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Welcome to The Wolf Web v2.0

submitted by CrazyJ on Tuesday, November 14 at 12:54 AM

here ya go folks. The Wolf Web v2.0. I have taken a lot of user input over the last few months and this is what I came up with. Its still not quite ready to go, but I wanted to get some general user input on the changes. There are several tweaks that need to be done to the backend to get this beast flowing smoothly.

So what do ya'll think?

posted by CrazyJ on Tuesday, November 14 at 12:54 AM

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fabqb
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Cool new look, very more user oriented... good job. In fact I am testing the site right now...

11/14/2000 1:03:18 AM

EVroccck
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ME LIkes!

11/14/2000 1:14:02 AM

jayesseff
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I like it.

11/14/2000 2:32:40 AM

mdbncsu
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Good job.

11/14/2000 5:17:28 AM

MsWuf
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i think i like this......the random side info is stuff that i wouldn't normally look at, but it's cool to know. good job!

11/14/2000 10:05:24 AM

Maugan
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The random side stuff is not so random. Its information that lots of users look at before they even post on the forums.

11/14/2000 11:15:33 AM

Xnoid64
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Nice layout here. How about something like a daily poll on the main page too? That'd be cool I think.

11/14/2000 11:26:11 AM

CrazyJ
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test

11/14/2000 2:20:05 PM

nate
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i dig it!

11/22/2000 8:38:54 PM

mdbncsu
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NCSU is losing to Fresno St, at least we have http://www.brentroad.com to keep us happy.

11/22/2000 8:39:55 PM

Maverick
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Bad comments first:

I wish those sideboard menus stayed up while you browsed the boards and stuff. That way, you can see who's online and jump to different boards without having to go back and forth through the pages.

Is there a way we could have a list of users on some page? I realize we now have 800 something users, though, so maybe that's out of the question

But, on the whole, I do like the new layout, and the Wolf Web in general. This new layout's slick, and it's got a lot of good info on there. It's much easier to browse than the old version. Keep up the good work.

[Edited by Maverick on 11/22/2000 at 8:43:05 PM. Reason: .]

11/22/2000 8:40:09 PM

Vet2B
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MUY BIEN!!!

11/22/2000 9:36:58 PM

GiZZ
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i like it man. but one thing... i need to be able to change my password! theres no way i can remember 22983fkajfdj so i cant post from school etc!.

11/22/2000 9:58:14 PM

CrazyJ
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http://www.thewolfweb.com/editinfo.asp

11/23/2000 3:28:03 AM

playababy
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me like it

11/23/2000 10:53:57 AM

GroundZero
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Cool as hell...me thinks

We should add an Instant Messenger option that sends an IM to all users that are logged in (like WinPopup for NT) i don't know how hard that would be it could be a little applet or build upon Aol IM (maybe it check on who is connected then checks on who isn't away and then sends that message to the people who are available)... It should be made available to those users which have been hear for a certain buffer time period to prevent ppl like mullet from coming in and abusing it.... the first immediate use for it i can think of is like my idea to go to dinner each week or just in general... so lets say i am going to dinner now...then i would send a message inviting anyone else who wants to go to come along

11/23/2000 12:05:07 PM

ECUAlumni
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<TABLE>
<TR>
<TD>left column bullshitTD>
<TD><%
Dim varAction

varAction = Request.Querystring("action")

Select Case varAction
Case "Story"
WriteStory Request.QueryString(varAction)' the url would be something like default.asp?action=story&story=12
Case "EditInfo"
WriteEditInfo
End Select
%>
</TD><TD>Right Column</TD></TR></TABLE>

11/23/2000 7:08:47 PM

GroundZero
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You can't use HTML here EUC Alumni only "crazy code"

11/23/2000 7:54:03 PM

ECUAlumni
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That was a response to Maverick's post. I'm sure Jake understands and knows what I was typing. I, like so many of the other users on this site, was simply stating something that my intended audience probably already knew. Most of that wasn't HTML; it was ASP. I was demonstrating a table divided into three columns with static content on the outside columns and dynamically created content, based on the page's URL, in the center column -- makes it easy to update an entire site's "theme" by modifying one template.

It'd make things kind of handy, and probably more compatible with the source generated that way. For instance, even with 1024x768 resolution, I still have to scroll down to view the IFRAME of the message responses. And, in that IFRAME, it reloads the original, so I can continue to open nested IFRAMEs and probably, type replies in each of those.

Lets say that the default.aspx page stayed open (I'm talking in ASP terms here, since I haven't touched ASP.NET) and the topics appeared in the center column as they do for the home page; if a user chose to reply to a topic and this nicely formatted table appeared to them, with the topics following -- no IFRAME, the user could still, perhaps with less effort, scroll down to see the previous postings. It would also work with Netscape. That's kind of what I was getting at. I actually felt rude after posting it -- like I was insulting Jake's intelligence. I've noticed that the most competent people in the field do this though; we'll tell each other stuff we already know, because there's so much information out there, we might occasionally pick up on a new trick or a new way of looking at a problem.

11/23/2000 11:41:39 PM

GiZZ
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crazyj, maybe its me but ive been to the change password screen, just tried it again, i enter my old pw then enter and confirm a new one, hit submit changes then try to log in and i still need to use my old password. dont know what the deal is.

11/24/2000 2:05:32 PM

CrazyJ
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ECUalumn, The left and right columns are separate "pagelets" (this is the ASP.NET terminology). I've used includes and server.executes in the other ASP pages on the site to create consistent templates. They problem is that I can't use the ASP.NET pagelets with ASP and I can't use the ASP templates with ASP.NET. That is, unless I would do several HTTP requests inside each page. Its getting pretty hairy having ASP.NET and ASP pages on the same site. There are a lot of provisions that I am having to put in place to make it all interoperate correctly.

You also mentioned stripping out the outer pagelets on the IFRAME request. Unfortunately this addresses what I consider one of the major weaknesses of ASP.NET. You can't conditionally include pagelets. There is some stuff I could do to make this work, but it would get pretty messy on the backend. You will see that I did strip out the top and bottom templates on the message board reply iframe.

Gizz, did you check the "Change Password" box? I doubt it... I just did it and it worked

11/24/2000 2:38:26 PM

ECUAlumni
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Everything I know about .NET I've learned from you; now I've got another word in my vocabulary, and can infer that a pagelet is an element that's included in a page. I was suggesting that the Iframe be eliminated all together, and to just have the table with the smileys, text box and 'Post Comment' button followed by the messages table, not that the elements be stripped.

I see what you're getting at though, about mixing content. It makes sense.

[Edited by ECUAlumni on 11/24/2000 at 3:51:05 PM. Reason: .]

11/24/2000 3:49:22 PM

markgoal
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Looks great CrazyJ

11/24/2000 10:08:30 PM

Swampfox
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This is one of the best boards I have ever used. I really like the message boards.

11/25/2000 10:59:48 PM

Maverick
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I also think a link to the web-based version of the WolfWeb chatroom should be on the home page.

11/26/2000 8:53:27 PM

BRETTSCAN
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Version 2.0 looks great. Nice job Jake and Joe!

11/28/2000 6:47:58 PM

Sweden
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Whoa! Looks awesome!

4/29/2003 12:32:37 PM

Sweden
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Still amazing!

10/16/2005 2:42:19 AM

Shaggy
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posting in dis

10/24/2005 11:07:50 PM

Lucky1
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pad

3/15/2007 9:39:13 PM

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