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post #181 of 321

I'm not sure I'm clear on what you're asking.  A list of every attachment ever uploaded onto the site?  There isn't an existing, exhaustive list like that right now.  I believe that all old attachments should have been restored by this point - is something missing?

post #182 of 321
In the old site there was an area to Manage Attachments and it listed every attachment that you ever posted and also allowed you to delete them, and I think update them.

EDIT also any links to PDF files created in the old site seem now to be broken.
Example hyper-links to PDF attachments in this posting: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1241913/sa-cisco-8-series-dvrs-tips-and-tricks-using-coxs-passport-echo-software#post_18480844
Edited by Bryan_CoxPHX - 6/8/12 at 3:53am
post #183 of 321
Also in the old site, all links opened in a new window (tab), even links to other threads in AVSF. Now links internal to AVSF open in the same tab. I preferred the always a new tab, because I usually want to return to the prior post.
post #184 of 321
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

Also in the old site, all links opened in a new window (tab), even links to other threads in AVSF. Now links internal to AVSF open in the same tab. I preferred the always a new tab, because I usually want to return to the prior post.

If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, pressing the middle button (wheel) should by default open links in new tabs. I use it all the time.
post #185 of 321
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Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post

I'm not sure I'm clear on what you're asking. A list of every attachment ever uploaded onto the site? There isn't an existing, exhaustive list like that right now. I believe that all old attachments should have been restored by this point - is something missing?
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

In the old site there was an area to Manage Attachments and it listed every attachment that you ever posted and also allowed you to delete them, and I think update them.

EDIT also any links to PDF files created in the old site seem now to be broken.
Example hyper-links to PDF attachments in this posting: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1241913/sa-cisco-8-series-dvrs-tips-and-tricks-using-coxs-passport-echo-software#post_18480844

TiVo Community Forums is still using vBulletin and "Attachments" is under "User Control Panel" second image below is a screen print of how AVSF used to be, Is this available, if not please re-incorporate this feature and include prior attachments. The record of prior attachments is listed in the dropdown shown below when attaching a new file, but images does not have a prior listing, an all inclusive listing is what is desired.

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Edited by Bryan_CoxPHX - 6/8/12 at 3:52am
post #186 of 321
Found the new forum first on Tapatalk, and have not even seen it on the PC yet...that'll be a little later.

Few problems so far. My account and forum subscriptions carried over.

One big annoyance is the double spacing between paragraphs (in SOME, but not all, messages using Tapatalk). The Adrian Monk in me wants to fix that!
post #187 of 321
My message has the double spacing, but the message from htwaits above does not. What did he do differently? I used ENTER on my smartphone keyboard as I always have.
post #188 of 321
On the web version now.

Still getting used to some of the quirks, but I expected worse. So far, it's not bad.

I'll continue to report any oddities, particularly if it doesn't keep track of subscribed messages and new message pointers.
post #189 of 321
Some new features - and some of the old stuff is gone or reconfigured. Probably ok in the end. Having some fun paying around with it and seeing where everything is. Nowhere near enough time with it yet to rate it as good or bad - but leaning in the direction of "we'll see".
post #190 of 321
how do i look at forums ive subscribed to? i found the posts ive subscrived to, but not the forums? thanks.
post #191 of 321
Why can't I disable the empty white space by the first few posts in each thread? How do I add a title to my posts?

- 2B
post #192 of 321
Trying to figure out why some threads have a white background and some of a light blue background (obviously using the light theme)?
post #193 of 321
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

Trying to figure out why some threads have a white background and some of a light blue background (obviously using the light theme)?

Threads you have posted in have a different table cell color.
post #194 of 321
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

how do i look at forums ive subscribed to? i found the posts ive subscrived to, but not the forums? thanks.

Their is a THREADS tab...

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post #195 of 321
For pete's sake! Will there ever be a way to turn off all the .png, .gif, .jpg 's that members upload? (Like the one above ^^^^ smile.gif )

... And why did my thread on this subject disappear without any comment from the owners a/o coders.

... and what about "image" links to other sites
post #196 of 321
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

... and what about "image" links to other sites

Actaully, I found that this was only broken in the forum signatures. You can still use the IMG tag to attach pictures.

- 2B
post #197 of 321
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Originally Posted by 2 Bunny View Post

Actaully, I found that this was only broken in the forum signatures. You can still use the IMG tag to attach pictures.
- 2B

Perhaps you misunderstood, I want to see the html links ... not the picture ... I want the option *not* to be sent to some random website. smile.gif

I want the choice to look at or not look at any images that are uploaded or linked ... the old vB forum software had a switch for that.
post #198 of 321
I tried Tapatalk HD on my iPad. I Appear to have wasted five bucks. It doesn't seem to know where the unread posts in a Thread start.

I am now using the Safari Browser on my iPad and I can find my subscribed threads with unread posts and read the new posts. However, this is not free of unnecessary pain.

After finishing reading new posts in a thread the browser is displaying the links at the bottom of the thread. There is no link down there that I can find to go back to the subscribed list. I have to go back to the top of the page and click on subscribed.

I will say it again. Looks like a refugee from Microsoft was in charge of interface desgn!
post #199 of 321
What happened to the iPhone app? I get a parsing error whenever I start the app now.

Also, I can't find the app in iTunes anymore.
post #200 of 321
Thanks for the report using Tapatalk. I am sorry to hear that it isn't better and you feel that you waisted $5 .

I was thinking about trying Tapatalk with my iPhone but will not do so now. I find that reading posts via my iPhone is a waist due to the small print. Unless AVS gets their act together soon with their own APP which is as good or better than their original iPhone/iPad APP, I feel that I have waisted $25 with my Annual membership contribution which I renewed in late May. It is really too badthat an APP was not established when AVS redid their entire Website.

Bob
post #201 of 321
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Originally Posted by fbara View Post

What happened to the iPhone app? I get a parsing error whenever I start the app now.
Also, I can't find the app in iTunes anymore.

It's disabled as I discovered a few days back. mad.gif

To the Administrator, when are you going to get a dedicated AVS APP put together for us mobil phone members?

Thanks,

Bob
post #202 of 321
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Originally Posted by Inundated View Post

My message has the double spacing, but the message from htwaits above does not. What did he do differently? I used ENTER on my smartphone keyboard as I always have.
I was using OPERA from my PC, not a smart phone. Maybe that makes a difference.
post #203 of 321
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Originally Posted by Bob Fosse View Post

It's disabled as I discovered a few days back. mad.gif
To the Administrator, when are you going to get a dedicated AVS APP put together for us mobil phone members?
Thanks,
Bob

I'm stuck in the same boat too. I've worked very hard to make my Samsung Epic work as good as it does today, but having sites change so that programs just won't work anymore really can ruin your day. I was using their official Android program on the go when I had minimal bandwidth available, as viewing the site would be inefficient and slow. The program was downright buggy and weird all the time, but at least you could see your subscribed threads and post.

This is by no means a solution to the problem, but if you're running a smartphone of any kind and would like to have a good means of browsing AVSForum (or any website for that matter) on a fast connection (WiFi, fast EvDo, WiMAX, etc.), I'd recommend the latest versions of Opera Mobile; it's definitely the king of mobile browsers, handsdown, and could be an acceptable stopover until the low bandwidth official program is complete.

Keep us posted.

UPDATE: Just tried to browse the new site on Opera Mobile 12, and I have to say, it's actually not that bad and is infact less tedious than it was before, simply because it can be viewed zoomed all the way out without the need to "zoom in" to catch smaller buttons. While this was by no means an in depth trial, I will say that on the surface it is somewhat usable and loads quickly enough, and seems to run okay on the mobile platform (my Epic is powered by a single core 1Ghz HummingBird, so different devices' mileage may vary). I'm actually okay with using it this way, but I'm curious to see what the community has to say...

- 2B
Edited by 2 Bunny - 6/8/12 at 1:03pm
post #204 of 321
This might have been mentioned, but I hate the super long URLs in the e-mail notifications. frown.gif
post #205 of 321
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I was using OPERA from my PC, not a smart phone. Maybe that makes a difference.

Nope.

I get double spacing on other messages I'm pretty sure were typed on a PC. This one is on a PC, let me check.

Your message was one of the few that were not double spaced on Tapatalk.
post #206 of 321
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Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post


Our character limit is pretty high.  Let me forward this over and find out what the issue is.
Some of the posts here that have been incrementally updated can be huge. I have had ones 10,000 characters before,
post #207 of 321
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Originally Posted by RDHolmes View Post


Whoever made this decision to change has absolutely no respect for the AVS Community!

Come on now.

I would assume David Bott and other interested parties have a great deal of respect for the AVS Community as he has nurtured it to where it is today and did not make the decision lightly, even though he knew it would ruffle some feathers.

He's apply demonstrated that for many years.

He obviously did not do it just to piss people off and disrespect them just for the hell of it.

Common sense applies.

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Edited by Kosty - 6/9/12 at 10:47am
post #208 of 321
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What I want to see is new activity on threads I've ever posted to, even years ago.
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Originally Posted by FreeBaGeL View Post

I had trouble finding this at first as well (this is my most used feature), but I found it.
Just hover over the forums tab at the top of the page and in the window that drops down there's a link called "I've posted in". This will bring up all the threads you've posted in, ordered by those with the most recent response.


It's actually a little better than the VB version because from that page you can either go to the last post in the thread or directly to the last post you made in the thread. VB only gave the former option.

You can also bookmark that page directly now and always get the correct results, whereas with VB you couldn't bookmark the "new posts" page directly because it created a dynamic URL and bookmarking that URL would give you the same results every time.

Thanks. I didn't know that feature was there. It even had information for me for threads I've posted in going back to 2007! smile.gif

That's incredibly useful to me. That's a real advantage to the new platform from my standpoint from a guy with a zillion posts here going back to *gulp* 2005.eek.gif

I agree that's even better than under the old platform for me at least. A trip down memory lane as well.tongue.gif
post #209 of 321
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Originally Posted by Kosty View Post

Come on now.
I would assume David Bott and other interested parties have a great deal of respect for the AVS Community as he has nurtured it to where it is today and did not make the decision lightly, even though he knew it would ruffle some feathers.
He's apply demonstrated that for many years.
He obviously did not due it just to piss people off and disrespect them just for the hell of it.
Common sense applies.

what Kosty said

the need for a new platform has been apparent for years: David did his due diligence searching for a new platform

If you browse through the regular forums, you will see things are normal: members are asking for and receiving technical help

Yes there is a learning curve to the new platform, and issues to resolve
post #210 of 321
I like the old forum of the blu-ray review page.

Can get that back?
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