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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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The new forums are too 'top-heavy.' When I want to see the latest posts in a given sub-forum, I have to scroll through announcements and other endlessly repeated administrative posts to get to the ones that are pertinent.

Please clean up the forums. Place all those administrative posts in a single forum, leave them out of the sub-forums on games.

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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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I can see it now. Not sure why I wasn't seeing it before. Thanks.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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gwgardner wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:23 am The new forums are too 'top-heavy.' When I want to see the latest posts in a given sub-forum, I have to scroll through announcements and other endlessly repeated administrative posts to get to the ones that are pertinent.

Please clean up the forums. Place all those administrative posts in a single forum, leave them out of the sub-forums on games.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Jason Petho wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:43 pm Any news on the "Announcements" being removed from all the sub-forums?

Thanks!
I used a ad-blocker and straight out manually-blocked the announcement part of the forum, it's so much nicer now! - and I don't feel that i miss anything important at all, it was just ads for new games posts anyways.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Jason Petho wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:12 pm
gwgardner wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:23 am The new forums are too 'top-heavy.' When I want to see the latest posts in a given sub-forum, I have to scroll through announcements and other endlessly repeated administrative posts to get to the ones that are pertinent.

Please clean up the forums. Place all those administrative posts in a single forum, leave them out of the sub-forums on games.
+1
Now, I've got a totaly of 6 of these topics. How much more topics do you need? Will this become 20 or 30, before one goes to a topic, regarding the game one want to reply too?

Please, please, please, change this now. It's terribly annoying and even insulting to your customers IMHO.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Every time I log in and write a thoughtful reply - taking a bit of time - when I go to preview or submit it I'm sent to a page to re-login and everything I wrote is gone...

Is it me missing a step or too short a reply timer?
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Cpl GAC wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:17 pm Every time I log in and write a thoughtful reply - taking a bit of time - when I go to preview or submit it I'm sent to a page to re-login and everything I wrote is gone...

Is it me missing a step or too short a reply timer?
That was an issue in the old forum software too. The workaround is simple - every time you compose a long post, select everything and copy it to the clipboard. If the post disappears into the ether or you are kicked off the team, just rejoin and paste the clipboard text into a new post, ready to submit in seconds.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Is the forum brutally slow, or is it just me?
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Jason Petho wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:09 pm Is the forum brutally slow, or is it just me?
Seems to be okay for me atm.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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It is very slow for me too.
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It is very slow.
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Just about unusable, took me about 20 minutes to get here
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Centuur wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:45 pm
Jason Petho wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:12 pm
gwgardner wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:23 am The new forums are too 'top-heavy.' When I want to see the latest posts in a given sub-forum, I have to scroll through announcements and other endlessly repeated administrative posts to get to the ones that are pertinent.

Please clean up the forums. Place all those administrative posts in a single forum, leave them out of the sub-forums on games.
+1
Now, I've got a totaly of 6 of these topics. How much more topics do you need? Will this become 20 or 30, before one goes to a topic, regarding the game one want to reply too?

Please, please, please, change this now. It's terribly annoying and even insulting to your customers IMHO.
Hear, hear.
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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All google search guide to old forum. So how do i search? The forum search finds only very few hints. Google search much better but all google search links now links to old forum.

I hope i can use google search in future
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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Hey there,

just wanted to mention that i'm glad for the forum software.

No need to rename the attachments anymore, and attaching files is so much more convenient.

Also, I find the search feature much more efficient than with the previous software.

Cheers
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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I'm trying to attach a saved game to a post in the DW2 support thread. While creating the post, the attachement seems to be there, but as soon as I either do a preview or submit the post, the attachment disappears. It is zipped, and under 10 MB (7.254 KB according to Windows).

Here's the link to that post:
(https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/view ... 2#p4987432)

Any idea about what's going on, or about how to make that work?
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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ClaudeJ wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:19 am Hey there,

just wanted to mention that i'm glad for the forum software.

No need to rename the attachments anymore, and attaching files is so much more convenient.

Also, I find the search feature much more efficient than with the previous software.

Cheers
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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I knew family members would understand me :mrgreen:
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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100thMonkey wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:22 pm I'm trying to attach a saved game to a post in the DW2 support thread. While creating the post, the attachement seems to be there, but as soon as I either do a preview or submit the post, the attachment disappears. It is zipped, and under 10 MB (7.254 KB according to Windows).

Here's the link to that post:
(https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/view ... 2#p4987432)

Any idea about what's going on, or about how to make that work?

Did you press the Place Inline button ?
It should generate a code such as

Code: Select all

[attachment=0]Whatever.zip[/attachment]
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Re: New Forum Tips and Issues

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valeryvdr wrote: Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:46 am
Jason Petho wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:00 pm Any news on Pinning and Unpinning threads for moderators?
This should be operational as of now.
I'm still not seeing how to do this? Please clarify how to pin/unpin threads. Thanks.
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