W.Chris Shank on Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:28:06 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG searchable archives

Fonts are themeable - so it's probably an easy fix.

Advantage over existing site is that anyone could add a news story or start a forum. Using the forum as an adjunct to the mailing list would allow it to be searchable and more of historical reference.

I though the weblinks, downloads, and FAQ section would be useful to some - maybe not.

I'm not offended if you don't like it.

BTW: I got the replacement from Seagate - but now it just ejects any tape I put in. So I'm wondering if the old drive somehow damaged the tapes you sent - so i'll get some new tapes. The saga continues...


On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 10:34 PM, Jeff Abrahamson wrote:

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 05:49:39PM -0500, W. Chris Shank wrote:
I've created a portal for PLUG (http://plug.acetechgroup.com) - everyone
is welcome to use it - I hope you find it useful. The forum is searchable
- and I'd like to see if it's possible to load it with the old plug
archives. Also - it would be great if the email list could somehow
automatically be posted to the forum - preserving the threads. I know I
like getting the plug emails directly - but sometimes there are just too
many and not enough time - so it would be nice to have that in the forum -
I think. I don't expect this to replace the mailing list - but it may be
useful for some of us who don't use text browsers and would like to
contribute. I just put a quick theme on it- please don't beat me up over
it. If you want to make a theme for it - let me know.

Chris, I'm sure you put in a lot of effort, and I want to be sensitive to that, so take as a preamble that I'm something of a luddite, or, at least, reactionary, when it comes to web interfaces.

That said, I find it very...busy. I found it hard to see what's going
on right away, even after I have mozilla magnify it to 150% so I can
read it. (The font is eensy-weensy on my monitor. My preference would
be that you just let browsers display at whatever size their user has

I'm afraid I don't follow what the advantage is over the current site.

On the positive side, I just (as I wrote this) found the mozilla
preference that allows me to specify a minimum font size. Woohoo, no
more tiny fonts again, ever! The page at least comes up readable now,
if still quite busy.


 Jeff Abrahamson  <http://www.purple.com/jeff/>
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