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Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #45
interesting,,,,

there's a place to make sure i tell everyone im transgendered for not,,,,

but there is not a question to answer about "what car do i have?:"

seems reasonable that a site about cars should show that info or a misc box to list this.. instead of  putting it in the sig.

the sig area limits you to 300 characters.

right now i cant change my "GENDER"  till i reduce my character count in my sig,, which means on the page in my profile to edit my GENDER,, it wont make the changes till i reduce my signature count.

complicated.....................

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #46
also,
i have an ongoing resto project in engine swapping.. 5 years of the pictures are not showing up.

,,i am going to look back over post 1 again to double check but do i assume all of these pics are now gone?

update,,, so  i assume you all are still working on older images to translate over to this platform??

Alex is working on a way to translate the old attachments to the new format. There are no scripts to automatically do that so it may take some time. We are absolutely committed to returning all of the old images.

As for the attached images...there is some back-end control of how they display. Just tweaked some things, let me know if that’s better. There have been very few attachments since the new layout debuted so we haven’t had much of a metric to evaluate them.

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #47
Sig sizes, character count, etc. have just been tweaked a bit which should help. There is still a cap on height because otherwise the page will get crazy cluttered and scroll down a lot more than necessary. We’re doing what we can to accommodate ya.

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #48
So there used to be a User CP where I could go back and see a list of all the threads I started.  Can someone walk me through how to do that in this new layout?

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Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #49
So there used to be a User CP where I could go back and see a list of all the threads I started.  Can someone walk me through how to do that in this new layout?

Yep...go to your profile (upper right, "My Account"). Then go to Forum Profile. On that page you will see, toward the upper left, a button called Profile Info...click that. Under it is a tab titled "Recent Activity". I don't know why it's so buried. It is doubtful we can place that somewhere else. But it does look like what was on the old board, at least.

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #50
Ah ha!  Found it, thanks a million!!!

Back to the search function, thanks for moving that out as I think that will help folks especially new members.  One thing, any chance it will be more robust so that you can search for topics started by a member or narrow the search to specific forums?  Again, this search function is very limited compared to the old one.  I know you guys are swamped but if you can put it on the list to get to at some point that is good enough.

Site is shaping up and looking better every time I log in.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang coupe that beat your mom's LTD

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #51
From what I'm reading about the search function for this system, the lack of granular details is universal, so it's not just us. The devs are supposed to be refining it for a future release. There is no plug-in right now to help, and there are no buttons to click to make the search function more extensible (wish it was that easy).

Our indexing of the site is finally done now, so hopefully that helps a bit. Searches should be more precise and a lot quicker since everything is catalogued now. At the very least, the majority of the issues that plagued the old vBulletin search function are gone now. It's just the fine details that need tweaked. We'll get there eventually.

Oh, almost forgot...the colored squares under your avatar denote which group you belong to. Admins are red, mods are blue, everyone else is yellow. There seems to be a threshold for the number of squares (1 for a n00b, three for x number of posts, then 5 for over x many posts). I have not found a way to convert those to actual post count numbers. Even custom themes don't have that option. You can browse someone's profile to see their actual post number, though. They carried over from the old board and picked right back up here.

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #52
Hang on a tick...I just noticed something that should really help with searching.

If you click on the 'Search' button at the top, you go to the full search page. Down at the bottom is a bar with text inside..."Choose a board to search in, or search all". By default that bar is collapsed. Click on the arrow on the far right side of the bar (or click on that text, because it is hot-linked), and you get ALL kinds of options for where to search. You can narrow it down to just one particular forum, or search a few of them, or tick a box and search all of them.

That should greatly help! I'm gonna see if we can make that section uncollapsed at the bottom so people can see it every time.

Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #53
I did notice that if you click on "my profile" the summary page has your number of posts


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Re: Welcome To The New Board!

Reply #54
Eric,

Holy crap, I completely missed the collapsed section so that helps a ton.  Hopefully they make the rest of the search function a little more robust on the next release.  Cannot thank you guys enough for taking all of this on and continuing to march through all the little things.   This is one of my favorite sites so I am glad it got a face lift.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang coupe that beat your mom's LTD