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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423268

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Hi all.

Just a note to let you know that our forum will be out of action tomorrow morning from around 9.30 for approximately an hour. It's while we apply some upgrades and do some maintenance.

Thanks for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423310

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Will all our posts, prior to the maintenance fix, be reinstated? :(
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423324

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WoodlandsCamper wrote:
Will all our posts, prior to the maintenance fix, be reinstated? :(

It appears they have been, but are showing as Unread and can't set 'All Topics Read'. :(
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423333

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Emojis don't appear to work 100% since the maintenance
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423339

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Thank God your maintenance man doesn't fix aeroplanes :P
I have 101 unread General items and the first screen doesn't say who the last poster was.
Further it's telling me I haven't viewed 298 Woosie posts.
Are we really going back wards :angry:
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423350

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Re edited for clarity.

Its definitely lost the plot!!

Old posts are suddenly showing as "New"

In some areas such a Regional Chit Chat and Brand Banter we have lost the option to "Mark Topic Read"

Where it is available on some topic areas using mark "Mark Topic Read" does not clear all the new post flags that have been created.

Why did it need to change?

My son has been a web site developer for several years, and he tells me the best practice is to run any updates on a dummy site or environment to prove all the changes work on all platforms before it's released to the main websites, or its posted a Beta site for a fixed time and members are invited to try it on the understanding that it may still contain errors, which will be addressed when they come to light.

This is not the first time that changes to PC forum have been implemented and, the user experience is severely hampered, even compromised on one occasion where member details were displayed than should have been. I know that PC forum is not the highest priority in Haymarket's empire, but all too often changes are implemented that clearly have not been thoroughly tested.
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Last Edit: 1 year 9 months ago by ProfJohnL. Reason: Rewriten for better expression.
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423352

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ProfJohnL wrote:
Its definitely gone backwards, We have lost teh ability to mark " threads as read" and its dose where it still appears on the page header when its used it does not clear the new posts which I have decided not to read, so its all very confusing and a giant backwards step.

Why did it need to change?

I have no doubt we will get the its "teething troubles" excuse, but good site development and maintenance should be test run on a dummy site to make sure these sorts of errors do not get through to the real web pages.

So that makes us Test Drive Dummies then??

It changed for changes sake. Most software developers have ADHD I understand. Don't fix wot ain't broken I say.
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423367

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Thanks for the feedback everyone, it will be passed on. If you have specific queries, please explain them as clearly as possible, to ensure we're able to remedy matters and thanks for your patience.
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423369

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We know of things that aren't working since the upgrade. Please could you let us know what things were planned changes in the upgrade?

There also appears to be a new default that displays only 'new' posts since last viewed. I find this annoying and keep resetting it to 'last 24 hours' or similar so I can see the history.
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Maintenance 1 year 9 months ago #423371

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I think I will not look at the website until after the weekend, too many little jobs around the house and van to do. Bye for now all .
Very best Regards to all.
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