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#2263 of 4444 Re: I second that emotion. [imidazol97]
Nov 04, 2005 (7:48 am)
Good suggestion. I'll see if we can put that in. Note - if you are at the top of the discussion you can click on Read Subscriptions over on the right under Forums Tools.
#2264 of 4444 Re: All comments have been heard... [Sylvia]
Nov 04, 2005 (2:25 pm)
Still doing it to me intermittently, righthand box floats over a halfsized forum text, while the lefthand box doubles in size. It mostly happens when I go to "Dodge Ram Owners: Problems & Solutions" and the changes follow me when I go to other forums. If I return to the Message Center via my bookmark it often clears itself.
#2265 of 4444 Re: All comments have been heard... [mac24]
Nov 04, 2005 (2:41 pm)
Yep - that's the Helpful Links box on the left not being helpful at all.
If you go to a discussion that has this problem - report it just like you did. If you go to your Message Center from a page with this issue it will carry into the Message Center. If you go to a page that is rendering properly and then go to Message Center - all is well.
Dec 07, 2005 (7:32 pm)
What stuff is slated to get fixed in this latest round of updates tomorrow (Thursday)?
#2267 of 4444 Re: so, [subearu]
Dec 08, 2005 (6:17 am)
We are getting shiny new machines. Which is why we have the downtime. Normally an upgrade wouldn't require a time span like this.
We have been through extensive testing, network testing, load testing and everything is looking sweet.
As for any visual changes you will see - text changes on a few things. For example, the term Read Subscriptions will be Read New Posts; Subscribe will be Track this discussion/group; Message Center = My Tracked Items; and you will get the ability to Track not just individual discussions but entire groups (boards ) if you wish.
Dec 09, 2005 (3:50 am)
Amazingly, the upgrade seems to have worked without a problem... that is a first in my memory.
Unfortunately it seems to me that the new nomenclature is less clear and more confusing. "Tracked items" does not equal the old message center to me. When I first saw the new terms on the left of the screen I could not figure out what was what. However, perhaps it is all moot anyway, since it appears that the site seems to want us to move over to the new blogs rather than post here, given that the hosts are now making discussions here read-only and posting links to blog pages instead. A shame.
#2269 of 4444 Re: Changes [ab348]
Dec 09, 2005 (3:55 am)
i don't know about links posted to blogs. i haven't seen that in any of the forums i "track".
i think we should give edmunds the benefit of the doubt here in what "track" may ultimately become... imagine the content you might want to track besides just forums...
they might be prepping us for things to come.
#2270 of 4444 Re: Changes [ab348]
Dec 09, 2005 (5:32 am)
We are all glad the upgrade went smoothly.
My Tracked Items - over the years we had tons of emails into us that "subscriptions" had a negative impact as people tended to think they were signing up for something like a newsletter. We also looked at the % of the overall population in Forums using 'subscriptions' v. use of a similar feature at other community sites and their naming conventions. 'Track' is a term that we believe more people will use and
As for blogs - sure we want you to post there, but we aren't getting rid of Forums if that is what you were thinking. We are taking more measures to have more discussions - but smaller in scope and focused. Having discussions with 10,000+ posts is diffifcult to navigate and hard for people to handle. Therefore, we'll encourage more focused discussions (rather than one big GM discussion, a number of GM discussions each talking about a different angle of the GM story). Which is why we are giving you the ability to subscribe to an entire board so you won't miss those new discussions as they get created.
#2271 of 4444 Re: Changes [user777]
Dec 09, 2005 (5:32 am)
Yes! More good things to come.
#2272 of 4444 Re: Changes [Sylvia]
Dec 09, 2005 (8:47 am)
It appears they have the ergonomics backwards.
Read New Posts should have been the leftmost item after a message page, Remove Track, should have been the middle, and my tracked items should have been rightmost.
Was read subscriptions in the middle of the old layout. I keep clicking Remove Track out of habit thinking that's Read Subscriptions.