Welcome To Websleuths # 2

Discussion in 'Welcome To Websleuths' started by Tricia, May 23, 2018.

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  1. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    I think the spectacles thing may be from watching a forum. Possibly when a new thread is started.

    TBH I've started ignoring the spectacles. The equivalent green dots on the old WS were my go to for finding content I was interested in. But the 'watched threads' function seems reliable and gives me what I need.

    As for new posts, I haven't noticed a problem, but I appreciate we may all be viewing slightly different things.

    Could you post up an example of new posts not showing? (Thinking about it, I'm not sure if that is possible.)

    As far as I can see 'new posts' only shows new unread posts. There is an option for 'recent posts' which shows everything, read or unread, maybe that will fix your issue.
     
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  2. Tortoise

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    Aha, so 'new posts' doesn't show the threads you have posted in from what I can gather, but 'recent posts' does.
     
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  3. Wire154a

    Wire154a Former Member

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    New Posts doesn't even show me the threads I've posted.
     
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    Wire154a Former Member

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    Thanks. The re-do here is certainly labyrinthine; misnomers abound.
     
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  5. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    The spectacles mean you have marked it as a watched thread. However, I think it also appears if you are watching a forum, even if you haven't specifically asked to watch that thread.
     
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    Raccoon sighting... not on a 23 story building in downtown Minneapolis but in my neighbors yard.
    I'm rooting for ya buddy but my pellet gun says this might sting a bit.
     
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  7. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Sort of. I think. 'new posts' will show all threads where there is a new post that you haven't read, even if you have posted in it.

    If you then click on recent posts it will show all threads by order of most recent post.

    I don't even look at the alerts, 'watched threads' and 'new posts' give me everything I need.

    It takes time to adjust, but I think the old site was so unuser-friendly that everyone had their own fiddles to make it work for them. The new site doesn't always accommodate those fiddles because it just works. It doesn't need them.

    Now the search function is working again I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

    It'd be nice to see who is viewing a thread, but apart from that I don't really see much that the new site can't do that the old one could.
     
  8. Wire154a

    Wire154a Former Member

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    Yes, definitely, on the who's viewing a thread.
     
  9. Shiressleuth

    Shiressleuth On Time Out

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    Can't you just chase it away or something or make a racket ?
     
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  10. Shiressleuth

    Shiressleuth On Time Out

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    So no more Asian spam? Well done Tricia for pulling up the drawbridge and repelling them successfully.
     
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  11. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    Just in case some don't know, even though there is no list of who is viewing, you can tell if a poster is still viewing by the green triangle in their avatar before their posts. See red arrow:
     

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    This raccoon could be abandoned, starving and its scaling the side of a 23 story building only to find catfood inside a Have.a.Heart trap then brought to some area miles from the city, let free and back at my neighbors yard.....
     
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    I can't find Recent Posts. Do you mean Recent Activity?
     
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    It takes two clicks on my machine. Click on New Posts and then somewhere along the top to the side it says Recent Posts, in blue text.
     
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    bears10 Well-Known Member

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    When I put my mouse over the green triangle on someone's avatar, it just says that the person is online, not that they are still viewing the specific thread.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Plucky Raccoon Summits, Reaches Top Of St. Paul Ubf Tower

    UBF Tower. Above another example of correctable error ("Ubf') which mars titles unless taken care of.
     
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    This is my question! I very, very rarely log on from a computer and almost exclusively visit WS on my iPhone. I am finding this format hard to read and navigate. Therefore, I can’t easily check in on the dozen or so threads I follow. I find myself visiting every few days instead of every day. Is there a format designed for mobile devices? I loved Tapatalk.

    That being said, thank you for all the hard work you’re doing. I try and support WS however I can because this forum is so important!
     
  20. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Have you tried clicking on 'watched threads'?

    It's like the old 'subscribed threads' but actually works.

    And it has its own button, rather than clicking on 'settings' to view it. (Well that's how I used to access it).

    ETA: I've never used tapatalk, maybe it's not comparable.
     
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