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  Reply # 166448 23-Sep-2008 08:18
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Great is it possible to make the last post clickable, eg click on the freitasm and anchor straight to post. (I know I can click on the link for page 4 below).

The breadcrumbs section below the Compose reply box seems a little counter intuitive.  Should this not be at top of page. (not a drama though).

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  Reply # 166449 23-Sep-2008 08:20
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woah... that post above was severely mangled
(edit: thnks to whoever fixed the above to remove the pasted content Innocent)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 166454 23-Sep-2008 08:53
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freitasm:
grant_k:
RedJungle: A small bug: I notice the 'last post' column currently showing the thread starters name rather than the last poster to that thread. Wink

Yeah, I just noticed that as well and was about to point it out.

If room could be found on each line for the Number of Replies it would also be helpful.  It helps in assessing whether a thread is going anywhere or not.


Fixed. And added.

Many Thanks for a doing such a great job on this so quickly.  Catching up on posts you haven't seen is just so much faster now, we will soon wonder how we lived without it Smile

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  Reply # 166483 23-Sep-2008 10:59
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freitasm:
grant_k: There is still one VITAL thing missing that is present on just about every other forum...

-  When you come back after a few hours/days/whatever, there should be a way to see ALL UPDATED TOPICS you haven't caught up on since last time


But we have this function. Every time you come back to Geekzone all new threads and discussions with new replies are marked with .

Each individual forum is marked with the same  icon if there was any discussion within that has been updated.

This way you only have to follow the forums you want - better than visiting the frontpage only, and better than getting the single RSS feed.

And there's a "reset read flags" link in the menu after your profile links. This will reset all flags if you want.


I've just logged in for the first time in about a week and noticed the new header. However, my query concerns the 'NEW' icon. I'm running XP with IE6 and until now the 'NEW' icon would display when necessary. If I check on the laptop running XP and IE7, the 'NEW' icon displays in various places. I am accessing the page on the laptop after accessing it on the PC. I'm not aware of anything having changed on the PC since I last logged in. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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  Reply # 166646 23-Sep-2008 22:54
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freitasm:
Regs: ther cleaner look is good although i would have been happier if the search box had been placed where the status box currently is, and the status box perhaps under, or to the right of, the username..... its a bit unintuitive as it currently stands and its a pain having to sroll down to find the search box (perhaps why we get so many questions posted that are repeats of the previous days questions?)


The idea is that people would update their status more than search. There's a seach box in every page and a link in the menu to the search page. Not hard to find.



thats probably cause they cant find the search box Tongue out  (if it aint in the immediately viewble page, it doesnt exist)

seriously though, i think a lot more people would probably search if the searchbox was always viewable. it needn't take up as much room as it currently does - perhaps lose the "web" option and have a search box that searches the geekzone pages.


BTW: i looked at the 'friends' status' page and i see 1 update today, 2 yesterday, 1 from 4 months ago and a couple from 2007. 




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  Reply # 166649 23-Sep-2008 23:08
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Regs: seriously though, i think a lot more people would probably search if the searchbox was always viewable. it needn't take up as much room as it currently does - perhaps lose the "web" option and have a search box that searches the geekzone pages.

I agree.  It should be in the Main Menu Bar and ditch the "web" option, that's what we have Google.com for Tongue out

Regs: BTW: i looked at the 'friends' status' page and i see 1 update today, 2 yesterday, 1 from 4 months ago and a couple from 2007. 

This was a novelty for the first few days after it was introduced last year.  But honestly, who can really be bothered to keep updating their status?  (except for BDFL who does it religiously several times per day).

The rest of us have better things to do it seems.  If you want to participate in the "Friend" thing, login to Facebook Tongue out

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  Reply # 166729 24-Sep-2008 13:03
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freitasm: 
Nothing changed with text entry. You are probably using Opera?

Nothing changed, Recently introduced filtering of content.There is definitely an issue with the way that you are filtering the content in the text entry. Linebreaks from safari are removed and when copy and paste from html causes greater issues.


EDIT: worked out that I need to put a double line break in to force it.

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  Reply # 167184 25-Sep-2008 21:54
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Regs: ther cleaner look is good although i would have been happier if the search box had been placed where the status box currently is, and the status box perhaps under, or to the right of, the username..... its a bit unintuitive as it currently stands and its a pain having to sroll down to find the search box (perhaps why we get so many questions posted that are repeats of the previous days questions?)


We now have the search in the menu bar, and it's no longer in the sidebars...




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freitasm: We now have the search in the menu bar, and it's no longer in the sidebars...

Much better, it's now where you would expect it to be.  Hopefully more people will find it now.

Cheers.

P.S. Just noticed an odd thing which has changed possibly as a result of the Search Box being moved:

The Second menu bar with Logout ... Contact buttons on it is now not visible unless you run the mouse across it.

This only happens in Firefox 3 (and possibly other versions) but Not in IE 7.  There's a tricky one for you.  Go figure Undecided

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  Reply # 167233 26-Sep-2008 07:14
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grant_k: The Second menu bar with Logout ... Contact buttons on it is now not visible unless you run the mouse across it.

This only happens in Firefox 3 (and possibly other versions) but Not in IE 7.  There's a tricky one for you.  Go figure


You probably have a cached CSS file. Either delete your cache, or force refresh with CTRL-F5.




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Reply # 167247 26-Sep-2008 08:15
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freitasm: You probably haver a cached CSS file. Either delete your cache, or force refresh with CTRL-F5.

Yep, that's fixed it.  Cheers Smile

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  Reply # 167248 26-Sep-2008 08:26
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I have just had a bit of an issue with logging in, and it may be related to the search being moved (if not, sorry!).

Each time I tried to login (from the sites homepage), the login appears to fail, and I get redirected to a search page. A copy of the link I am sent to is below:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/search.asp?cx=partner-pub-3841542980804279%3Aqpnw49-z19d&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=&ret_page=%2Fdefault.asp%3F&user_name=Tahii&password=*Password removed by me*&submit=Login#19

It was only when I tried to post in the forums, and got the login screen with the cache clear andpassword removal options) that I was able to login.

I had tried clearing my cache and cookies too, and even restarting. I run Firefox 3.0.1 on Home Basic.

Hopefully a one-off, but enough for me to raise it here.

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  Reply # 167447 26-Sep-2008 22:58
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freitasm: We now have the search in the menu bar, and it's no longer in the sidebars...

You might want to make it slightly narrower, by a tiny bit... seems like 1024px wide screens don't like it, pushing it down to the next line and screwing the whole menu.

And you know what happens when something's not right with 1024px wide screens...




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Reply # 167456 27-Sep-2008 08:06
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manhinli: You might want to make it slightly narrower, by a tiny bit... seems like 1024px wide screens don't like it, pushing it down to the next line and screwing the whole menu.


How is that now? I've reduced the search box a bit - if still wraps around I will be reducing the space between menu options later...




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