DHutch

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About DHutch

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  • Birthday 05/26/1987

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    Male
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    Uttoxeter/Cheshire
  • Interests
    Steam Engines, Boats, Canals, Sailing, Engineering, Forums, Friends/Family, etc.

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  • Occupation
    Principal Design Engineer
  • Boat Name
    EmilyAnne
  • Boat Location
    Northwest & roaming.

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    http://www.emilyanne.co.uk

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  1. 'View new content' is a custom steam I have created, as mentioned by other members above, which can be setup to provide the results you wish, and then be sent as the default to over right the 'unread content' you a using currently. The forum configuration is not affected be device or operating system. The way the buttons are displayed varies in a number of steps with the screen size so that all users from desktop to smartphone via tablet get the best balance of how much is shown on screen. Your comparison with Screwfix/Ebay may be true but equally if Canalworld had the income that either organisation had, we to would have a large team of developers and be running high quality bespoke coded software. As it is we are a small forum running as non for profit entity staff by volunteer staff, using the best propitiatory we feel is available. Daniel
  2. Hello, I like the new site but the text is all a bit large, therefore requires lots of scrolling.

    Can the displayed text size be reduced by the user to get more on a screen?

    Thanks

    Adrianh

    1. DHutch

      DHutch

      Adrian,

      Thanks for the comments. We are initially going to review how the default skin included with the software works, after this we can look at what adjustments we can make and or what additional skins we can buy or pay to have developed to suit our needs if we feel the cost fits with the benefits, as there are a number of options some of which are quite affordable.

      Thanks

      Daniel

    2. adrianh

      adrianh

      Thanks for the answer, just being lazy with the scrolling up and down!

  3. I did, once, but cant get it to it again! Daniel
  4. Using the 'unread content' button Set the 'content type' drop down to 'topics' to show results and threads rather than posts. Set results to display in 'condensed' mode if you do not want to see previews of each result. Click on the dot or start at the left of the title to go directly to the first unread post rather than the top of the page. Save your preferred search settings as an custom 'activity stream' to go back to wherever you want. Make this the default 'unread content' search by clicking the tick to the right of the activity steam title. This can then be 'bookmarked' on your broswer if you wish. Daniel
  5. Concurrent posts from the same user will now auto-merge with the previous post if posted within 2minutes, as per the previous version of the software. Daniel
  6. Great. Screenshot for anyone else: Thanks, Daniel.
  7. It should be used below the big grey banner detailing that the search is currently still indexing? - See below screen shot.
  8. Great. - Yes, you need to use the drop down to select the type as 'topics' rather than 'posts' .
  9. If making a bulleted list like the one above, use the 'bulleted list' tool rather than carriage turns and the dash symbol. This makes a much neater list and saves space on screen. Daniel
  10. Yes, I would like to thank RichM very much for the very swift transition to the new software. Its good that isnt it! Daniel
  11. To the right of the steam title, there are three buttons ; edit steam, remove steam, make default. Daniel
  12. Yes, it had been removed to save space at the side of every post. Daniel
  13. Great news. I thought I had done that on the WSCC forum. Thanks
  14. John, I have moved your post into the thread on the same topic. I am not sure if we can change the site-wide defaults, or if a member can set their steam to be the default for them, but we will look into it. Daniel
  15. Using the 'unread content' button Set the 'content type' drop down to 'topics' to show results and threads rather than posts. Set results to display in 'condensed' mode if you do not want to see previews of each result. Click on the dot or start at the left of the title to go directly to the first unread post rather than the top of the page. Save your preferred search settings as an custom 'activity stream' to go back to wherever you want. Make this the default 'unread content' search by clicking the tick to the right of the activity steam title. This can then be 'bookmarked' on your broswer if you wish. Daniel