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 PostPost subject: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:11 pm 
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Hello all,

I've made a few changes to the site today, mostly cosmetic.

- updated the About Us text on the homepage
- changed all instances of the word "BETA" and "Beta" to "beta" as its not an abbreviation or a properly capitalised word. If you see any more of these let me know so I can change those too.
- added "Discussion" to the end of the software, game, hardware, application, web design, programming, support forums, as all discussion should go in those forums too rather than offtopic/computer discussion.
- renamed two categories, Technical Discussion > Operating System and Game Discussion, Support Section > Support and Discussion Section


Should I add any more this evening I'll add them to the list.

Enjoy. :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:30 pm 
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Any chance that you can add a button that allow a topic to be move from one category to another?

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Day2Die wrote:
Any chance that you can add a button that allow a topic to be move from one category to another?


There already is a feature, for moderators. Normal users can't do it because they're not moderators... They have no rights to move topics. I don't know of any forum that would allow this anyway...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:14 pm 
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^^ yeah i agree, i would never allow members to move topics, this would easily get things lost or misplaced, most forums do not allow that, it is usually left to the resposibility of the mods and upper staff, i like the "search" function very good idea, and the "beta" text also!

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I know the profile button is on the bottom of a post but I always find my self clicking the persons name first, I was wondering if the screen names or user avatars could be hyper links to the users profiles?


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I know the profile button is on the bottom of a post but I always find my self clicking the persons name first, I was wondering if the screen names or user avatars could be hyper links to the users profiles?

I see zamadatix's point. I do that all the time and support zamadatix's idea.
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FYI an apostrophe shows up as a question mark on the homepage.
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FYI an apostrophe shows up as a question mark on the homepage.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:34 pm 
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On the front page at this section:

What sort of files do you collect?
There is a line in the middle at the right where it says this:

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Some software has a lot of builds


Should it not been
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Some software have a lot of builds

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:59 pm 
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Yeah, it sounds better like that. Changed.

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DjRob wrote:
On the front page at this section:

What sort of files do you collect?
There is a line in the middle at the right where it says this:

Quote:
Some software has a lot of builds


Should it not been
Quote:
Some software have a lot of builds


Actually, "some software has a lot of builds" is correct, as "software" is the singular noun...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:04 pm 
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"has" doesn't sound right to me which is why I changed it.

EDIT: Sorry I meant has not is, lol. Thinking of two things and the wrong one got typed!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:29 pm 
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But, if you want to use "have" it would have to be "some softwares have a lot of betas" - software then becoming plural. Which isn't good English at all...

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I believe "software" is singular and plural at the same time...

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According to askoxford ...
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"software" is a noncount noun

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Either way I still think it sounds better and proper the way it is now.

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"Has" sounds better to me, but it may be better to say something like "there are many builds of some products". I think I would also switch around the question and exclamation marks in "Wait, so its really all free!?", I think the question mark would normally go first where both are used.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Yeah because we can't agree that would be a better idea. And yes, the ! and ? should be the other way around too. I'll make some changes now :)

EDIT: Done. Hows that?

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Much better :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Site changes, 3rd April 2009        Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Great, now we're all happy :) I have more changes to come as stated in the blog but all in due time. Lots to work on and finalise text wise too. You should know that its not just me that writes the text you see on the site, mrpijey does review and often edits the text, so its combination of both our work and grammar! :) You can probably tell which parts are his and which are mine, as his is more complex wording in most cases.

I'll keep you up to date with more posts regarding the changes anyway.

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Thanks - I'd probably remove the question mark from the header "About BetaArchive?" too, personally I reckon it'd look better without it.

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Gone. I left that in by accident, it was a question originally "Who and what is BetaArchive" is what it used to say.

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