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This is how pix I'm posting that are saved to my computer on the random thread show up for me.


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Can I get more information from you?

Were the examples you posted in a section that requires logging in to view it? If so, this is a known bug that should be resolved shortly.

If they were in a section that does not require login in to view, can you tell me what method you used to upload the image?

Image test below...
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In all cases I click the "insert image (Ctrl+P)" icon. Then choose either upload image or By URL
In the random thread when I post using "upload image" from my computer the pic shows in my edit screen then posts the small icon and numbers.
Posting the same in there and here.

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In all cases I click the "insert image (Ctrl+P)" icon. Then choose either upload image or By URL
In the random thread when I post using "upload image" from my computer the pic shows in my edit screen then posts the small icon and numbers.
Posting the same in there and here.

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I often use the insert image icon (not the paperclip) but I tend to copy/paste or drag and drop.

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Just below the title of the thread is a second line with time, date, and so forth. The little eye is at the right end of that line.
I did notice recently that when I "follow" a thread, I do see the "eye" mentioned by cricket. But I have to follow it literally. "Following" does not appear to be "automatic" when replying to or creating a "discussion" (Can't call them "threads" anymore). So, I will have to go back now and "follow" the threads in which I participated. Perhaps there is a setting to "autofollow" to a thread you created or in which you participated?
 

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I did notice recently that when I "follow" a thread, I do see the "eye" mentioned by cricket. But I have to follow it literally. "Following" does not appear to be "automatic" when replying to or creating a "discussion" (Can't call them "threads" anymore). So, I will have to go back now and "follow" the threads in which I participated. Perhaps there is a setting to "autofollow" to a thread you created or in which you participated?
There is an auto-follow preference.

Step One: Check your preference settings by clicking on your account settings under your avatar near the upper right-hand side of the community.

That will bring you to a new page with some left-side navigation. Select preferences.
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Step 2: Make sure you have a checkmark in "Automatically watch content you interact with" and then click save.
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There is an auto-follow preference.

Step One: Check your preference settings by clicking on your account settings under your avatar near the upper right-hand side of the community.

That will bring you to a new page with some left-side navigation. Select preferences.
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Step 2: Make sure you have a checkmark in "Automatically watch content you interact with" and then click save.
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Got it. Now, I just have to go back and follow some of the older threads of which I want to keep track.
 

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In the past any thread that you had posted in would show with a very prominent green indicator at the left of the thread title. This was very handy for easily spotting threads you had previously posted in that have new posts.

In the new software the only thing I see is a tiny little eyeball icon to the right of the thread title. This makes it difficult to easily find spot threads you've participated in previously.

I did find that in "New Posts" you can filter to show only the discussions that you've participated in, but this is a poor substitute. First, it's an extra step. Second, I want to see all the new posts, even ones in topics I have not previously participated in, but I want it to be easy to spot the ones I've posted in because it is more likely that whatever is new there will be of interest.

Something more prominent than the little eyeball icon would be nice.
 

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One thing that drives me insane about the new software is that for some insane reason they decided to capture the keypress of the 'HOME' and 'END' keys. Instead of their normal behavior those keys now cause the browser to scroll you to the top or bottom of the page respectively.

Now this might be handy if you're just reading, but if you're composing a message this is maddening beyond belief. Those of us that are touch typists and have been typing on a computer since the 80's are very accustomed to the default behavior of the HOME and END keys when in a text entry dialog. Pressing HOME should take you to the beginning of the line you are typing on. Pressing END should take you to the end of the line you are typing on. PERIOD.

Very little in the way of Internet usage is more frustrating than spending quite a bit of time working on editing a detailed reply and every time you hit HOME or END key the forum scrolls all the way to the top or bottom of the page - in most cases making it such that the post you were typing is no longer on the screen and you have to scroll around to find it. Why would anybody want that? Ever?

Just so I'm doing something more than complaining, I think the new forum software is generally pretty good. It seems like most of the previous features are still here. They may be called something else, and they may be somewhere else, but for the most part the site works well.

Thanks for taking the time to work through our wrinkles and complaints as we all get used to the new software.

P.S. I found a way to solve this myself using a custom TamperMonkey script to modify the forum page operation after it loads, but I really shouldn't have to do this. The forum should either be smart enough not to remap those keys when you're typing a post, or there should be an option to turn that remapping off entirely.
 

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In the past any thread that you had posted in would show with a very prominent green indicator at the left of the thread title. This was very handy for easily spotting threads you had previously posted in that have new posts.

In the new software the only thing I see is a tiny little eyeball icon to the right of the thread title. This makes it difficult to easily find spot threads you've participated in previously.

I did find that in "New Posts" you can filter to show only the discussions that you've participated in, but this is a poor substitute. First, it's an extra step. Second, I want to see all the new posts, even ones in topics I have not previously participated in, but I want it to be easy to spot the ones I've posted in because it is more likely that whatever is new there will be of interest.

Something more prominent than the little eyeball icon would be nice.
I have passed on your feedback to the team regarding the participated indicator.

This may help in the meantime.

How To Find Subscribed Threads

Click on your avatar near the upper right-hand corner of the site and select “following” from the drop-down menu.

This will bring you to a page where you can choose to view followed discussions, forums, your discussions, and participated discussions.

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I have passed on your feedback to the team regarding the participated indicator.

This may help in the meantime.
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Thank you for the reply.
 

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How many times do I have to disable push notifications before that popup will stop popping up after I log in? I have them disabled in my profile, and every time it pops up I select "Never". Still no joy.
 

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I have another suggestion. In the old software if you were reading a topic/forum there was a "search forum" link that you could use to do a search that was constrained to just the one thread you were in. I don't see a "search forum" option, so you'd have to click in "Search Community", then "Advanced Search", then find the forum in question in the scroll-down list, etc.

I use "search forum" a lot when someone asks a question that I know is addressed in a post somewhere in that thread, and I want to find it and give them a link to it. If it's difficult to do I'm much less likely to do it.
 

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How many times do I have to disable push notifications before that popup will stop popping up after I log in? I have them disabled in my profile, and every time it pops up I select "Never". Still no joy.
I think they are are working on this.
 

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Are font choices and text colors not supported in the new forum? In the old forum many of us used different colors, different fonts, and different text sizes to enhance clarity of our posts. In the new forum, we seem to only have Bold, Italicized, underlined, and lists with bullets or numbers as the only options to format text.
 
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