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Forum Upgrade #189769 10/24/09 04:24 PM
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All things permitting, I will be doing a Forum Upgrade sometime tonight. So, if you see a notice that the board is closed you will know what is going on.

Keep in mind that the Live Chat Area will be open as usual.

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Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Admin] #189773 10/25/09 01:43 AM
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Upgrade Complete!

Not sure if any features have changed much, but please let me know if you Guys spot any problems.

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Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Admin] #189842 10/27/09 01:58 PM
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Is there a way that I can turn off the "topic preview" pop-up window that appears when my mouse hovers on the list of topics?
I know that it's probably useful, but I find it just a bit distracting.
I looked in 'preferences' and don't see anything there.

Thanks


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Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: ghost307] #189843 10/27/09 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ghost307
Is there a way that I can turn off the "topic preview" pop-up window that appears when my mouse hovers on the list of topics?
I know that it's probably useful, but I find it just a bit distracting.
I looked in 'preferences' and don't see anything there.

Thanks
ghost,

I thought the same thing when I first saw it. As far as I know there is no way to disable it on an individual basis. I hoped there would be.

Sometime in the near future there will (supposedly) be a new version that may be quite different. Maybe there will be more personal options.

Bill

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Admin] #189851 10/27/09 11:49 PM
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turn off javascript laugh laugh

(I don't know how that'll affect everything else though)

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Lostazhell] #189863 10/28/09 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lostazhell
turn off javascript laugh laugh

(I don't know how that'll affect everything else though)

I tried that. It's way more annoying than the previews. frown

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Retired_Helper] #189864 10/28/09 12:21 PM
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I've got no preference for the previews if they can't be turned off. Maybe we should set up a Poll and let majority decide.

What do you think?
Would a bigger delay be a good compromise?

Bill

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Admin] #189866 10/28/09 12:44 PM
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It'd be more useful if the preview was for the first unread post, and skipped quotes.

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: SteveFehr] #189869 10/28/09 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveFehr
It'd be more useful if the preview was for the first unread post, and skipped quotes.
You're probably right, but I don't think that will be possible here.

The Forum used to keep track of unread posts, but it may have been slowing things down, so it was turned off.

Last year around this time we had comments about this preview too. I managed to set a short delay to the preview feature and it seemed to more acceptable.

I just realized ( blush) that modification was overwritten with the latest update and I've set a 1/2 sec. delay. (I don't remember what I did last time)

Any better now? Longer? Shorter?

let me know,

Bill

Re: Forum Upgrade [Re: Admin] #189872 10/28/09 02:37 PM
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Since the text in the pop-up is the same as the text that's already on the 'active topics' page for the post I don't see any benefit to it.

Also, since the title of the item is pretty good at describing what it's about, I can't see any advantage in making it display the original post either.

Last edited by ghost307; 10/28/09 02:39 PM.

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