Monday, January 17, 2005

Okay, Telsar created a new version of the Condensed List which some folks like better. But having 3 versions of the same list as triggers is getting a bit crazy. I would like to have only one, but I'm all for democracy so I'm putting this to a vote.

View a sample of all three versions before voting.

You seen them? Good!
Vote below, and feel free to lend comments.

What version of the Complete trigger should we use on #ComicBooks?
Only !Complete (longer version by BrainDeth)
Only !Condensed (short version by Telsar)
Only !SemiCondensed (NEW - inbetween by Telsar)
Both !Complete and !Condensed
Both !Complete and !SemiCondensed
Both !SemiCondesed and !Condensed
All 3 versions

Free polls from

Thanks :)


At 3:25 AM, Blogger Snard said...

Just for the record... how is the NEW semi-condensed different from the semi-condensed that Telsar was posting before? It looks pretty much the same to me as the one he's been doing in past months.

At 8:52 AM, Blogger QuietRiot said...

The main difference is he seperates the issues. Condensed would say:
DP7 1-32

Semi Condensed would say
DP7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...

Some people thing the latter is easier for marking off issues you have vs. don't have.

At 3:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daddio here,

I think there are voluming issues with the lists, is there not? Some series that have had multiple volumes only have one listing for, say, #3 and it is very unclear which #3 has been posted. Is there any way to clear this up without a massive undertaking?

At 4:36 AM, Blogger QuietRiot said...

I'm not on the newsgroups regularly so I haven't seen what Telsar has been posting. I wasn't aware there even was a semi-condensed list or that he was posting it until this week.

But I doubt there is any difference between the two. Now the only question is.. do we want it as a trigger in the chat room? Early indication in the poll says yes, but I'll let it run until folks stop voting and then make my decision.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Custer Beaton said...

At the risk of derailing the discussion, would somebody mind explaining what a trigger is and what it does? I've used chat software about eight times in my life... (I use the condensed list myself, just as a reference tool...)

At 4:02 PM, Blogger QuietRiot said...

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At 4:10 PM, Blogger QuietRiot said...

Grr. Wish I could edit comments like I can posts.

But anyway.

In simplist terms, when you type !faq in a channel, another user will see it and automatically send that person a file with our FAQ.

Because it does this automatically, we call it a trigger - because it triggers the sending of the file.

On the channel WhoMe and myself have mini-programs (called scripts) that watch the channel for people typing !faq or !condensed and sending them the files they're asking for.

But at this point, we've got a lot of triggers. Some of this is my fault as I keep adding more. But with this new version of the list we now have 3 versions of the same list floating around and I'm checking to see if folks want that or something different.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Custer Beaton said...

Okay. Thanks for the explanation, much appreciated.


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