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Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Sep 4, 2017.
Now you know how it feels to have something not work on the fooking computer. Lol!
Oh, that happens to me at least ten times every day because I'm always fucking around with my computers, like getting a program to work properly or something.
It's a mystery to me why my post hasn't appeared in the new posts column though, I don't think it's anything I've done wrong.
As far as I can see, your post (the one I'm replying to) hasn't appeared in the 'New Posts' column either.
ETA: Oh, the penny has finally dropped and I see how this works now, only the latest post on a thread appears in the 'New Posts' column. Doh!
Thanks for fixing the stat thing, Emma
HI Foti, It looks a bit different but essentially it's still the same. I've added a "recent posts" button up the top and that should help with find your way around.
Here is the logic....
You posted the post. You typed it and crafted it with love Then you posted it and you had a look at it in the thread. You might have even edited it after seeing it live. To xenForo (and it was the same with vBulletin) it's no longer a "new post" - not to you anyway - you've seen it. It's no longer "new". This threw me for a loop too when I first encountered this with vBulletin.
Fortunately the fix is the same as it was in vBulletin - look up on the menu row & you'll see "recent posts" now. Click that and you'll see all the latest posts (I'm not sure how far back it goes). I think that will fix things.
The lower right half of the screen has a lot of empty space. Is there any way of filling that empty space with "New threads" as a category, to supplement the "New posts" which would be above it?
Yeah I'm trying to work out the best way to do that. Stay tuned.
Tip for Firefox . . . and possibly other browsers.
If the onscreen text is too small for ya, hold down Crtl and press + a few times to make the text larger.
Can be used on most any website where you find reading is difficult.
I run Ubuntu 16.04 operating system with Firefox and the text seems pretty tiny without using this trick. YMMV
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Ahhhh, thank you for putting the original logo back up. Now I feel at home.
Thanks Emma. I've started to figure it out.
Sorry......just initial confusion with the new site. I'm okay now.
What is the difference between "New posts and threads" and "Recent posts and threads"? Sounds redundant and confusing to me.
I'd guess new is what you haven't read (yet), and recent is what was recently posted, whether you read it or not'.
Correct . I'm working on taking away some of the duplication/redundancy of these nav bar items.
A question about drafts ...
Do they get saved just temporarily and deleted immediately upon posting?
Or are them stored somewhere a little longer (in case we accidentally get out of the thread in the middle - either from power outages or human error, etc.) In this case, how / where can they be retrieved?
Not my actual situation, but just curious.
Thank you very much in advance!
I have no idea what happens to them once posted but prior to posting they seem to just sit there automatically, perhaps forever ... You can delete the unposted draft though by hitting the button that appears when you are in the reply box (top row 5th from the left called "restore last draft" ... choose "delete draft" and then " delete confirmed" and the draft post will go away).
Thanks so much! I'll do a test then to see if it disappears when closing or else if it can yet be restored
EDITED: Indeed they seem to remain forever on the thread after closing (only one at a time).