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So our new look has been up for a few days. 
Change is always difficult and there are some features of the old forum that are missing and some new ones in their place. 

Loss of the stars: On the old forum there were gold stars indicating that there are new posts on a thread. Now the indication is more subtle, the title of the thread will be bold


Who posted last: We can now see how long an individual thread has been going at a glance. Rather than seeing who posted last, we can see under the title when the last unread post was placed.

If you want to start from scratch it is easy to mark all posts as read by clicking the check mark next to the Start New Topic button.

If you want to follow a thread check the box to the right and then use the "+" sign at the top of the page to follow it.

It is easy to move between the main forum and the feedback and old posts fora. Use categories to get back there.

Hopefully this helps those of you who are struggling to cope with the changes. We are trying to make things easier, clearer and more streamlined, but that does mean changes for everyone. 

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Who posted last: We can now see how long an individual thread has been going at a glance. Rather than seeing who posted last, we can see under the title when the last unread post was placed.


You can see who posted last if that person has an avatar (picture beneath our names) picked out. It will show as a little picture at the very start of the thread on the main board.

Personally I find this new setup hard to navigate and I don't like the loss of the stars or the loss of the ability to see who posted last.  I don't mind change if it makes things easier but when one is stressed and just wants an answer, subtle doesn't cut it.
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I also am not a fan so far. I can't figure out the order the posts are in. How do I get them in order of newest post on top on the topics listing (not within a topic). 
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I assume "top" has to do with how active a topic is. What is the difference between "new" and "latest" - and why does neither just go in order of most recent post, down. 

I also really miss miss seeing who the most recent poster is. 

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I, too, miss the stars.

I feel like I'm unable to find all the new posts.

(Sorry, I hate to complain when I know you guys are hard-working volunteers.) xx

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I assume "top" has to do with how active a topic is. What is the difference between "new" and "latest" - and why does neither just go in order of most recent post, down. 

I also really miss miss seeing who the most recent poster is. 


Latest - is the list of threads that have most recently been added to. They are indeed in the order of most recent post down. If you have not read all the posts in that thread, the title is in bold (like the old stars). The line under the title tells you when the last post was added that you have not read, and by whom.

New - are the most recently started threads, rather than posts. 

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I don't like the fact there is no edit button to correct typos - or am I missing something?

Ah - just found it!!

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I am also not a fan, am finding it very difficult to navigate and also miss seeing who posted last.  Sorry guys, I know you work incredibly hard for us all but would prefer to revert back to the old format.
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Latest - is the list of threads that have most recently been added to. They are indeed in the order of most recent post down. If you have not read all the posts in that thread, the title is in bold (like the old stars). The line under the title tells you when the last post was added that you have not read, and by whom.

New - are the most recently started threads, rather than posts. 


Thank you for the reply. I must be missing something. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like on "latest" -- starting after the general entries. It shows this thread as the latest on responded to, by you. But then the next two are not in descending order based on most recent post in a thread. 
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Thank you for the reply. I must be missing something. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like on "latest" -- starting after the general entries. It shows this thread as the latest on responded to, by you. But then the next two are not in descending order based on most recent post in a thread. 
 


They are in most recent order. It reads that way because you have not read the middle thread thread frequently. The last time you read that thread was three months ago, but the most recent reply is in chronological order. 

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Thank you.  I went to the top right and clicked to show all responses as read -- now they go in the order I am used to from the prior format.  I appreciate that help, and all the work you all do to keep the forum working.  However, I truly do wish it could go back to the prior format.  If there is an "up-side" to this format, I don't know it.  I am not in the trenches at the moment, but if I were, I would be very frustrated trying to learn this new look.  And if I were just finding it for the first time, in the trenches (like many do), I am not positive I would stick around to see all the great info.  But I suppose maybe that is my age showing and maybe newbies are more used to this type of format.  
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Any chance of going back to the old format?  I didn't say anything because I thought I was the only one who was having difficulties [biggrin]
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I too prefer the old look as it had heaps of info easy at hand. The ATDT mod squad are a great team & I am sure they will look at all options. I have given my feed back to them. I believe they were endeavouring to provide a more modern aspect to the forum & keeping the forum up to date.
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We have now moved to a further format, much like the old one, but with a few added features. May I add that we are limited by colour choice. We are indeed trying to modernise the look of the forum, but do appreciate that there are features we all make use of. 

We are happy of course to hear feedback of the new look.

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I like this function and look.  Don't care a bit about the colors one way or the other.  I sure hope my prior plea for a return was not interpreted as grousing -- I am in awe of all of you for figuring out how to technologically do any of this forum stuff, as well as, in the case of this forum, having such outstanding material!  So thank you.  

Is it possible to restore the function of seeing who is online on the Categories page?  I found that very helpful when I was "in crisis" as sometimes you could tell it was okay to go to bed or move on and other times you could see someone who had been helping on your topic was online and might be posting something you could use and/or respond to.  

Thanks again for all you do.  

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Love it!!! Thanks so much[thumb]
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Thanks! xx

Go Mods! Smiley

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Loving it too.  Thanks !!!!  [biggrin]
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Food support, you've done a great job. Thanks so much for all he work you've put in.

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I too love it!!

Well done to the Mod Squad & Foodsupport_AUS

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