Forum Maintenance

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3 years 5 months

Posts: 92

We've been running some maintenenace on the forum database over the weekend which unfortunately didn't finish until late last night due to the size of it. I have just switched the forum back on and we will now look at all the styling issues that some of you have raised.

James

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15 years 1 month

Posts: 8,830

Welcome back and thanks for your ongoing efforts! The new Forum seems to be s slimmed down version, will we be getting back the missing features? E.G., will we be able to access all new posts with one click, are the members details going to return, are the number of posts going to be shown, do we have any friends left ?! :D

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3 years 5 months

Posts: 92

WIthin each forum you can click on the Latest Activity link as shown below which will show new posts. With regard to the other bits, we will look into this for you.

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14 years 3 months

Posts: 2,042

jamesm: Thanks for all your work with the new format. What worries me most is that everything is so slow to load. Can anything be done?

Also, has the function of getting to the last unread post now gone? And I find that have the latest post at the start of the pile is confusing - or can I invert the list myself?

Thanks.

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15 years

Posts: 4,796

Now we have two more issues:
1, Pics not showing up the Meteor thread.

2, Click *post reply* & nothing changes, click it a 2nd time & it says "this is a duplicate of a post you already made" & then you have to click the refresh button to get back to where you were & see the new post.

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10 years 3 months

Posts: 5,068

I have resolved the Meteor thread problem, ZRX. I have to share the pics a different way than I used to from Flickr on the old forum.
By comparison though, this version, is slow, unweildy, cranky to say the least, and just a complete pain in the hoop. What would normally take half an hour to post has just taken me the best part of 2 hours. Spurious gibberish error messages, ghost posts, it really is a backwards step.

Can we have the old one back please? It actually worked!

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3 years 5 months

Posts: 216

Please add new post back. At least you can keep up easy that way. Now I have to click on each forum, which is a pain.