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Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Spark, I'm having an issue leaving feedback. I'm trying to leave feedback for the OP of this thread, since I had something he wanted here, so I PM'ed him and sold him a Sebenza. Now when I try to leave him a feedback, I get this...

    BF_FeedbackIssue.jpg
     
  2. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Thanks! :eek:
     
  3. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Can we go any smaller? I'm running the dark theme now and it's better, but still enormous compared to the old site in full desktop mode.

    I like the new SW and all the new features, but speaking frankly, I've been on the forums much less since the update because it's more of a chore to browse. Still too much scrolling and searching. 1-2 posts visible at best vs. 3-4 average on the old forum.

    Give me a theme running about half the size of this dark one or a desktop version option and I'll be a happy camper.
     
  4. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    I'm also not seeing any signatures. I've checked and I do have them set to show in my preferences.
     
  5. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Running on a phone? Vertical it hides certain things so that more can be displayed. Maybe turning it sideways will display more stuff?
     
  6. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Ok, that's the issue... I really hate this "optimized for mobile" stuff. So now I'm stuck without signatures or holding my phone at an awkward position.

    Is there any way to get the landscape layout in the vertical position? That would be ideal I think.
     
  7. KingMC

    KingMC Chaotic neutral Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Both you and the person you are leaving feedback for have to have posted in the thread being used, one of you starting the thread and the other with at least a comment. Otherwise, no feedback can get left.
     
  8. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Yeah, you are used to seeing a desktop site on your mobile device. This new setup has changed that. The previous, non-mobile iteration was too small to read when on mobile screens without a bunch of zooming in then zooming out again. These designs are readable on any device

    I'm still tweaking things to make it easier to use. Be sure to use the categories tab in the Navigation Bar up top - you can quickly go from category to category to avoid a bunch of scrolling
     
  9. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Browsing the forum is easy enough, but scanning threads is tedious at best. No sans-dumbass tab and now troll posts take up either a full screens length or more.

    I used some google-fu and it seems like there may be a way to enable the horizontal view while holding a device vertically. Over my head, but I think it would be a great option.
     
  10. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I literally have no idea what you are talking about here.
     
  11. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    The nav bar makes hopping between forums or subforums easier, but it doesn't do any good in individual threads. From post to post, there's simply not as much visible.

    There's scrolling needed to see new posts in the thread and often there's even scrolling needed to read an entire post, then scrolling back up to see who it was that posted it and finally a 90 degree rotation to see their signature. Rinse and repeat.

    [​IMG]

    You can see in the screenshot that the post, which isn't particularly long, takes up the full screen without showing any user info. So we've gotten rid of the possible need for zooming in and out, but replaced it with the definite need to scroll up and down a lot.
     
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  12. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Well scrolling is always going to happen unless you shrink things so that they can't be seen. What device are you using to access the site?
     
  13. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Thanks!

    1234,,,:)
     
  14. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Samsung Galaxy S7 mostly. What you see in the screenshot is as small as it will shrink to. You can zoom in, but not out from the default.
     
  15. pleasanthill

    pleasanthill Time to make the doughnuts.. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 12, 2015
    Haven't seen another thread, but here is a link to an possible addon. I don't have a xenforo membership so I can't see if it's still active or not.

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/display-e-mail-address-in-profile.810/
     
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  16. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    W&C posts now appear in New Posts. That's new.
     
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  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator

    Sep 2, 2004
    I use an S7 and was able to scale text size. Go to settings, accessibility and there's a slide to scale the text. It changes the post text size, not the text size on the main page. YMMV.
     
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  18. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Doesn't look like it's maintained. Not a fan of how that's executed either. Thanks for the heads up though!

    Uh oh!
     
  19. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    W&C no longer shows up in New Posts, thanks for the heads up!
     
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  20. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    That other forum is still showing up.
     
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