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amason43
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3rd Grade Format

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06-22-2010 10:00 AM

Remember the format for 3rd grade love notes?

 

*****

Will you go out with me?

 

YES             NO

 

(Please circle one)

*****

 

Let's revisit that format...

 

 

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Will functionality be changed or added to the discussion group format?

 

YES             NO

 

(Please circle one)

*****

 

See, what I'm getting at, is that I'm providing feedback here, feeling very much like a beta tester and at the same time feeling very largely unheard.  This forum is titled 'Questions & Feedback about the Discussion Groups'.  The term 'feedback' implies a willingness to make modifications.  I just want to know - am I wasting my time requesting changes in functionality?  Is it just going to remain the way it is?  If so, please rename this forum to 'Questions about the Discussion Groups'.  Or perhaps 'Questions & Complaints about the Discussion Groups' would be appropriate.

Anthony Mason - CAD/BIM Manager
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
Blog: Daily Occurrence
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP2 / Revit Architecture 2011
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Google Chrome

Eric, the forum software you chose to use is awful, and totally unsuited to the task. You knew this, yet decided to go ahead with it anyway. The one thing that should happen, i.e. throwing away this junk and starting again, isn't going to happen. You just had the chance to do that with the last heap of junk and somehow managed to replace it with an even worse one! Nobody with any sense is going to give you the budget to attempt it again. Third time lucky? "We've learned from our mistakes and will do it properly this time, honest?" I don't think so.

 

The idea that our feedback here is going to result in any substantial improvement is nonsense. We'll be stuck with this dreadful forum software for years. The best we can hope for is some tinkering around the edges. That is nowhere near good enough.

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wrighte
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Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-22-2010 12:11 PM in reply to: amason43

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We are listening, collecting feedback, and considering options for future updates. Some changes that can be made through configuration are already happening.  Others may require some level of development so are being evaluated for future releases of the forum software.

 

 



Eric Wright
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Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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Steve_Johnson
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Message 3 of 12 (754 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-22-2010 09:05 PM in reply to: wrighte

Eric, the forum software you chose to use is awful, and totally unsuited to the task. You knew this, yet decided to go ahead with it anyway. The one thing that should happen, i.e. throwing away this junk and starting again, isn't going to happen. You just had the chance to do that with the last heap of junk and somehow managed to replace it with an even worse one! Nobody with any sense is going to give you the budget to attempt it again. Third time lucky? "We've learned from our mistakes and will do it properly this time, honest?" I don't think so.

 

The idea that our feedback here is going to result in any substantial improvement is nonsense. We'll be stuck with this dreadful forum software for years. The best we can hope for is some tinkering around the edges. That is nowhere near good enough.

Steve Johnson - blog nauseam - ClassicArray
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amason43
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Message 4 of 12 (731 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-24-2010 07:37 AM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

 

I'd like to change my mind and accept this post as the solution instead.

Steve_Johnson wrote:

Eric, the forum software you chose to use is awful, and totally unsuited to the task. You knew this, yet decided to go ahead with it anyway. The one thing that should happen, i.e. throwing away this junk and starting again, isn't going to happen. You just had the chance to do that with the last heap of junk and somehow managed to replace it with an even worse one! Nobody with any sense is going to give you the budget to attempt it again. Third time lucky? "We've learned from our mistakes and will do it properly this time, honest?" I don't think so.

 

The idea that our feedback here is going to result in any substantial improvement is nonsense. We'll be stuck with this dreadful forum software for years. The best we can hope for is some tinkering around the edges. That is nowhere near good enough.


 

Anthony Mason - CAD/BIM Manager
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
Blog: Daily Occurrence
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP2 / Revit Architecture 2011
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Google Chrome
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wrighte
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Message 5 of 12 (718 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-24-2010 09:39 AM in reply to: amason43

You can actually do that using the options dropdown to remove the original accepted solution, and accepting another. 



Eric Wright
Sr. Web Product Manager
Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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Steve_Johnson
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Message 6 of 12 (698 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-24-2010 06:56 PM in reply to: wrighte

I see Anthony has now done so. Thank you, I am now officially useful:

 

Total Solutions Authored 1

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wrighte
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Message 7 of 12 (692 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-24-2010 08:05 PM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

I'll treat this as a tutorial (in a round-about way).  Inspired me to add to the FAQ:  http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/FAQ-How-To-Using-Autodesk/Accepted-Solutions/m-p/2701533#U2701533

 

 

 



Eric Wright
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Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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Message 8 of 12 (685 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-24-2010 09:35 PM in reply to: wrighte

Glad to have been of service.

Steve Johnson - blog nauseam - ClassicArray
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amason43
Posts: 72
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Message 9 of 12 (667 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-25-2010 08:15 AM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

 

Of course you're useful.  Now go code your signature with html so your blog is clickable.  .-)

Steve_Johnson wrote:

I see Anthony has now done so. Thank you, I am now officially useful:

 

Total Solutions Authored 1


 

 

Anthony Mason - CAD/BIM Manager
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
Blog: Daily Occurrence
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP2 / Revit Architecture 2011
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Google Chrome
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Message 10 of 12 (614 Views)

Re: 3rd Grade Format

06-27-2010 07:15 PM in reply to: amason43

What, like this?

Steve Johnson - blog nauseam - ClassicArray
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