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New update to forums

Postby Dhruv » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:04 am

Hi all,

I have made a new update to the forums. The front page is down and will be replaced in the few days. Could you please check how things work and also let me know how many things I have broken in the upgrade process.

Thanks,

Dhruv

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Re: New update to forums

Postby suresh » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:25 am

Dear Dhruv,

Thanks. I would very much like the side panel where I could read "unread posts" and "new posts" comes back soon. That is the way I read topics in this forum. I will keep you posted on issues as and when I see them.

Suresh

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Re: New update to forums

Postby sameerph » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks, Dhruv for these updates.

As Suresh said, the features as "View active topics " or " unread posts" have disappeared.

Also I am not sure if it is only for me, by on my laptop the forum section all look jumbled up or mixed with each other. Does that anything to do with my screen resolution?

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Re: New update to forums

Postby ankit1407 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:22 am

Till yesterday site loaded with all pieces correctly in place but today I see all mixed up...using IE9 same as before..

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Re: New update to forums

Postby Dhruv » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:32 am

suresh wrote:Dear Dhruv,

Thanks. I would very much like the side panel where I could read "unread posts" and "new posts" comes back soon. That is the way I read topics in this forum. I will keep you posted on issues as and when I see them.

Suresh



You should see a quicklinks button (top left three lines) which has the drop down options for now which will give you the same functionality I believe. Will be revamping a few things but will take me a few weeks to finish it all depending on availability.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby Dhruv » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:34 am

ankit1407 wrote:Till yesterday site loaded with all pieces correctly in place but today I see all mixed up...using IE9 same as before..



Can you please empty your cache and retry. I have tested it with Chrome, Opera, Firefox, IE11 and also mobile versions of Android and iOS and it appeared fine to me?

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Re: New update to forums

Postby sameerph » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks, Dhruv. I checked in google chrome and it appears fine there. I think I have older version of IE on my laptop.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby suresh » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Thanks Dhruv for the pointer.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby Prashant » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:59 pm

As always, thanks for your hard work on this site Dhruv!

The functions I use are all under the Quick Links pull down at the top left, very handy.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby jaydeep » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:00 pm

Dhruv interesting look of forum after beginning of new changes.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby prashanthm » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:16 pm

Thanks for your efforts Dhruv!

The site is now only using the width of the screen partially as against the full width earlier....
It's almost like a frame in the webpage...

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Re: New update to forums

Postby sameerph » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:59 am

True, only issue with that is while viewing the board index from mobile (adroid), the right side columns such as no. of posts and last posts are not visible.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby jayakris » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:40 am

Haven't checked everything but this looks a bit crisper to me. Nice!

I got worried for a moment thinking the items on the right panel (unread posts etc) disappeared but quickly found it at the top left pull down menu. No problems. Haven't tried all the moderator panel functions yet to see if anything changed. But I like this so far!

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Re: New update to forums

Postby gbelday » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:39 pm

Thanks alot for the changes, Dhruv. The site is more mobile friendly now. The only issue that I noticed (which Sameer pointed out too) is that the details on right side don't appear next to the post (when viewing from a mobile device). I view posts in the order of the person posting them. For ex: I would click on a post right away of I know it's from PKB :) and a few other fine folks and I would avoid certain posters altogether (eg: bhagvati etc). After the changes, there is no way to figure out the poster until I click on the post. No big deal though. Everything else looks great.

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Re: New update to forums

Postby sameerph » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:10 pm

True, Gautam. You have put it in a better way than I did. :D

That is about the only issue I have found.Otherwise, there are some great new features. For instance for a moderator, notifications of posts for approval are available on the right hand corner which is much easier.


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