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New adjustments

Postby Spack » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:09 pm

Automatically mark "old" posts as read

On the old site there was no need to periodically click "Mark forums read" as the site would mark any older than the last visit read automatically the next time you came to the site. I'm now trialling a similar thing on this site.

Rather than topics/forums being marked with red icons ad infinitum if you don't click that little link, this should only mark them red where there are new posts since you last logged out, or if you don't log in then since the last time you were tracked on the site prior to your new session starting - so if you idle for more than an hour or so, and you have automatic login enabled, you should see posts disappear from the "View new posts" or "View active topics" links.
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Re: New adjustments

Postby Spack » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:06 pm

Direct links to gallery images use Lightbox

Any direct links to images in the gallery (ie not a link to the image with the surrounding HTML) from a forum post will now open in a Lightbox layer over the current page. Click the image and it'll open up, click the image to close it again. :)
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Re: New adjustments

Postby Spack » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:30 am

Private Messages

A couple of changes have been made to PM handling. Firstly, when sending a new PM the page will now redirect to the Inbox afterwards, instead of to the message just sent in the Outbox.

The other change is to what happens when the Inbox was full. Rather than holding new messages until existing ones have been deleted to make space, old messages will be automatically removed to make space for new ones (which is how the old site worked).


Gallery

A small tweak to the Gallery today - if you go to Edit Photo, and then the Modify Photo tab, there is a Reupload option which will allow the current image to be overwritten with a new image. This means that the image URL won't change, and the metainfo (title, description, keywords, etc) will be retained so won't need to be retyped. This saves having to delete an image, upload a new one, and then change any URL that pointed to the old one so that it now points to the new one, which makes using temporary placeholder pics (such as a low res mobile pic) and then replacing later with a new pic (such as a high res camera image) a little easier :)
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