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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2015, 02:12:57 AM »
You can't "go" there.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2015, 10:17:52 AM »
A link to mark as read is in drop down menus on other forums by default. vBulletin's had it since v.2 for example

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2015, 10:34:24 AM »
As I fail to remember it every single time, I'd like to suggest that "DC2" will finally fix the tab order here. "Quick Reply" -> type a reply -> <Tab> -> Enter should trigger "Post", not "Search".  :mad: :-\

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2015, 11:12:17 AM »
A link to mark as read is in drop down menus on other forums by default. vBulletin's had it since v.2 for example

That wasn't to say that there shouldn't be a way to mark forums read- just that it shouldn't be in that particular drop-down if the label for the dropdown is is GoTo.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2015, 04:31:39 PM »
Nice new goto menu at top of form:
Hopefully doesn't replace the one-click "Show unread posts (since last visit)." link?
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2015, 05:18:14 PM »
you can still just one-click on it to immediately go to unread posts.

but i'd like some feedback about whether people prefer the "unread since last visit" vs "unread" -- personally i always never use "unread since last visit". anyone?

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2015, 05:56:07 PM »
It has been some time since I've clicked on "unread since last visit" - I do click on "Show unread posts".

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2015, 06:23:20 PM »
It has been some time since I've clicked on "unread since last visit" - I do click on "Show unread posts".

This.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2015, 07:10:42 PM »
I don't use any of them.

I rely heavily on the "thread aggregator" because it tends to collect some 90+ % of the posts into the day's active threads and at worst if a thread slips below "the top 10", it pops up the next day with a new post again.


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2015, 07:33:58 PM »
I always use "unread since last visit" — it's my main point of entry to DC. I'd be really sorry to see that go  :(

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2015, 08:53:00 PM »
I always use "unread since last visit" — it's my main point of entry to DC. I'd be really sorry to see that go  :(

I can see why it would be useful... those days when I have 4 pages of threads because I haven't been religiously reading them, but I want a place to wade in.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2015, 09:47:34 PM »
Ok so those of you who use "unread since last visit" -- you click on the text link near your avatar, is that right?
Screenshot - 7_26_2015 , 9_46_12 PM_ver001.png

And not the "UNREAD POSTS" button on the button bar, right (as that one is not "since last visit")?

My original intention was to get rid of the links under to the right of the avatar, and keep the button going to all unread -- but it sounds like a decent number of regular users are using both links, so i have to find a way to add them both to the homepage.  I guess the most reasonable way is to leave those 2 links underto the right of the avatar.  Alternatively i could just make the button go to "Unread sine last visit", which has a link to the other.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 10:24:33 PM by mouser »

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2015, 09:56:50 PM »
My original intention was to get rid of the links under the avatar, and keep the button going to all unread

I didn't quite follow what you meant here by "links under the avatar" -- would you mind elaborating?

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2015, 10:24:01 PM »
See my screenshot above.

Essentially there are 2 links to the unread pages.  The first is the text links TO THE RIGHT OF (not underneath) your avatar at top of page.
There is also an UNREAD button on the buttonbar at top of page.
 

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2015, 01:25:46 AM »
Thanks for the clarification.

For my part, I'd be willing to go with whatever is easiest to implement first, try that out for a while and then make loud noises if I didn't adjust to it :)

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2015, 04:54:31 AM »
I never click any of those links. I have my browser bookmark set to the unread posts page.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2015, 07:17:25 AM »
I click everything there except "(Full Text)"...never clicked that one...probably never will...probably wouldn't notice if it wasn't there ^_^

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2015, 10:43:37 AM »
Ok so those of you who use "unread since last visit" -- you click on the text link near your avatar, is that right? (see attachment in previous post)
And not the "UNREAD POSTS" button on the button bar, right (as that one is not "since last visit")?
Yep!

When I go to DC, it's either directly to that URL from a LaunchBarCommander shortcut, or by a notification email, followed by a click on the link-to-the-right-of-avatar-image once I'm done interacting with the posts from the notification email.
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2015, 11:18:11 AM »
And not the "UNREAD POSTS" button on the button bar, right (as that one is not "since last visit")?

There's a button bar?? :D

I've got the 'Show unread posts' link pinned to the Windows taskbar also. I never impose the since last visit limitation because I switch machines frequently (home/work/phone/X??) so I'd rather not risk missing something based on where and what the 'Last Visit' is defined by.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2015, 01:57:38 PM »
I use the links to the right of the avatar at top, on every single SMF forum I use. Is there a good reason to remove them? It's a standard feature and while I'm for change if there's clear benefit, it *would* be something I'd have to deal with being different between otherwise very similar environments that I use daily.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 27, 2015, 02:52:20 PM »
so those of you who use "unread since last visit" -- you click on the text link near your avatar, is that right?

Yes, in my case.
 

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 27, 2015, 10:06:41 PM »
I never click any of those links. I have my browser bookmark set to the unread posts page.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2015, 04:21:41 AM »
This is probably the link I click the most on this site, both at the top and bottom of the page (depending on which is closest to where I am).

Unread Posts.png

I'd keep the "member bar" minimized/hidden were it not for the fact that doing so will ALSO hide the search bar, which I use often enough that minimizing/maximizing the "member bar" section is a hassle. But if the search bar were always visible, I'd have it minimized all the time. It just wastes space at the top of every page, which is especially troublesome when viewing the site on mobile devices.

When I say "member bar" I mean that section at the top of the page with your avatar, that you posted a screenshot of several threads above. The one with the "since last visit" link we're talking about.


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2015, 07:42:01 PM »
So I have a beta version of the new forum online on a server graciously provided by DC member PhilB.
It's a complete working forum with all accounts and posts from main DC forum as of July 27 or so.

If anyone wants to get a sneak peak at the new look and feel, try it and help look for bugs, and request features, just message me (or mail me mouser@donationcoder.com) and i will provide the url.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2015, 03:05:42 AM »
We are really close to being able to go live with the new forum.  I hope you folks like it!