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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2011, 10:17:52 PM »
Seriously??? Isn't the entire GMG forum a big enough chat box for you?


Or am I a bit out of touch?
Hehehe, it's just cute to see people saying good morning to each other and things in realtime on forums which have the feature. Also, I notice that the forum goes through dead times when tons of people are online, but there isn't really a thread of interest drawing lots of attention, and consequently there is a lul in posting. Presumably all these people online are still clicking around waiting for something super exciting to happen, and I guess that is another point where chatting about junk to fellow GMG addicts would be fun.
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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2011, 12:23:49 AM »
The Amazon asin function for displaying product images works like a charm for CDs, but I've noticed that cover art for digital downloads (mp3s) doesn't display here. When a recording is offered in both formats, this just means you have to copy the asin from the CD rather than the mp3 page. But if the recording is only sold in mp3 format, GMG's asin function can't be used to display it. (You get a working hyperlink, but a blank image.)

Would it be difficult to extend the asin function to work for mp3s as well as CDs?


just to illustrate what I'm talking about...

CD

Code: [Select]
[asin]B000001QBA[/asin]result:



mp3

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[asin]B00124HW2W[/asin]result:


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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2011, 07:59:29 PM »
Yep, the ASIN tag works well for CD's, DVD's and books, and many other "hard" items, but for some reason, Amazon uses a different coding system to display MP3 images. Why? Who knows.
 
I will look into this and see if I can tweak it.
 
At worst, what I could do is put an "Image not found" icon in place for those items without an image, but I will explore the Amazon image system and see if I can do better.
 
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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2011, 08:01:54 PM »
If the CD links to the MP3, I'd just use the ASIN for the CD and let the clicker choose what she wants from there.

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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2011, 08:39:24 PM »
If the CD links to the MP3, I'd just use the ASIN for the CD and let the clicker choose what she wants from there.
Yes, that's good for items available in both formats, as most (but not all) are.

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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2011, 03:45:08 PM »
And you just thought we were all daft!

Yes, but the two things are not mutually exclusive.
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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2011, 05:55:43 AM »
Rob, would you consider installing this SMF mod, please?
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Navneeth

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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2011, 06:01:05 AM »
Rob, would you consider installing this SMF mod, please?

A lot of us have it mentally installed already! :D

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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2011, 06:04:10 AM »
A lot of us have it mentally installed already! :D

I'd like it included at least until I can train myself to rapidly scroll the mouse wheel by telekinesis.
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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2011, 02:52:30 AM »
Rob, would you consider installing this SMF mod, please?


Maybe. Later. Not now.


First priority is to upgrade to version 2.0 of SMF. Big job, requiring crossing of fingers, backup, upgrading a large forum, upgrading the very large database, re-writing existing mods to fit with new version, testing, uncrossing fingers.


Then possibly consider installing new mods.
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Re: The Suggestion Box
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 06:26:19 AM »

Maybe. Later. Not now.


First priority is to upgrade to version 2.0 of SMF. Big job, requiring crossing of fingers, backup, upgrading a large forum, upgrading the very large database, re-writing existing mods to fit with new version, testing, uncrossing fingers.

Then possibly consider installing new mods.

Thanks for the reply, Rob, I appreciate that.  :)
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Navneeth