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** FORUM UPGRADE ** #198611
01/29/11 01:14 PM
01/29/11 01:14 PM
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FYI, I plan on doing a Forum Upgrade sometime tonight. It's been awhile since it's been done here.

Nothing major going to change, just some small Fixes.

** This doesn't affect the Live Chat area, that will function as normal. - NOTE to those that may not know, that requires a separate registration and login process.

Hopefully all will go smoothly and we'll be back online as soon as possible.

Bill

Last edited by Webmaster; 01/30/11 03:42 PM. Reason: Title Change
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Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198632
01/30/11 02:38 AM
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OK, I think we're Good!

Let me know of any new issues.

Bill
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Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198636
01/30/11 01:18 PM
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One New thing we have is Twitter & Facebook buttons at the bottom of every Thread.

I'm not sure what to do with them, but we have them laugh

smile
Bill

Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198641
01/30/11 03:32 PM
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Something I've been playing with is making the links in the 'Active Topics' page go to the beginning of a thread instead of the last post.

I just changed 'Active topics' links to Beginning for purposes of this Poll, If you don't know what I mean you can compare with Links in the 'Recent posts' (in Left Column) which link to Last Post

Would the 'Active Topics' page change be a Good Thing?


'Active Topics' Page
single choice
Votes accepted starting: 01/30/11 03:30 PM
Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198642
01/30/11 03:51 PM
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I have always like go to first new post on a thread on multiple forums smile

Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198643
01/30/11 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Webmaster
OK, I think we're Good!

It's not good ... it's GREAT! smile


-George
Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: dougwells] #198644
01/30/11 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dougwells
I have always like go to first new post on a thread on multiple forums smile
Doug,

My aim is to give both options. It always bothered me that the text link went to the last post, but no one else had brought that up (until recently when George mentioned it).

There's a little Arrow that appears on some threads in Active Topics ([Linked Image]) which says 'Jump to New Posts' when you put the mouse on it, but I think it went to the first post (maybe on the last page?) I'd like to get that 'fixed' so both options would be there - I just have to 'Hack' into things a bit ... smile (and am not sure what I'm doing .... crazy )

Bill

Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: georgestolz] #198645
01/30/11 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by georgestolz
Originally Posted by Webmaster
OK, I think we're Good!

It's not good ... it's GREAT! smile
Ahh!

Just thinking about sending you a PM for your input on this (as you brought it up)... smile

BTW, the individual Forum Pages list the recently active topics in order (stickies trump though) with text links pointing to beginning and last post date (right side) goes to last post in that thread.

Bill

Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: dougwells] #198650
01/30/11 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dougwells
I have always like go to first new post on a thread on multiple forums smile

Right now I've got the Arrow ([Linked Image]) always there, and linking to the Newest Post, and Text Link goes to beginning of thread.

How's that work for you? Anybody?

Bill

P.S. If this arrangement works for everyone I can probably change the Arrow to some kind of 'New Post' Button so it's obvious what it's for.

Last edited by Webmaster; 01/30/11 07:07 PM. Reason: added P.S.
Re: ** FORUM UPGRADE ** [Re: Admin] #198660
01/31/11 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Webmaster
P.S. If this arrangement works for everyone I can probably change the Arrow to some kind of 'New Post' Button so it's obvious what it's for.

Update,

'New Post' Button installed.

Comments... Votes...?

Bill

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