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Just curious because I am seeing a lot of members I have never seen in the DIY section , but is this thread posted or "stickied," in other sections of the forum?

I am not a fan of the new format myself and its mainly just the subscription section. Everything was just made easier to get to in the old format. New posts to subscribed threads and other things. I really liked this feature because it separated itself from all other forums. I will have to learn a whole new way of doing things but oh well. For me it is just plain harder to navigate.

When the last version came onboard the only thing that really changed to me was that the avatars were different and the format was slightly different. No huge cages. Now everything is different.

HTS is also VS and maybe these new designs take up less server space. I dont know but it just seems more like old school drop down menus is all.

Either way I hope everything gets better and progress of new threads continue to grow. I have other opinions but who cares about those. BUT maybe DB and DIYSG forums will grow now. :D

Also I have other forums send me emails of new activity in subscribed threads but I dont need more forums doing this. I enjoyed coming here and see a number on my subscriptions area telling me there is new content. So can I make it so I can see a number of new posts to each subscribed thread and not receive any emails?

If I cant do this then I will just have to receive the email, click on the link and scroll back to the point I read last.
 

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Yes it is change but I don't feel any reason to give up right from the start. The key for you developers and administrators or moderators and all working on this. Less clicks to do things equals success! Quote that and make it your motto. I feel posting pictures takes longer now. It's not hard, But lets be honest. In this day and age the ease and flow of software and apps is what makes or breaks them. How about we delete the "need" to have to "go advanced" to do more. Why don't we just make that or those options under "go advanced" just there as the base? Also bigger pictures are needed for sure. Clicking on thumbnails is just one more step to have to look at content. Again less clicks equals success. Not complaining just trying to give my honest advice:smile:
 

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So what was wrong with the old format? I'm tellin ya, this computer thing is never going to catch on! :serious:
 

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Tools - Threads I've posted in?
Thanks. I'm certain it wasn't there until I cleaned the browser cache. Thanks for adding it back.

It's still not AS good as before, as it's only available at the top, so after completing reading a thread you need to scroll back up.

Could the entire menu line perhaps be put at the bottom too?
 

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So much drama, almost exactly like the last time it changed away from vBulletin. IMO the members posts are what make it worthwhile, and the forum software is usable.
Usable, workmanlike, stable - all good terms to describe the software. However I do not see easy to use, enjoyable or nice used as adjectives to describe it. Coming here should be an enjoyable experience - things should work - and quite honestly at this point for me it's not.

The fonts are ugly, layout looks workmanlike, the smilies look like something a kindergartener would use, functionality we've had for years is gone, and the email updates are a joke.

I'm not saying I'm leaving as some have stated, but I will be spending a hell of a lot less time here.
 

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WTF..... I step away from AVS for a few days to watch movies only to come back and find it sucking ass. If it ain't broke, why brake it? I already get that from the DC government. I come here to get away from that cluster....

My biggest complaint was the lack of a warning or other announcement. It would also be nice if the links that takes me to my last post and to the last post in the thread were restored. Right now, I just see one for the last page.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't understand the change or need for it when the previous forum worked so well from my perspective. A big thumbs down on this bonehead move. Of course, I may have missed the true reason for this change. Perhaps it was explained somewhere, but I never got the memo. It would have been nice to make the explanation a default page on the first time back after switching software. It might have helped set expectations from the start. :crying:
 
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Man, what a nightmare. I've been on the desktop version of the site only a dozen times or so since joining avs. I exclusively use the mobile version since I'm so rarely at a computer, I can't be the only one. When I first joined, there was a great app...then we changed to huddler. I had to use the inferior tapatalk app until the mobile version was finally completed. THAT mobile version was excellent. THIS mobile version is worse than trying to read the desktop version on my phone.
Where's the post count?
Where's the ability to multiquote?
Where's the icon to tap for adding pics in the quick reply?
The convoluted way of postings pics is absurd. There's no reason I should have to add anything to a URL to make it work.
Where's the thumbs up?
Where's the ability to search within the classifieds?

All these things should be at your fingertips for simple selection. I haven't been at a computer to try the desktop version, but I've heard the complaints. As bad as they sound, the mobile version is 10x worse because these options have been completely removed. Go find a huddler site (if they still exist) and copy their mobile version. THAT'S how a user friendly mobile version is supposed to work.
Guess I'm off to tapatalk, 👎
 

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Why fix what's not broken? Security patches?

I've been through several different BB upgrades (as a user) over the past 15 years, and they had their problems, sure. But nothing like this, where my experience is ruined.

You want specific recommendations? Downgrade.
 

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The "why" was explained well I thought: The previous software was proprietary belonging to the previous owner of AVS - when they were sold to someone else, staying on that software was no longer an option.
 

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The "why" was explained well I thought: The previous software was proprietary belonging to the previous owner of AVS - when they were sold to someone else, staying on that software was no longer an option.

The phrase "shop around" comes to mind.
 

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Man, what a nightmare. I've been on the desktop version of the site only a dozen times or so since joining avs. I exclusively use the mobile version since I'm so rarely at a computer, I can't be the only one. When I first joined, there was a great app...then we changed to huddler. I had to use the inferior tapatalk app until the mobile version was finally completed. THAT mobile version was excellent. THIS mobile version is worse than trying to read the desktop version on my phone.
Where's the post count?
Where's the ability to multiquote?
Where's the icon to tap for adding pics in the quick reply?
The convoluted way of postings pics is absurd. There's no reason I should have to add anything to a URL to make it work.
Where's the thumbs up?
Where's the ability to search within the classifieds?

All these things should be at your fingertips for simple selection. I haven't been at a computer to try the desktop version, but I've heard the complaints. As bad as they sound, the mobile version is 10x worse because these options have been completely removed. Go find a huddler site (if they still exist) and copy their mobile version. THAT'S how a user friendly mobile version is supposed to work.
Guess I'm off to tapatalk, 👎

postcount is under your avatar it says "posts"

click the multyquote button to make it change color for posts you want to quote and then hit quote and it will grab them all

there are 2 ways to add pictures in the quick reply box, the first is the attachment way which looks like a paper-clip icon its in the top row next to the smiley face

the 2nd is to link a URL and you use the icon that is yellow and looks like a mountain in the 2nd row

umm you had to add [ img] tags to urls on the old forum to get them to post in line as well, you just didn't notice as the uploader/linker was doing it for you, if you were hosting from offsite you needed to use them

Thumbs up is now "like" and the "like button" is in the bottom right corner of someones posts

to search any forum click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right (this is the universal icon for search BTW) go to advanced search - make sure the classifieds is highlighted under "search in forums" or it will search all forums type in what you want to search for and select the other options that are available



FFS people give it a chance. VB is one of if not the most used forum software out there. it has all the features we had before. some just need to be turned on and some things just need to be ironed out. stop being afraid of change
 

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im not sure this can be changed in VB or not but the PM system needs to be changed so they work like threads again, it needs to show sent and revived PMs from a common PM thread inline with each other as well as a list of who is on the chain.

also the limit of 5 people per PM needs to be upped, it used to be 10 which was also too low.

I have a bunch of PM convoys going with a large group of people that i can no longer follow because the replies don't show up correctly and there is no easy way to see if someone has sent a PM to more than one person when replying, the respond to PM does not seem to grab all senders
 

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Man, what a nightmare. I've been on the desktop version of the site only a dozen times or so since joining avs. I exclusively use the mobile version since I'm so rarely at a computer, I can't be the only one. When I first joined, there was a great app...then we changed to huddler. I had to use the inferior tapatalk app until the mobile version was finally completed. THAT mobile version was excellent. THIS mobile version is worse than trying to read the desktop version on my phone.
Where's the post count?
Where's the ability to multiquote?
Where's the icon to tap for adding pics in the quick reply?
The convoluted way of postings pics is absurd. There's no reason I should have to add anything to a URL to make it work.
Where's the thumbs up?
Where's the ability to search within the classifieds?

All these things should be at your fingertips for simple selection. I haven't been at a computer to try the desktop version, but I've heard the complaints. As bad as they sound, the mobile version is 10x worse because these options have been completely removed. Go find a huddler site (if they still exist) and copy their mobile version. THAT'S how a user friendly mobile version is supposed to work.
Guess I'm off to tapatalk, 👎
postcount is under your avatar it says "posts"

click the multyquote button to make it change color for posts you want to quote and then hit quote and it will grab them all

there are 2 ways to add pictures in the quick reply box, the first is the attachment way which looks like a paper-clip icon its in the top row next to the smiley face

the 2nd is to link a URL and you use the icon that is yellow and looks like a mountain in the 2nd row

umm you had to add [ img] tags to urls on the old forum to get them to post in line as well, you just didn't notice as the uploader/linker was doing it for you, if you were hosting from offsite you needed to use them

Thumbs up is now "like" and the "like button" is in the bottom right corner of someones posts

to search any forum click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right (this is the universal icon for search BTW) go to advanced search - make sure the classifieds is highlighted under "search in forums" or it will search all forums type in what you want to search for and select the other options that are available



FFS people give it a chance. VB is one of if not the most used forum software out there. it has all the features we had before. some just need to be turned on and some things just need to be ironed out. stop being afraid of change
This version of vB is not the well loved and familiar vB most forum users are use to. This version is not as user friendly as the aforementioned other vBs.

What ambesolman is saying refers to the mobile version. I believe you're answering for the desktop version. I completely agree with what ambesolman is saying as I use the mobile version quite frequently too.
 

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Thanks. I'm certain it wasn't there until I cleaned the browser cache. Thanks for adding it back.

It's still not AS good as before, as it's only available at the top, so after completing reading a thread you need to scroll back up.

Could the entire menu line perhaps be put at the bottom too?
I am still getting nothing in the tools drop down even after I cleared my cache (Chrome):frown:
 
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