The username isn’t prominent enough now. That added with the fact that everyone’s avatar is changing becomes a problem for me. Everything just blends in to much.
That’s a very good point 😕
Thank you! That's useful to know and I have switched them off.
I have now imported all the old avatars. They are not the best quality when you look at someone's profile page but they are fine in the discussions. Hopefully this should help identify people. I am also looking at how to switch off the default icons, I didn't realise they changed, I thought they were randomly made up based on the user's name, but obviously not.
Not something thats important, but I notice the post counter on the right seems to be off. How can my post be Post 156 of 155?
Simon, my thanks for the all your work on this update. The board is becoming more readable with every tweak.
A couple things I've noticed regarding the PMs. Perhaps I missed it, but I can't add a topic/subject to the messages. Also, is there a way to mark a topic as read so we can get the notification number to zero? Will there be a way to eventually delete a message thread?
I've noticed to that clicking the link up top "mark all topics read", doesn't reset the new replies to zero. You can click the topic read link and refresh the page. Then the page will appear all topics have been read. But if someone replies to a topic you didn't open, it'll show the topic has i.e. 50 new replies, when there might only be two or three new replies. If you go into the thread, it'll go to the last time you read the thread. So you'll have to go through all 50+ replies, instead of only the newest replies since your last visit.
I hope I explained that good enough.
@Mr Martini It is I who didn't explain it well enough. I meant the inbox notifications. Since all my PMs were saved, the mail icon says I have over 200 PMs unread. I was wondering if there was a way to mark them as read without clicking on each one of them individually.
I am working on this, this is a problem with the initial import which I messed up somehow. It’s proving slightly tricky to narrow down but I am working on it.
Not sure if highlighted earlier and I missed it but there is only an Inbox now and no Outbox.
Just a bit confusing that a new message I sent since the upgrades shows in my Inbox, so not sure if it's been sent to the recipient (who hasn't yet replied so can't tell in that regard) or if I've just sent the message to myself? Apologies if I'm being Mr Thicky.
We have to reupload our avatars. Mine has been changesd to a still from Octopussy of a close up of the Q lab assistant's boobs,when Bond is playing with the camera watch.
Personally I prefer this new PM system apart from the fact that you don’t know if your message has been read...the ability to add other people into your PM messages is excellent...
When sending your PM if you click on it after sending it you should see - on the right hand side - the people(s) in that conversation 🍸
I'd like to know how to see my message outbox, too. I can't find it in messages. Could someone point me in the right direction, by any chance?
I actually went through and clicked every PM I had in my inbox to get the notifications cleared. Ultimately it took me about 10 minutes to complete the task but lord knows I wanted to toss my laptop out of the window!
@SiCo I've been going through My PM "inbox" and many of the replies I got to various PMs are gone. It's like only my original outbox was saved.
Under this new system there isn’t an outbox - just one conversation continuously running.
@hehadlotsofguts I have just realised thanks to your comment that there was an issue with the avatar import, I have now fixed this and the avatars should be the old ones where users had them.
However, looking at the old forum back up you didn't have an avatar so it can't be imported. Yours has been reset to the default once I fixed the issue I mentioned above.
I do recommend uploading a new avatar even if your old one was imported as the file sizes can be a lot bigger in the new system.
Please let me know if I can help.
@Westward_Drift @The Bond Vivant @MikeG77 @The Red Kind The old Private Messages do not currently work, the import only seemed to import one side of a conversation. I am working onthis but it is not easy, made even harder by the fact there are now newer Private Messages!
There is no Outbox, the whole thing is a lot more like Gmail or simply think of it as a private forum. Your Inbox is a list of discussions you are participating in, this can be with one or many other users. These users are shown to the right of each message when you view it.
It doesn't appear there is a way to see if a message has been read, this is something I will look into long term but is not a high priority at the moment.
The post count seems to be because the first post is not counted as a post in the forum software but in the counter it is, hence the count being 1 out. 😞
Thank you Sir Miles👍
One thing I liked about the old forum was that I could see straight away new posts since my previous visit. If this feature is still available, I don't seem to be able to find it. Thanks!
I am still working on making it more obvious. However try the discussions page which lists activity in time order.
The only problem for me is that I would like to check what was written in the message sent, as I want to forward it to other members. As the recipient hasn't responded, there is no way of checking, as there is no "conversation".
Is there a way of making the font larger? I get a bit of eyestrain with this new design. Or have I got it set up wrongly?
Once you send a message don’t you still keep a copy of it though? 🤔
@Napoleon Plural You should be able to change the text size on your PC or laptop screen by going into the Settings on your computer. Here's an example for Windows 10:
I had a problem sending a PM last night. The recipient's name came up underneath the box as I typed it, but very faintly, to me to click on. It was almost invisible.
This morning CoolHandBond has told me the same thing happened to him. Is anyone else experiencing this?
Not so much that as the site being very slow to load up…again 🙈
I've actually never sent a PM since the site changed over to the new software so I'm not sure. I didn't send too many PMs in the last year on the old site either, mind.
One thing I have noticed is that the usernames, locations, post counts and post dates are very faint to read on the PC version of the site but are much clearer on the mobile version of the site. Perhaps the text colour could be changed to a more legible colour in the next admin forum update? Something to help them stand out a bit more against the black forum background.