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Offline som99

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2015, 10:31:26 AM »
Larger file upload is something I miss, in the past I used image hosting services but today it's just easier to put the pictures on my own webserver and IMG tag em here.
But I know some people prefer attached images instead of huge ones in a thread so if bigger ones where allowed I would upload like that also.

Oh and something this forum really need is a option to set a thread to "project" when creating a new thread.
To explain what I mean, when I do something bigger on my Amigas I take pictures explain and post here and make a thread about it but as the project moves on I edit and add new pictures to my initial post but after x amount of time you can not edit your first post anymore and thus making a "Amiga 1200 project" thread hard to maintain since you gotta post new replies with pictures and then the images will be inside the thread and easy to miss for people who do not read the entire thread.

This is a feature I would want, set a new thread to "editable project".

Then I would post more of my projects here since it's easier to maintain. As I did in the past I posted quite a lot of pictures.

The biggest problem not having this feature is that when the image hosting place or i rebuild my file/web server struvture the images in my threads goes bye bye.
This happened in my quite detailed A1200 project thread, I wish I could edit it and put the pictures back.

So if this feature is added I would start making threads again with my projects.

Oh and ditch the electric cars sub forum ^^
 

Offline Brian

Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2015, 03:16:49 PM »
My suggestion is to merge all the subs in Coffee House into one where everything not fitting elsewhere goes, no need to structure it as it's hardly the reason people visit Amiga.org regulary but not so trivial as to simply get ridd of... we all have off topic questions sometimes that we want Amigaminded peoples input on.

Merge all Alladin4D subbs into one and possibly make it a sub under one of the Amiga forums such as "Amiga Software Issues and Discussion".

Move "Alternative Operating Systems" from "The Not Quite Amiga but still computer related category" to "Operating System Specific Discussions" and merge "Linux PPC discussion" with it.

Move "Amiga Emulation" from "Not Quite Amiga but still computer related category" to "Amiga computer related discussion".

Merge "CommodoreUSA Amiga" with "Coffee House".

Make "Amiga community support ideas" a sub under "Amiga News and Community Announcements".

That's my 2c

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2015, 06:01:37 PM »
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I'm sure AmigaKit is already regretting posting this thread.  ;)

But while we're on it, I'd like to see a forum for new games being released.  For example, you've got this great new game, very polished, and what does the link say?  "Check it out over on EAB". :(

If they aren't regretting it now, they most likely will. This could get very interesting (was that Maxwell, or some one else).
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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2015, 06:11:04 PM »
I only look at the coffee house to read about electric cars.:)
 

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2015, 06:25:46 PM »
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I only look at the coffee house to read about electric cars.:)

I own stock in freaking Tesla and I don't even read that crap here.  :lol:
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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2015, 07:52:33 PM »
I use the software development sub forums although I've posted in software thinking that was the right place in the past. What I would seriously like, is a wiki of sorts here a.org that served as an Amiga development learning hub. Tutorials and examples for BASIC, C, C++, E and whatever else people are into at the moment.

That is something I could seriously get behind.
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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2015, 02:16:43 AM »
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Heh, I am the ultimate C= end user.  If it's out there for 8-bit Commies, I'll buy it or demonstrate it or find someone who can do it.  I was never a programmer.

Hmm, my A1000's are still going, as are my other Amigas up to the 1200 and 4000.

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2015, 02:23:58 AM »
I think if you look at some of the social groups here like FPGA computers and the like, you might find room for some forums that might keep those users around if they are active.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2015, 09:03:01 PM »
I think CH/Electric Cars, CH/Immortality, and CH/Quantum computing could be removed and the threads moved into the other Coffee House forums. The Aladdin forums could probably be consolidated from 5 to 1 or 2.

I also only just noticed that there seem to be two different "other operating systems" forums that could be consolidated.
 

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
The "Social Groups" can be removed as they haven't been accessed in years -- as long as you save the pictures...
 

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2015, 12:05:03 PM »
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What I would seriously like, is a wiki of sorts here a.org that served as an Amiga development learning hub. Tutorials and examples for BASIC, C, C++, E and whatever else people are into at the moment.

That is something I could seriously get behind.



I support this brilliant idea!

I got my first computer back in 1986 - it was a CBM 610 (128 kB RAM) that I expanded to an CBM 620 (256 kB). There was near to no software available for it, aside from a word processor.

So I coded on it day and night (CBM Basic 4.0) and finally came up with a sort of GUI for it. It made the use of that machine much more convenient - just a mouse was missing, but I used the arrow- and enter-keys instead to move the cursor around.

I also ported many C64 games that didn't rely on colour and graphics with the help of a ROM cross reference list.

Then I got my first Amiga in 1989 - an A500.
I always wanted to learn how to code for the Amiga, but as there was enough software commercially available, there was no need to learn coding for the Amiga. When you went to a store, there always were hordes of pupils in the electronics section gathering around the Amigas and copying tons of floppy disks with the latest cracked software.
I was so busy with testing the new software titles to see if they are usable that no time was left to learn how to code for the Amiga. Of course I legally bought those titles that turned out to be a "must have" and so have a nice collection of Amiga productivity software today - including last StormC version, some Basic dialects, Hollywood and so on...

But when the NG Amigas came up and when many old software became more and more useless (like e.g. browsers), I started to regret that I never learned to code for the Amiga.

When I tried to, I quickly gave up again, as it turned out to be very time consuming to gather all necessary information on the web without the help of someone experienced. So a central point to get all the necessary information on how a beginner can learn to code for the Amiga (classic & NG) in the different languages would be more than welcome.

Different topic:
What I'm also missing here in the forum at A.org is a way to "mask" links like it is possible e.g. at Amiga-News.De. At amiga-news.de they have a button on the posting screen that - once clicked - opens an requestor where you can enter the URL and another one to enter the title (e.g. name of the website). This is a very neat feature, as some links can be really long (several lines) and it really makes sense to "mask" them like I did above with "Amiga-News.De".

I also miss buttons for bold, italics and underlined.
Or to enter code that shall get displayed as entered (and not interpreted as html) like I used it here to draw a schematics.

Furthermore I miss the large list of emoticons to pick from for use inside a posting. All I can see is a (short) list to pick an emoticon from for the thread title - below the editor window. The list for the use inside postings on the right side (or was it left?) disappeared some years ago...

Such little gimmicks would make posting here much more convenient without having to know html...
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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2015, 03:11:14 PM »
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Different topic:
What I'm also missing here in the forum at A.org is a way to "mask" links like it is possible e.g. at Amiga-News.De.  At amiga-news.de they have a button on the posting screen that - once  clicked - opens an requestor where you can enter the URL and another one  to enter the title (e.g. name of the website). This is a very neat  feature, as some links can be really long (several lines) and it really  makes sense to "mask" them like I did above with "Amiga-News.De".

I also miss buttons for bold, italics and underlined.
Or to enter code that shall get displayed as entered (and not interpreted as html) like I used it here to draw a schematics.

Furthermore I miss the large list of emoticons to pick from for use inside  a posting. All I can see is a (short) list to pick an emoticon from for  the thread title - below the editor window. The list for the use inside  postings on the right side (or was it left?) disappeared some years  ago...

Such little gimmicks would make posting here much more convenient without having to know html...
What are you talking about? All these features are available and have been for years. Typing BB code isn't necessary.
 

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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2015, 04:03:30 PM »
User can select between Basic/Standard/Enhanced Interface in User CP -> Edit Options -> Message Editor Interface. The Basic one is mostly just a text box without any formatting tools.
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Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2015, 06:35:57 PM »
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User can select between Basic/Standard/Enhanced Interface in User CP -> Edit Options -> Message Editor Interface. The Basic one is mostly just a text box without any formatting tools.

+1.  All those features you've requested are already available!  :hammer:
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Offline Iggy

Re: Amiga.org Forum Restructuring
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2015, 09:16:53 PM »
Frankly, I loath change, so I would rather not see ANY changes made to the format of Amiga.org's forums.
That being said, I do tend to avoid going straight to specific forums UNLESS posting.
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