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2 March 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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The @ thing is quite handy. Reminds me of Twitter!

That's exactly what I thought.

Totally agree. I wished for that feature not long after I joined. Now it's here.

 

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@ is a great idea.

Thumbs up is good to the extent that you can quickly tell someone you're in agreement or that you think it's an interesting post without necessarily having anything more to say about it.

'Thumbs down' is a bad idea. If you care enough to criticize, then take the time to write out your position.

"Thanks" is good, but 'thumbs up' even better if you have to choose between the two.

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@Into the Sky with Diamonds The thanks button does the same as a "thumbs up" would.

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Well, they're similar, but the way I see it the 'thanks' is to tell someone their post was useful to you, and the thumbs up would be to let someone know you're in agreement, that their post was funny, etc.

I agree the thumbs down is a bad idea, though. I can't really see any good it'll do.

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The birthday greetings to forum members are being consolidated into The Birthday Topic! thread. Just wanted to let everyone know in case they get some PM's talking about posts being moved.

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fabfouremily said
Well, they're similar, but the way I see it the 'thanks' is to tell someone their post was useful to you, and the thumbs up would be to let someone know you're in agreement, that their post was funny, etc.

I agree the thumbs down is a bad idea, though. I can't really see any good it'll do.

Well then it's a good thing Joe never said he was going to put it in, isn't it. 

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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Well, they're similar, but the way I see it the 'thanks' is to tell someone their post was useful to you, and the thumbs up would be to let someone know you're in agreement, that their post was funny, etc.

I agree the thumbs down is a bad idea, though. I can't really see any good it'll do.

Well then it's a good thing Joe never said he was going to put it in, isn't it. 

I thought Joe asked us about it and everyone was giving their opinions.

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Looks like you can't. Maybe there should be an Unthank button too, or clicking again removes the thanks. I'll see if I can request the option.

There's also a forum plugin that allows thumbs up/down ratings on posts. Would that be useful to people, or just extra clutter?

 

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Oh, OK then. I'd say its a bad idea too.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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Well, they're similar, but the way I see it the 'thanks' is to tell someone their post was useful to you, and the thumbs up would be to let someone know you're in agreement, that their post was funny, etc.

I agree the thumbs down is a bad idea, though. I can't really see any good it'll do.

Well then it's a good thing Joe never said he was going to put it in, isn't it. 

No, he didn't. He didn't say he wasn't either, though.

Edit: I see that mmm copied Joe's post.

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OK, thumbs up/down won't happen. No need for any more feedback on that matter!

I may be able to change the star on the Thank button so it's a thumbs-up. I'll see. I've also requested that we be able to remove thanks left in error for someone, by pressing the button a second time. Not sure if it's possible.

Another new thing: users on a mobile phone should see a slightly different design - I added a mobile-friendly theme. The navigation is slightly different and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but should be more efficient. If you spot problems please add them to the Weird Things Happening thread.

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Joe said

Another new thing: users on a mobile phone should see a slightly different design - I added a mobile-friendly theme. The navigation is slightly different and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but should be more efficient. If you spot problems please add them to the Weird Things Happening thread.

It makes it a lot easier to post on mobile... Ill have to get used to the navigation though.

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I figured out that I can attach a picture that I had previously uploaded using my pc to a post using my phone. Has anyone figured out how to upload a picture to the BB system using their phone?

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Is the layout of the forum different? The Solo Beatles sections are now below Pics, Books etc whereas i'm convinced they were above previously being immediately below The Albums. I keep going up to the top for the solo Beatles and then wonder where they are.

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Picture phone upload win!twilight-beatles.jpgImage Enlarger

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What is the secret, @Starr Shine?   ?

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Is the layout of the forum different? The Solo Beatles sections are now below Pics, Books etc whereas i'm convinced they were above previously being immediately below The Albums. I keep going up to the top for the solo Beatles and then wonder where they are.

Yeah, it seems to be... Least this doesn't cause any kind of problem.

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What is the secret, @Starr Shine?   ?

You do the same thing you do when uploading a photo on the computer

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What is the secret, @Starr Shine?   ?

You do the same thing you do when uploading a photo on the computer

On my pc, I did the drag and drop thing to get the file listed in the box and then clicked on start upload. I don't know how to drag and drop with my phone. I tried clicking on add files, but it didn't do anything/give me any options. Any suggestions?

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on the mobile site, I just realized it says which devices are being used to view the site. That's pretty cool

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I'm able to linkify certain keywords on the forum, so when they get mentioned they automatically point to articles in the main part of the site. I think sometimes the albums/songs/profiles get forgotten about, so this will give them a bit of promotion. Especially the solo sections for John and Paul - I've put quite a bit of work into then but haven't really worked out how best to let people know they're there.

Also, internal linking is very good for search engine optimisation (SEO), so it might help my Google ranking if people are looking for, say, Sgt Pepper. I'm only going to link to my features, not Amazon links or anything spammy.

I've tested it so far with album and song titles. Every time a title gets mentioned it'll hyperlink it, which may become a bit distracting if a conversation uses the same title again and again. We'll see. Also it gets confused when two names are similar, so "Let It Be Naked" just links the first bit (to the LIB album page).

If people don't absolutely hate it I'll roll out to cover people, as well as some events (Our World, Apple Rooftop). Where there's an album and song with the same name I'll just link to the album. When there's a generic word (eg Yesterday, Flying, SomethingHelp! - it doesn't like punctuation anyway) I won't let it link at all.

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