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Title: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Ben on Thu 16 Aug 2018 10:53
What do you think?

I'm keen to see what your thoughts and or suggestions are so feel free to let us know in here!
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: reflector on Fri 17 Aug 2018 13:50
Like all things new, it will take a little while to get used to but it seems similar enough to the old RTR to make it fairly straightforward.  Registration was easy and I like the layout and particularly the ability to record 'likes' of others posts which should save quite a few posts simply to record our agreement with someone else.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Whistleblower on Thu 23 Aug 2018 13:57
I am now quite conversant with the new site and I like it a lot. Far, far better than the tapatalk one. This site is instinctively straightforward to use, the real test of how good it is.

Well done and thank you to all the Mods and others who worked so very hard to bring about this welcome change. We are indebted to you

WB
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 23 Aug 2018 21:49
Very happy with the new forum. It's simple to use, easy to understand. One thing I haven't found is a facility to edit posts... unless I'm being less than observant on the screen!
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Thu 23 Aug 2018 23:37
Very happy with the new forum. It's simple to use, easy to understand. One thing I haven't found is a facility to edit posts... unless I'm being less than observant on the screen!

That might be due to a change in settings because you were a veteran on the old forum. I'll set up a seperate members group on here for those who were in the veterans group at the old home, add those members to it & give the increased facilities back to you all over the next day or 2.  It's doesn't say edit here, it says modify & is on the top right hand side of a post next to quote, on my screen anyway!

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Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Steelman on Thu 23 Aug 2018 23:42
Agree with comments above, much better layout and interface than Tapatalk. Just hope all the members transfer over soon.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Steelman on Thu 23 Aug 2018 23:45
Apologies for double post, there is no modify facility available for me either bmb. In the top right where you say it should be, I only have the quote option.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Grahamexref on Fri 24 Aug 2018 07:26
Very happy with the new forum. It's simple to use, easy to understand. One thing I haven't found is a facility to edit posts... unless I'm being less than observant on the screen!

That might be due to a change in settings because you were a veteran on the old forum. I'll set up a seperate members group on here for those who were in the veterans group at the old home, add those members to it & give the increased facilities back to you all over the next day or 2.  It's doesn't say edit here, it says modify & is on the top right hand side of a post next to quote, on my screen anyway!

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Yes, very happy with the new site; easy to navigate and very similar to the old site.

However, I too have a problem with the 'edit' function; only 'quote' appears in the far right of the screen , no reference to modify, remove or anything else. Can you please advise me ?.  Edit is a valuable function to correct errors after posting and to alter PAR predictions when necessary.

Many thanks to all admin for your considerable efforts in bringing this new site to fruition !!.

****** Thank you, I now have the 'modify' option on screen ******
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Fri 24 Aug 2018 16:30
I *think* I have ticked the right box - can you check if you can modify yet please?
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Steelman on Fri 24 Aug 2018 19:34
I *think* I have ticked the right box - can you check if you can modify yet please?

Yes bmb, I now have the options of "quote" "modify" or "remove" on my posts. Thank you
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: ajb95 on Wed 29 Aug 2018 20:33
Quite a separate issue: when I go onto an ongoing topic or a topic I have seen and there are new posts, how do I make it so it loads the topics from the unread posts rather than having to go through the topics again and again?
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Wed 29 Aug 2018 21:05
Quite a separate issue: when I go onto an ongoing topic or a topic I have seen and there are new posts, how do I make it so it loads the topics from the unread posts rather than having to go through the topics again and again?

Click on the word new and it will take you to the first new post. I've not found anything in the admin area to get it to open at that point automatically but I discovered yesterday after getting sick of scrolling through 20 posts to find the new ones that just clicking the word new takes you directly to them!

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Another trick - as quoting or using the quick reply does not show the emojis if you click on preview then it takes you to the full reply view and you can use the emojis! I was posting and then editing to use them until I found that one out! Clicking on the big smiley face under the standard emojis brings up better ones as well. I've not worked out yet how to get custom ones added but will keep looking!

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Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Wed 29 Aug 2018 21:13
Also if you are viewing the board and one of the forum icons has the word new if you click on that it will bring you up a list of the new topics or topics with new posts since your last visit in that forum.

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Works the same for sub forums where you see the word new after them in full board view.

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Once it loads the list of topics then click the word new again for the topic & it takes you to the last post.

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Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Conkernut on Thu 30 Aug 2018 09:22

Hi all,

Firstly, well done. This is great, MUCH better than Tapatalk!! Appreciate all the hard work and effort put in by the Mods, Admins and anybody else who helped out.

Just one query from me, on the old site you used to be able to jump to the latest post in any discussion. This saved having to re-read posts each time. I have checked through the settings but cannot seem to find this (other than opting for most recent post at the top).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Ben on Thu 30 Aug 2018 09:28

Hi all,

Firstly, well done. This is great, MUCH better than Tapatalk!! Appreciate all the hard work and effort put in by the Mods, Admins and anybody else who helped out.

Just one query from me, on the old site you used to be able to jump to the latest post in any discussion. This saved having to re-read posts each time. I have checked through the settings but cannot seem to find this (other than opting for most recent post at the top).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

https://ratetheref.createaforum.com/general-discussion/just-some-pointers-for-you!/

Hopefully Gayle's pointers should help you out.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: QuoCob on Thu 30 Aug 2018 09:41
Great.   8)
Very similar to the NTFC unofficial board that I moderate, although from a different service provider.
In my experience, this layout is probably the best of all boards that I visit.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Thu 30 Aug 2018 10:25

Hi all,

Firstly, well done. This is great, MUCH better than Tapatalk!! Appreciate all the hard work and effort put in by the Mods, Admins and anybody else who helped out.

Just one query from me, on the old site you used to be able to jump to the latest post in any discussion. This saved having to re-read posts each time. I have checked through the settings but cannot seem to find this (other than opting for most recent post at the top).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

https://ratetheref.createaforum.com/general-discussion/just-some-pointers-for-you!/

Hopefully Gayle's pointers should help you out.

The post above yours also explains it Conkernut. I have now started a dedicated thread though as these things get lost so quickly and as more queries like this get raised we can add the solutions into the dedicated thread.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Thu 30 Aug 2018 10:26
Great.   8)
Very similar to the NTFC unofficial board that I moderate, although from a different service provider.
In my experience, this layout is probably the best of all boards that I visit.

Good to see you here sir!
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Ben on Thu 30 Aug 2018 14:25
Thanks for kind words guys.  :)
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: referee12 on Thu 30 Aug 2018 21:25
hi
i like the new forum easy to use and very helpful
many thanks
james
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: flipmode on Mon 03 Sep 2018 12:13
I am a slight anomaly it seems, but I feel that it's more the colour than anything else.
I've grown up hating red, for obvious reasons, and this just doesn't sit well with me I'm afraid.  ;D
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: QuoCob on Mon 03 Sep 2018 12:35
I am a slight anomaly it seems, but I feel that it's more the colour than anything else.
I've grown up hating red, for obvious reasons, and this just doesn't sit well with me I'm afraid.  ;D

It's claret on my computer, obviously I don't have a problem with it!  ;D
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: JCFC on Wed 05 Sep 2018 13:55
After a trial period I can offer my reaction. I was an almost lone voice in not wanting to change, but I am glad that members are finding the new version more to their liking, and even more so that the hard work involved for the administrators is ultimately making their task easier.

Like flipmode, I am less than keen on the slightly gory appearance, but that is a matter of taste and I can live with that. It may be that the system decrees that am and pm are used rather than the 24 hour clock, though I fail to see the need for postings to be timed to a second. Once bmb had provided the crucial hint about clicking on the word "new" rather than on the topic to which it was attached, I am finding things much better than at first - so well done everyone involved. Except ... the American misspelling of the word "Centre" doesn't half grate! Another immutable feature of the system?
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Wed 05 Sep 2018 17:01
After a trial period I can offer my reaction. I was an almost lone voice in not wanting to change, but I am glad that members are finding the new version more to their liking, and even more so that the hard work involved for the administrators is ultimately making their task easier.

Like flipmode, I am less than keen on the slightly gory appearance, but that is a matter of taste and I can live with that. It may be that the system decrees that am and pm are used rather than the 24 hour clock, though I fail to see the need for postings to be timed to a second. Once bmb had provided the crucial hint about clicking on the word "new" rather than on the topic to which it was attached, I am finding things much better than at first - so well done everyone involved. Except ... the American misspelling of the word "Centre" doesn't half grate! Another immutable feature of the system?

Theme: I haven't had the time to work out how to personalise that yet. When I do I'll then need to find the time to code a better one. It is somewhere on my to do list!
Clock: There might be a setting I can change for that, I prefer the 24hr clock as well. I will have a dig around the settings.
Center: Yep I hate it but in the coding world center is used not centre so that is something we are stuck with! You'll probably find colour is color as well but let's not go there!!!
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Wed 05 Sep 2018 17:06
I have fixed the clock to 24 hour clock!

Without doing some coding of my own, the offered themes in the gallery are a bit grim! I have installed the grey one instead of the red and personally think it's much easier on the eye! What do you all think?

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Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Steelman on Wed 05 Sep 2018 18:22
Re the clock format:
To change to your own preference

Click profile at top of home page
Then account settings
Then on the menu on the left under modify profile click look and layout. Can change clock format in there to your own preferences. Some other wee settings in there that can be juggled to suit yourself

Edited to add I hate the new colour LOL. I loved the red! I'll live though
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Whistleblower on Wed 05 Sep 2018 18:28
I prefer the new colour far, far more than the red. Much more restful on the eye. Well done.
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Boz on Sun 04 Nov 2018 11:07
It seems you (or I) can't like and quote a post. Any help on doing this would be appreciated or just a glitch in the system?
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: nemesis on Sun 04 Nov 2018 18:14
It seems you (or I) can't like and quote a post. Any help on doing this would be appreciated or just a glitch in the system?

I seem to have liked that post I've just quoted !
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: Boz on Sun 04 Nov 2018 18:45
Wonder if this is something to do with me being classed as a ‘Newbie’ despite having posted on the old site for over a decade...
Had simply wanted to highlight a post from JCFC, which had gone over my head initially, as not very good with non-league club nicknames, but was quite clever when I (finally) got it!
Title: Re: Thoughts on the new forum...
Post by: bmb on Mon 05 Nov 2018 11:16
Wonder if this is something to do with me being classed as a ‘Newbie’ despite having posted on the old site for over a decade...
Had simply wanted to highlight a post from JCFC, which had gone over my head initially, as not very good with non-league club nicknames, but was quite clever when I (finally) got it!


We all started as newbies on here!