Feedback on forum software upgrade

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  1. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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  3. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Same reason it did with the old software.

    Because sometimes peple just type the quote tags without bothering to give it a user name to attibute it to.
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I've forgotten what the old one was like now.
     
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  7. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Ya know, at this point so have I...I DO hate change, as I am a creature of habit. But, I guess it's not all that bad.

    Sci is Sci, I love this place.

    Group hug?
     
  8. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    For what it's worth, I've been playing with the search function a fair bit trying to find old posts, and the most successful I've been is to change the "Sort results by" to "date" rather than "relevance", and the username field doesn't appear to work... however if I put my own username in "keyword" rather than "User Name" and then tick only "Posts" it appears to come up with everything.

    Basically I believe the powers that be need to look into the "User Name" field, it doesn't appear to be working properly. But you can get around it.
     
  9. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps, but as quote was more than three lines, seems unlikely it was all retyped, instead of just one click on "quote."
     
  10. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Another thing....

    When I'm going through older threads it can get a little disorienting when the post date isn't shown along with the time in the top left corner.
    Sometimes I take a look at who is reading what and read some random thread - it isn't easy anymore to determine whether or not it's an old thread.

    A near-perfect example:
    Whenever you click on "Who's Online" to figure out what is being paid attention to, this thread always appears somewhere in the first two pages. http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?57867-Why-black-men-have-a-bigger-penis
    Now is there anything, once you go in there, to indicate that this is an old, old thread that is being picked up by a random googler and isn't current at all?
    There is a post time in the top left corner. No date.
     
  11. Gustav Banned Banned

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    the font color of date matches its background
    highlight relevant section and all shall be revealed

    all hail spuriousmonkey for the penis thread
    873,027 views and 556 posts
     
  12. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    We shouldn't have to highlight things that ought to be readily visible. If the time can be in black, then so can the date.
     
  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    The date is there, but you have to highlight it at this time. This has been addressed already and is probably on a to do list somewhere beneath higher priority fixes.
     
  14. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, ok. cheers.
     
  15. Gustav Banned Banned

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    searching gustav-join date 04-total posts=12,335
    stops at 198 pages of results=4950 posts
    the last post displayed is 12-25-07, 06:56 PM
     
  16. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    advanced search > search multiple content type
    user name: wynn (exact name)
    find posts: any date and newer
    show results as posts

    and it renders 400 pages of results

    as I tried to skip to page 400, it said it can't be found
    and then the total number of pages of results went down to 399
    then I tried to go to page 399
    no matches
    and then it was 398 pages of results
     
  17. Gustav Banned Banned

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    reproduced except mine went down to 198 pages from 400

    the "jump to page" is defective
     
  18. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    I didn't mean the quote itself was typed/retyped. I meant the [ quote ] [ /quote ] tags that went with it.

    Some people copy and paste the quote, and type the tags. Either way, it's still just behaving the same way the old forum software did in that regard.
     
  19. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe I'm having a brain fart... But, I don't think you can delete a post anymore. Is this right?

    If you can, how does one go about doing this now?
     
  20. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Check under "Edit Post"

    If you're still within the edit period, you should have the option to delete the post there.

    Click edit; you should see something like the quick reply window. Below that, you should have four buttons—Save, Go Advanced, Delete, and Cancel.

    However, I don't know; as a moderator, I always have those buttons available. I can't promise what you'll see.
     
  21. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    they are there for me... and have deleted a few posts since upgrade successfully. [You need to check the box as well as push the delete button]
     
  22. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    This is not a change, but while modifying new system can the period of post displayed when clicking on "settings" to see activity in your subscribed threads be increased (five fold at least)?
    I often get msg that there are no posts to display or only a couple display and need to click again to see others that I have not seen before. My screen then shows the 10 most recent posts. I want it to display 10 posts directly with click on "settings" if that is easier to do than increase the time period by factor of five (or more)but a time period increase is best as it only shows posts since last look, I think.
     
  23. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Minor thing, but in the Tab on the top it is still showing the V for the bulletin board instead of the Sciforum logo. No hurry...
     

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