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Discussion in 'Site Feedback / Site Problems' started by Darren, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Darren

    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    I was looking at that the other day and thought do I don't I.

    But since it has been asked for...done.
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    Interested to find out from you all how is the search in comparison to the old system?
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had the need to use search recently. Will have a play when I get more time.

    But on the new features, what is the go with the "Popular Threads Right Now" ? Any one of them I have clicked on is a veeeery old thread.
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    Popular Threads Right Now is data collected using analytics on the site, ie what people are searching for, viewing etc.
     
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    I have noticed with the new search function, the searched word is highlighted in the results and is a link to the post it is contained in. I don't recall this aspect in the old search function.

    Is it new ? If so, a good feature. If not, still a good feature and I'm just a dill !

    I also like how you can search via a particular member. Same comments as above.
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    New with the forum upgrade :) it could have been the new search addition too.

    There are a few things which are unusual but other things really good, all takes time to adjust I certainly don't like the moderation queue but that's minor.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Just something thats nagging me.

    Links in threads/posts

    Same colour as normal text so is hard to distinguish between a link and normal text

    Even if you add a colour to it, reverts back to plain looking text.
    Example below.
    https://www.jaycar.com.au/12v-mini-lamps-small/p/SL2685

    If you hyperlink text same deal
    CLICK ME
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    Just updated link and hover colour to blue.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    One more thing, since you are onto it and excellent on the linkage colour now.

    Separation between posted text and signature.
    From memory on old site, there was a line between those so you can distinguish between the posted text and signature below it or something similar.

    Is that by all means possible?

    Also, seems to be going well so far :)
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    That one I must say not sure about in the slightest.
     
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    I've noticed that you cannot add a HR (Horizontal Rule) in the posts any more as well. I have previous posts from the old software that had HRs and they've just been converted to text and no longer work?

    Also can someone tell me how on earth I form a URL in my signature?

    In this (post) reply editor there are "buttons" to link and unlink URLs but these aren't present in my signature editor:

    [​IMG]

    I've also tried switching to "Use BB Code Editor" and adding the URL tags myself, which works in the "Preview", but when I "Save Changes" it deletes the URL and just displays the plain text again.

    Extremely frustrating considering I see others here (namely Darren's post above) have URLs in their signatures.

    Andrew
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like for your user group links weren't permitted, should be all good now.
     
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    Excellent! Cheers Darren, works a treat now.

    Andrew
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    Is there a way to disable the Popular Topics that appears on the RHS of the forum and keexep the New Posts section? Keep finding myself clicking on a topic only to find it's had no extra replies since 2006.
     
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    Unfortunately not, the 'Popular threads right now' is purely based on site traffic coming into the site and what's being viewed.

    This is a global setting and not something individually set on a per usergroup basis.
     
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    Is it a feature that benefits the site in any great way? Is it useful to know that 9 years ago somebody posted about putting a VR front on a VN and how it would fit?

    As far as a tool for a user of the website it does very little and if anything will increase the number of thread digs for topics that may have been put to bed years ago.

    Can a caveat be written that the thread must have X number of views and a post date no longer than 1 months ago, otherwise it gets classified as an archived thread so as not to drag it into the popular earch location?
     
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    Can completely understand and very valid, something I had been pondering myself and doesn't seem to serve a purpose but a lot of things are in trial at the moment.

    I am hoping this settles down and gathers more up to date posts as time goes on (I'm doubtful), since the site move bots have been crawling all over at record breaking pace which could potentially be causing these old posts to appear but at the same time that may not be the case.

    I had looked at breaking this down to posts over x amount of days but there doesn't appear to be that flexibility.
     
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    Over the last week, I've visited the forum to occasionally find myself logged out, it's happened 3 times now, and only started in the last few days.

    This doesn't happen every time I visit, the rest of the time I'm already logged in as usual, I probably visit up to half a dozen times throughout a day so I'd guess this is happening 1 out of every 20-odd visits.

    It's no big deal, I just tick "Keep me logged in" and Login again but it's just a little annoying, I'm sure I accept cookies from the forum, just not sure why I keep getting logged out?

    Have there been any updates going on that would cause this?

    Andrew
     
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    No updates have been done other than advertising which from the lack of chatter I suspect we might have hit the happy medium which is nice to see.

    I did look into this, my understanding is by not ticking the 'Keep me logged in' box you will get logged out after 30 minutes of inactivity (global setting so certainly can try adjusting).

    I have been logged out a few times but I am typically jumping between 3 computers, a phone and often with a test account so from my point of view I can understand that one but single account hmmm a bit more tricky - I also have 2 factor authentication enabled as well just to complicate things even more.
     
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    Thanks Darren, just to confirm, I'm only logging in from the one PC (using the latest version of Firefox (50.1.0) on Win7 64-bit), there hasn't been any browser updates that I'm aware of in the last week, and there doesn't seem to be a pattern to my being logged out either, once it was my first visit after boot up but the other times were after visiting already that day (I typically leave FF running but minimized).

    Anyhow, like I said, it's nothing critical, just thought I'd mention it.

    Andrew
     

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