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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 8:19 AM (in response to jaxjason)

    Sorry didn't realize you were referring to use with an iPad.

     

    Just realized that users equipment isn't listed in the post anywhere. That would be nice.

  • Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 8:30 AM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    Personally, I can't stand this new & "improved" layout! I can't find anything, I mean come on, I put in MAIL, in the search window, and NOTHING came up??? This makes no sense, & I don't even know where to go or how to post a simple question, something that would've taken me about 60 seconds to accomplish. I think Apple has fallen prey to the "let's make everything a social networking site" syndrome. Sheesh, this is just supposed to be a place to come to learn, and to help resolve questions we need answering, not a place to hang out, and so a few hard-core "helpers" can get lots of "points" & other goodies!

     

    How about a layout that doesn't require reading even more instructions, to do what was completely intuitive before? If it ain't broke don't fix it, well it's broke now, thanks Apple, first the on board Help feature offered less & less help over the years, now this mess.......

  • alderud Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to R C-R)

    So, just out of curiosity, what countries would you classify as having native English speakers?

  • alderud Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    If you use the "advanced editor" you can choose to include the equipment.

  • Patrizia Franchini Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2011 1:08 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    I don't see important changes.... I still ask a question, somebody, hopefully, answers, I receive an email that prevents me, I can give "stars" to people who helped.

    So why this change?

     

    NB: a homepage with the interesting discussions?????? That's useless. Everything can be interesting, but you need it only when you have a problem and you don't need it after you solved the problem. Just a complication.

  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 3:53 PM (in response to alderud)

    Advanced on iPad does show products, but you can only include one item for each post. Not the long string before that had computer,iPad, iPhone etc... I tried to play by their rules and split them into products, but now it looks like a mistake.

     

    Oh, next con of the new system. No ability to have a summary email sent. My wife asked why we had a dozen emails from apple today. Her iPad was singing every half hour or so. So I had to turn off emails completely for now.

     

    Oh well

    Jason

    iPad, iOS 4.3.1
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    thats what i had previously, and i followed what it looked like they wanted, listing each one out, assuming it had been thought out. then i went to select a few and they were radio buttons not check boxes. thanks for the workaround

     

    jason

  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:42 PM (in response to alderud)

    Wow, so now I have to take an extra step to include the basic info that should be in every post?  Thanks, Alderud for finding that out.  Shame on Apple for removing the tag that could have the most importnat information in the post!

     

    nathan

  • Asatoran Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:01 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    Things I think need to be brought back:

    1. name of the OP in the listings
    2. name of the last person to respond
    3. location of the poster (the answer to an iPhone question coming from the UK, for example, would be different from that of one coming from the US)

    Definitely agree with the first two.  Sometimes there are members with a "history" that I don't want to get entangled with.  Seeing the name, I can the choose to ignore the thread, rather than have to read the thread first.

     

    I agree with 3) for the same reason.  That way I don't start responding only to be told that it's a different country.

    4. the date the poster joined the forum/community

     

    And, yes, I know I can get the last two bits of information from the profile page. But why do I want to navigate away from the question, find the information, and then navigate back to the question? A quick glance at the information on the question page should be all that is necessary.

     

    That and the number of posts by that person, helps to clue me in to trolls.

  • PaddyD Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:33 PM (in response to Asatoran)

    I'm not a fan either, for all the reasons already listed.

     

    In the Community listing of topics, PLEASE add the number of responses (vital!) and the number of views (not so important). I do NOT want to have to click on each topic to get that info - it should be displayed with the topic question/title.

  • PaddyD Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 7:56 PM (in response to PaddyD)

    And let us edit our posts for longer than 15 minutes!!

     

    I see now that the personalized view does give the number of responses etc. to questions in a community. But I would like that for all the views - I'm not going to add every community I think I might be interested in to my personalized view.

     

    And I still really don't like the fact that so little is actually visible in each view. I get that it's all to cater to the iPad and iPhone users out there - but are the rest of us who use full-size Macs with 24" or 27" monitors chickenfeed these days? Guess so...

  • Rich Rydalch Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 8:24 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    Is there no way to mark a post as answered in this new version?

    And will all my posts stay in "My Stuff" forever?

    I'd like to get rid of the old answered ones.

  • Steve Cooper Calculating status...
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    Apr 19, 2011 6:18 AM (in response to Scott Newman)

    Agree absolutely about the huge amount of 'white space' and the very large font. This is a highly uneconomic use of available space and makes scrolling through postings an unpleasant process.

  • Michael Wasley Calculating status...
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    Apr 19, 2011 6:22 AM (in response to Steve Cooper)

    Steve Cooper wrote:

     

    Agree absolutely about the huge amount of 'white space' and the very large font. This is a highly uneconomic use of available space and makes scrolling through postings an unpleasant process.

    I completely agree. Everything involves scrolling.

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