MaplePrimes Suggestions

Have a problem with MaplePrimes? Want to suggest a possible improvement to the site? Please post it here.

Though (currently) there have been 2 changes after hirnyk's reply (=21h ago, the others 18h and 14h)
the page for recent/all says: 21h old. Who ever wants to look in such, so discussions will die early.

What an incredible mess, that this still is not solved after month. It really spoils the rest of interest to
follow things here at the board, or even to contribute.

When replying to a reply, the text that is displayed is not the immediate reply, but rather the very first response.  This is rather annoying; I have to open a separate tab just to see what I am responding to.

Here, using the toolbar, I attempt to enter x-squared, using the superscript button: x. It shows up fine when I type this, but I don't see the raised 2 in the post.

This is just an idea.  Each mapleprimes user would have an adobe file (user booklet) containing all of the posts/blogs/questions he/she has ever posted/blogged/asked on mapleprimes which would be available to mapleprimes users for download.

I think it's a neat idea but I don't know how viable it is. 

As a solution to solve the disjointed answers here on mapleprimes for answers bubbling up and causing a terrible mixed flow of answers.

I propose that users have the option to have the answers sorted by date answered OR by thumbs up.  That way the flow of an answered post(question) can be followed properly or the user may just want to see the best answer first.  However I find in general I want to read all of the answers to the post but bubbling is not good...

I've been seeing a lot of double posts lately which means there is a site problem/issue.  I hope the cause of this issue is under investigation for improved updates for mapleprimes.

I'm finding that posts get burried very quickly in the new forum. 

Also why can't we have the second level selection look like the first level (as seen here www.mapleprimes.com/posts)  ?  Unexpanded question topics (no summary)

I find the summary info as added fluff the forum doesn't need. 

So do something like as the old one was (simplified with topics only here just for clarity and directory structure)

I'd like to suggest another improvement to cut down on noise in the result of a Mapleprimes Search.

At present, the appearance of a searched keyword in summary pages for tag hits causes those summary pages to be included in the search results. Maybe an example would help explain it:

Do an internal Mapleprimes Search for the word convex. Some of the pages with "convex" in their title are included in the results (which is fine). But some of the...

I would like to see a valid reason for having the thumbs down voting for an original first posted question.

Thumbs down, because it's not a good question? (That's not a good reason)  Thumbs down because bad code? (but that would be cleared up in the answers)  Thumbs down because ...

It's apparent the administrator will not get rid of the thumbs voting system (sigh).  As a compromise I would like to suggest as I have above, remove...

I just updated MaplePrimes to have a Print-Specific CSS file that fixes a bug in Firefox that was stopping more than one page printing. This also improves the quality of printouts for all browsers because it removes the sidebar, footer and header links. It also extends the main content to take up the whole width of the page.

You will only see this change when printing a page from Primes, it does not change the appearance of the site when browsing normally.

A recent comment addition of mine adding comments (in parse lists) did not update the last action in the thread, there is a 3 hour difference.

I get what appear to be redundant email notifications from MaplePrimes.  Possibly an email is sent whenever anything changes in a thread to which I have responded, however, I'd prefer to get emails only if a response has been edited or a new response added.  That is, I don't need an email for a thumbs up/down addition (if that is the cause). Could that be added as a configuration option?

We need an area to create polling questions on this forum. 

I find it very odd that this forum which is not very graphic intensive runs so slowly.  It runs like there's animated ads running in the background slowing things down, but this is a text forum with the odd graphic in the threads but hardly anything else.  I can't see why it can't work so much faster.

Why must one have high speed and the latest browser for this site to work marginally well?  Load times for the home page should load almost instantly, on...

We just published an update to MaplePrimes that dramatically decreases the load times for thread pages. The improvement comes from not including the Comments or Branch information in the initial page load. Instead, the comments and branches are loaded via JavaScript after the initial page load. We are also loading the right hand sidebar of the site using JavaScript, so the size of each page is much smaller. Your browser will cache the sidebar and only reload it when new information appears there.

In our experimentation, we find that thread pages load considerably faster especially for pages with many comments. Also, and added bonus of serving the sidebar via JavaScript means that the Google spider will no longer include the sidebar content in its index, so this issue will be resolved.

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