Need everyones input

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Do you use the activity buttons on the right side of the screen?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 pm

Yes all the time
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Just the Unread Button
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Not all but a couple of them
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Nope never use em
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Need everyones input

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:06 pm

I added the buttons on the right side of the forum to show new, active, unread and mine. my question is how many people use these? Do you use them all or just the Unread button? I am thinking of possibly getting rid of them and adding just an Unread posts button, the new button will not show a number of unread posts like the current one does. It would be just like using the unread button in quick links. Please let me know what you think.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by ncjw » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:13 pm

I only use Active.

What is the difference between Active and New?
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:13 pm

No, no, no! I use all of them all of the time. Except for the "MINE"; I can use the "NEW", "ACTIVE" and "UNREAD" (my personal favorite) to find "MINE".

"UNREAD" is a must save.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:53 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:13 pm
No, no, no! I use all of them all of the time. Except for the "MINE"; I can use the "NEW", "ACTIVE" and "UNREAD" (my personal favorite) to find "MINE".

"UNREAD" is a must save.
The unread would stay just not with a count
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Post by Lgaam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:09 pm

I use unread about 90% but will use new or active to find something I've recently read that doesn't have a new unread post in it.
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Post by FrankW » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:14 pm

Please don't drop the "New" and "Mine". I use the new button 6-8 times a day. I also use the mine button often to follow up on my post. Why would you take steps backwards by deleting these buttons. What you need to do is make them known and how to use them, then everyone would be using them.

Every time I come to the Forum I click "NEW" to see if there have been any new post since my last visit. I guess if you visited just once a day the activity buttons wouldn't be as useful. I don't know how you could run a Forum with out a NEW button. The more members the Forum gets the more important the New activity button will become.

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Re: Need everyones input

Post by bubba68 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:31 am

Use the new and active buttons every time I check in to see what new topics or discussions on older ones are happening.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by runeight » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:54 am

bubba68 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:31 am
Use the new and active buttons every time I check in to see what new topics or discussions on older ones are happening.
Now there’s an Avatar!

Back in the day I had a subscription to that magazine. Wish I would of kept them, talking mid 60’s here.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 am

I mostly just use the 'unread' tab.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:49 am

Does anyone actually use the mine button?
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Post by FrankW » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 am

Yes, I use it fairly often. When I have responded to a question and some time has passed, I go to MINE to look back at the thread. An example is when Canik was asking about Big Sights and I responded. A couple of weeks later I remember his question and went to MINE to see if he had bought the sights. He had not and there was some more discussion. MINE is a real quick way to find old threads I have responded to.

It is a lot easier to use the Active Links at the upper right corner than it is to use the menu system Quick Links. If you have to take something away, take away the Quick Links at the upper left corner. To open New Post in an active link at the upper right corner it takes one click. To open New Post in the upper left corner Quick links I have to click on the menu and then select New Post and click.

I would suggest if you keep all of the Quick Links on the left hand corner, that you move the New Link to the top of the list. Right now "Your Post" is at the top of the Quick Links. We also have two same things called something different. We have "Your Post" in the Quick Links and "Mine" in the "Activity Buttons". May to better to call them the same thing in both locations.

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Re: Need everyones input

Post by DWARREN123 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:27 pm

I use new and unread only so far.
The reason I use unread is "mark all read" pops up.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by higgybaby » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:36 pm

I use "quick links"on the left- and select active topics.


Edit: Now I see the active button of the right...saves me a click and a scroll.

I believe "active" and "unread" would get the most use.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm

I think I am going to leave them now. Played with some other things and got everything looking cleaner now
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by GlennSFX » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:26 pm

I use them all the time!!!
Please leave them!
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by Lgaam » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:12 pm

I know ads are a necessary evil, but this seems a bit.... Overzealous? The ad takes almost half the screen and covers the menu bar.
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by runeight » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:00 pm

Lgaam wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:12 pm
I know ads are a necessary evil, but this seems a bit.... Overzealous? The ad takes almost half the screen and covers the menu bar.
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Boy howdie, it’s bad. Sometimes I can’t even see my user drop down menu.

I’ve cleared cookies, come back. Try to remove and it’s replaced with another. To say it’s annoying is an understatement.

Hope it changes otherwise my “forum time” will be limited here. (I do like this forum)
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:58 pm

runeight wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Hope it changes otherwise my “forum time” will be limited here.
Add a ad blocker to your web browser. I use AdBlock and don't see them.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:01 pm

BTW, thanks for changing the picture at the top of the page with the firearms; my OCD kept kicking in cuz the 4 of them were not lined up correctly. :ymapplause: ~X(
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Re: Need everyones input

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:14 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:01 pm
BTW, thanks for changing the picture at the top of the page with the firearms; my OCD kept kicking in cuz the 4 of them were not lined up correctly. :ymapplause: ~X(
Really lol Hmmmmmmm :-? :-
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