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Topic Title: New forum layout. c/o Leonard
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Created On: 03/02/2014 11:07 PM
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 03/02/2014 11:07 PM
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JeanDelfosse
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Leonard,
I was browsing the site on Sunday (yesterday) while you were working hard streamlining its appearance.
I must say the new visual is much cleaner and less redundant than the previous one. Easier to access. Very good ! Thank you for that.

However there is a new sort of maverick that now appears on nearly all posted messages, a link-like call for a poll See picture .
It is present in all categories except the Beta.
What is it for ? It is not a real link since it cannot be clicked.
It is only a minor problem with no consequence.

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Jean Delfosse - Automate Beta Tester
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 03/02/2014 11:21 PM
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Leonard Amabile
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Hi Jean,

I'm glad you like the refresh of the forums. When you open a new topic or post a reply, not using the quick reply functionality, there are a couple of questions at the top of the window:

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They are not required fields to complete; but if they are completed, they will then populate the "category survey" for that specific reply or topic. I was hoping that I can limit it to only the original topic but, as you can see, it populates every post whether or not it has been completed. I may remove it if it becomes too much of an eye sore.



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 03/03/2014 12:28 AM
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OK, Leonard. I now see what it is for. That makes sense. In many occasions N/A had to manually request the user to give the information that was omitted initially.
I had not yet noticed the new fields in "new subject" posts since I had not yet done any in this new fashion.

In order to improve the responding rate of the new fields, maybe it should be better if they are located more downwards under the summary field, just above the message field. This may better prompt the user to fill it as they would be in the "natural" TAB sequence.

The fact the indication appears as empty in the "old" posts is not a problem, since it shall resolve by itself as hopefully all new posts will be better identified.


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 03/03/2014 02:36 PM
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Leonard Amabile
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Unfortunately the forum software lacks customization beyond the menus provided within the admin panel. This is the only location for the "survey" in pre and post posts.





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