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I also can no longer add or remove bookmarks on any threads except for the announcement threads.
The forum "new" posts also seems to be working better. It doesn't work for posts made previously this morning, but is now updating/refreshing and marking them as new/un-read since about an hour or two ago.
Any chance they might correct my unread counter on the 'Predictions' thread to show 4k rather than the 1.7k it currently shows? Was dead proud of that! ;o)
(Sorry, couldn't resist !)
And yeah, it's insignificant but very annoying.
The sad part would be if its just me who can't see them.
a) "like" your post?
b) "agree" with your post?
c) quote you and make a comment?
d) all of the above?
There is a "flag" link directly under the poster's name, next to the timestamp. When this flag is used, it will notify the staff so that we can review the post. The notification method is more visible than the next option.
The "flag" link at the bottom right of the post was introduced as part of the new reactions (like, promote, etc) and the behavior is slightly different. First, when pressed, a drop down box will appear to select if it is being flagged as spam or abuse. If it's spam, it takes 5 votes (user presses) before it shows up in our spam queue. If it's abuse, it takes 5 votes to show up in our moderation queue, but after 10 votes, the post will be temporarily removed and awaiting moderation. Personally, I think it's a nice way to let the community to self-moderate.
We're testing them both out and will probably decide on one or the other soon.
The 'new' smileys function that seems to have appeared. Is this optional? Or is it an enforced change that forum admins can't do anything about?
Reason i ask is i reeeeaally don't like the one-size-fits-all picture-based smileys (which convey abso-bloody-lutely nothing whatsoever).
Aesthetically, I find them displeasing (and somewhat difficult to make out what they even are - which is therefore self-defeating as a tool intended to show tone or mood), but that's not the biggest issue, even though I do much much MUCH prefer the creative freedom for people to write/create their own smiley styles.
It's a form of personal expression, just like any of the words we choose to write. We wouldn't like a 'forum-thesaurus' auto-dumbing-down our chosen wording to 'make things easier to read (for vocabulary-challenged)'. So likewise, if the option is there, I'd prefer not to see my choice of punctuation replaced by some homogenized crappy pictures (that don't express anything beyond 'Yellow Blob has replaced some of your typing').
Second reason. Writing certain punctuation now produces an unwanted smiley-box pop-up to facilitate said blobfaces. Or worse, the bloody auto-detector might just substitute a smileyblob into a line of text where none was even intended to be. Also, in a similar vein, the creative person is finding their hand-written personal smiley style broken into an automatic-(and wrong)-blobface with the detritus of unused/leftover punctuation marks it didn't understand scattered in its wake.
Thirdly, this unwelcome pop-up also has an infuriating habit of throwing me out of the text box i'm writing in, and into a different keyboard/webpage command mode... (now this is likely just a problem for me), but it's particularly frustrating given the bloody predicta-blobface can pop up at the merest whiff of punctuation combos... which some of us like to use to actually punctuate with... occasionally.
(there should be no smileys in this post - blobface on the other hand might have other ideas).
I tend to do smilies in text as :-) which don't seem to change to pictures on here, but i think some people like the picture ones. As long as people dont go overboard hopefully it wont be an issue
I'll make enquiries in the support forum to see if we can get them removed.