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New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:39:55 PM »
Hi,

Thanks to the efforts of the talented RacingHippo we have this 'ere new forum to play with.
Hopefully this will free us from the constraints of the older software that was running on the previous version.

So, what do you think?
Anything broken that needs fixing?
Anything that could be done to make things better?

Post to this thread and I'll (try to remember to) update this post with a "ToDo" list of issues that we can hopefully get resolved.

Over to you good people...

A few things already mentioned.

Things to do
1. Tapatalk support Resolved
2. External links open in a separate window Resolved
3. A new visual theme

Hints'n'tips
1a. If you would like your Messages ordered so the most recent is shown first (like the old forum did) :-
  • Click "My Messages".
  • Hover over "Preferences" and click "Change Settings".
  • Make sure the checkbox for "Show most recent personal messages at top." is checked. .
  • Click "Change Settings" at the bottom-right.
1b. If you would like to do the same for Forum posts (like the old forum didn't) :-
  • Hover over "Profile" and click "Forum Profile"
  • Hover over "Modify profile" and click "Look and layout"
  • Make sure the checkbox for "Show most recent posts at the top." is checked.
  • Click "Change Profile" at the bottom-right.
2. The default setting for the boards is that after you post, it kicks you back out to the main boards and/or sub-boards. To stop this :-
  • Hover over "Profile" and click "Forum Profile"
  • Hover over "Modify profile" and click "Look and layout"
  • Make sure the checkbox for "Return to topics after posting by default" is checked.
  • Click "Change Profile" at the bottom-right.
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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 01:48:50 PM »
2. External links open in a separate window


Links look they are opening in a new tab :) Seems to be resolved.
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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 02:06:29 PM »
2. External links open in a separate window


Links look they are opening in a new tab :) Seems to be resolved.

Yes!  Thanks!!

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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 04:05:18 PM »
Edit times were showing as a standard default time

Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest
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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 04:07:09 PM »
To put the messages with newest first, is that a preference I have to make?
It maybe a simple machines forum but..............
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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 04:10:58 PM »
To put the messages with newest first, is that a preference I have to make?
It maybe a simple machines forum but..............

Yes, that you can do in your Profile Settings, Look & Layout prefs.  Down towards the bottom.

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Re: New forum - Bugs and Requests
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 04:18:33 PM »
To put the messages with newest first, is that a preference I have to make?
It maybe a simple machines forum but..............

Simple machines for simple people Mikey :)
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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 11:55:50 PM »
No complaints here. Just a slow, hard clap of gratitude.
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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 12:47:52 AM »
Is there a way to see 'active topics' like the old forum? I feel that being all young or whatever I should immediately know this, alas I do not.
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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 03:18:10 AM »
No "Active Topics" that I know of, but you can quickly see all "Unread posts since last visit" up by your profile picture.

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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 09:42:20 AM »
Is being "emailable" the default? I noted that I had to change my preferences to get rid of the little envelope on my profile which accompanies postings. I'm sure I didn't have that set up on the old forum.
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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 10:13:19 AM »
Posted this in the other thread but still.....



The default setting for the boards is that after you post, it kicks you back out to the main boards and/or sub-boards. Annoying.


To stop this follow these instructions. Once you do this, when you post a reply in a thread (or start a new thread) it will take you back to said post/thread. Sounds confusing. It's not. Honest.


Click 'Profile' at the top of the page (next to the word 'Search')
Then hover over 'Modify Profile' and click 'Look and Layout'
Then make sure there is a tick in the box marked 'Return to topics after posting by default'
Scroll down the page and click the 'Save Profile' button on the bottom right-hand side of the page.

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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 04:30:41 PM »
Has anyone noticed text in some old threads has become ABSOLUTELY GIGANTIC (like, 1-inch high letters)?

Lots of posts say they were edited by Guest on Jan 1970 (presumably a date needs to be NULL instead of 0).

Forum titles with emoticons in don't show the images.

Pretty much everything is marked as unread. I'm calling Forum Bankruptcy for now and marking all as read.

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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 04:49:43 PM »
Yes, to all but the gigantic letters...I haven't seen that one yet.
It seems the transfer has been far from seamless.
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Re: New forum - Bugs, Requests and Hints'n'tips
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 05:15:03 PM »
The term "Seamless Transfer" is an oxymoron, obviously  ;)
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