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Sorry if someone already mentioned this as I am on a mobile platform and did not have time to read the whole thread.
I am sure the algorithms will improve over time but it made me smile to see that one of the home page hot topics is a thread that has not been posted to in 5 years. Paolo would be proud... also, it seems to be able to deal with the Scunthorpe conundrum that plagued profanity filters of days gone by.

The developers are working on a new homepage for us that will be live soon.


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Huh. Well then I guess I have used it more in the last couple of days than the last couple of years because I would have thought it silly then too ;) But it sure is fun to write ****pit, ****pit, ****pit!
I have reported this issue to the team.

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This option is only available if searching for text (“update”). It is not available if searching for all posts by a certain user (search text field left blank).
 

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I do this, but always get a dated screen that needs to be refreshed to get the current threads. Annoying.
Well, same here. I declared victory too soon, the 'charm' only worked when I first tried it.

The bookmark to "sailnet.com/whats-new/posts/" is magically converted by Sailnet (I guess) to "sailnet.com/whats-new/posts/XXXX" where XXXX is the post number the last time the bookmark was used (at least I think that is what it is). Meaning the OLD posts appear again, not the new ones.

Kind of defeats the purpose:cry:
 

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Well, same here. I declared victory too soon, the 'charm' only worked when I first tried it.

The bookmark to "sailnet.com/whats-new/posts/" is magically converted by Sailnet (I guess) to "sailnet.com/whats-new/posts/XXXX" where XXXX is the post number the last time the bookmark was used (at least I think that is what it is). Meaning the OLD posts appear again, not the new ones.

Kind of defeats the purpose:cry:
Huh. I wonder if your browser is cacheing something? Or maybe you are expecting a different behavior that I don't. When I go to new posts, I see the new posts, in reverse chronological order...
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Oh wait. Did you bookmark www.sailnet.com/ whats-new/ posts/ XXXX? You need to edit the bookmark to www.sailnet.com/ whats-new/ posts/ (without the spaces) and it will automatically go to the latest "new" file...
No I didn't. I bookmarked www.sailnet.com/whats-new/posts but when I call up the page, this automatically adds the number of the last post at the end.

Maybe it is a caching problem on my browser (current Chrome), so if someone can tell me how to change it that would be great. Sounds like Minne has similar issues.
 

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No I didn't. I bookmarked www.sailnet.com/whats-new/posts but when I call up the page, this automatically adds the number of the last post at the end.

Maybe it is a caching problem on my browser (current Chrome), so if someone can tell me how to change it that would be great. Sounds like Minne has similar issues.
Like MacBlaze said, you should edit your bookmark to eliminate the pose number. Then every time you click on the bookmark, the website will append a new number reflecting new posts since the last time. If you just refresh a page that has already loaded, you'll keep getting the same obsolete result.
 

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Wow. I did not recognize Sailnet when I came back. Nice to see an updated website, not so crazy about buggy interfaces and poor intergration / transfer from the old platform. Looks like there are a LOT of issues to be worked out. Perhaps, advance notice would be nice. People could have updated signatures, profiles, saved photos, threads, etc. Seems like an update for the sake of an update. Newer does not always means better. I appreciate the effort but implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Hope you guys work out the kinks, and there are lots of them. Just sayin.
 

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I'm getting used to the new format. Much faster is nice. The only remaining bummer is having to constantly switch between all New Post and Followed New Post, by changing the filter selections. These should both be native search clicks.
 

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For the suggestion box, it would be nice if the posts identified the total number of post, ie #x out of x posts. When reading something one might reply to, you avoid repeating the answer if you know there are still several more to read first.
 

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Still sucks. Still don’t see this as an improvement. Find myself posting less and going to this site less as it remains cumbersome. Please get rid of reactions and reinstitute like and thank you.
 

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OB, "Like" is still there, and seems to function pretty much like the old "like." If you're not seeing it, then there is a technical issue that needs addressing.

I don't see a "thank you". It was nice to have this kind of nuanced notation, but I don't see its loss as a big deal. "Like" can encompass "thanks."

The one thing I dislike about this new forum tool is not being able to order threads from newest post to oldest. But I can live with it. Nothing's perfect.

I still don't see a big improvement in form or function with this new tool. Seems a bit cleaner, and more modern-looking, but I'm not seeing a lot of advantages. Maybe it matters more at the back end.
 

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Still sucks. Still don’t see this as an improvement. Find myself posting less and going to this site less as it remains cumbersome. Please get rid of reactions and reinstitute like and thank you.
Clearly your prerogative.

Constructively, I'm not sure I can predict the Admin's reaction to your pushback on reactions. To me, it's just different terminology for the same thing. Like button is still at the bottom of each post, along with identifying who pressed it.

I only mention this to suggest you may need to better define the problem, if you really hope for a change. If I were in the Admin's shoes, I wouldn't understand and, therefore, likely to make it a priority. Of course, it may be impossible to add thank you too. As I've said before, on the old system, there was no way to even know someone "thanked" your post, unless you went back to re-read one's own, which I very rarely do. Same the other way around, I may have thanked someone, but they most likely never knew. I stopped bothering, for solely that reason and exclusively used Like.
 

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I'm getting used to the new format. Much faster is nice. The only remaining bummer is having to constantly switch between all New Post and Followed New Post, by changing the filter selections. These should both be native search clicks.
You don't have to switch back and forth. You can make your filters your default.

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Let the dust settle a little.

some of the “old timers” seem a bit grumpy with the changes ( me included) 😀. Let’s see if I can figure it out over the next month or so. You have to break a few eggs to make a souffle

-i never understood the need for thank you so I don’t miss them
-i don’t like you have to ask for full signitures
-who cares whose had the most posts the last month...what significance is that metric that it is tracked
-not having posts in chronological order is like maximum entropy. I’ve seen cameradiere posts which are 10 years ago

I’m still trying to figure all the filters 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🤗🤗
 
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