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post #91 of 321
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Originally Posted by SnakeEyes View Post

20 years?

Yes, I started using it on all my nicks in 1993.
post #92 of 321
Also, to follow a recent trend:

photo06-06-2012231921yiza3.png

Look at how little of the page is actually dedicated to content. Even if you count the ads as "content" there's so much wasted space on the page.
post #93 of 321

I'm not sure why that is pink and green, but your ads aren't loading, so you're seeing blank space where they should be.

post #94 of 321
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Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post


We're working on that now.

Thanks, tapatalk is on the way too, correct?

nevermind: just logged in via tapatalk, working fine.
post #95 of 321
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Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post

You can see all your own posts (or anyone's) in the dropdown menu for your username in any post, or on the left hand column of your profile.
My Profile shows
a) posts I've made
b) threads I've started

But you can't see threads you've made posts to.
post #96 of 321

Correct, for that you would need to utilize your Activity Feed or Subscriptions.

post #97 of 321
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Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post

Correct, for that you would need to utilize your Activity Feed or Subscriptions.

What I want to see is new activity on threads I've ever posted to, even years ago.
I don't want to subscribe to every thread I post to.

Also, I can't find the half dozen threads I'm most interested in, because only one of them have I posted to in the past year.
post #98 of 321
One more rant, if I may. This uniform Avatar in a thread just looks like a single person is posting/replying to everything under the Sun. I just changed mine, but not everyone is going to follow that way, I suppose. It was much better to read a thread without an Avatar than it is now! biggrin.gif
post #99 of 321
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Originally Posted by JerryW View Post

[snip] ...Looks like your website now depends on yahooapis.com and googleapis.com for basic functionality.
That's too bad for those of us who don't trust javascript because of all the security risks that come with it and especially don't want to be cyberstalked by companies like yahoo, google (and quantcast, and scorecard and viglink and facebook). If you have a low-javascript version of your website, I'd like to find out how to get to it. Otherwise, I think my participation here is going to dwindle off because of the new inconveniences. I'm sure I'm in the minority though, so probably no great loss.

+1

Also, every page now takes 30 seconds to two minutes to load, while google, facebook,and others load their adware.
post #100 of 321
Doubly disappointed now. I just spent five bucks for Tapatalk HD and it doesn't seem to know which posts I have read. It takes me to the first post in a thread that I have already viewed in the new system.

I hate to say this, but this change is a huge time waster.

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


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
post #101 of 321
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Originally Posted by Kadath View Post

[snip]...Speed still remains an issue, and reliance on external apis to sites like Yahooapi.com etc remain something that I am leery of from both security and future capability points of view.
Sam

+1
post #102 of 321
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

[snip] ...and now that it's up i don't like it even more because it slows down my computer so much. My computer is pretty old but the old style worked fine. This one drags my cpu...(This probably took me an extra 10 minutes to post because your new software rapes my cpu)

+1
post #103 of 321
It seems like the old vB site offered a lot of different ways for users to view and keep up with activity on the site and a lot of that has gone now. BasementBob above has one way of viewing content, other posters enjoy the reverse-chronological order of displaying posts.

Why couldn't the forum have been kept vB?

Now that I know a little more about the "Huddler platform" and how all the Huddler sites have a nearly identical look and feel, I realize what kept me away from signing up on other Huddler forums - the look and feel.
post #104 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!

You're not speaking for me there.

The site needed updating badly. This is a good compromise between the old and new which can easily be tweaked over time to fix current issues. You should have been here years ago. AVS wasn't always as feature rich as it has been in recent years. It's been through a constant series of upgrades.
post #105 of 321
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Huddler wants to turn your online forum into a moneymaker



Online forums and communities present a largely untapped opportunity for making money — at least according to Dan Gill, cofounder and chief executive of Huddler...

...Gill gave me a long list of benefits that Huddler can offer over older platforms. It gives the sites a makeover, so they look a bit less old-fashioned, not to mention more advertising-friendly. It optimizes the pages for search engines, and also makes them easier to share through Facebook Connect. And all the software is hosted online, rather than installed on someone’s computer, which means there’s less hassle for whoever’s managing the site.

Financially, there’s not much risk to the forum owner, since the software is free. Huddler is only paid by through a percentage of the increased revenue that it brings to a site. That revenue boost comes in a number of ways, Gill said — since the sites are product-focused, Huddler creates a product page with a link where visitors can buy the item in question. It also allows companies selling related products to create their own pages on the forum and engage with the community. And of course the sites can run advertising.

The transition to Huddler can be a challenging one because of the technology issues, as well as the likelihood that change will upset some forum members. Gill didn’t offer any details, but he hinted that he has seen his share of angry comments from users who didn’t like a new forum.
http://venturebeat.com/2010/09/22/huddler-wants-to-turn-your-online-forum-into-a-moneymaker/
post #106 of 321
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Originally Posted by Chronoptimist View Post

Also, to follow a recent trend:

photo06-06-2012231921yiza3.png
Look at how little of the page is actually dedicated to content. Even if you count the ads as "content" there's so much wasted space on the page.

Except if you change your viewing pref from fixed width to full then the amount of horizontal content depends entirely on your display.

On my 30 inch monitor the forum content is two feet wide, while the right rail for the ads remains at about 3 inches. Even on my 13 inch Macbook the page division is 2/3 for the forum element.
post #107 of 321
Change is good. Change is our friend.

I'll give it a week, and if it still cripples my computer (click-long pause-scroll) I'm sure I'll just gravitate to another forum and move on. No one wants to play with a broken toy, and my time is too valuable to waste.
post #108 of 321
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post


The site needed updating badly.

It might have been in need of a refresh, but it was quite functional as it was. Change for the sake of change isn't necessarily a good thing.
post #109 of 321
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Originally Posted by sebberry View Post

It might have been in need of a refresh, but it was quite functional as it was. Change for the sake of change isn't necessarily a good thing.

And as you've just said it was in need of a refresh, which makes this a change that wasn't done just for the sake of change. I wouldn't change anything that required porting this much information to a new system without a good reason. You can tell by the downtime what a big deal it was. Not my idea of fun way of killing time.
post #110 of 321
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Originally Posted by Augerhandle View Post

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Huddler wants to turn your online forum into a moneymaker
Online forums and communities present a largely untapped opportunity for making money — at least according to Dan Gill, cofounder and chief executive of Huddler...
...Gill gave me a long list of benefits that Huddler can offer over older platforms. It gives the sites a makeover, so they look a bit less old-fashioned, not to mention more advertising-friendly. It optimizes the pages for search engines, and also makes them easier to share through Facebook Connect. And all the software is hosted online, rather than installed on someone’s computer, which means there’s less hassle for whoever’s managing the site.
Financially, there’s not much risk to the forum owner, since the software is free. Huddler is only paid by through a percentage of the increased revenue that it brings to a site. That revenue boost comes in a number of ways, Gill said — since the sites are product-focused, Huddler creates a product page with a link where visitors can buy the item in question. It also allows companies selling related products to create their own pages on the forum and engage with the community. And of course the sites can run advertising.
The transition to Huddler can be a challenging one because of the technology issues, as well as the likelihood that change will upset some forum members. Gill didn’t offer any details, but he hinted that he has seen his share of angry comments from users who didn’t like a new forum.
http://venturebeat.com/2010/09/22/huddler-wants-to-turn-your-online-forum-into-a-moneymaker/

Already been posted. It's a site dealing more with the business to business side of managing large forums. If anyone thinks this reads in a remotely salacious manner, it's all in their head.
post #111 of 321
The new update looks pretty good IMO. Well done guys.
post #112 of 321
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

And as you've just said it was in need of a refresh, which makes this a change that wasn't done just for the sake of change. I wouldn't change anything that required porting this much information to a new system without a good reason. You can tell by the downtime what a big deal it was. Not my idea of fun way of killing time.

A refresh of the skin is one thing, but moving away from the familiar vBulletin interface for everything else is just going to throw off a lot of users who expect this site to operate in a specific way.

But there's really no point in complaining as there will always be a few of us and the new admins know it and have developed strategies (whistling and looking away) to deal with us.
post #113 of 321
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

What I want to see is new activity on threads I've ever posted to, even years ago.

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.
post #114 of 321
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Originally Posted by chirpie View Post

Already been posted. It's a site dealing more with the business to business side of managing large forums. If anyone thinks this reads in a remotely salacious manner, it's all in their head.

??

sa·la·cious
adj.
1. Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire; lascivious.
2. Lustful; bawdy
post #115 of 321
Lookin good!! Nice work to all involved!!
post #116 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.
Thank you for quickly fixing the problem, as the Blu-ray PQ Tiers are back up now. Everything looks to be working as it should on it.
post #117 of 321
Always love and used the retro look. Why can't I find the preference for the black skin? When I click on preference there's no option for the skin.
post #118 of 321
The new default avatar is snazzy. ( Reminds me of LP album cover art.)
But what is it exactly?
post #119 of 321
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Originally Posted by Craigslue View Post

Always love and used the retro look. Why can't I find the preference for the black skin? When I click on preference there's no option for the skin.

Click, MY PROFILE up top, then EDIT ACCOUNT DETAILS, then scroll towards the middle for skins.
post #120 of 321
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Originally Posted by veedon View Post

The new default avatar is snazzy. ( Reminds me of LP album cover art.)
But what is it exactly?

A projector lens.
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