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Has the 1 week downtime & move to vanilla killed this place?

  • 19-07-2021 4:10pm
    Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭ Johns nephew

    The place seems to be a bit of a ghost town since the move, many people haven't come back



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  • It also seems to be double posting, my post above now appears last and second in the thread. Saw somebody else mention this but I think one of them will disappear, just like that. Booooooooo!

  • If using touch, press your avatar. The Boards strapline will expand to show icons. Click on the star icon and a list of what you've posted on /followed appears. A blue dot next to a thread title indicates new posts on a thread since you last viewed it.

  • Noticed that as well, some posts made 12 years ago make it higher in the search results now

  • Showing your age the famous Ratner's "because its total crap" quote was from the early 90's

    Google says 1992.

    Back on topic yeh it died but I can see a slow but constant increase in new posts.

    Wake me up when it's all over.

  • When I do this it just says my bookmarks , in which I have only two .

  • Hope no one was paid to do this 'upgrade'. Money for old rope!!

  • You're right! I guess until they have the "My forums" feature back up we'll just have to star the threads we post on. In some cases this seems to he happening automatically for me and in others (such as this thread) I have to bookmark it.

  • I don’t even know how I managed to navigate to this thread tbh.

    All the features I liked now seem to be impossible. Not easy to follow forums, the amount of scrolling required everywhere is ridiculous.

    RIP Boards. You had a good innings.

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  • A week was a long time to be off, especially the week it was off, there some really massive sporting events coming to a conclusion and news items like the Dublin bye election. The new site is also not that user friendly as in it's not obvious how to navigate it, it seems to take much more effort to find threads than before. The only real good thing is being able to save a draft of your post and come later to post it.

    There does seem to have been a big downturn in people posting, but, that could be down to the fine weather and people getting familiar with the new set up, hopefully in time it will improve as it was a good site for info and a bit of craic.

  • Yeah I’d like a return to the dark mode too... I’ve got the iPad brightness down to about 25 - 30% to stop boards burning the corneas out of my skull, it’s crazy bright. I wonder what % of boards users regularly used boards in dark mode..

  • This site now reminds me of vids on youtube of people reviewing Commodore 64's .

    Boards is dead


  • It’ll pick back up fairly quickly because there’s no real alternative. It’s kind of a pity in a way because it is at the stage where the people running it need a bit of a wake up.

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  • How do you get the dark mode back, can't find any option for it on desktop site. The only positive I see is if you click a thread title it automatically brings you to the first unread post instead of having to hit the old tiny icon...other than that it's fairly awful.