Just to let you know I’m working on a top-to-bottom rebuild of the forums. Key features:
* new visual design
* fully responsive — i.e. proper styling for mobile devices
* icon responses to posts — sometimes a thumbs up from s all you want to say
* retain other existing features
This will be a better platform for future work. Is there anything else you’d like to see?
Matthew have you given any thought to re-instating the scroll function for photos. Once we were able to view all photo's we had and simply scroll through them. I removed all my photos some time back as I became frustrated in not being able to make amendments or replace some with updated ones. This was sole though my inability to find the photo required that I wanted to replace. Unless some other facility exists for this and I have missed it. Which is always possible.
Thank you for all you do.
You can do this through the search button — choose advanced, then photographs added by me. It’s not very convenient though, I realise.
The whole profile area needs a rebuild. So the answer isn’t there in the short term.
In the meantime I can also add filters to the photographs page which should do the trick.
I will get onto this. I appreciate this has been a frustration for some time. Unfortunately with young kids, I can only find 2-3 hours per week to work on things.
If you're bored and hacking away in future, one thing I've often thought might be nifty is the availability of some kind of mark-up for quoting text. eg.
<q source="Matthew">Maybe this appears boxed and indented with 'Matthew' as a heading of some sort.</q>
Where it's useful I've usually tried to quote short passages, either from articles or from previous posters, by putting them in quotation marks. Sometimes though I think the flow can get mixed up, and at a glance it's not always obvious that the text wasn't directly written by me.
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One little thing that doesn't seem to work properly is tagging another user. Putting @ in front of a username creates a link to their profile, but is there any way to generate a notification to tell them that they have been mentioned? (hmm, with all this 'thumbs up', tagging, and notifications it's beginning to sound a lot like that ubiquitous social media platform 😉)
Oh, and a 'cheat sheet' with formatting hints and how to add images etc. would be handy. I know there are instructions mentioned somewhere but I have to search hard for them on the odd occasion I need to use them.
Once again you don't seem to be able to go back thru photos and other contributions you've made more than a couple of days (even using advanced search). Restoring the old functionality or the ability to scroll thru all photos would be useful. Matthew in one instance I see all the revision histories have been wiped prior to a couple of days ago. Is this supposed to be happening? A bit like FrankB I'm finding it harder to quickly locate photos or other contributions that I'm prepared to update with new/additional info.