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Hecht

Welp
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Oct 24, 2017
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Wish if you could revert this back to how it was before
Clicking a thread should take me to the first post/page and just one arrow to the last page
This is how it was in Night/Day (I assume you're talking about Legacy, but it's been this way for a bit).
 

Hecht

Welp
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Oct 24, 2017
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Also, Bookmarks seem to act a little strange. I assume it's probably because it's being worked on behind the scenes? I loved that feature. It's much better than the Watch Thread option, because it automatically adds every thread I post in.
Yes, Bookmarks have been disabled for the time being as part of us measuring their impact on performance on the site.

I will say that Bookmarks aren't really supposed to be, uh..."beneficial" in that capacity. Watched Threads are for when you want to follow threads, see if there's a new post and keep up with it. Bookmarks are more for "hey, there was this one post I saw and really liked and want to come back to later," like a video or something you saw.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Are watched lists not updating, and only displaying content from the "Video Games" section, a known issue?

Also, as a major issue:
  • Topics created by ignored posters are no longer listed. The entire topic disappears.
  • Posts by, or quotes from, ignored posters completely disappear from topics with no indicator now. The "You are ignoring content by this member." notification only appears after clicking "Show ignored content" at the bottom of the thread. I had been left wondering why I was completely missing the context for some people's posts - it was because they were replying to an invisible quote.
As a more minor issue, I hate the new preview post functionality, as it gets put inside a small box that you have to scroll instead of displaying the full content, and that box has no border or other indicators - it just blends into the page background. It's very easily confused and makes it frustrating to write or edit long posts.

This is how it was in Night/Day (I assume you're talking about Legacy, but it's been this way for a bit).
Not only is it a bad user experience, it breaks peek functionality on iOS, as using it will always set your "unread" position in the thread to the last post now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
71
Colorado
Wasted space everywhere. On desktop it's not so bad but on mobile it's a real pain to browse. Please adjust things so that we're getting the same amount of information on the screen as before. Also re-add the refresh button and the quick forum navigation icons.

Also do I have to see the era clear ad every time I scroll to the bottom now? Is this permanent?
 

Hecht

Welp
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Oct 24, 2017
3,345
Are watched lists not updating, and only displaying content from the "Video Games" section, a known issue?

Also, as a major issue:
  • Topics created by ignored posters are no longer listed. The entire topic disappears.
Watched Threads is a known bug. It's on our list to address.

"Topics created by ignored posters are no longer listed. The entire topic disappears."
- Because you ignored it? I'm confused. You ignore threads you don't want to see. If you want to un-ignore something, go to "Your Ignored Content" in your profile to do so.

EDIT: Never mind, I read that wrong. Hm. I'll check to see if that's working as intended, though...that seems to be how it's supposed to work...
 
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RpgN

Member
Oct 25, 2017
350
The Netherlands
Here are some feedback/questions:
  • It is not possible to view how many replies are left on Mobile. Before you could see 75 replies are left before you go to the next page. Is this supposed to happen?
  • One of the new features is saving drafts. I can’t find the option on Mobile, where is it?
  • Bookmark, staff post and highlights are such handy features. I will await the return of bookmark.
  • The new UI (day mode) looks great inside threads. It still looks cluttered and messy outside the threads. Page background feels too light causing text and other icons to look floaty.
  • Night mode as a whole looks messy and not as good as day mode for the same reason.
  • Another vote goes to finding quicker ways to use alerts, go to watched threads and jump to different threads with one click.
I really like the UI inside threads, it feels more enjoyable to read. 2.0 has brought some good new options too. I’m sure most will agree once the problems are sorted and once we get to navigate the site more quickly on Mobile.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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"Topics created by ignored posters are no longer listed. The entire topic disappears."
- Because you ignored it? I'm confused. You ignore threads you don't want to see. If you want to un-ignore something, go to "Your Ignored Content" in your profile to do so.
I ignored a poster, not a thread.
Previously, ignoring posters would not hide topics that they created, only their posts inside that thread.
Their posts, or quotes of their posts would still be present, but displayed as a "You are ignoring content by this member" banner that could be clicked to display the post.

Now everything disappears without a trace and you miss out on topics, and have no idea of the context for other people's replies in topics.
The banner to notify you of their posts' existence only appears after you have chosen to display all ignored content inside a thread.
 

Hecht

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Oct 24, 2017
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I ignored a poster, not a thread.
Previously, ignoring posters would not hide topics that they created, only their posts inside that thread.
Their posts, or quotes of their posts would still be present, but displayed as a "You are ignoring content by this member" banner that could be clicked to display the post.

Now everything disappears without a trace and you miss out on topics, and have no idea of the context for other people's replies in topics.
The banner to notify you of their posts' existence only appears after you have chosen to display all ignored content inside a thread.
Yep, gotcha. I edited above, I misread.
 
I'll have to check what I can improve, but this new forum really slows down my old iPad 4. One more good reason to buy a new one soon.
I ignored a poster, not a thread.
Previously, ignoring posters would not hide topics that they created, only their posts inside that thread.
Their posts, or quotes of their posts would still be present, but displayed as a "You are ignoring content by this member" banner that could be clicked to display the post.

Now everything disappears without a trace and you miss out on topics, and have no idea of the context for other people's replies in topics.
The banner to notify you of their posts' existence only appears after you have chosen to display all ignored content inside a thread.
Wasn't it always like that? And I like it that way, since I don't want any traces from ignored users. Only if I choose to click a button at the bottom.
 
Oct 25, 2017
770
I just noticed there is an option to turn off thread list avatars. Has that always been there?

Check the "Staff Posts" dropdown at the top of the page :)
Ah, neat! I didn't even know the staff posts dropdown was a thing. Thanks for your team's hard work.

Now I just need to be able to turn off these horribly colored banners and the update will be a net + in my opinion. I also wouldn't mind straight up buttons for the different forums rather than Quick Jump... The layout for 1.0 was perfect in that respect.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'll have to check what I can improve, but this new forum really slows down my old iPad 4. One more good reason to buy a new one soon.
There really needs to be a "light" variation of the current themes which strip out all the CSS effects and other code which is adding fluff that slows down the site on older devices.
Even with a fast device, things like having posts fade-in when viewing a topic is simply annoying. Why would I want to wait a second for that before I can start reading?
The drop shadows are bugged on iOS so that they stretch out the first time you scroll up on a page too.
Wasn't it always like that? And I like it that way, since I don't want any traces from ignored users. Only if I choose to click a button at the bottom.
I don't think so. It definitely still displayed their posts in the topic hidden behind a banner that you could click to view an individual post, rather than having to make all ignored content visible—at least on the dark legacy theme.
Obviously if you are ignoring the content from a certain poster you would rather not see it, and usually within a week or two of me ignoring someone they seem to end up with a permanent ban anyway, but sometimes being able to see their post is important for the context of someone else's reply in a topic.
When you can only see one half of a conversation without any trace of the post they are quoting—not even an indication that they are quoting someone's post, even if you can't see its content—it looks like you're dealing with crazy people.
And there are a handful of topics on my watch list which seem to have been created by someone that I have later ignored. The rest of the content in that topic may be fine, so I don't necessarily want to ignore topics created by a specific person.

In fact, the only topics that I do want to ignore are ones which contain certain keywords, and the new ignore system doesn't work like that. You still have to see, enter, and then ignore a topic. I can't just add a keyword for "Trump" and have all topics containing that in the title removed from existence, for example.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I feel like I'm missing something here. Is it possible to link to a post now in a way that works for all posts per page settings?
 
There really needs to be a "light" variation of the current themes which strip out all the CSS effects and other code which is adding fluff that slows down the site on older devices.
Even with a fast device, things like having posts fade-in when viewing a topic is simply annoying. Why would I want to wait a second for that before I can start reading?
The drop shadows are bugged on iOS so that they stretch out the first time you scroll up on a page too.
Yeah, some effects add nothing and only slow down the device.
I really notice the slow downs when trying to type anything on my iPad which now usually results in the cursor being stuck for a while.

I don't think so. It definitely still displayed their posts in the topic hidden behind a banner that you could click to view an individual post, rather than having to make all ignored content visible—at least on the dark legacy theme.
Obviously if you are ignoring the content from a certain poster you would rather not see it, and usually within a week or two of me ignoring someone they seem to end up with a permanent ban anyway, but sometimes being able to see their post is important for the context of someone else's reply in a topic.
When you can only see one half of a conversation without any trace of the post they are quoting—not even an indication that they are quoting someone's post, even if you can't see its content—it looks like you're dealing with crazy people.
And there are a handful of topics on my watch list which seem to have been created by someone that I have later ignored. The rest of the content in that topic may be fine, so I don't necessarily want to ignore topics created by a specific person.

In fact, the only topics that I do want to ignore are ones which contain certain keywords, and the new ignore system doesn't work like that. You still have to see, enter, and then ignore a topic. I can't just add a keyword for "Trump" and have all topics containing that in the title removed from existence, for example.
For me it was definitely like I described on the Light Legacy theme which was very surprising since using the ignore function on other forums still worked the way you mentioned. So is it really just me?
 
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RpgN

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Oct 25, 2017
350
The Netherlands
  • It is not possible to view how many replies are left on Mobile. Before you could see 75 replies are left before you go to the next page. Is this supposed to happen?
  • One of the new features is saving drafts. I can’t find the option on Mobile, where is it?
Can someone please answer these 2 questions?
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,570
UK
Are avatars meant to be huge and directly on top of posts on mobile?

The text also seems misaligned

Great leaps have been made with the desktop version but mobile is pretty much unusable for me now

We're still miles away from getting the site as usable and clean as legacy, but mobile is awful right now
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,570
UK
Can you post a screenshot of this? Also what browser and device are you using?
iPhone 4s (I know, old as hell)

There is also a huge white gap whenever I load a page, and I need to scroll down half a page before I see the first post

(I probably just need a new phone)

Edit: using safari, also pics stay big even when quoted, didn't realise that
 
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Cerium

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Oct 23, 2017
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iPhone 4s (I know, old as hell)

There is also a huge white gap whenever I load a page, and I need to scroll down half a page before I see the first post

(I probably just need a new phone)

Edit: using safari, also pics stay big even when quoted, didn't realise that
That looks all kinds of wrong. We'll see what we can do about this, but my guess is that you're correct that a new phone wouldn't have these issues.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,570
UK
That looks all kinds of wrong. We'll see what we can do about this, but my guess is that you're correct that a new phone wouldn't have these issues.
I'm getting a new one soon so hopefully it will work on that, I'll get my girlfriend to see how it looks on her phone later on
 

RpgN

Member
Oct 25, 2017
350
The Netherlands
The first one, it was removed since it seemed to add clutter to mobile view.
The second one, I've added it to my bug list.
Just fixed drafts showing on mobile.

All links to posts work across all posts per page settings.
Thank you for replying. What’s odd is that I see the draft icon now. Did you guys change something?

About the number or replies, it’s not coming back anymore?
 
Oct 27, 2017
281
Sorry if this has been mentioned, but I’ve turned off avatars in the thread lists and there’s no margin for the text, it’s aligned directly to the left edge of my display. Safari on XS Max.
 

GSG

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Oct 25, 2017
1,278
I'm sure this has already been mentioned, but the width toggle option on the desktop mode is not persistent, I'm having to do it everytime I load Era in a new window. It's not a huge deal but it would be nice to toggle it once and leave it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Any progress being made on this sidebar?

It's really getting annoying now. It's been days of constantly opening itself and refusing to close when you click the burger.

I do not understand why you haven't just removed it already considering the amount of complaints it has received. It's not a wanted addition, and doesn't really serve any purpose.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Click the |< arrow to the right of the title. Title takes you to the first unread post.
|< takes you to the OP
>| takes you to last post (though this one has been acting up, we're looking into it)
The thread title continues not to work for me. I'm dying for it to go to the latest page or latest unread, but it always loads the first page on Android Chrome mobile, loading this thread.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Not only is it a bad user experience, it breaks peek functionality on iOS, as using it will always set your "unread" position in the thread to the last post now.
How is mapping the most commonly used function to the largest interactive target bad user experience? What is so compelling about the first page that you have to see it over and over before going to actual new content?
Any progress being made on this sidebar?

It's really getting annoying now. It's been days of constantly opening itself and refusing to close when you click the burger.

I do not understand why you haven't just removed it already considering the amount of complaints it has received. It's not a wanted addition, and doesn't really serve any purpose.
I've actually taken a strong liking to the persistent sidebar. I've found it to greatly speed up navigation of the site with it constantly open on desktop and actually spent effort getting it back when I accidentally made hiding it stick for a bit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,910
Sweden
Bug report

Posting this yet again. This happens with 1/3 of the threads I open in a new tab.

When opening a thread in a new tab and then returning to the previous tab it automatically reloads the page to the last visited tab. I then have to hit back to return to thread list.

 
Oct 26, 2017
1,431
I still can’t figure out how to disable avatars, images, embedded tweets, basically everything that isn’t text like the previous version of the forum offered. Help?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is how it was in Night/Day (I assume you're talking about Legacy, but it's been this way for a bit).
What's the benefit of last post over last page? I don't get it. It just enables reading less of the thread and skipping right to posting your hot take ASAP. Now I have to scroll up and read reverse chronology to get thread context in long threads.
 

Mint

Member
Oct 26, 2017
342
Canada
Think the site is getting there now... at least on mobile which is where I browse the most. The only things I’d still like to see:
  • Disable the floating top bar and just leave it static; not really that useful to me in its current state but I guess not a huge deal. Would be better if the forums were just direct links instead of a drop down selection here.
  • Smaller thread title box? Not sure that you really need a reply button there - especially on mobile when you wouldn’t have even read the thread itself yet
  • Hide avatars EVERYWHERE. Plus fix the margins/padding on the thread list when it’s disabled
  • Hide images in threads with a spoiler button like before
  • Font size is maybe 1 or 2 pts too small on mobile