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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,654 ✭✭✭ Lisha

    It’s a pity, I’m finding it very difficult to use on mobile touch site. I’m hopeful that the next few tweeks will sort it. As it is it’s practically unusable and I’ve no interest in logging in via the laptop. So fingers crossed for the next update tomorrow 🤞

  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭ rev2.0

    This new design is very difficult to navigate. As others have mentioned, vBulletin is still around & i would have assumed would be the easier upgrade... This has the feel of a cheap upgrade

  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Packrat

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭ Widdensushi

    Goodnight, God bless, been here alot years, closed previous profile in frustration but was drawn back, thank you and all mods for your hard work, this is unusable, I never wondered who actually owns boards but wtf, I presume they have a reason for this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,723 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    Another long-term Boardsie, who can't log-in to the mobile site (and must use it exclusively) said similar - he is giving it a fortnite to sort itself, then sadly he may be forced to end association. I understand his frustration - the new format makes it as if I am posting alone in an echo chamber... and very much like every other forum out there - all become ghost-forums over the years.

    On here, the notification system is either an annoying feast or famine, no matter how you set it (dont get me started on the pm issues [insert rolleyes]). For now, seems easier to just stick to the one forum I set as my log-in bookmark, since it's the only place I can actually locate without going on a hunt. But even so, still feels very much alone posting (not the fault of anyone but the setup). So, like my old friend, I can't say how long this new, very non-Boards-like place will hold my attention - or more to the point, destroy my (sniffle) interest... and I love Boards!

    :( Losing devoted people shouldn't sit well... Boards as a business or a forum - how many people can they afford to lose?

    I don't have any answers, and know they won't (surely can't, financially speaking) roll back the Vanilla -- after this past struggling-pandemic year, it may have been Boards only affordable option... but metaphorically speaking, Ireland and Boards are not (and never have been) just plain vanilla, in any sense of the word. They just don't fit into the same small box as the rest of the one dimensional internet world... :D and we wouldn't have it any other way!

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,322 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    My Forums to be fixed tonight during 1 hour downtime, according to Niamh.

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,723 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo

    Amn't arguing, but blackmail - lol (made me laugh)! 😂

    We see things differently, we do --> what you consider "the sheer amount of  'whining' from it's users" is NOT (atleast in this situation) what kills forums; and our supposed “spoilt child” laments  (as you see them) is in actuality, a  positive reaction.

    The fact that anyone gives a flying flip about any internet format (in whatever form our communications take)  can be interpreted as  a genuine sign  of support.   If we didn't care about Boards, and this community wasn't important to us,  then we wouldn't openly share any concerns, whatsoever... We would just be like "meh, see ya, doesn't matter" and GO - no bother, no fuss, no protestations --> and THAT my dear, IS what truly kills a forum - pure, undiluted, apathy.

     Personally, I do think everyone (especially the long-termers) is appreciative, albeit not fully aware  of what our overworked admins and tech team do for us… Not many internet forums even allow  user input - brava to Boards for atleast hearing us out, and comprehending the fact that we "complain," because we care! 👍️

    😏...granted, the admins prolly wish we didn't "care" quite so much, lol... :pac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte

    There's a lot more wrong with Boiards than this latest disaster but no one is listening. Great to see so many of you slagging off the new site without giving it a chance - much easier to roll over and take whatever shite the people running Boards decide to dish out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,313 ✭✭✭ iLikeWaffles

    Emotionally and financially yes. Saying 'I'll walk' if things don't change is emotional blackmail adding to that, that the 'revenue will walk' with users is financial blackmail. What part of "ROLL IT BACK" is positive exactly or I'm moving to a different site if things don't change or staff have been lacking in their response, jumping to conclusions that they have done a runner to Inisturk.

    I'm not getting a lot of care vibes from this thread, this and the feedback thread have been mostly negative disgust from users that want their old dolly back, with the exception of very few who have seen the error of their ways and see that there is work being done to get the site back to usefulness. Giving feedback masked as some form of high privilege is not caring, not in the slightest. Long termers being appreciative of what the overworked admins and tech team do, really? how about showing that appreciation by giving the small team of people you all know there is managing the site the time to fix all the issues instead of adding unneeded pressure to the situation, oh right something something owners.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland

    honestly its fine used to it now, the tweeks have made it more usable, i was a pretty stock boards user anyway.

    i have about 6 or 7 different systems i have to use for work with wildly differing interface for holidays, email time logging every customer i log into has a different connection methods etc etc so a slight change on UI isnt much really

    on and linux and windows as well just to top it off

  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ cintec

    If most of the feedback is negative then that's still useful feedback. I know they are trying to fix the issues but it's obvious this was a bad migration.

    They said they tested the new site before migrating but something as simple as thanks not working seems like it should have shown up in testing.

    I can't see rolling back as a viable option I think the only thing is to report issues and give them time to fix it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭ circadian

    I see the usual cranks have already made the move.🙄

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,466 ✭✭✭ Will I Am Not

    The vast majority of posters here seem unhappy with the changes, so somebody set up another site to offer a familiar experience. It functions well, it’s not a cesspit. Where are you getting childish and petulant from? Weird.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,345 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    Total members 113 wow

    So if someone posts sonic the hedgehog porn, there's not exactly any mods around to nix that.

    I think it is hasty to grab your own blackjack and hookers without taking the whole into consideration.

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    I can't seem to get email alerts about new posts in threads I've posted in / subbed to at all. This change today at 6pm will fix this?

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,601 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb

    That should be doable in your notifications settings. Click on the bell at the top, then the three slidey lines at the top of that menu, and the default for most notifications is set to a ping, but you can add an e-mail alert too.

    (This is on desktop, not mobile)

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,345 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    So ignore user is no longer a thing?

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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,131 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte

    I suppose Boards was an instant success? Not to worry though, I see the latest shutdown tonight has fixed everything. 🙄

  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ ec_pc

    Change must bring improvement and perhaps this is not visible to the end user which often results in dissatisfaction. However, I do really think this could be the straw that is going to break the camels back. Site is a mess, practically impossible to find stuff. Simple and useful options on the old site have just disppeared with no replacement, it's taken the enjoyment of the site away.

    Also, I notice the 'currently active users' stats are now just a static piece of text reporting same figures all the time: "Currently active users: 4,239 (1,479 registered, 2,760 guests)"

    I have really noticed a severe slowdown in posts on the site,this will be my last for some time I suspect. Wonder what the web stats show for footfall and page hits compared to this time last month?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,277 ✭✭✭✭ Leg End Reject

    I've tried to be positive and patient, but this latest update has made things worse.

    I've a lot of notifications turned off but I'm getting notifications for everything now. They cover over half my screen at times.

    @Deja Boo it is like posting into a vacuum now, it's just not the same at all.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 8,883 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Shield

    What happens when a user has set their profile set to private? You, as an admin, might still see the user's full page, but regular users and mods just get a 'permission denied' page. Cheers.

    EDIT: I have been corrected below and I can’t delete my own post so please disregard. Ta.

    Post edited by Shield on

  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ cintec

    The link doesn't require you to go to the users profile just type the name in the ignore list for your profile.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 8,883 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Shield

    That’s changed so. Wasn’t like that a few days ago. @Mickeroo please disregard my ignorance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭ 2ndcoming


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,739 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly

    Can a mod see someone who has ignored them?