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Website improvement ideas 05/02/2019 at 06:58 #115363
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GeoffM in post 115358 said:
Peter Bennet in post 115140 said:

I don't think it is fixed, just tried it and while it did mark most as read, a very few were not. Seems completely random which ones remained. Went back 5 pages and estimated as a dozen or so.
Fixed - it was not updating threads already read recently; only those that had never been read (d'oh).
Yes, looks like it's doing what it says on the tin now.

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Website improvement ideas 06/02/2019 at 02:02 #115399
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On the Forum Index Page there is a section for Simulations which includes headings for Released and Timetables. Both of those headings list their sub-forums in what looks likely to have been an alphabetic listing in the first place but then with the most recent releases tacked on to the front of the list. It would help someone trying to track down something specific if the sub-forums could be listed alphabetically as a matter of course rather than becoming random as things are updated.
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Website improvement ideas 06/02/2019 at 04:04 #115402
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postal in post 115399 said:
On the Forum Index Page there is a section for Simulations which includes headings for Released and Timetables. Both of those headings list their sub-forums in what looks likely to have been an alphabetic listing in the first place but then with the most recent releases tacked on to the front of the list. It would help someone trying to track down something specific if the sub-forums could be listed alphabetically as a matter of course rather than becoming random as things are updated.
Already in Mantis.

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Website improvement ideas 06/02/2019 at 07:21 #115406
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postal in post 115399 said:
On the Forum Index Page there is a section for Simulations which includes headings for Released and Timetables. Both of those headings list their sub-forums in what looks likely to have been an alphabetic listing in the first place but then with the most recent releases tacked on to the front of the list. It would help someone trying to track down something specific if the sub-forums could be listed alphabetically as a matter of course rather than becoming random as things are updated.
Currently requires manual intervention. Every sub-topic is given a number default 0 and to get it into the right order requires every topic after the insertion place to be renumbered - bit of a pain. However, I've just realised that you can use the same number more than once which gets the topic in approximately the right place, so I've done that pro-temp (only on the sims so far).

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Website improvement ideas 06/02/2019 at 11:53 #115410
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Peter Bennet in post 115406 said:
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Currently requires manual intervention. Every sub-topic is given a number default 0 and to get it into the right order requires every topic after the insertion place to be renumbered - bit of a pain.
Do you have to use every number, or can you have gaps?

If you can have gaps, then number them 100, 200, 300, etc. Then you can use 50s, 25s, etc. to insert new ones without a mass renumbering. Much easier.

(Anyone else here ever programmed with punched cards?)

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Website improvement ideas 06/02/2019 at 12:01 #115412
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clive in post 115410 said:
Peter Bennet in post 115406 said:
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Currently requires manual intervention. Every sub-topic is given a number default 0 and to get it into the right order requires every topic after the insertion place to be renumbered - bit of a pain.
Do you have to use every number, or can you have gaps?

If you can have gaps, then number them 100, 200, 300, etc. Then you can use 50s, 25s, etc. to insert new ones without a mass renumbering. Much easier.

(Anyone else here ever programmed with punched cards?)
Crossed my mind but we are where we are.

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Website improvement ideas 08/02/2019 at 10:44 #115462
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I'm missing the "latest news" on the front page.
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Website improvement ideas 08/02/2019 at 11:31 #115463
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How do you mean missing it? Any chance of a screenshot.
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Website improvement ideas 08/02/2019 at 21:41 #115486
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headshot119 in post 115463 said:
How do you mean missing it? Any chance of a screenshot.
My bad! The frontpage changed after logging in. The "News Flash" is available now

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Website improvement ideas 10/02/2019 at 16:40 #115529
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Geoff,

It has been discussed in TeamSpeak that it would be great to have a "Maybe" option for attending games. There is a 'problem' for hosts of people not signing up for games, and it is totally understandable as joining a game is seen as a commitment and people do not want to let the host down. I do the same myself!

It would be much better if people could mark themselves as "Maybe attending" or "Interested" so a host can gauge who has even an inclination to attend or is interested in the hosting setup and people would be more likely to do it as if their plans change at the last minute they are not letting anyone down.

Cheers

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Website improvement ideas 14/02/2019 at 01:00 #115694
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AndyNTH in post 115529 said:
Geoff,

It has been discussed in TeamSpeak that it would be great to have a "Maybe" option for attending games. There is a 'problem' for hosts of people not signing up for games, and it is totally understandable as joining a game is seen as a commitment and people do not want to let the host down. I do the same myself!

It would be much better if people could mark themselves as "Maybe attending" or "Interested" so a host can gauge who has even an inclination to attend or is interested in the hosting setup and people would be more likely to do it as if their plans change at the last minute they are not letting anyone down.

Cheers
Done, now live.

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Website improvement ideas 14/02/2019 at 01:32 #115695
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GeoffM in post 115694 said:


Done, now live.
Can I tentatively say I like this new feature?

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Website improvement ideas 14/02/2019 at 04:30 #115696
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Cheers Geoff. You are the best SimSig creator around.
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Website improvement ideas 15/02/2019 at 07:39 #115719
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I do like the new front page, feels much more friendly for a new visitor.

One minor bug that I think might have crept in with the change, if you aren't logged in and try to view the Wiki (either User Manuals or FAQ) then you get a error message:

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An error occurred while processing your request.

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Website improvement ideas 15/02/2019 at 10:10 #115721
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prmartinuk in post 115719 said:
I do like the new front page, feels much more friendly for a new visitor.

One minor bug that I think might have crept in with the change, if you aren't logged in and try to view the Wiki (either User Manuals or FAQ) then you get a error message:

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Error.
An error occurred while processing your request.
This has alredy been raised on Mantis

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Website improvement ideas 26/02/2019 at 21:24 #116031
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GeoffM in post 115694 said:
AndyNTH in post 115529 said:
Geoff,

It has been discussed in TeamSpeak that it would be great to have a "Maybe" option for attending games. There is a 'problem' for hosts of people not signing up for games, and it is totally understandable as joining a game is seen as a commitment and people do not want to let the host down. I do the same myself!

It would be much better if people could mark themselves as "Maybe attending" or "Interested" so a host can gauge who has even an inclination to attend or is interested in the hosting setup and people would be more likely to do it as if their plans change at the last minute they are not letting anyone down.

Cheers
Done, now live.
As a follow on from this, is there a way that after signing up tentatively, you can upgrade to a will be joining without first having to leave?

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Website improvement ideas 27/02/2019 at 06:15 #116039
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y10g9 in post 116031 said:
GeoffM in post 115694 said:
AndyNTH in post 115529 said:
Geoff,

It has been discussed in TeamSpeak that it would be great to have a "Maybe" option for attending games. There is a 'problem' for hosts of people not signing up for games, and it is totally understandable as joining a game is seen as a commitment and people do not want to let the host down. I do the same myself!

It would be much better if people could mark themselves as "Maybe attending" or "Interested" so a host can gauge who has even an inclination to attend or is interested in the hosting setup and people would be more likely to do it as if their plans change at the last minute they are not letting anyone down.

Cheers
Done, now live.
As a follow on from this, is there a way that after signing up tentatively, you can upgrade to a will be joining without first having to leave?
I will, when I've finished some other matters (remind me).

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Website improvement ideas 27/02/2019 at 17:01 #116042
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GeoffM in post 116039 said:
y10g9 in post 116031 said:


As a follow on from this, is there a way that after signing up tentatively, you can upgrade to a will be joining without first having to leave?
I will, when I've finished some other matters (remind me).
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