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ResetEra 2.0 New Features Guide

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CLaddyOnFire

Member
Oct 27, 2017
108
Kansas City
Is there a simpler way of sorting by newest thread? The default is by most recent post, and before 2.0 you could simply click on the "Start Date" heading and it would reorder all threads by the most recently started thread. Now you need to go to Filters, select "First Message" in the Sort menu, then click Save. Obviously not a huge deal, but I always like to catch up on New Threads before going back into old ones, and it used to be a 1-click Sort instead of a ~3.
 

dallow_bg

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,892
texas
Ignore is useless for me unless you can do it from the thread list. Hate going into the thread to do it. Hope this changes.
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,858
PC ERA:

Any way to turn off that pop-up thread preview? When I'm scrolling through the threads, these popups keep appearing and sometimes they don't even go away unless I click on an empty space. I have no need to see thread previews, so is there any chance of adding an option to turn them off?

MOBILE ERA:

Any way of adding an option to increase the font size without also increasing the images/formatting? I have poor eyesight, and this new forum version has very small font size compared to the old one. Even with glasses I have trouble reading for long periods of time. I could always zoom, but that means the text goes out of the screen and I have to be moving the page left/right all the time.
Any chance of adding such accessibility option for people that aren't young'uns anymore?
 

mario_O

Member
Nov 15, 2017
1,461
Yeah, I would also love an option to disable the preview thread windows.
And on mobile a refresh button at the bottom of the threads.
 

bluehat9

Member
Oct 25, 2017
604
Is there any way to disable avatars totally (like in the thread for all posts)?

Is there a way to not have images load and instead be links on mobile like you could on the old design?

At least "similar threads" is gone and I hope can be disabled when it comes back. So much unnecessary stuff for me compared to the old design.
 

Erebus

Member
Oct 29, 2017
441
Europe
I haven't been following the changes. Can anyone please tell me if scripts like "Live Thread" still work?
 

Fizie

Member
Jan 21, 2018
526
Is there any way to keep the sidebar off permanently? It seems every time I come back to Resetera, its on by default
 

Ametroid

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,600
Not sure if this is the right place to ask but is it possible to change my email now?

I no longer have access to the email i signed up this account (.ac) with since i left Uni, i don't want to accidentally change the email and im suddenly locked out of my account because i need to click the confirmation link in the email

Also is it possible to change mine to a normal gmail account?
 

Addie

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,012
D.C.
Change the header menu to include forums instead of the user-unfriendly "quick jump" box, disable thread previews on hover, and allow users to disable the sidebar permanently and that'll probably do it for usability.

Those are my only three wishes at this point.
 

John Kowalski

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,816
You know it would really useful if that little picture of myself under the OP's avatar would link to my own last post in that thread. Flex them queries people.
 

Urthor

Member
Oct 28, 2017
149
Why did we decide to not have Resetera autowidth the core posting interface? Last week my posts would go the full width of the page on my 1440p monitor, now they are stuck in the middle like I'm on 800*600 :(
 

Lindsay

Member
Nov 4, 2017
1,554
How comes the new recommended avatar size "at least 400x400 pixels"? Thats pretty big! Not seeing any place where they'd be displayed at full size like that? Heck, same can be said for my current 200x200 avatar. Its scaled down to 48x48, 96x96, and 192x192 in various places. If I do wanna change mine should follow the new guideline or like does it not really matter?
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,554
Sweden
[STAF]i wonder what the new "staff" tag does[/STAFF]
oh yikes

um, maybe don't give normal members access to this loldon't ban me pls

i removed it i'm so sorry, i'm not good with computer
 
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StarCreator

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,672
Don't use the staff tag. It's a bannable offense.

It apparently has to be there in order for people to be able to quote it (the use case of why you'd want someone to quote it being beyond me), but I don't know why they would leave it as an option in the editor.

Also, it apparently has issues with quotation marks in it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,554
Sweden
Don't use the staff tag. It's a bannable offense.

It apparently has to be there in order for people to be able to quote it (the use case of why you'd want someone to quote it being beyond me), but I don't know why they would leave it as an option in the editor.

Also, it apparently has issues with quotation marks in it.
woops should i edit my post?

this feels like a very weird ban trap lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,554
Sweden
pretending to be staff by using the staff tag is a bannable offense

i guess accidentally pretending to be staff is also a bannable offense?

but here comes the important question:

as a way to deliver joke, one will sometimes quote someone and change a word or two in the quote

so the staff tag is there in order to quote mod posts. but is quoting a mod post but changing some words inside the quote to make a joke bannable or not bannable 🤔
 

Eorl

Member
Oct 30, 2017
2,038
Australia
They actually did hold a beta test period, and you're being pretty damn hyperbolic.
Seems like once again it just wasn't wide enough to get proper feedback because like before we continue to have this trend of superfluous design choices that just hinder the user interaction. This is a forum, why is it so dressed up and over-the-top on things purely for aesthetic character? Yeah my comment is hyperbolic but it just keeps happening and it's becoming tiresome to see iterations ignore basic functionality for non-essential items.

Why are there giant banners saying the thread's title? Why does everything have to animate? Why is my extended screen choice not sticking each time I come back? Why is it still so ridiculously hard to get post tools like edit visible clearly on mobile? Why why why.

Also if you are going to have a hamburger menu then have it actually scroll with you. On PC it just scrolls to a point then gets left behind. What is the point?
 
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BronsonLee

it me
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Oct 24, 2017
16,939
pretending to be staff by using the staff tag is a bannable offense

i guess accidentally pretending to be staff is also a bannable offense?

but here comes the important question:

as a way to deliver joke, one will sometimes quote someone and change a word or two in the quote

so the staff tag is there in order to quote mod posts. but is quoting a mod post but changing some words inside the quote to make a joke bannable or not bannable 🤔
You're goin' down
 

LL_Decitrig

User-Requested Ban
Banned
Oct 27, 2017
10,334
Sunderland
This is quite good. In particular the old ERA had a persistent problem with garbled editing using gboard on Android, and nothing helped except switching off the smart editor. That problem seems to have vanished.

Thanks for the hard work that went into making an exemplary switchover.
 

StarCreator

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,672
This is quite good. In particular the old ERA had a persistent problem with garbled editing using gboard on Android, and nothing helped except switching off the smart editor. That problem seems to have vanished.

Thanks for the hard work that went into making an exemplary switchover.
That was an issue with XenForo 1.5 that both XF and Google insisted was the other party's fault, yeah.
 

Shy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,782
You know. The more i spend time with 2.0. The more i'm liking it. At this point i think i actually prefer it to 1.0.

Though i will say, there is fatal flaw holding back 2.0. Which is the lack of the live thread feature. IMO.

EDIT: I hope i'm not coming across as a cunt about the live feature. That genuinely isn't my intent. So i apologise if i'm being seen in that way.
 
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Toadofsky

User requested ban
Banned
Mar 8, 2018
303
Glad we have a ignore feature, been several threads lately I’ve been having to do this with. Though it’d be nice to do it from the mobile site without having to go directly into the thread
 

Sawneeks

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,444
Bit of a different question but do you guys have an official way to thank the team behind all this? Bugs have been fixed pretty quick, new mobile layout is great, and all the new features have been awesome. Don't want it to get buried or missed since I'm guessing folks are still working.
 

Nightfall

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,191
Germany
Am I just blind or is there no way too bookmark something (also view bookmarks) on mobile?
Can't see any option in the threads and the sidebar is missing it as well.
 

sphagnum

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,936
Finally got to make some covers but it seems like I can't drag to reposition them on mobile. Also when I switch to desktop view, it looks like the cover dimensions are totally different from how they are on mobile?
 

Hecht

Ain't nothing but marking time
Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
4,635
Am I just blind or is there no way too bookmark something (also view bookmarks) on mobile?
Can't see any option in the threads and the sidebar is missing it as well.
Bookmarks are disabled for the moment as part of us running some tests on how they affect site performance
 

VeemoTime

Member
Nov 5, 2018
7
Hey.......uh, can we have an option to not let gifs autoplay until it’s clicked on especially for mobiles? Some gifs can chew through my data allowance.
 

Qudi

Member
Jul 26, 2018
1,582
I cant seem to find a refresh button. Its especially annyoing on mobile.
 

Sai

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,567
Chicago
It seems like every image I upload, even if it's exactly the dimensions recommended, is 'too large' to upload as a cover for a thread :(
 

Narasumas

Banned
Nov 27, 2017
952
Melbourne, Florida
Question.... I may have missed it, but didn’t see it anywhere yet. I used to use the ‘mark all forums as read’ function on ERA 1.0 quite often. I don’t see that option anymore. Now I have to go into ‘Video Games’ and mark that specifically as read, and then do the same for ‘EtcetERA’ sections too.

Is there no longer one button that marks all of ERA as read for me anywhere? Thanks!
 

neon_dream

Member
Dec 18, 2017
3,320
The old forum navigation bar is sorely missed. Having to click the list box or sandwich menu to jump between Video Games and Etcetera is slower.

There's plenty of space to cram even the new forums on a navigation bar.
 
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