AH Upgrade! (Comments & some Q&A)

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  1. Wheels

    Wheels GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Jerome,

    I have no clue how much time, work and money you have incurred in doing this.

    It looks and works great!

    All I can say is THANK YOU!
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    It's fast, the last website got bogged down at times.
  3. Primo661

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    I am very impressed with the new layout and skin. It's user friendly and easy on the eye with some great new features. Many thanks to everyone involved!!
  4. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I must confess I do miss the right hand column of ongoing conversations where one could get the gist of it without having to look over all the subjects to see if something interesting was being discussed. Just me maybe. Unfortunately I find myself participating less. Old habits die hard.
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  5. Biggdawg

    Biggdawg BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    I always go to the new posts tab at the top. that way i don't have to browse all the forums to see what is going one.
  6. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Thank you for that Biggdawg! The New Posts links is located in the secondary links under the main menu link for Community, here is the link http://www.africahunting.com/find-new/posts.
  7. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Yes, of course, but the point was, before I didn't have to do anything except open AH and boom, all the conversations were there to see and the trends as well. Not trying to sound like a baby whiner, just that like I said, it was easier before to see what was going on, and what was interesting to me at a glance. I realize Jerome had to do this, so don't anybody jump on me for my comments. I just preferred the old format. Like I said old habits die hard. I still love this forum, I just don't feel compelled to visit as often now.
  8. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    sestoppelman,

    First of all thank you for being willing to share your thoughts about what was/could be better about the site and I would hope that no one would jump on you for that. I have received so much positive feedback, which is nice, but some honest thoughts about what is not as good is invaluable to me and I appreciate it. I always strive to make this site the best that it could be, so your input is so important.

    I realize that it is not always easy when things change and truthfully I would not have done this if it was not necessary. I will share with you that I have not yet completed the homepage, but needed to work on that separately since I wanted to get the site back up and running ASAP. It is my intention that the new homepage will feature in the main body right at the top the latest threads/conversations, similar to the old right side bar with new threads and posts column. It will still be a couple of weeks before the homepage will be ready to roll out. I had very little time to prepare and do the transition so reinventing the homepage was put aside until after the transition and fixing any of the bugs, broken links, etc.

    The new homepage will feature cascading dynamic elements in boxed cells (a fixed one at the top with current conversation) that are updating constantly to feature the latest content, trending topics, pictures and the historically most popular topics that have been staples of the site to appeal to all of you who come on a regular basis as well as those who just stop by from time to time and others who are just discovering the site for the first time.

    At this stage I am still trying to work out how I am going to create the vision that I have for the homepage and bring it into reality, but I will certainly take your comments into consideration as I want to make the homepage as dynamic, easy to use and engaging as possible.
  9. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Jerome, I appreciate that and I know this had to be done. I look forward to the evolution of the site. Its still my favorite forum.
  10. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Much appreciated, thanks! :)
  11. PeteG

    PeteG AH Enthusiast

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    Jerome / Brickburn,
    I cant seem to find the smiley's...
    where'd you hide the little buggers?
    thanks
  12. enysse

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    I find that by hitting the minutes part with my I touch, brings me to the last post very quickly. I was having a hard time hitting the number if there was more than one page. But then I just clicked on how many minutes had passed and it brought me to the exact post, which I like.
  13. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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  14. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Just embedded pics in a thread for the first time since the upgrade, far easier now than before the upgrade!
  15. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Yes, what a relief! You can also drag and drop files/images to upload right into a post reply … very easy. :D
  16. PeteG

    PeteG AH Enthusiast

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    Jerome,
    I don't get that screen when I reply,
    Attached screen cap of what I see when I reply to messages.

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  17. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    What browser are you using? Have you updated your browser recently? Try using a different browser and let me know.
  18. PeteG

    PeteG AH Enthusiast

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    Ah hah!!!!
    I'm using IE10, sending this message on Google chrome and i see the smileys! (y)
    they come us as a line of 30 smileys as the bottom of this text box.
    any idea why IE10 isn't showing them?
    Thanks for the help
  19. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    It's a compatibility issue! Myself, I use primarily Safari and Chrome but from time to time have to use Firefox for some applications… I have not used Internet Explorer in 10 years so I could not tell you much about it.
  20. PeteG

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    No problem,Chrome it is.
    Thanks(y)

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