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19 minutes ago, MildredM said:

My word, some folk are so flipping clever ?

Re-arrange into a well-known phrase or saying......

TO  GONE HAVE SPECSAVERS SHOULD !

 

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1 hour ago, MildredM said:

My word, some folk are so flipping clever ?

To be fair, it's browned-out unless your mouse is over the thread. Which is stupid.

1 hour ago, Heligan said:

I think you'll find he is the owner, or at least part-owner:  https://coffeeforums.co.uk/topic/37200-new-managing-partners-for-coffee-forums-uk/

That was two years ago. Why all the change now hmmmm

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I’m fine with the changes - they don’t bother me. I. Can still browse the forum and do what I need to do. But that’s me. One thing If like to say though, is that there are better ways of managing change. Introduced slowly and with user expectations managed in advance is, to me, the way to go. Radical changes in functionality rollout in a short timeframe without previews or some sort of beta testing beforehand often does not work well.


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8 hours ago, Agentb said:

I'm not sure if you have tried this, but i'm slightly more interested in the Gaggia and Grinder Forums so i just want to see what's new.

I "follow" each forum.  I guess you did that.

Then I created an Custom Activity Called "Gaggia and Grinder Forums"

Then  "Following" submenu  - "Content posted in areas i follow" (it's hard to find first time)

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You can get it to notify by email etc, but i turned that off.

I'm not sure if that's what you need or helps - but works for me :good:

Thanks for taking the time to help :)  Unfortunately it's still not what I'm looking for, as it looks like it's a combined list of new posts in followed sub-forums.

Perhaps I should explain (not responding to Agentb specifically here).  I tend to follow a fair number of sub-forums.  Some of them I check frequently, and others only when I have a particular need to.  I also prefer to check one sub-forum at a time, so I look at threads about brewed coffee, then threads about home roasting etc.  It helps me mentally organise large amounts of different types of data.  For me it's the most efficient way to use forums.  Perhaps most importantly, it's the way I browse every other forum I use (and there are a lot of them!), so I don't want to have to change to a different forum 'mode' just for this place.  To be honest, other than monitoring this thread, I've barely used the forum since the change :(

Obviously, I don't expect everyone to browse the same way as me, and I have no right to expect anything from the forum (I don't pay for it, beyond disabling adblock), but when Tait said " The only thing to sort is the old images and avatars. There is more functionality it's just in different places. If you're unsure of how to do something please feel free to ask me publicly or privately. ", I thought I should ask.

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Just noticed my 2019 supporter badge didn't make the cut after forum changes. Not too worried about that per se but maybe part of a bug in the migration that's flying under the radar atm?


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2 hours ago, gcogger said:

 

 I tend to follow a fair number of sub-forums. 

I'm guessing that you follow a number of vBulletin forums but no InVision forums, or are you saying you follow a fair number of CFUK subforums only?

I did do the same as you describe (i think).

The "Followed Activity" does give a list of posts (rather than a list of sub-forums) but then - instead of clicking on the post, you just click on the forum (associated with the post). 

As you then read posts (in that sub-forum) and return to the "activity" and they they go away, leaving the next unread post and then click on next forum.

I couldn't see a show (ONLY) my followed forums view of the forums.  :good:

 

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7 hours ago, catpuccino said:

Just noticed my 2019 supporter badge didn't make the cut after forum changes. Not too worried about that per se but maybe part of a bug in the migration that's flying under the radar atm?

I've taken care of that for you :)

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7 hours ago, Agentb said:

I'm guessing that you follow a number of vBulletin forums but no InVision forums, or are you saying you follow a fair number of CFUK subforums only?

 

Sorry, the language is tricky with forums ?  I follow a number of sub-forums here (coffeeforums), and I also visit a fair number of other forums (i.e. other websites on other topics).  I think those are mostly based on Xenforo, with the occasional vBulletin, although the latter are dying out.  If this issue is related to InVision, then I guess none of my other forums uses it, as I've never seen the issue before.

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How do you put threads on ignore? We used to be able to do that and now we can't. There are many areas threads I have absolutely no interest in/can make no contribution and find them a distraction.


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Oh whilst I am about it, I only ever asked 2 questions after the change, neither of which were answered. The second question was when will we be able to see posters locations, either above their status etc.. or when hovering over their avatar?


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@Rhys and @Tait may be able to assist @DavecUK ? 


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23 minutes ago, MildredM said:

@Rhys and @Tait may be able to assist @DavecUK ? 

I wait with hope in my heart... ;)


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I've been away from here for a few days so have a tiny dot in my scroll bar showing activities. What I am finding difficult is having to wade through a list of all posts to a specific initial post. If the first one is of interest I read them so not much point in the rest. Makes finding new posts from last time I looked at them rather difficult as well. Normally I could check even a week away from here for things of interest to me pretty quickly as there was just a list of new first posts since last time I looked.

Suppose I could just watch specific forums but tended not to do that as it misses things and takes a lot of browser tabs to do it as thoroughly as new posts did. ;) One for every forum section.

Also can't help wondering about reactions. Why show them?

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So tried unread content. Better but wouldn't mind several days of that coming up if needed.

;) But then clicked mark site read. Blank pop up showing just ok or cancel neither of which options cleared the list.

This is I suspect how I will use the site along with some forum watching but currently it doesn't seem to be working as it should.

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What browser and version are you using ajohn?
Which Theme are you using also?


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Is it possible to make the top bar not-fixed? It takes a lot of screen space and makes reading quite unpractical for me.

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I have been using the drop downs here. Are they any good for your purposes @ajohn

 

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11 minutes ago, the_partisan said:

Is it possible to make the top bar not-fixed? It takes a lot of screen space and makes reading quite unpractical for me.

@Tait - That is the pattern in the "other" Dark theme...

ie The header scrolls with the rest of the screen  (I hadn't noticed the difference but now the_partisan has I agree - I prefer it to scroll) 


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13 minutes ago, Glenn said:

What browser and version are you using ajohn?
Which Theme are you using also?

Firefox on auto update and it did just that a few days ago.

Checking theme I was using - initial now depreciated dark roast so changed and this reply was lost so doing it again.

Having switch theme unread content has cleared by the look of it. :) Only problem is that the screen now looks rather like the premium one that I tried and quickly went back to dark roast. Browns seem to look ok now. ;) Beans etc though ?? but suppose I can put up with them.

;) Top bar looks ok to me but is the bean flag and it's colours what we will end up with post brexit,

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20 minutes ago, MildredM said:

I have been using the drop downs here. Are they any good for your purposes @ajohn

 

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Not really as I don't follow anything in particular and if I start a thread and it's undated by some one that will crop up in unread. I might use my content as an alternative, ;) Might also allow quick browser links to save posting the same thing again but that only seems happen when Sage machines are selling well.

I tried something other than activities for my style of use as the older new posts is very popular with people who often use forums so something was bound to be there. Unread is much the same along side a mark forum read.

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Only one point on unread. It's ok and I can read the pop up now but after I selected yes do set forum read it didn't clear the screen for me, Had to do it myself via a refresh.

I can also imagine that it might not be possible for the forum to do that for me ?? @Tait just curious. ;) I decided I didn't want anything what so ever to do with several branches of software a long time ago

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On 27/05/2019 at 15:33, Glenn said:

Just spotted an incorrect logo and a rogue 's' on Premium Roast theme too

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Sorted, yikes - that got lost in the barrage. Fixed. ☺️

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Oh whilst I am about it, I only ever asked 2 questions after the change, neither of which were answered. The second question was when will we be able to see posters locations, either above their status etc.. or when hovering over their avatar?


Feel free to PM to chase. Sorry, a lot of things to answer.

That's a theme update I can look to add. It would be good though so will add it to the list. A map of users would be cool too.


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2 hours ago, the_partisan said:

Is it possible to make the top bar not-fixed? It takes a lot of screen space and makes reading quite unpractical for me.

It's really annoying isn't it....I want it to work the opposite way to that (I'm on the light theme) so perhaps you need to use the light theme and I need to change to the one you're using.


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2 minutes ago, DavecUK said:

It's really annoying isn't it....

yep, I've switched to light theme now which doesn't seem to have this issue.

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