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referpatients
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Message 11 of 21 (592 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

04-16-2012 09:54 PM in reply to: cbenner

I totally agree. =D

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Alguiser
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Message 12 of 21 (576 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

04-17-2012 11:42 PM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

Is Lithium better than NNTP? which is more easier to use? I haven't used NNTP so I don't have any idea..:catindifferent:

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ampster
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Message 13 of 21 (569 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

04-18-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: Alguiser

Alguiser wrote:

Is Lithium better than NNTP? Which is more easier to use? I haven't used NNTP so I don't have any idea.


I think "easier" is in the eye of the beholder! 

 

One method (NNTP) is mainly text based communication (which is basically what is happening on this forum) with the ability to attach pictures and other file types to your msgs.

 

What settings you would use for this forum could be different than other NNTP providers so it's not always just point/click and you're setup.

 

Web based forums such as the direction Autodesk has taken us provides us with more "bells and whistles" to enhance our textual communications.

 

The question is, do we really need all the bells and whistles to get our point across?

 

I can live with just plain text with the ability to attach files as needed.

 

The web interface to the forums adds unneeded fluff to what we are trying to accomplish here.

 

0.02 cents

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Charles_Shade
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Message 14 of 21 (556 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

04-18-2012 06:04 PM in reply to: ampster

Fred used his feet to move the car.

Do we really need 8 cup holders as well?

:smileyvery-happy:

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Message 15 of 21 (528 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

05-03-2012 08:58 AM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

Wonder how many other old threads are out there questioning the "new" Forum that were passed over?

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Steve_Johnson
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Message 16 of 21 (510 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

05-03-2012 06:50 PM in reply to: poster123

To be fair, there was at least some Autodesk acknowledgement of some of the problems during the Lithium disaster, albeit of the "We're working hard to tinker round the edges" type rather than anything substantially useful like "Yes, you're all correct, it's junk, we're going to throw it away and start again". During the Jive disaster, nobody was prepared to put their heads above the parapet at all.

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Steve_Johnson
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Message 17 of 21 (325 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

10-27-2013 10:43 PM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

Perhaps Lithium was chosen for the highly effective spam filtering capabilities built into the forum software, or the company's rapid response to resolving usability issues? Whatever, the whole exercise has been an outstanding success. Apparently.

 

What a shame, then, that Lithium forum software is still off-the-scale obscure in terms of market share. Just think what everybody else is missing out on.

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rkmcswain
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Message 18 of 21 (309 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

10-28-2013 07:22 AM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

Steve_Johnson wrote:

Perhaps Lithium was chosen for the highly effective spam filtering capabilities built into the forum software, or the company's rapid response to resolving usability issues? Whatever, the whole exercise has been an outstanding success. Apparently.


<sigh>.... I do miss NNTP access. No colors, no fonts, no fancy stuff........... just the info I needed.  :smileysad:

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Steve_Johnson
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Message 19 of 21 (230 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

10-29-2013 11:00 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

Just to prove that Autodesk is not the only entity capable of getting things totally wrong on the Internet, my "apparently" link above should have pointed here:

 

Lithys 2012: Autodesk - Best Community ROI

 

The creative accounting on display there is a work of art. Masterful.

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pendean
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Message 20 of 21 (221 Views)

Re: Why Lithium?

10-30-2013 05:50 AM in reply to: Steve_Johnson
There you go, you finally answered your year-long thread's question: price!
How shocking :smileyhappy:

Now we can all move on with our lives LOL
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