Forum System Update

Submitted: Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:44
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OK having read through the last forum layout thread that has been going on. I noticed something that I was a good idea and something I had just not done. So this morning when I got to work I decided I would implement a colour coding system for unread threads, replies and follow-ups. This coding is based on your last login time and will highlight all threads, replies and follow-ups that have been received since your last login time.

I have held the colour coding to be tones of the already used colours so see what you think. Already I can see it is a great idea and basically eliminates the requirement to use the My Home updates since last login as they are now already highlighted.

It does make accessing the new data much quicker and it is now easy to find that follow-up that has appeared further up the list. Your comments in action.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:46

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:46
Thanks for the work David.

I have a question on pop ups. Can I ask now or is it OT?

Phil
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:48

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:48
Drop me an email - david@exploroz.com
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:00

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:00
Done and sent.

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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:22

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:22
Thanks for acting on our concerns David.
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:24

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 15:24
Hullo David and Michelle
Excellent modification - makes a big difference :-)
Thank you
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 17:47

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 17:47
Hi D&M,
This is a wonderful improvement - thank you.
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Reply By: Member - Matt M - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:19

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:19
Hi David,

A great improvement and makes navigation much easier. Assume that the colour coding is based on actual log in time (vice site visits if already logged in)? Reason I ask is that I tend to stay logged in when I navigate away from the ExporOz site.

Is instituting this approach (based on visit vice actual login) feasible or all too difficult?

Good step nonetheless.

Cheers,

Matt.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:32

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:32
Matt,
It is based on login & session time. So when you first connect your last login time is setup then as you move around the last login does not change. If you navigate away (and stay away for at least 20 mins) or close your browser your session will terminate and when you reconnect it will all start again.

If you open the site and keep coming back within the 20 min window the last login will not update. So it is really based on visit provided you stay away for 20 mins.

NOTE: If you are a windows user and subscribe to RSS feeds and use IE, your session may never expire dependant on how opten you refresh the RSS feed via the feed settings. It should not be an issue but if you are using a lot of RSS and IE then just check out what happens.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:37

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:37
Thanks David. 20 minutes a good time, so should work well - great. Don't use RSS feeds on this computer (and not IE), so look forward to seeing how it works. Really good improvement.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 17:42

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 17:42
The colour coding is a great idea, but

the black on blue is OK, the black on peach is OK, but black on grey suffers.

The eye does not see black on grey anywhere near as well as the others....contrast suffers....people with certain vision issues may find it not so good and it will also suffer under certain lighting situations.

Pick another colour appart from grey.......

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Follow Up By: Effie C (Ex NT now ACT) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:46

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:46
Black on grey all I see is dark grey/light grey and have no idea which is meant to represent which? Dark means already read? and light means to be read?
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:34

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:34
Its ok Effi, have a bit of a look around. Log off then come back after 20 mins. The new comments are shaded. You will see. Its a great idea.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 18:58

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 18:58
Very good.
Now how about a LIKE or AGREE button. Righty o ducking for cover right about now.
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Follow Up By: Lifetime Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:20

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:20
I like it Old Girl! LOL

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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:48

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:48
Great improvement David don't do too much more to the site otherwise it might cost us more to be members. LOL.

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Reply By: Member - John N (SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:06

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:06
Great idea. Now I can see whats been updated at a glance. Keep up the good work.

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Reply By: Lifetime Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:19

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:19
I 'like' it David...thanks for that.

Also I like all the colour combinations.. works well for me.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:39

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 20:39
Hi David

Looks great and we all appreciate all your hard and dedicated work.




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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 21:24

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 21:24
Excellent David!!

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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 21:52

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 21:52
Ok David I only have one thing to say " SOFT "..... LOL :-)


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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:16

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:16
G'day Nick, All us "softies" are really appreciative. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 09:12

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 09:12
Hay Rod : " Read on" and revert back to my quote (forum lay out ) ... LoL

now what about the adds ....not me I don't mind then .....

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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 23:30

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 23:30
Thanks for warning us. I spent an hour trying to work out what I had done to get all these different colours on the screen. :)
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 00:25

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 00:25
Great improvement thanks :)

Only a minor thing (and don't think I am ungreatful) but can the shading on the orange follow-up be one shade darker? The blue shading shows up well but the orange shading is hard to see the difference.

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Reply By: Brett H - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 09:15

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 09:15
Thanks David for the update. It takes the forum to another level.
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