We're not in Kansas anymore ...

Discussion in 'Help' started by Honey, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    A big thank you to all who supported the forum and made our new software possible! I hope you like the new look and features as much as I do. If you have questions about how to use the new forum, this is the place to ask them. It will help us to build a new FAQ.

    You may have noticed that when you clicked your Snarky Chickens link, you were redirected to our new home at circleofsnark.com. This is a rebranding effort that we decided to include in our software upgrade. We hope this makes it clearer that we're about more than engagement chicken and laughing at bridezillas. We want to laugh at all corners of the Internet. Your old bookmarks will still work, but unfortunately, the old internal links to posts will not. Sorry about that. Our old smilies are a work in progress too, so you will see some outdated smiley codes in the old posts until we decide which new smilies we want to support.

    Check out your preferences as we now have more alert options and some cute color schemes to choose from. Two additional dark themes will be added soon, with more to follow. I'll update this thread periodically to discuss other features included in the new site, and some fun stuff we're adding. In the meantime, play around and have fun!
     
  2. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    OMJG I love the “like” button.
     
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  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @virgo Just testing the tagging function. Did you get an alert?
     
  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    @Lh718 I did! This new site is awesome.
     
  5. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    As you've probably noticed, we're no longer supporting Tapatalk because we have a slick new mobile website! This software intuitively selects its layout based on your screen size. If you're surfing on your phone and want to see a fuller version of the site, turn your screen to landscape position. Fun, right?
     
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  6. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    Can I just say I appreciate seeing a site revamp go as smoothly as this one has and doesn't blow up for 2 weeks
     
  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Well ... That's lessons learned from the last go round, lol. That's part of why it took so long to get the redesign off the ground. Careful pre-planning was supposed to make the transition smoother. Part of me is still holding my breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop.
     
  8. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    If it does you can just say I jinxed it!
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Question! Some of the threads in each section, there is the avatar of the person who started the thread, then my avatar is tiny in the bottom right corner of the OP's avatar. What is that for?
     
  10. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Because you've replied to the thread.
     
  11. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I am also loving the redesign! Really like the "work" theme. Thanks everyone!
     
  12. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    During setup, we imported the boards before we imported the members. There were a couple days between those two actions, so the new site is only recognizing every post you read up to the day we imported the boards. Everything you read between then and the day we imported the members (launch day for you guys), the board doesn't realize you'd already read on the old site. Once you get past those posts and threads, it should continue updating normally.
     
  13. pinacolada

    pinacolada Chicken

    The update is great! It was so smooth it felt like no transition at all.

    Can I just say I love that "Wednesdays" is pink? Currently using it as my theme. Hoping for a purple one in the future :mrgreen:
     
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  14. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I believe there is a purple theme currently in the works, based on a Maleficent palette in honour of one of the members who donated to our site upgrade. :)
     
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  15. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    I am someone who is very resistant to change. But I love this!!! Thanks for all the hard work :)
     
  16. pinacolada

    pinacolada Chicken

    I'm choosing to believe the purple theme is for me :p

    A Maleficent-inspired palette will be really cool!
     
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  17. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I am so excited for the Maleficent palette! Not that anyone should be surprised by that :)
     
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  18. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I love the Wednesday theme. It’s my fave so far.
     
  19. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    What helped me was just checking in on the threads I really cared about, then marking the entire forum as "read". It updates you automatically as to where you last read from there.
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Much like on the old forum, you can edit but not delete. The mods are good at catching and removing duplicate posts. Everything else stays.
     
  21. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    We've adjusted permissions to allow members to delete their own posts. You should see the option next to the edit link under your post. (If you don't, please let me know so I can figure it out).

    You won't be able to delete OPs because we don't want threads going missing, and we request that people please delete responsibly to avoid unnecessary large holes in our threads. But if anyone has ragrets or double posts, you should now be able to take care of it yourself.
     
  22. BigFatGoalie

    BigFatGoalie Chicken

    I've been having an issue the last week or so. When I click on a thread I'm not always taken to the last post I read. The last one I just clicked on took me to a post from 4 December, for example. I'm on mobile.
     
  23. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I've noticed on other forums, not ours yet, that this sometimes happens on mobile if it's a thread with tons of images embedded. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
     
  24. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Do you mean a topic tag or a user tag?

    Editing to add a user tag: @Knotty Pine
     
  25. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Yeah, you just put in the @ and start typing their username. It will auto-fill.