Prompted by some recent posts from Doug and Nutcase regarding old topics, I've started to make an index of all our topics, complete with opening date and topic description (when different from title), sorted in descending in chronological order. I'm starting with this section of the forum, will do the others depending on time/feedback etc.
The link down here is for a table that includes about 1/3 of this area of the forum. I'm hoping to complete it by the end of next week I couldn't post the table directly because of some code/formatting issues with the structure of the forum.
Thanks, Doom ! It's harder than I thought, becase the forum lacks a "sort by time" command, and as such I have to enter each topic and copy the creation date. However, in the end it should help to avoid repeating topics, and to show them all in one page
I actually have a couple of more ideas in mind for the board, the only problem is time since working+my own forum+my own website take an hell of a lot
Phantom, what a good work ! How did you do it ? I used the regular html code, but wouldn't work... I'm aware of the size limitation, and I considered splitting it in different posts, but the idea is kind of having everything in one page, which is why I hosted it in my webspace.
Once it's finished, I will consider leaving it there, sending the file to Van to put on the AA space or making another topic and posting the table there in different posts, downgrading this one to a normal (not sticky) topic.
Post by The Night Phantom on Apr 23, 2007 18:58:08 GMT -5
Once again thanks everyone, you are all very kind
Phantom, what a good work ! How did you do it ? I used the regular html code, but wouldn't work...
Well, you are very kind, too! The major thing is to replace the HTML tags’ angled brackets (“<” and “>”) with square brackets (“[” and “]”). What else did I do? Oh, I removed all the P elements, thereby undoing your in-cell centering (centering is available in the forums’ markup, but I wanted to reduce the message size). I also removed the attributes from the TD elements and replaced the A elements with the forums’ URL elements (also altering the way the URLs themselves are referenced). There may have been a few more alterations. If you want to compare, follow the “quote” link on my previous message and study the coding I used.
Post by The Night Phantom on Apr 23, 2007 23:08:38 GMT -5
Come at it from this angle and locate the automatic flip-flop override device here, which in turn will defuse the antigyroscopic pre-interface thrust chamber. Follow that baby down to the spherical decombustion, uh, atmospheric helical servotubes and the, uh, pneumatic centrifugal antigravity shield deflectors, and you simply deactivate the aft shield gyral pre-subinertia photomegatronic, uh, oscillator that you see here.
@ Phantom: yep, got it. Using the "replace" command on notepad it should not be too difficult to make it forum friendly. For the moment I will finish it in html standard, and then try the conversion
@ Van: Once it's done, you could host it in the AA space if you like (or randomly link one topic from the AA home page, or anything else that comes to mind ;D)
@ Nut: No, unfortunately it doesn't self update, I will need to do it once a month or so. However, considering the forum is about 2 years old now, and I (hopefully) should complete this by the end of the week, updating each month shouldn't be too bad. Also, hopefully the index will prompt people to re-use old topics rather than make new ones on areas that have been discussed already, therefore reducing my work
Done! After 4 hours of work I've finished sorting all the 395 topics that have been posted in this section, and they are now in the index. Hopefully this will be useful for newcomers and to avoid repeating threads.