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List of "bugs" in SDN

These may have been mentioned by other people, but here goes:

"Remember my Userid" feature for logging in - it remembers your userid, but does not turn the "remember me" checkbox on! So when you log on next time, the system records that you do not want your userid remembered in future. So the next time you visit SDN, you are not remembered at the login screen!

Scrollbars on right side of screen do not reset - let's say I am viewing a long discussion list, at the botoom I click a link to see the next screen of discussions. The new list appears, but my scrollbar stays where it was for the first list, sometimes resulting in a blank page until I manually scroll back to the top.

Discussion topics titles are too short - I cannot work with a list of topics that look like this:

"How do I...ry?"

"Where is...x?"

and so on. The topic title length must be longer in the discussion list. The tooltip for this field just shows a date and time - perhaps it could show the full title?

I want to see 50 topics at a time (even this is too little now that there are over 100 posts per forum), but the default is still 5. I want to change my defaults and have them saved in my profile, rather than changing them every time.

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  • Jan 29, 2004 at 06:55 PM

    Thanks Paul,

    Very valid feedback. I have forwarded the login suggestion to our platform team.

    We are working on improving the forum functionality and usability. If everything goes according to plan we will make a major step forward by the end of February. We will keep you posted.

    Best, Mark.

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  • Feb 18, 2004 at 11:11 PM

    > I want to see 50 topics at a time (even this is too

    > little now that there are over 100 posts per forum),

    > but the default is still 5. I want to change my

    > defaults and have them saved in my profile, rather

    > than changing them every time.

    The 50 topics at a time is now possible by selecting control panel and switching from 15 to 50. Save and it will remember your preference.

    Hope you like it, Mark.

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    Feb 20, 2004 at 08:22 AM

    I noticed that in some forums the usernames are truncated on the right in the topic list.

    Also, I still cannot scroll through the pages with the keyboard. This is very annoying!

    Last, I would suggest to add the Reply, Search and Watch links, that are at the top of a topicpage, at the bottom as well, allowing you to quickly reply (most of the times you're at the bottom of the page when you wanna take one of these actions). After that, change the Reply link on each post into "Quote" and auto-include that post's text in your reply.

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