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jhadams82

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2017, 03:02:50 pm »
I just started CAD 6 months ago and this place has been indispensable.  Yeah maybe there's not a new post everyday, but I know that if I have a problem I just can't crack, the guys are here to help.  When I do post a question, it's usually answered within a day max.  And before I do, while I'm googling for answers, I usually end up back here because somebody's asked the same question before.

If managing the site has become cumbersome, I'm sure there are ways (and people) available to fix that.  But don't worry about this place being irrelevant.  Could not be further from the truth.  This place has all the rock stars showing up on a regular basis.

Mark

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #106 on: July 07, 2017, 03:22:58 pm »
I rather have a mobile theme :)
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SMF's support of wireless protocols is always enabled unless the forum code is modified. The WAP, WAP 2, and i-mode protocols can be accessed by adding ?wap, ?wap2, or ?imode respectively at the end of the forum's URL. For example:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?wap
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?wap2
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?imode

That is not really a mobile theme  :(
I know but better than nothing :)

I believe the next release will have a mobile theme.
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gstein

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #107 on: July 09, 2017, 02:02:42 am »
I have to say the swamp has been the place where I go to for Autolisp suggestions and solutions. I guess I should be posting more and not just reading.

jt-coco

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2017, 07:37:09 pm »
The Swamp is my best help, when i have a question always going to the swamp and always i find an answer, i know than i do not participate but it is helped to me very much.
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BlackCADDER

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2017, 01:06:48 am »
Mark, IMHO this is the best site for AutoCAD programming.
I use LISP as a tool for drafting and your site has been an enormous help to me over the years.
I have not posted any code here,  mainly because most of the stuff that I write is fit for purpose,
generally finished just enough so that it works.  Also my code looks like crap compared to the master blasters here.
Having said that, it is no excuse for not posting anything. I do apologise and promise to be more code pro active in future.
I am happy to assist your site financially to keep it going. Whatever you decide, you are a champ. Thanks.
dm
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Randall Culp

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2017, 07:36:52 pm »
Do really need to keep that 14 y/o copy of the opinions of some of the more infamous Swamp members ...

ouch
Randy Culp
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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2017, 07:49:42 pm »
While I don't post here nearly as often as I used to (okay the applause I understand, but the cheers were just unnecessary) it is the first place I go to answer a question, usually accomplished by searching the vast storehouse of incredible information housed here.  (Thanks Mark, et al)  It is a rare week when I don't point someone this way for a sticky issue.  That said, anything you wish to do Mark is fine by me, your court, your call.  Trim away the endless discussions on the Constitution or dog owners or any of a hundred other threads that don't really matter if you want, but I think the repository of information here is too valuable to lose.

thanks again
Randy Culp
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cmwade77

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2017, 11:43:14 am »
Honestly this is my go to source when I can't figure something out, even with some non programming AutoCAD issues and almost always before turning to Autodesk....why? Because I get a more accurate answer here and in substantially less time than asking elsewhere.

As for a hosted forum, this one looks very promising:
https://proboards.com/

It seems to have very good reviews, so it might be something to consider.

As near as I can tell, there are three options with them:
  • Completely Free
  • $15 a year allows you to use your own domain name with them
  • Additional Business features and remove ads for $50 per month.
All of the options appear to offer unlimited forums and users.

They will also offer some incentives to move forums with more than 50 registered users: https://proboards.com/switch-to-proboards-free-forums

I am not sure what your current costs run, but these seem like reasonable prices to me. I mean given the number of users on this forum, it would amount to very little per user to cover the $50 a month if those features were important. I am unclear if the $50 option includes using your own domain or not, so that might be another $15 a year, but not too bad.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 11:53:49 am by cmwade77 »

mjfarrell

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #113 on: August 04, 2017, 03:28:56 pm »
I think this place serves a purpose not filled by the official Autodesk Discussion groups.


It's more user based and that adds immeasurable value.


It would be a loss to see this site evaporate.

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Mark

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #114 on: August 04, 2017, 03:30:58 pm »
Thank you Michael and others. Appreciate the feedback.
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wizman

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #115 on: August 04, 2017, 05:58:42 pm »
Mark, you have succeeded in gathering the best lispers around the world who have devoted time in solving complex challenges and are willing to teach potential minds.  Your contribution to CAD community is valuable.  May you find motivation in coming up with new ideas to keep the site active because even though there are less posts, this site still remains home to many.


Ron




hugha

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #116 on: August 05, 2017, 04:15:21 am »
1++ to all of the above. 

This board is the specialist resource of choice for CAD coders and has an unparalleled reputation.

Please keep it afloat - the suggestion that it be hosted elsewhere may prove the best solution.


best wishes,
Hugh Adamson


 

CHulse

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #117 on: August 13, 2017, 10:32:27 am »
I think this place serves a purpose not filled by the official Autodesk Discussion groups.


It's more user based and that adds immeasurable value.


It would be a loss to see this site evaporate.

I have to totally agree. I don't post as much as I used to, but still lurk here almost daily. Would be a real shame to see it go.
Thanks for all your efforts Mark.
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curmudgeon

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #118 on: August 18, 2017, 07:30:29 pm »
I have been here less often because of changes in my work environment.
I have very much appreciated all the assistance I have found here over the years.
You can see easier than I can recall how often I am here, but when I come, it has been a gold mine.

And I want to thank you.
Personally, I see your point, and I think it is the industry that has moved. Don't know what we can do about that.
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fools

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Re: TheSwamp, as we know it.
« Reply #119 on: August 27, 2017, 09:47:50 am »
I leave lisp several years, now come back as a beginner.
I'm very happy to find theswamp is still here, as kind as before.
Because of work, maybe I'll leave lisp again. But I wish theswamp will always be there.
Like a lighthouse on the dark sea, like the brightest star in the night sky.
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