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Offline tggzzz

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Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« on: October 10, 2015, 10:09:01 am »
After logging in, there used to be two links near the top left of the page. One allowed me to see topics to which I had replied and which had new messages. The other allowed me to see topics which had new messages that I had not yet read.

Now both those links are missing, in firefox and opera and chromium, on a linux box and a chromium tablet.

Suboptimum :(
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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 10:42:23 am »
FWIW, they're still there for me on Firefox and Chrome on Linux.
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 10:43:19 am »
FWIW, they're still there for me on Firefox and Chrome on Linux.

Me also.
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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 10:44:35 am »
All good with Win7 and Chrome.
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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 10:51:39 am »
I don't see anything abnormal with Chrome 45 on Windows 8.1
The "Show unread posts since last visit." and "Show new replies to your posts." links are in their proper places and fully functional.
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 12:29:20 pm »
Yep, it's displayed and works on Chrome OS 46.0.
Here are the links if you want to check if it's just the text that's missing (most likely)  ;D:
Recent Unread Topics: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/unread/
Unread Replies: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/unreadreplies/
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2015, 12:54:59 pm »
The arrow on the right top corner expands/collapses the unread posts link.
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 04:25:35 pm »
White arrow on a light blue, at the right of the "
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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 07:24:40 pm »
The arrow on the right top corner expands/collapses the unread posts link.

That's the source of the problem. Thanks.

I had never noticed that arrow existed, and I never would. Given the number of other responses, it looks like that's true for most people.

A rant, about two interrelated things I hate...

Everyday life: food packets that have important instructions written in slightly lighter yellow characters on a slightly darker yellow background, and in a small font.

Computers: the move away from understandable self-explaining GUI/Web widgets towards arbitrary inconsistent collections of pixels. Example: In the early 90s the Motif GUI widgets introduced the 3D look, which allowed everybody to instantly see whether a button was pressed or which tab was active - a significant advance in ease-of-use. Now everything is flat, and you simply cannot tell except by randomly pressing pixels to see what changes. The classic example is that some websites with multiple tabs use black to indicate active and white to indicate covered, whereas others do exactly the opposite.
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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2015, 11:14:47 pm »
The arrow on the right top corner expands/collapses the unread posts link.
Wow. I never even noticed there was anything like a clickable control there.
Not clear why you would want to disappear that part of the content???
If that happened to me, I wold have the same question as tggzzz!

As for unreadable consumer packages, it seems like sometimes they are trying to "hide" bad news that they are required to post.
Or else the "art director" or "marketing manager" changed the color scheme AFTER the original design had been made.

And I completely agree that Windows 8 started "dumbing-down" the user interface, and Win 10 has made it even worse.
It seems like a combination of trying to make the same UI work for both computers and touch-screen small gadgets,
and trying to make something necessarily complex "simpler" to allow dumb users to use it.
It violates the "rule" attributed to Al Einstein: "Things should be made as simple as possible, but NOT more so."
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 11:20:51 pm by Richard Crowley »
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 11:25:03 pm »
I had never noticed that arrow existed, and I never would. Given the number of other responses, it looks like that's true for most people.

I never noticed it either. It's nearly invisible in an area of the screen where your eyes just never fall, great design on the part of the template designer, that ;)
 

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Re: Error - unread posts and updated posts links are missing
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 01:56:27 am »
As for unreadable consumer packages, it seems like sometimes they are trying to "hide" bad news that they are required to post.
Or else the "art director" or "marketing manager" changed the color scheme AFTER the original design had been made.

Oh, it is worse than hiding unnecessary information. For dried pasta there is only one essential piece of info: how long it should be in boiling water. I think you can guess the rest :(

Given the age and competence of typical graphic designers, there's no need to invoke late changes.

Another example of that is website designers who insist their wonders should occupy a maximum of, say, 1440 pixels of my screen's 1920 pixels. Some sites correct that idocy; others like RS don't.
There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and ADC/DAC specs.
Glider pilot's aphorism: "there is no substitute for span". Retort: "There is a substitute: skill+imagination. But you can buy span".
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