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December 10, 2005 10:37:09 PM

there's a thread 8 pages long currently on the other section . I've read parts of it but could not remember which page I last visited. So I wave the pointer over the little page emblem (that is colored yellow) and it says underneath it "new posts" so I think great, then I click it and am not surprised when it says there have been no new posts since your last visit. So I'm thinking, the yellow flags said there was new posts, so I go ahead and open up the last page. Yup, you guessed it, there was a new post at the bottom.

What is so darn hard about making a simple thing work the way it's supposed to work .

This isn't rocket science, thank God because we'd all be dead from an explosion by now.

If you detect a note of sarcasm in my post then




















































GOOD! I made myself clear!

This is getting old fast.
If you people get more visitors to the forum then don't you think it would be a good idea for the forum to work correctly? [/more sarcasm]

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December 12, 2005 2:54:46 AM

Not sure if I made myself clear about what I'm tring to say.

........HERE.........
December 12, 2005 3:18:47 AM

Russ, you're on fire tonight, mate! :) 

Two references to sarcasm has me worried! Are you doing ok?
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December 12, 2005 3:22:34 AM

Actually the second post wasn't meant to be sarcastic.
I was told that it wasn't clear what I was talking about, so I created a little demo.
December 12, 2005 3:27:41 AM

8)

Ok, well I'm sure the lads will fix it.

Whats that old adage: cant see the forest for the trees. I admire you guys for picking up on all of the bugs [small or otherwise] because I can tell you I rarely see the forest or the trees for that matter so I'm typically hopeless at bug/fault reporting.
December 12, 2005 6:41:08 PM

russel, if you are referring to the option to 'view posts since last visit' as I have indicated before, that shows your posts since your 'real' last visit.

The little orange icons indicate posts you have not read yet (unless older than 7 days at which time they turn white).

Does this clarify it. The 7 day back logic was put in there by popular demand, since people were moving among computers, diff. locations, etc. and they did not want to miss any new posts.

Does this clarify :?:
December 12, 2005 8:35:21 PM

NO NO NO

The black arrow next to the yellow page (in the topic column) if you will place your cursor over it you will see a text box that says "view newest post". Now if you do the same thing on the black arrow next to the white page ( in the last post column) you will see a text box that says "view latest post". This one in the last post column works and takes you to the last post in the thread.

The one in the topic column always sends you to a page that says "No new posts since your last visit". This one (in the topic column) is broke. Seven days has nothing to do with it. There are plenty of new posts in the topics where I click this arrow yet it always sends me to this same "No new posts since your last visit" page. Please fix it so that it will link to the first unread post in that topic. It's broke now and not doing anyone any good so why not fix it and use it to quickly link to the first unread thread in that topic. This way someone when they go to a subsection can immediately go to where they left off in any topic.

Hopefully This time I have made myself clear. It's not your fault that you haven't understood what I have been trying to say because someone else told me that they didn't get it either. Therefore I Apologize for my sarcasm.

Russell
December 12, 2005 8:41:23 PM

aahh,, I see it now. Wow, weird no one caught that before (Ned, are you listening :lol:  :lol:  ). Ok, will fix. Your idea to send to the first unread is a good one.

steve
December 12, 2005 8:48:17 PM

I guess it's hard to believe that I used to write technical lesson plans. [/dusts off techie writing abilities]
December 12, 2005 8:51:12 PM

I'm just curious. Would you mind going back and looking at the little movie I linked to in my previous post and critique it as to what I did wrong . I thought for sure that would explain.
December 12, 2005 9:42:03 PM

OMFG! I swear on my life I just noticed this about an hour ago. I wasn't sure it was a bug. Well done Russell - Good catch. :lol: 
December 12, 2005 9:58:54 PM

takes a bow
Throws kisses to the audience
Hands locked together overhead victoriously
Takes another bow
thank you, thank you very much
exits stage right
December 12, 2005 10:09:01 PM

*Throws eggs and bottles of piss*

:roll:
December 12, 2005 10:13:06 PM

Fixed. Please test.
December 12, 2005 10:38:44 PM

It works, but Steve - Please listen to me when I say this:

THIS AMAZING FEATURE (WHICH IS REALLY USEFUL) NEEDS TO BE INPLACE OF THE LAST POSTER FIELD. It's too hidden. I've never even noticed it before.
December 12, 2005 10:40:30 PM

From a user interface standpoint, it is pretty hard to stick it in that field, and differentiate it from last post. At the end, it will turn out to be a small graphic icon, and just as hard to see.

no?
December 12, 2005 10:44:26 PM

I don't know what you mean exactly. If it is in a field with a heading then it is much easier to work out what the little icon does.


Anyway, tell me one good use for the last Poster field. It's stupid.
December 12, 2005 11:05:41 PM

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It works, but Steve - Please listen to me when I say this:

THIS AMAZING FEATURE (WHICH IS REALLY USEFUL) NEEDS TO BE INPLACE OF THE LAST POSTER FIELD. It's too hidden. I've never even noticed it before.


Glad you like it. This is what I wanted for weeks now.
Thank you Steve for fixing it. I tested it and it works great!

Ned it might be a good idea to include this in the frequently asked questions. What you think ?
December 12, 2005 11:17:27 PM

Lol, no one ever reads the FAQ.
December 12, 2005 11:28:59 PM

Yes, it would need it's own column, but then that column would be empty if one is not logged in/or status is white.

So intead, once could have a small textual icon instead of the orange icon...
December 12, 2005 11:30:01 PM

But keep this in mind: only true forum addicts really care for this feature, and they would know.

I have frequented many forums, and have never looked/cared for such a feature, since I don't spend xx hours a day on them, and if I do, then I would know.
December 13, 2005 12:07:53 PM

If someone isn't logged in / white status light then the link could just point to the last post.

Anyway, I'll ask again - What use is it knowing who the last poster in a thread was?
December 13, 2005 12:11:07 PM

How about making the thread title link to the first unread post. At the moment it opens up the first page, you could easily make the 'Page 1 2 3' etc link open the first page.

How about you give that idea a test - That's the only way we know if we'll like it or not.
December 13, 2005 4:38:55 PM

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aahh,, I see it now. Wow, weird no one caught that before (Ned, are you listening :lol:  :lol:  ). Ok, will fix. Your idea to send to the first unread is a good one.

steve
No one has caught it before?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/community/Posts-Thread-W...

Not only did I describe this, send you screen shots of this by email, and draw an ASCII image of it, but now I've even found a freaking image host so that I could IMG tag a screen shot of it with big red highlighting to point it out in my thread on it.

I've only been not catching this one since the sixth of December. :roll:
December 13, 2005 5:29:32 PM

slvr, I look at the thread again, and I am sure you caught it, but I could not figure out. Glad you found a good image hosting place, as one pic is worth a thousand words (or whatever).

Ok, you get credit too :trophy: :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy:
December 13, 2005 6:19:16 PM

Quote:
aahh,, I see it now. Wow, weird no one caught that before (Ned, are you listening :lol:  :lol:  ). Ok, will fix. Your idea to send to the first unread is a good one.

steve
No one has caught it before?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/community/Posts-Thread-W...

Not only did I describe this, send you screen shots of this by email, and draw an ASCII image of it, but now I've even found a freaking image host so that I could IMG tag a screen shot of it with big red highlighting to point it out in my thread on it.

I've only been not catching this one since the sixth of December. :roll:

Look man this isn't a frickin Competition , we're trying to fix the forum!
since green seems to be your favorite color today I'll one up you.

........................November 17th 2005

By the way, how old are you?
December 13, 2005 8:05:35 PM

What are you talking about - Of course it is a competition. Makes bug finding fun. Say Steve, how about getting us a running total of bug finds and bug assists for each member? :D  :D  :D 
December 13, 2005 8:12:43 PM

Do I want to encourage you in finding even more bugs /* shakes head and walks away */.

ok, just kidding.
December 14, 2005 3:33:35 AM

I just counted.

I have 92 finds. Ned has zero.
December 14, 2005 2:48:41 PM

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Look man this isn't a frickin Competition
I never said it was a competition. I never even remotely implied that it was, Mr. Touchy. I was just perturbed that I'd been spinning my wheels reporting that bug for a week and getting no where with it.

Instead of being so damn over-sensitive to things that people didn't even remotely imply, why don't you just grow up?

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we're trying to fix the forum!
No, really? Gee, I had no idea! :? Maybe you haven't noticed, but I've only been working my asterisk off trying to help with that. I mean it's not like I'm one of the prominent bug reporters here or anything. No, I've been no help whatsoever. :roll:

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since green seems to be your favorite color today I'll one up you.

........................November 17th 2005
Hey, if you want to turn this into a childish competition, especially after claiming that it isn't one, then that's your choice. If you're going to act like an idiot, than I'm afraid I'm just going to have to put you in your place: November 7th 2005

And green is so yesterday.

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By the way, how old are you?
If you have to ask, you can't afford it. Haven't you been schooled enough for one day?
December 14, 2005 3:32:48 PM

Are you fighting again?

*drags slvr off to the principal's office*
December 14, 2005 4:53:13 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Who me?

I'm innocent.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
!