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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-10)
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Hello all,

It may be time to discuss this forum's features ! .. I always thought it should keep its simple aspect (no images, no bbcode and so on) but I'm ok to do it differently if the most think that way.

In example, keeping the <br > tag to jump a line was an easy way to keep the threads easily readable (imho).

Feel free to make suggestions or just tell what you think ?!

Hannes Rada    (2009-01-10 17:40:18)
html - tags ?

Hi Thibault, I don't thinkt that using html-tags is very intuitive for most users. I would prefer having the look and feel and the features of one of the widely used forums. Like phpbb .... I think such a forum could be easily included here in this site.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-10 17:54:37)
BBcode or not BBcode ?

Thanks Hannes !

Any other opinion ? In other words, should BBcode and/or images/avatars be introduced in this forum ? (I prefer to avoid to include a complete phpBB forum instead of this one to keep the hand on the complete code)

Don Groves    (2009-01-11 02:08:47)
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Some of the features of phpbb are more useful than others. Maybe you could add only a few, like images and wysiwyg text?

Wilhelm Schuett    (2009-01-11 02:25:17)
phpBB Open Source?

Isn't phpBB Open Source? If yes you could keep the hand on the complete code?

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-11 14:32:41)
phpBB Open Source

I mean my hands are not so large :) But as Don said, it is possible to add some of the bbcode features. I'm just not sure it would be useful here. (it is possible to add a chess or Go diagram though - see Help).

Normajean Yates    (2009-01-12 03:52:03)
The simplicity of this site is its USP!

The simplicity of this site is one of its USPs [USP ='Unique Selling Point' (advertisement-agency jargon)]

If and when making big changes, Thibault has been careful that it hasnt affected this unique attractiveness of the site.

I hope - (and expect! I like Thibault's aesthetic sense) - that this site will remain unique in the simplicity of its core 'look'.

Otherwise, it will become 'just another chess site [yawn]' - but I am sure Thibault won't let that happen :)





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