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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby magnusod » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:36 pm

Stay on the page you're at after login and not het redirected to the home page.....whih means that you have to go to the correct forum and find that topic again.

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Greenturtle » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Please keep the spots section. It is such a valuable resource.

Thanks for the work you do. Overall the simple and up front layout of this forum is great.
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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm

Another request if possible - when you search for a very common word, you are not allowed to search...
Even if you put a rare poster (or a frequent poster) in the advanced search, so the number of topics found will be very small.
This means the search feature can often not be used, even if you know WHO posted something, but can not remember any of the "longer" keywords :roll:

Is there a problem getting too many hits btw?
I dont think so, as I can just search for kite* and get almost 200000 matches, and I can jump to each and everyone of these.

Problem is, the "too common word" algorithm, goes before the number of hits so even if you put a poster in the field so quite few results, you are not allowed to :cry:

Also, if you search a specific users post first (easy, no restrictions), which gives a very limited number of results, than you are not allowed to search for any common word in these, so you have no chance of finding what you look for, if a common used word, even if relatively few posts from one user :wink:

Seems like a flaw to me, especially after so many years with many posts, and also new kitesurfers, that the search is restricted.

Unless there is a technical reason, but I can not see one, as I can get loads of results by say searching for *kite* getting 233940 posts.

It could be a reminiscense from older times, where computers and mobiles didnt have much memory nor cpu power - but it makes no sense today, just a menace IMO :(

Just an idea to make things easier :thumb:

8) Peter

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:26 pm

Greenturtle wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Please keep the spots section. It is such a valuable resource.

Thanks for the work you do. Overall the simple and up front layout of this forum is great.
That I will keep!
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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Toby wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:58 pm
I added a poll, since Peter and Gerard mentioned it to be better.

I want to make sure I serve the majority to improve the site.

Open a new tab when a link gets clicked ?

So please use the poll on top of page on of this topic to answer this. You can also reply with further info below.

Thanks!
If there's a split vote then perhaps put a flag in user control panel. Would also be useful to be able to put weight kg in sigs because rider weight is often critical in board and particularly kite reviews. But a great site and if nothing gets changed then I wouldn't be concerned.

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Snip...

Would also be useful to be able to put weight kg in sigs because rider weight is often critical in board and particularly kite reviews.

Snip...

What is sigs?

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Signatures?

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:29 am

On this forum, "Profile".

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Poll added

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:16 am

Ok, external links will be opened in a new tab with the update.

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Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions?

Postby jorg » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 am

Please update google map code in the spot section. It gives "cant load map" error at the moment. AND some reason spot images pops up very small eventhough original image sizes are in a decent size.


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