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Title: Log out...log in...log out...log in...
Post by: gmac on April 10, 2012, 11:09:48 PM
I'm probably the only one that has this problem but why do the "Unread" and "Replies" button have to be so close to the AHA banner?  I'm always going to hit unread or replies and hitting the banner instead which takes me to the AHA home page instead of where I want to go.  It's particularly a pain on my iPad/iTouch where my sausage like fingers often seem to end up grazing the wrong thing, even when I blow the screen up.  Yes, I can hit back and get back to the spot I was at...

Not a major issue and maybe I'm the only one but I wish they were a little further from the AHA banner. 
OK, I feel better now.
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Post by: jeffy on April 10, 2012, 11:13:45 PM
I'm probably the only one that has this problem but why do the "Unread" and "Replies" button have to be so close to the AHA banner?  I'm always going to hit unread or replies and hitting the banner instead which takes me to the AHA home page instead of where I want to go.  It's particularly a pain on my iPad/iTouch where my sausage like fingers often seem to end up grazing the wrong thing, even when I blow the screen up.  Yes, I can hit back and get back to the spot I was at...

Not a major issue and maybe I'm the only one but I wish they were a little further from the AHA banner. 
OK, I feel better now.
No, you are not alone.  We have discussed this before, but it seems the powers that be ignore our plight.
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Post by: euge on April 11, 2012, 01:03:38 AM
It's a horrible thoughtless place to leave them. :(
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Post by: punatic on April 11, 2012, 01:12:57 AM
No, you are not alone.  We have discussed this before, but it seems the powers that be ignore our plight.

From nearly two months ago:

GO UP and GO DOWN both work OK but NEW and LAST don't on my iPhone running Safari.

What's really annoying is the proximity of the UNREAD and REPLIES to the AHA logo/hotspot and the URL entry field on my phone's screen.  With my fat fingers when I try to click on REPLIES or UREAD, as often as not I miss and end up going to the AHA homepage or open the URL entry screen on my phone.

Would it be possible to move those two functions to a more easily accessable location?

I'm all for new and improved, but change for the sake of change seems silly, especially if the new is worse than the old.  Am I not seeing the improvements?  Are there any?

Still waiting for answers to: why were the changes made?

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Post by: richardt on April 11, 2012, 01:22:01 AM
This.
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Post by: bo on April 11, 2012, 02:32:58 AM
I'd be as happy as a rooster in a hen house if they'd just move that unread button away from the AHA logo.
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Post by: tschmidlin on April 11, 2012, 04:36:10 AM
Still waiting for the (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/Themes/homebrewers/images/english/new.gif) button to work.
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Post by: punatic on April 11, 2012, 05:10:41 AM
I am guessing, based on the minimal amount of response and total lack of repair, that the only advantage of the new forum software over the old is that the new doesn't cost as much as the old.
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Post by: denny on April 11, 2012, 03:04:41 PM
Carl, I think you know that's not the reason.

I'll ask Cindy to look at this thread and hopefully reply.
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Post by: hamiltont on April 11, 2012, 04:05:00 PM
Still waiting for the (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/Themes/homebrewers/images/english/new.gif) button to work.
Ditto......... It just takes me to the top of the page of the new post, not directly to the new post.

Same thing happens when I post. It used to return me to my post but now it goes to the top of that page... :(
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Post by: denny on April 11, 2012, 04:37:52 PM
I've contacted Cindy.  There's a web team meeting at the AHA today and this issue will be discussed.  She said she'd post here afterwards.
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Post by: tschmidlin on April 11, 2012, 05:10:01 PM
I've contacted Cindy.  There's a web team meeting at the AHA today and this issue will be discussed.  She said she'd post here afterwards.
I doubt anything will happen.  Sorry if I seem pessimistic, but this is not a new problem.  It is an issue we have been talking about since the upgrade.
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Post by: denny on April 11, 2012, 05:48:28 PM
My understanding is that it's a question of the $$ to hire someone to fix it.  Don't want to speak for the AHA, though, so we'll wait for Cindy.
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Post by: phillamb168 on April 11, 2012, 06:25:14 PM
Well, you know, some of us here are web developers and would gladly do the work gratis.
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Post by: denny on April 11, 2012, 06:47:32 PM
Well, you know, some of us here are web developers and would gladly do the work gratis.

Yeah, I know that Phil.  Hopefully, Cindy will read this and let you know if that's a possibility.
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Post by: punatic on April 11, 2012, 06:55:35 PM
Carl, I think you know that's not the reason.

I'll ask Cindy to look at this thread and hopefully reply.

To be fair, I'll ask again; why the upgrade?

Unanswered questions lead to speculation after a while, no?
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Post by: denny on April 11, 2012, 07:14:36 PM
AFAIK, a it of it was for "security" reasons.  Maybe Drew can give a more complete answer.
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Post by: coolcindy on April 11, 2012, 11:29:07 PM
Hi all,
In response to the NEW button issue I've replied on this ongoing specific thread: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?board=22.0

Regarding the "Unread" and "Replies" button being so close to the AHA banner - GMAC can you clarify are you viewing on your phone? Screen cap would help me make sure I'm understanding.

We waited a couple of years before upgrading the forum. We waited until the latest version was out of Beta testing. The new version fixed a long list of bugs and improved security. I appreciate the feedback and we will try and repair what we can access with reasonable effort and resources. However programming a new function or making significant changes is not really in the cards.

And thanks to Denny and the other moderators for bringing problems to our attention.
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Post by: bo on April 11, 2012, 11:41:13 PM
I'm on a PC and the unread button is very close to the active AHA logo link.
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Post by: dbeechum on April 11, 2012, 11:44:00 PM
Maybe Drew can give a more complete answer.

Security and a few other features we're hoping to take advantage of with our future efforts, but primarily security.

As for the idea that this costs the AHA less, not a chance - this is costing a bunch more than continuing to use the old software.
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Post by: gmac on April 12, 2012, 12:09:06 AM
Hi all,
In response to the NEW button issue I've replied on this ongoing specific thread: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?board=22.0

Regarding the "Unread" and "Replies" button being so close to the AHA banner - GMAC can you clarify are you viewing on your phone? Screen cap would help me make sure I'm understanding.

We waited a couple of years before upgrading the forum. We waited until the latest version was out of Beta testing. The new version fixed a long list of bugs and improved security. I appreciate the feedback and we will try and repair what we can access with reasonable effort and resources. However programming a new function or making significant changes is not really in the cards.

And thanks to Denny and the other moderators for bringing problems to our attention.

It doesn't matter if I'm on my phone, tablet or PC, the Unread and Replies buttons are too close the the AHA logo which means half the time I end up back at the home page instead of going where I want.  Before they were lower and to the right, above the text box and I had no issues.  Now I have issues. 
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Post by: jeffy on April 12, 2012, 12:23:27 AM
Hi all,
In response to the NEW button issue I've replied on this ongoing specific thread: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?board=22.0

Regarding the "Unread" and "Replies" button being so close to the AHA banner - GMAC can you clarify are you viewing on your phone? Screen cap would help me make sure I'm understanding.

We waited a couple of years before upgrading the forum. We waited until the latest version was out of Beta testing. The new version fixed a long list of bugs and improved security. I appreciate the feedback and we will try and repair what we can access with reasonable effort and resources. However programming a new function or making significant changes is not really in the cards.

And thanks to Denny and the other moderators for bringing problems to our attention.

It doesn't matter if I'm on my phone, tablet or PC, the Unread and Replies buttons are too close the the AHA logo which means half the time I end up back at the home page instead of going where I want.  Before they were lower and to the right, above the text box and I had no issues.  Now I have issues.
Yes the "unread" button is so close to the AHA banner using any computer, not just a phone or an ipad, that the AHA website is often opened by mistake.  On my ipad, I sometimes close the browser when trying to hit the "unread" button.
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Post by: bluesman on April 12, 2012, 01:19:43 AM
I have to admit that I've opened the AHA homepage many times while trying to hit the unread button, but mostly from my iphone.
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Post by: FirstStateBrewer on April 12, 2012, 01:36:52 AM
Considering how long it took to get registered, I wasn't going to complain.  At least I'm able to log back in!  When I joined a few weeks ago, the registration was not working and bluesman helped me get signed up!
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Post by: Jimmy K on April 12, 2012, 02:32:52 PM
Still waiting for answers to: why were the changes made?

Because if nothing ever changed, we'd all be driving a Chevy Nova.
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Post by: punatic on April 12, 2012, 02:52:25 PM
Still waiting for answers to: why were the changes made?

Because if nothing ever changed, we'd all be driving a Chevy Nova.

Hey!  I had a '71 Nova that was a Screamer!  Wish I still had it.
I always thought the Spanish translation was amusing though, "No va."  :o
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Post by: coolcindy on April 13, 2012, 05:58:52 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. I'll be working with our Web Architect when he is back from vacation. We will be testing it out the fixes/adjustments on our development server prior to changing anything on the live site.

Thanks for your patience.
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Post by: denny on April 13, 2012, 06:33:53 PM
Thanks for your efforts, Cindy.
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Post by: tschmidlin on April 13, 2012, 07:38:01 PM
Thanks Cindy.  We can be really patient as long as we feel like someone is working on it. :)
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Post by: bluesman on April 13, 2012, 08:14:47 PM
Your welcome Cindy...and thank you for trying to work this out!  :)
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Post by: euge on April 13, 2012, 10:08:48 PM
Your welcome Cindy...and thank you for trying to work this out!  :)

Yay!?

Thanks Cindy.  :)
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Post by: punatic on May 19, 2012, 07:46:10 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. I'll be working with our Web Architect when he is back from vacation. We will be testing it out the fixes/adjustments on our development server prior to changing anything on the live site.

Thanks for your patience.

I want a job as a web architect.  They get really loooooooooong vacations.

We switched over to the new software, what four months ago?  It sucks, but tough s***, we just have to live with it.  Nice.