Discussion in 'Forum Support' started by Steve, Feb 2, 2017.
Let me know!
I think I would have to say, initial impressions....I love it.!
Just logged in after a few days and thought WTF?
But after I got up to speed....gotta say it grows on ya.
Great job Mate and well worth it
Ohh I see my lil "Headbanger dude" is gone now I guess
Gotta say I luv the new 'Dislike' button.
Have wanted that for years
I'll get that back for you, old smilie codes wont work here. Smilies are limited at the moment but will add more.
Might even name it after you
I Like it Steve !!!!
It would be awesome if you did Steve.
Kinda partial to that headbanger emoji
Looks great Steve - your hard work is appreciated. Not sure you want specific issues in this discussion (using the new terminology ) or if you want to start a new discussion for that - if you do feel free to move this comment.
One very small item I noticed. When looking at the list of discussions, after reading a discussion and returning to the list, the font for the title of the discussion does not change (it is still bold). I realize that the "Dot" net to the discussion count disappears, but that is a pretty subtle indicator. (I did refresh the page to be sure it wasn't just an updating issue). Perhaps you don't have control of that, but if that is an option, it would be nice if it could be changed. The change in font is a much better visual way to see that you have already read the entire discussion. At least in my opinion.
On the great new feature side, I really like that the date the discussion was started shows up on the list of discussions - really helps to know before I look at a discussion that may in fact be pretty old.
The new look is much more pleasing and definitely more modern looking.
Thanks Len, I will look into it. Probably not tonight though
I agree with Len. Very helpful to have that feature but everything else is great! Forum very easy to navigate and the added features are a huge bonus.
There are several times VERY recently I could have used that DISLIKE Button. LOL
Liking it so far!
I defiantly think things might change up a bit with the Rating/like icons, and I hope it is for the positive. Hate to see some people get into so stuff with the "Dumb" and "Disagree" buttons. Not even sure what to do with the "old" option, haha. Would we put that on anytime the "Running Buffet" or "Dancing spaghetti legs" is brought up?
I love the new board! It's pleasing to the eyes (and I don't just mean the Boobs Cruise ads) It's easy to navigate.
The only thing I think might be a problem are the "disagree" and "dislike" buttons. It would be sad to see a post rack up negative points, especially if it's just someone expressing their genuine opinions.
Other than that, it's terrific. Thanks Steve!
Based on my experience with other forums that converted, you kind of have to reset the forum in order for it to recognize new posts. To reset the forum, hover over Forums in the upper left and select "Mark Forums Read". Once you mark the forums read, all the threads will no longer be bold. Then as new posts are added to threads, they will be bold and as you read the threads they will go unbold again.
ETA: Okay, this didn't work here. Hopefully Steve can fix it.
Steve, I think you may see an increase of hits on the main Cancun Care page. It may just be me, but I keep hitting the "Home" or the house icon, and it goes to the main site. I believe on the old setup there was something similar, but it returned you to the route of the forum page. Obviously now I just have to hit "forum" instead of "home", but I wanted to just mention this depending on what you do for traffic tracking, and perhaps I am not the only one doing this.
Re the unread posts issue, there may be a few ways to increase their visibility. I'm looking into it at the moment.
To start with I've added a red notification with number of unread posts. If you click the link it will take you to all the unread posts.
I'll look into other ways as I agree, unread posts need to be more noticeable
As an aside, please can someone check that regular users can start new threads in this section ?
I have a New Thread button in this section.
Would it be possible to break out some of the options that are under the Forums button? Perhaps a dedicated button for New Posts and Watched forums? Easier than having to hover over the forums button and wait for the popup.
I've changed the blue dot to something more noticeable. Helps a little more but not perfect yet.
Will look into it