Hate the new forum interface.

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by kohanmike, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Well, I'd try that, but typing text on a phone in landscape format is much worse than trying portrait (because you can't see much of the screen over the keyboard). :) I'll try to experiment, though.
     
  2. PapaTango

    PapaTango Itinerant Philosopher

    It's deja vu all over again!

    Glen, congrats on choosing Xenfora as the discussion platform. We made that shift some time back on a couple forum communities I was on the admin side of (moving from vBulletin) and did not look back once the bugs and needed tweaks/customizations were added. Folk will get used to it--and it is a solid improvement over the hoary old kludged together PN forum. A couple questions for you as PN moves forward:


    1. The avatar area allows quite a bit more member information to be posted--as noted by your "Staff Member" ribbon. Will the team be including such things as post numbers, join dates, location, and subscriber status? These things are not only nice--but a way of seeing who is active, where they are--and a bit of recognition for those of us who "pay to play" without having to surf off to a particular member's profile page to see the info...
    2. The individual member galleries do not seem to give any information for photos--technical info, locations, and damned if I can find a way to get to comments. Is the reintegration of this information forthcoming as the process moves on? How about all of our "equipment" listing? Has that become a fond memory? :confused:
    3. Xenfora offers members a lot of flexibility--such as choosing how many posts to display per page for each thread, reading order, etcetera. Is this coming soon once the basic platform proves solid?
    4. Several things I could gripe and moan about--but I did that the first time this place swung off into the "guinea pig zone..." :eek::eek::eek:

    One thing I can tell you IS NOT a happy thing is the display of comments on the profile page. I find my photos and their comments mixed up with comments I have left for the photos of other photographers. This is confusing and a bit accidentally disingenuous--not everyone is going to mouse over the photo and see who the artist is. Can you find a way to sort these by groups?

    PT

    "A signature with something mindlessly irrelevant goes here..."
     
  3. PapaTango

    PapaTango Itinerant Philosopher

    BTW fellow PN denizens!

    To get the paragraph space, hit your return key TWICE. This will insert the <br> line and properly space them. Yeah, twice is counterintuitive. This is a "bug" that obnoxiously presents as a normal behavior on many forums that use the TinyMCE text editor... :mad:
     
  4. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. break here <br><br>I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns. I am testing using carriage returns to separate paragraphs, but I think you mean hit three returns.
     
  5. Nope, adding carriage returns does not work, neither two or three, but adding < br > < br > (without the spaces) does after you refresh the screen.
     
  6. Incidentally, I've been using < br / > (open angle, br, space, forward slash, close angle), which also works. Not that it should matter, but I believe that's more friendly for XHTML as well as HTML in case the world transitions or the site DTD changes.
     
  7. Hi,

    Still I can not see my old DM..
    Can you please help me.?

    Thanks..
     
  8. I HATE the new website design. If I want to know what new comments my images have received, I have to go through my entire portfolio. It's also difficult to track someone else's response to feedback I gave them. I will not be renewing my membership this year.
     
  9. Played around with changing screen name but forum posts continue to display old version at bottom. Is there a way to make them the same?
     
  10. This is a test using the br / suggestion by Andrew Garrard. <br/> <br/>Next paragraph.<br/> <br/>Had to do a refresh, but it worked.
     
  11. Maybe they fixed the carriage return paragraph break so I'll test now...


    Three return hits. Let's see if it sticks after a refresh. NOPE!
     
  12. It looks as though inserting HTML in general is effective. Which is okay for me, because I always preferred using the HTML editor (at least on a PC) anyway. It did make it a bit easier to do
    blockquotes​
    and so on.

    Hopefully the XHTML-style line break shouldn't actually matter to anything, but I've been doing it out of completeness. Don't worry that it's wrong if you're doing the HTML-style one without the slash. I always used to do this partly because I didn't think the paragraph breaks inserted by the default old editor were big enough, so I always preferred a double line break. Speaking of which... I wonder whether manual paragraph breaks (less-than, p, greater-than HTML wrappers around a paragraph) work?
    Let's see...
     
  13. (So yes, the end-para/start-para pair work, but still don't add the line spacing I'd like.)
     

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