[Getting Started] In the new forums

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Kefo, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. 28th June 2019...
    A.T.A have just left us with a bombshell of an update to forums. Everything looks different. Everything looks different. I'm here to help you figure this out. We are still discovering new features and, overall, I'd like to say that the changes are positive and worth getting with.

    To save from clutter, I'm not using too many ss in this thread, so you may have to look around for yourself and orient yourselves.

    FAQ:



    Q1- Where's "active topics?"
    A1- If you're on the home screen, viewing threads, or searching around forums, close to the top of your screen, there should be a "New posts" button. New posts is the same as the old active topics section.

    Q2 - How do I make a thread? (or poll)
    A2 - same as before; go to any topic section, and press the big, orange "Post New Thread" button.
    (You can attach a poll to a thread or post a poll on its own from the thread creation menu)

    Q3 - What' up with the profile pic?
    A3 - We haven't found a way to update it yet so we assume it isn't a feature yet, but the devs have profile pics so it might come soon in an update.

    Small thing that you might want to know.


    You can minimize the forum sections on your forums homescreen. This helps to keep things neat.

    [​IMG]


    😔Features LOST😒:


    • BB code review. (SOLUTION FOUND)
    When quoting, you sometimes see the aesthetic results of the codes and can't edit the codes ourselves. Before, all codes were displayed.
    BY PRESSING THE WRENCH BUTTON, YOU CAN SEE THE UNDERLYING CODES.

    • Stats code
    Code:
    [stats]strength/intelligence[/stats]
    This was used to show item, avatar, and build stats

    • Decent forumojis:
    The new ones are far fewer and much uglier.

    • Privacy (has settings)
    You may wish to keep private some of the new information displayed, automatically, about you in forums. To do this, you can check your privacy settings. (located in the menu opened by pressing on your profile icon)

    😀Features GAINED😍:


    • Quick access bars:
    Accessed by pressing "Menu", and your profile icon.
    • Easier BB coding. With rich text editor
    • Saving posts. With rich text editor; manual and auto
    • Fonts.
    • Likes. To show appreciation and admiration😊❤
    • "Notable Members". Leaderboards for post count and likes
    • Forum profiles. to follow or ignore, can be accessed by pressing on someone's avatar icon
    • Following. allows you to see peoples' posting activity
    • Ignoring. allows you to not see their posts
    • News feed. shows activity of people followed
    • Alerts
    One of the bigger new additions to forums. You can get alerts when you're quoted, @'d, your posts are liked, someone posts in a thread you're watching, and maybe more. You can edit what you get alerts for in the "alert preferences" menu.
    • Watching/unwatching threads
    Once you are viewing a thread, you can look between the title and first post to find this option. Simply press on it to toggle watching on or off.
    • Easy access to thread URL's
    Accessed by pressing the post number (bottom right) of a post, you can copy the url to that post in multiple formats (has bonus automatic anchoring)
    • Account management. Password, timezone, email change under profile icon Quick access bar
    • @'ing people. People may get alerts when @'d if their alert preferences allow it. To @ someone, press the @ button and start typing their name with no break e.g. @Apple
    • Zoom
    • Auto-Scroll
    • Automatic location of post in thread 😍
    if you have searched for a post in forums, when you press it, it automatically opens the thread to the right page on the right post, rather than the first page of thread as it used to.
    • Shmexy "code" code for code :ugeek:s
    Code:
     [b] apple [/b] 
    apple


    Things that are BROKEN:...

    😤BROKEN!!!😣
    • URL's
    Links to old threads in forums lead to 404 errors!
    • Images
    Many old images are impossible to see
    • Stats code
    Since this has been removed or forgotten, the old stats codes are broken. Bring this back.
    • Up arrow on quotes
    While a great new addition, the green arrow on quoted texts suggests that pressing it should take you to the quoted post, but currently pressing it does nothing.

    Things that are just different:


    • Search feature
    The search menu is interesting. Simpler than it was before and more accessible (having a quick search bar at the top of the screen). The advanced search has had some less useful search parameters/criteria removed, and some more useful ones added.
    • What happens to viewed posts
    "I was just reading a thread, and when I backed out of it, I couldn't find it..."
    Instead of going that faint purple color that threads used to, now when posts have been read, they disappear from the New Posts section.
    In order to view them again, you can search for them, have them bumped, or press "recent posts"(refer to image below). The threads you've read will appear without a blue dot.
    Also if you press "mark forums read" (refer to image below), the new posts section will be completely empty until posts get bumped... Pressing "recent posts" again will bring them all back without the blue dot.


    [​IMG]


    😮Things that are mysterious or weird... Why did they do that?😵


    • Profile pics
    Not yet, friends... The devs have them, and players are allowed them on KoH... We believe it is just a matter of time until we can set our own.
    • Conversations
    not yet, friends?... Have a look at these yourselves. What would this even be when you can wall/pm people on pimd anyway? Do we need forum pm's, too?

    • Profile posts and statuses
    these are mentioned in the alerts preferences, but I have no idea what they are.

    [​IMG]

    They just remind me of our pimd wall but we already get notifications for that outside of forums, and with the settings on, we still don't get alerts for wall posts... So this probably won't be a thing.

    • "watching forums"
    (Maybe I just don't see this being used) This is different to watched threads. By selecting a forum section, you can press "watch forum" to be alerted when a new thread is posted to the forum.

    • So much space between posts... And the frames are unnecessarily large. we don't need this much space

    • (Minor bug) The locations of autoscroller and zoom buttons
    Because the zoom icon covers the bottom of the scroll bar, I can usually only scroll up in threads. Perhaps they wouldn't overlap if you have a larger screen but they could be further apart so they don't overlap, allowing for full functionality.


    ~~~~~~~That concludes this rushed guide. It is a bit brief. If there are any other questions, new info, or things I missed, plz post below! I wish you all luck in adjusting to, (fixing), learning, and navigating the new changes to forums. The positives far outweigh the negatives. And I'm very excited. But we just have to figure it out.
     
    #1 Kefo, Jun 29, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
  2. Hehehe You really did it Kefo!

    As a reward....B is for billions in pimd bucks!
    Os is for BentOs!
    😅😅
     
    Latina likes this.
  3. Good one 🌹 The broken images are really a pain, I want so bad to see again the Avis of new champagne box / combinations, but I can't no matter what
     
  4. You can still see all the BB codes when quoting if you click on the wrench icon in the text box.
    You're welcome.
     
    Kefo likes this.
  5. ty fiancè for dis wonderful quick guide
    And if you turn off the rich text editor in Preferances 🤗
     
  6. Incorporated
     
    Arse likes this.
  7. Okay right off the bat, new posts is not active topics
    New posts are only the posts you haven't read new updates on
    "Active topics" is now "Recent posts" which is an option under the new posts section
    This will give you all active topics, including the ones you have read recently

    Also, the quote arrow works for me, what device are you on & is anyone else having this issue?
     
    Vo likes this.
  8. But i like that the posts ive recently read or commented on are hid in “recent posts” until someone else has commented on it because it saves space and i dont have to scroll and find new topics. As i wont be reopening threads with me as the last poster
     
    Muschi likes this.
  9. Xperia z and I went over the Recent posts button and what it does. It isn't as easily accessible as new posts.
     
  10. The quote arrow works for me. I'm on a Samsung Galaxy 6.
     
  11. Thats fair i was just commenting that it isn't the same as the previously known "active topics"
     
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  12. I like the flexibility of the whole setup in new posts.
     
  13. Neatly done
     
  14. Thank you
     
    Latina and Kefo like this.
  15. No, thank you.
     
  16. Ooh looks good Kefo 💕
     
  17. My green quote arrows work
     
  18. Ty for this chief keef ♡

    :)
     
  19. Thanks Kefo for the helpful tips 💕!
     
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