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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #300 on: September 15, 2019, 09:41:13 PM »
The current problem is with mp4 files. Although they require a click to play they still load into the browser. If DM or Neven can disable this autoloading and just load a thumbnail it would fix everything.

I thought mp4 files were ideal because they don't play automatically. Hmmm, there doesn't seem to be a setting I can tweak in the SMF Mod that is enabling videos to be played on the forum.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #301 on: February 21, 2020, 01:42:57 PM »
Neven Whatever you did to remove the corona virus thread from the recent posts was a good idea.

This is a good, informative and useful thread but I agree shouldn't be a highlight of the forum.
Your exceptional judgement in these areas is what makes this place so successful.

I just thought some positive feedback would be helpful.

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« Reply #302 on: February 21, 2020, 06:31:54 PM »
THE NEVEN-ATOR!!!!

On killing corona thread:

MONSTER THANKS!!!!
P.S. And feeding trolls??  I'm certainly not the resident bot sabotaging/derailing ASIF on a daily basis with his/its extremely low-effort and largely off-topic post-bombing.  Why do people keep feeding that??

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #303 on: February 23, 2020, 10:09:56 PM »
Neven Whatever you did to remove the corona virus thread from the recent posts was a good idea.

This is a good, informative and useful thread but I agree shouldn't be a highlight of the forum.
Your exceptional judgement in these areas is what makes this place so successful.

I just thought some positive feedback would be helpful.

Thanks a lot. I was late in noticing that 'corona virus' showed up a bit much in the recent posts list.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #304 on: March 01, 2020, 11:16:44 AM »
Neven Whatever you did to remove the corona virus thread from the recent posts was a good idea.

This is a good, informative and useful thread but I agree shouldn't be a highlight of the forum.
Your exceptional judgement in these areas is what makes this place so successful.

I just thought some positive feedback would be helpful.

Thanks a lot. I was late in noticing that 'corona virus' showed up a bit much in the recent posts list.
Hi Neven,

Please, please, please can you do the same for Global Recession ?

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #305 on: March 29, 2020, 11:01:01 AM »
Hello Neven,

Wouldn't it be an Idea to create a new section Forum>>Off-topic>>Coronavirus and to put there all the related topics (masks, Covid-19, Global recession...)

Regards,

Etienne

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #306 on: March 29, 2020, 11:08:39 AM »
Etienne, there are threads for "global recession" and "masks" already.

I would like to see separate threads for "Covid-19 trivia" and "science" too, but i really can't imagine people obeying thread discipline. You would have it all mixed up and the separation would be obsolete.
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« Reply #307 on: March 29, 2020, 11:21:33 AM »
I think he just means put C-19 threads in a separate sub-forum.
That would be up tp Neven.
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« Reply #308 on: March 29, 2020, 04:27:26 PM »
I think he just means put C-19 threads in a separate sub-forum.
That would be up tp Neven.
Yes, that's what I meant. I'd prefer to have everything in one place.

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« Reply #309 on: March 29, 2020, 04:54:08 PM »
Oh ok. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #310 on: March 29, 2020, 06:14:20 PM »
Hello Neven,

Wouldn't it be an Idea to create a new section Forum>>Off-topic>>Coronavirus and to put there all the related topics (masks, Covid-19, Global recession...)

Regards,

Etienne

I thought about this a few days ago. Even though COVID-19 isn't a consequence of AGW, I still decided to keep it in that section, because, like AGW, it's a consequence of our current global system. For the same reason I put the 'Lessons from COVID-19' thread in the 'policy and solutions' section, because the policies and solutions to this pandemic overlap with those for AGW (I would even argue they have the same prerequisites, ie conditions in which those policies and solutions would have a chance of working).

The mask stuff is pretty much off-topic everywhere, and hence fits best in 'the rest'. I've always considered 'the rest' to be the off-topic section.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #311 on: March 29, 2020, 11:44:26 PM »
The mask stuff is pretty much off-topic everywhere, and hence fits best in 'the rest'. I've always considered 'the rest' to be the off-topic section.

Whatever, it’s your Forum.

For the record, you are wrong, super on-topic, all people masked is the only strategy that, eventually, can put people back in the streets while keeping COVID contagion rate manageable. The opposite is anti-scientific thought.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #312 on: March 30, 2020, 12:16:15 PM »
I can't be wrong, as I don't have an opinion on whether people should wear masks or not. I just have an opinion on whether that discussion should take place in the COVID-19 thread, especially if it involves endless vitriol.

But I'm wrong on many other things, of course.
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« Reply #313 on: March 30, 2020, 07:39:52 PM »
I can't be wrong, as I don't have an opinion on whether people should wear masks or not. I just have an opinion on whether that discussion should take place in the COVID-19 thread, especially if it involves endless vitriol.

But I'm wrong on many other things, of course.

OK I understand. I think there is less vitriol now that the third stage is being entered on that matter, see below. But if that's the case, there will be less reasons to discuss I guess. So nevermind.

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« Reply #314 on: April 30, 2020, 10:16:45 PM »
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« Reply #315 on: May 08, 2020, 10:49:14 PM »
F. Tnioli, a gentle warning: I will not tolerate hints of lies, conspiracies and the like on this thread. I've requested that DMI volume discussions take place in the appropriate thread.
May I suggest moving and deleting off-topic messages immediately, because people don't seem to learn on the melting thread.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #316 on: May 09, 2020, 01:22:19 AM »
Noted. I use discretion as sometimes posts are a mix of valuable and OT stuff. In addition, there is no option to simply move a message to another existing thread, this would have been very useful, especially on occasions when my time is limited and/or I use my mobile which makes copying and editing a real pain.

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« Reply #317 on: May 09, 2020, 08:59:05 AM »
I enjoy the melting season thread much more when the drama queens don't post dramatically, and they instead use common sense and heed the mods.

Oren, you're awesome.  8)

That is all, carry on.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #318 on: May 13, 2020, 10:27:29 AM »
More announcement than suggestion, but I have bolded (made sticky) several important threads in the Cryosphere section to help people navigate, especially beginnners. If anyone is bothered by this change please let me know the reason.

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« Reply #319 on: May 13, 2020, 04:00:11 PM »
Good move, Oren, highly appreciated.

Btw do we have something like Satellite Resources 101 thread for beginners? Would be helpful to have some advise where to start


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« Reply #320 on: May 13, 2020, 04:38:09 PM »
Good move, Oren, highly appreciated.

Btw do we have something like Satellite Resources 101 thread for beginners? Would be helpful to have some advise where to start

This is actually a great idea, but a substantial task of labor.  I remember when I first came across this site, being bewildered by discussions of what satellites were using what instruments to compile whichever data.  So many acronyms, and a simple glossary of acronyms barely scratches the surface.

It does go a bit beyond satellites.  Understanding the data derived from the various buoys is similarly daunting.  Interpreting thermistor strings and depth/temp/salinity profiles is also a bit challenging.

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« Reply #321 on: May 13, 2020, 05:26:45 PM »
A thread with links to the various satellite image resources with links that can be bookmarked would be a wonderful idea. It can be opened in Arctic Background next to the Arctic Maps thread.

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« Reply #322 on: May 13, 2020, 11:26:46 PM »
But adding the descriptions of which type of measurements they make for which products on at least a basic level should be there too. Or you could have a products list and go to the input from there. This would be a good resource.
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« Reply #323 on: July 02, 2020, 02:43:00 PM »
Would it be possible to put all the COVID tread on one single place ? I find it quite problematic to have them in different parts of the forum.

Treads also have to be renamed if the subject changes. There is no reason to talk about air flow in a mask tread.

Thanks,

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« Reply #324 on: July 02, 2020, 03:23:04 PM »
The renaming can be done later. Basically they are combined for a practical reason. The masks discussion was moved from the main thread because it detracted from the data.

The air flow claim is very debatable and it does not relate to policies that much so it also detracts and the discussion goes elsewhere. In this case it was suggested by members and it was actually moved over as you could read in the replies above.

As to moving the threads to one place. A case could be made that Covid is not AGWiG. So then you could move them to The Rest. (And Consequences from using Plastics from The Rest should then go into Consequences).

And a case could be made that our performance on Covid might tell us a lot about the way we will solve global warming.

And there are some different reading preferences related to subforums although i just read it all so i don´t know how important that is (if you only read The Cryosphere you are not even going to see the Covid thread).






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