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Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Tony, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Tony

    Tony White bear (Admin)
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    Hey All, I'm just throwing a question out there so that we can get some feedback.

    What do you think is missing from this site? So we've got the forums and the front end with articles etc, what are you missing as people who use the site?

    We will not be able to proved everything but if there's core functionality that we can provide we can try to get it sorted. We've been using this software for 4-5 months now so you're fairly used to how it works, we've lost a few people with the transition which is sad but largely unavoidable. We as the runners of the site are learning new things every day so some stuff that seemed impossible before might not seem so now.

    It's also worth mention that we'll be upgrading sometime in the next year, same software but a big upgrade, so some things might not be doable as they'll not be able to move with the updated software.
     
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  2. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    Not sure if it’s something you can sort. But the search function is terrible.
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    The search function was upgraded not sure if that moved with the switch.
     
  4. Chainsaw

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    A single click 'Mark forums read' button, that extra click is killing me ;)

    The forum is in good shape, I'm just nit picking.

    Cheers,
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  5. John Fenna

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    I really miss the old "Members Groups" bit where we used to organise our group meet ups....
     
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  6. Toddy

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    Yes. Me too. That is a lack. It was full of contacts that are hard to chase down now.

    M
     
  7. Nice65

    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Some people aren’t able to edit sales threads after a certain amount of time has passed.

    Other than that, I’m ok with XenForo. The search is a bit finicky.
     
  8. Zingmo

    Zingmo Eardstapa

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    I'd like to be free of ad-ridden eyesore produced by the thieving miscreants at Tapatalk.

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  9. Tony

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    Thanks for the thoughts so far. Search, should be good, I'll look into that as we have an upgraded search as Wayne mentions...

    Not sure on the mark forums read button, have to look into that as well.

    Yeah John, we've found some options on the groups stuff, we're just trying to work out if they're the best options, did you generally run the group before? We can set up private forums that are invitation only and things like that, would that work as a work around?

    Nice65 - Yeah, I've made some adjustments so that should happen a lot less now, if it does still happen to anyone it's generally a conflicting permissions issue that's fairly easy to sort if I know there's an issue.

    Tapatalk, one of the reasons to move was that the site should be a lot better for mobile devices without tapatalk...
     
  10. John Fenna

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    Private fora would be a very workable option - if I understand the idea right :)
     
  11. woodsorrel

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    Tony, this is probably a dumb question:

    What is the distinction between "New Posts" and "Recent Posts" at the top of the page?

    - Woodsorrel
     
  12. JonathanD

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    Recent posts show all new posts including ones you’ve read or replied too. New posts just show ones you haven’t read.
     
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    Thanks, JonathanD!

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  14. Tony

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    I imagine it to be a forum that only people that belong to your group can post in based on permissions set by admin and given to you. The forum can be hidden, private but can't be entered or open to viewing but not posting. I imagine that it would be one that anyone can see that it exists but they can't see in it to read what may be sensitive info such as locations etc. All admin and mods would be able to see in it without restriction.

    So, it could be called West Wales Bushcrafters, live in the Meet up's and social chatter forum and if people are interested they ask you to join or you invite people via a conversation....

    Something like that anyway!
     
  15. John Fenna

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    That sounds excellent! :)
     
  16. Broch

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    But are you sure you wouldn't miss all that 'off thread' banter John? ;)
     
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    Well, spent an hour on this yesterday and it's a bit of a mare, I'll work it out but the permissions are complicated...
     
  18. John Fenna

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    I am sorry to make life hard for you .... but I am sure it will be worth it :)
     
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    dannyk64 Tenderfoot

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    Hi Tony,

    I think the new site is great especially enjoy the way the articles are now laid out on the homepage.

    only thing I thought of was a voluntary opportunities/job sub-section where members could share upcoming opportunities.

    I don't even know if it's something any one else would find useful but things such as the forestry commision shadow ranger scheme, weekly conservation groups, survey training etc.

    don't know how practical this is/if people want it but something to consider.

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
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    Hi Tony,

    When posting items for sale etc how about a drop down for "services offered". When I offer my services in the makers market I have to use the drop down "for sale" which doesn't really describe it properly.
    Site is great though, keep up the good work

    atb

    John
     

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