[maemo-community] Maemo forums going beta

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at nemein.com
Date: Fri Aug 29 17:21:09 EEST 2008

2008/8/29 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> Cool. Hopefully it'll increase people's participation at maemo.org and
> that's gotta be a good thing.

Yep, that was the plan :-)

We actually implemented the forums already when maemo.org switched to
Midgard, but then as they were never launched bitrot kind of got to

BTW, regarding response times of the site, some good stuff is coming:

>  * Dates are shown as MM/dd/yy - this is instantly confusing to any
>    non-USians. Let's have ISO8601 dates: yyyy-MM-dd.

Good point. I'll fix that early next week.

>  * The URLs above both show the date as a heading, but then there
>    seems to be the threads below it, neither relating to that date
>    nor in an immediately obvious order. Am I looking at the most
>    recent content? Today's date suggests I am, but then the top
>    thread on -developer is from 2006 (followed by one from 2008).

I think that is a bug.

>  * The styles, although incomplete, are similar to some of the
>    other pages on maemo.org and it takes up a /lot/ of space.
>    Perhaps some form of tabular layout, similar to web forums like
>    on ITT would save space *and* be more familiar to users.

Would be nice to have some mock-up of this.

> How often will the cronjobs run? Will there be unread ability on the
> forums, allowing people to really, properly, follow them online?

At the moment every 5 mins, but that can be tuned.

> Andrew


Henri Bergius
Nemein - Web Craftsmanship

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