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Mike......I wanted to update one of my threads. I used to go to "Profile" then on the left side, I could go to "Started Threads" and see all threads that I had ever started so I could update previous threads. It is now impossible to see "Started Threads". Any ideas how to find them?

 

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I hate to be whiny and I do appreciate progress.  But the font in the posts is small and washed out.  The font in this window I'm typing in is darker, higher contrast, and bigger.  Easy to read.  It takes work to read the posts in the threads.  Any way to make the posts look like what I'm typing right now?  Even better, a little thicker and one size bigger.

 

Ok, I just changed the font from Open Sans (horrible font if you ask me) to tahoma.  I also increased the size from 11pt to 12pt.  Let me know what you guys think!

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Mike......I wanted to update one of my threads. I used to go to "Profile" then on the left side, I could go to "Started Threads" and see all threads that I had ever started so I could update previous threads. It is now impossible to see "Started Threads". Any ideas how to find them?

 

Guy

 

Hey guy, in addition to CanTechZ's idea, you can also try the button on the far right of your profile that says "Find Content"  See my screenshot (don't mind my header image.. haha)

 

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If you click "My Content" under the drop down for your name, on the upper left when you're logged in, then click "Only Topics" on the left on the Content page, it will show a list of all topics that you've started.

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Sorry guys.....still .can't find all my "Started Threads". Wanted to update some and can't find 'em. Also for some unknown reason, it's posting these two pics....don't. Know why. Change is good....I hate change!

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Are you sure?  When I do the clicking I suggested I get a page that has a list of topics started by me.  I can even click on your screen name, click Find Content, then Topics Only on the left.  Same thing.

 

Although it does only go back about a year.  Maybe that's the problem.

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Why does it say; "0 Warning Points" beneath my avatar?  Am I supposed to have warning points?  Or is that reserved for my snotty attitude?!  Who has the most points?  I don't want to get left out of the championship!

I've got 2.....apparently they're permanent.  Something to do with that 'Z-Vette' guy back when I was more active on the site.  (Does he still post here?)  Seems like a long time ago. 

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Sorry guys.....still .can't find all my "Started Threads". Wanted to update some and can't find 'em. Also for some unknown reason, it's posting these two pics....don't. Know why. Change is good....I hate change!

 

Guy, I looked at your signature, and for some reason the images were included.  I edited your signature and removed the image links.  All is good.  I'll see if I can find the link to "started threads" and get back to you.

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Wrote a big thing but I was just confused by the same words under New Content as in the bar on the side.  

 

New Content is essentially a filtered search page.

 

Never mind....

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While it's in tuning phase I might as well show one thing that really caught my eye (or vice versa).  The colors on the old site were much more grabby and bright.  Copied a screen shot of both for comparison.  The dull brown and the grey and the fadey text in the posts in the new format aren't as pleasing to the eye.

 

Sorry Mike, I'm piling on.  While you're in there though....  Sorry about the ad-block.  Chrome installs it automatically or makes it a check-box option when installing, I believe, which is odd since it's a Google product.  The funny thing is though, it blocks almost everything but the 1000 Asian Women.

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Ok, I found the equivalent button.  See my screenshot below.  To get to this page, you have to click on "View New Content" in the upper right.  Click on forums (if it's not already selected).  Now look at the RIGHT side, you'll see the username and a date/time below that.  Click on the date/time and you'll jump to the last post.  Pretty awesome!

 

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This whole new site is awesome!  Thanks.

 

I just found that the little circles or heads? to the left of the thread titles will take me to the first unread post of a thread I'm participating in.  Also if I've replied in that thread.  COOL, COOL!

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While it's in tuning phase I might as well show one thing that really caught my eye (or vice versa).  The colors on the old site were much more grabby and bright.  Copied a screen shot of both for comparison.  The dull brown and the grey and the fadey text in the posts in the new format aren't as pleasing to the eye.

 

Sorry Mike, I'm piling on.  While you're in there though....  Sorry about the ad-block.  Chrome installs it automatically or makes it a check-box option when installing, I believe, which is odd since it's a Google product.  The funny thing is though, it blocks almost everything but the 1000 Asian Women.

 Yes.. I'd have to agree with that. It's going to take some tweaking. Interesting that I didn't notice any difference in " displayed posts" when Mike said he switched to Tahoma font ( My preferred font in all my E-Mail programs ) . I'm using FF 33.02

 

However, just as I was typing this reply, I noticed that the text in the Reply Editing box was definately clearer than before and does appear to be Tahoma. I see no difference on the previously displayed posts, even ones after Mike made the change. Edit: When in Editing mode, text is much clearer, has more contrast and is easier to read than when it is posted. As soon as you hit " Save changes " and your reply or Edit is posted, you get the washe out text again.

 

The other thing is, if you use Reply with Quote, the " Quoted dialog box and Font are faded out even further than in the original post. This makes it really hard to see. Compare the " Quoted by Zed Head " box and text to his original post. Replied quote is washed out even further.

 

Just a suggestion, but I find Blue on White fonts on Post headers etc, much easier to read that the Gray on White fonts. Darker Blue on a very light Blue background for Navigation Boxes etc also seems to be easier to view.

 

Keep up the good work Mike !! It'll take some tweaking...but it'll all come good. embeer.gif

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1: Spell check " appaers"  to be turned off. How does one turn it on? Is that an Website Developer option only? TIA.

 

I have right clicked blank edit space and " Chcek Spelling " box is selected...but Spell chcek obliviously doesn't work. Toggling the feature On and Off doesn't do anything.

 

Screenshot of " Right click " option:

 

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2: " Reply To Post " radio button at bottom of page is not selectable. Only the top button is. So if you want to Reply to the last post near the end of the page, you have to scroll all the way back to the Top right radio button , instead of just clicking on the Bottom Left radio buttun which is displayed nearby. Niggly detail, but one that gets annoying after a while.

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Hmm, checking this speiling ???  Looks like mine is working fine, the spelling shows up with red underreath it.   :wub:

Maybe you need to add our sites to your "trusted sites" list or clear your cookies?  Not sure, but speil cherk luks frine on mei syde.

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I just noticed another nice feature that has been added for previewing a topic (or thread). The preview button is hard to see, but if you point just left of the reply count it shows up, allowing you to preview the first and last post for the selected topic. You can then click the first or last post buttons if you wish to navigate there.

 

Cheers

Mike

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Yes, it has a very slick and clean look. 

 

Is there a URL to a page that is something what we used to used to have for the forum home page?    I'm  using:   classiczcars.com/forum/51-tech-forums/  but I figured it would be something like the former classiczcars.com/forum

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Since I have long way commuite I often browse via Phone.

 

On iPhone, tap on the "New Content" is not always show new contents.

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My expectation is to show most recent post as same as Hybrid Z site.

Can you make this happen?

 

Thanks,

tamo3

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 Yes.. I'd have to agree with that. It's going to take some tweaking. Interesting that I didn't notice any difference in " displayed posts" when Mike said he switched to Tahoma font ( My preferred font in all my E-Mail programs ) . I'm using FF 33.02

 

However, just as I was typing this reply, I noticed that the text in the Reply Editing box was definately clearer than before and does appear to be Tahoma. I see no difference on the previously displayed posts, even ones after Mike made the change. Edit: When in Editing mode, text is much clearer, has more contrast and is easier to read than when it is posted. As soon as you hit " Save changes " and your reply or Edit is posted, you get the washe out text again.

 

The other thing is, if you use Reply with Quote, the " Quoted dialog box and Font are faded out even further than in the original post. This makes it really hard to see. Compare the " Quoted by Zed Head " box and text to his original post. Replied quote is washed out even further.

 

Just a suggestion, but I find Blue on White fonts on Post headers etc, much easier to read that the Gray on White fonts. Darker Blue on a very light Blue background for Navigation Boxes etc also seems to be easier to view.

 

Keep up the good work Mike !! It'll take some tweaking...but it'll all come good. embeer.gif

 

I did just make another change to the fonts.  I went with a Google font called "Droid Sans"...  Unfortunately the fonts on this system are still an ongoing learning experience for me.  They seem to be buried into different areas, one for a "main" type font on the site, and other settings for forums, galleries, and such..   It looks like when you type a message, it uses one font, but when you save the message it applies it as another font style.  I'm still digging and will have it fixed eventually.

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Since I have long way commuite I often browse via Phone.

 

On iPhone, tap on the "New Content" is not always show new contents.

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My expectation is to show most recent post as same as Hybrid Z site.

Can you make this happen?

 

Thanks,

tamo3

 

Yes, I haven't worked on the mobile theme at all yet.  However, I just looked at it.  If you want the same kind of data, all you need to do is use the icons on the top of the page to sort the "most recent" data to your liking.  For instance, if you want forum data, you'll have to pick the "By Type" button, and then sort it "By Time" ... once you have the settings as you want them, it will remember next time you log in.

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