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romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
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Apr 16, 2011 8:38 PM

This will be a work-in-progress that I'll update as needed.

 

1. Bring back the "previous" & "next" navigation buttons at the top and bottom of the THREADS.

2. Bring back the link to questions we've posted. It could go in the "Your Stuff" drop-down.

3. Bring back the poster's location under their alias. As an International board, it helps to know where the poster is located. An answer that works on a U.S. machine may not work on a German, or even, British machine.

4. Need "Preview" button in post composing window.

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  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 8:17 PM (in response to romad)

    THERE ya go.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:06 PM (in response to romad)

    If you click on the posters profile, you can see the location.

    Click on mine.  You'll see Delaware listed as my location. It just doesn't show up in the threads automatically any more.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to ~Bee)

    I know I will have to get used to some things. And some things that appear to be problematic now will sort themselves out. I'm also fairly certain, judging from past experience, that recommendations like Romad's above will never be implemented.

     

    My first impression: the new way does not make life here easy. I will get more specific later when I begin to assimilate what all of this means. For now I am discouraged.

     

    I'm certain there will be many more comments from others to follow.

     

    But whatever it is, I think we are stuck with it.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:31 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ & romad --

     

    Those of us who were here are all grimacing, remembering what we went through with the "Old" "New" system.

    Many of us were hysterical.  The biggest difference overall, was that AD was Off freakin Line for well over a week. It would come back briefly, and finally open up, and then take 5 minutes to get to a forum.  Posting often quit Safari.

     

    I'm impressed that they have this all working (in that we can ask questions, post answers) after being down only a little over 12 hours, instead of a week or more.

     

    Nevertheless, I'm going to be frustrated, because I knew the old system so like the back of my hand, which I'm sure is true for you, as well.

     

    I'm going to stick with it for a while, and see if I can get the hang of it better with use.

    Hope you guys do, as well.

     

    Onwards & Upwards!

  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:35 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    We might be stuck with it for a while, but now that they've gotten away from Jive perhaps changes can be made more easily.  Things like including a location in the profile popup or adding a message preview to reduce a bunch of scrolling around should be easier to manage (well, one would hope so, anyway).

     

    Now, if I can figure out what this button d

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  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:50 PM (in response to red_menace)

    red_menace wrote:

     

    but now that they've gotten away from Jive . . .

     

     

    How do we know they've ditched Jive, Red?

    How can you tell?

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:59 PM (in response to ~Bee)

    ~Bee wrote:

     

    If you click on the posters profile, you can see the location.

    Click on mine.  You'll see Delaware listed as my location. It just doesn't show up in the threads automatically any more.

     

     

    Except that isn't working for me right now, ~Bee. Something they've turned off for the moment?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:10 PM (in response to romad)

    Look in my profile - it should say Pacific NW (with a picture of Mt Hood).

     

    I agree with your suggestions; I am happy they changed my name!!! Miracles do happen.

     

    Barbara

  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:21 PM (in response to ~Bee)

    I thought that was one of the reasons to update, since doing anything with Jive seemed to require some kind of voodoo ceremony...

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:23 PM (in response to babowa)

    Okay. I thought ~Bee meant that you could see it in the resulting profile box when mousing over your avatar within a discussion thread. It really needs to be easier to get to than having to actually go to someone's profile to see it. Who is going to check somebody's profile before answering each and every question? Bad news.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to ~Bee)

    How do we know they've ditched Jive, Red?

    How can you tell?

     

    They must have because I got my username changed!!!!! And wasn't that one of the things that couldn't be done in Jive?

    

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