- Nov 28, 2014
Can we get "order by number of agree/helpful/(like now I guess)" back?
Thank you for restoring the "show only dev responses" toggle.Concur with this - especially the optically challenging point. Navigation issues aside, for some reason (that I confess I can't quite articulate why) it's incredibly difficult even to understand what it is I'm seeing. It's a strange kind of "accessibility" issue - whose unpleasantness I've noticed increasingly puts me off even visiting the forums. On the first day (when search was locked down) I couldn't even find dev diaries except by search engine.
Beyond that - if we're stuck with it I have two big QoL irritations:
- Currently dev diaries are just about the only thing that attracts me to the forums at all. However, the "all posts / dev posts only" toggle (when displaying threads) seems to have been removed. For me the only interesting content is the dev posts. Consequently I've realized it's a waste of time trying to actually browse threads. Rather I go straight to search for dev content on threads with "dev diary" in the thread title. So: please restore/recreate the toggle!
- When in search/advanced search, please preserve all the settings from the last search - separately for each search-tab (especially on choices from the interminable list of forums)
While I personally agree I guess that's not so easy as it's a cultural thing of what is accepted/acceptable and what not.Kick the Ned Flandersesque policing of low-level swearwords from the tos. The first four letters of the word damnation, for instance. Gosh diddely darn tootin.
Whatever. For an international platform that wants to be family friendly it's the best to settle on the lowest "profanity threshold" and enforce it.
How so? DMs have always been conversations of sorts; but "direct" or "private messages" is the generally accepted English.To be fair, it's not really just messages like in the forum a few years back... it's really a conversation with exchange of a nuber of direct messages.
On the old forum (talking way back then... from a time the less than 20 y.o. wouldn't know about...), we didn't have conversations like here, which are equivalent to threads of sorts. Back in the day, we just had individual messages, more akin to mails, in in or out boxes... with, for lowly users, a limit of storage of 30 messages.How so? DMs have always been conversations of sorts; but "direct" or "private messages" is the generally accepted English.
Oh, i know, Gran'pa...I've been on this forum longer than you, you know.
Fair enough. As i said, i was stating the way i saw it... i don't feel strongly either way... tomahtoes, tomaytoes...I remember that system. It was awful. DMs and PMs are still the preferred naming convention for what we have now.
Multi-user DMs and PMs were possible in the 2015+ software.I can see why its considered "Conversations" rather than just Private or Direct Messaging.
iirc, the original forum software ages ago couldn't have more than one recipient (Or if it did, they were carbon copies (ala old-style mail systems)). ... Whereas the conversations used in today's forum software are essentially multi-user threads in which only the recipients have access to it. I believe even mid-conversation additional people can be added to said conversation and these new persons added to the conversation can then read the entire conversation from the beginning.
The design of the forum seems (yet again) made for vertical-based smartphones display. I'd like to have the option for a 16/9-based display, with the central column enlarged so as to not waste half of my screen width.