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currawong

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Also newest posts include my own, that didn't happen before
Are you using Active Topics? That includes your recent posts
Newest Posts (not as easy to find) excludes them. Although very rarely it does include a recent one. Or maybe your posts are gold and get special treatment
 

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FYI (for the handful that notice this)

Collapse Signatures and Collapse User Info settings in Preferences are not working - they are stuck in whatever preference the old theme used and now changes to those settings in the old theme also do not work.

Suspect DB field mapping issue. Have logged ticket with the creators of the Theme (who also installed)
 

sastrugi

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Just wondering why there are only 3 pages of topics in conversation? Have tried looking for an answer... can't find it. I was looking for the "What are you watching" TV series topic.
 

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Took me awhile to associate the change was due to arriving at May 1. Overall an improvement and I like it.
 
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Charlie

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My mouse scroll wheel has ceased to work in the forums
It's still OK in other programs, indeed in other internet stuff
Is this something to do with me or the new setup?
Does anyone else have this problem?
 

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My mouse scroll wheel has ceased to work in the forums
It's still OK in other programs, indeed in other internet stuff
Is this something to do with me or the new setup?
Does anyone else have this problem?

Have you fed your mouse lately? It might be getting grumpy.

Mine works fine.
 

currawong

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My mouse scroll wheel has ceased to work in the forums
It's still OK in other programs, indeed in other internet stuff
Is this something to do with me or the new setup?
Does anyone else have this problem?
i've noticed delays before a page here will scroll, but not specifically scroll wheel
 

Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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But an i7 quad with 16gb shouldn't struggle with a bit of JS
I have a new MacBook Pro i7 with 16 gb and scrolling is no problem with the built-in trackpad or with a magic mouse
iMac is 2008 ie very old, only 4 gb - also no problem
the redesign looks like a success to me - congrats chaps!
 

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Charlie

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My mouse scroll wheel has ceased to work in the forums
It's still OK in other programs, indeed in other internet stuff
Is this something to do with me or the new setup?
Does anyone else have this problem?

If anyone cares, turning the machine off and on again brought my recalcitrant mouse to heel
(Who wooda thort?)
 

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Just wondering why there are only 3 pages of topics in conversation? Have tried looking for an answer... can't find it. I was looking for the "What are you watching" TV series topic.

Pagination is adjusted for each forum to keep the server response fast. Conversation is particularly short pagination (30 days) because it is also the forum that gets hit the most - everyone's view is customised based on their last visit so caching is not possible and each view generates hundreds of database calls.



If you didn't find, it was on page 3: https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/what-are-you-watching.64685
I believe by default a thread will drop off the view after a month without a post. Can still search for it successfully though.

Yes, correct observation - limited to 30 days.

Probably could open up to 45 days.
 

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Just wondering why there are only 3 pages of topics in conversation? Have tried looking for an answer... can't find it. I was looking for the "What are you watching" TV series topic.

If you go to the last page in a forum thread listing there is a link at the bottom to display older threads.

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Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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a few months ago on one of these threads about the workings of the forum, Richard posted a url that would always give the up-to-date version of Active Topics
I've had my lappy stolen recently so am installing stuff on the new one, only to find - to my horror - that the shortcut I was using wasn't that url
can anyone provide it, please?
 

cold wombat

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a few months ago on one of these threads about the workings of the forum, Richard posted a url that would always give the up-to-date version of Active Topics
I've had my lappy stolen recently so am installing stuff on the new one, only to find - to my horror - that the shortcut I was using wasn't that url
can anyone provide it, please?

https://www.ski.com.au/xf/find-new/posts?recent=1

Link from the top of this (& every) page.
 

Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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excellent, thanks!

I know you didn't ask, but...

What happens when you click active topics is you request the resource (ie, web page) at that URL. What gets returned is something slightly different: the page giving active topics at the time the server receives the request. I suspect you've been thrown because you bookmarked what you got back from clicking active topics rather than the original generic request. As a general case, for most links they will be the same (typically static content & "stateless" dynamic content) but for rapidly changing content where state needs to be kept (ie, read/unread) this is a common feature.

Generic instructions for bookmarking links (as opposed to the page that has been returned): Right click on the link (in this case active topics) and select "bookmark link" (or whatever its called in your preferred browser).
 

Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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I know you didn't ask, but...

What happens when you click active topics is you request the resource (is, web page) at that URL. What gets returned is something slightly different: the page giving active topics at the time the server receives the request. I suspect you've been thrown because you bookmarked what you got back from clicking active topics rather than the original generic request. Mostly they will be the same (static content & "stateless" dynamic content) but for rapidly changing content where state needs to be kept (is, read/unread) this is a common feature.
Generic instructions for bookmarking links (as opposed to the page that has been returned): Right click on the link (in this case active topics) and select "bookmark link" (or whatever its called in your preferred browser).
yep, I think that was broadly Richard's explanation
I don't have any difficulty with technical explanations, just that I couldn't extract the url from various shortcuts via the conventional methods
the result of my right click on the blue bar was as per my post above
 

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yep, I think that was broadly Richard's explanation
I don't have any difficulty with technical explanations, just that I couldn't extract the url from various shortcuts via the conventional methods
the result of my right click on the blue bar was as per my post above

Right click on the active topics button link from ski homepage will always save the right URL.

The trick is to save that link before you click it, not after you arrive on active topics which is a dynamic result based on your last visit.

The URL from the blue bar within the forum is also dynamic and can't be set as a bookmark successfully.
 

Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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Right click on the active topics button link from ski homepage will always save the right URL.

The trick is to save that link before you click it, not after you arrive on active topics which is a dynamic result based on your last visit.

The URL from the blue bar within the forum is also dynamic and can't be set as a bookmark successfully.
yep, it was saved but somehow fell off when I was retrieving the backup
all good now, recorded somewhere else for safety
 

Heinz

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not sure if it's new, but I like this function - just discovered by accident

sno-info is better than any other online forum

That function has been around a while. Never used it myself though.
 

Richard

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Watched threads was never there.

Watched threads is in 'Forums' sub-menu along with all the original forum utility links.
 
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