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Hi all,

We’ll be implementing some behind the scenes changes in the coming weeks.

Upgrading the software that runs the Forum etc, should mainly be stuff that won’t affect you lot, but could be some cosmetic changes too!

We’ll update as/when it happens, in case the site goes clunky or changes suddenly.

May as well get it done whilst football is on hold in these strange times.

Hope you’re all well!

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We know...
  1. 09-06-2020 18:06
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"We’ll be implementing some behind the scenes changes in the coming weeks"

Behind the scene changes???.....this is an absolute car-crash of a facelift. The Jackie Stallone of messageboard face-lifts!
  1. 09-06-2020 18:21
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  1. 09-06-2020 18:24
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Unfortunately I think it requires more than a few tweaks.
Good luck.
  1. 09-06-2020 19:17
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That's it, I have just spent about half an hour trying to navigate my way around this thinking it must be me and it can't be as user unfriendly as I initially thought earlier in the day.
I give up, and will give the techs the rest of the week to either sort it out or put it back to what it was (with an edit button).
Until then I will have to vent my spleen elsewhere.
  1. 09-06-2020 19:32
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Improvement suggesstion, can we go back to how it was?
  1. 10-06-2020 06:43
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Its giving me a bad heed!
  1. 10-06-2020 08:22
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I think the inactivity on the board should tell you what the members view is of the new layout ............
  1. 10-06-2020 10:20
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We’ve also had folk liking the layout too.

You’ll all notice the Date/Time has now been added.

We’ve also removed some other bits which were clogging up the feed.

We’re also tidying up some more bits.

We’ve a query raised about the going to unread posts when you click on a Thread too, awaiting an update on this.
  1. 10-06-2020 11:07
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It's getting loads better all the time. Thank you.
  1. 10-06-2020 12:41
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Why not put the date the right way round day/month/year ?

why year/month/day ?

Page number tabs at the top as well as the bottom ?

Page number tabs in the Forum headings so you can go to the last one straight away ?
  1. 10-06-2020 13:29
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Why do we have to have the American form of date format on a British forum?
  1. 10-06-2020 18:33
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I refer you to the earlier answer of we’re working through stuff...
  1. 10-06-2020 20:12
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Hey , well done boys .... getting better all the time .:D
  1. 10-06-2020 20:54
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Its crap
  1. 10-06-2020 21:37
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Booooooo !!
  1. 10-06-2020 21:52
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Well, it's getting better than in my earlier response. Glad to see that someone is listening and actually taking some action. Still a few tweaks necessary I see.
P.S.. I like using a desktop at home because of the bigger screen.
  1. 10-06-2020 22:05
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The boxing on posts is a lot better, although I'd move that little quote button somewhere else if possible. Next to the username would take a lot of the emptiness of the box out.

The home page for the main forum is still a bit grim.

Would look better if the posted by and last reply bits with avatars were removed? Does anyone care about either of those being there.

That would give you room to expand the time and date box which is very squashed up.
  1. 10-06-2020 22:52
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The quote button only goes below the Username on Mobile. On Desktop it’s to the right hand side of the box, level with the name. Seemingly it’s hard coded too so not the easiest thing to move - We did ask about this.

We’ve removed a lot of features to give a simpler, cleaner look to people’s post (You’d be amazed how many options are available!).

We’re still tweaking...
  1. 10-06-2020 23:20
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Well keep tweeking! So far.....I feckin hate it! so much so, i'm probably gonna leave it alone until footy starts again, you might have made it usable by then.....I 'll try and remain hopeful.....
  1. 11-06-2020 08:27
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Date should be right way round now...
  1. 11-06-2020 13:04
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Date should be right way round now...


Could you look at using Discourse instead? Example of what it would look like here.

https://try.discourse.org/

Ignore the pricing bit, you're allowed to host it on your own server for free if you want.
  1. 11-06-2020 16:25
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To try and help to re-engage everyone, could I suggest when a ' Forum ' tab is selected, the site defaults to the >recent>all > page.

This has more information, it's up to date and looks more like a forum home page.
  1. 12-06-2020 10:27
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Need the latest posts first not last. Simple option order by datetime DESC
  1. 12-06-2020 16:03
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Excellent format... well done.
  1. 17-06-2020 11:11
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They must teach lessons on how to kill things in one fell swoop.
  1. 17-06-2020 14:51
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Bit more fiddling has been done, simplifying options etc, still looking at a few bits and pieces...
  1. 18-06-2020 09:44
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The old site was much easier and familiar, the new one is plain and boring, you have made the error of changing to soon.

Some colour, headers and recognition this is a CUFC Forum would be a good start.
  1. 18-06-2020 10:26
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The old version wasn’t working fully though, in terms of what we see/use, so had to go. The new back end is far easier for us to use.

As said, several times, still looking at a few bits and piece...
  1. 18-06-2020 10:29
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The old version wasn’t working fully though, in terms of what we see/use, so had to go. The new back end is far easier for us to use.

As said, several times, still looking at a few bits and piece...


Is Discourse one of the bits, or one of the pieces, that you're looking at?
  1. 18-06-2020 11:03
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Is Discourse one of the bits, or one of the pieces, that you're looking at?


No.
  1. 18-06-2020 11:07
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Is Discourse one of the bits, or one of the pieces, that you're looking at?


No.


No prob just trying to be helpful.
  1. 18-06-2020 11:10
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Can we have the subjects you've already read or posted on in a separate category back please? You know like the old board.
  1. 18-06-2020 15:31
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There are replies to this post, but you are not allowed to view the replies from this post.

This appears for me in some of the threads.
  1. 18-06-2020 20:28
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There are replies to this post, but you are not allowed to view the replies from this post.

This appears for me in some of the threads.


This is being investigated, as I’ve noticed it myself...
  1. 18-06-2020 20:39
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I get the same issue, I think it happens when you revisit a thread, that has had no updates since the last time you visited.
  1. 18-06-2020 20:52
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CCU something else, with the "Last Reply" bit it's sometimes giving incorrect times. Like if I reply to a post at 1:00, it sometimes says Last Reply was Kessler at 2:30. Very minor issue but just thought I should mention it.
  1. 18-06-2020 22:51
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Can we just go back to - as it was?

Very poor and could be the death of it!

Is the coronavirus thread dead?
  1. 19-06-2020 00:01
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There are replies to this post, but you are not allowed to view the replies from this post.

This appears for me in some of the threads.


This is being investigated, as I’ve noticed it myself...


I’ve been getting that for a couple of days.

Currently this forum is bust. Coming from me that means something, but welcome to my world.
  1. 19-06-2020 15:09
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Just got the same message too. Go back to the old one as this one is a busted flush.
  1. 19-06-2020 15:17
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The old version wasn’t working fully though, in terms of what we see/use, so had to go. The new back end is far easier for us to use.

As said, several times, still looking at a few bits and piece...


This sounds like a big mistake to me. You have updated the site for the benefit of a better back end, when the front end for the majority of users is totally broken.

New version does not seem to be fit for purpose and needs a big overhaul (or just going back to the old version). I think the new version may prove the death of the forum. Others have mentioned it too, I know since the new version I find myself logging on less and less.
  1. 19-06-2020 15:33
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This sounds like a big mistake to me. You have updated the site for the benefit of a better back end, when the front end for the majority of users is totally broken.

New version does not seem to be fit for purpose and needs a big overhaul (or just going back to the old version). I think the new version may prove the death of the forum. Others have mentioned it too, I know since the new version I find myself logging on less and less.


With the back end of the old one being not fit for purpose, the front end would become problematic and in time fail to work properly.

As said several times, still tweaks being made, emails going back and forward daily associated with.

It’s why it’s been done in the quiet period, better to work on it in mid-June than during say December!
  1. 19-06-2020 16:13
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Be great if it directed you to the first unread post when you click on a thread instead of the last post.
  1. 19-06-2020 18:27
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I'm not one for being overly negative but this is just not fit for purpose.
I know you say you are still working on it but this setup needs more than a few tweeks.
Good luck anyway but I fear the worst.
  1. 19-06-2020 20:36
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There are replies to this post, but you are not allowed to view the replies from this post.

This appears for me in some of the threads.


This is being investigated, as I’ve noticed it myself...


I'm also getting it as well now. Is there anything we can do to help?
  1. 20-06-2020 03:00
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I can’t see any responses on any thread, seems to have got worse.
  1. 20-06-2020 17:56
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FAO Mods

As the issue seems to be posts don't appear unless you click on "latest" as opposed to the default "oldest", could it be that there is some setting where posts older than a certain amount of time are hidden by default unless the user chooses to see all latest posts? In which case it would just be a matter of disabling/changing that option.
  1. 21-06-2020 09:49
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Time to scrap and go back... or time to find another forum ?
  1. 25-06-2020 01:49
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Time to scrap and go back... or time to find another forum ?


If only one was available.......

;)
  1. 25-06-2020 08:24
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Time to scrap and go back... or time to find another forum ?


If only one was available.......

;)


Just registered
  1. 25-06-2020 08:51
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