Brad Wardell's site for talking about the customization of Windows.
Published on November 20, 2017 By Frogboy In Forum Issues

I have requested the new changes you now see on the site that make the forums cleaner visually.

The next step is to have a lot more data presented when you mouse over an item.

I know some people won't like the changes, but as someone who lives on these forums, I really need the site to be cleaner and quicker to navigate through.

 


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on Nov 20, 2017

The recent posts section looks great,  less clutter and it appears to load faster., imo. I may be one of the minority but I may like the changes. Carry on.

on Nov 20, 2017

I like it, but I'm going to miss the Last Poster name (re: spam).

on Nov 20, 2017

Seems fine to me, but as DaveRI said the Last Poster name would be nice to leave on. It would also be really nice if you could add the ability to drag and drop image uploads in the forums too Brad.   

on Nov 20, 2017

 

on Nov 20, 2017

" be really nice if you could add the ability to drag and drop image uploads in the forums too Brad"  

            I'll second that!

on Nov 20, 2017

I'll third that, pictures make it easier to show what the problem or solution is.

on Nov 20, 2017

3 or 4 times in the past 2 years you have made a topic. Asking us members what we would like to see changed or added. There have been several suggestions but I can't remember any that said to remove the last posters name for a time or date on the "Recent Forum Posts" But as you stated you wanted this so here it is and that is fine. 

The biggest thing always listed is the ability to to upload images here on WC. 

My believed is when a thread is made asking for what the members would like to see or added it be addressed. It wouldn't take long for example to say. " We have no intentions on providing a method to upload images through Wincustomize. We either like it or don't but at least have an answer. If we had the ability to upload images I truly believe this place would be better. Screen-shot threads would be jumping. People that have questions which many have. A quick screen-shot from someone that has the answer could actually show the person how or location.

 

Maybe the cost to do this would be much to high. I think people would understand. But a reply would be nice. Or just no more threads asking what we would like to see added or changed.

on Nov 20, 2017

I'm another one who has wanted images in the posts as opposed to links, especially now that Photobucket, as an example, has removed all links unless you pay them $99 a year (I believe it is).

on Nov 21, 2017

Looks like the thing that auto subscribed you to a thread has been fixed. Thank you!!

on Nov 21, 2017

RedneckDude

Looks like the thing that auto subscribed you to a thread has been fixed. Thank you!!

 

Hmmm, not fixed here Jim, the "Subscribe to this post" and "Email me when someone replies " boxes are both checked now, you have to un-check both before clicking Post Reply.

on Nov 21, 2017

Hmmm, wasn't there earlier, I swear!

on Nov 21, 2017

It is frogboy's forum and I never complain.

Here is some data.

One laptop I use is running windows 8.

I haven't let it update in over a year and a half.

It is running no security software what so ever.

I update the browsers and run no add-ons or extensions.

The laptop uses low resources that I monitor all the time.

It is super fast never hangs and works perfect.

I enjoyed skinning, I don't skin anymore, I like stopping by the forums.

I like the web sites when they are functioning.

 

on Nov 22, 2017

Well, I hope Brad is pleased with the changes.  But the significant decrease in useful information available at a glance is a little disappointing.  There may also be at least one bug - posts with new replies since my last login no longer appear in boldface.  FTR, I only visit JU.

RE: The Subscribe/Email checkboxes - Subscribe is now unchecked here*, but Email remains checked.  IIRC, the behavior you designate in your profile overrides those per-post options, anyway.

YMMV

 

*EDIT: sometimes

on Nov 22, 2017

LightStar


Quoting RedneckDude,

Looks like the thing that auto subscribed you to a thread has been fixed. Thank you!!



 

Hmmm, not fixed here Jim, the "Subscribe to this post" and "Email me when someone replies " boxes are both checked now, you have to un-check both before clicking Post Reply.

 

Yes.  I insisted on that change so that it works like every other forum out there.

on Nov 22, 2017


Well, I hope Brad is pleased with the changes.  But the significant decrease in useful information available at a glance is a little disappointing.  There may also be at least one bug - posts with new replies since my last login no longer appear in boldface.  FTR, I only visit JU.

RE: The Subscribe/Email checkboxes - Subscribe is now unchecked here*, but Email remains checked.  IIRC, the behavior you designate in your profile overrides those per-post options, anyway.

YMMV

 

*EDIT: sometimes

 

Instead of bolding the font we put an icon on the left and we eliminated the display of an icon if it's simply a post you've never participated in before to clean that up.

The two areas we are looking into:

1. Showing the avatar of the person who posted the post

2. Showng the avatar of the last response

Plus, tooltips.

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