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Post  Vance Wood on Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:00 pm

What happened to the advanced techniques forum? Obviously it has been replaced with what?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:00 pm


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Post  Vance Wood on Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:33 pm


Obviously.  However I have been going by the new system for the last five days and I have a critique.  How many posts does it take for a subject to be bumped into the best of category?  AKA top threads.  Is this a numerical point or just someone's point of view?  Just my opinion and, we all know what that's worth, but I think if changes were going to be made it would have been better to add a recent response thread, not a most popular thread, especially when that parameter does not seem to be defined by anything other than a moderator's opinion. I guess someone has to do it.

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Post  fiona on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Vance, a valid criticism we received regarding the old method of putting things into Top Threads was that if we put them there too early, they tended to get overlooked and/or treated as if they were "finished."  We were effectively strangling potential further discussion.   There is no set timeframe for when stuff will get moved - we've left it at the more open "run its natural course" approach.

And yes, to an extent it will be moderators' choice but if members feel they think a particular thread is worth adding to Top Threads, then of course we would look at it closely.


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Post  Vance Wood on Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:13 pm

Thank you. I still think you ought to have a category of most recent responses or new threads.

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Post  fiona on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Not sure what you mean.  scratch  Happy to listen to your suggestion if you care to explain it.

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Post  Marty Weiser on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:23 pm

My homepage on the IBC site has a list titled "Latest Topics" which seems to be the 9 treads with the most recent activity - either a new post or a response. That is how I saw this one.

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Post  fiona on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:27 pm

That should show on everyone's Home page, Marty. It isn't a category as such - just a synopsis of the most recent activity/responses across all the forums. Is that what you had in mind, Vance?

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Post  Vance Wood on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:15 am

fiona wrote:Not sure what you mean.  scratch   Happy to listen to your suggestion if you care to explain it.

As the site is laid out currently there are two annoying problems. Unless you go fishing in all aspects of the forum you cannot tell when something has been updated unless you are following the subject and get updates sent to you in an email. You can not tell when a new subject has been posted without going through the same ritual.

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Post  Tom on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:22 am

Vance,

Click on the 'Forum' tab just underneath the main title banner.

On the left of your screen, just under the text titled "Welcome New Visitors", you'll see a link "View posts since last visit".

Click that. Does that help?



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Re: Advanced techniques?

Post  fiona on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:29 am

You beat me to it, Tom.  Very Happy 

Vance, it is this link here:



The feature Marty mentioned is also helpful but restricts it to a limited number of entries.

Does that help?

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Post  Vance Wood on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:05 am

fiona wrote:You beat me to it, Tom.   Very Happy 

Vance, it is this link here:



The feature Marty mentioned is also helpful but restricts it to a limited number of entries.  

Does that help?

Yes it does. Iguess if it does not bite me on the butt I don't seem to find it. Sorry to waste your time.

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:34 am

fiona wrote:

.... to an extent it will be moderators' choice but if members feel they think a particular thread is worth adding to Top Threads, then of course we would look at it closely.


Thanks Fiona.


Sometimes too much democracy is not good.
...from time to time we have some issues with some of the mods, but in general you are doing good things for the forum.

regards,
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Re: Advanced techniques?

Post  Wschmit on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:34 am

Is this a mathematical factor or just someone's view point?  Just my viewpoint and, we all know what that's value, but I think if changes were going to be created it would have been better to add a latest reaction line, not a most well-known line, especially when that parameter does not seem to be described by anything other than a moderator's viewpoint.

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