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!
diederik
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3315 posts since 16/8/11

17 Dec 2013 09:31
Ubercool
hejus
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884 posts since 30/6/12

17 Dec 2013 10:43
Would it be possible to link the username in the message screen to that persons profile? Makes it easier to see who people are and if they have a gj
Razorlight123
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5087 posts since 13/1/10

17 Dec 2013 12:34
Love the 'Show Original Post' button
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

20 Dec 2013 17:42
When I'm typing a reply, sometimes if I delete some text, the whole reply box goes yellow and all txt disappears. Also, you can make the reply box wider than the page and so can't make it fit again.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

20 Dec 2013 18:10
Dunno if this has been mentioned (apologies if it has) but the old Vimeo links/videos don't seem to be loading on the site
porter7474
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328 posts since 23/4/12

21 Dec 2013 18:32
i can't seem to get pictures to work anymore? I know now you just copy and paste the link and the site does the rest for you but just keeps coming up with the link, am i doing something wrong?
paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

21 Dec 2013 18:43
hejus wrote: Would it be possible to link the username in the message screen to that persons profile? Makes it easier to see who people are and if they have a gj
TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

21 Dec 2013 22:26
First time back for a while after a few drinks………..da Fuk?……..
d_low
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820 posts since 20/8/10

27 Dec 2013 13:03
Still getting a blank page with 'false' when I try to quote anyone Cry
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

27 Dec 2013 21:14
Am I missing something in the way I look at classifieds…. I end up looking at stuff I've already seen before simply because someone else has commented or its been bumped….is there anyway of seeing when it originated (without opening the post?)
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 27 Dec 2013 21:34, edited 27 Dec 2013 21:34
Still going with you need the amount of new posts, would help with the above and also stop you clicking on a thread with one new reply which is a smiley Evil
SXFuzz
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1741 posts since 22/5/07

27 Dec 2013 22:35
Feels like all I do is scroll. Wouldn't be so bad if the width was variable.
flyman
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692 posts since 12/2/10

28 Dec 2013 11:04
how do you delete messages in the inbox again? Ta.
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

7 Jan 2014 14:16
d_low wrote: Still getting a blank page with 'false' when I try to quote anyone Cry

Have just done a fix for this. Can anyone who was having this problem (Windows, IE I think) let me know if it's still doing it.

ta
inversesquare
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6769 posts since 7/6/08

7 Jan 2014 14:20
Was having trouble on Firefox with Windows but it's good now.


ben wrote:
d_low wrote: Still getting a blank page with 'false' when I try to quote anyone Cry

Have just done a fix for this. Can anyone who was having this problem (Windows, IE I think) let me know if it's still doing it.

ta
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

8 Jan 2014 12:42
hejus wrote: Would it be possible to link the username in the message screen to that persons profile? Makes it easier to see who people are and if they have a gj

Message conversations now have a link back to the user, and user profile pages now display length of membership and GJ status.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

8 Jan 2014 12:47
quote fixed in firefox Smiling
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

8 Jan 2014 13:05
PHiL wrote: quote fixed in firefox Smiling
Quote fixed on ie windows 8 Cool
d_low
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820 posts since 20/8/10

8 Jan 2014 13:13
ben wrote:
d_low wrote: Still getting a blank page with 'false' when I try to quote anyone Cry

Have just done a fix for this. Can anyone who was having this problem (Windows, IE I think) let me know if it's still doing it.

ta

All good in firefox now, cheers Smiling
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

8 Jan 2014 13:52
I don't use the site as much as I did, not hating, just saying. It's the little things.