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Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

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18 Jan 2015 15:29 - 18 Jan 2015 17:15 #195374 by ubarose
Do you find any of the below useful? Do you consider any of them essential? Do you use them frequently or only occasionally? If they went away, would you notice? Would you miss them?

1. The "Click here to see what is happening on the Fort" panel on the top left of the site.

2. The scroller at the top of Trash Talk displaying the latest articles/news and blogs.

3. The Back Page

4. The Menus on the bottom of the site

5. The Site Map

ETA: Most of these features were added at the request of members who were either using obsolete hardware or browsers, or by members who were so accustomed to BGG and/or BGN that they had trouble adapting to an alternate way of presenting what was on a site. So for example, the Back Page is the same as the Front Page, but laid out like a blog site (like BGN). The Comments page (bottom menu) presents the site's comments on Articles in a more forum-like manner (like BGG). There is an a static login in the bottom menu for people whose obsolete browsers couldn't handle the popup login at the top of the page.
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18 Jan 2015 15:31 #195375 by Josh Look
I use none of those things.
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18 Jan 2015 16:35 - 18 Jan 2015 16:51 #195380 by Disgustipater
I like #2. My bookmark to this site is the forum main page so I don't see the articles in any other way. But to be honest, I only click on an article once in a great while. So if it went away, it wouldn't really bother me.

I don't even know what the other things are.
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18 Jan 2015 17:08 #195384 by Gary Sax
I have used the 1st one a couple times but not much. Other ones, no.
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18 Jan 2015 17:39 #195388 by Sagrilarus
I like the scroller, because it lets me know if I've missed something. I'll use the link but its real usefulness is the announcement.
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18 Jan 2015 17:59 - 18 Jan 2015 18:00 #195391 by bfkiller

ubarose wrote: Do you find any of the below useful? Do you consider any of them essential? Do you use them frequently or only occasionally? If they went away, would you notice? Would you miss them?

1. The "Click here to see what is happening on the Fort" panel on the top left of the site.

I've never used this (or really noticed it) and wouldn't notice if it was removed.

2. The scroller at the top of Trash Talk displaying the latest articles/news and blogs.

I look at this frequently and sometimes follow the links. I'd miss this if it was removed.

3. The Back Page

Never used it. I wouldn't miss this if it was removed.

4. The Menus on the bottom of the site

Never used them (or really noticed them). I wouldn't miss them if they were removed.

5. The Site Map

I don't think I've ever used this and wouldn't miss it if it were removed.

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18 Jan 2015 18:46 #195393 by ChristopherMD
I use #2 because I bookmarked the forum.
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18 Jan 2015 19:01 #195394 by charlest
I use #2 often.
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18 Jan 2015 19:05 #195396 by Jackwraith
I don't use any of those features and would not miss them.
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18 Jan 2015 23:03 #195406 by Sevej
I use 2.

I think the Back page looks slick. Anyone else tried to open it? I wouldn't mind it as the F:AT front page.
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18 Jan 2015 23:11 #195407 by Cranberries
I like that back page, and anything that makes reading the site on my phone easier.

I'd like a "print this thread" button. And a pony.
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18 Jan 2015 23:15 #195409 by Not Sure
I use the scroller sometimes, mostly by noticing an interesting blog I hadn't seen otherwise.

The others, not so much.

I wouldn't miss the scroller, I just happen to use it because I don't always look in the blogs box and rarely look at the main blogs page.
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19 Jan 2015 03:37 #195419 by schlupp

ubarose wrote: Do you find any of the below useful? Do you consider any of them essential? Do you use them frequently or only occasionally? If they went away, would you notice? Would you miss them?

1. The "Click here to see what is happening on the Fort" panel on the top left of the site.

Didn't know it existed. Seems ok, but I'm unlikely to use it in the future.

ubarose wrote: 2. The scroller at the top of Trash Talk displaying the latest articles/news and blogs.

Used it a few times.

ubarose wrote: 3. The Back Page

Seen it for the first time today. Looks good, but I'm unlikely to use it in the future.

ubarose wrote: 4. The Menus on the bottom of the site

Use it sometimes.

ubarose wrote: 5. The Site Map

Never use it, but find it generally good, if a website has one.

There seems to be a lot of repetition in these menues (numbers 1 and 3 seem to display the same thing), so it's a good idea to streamline it and sort out the duplications.

What about the Profile Page? What is a F:AT friend? Can you sort and search F:AT members?
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19 Jan 2015 07:49 #195423 by ThirstyMan
I find it very hard to search for things like:

All of Repo's posts from the last 3 weeks or

Search entire site for mention of 'insert obscure band name'

Barney's home address

Actually I find it pretty hard to search for anything effectively. Certainly, this is something to do with me being a dick but all the same....
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19 Jan 2015 07:59 #195425 by DukeofChutney
i don't use any of those features, but i do think the back page looks cool.
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