Thoughts on new forum

Discussion in 'FYI' started by Lol, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Administrator Staff Member

    I may disable the "recent posts" sidebar due to this reason. We are still finding out footing with new forum software and need to add a few anti-spam hacks to minimize these intrusions.
     
    Bryan Haycock likes this.
  2. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Administrator Staff Member

    Please keep posting your comments and feedback - especially welcome are critical comments that can help us improve the forum. I plan on devoted more time to making the forum run smoothly on the backend. There are obviously plenty of people here who can make it flow on the frontend :)
     
    Bryan Haycock likes this.
  3. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Administrator Staff Member

    Please be patient as we roll out new features and improvements slowly over time. We'd prefer to launch the site when it is complete but felt it is best to implement upgrades as our schedule permits. The information here is top notch; soon I hope the layout and site CMS are consistent with the quality of the content.
     
    Bryan Haycock likes this.
  4. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for letting us know this Millard and for all your hard work in getting the new forum up and running so far.

    I look forward to seeing how things progress.
     
  5. electric

    electric HST Expert

    The administrators must be annoyed with all the spam reports I've been sending :)
     
  6. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Administrator Staff Member

    Not at all - it makes our job easier. Please keep reporting.
     
  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    I'm really tired of the alphabetical thread order already. Isn't changing it to sort by last post a simple back end change?
     
  8. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. I have a partial work-around which is to set my forum settings to this:

    View attachment 1914

    The spam is getting annoying as it's clouding out the useful new posts in the 'What's New' section.
     
  9. Joe.Muscle

    Joe.Muscle Active Member

    I greatly appreciate the new forum...that being said I hope it gets better!
     
  10. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    That setting only affects the individual threads, not the actual thread order.
     
  11. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    My thoughts on the new forum......

    You need additional Administrators and Moderators.

    I have years of experience with different forum software and have been a systems administrator for over a decade as well. Computers and software are what I do for a living. I have been on this forum for several years and want to see it continue to grow. the way it sits now it is going to drive people away. I would be more than happy to help lighten the load as either an Administrator or Moderator.
     
  12. electric

    electric HST Expert

    Agreed. There is so much that automated scripts and whatnots can do but human admins/mods are still necessary to keep things thight.
     
  13. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    It looks like the "Basic Training principles and Methods" and "Performance Research" sub-forum's sort by Last Post. They must have changed those individually. But there should be a global setting to change them all.
     
  14. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yup, but, by only listing a week's worth of stuff, it does mean that what you are currently interested in is probably listed, even if it isn't in the correct order.
     
  15. sol255

    sol255 New Member

    Agreed,

    The site needs some care. If you need some assistance please let me know. I can provide you with credentials pm if interested.
     
  16. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Threads are listing correctly for me now. :)

    I don't miss the side-bar. :):)
     
  17. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    Same here and it makes a world of difference in my enjoyment of the site.
     
  18. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    How come I can't use an Avatar? I only have an option for "Do not use an avatar". :confused:
     
  19. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Bulldog, do you not see a page like this?:
     
  20. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    Nope. Mine looks like this....
     

Share This Page