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I liked it better before

post #1 of 5
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I'm afraid I'm one of the ones who preferred it the way it was.  So far, i don't see any advantages for how I use the forums.  Only disadvantages. 

I am annoyed by the jumping of the screen when you go to post or edit - it scrolls down and up and makes me dizzy!.  My impression on websites is that there are more annoying delays the more complex are the functions available.  

So far I can't tell how to determine if there are new posts in a forum.  In the old version you would see it right in the list of forums (cooking, pastry, cooking equipment, recipes) by the color of the icon next to them whether there were new posts since the last time you opened it.  It appears that unless you have read every single new thread you would not know whether or not to bother opening one.  I doubt anyone reads every single thread, many don;t interest us.  So i looked for a function to mark the forum read.  Yes, you can do that, but in doing so you have marked EVERY forum as read.  And this seems to be an added inconvenience.  Before it would mark it all as read, now you have to open it to see if you've read it, or you have to specifically say to mark them read.  Is this an improvement. 

Now, as many are, I am also very resistant to change.  Once I learn my way around a site, i don;t like to have to relearn it.  maybe it's my age.  There will always be complainers like me i guess. 
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #2 of 5
Ditto!
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Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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post #3 of 5
The Home tab should be the default page when you access the site. That shows all the new posts and activities. You can filter them by what kind of post they are, like only see forums, or combinations of wiki and forums for whatever you want to see.

I too am not a big fan of the scroll to the reply box, but it's pretty minor to me.
post #4 of 5
For anyone that hasn't worked it out yet:

The icon to the left of a forum title tells you if there are new posts. Icons next to forums with no new posts look dimmed out while icons next to forums with new posts are bolder and have a green checkmark over them:forumsoy.jpg

In the picture above, Pastries and Baking has no new posts; the other two do.

Also, you can mark individual forums read. Just click on the icon (in the red box in the above picture) and you will have marked only that forum read. The icon will dim out after you click on it to indicate this.
Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
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Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
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post #5 of 5
 Thanks Phatch. It is going to take us some time to get used to but I assure we have some great platform partners. I know first hand they are working very hard to improve the platform every week.
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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