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Lady Kazandra
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Posted - 26 Dec 2010 :  06:56:54  Show Profile  Visit Lady Kazandra's Homepage Send Lady Kazandra a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

Myself, only more often.



I'll echo that. Good to see you again, Lady K!

Thanks. I really need to make a much more concerted effort when it comes to Candlekeep. It always feels so long between visits.

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Dennis
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Posted - 26 Dec 2010 :  09:46:47  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Also the ability to upload our own Avatars (hint, HINT)




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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Dec 2010 :  15:32:38  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

Myself, only more often.



I'll echo that. Good to see you again, Lady K!

Thanks. I really need to make a much more concerted effort when it comes to Candlekeep. It always feels so long between visits.



Maybe that's because it is a long time between your visits...

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  03:17:13  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd like an alternative to pms , something like a normal scroll, but just open between you and the scribe you "send" it to. Would be easier to keep track of conversations if it were one continuous scroll.

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The Sage
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  04:56:42  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm. That's an interesting idea, RW. I may just look into that.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  05:30:42  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some forum sites implement a members link to an IRC webchat room, many of those allow members to create temporary (password accessed) rooms for private chats.

Others deliberately avoid this approach because their admins feel it detracts from posting threads in which other members might participate.

I personally think the existing PM mechanism is sufficient, though it should offer a better editor (which should at least allow quoted/replied text). I'll admit I don't use PMs much, so other scribes would likely enjoy greater benefits on improvements to the PM system.

A request while touching upon the topic of the editor - could the text editing boxes be made larger? Being able to see only a handful of lines is a little bit inconvenient; why not use the rest of the screen?

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Zireael
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  09:21:33  Show Profile  Visit Zireael's Homepage Send Zireael a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

I'd like an alternative to pms , something like a normal scroll, but just open between you and the scribe you "send" it to. Would be easier to keep track of conversations if it were one continuous scroll.



Good idea.

Bigger text editing box - seconded.

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Alaundo
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  12:04:16  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Most of these points pertaining to forum functionality are valid and certainly desirable, but likely moot points. With the coming of Candlekeep Forum v2, these should be addressed (and we can create a new wish list )

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  16:12:01  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Hmmm. That's an interesting idea, RW. I may just look into that.



It would be especially helpful when applied to a certain sage, with a certain to do list that sometimes makes bit hard to remember what you were talking to him about when a reply appears

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  16:16:23  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

Well met

Most of these points pertaining to forum functionality are valid and certainly desirable, but likely moot points. With the coming of Candlekeep Forum v2, these should be addressed (and we can create a new wish list )



We cant wait to see it unveiled!

Also v2 needs at least one thing that v1 needed more of.....more Big Al


As always everything you've created here and continue to make possible are greatly appreciated!

P.S. Sage's , Wooly's and my own "keys" will still access the ...umm....special earned areas in v2 as before?

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The Sage
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  16:42:43  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Hmmm. That's an interesting idea, RW. I may just look into that.



It would be especially helpful when applied to a certain sage, with a certain to do list that sometimes makes bit hard to remember what you were talking to him about when a reply appears

What!?! But then I'd have to start making a "To-Do" list for the queue of scribes I'm likely to have pounding on my chamber door -- should such a system be implemented here at Candlekeep.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  22:33:29  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
The Red Walker

It would be especially helpful when applied to a certain sage, with a certain to do list that sometimes makes bit hard to remember what you were talking to him about when a reply appears
Always, always, quote the preceding context and provide direct links for Sage. Backlogged to-do stuff flows much faster when it's been idiot-proofed into a concise, accurate, and completely self-contained package. I'm not at all saying Sage is an idiot, lol - I appreciate similar efforts from my own underlings when they backlog my workload ... anything that can't be dealt with in moments gets put off to the side (momentarily? indefinitely?) so that I might first concentrate on cutting vast quantities of (endlessly accumulating) "easy" stuff out of my face.

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The Sage
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Posted - 01 Jan 2011 :  00:27:17  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll agree with that... as the linking does indeed help.

But I suppose I should also note the the backlog of "stuff" on my "To-Do" list is in no way linear. In fact, it kind of meanders and veers up and down, sideways and backwards. And I'm sure there's several projects that have been mentioned more than once.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 01 Jan 2011 :  02:13:31  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Hmmm. That's an interesting idea, RW. I may just look into that.



It would be especially helpful when applied to a certain sage, with a certain to do list that sometimes makes bit hard to remember what you were talking to him about when a reply appears

What!?! But then I'd have to start making a "To-Do" list for the queue of scribes I'm likely to have pounding on my chamber door -- should such a system be implemented here at Candlekeep.



As patient as I am with my last "lore request" for you, I'm unlikely to get "hasty" with you now!

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 01 Jan 2011 :  03:37:13  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I'll agree with that... as the linking does indeed help.

But I suppose I should also note the the backlog of "stuff" on my "To-Do" list is in no way linear. In fact, it kind of meanders and veers up and down, sideways and backwards. And I'm sure there's several projects that have been mentioned more than once.



Up, down, sideways, backwards, twisting itself off into non-Euclidean space...

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The Sage
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Actually, I heard it described more as a klein bottle.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Jan 2011 :  01:26:12  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it would be great to have a 5-sec or 10-sec video clip as avatar.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 03 Jan 2011 :  01:40:44  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You wouldn't think that way if you had a slow computer or internet connection ...

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The Sage
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Posted - 03 Jan 2011 :  02:20:37  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Indeed. We need to take into account that some folk may still be on dial-up.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Jan 2011 :  04:09:02  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not only that, but a page with 25 animated avatars would be slow loading on a lot of systems, even with a good connection.

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Indeed. We need to take into account that some folk may still be on dial-up.



Really? Hmm, even here in the Philippines (which is far less advanced in tech than US), Dial-up business died because of the very affordable broadband services offered by Smart and Globe.

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Not only that, but a page with 25 animated avatars would be slow loading on a lot of systems, even with a good connection.



I see. I seem to be basing it on my case alone. I frequent Regine Velasquez's fan site (reginemultimedia.com), where, even though so many avatars are video clips, I very rarely encounter slow loading of pages.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by dennis

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Indeed. We need to take into account that some folk may still be on dial-up.



Really? Hmm, even here in the Philippines (which is far less advanced in tech than US), Dial-up business died because of the very affordable broadband services offered by Smart and Globe.

Well, I know a lot of individuals who still use dial-up here... if only to avoid the lousy broadband service from some of established ISPs.

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Ayrik
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I think the most slow stuff you can realistically expect people to use these days would be P4-era machines with 56K dialup access. Most people will have substantially better specs, but you just don't want to turn people away (or have them turn you away) with bloaty web content. My (perhaps highly inaccurate) *assumption* is that, due to the peculiar content, Candlekeep must accomodate a number of visitors with slower computing capacities.

I'll admit that even on my high-end "gamer" systems I still prefer lightweight apps and websites ... why experience even the tiniest of delays when you don't need to? My older laptop (with WiFi) can still be frustratingly slow on some websites. And sometimes I run heavy software loads which noticeably slow down my browsers.

Perhaps a compromise, where threads/scrolls do not contain animated content but profile pages can? Or users can enable animations in their control panel?

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by Arik

Perhaps a compromise, where threads/scrolls do not contain animated content but profile pages can? Or users can enable animations in their control panel?



Not bad. But I'd still prefer the animated avatar... And speaking of avatar, whatever happened to my new avatar, Sage?

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