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Posted: 21 June 2012 11:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 511 ]
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6. Threads newly posted to will not pop back to the top of the list. All Threads remain stationary regardless of new posts to them.

I find this the most un-user friendly part of the fourms. I know you can choose to ‘View New Posts’ or today’s active topics but this doesn’t filter by forum, so is not user friendly etiher. I find I visit the forums less now because of it.  I think the phpbb forum was much better and don’t quite understand why that had to change as it’s known reliable software which can easily be incorporated into sites..downer

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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 512 ]
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IanzThingz - 21 June 2012 01:15 PM

Finally got thru changing my old forum links to forumarchive so they work now smile


Now that you no longer need it, there’s this thing…

Hint: automatic redirect for old forum with firefox addon
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/1589

Yh, cheers for that, but I’m a chrome user, unless its compatible? smile

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Posted: 22 June 2012 03:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 513 ]
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Hehheh, good point. smirk Probably not compatible at all.

(Yet the sales pitch continues…)

I don’t tend to think of that… I have Firefox as default, and run IE at the same time, whenever it does something better.
They play well together, so I’d hope Chrome does too.

Sounds like Chrome is getting people past some bugs I haven’t hit yet. I’ll probably be needing it soon.

The redirector is a big deal to me, because I’m still googling the archives for all sorts of topics.
Copying dozens of possible hits, for search&replace; gets old fast.

I hope we see the day when we don’t need workarounds…

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Posted: 22 June 2012 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 514 ]
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I don’t even know why they had to change it, I mean the new forums are www.daz3d.com/forums and the old was www.forum.daz3d.com so its not as if there would have been any confusion, unless of course they were thinking of new users?

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Posted: 22 June 2012 03:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 515 ]
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IanzThingz - 22 June 2012 03:33 AM

I don’t even know why they had to change it, I mean the new forums are www.daz3d.com/forums and the old was www.forum.daz3d.com so its not as if there would have been any confusion, unless of course they were thinking of new users?


Yeah, there’s no conflict in the old and new addresses. I’m puzzled, too. They’d planned to leave it the same. No idea what changed about that.

Over there, one of the moderators said it had been decided to leave them at the same address, for the sake of old bookmarks.

Meanwhile Google has its search results spread over 4 addresses (ruining site search).

Three click right through, but the original addy needs to be translated.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 516 ]
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Yh, I remember that being said also, is a question of the left hand not knowing what the right is up to I wonder? wink

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Posted: 22 June 2012 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 517 ]
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Eva1 - 21 June 2012 11:20 PM

6. Threads newly posted to will not pop back to the top of the list. All Threads remain stationary regardless of new posts to them.

I find this the most un-user friendly part of the fourms. I know you can choose to ‘View New Posts’ or today’s active topics but this doesn’t filter by forum, so is not user friendly etiher. I find I visit the forums less now because of it.  I think the phpbb forum was much better and don’t quite understand why that had to change as it’s known reliable software which can easily be incorporated into sites..downer

The likely reason on this one is that the store and forum software was a package deal.  Kind of like a free trailer with a truck.  Even if you have a trailer that you used with your old truck, when you get the new one it seems a shame not to use the shiny new trailer.


Or if you like, there’s always this possible scenario…


DAZ management:  “We paid for it, we’re gonna use it.”
Customers:  “It don’t work!”
Staff:  “We know…”
Management:  “It will work.  We paid for it, so it will work.  Make it work…”
Staff:  “Grr…”
Customers:  “Grr…”


Perhaps the management is being stubborn, perhaps the software support people are being stubborn.  Most likely the true situation is an area somewhere in the middle of all the things we can imagine that would lead to what we’re seeing.  I have faith that DAZ will make its customers happy in the end and while we may have a few bumps in the road, those that stick with it will be rewarded in some way yet unforeseen.  It will get better and I’ll be surprised if some of the people jumping in the lifeboats don’t wish they had stuck around for the party.  Gonna cost ‘em $30 extra to get back in…

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Posted: 22 June 2012 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 518 ]
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THe Store and the forum are too much connected to be able to do things any other way that the way they have gone.

However they are searching for ways to tweak the forums all the time, so it will get there, believe and send good vibes, it will happen, eventually.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 519 ]
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I get logged out of the forum so often.  Sometimes it happens after i post and then go to a different thread and what? I am logged out.  I try to log in, but it says I am logged in and goes to my account page.  i have to log out and log back in and then after all that ordeal I have to go search for the thread I was reading last as it will not take me to that after i log back in.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 520 ]
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Happens to me about 5 times a day.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 521 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 22 June 2012 11:47 AM

I get logged out of the forum so often.  Sometimes it happens after i post and then go to a different thread and what? I am logged out.  I try to log in, but it says I am logged in and goes to my account page.  i have to log out and log back in and then after all that ordeal I have to go search for the thread I was reading last as it will not take me to that after i log back in.

Cho gave me a good idea, I have taken to copying long posts before I submit, in case it messes up!

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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 522 ]
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I do the same.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 523 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 22 June 2012 11:47 AM

i have to log out and log back in and then after all that ordeal I have to go search for the thread I was reading last as it will not take me to that after i log back in.


And now the thread has probably been marked read, so it doesn’t stand out, or show in new posts. confused

Yeah, used to happen to me about 20 times per day. Then 0 per day… back to 20… and now 0 again…

I think I see where this is heading… <cringe>

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 524 ]
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Frank0314 - 22 June 2012 12:49 PM

Happens to me about 5 times a day.


Being logged out, or being logged out during a post? smile

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 525 ]
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T Jaiman - 22 June 2012 01:12 PM
Frank0314 - 22 June 2012 12:49 PM

Happens to me about 5 times a day.


Being logged out, or being logged out during a post? smile

Both :/

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