Like the QWERTY keyboard, our website has been carefully laid out to prevent you from making multiple posts too quickly. Otherwise the letters get stuck together and we have to bring in a repairman, which is very inconvenient.
I wouldn't want a "post reply" at the top - people should first read the already available responses before responding themselfes - and when they have done that, they are naturally already at the bottom, not at the top...
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
oops.. Its just after you mentioned this... I saw those at the top.
Damn! I still have a hangover of the V bulletin forums
Michael Raymond Jr.
posted 13 years ago
Originally posted by Jim Yingst: Ssh! You'll spoil the surprise.
I know it's at the top, but it's too far up. The bottom button is just below the last post, but the TOP POST button is in the top right hand of the web page. Why not put it closer to the top most post, or even to the right wehere the previous< >next buttons are?
The site is bloody slow as well. It gets faster when I don't visit it. lol that's not a permanent solution though.
And, I'm not a JSP guy or anything, but why does the site have *.cgi suffixes, and not .jsp? Does that .cgi (ht_tp://saloon.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi) indicate perl is being used? Again, go gentle on this one, I just want to know if the creators used java technologies for this site, or not.
Some Java technologies exist behind the forums (witness the excellent search capabilities created using Lucene, the FAQs that use Friki and the staff blogs backed by Pebble). Have a read of this for the reasons behind the technology choices and thoughts about changing them.