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!
Brad
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5025 posts since 20/6/01

8 Mar 2014 20:43
Active threads is the same as it ever was. Watch list might help, but it's still early days, please bear with ..
Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

8 Mar 2014 21:32
pls don't allow animated avatars Sad
paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

17 Mar 2014 08:03
GJ section isn't showing up with the dontlurk code Puzzled (viewing on an iPad) ?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

17 Mar 2014 08:21
Dunlurks gone now aint it? Rip.
paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

17 Mar 2014 09:11
Must be, my bad.
diederik
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3311 posts since 16/8/11

posted 17 Mar 2014 09:32, edited 17 Mar 2014 09:32
Dontlurk.me is still working - password is in the Elite forum, however since there's a GJ only forum now, it kind of became redundant, so will probably shut it down in a couple of months. Just keeping it up for the existing links which were posted before the new forum got released.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 18 Mar 2014 12:41, edited 18 Mar 2014 12:41
So badly need a 'mark all as read' button. Like the new site, but its so boring every day when the whole first page is nothing but peoples daily classified bumps.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

18 Mar 2014 17:42
I would still love to be able to see how many new posts there are in a thread.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 24 Mar 2014 13:17, edited 24 Mar 2014 13:17
Can we add a new rule that if you bump every single day its got to be a fiver discount every time. Whole forum front page is daily bumps, and a few people aint even waiting a day has crept in.
Otherwise it can only be every week. Laughing out loud
figurine
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6055 posts since 14/5/07

24 Mar 2014 13:21
Some are worse at it than others,
http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/fs_real_mccoy039s_0/1/
http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/our-legacy-police-blouson/
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

26 Mar 2014 10:16
We have made a change that will reduce the number of unintentional bumps, in that editing the og post of a classified won't bump the thread.

We will look at doing a Mark all as Read button, but that can have side effects in that you might miss something genuinely new.

My recommendation is to use your watch list for regular threads that you want to keep an eye on - it gives you an active threads view without all the cruft. Alternatively, check the individual forums if it's new threads you're looking for.
Gizmo
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4395 posts since 20/10/09

26 Mar 2014 12:18
Not sure if happening to anyone else on an iPhone but occasionally when browsing fuk I'll get taken to the App Store app automatically even though I didn't click any ad on the site, it's quite annoying
figurine
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6055 posts since 14/5/07

26 Mar 2014 12:27
I've had that a couple of times too
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

26 Mar 2014 12:28
Yeah appened to me as well on iPad, with apps from advertiser i then noticed were on here….very annoying
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Mar 2014 12:33
Noble Locks wrote: Can we add a new rule that if you bump every single day its got to be a fiver discount every time. Whole forum front page is daily bumps, and a few people aint even waiting a day has crept in.
Otherwise it can only be every week. Laughing out loud

Thread should auto-delete if it reaches a whole page of just the same user posting "bump", "can't believe this hasn't gone yet?!?!" & "RIGHT! I'm ebaying this if no one buys it!!!"
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 Mar 2014 12:53
Word.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

26 Mar 2014 13:02
Smilies no working for me no'mo.
Rirawin
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9577 posts since 17/7/05

26 Mar 2014 13:09
Gizmo wrote: Not sure if happening to anyone else on an iPhone but occasionally when browsing fuk I'll get taken to the App Store app automatically even though I didn't click any ad on the site, it's quite annoying

Happening to me too. Though I think the fault lays with the advertisers than Fuk themselves…

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/06/shady-app-install-ads-are-automatically-redirecting-mobile-users-to-app-store-google-play/
Sneakysbest
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2054 posts since 28/1/12

26 Mar 2014 13:21
thinking keeping the bumps to once a day is fair, ill agree its sometimes annoying if its bumped every other hour. Some users still use the forums as a buying and selling platform and aren't interested in other threads, so wouldn't change it, just enforce the current once a day bump a bit better
figurine
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6055 posts since 14/5/07

26 Mar 2014 13:34
Even once a day is too much. Noone is going to buy that McCoys tee Dasien keeps bumping, looks like something from H&M about 6 years ago, but he still posts in there everday regardless.