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  • Aaron
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    The new homepage is made to look more like the old Energetic Forum homepage with a similar layout. The center column shows the last 30 posts like it used to. There is a shortcut tab to see the forums in the center column without having to use the option in the menu, which will only show the forums.
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  • Aaron
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    Originally posted by spacecase0 View Post
    would be handy if there were some way to click on a thread and get that last post
    only way I can do it now is to get page one and read what the last page number is, then type it in and hit enter...
    not so hard on my computer, but quite annoying on my phone or tablet.
    at least give me the ability to click on the last page at some point
    and would be fantastic if I could just click on the latest post and not get page one of a thread
    this use to be very easy before, choices were right there.
    You can - For example go here: http://www.energeticforum.com/forum/...official-forum

    In each row showing a thread - there is a date and time of the last post - there are little blue >> characters - click that, takes you right to the last post.

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  • Aaron
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    Originally posted by spacecase0 View Post
    would be handy if there were some way to click on a thread and get that last post
    only way I can do it now is to get page one and read what the last page number is, then type it in and hit enter...
    not so hard on my computer, but quite annoying on my phone or tablet.
    at least give me the ability to click on the last page at some point
    and would be fantastic if I could just click on the latest post and not get page one of a thread
    this use to be very easy before, choices were right there.
    In your profile settings, you can select to see new ones first and old ones last so page 1 has the newest post at the top.

    Keep in mind the #'s for the posts will change so what you see will be different from the default post #'s. Not an issue if you're just reading, but if you find a post # somewhere and clickit, you will not see that post since the whole list of posts in a thread will be inverted.

    The other way is to scroll to the very bottom and you can click the last page number instantly.

    I'll ask if there is a way to show that at the top of the page like you see at the bottom, but the above 2 solutions are all I know at this time.

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  • spacecase0
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    would be handy if there were some way to click on a thread and get that last post
    only way I can do it now is to get page one and read what the last page number is, then type it in and hit enter...
    not so hard on my computer, but quite annoying on my phone or tablet.
    at least give me the ability to click on the last page at some point
    and would be fantastic if I could just click on the latest post and not get page one of a thread
    this use to be very easy before, choices were right there.

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  • Aaron
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    There is an Energy Times popup that will show up on the forum for people to subscribe. It is set to only come up once per IP address. It it comes up more than once for you, please let me know.

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  • 4mE
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    SERVER - The forum should be a lot faster and it is definitely more secure. Over the last 6 months, the server was knocked out quite a few times by non-stop international DDos attacks so there is upgraded security services that I'm paying for to prevent this. This is not inexpensive, especially with the off-site daily backups but is necessary to keep everything running smooth and secure.
    You must implement always/strict secure HTTPS at server side. It will serve every pages/links for the forum through secure https://www.energeticforum.com connection only. Use Let’s Encrypt which is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.
    Last edited by 4mE; 01-13-2020, 08:35 AM.

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  • Aaron
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    To edit your signature, it's different from the old forum:

    Visit your profile > click edit settings in left column > click account tab > scroll down click box for Show Signatures > below that you'll see Edit Post Signature

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  • Aaron
    started a topic NEW FORUM FEATURES & REQUESTS

    NEW FORUM FEATURES & REQUESTS

    Little by little, I'll be adding and updating features.

    FORUM COLOR SCHEME - At the very bottom left of the forum, you will see Default vB5 Style, you can dropdown that box and choose other colors schemes. Not a big deal, but the Energetic Forum logo I think will only show for the default one but in any case, will give you a more custom look if you want. Custom template may come to give more a look and feel like the old Energetic Forum, but won't happen overnight.

    TODAY'S POSTS - In the menu bar, you will see Today's Posts - by default that only showed if you're not logged in for some reason. It should now be showing for everyone.

    ENERGY TIMES SIGNUP - In the far right corner for anyone that wants to sign up.

    ATTACHMENTS - In the old forum, many pics, etc. were always on other servers like Photobucket or elsewhere. This version gives the option so that you can upload them locally here so that they won't disappear if someone's Photobucket account gets closed, etc.

    GOING TO DIFFERENT PAGES OF POSTS IN THREADS - Before, there was a number you can click to instantly go to the last page of a thread to see the newest posts. I'll ask if there is a way to edit the style to bring that back. In this version, you can manually enter the page number since the first page number listed is in an editable field, you can simply enter the exact page you want to go to. I know - not as convenient but that is how it is for now. Alternatively, you can edit your preferences in your account to show new posts on page one and they get older as the page numbers go up so is reversed. That is how you can always have the new posts on the first page, but keep in mind, I did it for years and the post numbers will be backwards from default and can cause confusion. Some people will post a post number and when I clicked it, it took me to a different post. Maybe that is resolved in this version, I don't know yet.

    SERVER - The forum should be a lot faster and it is definitely more secure. Over the last 6 months, the server was knocked out quite a few times by non-stop international DDos attacks so there is upgraded security services that I'm paying for to prevent this. This is not inexpensive, especially with the off-site daily backups but is necessary to keep everything running smooth and secure. I will be adding banners, ads, and other things to monetize the site so that it at least pays for itself.

    OTHER FEATURES - If you have any suggestions of features you'd like to see in this forum, please post them here.

    Thanks!
    Aaron


    Last edited by Aaron; 01-11-2020, 01:33 AM.
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