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Poll: what features would you like to see in the Pronto file area?
This thread has 37 replies. Displaying posts 1 through 15.
Post 1 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 00:24
Daniel Tonks
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Just looking to get some opinions on what new features you'd like to see in the Pronto file area that would make it more interactive or easy-to-use. I won't be able to work on them right away, but I'd like to see what suggestions there are first. Thanks!
OP | Post 2 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 01:59
George Fournaris
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Here are some quick thoughts:
- support for user reviews
- download statistics
- pronto memory usage percentage
OP | Post 3 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 02:11
Daniel Tonks
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Thanks for the suggestions. Download statistics are already provided, but only on the actual download page (to reduce server load).
OP | Post 4 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 08:10
Paul Dale
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How about sorting the complete systems pages by date order (most recent first)? Personally I am always looking to see the latest ideas that have bee uploaded and it would be useful to be presented with those at the top of the list by default.
OP | Post 5 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 08:26
Cary Gerber
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The system ccfs are already sorted by date, just click on the date below the systems link. Unless you mean device listings...

I would like to see a page that shows the threads in such a way that they are sorted by topic. Maybe pick 5-10 most-used keywords, and then the page will show these threads already for the novice users. Like "newbie", "buy", "configuration error", etc. Maybe a nightly batched search that goes thru the threads and generates static result pages for that day. This would give users with these most common questions a place to look immediately for answers. Just a thought. I think this site is already very well designed, even better than some large corporate sites!

I had another thought. I think it would be cool if some of these pages were designed from screen shots from the Emulator. Just a cool factor. You could actually capture the emulator window with Corel, or whatever, and make that the page html-capable (Files, utilities, etc.) It would further show the capabilities to new users and future buyers.
OP | Post 6 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 08:37
Paul Dale
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I can't believe how many times I've looked at that link with out noticing that!!! Perhaps you should make it bigger Daniel!!
OP | Post 7 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 10:21
John Miller
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Just got my pronto the other day, and still working on getting everything setup. What I have been looking for is a good collection of pictures for my home page on the pronto. I do love the sight, great info, files, and well organized. Keep up the good work.
OP | Post 8 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 12:41
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I would like to see the bmp/graphics separated from CCF files. I believe this would speed up the layout process. As it is now you have to download a half-dozen ccf's then merge and re-merge and delete a lot to just get all the graphic elements into a new ccf. I guess I'm lazy but at the same time that would make it easier for new users especially those with little to no programming experience to build the look and feel they want.
OP | Post 9 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 13:19
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I would like to see a ccf review area. One that would perhaps apply a 0 to 5 star rating to some of the ccfs on graphic design, usability and IR code cleanliness. Many of the ccf's are very nice graphically, but the usability might suck, or vice-versa.

Along with that, it would be nice if some of the ccfs could be updated when one discovers that some of the codes in them are "dirty". Some of the ccfs I have seen have have a few codes in them that are > 1 kbyte.

Also, it might be nice to have an equipement list in each zip file.
OP | Post 10 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 13:28
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Daniel if you want to snag my web based emulation of my CCF I'd glady give it to you so you could give newbies some sort of idea what can be done. I put a lot of work into it and it would be a shame to have to reinvent it. Its available here [Link:]
OP | Post 11 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 15:01
Tom Sorensen
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Well, one thing I'd like to see is more individual devices. I'd like to be able to download the CCF for a particular item without getting a complete system CCF. This makes things a lot easier if you're just trying to pull in remote codes.

Of course, this is rather nightmarish from an admin point of view, and even the various extractors wouldn't speed things up much, but hey, you asked!
OP | Post 12 made on Monday April 3, 2000 at 15:36
David B.
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I'd like to see the "files" selection be relative to the current forum you are in when you click it.

If there was a ONEFORALL files section I'd happily upload .TXT files I've created with known oneforall advanced codes for my devices. If there was an X-10 files section I'd upload my "make your own X10 device" files. If there was a DVD files section I might upload my personal reviews of the DVD movies I've seen. I'm sure others would add their own information relative to the specific forum.

You could even have a "LINKS" option with forum-specific links to click on.

Just my 2 cents.

OP | Post 13 made on Wednesday April 5, 2000 at 05:12
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I would love to see a file that is downloadable that has more than one CCF. As it is now, on a cable modem, it takes 2-3 seconds for any ccf to be downloaded, and having to click twenty or thrity times to get the CCF's you want, and then dowload that tinny little thing, is kind'a a pain. Although I do see the problem of having just one big file for downloading....
OP | Post 14 made on Wednesday April 5, 2000 at 07:50
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In the CCF Design Section under Complete Systems there are currently 176 designs. Currently you have to go through these page by page in alphabetical order. This is a real pain if your looking for a design by someone whose name starts with M or T. (I know because I was looking for something yesterday.) If there were page numbers or alphebetic jumps on this section that would be great.

OP | Post 15 made on Wednesday April 5, 2000 at 08:30
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There are currently some buttons that I am not using and that I may never use. To save these buttons "just in case" I thought of starting a hex library either in Word or Access. If I ever would need a code I could create a "dummy" learn button and cut and paste the hex code into the button. I would no longer need the remote or locate a ccf, merge it with my file and spend time reconfigure the screens.

It would be great, IMHO, if a person could select a ccf design on this site independent of a device. They then could go to a "hex library" in Word or Access to select the remote functions they would like to use and just cut and paste the hex codes into the button learned feature. This would eliminate having to merge ccfs to get what's needed or the ProntoEdit clipboard limitation.

It would be GREAT if there was a library of just the hex codes for all the features of all the devices in the WORLD. OK-strike the World part.
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