General Discussion: Welcome to the new fuk, feedback here pls


ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

posted 11 Dec 2013 13:51, edited 11 Dec 2013 13:51
We've taken the opportunity to strip a lot of the cruft out and focus on the main things that people use on the site. Here's a summary of the changes:

Exclusive GJ forum, Classifieds restrictions

There are more controls over who can post where. Although anyone can read the Classifieds, posting is limited to GJs.

There is also a completely separate GJ category where only GJs can view or post. This is the place for anything you want hidden from lurkers.

The cost of a GJ for NEW subscribers will be £15 per year. Existing GJs can stay on the £10 plan provided their subscription doesn't lapse. Lifetime GJs will of course continue to have that access.

Moderation

To clamp down on the spam we have introduced a better moderation system. New users will have their first few posts held in a moderation queue, and need to have each explicitly approved by a mod before it will appear on the site.

Watch list

If you post in a thread, it will be automatically added to your Watch list. The Watch list gives you quick access to the threads you are most interested in, without having to dig around in the different categories to find them. You can manually add (and remove) individual threads from the list by clicking the Watch (or Stop Watching) button whilst viewing the thread.

By default, you will receive a daily digest email of threads you are watching that have been updated, you can switch this to immediate or no notifications at all.

Embeds

The new board is designed to make it easier than ever to embed stuff from elsewhere around the web, without having to mess around with BBCode. If you want to display an image in a post, just drop the link straight in to the page, no need to use \[img\] tags. If the image is hosted on a supported service, you can drop in a link to the page on which it appears, and it will all be nicely formatted with a link through to the original.

Same goes for YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify - just drop the link to the video or whatever and the embeds will automatically be coded for you.

This means that you can no longer do a manual embed, so if you are trying to copy anything with HTML code and paste it in, it won't work. Just use the page URL instead.

Supported services include all the common image sharing platforms: Flickr, Imgur, Photobucket, SmugMug plus Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Spotify etc etc. We will publish (and continue to add to) a full list.

BBCode

Lets face it, BBCode is rubbish and we'd like to ditch it. However, we need it for quotes and stuff so for the time being it's going to stay. We have minimal editing controls for bold and italic on the post editor at the moment, but these may go.

Private messages

The private message system has changed to be less like an email system and more like mobile messaging. You have one single page of conversation with any given user, with your messages threaded on the page, newest ones at the top. Old messages are imported, but may look a bit weird, to begin with, if you have a lot of embedded quotes.

There are options for email notifications on PMs, by default they are set to daily digest.

Misc stuff

Animated GIFs for avatars don't work at the moment. Sorry.
The page layout will become a bit more mobile friendly once we've bedded it down.

Coming soon

There are a few things we need to sort - Search is the main one, and decent mobile views as well - but we wanted to get the site out there. With the site on a totally new platform, we should be able to add new features a lot quicker than in the past.

I know you won't be shy with your feedback, and we will do what we can to plug the functionality gaps as quickly as possible. Thanks to you all for your continued support of the site, hope you enjoy the new stuff!
Mr.X.
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2848 posts since 23/6/13

posted 14 Dec 2013 18:41, edited 14 Dec 2013 18:41
That would mean going to page 1… fukwit..
Brad
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5019 posts since 20/6/01

14 Dec 2013 18:52
No, it would mean clicking 'Show original post' shitdick
Mr.X.
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2848 posts since 23/6/13

14 Dec 2013 18:54
Alright, keep your hair on.
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

14 Dec 2013 23:12
I wish classified threads show when they where created. It all say new, but in reality are old threads that just got bumped. Driving me nuts. Also, popular doesnt work for me, i just get ads.
Brad
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5019 posts since 20/6/01

14 Dec 2013 23:30
All threads say when they were created. The 'NEW' tags will disappear after a while.

Yeah, sorry, please ignore 'Popular' for now.
Jayboy
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1026 posts since 7/9/11

posted 15 Dec 2013 01:00, edited 15 Dec 2013 01:00
Only if you click on it. Would be better to see date in the threads once your in the category. Its the classifieds it bothers me on. Best would obviously be if the new tag only applied to newly created threads.
emixam
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438 posts since 8/2/12

15 Dec 2013 04:54
maybe was it already mentionned, but how do you look for members info ? I typed several members' names in the search box, but it showed nothing.
MoB
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36668 posts since 31/8/04

15 Dec 2013 11:35
MoB wrote: has it been mentioned about having the author in the list as well as last poster? Makes the classifieds easier for me to know what to look at.

^ this been addressed?
Mr.X.
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2848 posts since 23/6/13

15 Dec 2013 11:44
I can't find the jogging bottoms thread.
diederik
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3188 posts since 16/8/11

15 Dec 2013 12:05
Mr X. wrote: I can't find the jogging bottoms thread.
http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/jogging_bottoms/1/
Mr.X.
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2848 posts since 23/6/13

15 Dec 2013 12:15
Thanks
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

15 Dec 2013 12:17
Would be good to see how many new posts in a thread
blackham
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1707 posts since 17/7/13

15 Dec 2013 12:37
easy search is to go into google and type site:fuk.co.uk "whatever you want here" - google will only search that site, makes life so much easier than any search function.
BigChief
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295 posts since 2/7/12

15 Dec 2013 13:19
Site looks great but classifieds is annoying. Can't see who started the thread or when it was created and often have to click back to the first page in order to see the actual advert.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

15 Dec 2013 13:27
Links in new tabs

Number of posts in thread since last loked at

Author of thread

Please

Brad
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5019 posts since 20/6/01

15 Dec 2013 14:16
Big Chief wrote: Site looks great but classifieds is annoying. Can't see who started the thread or when it was created and often have to click back to the first page in order to see the actual advert.

Click 'Show original post', but maybe for Classifieds is should be the other way round.

Ruben wrote: Links in new tabs

Yep

Ruben wrote: Author of thread

Click 'Show original post' - it works quite well, honest.
d_low
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804 posts since 20/8/10

15 Dec 2013 14:55
Might have already been discussed but when I click on a thread instead of opening to the final page like most forums do it just opens to a random page somewhere in the middle if that makes sense and I have to click to the last page then myself. Not a big issue just a little annoying.
MoB
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36668 posts since 31/8/04

15 Dec 2013 14:58
Ruben wrote:Author of thread


Click 'Show original post' - it works quite well, honest.

I think Ruben means what i did, when you're looking at the the index it doesn't show who made the post, only once you're inside.
mtthrvy2
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1859 posts since 8/11/10

15 Dec 2013 14:59
d_low it goes to the page you were last on

brad, it needs to show who started the thread when you are viewing all the topics
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

15 Dec 2013 15:57
Still not being taken to the last page on most threads, never takes me to the first new post either.

Mentioned it before but you need to have how many new posts, makes using the site so much easier especially with the above.