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post #1 of 10
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  1. On the old site, you were automatically subscribed to any thread to which you replied.  That made it easy to find the threads you had participated in.  On the new site, you have to click the "subscribe" button or you may never be able to find the thread again.  Can this be changed to subscribe by default whenever you reply?
  2. On the main page, there's a list of "my threads".  But it's only five items long, and you have to click "more" to see another 5.  Then click "more" again to see another 5. etc. etc.  This is tedious.  Can you increase this number, or make it user-configurable.  I'd go for 50 or 100 myself....

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
  1. On the old site, you were automatically subscribed to any thread to which you replied.  That made it easy to find the threads you had participated in.  On the new site, you have to click the "subscribe" button or you may never be able to find the thread again.  Can this be changed to subscribe by default whenever you reply?

  

Absolutely!  If you head to your Profile page, you'll want to click the "Edit Account Details" button.  Here you can select whether or not you would like to subscribe to content you edit by default (which means that the little "Subscribe" box will be automatically checked anytime you reply to a thread, write a review, or edit a wiki article).  You can check out more on how to do that in the "Change Your Preference For Default Subscriptions" section of the Subscription Tutorial.

 

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Originally Posted by Walt View Post

On the main page, there's a list of "my threads".  But it's only five items long, and you have to click "more" to see another 5.  Then click "more" again to see another 5. etc. etc.  This is tedious.  Can you increase this number, or make it user-configurable.  I'd go for 50 or 100 myself....

 

 

It's in the works to increase the number of your thread subscriptions shown on your logged in home page.  A redesign is coded up with a larger number by default and will likely get pushed later today or tomorrow.

 

Thanks for the questions!

post #3 of 10

On the old site I could tell in about 2 seconds which threads I was following were updated. Now, I'm cluless. Every thread still says "4 new posts" or similar even after I've viewed it. One of the things I always loved about epicski was that I could pop over quickly to see what was happening I find the current layout makes this very difficult.

post #4 of 10
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Ok.  I set the "subscribe by default" flag.  This should have been the default, since the old site worked that way.

 

Agree with aschick that the subscribed thread listing has a latency problem.  It doesn't update when you've read the threads, and the unread posts count seems to be off.

post #5 of 10
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I see that the subscribed threads page has been modified.  It now list the number of new posts in the last 24 hours, which explains why the numbers seemed to be wanked.

 

The old site flagged a thread if there were new posts since the last time you viewed it, not just the last 24 hours.  This change is a big giant step backwards in terms of usability.  Some days I check the site 8 or 10 times, and sometimes I go several days without checking it.  The "posts in last 24 hours" is useless for this pattern.  Or any other that I can think of.

 

Granted, it's easier to program.  Cheap, in other words.  I guess that's the reason.

post #6 of 10

Walt, please don't jump to that conclusion!

 

This is on the list. It's going to take some time to code, but will be in one of the near-term pushes. It might take a week or more to program, but it is on the way.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post

I see that the subscribed threads page has been modified.  It now list the number of new posts in the last 24 hours, which explains why the numbers seemed to be wanked.

 

The old site flagged a thread if there were new posts since the last time you viewed it, not just the last 24 hours.  This change is a big giant step backwards in terms of usability.  Some days I check the site 8 or 10 times, and sometimes I go several days without checking it.  The "posts in last 24 hours" is useless for this pattern.  Or any other that I can think of.

 

+1

 

This is core functionality for pretty much every forum on the interwebs.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post

This is core functionality for pretty much every forum on the interwebs.

Yep.

 

Even usenet readers provide a ready indication of which threads have new content and which posts have been read.  They've had this feature since the 80s.  It's not like this is cutting edge stuff.

 

post #9 of 10

I have over 1900 "subscribed" htreads...how do I clear them out? 

post #10 of 10

Phil, as this is my problem too, what I did was turn off notifications entirely.  Good news is I DO still get PM email notifications.

 

It's actually been kind of nice not getting emails everytime a thread is updated!  I just go to the site and use the New Posts now and haven't missed the notifications.

 

Home Page list of new posts to subscribed threads works ok it seems.

 

No "push" technology at all except of PM's.

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