Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » April 12th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
April 12th, 2017, 5:10 pm
macstat wrote:
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edit: i noticed one issue with present colour scheme. I cant really tell which notifications i already visited, i dont see clear difference in colour between them.
Really? On mine new posts are orange and threads I've read are grey.
No, I think he's referring to the notifications option at the top right of the screen. The easiest way to know whether you've visited the threads mentioned in that list is to look for the orange circle with a tick inside as that indicates that you haven't read that particular one. Any that you've previously checked should have nothing there.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by macstat » April 12th, 2017, 7:44 pm

yeah that's exactly that .... hmm i only see those ticks when i hover my mouse on it (it either pops up or does nothing). I guess that will do ;)

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » April 12th, 2017, 7:49 pm

macstat wrote:
April 12th, 2017, 7:44 pm
yeah that's exactly that .... hmm i only see those ticks when i hover my mouse on it (it either pops up or does nothing). I guess that will do ;)
I'll admit it's not an ideal system. it could do with a slight background colour change or something more noticeable and easier to spot. Anyway, leave it with me and I'll see what can, if anything, be done about it.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by RoboticMonk3y » April 13th, 2017, 9:16 am

New forum theme looks great.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 20th, 2017, 9:02 am

Okay, so I didn't know where else to put it (come to think of it, maybe we could use a general "Feedback and General Suggestions"-type thread somewhere?), but how does the "Written Features" section work, exactly? Do the articles need to follow particular rules and/or restrictions, like word count? Should they be submitted for review by the team first? Or can members simply post a new topic whenever they want with the team deciding afterwards if the article is worth sharing on the main page?

I don't have anything specific in the oven at this very moment, I was just wondering. Seems like an underutilized and somewhat obscure section with a lot of potential to me.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » April 20th, 2017, 10:34 am

The written features thread is just collected pieces from the blog re-posted for the attention of those who only reside here in the forum and never visit caneandrinse.com (and with the hope of getting some extra feedback/discussion).

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 20th, 2017, 12:06 pm

Thanks, but... that hardly answers most of my questions... Who's allowed to write these articles? Should they follow particular rules and/or restrictions? How and where can they be submitted? Etc... Most of the authors seem to be forum members, so I'm guessing community participation isn't discouraged. But how?

I can't find any official explanation on either the forum or the main page. Am I just missing the obvious here?

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Post by ratsoalbion » April 20th, 2017, 12:49 pm

Well, the intention originally was that blog posts would be written by the core team, but committing to both the rigorous podcast schedule and the blog is a bit of an ask.

So basically I accept pitches (via email, PM or DM) from anyone - community members, bloggers etc. - on the understanding that we can't (currently) pay for content, and I consider each submission on a case by case basis.

Simple as that really.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 20th, 2017, 12:54 pm

Okay, great! That makes a lot more sense now. Thanks for the reply. :)

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Post by ratsoalbion » April 20th, 2017, 1:32 pm

No problem!

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by Suits » June 6th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Any progress with getting the forum to work with Tapatalk ??

I mainly browse the forum on my phone and using Safi to view and type is tricky - compared to TpaTalk.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » October 8th, 2017, 8:12 am

I hate to be harping on about this again, but I really don't understand why the Written Features section isn't being updated more often. I only just stumbled onto Michiel's great The subjectivity of difficulty article by way of randomly browsing the main page, and I think it would make for some fantastic conversational forum material.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » October 8th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Well, we publicise new articles on Twitter and Facebook, and we assume that those who are interested in Cane and Rinse beyond the podcast will follow us there at least, if not visit the homepage from time to time.

Jay's been incredibly busy completely re-doing the WordPress site with a new theme, so it probably hasn't been near the top of his priority list.

I'll try to remember to keep the folder in question up-to-date but we have an enormous amount of things to keep on top of and a relatively small amount of time to do it in, so I'm afraid some less essential things will get overlooked from time-to-time.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » October 8th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Ah, that's fair enough. I don't use any social media, and the frequent changes to the homepage have caused me to spend a lot more time on the forum, so I suppose I just happen to be part of the unlucky 1% who's been missing out on this stuff.

An internal footnote encouraging the author of any given feature to consider adding their own forum thread after publication would solve the issue without adding to the administrative workload, I think.

In the end, I know you're all very busy with the two podcasts, the editing and all the technical stuff as it is, so It's not that big of a deal.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » October 8th, 2017, 5:41 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 5:37 pm
An internal footnote encouraging the author of any given feature to consider adding their own forum thread after publication would solve the issue without adding to the administrative workload, I think.
This we have done previously, but it's certainly worth a reminder - as well as a nudge to our newer contributors, so I'll add that to me 'to-do' list for sure. Cheers, Camille.

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by Whippledip » October 19th, 2017, 2:13 am

Why are the "titles" underneath the avatars all Destiny related?

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » October 19th, 2017, 8:15 am

Because Jay was playing a lot of Destiny back in 2014!

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by KSubzero1000 » October 19th, 2017, 8:23 am

Ah, so that's what they are! I never made the connection...

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » November 3rd, 2017, 12:23 pm

Yeah, need to switch those to something else I think, anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » November 3rd, 2017, 12:25 pm

Destiny 2.

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