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Old June 10, 2012, 02:43:10 PM
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I've added a box at the top of the homepage that lists the last 15 posts in all public boards, excluding the Game Corner, with the intention that this easy-to-see list will aid users in using the forums better.

If you have any issues with it, please let me know. Yes, I know it looks a little strange on some themes. If it's missing from any, also let me know.

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Old June 10, 2012, 02:46:46 PM
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I like this. Now I don't always have to scroll part way down the page to see if General has anything to say. Great work!
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Old June 10, 2012, 02:47:09 PM
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THAT IS REALLY HELPFUL AND USEFUL. THANK YOU.
*A-hem* Yeah, it's a cool feature, and all. Nice one, Cat. No problems so far.
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Old June 10, 2012, 02:47:13 PM
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Is there no easy way of minimizing it? Because I'd prefer to be able to minimize it/maximize it as and when I feel like it.

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Old June 10, 2012, 02:49:02 PM
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It's missing from the "Diamond Dialga" theme. Otherwise I'm glad that this feature has been implemented. I think it will help people like me find new posts that we can post in and such. Really, I think it should have been here a while ago perhaps since it is on the Floatzel site. But regardless, glad you got it added, Fuzzles! Just hopefully tweak the colors later, m'kay? >w<
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Old June 10, 2012, 02:53:28 PM
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Is there no easy way of minimizing it? Because I'd prefer to be able to minimize it/maximize it as and when I feel like it.
Not really, as I'm not sure how to go about keeping it minimized if you leave the page and come back.

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It's missing from the "Diamond Dialga" theme.
Fixed. Thank you.

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Old June 10, 2012, 03:00:52 PM
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It looks great. The times are in Eastern Standard Time though.
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Old June 10, 2012, 03:06:06 PM
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On top of helping regular users to find new threads to post in, this will also help newer members find out where to begin posting. Also, good idea in not adding the Game Corner to that last because then it would be constantly updating with forum games that half the regular members don't bother looking at.
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Old June 10, 2012, 03:24:43 PM
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It looks great. The times are in Eastern Standard Time though.
Fixed.

I'm not sure how I'd go about having it retrieve the logged in user's time zone, though, as it doesn't even touch the login stuff.
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Old June 10, 2012, 04:20:30 PM
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I like it. It'll really help when I'm just bored on the internet.
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Old June 10, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
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I go on the forum games all the time. I guess I am part of the other half.

Also I probably won't use this that much because of how much I go on the Forum games, but I do think that it is a nice feature. I do wish minimizing it was an option.

EDIT: Is there a way for it not to show your own posts?

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Old June 10, 2012, 04:42:47 PM
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EDIT: Is there a way for it not to show your own posts?
No.
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Old June 10, 2012, 05:01:54 PM
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It look nice up top so now you can actually see it.

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Old June 10, 2012, 11:20:09 PM
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It is good to update with any new thread or post that has appeared, just like a Facebook notification.
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Old June 11, 2012, 06:08:59 AM
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I am impressed with this new feature. I've been a bit lazy myself with forum activity, maybe this will spur me to post a bit more often.
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Old June 11, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
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I find its usefulness similar to that of a News Feed-simple and informative. While minimizing it would be nicer from an aesthetic perspective, functionally it's a great addition, and it appears the universal praise I'm seeing in this thread is a testament to that. It's nice seeing a change/addition being so readily accepted by the community.
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Old June 11, 2012, 09:44:11 PM
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A feature to change the time zones on it would be nifty. I don't really know how to convert, and it can get pretty confusing. And I guess a way to make it a tad bit smaller would help. Still loving it, though.
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Old June 12, 2012, 10:40:00 AM
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A feature to change the time zones on it would be nifty. I don't really know how to convert, and it can get pretty confusing.
Basics to converting time: If you live in the eastern time zone (the east coast and most of the mid-west), add 3 hours to the Last Post's time (which is in the pacific time zone). Central time zone, add 2 hours. Mountain time zone, add 1 hour. This is the conversion times for the US times only though (I do know to find the UK time you add 5 hours from eastern time).

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Old June 13, 2012, 10:25:45 AM
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imo it would look more aesthetically pleasing if it was on the side instead of the top. Maybe to the left?
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Old June 13, 2012, 11:33:16 AM
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I would like to admit, I am using this more than I had planned :3
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Old June 14, 2012, 06:29:08 PM
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I admit I'm being a neat freak, but I think there should be a space between the 10th link and the bottom of the "Last 10 Posts" window. There's one on the top of the window, so why not add the bottom one for consistency?
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:07:27 PM
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I admit I'm being a neat freak, but I think there should be a space between the 10th link and the bottom of the "Last 10 Posts" window. There's one on the top of the window, so why not add the bottom one for consistency?
It's an Iframe, so I can't really make it use the same height as your browser defines the text.
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Old June 19, 2012, 11:13:52 PM
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There is a bit of problem sometimes on my phone where the box doesn't quite reach around the text, it looks bad but hey it still works soon complaints. I know I showed cat how it looked and I'm just wondering for other smart phone users if that problem exists or is it something that is only on the iPhone browser I have? ( I don't use safari cause it can't seem to remeber passwords and such, nor go full screen.) might attach a picture that I took so that everyone can see the problem. I believe when I showed Cat he said it was a text size issue I'll ask him later if that's correct.

That of the way I'm finding myself posting more on the forum, as I'm a VR lurker and someone who stays on VRIM, I'm again contributing to the discussions. It was a great idea and seems to have worked well so two thumbs up to that.

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Old June 20, 2012, 11:34:39 AM
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There is a bit of problem sometimes on my phone where the box doesn't quite reach around the text, it looks bad but hey it still works soon complaints. I know I showed cat how it looked and I'm just wondering for other smart phone users if that problem exists or is it something that is only on the iPhone browser I have? ( I don't use safari cause it can't seem to remeber passwords and such, nor go full screen.) might attach a picture that I took so that everyone can see the problem. I believe when I showed Cat he said it was a text size issue I'll ask him later if that's correct.

That of the way I'm finding myself posting more on the forum, as I'm a VR lurker and someone who stays on VRIM, I'm again contributing to the discussions. It was a great idea and seems to have worked well so two thumbs up to that.
Could I get your user agent specs? Copy and paste the first row of information below the box off this page: http://floatzel.net/user-agent.htm (The box is old and likely won't be updated, as it's just a testing page for me.)

Let me know how it handles in other iOS browsers.

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Old June 27, 2012, 09:43:22 PM
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Quick reply the all sometimes does what I said and other times it doesn't, today it was doing that though. Here is the information you asked for Cat.
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Old June 28, 2012, 01:02:57 AM
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Of those four, which cause issues?


Also, for everyone, would you rather the link takes you to the last post in the thread (which is what it currently does) or takes you to the first unread post of the thread? It's very easy to change it.
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Old June 28, 2012, 10:12:34 AM
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The first unread post sounds good to me. When I open up a tab for the General Conversation after a while, I usually have to scroll up quite a bit to see what was new, so a change like that would help.

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Old June 28, 2012, 10:15:02 AM
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Yea they all had the same problem with the box not being aligned right, it hadn't been doing it for a while but yesterday it was doing it again.
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Old July 1, 2012, 12:50:06 AM
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The first unread post sounds good to me. When I open up a tab for the General Conversation after a while, I usually have to scroll up quite a bit to see what was new, so a change like that would help.
Anyone else have any views on what I should do for the linking to the last post?
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+1 for last unread.
 
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