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!
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 15:24
new search Cool
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 15:24
test
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 15:24
The time when I post this says '4 minutes ago' not sure where its getting that from?
Dreep
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1207 posts since 29/7/08

11 Dec 2013 15:25
does it
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Dec 2013 15:25
Think threads themselves look better, but I miss the latest threads on the left. Like a lot of people, that's the only way I used to browse.

Still, good work Ubercool
ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

11 Dec 2013 15:25
panda_693 wrote: Also don't see the first post of a thread on every page anymore

That's now an option. Click 'Show original post' to see it.
Peregrine
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998 posts since 17/6/09

11 Dec 2013 15:26
The active threads is messing with my head a bit being on the right, would much prefer it back on the left
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 Dec 2013 15:27
Just clicked on to the Last Purchase thread and it took me about 10 pages back from the latest post
Peregrine
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998 posts since 17/6/09

posted 11 Dec 2013 15:28, edited 11 Dec 2013 15:28
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Sebastian17
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2036 posts since 23/8/10

11 Dec 2013 15:29
You should probably read this Peregrine http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/welcome-to-the-new-fuk-feedback-here-pls/1/
Mark
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1008 posts since 24/5/08

11 Dec 2013 15:29
active threads is alright, just needs to show more threads
stoney
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17375 posts since 22/1/05

11 Dec 2013 15:30
Just tried searching for a classifieds post and doesn't bring anything up, is the search restricted ?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 15:32
Cant you quote people anymore. Want to say hallelujah about no moving avatars.
diederik
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3186 posts since 16/8/11

posted 11 Dec 2013 15:33, edited 11 Dec 2013 15:33
Noble Locks wrote: Cant you quote people anymore. Want to say hallelujah about no moving avatars.
yes you still can Eye-wink
Olismallz
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872 posts since 7/2/12

11 Dec 2013 15:34
YouTube vids work on mobile devices Cool
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

posted 11 Dec 2013 15:34, edited 11 Dec 2013 15:34
Any scope for having certain threads 'stickied' at the top of their sections (e.g. dontlurk password in the GJ forum)?

What browser you using Diederik? Quotes wont work in Fireforx seemingly
diederik
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3186 posts since 16/8/11

11 Dec 2013 15:36
Tried Chrome will check Firefox now
MoB
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36661 posts since 31/8/04

11 Dec 2013 15:36
good work guys Cool
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 15:37
I cant quote. Says false when i try
Gaz
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2539 posts since 20/10/05

11 Dec 2013 15:39
Same as Noble, can't quote either.