Freeze on major changes until Monday, March 19.

I will not be making any major changes to the site before next Monday, March 19. I do not anticipate changing the forum structure beyond adding the private industry discussion forum and anything else that makes good sense. In the meanwhile I will be researching voting, moderation, etc.. 

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  • Kent LewKent Lew Posts: 563
    When you do get back to revising features, something I would appreciate is a Preview function. Sometimes I need to see my words in actual situ to clarify. Much better to do this in Preview than keep editing a comment after posting.

    (I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to finalize my thoughts in an input window, but it is. Maybe it’s the fact that I frequently exceed the window frame and scrolling disrupts my sense of the whole?)
  • Kent LewKent Lew Posts: 563
    Sorry, I just realized I should have put that request in the Features Request section.
  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,364
    I think that the preview issue is some kind of bug related to user permissions. My Admin level account can preview but nothing else can. I will work on it.
  • James

    Do you need seed money to cover your time? Sorry if this is the wrong space for this.

    Michael Clark
  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,364
    I was planning to bring money up later if the board catches on, and when I know more about what to expect in terms of time commitment. Vanilla hosting will run me $600 a year. That is not a bad deal considering that I do not have to manage the security and configuration of the whole thing. But it’s still enough to cover a few student loan bills. I may end up running simple ads, features faces, or maybe even just take donations. I will post more about it next week.
  • Nick ShinnNick Shinn Posts: 1,080
    Advertising fonts to type designers doesn’t make much sense.
    So while I have occasionally advertised at Typophile, I wouldn’t at Typeboard.
    Fontlab, TypeCon, Slanted, Oak Knoll, those kinds of trade suppliers would be better bets for you.

  • PabloImpallariPabloImpallari Posts: 495
    edited March 2012
    James, try Donations, $600/Year should be quite easy to collect.
    I will happily donate a few bucks to keep it ad-free.
  • James ToddJames Todd Posts: 201
    I'd be happy to donate to the cause.

    Also, this is just off the top of my head but what if we had some basic tutorials about hinting and/or python scripting? This might be more useful than trying to scroll through several threads when trying to find a resource, and it would (hopefully), cut down on people posting the same questions.
  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,364
    Also, this is just off the top of my head but what if we had some basic tutorials about hinting and/or python scripting?

    My guess is that anyone who could write them is too busy hinting webfonts and building Robofont addons right now. And ILoveTypography would probably be a more appropriate venue for instructional articles.
  • James ToddJames Todd Posts: 201
    James,

    What I was thinking is that as more posts are made, some of the more helpful tips could be curated into a FAQ of sorts.
  • Also, the Typophile wiki has a lot of that stuff. Maybe just include links to that? :-)
  • I'd kick in a bit too, James. Why not put a donation PayPal link somewhere here?
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