MaplePrimes Suggestions

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

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  ?  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.

This sites needs better rendering of 2D Math.

Here is a sample from the Wikipedia page for Maplesoft, from the pdes example section. The image on Wikipedia is quite nice (it's alt-tags have LaTeX code, which may be a hint).

The welcome to the new Version 2 of Mapleprimes was announced on May 27, 2010.

On June 17, 2010, Will wrote, "We will likely re-visit the number of up-votes required for the various badges. No one has earned any of the up-vote related badges yet, so it may be important that we change the numbers required."

Some images have reverted to some sort of equation form layout.  As an example look here

What has happened?

This post had a centered H2 header that appeared fine in the wysiwyg post editor during composition but is absent in the Preview or actual Post (in my firefox 3.6.6).

It appeared in the source view, during composition in the editor, like this,

<h2 style="text-align: center;">This my header.</h2>

I tried it also in an earlier submission, with the same result. When I attempt to re-edit that comment, the header was then missing in the source view as well as the posted view.

Could it be, that the submission step causes some html content to vanish?

I enter through, but what I see is not true:
is shown as having 1 reply, while it has 4 replies.

And if I do not see anything new on topics which I 'follow' then I just leave the site.

If you search for a phrase which matches (fully or partially) the title of a post A, then the search results will contain every other post which the search engine recorded while post A was listed in the right panel.

In other words, the search engine recorder is picking up  the right panel (latest titles, per forum) displayed while viewing other unrelated pages. So lots of other pages get inappropriately connected to all the keywords or phrases in those latest titles.

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