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What is the best message popup delay?

instant
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Don't like pop-ups

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new forum features yaaaaay!
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:24:43 AM »
I can't let the 'other guys' have a better forum, right? 8)

- First, you can now mark your threads as 'Solved':
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=10154.0

- Next, I added a Buddy List feature. You can find it in the menu list at the top. If you don't have any buddies, you need to make more friends :P

- Post Preview. Just move your mouse over a post, and you get a preview of it. I'm experimenting with this as a way to help people read more posts in less time. It'll reduce my bandwidth, save everyone loading time, and hopefully help us decide if a post is worth viewing beyond the subject line. If you think I should modify how much is previewed, or how the preview window looks, let me know!

- New Anti-Spam bot features. Less spam, more roboting. And anyone who can't answer 'How many sides does a hexagon have' probably shouldn't be allowed in this forum, anyway :P

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 11:21:35 AM »
'How many sides does a hexagon have'

The correct answer is "all of them". Because if it had fewer than all of them it would not be a hexagon.

I'm not gonna get any buddies with answers like that, am I? :-P

Oh, and good work on the new features!

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 12:32:58 PM »
'How many sides does a hexagon have'

What do you mean; African or European?

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 01:44:08 PM »
Is there any way to put a "mouse hover delay" on the post preview? maybe 1.5 seconds or so?

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I also just noticed that when theres a youtube video near the top of the post, the popup doesnt happen at all - just something to look into

e.g. this topic "you need battlebots help? well you came to the right place 8) " in mechanics and construction subject
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 01:47:52 PM by paulstreats »

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 02:09:48 PM »
I would like a quick reply feature at the bottom of the page since I usually dont type long messages and its quicker. But I suppose its not too high of a priority.

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 02:32:42 PM »
I would like a quick reply feature at the bottom of the page since I usually dont type long messages and its quicker. But I suppose its not too high of a priority.

I have a quick reply right here. Isn't it already an optional setting?

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 02:40:36 PM »
I would like a quick reply feature at the bottom of the page since I usually dont type long messages and its quicker. But I suppose its not too high of a priority.

I have a quick reply right here. Isn't it already an optional setting?
is it a setting you have to turn on or something cuase I dont see it.

alright I found it, its usually on by default so I dont usually look for it to turn it on.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 02:43:33 PM by JoeSkull »

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 06:40:25 PM »
New features are great! Keep up the good work admin =)
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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 07:28:05 PM »
+1 for delayed popup. It actually makes reading titles more difficult.
Save yourself the typing. Just call me Zach.

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 08:15:02 PM »
Is there any way to put a "mouse hover delay" on the post preview? maybe 1.5 seconds or so?

I added a vote at top. Let me know what you guys like!


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I also just noticed that when theres a youtube video near the top of the post, the popup doesnt happen at all - just something to look into

Its not about the youtube video, as I've seen others load fine. But still, strange bug! I reported it:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=336505.msg2478672#msg2478672

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 12:21:10 AM »
I added one more option in the poll - if you don't like it at all ;D

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 04:50:44 AM »
great stuff admin. adds another dimension to the forum.

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Re: new forum features yaaaaay!
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 01:21:38 AM »
Based on the average of the votes, I increased the delay time to 700ms.

 


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