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#152623 - Wed Jan 15 2003 01:19 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
gtho4 Offline
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posted by Exit10
is there a link back to the FunTrivia Page?



it's in the admin ctrl panel, so it has to be here somewhere .. have a look at the bottom RH corner of a page!
took me ages to find it

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#152624 - Wed Jan 15 2003 01:27 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
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Aaaaahhhhh, there it is! I never thought about looking at the bottom of the page to find the link back to the homepage. Thanks for pointing it out.
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#152625 - Wed Jan 15 2003 02:20 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
Bertho Offline
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I've been off air for a few days - great changes to come back to. great job those involved. I shall kill 10 minutes tinkering..

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#152626 - Wed Jan 15 2003 04:39 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
moonrockie Offline
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Exploring the new look...very nice!

(By the way...there was once a link through Terry's name on the bottom of QLand's main page into a remarkable world filled with pics of him and his adventures... but, I don't see it there any more... )
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#152627 - Wed Jan 15 2003 07:01 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
TheTriviaKnight Offline
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I still know how to get to that page.
Haha!
I'd tell you, but I don't have permission to give the link.
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#152628 - Wed Jan 15 2003 07:41 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
ladymacb29 Offline
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Terry - the old board used to show if a post was new or not by the colour of the little image to the left of the title of the thread. It would be orange for new posts and yellow for old posts.
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#152629 - Wed Jan 15 2003 08:48 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
jubjub Offline
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All these great changes and I'm still here! Last time there was a major shuffle of the board I had to change my name! I like this new set up. It is very eye catching and easy to navigate.
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#152630 - Thu Jan 16 2003 02:12 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
tellywellies Offline
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New posts are highlighted and in bold lettering. That doesn't alter by just going into a forum like it used to. It stays being a new post for your whole session here. It changes to un-highlighted normal text when you close the browser and then come back into the site.
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#152631 - Thu Jan 16 2003 11:06 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
LadyCaitriona Offline
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They aren't in bold on my screen...
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#152632 - Thu Jan 16 2003 11:34 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
ladymacb29 Offline
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I'm using IE 5.? and the I see no highlighting here.
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#152633 - Thu Jan 16 2003 12:52 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
Jar Offline
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I use IE (not sure which version) or CompuServe. The highlighting and bold show up in mine in the Subject column where one chooses which thread to view.
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#152634 - Thu Jan 16 2003 01:15 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
tellywellies Offline
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I'm on IE6 and this is what I see.

If I come back to the site, having been away for long enough for there to have been new posts, there are quite a few lightbulbs lit in the main index. If I go into a forum with a lightbulb on I see that there have been new posts by the fact that the new ones appear bold text in darker shaded lines (Infopop scheme).

These stay in bold type along with the darker shading for my entire visit to FT. If I close my browser and immediately come back to the site all the bold text in a darker shading has gone, which, I'd reckon, means that I've seen seen all posts and that there are no new ones.

If I leave FT for a while and then come back I see lit lightbulbs and when I go into that forum I'll see that there have been new posts by them being in bold text again.

The lightbulbs in the main index go off straight away after I have visited the individual forums. I don't have to leave FT and come back for that to happen.

I haven't checked this out for other colour schemes but I have tried this lots of times in the scheme I'm using. I'll try it some more though just to be certain that this is the way it works for me.

It doesn't behave this way for anyone else then?
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#152635 - Thu Jan 16 2003 01:27 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
fjohn Offline
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What happened to the feature that allowed us to review our posts over, say, the past week? I made a post that I'm trying to find, in a forum that I know not where, without success.
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#152636 - Thu Jan 16 2003 01:34 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
Leau Offline
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I don't know exactly what feature you mean, but it's still possible to have a look at your own profile and then click "show all user's posts". That way you get to see all posts you've made!
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#152637 - Thu Jan 16 2003 04:24 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
ProofReader Offline
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It doesn't behave this way for anyone else then? (Tellywellies)




I use IE6 and the default (blues) colour scheme. The bulbs in the Main Index light up immediately someone adds a post or thread.

When I open a section (eg The Commons), threads I've looked at (this session or previously) show in purple, whereas threads which are totally new (to me) show in blue. I see no bolding to indicate a new post. That is only ascertainable from the Main Index for me.

However, on My Home page, if I've added a favourite thread and there are new posts, it shows a little 'NEW' box beside the thread name. I like this feature.

Just wish my 'Favourite Forums' would come back on My Home page too!
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#152638 - Thu Jan 16 2003 05:12 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
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I've been trying out all of the various schemes. Some don't seem to have much indication of new posts. The Infopop one, which is the one I liked from the start, is the only one that does this bold type in a darker background thing that I've been talking about.

Anyone want to give the Infopop scheme a try to see what happens?

*Edit* Black and blue does it too. Quite a scheme!


Edited by tellywellies (Thu Jan 16 2003 05:20 PM)
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#152639 - Thu Jan 16 2003 05:25 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
sue943 Offline
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I have changed to Infopop and now have the bold type for new posts, I prefer the desert scheme but will stay with this one for that benefit, I prefer to see which threads I need to visit to check on new posts.

Thanks Martin
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#152640 - Thu Jan 16 2003 05:32 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
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PURPLE!!!! Did I hear someone say it shows up in Purple! How do I get that one?? PF
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#152641 - Thu Jan 16 2003 05:40 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
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I see what you mean TW.
I have been using desert(large fonts) and all new posts have a dark green background but I tried just desert and with that skin there is no background colour change to show which are new, I can only tell by looking at the date they were posted.
I have also noticed when looking in the index that the icon of new posts used to be orange and then change to yellow when I have read them, this doesn't happen with the new format.
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#152642 - Thu Jan 16 2003 10:04 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
LadyCaitriona Offline
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I use the blues too, but the lines still alternate dark and light purple the way they did before. There's no way to tell which threads have new posts...
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#152643 - Thu Jan 16 2003 10:05 PM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
LadyCaitriona Offline
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Just switched to the Infopop view. That's better! Now new posts are darker AND bolded.

I wonder why that doesn't work for me in blues? The colour scheme is so much nicer! I miss it already!
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#152644 - Fri Jan 17 2003 02:40 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
Jar Offline
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One new (I think) feature I particularly like is being able to mark all posts as read.
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#152645 - Fri Jan 17 2003 04:24 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
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I just tried desert (classic) It does highlight all new posts ,but reading them is another thing they are almost invisible
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#152646 - Fri Jan 17 2003 06:26 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
gtho4 Offline
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aha, you found it! I located a toggle for desert (classic) in the Admin Ctrl Panel last night, turned it on, and changed over immediately. It is much more pleasing to (and easier on) the old eyes.

I hit "Mark all read" whenever I login, and the light coloured (invisible) threads go back to normal .. there's no toggle to darken all new posts (or, if there is one, I can't find it).

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#152647 - Fri Jan 17 2003 07:17 AM Re: The Forums have been Upgraded
tellywellies Offline
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That's the one I used before the changeover. The new posts though have got white text on a light (or white) coloured background, so can't be seen. Can that be changed?
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