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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
Wil,
Having come from the w3t community, on things like this it's best to go for it. I can't imagine GT would have a problem with it and with the community doing stuff like this you'll find more and more people getting involved with it... all you really need later is the ability to have somewhere to archive the "add-ons" for others to download, and the forum can handle that with the attachments.

And the standard to create them to is that they work or they don't. If they don't, people who are contemplating using them will tell you, and you fix what's broke. And just like with the new forum when it was in beta, ask a few people to test them, I'm betting there will be a reasonably decent demand for stylesheet templates. Smile and you have the customizations forum already set up to take care of posting info about these kind of things. maybe someone can create a new posting icon for something to do with an addon like that.
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Re: [JerryP] Feature request In reply to
what else I was just thinking that would be nice would be to create a stylesheet that would work not only for the forum, for the other templates products like mail and links so that one stylesheet could be used anywhere... don't know if that's possible or not, but would be great if it were
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Re: [JerryP] Feature request In reply to
Hi

Yeah, common names for tags could be a very good idea! Good thinking!

Anyway, I won't be able to start work on this for at least a week - I'm off tomorrow skiing for a week in the Alps :-)

I will definitily put effort into this as soon as I come back, though - sounds like a valuable project.

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
So.. who's up for doing this again?

I think we should open an account on scoureforge and make use of their project management/bug tracking systems to help keep track if multiple developers are going to be involved.

What do you guys reckon?

- wil
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Paul: Apr 18, 2002, 7:43 AM
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Re: [Paul] Feature request In reply to
Ah, no go through scoureforge. It only hosts open source software and they have a clause to say that they can publish your code after - not really what we're looking for here.

Any more offers or suggestions for a decent way of organizing this task?

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
I thought you'd mistyped sourceforge...hehe...not heard of scoureforge.

I don't mind using some of my server resources.

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Paul: Apr 18, 2002, 7:41 AM
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
Ok im lost....scoureforge doesn't seem to exist. I get no results on yahoo or google....what is the url?
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Re: [Paul] Feature request In reply to
http://www.sourceforge.net/

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
Eh?

Thats exactly what I said before and you just told me they aren't what you are looking for.

What the heck is scoureforge....that URL is sourceforge like I said.

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Paul: Apr 18, 2002, 7:59 AM
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Re: [Paul] Feature request In reply to
No, no .. That's the site I was referring to. It's just that I read more about the 'Project FAQ' and I realised it's not what we need for this project. Because a) it's not open source and b) we don't want the code to be published under the sourceforge domain.

edit: But we do need a similar structure, if available?

- wil

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Wil: Apr 18, 2002, 8:09 AM
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
lol my brain can't cope with this.

I mentioned sourceforge and you said:

>>Ah, no go through scoureforge. <<

So are you saying that you were referring to sourceforge when you said that or is scoureforge something different?

If you were referring to sourceforge in the first place, why did you say no when I mentioned source-forge...were you getting confused with the names?
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Re: [Paul] Feature request In reply to
Unsure

My grammer was incorrect. I meant to say 'sourceforge is a no-go' because of complications (see above).

I've been referring to the same (and only) sourceforge all along. LOL!

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
Right thats ok, I just hate weird experiences that leave me thinking I've gone senile.
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Re: [Paul] Feature request In reply to
I call that living ;-)

- wil
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Re: [Wil] Feature request In reply to
I still want to take this up if anyone still fancies it? :-)

- wil
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Re: [wickedmoon] Feature request In reply to
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...as a designer myself.


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... some of the template sets it *does* look like they've just been knocked up when the programmers had 5 minutes.


I want to say first off that I read only to the post I replied to. Since the post I am replying to is over a year old, I just could not read any more of them without venting to very unprofessional statements by wickedmoon. Perhaps you apologized to the programmers of GF since your nasty remark? If you have - wonderful. But if you have not, please read on.

I have to say (not in defense of GF - they don't need anyone to take their backs) that your statements contradict themselves.

You state that "as a designer..." meaning that you view yourself as a person who can take something that you claim to be "look like they've just been knocked up when the programmers had 5 minutes," and do it much better.

When I read that insulting and very obnoxious remark, I immediately and with great expectations - went to your forum. I was excited to see how you - a designer - had redesigned your GF! I could not wait to see if I could improve my forum to the caliper that you obviously had done. I mean, why else would you make such a rude and insulting remark? So I went to your GF and I said....

WHERE'S THE BEEF?

Shame on you.

Personally, when I came to GF for the first time, after my eyes took in all of the features I wanted it to have --- they immediately went about mentally changing colors, fonts, tab colors... rearranging the furniture and whatnot. I did not come here expecting to purchase a script that was 'ready to go." Although, the forum as it stands out-of-the-box is quite an attractive package and I think it is fine as it is. I also would rather buy clean code than something pretty.

I, as a designer - can create something pretty with the foundation script. It's the code that is the crux of the forum itself.

I am wondering that with your statement of being "a designer," why then does your forum look so bland? You make a harsh statement about the design, but you have not worked to improve the GF beyond its original design.

I just had to vent. But if one is going to make pointed statements about someone's work, you darn well better have done either something better, or improved upon the design.

My dad, who was a carpenter, told me something years ago. I was on a job with him, and I remarked to my dad that the painter did a sloppy job. My dad took me aside quickly and angrily said; "Never criticize another man's work in front of him or his peers."
Good advice.

"You say you want a revoloution.. well you know..
we'd all love to see the plan"
-Lennon/McCartney

~žophia~

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sophiabarton: Jun 16, 2003, 11:35 AM
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Re: [sophiabarton] Feature request In reply to
They were constructive comments, not designed to be nasty. I think the GT templates are poor compared to the competition. My comments stand regardless of what I've done to my own templates. I tend not to make many changes to the templates because of all the updates and the corresponding changes that frequently need to be made.

Jason
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