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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:02 PM
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DU3: Fundamentals of Posting
 
Run time: 04:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-QqInHz2Fk
 
Posted on YouTube: December 02, 2011
By YouTube Member: DemUnderground
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Posted on DU: December 02, 2011
By DU Member: Skinner
Views on DU: 12175
 
Here is a brief instructional video about how to post on our new discussion forum software, DU3.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:09 PM
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1. Thank you, Skinner!
Very useful.

:hi:
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:09 PM
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2. Ought preview be mandatory?
I've noticed this requirement on other sites, probably as a cautionary measure against errant HTML tags. Just a humble suggestion.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:15 PM
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3. LORLEAN!!! HOW DO I WRITE IN THE BIG BOX ON DU3 ON THE TV ATTACHED TO THE TYPEWRITER LORLEAN??? THE
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leftyohiolib Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:16 PM
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102. a steph and the mooks fan i see
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:48 PM
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104. Skinner, that is just mean!!!!
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 12:50 PM by TheEuclideanOne
Suggesting that people submit a post of "How do I post?" to learn how to post? I think that is downright mean-spirited!!!!!

I do have some follow up questions to your video and thank you for covering such a complex topic. But, even after you explained it to us in the video there are still some questions that I am confused on. Let me list them below and I have been tweeting, emailing all of my friends, posting on other discussion boards and nobody seems to understand it.

What does the "Thread Title" mean? - That is such a confusing header, I can not figure it out. Can you create another video on it please?
What does the "Messge Text" mean? - Same with this one, it has me totally stumped. I would even suggest a seperate video just focused on this question.

Please create another video series on this topic so that all of the users on your discussion board can learn about how to post. :)

All kidding aside, I did not watch the entire video, but always happy to see people involved in successful sites like DU taking the extra steps to make it even MORE SUCCESSFUL. If anybody needs a lesson on the opposite approach, have them go to FreeRepublic. Keep up the great work, Skinner!

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:16 PM
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4. seems like bloatware. does making DU complicated serve a useful purpose? nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:25 PM
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12. How is it complicated? Looks like most forum software to me.
I can't imagine any DUer I know having any problem with it.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:40 PM
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16. DU has one of the best forum soft ware ever! Have you seen any of the
other forums? And I think it is great that you can now delete your own posts.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:26 PM
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44. I agree! That is why I saw no reason to change it....
However, even though I have not liked the the other views we have had of DU3 I do like the new posting capabilities. (I THINK).
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haikugal Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:17 PM
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5. I'm behind...DU3 isn't up and running yet right?
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:22 PM
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8. Not yet
We're (hopefully) doing a live test next week with an eye to launching in mid-December, so we're making a few videos to help people learn about some of the new features.
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haikugal Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:25 PM
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11. Thanks for both the reply and the video help :0)
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:21 PM
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30. I'm ready to check out the new place.
It's like moving into a new home. :D
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:18 PM
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6. Sooo no spell check ......
smiles lookup table or HTML lookup tables? :shrug:
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:27 PM
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13. We've been working on getting the big stuff done
The things you mention may not be available on day one, but they will not be forgotten. We still have plenty of work to do after the new software is launched.
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:33 PM
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14.  Got it ! Thanks EarlG .....
Can't wait to use the Super Powers link ... hahaha whatever that is! Cool :thumbsup:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:46 AM
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94. Isn't spell check automatic now?
I never understood the need for a "check spelling" button when the software checks your spelling as you typel

But you're right about Smilies Lookup. I can never remember how to do a quote, and need to look it up.
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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:18 PM
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7. I haven't been paying attention, sorry.
I just checked the "Help" pull-down and didn't see a DU3 link, as in,
"what's coming, when, what's new & what-you-must-know...."

My bad, I saw that there were changes coming but just figured I'd
catch up when the time came.

Can you include a couple of links here?

Much obliged.

Mike in WI
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:22 PM
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9. Based on my visits to the beta versions,
DU3 will be easy for just about everyone to use, I think. I'm looking forward to using it regularly.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:24 PM
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10. K and R. n/t
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:37 PM
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15. What about
Our bookedmarked pages over here? I'd like to take mine with me. CalPeg was asking about it last week. I care about all that crap I saved. It's a regular libodem library. If I die you should all go there to know who I was and what I cared about.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:47 PM
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17. You won't be able to take them with you
BUT... our plan is to let people continue to log into the old DU, just on a read-only basis. That means nobody would be able to post or do anything on the old DU, but you would still have access to all your old bookmarks and private messages that you accumulated over the years.

That's the plan anyway. This functionality will not be available immediately, but we want to do it.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:57 PM
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18. Thanks
My personal stash of articles is safe.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:05 AM
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98. Good - thanks. nt
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watrwefitinfor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:03 PM
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19. Skinner, could you mail cds with the video to
us poor, 2nd class, dial up denizens of DU?

Or will there be so many new bells and whistles on DU3 that we won't be able to access it at all, so it won't matter if we know how to post?

DU is one of the few progressive sites that is still accessible without an hour's wait for loading. And already I'm anticipating having to wait forever for all the ads to load because I can't afford the new minimum "donations".

Shine, I can't even afford the broadband or the cable, even if there was cable strung on my dirt road, which TPTB decline to do.

I don't think I'm the only one on DU in this or a similar position.

Thanks for listening, :hi:

Wat

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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:09 PM
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22. The good news is
that the way DU3 is built should mean it will load even faster for you than the current DU. Also, if you are stuck with ads, the DU3 page design forces ads to load last, so you won't have to wait to read the main content of the page.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:38 PM
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59. What is the block of 4 squares in the post
looks like they are tabs for DU, Twitter, Facebook, and like?
Will they be in every post?
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:00 PM
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67. The first one is for the new DU recommendation system
The others are buttons for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. They only appear on the first post of a thread, and provide an easy way for people to share DU threads on those social media sites.

For those who are curious about the new DU recommendation system, we will hopefully be doing a short video about it soon.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:11 AM
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88. Yay for us "ADDSL" Dialup users!!!


Can't watch the vid, but I have been worried about access. Faster loading sounds peachy to moi!

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:06 PM
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20. Love the ability to self delete
It will come in handy for those of us who realize we've made mugs of ourselves a nanosecond after we've hit "post."
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:08 PM
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21. I see a link for "Superpowers".
What am they?
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:24 PM
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23. "Super powers!" That looks so COOL! What are "Super powers?" n/t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:27 PM
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24. OMG! No spell check! nt
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:29 PM
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25. that scares me
im dyslexic and a terrible speller
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:20 PM
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29. We're screwn!
:evilgrin:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:35 PM
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109. Snort
:rofl: Casting aparagus before we get her going! :rofl:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:48 PM
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33. EarlG talks about that here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=385&topic_id=639592&mesg_id=639612

Spell check will be available, just not right at the start of DU3...

Not to worry!

:hi:
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:18 PM
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41. thanks..
with my dyslexia... i might appear to be a freeper...lol
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 10:17 AM
Response to Reply #33
95. Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy.
Very good. :hi: :thumbsup: :patriot:
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:30 PM
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26. As for certification;
What is a passing score so we are able to post on DU3?

Just asking.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:51 PM
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27. 1: "Yay" for self-delete. 2: Can other members view one's "edit history"?
Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment and then regret it, so it's terrific that there isn't a limit on time for editing.

Same for being able to self-delete.

However, is the history of edits something only the posting member can view- (I hope)?

Thanks!
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:19 PM
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70. All logged-in members can view a post's edit history
DU3 has an unlimited edit window (the current edit window on DU is one hour) which means that on DU3 you could come back to a post weeks or months later and change it. Since doing that could obviously alter the context of all the replies to the post, we thought it made sense for people to be able to compare different versions of a post over time.

However, we understand that sometimes people screw up and want to erase something completely -- that's why we've provided the self-delete function which removes the edit history along with the post.
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:58 AM
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118. Self delete will be abused. Mark my words.
I can think, right off the bat, of one hit-and-run inflammatory poster who will abuse it.

It will go something like this:

OP: Obama has a 110% approval among liberals!!!!!

Replies:

bullshit
bullshit
bullshit


Self delete (no input from the OP)


Rinse and repeat.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:17 PM
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28. Looks great.
Nice job! :bounce:
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:40 PM
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31. Keeping it kicked n/t
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:43 PM
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32. It looks easy to use and actually improved...
I have to say my focused wandered for a moment due to the strangeness of DU with a spoken word component. It looks like you guys did a great job. Also I like the video, useful and well done.
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PADemD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:06 PM
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34. No smilies with DU3?
:-(
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:06 PM
Response to Reply #34
56. geez that will
certainly screw up communication. A face is worth a thousand words. Drat.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #34
61. We're going old school.
A rose for you. @->---------


:silly:
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:02 PM
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69. Yes, there will be smilies
In fact there will be quite a few more than there are currently. We just haven't programmed the lookup function yet. For the time being we will probably put up a post with all the codes for the smilies.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:16 PM
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35. Cool, it looks simple, not much different to the way it is now.
And my other question is answered in the thread, that people will have access on a read-only basis, to their old journals and PMs. That's good as there are often links etc or just old info in those old records that I know I sometimes want to check.

:kick:


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Mosby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:23 PM
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36. so what are "super powers"?
several posters have asked with no answer, is it some super secret admin function?

I like the "post to the OP" button at the bottom of the thread.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:59 PM
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87. Clicking it releases a radioactive creature to bite you and give you powers...
...you don't want to get the skunk, trust me.

:evilgrin:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:49 PM
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37. Will DU3 Have a "VIEW ALL" Button at the BOTTOM of pages with 20+ Replies???
It sucks when after scrolling down a looooooong OP or an OP with more than 20 replies to read the replies and i have to stop what i'm doing and scroll aaaaaaallllll the way back up to the TOP and click VIEW ALL then scroll aaaaaaaallllll the way back down to the first reply- or click on a reply in the list...

Skinner- it has long been a peeve of mine and though requested occasionally this has been un-addressed.

BUT- boy howdee DU3 looks GREAT!!!
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:25 PM
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71. Actually DU3 doesn't even have a "View All" button.
Once you're in a thread there is a way to view individual replies as single posts, with the reply tree displayed beneath the reply you're looking at (we call this "single post mode"). But when you click on a thread on DU3 the default is for the OP and all the replies to load at once, no matter how long the thread. So that means no more "View All" button.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:20 AM
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89. Will there still be a printer friendly view option? That's how I get around scrolling now and...
Will we still have 'Ignore' and 'Hide Thread' options to clean up the board so we can go through it faster?

Thanks in advance.

:hi:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 05:45 AM
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91. YAAAYYY!!!
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 05:54 AM by stlsaxman
:bounce:

:shrug: - "edited to remove question about Smiley lookup table (shwew- glad i edited it in time!)" :hi:
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:14 PM
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105. Can a user with a slow connection change the default?
This doesn't apply to me but I know from some other replies to this thread that it might affect some people. If they click on a thread with a lot of replies it could take forever to load if it is trying to load all the replies, right?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:57 PM
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38. Teach my algebra class, will ya?
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:02 AM
Response to Reply #38
116. I know! He did a great job.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:06 PM
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39. Thank you !
That looks fairly easy!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:16 PM
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40. That sounds simple enough. Thanks.
I do have a question regarding my bookmarks. You said we can't carry them over. Is there some kind of way to download them because I want to keep them in case the old forum gets deleted a couple of years from now. Mine date back to 2005.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:26 PM
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72. There is no easy way to download them
Unfortunately you would have to go through them and copy each link over manually.

However, we have absolutely no plans to delete the old forum.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:21 PM
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42. This looks like a great improvement. I imagine posting images and spell check
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 05:23 PM by Lint Head
will still be available. It's great how DU improves and the right wing sites are still behind the curve.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #42
73. Posting images works the same way on DU3
You just enter the URL of the image and the image will display in the post.

Spell check is going to be missing at launch but we will include it later.
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:23 PM
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43. cool we can lock our own OP's
This will come in handy when I mistakenly post a duplicate topic or just when I post something dumb.
Can you post a reason for deleting? Such as a link to another thread on the same topic?
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:33 PM
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74. You can't enter a reason for deletion while deleting
But you could post a reply to the post you were about to self-delete, to explain why you're deleting it. Note that self-deleting a post only deletes that post, not any of the replies.

So let's say you posted a new thread and you realized shortly afterwards that it was a dupe and you wanted to get rid of it. You could just reply to your OP with something like "I'm self-deleting this OP because I just realized someone else posted the story first -- here's a link..." and then self-delete the OP. The OP would disappear and the thread would be locked, but your explanation would remain.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:37 PM
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45. Reply
Reply, reply, reply!
:rofl:

Awesome, I can't wait to see it up & running.

Skinner :yourock: Earl :yourock: Elad :yourock:
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:38 PM
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46. Skinner has such a good speaking voice...

how come he never appears as a guest on Countdown?
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:51 PM
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47. Where is 'spell check'?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:11 PM
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48. Zippy! Thanks! I do resent having to share my superpowers, however.:P n/t
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:12 PM
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49. Can you rec individual posts?
I notice the DUrec button but not sure if that's for
the thread as well as posters?

Thanks.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:35 PM
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75. You can't rec replies
Only OPs -- same as it is now on DU. However, pretty much everything else about the rec system has changed. We'll go into more detail about that soon.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:58 PM
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86. It looks to me like the unrec "feature" is going into the dustbin!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:36 AM
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90. I hope not. It was really, really bad here before the unrec feature.
All the different cliques would post something like "Rec if you love Obama!" and of course it would make it to the front page, then the opposite clique would post "Rec if you hate Obama!" and soon the front page was just a bunch of cheerleading nonsense.

The unrec feature allowed people to nuke the vanity crap. I hope the new system has some way to allow that. I'd hate for this place to be taken over by the bullies with the megaphones again.

Skinner, if you do drop the unrec feature, please just drop the whole rec system altogether.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 10:57 AM
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97. I remember before the unrec feature and while I agree
that it wasn't a perfect system, it got a whole lot meaner around here after unrec came along. I'm not a fan.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:19 PM
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106. I agree about unrec, I wish they would keep it, but I guess we're in a minority.
There's a lot I like about DU (hence why I read and post) but there are some issues. Unrec isn't perfect but it's an improvement over the prior state.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:36 PM
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103. The unrec has caused a lot of aggravation on this board
not that I'm against it, when it was introduced I understood exactly the
reasoning behind it, but alas, not all of us can stand the taste of kool-aid
I guess.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:34 PM
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50. Cool. Like those share buttons too.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:38 PM
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51. Easy enough. Can't wait to use it. THANKS!!
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:58 PM
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52. What do you mean you can't delete other people's posts?
I don't mean generally, I mean you, specifically.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:41 PM
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77. I think he was trying to explain it from the regular poster's point of view
-- as if he were not an Admin. Admins will of course have the ability to completely delete any post from DU3.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:44 PM
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84. I, for one, welcome our old admin overlords.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:12 PM
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53. What?
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:19 PM
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54. Thanks.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:27 PM
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55. Is DU3 kinda intuitive because my computer doesn't play videos. It is 10 years old.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:08 PM
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57. Seems pretty
self-explanatory to me. You'll do fine.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:27 PM
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64. Thanks!
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:15 PM
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58. Is there a suicide button that the "I'm leaving DU ...Skinner please tombstone me" posters can use?
:evilgrin:
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:56 PM
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60. I've needed one of those once or twice over the years.
I even asked about one....

I think I used the phrase: you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:11 PM
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62. That would be awesome!
Though I think there would be a lot of people trying it just for the fun of it. lol
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:40 PM
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76. LMFAO
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:42 PM
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78. Not at launch
But we plan to have one...
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Paka Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:12 PM
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63. Thank you, Skinner.
After that nice video I may be brave enough to initiate my own post. :hippie:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:28 PM
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65. DU is going to look like soap opera boards?
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 09:29 PM by aquart
Fine. Don't be shocked if there's an occasional rant about General Hospital. Those boards are notoriously buggy and prey to spam, btw.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:52 PM
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66. So, where are the html markups? n/t
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:49 PM
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80. Coming soon
They're going to be the same as they are now, but at launch we won't have the lookup table included on the post page. Until that's done we'll probably make do with a pinned thread somewhere which contains the HTML codes, and one which contains the smilies codes.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:01 PM
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68. How difficult is it? Will there be a transcript as I'm not able to view videos.
:(
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:47 PM
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79. It's not difficult at all
In fact it's the same as it is now -- you hit the post button, type in your subject and message, and post.

We wanted to put the video together to emphasize the fact that nothing about the basics of posting has really changed, and also to demonstrate a couple of new features -- for example on DU3 you have an unlimited amount of time to edit posts (currently you have just one hour), and you can self-delete your own posts.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:53 PM
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112. Thank you.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:59 PM
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81. For all the people who were asking about the "Super powers" link
Here's the answer: DU mods and admins have access to additional links on posts -- that's how we delete posts, lock threads, etc., etc. To tidy things up somewhat on DU3, those links are all hidden until you click the link which we decided to label "Super powers".

We're making some major changes to the moderating system on DU3 -- which I'm not going to go into here, but all will be revealed soon. I will say that when people volunteer to take part in the new moderating system on DU3 they will have different "super powers" depending on the role they are performing.

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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:11 PM
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82. Admins, a software question
did you write this yourselves or is it based on commercial software?

If you wrote it, would you sell it to companies that need a similar online infrastructure?

What were the primary programming languages used to make this and the new forum?



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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 05:10 PM
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114. I second that question.
For years, I have wanted to open up a nature photography forum, but do not like most forum software that is available. I did try DC Forums, but could not match the great look of the current DU layout. I would love to be able to get the code, especially the codes that tell the software how threads and replies look.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:35 PM
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83. I have a couple of questions
Firstly, does this mean we can't post replies to our journals? I don't start threads a lot, but I do sometimes launch into a longish, essay-like response and like to be able to journalize those.

Second does deleting a post entirely only apply to OPs, or will it be possible to delete responses? And if it is, does that lock the branch that comes off of that response?

I also have some concerns that this lock-by-deleting function could be disruptive. Someone who is conflict-averse might start a thread, realize that it is generating a lot of heated debate -- and rush to delete it not because it is a duplicate or erroneous but simply to cut off the debate.

A deliberate disruptor might even make a practice of starting threads on sensitive topics and then delete-locking them to disrupt the flow of discussion on that topic. Since the original heading of the thread will not even appear in the listings at that point, it would effectively make the discussion invisible. I recognize that somebody who did this too often would be asking to be tombstoned -- but it could be done more sparingly, or under a variety of different user names, without becoming obvious enough to trigger a reaction.

I guess what I'm thinking is that it might be desirable to put limits on the self-delete function -- either a time limit or a limit in terms of number of responses -- because otherwise the original poster would be in a position to hold a thread hostage.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:52 PM
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85. Two questions
What is the "superpowers" button? And, was I seeing it correctly that we will only have rec posts not unrec posts?
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 08:41 AM
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92. Too cool, fellas!
Many new features. I particularly like the self-delete option.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:40 AM
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93. Thanks!
Looks good.
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sunwyn Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 10:21 AM
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96. Damn...my speakers just died.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:18 AM
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99. lol, "bemoan the current state of DU"
if we try to bemoan in GD will it be moved to the new Bemoaning Dungeon? :-)
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 11:56 AM
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100. K&R
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:03 PM
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101. At 2:47 you can see a "super powers" button

And yet no explanation in the video.

This is a great feature.

I have always wanted to find the button that would finally unleash my 'super powers'.

Can we pick the super powers that DU3 will grant me or does it come from our metaphysical essence?

I would like to get some transmogrification power that would allow me to return to my 32 year old body.

Getting the stock prices one day ahead of schedule would be OK too.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:37 PM
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110. I would like "a raise" button please.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:08 PM
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107. kick...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:34 PM
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108. Woohoo a self-delete button!
:evilgrin:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 02:47 PM
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111. Seems reasonable enough
There's a bit of Wikipedia in the way you can view previous versions of a post.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 04:20 PM
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113. I think all your videos should be in black and white, and made to look like 1950s educational films.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 05:13 PM
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115. Will the url remain the same for the new DU?
I saw upthread where you said that the old forum would not be deleted. Does that mean the new DU will be at a different URL?

Also, will we still have our state forums?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:41 AM
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117. kick
:kick:
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:13 PM
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119. Problem
I am having no problem signing in to old DU, but when I try signing onto the DU3 preview, it tells me my account does not exist. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a step I need to follow?
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