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by 3247
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: URL BBcode
Replies: 16
Views: 31294

Re: URL BBcode

Read this article on usability . This article ist outdated. Opening new browser windows was mildly annoying back then: You can close the old window and use the new one. Nowadays, as tabbed browsing has become more popular, it is extremly annoying: Opening a new window does, well, open a new window ...
by 3247
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Why not PHP 5?
Replies: 22
Views: 13989

Re: Why not PHP 5?

Dog Cow wrote: Why not just rewrite them? I'd rather update and stay current than lag behind with older versions.
"Rewrite" often means "introduce new, unnecessary bugs".

BTW, Debian stable (Sarge) still ships with libapache2-mod-php4 and libapache-mod-php4, no libapache2-mod-php5 and no libapache-mod-php5.
by 3247
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Mark all forums "Read"
Replies: 6
Views: 4720

Re: Mark all forums "Read"

muhaidib wrote: can u belive that i was looking for it for about 15 minutes lol
i was lookin at the small text with the white background,,, didn't look at the div sections


Well, this means that there is a usability problem here which should be corrected in the final board style.
by 3247
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: any UTF8 support ?
Replies: 14
Views: 12967

Re: any UTF8 support ?

I would much agree with the concerns of the developvers, since the current version of PHP doesn't fully support and compatible with Unicode. So what? phpBB does not need "full Unicode support". If you just change the encoding of all language files to UTF-8, it simply works (and that's even true wit...
by 3247
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 51077

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

Windows uses time zone names like "(+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna". Of course, it is a usability problem if you don't implement automatic DST switching (or a "DST on/off" switch such as Olympus's) and users living in Berlin are supposed to switch to "(+02:00) Athens, Beiru...
by 3247
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Existing site user integration
Replies: 27
Views: 19867

Re: Existing site user integration

If you're running PostgreSQL (or any other advanced RDBMS), you can also replace the <prefix>_users and <prefix>_groups tables with views of the user data stored in another table. I've done this for phpbb_groups with phpBB 2.x, whereas the session.php module was rewritten to use Apache for authentic...
by 3247
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 51077

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

Option 1 does not seem very viable, for reasons you already posted, it would be a lot of work to gather and use all that information, and it might make choosing a timezone difficult for the end-user. Well, the information is available (in a strange format that has to be converted) and IMO it is eas...
by 3247
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 51077

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

Well, a decently accurate system of DST could be created with the following as server and user settings: Time Zone: xx GMT Daylight Savings: Year-round Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere No DST And the proper code to handle DST, using mktime to see if a post was made during DST for this user. ...