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artomatic

I compose with my E A R S
Hi. Is it possible to have an option to automatically have the "View More" button activated rather than clicking it each time I want to see more threads?
Thanks. Loving the new look!
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Hmm really? This was disabled on the other one. People still use this? Interesting. I'm not going to touch it for now, so no worries. I'm just curious. :)
 

J.K.

New Member
Hmm really? This was disabled on the other one. People still use this? Interesting. I'm not going to touch it for now, so no worries. I'm just curious. :)
Oh my gosh, I use RSS for everything. If I had to visit all of my daily websites to get my news, it would take forever. Using an RSS reader to aggregate headlines from each website all in one place is a critical time-saver for me.
 

Living Fossil

Senior Member
Honestly, i don't like that rage emoticon....
It brings in a negative energy...
There are lots of posts that may be provocative or controversial, but i think it's better to really discuss about controversies than to judge them...

I like that this forum has a very constructive atmosphere; you ask and there are answers.
I think it's good to have the opportunity to "like" a post, but i think it's better to formulate one's dislike in words...
 
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creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
An option, meaning is it possible to view the whole first page without pressing the "View More" button on the bottom right of the last thread?
Yes, which page are you referring to? Do you have a link, a screenshot, is it on a desktop, mobile? I'm afraid I don't recall seeing "View More" on the homepage, or first page of a multipage thread. But I'd like to find an answer for you. :)
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
An option, meaning is it possible to view the whole first page without pressing the "View More" button on the bottom right of the last thread?
I'm very sorry, I just found the View More you are referring to. It does seem strange, as all the other pages have page numbers showing at the bottom, letting us know there are 40+ more pages to browse.

If you meant having an automatic load of these pages (lazyload), that's not something that is part of the software, it would have to be custom made. So I will look if anyone else has thought of that, and implementing it on other forums.

Cheers,

Andre
 

EvilDragon

KSP Wizard
I think that new threads being shown in bold is not enough of a difference between old threads. Would be great if there's a bullet before the thread title that when clicked takes you to the first unread post. See KvR or Gearslutz for examples of this.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
I think that new threads being shown in bold is not enough of a difference between old threads. Would be great if there's a bullet before the thread title that when clicked takes you to the first unread post. See KvR or Gearslutz for examples of this.
+1
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
I think that new threads being shown in bold is not enough of a difference between old threads. Would be great if there's a bullet before the thread title that when clicked takes you to the first unread post. See KvR or Gearslutz for examples of this.
Can you elaborate? What sequence of steps are you taking to see the threads? What page are you looking at?

I see a ton of orange tags on the home page that say NEW, but that's not what you're referring to I bet.

Thanks!
 

EvilDragon

KSP Wizard
I'm referring to when you enter the subforum. I don't use the "What's new" page ever, I just go through subforums. That NEW orange tag would be welcome in the subforums themselves!

Here, situation in Commercial subforum:

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No NEW tags here, just bold vs regular fonts. Not enough :)
 

Vik

Scandi Member
I see a ton of orange tags on the home page that say NEW, but that's not what you're referring to I bet.
When looking at a list of threads inside a subforum, there's almost no difference between read and unread threads - only bold vs regular, which in this case don't look that different from each other.

But when looking here...

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...we see all these orange NEW icons which have no function; new or not new is already indicated by the different color on the icon next to each subforum. Not only that, but on that page, it says NEW on most subforums most of the time, which I don't need to see - I know there are probably new posts in most subforums most of the time anyway. Can't speak for EvilDragon, but IMO the difference of new vs. not new look in the pic above only adds clutter IMHO.

But I agree that the look of read vs unread threads inside each subforum should look more different from each other than they do now.
 
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Vik

Scandi Member
Also, when comparing the regular thread overview at this and other forums, the font size is smaller here or the area is more 'busy', which matters if you read this eg in a studio where you have a mixer or MIDI keyboard between yourself and the monitor. This means that some of us need to zoom in to make fonts larger - but when we do, other pages start to look a little oversized. So there may be room for a more consistent use of font sizes...

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Vik

Scandi Member
That NEW orange tag would be welcome in the subforums themselves!
I agree in your comments, ED, and it would be more useful – but I'd prefer to look at a page without a lot of orange squares. IMHO there are better ways to show new threads/unread threads than a very visible, orange and kind of large NEW icon next to each new thread, like for instance a bullet. Or something.

Maybe one could just do what this forum did before the (otherwise great) change – differentiating between read/unread or new/old threads wasn't a problem or added clutter back then.
 
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creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Also, when comparing the regular thread overview at this and other forums, the font size is smaller here or the area is more 'busy', which matters if you read this eg in a studio where you have a mixer or MIDI keyboard between yourself and the monitor. This means that some of us need to zoom in to make fonts larger - but when we do, other pages start to look a little oversized. So there may be room for a more consistent use of font sizes...

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Are these screenshots from a mobile, iPad or desktop? My statement may be inaccurate depending on your answer to this question, but when I put two of your screenshots side by side, ours have bigger fonts.

I'll work on those orange tags tomorrow (later, actually today, it's nearly 5:00 am here, got to sleep a bit), and find a better way to differentiate new and old.

Cheers,

Andre


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creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
I'm referring to when you enter the subforum. I don't use the "What's new" page ever, I just go through subforums. That NEW orange tag would be welcome in the subforums themselves!

Here, situation in Commercial subforum:

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No NEW tags here, just bold vs regular fonts. Not enough :)
I see what you mean. I'll look into it later today.

Thanks!'

Andre
 
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