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#959511 - Sun Jan 06 2013 11:25 AM Delete All Messages
kyleisalive Offline
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Last night I was on FT on my iPhone and I was checking my mailbox. At some point I inadvertently hit the 'Delete All Messages' link when I wasn't looking and returned later to find my messages deleted.

Is there any way we could put one of those intermediate steps in there to avoid 'accidentally' losing mail.


Also, my apologies if I don't respond to anyone who sent me mail yesterday (I think TemptressToo sent me something, as did a few people who played my newest quiz).
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#959522 - Sun Jan 06 2013 12:32 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
dg_dave Offline
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That's a great idea, as it will stop someone from doing exactly what you did. frown
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#959523 - Sun Jan 06 2013 12:33 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Barbarini Offline
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Kyle, it happened to me a while back...Terry was going to put in a "still want to delete?" note - not sure if he has since I don't want to take the chance of losing mine again.

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#959524 - Sun Jan 06 2013 12:38 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
kyleisalive Offline
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He has not-- tested it about an hour ago.
This is a reminder to him then. wink
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#959561 - Sun Jan 06 2013 06:56 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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Here is a related issue. On the main Fun Trivia page in the top right corner is the box to click on Buzz, log out and several other items. I play on my iPad and often when want to check out the Buzz, I accidentally click on log out. I wonder if the log out could be moved away from those others or have a 'do you really want to log out' question. It is very easy to touch the wrong thing on an iPad with my big fingers! Thank you for your consideration on this matter.
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#959565 - Sun Jan 06 2013 07:24 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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I do the same thing on my iPad all the time. I second the idea to have an intermediate page for logging out. It would save a lot of swearing.
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#959583 - Sun Jan 06 2013 09:35 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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Ill investigate both of these tomorrow. The message delete is certainly overdue a fix.

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#959598 - Mon Jan 07 2013 05:46 AM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
kyleisalive Offline
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Much thanks!
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#959612 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:35 AM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Barbarini Offline
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Thank you Terry.

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#959619 - Mon Jan 07 2013 09:39 AM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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I agree with the log out button... On the iPad, I can't get my username and password saved, either, so it's very frustrating when I have to retype the name and password when I accidentally click on log out.

And the intermediate button for deleting messages will be great, too. Two great fixes on their way. laugh
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#959683 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:08 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Terry Offline

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re: Ipad / logout...

My top bar goes "Terry - logout" then in a box next to that "Challenges | Buzz | Mail"

What does the bar look like for those of you who are clicking logout when pressing buzz? On my ipad logout is nowhere near Buzz?

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#959685 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:14 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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Mine is one box with bubblesfun - logout on top and Challenges-Buzz-Mail directly below. Because they are all so close, I hit logout when I am trying to hit Mail or Buzz, probably at least half the time.
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#959688 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:20 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Terry Offline

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Oh, do you happen to have "pull down menus off" ?

i.e. are your menus at the top (Fun Trivia, Quizzes, Games...) just links, or are they pull down menus?

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#959689 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:25 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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Just links. How can that be adjusted on the iPad? Please use small, non-technical words, lol.
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#959690 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:28 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Terry Offline

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I'll fix it. There's no reason the right hand stuff needs to be squished.

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#959693 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:41 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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So much better! Thanks, Terry!
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#959694 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:44 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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Ha, I think I will take that back until you are done testing. The first way was the best. The second didn't let me get back to the main pages from my message Board without hitting backpage multiple times.


Edited by bubblesfun (Mon Jan 07 2013 06:54 PM)
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#959695 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:47 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Terry Offline

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How's it look now? I used this change as an excuse to clean up some old code.

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#959696 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:49 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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It's great! Much easier to navigate. Thanks!
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#959719 - Mon Jan 07 2013 07:45 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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Thank you, Terry! It looks and works great on my iPad!
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#959731 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:32 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: golfmom08]
gracious1 Offline
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This is not good for me. I keep my screen at half-size, and now it's actually much harder for me to use the stuff at the top. I really wish you hadn't done that, or at least provide an option to have the screen the old way. Everything is all squished up and mishmashed now, or its offscreen. I can't even reach my mail link now.

I don't think it's fair that people who use iPads and tablets have precendence over others with regard to the look and feel of the site. Each successive to the appearance of the site has actually made it more difficult for me on my laptop.


Edited by gracious1 (Mon Jan 07 2013 08:34 PM)

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#959732 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:38 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
bubblesfun Offline
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It's actually much better on my laptop screen as well as my iPad now. So, do you think that the number of people with regular laptop screens plus the number of iPad/tablet users are outnumbered by your half-size screen choice users? I would be interested in the feedback.
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#959733 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:40 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: bubblesfun]
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I don't know what the numbers are. All I know is that site is almost practically unusable to me now.


I'd show you what my half-size screen looks like, but I have nowhere to upload the image.

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#959734 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:40 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
Tizzabelle Offline
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gracious1, I don't think that iPad and tablet users have precedence. I think Terry's trying to make it work for everyone as best as possible. For me, nothing seems to have changed anywhere.. it's all working just as well as it did before on both laptop and iPad. I'm not a techy person at all so I'll just count myself as lucky that I haven't had any of the issue people have mentioned above apart from deleting things with an accidental swipe on the iPad. blush
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#959737 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:41 PM Re: Delete All Messages [Re: kyleisalive]
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It was prettier on my laptop before the change, but it is much much much better on my iPad now. Won't be accidentally logging out any more...big plus!!


Edited by kaddarsgirl (Mon Jan 07 2013 08:50 PM)
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