I'm sorry, but I don't like reading this forum in a browser. NNTP was and is much better. Also the code was readable before some changes to the forums a year ago. I hope that the BETA forums will not change the support of NNTP.
> the best support of autodesk are these useful discussion groups, where
> people help others (without getting payed for it).
> your update and support policy really force me into alternatives to
Not hosted on Autodesk servers, but the customization group can
be accessed via NNTP. If more folks are aware of it perhaps we
can get some kind of participation going and leave this awful web
interface (excuse me, state-of-the-art interface) behind.
I want to report a small issue with this web-based interface.
I have a job related Autodesk Subscription account where my name is used in clear in the username. Since I am alone on my computer(s) at work, I've checked the "Remember My User ID" and "Keep Me Signed In" options, because I am lazy and have too many acccounts on differents sites to remember. The problem with this setup is that these options generate cookies in order to automatically log me each time I click on the Subscription's shortcut.
This would be fine, BUT, when I try to log onto the Discussion Groups page, where I've also checked the "Remember My User ID" and "Keep Me Signed In" options, to my big surprise, the server is looking for THE SAME COOKIES used for the Subscription page and logs me with those paramaters, so that if I want to post something here, my whole name used for the username will be exposed, which I don't want.
So I've created another account for this forum, BUT the problem is that when I enter the username and password for this forum, it overwrites THE SAME COOKIES used by the Subscription server, so that the next time when I want to automatically log onto the Subscription page, I got an error message saying that there is no account associated with these parameters, which obviously is true, since it "sees" the parameters for thee Discussions Group account.
As you can see it comming, I have to flush these cookies each and every time I want to log on one or the other of the two pages. I assumne that this interface being new and stuff, you didn't realize that it takes its own cookies, so my point here is could you guys just use different cookies for the Subscription server and for the Discussion Group server, so that I can use the "Remember My User ID" and "Keep Me Signed In" on both of them without having to refresh the cookies each and every time?
I have another issue with this new interface and I would like to warn everybody about this. Just be aware that if you edit a post with the intention to add some more explanation and then if you exceed a certain period of time, when you want to update the changes you will get a message saying that you exceeded the editing time and then the changes can not be posted. Even worse, you cant go back to the editing page, so all the changes you've made are lost. And I can assure you that this is frustrating!!!
So Eric, do you hear us here?
Per this thread
"What purpose does a time limit serve?"
"It just preserves the integrity of the original post. 30 minutes is pretty standard"
So we pretty much have a bunch of features that are limited (read: next to useless),
and any changes to the interface that would be helpful to a user (flag a post, static
navigation pane, threaded conversations, etc...) isn't possible or we are at least
being told it isn't possible. Welcome to the state-of-the-art web experience that
users have come to expect.
Thanks for the answer.
I have to say that by no means I've spent 30 minutes editing. I would say it was at most 15 minutes, so I don't really know what to believe about Eric's answer.
And I'm still waiting an answer from Eric about the cookies issue. Anyway, although I don't like to repeat myself, another proof that this is more of an interfece than an interface.
Well, following your link, I see now that this is about something else. My problem is not about the disappearance of the edit option after some time, but about a time limit while you are in editing mode, after what you can not post your edited mesage, nor go back to the editing page, in order to recover the changes. And this limitation seems even weirder to me than the other one, so maybe we will have an answer to this.