Forum Update re Changes

edited 17 June at 4:24AM in Compers Chat Corner
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  • edited 5 June at 8:29PM
    RahvenRahven Forumite
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    edited 5 June at 8:29PM
    Reported today:
    Suggestion to make the Closing Date field visible to forum users in the hope that this can be used instead of posters having to enter the date twice, and potentially causing issues when there is a mismatch.

    Also that the 'Game Over' sub-forum despription is: "Old competitions live here. If you want to discuss them this is the place." 
    This is obviously incompatible with the current functionality. - info added to issue of not being able to respond to expired competition posts.

    Both from here - https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6253369/but-you-cant#latest

    Thanks to @duncanthedog and @thingamaBob

    I think that makes our current list:

    General Functionality

    Hover over doesn't work anymore

    Users are unable to see if they have liked (Comp-limented) a post if more than a handful of people have done so

    Comp-liments disappear from threads when moved into Game Over

    Ability to see who has liked (Comp-limented) a post

    Unable to mark a comp as both skipped and entered

    Unable to filter/sort using skipped/entered markers

    No expired thread facility

    Posts not numbered - Will not be changed 

    Ability to see from forum view which threads you have posted on

    No PM preview

    Ability to delete/clear notifications

    User online indicator

    Ability to change number of threads and posts per page

    Browser form filler function is suppressed - Workaround: Searches can be saved/bookmarked

    Ability to type in a page number to skip to that page without editing URL

    Daily digest emails

    Ability to sort the forum alphabetically by title - Workaround: New advents board

    Ability to keep a list of 'friends' or frequent contacts for PMs - Will not be changed

    Easy to find list of board guides

    Unable to deselect Skipped or Entered

    Sort by date duplicates posts over several pages



    Posting


    Allow functioning email links and weblinks to be copied - Will not be changed

    Functioning email links and weblinks sometimes duplicate

    Unable to reply to threads in Game Over 

    (Despite the sub-forum description encouraging users to discuss them there)

    Ability to easily post a functioning email address - Will not be changed

    HTML coding is lost when users edit posts

    Additional post formatting options - colours, font size, underlining, expanded emojis

    Make the post editing screen more user friendly

    Min. characters in a post needs reducing - Will not be changed

    Spam restrictions make it hard to post comps - Will be revised, but probably not soon

    Make Closing Date field visible to forum users & used instead of posters entering the date twice



    Search


    Search does not pick up last 24 hours of posts - Resolved

    Search results default ordering is unclear - Resolved

    Unable to order search results e.g. by date posted

    Search Subcategories button is auto selected but not used in first search

    Search does not work properly when search terms are put into multiple lines in the search form

    Search results do not display the same data and functionality as the main forum. i.e. cannot see the entered/skipped markers

    Emoticons appear huge and display HTML code in search results

    Search subcategories is stuck on

    Ability to search by skipped/entered markers

    Forum displays a different total of search results than actual results that are returned



    If you notice anything on our list which has been resolved but is not marked as such or anything that is missing, please let us know.

  • byzantiumbyzantium Forumite
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    Please don't shout at me for asking this (I am probably even asking in the wrong place).  I have had no problems sorting the competition threads by end date and just changing the date.  However just recently this has gone completely pear shaped and I can't find the original instructions on how to set this up again.  I just seem to get posts going back to 2010 etc  
  • BluluBlulu Forumite
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    LOL, I don't think anyone will be shouting at you, but if I'm wrong we'll gather 'the team' and shout back at them. It's fine to post here about MSE probs. You may get someone wiser than me offering a suggestion. Failing that, you might get more help if you started a thread about this on Compers Chat Corner too.

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  • byzantiumbyzantium Forumite
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    Thank you Blu
  • marialionzamarialionza Forumite
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    COME ON MSE TEAM, AT LEAST SORT OUT THE SEARCH FACILITY. IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY AS CAN'T SEARCH WITH ANY SENSE AT ALL.  I'M SURE THIS IS WHAT IS STOPPING PEOPLE (INCLUDING ME) POSTING COMPS AS WE DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE DUPING OR NOT!

    Sorry for shouting but you've had enough time now, this is THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION that we need  :s



    :*  :)   ;) Imposible to use it...It's a joke ! Very very well put cornishpasty1  Gooooooooooooooooood !
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  • edited 17 June at 4:26AM
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    edited 17 June at 4:26AM
    I agree, very well put cornishp.

    I've been wondering, do MSE actually see any of our gripes here? I'm not sure they do. If they don't then should we try again to make them aware of how many of us feel that the forum is still 'not fit for purpose'?

    Folks are still signing the petition, which shows that there is still a problem here. Feel free to sign it, if you haven't yet and want to:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6196788/petition-for-mse-re-the-forum-changes#latest

    So should we try again with MSE?

    What do others think?

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  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    As far as I am aware they have not fully restored any of the missing features from the old competitions time but on top of that  force a system date to be entered when posting a competition (which was previously not wanted by users) that doesn't even show on the thread title and is therefore a total time waste for the standard user (may have something to due with to the sooo useless search function).


  • marialionzamarialionza Forumite
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    Why did they it buy from Martin if they "don't have time" for it. What was the point?  We've lost so many posters...
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  • BluluBlulu Forumite
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    Why did they it buy from Martin if they "don't have time" for it. What was the point?  We've lost so many posters...
    I so agree. I mean, either they want a comping forum here or they don't.

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