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Skate, that's P2 last post link, does it work for you or do you get a oops message?
That's weird, it's the link to P2 pist, but it's not showing the text from his post on the preview..
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Yes, the hyperlink works for me.

It appears @peter2 last post in the "Dump it here" thread has been deleted.

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I just checked and can see @peter2's post. Can you please check your ignore list just to see if peter2 is there. I can't come up with any other explanation.

Sure I'll check

I've never put anyone on ignore

I have also noticed all @peter2 Private Messages are missing if that helps

Also, I was recently disconnected fro the forum - was that you @Joe Blow ?

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I don't like the 2 way thing.... I can understand and respect if someone ignores me, but to be deprived of their content, not fair. :2twocents

It's not mandatory and was introduced to stop stalkers. There has been situations where someone has placed another user on ignore and the person who was on ignore has continued to follow the person around and comment on their posts knowing they were on ignore.
 
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Am sure it's unintentional.

The situation brings up a disturbing scenario though, imagine if for example P2 ignored me, by default I would never be able to learn anything more from P2...

While I think P2 owns his posts, once posted Joe becomes the owner...
(unless it's got something to do with Google or Apple... cause then they own it... meh)

I don't like the 2 way thing.... I can understand and respect if someone ignores me, but to be deprived of their content, not fair. :2twocents
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If you have been put on ignore @frugal.rock Peter2 gave a clue around this by logging off, then you should be able to read these posts.
The only one you won't be able to read is the ones in the Private ASF Members Area which is where quite a few of @peter2's post are, so behave. 😉 (You have to be logged in for this area.)
 
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No worries, thanks for the explanation.
The logout thing that Skate has mentioned I experienced today on the phone.
The phone just suddenly went to the lock screen, which I normally have to press the power button or finger print button, it happened more than once so I think it's not me, glitch from site, android etc...
 

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@Joe Blow - I was disconnected from the forum.

I had to rejoin the forum filling out the relevant (new member form) & now find my setting has been reset.

No idea what happened there. Gremlins in the system is all I can put it down to.

I'll move these off topic posts back into the other thread to keep everything neat and tidy.
 

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I'd just like to take a moment to clarify the use of the "Great Content" reaction and how it differs from a "Like".

My hope was that by adding a "Great Content" reaction, in time there would be a way of collating all the posts at ASF containing high value content that would be useful to members of the community for years to come. I think we all know the sort of content I mean; long form, in depth, insightful content that adds real value.

The issue with just having a "Like", as we have had in the past, is that it can be applied to anything. You can like an epic post with high value content and you can like an AC/DC concert video in the music thread. Having a "Great Content" reaction was intended as a way to vote for high value content and to distinguish that from other content that was worth a "like", but probably not the sort of stuff that you would want to see on a list of ASF's greatest posts.

So if you could save the "Great Content" reaction for the sort of posts - both new and old - that you think should be on a list of ASF's greatest posts, I think in the future that will become a very useful resource.

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Sometimes Jump to New is there, and sometimes its not

Oh, and I bought some shares, and the price went down.
 

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Sometimes Jump to New is there, and sometimes its not

I changed this yesterday, so hopefully it should be there all the time now.

The idea of that feature was that it would be a quick way to jump straight to unread posts in a thread. However, the way it was implemented by the developers meant that it would disappear when there were no longer any unread posts in a thread. I thought that this reduced its usefulness and changed it so that once there were no longer any unread posts in a thread it would still appear and when clicked would take you to the most recent post in that thread.

If it's not doing that now, please let me know.

Oh, and I bought some shares, and the price went down.

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they will go up again.
 

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I changed this yesterday, so hopefully it should be there all the time now.

The idea of that feature was that it would be a quick way to jump straight to unread posts in a thread. However, the way it was implemented by the developers meant that it would disappear when there were no longer any unread posts in a thread. I thought that this reduced its usefulness and changed it so that once there were no longer any unread posts in a thread it would still appear and when clicked would take you to the most recent post in that thread.
Interesting. A labyrinth of complexity. I appreciate all you are doing, and have enough flexibility to navigate alternative pathways. I always get where I'm wanting to go (and plenty of bandwidth helps). Sometimes learn something new, too.

Also, and probably linked, I note Forums>History is a personal pathway, with bold for the recently unvisited. Very useful ... because normally I go to Home>Recent Posts and/ or Search for specific companies.
 

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Also, and probably linked, I note Forums>History is a personal pathway, with bold for the recently unvisited. Very useful ... because normally I go to Home>Recent Posts and/ or Search for specific companies.

I think this feature is a hidden gem that more people should take a look at. Very useful.
 
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@Joe Blow just a quick question mate on how the software searches ( ranks )

I searched for silver

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and the results were ranked a little bit odd for me.

I then looked at the advanced search and noticed that you have the option to sort (order) by

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So I was just curious to see what is the default is for a basic search and maybe be able to add order by activity / number of replies...

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I then looked at the advanced search and noticed that you have the option to sort (order) by

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So I was just curious to see what is the default is for a basic search and maybe be able to add order by activity / number of replies...

Relevance and date are the two primary criteria used and I prefer relevance as the default as there is no guarantee that more recent threads are more useful.

Search is an area where there may be opportunities for more advanced fine tuning but I haven't really looked too deeply into it as yet as it does get pretty technical, and I'm not a technical guy. But I should dig a little deeper and see if it can be improved.

I think being able to sort threads by the amount of replies is a useful idea and I will check over the Christmas break to see if that it something that can be easily implemented.
 
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