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!
FrIEND
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13436 posts since 27/11/03

11 Dec 2013 16:08
it looks nice….if there was a way of hiding the name I could easily have it open at work. more.
spitfiredealer
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2060 posts since 12/6/10

11 Dec 2013 16:09
The watch list is a nice touch
andymakesglasses
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20209 posts since 26/1/06

posted 11 Dec 2013 16:10, edited 11 Dec 2013 16:10
diederik I just flagged one of your posts in here purely to see what would happen and it disappeared, sorry! Laughing out loud

So, next question, where do posts go when they're flagged? And where have my moderator links on posts gone?

edit: flagged posts then appear in the Moderation section under a mod's username above the Active threads.
bruk
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3528 posts since 2/11/06

11 Dec 2013 16:11
well done Brad and all involved!
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 16:13
Says false if i flag, same as quoting. Seems i cant moderate anymore. Cant see edit, delete or nothing
diederik
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3190 posts since 16/8/11

11 Dec 2013 16:14
On Firefox Noble?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 16:15
No ie mate
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 16:16
Yeah quoting in firefox just returns false
ODB
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3431 posts since 21/6/06

11 Dec 2013 16:17
Looks great, well done guys!!
diederik
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3190 posts since 16/8/11

posted 11 Dec 2013 16:17, edited 11 Dec 2013 16:17
It's weird as it used to work fine on the beta site before, at least from what I remember when I tested in on Firefox - but have the same issue. Can't try on IE as have shitty old IE at work (8 ) which does not work at all on Fuk
Sneakysbest
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1909 posts since 28/1/12

11 Dec 2013 16:17
with the PMs is there anyway of knowing like the old forum whether someones read it or not?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 16:18
Seems to be a JS error in the console:

Error: Permission denied to access property 'toString'
shame
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1708 posts since 17/7/12

11 Dec 2013 16:20
it seems that some posts are missing from today/yesterday and on a big screen the width of the design looks a bit lost and small. But i like everything else. well done!! Cool
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

11 Dec 2013 16:20
Might be a good idea to keep 'the elite' forum visible to all but when a non gj clicks on it redirects them to the gj sign up page?

Currently invisible for non gj's.
andymakesglasses
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20209 posts since 26/1/06

11 Dec 2013 16:22
I'm not receiving an e-mail to say when I have a PM as I used to, and there doesn't appear to be anywhere to update your preferences on that.
C-Stylez
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5105 posts since 4/7/12

11 Dec 2013 16:22
Minor thing but links don't open in a new tab now?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 16:33
Can we have the image of Timbo strutting his stuff as a header image at the top? (no homo)
carl lewis
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23640 posts since 14/10/04

posted 11 Dec 2013 16:36, edited 11 Dec 2013 16:36
Can we the old colour scheme ?
Dee
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11202 posts since 22/11/07

11 Dec 2013 16:40
First post sticky thing is a good nice losing, pisses me right off when ppl post huge classifieds and you get hem on every page.

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 16:43
It should be timmbo as a defaultavatar for anyone who doesnt have one instead of markus.