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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2009, 11:25:28 PM »
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2009, 11:56:30 PM »
http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/187 ba bum, anyone else get this?


I looked into it . . . apparently unpublishing stuff was a bad idea . . . users don't have the option to publish/unpublish like I thought you guys had . . . me and Dunk are currently trying to fix it, give us a few days!

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2009, 01:17:46 AM »
ok thanks 8)
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2009, 03:14:58 PM »
How do I do a poll?
Am I allowed to?
And am I gonna have to pay to use this forum soon!
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2009, 11:27:04 PM »
How do I do a poll?
Am I allowed to?
And am I gonna have to pay to use this forum soon!
you should be allowed to make a poll. and what do you mean 'pay to use this forum'?
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2009, 06:07:41 AM »
How do I do a poll?
Am I allowed to?
And am I gonna have to pay to use this forum soon!

regular users arn't allowed to make polls only admin can
what gave u the impression you will have to pay?
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2009, 07:09:55 AM »
I thought I heard something earlier in this forum about adding a ebay kindof thing to SoR and Admin said that they would charge $10/month to use it?
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2009, 07:21:31 AM »
No the suggestion was an ebay type thing but without hidden fees. only like a final value percentage on what you sell. If you have an ebay store it now costs GBP16 ($28)per month just for the shop, then when you list something you have to pay (e.g. 0.50p / $0.75 depending on what the item is worth) for each item then when the item sells you also pay about 8% of the final value. Then paypal also takes about 3%.

 I listed something in my ebay shop for 8. I had to pay 45p listing then 64p when the item sold then 24p to paypal totalling 1.33. meaning that I really only get 6.67 for it AND ive got to keep some of it back to contribute towards the 16 per month fee.

Just charging 5% final value fee would be sufficient. If there was $5000 worth of goods traded per month this would earn $250 for the maintenance of the website.

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2009, 07:32:10 AM »
k good!
I was confused
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2009, 04:48:19 AM »
I thought I heard something earlier in this forum about adding a ebay kindof thing to SoR and Admin said that they would charge $10/month to use it?
I noticed you have been reading and replying to a lot of old posts . . . the post you refer to was an idea I was playing with . . . users create robot products and use SoR to sell them. SoR would take some cut of that for the effort to get it all working and maintained. But it never came to fruition due to lack of interest. ;D

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2009, 02:00:58 PM »
I noticed you have been reading and replying to a lot of old posts . . .

but sometimes it brings back old interest,   i replyed to a post one time about robot t-shirts  and now we sell them on the web site

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #71 on: March 30, 2009, 02:20:04 AM »
I just added a small new feature that shows this icon next to the person who started the topic:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/Themes/modified/images/topic_starter.gif

Not that big of a deal, but it makes checking to see who started a topic a bit faster . . . and maybe perhaps will help people focus more on the starting topic and not drift into irrelevant conversation :P

In the future I might change that icon to something more obvious than a pencil, but it'll still stay in the same location.

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2009, 02:24:11 AM »
so does that pencil come up next to every post in the topic by the starter?
eg. if i started the topic would i have one next to every one of my posts in that topic?
EDIT: yep sure is. thanks admin, this will help tonnes when reading a 3 page or longer thread ;D
« Last Edit: March 30, 2009, 02:25:37 AM by SmAsH »
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2009, 05:17:33 AM »
I generally don't have a problem with the forum I got used to it...
But in the tutorial page, I want to be given the freedom of having more
build options, like scrolling text and so on...
With proper html code I think you can make it, but not many of us know html (at least me :p)
So, either make it more easy to have the same freedom as we have in the forum (by just clicking a button )
or give us a good link or tutorial on how to write the html needed...
I don't know if I can link to java programs back to the members page... although
we better off it for security reasons... (Or it would be a good thing if we just uploaded the
java programs to SoR and then use then on the tutorial to avoid the external links)
Java programs can be helpful in tutorials, cause they are interactive and anyone knowing how to
write one, would be finding it a great help to teach others, cause tutorial after all, aren't demonstrations,
there are either white papers or teaching tools...

That's from me,


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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2009, 05:33:20 PM »
@tricky

Are you talking about a tutorial on how to create applets for tutorials?

@admin

does the members tutorial area support embedding applets? and where could the class files reside?

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2009, 06:15:24 PM »
@paulstreats
I think Tricky is refering to the fact that text editing in the forum is different to text editing in the member tutorials - basically because they are different apps that have been merged to create SoR.
So when writing a member tutorial there is no way to flag stuff as code - like there is here. If you know HTML you can insert some tags yourself - but its a bit of a hack.

As for Applets - IMHO they should not be hosted via SoR as this gets complex with trying to manage different releases of the applet code.

As a quick test I'm going to try and embed an applet of my own (hosted elsewhere) just to see what happens....

Blast cant do it in a forum post - so will create a dummy member tutorial and get back

EDIT:- ok here is a member tutorial that includes an applet http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/322
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2009, 05:33:10 PM »
I think the videos should start off in LQ so than people will never see the "This video is not longer available"

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2009, 12:19:59 AM »
I think the videos should start off in LQ so than people will never see the "This video is not longer available"
is there even a way to do that?
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2009, 07:33:52 PM »
Its all in the code, so he will have to modify the mod =] just like 3-4 lines though.

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2009, 11:14:35 PM »
Live website chat. So when one of your buddies are online, you can talk to them on the forum, like how facebook has the chat on the bottom right.

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2009, 04:55:31 AM »
yea, but rarely are any members ever on there when i am :(
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #82 on: April 08, 2009, 07:24:01 AM »
Move to a different time zone and it will be all good.

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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #83 on: April 08, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »
rofl rofl well we live in the eastern zome smash ...most members of sor are from the west .. ..so nobody is onli9 when we are onli9
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Re: suggest forum mods and member tutorial mods
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2009, 02:25:51 PM »
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Live website chat. So when one of your buddies are online, you can talk to them on the forum, like how facebook has the chat on the bottom right.
I think a small chat box on the forum would be nice. But there is no module to do that, and I don't want to write chat software myself . . .

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I think the videos should start off in LQ so than people will never see the "This video is not longer available"
I upgraded the video software a few days ago, perhaps the bug was eliminated. Let us know if you still have that problem.

 


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