Angelika Maier wrote:
I would make one simple small and hopefully easy change: I would include "unanswered posts".
Angelika, there's a "Zero Replies" page which lists the unanswered posts. The link to it is at the same place as where you see the "Recent Topics" link. Here it is for quick reference https://permies.com/forums/posts/zeroReplies.
The youtube video that the users are talking about in their reports is the one that Paul setup as an announcement in the forums. That video shows up on top of the forum pages and is about Paul's TEDx talk. However, it hasn't interfered with browsing or posting in the forums. Can you check with them if they are clicking or hitting enter on that video which is causing the problem they mention?
Thanks. The view I'm using to check these threads has those images, so I didn't notice that problem earlier. Now that I have switched the view, I do see that the images are missing. We'll look into what's causing it. Thank you.
Ah! I see you are a "pollinator". It turns out that the "pollinator" group wasn't setup right and hence bookmarks were disabled unintentionally for all pollinators. I have fixed that now and you should be able to see the link to bookmarks in your profile. Please give it a try.
Amedean, sorry about the delay. Our database shows that you still have those bookmarks intact (more than 100 of them), however we haven't been able to establish why you aren't able to view them in your bookmarks page. Can you please get us a screenshot of your profile page as well as the bookmarks page? You can send one of the moderators (even me) here a PM if you don't want to attach those screenshots to the post.
I haven't checked the mobile view, but when you open a thread for viewing, at the bottom of the thread you will see "This thread has been viewed X times" and X is the number of times it has been viewed.
Shari Greer wrote:Hi - me too! I donated for both the cards and the videos and just realized it is a different email address on Kickstarter. I just updated my email in the Permies account to match so hopefully it will catch up with each other eventually.
It's my feeling (and to some extent based on my experience) that the lesser number of employed people in a non-profit and more the number of volunteers, the more credible and more focused it is to the cause. The moment more people get paid and employed for the cause, it starts losing the focus and intensity towards the cause and instead the focus slowly starts shifting to others things. That's one of the reasons why (so far) I have decided to stay a volunteer in some of the things that I do.
Len Ovens wrote:Just noticing any list of topics in a forum seems to have wrong top of column labels. For example Pauls project shows:
Topic | Topic Starter | Replies | Topic Starter
I think the last one should be "Latest Post".
I tried this on both firefox and opera as last time I had a bug it was with firefox/linux.
That's indeed a bug in our software and thank you for spotting that (that earned you an apple ) . We have fixed it in our software source code and the fix will be made available live when we deploy it (we don't have a date but we do deploy regularly).
Len Ovens wrote:
Also, sometimes the latest post points to a message that doesn't exist (failed save? deleted? moved?). When this happens, it would be nice if it defaults to whatever the latest message is... though to be honest I don't think it can be done that way as it is just a url. The index page would have to send the user though another page that scanned for the highest label on the page, probably not worth it.
Like you say, it's more work (for volunteers who implement it) than what is worth it. Usually such cases show up because, as you rightly noted, something gets deleted and usually it "fixes" itself when someone responds to that thread. So, although it is an issue, I think it's not big enough to invest time on, for now.
As Paul has been saying, Paul will be counting the number of "thumbs up" that are received for the 3 options that Paul has listed, to decide which option to go with. I've attached a screenshot of the 3 options that are listed way up in this thread. Each of these 3 options has the "button" on it. Depending on which option you would like to go with, click on that button on the relevant post. That will be your "thumbs up" for that option and that will increase the number of thumbs up that post has received and will let Paul decide which option to go for.
Sooo I believe it is important to have pagination at the top as well as the bottom and that there are only benefits, which is to say it is devoid of detriment.
Landor, there have been discussions about this earlier and I don't think we'll be having pagination both at the top and bottom of the threads for non logged in users. I understand this may not be to the liking of some, but people who know SEO more than I do, do not want these double links.
Now like I said, there are ways to let the user know that the thread spans multiple pages. Based on inputs from some others, I think one way to do this is to have the pagination link at the bottom of the page for non logged in users and at the top of the thread show a message which states that the threads span multiple pages, links for which are available at the bottom of the thread or they can login to get the links both at the top and the bottom of the thread.
What is the purpose of having this off for unauthenticated users? The tiny block of code is not saving that much bandwidth or cpu and the usability benefit is massive.
Now that I know I can get bottom pagination while being logged in, I will be browsing the site authenticated which turns on all the bells an whistles, just to get the bottom pagination. Oh the horror of wasted and mutilated data and cpu resources.
I have seen people on here mention in a reply that only after they discovered the pagination at the top were they able to get the whole story.
How many people are just lost?
Landor, this doesn't have anything to do with CPU or bandwidth. It's more of a SEO thing. Non logged in users include search/index bots too (for example google bot) and having those links at multiple places apparently hurts SEO.
Having said that, we are willing to think of switching the pagination links from the top of the page to the bottom of page for non-logged in users, since that perhaps a is a better idea because the users typically look for a pagination link when they have read the last post on that page.
Bill Fox wrote:Just can't seem to get these .bmp drawings to load. Am trying to attach them and keep getting the same message after they upload:www.permies.com is currently very busy and can't respond to all requests or is undergoing maintenance. Please try again later. Thank you. This makes propably 35 tries--any suggestions??
How big are those .bmp images in terms of the disk size? Too big perhaps for the upload that it times out during the upload process?