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April 09, 2009
by jbremnant
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It would be nice to be able to edit your own posts after you post them...

Question: Looks like you guys implemented the forum by yourselves? Or is it an opensrc package? There are tons of CMS/forum packages out there in virtually all popular scripting languages (perl, python, php, ruby). Stuff like twiki, joomla, drupal comes to mind... They come with all the bells and whistles to create feature rich community sites.

April 09, 2009
by vz
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That would indeed be nice. Another thing that would have been handy to have is a 'preview' of your post before posting it.

April 09, 2009
by bruin_jim
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I like the forums. Simple and effective. :) The sign of an efficient design.

April 09, 2009
by Kevin
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I am looking for the search box.

Is it right under my nose? Cant seem to locate it.

April 09, 2009
by wayward
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This looks like a Django forum. I do Ruby and Rails, so I can't tell if they used some existing framework on top of that, but it works fine. The only extra thing I'd like to see is a list of new posts since last visit.

April 09, 2009
by hevans
(NerdKits Staff)

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You are right wayward, this is a Django forum. We just added preview for all you that were looking for that. We will be looking into doing search in a few days. Be patient with us, but keep those ideas coming!

April 11, 2009
by mrobbins
(NerdKits Staff)

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We just added RSS feeds too, so hopefully that will help you keep track of new posts -- does that work for you?

We are looking into doing search. I definitely agree that search would be a useful functionality.

Also, to address the original question, it's based on django-forum. It integrates well with the rest of our website, and is itself very minimalist in its design -- less than 600 lines of code total. As you know, we are "do-it-yourselfers" and enjoy working on something from the ground up, so taking something that looked well designed and adding on to it when needed fits for us. But do let us know if there are other features from those other CMS systems that you think would be appropriate.

Mike

April 12, 2009
by wayward
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Great forums and new features really do help! But the true value and the actual highlights of it are, of course, the staff!

April 12, 2009
by ranger
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...biggest thing I noticed was no "delete post" function; some forums choose to disable editing, but deleting is fairly standard (for a reason).

Other common features missing (that haven't been mentioned above): Private Message Profiles Avatars (no real need for these here though...) Exact date/time posted (the "xhrs, xmins aho" thing kinda works) "Reply to" (as in quoting)

April 12, 2009
by ranger
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...oh, and apparently line breaks don't work right either... see above post.

May 10, 2009
by Ethanal
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There should be a dialog box that pops up asking you if you are sure you want to post a new thread because I accidentally posted the same thread twice.

August 07, 2009
by pbfy0
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is it possible to do HTML so you could do something like make an image as a link (<a href ="http://www.google.com"><img src="http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif"></></a>)?

August 19, 2009
by Nerdful_com
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I wish it was possible to delete a post. Even I posted a couple before I knew anything and they didn't really make sense. I think one day I was frustrated, I made a comment that was not nice that I also wish I could make vanish.

Also, it would be nice to update/edit a post. A few times I have posted help questions only to figure it out myself. I wish I could have told others I figured it our and how.

Nerdful.com

August 19, 2009
by Nerdful_com
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I just posted a Customer Review without a title, it should check upon submit that all fields contain a string/variable. I reposted with ttitle/topic "NerdKit Saved My Life" so now there is a double posting (sorry, I cannot delete the other).

August 23, 2009
by Nerdful_com
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Links in forum should open in a new window (I have it set to open in a new tab), might be handy for some people. I know I always push the shift key before clicking a link here in windows (forces link to open in new window).

November 19, 2009
by pbfy0
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Nerdful_com:

I don't see your testimonial, but someone did just post a no-name (really hard to get to)

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