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Logique

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Thanks Pixel, followed the instructions and now completed.

Noted your uploaded chart on the NFE/DTZ thread - I see it can be done, so that's good. I'll go back to school on that, and work through the image size selection.
 

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I'll go back to school on that, and work through the image size selection.
LOL - it's one click after an image has been uploaded :)
btw, if an image displays as thumbnail, readers can still click on it to see it in full.
 

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Herculean effort from you Joe, much appreciated. Looks like you're well over the hump, the rest is fine tuning and user familiarity.

Thanks Logique. The first week was the most hectic part of the process. There was a lot to do in a short space of time but what needed to be done was obvious. It was just a matter of making a list and working my way through it. As you mentioned, it's now mostly fine tuning and in a way this is the hardest part because much of it is a matter of personal taste and I struggle a bit with deciding on the best way of doing things. However, the fine tuning is an ongoing process and this is when ASF user feedback is most valuable as it's good to get an idea of what people prefer to try and make ASF better and easier to use for everyone.

I've been wanting to update my avatar/signature, so I'll have a go at this now, following the instructions in this thread.

Good to see you got your avatar sorted out.

Also with uploaded images in threads - the ones I've seen so far were very small on screen. I never liked the former tables feature anyway, but an uploaded image was a good alternative. But from my point of view, it would be easier for the reader if images didn't always resolve as little click icons. I'm always careful to limit the file size of uploads.

Since the software migration people have had the choice to display images in posts as either thumbnails or full-size images, and I think it's good that they can choose what will work best for them. However, all posts from before the software migration have had images displayed as thumbnails by default, as it was a one size fits all situation. However, I can change this relatively easily and I am wondering whether it might be better to make the images from those posts larger. I haven't made any final decision about what changes - if any - should be made. Am still thinking it all through.
 

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Joe, define 'relatively easily'. I'd suggest just a few selected threads to retrofit larger images.

eg A-REIT Valuation Model, and Tech/a's Technical Charts of Interest.

I could also say XAO Technical Analysis, but it's some 481 pages long, so perhaps not.
 

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Joe, define 'relatively easily'. I'd suggest just a few selected threads to retrofit larger images.

eg A-REIT Valuation Model, and Tech/a's Technical Charts of Interest.

I could also say XAO Technical Analysis, but it's some 481 pages long, so perhaps not.

When I said "relatively easily" what I meant was that changes could be applied en masse to all posts (or posts within particular time frames), but not to specific threads or posts. So if changes are to be made it would need to be done to all posts made before the software migration on 22 December. This complicates things a little as a "one-size fits all" approach to the resizing of images may suit some threads but not others. So for the moment I have left things the way they are with the intention of re-visiting the issue a little later.
 

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for all the hardwork with the migration. There are lots of functionality improvements in this new platform and it seems to have generated more content of late. Hopefully the momentum continues.

One question... is there a way to show the most liked and most viewed posts say in the last 24 hours or 7 days?
 

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for all the hardwork with the migration. There are lots of functionality improvements in this new platform and it seems to have generated more content of late. Hopefully the momentum continues.

One question... is there a way to show the most liked and most viewed posts say in the last 24 hours or 7 days?

Hi skc, one of the best aspects of this new platform is the amount of custom development by third parties. After reading your post, I went looking for add-ons and found a couple that added functionality that while similar to what you asked about is not quite exactly what you were after.
  • When viewing a thread you can now view the most liked posts in that thread by clicking "Most Liked Posts" to the right of "Thread Tools" at the top of each page of a thread.
  • There is now a tab called "HOT" that lists the most liked threads and posts.
I'd be interested in feedback on whether people find this added functionality useful.
 

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I think it's a great idea. You can quickly find something useful by browsing the likes in the thread.
 
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Joe, I'm still getting "General Chat" topics showing up when I click on "New Posts" or "Recent Posts" and I've double checked and I have the "exclude general chat" box ticked in my preferences. In the scheme of things it's not a big issue but there's content in there I'd rather not see.
 

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Joe, I'm still getting "General Chat" topics showing up when I click on "New Posts" or "Recent Posts" and I've double checked and I have the "exclude general chat" box ticked in my preferences. In the scheme of things it's not a big issue but there's content in there I'd rather not see.

Hi Captain, my apologies but I am having difficulty getting the Ignore Forum and Ignore Thread functionality to work across multiple unrelated add-ons. The "Exclude General Chat" box is from the old ASF and the code that enabled that functionality is not present on the new ASF, so at the moment having that box checked doesn't actually do anything.

The only way you can currently ignore all threads from the General Chat forum is to manually ignore the forum by going into the forum itself and clicking "Ignore Forum" which you will see located at the top of the list of threads next to "Watch Forum". What this will do is exclude all General Chat threads from the list of threads generated by clicking the New Posts button. However, the problem is that these threads are still showing up in the Recent Posts widget in the forum sidebar. The reason this is happening is that the Recent Posts widget was developed independently of the Ignore Forum add-on and unfortunately it doesn't respect the ignore restrictions.

I am currently considering my options regarding the best way to deal with this problem and will hopefully have it sorted out soon.
 

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Thanks Joe. I'm happy to just ignore a few of the threads in the general chat forum.

Liking the "new" ASF more and more, well done :)

Thanks Captain. The new ASF is still a work in progress and I'm continuing to plug away in the background trying to make things better. I will be sure to let you know if there are any developments with the ignore functionality.
 
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Thanks Joe, much appreciated.

I'm really liking the real time alerts pop up too, helping stevo2 with an Amibroker problem in one thread and having an alert pop up in real time when there's a reply makes finding a solution a lot quicker :xyxthumbs
 

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  • There is now a tab called "HOT" that lists the most liked threads and posts.
I'd be interested in feedback on whether people find this added functionality useful.

Hi Joe,

Just a quick one re: the HOT tab... with the most liked posts it appears to draw the date and name of the thread instead of that of the author of the post itself.

For the Most liked threads that's correct.
 
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