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Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« on: October 21, 2009, 05:02:54 PM »
Here is hoping that we together can build a safe landing place for foodies here in Atlanta and elsewhere to talk about the food they cook at home, and to review the places they eat, and to further discuss whatever we all can be comfortable with. I am NOT a pro at this, and some things will change rapidly initially until I get a feel for how this all works.

But here goes.   Know from the outset that I DO LIKE message boards and encourage both banter and serious talk about anything.  Let's all stick with the Categories and Threads until we flesh this whole thing out and get up and moving.  I/we have some interesting ideas about some things we can add on down the road to make this both an interesting read and a tool that you can use to decide where to go and eat out. We will only succeed with your help.

Let none of us get too far off course, or too far off the thread, and please review your posts.  Be adult about all of this and we will get along fine.  I am working on a Mission Statement, and posting guidelines that we can all live with.

Please submit any suggestions here or by PM to me or the Admin or Moderators.

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« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 04:33:43 PM by Administrator »
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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 05:24:39 AM »
In agreement with another poster, perhaps the names of the restaurant sections can be modified. I suggest slimming down to:

Metro Atlanta
Rest of Georgia
Rest of the World

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 10:23:31 AM »
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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 12:04:55 PM »
In agreement with another poster, perhaps the names of the restaurant sections can be modified. I suggest slimming down to:

Metro Atlanta
Rest of Georgia
Rest of the World 


How's it look now?

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 12:34:37 PM »
Ah much easier.

All we need is Atl61 to come out of retirement and we've come full circle.
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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 12:49:03 PM »
How's it look now?

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You da man.

Except maybe every BOA/Lower Chattanooga thread currently squatting in "Rest of Georgia" I'd put in Metro. That would be all of them. I don't think we've had a post on a place outside the metro area.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2009, 12:56:35 PM by geonuc »

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 12:49:56 PM »
Ah much easier.

All we need is Atl61 to come out of retirement and we've come full circle.
Maybe Foodgeek will pass that along ...

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 01:13:30 PM »
How's it look now?

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You da man.

Except maybe every BOA/Lower Chattanooga thread currently squatting in "Rest of Georgia" I'd put in Metro. That would be all of them. I don't think we've had a post on a place outside the metro area. 

Okay, okay...   a long time ago I had a big file folder and it was labeled "stuff".  Those folks that know me understand why I like to compartment things.   I moved 'em all.  I may not be as fast all of the time, but you had/have my attention today.

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 02:13:42 PM »
On the main forum page, why bold the "Last post" words? It gets distracting with the bold of "Last Post" on all the threads, and "Today" or "Yesterday" on some of the posts.

just me?

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 01:45:09 PM »
just me?

I guess so - they're still bolded!  ;D

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2009, 01:47:24 PM »
HAH.

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 03:37:04 PM »
I am not sure that they are bolded by intent but more by system default.  We haven't figured out all the nooks and crannies of the software especially the design aspect. Hopefully, I will have a bit more time after the holidays to figure it out.

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2009, 05:49:03 PM »
Ah much easier.

All we need is Atl61 to come out of retirement and we've come full circle.
Maybe Foodgeek will pass that along ...

I sent her a message a couple of days ago. Maybe she'll stop in for a visit, if she's not too busy being brilliant at her profession.
Food is my favorite.

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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 07:40:01 AM »
Why is the default setting such that when you make a post, you go immediately back to the post index for the category, instead of going back to look at the thread where you just made your post?

It's not a necessary change, but I do kind of like to make one last look at my posts after they are posted to check for errors, but with this setting I'd have to re-click on the thread to go back and look at it.

Still, isn't it great to be able to edit posts?  :)

Edited to add: Gadgetgeek, you need to set a limit to how long people can edit or remove their posts. 2 days is fine.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 07:41:50 AM by Foodgeek »
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Re: Update as I go along building a message board for you.
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2009, 08:58:02 AM »
You can change it to return to the thread. There's an option in your profile.

Check the box labeled: Return to topics after posting by default
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 08:59:56 AM by geonuc »

 

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