[OT] The mechanics of a forum


    Jun 02 2006 | 9:57 pm
    So how does all this work then ?
    How do I get the quotes to look like quotes, for example ? It looks so elegantly professional - but highlighting what I want to quote and hitting the Reply button isn't doing it.
    Where did my yellow lightbulb avatar thingy come from ?? Did I choose it, way back in July, when I first tested Max ? (I wasn't sure, heroin or MaxMSP - I think I made the wrong choice). Where are the yellow lightbulbs now ?
    What the donald duck is FUDcode ?
    Why am I now a member, instead of a junior member, although I've hardly aged ?
    And why does everyone else know all this ?

    • Jun 02 2006 | 11:22 pm
      Stuart Grimshaw wrote:
      > How do I get the quotes to look like quotes, for example ?
      > It looks so elegantly professional - but highlighting what I want to quote
      > and hitting the Reply button isn't doing it.
      Currently, only ASCII text is allowed in forum posts. This is to ensure
      maximum compatability with the mailing list. It's for this reason that
      you can't use the quoting mechanism that some other forums allow for.
      We're working on figuring out how to enable HTML in forum posts, as most
      modern mailers will interpret HTML formatting properly, but we're being
      very cautious about it's deployment and doing a lot of testing beforehand.
      > Where did my yellow lightbulb avatar thingy come from ??
      > Did I choose it, way back in July, when I first tested Max ?
      > (I wasn't sure, heroin or MaxMSP - I think I made the wrong choice).
      > Where are the yellow lightbulbs now ?
      I'm not quite sure what you're talking about here. The lightbulbs next
      the forum topic names are indications of whether or not a topic has
      threads in it that you've seen. A yellow lightbulb indicates new threads
      or replies to existing threads have been posted since you last visited.
      The forums have only been up since January, and are in no way, shape or
      form, connected to the Max/MSP application.
      > What the donald duck is FUDcode ?
      It's formatting code employed by FUDforum.
      > Why am I now a member, instead of a junior member, although I've hardly aged ?
      These "rankings" are based on the number of posts you make to the
      forum/list.
      > And why does everyone else know all this ?
      I'm not quite sure what you mean, but if you are asking why "rankings"
      are listed to the right of member aliases, it's a "feature" of the
      forum, to give an indication of how active any member is. I suppose that
      knowing how active a member has been in posting is supposed to give an
      impression of credibility, or lack thereof.
      Lots of these questions can be answered by either reading the FudForum
      FAQ, or just doing a bit of Googling.
      cheers
      w