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Has someone tweaked a forum setting?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by bawjaws, 17 Apr 2016.

  1. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Usually, when I'm browsing the forums, threads that have new posts since my last visit are highlighted in yellow (or green if I've previously posted in them). As of this morning, the highlighting is missing and instead the thread title is bolded. Has someone changed a forum setting somewhere, and if so could they please change it back? :D Makes it much harder to see new posts imo.

    Edit: Also, threads in which I've posted are no longer highlighted (irrespective of whether or not there are new posts)...

    Whilst I'm here, why when clicking on a thread does this forum's software insist on taking you to the latest post since you last logged in, rather than the latest unread post (as almost every other forum I've ever used does)? It's super annoying! :D
     
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  2. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I have been wondering this also.
    I no longer get informed if a post has been added to a subscribed thread.
    What be going on?
     
  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Have just checked the options in the User Control Panel, and even tried toggling the "Disable highlighting threads with new posts" and "Disable highlighting threads you've posted in" options, but to no avail.
     
  4. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I am getting the email notification of an added post now, so that is something.
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Noticed the same thing this morning, really hard to see what's new now without the highlighting.

    Amazing how such a simple thing makes the forum so much more readable.
     
  6. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    I brought this up earlier today in the mod's forum. Hopefully someone can turn it back on as you're right, it's very annoying without it!
     
  7. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Glad it's not just me, I thought I buggered something up when I changed my browser settings last night.
     
  8. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I expect this will get sorted when staff see the thread in the morning - if not I'll drop them an email to get the right box re-ticked / re-unticked / whatever ;)
     
  9. lancer778544

    lancer778544 isnt really an ultramodder...

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    Until I just saw this thread, I thought the exact same. I just uploaded a pic to Imgur as I was about to make a thread!
     
  10. jizwizard

    jizwizard Well-Known Member

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    Thought it was my bloody phone playing up lol. Change it back
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Urgh thank you! thought it was just something last night but here again today. It's really useful, bring it back!
     
  12. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Technically they are highlighted. By a tiny blue dot in bottom right corner of the yellow bit-tech.net logo in front of each row.
     
  13. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I had to go back and study this before i could actually see it. Whereas having the thread colour coded was/is far easier on the eye.
     
  14. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Bored of the lack of desirable upgrades

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    I'm glad to have found this thread - I was wondering what had happened as the highlighted threads are much easier to see and find.
     
  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I thought I was going mental!

    I much prefer the old highlighting, the new one is considerably less obvious.
     
  16. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like change
     
  17. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    +1
    Is scary.
     
  18. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I've emailed staff :)
     
  19. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    We fear change.

     
  20. Goatee

    Goatee Active Member

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    Please Sir, can we have the yellow back?

    Its breaking my tiny little mind.
     

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