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FredQ
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Currently reading: The Templars, Two Kings and a Pope
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Preferred HF: Everything about the Knights Templars
Location: Northeast Scotland

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Post by FredQ » Mon July 13th, 2015, 12:58 pm

Hi all,

Now that we're running the new version, I will regularly post some tips on how to use all these cool new features.

The first question is "Where is my New posts link gone?"

It is in fact very simple. On the top left corner of each page you have a little menu named Quick links. Click on it (or the hamburger icon next to it) and a little menu will pop up. The New posts link is located in it, along with some other handy quick searches:
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If there's a popular demand for it, I can extract the New posts link and place it directly in the navigation bar, like it used to be on the previous version.
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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by Lisa » Mon July 13th, 2015, 4:50 pm

Lol hamburger. Is that what those three lines are called?

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FredQ
Technical Librarian
Posts: 191
Joined: October 2014
Currently reading: The Templars, Two Kings and a Pope
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Preferred HF: Everything about the Knights Templars
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by FredQ » Mon July 13th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Yes, that's how our UX team call them at least :D
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Misfit
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Re: New posts

Post by Misfit » Tue July 14th, 2015, 9:47 am

I have been missing the nee posts link.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: New posts

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue July 14th, 2015, 4:05 pm

Me too. I like it where I can see it.

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FredQ
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Posts: 191
Joined: October 2014
Currently reading: The Templars, Two Kings and a Pope
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Preferred HF: Everything about the Knights Templars
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by FredQ » Tue July 14th, 2015, 4:12 pm

Fair enough. I can add it back to the navigation bar.

In the meantime you can try the style called "Historical Fiction Online Latte", the link is on the navigation bar ;)
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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by Lisa » Wed July 15th, 2015, 11:25 am

So what's the difference between New Posts and Unread Posts anyway?

I was using Unread Posts, but everyone else seems to like New Posts? Is there a time limit on New Posts? Or are Unread Posts not read by anyone? (I was assuming not read by me.)

ETA do we need to have the exact sign-up time in the info below our avatars? :lol:

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FredQ
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Posts: 191
Joined: October 2014
Currently reading: The Templars, Two Kings and a Pope
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Preferred HF: Everything about the Knights Templars
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by FredQ » Fri July 17th, 2015, 8:05 am

Lisa wrote:So what's the difference between New Posts and Unread Posts anyway?

I was using Unread Posts, but everyone else seems to like New Posts? Is there a time limit on New Posts? Or are Unread Posts not read by anyone? (I was assuming not read by me.)

ETA do we need to have the exact sign-up time in the info below our avatars? :lol:
New posts are posts that are new since your last visit. It's not showing the posts you've read.
Unread posts will still show if you logout and login back again.

I noticed the sign-up time as well, that's very silly indeed. I see if I can remove it from the style :)
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Lisa
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Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by Lisa » Fri July 17th, 2015, 2:25 pm

FredQ wrote:
Lisa wrote:So what's the difference between New Posts and Unread Posts anyway?

I was using Unread Posts, but everyone else seems to like New Posts? Is there a time limit on New Posts? Or are Unread Posts not read by anyone? (I was assuming not read by me.)

ETA do we need to have the exact sign-up time in the info below our avatars? :lol:
New posts are posts that are new since your last visit. It's not showing the posts you've read.
Unread posts will still show if you logout and login back again.

I noticed the sign-up time as well, that's very silly indeed. I see if I can remove it from the style :)
Ok got it. So New Posts is the same as what it was in the previous vBulletin board. Thanks for making it more prominent.

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FredQ
Technical Librarian
Posts: 191
Joined: October 2014
Currently reading: The Templars, Two Kings and a Pope
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Preferred HF: Everything about the Knights Templars
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: New posts

Post by FredQ » Fri July 17th, 2015, 4:33 pm

Lisa wrote: ETA do we need to have the exact sign-up time in the info below our avatars?
Ok, the sign-up time is now removed from the topic pages ;)
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