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Old 05-23-2007, 06:37 PM   #21
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I don't know if it's a pro or a con, but I find it a total crack up that Google Ads seem to think Retired = Dead and are giving us ads about funeral homes and cemetery plots!
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:51 PM   #22
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And I learned that jaw bone decay may be caused by a drug side effect. That's probably relevant for a lot of us.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:07 PM   #23
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Another forum I frequent switched to this software in January.

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I like it. I find it an improvement. And I have had no problems.
(adopts high-pitched, mocking tone) "Andy I like it, I find it an improvement. And I have no problems." Kahn, how about trying to keep faith with your fellow prisoners here, huh?! Are you getting part of the new ad revenues or something?

And Sheryl--wow, you get your dog picture and now you think everything is fine. I think he does, too (or is that his rear leg I'm seeing?).

(The forum change is not going down well with me).
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:11 AM   #24
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I would like to enter my great big thmbs down.

I can find no convenient way to navigate throught the threads and messages that even remotely resembles how I used to do it. I've screwed around with it a lot--had login problems right off the bat.

Am I missing something or are the "next" and "previous" buttons missing? I used to go to the oldest unread message in a thread with a "new" on it and hit previous until I got back up to the top. Can no longer do that. It's not nearly as easy to see what has been read and what has not....

I'm sure I will get used to it, but it sure seems like a step backward to me.

edit...ok, I found the equivalent to next and previous....but I still fail to see how this is any improvement whatsoever to the user
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:21 AM   #25
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I too miss the link that checks the posts we responded to.

Thank you for putting the avatars back where this group thinks they belong
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:00 AM   #26
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And Sheryl--wow, you get your dog picture and now you think everything is fine. I think he does, too (or is that his rear leg I'm seeing?).
If Milo's happy, Everybody should be happy.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:41 PM   #27
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Is there a "mark all posts as read" button? I can't find one.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:43 PM   #28
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Is there a "mark all posts as read" button? I can't find one.

Go up to Quick Links and it's on the drop-down menu.
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Ah ha! Thanks.
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Oh smack! That marks the ENTIRE forum as read!!

Is there a way to just mark particular sections of the forum as read? Like "Young Dreamers" for instance?
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:59 PM   #31
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Oh smack! That marks the ENTIRE forum as read!!

Is there a way to just mark particular sections of the forum as read? Like "Young Dreamers" for instance?
Yes, there is. Go to the forums main page http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/ and just double-click the icon on the left side (that looks like a bulletin board) beside the particular section you're wanting to mark as read....like "Young Dreamers".

Hope that's what you meant!

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Old 05-24-2007, 02:02 PM   #32
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Is there a way to just mark particular sections of the forum as read? Like "Young Dreamers" for instance?
Yes, please see the attachment for how to do this...
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:03 PM   #33
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double-click the icon on the left side (that looks like a bulletin board) beside the particular section you're wanting to mark as read....like "Young Dreamers".
Wow, that's slick, I did not know about that trick. I knew they were adding lots of AJAX stuff. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Search feature sucks.

Can't even use AND ... it always defaults to OR

For instance, try searching for "Vanguard Money Market" and see how relevant the results are.

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Old 05-24-2007, 03:34 PM   #35
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I like the new SW. I am used to it because it is used on many other forums that I hang out on.

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Old 05-24-2007, 08:05 PM   #36
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Wow, that's slick, I did not know about that trick. I knew they were adding lots of AJAX stuff. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
I just came upon it by sheer accident! I just started clicking around on stuff to see what would happen. :
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:04 AM   #37
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Pros:
-I like the divisor that indicates "new new" unread threads and just "new" unread threads
- The "similar threads" is intriguing even though unreliable.

Neutral/getting used to:
-I see that someone has created a subcription folder for me that contains threads I have posted to so far under the new format. I'll bookmark that page to replace my old "read unread replies" bookmark. Thanks!
-Ads - don't bother me.
-It seems the search function, for me, works as it should (eg., "treasury bills" -w/o quotes- yields fewer results than just "treasury", not more)

Cons:
-Quick link for "today's posts" good.. but would like to see something broader, maybe an extra menu item for "this week's posts", to substitute for the 'recent' posts on the old board? I don't always visit every day (it just seems like it).
-Extra space still annoying, but I have learned to minimize it by turning off signatures and avatars in the User CP. There's still more space than necessary for the posts, but at least I can fit a bit more on the screen. For a while I toyed with reading the threads in their print version! I also switched posts per page to the max (40, I think) to minimize jumping around.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:21 PM   #38
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I have had some serious problems with the new software. I log on and then as I browse through a thread I get dropped from the forum. I log in again, it accepts and then I get dropped again, again & again. What is up with this?
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My whine of the day: I am in the middle of composing one of my more thoughtful comments, move my cursor up the the spell check tool and a da*n ad pops up. I back arrow, my thoughts are GONE.

ARRAH !!!!!

This is more than annoying. Whatever the perceived weakness of our other software this is enough for me to say GO BACK!
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I am in the middle of composing one of my more thoughtful comments, move my cursor up the the spell check tool and a da*n ad pops up. I back arrow, my thoughts are GONE.
I can assure you that no pop-up ads are being delivered from our site. If you had a pop-up ad you may want to check your system for adware. Here are some free tools for this:

Ad-Aware SE Personal - Lavasoft
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