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The new forum is here!

Jenifer
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Re: The new forum is here!

Sorry but I don't understand what's going on here.

 

Why is the most recent post of each thread up at the top so that I have to scroll down to the bottom and then scroll up to the top again as I read each post in order? Will there only be one page to each thread, however long?

Guest user
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Re: The new forum is here!

Hi

 

I have to echo Honeymonster... I miss the fact that there is not a list of all the latest posts. A quick link from the front page to such a list wouldbehelpful.

 

I also like the new look and that the posts are latest at the top - great for lazy people like me as the latest is right there when I open it. Haven't tried to see what happens when there were a few posts that I have not read yet, but hopefully there will be a jump link to first unread like before?

 

I have not spent a lot of time on the forum just yet, but there are a lot of features that I like. Well done!

 

Revcat, I hope others also update their avatars soon. I used to recognise people on their profile pics rather than their names. 🙂

 

x

 

PS After previewing this message and coming back to change something, I got an error message: "Your post has been changed because invalid HTML was found in the message body. The invalid HTML has been removeed. Please review the message and submit the message when you are satisfied." Now it won't let me preview anymore. I promise you that I know nothing about HTML and did not even add an emoticon. Just straight typing...

RevCat
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Thank you Helen - I now have my cat vicar back as my avatar!

Honeymonster
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

I too think that removing ability to read latest posts is going to affect many users and the way they browse. I love the look of new forum and find it so much easier to navigate to the sections (especially the monthly chemo threads) but I think it's important to have a link somewhere for users to see the latest posts. This way those who have been through an experience can help others. I think it's often hard to pigeon hole all the threads that might be of interest to me when going through something so new and frightening as breast cancer. That way Latest posts was the answer. Hoping you will reconsider.

One minor thing, on mobile version the title of threads are too large so it's hard to read the topic. And I don't think it pulls in the most recent threads in the category pages on mobile either.
Lulu34
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Hey we are back.... And looking good. Well done team.

I like latest posts and when i was new i liked the list but now i cant be bothered wading through endless irrelevant posts... I prefer latest posts of the areas im interested in..... Now off for a nose to see if i can find said sections.

Lulu xxx
HelenL_BCC
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Hi again KittieKat,

 

There were many different ways that we researched our forum user’s needs and from that research we put together a comprehensive list of requirements for the new site. We also involved our forum users in testing at every stage of the project to iron out issues as we went along. Latest posts was a function that many of our users struggled to understand and use in our old site and was also a function that caused many technical issues so it has been replaced with a latest posts function per category. We hope that this will enable you to find posts that are relevant to you much more easily. You can also bookmark or subscribe to any threads that are of interest to you.

 

We are sorry that a forum-wide latest posts function is something you are missing at the moment but rest assured, we’re listening to all feedback and will continue to review the forum regularly to ensure we get it right for as many users as possible. 

HelenL_BCC
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Hi RevCat,

 

Thanks very much for spotting this. It's an issue with Firefox so I'd recommend trying to upload your profile picture using a different web browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. Our tech team is working to get this fixed. Shouldn't take long! 

RevCat
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

This is a really minor one I'm sure, but I can't upload an avatar picture... when I click the 'upload' link all that pops up is a blank box with an X to close it in the top right hand corner.  I am using Firefox on Windows 7, so don't know if this combination is the problem?  No rush here, it may be something I'm doing wrong or settings on my laptop?

Guest user
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Re: The new forum is here!

In the extensive user testing, did anyone actually request the removal of this feature?  The way the testing was structured we were unfortuately led down specified paths, rather than allowed to test the forum as real users would use it.

 

We are now forced to check every category.  No one was forced to use the "latest posts" view, or to waste time trawling through posts that had no relevance to them, but for those (many) that did use this feature, we have now lost rather than gained functionality in the new forum.

 

 

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Hi everyone

 

The latest posts function as it was on the old forum, has been removed as a direct result of all the extensive user research and testing.  There is no longer one long stream of posts to wade through.  This has now been added at the category level.  For example, by clicking on the category which you have a particular interest in, at the bottom of the page there is a list of all latest posts within that category.  This means that you are not wasting time having to trawl through posts which have no relevance to you.

 

Please continue to let us know of any problems you are experiencing and we will do our best to sort them for you.

 

Anna

Forum Coordinator

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Re: The new forum is here!

I think it may be here http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Welcome-to-the-forum/ct-p/welcome_announcements

but it's a bit odd, and is showing a copy of every new post made to a thread (as it did for a time with the old forum, before it was fixed) rather than just the most recent post.

Lakeslover
Member

Re: The new forum is here!

Thanks for asking this question. That is exactly the way I browse too, and I am struggling to find it as well.

Guest user
Not applicable

Re: The new forum is here!

How do I find the "latest posts" view, that shows all of the latest replies to all posts in all sections?  I have seen the small section at the foot of the welcome to the forum section, but that doesn't seem to resemble what we had before?

 

I always browse all forums in this way, rather than by section/topic, have I missed something?

 

Thanks!

Anna_BCC
Member

The new forum is here!

 

At last, I can hear you all say!  How right you are!

 

We are so excited to have the long-awaited forum here and in the flesh, so to speak. 

 

While we are confident that this shiny, new, fit for purpose and supportive space will give you all you are looking for and more besides, we also recognise that there may be some things that are not working as they should. 

 

Please let us know of any problems your are experiencing by posting here.


It will be good to hear any feedback you may have about the forum.

 

With best wishes

Anna

Forum Coordinator