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by BooMan Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 05:46:20 PM EST

Hi folks.

I have a suggestion of my own, which is that the recommended diaries reflect the country of residence of the author, like they do in the World Recommended Diary section of Booman Tribune.

If you have a suggestion, or complaint, or question, put it below, and we'll take a look at them.

Hope you are enjoying the site.

This may be ahuge pain, but I'll suggest it anyways.  It would be cool if there was a map where you could click on a country, and see all the members in that country.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 08:31:32 PM EST
I'll second that... however to make things easier on the hard-working admins, maybe just a list of countries with the number of registered users from that country.

I love maps but they can be awkward because some countries are so much larger (physically) than others.  Probably have to be on its own "map" page.

Here is one of my favorite maps of Europe albeit the colors are a little off... and dear old Turkey is just a sliver ;)


Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

by soj on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 09:18:06 PM EST
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  • MAP ◊ European Neighbourhood Policy

    EU Peace  ◊  Vote Oui!

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    'Sapere aude'

  • by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jun 17th, 2005 at 01:48:38 AM EST
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    the colours are very seventies lol
    by PeWi on Fri Jun 17th, 2005 at 08:08:09 AM EST
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    My screen is 1024 by 800 and everything looks fine here except for the User Preferences page.  The boxes for different choices extend into the right-hand column, overlapping the other info there.

    I also think we need to get a FAQ written in the big four or five languages but that's something that will come in time... if only to say (in German, etc) that this is predominantly an English-language site, how to register, etc. because some of the initial stuff is confusing and uses a lot of technical English (like "Display preferences" etc).


    Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

    by soj on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 09:21:59 PM EST
    I'm pretty excited about this new site.  Just taking in the feel of it, and the differences in content and style from the American sites, it feels like this site is going to be something special.  
    by BooMan on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 09:38:39 PM EST
    <sniff> you mean it's not special already? ;)


    Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

    by soj on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 10:42:19 PM EST
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    "do I look nice in this?"

    "Oh, you look spectacular!"

    "Really?  What was wrong with what I was wearing yesterday?"

    by BooMan on Wed Jun 15th, 2005 at 11:04:41 PM EST
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    Trying to bring the pie wars over here, are we?

    In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
    by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 06:10:17 AM EST
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    no pies, just snark :)
    by BooMan on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 09:32:24 AM EST
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    I have a suggestion of my own, which is that the recommended diaries reflect the country of residence of the author.

    It's cool in the US @BMT - wow another nation exists, using the Internet to meet us.

    Just watch out with the EU, still not over it, we may not wage another war in the near future! The EU getting in some difficulties because citizens have a sense losing their identity.

    The travelers to visit different cultures and/or well educated have voted Oui to the EU charter in France and the Netherlands.

    Perhaps better to avoid nationals issue, consider the eTrib community as a true European Blog Forum. Remember the recent pie gender war? Your suggestion could lead to major rifts in Strasbourg and Brussels! Think of the matrix of cross-translations!

    Unless you intended that all foreign visitors to the Europe Tribune make themselves known: 40% USA and 10% Canadian and another 8% from other countries. That would be an idea. LOL

    EU Peace  ◊  Vote Oui!

    USA WELCOME: Make Yourself Known @BooMan Tribune and add some cheers!

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 03:13:56 AM EST
    Did we lose this feature this morning? Temporarily, or was software update not ... spelling checked?

    USA WELCOME: Make Yourself Known @BooMan Tribune and add some cheers!

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 03:16:40 AM EST
    This site is a nice place to hang out!

    I do have one wish though: Would it be possible to make the country abbreviation show up at the bottom of the browser when I move my cursor over it? (That information would be more meaningful to me than the uid.)

    The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

    by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 08:21:54 AM EST
    For now, only a question:
    Why are the 3 hidden comments hidden?
    They have one, two and two 4-ratings respectively, and are definitely not trollish.
    by ask on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 08:29:59 AM EST
    TU already? That was quick!

    I have no idea. That is, it must clearly be due to a bug. I have uprated them all so they are visible now, and will  let Andy, the programmer, know. It would be horrible for comments just to vanish for no reason.

    If anyone ever experiences this, please speak up!

    The world's northernmost desert wind.

    by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 08:56:52 AM EST
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    OK then, let's hope Andy can fix.
    I think we already have quite a few TUs.  Maybe Jerome should do as Booman did - test it out on a comment.

    Oh, I notice spellcheck is back :)

    by ask on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 09:38:09 AM EST
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    What is TU?
    by andy (andy \at a2hd.com) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 09:49:02 AM EST
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    Users who have a mojo greater than a certain minimum, and who have posted a sufficient number of comments, such as yourself, for example, are considered "trusted" users, and have the added capability to rate comments below the normal minimum rating, and also to see comments rated below the minimum (they are hidden from normal users).

    (From the TU Guidelines)
    by ask on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 09:52:42 AM EST
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    Could you gather all the diaries about each country's political system--there have been 3 so far I think: France, Netherlands and Switzerland--and have then always available?  Then when you are reading about a poltical development in a specific country you could check them quickly for some background.  It would be especially good for we uninformed Americans.  I have only had a chance to read one so far--Jerome's--but I know I could learn a lot from each of them.  Maybe each diary writer could include a link to the relevant one at the bottom of his/her diary, if it would not be too much trouble

    La vie n'est de soi ni bien ni mal, elle est la place du bien et du mal selon que vous faites.
    by Time Waits for no Woman (time.waits_at_gmail.com) on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 09:12:31 AM EST
    This was precisely the same suggestion that I was about to make -- it would be a great shame if this series effectively disappeared within a matter of days.  Admittedly, the diaries/front-page posts would still exist, but one would have to run searches for them, so it wouldn't be obvious to users.

    Having some sort of permanent link up at the main menu (say, "Country Political Guides"), which would then provide links to the underlying posts, would be immensely helpful.

    by The Maven on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 05:59:41 PM EST
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    I put my country in my signature. Although I'm not sure if Canada belongs here, or Australia, or South America. Maybe I should start a Salon des refuses. :-)

    To thine ownself be true. W.S. CANADA
    by sybil on Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 08:06:38 PM EST
    I was born in one country, immigrated and became a citizen of a second country, have lived in four other countries in the past, and live in another country altogether at the moment.

    Any chance of getting beyond the choose-one-country option?

    Pogo: We have met the enemy, and he is us.

    by d52boy on Sat Jun 18th, 2005 at 08:48:27 PM EST

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