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#1370 - 08/18/09 07:07 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Alam Khan]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Good to see you here, Alam! cool
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#1373 - 08/18/09 07:52 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Alam Khan]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Welcome home, glad you found us.

Many may still be hunting about, so please please feel free to spread the word.

Alas, CNET, I fear, does not appreciate the competition.
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#1381 - 08/18/09 08:46 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Pendragon]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
What competition? As far as I'm concerned, CNET does not represent any competition at all. grin
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#1404 - 08/18/09 11:59 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I am with you but it may be hard to implement a dual system if I got you right. Since we have conflicting opinions, we may as well leave it as is: with posts counting but no titles. People will eventually sort out who is into troubleshooting and who is mostly discussing stuff in the Lounge.


Edited by macnerd10 (08/18/09 12:02 PM)
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#1405 - 08/18/09 12:04 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: macnerd10]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Just because there are conflicting opinions doesn't mean the status quo should win. If unanimity were a prerequisite nothing would ever change. Once more-important site priorities are resolved, I'm sure this is something to be revisited down the line. One thing at a time.
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#1406 - 08/18/09 12:08 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Fair enough!
BTW, what is your title, er..., operating system?
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#1409 - 08/18/09 12:28 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: macnerd10]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Heh... As an IT guy I have access to too many PCs to bother listing, so in memorium of the old MFIF I've been using my old title as my sig since day 1. To be honest, I'm more likely to be posting from a Win XP box than anything else nowadays so who wants to see that in a sig? But I blame it on Dell; my Mini 9 running Leopard is back in the shop for the third time. And I blame THAT on Apple, who still doesn't offer a netbook. wink
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#1413 - 08/18/09 01:13 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Doni, I was always wondering about that magic nickel. Can you tell us the story? It was before my time, I guess. You were supposed to be a MacWizard by the old nobility bill of rights.
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#1421 - 08/18/09 02:42 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: macnerd10]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Hmmm... wouldn't it be nice if we could actually search MFIF so I could find the old thread?

I may be remembering incorrectly, but I think maybe when the forums crashed way back when and we started anew, the title promotion system wasn't working correctly. In a thread on the topic, I made a joke about being willing to pay a nickel for one and voila -- one of the admins dubbed me Keeper of the Magic Nickel (titles still worked if done manually). I can't remember who did it, but I think alternaut? So yeah, there it is. I was gonna say I got it for slaying an evil Enron monster or something, but I'm too tired to think up such a good story. wink
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#1422 - 08/18/09 03:01 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Couldn't find the original thread (only similar ones like it), but I did find something you might find interesting: "Abolish post counting!"
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#1423 - 08/18/09 03:13 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Could not read it all (10 pages and I have to stay awake at work) and could not understand it all with its many digressions. Maybe Hal or some Mod could explain it better to us as having been part of that discussion 6 years ago. But I got the conclusion that there was no conclusion, and eventually titles were given that reflected all posts including the Lounge. I guess, it may be a difficult task to devise an algorithm that could count posts everywhere but in the Lounge.


Edited by macnerd10 (08/18/09 03:15 PM)
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#1441 - 08/18/09 09:20 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
Kevin M. Dean Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: donikatz
Hmmm... wouldn't it be nice if we could actually search MFIF so I could find the old thread?


Google...

site:macfixitforums.com search_words
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#1448 - 08/19/09 12:35 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Kevin M. Dean]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Google...

site:macfixitforums.com search_words


Correction... site:archive.macfixitforums.com

(macfixitforums.com is now a link to CNET... Booo!)
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#1457 - 08/19/09 03:57 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: artie505]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

Nope, it works just fine with site:macfixitforums.com. Try it!

The MFIF server redirects those URLs, prepending them with archive. Same thing with links within MFIF to other URLs at MFIF.

Seems to be only links to the Main Index, or dead links that were already redirecting to the Main Index, which deposit the browser at CNET.
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#1458 - 08/19/09 04:00 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Kevin M. Dean]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Right, but how would I search a specific forum? Such a raw Google search is too wide to be useful.
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#1459 - 08/19/09 04:03 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

Yeah, if you can't remember a key phrase, you're sunk. (You must've been searching on variants of "be careful what you ask for," eh? BTW, it was Kurt to whom you owe your honorific; I do remember that much.)
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#1467 - 08/19/09 06:07 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: dkmarsh]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Those archived threads are taking a long time to load. Is that just me, or everyone?

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#1468 - 08/19/09 06:09 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Gregg]
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#1469 - 08/19/09 06:10 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: Gregg]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Quote:
Those archived threads are taking a long time to load. Is that just me, or everyone?


In another thread, it was determined their ad server is what's slowing it down. If you block the ads with something like Adblock Plus in Firefox or with a hosts file, the site is pretty quick.

EDIT: cyn, you're too quick for me! laugh


Edited by donikatz (08/19/09 06:11 AM)
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#1472 - 08/19/09 06:26 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: macnerd10]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
I'd just like to point out that I have more posts than Jon Chuzi. While this is probably the last time I'll ever be able to say that, it clearly means that for the time being, the quality of my posts is better. tongue smile
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#1473 - 08/19/09 06:27 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: donikatz]
cyn Offline

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Registered: 08/03/09
Kevin's post was a breeze to find 'cause it's stickied in the Lounge. wink

Here's the MFIF thread you were looking for: titles (attn moderator)
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#1477 - 08/19/09 07:49 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: cyn]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Thanks cyn! I'd searched for everything from "titles" to "wish for" to "a nickel", but still couldn't come up with it. How'd you find it?
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#1492 - 08/19/09 10:16 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: macnerd10]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Quote:
What are the MacGurus, MacWizards and the likes but a ranking?

Agreed those titles implied a ranking but that implied ranking was based on the premise quantity equals quality which I, for one, am unwilling to accept. Unquestionably many, even most, of the very prolific contributors at MacFixit are excellent sources of good advice. On the other hand, there were others who although they were extremely prolific, contributed little of real value. So counting posts and those rankings could be very misleading to a newbie.

If we were to assign titles based on number of posts I would press for titles implying experience on the forum rather than knowledge or expertise. Something like Newcomer, member, old hand or perhaps Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior. Scrub that last it could imply to some, levels of knowledge that may or may not be valid.
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#1546 - 08/19/09 10:58 PM Re: Idea for login page [Re: joemikeb]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Joe, I like that! Seen similar things on other forums. No titles would be OK too.
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#1551 - 08/20/09 12:44 AM Re: Idea for login page [Re: dkmarsh]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Nope, it works just fine with site:macfixitforums.com. Try it!

Got it; thanks!

I was confused by macfixitforums.com now linking to CNET.
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