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7 hours ago, BTGBullseye said:

I can't help but notice that the line spacing in the editor, and just in general is far larger than the height of a single line...

It's like it adds a full line in between each line. Really messes with me when everything everywhere else is only 0.5 line spacing.

That's because the default behavious for <Enter> is to insert a new paragraph. You can do <Shift>-<Enter> to just do a line break.

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I did add a message to the editor informing people of this, but you might not have noticed it.

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On 10/28/2018 at 6:21 AM, Veyrdite said:

This looks like the place to report problems.

(1) Frontpage: Blog feed broken

Nothing happens when you click on the RSS icon.  Hidden behind the scenes is the message:

    <img title="RSS feed has not yet been implemented, sorry!" ...

Suggestion: make the feed link work, but point it to a static page/feed with the above message so people can see it.

(2) Ross' old feed is still "up", so people using feedreaders think Accursed Farms is dead

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AccursedFarms

^ it still works, but only lists old content.  I assumed Ross was still down for the count due to his recent disruptions.

I won't be the only person that follows the web through a feed-reader.

Suggested solution: Don't take the feedburner feed down.  Instead add one more article/post to it telling people that this feed has been abandoned and where they can go.  That keeps everyone in the loop without having to burn too many thatch rooves.

 

Came in here to ask about the RSS feed as well, it appears it's not currently implemented on this version of the forum software yet.  Will be waiting for the next update to (if) automatic feed availability will become a thing.

 

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Actually, because it seems that absolutely no one is using <Shift>-<Enter> to add a line break, I've set it back to the old method of a line break for every press of the enter key. Regarding that, the blog posts are also affected by this change, but I'll get that sorted out in a bit.

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Over the past few days of using this forum I've had a really hard time following activity in topics I want to participate in.  Things have felt very inconsistent and strange.

 

I've now worked out what's actually going on:

  • If someone directly quotes me with the forum quote feature, I get told.
  • Otherwise I have to manually opt-in to getting told about replies.

This might seem OK from a intentionalist persepective, but in practice it has a massive hole:

 

This forum currently assumes that, by default, I don't care about people's replies to a topic I posted in or even started myself.

 

What?  This seems so alien and strange.  I'm having to manually navigate to topics to check up on them, and then manually enable notifications on each.  I didn't have a clue anyone had replies to my Civilisation Problems topic until I decided to manually visit there today.

 

I'll compare this to the system used on a forum I spend a lot of time on, the EEVBlog forums.  Here's the frontpage of the forum:

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I've mentioned the two links at the top ("Show unread..." and "Show new...") in my previous posts.

 

My main focus is on the "Show new replies to your posts" feature.  It's like the notifications feature on this forum, but it's not something I have to opt-in to.  Instead I can visit it any time I want and it will list replies people have made to topics I have participated in (or started):

 

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EDIT: To be clear, I've found the settings I can change (as an individual user) to fix this:

 

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The disabled-by-default "notify me" per-topic  feature on this forum feels really amiss.  Has this default been chosen for a reason?  Can this default be changed?

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16 hours ago, ekket said:

Actually, because it seems that absolutely no one is using <Shift>-<Enter> to add a line break, I've set it back to the old method of a line break for every press of the enter key. Regarding that, the blog posts are also affected by this change, but I'll get that sorted out in a bit.

Gracias. The Shift+Enter thing is an unusual concept to me because of its total lack of default use in any other site or program I've ever seen or heard of.

8 hours ago, Veyrdite said:

The disabled-by-default "notify me" per-topic  feature on this forum feels really amiss.  Has this default been chosen for a reason?  Can this default be changed?

I like this default. I don't want to be assaulted by notifications for every thread I ever post in.

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@BTGBullseye: How do you find out if people have replied to your topics? 

 

Indeed the notif setup here is a bit assaulty by default, with virtual popups appearing when you're on the site. 

 

The EEVBlog forum system shown above stays out of your way unless you click it.  This can be emulated by telling the notifs on the forum to not pop up, so you have to click on the icon  on the top-right of the page to get to them.

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@Veyrdite: To answer your complaints on following content, I've added back the follow button, along with the activity stream (which you can find next to the breadcrumbs, under "Unread Content"). That should solve the "latest posts" problem, as well, since you can customize the feeds to fit that purpose too.

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It also allows RSS feeds for content, @Woah_G!. Along with that, the sidebar now has a functional RSS feed.

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7 hours ago, ekket said:

The follow button also has quite a lot of functionality.

 

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The notification options are rhobust.

 

Yeah I get some of these changes, but there does come a point where things get a hair too nitpicky. Notifications off by default seem like the better option to avoid our emails getting flagged as spam.

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On 11/3/2018 at 6:11 PM, The Britain said:

Notifications off by default seem like the better option to avoid our emails getting flagged as spam. 

I have not received any emails from the forum yet.  Are you guys getting them by default?   That would indeed be horrible.  (EDIT: my email is valid/correct)

 

On 11/3/2018 at 6:11 PM, The Britain said:

Yeah I get some of these changes, but there does come a point where things get a hair too nitpicky

There still stands the problem of there being no way for forum members to find what topics are active, without having to click into each subforum.

 

This sort of page/feature is important if you spend your time across multiple forums, not just the one.

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1 hour ago, Veyrdite said:

There still stands the problem of there being no way for forum members to find what topics are active, without having to click into each subforum.

 

This sort of page/feature is important if you spend your time across multiple forums, not just the one.

The Unread Content and All activity pages should solve that problem pretty well, that's what I meant by the "activity streams".

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Finally able to change my name back to the one I'm most comfortable with (formerly Rarity, a name changed to as a joke and never got it changed back after it got old)

 

I can be me again! :'D

 

The changes are going to take some personal getting used to but everything seems fine so far. (Tho I'm not sure if it's just the fact I'm post from my laptop 1 bad sneeze from death but every so often arrow key navigation in posts stops working and it just kinda randomly starts working again)

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Could you please make this Opt In, instead of Opt Out? It was enabled by default for me.

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Isn't this wrong? Redundant?

"Images not allowed, up to 600 x 100"

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5 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

Could you please make this Opt In, instead of Opt Out? It was enabled by default for me.

Sure. We don't intend to use that mailing list anyhow, it's just a default option that snuck in.

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27 minutes ago, GordonFreeman said:

How does the new rep system work?

It doesn't. It's tied to the reaction system, which currently works only for administrators' posts. I've been too busy to implement anything yet, but I would actually like to hear other people's feedback on how it (and the reactions) should work.

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Please no reputation system, I'm fine with not having it.

If not, then most posts will just devolve into whoever can get the biggest number, and the discussion quality will suffer as a whole.

 

I personally would not be as honest or as open in my posts. If I saw someone getting hearts for a counter post they made, I would just sorta give up and feel bad about it, instead of engaging into the discussion.

 

To me assigning a rating, or a number, kills any potential discussions. When you assign an artificial scoring system, to pretty much anything, in my mind you sorta kill out any honesty, or any real discussions which might come out as natural otherwise. I think it adds this unecessary pressure to perform well, when there's really no need to. Performing well, meaning, making posts which are liked by other people, even if the post itself is a bit on the nose, or if it bandwagons to follow the general opinion of most people.

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Small change in the forum index: the links for recent posts have been changed, such that the thread title link will now just link to the thread, not the unread posts, and the link showing the date will now link to the first unread post instead.

 

@RaTcHeT302: I certainly agree with a reputation system not being good for discussion. I think I'll leave the reactions neutral (not affecting reputation), although I would want something other than just a heart there.

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