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  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I opted to keep the text and lose the graphics; seems like a good compromise to me.

    I just continue to bristle at the lack of a "new posts" button! The "recent discussions" does not have as high a signal to noise ratio to return new posts/updated threads as did the old forum's "new post" button. : - (

    This. All day every day. Probably the second largest reason for my nearly complete lack of use of the forums next to the overall format.
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    I don't understand the issues you guys are having with the recent discussions button, it seems to work perfect for me and way better than the old new posts button that seemed to be purged at random time intervals...
  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    I have to agree with AsSiMiLaTeD. When I open the forum I just hit recent discussions and get all the updated posts.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    but I get some posts on even the first page that aren't updated... and some threads with new posts are several, if not many pages later... Chrome & Firefox; Windows and Ubuntu.
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    Can you provide an example?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    I'll post some screenshots tomorrow; too danged tired now (had to get up at 2AM today for an airport run to Boston for Mrs. H)...
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    mhardy6647, what you seeing with the 'New' in yellow, are threads you have responded to. The other threads also have new posts, but since you never posted in that thread, there is no 'New' flag. I made the same mistake.

    What is also needed is a button to display updated threads that you have responded to. Then you would not need to go page after page looking for new posts.
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  • dkg999dkg999 Posts: 5,658
    So I guess we lost the discussion forums such as the Rockford Audio Society? I cannot find a link to them in the new format.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    dkg999 wrote: »
    So I guess we lost the discussion forums such as the Rockford Audio Society? I cannot find a link to them in the new format.

    The first day I swear I saw a groups button but there were no groups, next day it was gone.
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  • BlueFox wrote: »
    mhardy6647, what you seeing with the 'New' in yellow, are threads you have responded to.

    "New" yellow square, doesn't even require that you responded to the thread. All you had to do was click on the thread and now you are noted each time it is updated.

    This would be a nice feature if it was only on the threads you responded to, but the way it is, not so much. I click on threads only to wish that I hadn't many times and don't want to see that updated.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    Okay. Got it. That is pretty stupid. It should just be responses trigger "New".
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

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  • These differences are what makes it......odd.
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  • Roy MunsonRoy Munson Posts: 888
    edited September 2014
    All I can say is..what the he!!?
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  • One thing that's driving me nuts, is the shear number of emails. Previously, if I started a thread, replied to someone else's, or elected to follow a thread, I would receive an email that so and so replied. I wouldn't receive any further emails regarding that thread until I re-visited it. Now, I receive emails for every single reply. I had to clear 50+ emails, just from F1s birthday thread, no offense Jesse. There's no way in user settings to duplicate this feature.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,902
    edited September 2014
    Well, I just tried to post a Sale Ad that had links to some video's (which are totally appropriate) and it told me it had to be "approved".

    This is the first time I've had this happen and its somewhat annoying.

    I wanted to post videos of the amplifier I am selling in action since I have them, but now have to wait for it to be "OK'd" to have my ad post.

    I linked them first as an embedded video, and then just as links to the video on Photobucket, but both require "Approval".

    The other FS item I posted with just pictures was fine.

    Both the vidoes and images are hosted on Photobucket.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, need to get stuff sold....

    I should mention on the positive note, that clicking the "Save Draft" feature worked great as I accidentally clicked the back button and was able to fully recover the FS thread I was typing up.

    Thats one feature I really like!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    edited September 2014
    I just wanna see what's new since I last visited! Is that too much to ask? : - P

    So, here's this morning's Page 1 as I saw it. There are threads above the first one marked as containing new posts. Some sort of Einsteinian Relativity thing?

    14941219298_fac4f05ebd_b.jpgPF p1 090314 AM by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Now... here's the fifth page of "Recent Discussions". After many, many threads with no new posts (i.e., no yellow "new" flags), we see one way out here on Page 5. Later pages will also have a smattering of "new" posts! : - P

    14941129710_780bb87337_b.jpgPF p5 090314 AM by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Worst of all -- suppose there's a thread with 900 pages and 10 new posts. The "first" new post might be on page 900... but it might be on page 899. The old board s/w would take one to the first new post in a thread. No way to do it here; one just has to hunt around to find the last post one actually read and pick up from there.

  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,136
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I just wanna see what's new since I last visited! Is that too much to ask? : - P
    BlueFox wrote: »
    mhardy6647, what you seeing with the 'New' in yellow, are threads you have responded to. The other threads also have new posts, but since you never posted in that thread, there is no 'New' flag. I made the same mistake.

    This^

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited September 2014
    You're still not getting it...

    The threads are sorted in descending order by the last time a post was created in that thread, the yellow box has NOTHING to do with the sorting of what appears, it just indicates that it's a thread you have visited, so makes it easy to spot threads that you've visited that have new posts.

    As for your last point, click on the time under the user name out to the right to get you to the end of the thread, although taking you to the last post you personally read would be ideal and that worked better in the old forum.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I just wanna see what's new since I last visited! Is that too much to ask? : - P

    So, here's this morning's Page 1 as I saw it. There are threads above the first one marked as containing new posts. Some sort of Einsteinian Relativity thing?

    14941219298_fac4f05ebd_b.jpgPF p1 090314 AM by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Now... here's the fifth page of "Recent Discussions". After many, many threads with no new posts (i.e., no yellow "new" flags), we see one way out here on Page 5. Later pages will also have a smattering of "new" posts! : - P

    14941129710_780bb87337_b.jpgPF p5 090314 AM by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Worst of all -- suppose there's a thread with 900 pages and 10 new posts. The "first" new post might be on page 900... but it might be on page 899. The old board s/w would take one to the first new post in a thread. No way to do it here; one just has to hunt around to find the last post one actually read and pick up from there.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    edited September 2014
    some of the threads with "new" flags I can tell you I've never looked at : - P
    Want me to show you one?

    here's one... (OK I just now clicked on it to copy the link -- I coulda just right clicked and copied the URL... but nooo).

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/163829/high-end-2-channel-in-a-box-store-featuring-the-sonus-faber-olympica-i#latest

    The forum s/w decided to flag it new -- threads just above & below it on my "recent discussions" results page aren't flagged (whether or not I have looked at 'em).


  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,846
    Hello,
    Let me check into this and see what I can find.
    Regards, Ken
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,429
    I don't understand the issues you guys are having with the recent discussions button, it seems to work perfect for me and way better than the old new posts button that seemed to be purged at random time intervals...

    I'm not having any problems but I still hate change and would rather have the old forum back. I'm still relatively new here so my opinion really doesn't count. :D
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    edited September 2014
    One thing that's driving me nuts, is the she[e]r number of emails. Previously, if I started a thread, replied to someone else's, or elected to follow a thread, I would receive an email that so and so replied. I wouldn't receive any further emails regarding that thread until I re-visited it. Now, I receive emails for every single reply. I had to clear 50+ emails, just from F1s birthday thread, no offense Jesse. There's no way in user settings to duplicate this feature.

    I just blasted all of the e-mail notifications (I guess that's part of my gripe vis-a-vis the "lack of a new posts button" feature... what a kvetch I am...)
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,136
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    some of the threads with "new" flags I can tell you I've never looked at : - P

    You win!!

    I just noticed that the "New Car" thread by shawn474 has a "new" flag and I'm pretty sure I've never opened that thread.

    Conversely, I know I've open the "What Are You Listening To" thread and it doesn't have a "new" flag even though there are new posts since I last opened it.

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    One thing that's driving me nuts, is the shear number of emails.

    Edit your Notification Preferences. You can even get rid of notifications for Badges! LOL

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  • gce wrote: »
    One thing that's driving me nuts, is the shear number of emails.

    Edit your Notification Preferences. You can even get rid of notifications for Badges! LOL
    Already did that, it's not the same
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    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    edited September 2014
    Issues currently bothering me, forgive me if they are repeats;

    I'm not being notified of subscribed threads with new posts. Why is this???

    I see I can select 'pop up' under notification preferences, I don't want a pop up, just a list of recent replies like the old forum had

    I can't find a place to edit preferences on the Mobil version of the site. Which is no better than the full version :(

    Is there a 'view first unread' button I'm mission when viewing threads? Also is there a 'go to last post' button for threads I'm not seeing?
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  • I'm not being notified of subscribed threads with new posts. Why is this???

    Go into your account settings and look at Notification Preferences and check the ones you want.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,452
    edited September 2014
    Hello,
    Let me check into this and see what I can find.
    Regards, Ken
    Thank you Ken. Do you feel like you're speaking a foreign language when you speak with the tech support and/or programmers? ; - )
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    some of the threads with "new" flags I can tell you I've never looked at : - P

    You win!!

    I just noticed that the "New Car" thread by shawn474 has a "new" flag and I'm pretty sure I've never opened that thread.

    Conversely, I know I've open the "What Are You Listening To" thread and it doesn't have a "new" flag even though there are new posts since I last opened it.

    I always do.

    ; - )
  • I voted for vBulletin. This current change looks like something our President would do, nobody wants it but it will stay anyway.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,960
    edited September 2014
    Someone suggested that I would get use to this format. Rest assured, I am not getting use to it, I hate it more than ever. It's not intuitive, it's clunky, it hurts the eyes, it looks like a 2 year designed it and it's missing a lot of the features we use to have. In fact, there's more here that doesn't work than the old vBulletin. It's so bad that I find myself less and less inclined to come here. What bothers me the most is I know I am missing threads from people wanting help.

    That we have 149 votes with 88% in favor of vBulletn speaks volumes. Polk you screwed up, it happens, but it's time to admit it and go back to vBulletin.
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