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As we all know we have some "issues" with the forum software in its current state...

We are about to start work on the upgrade but before we do anything we need to know what you want to see happening in the forums.

You may have seen features in other forums that are great, (and inversely useless), and thought we could do with that, why doesn't that work etc etc. You lot use this forum more than any developers can and so know more about it than us, help us to help you.

Speak now or forever hold your avatar, (which will be fixed!)
 

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"My threads" - ie I can see only threads I've contributed to. cf dpreview.com (though admittedly that's proprietary software rather than out of the box).

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Private messaging...Whisper

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JohnDuncan:
"My threads" - ie I can see only threads I've contributed to. cf dpreview.com (though admittedly that's proprietary software rather than out of the box).

Is that not the same as  clicking on your profile name? (Although that does show posts rather than threads which is quite annoying at times.)

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which is quite annoying at times



QED. TBH I could probably live with what you suggest, if the option was still there to see all posts by me, but it disappeared in the upgrade. Is not a huge deal - at least search is back! Big Smile



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Re: Forum upgrade - What do you want?
JohnDuncan:

austinh7:
which is quite annoying at times



QED. TBH I could probably live with what you suggest, if the option was still there to see all posts by me, but it disappeared in the upgrade. Is not a huge deal - at least search is back! Big Smile

 I will try and make this next sentence as simple as possible...

The original version of the forums was version 2007, the current version for long and painful reasons and after some rather "loud" discussions is 2005, we are going to up grade to 2008. Therefore we should get back all of the old features plus some new ones, (depending of course on what is wanted and requested.)
 

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Any ideas on when the upgrade will be completed?

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(sticks finger in air)

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My biggest issue is when you get to the bottom of a topic there is no go to top button, or what do you call it? this bit

* whathifi.com * Forums * About the new site * Forum upgrade - What do you want?

also that the formatting issues.................

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Octopo:
Any ideas on when the upgrade will be completed?

I think the answer to that one is 'when we're happy with it.' 

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nads:
My biggest issue is when you get to the bottom of a topic there is no go to top button, or what do you call it? this bit

* whathifi.com * Forums * About the new site * Forum upgrade - What do you want?

also that the formatting issues.................

The bit with no name is called a bread crumb, you want a "return to top of page" link.

I'm a bit lost  by " also that the formatting issues.............." though! Guessing you mean the formatting problem that some people have??

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Thank you for uploading the Avatar for me, Austin!!

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Is it possible to do an emoticon selection like on Windows messenger. Saves having to input a code to get a smiley face : ) ???

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You currently get emoticons on some browsers (Firefox, Safari), but not on others, which is one of the bugs we plan to fix. Plus sorting out the registration problems some users are still having.

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Hi Andy,

I do use Firefox. Where are the emoticons??

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Andy Clough:
You currently get emoticons on some browsers (Firefox, Safari), but not on others, which is one of the bugs we plan to fix. Plus sorting out the registration problems some users are still having.



no you do not. Wink
and also no formatting etc......
with FF3,Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

and this should be on 3 lines abut will be one long text stream.

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