The New Cancuncare Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Support' started by Steve, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. krimmer2

    krimmer2 Regular Registered Member

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    Not being bombarded with tapatalk ads is a great thing,the big forum page is much better,nice new look x
     
  2. Donna & Tim

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    On the top right of the advertisement there it a X click it and the add will go away.

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  3. LEMO

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    We used to be able to look at the list and any threads that had new posts since our last visit would appear bold.

    Has anyone determined if there is an equivalent?
     
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    Donna & Tim I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    On the main page the folder to the left will be orange showing something new has happened since your last visit. After you get into the threads/discussions there is a little blue mark on the right side click on it and it will take you to your last read post/message. It really doesn't stand out but once you find it once its easy to see after that.

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  5. LEMO

    LEMO Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Perfect!

    In addition, if you hover over the "Forum" button at the top, you'll get an option to "Mark all read". This allows for a fresh start, without all appearing as unread.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Donna & Tim

    Donna & Tim I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    People who are online will have a green mark on upper left side of their avatar pic.

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  7. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    Already in here, schmoozing the owner, making things harder for the rest of us.... Mr. 1st Post on New Website type guy...

    I'd have been in here too, but for going out to Happy Hour, and having Big Brews at my new favorite place for Big Brews (because it's within walking distance form Stacia & I's house) Big City Wings.

    Steve, to ease your mind, this website is set up exactly like another board I'm on, MartialArtsTalk.com, so I was pleased to note that as soon as I logged in today. This will be easy-peasy.
     
  8. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    Steve, in digging a bit deeper, a couple features which you've probably just not yet "pushed the button" to activate...

    The "New Posts" link, which used to appear on every page of the forum, which short-cut to a search results page of all new posts since the user last logged-in.... that's not on yet and it is primarily how I find out who's said what since the last time.

    Next, and this is an assumption as to the board software since it appears so similar to martialArtsTalk.com, do you see functionality called "Alerts," on your admin ontrols?

    It pops up a link on the user's page when they're on the page about when someone replies to one of their posts, replies to a thread they are following, quotes a user's posts, likes, agrees with, etc one of a user's posts. It's a very useful thing for causing interaction amoungst the users.

    For example, if I write one of my Questions being Answered posts, and Donald clicks Disagree with what I wrote, the system can unobtrusively indicate that to me so I can go read what Donald posted to debunk the apparently-mythical info I just posted as truth... or if someone posts a hilarious pic on a thread, and it's replied to/quoted, it works its way through the user community in that way, as well as being resident on the thread.

    The first is my main tool for figuring out what is "new" and to which I should focus my attention; the second is for everyone, to draw their attention back to something that happened "in their wake," so to speak.
     
  9. Donna & Tim

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    Something about posts comes up on the blue Home Forums Media Members header but doesn't stay there long enough to use it. I only see this happen when using a computer, I don't see this come up when using my Android phone.
     
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  10. dioxide45

    dioxide45 Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Alerts are there, not very prominent though. There is a little orange bell in the top middle where you can view Alerts. I think if you have new alerts, the number of them will appear beside the bell. You can manage alert preferences by hovering over the bell until the drop down appears.
     
  11. Stacia_and_John

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    I found it, Steve turned it on, it was there and I missed it before, whichever it is... I've got it now.

    Still looking for the "New Posts" simple link, that things my gold mine for new data. I can't tell the diff between "bolded" or different colored threads.
     
  12. Donna & Tim

    Donna & Tim I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    If you hover over the Forums tab on the blue header on top of the page, at the bottom that tab you will find your new posts/messages in red with a number. Also on the main forums page anything new the folder will be orange and there will be a little blue sergeant stripe icon to the right of the new posts/messages under the start date tab. Steve has lots of patching up things but for the most part it is a lot more user friendly especially on a mobile device.
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  13. dioxide45

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    I don't like the current setup of New Posts. Having to hover of the forums button and wait for the popup is a bit of a pain. I would prefer a dedicated New Posts button at the top. Another dedicated button I would prefer to see is for Followed Threads and Followed Forums.
     
  14. Steve

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    Might be able to do something about that, but right now I'm focusing on getting broken things working rather than modifying things that are working already.

    I did remove the sticky navigation earlier today that I think you requested.
     
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    HElko everyone, firstly we want to thanks Steve for this forum. Just wondering vwho will be going to TTR Oct 5 to 18 2017
     
  16. Steve

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    Glad we got that login problem fixed :)

    For your TTR question, maybe best to start a separate thread in the TTR section:
    Temptation Resort Cancun

    there may also be some threads already for that time frame
     
  17. hortonklyn

    hortonklyn Guru Registered Member

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    Looking good Steve!!!
     
  18. Donald

    Donald Devil's advocate Registered Member

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    Took the day off work :)
     
  19. Donald

    Donald Devil's advocate Registered Member

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    Is there a ''Participated '' shortcut , like the Tapatalk used to have ?
     
  20. Steve

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    I never really used Tapatalk much so not familiar with it, what did it show? All the threads you had posted in?

    Does the link to 'postings' on your profile page show the same thing?
    Donald