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Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by Chappy, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Chappy New Member

    I think a lot of problems posted on the forum follow a similar pattern for diagnosing (profiler, tracing etc). At least until it gets to very low level diagnosis.<br /><br />Just one idea would be to create something similar to what MS introduced into windows like the hardware troubleshooter. IE, a set of questions guiding you through a path to find at least the next stage to look at.<br /><br />Or similar to the old 8-bit games where you had to guess the animal based on a series of yes/no questions. I think this could be useful as a web page, asking a series of questions such as rough idea of problems, symptoms, various tests and stages to check etc...<br /><br />Maybe it doesnt even have to be dynamic, just a series of pages presenting the same information as whats already on the site, just in a more contextual form.<br /><br />Of course, this would all take time to develop, something im sure were all short of <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />A minor nitpick is that I think the text box on the forum could do with being enlarged, its a bit cramped, especially when youre posting code.<br /><br />Cheers!
  2. bradmcgehee New Member

    Thanks for your feedback Chappy. Great minds must think alike, because I have been thinking about the exact same thing. In fact, my series on Performance Audit is what I am trying to do to accomplish this same thing, although I am not done with the series yet. Once I finish it, if beginners need help, they should go through the audit as a first step. This would help them to identify the most obvious problems. Based on the questions in the forum, it appears that a lot of people are not reading the available articles or tips before they ask questions. I have to admit it is not always easy to find what you need on the website, but the search engine is pretty good if people will use it.

    Also, I have been trying (and I am behind) to put the most common questions in the FAQs section of the website.

    The text box size is part of the code supplied by Snitz Forums. I do have the source code, but I will have to see if I can find out where this code is located in order to modify it. Are you referring to the Quick Reply Text Box, or the one used for standard replies?

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  3. Negative New Member

    I am not sure what version of the forum you are using here Brad, but if it is the same as the one I have you can make the changes in these places:

    topic.asp, line 1141 (Quick Reply)
    post.asp, line 817 (Regular Reply and New Topic)

    Increasing the number of rows in the textarea tags should do it.
  4. bradmcgehee New Member

    Thanks, it worked as you described. Chappy, let me know if the new sizes work better than the previous ones.

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  5. Chappy New Member

    Whee!

    yes, this is miles better. Thankyou

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