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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5019 posts since 20/6/01

posted 27 Oct 2014 18:55, edited 27 Oct 2014 18:55
Rirawin wrote: How about making the classifieds section more visible by having it in the top menu bar, along with Forum / Shopping / Competition. Perhaps have it in between Forum and Shopping?

Good idea - sorted. Well, it replaced 'Shopping' which wasn't right anyway Oops
toin
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1718 posts since 1/4/13

27 Oct 2014 22:58
Brad wrote:
toin wrote: New classifieds is horrid, please change it back to the old system where there aren't two seperate columns.

Do you mean sticking Classifieds back in the Active threads listing?

Yes, although two seperate columns underneath eachother could be good too. I was a bit harsh considering the old classfieds + active threads column was far from perfect but I think this one is worse.
Kadafi39
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1569 posts since 30/10/09

27 Oct 2014 23:11
Maybe I'm misunderstanding this but how is it worse to have a tab for active threads and a tab for latest classifieds? Its more organised than having them together or in one long, but separate, list you have to scroll through.
figurine
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5766 posts since 14/5/07

27 Oct 2014 23:50
No one views the classifieds anymore as a result though.
toin
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1718 posts since 1/4/13

28 Oct 2014 10:30
This^
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

posted 28 Oct 2014 10:30, edited 28 Oct 2014 10:30
toin wrote:
Brad wrote:
toin wrote: New classifieds is horrid, please change it back to the old system where there aren't two seperate columns.

Do you mean sticking Classifieds back in the Active threads listing?

Yes, although two seperate columns underneath eachother could be good too. I was a bit harsh considering the old classfieds + active threads column was far from perfect but I think this one is worse.
Then it just turns into a forum version of ebay. Its bad enough seeing the main column just totally full with daily 'bumps'. The only way to fuck that shit off is to look right in the active column.
I try to think how fuk ever got by before there was a classifieds, seems unbelievable.
Kadafi39
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1569 posts since 30/10/09

28 Oct 2014 10:37
figurine wrote: No one views the classifieds anymore as a result though.
toin wrote: This^

I doubt that's as a result of it not being easily accessible or visible though. If people wanted to look they would click on it.
DuffMan
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14289 posts since 21/2/07

28 Oct 2014 10:39
No it definitely is. Most of the forum just clicks whatever's on the active thread tab. I regularly forget the classifieds exist for months.
billybrown
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3115 posts since 30/9/07

28 Oct 2014 10:47
I was the same, but once you know it's there you start clicking it. Like it how it is now.
Paulie
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745 posts since 10/5/11

28 Oct 2014 10:53
Why is there people against adding the second column below the existing one. It's hardly intrusive and benefits those that don't like the way it is now (me included).

swede
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8123 posts since 21/3/09

28 Oct 2014 11:02
yeah second column below the active would be great to be fair. ive been neglecting classifieds for ages now
nothingelseworked
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3304 posts since 21/2/10

28 Oct 2014 11:10
Ladz pls read

Brad wrote: Funnily enough that is on the to-do list for pages long enough to cope with it. Cheers.
billybrown
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3115 posts since 30/9/07

28 Oct 2014 11:19
Missed that idea, that'd work.
Mark
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1008 posts since 24/5/08

21 Dec 2014 22:39
Just an idea, would it be possible to add a tag to make text visible to GJ's only?

example:

maybe like this, but contents only visible to gjs


could be useful for classifieds, and maybe you could look at making the discounts thread public again (more lurkers = more traffic)
blackham
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1721 posts since 17/7/13

posted 7 Jan 2016 10:38, edited 7 Jan 2016 10:38
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bawseshadz
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1424 posts since 21/9/11

7 Jan 2016 11:58
Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.fuk.co.uk (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Getting this on chrome on both laptop and phone. Apologies if posted already.
gaffer
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495 posts since 13/4/05

7 Jan 2016 12:53

^Same
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

posted 7 Jan 2016 12:55, edited 7 Jan 2016 12:55
seems the sites security credentials have expired

not sure fully what this means but there is an issue somewhere needs sorting

Info here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/certificate-errors-faq?ocid=IE10_trustbadge_invalid#ie=ie-11
76peter
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4 posts since 5/9/13

19 Jul 2016 06:48
Hello
some of you knows gbh-h
a month ago i bought from you a supreme jordan tee and a supreme box logo hoodie… i paid as gift…. i received the tee but not the hoodie….. i try to contact but i don't receive answer.
before to leave a negative feedback i would rather to apprehend if some of you know him .
thanks
Dee
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11225 posts since 22/11/07

3 Nov 2016 21:47
I sent doomed a lovely photo of his mum and now I can't access the PM - also, can't access a few threads. Keep getting server error messages.

Any known issues?