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I was disappointed when first coming here and realizing I had to click reply to reply instead of having a textarea at the bottom of the page to which I can simply quick reply. Many successful forums use this such as Devshed and Sitepoint, and I would recommend even putting in an Ajax reply system like Sitepoint does to make it more user friendly Smile

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Already in discussion -

Already in discussion - http://csscreator.com/node/34264

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Yea, I saw that about 5

Yea, I saw that about 5 minutes after I posted it. I really wish this site would be re-designed though. Everything is so plain.

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How would that improve the

How would that improve the forums? Tony is working to improve the functionality, and even the appearance, though only the former would result in real improvement. The latter is more like putting on a fresh coat of paint for the sake of change only.

Google for css forum, and you'll see that artsy-fartsy does not play a significant role in raising the importance factor. The number two result also has a plain jane appearance.

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I have an AJAX allergy. In

I have an AJAX allergy. In case nobody wants to hear me sneezing and spraying snot all over the place. Though I do has a special pill I can take called NoScript but it's prescription-only. So, I will still use the plain ol reply button : )

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Poes you can't have an Ajax

Poes you can't have an Ajax allergy, learn to lump it javascript is an important tool for frontend coding and Ajax is an extremely useful function for highly dynamic sites which have a lot of DB interaction, you don't always want to be running off refreshing pages in order to retrieve data.

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I'm with you

I'm with you, Hugo. Ajax is an amazing technology, especially its being a background client/server interface. Many good experiences for the user.

I'm with you, Stomme. Ajax is an amazing technology, noted primarily for its rampant misuse. Many bad experiences for the user.

[ot]For some odd reason a long time popular tee-shirt came to mind. A translation is attached.[/ot]

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Oh droll Gary very droll,

Oh droll Gary very droll, careful of that fence though, don't slip, you might get a nasty shock. Smile

I stand by what I said, cos some abuse it doesn't make it itself a bad thing, and anyways I was ranting about the proliferation of bad Ajax popping up everywhere along with javascript libraries used simply to drag us back to those dark days of DHTML ages ago, times change, Ajax used sensibly is a good thing and I hereto profess my undying affection for it, oh ok not really but I keep being forced to use it :rolleyes:

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Wumpuss

I believe it was pres Eisenhower who coined the term wumpuss for those congressmen who placed themselves squarely with their wump on one side of an issue and their puss on the other. Laughing out loud

Today's politico is much wiser. He would straddle the issue, leaving a pocket available on either side for filling. Sad

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Quote:Ajax is an extremely

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Ajax is an extremely useful function for highly dynamic sites which have a lot of DB interaction, you don't always want to be running off refreshing pages in order to retrieve data.

While I agree with the sentiment, I don't believe a forum ever comes under that definition, while a Web Application would (and I consider a web site and a web application two different things). A little AJAX pixie dust on some site never hurt anyone, true, but my allergy kicks in when it starts becoming the main way to do stuff. I'm always leery of relying on the client to do stuff like that. Clients might do it, they might not, they might do it wrong or half-right... all the while using the client's own resources. Sometimes this is necessary and faster and makes sense. Just not on any sites I visit : )

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Quote:I don't believe a

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I don't believe a forum ever comes under that definition

Of course it could!

Ajax is not simply Pixie dust, you are reducing Ajax to something banal, through, I suspect a lack of experience with it but I may be wrong on that score, I have ranted about the use of Ajax since it became a buzz word and that was a few years back now, further on down the road it has it's uses. Don't simply denigrate it out of hand, I also have seen few sites where it's the 'main way to do stuff' what there is a lot of is it's use where it perhaps wasn't really beneficial to the end users experience but rather icing on the cake, as much as I dislike that approach to web development it's a fact of life and utterly acceptable as long as the site has fall back methods.

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