Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2011 6:51 PM (in response to Dan Mitchell1)
First, click the disclosure triangle in the upper right of the widget and choose 'Edit this widget.'
Next, enter your name in the Username field. (It defaults to Yourself.)
Give your widget a custom title, select which categories of your content you'd like to appear in the widget, and enter how many results you'd like to appear in the widget (max is 100)...
Click Save Properties, and voilà...
Finally, look back at the top of the page, and click Publish Layout, and you're done.
(Note that for all of the available information to appear in this widget, you have to choose a layout for your home page that includes at least one column that's half the width of the page or larger....)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 12:42 AM (in response to sizzling badger)
Not entirely useless.
I see newbies getting answers to simple questions now, whereas before they often got upset by tart remarks suggesting them to first use the search facility. This I often thought would put them off staying in the old fora and learning useful things.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to Tuttle)
Thanks for that info Tuttle.
I guess it says something when this thread has over 800 views but the article that explains how to use this site only has 100 views.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to captfred)
It means that we users are a lazy lot, who mostly have not bothered to find out if the site can be personalised to suit individual likes/dislikes - but we do like complaining a lot !
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 4:40 AM (in response to Tuttle)
Pardon the belated answer, but this really irks me: since when do you need a TUTORIAL to post questions on a user-to-user helping site?! Using a site like this one should be as simple as, search for former posts on the same topic as the one you're researching, and if nothing comes up, post your own topic/question. Why complicate a simple matter? Just so some people here can show how quick learners they are as opposed to "old-timers" like me (I'm 46, mind you)? Frankly, this is ridiculous: a website should be intuitive, not all about eye-candy and "new" technologies such as AJAX and the like. It should give you quick access to what's of interest to you, not force you through one gullet after the other, until you're so exhausted and frustrated you don't feel like posting your questions or answers, or both, anymore. This new interface is counter-intuitive, non-existent in terms of ergonomy, and its sole quality is that it's more "Mac-like", what with the color scheme and all. That's about it. I've posted a new topic on the subject here:
I wonder how long it's gonna last until it's "deleted or edited by Host"...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 6:05 AM (in response to OneCatFamily)
> This new interface is counter-intuitive, non-existent in terms of ergonomy, and its sole quality is that it's more "Mac-like", what with the color scheme and all.
Actually, in addition to all your other observations, the new site is rather un-Mac-like to me. I think that's the source of much of our frustration.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to OneCatFamily)
Why complicate a simple matter?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to R C-R)
In that case we should just try to get used to the "new look". It is a natural thing to dislike and resist change, but hey guys it's only a forum - not as important as the answer to life and the universe (which as we all know is 42).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to Dan Mitchell1)
It's not only a "new look" that's a problem. https://discussions.apple.com/message/15037324#15037324
Clicking on just about any link in ASW frequently brings up a blank page, from which there is no escape. This with a Windows PC running Firefox.
With my iMac G3, it runs unacceptably slow - orders of magnitude slower than eBay, Amazon, banking and brokerage websites. See my earlier post on this thread, if you can find it.
With my Intel iMac, the site simply crashes Safari. Bang, gone. This is the only website I've ever run across that does. It's probably a Safari problem, but I haven't yet figured that out.
I get your point Dan, but respectfully - Mac users are the definition of change! Change is good, if it conveys benefits. Change that conveys only misery, isn't.
And... if it's "only a forum", why can't it simply work like one?