subscriptions to topics on archiseek

subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Solo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:53 am

How am I supposed to add back in my subscriptions to topics on archiseek as they have been removed recently and I do not see how I am to subscribe. can anyone help me please.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Solo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:28 am

well thanks for those very interesting replies and helpful suggestions. Any chance that Paul might chip in with a few suggestions please.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby apelles » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:01 pm

Seasons greetings Solo, I don't know if its some sort of mass apathy that's taken hold, at first I thought It was just the time of year, however it does appear that since the changeover to the new format many people have either abandoned Archiseek or they just don't find the new look that appealing. I know there was issues with redirecting the links initially but that's been resolved, previously when you'd log on & look at the amount of active viewers there was invariably around fifty or so guests browsing & an average of five-ten registered users actively online & commenting, now its pretty much only Google[bot] whatever ever the fuck that is . .A robot computer of some description?

Come to think of it, I'm also a member of another forum where you pay an annual membership fee & when they had an overhaul like this, they didn't lose any members, I'd imagine that the fact people had paid for the privilege they stuck with it. Archiseek is actually a better all-round & more informative option for me & my line of work than that other forum. . .Hope I'm not planting ideas in Paul's head . .Just an observation.

Regarding your question to subscriptions, if you do make a comment on the threads you wish to be subscribed to, then as far as I know you'll automatically be resubscribed.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:24 pm

The site is always quieter at this time of year - has been since day 1 - reckon its the combination of people slacking off to do shopping, meet people and clearing their workload before holidays
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby StephenC » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:54 pm

One suggestion I would make is the making the links back to the main forums board easier to find and read. I keep forgetting how to get back (I know its at the end of the thread). I'll get used to it I suppose. The older format was clearer.

I like the new look that 2010 has brought though...well done. A lot of work there.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby gunter » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:59 pm

Well done for getting the site back up and running.

It is a pitty that we can't encourage a greater public engagement with architectural/planning discussions.

Its a pity too that there never seems to be enough time to deal with all the topics that come up. You could spend a week dealing with the books that came out before Christmas alone, 'Re-drawing Dublin', 'The 18th Century Dublin Town House', there was even stuff in the papers two weeks ago that we haven't had a chance to look at yet.

Maybe when everyone's bored over Christmas
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Tayto » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:50 pm

Hi, there used to be a start page that listed all the most recent posts, regardless of the sub-forum.
Is it still available? I just can't find it!
It was very useful and saved having to click through all sub-forums to find the most recent posts.
Happy Christmas and a Happy new year to you.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:30 am

on every page of the main site - the latest 10 updated threads are displayed in the righthand sidebar
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Solo » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:06 am

Paul Clerkin wrote:The site is always quieter at this time of year - has been since day 1 - reckon its the combination of people slacking off to do shopping, meet people and clearing their workload before holidays


Hi Paul,

Sorry for finding fault with your work. I just like many others appreciate what you do. I found the subscription facility on the previous site most useful and I just seem unable to get back to that.

In short I would highlight a particular topic of interest and every time there was a post I got an email. It meant I could highlight several threads and was kept up to date without having to trawl through what for now is for me still a bit confusing a layout. Creature of habit I expect.

Has your new look forum got the facility I have mentioned and if so how do I set it up or am I back to trawling?

Thanks
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:47 am

I'm sure there's a way of adding it - will take until next week though

one thing i see is:

when you post to a thread - below the submit button are some options including
Notify me when a reply is posted
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby StephenC » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:19 am

Check out the grey bar at the very end of each page of a thread. There is an option marked "Subscribe to topic"
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:08 pm

StephenC wrote:Check out the grey bar at the very end of each page of a thread. There is an option marked "Subscribe to topic"


Thank you for pointing out the obvious to Solo Stephen C.

I see the RTD ["read the document"] maxim still works.

I see you're an "Old Master" like Paul.

Should Paul not now become "August Emperor"?

Perhaps we could create a category for Solo - "Grumpy Git"...

:)

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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:30 pm

I also nominate Solo's Avatar to be Gollum from the LoTR.

;)

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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby StephenC » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:30 pm

You dont need to be so rude. If you have a bug up your ass about something then take it elsewhere. Its quite easy to miss small features on the site, especially given the large changes to the format
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:35 pm

nice spot stephen - i missed that too

over the weekend i'll write up and sticky some helpful tips
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:40 pm

StephenC wrote:You dont need to be so rude. If you have a bug up your ass about something then take it elsewhere. Its quite easy to miss small features on the site, especially given the large changes to the format


I wasn't being rude - after all, I complimented you.
Solo OTOH s a colleague in RL and I have been ribbing him today about his previous grumpiness on this issue.
The humour is particularly pointed as Solo is known for his meticulous attention to detail.

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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:41 pm

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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby Morlan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:03 pm

We need a link at the top of each thread, below the thread title, that brings us back to the parent forum. I'm really missing that feature! It's a pain in the hole having to scroll to the bottom of the thread and find the barely visible link.

Are smilies gone forever now? :( :D :mad: - seems like it.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:01 pm

The post templates states "smilies are on" but you're just seeing the raw code.

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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby teak » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:46 pm

..................erroneous post.
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Re: subscriptions to topics on archiseek

Postby onq » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:36 pm

Hmmm.
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