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!
Paulie
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767 posts since 10/5/11

8 Jan 2014 23:04
Can you delete threads?
Brad
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5025 posts since 20/6/01

8 Jan 2014 23:27
Why?
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

9 Jan 2014 21:10
Is it possible to check whether pms are read or not?
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

9 Jan 2014 21:21
FrIEND wrote: 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?)

Cough cough
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 9 Jan 2014 22:11, edited 9 Jan 2014 22:11
Tells you if a post has been edited now as well. Cool

It is isnt it friend. Getting much more used to it now you can actually do stuff on it.
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

9 Jan 2014 22:14
Nice Cool
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

posted 10 Jan 2014 15:59, edited 10 Jan 2014 15:59
FrIEND wrote:
FrIEND wrote: 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?)

Cough cough

Experimental new layout for listing pages is live. More information (age of thread, name of thread starter) and more compact. We'll probably make some more changes to this, as it looks a bit ragged at the moment.
MoB
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37251 posts since 31/8/04

10 Jan 2014 16:01
Nah looks good, perfect Cool
inversesquare
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6752 posts since 7/6/08

posted 10 Jan 2014 17:18, edited 10 Jan 2014 17:18
Any way of getting back the thing where you hover over someone's name and you can see what their name used to be? No idea who anyone is any more.
Paulie
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767 posts since 10/5/11

11 Jan 2014 15:50
Brad wrote: Why?

Easier to delete than edit a sales thread.

Small thing but there's something wrong with the script showing you who last posted and who started a thread. Currently the last poster is showing up as the person who started the thread too.
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 Jan 2014 15:20
what happened to the celebrity lookalikes thread, can't find it.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 16 Jan 2014 15:22, edited 16 Jan 2014 15:22
Seperated at birth was the title.

http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/separated_birth/16/
toin
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2100 posts since 1/4/13

25 Jan 2014 15:42
Can't update my classifieds post/title without it going to the top of the active topic list.
Mark
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1024 posts since 24/5/08

26 Jan 2014 19:39
Would it be possible to add a feature where you can see the last date somebody logged in? or read a PM?
blackham
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1861 posts since 17/7/13

26 Jan 2014 19:41
is there a way to show the date of a quote?
deuce
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14089 posts since 21/1/08

27 Jan 2014 11:09
right crumpet
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

27 Jan 2014 11:29
new list of threads in profile is gay, used to be able to link to latest unread post, now it just goes to my last post.
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

27 Jan 2014 11:40
elusion wrote: Would it be possible to add a feature where you can see the last date somebody logged in? or read a PM?

This would be useful imo.

Also, i keep getting that 403 error when logging in. Chrome on Windows XP. No problem when at home on Mac OS
Rirawin
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9577 posts since 17/7/05

posted 27 Jan 2014 11:47, edited 27 Jan 2014 11:47
I get the 403 upon login on occasions too when I hit "enter" after putting my details in, if I click sign in, this doesn't usually happen. I'm on Chrome and Mac OS.

Any possibility of deleting messages in the inbox? I suffer from OCD a little and would like to clear out all the old messages I have from 8 years ago Smiling
yellowpages
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2120 posts since 11/6/10

28 Jan 2014 14:33
How do I stop threads from being added to my watch list just because I post in them? I want to watch some classifieds threads and receive updates, but don't want to receive updates on every other thread I've posted in since the new site came live. The only option I can find is to toggle watched thread emails off, daily and immediately.