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Discussion in 'Forum Technical Help and Issues' started by Nonnie, Mar 29, 2017.


  1. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Anyone else got the new posts section showing up all the time at the side, regardless of what section/thread you are viewing?

    Takes up so much space and is irritating at best.
     
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    Just noticing it now. It was gotten rid of a while ago, now it's back. Let's hope it can be gotten rid of again.
     
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  3. petforum

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    Yes, I'm just testing it to see if it encourages new users to view other threads and posts on the forum. Is there any particular reason its annoying? It shouldnt display at the side on mobiles and tablets, just on desktops, laptops or larger tablets. Let me know the issues and I will look further in to it.
     
  4. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    It's annoying because it takes up half the screen. You've got the new posts option on the top, it's quite easy to find new posts already.
     
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  5. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Well, it condenses replies/forum sections, and once you scroll past the recent posts its just a giant blank bit of screen. Plus i do like my stuff central, not shoved to one side.

    Annoying if you are using a small monitor too.
     
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  6. petforum

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    Hi, I don't want it to cause issues like this on smaller screens. If you have an issue like this then please could you post a screen shot of the issue and let me know what kind of computer/device/screen size you are using and I will fix it.
     
  7. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I can't post screen shots. Not that computer savvy but it's actually half a blank screen..............very silly looking and also annoying to say the least .
     
  8. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    Its annoying no matter what screen you are on. Fair enough you want to encourage new users to explore the site, but the vast majority of us are old hands who know where they want to go. There must be a better way of advertising other parts than something that is permanently in your face.
    Edit to add - it squishes up pictures in posts.
     
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  9. petforum

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    If I cant make it look ok soon, I am going to revert it back to how it was.
     
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    I thought there was something wrong with my PC. Agree its very annoying having the threads/photos condensed down to a small area while there is a big blank area to the side. Not sure how that will encourage new users to explore the forum.
     
  11. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    It is very annoying - using a laptop
     
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    Please just make it go away.
     
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    Thank you @petforum ! While you're here could you have a look at my thread on if there is a way to block an entire section? It's in this section.Thanks
     
  14. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Much better thank you :)
     
  15. danielled

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    I thought it was my ipad having a stupid moment. Thanks Mark much hetter now. If it's not broke don't fix it lol.
     
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