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Forum Maintenance
« on: August 01, 2019, 04:43:54 PM »
Greetings AHA Forum Users-

We are currently doing some maintenance on the AHA Forum which may cause some issues with logging in and other functionalities. Thank your for your patience as we work through these.

We will let you know when maintenance is complete!

Cheers,
Duncan
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 05:13:02 PM »
Thanks Duncan!

We are working out some authentication issues as well - if you see a 'session timed out' error please try clearing all cookies and/or a fresh browser window. If you continue to have issues feel free to post to this thread.

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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 07:28:04 PM »
Our first round of updates is complete. You'll notice some slight visual/layout changes when on desktop, as well as a much more mobile-friendly experience when using the forum on your smartphone.

We are still working on the avatar issue.

If you experience issues/bugs/quirks, feel free to post them here or shoot me an email duncan (at) brewersassociation (dot) org

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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 08:51:49 PM »
Hey, will the "activity tracker" and list of who's online at the bottom of the page be back?  Has it moved somewhere I haven't found it?
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 08:57:27 PM »
Hey, will the "activity tracker" and list of who's online at the bottom of the page be back?  Has it moved somewhere I haven't found it?

I can see it but I use a different shell than users on the forum.  Nate?
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 11:32:36 AM »
Hey, will the "activity tracker" and list of who's online at the bottom of the page be back?  Has it moved somewhere I haven't found it?

I noticed this missing a well, which is a shame as slogging through each individual board is not as easy or user friendly as being able to catch up on latest activity. 

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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 12:01:23 PM »
Hey, will the "activity tracker" and list of who's online at the bottom of the page be back?  Has it moved somewhere I haven't found it?

I noticed this missing a well, which is a shame as slogging through each individual board is not as easy or user friendly as being able to catch up on latest activity.
And if this is supposed to be a community, it's nice to know who's around.  I see there is a new dropdown option to check for updated posts, but forum activity being invisible is disappointing.
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 02:17:07 PM »
Thanks for the feedback on the activity log, guys! I'll add that to the list.
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2019, 07:00:23 PM »
I hope you put the unread topics button back.  It used to bring up a list that made it a lot easier than what happens now.
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 07:36:59 PM »
I'm finding the gray font color in quoted posts is so pale it's just about illegible, about as bad as that low contrast problem in Zymurgy a while back.
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 08:20:01 PM »
Thanks again for the feedback!

I have logged requests for the following:
  • darken quoted text color
  • bring back the "Users Online" footer
  • bring back the "unread" link to see what you threads you haven't seen yet
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 08:30:29 PM »
Thanks again for the feedback!

I have logged requests for the following:
  • darken quoted text color
  • bring back the "Users Online" footer
  • bring back the "unread" link to see what you threads you haven't seen yet
I found the recent unread topics in a menu by clicking my user name.  It just took a little investigating to find it.
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2019, 08:45:46 PM »
The cleaned up mobile experience is a real improvement overall.  I think the dropdown is easier actually.  (Liking the cleaned up look in general, on the desktop too.)  And it is way easier to post from the mobile version -- doing it right now.   :)

(After registering a couple of complaints I figured I'd better say something nice.  Thanks for all your work, guys, and your responsiveness to feedback!  Looking forward to seeing this when it's all dialed in.)
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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2019, 08:52:17 PM »
Maybe I'm just being picky today but is the forum title banner and the big flashing ads that together take up 3/4 of the screen new?  If yes, not something I would consider an improvement.  If no, then I should I should probably go back to sleep.

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Re: Forum Maintenance
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2019, 11:31:44 PM »
I'm finding the gray font color in quoted posts is so pale it's just about illegible, about as bad as that low contrast problem in Zymurgy a while back.

Yes, I agree totally.
Ralph R.