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Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971644 by mudflinginfools
Feb 17, 2019 1:33pm
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There is a way...in preferences, maybe? I know that there is a way, but I am not sure how.

Do you happen to know if there is a way to see the boards the way that they used to be, which only the title of each post showing?
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971644 by mudflinginfools
Feb 17, 2019 1:34pm
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I just checked, Mud. Yes, it is is preferences, at the bottom of he page.
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Reply to: #971644 by mudflinginfools
Feb 17, 2019 1:58pm
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Is there a way to get the board posts OUT of my inbox?

You're something like the third person who's asked me that, and I'm absolutely baffled why this is so confusing because at the bottom of the AQ mail, it actually says "to stop receiving these notifications, update your message board preferences" with a link directly to the page to set the preference.

Do I need to make the text bigger? Put it at the top of the page?

I used to go to the board and respond there...

You didn't have to stop doing it that way.... =)

I thought some people would like getting replies to their AQ mail and not have to scan the message boards for replies. It's easy enough to opt-out (I thought), but maybe I shouldn't actually include the message itself. Just post that there was a reply to one of your posts with links to the reply.

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971647 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 1:59pm
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thanks - at least that's out of my inbox :)
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971649 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 2:02pm
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lol... some of the board messages I get are pretty long - so I just read the text written by whomever sent it... my inbox has been pretty busy lately ;)

I'm fixed now - don't know why you switched everyone over to that as the default... I would have rather opted into it than out of it... but that's just me...
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971646 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 2:07pm
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Do you happen to know if there is a way to see the boards the way that they used to be, which only the title of each post showing?

Click the "Simple" button. There are three views for messages: simple, summary and expanded. By default, it'll show messages in an expanded format, but you can compress them as needed by clicking the other options.

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971651 by mudflinginfools
Feb 17, 2019 2:22pm
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don't know why you switched everyone over to that as the default...

I figured there were probably a lot of people (especially those who don't use the message boards much) who'd like to get notifications of replies--otherwise, they might miss them completely.

Nobody would have noticed the feature if you have to opt-in. Everyone notices if that's the default--but I tried to make it super easy for people to opt out. I figured a minor, one-time inconvenience for a small number of people to opt out was better than an inconvenience for a large number of people that would prefer to use this feature (but would probably never notice the option existed otherwise).

I've gone ahead and removed the text of the message, though, so now there are only links to the board, thread and post. (And settings!)

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971654 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 2:45pm
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Well I just want to say that I, for one, appreciate your making the mobile experience better. I’m sure it’s a lot of work and a thankless job. You probably don’t hear from the hundreds (thousands?) of satisfied users.

So thank you.

I still disagree that it’s not a thread based board though... 😉
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971654 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 3:21pm
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that's fair...

I'm still getting used to some of the other setting changes... mostly I use my PC... I primarily use my phone for... let's see... making phone calls and nothing else. I know I'm weird... but I'm old too... so change doesn't come easily :)

I'll adjust... and get used to it just in time for your next update ;)

Thanks Ryan for keeping me PC nimble... the most exercise I get most days!
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971649 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 3:21pm
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I do like getting them in my mail so I don't have to keep checking back when no one responds.
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971654 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 5:24pm
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Fyi, Ryan...when I see your posts, your sig stamp pic is upside down! Not sure if it's a glitch, or if you did that on purpose to be silly....just thought I'd let you know!😁
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971664 by Gypsy Fiddler
Feb 17, 2019 6:14pm
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when I see your posts, your sig stamp pic is upside down! Not sure if it's a glitch

Yeah, that probably happened because you installed your monitor upside-down. If you turn it right-side-up, it should fix the problem. ;o)

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971654 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 6:39am
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I liked checking the Boards page to see if there were replies to any of my messages and to see if anyone had clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. on my messages.

I miss doing that, it made me happy to see them all listed there and helped me procrastinate for a few more minutes. ;)

I think getting a inbox message saying, hey some one replied to your message, is a good idea.

Perhaps a widget is in order? One that lists My recent messages, and replies to me messages, just like what use to be on the Board page.

Back to my coffee now.
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971697 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 7:03am
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Perhaps a widget is in order? One that lists My recent messages, and replies to me messages, just like what use to be on the Board page.

I have My Newest Posts and Replies to My Messages widgets on My Page.
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971703 by JampersandJ
Feb 18, 2019 7:50am
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I have My Newest Posts and Replies to My Messages widgets on My Page.

Oh, I'll go look for it now. :)

Update: found the My newest posts
Did not find replies to my messages...

Hmmm.............
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971697 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 7:59am
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I liked checking the Boards page to see if there were replies to any of my messages and to see if anyone had clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. on my messages.... Perhaps a widget is in order?

There are widgets that do both of those things already, but the one that displays if there were replies to your messages is a premium member perk. The one with who has clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. is available for everyone, though.

As for replies to you posts, I felt it was okay to leave that widget as a premium member perk because it's possible to run a search that does this whose results can be bookmarked or have notifications sent to one's AQ mail.

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971707 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 8:02am
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the one that displays if there were replies to your messages is a premium member perk

That explains why I'm not seeing it. So I'm not crazy after all.... ;)
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971660 by Topcollector
Feb 18, 2019 7:56pm
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I have always liked the widget that shows responses to my posts.
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971751 by MO UR4Me
Feb 18, 2019 10:01pm
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I didn't know there was a widget, they just started coming to me in my AQmail yesterday. But now I don't get the response, just a notice. Took me awhile, but I finally figured out which post was being responded to.
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971709 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 11:41pm
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the one that displays if there were replies to your messages is a premium member perk

That explains why I'm not seeing it. So I'm not crazy after all.... ;)

The explanation doesn’t necessarily rule that out, ya know.... :)
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971758 by Sheba
Feb 19, 2019 7:15am
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The explanation doesn’t necessarily rule that out, ya know.... :)

True, I am looking for stamps in the woods... ;)