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New Discussion Door coming

By sMoRTy71 ·
Our next feature rollout is going to be a new Discussions front door.

The focus of the new door is to surface more threads higher up on the page. So you will see the Hot, New, Posts from my Contacts and a new set of Feature threads much higher on the screen.

This should roll out some time Monday afternoon. We will also be rolling out a similar redesign of the Technical Q&A door in the next few weeks.

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by sMoRTy71 In reply to New Discussion Door comin ...

Sorry. Forgot to post a mock-up:

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Looks really good sMoRTy71

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Mock-up

It should be a vast improvement even if it does have the avatars of people like OZ & Jaqui on it. :)

The T Q & A will be a big improvement when it rolls out and should make life a lot easier. While we are on the subject of the T Q & A is it possible to make the responses for the questions bigger? 2000 Characters just isn't big enough for answering some questions.

Col ]:)

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Looks Good

by BFilmFan In reply to Mock-up

Does that have the new "Spank the Spammer's Booty" feature installed?

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No but it electrifies your mouse

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Looks Good

So when it is up and running TR will be able to administer "Aversion Therapy" to anyone that they consider is abusing the system by putting 400,000 volts through the mouse and then their body into the floor.

It will of course apply to all of the top 100 as well with the higher up you get the more Aversion Therapy is administered. Of course the guy at the top will be under constant treatment and it will work even when he isn't on TR but give him in this particular case a short high voltage shock just to make him look funny as his hair stands on end and then falls out. Of course because he is using a MS product it will malfunction and be on all the time.

Of course it will not work with me because I have some very thick rubber gloves on from now on and I always wear insulated shoes. :)

Col ]:)

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by BFilmFan In reply to No but it electrifies you ...

Oh man this has been one long week and that made me spurt out doppio con panna on my monitor!

Bravo sir!

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NO problem

by Oz_Media In reply to No but it electrifies you ...

I am in a rubber room. Safe and sound, even from myself.

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Well in that case TR

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to NO problem

Will be sending someone out to fit you with special hardware. Every time you touch the mouse it will be like pissing on an electric fence. :)

I'm way too far away to even be the slightest bit worried.

Col ]:)

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Actually that's a myth

by Oz_Media In reply to Well in that case TR

It has been proven impossible to be electrified by aan electrified cattle fence.

But that aside, sure send em at me, I would be surprised if most peers here could find Canada anyway.

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As to the so called myth

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Actually that's a myth

I'll get my son to confirm that one. He was having a leak on a property with one of those fences which comes on at random intervals and it brought tears to his eyes just remembering it even now about 15 years latter.

I on the other hand thought it was funny as I had told him not to do that and as usual was completely ignored.

Col ]:)

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Saw it on Myth Busters

by Oz_Media In reply to Actually that's a myth

There's a local show with two engineers who bust common myths, they tried doezens of possible scenarios invluding setting voltage to extremely high levels, far higher than ever used in a cattle fence and they simply couldn't get any electric shock by peeing on a test fence.

Perhaps a little 'un would be more sensitive to slight shock but I know I've done it as a kid out of curiosity and had no shocking reality come to me.

So as far as I and some very high voltage tests are concerned it just doesn't happen. They say that it is apparently due to a chemical in pee that actually doesn't conduct enough electricity to shock you, that and the fact that unless you physically touch/lean against the fence you are naturally grounded from small shock, means it would take on every odd situation to get a shock.

NOTE: They also tested peeing on the third rail of a railroad track (the electric rail) and nothing from that either.

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