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    This topic contains 37 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 1 year, 4 months ago.

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    • #61546 Reply

      anonymous

      Any chance the topic start date could be visible when viewing a forum? Makes it easier to spot new topics since last visit.

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    • #61780 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      There’s a handy bunch of links on the right-hand panel, for new posts in the last day-to-month etc. That should achieve the result you seem to be after. Just below the search for topics links are recent posts, also very helpful.

      In terms of seeing the day a topic was started, by clicking on the Comment on the AskWoody Lounge link on any topic, the top post shows the date/timestamp of the original posting, and a link to the full blog post. You will also see the timestamp directly under the topic heading, on the home page.

      Happy browsing!

      topics-rh-panel

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    • #66910 Reply

      PhotM
      AskWoody Lounger

      Woody,

      Are you aware that this “Comments are closed.” appears on many pages where I have ‘Replied’ on, including this one.

      What I would like to see at the top of the ‘Reply Pages’ is the original AskWoody Blog Post that the Replies are connected to, I believe like before. Is this possible or Coming?

      Best Regards,

      Crysta

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      1. Tower Totals: 2xSSD ~512GB, 2xHHD 20 TB, Memory 32GB

      SSDs: 6xOS Partitions, 2xW8.1 Main & Test, 2x10.0 Test, Pro, x64

      CPU i7 2600 K, SandyBridge/CougarPoint, 4 cores, 8 Threads, 3.4 GHz
      Graphics Radeon RX 580, Neither Over Clocked

      2xMonitors Asus DVI, Sony 55" UHD TV HDMI

      1. NUC 5i7 2cores, 4 Thread, Memory 8GB, 3.1 GHz, M2SSD 140GB
      1xOS W8.1 Pro, NAS Dependent, Same Sony above.

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      Best Regards,

      Crysta

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    • #67511 Reply

      Sessh
      AskWoody Lounger

      Yes, I noticed that about the “Comments are Closed” thing as well. It appears below the “Submit” button on all threads I’ve looked.

      Also on seeing the day a topic was started. While clicking on the topic link will show you, it’s an extra step that could be removed by simply having it with the thread title right there for all to see. There’s plenty of extra space there to find a place for it, ya know? The more information that can be shown to people browsing the forums without any extra steps taken, the more user friendly it is. Anyway, just a thought.

      I also miss how it would tell you (on the AskWoody home page) how many comments currently existed on a topic without clicking on anything. It is a matter of convenience is all and it’s now missing. For example, it used to say “No Comments” or it would say “X comments” with X being the number of comments that existed. Clicking on it would then open the comments section to the topic, but this has been replaced with a link that just says “Comment on the AskWoody Lounge”, so it’s less information that what was there before.

      Just my 2cents. 🙂

      • #67865 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Are you aware that this “Comments are closed.” appears on many pages where I have ‘Replied’ on, including this one.

        Comments were closed on this Topic because I screwed up! I think it’s fixed now. Sorry. If you hit other Topics with comments closed, yell real loud.

        I also miss how it would tell you (on the AskWoody home page) how many comments currently existed on a topic without clicking on anything. It is a matter of convenience is all and it’s now missing. For example, it used to say “No Comments” or it would say “X comments” with X being the number of comments that existed.

        The number-of-comments link on the old AskWoody has been replaced with a link into the new Lounge. I don’t know of any way to show the number of replies in the new Lounge. Sorry!

        What I would like to see at the top of the ‘Reply Pages’ is the original AskWoody Blog Post that the Replies are connected to, I believe like before. Is this possible or Coming?

        Best I can do is a link, without reprogramming the innards of bbPress, I think.

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        • #75158 Reply

          Kirsty
          AskWoody MVP

          Comments were closed on this Topic … I think it’s fixed now.

          I’m still seeing it everywhere, also mentioned a few hours ago.

          • #75388 Reply

            Woody Lounger
            AskWoody Lounger

            Weird. I’m posting this from an AskWoody Lounger account – no Comments are closed message here.

            Lemme try with an MVP account and anonymously.

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            • #75442 Reply

              PKCano
              AskWoody MVP

              But I see “Comments are closed” at the very bottom of this topic.

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            • #75444 Reply

              Hmmmm… then how were you able to post on this Topic?

              Ohhhhhh… NOW I see it. Yes, “Comments are closed” is below the submit button. I wonder why?

            • #75488 Reply

              Kirsty
              AskWoody MVP

              That gets back to your website builders employing Replies, not Comments, methinks? Part of the particular package they used…

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            • #76024 Reply

              woody
              Da Boss

              Gonna find out, real quick. 🙂

            • #75471 Reply

              Kirsty
              AskWoody MVP

              This is what I can see on this page, for example, before logging in.

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          • #75441 Reply

            Posting with an MVP account. No problem.

            • #77603 Reply

              PhotM
              AskWoody Lounger

              Woody, Note Time Stamp,

              I am Posting as just me:

              “Comments are closed.” at bottom…..

              Comments are closed.

              Best Regards,

              Crysta

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              1. Tower Totals: 2xSSD ~512GB, 2xHHD 20 TB, Memory 32GB

              SSDs: 6xOS Partitions, 2xW8.1 Main & Test, 2x10.0 Test, Pro, x64

              CPU i7 2600 K, SandyBridge/CougarPoint, 4 cores, 8 Threads, 3.4 GHz
              Graphics Radeon RX 580, Neither Over Clocked

              2xMonitors Asus DVI, Sony 55" UHD TV HDMI

              1. NUC 5i7 2cores, 4 Thread, Memory 8GB, 3.1 GHz, M2SSD 140GB
              1xOS W8.1 Pro, NAS Dependent, Same Sony above.

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              Best Regards,

              Crysta

              • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  PhotM. Reason: Trying to add an Image from my PC but could not
      • #80563 Reply

        anonymous

        (different anonymous) +1 to adding the start date to the topic lists. If I have to click into each topic to find out how old it is, well, I won’t do that, so I will simply miss topics of interest rather than wade through lots of topics of no interest. The “handy list of links” isn’t helpful here. It does not give me a way to identify “necro posting” on old topics, which a start date would do.

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        • #80599 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          I just found the switch. How does it look now?

          (In case it isn’t obvious, I’m learning this stuff as I go along. ? )

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    • #69732 Reply

      walker
      AskWoody Lounger

      How do I unsubscribe to a topic that I subscribed to in error?

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      • #69777 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        Which topic do you want to unsubscribe to?

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      • #70285 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        There are two ways to unsubscribe. The easiest is to click on the UnSubscribe link on the top of the topic page:

        Unsubscribe-1

        The other is through your profile – click on your user name (the hyperlink in the left of any of your posts), select Subscriptions from the menu on the left, and click the pink X button next to any topic you wish to unsubscribe to.

        The Notify me of follow-up replies via email can also be selected/deselected on any post.

        Hope that helps.

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    • #69951 Reply

      walker
      AskWoody Lounger

      MS Defcon 3, Cautiously Update Windows & Office. I wasn’t aware I had subscribed. I can come
      here and read it so no need to subscribe (unless I’m reading this wrong?). I received 2 e-mails which alerted me.

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      • #70012 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        Will leave a message for Woody. He has to do it.

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        • #72012 Reply

          PKCano
          AskWoody MVP

          There are two ways to unsubscribe. The easiest is to click on the UnSubscribe link on the top of the topic page:

          Unsubscribe-1

          The other is through your profile – click on your user name (the hyperlink in the left of any of your posts), select Subscriptions from the menu on the left, and click the pink X button next to any topic you wish to unsubscribe to.

          The Notify me of follow-up replies via email can also be selected/deselected on any post.

          Hope that helps.

          You can unsubscribe yourself – see the above instructions.
          Thanks, Kristy!

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      • #71529 Reply

        Woody Lounger
        AskWoody Lounger

        I just unsubscribed you from MS-DEFCON 3…

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    • #72798 Reply

      walker
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thank you, everyone, for all of your help. PKCano, Kirsty, and whoever unsubscribed me (Woody?). You are all WONDERFUL!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • #75389 Reply

      anonymous

      Comment posted while logged out – an Anonymous account. -Woody

    • #78615 Reply

      AJNorth
      AskWoody Lounger

      Bravo!

      Now all I need do is figure out who’s on first — that is, where to find what (yes, I know: on Second).

      (Those not familiar with one of THE all-time classic routines of American humor, please visit http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml .)

      Whos-on-First

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      • #78620 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        I’d say that particular gag is fairly much universal! Definitely a classic.

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      • #99009 Reply

        Tiny
        AskWoody Lounger

        Now all I need do is figure out who’s on first — that is, where to find what (yes, I know: on Second).

        Have you seen the routine by Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal and Jimmy Fallon?

        Who’s On First: The Sequel

        Where am I? What am I doing in this hand basket?

    • #81236 Reply

      PhotM
      AskWoody Lounger

      I just found the switch. How does it look now?

      (In case it isn’t obvious, I’m learning this stuff as I go along. ? )

      That did it for me. Your doing fine, hope the input we give Helps,
      I haven’t checked you “Restrictions” yet, though, still doing Email.

      Best Regards,

      Crysta

      PS When I ‘Clicked’ “Insert into ?Content?” it Submited the Post and gave me your Emogi in really large form????

      --------------------------------------

      1. Tower Totals: 2xSSD ~512GB, 2xHHD 20 TB, Memory 32GB

      SSDs: 6xOS Partitions, 2xW8.1 Main & Test, 2x10.0 Test, Pro, x64

      CPU i7 2600 K, SandyBridge/CougarPoint, 4 cores, 8 Threads, 3.4 GHz
      Graphics Radeon RX 580, Neither Over Clocked

      2xMonitors Asus DVI, Sony 55" UHD TV HDMI

      1. NUC 5i7 2cores, 4 Thread, Memory 8GB, 3.1 GHz, M2SSD 140GB
      1xOS W8.1 Pro, NAS Dependent, Same Sony above.

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      Best Regards,

      Crysta

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      • #82226 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        PS When I ‘Clicked’ “Instert into ?Content?” it Submited the Post and gave me your Emogi in really large form????

        A problem noted in beta testing, but the previous method of changing its size manually doesn’t seem to be available.
        Thks for noting that Comments are Closed has gone today – I’d not spotted that, until I read your post.

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      • #82811 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        I had another look at the text given in the quote, and removed the https link in it, which shrunk that graphic back down to size. Not exactly a magic wand, but if it happens again, that’s the edit to look for. Thank you 😉

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    • #98783 Reply

      anonymous

      Recommendation #1: There are several places (“Recent Topics” list, and https://www.askwoody.com/forums/view/latest-topics/) where the date that is shown next to a given topic is confusing and misleading, in my opinion. In both of these cases, the date that is shown is the date of the most recent reply in the topic, not the date of the start of the topic (unless there are no replies). However, in both of these cases, the topics are ordered by topic start date. I recommend either changing this date to the start date of the topic, or, if that is not possible, then remove the date.

      Recommendation #2: Change “Topics Freshness” to “Recently Active Topics”.

      Recommendation #3: Make “Topics Freshness” link more prominent because it’s very useful.

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      • #98787 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Recommendation #1: There are several places (“Recent Topics” list, and https://www.askwoody.com/forums/view/latest-topics/) where the date that is shown next to a given topic is confusing and misleading, in my opinion. In both of these cases, the date that is shown is the date of the most recent reply in the topic, not the date of the start of the topic (unless there are no replies). However, in both of these cases, the topics are ordered by topic start date. I recommend either changing this date to the start date of the topic, or, if that is not possible, then remove the date.

        I’ll have the devs look into it. The coffers are a bit low at the moment. 🙂

        Recommendation #2: Change “Topics Freshness” to “Recently Active Topics”.

        Done. Good idea.

        Recommendation #3: Make “Topics Freshness” link more prominent because it’s very useful.

        Great idea, but I don’t have a whole lot of control over the Search for Topics box. I can delete entries, if that’ll help, but I don’t see a way to move them around or bold any of them.

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        • #98852 Reply

          anonymous

          Thank you for the change, and consideration of ideas :).

    • #105142 Reply

      glnz
      AskWoody Lounger

      How can I insert an annoying photo as my avatar?

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    • #88591 Reply

      LH
      AskWoody Lounger

      In the “old” blog at the top of each article there was a link to the comments section for the article. The link indicated the number of comments. I found this useful: if there no comments I could skip to the next article.

      Now, in the “new” blog there is always a link titled Comment on the AskWoody Lounge with no indication as to whether there are any comments. Often I click the link only to find there are no comments to read. This is not a major deal, but it does get a little frustrating. I could save ten seconds by not clicking the link if I knew there were no comments yet :-).

      So my suggestion is to add the number of comments in parentheses – e.g., Comment on the AskWoody Lounge (nn) where nn is the number of current comments (0 if none yet). Besides simply indicating whether there were any, or none at all, this would also indicate the popularity and/or controversy of the article in question.

      Generally, I think the Lounge is a great improvement.

    • #88622 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      @lh
      This has been discussed here:

      The number-of-comments link on the old AskWoody has been replaced with a link into the new Lounge. I don’t know of any way to show the number of replies in the new Lounge. Sorry!

      PhotM wrote:

      What I would like to see at the top of the ‘Reply Pages’ is the original AskWoody Blog Post that the Replies are connected to, I believe like before. Is this possible or Coming?

      Best I can do is a link, without reprogramming the innards of bbPress, I think.

      Hope this helps.

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      LH

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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