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ASF migration to new software platform Q&A

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I noted that there's a description under the member's handle... and most people seems to be "well-known member", even for some with <100 posts. What determines that? I think something like 1000 posts might better qualify for well-known?

Also noticed that Pixel's description is "short- to medium-term trader"... so I am guessing there's a way to customise this for yourself.

Yes, this is an option in your settings. If you click on the Settings icon to the left of the Private Messages icon, and select Personal Details, you can enter what you want in "Custom Title" just under your avatar.

What you are seeing is just the forum default custom titles, which I haven't made any changes to.
 

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Thanks Joe.

Also noticed that Pixel's description is "short- to medium-term trader"... so I am guessing there's a way to customise this for yourself.

You can change it in your preferences in the dropbox under the 'person' symbol to the right of the "New Posts" button.
 

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Is there a way to receive emails only once a day?
I'm currently swamped with emails immediately something happens in a watched thread. I wish it would be possible, like it was in the old version, to be notified only once daily per even, and preferably later in the day.
 

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Try again, it seems to be working now.
Where you have a list like this,
click on the name in the left column, or on the date below the name of the last poster.
The former displays the thread newest on top, the latter the other way around.
(At least that's how it works with my current settings.)
Bingo!
Morning. Yes by clicking on the date/time (e.g. Today at 9.20 AM) under the poster on that thread will open up the post but the post is still at the bottom of the page. The other format had an option to display most recent post in ascending or descending order. Clicking on the thread Title took one to the most recent post descending in the other format.
 

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PS: oh, and I'd like also to be able to edit a post withing the first few minutes after posting, so I can fix any typos or awkwardly constructed sentences that I missed at first reading.
I'm sure I'm not alone in that regard. ;) )
 

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Joe has fixed that now Pixel. You should see the ability to edit for 20 minutes after posting.
 

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Joe has fixed that now Pixel. You should see the ability to edit for 20 minutes after posting.
Thanks Galumay - and Joe :)
seeing it now. ... and using it for this amendment.
(I knew it was there in the test version.)
 

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This is the answer, Bigdog

Try again, it seems to be working now.
Where you have a list like this,

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click on the name in the left column, or on the date below the name of the last poster.
The former displays the thread newest on top, the latter the other way around.
(At least that's how it works with my current settings.)
Bingo!

Also if you are talking about thread view, then marking all threads as read seems to reverse the order to newest on top.
 

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Joe,

How do view postings with latest first

Currently oldest first!
Wysiwyg asked this before and it isn't actually part of the core software. However, I installed an old add-on that supposedly does the job, but when I took a look at it it seems to do it a little awkwardly in my opinion. However, you can give it a go and see what you think.

Hover your mouse pointer over the "Settings" icon above (the little man next to your private messages) and select "Preferences", scroll down to "Thread Display Mode" and select "Newest Post First" then click "Save Changes".
 
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G'day Joe, like the changes, although I've been out bush all week so anything nice and shiny looks good :)
One issue I've noticed is that I'm getting "General Chat" threads showing up in the "new posts" feed on the side of the main forum page as well as when I click on the "new posts" button. I have the "exclude general chat" box ticked.

It's not a big issue but I find it easier to pretend the "general chat" part of the forum doesn't exist. I've checked my preferences and unticked the exclude general chat box, saved it and then reticked it and saved it etc. but I'm still getting general chat stuff showing up.
 
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Just logged out and back in and still getting the general chat posts. Not a big issue but I prefer not to see some of the stuff posted in the general chat area of the forum.
 
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These two things fall under the category of "getting used to it" not a complaint.

Is the text size larger, or more spaced out? I keep getting this urge to zoom out.

Previously, was the thread title shown in each message heading? Or always visible on screen somewhere? I open up multiple tabs of threads and then read them one after another. I'm finding myself looking at messages and wondering "what thread is this in?". Something I don't remember thinking previously.

Thank you for your hard work Joe.
 

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Just logged out and back in and still getting the general chat posts. Not a big issue but I prefer not to see some of the stuff posted in the general chat area of the forum.
Captain, I will have to take care of this over the weekend as this functionality has not transferred to the new software in the form it was in previously. However, I have been reliably informed that there is an add-on for this software that will enable ASF members to ignore entire forums as well as individual threads, giving people more power over what they would like to ignore. I will investigate further over the weekend and hopefully sort it out then.
 
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Many thanks Joe. Being able to filter out certain threads sounds great. I would probably use that on a thread by thread basis rather than just blocking the entire general chat area of the forum.

Thumbs up on the new look :)
 
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