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Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
edited January 31 in General

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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,186
    edited December 2013

    My thoughts are there will be those that hate the new format (at least until they get used to it), So far I am ok stumbling around B) Oh, and the read only announcement is still out there for forums

  • @ray80 said: My thoughts are there will be those that hate the new format (at least until they get used to it), So far I am ok stumbling around B)

    Thanks, Ray!

    We realize it will take some adjustment, but I'm really beginning to love it myself. Don't hesitate to ask if you need assistance!

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,186
    edited December 2013

    @Karen@Edmunds said: We realize it will take some adjustment, but I'm really beginning to love it myself. Don't hesitate to ask if you need assistance!

    I edited in a little other comment in previous post (and I see I get tagged for being a name dropper :o )

  • @ray80 said: I edited in a little other comment in previous post

    Yes, I know. That flip hasn't been switched. Baby steps. B)

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,019
    edited December 2013

    I for one am pleasantly surprised; this is a smooth transition compared to the previous upgrades. And best of all, you didn't destroy a fairly active community- unlike Inside Line, which decimated the level of participation on their blogs...

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  • @roadburner said: I for one am pleasantly surprised; this is a smooth transition compared to the previous upgrades. And best of all, you didn't destroy a fairly active community- unlike Inside Line, which decimated the level of participation on their blogs...

    Glad you're pleased! We've been working very hard to ensure a smooth transition. If you have any questions about navigating, just ask!

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269

    Karen, I like the appearance upgrades, as well as the relative ease-of-use in terms of message posting. The thing I cannot find, and am fearful is lost, is the forum/thread tracking of the previous forum. Is that something that is here, and I'm just not seeing it?

    I like to monitor a wide range of threads, but may end up fading away if I am relegated to doing that manually.

    Thanks for all your (and others') effort!

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    edited December 2013

    We're still learning how best to track stuff. Try clicking the "stars" to add discussions to My Bookmarks and then click on that link on the top right for updates. But remember to check Recent Discussions too.

    Others will come up with other tricks that may suit them better.

    And - do you really need those sunglasses you're wearing up in Fairbanks Xwes? Time to change your avatar. ;)

    [edit - ah, that's better, you don't look sunburned now, lol]

  • @xwesx said: Karen, I like the appearance upgrades, as well as the relative ease-of-use in terms of message posting. The thing I cannot find, and am fearful is lost, is the forum/thread tracking of the previous forum. Is that something that is here, and I'm just not seeing it?

    You're not seeing it :) If you're looking at a list of discussions, there's a star icon to the right of each title. Clicking on that star will add it to your forums bookmarks, which functions like the old "My Watched Items." When you are in a discussion reading it, there's a star at the top of the page next to the discussion title - same deal.

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269
    edited December 2013

    Sweetness! I'm seeing stars now! Thanks, Kirstie! :D

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    edited December 2013

    It appears that as of right now, only 1 of my "Watched Items" \ Discussions has been carried over. One I set up several years ago. Is this conversion in process? Or will we need to 'rebuild' our list? I also do not see a way to 'watch' a Discussion on the last page of a Discussion - what am I missing here? Thanks, - Ray - Confused...

  • @rayainsw said: It appears that as of right now, only 1 of my "Watched Items" \ Discussions has been carried over. One I set up several years ago. Is this conversion in process? Or will we need to 'rebuild' our list? I also do not see a way to 'watch' a Discussion on the last page of a Discussion - what am I missing here? Thanks, - Ray - Confused...

    "My Discussions" is the list of topics you personally created. Unfortunately, watched items from the old forums could not be migrated here. You will need to bookmark those (click on the start at the top). Once bookmarked, you can easily find it in "My Bookmarks".

    Hope that helps!

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269

    Ray, I think that we have to rebuild it. An unfortunate side effect?

    Kirstie... one more question! Is there any way to add a whole forum category, such as "Subaru," to our bookmark list? I see that it sorts the discussions by those most recently posted, but that is not to say someone will not revive an old topic in order to get a question answered, or post a new discussion altogether within the "Subaru" group.

    I'd like to see that activity as well.

  • @xwesx said: Kirstie... one more question! Is there any way to add a whole forum category, such as "Subaru," to our bookmark list?

    I don't think there is, but I believe that way back during testing, we did mention it. I'll add it to our list of stuff we'd like to have. Good point.

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    edited December 2013

    Kirstie... one more question! Is there any way to add a whole forum category, such as "Subaru," to our bookmark list?

    You can click on the Subaru tag (under Popular Tags) and that will list every Subaru tagged discussion by most recent comment. If you don't see Popular Tags on the right click the Categories link and they should appear.

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476

    Wow – that is a really big issue for me, personally, as I used this feature to keep track of when a forum discussion I cared about had a new post – or more than one new post. Otherwise, I did not need to open \ check any forums that were not active since the last time I had checked. It was quite convenient. I typically kept that ‘Watched Items’ list page open in a Tab in my browser all day, with ‘auto-update’ turned on – and checked periodically to see if anything was new. Is there [ I hope ] some similar functionality in the new Forums software platform? I cannot imagine separately checking a couple of dozen bookmarked pages to see if there are new posts . . .? Thanks, - Ray Even more confused . . .

  • @rayainsw said: I cannot imagine separately checking a couple of dozen bookmarked pages to see if there are new posts . . .? Thanks, - Ray Even more confused . . .

    OK, wait - you don't have to do that. Once you bookmark a discussion, you can just click the "Bookmarks" link in the list of menu options on the right-hand side of the page, right under your user ID. You can scan the list of your bookmarked items to see if any have new posts. They'll move up to the top of the list, and those discussions in which you've already read all new posts will appear slightly grayed out.

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207

    . . . and the beat goes on.

    I made continuous use of the thread details that used to be embedded in each post (who responded, who responded to them, etc.), and that appears to have gone away, along with several other things.

    Or perhaps I'm dim. Yeah, that's it.

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207

    Oh, and is there an "edit" function?

    And, more importantly, how were the default images (pictures, whatever) chosen. I like orange, so I'm OK.

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