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Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:43 pm
by timg11
A few years ago, TBU used a usenet-type of system for the forum. Since this forum has been established, there is no longer any connection to Usenet, right?

I ask because the functionality of this forum seems to be very limited compared to most forum systems. No text formatting, no links, no images, etc.

The limits seem to be based on a "plain ASCII" type of interface. Only Smilies, which are mapped to plain text, are allowed. Now that the forum is web based, are those limits still necessary?

Re: Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:52 pm
by a1pcfixer
Right.....and no.

But consider this type forum as a style stipped down for economy.

The more mainstream fora where you get all those fancy bells & whistles
will cost their tennents more $$$
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 build 7601


Re: Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:44 am
by TeraByte Support
There is still a newsgroup interface. Some things are turned off due to it
being misused.


"timg11" wrote in message news:6833@public.tech.misc...

A few years ago, TBU used a usenet-type of system for the forum. Since this
forum has been established, there is no longer any connection to Usenet,
right?

I ask because the functionality of this forum seems to be very limited
compared to most forum systems. No text formatting, no links, no images,
etc.

The limits seem to be based on a "plain ASCII" type of interface. Only
Smilies, which are mapped to plain text, are allowed. Now that the forum is
web based, are those limits still necessary?


Re: Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:32 pm
by DrTeeth
On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:52:14 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
a1pcfixer disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The more mainstream fora where you get all those fancy bells & whistles
>will cost their tennents more $$$

phpBB is free and has MANY bells and whistles - so much so that the
noise is deafening.
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.

Re: Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:25 am
by a1pcfixer
DrTeeth,

> phpBB is free and has MANY bells and whistles

Heaven forbid tptb use that instead of this mess.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 build 7601


Re: Functionality of this Forum?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:14 am
by DrTeeth
On Sat, 23 Nov 2013 06:25:57 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
a1pcfixer disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Heaven forbid tptb use that instead of this mess.

They do!
--

Cheers,

DrT

** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
** out of someone who richly deserves it.