Some Talkback Changes and Fixes

Saturday December 4th, 1999

We've implemented some changes to our talkback forums that you may have noticed. First, you can now reply to specific messages from "flat mode". Before, you could only reply to the forum itself. Now, the messages will still appear in the same order in flat mode, but they'll be threaded properly in threaded mode if you reply to a specific message.

Next, we've fixed the titles of replies, adding a "Re:" in front of the default reply title.

Finally, we no longer allow anonymous posting. This change has been coming for a while, but we finally got around to implementing it. Old anonymous posts will show up, but no new ones will be allowed.

We've added one more change. Now, if you view in threaded mode, you have the option of showing which posts are new since your last visit. How does it work? Well, visit any forum, and click the "flag new posts" checkbox and click the "Change forum display" button. This change will affect all forums. After that, each time you visit a forum, we will store a cookie on your browser which will contain the current time and date of your visit to that particular forum, and use it to flag new posts. The cookie will expire a week after your last visit. If you don't like cookies, you can simply leave this feature off.

UPDATE: We added a small fix so that the "new" flags persist as you view posts in the forum.

These changes only apply to the talkback forums for articles. I will be propagating the changes to the poll and reader review forums when I have the time.

#20 the code speaks louder than personalities

by Ben_Goodger

Sunday December 5th, 1999 4:19 AM

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Let's not let anyone's personalities or thoughts stand in the way of what is really important - the software. Everyone, remember we're here because of the Code. The Code is what is important. The Code loves you, and the Code needs your love :)

Regardless of what people say to each other, in the end (whenever that end may be), the Mozilla team will have produced a web browser. The Mozilla team is doing everything in its power to make it the best web browser. The Mozilla team wants us all to use the web browser. However, being in a democratic society, everyone is free to choose, and I respect the person who chooses to use IE for their own reasons.

I personally believe that people should try both browsers, and make up their mind based on the merits of each, and not take into account the words of any other individual. If IE works better, use it. Otherwise, use Mozilla, or use Opera, Communicator or Konqueror, or Lynx, or whatever suits you best. Mozilla is simply another choice, a choice we sincerely hope is a compelling one.