Forum Appearance and Usability Tweaks

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by James Adams, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    In the FM, would it be possible to make the new thread header tag things (not sure what they are called exactly) different colors for "for sale" versus "want to buy" threads?

    The tags are helpful and I have come to rely on them pretty quickly, which leads me to open a bunch of want to buy threads I otherwise wouldn't when I am going down the page of green tags...(reading's not my strongest point...)

    Edit: Just discovered that you can click on the tags to display only tags that say "for sale." Very handy...
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  2. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle"

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    I have found that in cases when I begin a reply to a thread - but change my mind and decide not to post - that I can't get rid of the reply content. It just stays in the reply box for that thread no matter how many times I delete it (the txt) and I can't determine any buttons or actions to get rid of it until I actually do have something I want to post. Am I missing something or???
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  3. Blur

    Blur Gone.

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    Click the diskette icon and choose 'delete draft'.
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  4. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle"

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    Thanks! :clap
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  5. bcliff

    bcliff Been here awhile

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    +1
    I don't see where this suggestion was answered but I may have missed it. I loved being able to organize my threads in customized folders. Any chance of that happening?
  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I was just asking for the same thing. I started a new thread before realizing this thread existed for tweaks. - http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...-we-get-different-color-for-want-ads.1109060/

    I saw that you can filter on the for sale, but not everyone is using the prefixes consistently so you would miss those. I do think overall the color difference would help and would only be a small change for the Want to buy ads.
  7. AustinJake

    AustinJake DR650 - Versys

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    In the old ADV, Banned status showed under the avatar/user name, is that still the case? I am thinking that Banned status does not show any longer.
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    No, but you can tell by looking at the profile. If you can't start a conversation they are likely banned.
  9. AustinJake

    AustinJake DR650 - Versys

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    Thanks
  10. bbtech

    bbtech Computer Guru

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    Any chance of a small change in the Flea Market (Bikes for sale) section to maybe add a (Bikes Wanted) category. It is disjointed to peruse For Sale listings and then see a bunch of Wanted listings in there. I would even suggest a category called "Lets Trade". JMTC
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  11. Drwnite

    Drwnite Adventurer

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    How about a return to the top of the page button?
  12. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    It's at the bottom of the page, looks like this ^.
  13. Drwnite

    Drwnite Adventurer

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    Kinda thought that was coming but not on my page?
  14. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    Are you using a phone or tablet. In black responsive, it looks like this ^. In the other 2 skins, one is an arrow pointing up and the other says top.
  15. Drwnite

    Drwnite Adventurer

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    Ha, found it, couldn't see the forest for the trees, thanks BS!
  16. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    It's not the easiest thing to find, you have to be looking for it. :-)
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  17. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    "Home" button on your keyboard... works on just about every web page... :dunno
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  18. Drwnite

    Drwnite Adventurer

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    Ya learn something new every day! Brilliant :-)
  19. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    And next week we'll go over space- and shift-space that does page-down/page-up in your browser. :lol3
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  20. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    I appreciate all the work performed to maintain this great site!

    I do have one question/request. On a user profile page, when selecting "Find all threads by Inmate X", the results used to show the Thread Name, Last Post, Replies, and Page Views.

    Now, when you select "Find all threads by Inmate X", it shows a date and number of replies, but no page view count. Is it possible to find the number of page views other than looking up the date of the last post and then scrolling back potentially hundreds of pages in a busy forum?

    Thanks!