New community/forums...

I'm a long time Intellij Idea user. It's the most important tool in my arsenal, however it's a big, sophisticated beast. There are times when I need help and in the past I could come to intellij.net and hop on to the forums and find almost any answer I need. I'm sure that this new Clearspace things is great and all for some things but for people like me, it seems like a complete failure. It's much harder now to find any useful information and the search capability is not "almost" useless, it's "completely" useless. Go ahead, type "maven" in the search box; something I know for sure that there must be dicussion threads about. No results. I don't even know if I'm posting this message in the right place. It's THAT unintuitive.

Does anyone have any tips for how to use this new site successfully or know of another resouce or place where I can go to discuss Idea?

Matt

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Ok, I just tried searching again and this time I have some results. I'm not sure what is different but at least it's something.

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I read the forum through Opera's newsgroup interface (server: news.jetbrains.com). Much easier/faster to read, and you can search like you search in email.
But when I need to write I have to open Firefox

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Ronny Løvtangen wrote:

I read the forum through Opera's newsgroup interface (server: news.jetbrains.com). Much easier/faster to read, and you can search like you search in email.
But when I need to write I have to open Firefox

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Original message URL: http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5229617#5229617

Why? I can post no problems via my news client (Thunderbird).

N.

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On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:00:48 +0100, Nathan Brown <nedski@ynaohsopo.caomm>
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Why? I can post no problems via my news client (Thunderbird).


Hmm, lets try..

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On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:05:49 +0100, Ronny Løvtangen <ronny@lovtangen.com>
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On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:00:48 +0100, Nathan Brown
<nedski@ynaohsopo.caomm> wrote:

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>> Why? I can post no problems via my news client (Thunderbird).
>

Hmm, lets try..


I found out that it was Opera's quick reply feature that did not work for
me. If I simply do a normal reply then I can successfully post messages.
Thanx!

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I'd like to see a way for the poster to delete a message posted in error.

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Despite its cockups, I'd like to see us go back to the old forum software. Those stack traces blocked boards weren't nearly as onerous as this new abomination.


RRS

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I actually like this new version a lot better. It is clean and it is not at all hard to navigate. Granted I have not tried the Search feature yet but I guess I am in the minority then in liking the new design?

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At this point, I'd be satisfied if the community site performance was just improved. During off-hours it takes 10-15 seconds to load a page and during peak times it's more like a minute. I know Jetbrains implemented this site to improve the community, and thats a commendable goal, but frankly, in it's current state, I'd rather have the old site back.

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