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Messages - Hristo
Development blog / Re: Alphababy!
« on May 12th, 2014, 02:33 AM »
Congratulations to you Nao!
Features / Re: Relative dates
« on December 2nd, 2013, 03:28 PM »
Once I installed SMF's relative dates mod, but it didn't took much time before I uninstalled it. I find the absolute dates more practical. Often I want to know what was the exact time gap between 2 (or more) posts and seeing "today", "yesterday", "x days ago" etc. annoyed me.

I would prefer on my forum the absolute dated to be visible and the relative dates for the tooltips. Also the delayed switch is a big no, no for me.

That was just my preferences of course.
The Pub / Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« on September 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM »
Yes, Vim was one of the many editors I tested, when I looked for good (that is FAST) viewer/editor for giant files. Vim can handle unlimited file size, which is very good, but is a bit too slow to open them. I do not remember how good is Vim's search and replace though.
Quote from Nao on September 15th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Alright, tested TextEd a bit... Very disappointed. There's a single pixel on the right side that doesn't do anything when you click it.
That is a good point!

As for highlighting use that button on the toolbar
The Pub / Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« on September 15th, 2013, 08:04 PM »
Quote from Nao on September 15th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Quote from forumsearch0r on September 14th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Ctrl+h and the Tab key should work. :whistle:
This feature doesn't support multi-line replacements though, AFAIK.
Indeed multi-line search and replace is very useful feature, yet most good free editors does not (fully) support it.

This plugin changes that in NP++.

But it does not work well with non-Latin characters (specifically Cyrillic). The best free editor with good multi-line search and replace support I know of is RJ TextEd.
Features / Re: jQuery Datepicker
« on August 1st, 2013, 09:28 AM »
BTW, as SMF Wedge does not accept year only and I find that some users (including me) prefer to show only the year of birth, but not the exact date. That is mostly for privacy reasons. Of course it's easy to achieve with custom fields, but still why duplicate something in-build.
Other software / Re: compromised
« on July 25th, 2013, 04:14 AM »
@xrunner My bank used to require from us to download a certificate file and to install it in the browser. If you are using browser without certificate you can't login. But this method was deprecated, now they require digital sign. SMF's Login Security mod offers some additional protection - user defined IP range of which he/she can login.
Features / Re: More useless nonsense
« on June 20th, 2013, 01:07 AM »
Quote from Arantor on June 20th, 2013, 12:22 AM
Why are you so insistent on having data that I can *prove* to you is fatally incorrect?
Actually a good question, considering that it's not a big deal for me.
Features / Re: More useless nonsense
« on June 20th, 2013, 12:13 AM »
The thing I mostly like about Most Online column, is that along with the other columns it gives a nice figure. Indeed, most people do not care for such data, but not all. Indeed, it's not accurate as absolute numbers due to bots and such, but for short periods they are relatively constant number, so the line/trend is not that screwed. Web tracking services actually are not better at all for giving the same data, because of the Adblock, Ghostery and alikes. Not every admin has access to the access logs and/or the CP trackers (Awstats in my case).

The Info Center line though is indeed more harmful than beneficial (when the forum is at it's peak, then the big numbers could attract some new members). As I see XenForo has Most Online Users add-on, which is not that unpopular - on the 3rd page for downloads out of 42 atm, so even this has it's fans.
Features / Re: More useless nonsense
« on June 19th, 2013, 06:44 PM »
Does this mean you want to remove the "Most Online" column on Forum History stat's page? If yes, then I do not like the idea. As an admin I would like to see that. It could be useful info when you do advertising etc...
But I really do like the idea if it's accessible only for admins.
Off-topic / Re: In Addition to Post Count - Power Ranking?
« on June 5th, 2013, 10:00 PM »
Personally I find all the Like/Reputation/Karma etc. systems I know more harmful than beneficial in long term. For example the 'Like' system used here. It works here because the forum is still small and the average active member level (as knowledge, attitude ect.) is way above the usual forum averages. But on most other forums such system after some time will induce an elitism - a group of popular members which get Likes even if they post "+1". Meanwhile most new members will not get a Like even if they post a scheme for working portable cold fusion reactor :). That is, most new members will feel unappreciated and will not post often or leave the forum. IMHO!

Now, maybe if there was a system which rewards those members whose topics/post induces traffic from search engines and/or from backlinks... maybe I would be interested in such function, or at least I would give it a try.

P. S. Excuse my (self learned :-/) English
The Pub / Re: Body tag classes
« on March 29th, 2013, 06:40 PM »
One more thing to learn when time comes :)
The Pub / Body tag classes
« on March 29th, 2013, 06:06 PM »
Imho, it would be useful if you add some body tag classes/ID which would ease targeting categories/boards/(type of) message(s) ect.

SMF 2.1 has browser ID, action and board number classes.
XenForo has category number and board number classes.

Since on practice there is no limit for the attribute's value length there should be no problem to add even more classes, like 'sticky', 'thread_number', 'locked' ect. Obviously the main purpose for this is to further ease the theming.

Just my $0.02
Features / Re: Crazy idea: fonts as a preference
« on March 28th, 2013, 03:22 AM »
Quote from Arantor on March 28th, 2013, 02:14 AM
Font size I'm a bit more iffy about seeing how easy it is to change font size in a browser (ctrl + scroll mouse)
Of course, but there are 2 problems:
- Way too many people do not know about this, not only about the hot keys, but even the options in the View menu. In Opera it's much easier/visible though.
- After all this is a zoom function, so it resizes not only the text.
Features / Re: Crazy idea: fonts as a preference
« on March 28th, 2013, 02:02 AM »
IMO an easy way to change font size is a must, and I do not think there is a need to explain why. As for font type it's rarely a problem for me, but this post:
...made me realize that font type could be very important for some people. And maybe it's of big importance not only for the people with dyslexia.
The Pub / Re: Translation
« on January 18th, 2013, 04:41 PM »
Quote from Dragooon on January 18th, 2013, 02:19 PM
I'm fairly sure he meant when the user doesn't know how to actually type the special character (via keyboard or through Alt codes) and would, instead, generally type the character code.
If that is the case (though I do not see this as Wedge's specific problem) there are quite many code <-> character converters that can be used.