTML Tutorials
[Flash Help]
[Flash Tutorials]
[PHP Help]
[PHP Tutorials]
[Off Topic] or OT

Other forums might be added as needed, and they'll follow the same convention. So just use this format, and we'll try to keep up.

Additionally I hope to add tag links to common tutorials, but we'd have to wait for a more standardized organization of those.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:32 am   Post subject: (No subject)

[Java Tutorials] (just testing)

edit: COOL!
Suggestion: ehmm take of the [square brackets]
Dan




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:30 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Nice use of the censoring system Wink

Tho didn't we have plans for somthing like this for some time? Any how good job!
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Mazer




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:28 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Dammit, this belongs in [News]! Stop spamming General Discussion, will ya? Cool

Ah, I guess we wouldn't be telling noobs to post in News, eh?
Amailer




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:09 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Nice, good idea/addition Very Happy
Speaking of V3, hows coming along?

Coutsos wrote:
Dammit, this belongs in [News]! Stop spamming General Discussion, will ya? Cool

Ah, I guess we wouldn't be telling noobs to post in News, eh?


Yeah, shouldn't this be in the [news] [News] section?
Mazer




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:33 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Oh, hey, the news thing works now...
[Gandalf]




PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:08 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Great! Everything belongs in the [Turing Help] forum...

Now how about making it so that when you post the address of a topic, it shows the topic name instead of the url? Smile
Tony




PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:16 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

[Gandalf] wrote:
Now how about making it so that when you post the address of a topic, it shows the topic name instead of the url? Smile

Cool idea, but that'd have to wait for now.

Meanwhile I did include a link to Cervantes's excellent Turing Walkthrough Wink
Cervantes




PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:41 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

I was just about to come here and make two suggestions, but it seems you're a step ahead of me on one of them, Tony. Excellent. Very Happy

My second suggestion is to automate the giving and possibly taking of bits. ie. "+30 Bits for Tony" would automatically donate 30 bits from my account to yours.

I was also thinking about automatically linking user names to the appropriate profile. But that might get annoying. Perhaps it could be a 'silent link', such as:
Cervantes

[ url=http://www.compsci.ca/v2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=855][color=black ]Cervantes[/color][/url]
Tony




PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:00 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

the problem with bit donation is that the command will get executed each time you edit the post.. and it seems to be more work than value.

as for user profiles, each post already has a profile button. And user names are already linking to their profiles outside of messages (such as who's online)

Though hey -- I like how this is generating a bunch of interesting ideas Very Happy
beard0




PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:50 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Tony wrote:
[Gandalf] wrote:
Now how about making it so that when you post the address of a topic, it shows the topic name instead of the url? :)

Cool idea, but that'd have to wait for now.

Why restrict it to only compsci topic pages? This could be used for any [*url]...[*/url] pair that doesn't give a title already ([*url=...]...[*/url]), or for any url that is just plain text that the interpreter picks up on.
PHP:
function geturltitle($url){
        $title = file_get_contents($url);
        $start = strpos(strtolower($title),"<title>");
        $end = strpos(strtolower($title),"</title>");
        if ($start===FALSE || $end === FALSE){
                return $url;
        }else{
                return trim(substr($title,$start+7,$end-$start-7));
        }
}
Cervantes




PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:42 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Tony wrote:
as for user profiles, each post already has a profile button. And user names are already linking to their profiles outside of messages (such as who's online)

Yes, but I was thinking more along the lines of a post such as:
Tony wrote:
you might be interested in checking out zylum's and Cervantes' games

In the real post, you'd linked to our Evasive Maneuver's games. But otherwise, it would link the new user to our profiles. Which isn't that fantastic, but its usefulness would grow with the improvements v3 will bring to the profiling system.
Mazer




PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:04 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Shocked

I think my heart just imploded.
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