There's now an article on the software update in the Social Strata blog.

 

Two items to note from that.

As soon as you start scrolling down a thread page the top part of the page changes to just shown the name of the thread. Seems to be a cosmetic change.

 

For any member who hasn't opted for an avatar picture. their picture now shows a coloured circle with one or two letters based on their forum name.

There was an issue with some of the CSS, but that seems to be fixed, now.

My apologies for not alerting you all to the potential downtime: it was scheduled rather quickly, AND there were problems during the upgrade, so it took longer than expected.

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Although the featured threads show the 'featured' button there is no clear division between them and the rest of the threads, as there used to be.

i.e. There used to be a heading between the featured threads and the rest of the threads,

Yes, that's what's different

El Loro posted:

Lori, I note that that blog mentions a new Topic list mode. I assume we will be staying with the Legacy mode. I don't think the new Topic list mode would be helpful with the way that people post here.

 

For the benefit of others, it's the first subject on the blog:
https://www.socialstrata.com/b...orum-refresh-release

Yep, we'll stay with Legacy. This group is not big on change.

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Although the featured threads show the 'featured' button there is no clear division between them and the rest of the threads, as there used to be.

i.e. There used to be a heading between the featured threads and the rest of the threads,

True....but all the featured topics are at the top.

And I don't see any difference in  your ship, but I now have nothing to compare it to... 

Lori posted:
El Loro posted:

Lori, I note that that blog mentions a new Topic list mode. I assume we will be staying with the Legacy mode. I don't think the new Topic list mode would be helpful with the way that people post here.

For the benefit of others, it's the first subject on the blog:
https://www.socialstrata.com/b...orum-refresh-release

Yep, we'll stay with Legacy. This group is not big on change.

 

Moonie posted:

I understand that an FM = Forum Member 

But what is a GT and a T is the survey section?

Also, why the different colours?

I mentioned above that those are now used for the avatar picture where the member hasn't opted for one. I think FM stands for Former Member.
GT and T would be based on the person's forum name. GT is Granny Treasure who has hardly posted anything. T may be Twickers though I'm not certain.

The colour used is based on an arcane formula devised many centuries ago by an ancient sect of mystics which has recently been unearthed by Social Strata archealogists. The formula is kept secret for security reasons as if it became public, the results could be catastrophic.

 

Or it could just be random

El Loro posted:

The colour used is based on an arcane formula devised many centuries ago by an ancient sect of mystics which has recently been unearthed by Social Strata archealogists. The formula is kept secret for security reasons as if it became public, the results could be catastrophic.

 

Or it could just be random

El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:

I understand that an FM = Forum Member 

But what is a GT and a T is the survey section?

Also, why the different colours?

I mentioned above that those are now used for the avatar picture where the member hasn't opted for one. I think FM stands for Former Member.
GT and T would be based on the person's forum name. GT is Granny Treasure who has hardly posted anything. T may be Twickers though I'm not certain.

I'm guessing you're right.

I think the different colours are just to differentiate between members, Moonie.

El Loro posted:

The colour used is based on an arcane formula devised many centuries ago by an ancient sect of mystics which has recently been unearthed by Social Strata archealogists. The formula is kept secret for security reasons as if it became public, the results could be catastrophic.

 

Or it could just be random

I may use this explanation... 

Can I throw a spanner in the works....when I click in to a thread and start scrolling and reading I get a big black and white banner across the top with the thread title. I've done it in one or two threads 

 

Windows 8.1 and Chrome.  Hope someone can help please 

Sprout posted:

Can I throw a spanner in the works....when I click in to a thread and start scrolling and reading I get a big black and white banner across the top with the thread title. I've done it in one or two threads 

 

Windows 8.1 and Chrome.  Hope someone can help please 

We all get it Sprout 

Baz posted:
Sprout posted:

Can I throw a spanner in the works....when I click in to a thread and start scrolling and reading I get a big black and white banner across the top with the thread title. I've done it in one or two threads 

 

Windows 8.1 and Chrome.  Hope someone can help please 

We all get it Sprout 

It's offputting 

Sprout posted:
Baz posted:
Sprout posted:

Can I throw a spanner in the works....when I click in to a thread and start scrolling and reading I get a big black and white banner across the top with the thread title. I've done it in one or two threads 

 

Windows 8.1 and Chrome.  Hope someone can help please 

We all get it Sprout 

It's offputting 

It’s just new ...give it a few days and we will have forgotten about it 

El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:

I understand that an FM = Forum Member 

But what is a GT and a T is the survey section?

Also, why the different colours?

I mentioned above that those are now used for the avatar picture where the member hasn't opted for one. I think FM stands for Former Member.
GT and T would be based on the person's forum name. GT is Granny Treasure who has hardly posted anything. T may be Twickers though I'm not certain.

 Sorry El, I didn’t notice 

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