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View Posts link functions updated

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:01 pm

As requested after launch, the code has been rolled out.

The red links at the top of the Forum Index page now use the native phpBB3 forum presentation instead of the generic site-wide Search results 'look'):

View unanswered posts
View unread posts
View new posts
View active topics

Hope it helps.
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby desmond » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:06 pm

Nice!

Shall update bookmarks accordingly - thanks!
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:30 pm

Yes, the View New Posts link is an excellent way of seeing what's going on each time you revisit the site. I've set it up as a default bookmark on my own Browser:

http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/searc ... d=newposts

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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:53 pm

Excellent! :thumbup:

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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby zenguitar » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:13 pm

And post tweaks I am finding that the site is a lot more responsive. It loads and opens a LOT quicker for me and my ancient Windows Vista laptop.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Kwackman » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:11 am

The "latest posts" button is now updating more often, showing posts made less than a minute ago.
Previously (for me anyway) the "latest posts" was very slow at updating.
Thanks. :thumbup:
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Forum Admin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:14 am

Kwackman wrote:The "latest posts" button is now updating more often, showing posts made less than a minute ago.
Previously (for me anyway) the "latest posts" was very slow at updating.
Thanks. :thumbup:

That's because previously we had a cache in place that refreshed after a given time. It was part of optimising the site speed/page load, but it's been reduced and the forum 'Latest Posts' searches use a different method.

Glad you're finding it useful.
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby The Korff » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:41 am

Forum Admin wrote:
Kwackman wrote:The "latest posts" button is now updating more often, showing posts made less than a minute ago.
Previously (for me anyway) the "latest posts" was very slow at updating.
Thanks. :thumbup:

That's because previously we had a cache in place that refreshed after a given time. It was part of optimising the site speed/page load, but it's been reduced and the forum 'Latest Posts' searches use a different method.

Glad you're finding it useful.

Hurrah!!

That fixes one of my only real problems with the new forum. My way of browsing is to just have a tab open showing new posts (or 'Today's Active Topics', as it used to be called), and then refresh it every now and then to see what's been going on since I last looked. The faster update times really help!

Cheers,

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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Mixedup » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Yep, what Korff said — so thanks from me too.
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Eazy360 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:14 am

I can't seem to view my posts. I am still new...just thought i'd ask? Cheers
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Eazy360 wrote:I can't seem to view my posts. I am still new...just thought i'd ask? Cheers

Hi Eazy360, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

We moderators have to approve the first five posts of any new arrival, as otherwise we get so much spam advertising.

I've just approved your first two posts, so you should now be able to see them ;)


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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:53 pm

It's the first three posts, not five -- but other than that small detail it's as Martin says: your first few posts go into a holding queue to be vetted and approved by a moderator before appearing in public.

As the mods are volunteers and pop in and out of the forum at different times of day it can take anything from a brief moment to a few hours before a new post is sanctioned. Please be patient -- the delay is a very minor frustration compared to that which would be caused if the spammers had free reign here.

And after your third post all of your posts will appear instantly without intervention.

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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby Eazy360 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks Bruh for the approval!
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Re: View Posts link functions updated

Postby JRSTARR » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:12 pm

zenguitar wrote:And post tweaks I am finding that the site is a lot more responsive. It loads and opens a LOT quicker for me and my ancient Windows Vista laptop.

Andy :beamup:
Seems like that would improve the site yes. Even if this is my first time on! lol you guys are on top of it.
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