Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

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  1. Drewc Gold badge

    Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

    Sometime next week I hope just about everyone with a Reg account will be able to start up their own topics. But for now we have to manually give super powers.

    If you want to participate before the public unveiling. - ping me here. I will do my best to oblige.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

      I'll give it a whirl.

      1. Drewc Gold badge

        Re: Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

        Done - btw you can now also use some html formats and html links

    2. Geoff May

      Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

      <waves>

      Does this mean that the default "Post" text that says "No HTML" would be replaced for the power users?

      1. Drewc Gold badge

        No HTML...

        Try it Geoff - as well as links you have these to play with.

        Bold, emphasis, strikethrough.

        1. Geoff May

          Loverly and thanks :-)

          Was it intentional not to allow underline, superscript and subscript?

          Those are about the only ones (particularly superscript) that I would probably use.

          1. dogged

            Re: Loverly and thanks :-)

            I'd like a crack at that. I have some thoughts on hardware/software demand that I'd like to run by the assembled worthies (and Barry).

          2. Drewc Gold badge

            Re: Loverly and thanks :-)

            It was intentional to start off with a limited set of html formats and those are the ones we picked for now.

            Some other people have called for blockquote and

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          3. SoaG

            Re: Loverly and thanks :-)

            As long as they get the <Rant> and <Sarcasm> tags working

    3. amanfromearth

      Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

      Me, me, please !!!

      1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

        Re: Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

        Since you asked so nicely ...

        1. amanfromearth

          Re: Re: Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

          Thanks, but should something have happened yet?

          1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

            Yes.

    4. Barry Rueger
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

      me too! me too!

      1. Barry Rueger

        Re: Re: Drew's Cookie Jar - psst. want a forum upgrade

        Hmm - I guess this means that I'm already here?? Or just that I can't start new topics?

        1. Drewc Gold badge

          Super powers granted

          Including Topical application

  2. jai

    i shall wait for the super powers along with the rest of the hoi poloi next week. i came here just looking for a free cookie!! :(

  3. Ian Stephenson Silver badge
    Boffin

    Suggestion for a forum upgrade

    How about a forum wide scoring table giving a list of posts that have scored particularly high - or low - in upvotes/downvotes as this will give an idea of what topics are interesting people.

    Perhaps giving all time as well as in the past month.

    Not that I am competitive in anyway shape or form honest (46 upvotes is the best I have managed on a single post)

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Suggestion for a forum upgrade

      Ian - funny that you mention that. But this is something I would like for our next round of upgrades.

  4. Shades
    Angel

    Oooh...

    ...so this is why people have been able to use markup, I though they had found some bug in the input filters.

    Could I be bestowed with the powers of markup please Drew? I promise to use them for good only! ... Or I could just start using lolcat speak (that seemed to work for someone else!) ;)

    1. Ben 42
      Happy

      Re: Oooh...

      Hey, I resemble that remark!

      Mostly I just wanted to try out the new reply feature though... ;-)

  5. moiety

    Wouldn't say no to some formatting options. Thankee kindly.

  6. durandal
    Holmes

    I'll have a go!

    in the spirit of curiosity, of course!

  7. Drewc Gold badge

    dogged, moiety, Shades, durandal - our wish is your html command

    Upgraded

    1. moiety

      Re: dogged, moiety, Shades, durandal - our wish is your html command

      Why thank you.

    2. dogged

      Re: dogged, moiety, Shades, durandal - our wish is your html command

      Grazie

  8. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

    Testing formatting options

    <b>Bold</b>

    <em>emphasis</em>,

    <strike>strikethrough</strike>

    <a href="http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1316474" title="Permalink to a post">#</a>

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Testing formatting options

      Try now.

  9. MrJP
    Happy

    By the power of greyskull...

    ...er, what I meant to say was, could I please have super powers?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: By the power of greyskull...

      Yep.

      1. dogged

        Re: Re: By the power of greyskull...

        Oh, this guy is good.

  10. Someone Else Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    I'd also like to give it a whirl

    Tried \<b> and \</b> in a post a couple of days ago, and it failed miserably. Did I not utter the magic incantation properly, or do I need to be endowed (snicker) with the same super-posers that were alluded to above?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: I'd also like to give it a whirl

      You shall now succeed magnificently.

      1. Someone Else Silver badge
        Happy

        Thank you

        And I love my new super-posers (Now, if you help my typing...)

  11. Andy Farley

    Whaaat?

    No blink tag? Obligatory "this forum is teh sucks and your in legue with the debil" type post.

    Is it possible to get an auto alert every time some loser tries <script language="JavaScript"> ? You could do a great line in booting.

  12. Shades
    Thumb Up

    Many...

    ...Thanks Drew! :)

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Let me in

    I'd love to come and play

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Let me in

      When is a door not a door? When it's ajar ... come on in.

  14. Christopher W
    Pint

    Oh hello...

    This looks like it could be fun. Count me in.

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Oh hello...

      You're in.

  15. Arctic fox
    Happy

    Just testing.

    help I really need some formatting.

    Ah, bliss it was this dawn to be alive.

    -:)

    AF

  16. Southern
    Angel

    I've got some bourbons...

    ...and custard cremes going spare for the jar, can I come in too?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: I've got some bourbons...

      I don't do biscuits myself, especially not fig rolls. Besides don't you know that custard creams can kill. And that's official ....

      Southern, BoldMan you're both in.

  17. BoldMan
    Thumb Up

    Garibaldi's rule!

    More biscuity goodness here if I can be allowed to take part - ta muchness

    1. SYNTAX__ERROR
      Headmaster

      Re: Garibaldi's rule!

      Give it back. I'm sure he's missing it.

  18. (AMPC) Anonymous and mostly paranoid coward

    Here is another suggestion

    In the drop down box, which lists posts in oldest newest thread order, what about a link to "your latest post" or something? Might make it easier to jump to ones own comments, when part of a long and tedious thread

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Here is another suggestion

      We'll have a think.

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    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Let me do it.

      you're in

  20. EWI

    *ahem*

    Can I get on the list, pls?

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: *ahem*

      Yup. Have a go.

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  22. Dave Walker 1
    Go

    yes please :)

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      You're in.

  23. bigphil9009

    Me too please!

    Please can I be awarded these special powers too?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Me too please!

      Welcome.

  24. drunk.smile
    Meh

    Don't let me in!

    I don't want to be mutated. I like the idea of my posts being lovingly looked at by a moderator before they 'go live' (I miss you Sarah). Why should I be forced to give up that thrill just for the sake of a little formatting?

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Don't let me in!

      You're banned.

      1. drunk.smile

        Re: Re: Don't let me in!

        Yay!

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Upgrade

    Me too, also.

    Please.

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Upgrade

      Never seen so many polite commentards: consider yourself upgraded.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Re: Upgrade

        Cor thanks:)

  26. Haku

    Long time el reg postard here

    Can I get an upgrade please so I can post links :)

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Long time el reg postard here

      Done - and why don't you give the user forum a try-out, while you're at it.

      1. Haku
        Happy

        Re: Re: Long time el reg postard here

        Excellent, I shall give it a whirl.

  27. Matthew 3
    Go

    Pretty please

    Can I play too?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Pretty please

      Yes you can - see if you can find some playmates.

      PS Matthew 3 sounds like scripture - chapter but not verse.

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  28. hypnotic

    Me too

    Can I join as well? Please.

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      I am curious, hypnotic

      You have only made two posts (and this one) in 2.5 years. Why do you want these super powers and will you actually use them?

      1. hypnotic
        Happy

        Re: I am curious, hypnotic

        I do read the article comments regularly but I just don't post anything when I don't have anything to add on to discussion but I do post my opinion in the forums when the discussion is not about an article. It is up to you whether do you want me to give me the super powers or not.

        1. Drewc Gold badge

          I look forward to reading your contributions

          hypnotic, thanks for replying. Upgraded.

  29. Winkypop Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Hi Drew, how's your upgrading skillz?

    Yes please, I promise to be (quite) good.

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: Hi Drew, how's your upgrading skillz?

      Quite good is the best we can expect from you, Winky Pop.

      You're in.

      1. Winkypop Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: Re: Hi Drew, how's your upgrading skillz?

        OK then, I'll be really quite good!

  30. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

    Can I be upgraded as well please?

    1. Drewc Gold badge
  31. dogged

    My problem with all this is....

    finding the actual forums in order to browse them.

    Seriously, if there's a quick link you've hidden it astonishingly well.

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Quick link for beta front page

      http://forums.theregister.co.uk/section/user

      Yes, we could be better, and apologies if we are being a pain. We will flip the switch in the next week or so - to enable people to get to the new user forums from the front page, but first we want to kill some bugs

  32. Eddy Ito Silver badge

    Begging your pardon

    Inasmuch as I've had limited access whilst abroad, now that I've returned may I have a cookie?

    1. Drewc Gold badge

      Eddy, can I say no?

      Of course not. You're in.

  33. jubtastic1

    Spare some change guv?

    Room for one more?

  34. Drewc Gold badge

    Always room for you, jubtastic1

    Not sure if that sounded right.

  35. Michael Thibault

    I have a huge surplus of markup tags and would like to put them to good use.

    I can't wait!

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: I have a huge surplus of markup tags and would like to put them to good use.

      Wait no more...

      1. Ralph B

        Re: Re: I have a huge surplus of markup tags and would like to put them to good use.

        Can you do me too? <Ahem>

        1. Drewc Gold badge

          Re: Re: Re: I have a huge surplus of markup tags and would like to put them to good use.

          Done.

          1. Ralph B
            Thumb Up

            Re: Re: Re: Re: I have a huge surplus of markup tags and would like to put them to good use.

            Why, thank you very much!

  36. Chris Miller

    Don't HTML markup tags already work? Still, put me down for some superpowers - I fancy X-ray vision, Drew.

  37. Mike VandeVelde
    Go

    hit me

    <i>if I haven't been <s>struck</s> already...</i> aw hell <b>hit me agin</b>

    <a href="http://www.imagepoop.com/image/1049/Be-Polite-Go-Fuck-Yourself.html">hypertext refefefefeference</a>

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      We hit on you

      Be good

  38. Denarius
    Thumb Up

    you mean I can really truly have a decent rant

    at last, I can do a rant on why ITIL implementations are a Bad Idea and worse practice.

    When I can finish this paperwork to reboot a server that is {S}

  39. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh this is exciting, I like how it's discreet, no badge next to the name saying seekrit agent or anything. Leaves everyone else wondering haha.

    Plug me in to thse awesome super powers please Drewc. I promise I won't be evil, just like Google.

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Done

      Have fun

  40. Neil 7

    I fancy some of them Super Powers, if it's not too late! :)

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Please may I have special powers too?

    I wish to have special powers for the porpoises of evil.

    Thank 'ee kindly.

  42. bugalugs

    I promise to use any powers granted

    for good, except when I use them for fun ! Is it too late ?

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Never too late, Neil 7 and bugalugs

      You can make up time, here on in.

  43. Anonymous Cowerd
    Happy

    is the upgrade now universal?

    or do I still have to make a manual request?

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: is the upgrade now universal?

      Universal for you, Mr Cowerd.

      1. Anonymous Cowerd
        Go

        Re: is the upgrade now universal?

        thanks!

  44. Bryce Prewitt
    Boffin

    Might I be allowed to use with the formatting functions?

    Thanks!

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      T'is done

      Give the user forums a twirl and see what you think.

  45. Someone Else Silver badge

    Where can we get a list of supported codes? (Tried &lt;blockquote&gt;, no joy...)

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      supported html

      We'll add a link on post comment form. It will be a very short list.

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