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Mesg #91119 "FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
Author Info Member since Dec 23rd 2002
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Date Thu Jul-12-12 07:08 PM
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Jean and I have been busy and didn't want you to be startled, so here are the changes we have made:

* When you preview, it now puts a bright red "PUSH POST" message at the top.
* There is now an Adult Content icon that you can select when posting and which shows on the board pages as well as topic pages.
* The page links for boards with more than one page are at both top and bottom now
* POST, LOGIN, and LOGOUT are all caps now
* We reordered the quicklinks for ALL categories, putting POST first when appropriate, and Login/logout last. (Note that Mark and Read New are more to the Left.
* Added the post title to the subject line and text of topic subscription emails for convenience.
* Added post title to the page title when viewing messages
* The link to lobby is now consistent across all pages as Lobby, whereas before it was Top in some places.

Note: The "Mark" function is only visible if you turn it on under Edit your Preferences in User Menu.

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RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, David Bridger, Jul 13th 2012, #1
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, MarFisk, Jul 13th 2012, #2
      RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, David Bridger, Jul 13th 2012, #3
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, Weird Jim, Jul 15th 2012, #4
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, MarFisk, Jul 15th 2012, #5
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, jschara, Jul 15th 2012, #6
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, magic seeker, Jul 15th 2012, #7
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, MarFisk, Jul 16th 2012, #10
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, Wandering Author, Jul 15th 2012, #8
RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements, MarFisk, Jul 16th 2012, #9

Mesg #91122 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author David Bridger     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Fri Jul-13-12 05:43 AM
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Thank you for your hard work.

  

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Mesg #91126 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
Author Info Member since Dec 23rd 2002
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Date Fri Jul-13-12 01:53 PM
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Yr welcome. Now turn on your rating so I can leave a comment for you .

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Mesg #91128 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author David Bridger     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Fri Jul-13-12 02:57 PM
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Well, okay. Hesitantly....

  

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Mesg #91137 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-15-12 03:05 PM
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Thanks for moving the LOGOUT button. Several times I've hit that by mistake instead of Lobby and then couldn't remember my password.

And the red preview warning is a great idea.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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Mesg #91138 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
Author Info Member since Dec 23rd 2002
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Date Sun Jul-15-12 03:23 PM
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Glad they help.

We tried to catch up on a bunch of things that had been mentioned a time or two .

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Mesg #91139 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author jschara     Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-15-12 03:48 PM
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The LOGOUT location was a pet peeve of mine from when I first got to the site a decade ago. I'm glad the move is helpful to people other than me.

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Mesg #91140 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author magic seeker     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-15-12 09:18 PM
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Hurray! I love the changes! I used to fret over the Logout link, seeing as I'm butterfingered.

And I LOVE the red warning message. So many of my posts have disappeared into the aether...

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Mesg #91143 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Mon Jul-16-12 12:04 AM
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Yeah, I could never figure out what was happening with all those lost posts until it happened to me. Sorry it took so long.

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Mesg #91141 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author Wandering Author     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-15-12 10:53 PM
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As one of those people who instinctively hate change, my first reaction to any notice of "improvements" is to groan. To my shock, in this case... you actually seem to have improved things. At least in my view, this is such a rare thing it is unprecedented.

And the fact that I, of all people, made a statement like that has the pigs that are flying over the frozen wastes of, well, the nether regions, falling dead out of the sky in shock. Something well beyond a simple good job is required to get that reaction out of me.

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Mesg #91142 "RE: FYI: Forum Usability Improvements"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Mon Jul-16-12 12:04 AM
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LOL! Glad you're enjoying the fixes. They were really designed to a large degree to make it easier on the newer members, but heck, why shouldn't we benefit too .

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