Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Welcome to Crazy on Tap

I didn't have too much time today (about 3 hours) to work on the site but I think I accomplished my goal -- get something half-usable online.

This is an unashamed rip-off of the Fogbugz forums.  I don't believe now is the time to be rushing off and changing what works.

Assuming anyone actually bothers to use this site, I will make the code available open-source with subversion access.  There have always been some improvements I've wanted to make to the JOS forums without destroying it's minimalist style and I suspect many of you have had similar thoughts -- maybe now is our chance.

Quite a bit of the functionality you expect from ?off exists here.  Cookies work for saving your name, email, and url.  The links change color as you would expect.  The missing elements are email and search.  There is also no logging of IP addresses and no moderation. 

Enjoy!
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:39am
Okay, this is just scaring me.
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January 25th, 2006 3:51am
Blank posts show up as Almost H. Anonymous.
Permalink Almost N. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:55am
Blank posts show up as Almost H. Anonymous.
Permalink Almost N. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:57am
ALL posts show up as Almost H. Anonymous.
Permalink Almost N. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:57am
Huzzah!
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 5:43am
Mine don't.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 25th, 2006 6:28am
Fuck.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 25th, 2006 6:28am
No Flasher - all posts show up as the OP.  I think the plan once it's finished is to point crazyontap.com at these forums once the hosting has been sorted out.

a cynic writes...
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes 
January 25th, 2006 6:41am
anonymous post
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January 25th, 2006 3:04pm
It's been fixed already, OK?

Well done, BTW.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 25th, 2006 4:59pm
Hey, what happened to the time stamp?  It's only doing Month, Day, Year.  We lost time-of-day.

Not really a problem, though.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 25th, 2006 5:00pm
JOS never had time of day!

I'm planning on changing that too but I want it to display in your own timezone.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 5:02pm
I think it's Simon Lucy who's in New Zealand (maybe it's FNR).  If you post the time as the local time-zone, you'll need to put in a modifier that shows what time zone it is.

Otherwise, FNR's posts will be 6 hours off from the rest of us -- maybe even in a different day.

Just a thought.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 25th, 2006 5:14pm
Oh, wait, you mean modify the time we see so that it adjusts for the time zone of our browser?

Interesting.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 25th, 2006 5:15pm
Yes.  On other forums I've created I do that.  Some javascript sets a cookie containing your timezone offset and then everything is displayed according to that.  All posting times are, of course, stored in GMT.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 5:24pm
Welcome to the CoT recursive time machine.

http://www.crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=292
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