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creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Here's a screenshot of the mobile scrolling issue, with the screen scrolled to the right. It looks like the What's new/Latest posts/New profile posts bar is just slightly too long and is forcing the page to be slightly larger than the screen. Only happens on pages that have that bar.
Interesting. I have a Motorola X-Play and it's not doing that. Let me look further into this.

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Guy Rowland

Senior Member
This near ubiquitous accidentaly reporting of posts (exacerbated by moving the Like and Reply buttons back to the wrong side... ok NOW I will let it go)... maybe a subtle red colour for Report to give a bit more warning? Its in the exact place where every other forum has Reply, and they both begin with "rep"... darn I didn't let it go, did I?
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
This near ubiquitous accidentaly reporting of posts (exacerbated by moving the Like and Reply buttons back to the wrong side... ok NOW I will let it go)... maybe a subtle red colour for Report to give a bit more warning? Its in the exact place where every other forum has Reply, and they both begin with "rep"... darn I didn't let it go, did I?
You do realize that these links were at that location for the past 4 years, yes? :) The only difference is that there was also the name of the poster between the two groups of links (Reply & Report).

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Guy Rowland

Senior Member
You do realize that these links were at that location for the past 4 years, yes? :) The only difference is that there was also the name of the poster between the two groups of links (Reply & Report).

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Indeed I do, and I did in fact say so. When someone complained that they'd moved I said "Yes, but this is a good thing, it brings VI-C into line with everyone else"... maybe this got overlooked?

A/Bing with your screen shot above, I think now is actually worse. The difference is that "report" no longer has the extra stuff to its left such as "Warn", "Spam" etc which gave a bit of a clue you were in the wrong place. My eye sees the shape of two familiar words in the traditional place of forums the world over, so just reaches for it.

Anyway, I'm becoming a caracature of myself, none of this is very important in the grand scheme of things, so I'll bow out here, all the best.
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Indeed I do, and I did in fact say so. When someone complained that they'd moved I said "Yes, but this is a good thing, it brings VI-C into line with everyone else"... maybe this got overlooked?

A/Bing with your screen shot above, I think now is actually worse. The difference is that "report" no longer has the extra stuff to its left such as "Warn", "Spam" etc which gave a bit of a clue you were in the wrong place. My eye sees the shape of two familiar words in the traditional place of forums the world over, so just reaches for it.

Anyway, I'm becoming a caracature of myself, none of this is very important in the grand scheme of things, so I'll bow out here, all the best.
It's relevant to me. And Mike is going to go over these issues now that the new forum has been 'live' for a week.

But are you saying that if at least the word "Report" was bit further down the line in the list of options, it could be much less problematic?

I checked KVR and Gearslutz, and KVR has only two options - Report and Reply with quote, and they are located on the top right corner of the message box. Gearslutz also has minimal options and they are all located on the bottom right.

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But like I said, Mike is going to brainstorm and make decisions on these issues pretty soon. :)
 

fiestared

Vintage -but- not obsolete
Am I dreaming, or there is a "History" button again ? YES ! and a colossal Thank you for the incredible work... This forum is by far the most beautiful and easy to use of the "Universe" :faint:
 

DANIELE

Active Member
I don't know if someone has already said that but I noticed that you cannot multi-quote two or more posts in different pages unless I'm doing wrong something. If I quote one post and I switch page to quote another post I lose the previous one. I remember this won't happen in the previous version of the forum.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
On the mobile version (iOS iPhone in safari) it’s no longer clear to me how you go straight to the filtered unread for what’s new. It used to be a tab (latest posts or some such) under What’s New but is no longer there. Sometimes it appears when I push one of the what’s new/latest post buttons/drop downs but it doesn’t seem consistent.
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
On the mobile version (iOS iPhone in safari) it’s no longer clear to me how you go straight to the filtered unread for what’s new. It used to be a tab (latest posts or some such) under What’s New but is no longer there. Sometimes it appears when I push one of the what’s new/latest post buttons/drop downs but it doesn’t seem consistent.
Hi, this may or may not be the case for you, but the result of this action will differ based on whether you are logged in or not. Could you try it both ways and let me know?
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
I don't know if someone has already said that but I noticed that you cannot multi-quote two or more posts in different pages unless I'm doing wrong something. If I quote one post and I switch page to quote another post I lose the previous one. I remember this won't happen in the previous version of the forum.
Hi Daniele, I'm trying to picture the process you're asking about. Could you describe what you're trying to do - quote various posts located on different pages into the same reply message in the text editor?

Thanks for clarifying.

I tried this: I selected the portion of a post I wanted to respond to, and clicked REPLY. It copied the text in the text editor. Then I navigated to the next page, selected another portion of a text and clicked reply.

THEN I scrolled down to the text editor on the SAME page, selected that text and copied it.

Then I went back to the previous page I was on, and clicked in the text editor where I wanted to have the quote and I pasted it there.

And that's how I multi-quote. I'm not sure if there is another way, but without understanding the steps you take and the goal you have, I can't think of anything else. :)

Regards,

Andre
 

Jdiggity1

Stroking The Frog
Moderator
On the mobile version (iOS iPhone in safari) it’s no longer clear to me how you go straight to the filtered unread for what’s new. It used to be a tab (latest posts or some such) under What’s New but is no longer there. Sometimes it appears when I push one of the what’s new/latest post buttons/drop downs but it doesn’t seem consistent.
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Latest Posts will display all latest activity including threads you have read.
What's New defaults to showing only threads you have not read, but you can change this filter and save it as default for next time you log in.

If you like seeing only unread threads, use What's New, and make sure that the filter is applied. If not, set the filter and save as default.
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
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Latest Posts will display all latest activity including threads you have read.
What's New defaults to showing only threads you have not read, but you can change this filter and save it as default for next time you log in.

If you like seeing only unread threads, use What's New, and make sure that the filter is applied. If not, set the filter and save as default.
Where do you set the filter?
 

DANIELE

Active Member
Hi Daniele, I'm trying to picture the process you're asking about. Could you describe what you're trying to do - quote various posts located on different pages into the same reply message in the text editor?

Thanks for clarifying.

I tried this: I selected the portion of a post I wanted to respond to, and clicked REPLY. It copied the text in the text editor. Then I navigated to the next page, selected another portion of a text and clicked reply.

THEN I scrolled down to the text editor on the SAME page, selected that text and copied it.

Then I went back to the previous page I was on, and clicked in the text editor where I wanted to have the quote and I pasted it there.

And that's how I multi-quote. I'm not sure if there is another way, but without understanding the steps you take and the goal you have, I can't think of anything else. :)

Regards,

Andre
Hi Andrè, thank you for answering, there should be no need to copy and paste quotes between pages, this shoud be remembered by the forum itself, I can do this in older forum platforms on other forums.

I'll explain every step, it is very simple:

1) I clicked "Reply" on the post I'd like to quote on page, let's say for example, 20;
2) I wanted to quote another post on page 21 and so after step 1 I went to page 21 and clicked "Reply" under that second post;
3) By doing this I lost the quote of the post on page 20, then I went to page 20 again, quoted the post and copied it, I went to page 21, pasted the quote and quoted the second post.

I'm pretty sure that in the previous version I shouldn't have done that. I don't know if it is possible but we should be able to quote post on page 20, go to page 21, quote the post on page 21 and having both quoted in the new post.

I hope I explained better what I meant. :)
 

Jdiggity1

Stroking The Frog
Moderator
Hi Andrè, thank you for answering, there should be no need to copy and paste quotes between pages, this shoud be remembered by the forum itself, I can do this in older forum platforms on other forums.

I'll explain every step, it is very simple:

1) I clicked "Reply" on the post I'd like to quote on page, let's say for example, 20;
2) I wanted to quote another post on page 21 and so after step 1 I went to page 21 and clicked "Reply" under that second post;
3) By doing this I lost the quote of the post on page 20, then I went to page 20 again, quoted the post and copied it, I went to page 21, pasted the quote and quoted the second post.

I'm pretty sure that in the previous version I shouldn't have done that. I don't know if it is possible but we should be able to quote post on page 20, go to page 21, quote the post on page 21 and having both quoted in the new post.

I hope I explained better what I meant. :)
That is happening because you are navigating away from the page before a draft is saved. The current interval for saving a draft is 60 seconds, or you can manually save a draft using the Floppy Disk icon. Once a draft is saved, you can navigate to another page and add a new quote.

EDIT: Draft-saving interval has now been changed to 10 seconds.
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
Hi Andrè, thank you for answering, there should be no need to copy and paste quotes between pages, this shoud be remembered by the forum itself, I can do this in older forum platforms on other forums.

I'll explain every step, it is very simple:

1) I clicked "Reply" on the post I'd like to quote on page, let's say for example, 20;
2) I wanted to quote another post on page 21 and so after step 1 I went to page 21 and clicked "Reply" under that second post;
3) By doing this I lost the quote of the post on page 20, then I went to page 20 again, quoted the post and copied it, I went to page 21, pasted the quote and quoted the second post.

I'm pretty sure that in the previous version I shouldn't have done that. I don't know if it is possible but we should be able to quote post on page 20, go to page 21, quote the post on page 21 and having both quoted in the new post.

I hope I explained better what I meant. :)
Thanks for explaining. Yes, see this: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/new-forum-layout-is-live-things-to-know.83813/post-4414801

As noted, there's a "SAVE DRAFT" option you can use, so it's been set to happen automatically now after 10 seconds. :)

Thanks @Jdiggity1 !!

Andre
 
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