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  3. 24-04-2020 18:15
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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I like it but could we have the unread option, if we can as when you go to a post they all open at the start and you’ve got to scroll through.
  1. 08-06-2020 18:05
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It is improving but it couldn't have got any worse. I'd still like the feature when you open a previously read thread to start at the place you left like it did on the old board.
  1. 06-07-2020 17:38
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Can quoting more than two posts at the same time (multiquoting) also be banned? Makes some threads unreadable. [censored] me off so much.

Wouldn’t mind the swear filter being removed as well to be honest. This isn’t preschool!
  1. 24-04-2020 19:33
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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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Can we have the edit button back please

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  1. 24-04-2020 18:20
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Time for an off topic section, fed up with the politics and coronavirus threads, I don’t mind the odd argument over politics but it’s getting ridiculous now and splitting the board.
Even football topics now end up with slurs against people about their political stances.
  1. 24-05-2020 21:11
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Time for an off topic section, fed up with the politics and coronavirus threads, I don’t mind the odd argument over politics but it’s getting ridiculous now and splitting the board.
Even football topics now end up with slurs against people about their political stances.


Communist...
  1. 24-05-2020 23:24
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Can we have the latest posts at the top instead of the bottom. A matter of 'order by'.. Also, can we have a proper date/time stamp for each post? Thanks
  1. 08-06-2020 20:46
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It is really a big problem that it doesn't remember what you have read previously and that the starting point is back at the beginning of each thread.
I really can't be bothered having to find the place where I was when previously it would just take me there.
  1. 09-06-2020 10:57
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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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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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Seems we have discovered and hopefully fixed a bug related to the permissions error message - the post ordering has been reverted and test fix applied - I'm more than sure people will be vocal enough and say if it keeps happening!


Most of the fans at this club will just find it a novelty that someone actually listened to their criticism and took it on board. Should've just ignored it and told us to get behind the forum you [censored]


Now, I'm going back into exile again.
  1. 30-06-2020 13:38
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Where do i start ? This new " site " is a shambles of the highest order. You have to click on icons to see who posted the topic and who the last reply was. It gives dates instead of a simple "today" or yesterday or 1 day ago. You click on a thread and it takes you to the last post !. Who reads a book by starting at the last page ? You try and post a reply and it takes you to the first page not to the comment you wish to reply to. Seems to be a lot of wasted space on the first page. I have noticed not many people are logged on or using this site now .I wonder why !

Yep. Lucky if 6 posts a day now, but the owner of the site and the bloke who did the new site are happy with it.
Almost as if the club have asked them to silence the dissdients by sabotaging the forum :o :o :o
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Also a button for alerting users to the presence of Ultracrepidarians.




Google it!
  1. 24-04-2020 19:39
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At the minute on mobile when you select to go to the newest unread post you get a preview of the last post made, any chance you could remove that?
  1. 25-04-2020 10:39
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On the old board, it was possible to jump straight to the last unread post on any given thread. Is that possible on the new board?
  1. 09-06-2020 11:18
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I commented on Flatcap's post, but it's stayed up there with his post.

So, loads of posts like that won't even get seen.


Because you’ve commented directly in response to a post.

To generally comment, you scroll to the bottom to ‘Post Response’.

To quote reply, you click the quotation button.


That does seem a bit like complicating it unnecessarily, although I suppose it's straightforward enough to get used to.

What was the reason for the update/change in the first place? Was there a specific reason we couldn't stick with the old layout? Apologies if it seems a bit blunt but this just feels like change for the sake of change, something I'm not really a fan of. My philosophy is if it isn't broke, don't fix it.
  1. 09-06-2020 15:25
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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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Hey , well done boys .... getting better all the time .:D
  1. 10-06-2020 20:54
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Date should be right way round now...
  1. 11-06-2020 13:04
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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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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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Let's just say it's not very good Mods, is it.
  1. 03-07-2020 21:54
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And a eejit button as well.
  1. 24-04-2020 18:53
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‘Clibbins Monday night glee club’ :-)
  1. 25-04-2020 10:03
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Also a button for alerting users to the presence of Ultracrepidarians.




Google it!


This board would be dead within a week.
  1. 25-04-2020 10:42
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The one thing everyone wants to know is are you bringing the edit button back?

If posters misuse this feature it should be a yellow and red card system.
  1. 24-05-2020 17:21
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Some threads have me in stitches.
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Woooooah I don't like it........it's too........different
  1. 08-06-2020 20:27
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That’s on the snagging list, which we’re collating at mo...
  1. 09-06-2020 11:06
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ccu
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If only there was a Thread explaining stuff like this...

;)
  1. 09-06-2020 12:21
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Tried to think of something positive, but it looks like a secondary school project.
  1. 09-06-2020 13:40
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As said already, we’re still finding our way round too, and a snagging list is in process...
  1. 09-06-2020 14:41
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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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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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Its crap
  1. 10-06-2020 21:37
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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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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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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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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 new set up is rubbish! I tried to get on to a couple of very recent threads to be told I could not access previous replies. I clicked on the "latest" tab & got them in effect upside down with the latest post first. Other threads I can access directly have them with the latest post last as it should be.
What a crock of sh1te!
  1. 25-06-2020 19:41
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Agreed. Its horrible, to the point its so user un-friendly I hardly log on any more. Time for a rethink from admin.
  1. 27-06-2020 10:19
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I tried to make a line bold there and that didn't work as it's all in bold anyway. Not very user friendly at all or good to look at.


For some reason, and this will have been in place since Kunena was being used, the website body font was set as 600 weight...it is now regular - so bold should now be clear:

Bold sentence...
  1. 27-06-2020 14:08
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Very bold of you
  1. 27-06-2020 14:10
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If anyone has specific things they'd like to see or change, please let us know - some have worked out that we're now using EasyDiscuss from StackIdeas. Previously it was Kunena. Some changes might be options we can change in the backend, some may not be. Anything not a standard settings change will not be as quick to look into and possibly implement.

Kunena was a 'free' solution - whilst it generally worked, support was poor (almost non-existent). We had ongoing issues with not being able to use Polls, some post features not working and causing black screens with no way to get back but refresh the page or click the Back button.

There will be some features that Kunena had that EasyDiscuss does not, however the support from StackIdeas has been good so far. The permission to view posts issue is taking some tracking down - it isn't easy to reliably replicate so might take a little time to investigate and work out.

There are features which Kunena lacked that members complained about when the website first moved away from the original format many years ago - for example, Private Messages. That one was mentioned many times...EasyDiscuss supports PM's...but for now, admin have chosen to leave it disabled.

We also have the abilility to create a custom 'Forum Home Page' - if anyone is genuinely interested, we can build a number of 'modules' into what members suggest will be genuinely of use to them:

https://stackideas.com/docs/easydiscuss/administrators/modules/introduction (I don't think this is blocked unless logged in).

If there are readability issues for colour, layout...let us know, we will do our best to resolve them.
  1. 27-06-2020 14:19
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Just being able to see the last post you've read & able to reply would be a great start ...
Dont need bells and whistles
  1. 27-06-2020 17:30
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There's a distinct lack of flow to posts since the change I'm not overly keen on each one being boxed off also unless your logged in you can't view last posts.
Apart from that it's fine just going to take getting used to.
  1. 28-06-2020 10:51
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I often think people over react to any change to something they are used to.

however this new forum is terrible. There are threads that say there are replies but I’m not allowed to view them. On the occasions I can view replies they are often in some weird order.

I hope it gets sorted before football is back otherwise I think this place will die out.
  1. 28-06-2020 11:40
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