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Author Topic: Messages column - changes  (Read 1105 times)

vicot

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Messages column - changes
« on: January 27, 2016, 10:29:17 pm »
Hi

the right-hand column with the most recent board messages is too narrow. Isn't there a way to make it wider?

This is really a nuisance, because the titles of messages are often cut-off, which is somewhat frustrating.

Moreover, who cares to read the name of the poster in that column, or the posting's day and time? These are useless pieces of information in the column (after all they are present in the threads themselves, if someone is interested in them).

Finally, the repetition of a topic already listed in the colum is useless, because you would have two or more links that point to the same thread, which is a waste of screen space (okay, to be accurate, each link points to a specific anchor, but within the same thread)

In short, I propose:

1) widening the right-hand column
2) removing the poster's name
3) removing the posting's day and time
4) removing further mentions to the same thread within the column

@webmaster, please could you please implement these changes? It would make the column much more useful and  pleasant to read

Thanks

--vicot

molly

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Re: Messages column - changes
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 10:42:43 pm »
..the right-hand column with the most recent board messages is too narrow.
If you press the link at the bottom then you end up on this board which does not 'repeat' the same topics. So the issue only appears on http://www.lazarus-ide.org/ for me.

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This is really a nuisance, because the titles of messages are often cut-off, which is somewhat frustrating.
Puttng mouse-cursor over the titles solves that for me.

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Finally, the repetition of a topic already listed in the colum is useless,
I never use the lazarus-ide.org location to see if there are new messages, i always go to the forum 'front-end' for that.

It could very well be that lazarus-ide.org and forum.lazarus.freepascal.org are to be seen as two separate entities.

FTurtle

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Re: Messages column - changes
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 11:44:27 pm »
When you logined, it is accessible a little panel with links at left bottom corner, in particular:

Show recent  http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?action=recent
Show unread  http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?action=unread

vicot

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Re: Messages column - changes
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 11:48:23 pm »
When you logined, it is accessible a little panel with links at left bottom corner, in particular:

Show recent  http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?action=recent
Show unread  http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?action=unread

This is great !!  It's exactly what I needed. Thanks a lot, FTurtle.

 

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