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edited 4 March 2020 at 10:46PM in Site Feedback
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  • couriervanmancouriervanman Forumite
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    I predict absolute chaos on launch date:eek:.......you didn't need wholesale changes but just a few tweaks,remember your last big change:mad:


    WE'RE DOOMED
  • Abbafan1972Abbafan1972 Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    If those examples are anything to go by - ugh! Presumably this is to cater for the mobile app users, rather than those of us that prefer to use a laptop?

    I looked at the Big Green Egg egghead forum - what a mess.

    I totally agree - it looks awful!
    Winging it since 1972

  • LHW99LHW99 Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    If those examples are anything to go by - ugh! Presumably this is to cater for the mobile app users, rather than those of us that prefer to use a laptop?

    I looked at the Big Green Egg egghead forum - what a mess.
    I had a look at the XClaim one. It seemed OK, but not particularly special. Vanilla can obviously provide different "looks" so we just have to hope this new MSE incarnation will look reasonable.
  • J_BJ_B Forumite
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    It seems like everyone is really looking forward to the "exciting" new forums.


    :eek:
  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    MSE_Tine wrote: »
    5. Competitions Time Entered and Skipped
    We are migrating the 'Entered' and 'Skipped' buttons for the Competitions Time boards, but importing the data will take a little longer (there are 170 million competition entries and 320 million skips), so we expect the Competitions Time boards will be unavailable for a few hours longer after the move while we make sure everything works as expected.
    mjm3346 wrote: »
    There are less than 2,500 active competitions at the moment so the numbers for entered/skipped must include figures for the approx 1,000,000 competitions that have ended - what a waste of time bringing that data over.
    There are 1,033,422 threads in Game Over (f=74).
    You could legitimately delete every thread in that forum where the latest post is from 2015 or earlier. This would leave less than 300,000 threads.

    You would save 700,000 threads, about 2million posts and hundreds of millions of "entered" & "skipped" markers, and you could do this NOW, before the transfer starts, thus saving a lot of processing at the time of the transfer.

    This may affect a user's Post Count, but you are already affecting the Thanks Count, and I think it is a price worth paying.


  • colstencolsten Forumite
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    sourcrates wrote: »
    You only need to update your email if the one already registered with your account is incorrect.
    It should say so then, shouldn't it. But in any case, as debitcardmayhem says, if my email address is not correct, how would I have got the instruction?
    Presumably because if it's not correct then you won't receive it , ergo why send it out to anyone, those who receive it that aren't members will report it as spam.:cool:
    Fantastic thought behind this ,
    The logic is overpowering, isn't it ;)
    john539 wrote: »
    Everyone needs to reset their password on new platform.
    Did you read the MSE instruction my post is referring to?
    john539 wrote: »
    They are making sure everyone knows what is going on, will receive emails, rather than months or years later people finding their old password does not work.
    What's this got to do with the MSE instruction to take action now and update your email?
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    If those examples are anything to go by - ugh! Presumably this is to cater for the mobile app users, rather than those of us that prefer to use a laptop?

    I looked at the Big Green Egg egghead forum - what a mess.
    I completely agree - what a vulgar mess which uses about 50% of my screen. I've looked at other examples of forums "Powered by Vanilla" and quite frankly each and every single one of them looks like a dog's dinner. That's about the nicest thing I can say about Vanilla forum software.

    Perhaps if they could layout the forum in a similar to Digital Spy then it might be a success.
  • ApodemusApodemus Forumite
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    Presumably because if it's not correct then you won't receive it , ergo why send it out to anyone, those who receive it that aren't members will report it as spam.:cool:
    Fantastic thought behind this ,

    You are, of course, quite correct and the request lacks logic!

    However, in my own (illogical) case, it turns out that I must have given my work email address when I originally registered, so this serves as a timely reminder to move my registration across to a private email address.
  • edited 11 January 2020 at 11:34AM
    sourcratessourcrates Forumite, Board Guide
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    edited 11 January 2020 at 11:34AM
    Presumably because if it's not correct then you won't receive it , ergo why send it out to anyone, those who receive it that aren't members will report it as spam.:cool:
    Fantastic thought behind this ,
    See my post above:rotfl:Come on if the email address is incorrect how can they receive it?


    The forum team are just performing a box ticking excercise.

    Some may have registered an old email address they no longer use, or a work email that has changed, I can stay logged in to MSE indefinetly, so if, when the changes occur, and everything is re-set, I have not updated my email. i will no longer be able to log in.

    Obviously if you no longer use your original registered email address, you will not have got the email from MSE, but you may still remain logged in to your account, at present, so you may see this discussion thread, and think ah !!
    Simple really.
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  • J_BJ_B Forumite
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    Just had the email that says

    6. End of spaces in usernames
    One of the optimisations of the new Forum platform means that spaces in usernames will be replaced with underscores. You don't need to do anything here, we're just letting you know.

    ben501 wrote: »
    Just out of curiosity, what happens if both variations are already in use?
    If for example User 2020 and User_2020 are both already in use. On a forum this big there are bound to be some overlaps.


    Interesting ...
    I am J B
    in the user list there are also the following:-
    j b
    J-B
    J_B
    J_B_
    J_Bee


    Who do I contact to prevent a fudge up???


    :(
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