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Oct 27, 2017
72
That's because with the zoom+shrinking the window you're basically looking at the screen in "mobile" view. We removed some of those items because it was cluttering up the screen on mobile.
IMO having links to pages is fairly useful and not exactly clutter. I'd argue it's more useful than number of views/replies. Is there any way to have at least an option to bring it back?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,983
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?
They replaced the "most used feature" (going to the first unread post) with avatars. There used to be a nice big icon that you could click, which would change color to indicate read/unread status.
Peek on iOS lets you preview a link without having to visit the page using 3D Touch - so you could quickly preview the first post and see if you wanted to read it, without having to visit the page, go back, and wait for the topic list to refresh (another "feature" the update brought).
Now if you peek a thread, and later open it, you are taken to the last post in the topic because it thinks you have read up to that point.
The large headers don't help with peek either, as all the junk at the top of a page takes up half the preview window now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,386
I know this isn't really a feature request thread, but is it possible to maybe be able to mark created threads as unmarked spoilers and disable the mouseover preview? I've noticed when scrolling they sometimes pop up and I can imagine if a thread with unmarked spoilers inside was accidentally hovered over it would reveal things
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,863
Site seems to be moving faster every day?

Currently my only issue is that when you remove avatars to the left of threads the thread titles on the forum page are all the way to the left with no padding. I’m assuming y’all are aware of this?

Thanks!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,687
I’ve noticed when I post videos from YouTube it says “video unavailable”. But that’s false. It is available. What gives?

Tons of YouTube videos have that option and it's a nightmare in huge threads because you get hit by the loading bandwidth cost on mobile, and yet if you accidentally click the wrong part of the video while trying to hit the title and actually jump to YouTube itself, the whole video gets deactivated. Now you get to reload the whole page, possibly eat the bandwidth again if it's not loaded from cache, and then hope it reloads in the same spot so you can find the video you were actually attempting to watch.

I think at least one of the dev team also wants an option to disable all embeds (at least videos) and replace with links, which would be ideal.

I don't think anything can prevent it since it's a choice on the YouTube video owner's side, so a lot of video-embed-heavy threads are actually useless unless you click all the titles instead (have fun with big thumbs on mobile :P).


General bug I just noticed: If you disable the sidebar now, the right and left half of the screen on desktop is still wasted. Now you just have like 2 inches of solid white on each side.
 
Oct 27, 2017
31
“Add to home screen” (allows you to create a home screen icon/shortcut for the site) on latest iOS results in a version of the site launching that does not open up in Safari.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,143
2 things...

1) For the "Latest Threads", is there a way to show in descending order newest to oldest threads? Every time I click on it, it's a jumbled mess with things from yesterday and the day before. Only option is just to sort "last 7 days" and they are all out of order. I really like this feature, but doesn't help when it's not accurately in order of actual newest.

2) Any updates on the Watched Threads getting fixed, for good? I saw that there was a temp fix, but only 'temp', of course.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,224
This may be intermittent but I just had a thread load with a colossal blue X at the bottom of the page, and below that was an unhidden 'report ad' form.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,320
Sorry if this has been answered yet, but is there something wrong with the Watched threads function? Anything that's been bumped to hangouts refuses to show up in my list.
 
Oct 25, 2017
280
Kind of a weird one, but it seems the first time I click a link to a thread or to a subforum index, the target page loads with all content immediately visible (yay!). Then it goes blank for a second (i just see the dark background, using dark theme). Then the content re-appears with some sort of fade-in top-to-bottom animation.

Whatever is causing that blank-out and fade in animation... is that necessary?

I am on Win 10 with Chrome Version 71.0.3578.80 (Official Build) (64-bit)
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,177
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but on mobile if you turn avatars off, the thread list runs into the side of the screen and looks really bad. There needs to be some space there.

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Totally unrelated, but there's some stuff in notifications about changing your username. How does one request a username change?
 
Oct 27, 2017
103
Did I miss a setting or is there a way to have it jump to the first post on the last page, instead of the last post, when I click the last page icon in the the thread view?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,687
Did I miss a setting or is there a way to have it jump to the first post on the last page, instead of the last post, when I click the last page icon in the the thread view?
I just checked and the last page icon in the thread view is still jumping me to page 7, so I have no idea lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,177
Kind of a weird one, but it seems the first time I click a link to a thread or to a subforum index, the target page loads with all content immediately visible (yay!). Then it goes blank for a second (i just see the dark background, using dark theme). Then the content re-appears with some sort of fade-in top-to-bottom animation.

Whatever is causing that blank-out and fade in animation... is that necessary?

I am on Win 10 with Chrome Version 71.0.3578.80 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I get that occasionally also.
It's like the page loads and then the site is like "oh shit I forgot the load animation though" and goes back and does it anyway.
But most pages when loading normally don't even have the animation at all, so I don't know why it happens sometimes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,471
Ah forgot to report this but I just checked and I am still supposedly set up for two-factor account authorization.

The problem is: I got in on both my PC and phone since the update without putting in a code from the phone app I'm using.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,238
US, California
inapologize if this has been asked but in my Watched Threads I don’t see anything that is in a Hangouts section.
There's a temp fix (threadmark) for this under the Staff Posts at the very top. Basically go to Trending and check the boxes on the right and they should then show up.

Make sure you have the sidebar enabled on Trending to see these boxes.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
776
United States
"Toggle width" doesnt seem to be sticking no matter what I try to do. I find myself having to hit it again at least every time I have a session. Is there any chance this feature will be a set option in the future?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,723
Sorry if this has been answered yet, but is there something wrong with the Watched threads function? Anything that's been bumped to hangouts refuses to show up in my list.
I came here seeking answers for the exact same problem...

There's a temp fix for this under the Staff Posts at the very top. Basically go to Trending and check the boxes on the right and they should then show up.

Make sure you have the sidebar enabled on Trending to see these boxes.
Thanks for the help!
 
Oct 27, 2017
633
I get that occasionally also.
It's like the page loads and then the site is like "oh shit I forgot the load animation though" and goes back and does it anyway.
But most pages when loading normally don't even have the animation at all, so I don't know why it happens sometimes.
This is what I was trying to say yesterday, perfect description!

It happens only if you've never read the thread before, pretty much.
 

RpgN

Member
Oct 25, 2017
350
The Netherlands
The desktop version is so much better than the mobile version that it’s not even funny. The design looks clean with both night and day versions, you have notifications and PMs with one click, and you can keep the left selection open so you can jump to whatever sub forum you want instantly.

Wasn’t the 2.0 version supposed to be better for the mobile version?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,238
US, California
So I just realized that clicking the far right arrow to the 'latest' post for this specific thread doesn't work on the Video Games forum as it's basically a redirect of the actual thread in 'Announcements'. When I went to the Announcements section and clicked the right arrow, it took me to the latest post like I was expecting. Doing it from 'Video Games' took me to like page 5 every time, same exact spot. This was prob mentioned in here already but thought I'd add just in case it wasn't to help you all track this stuff.
 
Oct 25, 2017
770
Check the "Staff Posts" dropdown at the top of the page :)
Hiding thread avatars works great on the computer, but on mobile it causes the thread title to start at the absolute left edge of the screen. Looks really bizarre. Is there any way to adjust it so there is some room between the edge of the screen and where the title starts?
 
Oct 29, 2017
156
when loading threads sometimes the entire site will flash white as it re-loads all the elements again, it's really distracting
Same here. I can't imagine why any page of this site should have a vanity fade-from-white effect, but it's unnecessary and isn't even working correctly.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,075
Since the redesign I haven't been able to consistently see images in posts. I've primarily experienced this on Edge, but I have also seen it on Chrome.
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,221
Madrid
Bug: This one is quite specific, but it's something I do all the time so it's very noticeable to me.
Steps to reproduce: Have several lines of text on reply. Position the caret on a middle line, hold shift, and move up. Then without releasing shift, hold ctrl, and move up again.
Expected behaviour: Text is selected from the original point where shift was pressed to the current caret position (holding ctrl just makes it so that you move one word at a time).
Actual behaviour: Selection start jumps to the current caret position (unexpected), then the caret position jumps to the previous line (expected).

Observation: a lot of text is hard to read on the Dark / Night theme (it's, well... gray on gray), particularly page numbers and poster names on the main page. Please consider changing them to something that doesn't strain the eye so much, especially for those that don't have perfect vision.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,023
There's a temp fix (threadmark) for this under the Staff Posts at the very top. Basically go to Trending and check the boxes on the right and they should then show up.

Make sure you have the sidebar enabled on Trending to see these boxes.
Thank you!
 
Oct 27, 2017
437
EDIT: Nevermind I found the option to enable the jump to bottom or to top in the settings menu.


Not sure if this would be considered a bug, but it was part of ResetEra 1.0 but now it seems to be gone....

Back before the 2.0 update their used to be a shortcut button at the top and bottom of each page that would allow you to instantly jump to the bottom of a page or back to the top of a page without scrolling all the way up or down...

Do we know if that feature is coming back? Or has it been replaced with something new? I mean I see a button that says "Jump to New" but that just takes you to the first new post on whatever page you are on....

Thanks!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,238
US, California
Bug: This one is quite specific, but it's something I do all the time so it's very noticeable to me.
Steps to reproduce: Have several lines of text on reply. Position the caret on a middle line, hold shift, and move up. Then without releasing shift, hold ctrl, and move up again.
Expected behaviour: Text is selected from the original point where shift was pressed to the current caret position (holding ctrl just makes it so that you move one word at a time).
Actual behaviour: Selection start jumps to the current caret position (unexpected), then the caret position jumps to the previous line (expected).

Observation: a lot of text is hard to read on the Dark / Night theme (it's, well... gray on gray), particularly page numbers and poster names on the main page. Please consider changing them to something that doesn't strain the eye so much, especially for those that don't have perfect vision.
Found the official bug tester! :P

I never knew about this with using CTRL to go a word at a time but just tested and doesn't seem to work as expected. Nice write-up btw.
 
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.


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?
To quote myself, I just checked again and even on this new forum software I still don't even see the "You are ignoring content by this member." info above the ignored user's postings. They disappear without any trace.
This applies to both Firefox (older and newest version) on Windows PC and Safari on my iPhone. And I think postings that quote them also disappear.
Only pressing on "Show ignored content" makes the postings appear again.
Disabling the adblockers didn't change anything, so I have no idea why, but I'm very happy with this and I hope it stays like that, since this reduces the temptation of clicking on the ignored user's postings and makes for a peaceful forum browsing.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,329
Belgium
when loading threads sometimes the entire site will flash white as it re-loads all the elements again, it's really distracting
I was just about to post this, very annoying indeed.

This probably can't be avoided, but I wish the 'hide sidebar' setting could be saved across sessions. Now it's there every time I come back and I also have to use the resize option again.