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09 Jul 2010   #851
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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I Hope limneos doesn't take offense to this, but since it appears he longer has the time and/or for whatever reason hasn't logged in for awhile, I've taken it upon myself to ask for help.

Over at the MSN Message boards I've posted asking if any developers would be interested in helping us out with creating a new one.

The thread can be found here at Sevenforums Needs a New Gadget.

I have no idea how many developers look there, but I felt it necessary to try something as I would love to use a new gadget built for the forum. I've liked gadgets from day one, but always had trouble with the current one. So we'll have to wait and see what happens. Like I said, I don't know much about the MSN Gallery\Message boards\Sidebarsite, as the thread posted today was my first visit.
Tim

I dont think Limneos would mind, and there are several developers here who would take it over, but it would require access to the external server, and Johns approval.

All this for something that only about 20-25 ppl use. Dont get me wrong I use it and love it.

K
I would think if the gadget worked better than its current status, then many more members would be interested in using it. The amount of users is low for the current one is most likely due to all of its glitches, ...thats why I'm not using it.

Maybe a new thread with poll asking members if they would be interested in using a new forum gadget. That would give us some idea as to how many would use it. There are a lot of members here that sign in every day. Its those members I beleive that would be interested in using a gadget that was well laid out and free of glitches.

Now that I think about it, it probably wouldn't be that hard to edit the current gadget so it didn't show what users where currently logged in. I believe thats the main issue. If the current gadget did away with displaying currently logged in members it might once again be satisfactory to use. I might look into that.
Excellent point Tim ! I rarely look at the Who's Online option. So that could be taking up un-needed code overhead




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09 Jul 2010   #852
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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I Hope limneos doesn't take offense to this, but since it appears he longer has the time and/or for whatever reason hasn't logged in for awhile, I've taken it upon myself to ask for help.

Over at the MSN Message boards I've posted asking if any developers would be interested in helping us out with creating a new one.

The thread can be found here at Sevenforums Needs a New Gadget.

I have no idea how many developers look there, but I felt it necessary to try something as I would love to use a new gadget built for the forum. I've liked gadgets from day one, but always had trouble with the current one. So we'll have to wait and see what happens. Like I said, I don't know much about the MSN Gallery\Message boards\Sidebarsite, as the thread posted today was my first visit.
Tim

I dont think Limneos would mind, and there are several developers here who would take it over, but it would require access to the external server, and Johns approval.

All this for something that only about 20-25 ppl use. Dont get me wrong I use it and love it.

K
I would think if the gadget worked better than its current status, then many more members would be interested in using it. The amount of users is low for the current one is most likely due to all of its glitches, ...thats why I'm not using it.

Maybe a new thread with poll asking members if they would be interested in using a new forum gadget. That would give us some idea as to how many would use it. There are a lot of members here that sign in every day. Its those members I beleive that would be interested in using a gadget that was well laid out and free of glitches.

Now that I think about it, it probably wouldn't be that hard to edit the current gadget so it didn't show what users where currently logged in. I believe thats the main issue. If the current gadget did away with displaying currently logged in members it might once again be satisfactory to use. I might look into that.
Well when gadget was working perfectly the max concurrent users was 10. total users at that time 31.

I dont know that the user info is a problem, after all it is displayed in "users on line" and elsewhere. why should it be a problem?
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09 Jul 2010   #853
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Just did this snip


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09 Jul 2010   #854
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

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Tim

I dont think Limneos would mind, and there are several developers here who would take it over, but it would require access to the external server, and Johns approval.

All this for something that only about 20-25 ppl use. Dont get me wrong I use it and love it.

K
I would think if the gadget worked better than its current status, then many more members would be interested in using it. The amount of users is low for the current one is most likely due to all of its glitches, ...thats why I'm not using it.

Maybe a new thread with poll asking members if they would be interested in using a new forum gadget. That would give us some idea as to how many would use it. There are a lot of members here that sign in every day. Its those members I beleive that would be interested in using a gadget that was well laid out and free of glitches.

Now that I think about it, it probably wouldn't be that hard to edit the current gadget so it didn't show what users where currently logged in. I believe thats the main issue. If the current gadget did away with displaying currently logged in members it might once again be satisfactory to use. I might look into that.
Well when gadget was working perfectly the max concurrent users was 10. total users at that time 31.

I dont know that the user info is a problem, after all it is displayed in "users on line" and elsewhere. why should it be a problem?
I thought thats what I read somewhere here, that the main problem with the gadget was that when a lot of users was on-line, the gadget view then had problems.

What is the main problem with it? Is it that when a lot of people are on-line, the gadget is slow to respond, doesn't display correctly, etc. Let me know.
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09 Jul 2010   #855
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Also, Hi Doc,

Where is the latest version of the gadget for download. I clicked on your sig link Doc, found a post of yours with a version and downloaded it. Is that the latest?
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09 Jul 2010   #856
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here are the latest I am using


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09 Jul 2010   #857
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

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Here are the latest I am using
Doc, since you use it a lot along with Ken, What is the main issue with the gadget? If more than one problem put them in order with the most bothersome at the top and so on.

Something isn't exactly right with the SFive.gadget version.

I just extracted it and it only had 3 files, each 1 kb. Was that a customization that you made or a patch from someone else?
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09 Jul 2010   #858
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

My opinion of gadget problems

1. Lines of code at top of gadget

2. Red X for avatar from time to time

3. Wrong avatar from time to time ( like somebody elses one?????)

4. If running it on 2 or more computers at same time, when using the chat option, chat messages pop up on the different computers when a chat session is ongoing ???
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09 Jul 2010   #859
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

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My opinion of gadget problems

1. Lines of code at top of gadget

2. Red X for avatar from time to time

3. Wrong avatar from time to time ( like somebody elses one?????)

4. If running it on 2 or more computers at same time, when using the chat option, chat messages pop up on the different computers when a chat session is ongoing ???
OK, thanks, I'm no expert, but I've played around with some gadgets in the past with success, some where in depth changes, so give me some time and I'll see what I can do.

Cant you post a larger screen shot of the code you see at the top, I can't see exactly what it is from your last screen shot. Just incase when I load mine, I don't have it. Thanks
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10 Jul 2010   #860
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

thanks for the updates
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