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two small things which could be improved... [message #16719] Fri, 13 February 2004 12:37 Go to next message
Olliver   Germany
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Currently if COPPA is disabled, there's a text which goes like that:
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[...]Note: By pressing the button you declare that you are over the age of 13. If you are 13 or under, please use this registration form.[...]


I guess this is particularily tailored to the COPPA thing and "this registration form" was meant as a link to that alternative form for those under 14. There, however is no such alternative form where one could go to. And even if, it wouldn't make any sense because if COPPA doesn't apply to our installation (because we live outside the US) it's sort of useless to point to another form. Maybe the agreement text should be modified that there are two versions: One containing the COPPA thing and providing an alternative link if someone chanced to click the wrong link and the other one which leaves out the quoted sentence above.

the second issue I'd like to mention affects restricted forums: If a topic was moved from a public to a restricted forum a pointer to the new location is displayed revealing the name of the hidden forum.

Other features in FUD behave in this situation that they state a message that someone isn't authorize to view a particular ressource. Maybe it's feasable to change the message in this case that it has been moved to a different location which is restricted in its access.

Just some suggestions to make a good forum maybe a bit better (depending on the point of view) Wink

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Re: two small things which could be improved... [message #16723 is a reply to message #16719] Fri, 13 February 2004 18:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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1) COPPA is annoying and I probably should disable it by default since the world is not US centric Wink

2) You can disable (there is an option) the entire COPPA step if your forum is outside of US.

3) The COPPA related message can be edited out from the 'greeting' registration message if you are not using COPPA.

The moved topic pointer bug was fixed in CVS.


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Re: two small things which could be improved... [message #16728 is a reply to message #16723] Fri, 13 February 2004 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Coppa has been turned off since my first installation of FUD two years ago, because, as you already said, it's such a major annoyance that you simply can't get to sleep until you found out how to turn it off Wink

I only referred to that one string which shouldn't be around if it's disabled.

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Re: two small things which could be improved... [message #16729 is a reply to message #16728] Fri, 13 February 2004 22:05 Go to previous message
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That string cannot be removed automatically as it is part of the general into message. If you want use the message editor to change.

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