Forum Upgrade Downtime

Brian G.

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Jan 21, 2008
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Would it be possible to differentiate read and unread thread titles a bit more? The difference is a bit hard to notice at a quick glance.

I underlined Unread threads and thinned the font for read ones. Does that help? Hopefully, everyone is good with that change.
 
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belloq87

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Is there a way for alerts/notifications to automatically update/appear, as they used to on the previous version of the site? Currently, you have to refresh the page to see if there are any new ones. Or at least I do, anyway.

Not a big deal, but wanted to see if that's feasible.
 

Spaulding

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Jan 23, 2019
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When I open a notification, rather than taking me to the first 'New' comment, it takes me back to page 1. Doesn't happen every time, but definitely more than 50 % of the time. This is on a computer rather than mobile.
 

Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
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When I open a notification, rather than taking me to the first 'New' comment, it takes me back to page 1. Doesn't happen every time, but definitely more than 50 % of the time. This is on a computer rather than mobile.
I've noticed this but it only does it for a thread you haven't opened since the update. When you get a notification now on a thread you have since opened, it will take you to the last post you viewed.
 

Spaulding

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Jan 23, 2019
590
I've noticed this but it only does it for a thread you haven't opened since the update. When you get a notification now on a thread you have since opened, it will take you to the last post you viewed.
That explains why it was only happening for me some of the time.
 

Brian G.

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Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
19,856
Orlando, FL
Is there a way for alerts/notifications to automatically update/appear, as they used to on the previous version of the site? Currently, you have to refresh the page to see if there are any new ones. Or at least I do, anyway.

Not a big deal, but wanted to see if that's feasible.
They do update. Not as fast before, but it does.
 

TheDr

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Mar 8, 2019
85
Scotland
Heads up (you all probably already new this, but for those like me that didn't)

If you are using mobile (iOS or Android) you can add IU forums to your homescreen which makes it act like an app rather than a webpage. Basically means there will be no search bar at the top == more space

I tried this before the IU update and it didnt work

PS really enjoying the new update, thanks for all your hard work!
 
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belloq87

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Ever since the forums were updated, I’ve found that I periodically no longer receive notifications from threads that I’m watching. Even though they’re marked as “watched,” there might be a multi-day (or multi-week!) backlog of replies, and I’ll have to “unwatch” and then “watch” again in order for the notifications to start up again.

Anybody else having this issue?
 
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BBPH

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Ever since the forums were updated, I’ve found that I periodically no longer receive notifications from threads that I’m watching. Even though they’re marked as “watched,” there might be a multi-day (or multi-week!) backlog of replies, and I’ll have to “unwatch” and then “watch” again in order for the notifications to start up again.

Anybody else having this issue?
I do too, although I only read one or two threads at the moment so it hasn’t bothered me much.
 
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Brian G.

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Jan 21, 2008
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Orlando, FL
Ever since the forums were updated, I’ve found that I periodically no longer receive notifications from threads that I’m watching. Even though they’re marked as “watched,” there might be a multi-day (or multi-week!) backlog of replies, and I’ll have to “unwatch” and then “watch” again in order for the notifications to start up again.

Anybody else having this issue?
Just to clarify - when you say notifications, are you referring to the alerts in the corner or e-mails?
 

belloq87

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Just to clarify - when you say notifications, are you referring to the alerts in the corner or e-mails?
The alerts under the little bell icon in the corner. Usually replies to threads I'm watching will show up as an alert, but sometimes (not often, but enough that I've noticed it) these alerts do not appear for certain threads.

And it seems to happen only for those reply alerts; any other alerts (quotes of a comment I've made, mentions in a post, etc.) seem to show up as normal and without fail.

It's not a big deal, but I was just curious if anybody else had noticed this occurrence.