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Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #81975

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Just wanted to say I am impressed by the forum makeover. Looks smart, fresh and more professional.

The use of a different colour for the signature text is also a good idea.
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Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82118

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More feedback:

I don't know what others think, but the new side-ways pop up orange Menu next to Quick Reply at the bottom right of posts is quite fiddly. It may take a bit of getting used to but unless you have a very steady hand using the mouse, it is very easy to "lose" the menu options as it repeatedly disappears from the screen!

Any chance of reverting to the old fixed buttons?

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The trick is to move the mouse very slowly: less haste, more speed but it still slows me down.

One more (minor) problem: after submitting a post, the page loads to the top of the thread so that you have to scroll down to the post and if the thread is long this is an irritant, especially if you are posting a lot of replies.

Could these problems be reported to the Kunena devs?

I am using Firefox 33.0 in Ubuntu Studio 14.04.
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Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82128

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I've also seen both problems. The fiddly menu button really causes a serious slowdown in response times.

But the page loading to the top rather than the most recent post is an annoyance too. I initially thought that it was something that I was doing.

I'm using Chrome.

Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82139

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jwrl wrote:
The fiddly menu button really causes a serious slowdown in response times.

Really? Granted it would be faster if you didn't have to wait for the buttons to appear. In IE11, at least for me, the Reply and Quote are white for a time before they appear. I assume this is the slow down you speak of.

p.s. This reply brought to you 1 second slower... sorry everyone
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Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82154

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Moderators see an orange button and have extra menu options, which make it slightly less user-friendly than for regular users.

The menu was implemented to reduce screen clutter. Giving each user the option of fixed vs expanding is out as it would add database load. We'll attempt to increase the size of the hotspot to make it less likely to close accidentally. If the change is unpopular after a trial period, we'll revert to fixed buttons.

And we'll look at that top-down ordering issue.

Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82179

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The menu has been adjusted - refresh (Ctrl + F5) for updated version.

Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82210

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M-u-u-u-ch better! Thanks very much.

Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82240

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Yes, much better. If the mouse accidentally strays slightly north or south of the horizontal Menu options "strip", it doesn't immediately disappear unless you move quite a long way. Thank you!
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Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82249

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They still need to fix the bug where clicking the "Last Post" link on the main list sends you to the top post instead. My mouse wheel and index finger have been getting a work-out.
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Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82346

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"Last post" link should be working.

Re: Forum makeover 4 years, 10 months ago #82358

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jakkor wrote:
"Last post" link should be working.

Confirmed. It's now working. Thank you.
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