Site upgrade of 2017, part II - All is Not Lost

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by soccernutter, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    So this is back now - folks happy yes?
     
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  2. Thezzaruz

    Thezzaruz Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Yes, very much so.
    Would probably prefer to have it clustered with the page links but that's no biggie, more of an aesthetic thing.
     
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  3. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I'm still kind of grumpy ... :whistling:
     
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  4. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Never.

    It is great to see it back though.
     
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  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Tablets/phones don't have a Home button. At least not always. You have to switch to the second virtual keyboard, or if it's a tablet with a real keyboard, you have to keep pressing the ↑ until it works.

    The green arrows are useful when on a laptop/computer. On a phone, they need to be a bit smaller. Otherwise, most browsers allow for a quick-scroll way. For example, Firefox on desktops allows you to make the middle mouse button a "panning" one.

    I'm getting used to the new format on a big screen (laptop, desktop). Still not as usable on a phone/tablet. Redundancy is fine when the screen is big.
     
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  6. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    All I ever do is tap the top of the screen twice. It scrolls right up.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  7. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    iPhone, Android, or other? I just tried that on my Android and it doesn't work. The green arrows do work for me, however, so I kind of like them, now that I'm used to them.
     
  8. holden

    holden Member+

    Dundee FC, Yeovil Town LFC, Girondins de Bordeaux
    Oct 20, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Dundee FC
    It's an iOS feature. Android doesn't do it, or at least didn't when I had one.
     
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  9. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Thank you for doing this work.
     
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  10. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    (Hopefully this will make Knave less grumpy.)
     
  11. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not getting alerts for watched forums.
     
  12. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    There used to be alert for watched forums? o_O I believed alerts were for watched threads only...

    What people here was asking was a way to distinguish a forum where something new was posted from an inactive one, like in the past, not a system of alerts for whole forums...
     
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  13. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe in the past, but I checked for the purpose of troubleshooting and saw that there was an option for alerts to be sent. That said, I think I had the setting set for new threads and not new messages. I'll check back on how that is working...

    I know. I'm on board with that. Knave gave us a nice couple of screenshots for comparison.
     
  14. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Watched Forums lets you know if there are new threads on a forum. It's working for me.
     
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  15. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I cannot confirm this, but a new alert notification may have taken me to the profile pop-up instead of the alert pop-up.
     
  16. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    @soccernutter - so we have my threads up top now too - maybe I should go through your list and update it? Some of the things I'm not sure I totally understand either.
     
  17. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I clicked on My Forums because it was where I thought My Threads was going to be.:mad::p

    I know others find it useful, but there is very little for me to gain from looking at My Forums. What do people look for there?
     
  18. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC F*ck Cancer and End White Supremacy

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    If you follow a bunch of threads in one forum, it's easier just to save the forum itself, as opposed to 7-20 threads in My Threads. I can see why it exists. I'd never use it, but I can see why it's there, especially for a moderator.
     
  19. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I look for general areas of interest, and then 'drill down' to particular threads. The forum titles used to be bold (indicating new threads/posts, and dimmed (indicating forum totally read/no new threads/posts), which was helpful. I do hope that feature will come back. (That particular problem/bug has been included on several prior posts, including one from Knave, which had screen-shots of attached examples.)
     
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  20. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    That's my landing BigSoccer page, and how I navigate to my regular forums. Basically, it's home base.

    I prefer to keep tabs on forums as a whole, and follow only a handful of individual threads.

    (Also, if it annoyed you, then its virtue is proven.)
     
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  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    There are a few forums where I watch every thread. For better or worse, I have no unread threads. Would they normally show up under the subscribed forum listed?
     
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  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I'm not annoyed. I just don't know how to best use it.
     
  23. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Subscribe to all your favorite boards, like Sacramento Republic FC's, and you'll have them listed for you there.
     
  24. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Look, I follow a quite high number of threads (mostly where I also post). Then there are a good number of forums where I don't read every post in every thread, but I have a general interest for the forum itself: not enough for me to "watch" that whole forum, but, from time to time, I could want to land there and say "Oh, look, there are new posts in some threads of Forum X: let's look around a little through Forum X to see if there is anything interesting". While doing that, I could happen to say "Oh, I have unread posts on sub-forum Y of forum X: it's a subject I could like, let's give a look". And so on.

    This is doable, if forums with unread posts are marked in bold.

    Becomes quite impossible if I have to manually explore every subforum of every forum that's vaguley interesting, without knowing in advance if there are unread posts there or not.

    As I stressed multiple times, this is #1 issue for me among those who weren't already fixed, and what I miss more of the previous incarnation of this website.

    @soccernutter: a little thing that I didn't see in any of you recap-lists, but that I saw more than one person complain about: in the old website, weren't the posts written in a font "with serif" instead of the current one "sans serif"? I agree with those who complained: reverting to the old font would probably help "readability" (if such a term actually exists: sorry, I am not an English native-speaker).
     
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  25. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, that would helpful.
     

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