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Does it look different?
This is a major upgrade. The first time I've upgraded since opening shop. There are a lot of new features and I'll start turning them on. Most importantly, I need to know if you find any problems!
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Has the HTML rendering changed? using the 'pre' tag doesn't seem to give proper mono-spaced text or honour blank lines and I can't remember if it used to.
 
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And another thing which irritates me. I browsed over to see what's new and saw lots 'o little lightbulbs for new posts. "Great", I thought, and leapt to reply to some. I quickly realized that it had forgotten my username and pasword, so I changed my preferences back to store it in a cookie.
Then, without so much as a confirmation box, it reloaded the front page, and turned off all those lightbulbs. I've now had to trawl through a whole heap of fora to see what's new. Grrr.
I know it's not your fault, Paul, but really!
 
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There should be a new UBB tag called CODE that should do an even better job than PRE. PRE used to work good, it isn't now?
To use the UBB codes, you have to use square brackets instead of angle brackets.
Here's PRE in action:
<pre>
class Goofy
{
public static void main( String[] args )
{
System.out.println("Hyuck!");
}
}
</pre>
And here is CODE

Howzit look?
 
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I think it looks even better. I'm gonna start using the UBB CODE tags instead of PRE. And the HTML PRE stuff looks okay. What problem did you experience?
About the lightbulbs: Seems like a good reason to not upgrade daily.
 
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Perhaps I'm halucinating but I thought PRE used to put the text in a monospaced front like it (usually) does in a web browser. It certainly seems that PRE does strange things with blank lines - they don't always make it out to the screen. (see that thread about 8 | 9 & 10 ^ 11, for example) I'll probably use UBB CODE in future, but that also uses a proportional font and so doesn't maintain columns.
Am I missing something?
 
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Is there something weird about line-wrapping. I'm sure I've always just typed into these boxes without any explicit returns, and it's wrapped OK, but look at my reply in Programmer Certification/Rapid Access Collection (Forum24/topic 21). It wraps at an unfeasibly large line length.
What's up?
 
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PRE and CODE: You're right - it eats blank lines. And the font is not fixed width. Don't know what to do about that.
Wiiiiiiide messages: The message just before your message was in PRE tags and had a really long line. I fixed it.
 
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What this thing needs is a preview button. Oh yea did you know that there is a free BBS that looks a lot like this one called ultraboard http://www.ultrascripts.com/ . I don't know if it's GPLed but it's free beer.
 
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I tried to take a gander at it a few days ago. I couldn't find an actual example.
I read that it has some nice features and that it has some serious bugs.
Know anything more about it?
 
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Not really. It was rated the best at some CGI site. The web site is done nice and they use their own forum on the tech support. Maybe I'll give it a try when I have a spare moment or two (yea right!).
 
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I hear it has a nice facility for e-mailing anyone when a new message has been added to a forum. That would be cool. UBB will only send e-mail to someone who has started a new thread, when someone else replies to the thread.
 
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Actually what I don't like about UBB is the lack of threading. I don't know if ultra supports threading. I was at some site a couple of months ago and they had a lesson on Cold Fusion during which they build a threaded discussion board using CF. I downloaded it and it'a someplace on my HD Of course there are bunch of them in PHP, perl, and python too. I enjoy slashdot and technocrat.net the most. Slashdot because it's so customizable and technocrat because the discussions tend to More Mature.
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