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  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    I have vertigo and I can't get out of a tilting-sideways position. ... Quick question to help - how do I switch to a light theme? Tilting in the dark is not so fun. Wow, what a change.

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    Another quick question: where is Advanced Search?

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    I keep thinking I'm done with questions until I try to go on. lol. How can I sort the main It's this page I refer to: http://dgrin.com/discussions

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @ChancyRat said:
    I keep thinking I'm done with questions until I try to go on. lol. How can I sort the main discussion page by most current thread first? It's this page I refer to: http://dgrin.com/discussions

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @ChancyRat said:

    @ChancyRat said:
    I keep thinking I'm done with questions until I try to go on. lol. How can I sort the main discussion page by most current thread first? It's this page I refer to: http://dgrin.com/discussions

    HAH: Editing to say I found the time of day in a faint grey shadow. :) Looking forward to a light theme.

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    Next question: Will posts to threads that we have starred, show up in email without our having to be logged in to the forum? (Pah-leeeese. :)

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    For one, there isn't a light theme (yet?). Someone mentioned a full screen mode I think, that was in white. I haven't found that yet, and haven't gone looking.

    The mobile theme is light, I wonder if there is a way to force mobile on desktop. I'll poke around to see about that.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Not sure how (or if you can) sort the discussions page. If I find out, I'll let you know! Still so much to learn... I feel like we are barely crawling right now. :grin:

    Smug since 2003
  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,963 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2016

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    For one, there isn't a light theme (yet?). Someone mentioned a full screen mode I think, that was in white. I haven't found that yet, and haven't gone looking.

    Click the double arrow in the upper right corner of the "Post Comment" window, it opens full screen in light theme.
    Think that is what Denise was referring to. On full screen there's a light/dark toggle circle in upper right. Looks like moon phase 1st quarter.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
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  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @Allen said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    For one, there isn't a light theme (yet?). Someone mentioned a full screen mode I think, that was in white. I haven't found that yet, and haven't gone looking.

    Click the double arrow in the upper right corner of the "Post Comment" window, it opens full screen in light theme.
    Think that is what Denise was referring to. On full screen there's a light/dark toggle circle in upper right. Looks like moon phase 1st quarter.

    Hmm, hi Allen! By "post comment", you mean the blue icon second in the row of 6, to the right of the red exclamation mark. (Has anyone noticed that hovering over the blue comment icon generates no text definition? The other icons, hover does pop up text.) Yes, I see that is white, which is great. Since the double arrow goes back and forth between dark and light, I assume "light for all the site" is soon to come.

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

    Uh oh, one can only search back one year? That will expand to infinity, correct?

  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,963 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2016

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Allen said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    For one, there isn't a light theme (yet?). Someone mentioned a full screen mode I think, that was in white. I haven't found that yet, and haven't gone looking.

    Click the double arrow in the upper right corner of the "Post Comment" window, it opens full screen in light theme.
    Think that is what Denise was referring to. On full screen there's a light/dark toggle circle in upper right. Looks like moon phase 1st quarter.

    Hmm, hi Allen! By "post comment", you mean the blue icon second in the row of 6, to the right of the red exclamation mark. (Has anyone noticed that hovering over the blue comment icon generates no text definition? The other icons, hover does pop up text.) Yes, I see that is white, which is great. Since the double arrow goes back and forth between dark and light, I assume "light for all the site" is soon to come.

    At the bottom of all posts down below is the box where type in a new post/comment.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website index | My Blog
  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @Allen said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Allen said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    For one, there isn't a light theme (yet?). Someone mentioned a full screen mode I think, that was in white. I haven't found that yet, and haven't gone looking.

    Click the double arrow in the upper right corner of the "Post Comment" window, it opens full screen in light theme.
    Think that is what Denise was referring to. On full screen there's a light/dark toggle circle in upper right. Looks like moon phase 1st quarter.

    Hmm, hi Allen! By "post comment", you mean the blue icon second in the row of 6, to the right of the red exclamation mark. (Has anyone noticed that hovering over the blue comment icon generates no text definition? The other icons, hover does pop up text.) Yes, I see that is white, which is great. Since the double arrow goes back and forth between dark and light, I assume "light for all the site" is soon to come.

    At the bottom of all posts down below is the box where type in a new post/comment.

    At the very very bottom of any page is the "add new comment" box, that doesn't tie to any earlier post.
    The blue icon in the set of icons underneath EACH post is the "reply" button. I think. That's how I'm posting this comment, for example.

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    @ChancyRat said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

    Uh oh, one can only search back one year? That will expand to infinity, correct?

    The date range is how close to whatever date you want to search. You can search back forever. But if you choose 1 year, it will search within one year of whatever you choose next. For instance: 1 year from 12/25/15 would search one year forward or back from last Christmas. Make some sense?

    Smug since 2003
  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2016

    @Ben said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

    Uh oh, one can only search back one year? That will expand to infinity, correct?

    The date range is how close to whatever date you want to search. You can search back forever. But if you choose 1 year, it will search within one year of whatever you choose next. For instance: 1 year from 12/25/15 would search one year forward or back from last Christmas. Make some sense?

    No. (Gulp). No make sense. I don't want to date-limit. I just want to search a term and/or author. But the system makes one choose a limiting date in some fashion. Right?

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

    Uh oh, one can only search back one year? That will expand to infinity, correct?

    The date range is how close to whatever date you want to search. You can search back forever. But if you choose 1 year, it will search within one year of whatever you choose next. For instance: 1 year from 12/25/15 would search one year forward or back from last Christmas. Make some sense?

    No. (Gulp). No make sense. I don't want to date-limit. I just want to search a term and/or author. But the system makes one choose a limiting date in some fashion. Right?

    Hmm, seems it. Though I guess you could limit it to within a year from last december. That gives you this year and last year, which is a decent range all things considered.

    Smug since 2003
  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @ChancyRat said:

    @Ben said:
    Hey @ChancyRat! Let me take a stab at a few of these.

    Advanced search can be found by just trying to search with a blank field, or by bookmarking this link.

    Great find!

    Uh oh, one can only search back one year? That will expand to infinity, correct?

    The date range is how close to whatever date you want to search. You can search back forever. But if you choose 1 year, it will search within one year of whatever you choose next. For instance: 1 year from 12/25/15 would search one year forward or back from last Christmas. Make some sense?

    No. (Gulp). No make sense. I don't want to date-limit. I just want to search a term and/or author. But the system makes one choose a limiting date in some fashion. Right?

    Okay, I hadn't tried leaving that last field blank, so this time I did, and it did generate results. One cannot see any data on the results (number of results), nor filter the results, the way the old forum could. It's not efficient to try paging through to see numbers of pages or older dates. Hopefully this DOES search infinity of time (leaving that last field blank), and, further filtering tools or data results will be added to the search tool. :)

  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    Maybe a separate thread could be started regarding the advanced search function. I searched for the word "bulk", and it took about 20 seconds to populate an answer, which makes sense to me given the term, but, it took 15 seconds to go to page 2 of the results (3 tries, same timing). That's odd, right?

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    @ChancyRat said:
    Maybe a separate thread could be started regarding the advanced search function. I searched for the word "bulk", and it took about 20 seconds to populate an answer, which makes sense to me given the term, but, it took 15 seconds to go to page 2 of the results (3 tries, same timing). That's odd, right?

    I honestly don't know. Depends on things like how they are indexing a LOT of posts and content. Might just be slow because they've only had our database for a day. Might be slow because it's just lame. I guess some of this we'll figure out!

    Smug since 2003
  • ChancyRatChancyRat Soooo Beginner Grinner Oakland, CARegistered Users Posts: 2,134 Major grins

    On the "I'm impressed" side, the advanced search will find words of 2 characters. My try was "xy" and it found results. On the, "but can this be changed" side, a search for "red" brought up "powered" and "considered". Don't know if there is any system that could ignore these in favor of just "red".

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    More changes! We've widened the page (hopefully obvious!), and with that extra space we've added more content on the discussions pages like who started the thread and how many replies and views it has.

    Smug since 2003
  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 1,331 Major grins

    Hey, wide page, not sure where you landed on text size but very readable. Nice.

  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    @Ferguson said:
    Hey, wide page, not sure where you landed on text size but very readable. Nice.

    I'm still here, plugging away! Step by step, we'll make it better. :smiley:

    Smug since 2003
  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,963 Major grins

    Oops, I clicked this thread with " 3 new" indicator but was taken to very last post. So I had to scroll back up to see them.
    No good. Should take me to first "not viewed" post.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website index | My Blog
  • JtringJtring Major grins CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 646 Major grins

    @Allen said:
    Oops, I clicked this thread with " 3 new" indicator but was taken to very last post. So I had to scroll back up to see them.
    No good. Should take me to first "not viewed" post.

    I'm seeing the same thing. Something's changed.

    Jim Ringland . . . . . jtringl.smugmug.com
  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    Nothing's change (as far as I can tell, or am aware) for the latest stuff. If you hover over a post link, you'll see it say #latest at the end of the link. That should take you to the last new post, and seems to be doing that for me.

    It may not be perfect, I'm not sure. But it seems to still be working for me.

    Smug since 2003
  • JtringJtring Major grins CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 646 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2016

    @Ben said:
    Nothing's change (as far as I can tell, or am aware) for the latest stuff. If you hover over a post link, you'll see it say #latest at the end of the link. That should take you to the last new post, and seems to be doing that for me.

    It may not be perfect, I'm not sure. But it seems to still be working for me.

    But at least for a while, when you clicked the thread link, it took you to the first unread post rather than the latest one, just as you described here last night.
    (Edited to clean up link.)

    Jim Ringland . . . . . jtringl.smugmug.com
  • BenBen SmugMug VP of Operations Vanilla Admin Posts: 513 SmugMug Employee

    @Jtring said:

    @Ben said:
    Nothing's change (as far as I can tell, or am aware) for the latest stuff. If you hover over a post link, you'll see it say #latest at the end of the link. That should take you to the last new post, and seems to be doing that for me.

    It may not be perfect, I'm not sure. But it seems to still be working for me.

    But at least for a while, when you clicked the thread link, it took you to the first unread post rather than the latest one, just as you described here last night.

    That's what I am saying I am seeing with #latest right now. Unfortunately, I am out of unread threads at the moment... but I'll keep investigating. It seems to be working exactly that way for me though, as of the last unread thread I checked. :grin:

    Smug since 2003
  • Hikin' MikeHikin' Mike Walkin' like a Penguin! Atwater, CaRegistered Users Posts: 5,414 Major grins

    @Allen said:
    Oops, I clicked this thread with " 3 new" indicator but was taken to very last post. So I had to scroll back up to see them.
    No good. Should take me to first "not viewed" post.

    Worked for me. I was taken to your post, the very last post that I read.

  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,963 Major grins

    The only reasonable way I've found to view posts I have not seen is use "Recent Discussions". I only monitor the Support forums. I keep reloading the page to see any "new" posts. After all "new" are read I click "Mark All Viewed" at top of page.

    One problem, there is no indicator what threads I've posted in on any category page. Only if I started the thread, now that you enabled that. That means I probably will never see a reply.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
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