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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #225 on: 08:34, 01 October 16 »
...but you didn't specify what lead to this...

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #226 on: 08:44, 01 October 16 »
@Gryzor

" This is during a Post of a PM to a Member "

As i was Posting it with a correct Name and Subject it Fell over and i lost the whole lot ?.
So i took a picture of what was left ??

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #227 on: 08:46, 01 October 16 »
Yeah, but "falling over" is hardly a technical term and offers me absolutely no clue as to what happened.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #228 on: 08:51, 01 October 16 »
Crashed.
Back to the Photo  that i sent
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #229 on: 08:52, 01 October 16 »
*sigh*


WHAT crashed? HOW? WHAT message did you get? WHEN exactly?

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #230 on: 08:54, 01 October 16 »
No Message.


The screen waited a while and the content in the photo came on my screen.


Thats it !


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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #231 on: 01:37, 02 October 16 »
Would it be Possible to put a link to the "Wiki" Please.
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #232 on: 07:52, 02 October 16 »
Would it be possible to have Pages [1][...] in Recent Post/topics in order to have older history than last ten posts.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #233 on: 10:02, 03 October 16 »
@Audronic : not possible at the moment, maybe I'll take a look later on.


@Arnaud : I guess you mean in the portal? I'm afraid not.The portal is supposed to be an intro to the forum, not possible to cram all the info there...

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #234 on: 15:16, 03 October 16 »
So, I gotta say I like the portal. But there are a few things that can be improved.

- as others have mentioned, the Recent Posts tile on the right side is redundant. You could probably place the Search tile there, so it is more prominent.
- I'd prefer the Board Stats and Top Posters tile to go. I don't see the point of having them here.
- I'm not sure what the Calendar tile does. Some dates are fat, but clicking on them seemingly does nothing.
- Top Topics could be placed a little higher to be more effective.

Also, if I had my way, I'd place a Pillory tile at the topmost, so that people could throw shit at those who have a proven track record of being troublesome. But that's just my lesser noble me. :D

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #235 on: 03:15, 04 October 16 »
@Gryzor


There are 2 Areas that say :-
Recent Posts And Recent Posts/Topics
The Topics are not accessible ?.
Please put a “Topics” in the Recent posts/Topic Place.
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #236 on: 12:39, 04 October 16 »
Recent Posts and Recent Posts/Topics are very similar, with a couple of differences. Topics are accessible alright, once they're created, no idea what more you could want...?

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #237 on: 13:21, 04 October 16 »
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If it's not too much bother, could the little Like Icon make a comeback?


It's a little bit confusing having an Icon with Question Mark as shown as how I see it.
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #238 on: 13:24, 04 October 16 »
Oh yes, good catch, had forgotten about it.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #239 on: 20:50, 04 October 16 »
Recent topic visibility seems quite poor now. It used to be over multiple pages so I could easily catch-up on topics after a couple of days away.


The best way seems to be at the bottom of the forum page but it's still limited to 10 (I think?) topics.
« Last Edit: 21:16, 04 October 16 by Skunkfish »
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #240 on: 21:11, 04 October 16 »
Recent topic visibility seems quite poor now. It used to be over multiple pages so I could easily catch-up on topics after a couple of days away.

Agreed. Bring back the recent topics overview. Impossible to keep track of anything at the moment.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #241 on: 21:17, 04 October 16 »
Yes, it should be like in a newspaper - the most recent at the top, not buried somewhere below.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #242 on: 10:06, 05 October 16 »
Perhaps you should tell me where you mean... the Portal or the Forum homepage?


Because if it's about the forum homepage, it's not going to happen, as discussed in this very thread - it messes with Tapatalk


And, I'm asking once again - why don't people use "Unread " to see what's new? What's the advantage of the recent posts on the homepage?

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #243 on: 11:05, 05 October 16 »
Ah, unread does do it! Thanks Gryzor!  ;D
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #244 on: 11:12, 05 October 16 »
Ah ok then, glad it did :)

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #245 on: 14:08, 05 October 16 »
And, I'm asking once again - why don't people use "Unread " to see what's new? What's the advantage of the recent posts on the homepage?

Being used to the overview on the front page, we forget other options. I've changed my bookmark to the Unread overview now, which is almost equally good. The advantage of the recent posts is that you keep seeing recent posts regardless of having read those posts or not. But I can live with the unread overview.

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #246 on: 14:13, 05 October 16 »
Ah, I see, though the Unread tab was there before the Recents block; but I understand.


I still don't understand, though, what use is it to be able to see recent posts you've already read?

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #247 on: 15:11, 05 October 16 »
I still don't understand, though, what use is it to be able to see recent posts you've already read?
Three things:
  • It enables you to quickly see if a thread you are interested in has not yet been replied to,
  • They can act as place holders / reminders on how far you got when intermittently accessing the forum. It's easier for my eye to pick these out rather than reading the subject line of each thread with new posts,
  • It feels good to see the colours of the threads change as you work your way through reading them, you get a sense of achievement.
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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #248 on: 15:16, 05 October 16 »
So, for the OCDs among us :D


I don't know what the benefit of seeing a thread I'm interested in has NOT been replied to; if it's not in the Unread lists then surely it hasn't been answered?

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Re: Forum installation and loss of functionality
« Reply #249 on: 16:45, 05 October 16 »
And why the hell would anyone eat vanilla ice cream when there's chocolate icecream available!?  ;)