Small suggestion...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Drue Elrick, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Drue Elrick

    Drue Elrick Stunt Coordinator

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    I appreciate the message preview function. However, would you guys not save on bandwidth by removing it? 99 times out of 100, I click on the topic to read it anyway, so... =)
     
  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Drue:

    The message preview is enjoyed by many members and as far as bandwidth it has very little effect on it. The majority of the bandwidth hog is the posting of pictures on the site. The preview boxes are text which uses very little bandwidth.

    Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Parker
     
  3. Drue Elrick

    Drue Elrick Stunt Coordinator

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    That's what I suspected (both for text and pictures). Oh well.
     
  4. Nigel McN

    Nigel McN Supporting Actor

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    the message preview function is one of the great features of this site, more sites need to use it.
     
  5. Luke_Y

    Luke_Y Second Unit

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    I am so spoiled by the preview feature here that I find myself highly irritated when I visit that other HT site [​IMG]
    As a side note I would guess that it actually saves on bandwidth as I often use it to look into threads that I don't end up opening. Otherwise curiosity would have me opening almost all the threads.
     
  6. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    Thanks to the preview feature Parker so kindly implemented I don't have to click on any threads at all, I'm in and out of here in 10 mins, its great, yikes I'm been here near 12mins, byeee![​IMG]
    No its really useful because some thread titles can be misleading, for instance, a thread might be titled: 'INDANA JOANES DVDS' and when you pass the pointer over the title you see...'wensit comming oot?'.[​IMG]
     
  7. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
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  8. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Oh the irony that I used the thread preview feature on this very thread....not suprising, though, since I employ it with almost every thread.

    Bruce
     
  9. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    an uber-useful feature!

    i posted a thread about how i've gotten into the habit of floating my cursor over links at other websites and waiting for the preview to pop!
     
  10. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    I am glad you guys like the feature. It was something that I had developed with UBB and carried it over to vBulletin.

    Parker
     
  11. Doug_B

    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    It's a great feature. However, not all browsers implement it the same. My IE browsers (multi versions on different PCs) display it fine, but Mozilla only shows a single line. Guess which browser I use here.

    Doug
     

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