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Changes to the File Upload Form
Posted by Michael on 31 December 2007, 18:14 GMT

We have modified the file upload form with the addition of a JavaScript-driven calculator model option. When uploading files, authors now first select the category that their file belongs in (TI-82, Unix, Informational texts, etc.) and the directory list will filter automatically to show only the relevant directories. We hope this will make uploads easier by shortening the very long list, as well as prevent miscategorized uploads (some people tend to stop scrolling down when they see "TI-83" when uploading TI-83 Plus files).

If JavaScript is disabled, the file upload form will continue to function as it always has, just without any filtering.

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Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Is it why there was a long delay before archives started being updated again on a regular basis? THis is a nice feature, I hope that at least people use common sense and select the TI-83+ option right below the TI-83 one from now on.

Suggestion: I think a TI-84+ option (same filtering than 83+) should be added, because apparently some people aren't aware that TI-83+ programs are compatible with the TI-84+. Else you could rename the current TI-83 Plus option to TI-83+/TI-84+.

Reply to this comment    31 December 2007, 19:22 GMT

Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
yoman82 Account Info
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Yeah, I didn't know about the compatibility for several weeks after I got my calc.

Reply to this comment    31 December 2007, 20:23 GMT


Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Arjan Adriaanse  Account Info

It's true that TI-83+ files are compatible with the TI-84+, but some TI-84+ files aren't compatible with the 83+. That's because of the USB port and some other features like the clock.

Reply to this comment    31 December 2007, 20:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Matt M Account Info

I think their point is there's no option to choose for 84+; it's only 83+ listed.

Reply to this comment    1 January 2008, 15:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Well, if we had a "TI-84 Plus" directory, we figured that people would come to ticalc.org, look in that directory, and go "oh my, there aren't any files!" It's probably better to have the occasional 83+ user download an 84+ file than the 84+ user having to look in two separate directories.

Now yes, yes, we should support files being in multiple directories, and all sorts of fun tricks, but currently we don't. :-)

Reply to this comment    7 January 2008, 17:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Matt M Account Info

Sorry, Let me try this again:

In the archives we have links for 83+ and 84+ that link to the 83/84 directory.

In the upload form we have a label for 83+ but NOT 84+

I believe we should either--
add a filter title for 84+ and link to the 83/84 form
OR
rename the 83+ filter to 83+/84+

Reply to this comment    7 January 2008, 19:59 GMT


My uninformed opinion
Duncan Smith Account Info
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How about having a separate 84+ directory, which includes all the 83+ files and all the 84-only files? You could upload to 83+ if it's compatible with both, or 84+ if it's 84+-only.

Why is there an 84+ but no 84? It makes me nervous.

Reply to this comment    12 January 2008, 23:39 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
yoman82 Account Info
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This form inspired me to submit IAMBEOWULF 1.6. Thanks for the effort.

Reply to this comment    31 December 2007, 21:23 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
elfprince13 Account Info
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great work, its awesome to finally see some updates to the site

Reply to this comment    31 December 2007, 22:47 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
kevin83 Account Info

This helps, I've had problems with this in the past when I uploaded my RPG so this should make it easier to update it.

Reply to this comment    1 January 2008, 03:50 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
b-flat Account Info
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It seems pretty useful; I always hated scrolling through the long list of files...

Also, some of the categories need to more consistent, but I'm glad to see the updates coming in!

Reply to this comment    2 January 2008, 00:51 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
bfr Account Info
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Good idea.

Wow, seven news posts this month.

Reply to this comment    2 January 2008, 05:10 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Good job on the javascript filtering.. I would actually like to see more filtering, though. As expressed earlier, the TI-83+ section needs to include 84+. Also, After one selects the calculator type - though the list is definitely shorter now - it would be great to have an option to choose TYPE of program.. BASIC, Assembly, Flash, etc.

Reply to this comment    2 January 2008, 16:25 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
DWedit  Account Info
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When can we get the ability to upload to Multiple Categories? ASM programs for the TI-82 through TI-84+ are basically the same, especially if compiled with a certain include file. Having separate listings for identical programs is really really stupid.

Reply to this comment    2 January 2008, 23:14 GMT


Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Try reading the FAQ :)

We've had links for a long time now. Just tell the archiver in the comments which additional directories to link to. We have tons of files (particularly 68k ones) that are linked to show up in multiple directories.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2008, 05:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
El_Diablo  Account Info
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Now maybe when I open the 89 games, it won't take forever on my dial up connection!

Reply to this comment    3 January 2008, 17:33 GMT

Re: Changes to the File Upload Form
Aaron Miller  Account Info

I love the new upload form, it's easier to use. :) Great job!

Reply to this comment    11 January 2008, 03:38 GMT

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