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Should we start an AAF board?

  • Yes

    Votes: 110 60.1%
  • No

    Votes: 32 17.5%
  • Tacoes

    Votes: 41 22.4%

  • Total voters
    183
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I have been performing some site platform updating and reformatting, and still have a ways to go. While I am doing so there are some features that may not be active, or work properly. Others I am awaiting my coder to create fixes for when he gets some time freed up. Same with the person that created the styles here, as at the moment the Forum Jump is out of order due to the styles needing updating to get up to speed with the forum software. It's all a process that will be going on for a while, and any issues will all get worked out in time. So please be patient during the process.

I really want to thank the members for supporting the site during the fundraiser, as well as our subscribers. Your contributions make of this all possible, and I cannot thank you all enough. :9:

Question, with the AAF cranking up, and seeing that there are AAF posts popping up on the SSF. Would it be better to simply start an AAF board? I am thinking that the new league may get a lot of play here, and I was also thinking that some members might be irritated by the AAF discussion on the SSF. Of course, some members just look for things to get irritated about. :hihi: I don't care one way or another. I just thought that I would put it out there.
 
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It took some doing, and I don't know how much it is going to slow that board load time, especially under heavy traffic yet, but I added a feature much like we used to have on the old vBulletin platform where you can see the users viewing the forums and threads, with counters on the Forum home and Thread lists pages.

If it is a problem, there are some caching options that I can look at and try before I give up on it.

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Yup, on mobile I could hit the lightning bolt and get the new post. Now it takes me to the news feeds then I can hit new post.

On my desktop, I could hit the what’s new tab and get new posts.
Oh! I get ya! I need to look into why that lightning bolts link changed.

Edit... Sorry, BrokV. Looks like you are stuck with the 2 step system on mobile, as otherwise I would have to make some changes that I really don't want to make to the SR Home page in order to get the lightning bolt to go back to going directly to displaying new posts. It's hard to explain, but I needed to modify it in order to get the main bits in the news page to display in the manner that it does now.

I did add a direct route to the new posts across all forum pages in the way of a button link in the Navbar for Desktops/laptops however.
 
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Funny thing about that. A couple of months ago I added a RSS news feed as a sub-forum to the Pelican board. The idea was to have Pelicans news very handy for our Pels fans. So I grabbed some feeds and set them up to post on said sub-forum.. What I didn't realize is that one of the feeds was posting directly to the main Pels board, and not the sub-forum where it was supposed to post, so when I looked last night, there were 5 pages of news on the Pels main forum.

That was an error on my part. I was surprised that no one ever reported it, but I finally fixed it. It just shows how much attention I pay to the Pelicans. I wish that I was more interested, but I lost interest in the NBA a long time ago, and cannot seem to regain interest. I try!

Anyway, there is an ongoing Pelicans thread on the EE board, I guess because there isn't enough participation on the Pelicans board. So since you brought that up, perhaps it is better to just play it by ear on whether or not to add an AAF board.

I legit thought that bots had just taken over.
 
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It took some doing, and I don't know how much it is going to slow that board load time, especially under heavy traffic yet, but I added a feature much like we used to have on the old vBulletin platform where you can see the users viewing the forums and threads, with counters on the Forum home and Thread lists pages.

If it is a problem, there are some caching options that I can look at and try before I give up on it.

-Andrus
I noticed that this morning. I like it. Neat feature!
 
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Thanks! I'm simply putting the member contributions to work. :9:


A few minutes ago I set the main articles which come up first to do just that. However, as you scroll down below the "Latest posts from our Message Boards" which now follows those teasers, I can't really do that with the "Saints News feed", which is a feed coming from the "Saints RSS News feed" board. So that extra step is still required where that news serving feature is concerned.
Thank you!
 

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