things I like about Vanilla, things I like about CoT
Don't get me wrong, I like CoT too.
But I prefer that the last replied to thread pops to the top.
And tells me who last posted.
And lights up threads I haven't read on all computers I use, properly.
Things I like about CoT:
anonymous people can post
sidebar links and quotes
So now I have TWO places to waste time.
> But I prefer that the last replied to thread pops to the top.
The problem with this approach is you lose your spatial orientation. If you are looking for a thread you can't just "know" about where it is on the page anymore.
son of parnas
September 14th, 2006 11:05am
What is Vanilla? Where can it be found?
"pops to the top"
that's my least favorite feature on any forum.
> that's my least favorite feature on any forum.
Having it configurable would be nice.
son of parnas
September 14th, 2006 11:30am
Vanilla is the name of some forum software (cf. fruitshow). One of our number has an implementation which is currently by invitation. Invitations are not difficult to come by...
a cynic writes...
September 14th, 2006 11:32am
I like the feature of knowing when was the last reply.
Other than that, I prefer here.
Except the impersonation.
September 14th, 2006 1:09pm
I think the chief inpersonator has now been banned. It really was all just one person.
September 14th, 2006 1:13pm
September 14th, 2006 1:17pm
September 14th, 2006 1:18pm
AHA: Even though I don't think that they ever bothered to doppleganger me, that's great news. All of the back and forth over whether someone was fake-whomever vs. real-whomever was a pain to read.
September 14th, 2006 1:35pm
Vanilla is great for getting peoples email addresses too.
Just 'forget your password' and then it will reveal your email. Not that hard if you know or can guess a login.
Can I assume that if I was a registered user I could see this information as well?
September 14th, 2006 1:49pm
I just looked it up. That's a known bug and I applied the patch.
September 14th, 2006 2:04pm
Jeez, shoulda kept my mouth shut...I coulda got all of your email addresses...and then what?
September 14th, 2006 2:10pm
Want mine? Just send me a mail. You just got to ask :P