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Rcnewcomb wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:32 pm
I run my monitors at 1920x1080. There seems to be a lot of empty space on the left and right.

Compare the Vectric forum to the ShopBot forum regarding screen layout.
Randall,

I'm using Firefox so this may be a Firefox feature. Try pressing F9 or clicking on the reader view button in the upper right corner of the address bar.
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I preferred the old look and page structure.

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Rcnewcomb wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:32 pm
I run my monitors at 1920x1080. There seems to be a lot of empty space on the left and right.

Compare the Vectric forum to the ShopBot forum regarding screen layout.
You are comparing a FREE forum software to a COMMERCIAL forum software. You get what you pay for... vbulletin is one of the most highly commercial forum software for many years. I've owned several licenses and people love it compared to any free forum software.

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I don't like the idea that the gallery is now just icon pictures. It's nice to see a pic of the topic, but I am clueless what is new and what is old unless I actually delve into each thread. Just too hard to read. I prefer you consider putting the gallery forum back to the normal topics.

Apparently the Project of the Month forum is also with just pictures instead of normal index. Very annoying that I can't see what is new or what is old. After time people won't know what to read if all they see is a picture because they won't know if anyone updated the thread. Please consider putting the index back to normal on those two forums.
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I love the way the gallery forums look now. I rarely went into them before because there was so many old threads being resurrected, lots of comments that were pretty much identical etc it was hard to see what was going on.

If you go into the top level display of each master forum (Aspire, VCarve etc) it will show you the active topics which include gallery posts in the old display.

I guess the ultimate solution would be to give people a view option so that they could see it in a thread display or gallery display depending on the preference.

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I’d have to agree on liking the gallery photos however I miss the visibility of seeing if someone has posted a reply with a question, etc. Also having the most recently replied to post on the top is also missed in the gallery.
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BillK wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:38 pm
I’d have to agree on liking the gallery photos however I miss the visibility of seeing if someone has posted a reply with a question, etc. Also having the most recently replied to post on the top is also missed in the gallery.
You can see if a post has been replied to (assuming you've taken in part in the thread previously) by the Notifications link in the top bar. You can see the threads by most recent active order by using the Active Topics in the Quick Links in the top bar or by going to the top level (Aspire, VCarve, Cut2D, PhotoVCarve) of the forum.

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I'm loving the new look and function.

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Adrian wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:47 pm
BillK wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:38 pm
I’d have to agree on liking the gallery photos however I miss the visibility of seeing if someone has posted a reply with a question, etc. Also having the most recently replied to post on the top is also missed in the gallery.
You can see if a post has been replied to (assuming you've taken in part in the thread previously) by the Notifications link in the top bar. You can see the threads by most recent active order by using the Active Topics in the Quick Links in the top bar or by going to the top level (Aspire, VCarve, Cut2D, PhotoVCarve) of the forum.
Sorry Adrian, did not work for a comment on one of my posts in Aspire gallery. Only notification I have is the one from your response above. Guess there’s still work to be done here.
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I can see the reply as an active tppic here - viewforum.php?f=26

The notifications should be the same as the old system I would think. If you've got notifications set then you get an email to say there is activity and, for me anyway, that is reflected in the Notifications link as well.

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Adrian wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:22 pm
I can see the reply as an active tppic here - viewforum.php?f=26

The notifications should be the same as the old system I would think. If you've got notifications set then you get an email to say there is activity and, for me anyway, that is reflected in the Notifications link as well.
The point is we shouldn’t have to look at multiple places for something that was previously easily visible. This is a step back. Improvement to website functionality is lessening the number of clicks, not increasing them.

The solution lies somewhere in including that visibility back with the photos. This is lowering the interactions among forum users, which was a great thing here for a long time. Please try to understand that. Thanks.
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Maybe I am missing something here, I just click on Quick Links and select what I want to see. Works for me!
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If the old version had that feature I did not see it in 13 years for whatever reason. I like this new stuff.
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I use this is as the forum bookmark, saves time. search.php?search_id=active_topics
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I'm using Firefox so this may be a Firefox feature. Try pressing F9 or clicking on the reader view button in the upper right corner of the address bar.
In Chrome I can Zoom to about 125% and it reduces the size of the side gutters while increasing the font size. Chrome will remember the zoom setting for the site. This solution works for me.
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Thanks guys. Just guess everyone uses this differently. My interest is making original models with Aspire. Most of my visits to the forum are to the Aspire gallery. I was used to just going there, seeing what was new, what was the hot topic, and who was commenting. Now when I go there I see nice pictures. So now I have to go other places to get to see what I was used to seeing but mixed in with other things that I’m probably not that interested in.

I’m sure the development work and review by beta testers to how they use the forum was thorough. It will just take getting used to.
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