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13 Jun 2009, 00:24
We added some new features to the forum:
When posting messages 5 additional options are available and all are accessible in the posting window (second line down, underneath B, I, U)

1. [strike]Strikethrough[/strike] - speaks for itself

2. Warning:
 ! This is a Warning sample - would be useful for Moderators and Important posts like this one

3 Text Area:

Etiam cursus tortor nec neque. Etiam est turpis, porttitor non, pellentesque vel, tempus vel, velit. Integer mattis. Curabitur purus. Donec consectetuer risus eget lacus. Aenean metus metus, eleifend vitae, ullamcorper et, egestas nec, sem.

4. Legend:
[legend=Legend]Not sure exactly how to use this one yet [/legend]

5. Stopwatch Mode for question solving - not sure how popular this will be but it was easy to add, so what the hell

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Last edited by bb on 13 Jun 2009, 18:36, edited 1 time in total.
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13 Jun 2009, 03:12
BB, I see you do a lot to improve the forum. What do you think about math shortcuts? For example, "$$\sqrt{x}$$", "$$\frac{x}{y}$$", and "$$C^{n}_{k}$$" ?
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13 Jun 2009, 08:07
By the way, I have one suggestion that seems to be essential for me.
There are two ways for embedding images into a post: 1) attachment 2) [img] - tag.
I've added my avatar image and smile icon using these two ways:

[img]

attachment:

Attachment:

43422.png [ 53.62 KiB | Viewed 1146 times ]

Attachment:

icon_smile.gif [ 174 Bytes | Viewed 1285 times ]

For me, [img] looks much better than attachment, because "Attachment", "name of file", "size", "how many times users saw a image" do not contain any important information and just waste space. Especially, it is obvious for small images. So, I propose to show attached images using [img]-style.
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Founder
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13 Jun 2009, 10:13
walker wrote:
BB, I see you do a lot to improve the forum. What do you think about math shortcuts? For example, "$$\sqrt{x}$$", "$$\frac{x}{y}$$", and "$$C^{n}_{k}$$" ?

Walker - thank you for continuous support!

What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?

Thank you
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13 Jun 2009, 10:33
Sure. There are a few ways to do this and most are not complicated.

I see what you mean below - do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

Perhaps a post somewhere that has been esp painful?

This will help identify the best path/solution

walker wrote:
By the way, I have one suggestion that seems to be essential for me.
There are two ways for embedding images into a post: 1) attachment 2) [img] - tag.
I've added my avatar image and smile icon using these two ways:

[img]

attachment:

Attachment:
43422.png

Attachment:
icon_smile.gif

For me, [img] looks much better than attachment, because "Attachment", "name of file", "size", "how many times users saw a image" do not contain any important information and just waste space. Especially, it is obvious for small images. So, I propose to show attached images using [img]-style.

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13 Jun 2009, 13:16
bb wrote:
What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?

I mean buttons like smilies or "B", "i" and so on. Just one click and you have something like that: /frac{}{}

bb wrote:
do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

I always thought about images that table view along with unnecessary info could look better. Recently, I was thinking about writing the guide on how make a good presentation but imagined how it would look with many small/average images and decided to post the suggestion. By the way, [img] style let us post a few images in one line and even insert text between them....
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Founder
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13 Jun 2009, 18:32
walker wrote:
bb wrote:
What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?

I mean buttons like smilies or "B", "i" and so on. Just one click and you have something like that: /frac{}{}

Thank you. Got it! Will get cracking on this.

walker wrote:
bb wrote:
do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

I always thought about images that table view along with unnecessary info could look better. Recently, I was thinking about writing the guide on how make a good presentation but imagined how it would look with many small/average images and decided to post the suggestion. By the way, [img] style let us post a few images in one line and even insert text between them....

OK. got it. Would this be a better fit for your needs then?
(it still displays the "useless" information but does not get in the way.

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We are using it for the book posts to embed images into the posts: top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html

Here is the formatting:

Code:
[aligntable=left,100,0,0,0,#ECECEC,#ECECEC][attachment=0]compas.jpg[/attachment][/aligntable]
Here are the parameters: align,width,marginleft,marginright,border,brdcolor,bkgrdcolor]{TEXT}[/aligntable]

Second parameter is the width of the table, and #ECECEC is the background color for the table as some browsers (Chrome show the post funky otherwise)
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13 Jun 2009, 23:15
Thanks, bb! It looks definitely better!
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15 Jun 2009, 09:23
The Fractions and Square Root now have a simplified way of writing them - it was not possible to easily add a pure shortcut but a different simplification is possible.

Check it out:

Code:
[fraction]3/4[/fraction]

[square_root]5[/square_root]

You still need to enclose both sides with the M-Tags
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