Thoughts on the new site? Also: a test of the new forums
All right, Junkies, I’m opening up a thread to talk about the new site. This is also a test of the forums, to see what works and what we need to improve.
Thoughts? Is it better than what we had before? What do we need to think about adding?
Right off the bat, I love that this forum is tagged with boobs. Boobs are cool.
Overall, I like the new forums. More functionality from the iPad and computer.
Love the new site! Mobile access is so much easier than before. Kudos, props & Crack Hits to all involved.
Did someone say boobs? Boob Master Flasher reporting for duty! LOL!
I’m liking the new site so far. And I love the fact that we’re able to get email notifications again! It makes it so much easier to stay part of a conversation when you know when others are replying. Why can’t we get notifications from your blog posts though, FDØ?
Other things I’d like to see implemented are threaded replies in the regular forums and the option to sort them by newest first. Also, how do we create groups???
Other than that, I’m a happy Junkie!
Glad to hear it. The mobile experience is night and day, for sure.
I echo @bella’s comment about the threaded forum comments… That would be a definite bene.
I emailed our Web Dude™ to see if we can make the forum comments threaded.
I love it. I also agree with what Bella said. It is so nice having notifications back. It makes it much easier to interact. Overall, I think it is much cleaner and more user friendly than the old site.
Kinda missing the OJ flair that used to show up next to my userid.
@John Miley:: we’ll be working to fix that as well. As we understand it, the OJ data is still in there. We just have to figure out how to apply it.
Cool! Also, on a not at all related tangent… FDO, anytime you would like to torture, maim or kill a character sharing my last name (perhaps a freak twerking accident….) I would be honored…..
Just thought of something else… When Junkies post in the forums, it looks like the default setting is show their real name on the post, which is not always the same as their username, which I’m assuming is what works with mentions (@). Can the site be made to display usernames instead of real names to make mentioning easier?
Loving the new site. Thanks to Bells for bringing up the name thing. I hadn’t even noticed what was being displayed. Threads are cool but showing the latest post first would be the first thing I’d work on. Just sayin’.
Here’s the word from the web guy.
“This is a user setting built into how the wp profiles work. Not sure what it defaults to but users can go into their profile and change what they want to “Display name publicly as.”
So, see if you can change that, them report back!
Yep. You have to change your display name to your username so others will know how to mention you.
Back to a site FOR the Junkies if you ask me. YEP! My iPad works much better with this version. Thank you! BOOB TAG, innnnnteresting. I missed you & you & you & you & you & even you! everyone! What ^ they said. Otherwise … short of me getting an advance copy of Pandemic for review … I’m happily re-hooked & not interested in rehab any time soon! AhhhhMAZING! x
Squeeee! I missed you Shady! I couldn’t post 98% of the time from my iPad. Still … I read, I laughed, I cried, I pounded my fist repeatedly in frustration! The times I did post it would take an hour and 8 attempts …. a challenge I dreaded but occasionally HAD to take on … yeah … I was lured repeatedly by Pandemic news … TORTURE ….. THE WAIT IS TORTURE! Pure! Unadulterated! T O R T U R E ! I’ve waited patiently for so long !!! I’m going to need a 4th book, that’s all there is to it! Soooo I hope you didn’t kill EVERYONE off at the end of Pdemic! Is that being too demanding? Do you think Pdemic (seriously autocorrect? Why drop the “an”? Stupid mother forklift) will leave us all satisfied or will we want, no, DEMAND more? OK I’m rambling with blissful joy. Sorry. Back to the site, I love all of the user functionality I hope to find time to investigate it all! I love you guys! I feel like I’m home. x
@Twainy Are you coming to Siglerfest? One of these days, I really want to meet IRL. It would be awesome!
The site looks great. Looking forward to using the forums and getting replies.
Ahh! So far the new site lags my computer much, much less. Sooo grateful for that. ;~; Had a hard time running other versions of the forum because it just dragged my computer down too much. I’m sure my 50 tabs didn’t help, but this site used to be particularly bad for me. So much clearer now.
@ShadyGirl I wish! I am broke. Two jobs, no extra money. And no available vacation time. Someday!! I HATE missing out! I hope SF14 is at LV! Speaking of jobs … Back to work! HUGG!! BTW I forgot my dammmm password! I coulda used 10 attempts VS 4. LOL x
It just took me an hour to get my avatar pic in. Damn I suck at computers. I don’t know what happened to my old pic.
I really just wanted to post in the forum because boobs is tagged.
Site is much more interaction friendly, much better for iPad. The thing I’m missing, though, is discovering forums like this one. How did you guys find this – under “friend” activity because the FDØ is your friend? Maybe it’s juSt me not understanding the site. And I’ve marked forums as favorites but they don’t list for me.
I wish there was a longer and more accurate list for “active” forums.
@ExotiKali I’m not sure how to access it any other way, but I made a shortcut to http://scottsigler.com/activity/. From this page, you can choose just to see the activity of your friends or the activity of all members. I use this page as my “launch page” to the site so I can see if there have been any new forums created and any new activity in general.
I can’t seem to get a picture added to my post. I tried the Img tag and pointed it to my image on flickr… but nothing displays (at least in Chrome).
We used to have a topic that showed us dummies how to add pictures, that would be helpful to have for the new site.
@Beth_Ailis, I used the img tag to post the creepy image above and it worked fine, and I am using Chrome as well. Looks like you just need to input the URL of the image itself, not Flickr’s img tag, if that’s what you were using.
Did you try again @Beth_Ailis? Did it work for you?
I don’t think the methods in the old photo instruction thread that I created for the old site will work for this new version. Before uploading that creepy pic, I tried it the old way and it didn’t work. But using the image URL with the img tag seems to work ok. At least for me it did!
Worked like a charm. I just had to display the pic in flickr and right click to copy URL and then pasted it in the img tag.
(I posted a picture of me and the FDO at Dragon*Con, go check it out!)
Crap, that was suppose to be a reply. Things are not being listed in order. @belladonna420 Thanks! I made the shortcut but when I went to sign in, I lost the page “site activity.” Can you tell me how to get there on the site?
@ExotiKali, I don’t know exactly how to get there on the site. I don’t even remember how I found the /activity page in the 1st place. :-/
I had the same problem on my phone after having to restart it. I just logged in again, then went up to my address bar and typed /activity after the .com. It works perfectly from my computer and phone (as long as I don’t restart it).
Unfortunately, I can’t find a link or button to access the /activity page – at least not yet. When/if I do, you’ll be the 1st to know!
@scottepond Your @ name is different from the name you post with so I had to go to your profile to find out your @ name so I could reply back to you. Quack quacky quack quacccck.
@belladonna420 if I sign on and then open a new window with your shortcut, that gets me to the activity page. I also found it once poking around the site, but I don’t know how. It also lists the junkies online, which I like.
Hey, an actual ON TOPIC website question, whaaaat, it happens …. some of the threads with large numbers of posts (over 300) seem to be erroring out. Sorry if that is mentioned elsewhere. Will someone be going thru some of the more popular old threads & creating new ones or is there a fix coming? Just curious. Thanks x
Yeah, the last couple of days Sex & Nudity was on several pages but today it’s just one long forum.
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