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I liked the orange numbers better ;)
Actually, their colour is pretty much irrelevant, but could you please add the numbers indicating new content to the "Events" as well? I just saw that some new conventions have been added while I wasn't looking, and it would be great to get a notification for that instead of having to click there every day.
In case you want even more feature suggestions:
Yes please for the bullet points!
Also it would be good to have very basic Markdown parsing too.
* This then becomes a bullet point list.
And *this* would be italic, and **this** would be bold, and ***this*** would be both.
# This is an H1
## This is an H2
###### This is an H6
> This is quoted text.
Just those few things would be a good start. This is a totally selfish request, as I use Markdown for the majority of my writing. My latest Big Talk post was in that, and I had to export it to html first, and then go through and edit out some of the fiddly bits.
Can't you just use the Reddit post preview box? That's a genuine non-facetious suggestion btw. I trust you are aware the WYSIWYG editor has the things you deire?
I have had many, many, many bad experiences with WYSIWYG editors that if there is ever an option to not use them, I do so *immediately* without even trying.
See, in the preview "immediately" isn't italicised. Will it be in the resulting post? I'm not sure.
I have good tools to export Markdown text to HTML, I was just hoping for those few elements above to be added to the basic HTML parser, which shouldn't be too tricky considering Jon wrote it himself.
As soon as I hit 'Post' I went looking for PHP Markdown plugins. I'm guessing Orin could find something pretty quickly - whether it would be adequate is another matter, but point taken.
If a copy of the Reddit module could be found it would probably do a pretty decent job, but there appear to be a variety of options out there. Luckily, I'm too stupid to be able to implement any of them (unless you can find a way to let me code in BASIC), so I can honestly declare it to be not my problem. And Orin's problem will primarily be one of time, not coding difficulty - we've been very busy giving him things to do!
And please can we have Gravitar support, not for every time you see a user name, but just on the profile pages. Or at least a way to show an avatar. Please?
I'm all for retro video games, but I think they'd be out of place here. You mean Gravatar, Luke. :P I wouldn't like Small Talk to be cluttered with avatars, but a solution would be to allow the img tag in users' profiles. They could set an avatar for themselves there if they wished, and a simple right-click-new-window on a users name would show Luke who's who.
Or how about a separate field for avatar in Profile, and the image is displayed on mouse-over of a name on Small Talk? Nope, no idea if that's feasible!
I really only want a way to see the face of the person writing the post. That doesn't have to be in the post itself (though a small avatar always helps when scanning a page) but if I click on their profile I'd like to see it. Also it would be great in the lists of user names, like in the "connections" bit and the "all users" list. That way we can scan and see faces we recognise.
img tags in the profile would be one way, but I love Gravatar because I only change a photo there once and it updates in something like 6 or 7 places around the internet. It would be cool to update here too, and in a standard format.
That assumes people will use an avatar featuring their face - I never do online. My current one is this: http://avatars.ravelrycache.com/fak/139338/sun_large.jpg
Oh. I hadn't thought of that. Still, seeing people's faces would be nice. And if not faces, at least a memorable visual image.
+1 for avatars, because I think they encourage people to interact with each other as individual human beings rather than as a sea of web based irritation. Also helpful since a lot of the users are likely to have met one another IRL.
Gravatar support on profiles would be nice, but given that you can put arbitrary whatever you like on the profile page perhaps it doesn't need a separate field - just some clear advice about how to add pictures to your profile?
I would be against avatars on smalltalk as I think it would disrupt the layout too much - but on big talk they might be more useful?
+1 vote for
-notificationserr... what are we actually calling the numbers in the menu bar? "flag numbers?" for newly-created clubs
-notifications for newly-created events (possibly with user-options for countries, as Tobias suggests - although that could get to be a long tick-box list, hmmmm)
-notifications for changes to clubs/events you are subscribed to
...and when I say "notifications", I mean "flag numbers", 'cos "notifications" is a bit too similar to "notices", which are something else here.
For those that struggle with HTML there is the WYSIWYG editor, for those using the BasicHTML option clicking the <ul> or <ol> links will do the necessary for you.
Noted on the other notifications, although I will be hopping backwards barefoot to a lonely meadow & contemplating the meaning of cravats for a day or so before returning to the code face.
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