So far so much better :)
I really appreciate all answers given so far. Sorry I haven't found a
way to reply to everyone.
Many seems to be using the forum's web interface as a second - tier of
interaction. I still don't know what can justify this practice. But
anyway, for the time being I downloaded seamonkey (because I was
searching for a NNTP client). I actually find it easier to read the
'forum' in Seamonkey.
As a test, I am replying directly through Seamonkey.
Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
On 2/23/18 8:47 AM, biocyberman wrote:
Want to learn something from you guys.
forum.dlang.org is by far the biggest gathering point for Dlang users.
So, even though I wanted to get away with using stackoverflow.com, I
have to come back here. However, to me it easier for me, I would like
to know how you guys get comfortable with using the forum?
From my experience with forum platforms like vBulletin, phpBB,
Invision Power, and even interfaces of Google group, and Github
Issues, I still find it very difficult to understand the logics of
using dlang's forum. FYI, I am not a new user of internet, I'd rather
consider myself someone can take pain to learn new useful things. And
I've administered some forums myself. Yet I would like to name a few
things below. They may irritate some hard-working contributors of
dlang community. But I by no means want to make this a discussion of
hate. So, how do you guys overcome these problems:
thunderbird NNTP client.
1. No post editting. After clicking send, and found out that you made
mistakes in the post, but you can't edit the post anymore.
Meh, its possible with NNTP, but this also allows abuse of editing. I
don't find this that horrible. Maybe pay attention to the spelling
2. Old-day quoting presentation. I always feel reluctant to read texts
that stays after two levels of quotes, like this:
>First post quoted
>>Second post quoted
>>>Third post quoted
>>Second post quoted
Thunderbird substitutes those with nice colored bars, so I can easily
see the level of quotes.
3. No Rich-text format support. No minimal bold/italic support. Some
tools to emphasize important points will make it easier to let the
readers know what the posters want to say.
TB has these, though I prefer plain text. It supports a crude form of
markdown, so *bold*, _underline_ all are enhanced by TB. Emoticons turn
into graphics too ;)
4. No code formatting. Same feeling here. I am reluctant to post more
than 5 lines of code.
You can use a link to a code sample on https://run.dlang.io/ which
allows your code to be tested in the browser as a bonus.
5. No image support. In many cases a screenshots will be helpful to
Yeah, this is a limitation I'm not sure how it can be overcome.
6. Last but not least, a trendy feature: tags, keywords for threads so
we can locate related threads easily.
If you want to tag posts on your own, TB does this.