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Offline gaballard

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #300 on: 12/12/2020 05:27 pm »
Would love to see a “block user” function. Some people add nothing but frustration to the forum experience and it’d be nice to be able to personally modulate that.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #301 on: 12/12/2020 06:28 pm »
Would love to see a “block user” function. Some people add nothing but frustration to the forum experience and it’d be nice to be able to personally modulate that.

You can sort of block individual users:

Profile > Modify Profile > Buddies/Ignore List... > Edit Ignore List

Add name of user you want to ignore.

I added your username to my ignore list, and this is how your posts are displayed.

(I un-ignored you after I took the screen grab  :) )

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #302 on: 12/15/2020 10:22 pm »
I have stopped getting email notifications. About 5:30pm last night(monday). I have checked my gmail.com account and there is nothing in spam.

Anybody else?
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #303 on: 12/15/2020 10:24 pm »
I have stopped getting email notifications. About 5:30pm last night(monday). I have checked my gmail.com account and there is nothing in spam.

Anybody else?


Yes, I started a topic here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52577.0

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #304 on: 12/19/2020 12:43 pm »
I have noticed - consistently - that whenever a topic is "merged" that when I open it, it always go back to page 1, no matter how many pages there are in the thread. It does not recognize that I receive notifications of new postings, which is supposed to take me to the 1st unread post. All I can do is move to the last page and search backward until I find the last one I read and start from there. Is this something that can be corrected?
« Last Edit: 12/19/2020 12:44 pm by clongton »
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #305 on: 12/19/2020 12:46 pm »
I have noticed - consistently - that whenever a topic is "merged" that when I open it, it always go back to page 1, no matter how many pages there are in the thread. It does not recognize that I receive notifications of new postings, which is supposed to take me to the 1st unread post. All I can do is move to the last page and search backward until I find the last one I read and start from there. Is this something that can be corrected?

I don't think so. The merge of a thread merges two thread IDs together. So that'll be why.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #306 on: 12/19/2020 08:52 pm »
Keeps dropping NSF every 24hrs and have to log back in. Can't find anything on web. Alternative is dig it and revert back to browser.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #307 on: 12/20/2020 12:15 pm »
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I split/merged recent Tapatalk discussion to the dedicated thread:  The (nothing to do with NSF but I use) Tapatalk Feedback Thread.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #308 on: 12/22/2020 07:54 pm »
I know there has been some resistance to establishing a naming convention for thread titles, but I would very much recommend prepending "L2 Level: " to all L2 threads. This is _almost_ a naming convention already. An example of a thread that doesn't indicate it's L2 is: "SLS Europa Mission with JPL Notes and Updates".

When reading threads using the "Unread Topics" link, it's easy to drop into a L2 thread without realizing it's L2.

Also - when I have limited time I'll go to the "Unread Topics" and scan the threads. I generally will read anything L2 as well as the Update threads for our favorite backyard builder.

Just my (L)2 cents...
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #309 on: 12/22/2020 11:08 pm »
When reading threads using the "Unread Topics" link, it's easy to drop into a L2 thread without realizing it's L2.

It's happened to me more than once. Not listing a thread as L2 in the title makes it very easy to accidently share L2 information in a public thread because one didn't realize they were reading a L2 thread.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #310 on: 12/25/2020 06:31 am »
FYI: in this thread, https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52134.40 poll results are not showing up - and I am not the only one with this issue.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #311 on: 01/08/2021 04:08 pm »
User tip:

For folks who post things that need to be credited (ex: "Image credit: BocaChicaGal") and do it from a smartphone, try adding a keyboard shortcut to ease the tedium and assist in ensuring proper credit is given.

For example, when I type "icb" my iPhone replaces it with "Image Credit: BocaChicaGal"

I have icb, icl, icn, icr set up for this purpose...
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #312 on: 01/15/2021 03:42 am »
There have been multiple calls for Starlink to get its own subsection in the SpaceX section.

Currently 8 of the first 10 threads in the SpaceX General section are Starlink related.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #313 on: 01/15/2021 03:50 am »
Starlink : General Discussion - Thread 2 has been locked for 3 days without explanation.

I’m assuming a third thread was supposed to be created but forgotten about. I’ve now created that thread in the interests of continued discussion.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52800.0
« Last Edit: 01/15/2021 03:51 am by Jansen »

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #314 on: 02/01/2021 10:40 am »
Dunno if this is the right thread.
Are unread topics reset on monday? Seems like i had more unread's yesterday

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #315 on: 02/01/2021 11:55 am »
Dunno if this is the right thread.
Are unread topics reset on monday? Seems like i had more unread's yesterday

Some older unread topics will disappear from your current "unread topics" list, especially if you have seen them in the list previously but not looked at the marked topic at the time (I think a certain amount of time has to elapse before they are not shown though).

You can force the forum to show you all unread topics by modifying the url used for "unread topics" of the menu button:

It is normally https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0

Modify it to  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0

and it will show all of them

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #316 on: 02/15/2021 04:18 pm »
Speaking of annoying embeds, I find the Youtube embedder a bit overeager. It's basically impossible to link a video from inside a post, it will even break up a paragraph of text if you explicitly put it in url tags.

FYI @niwax you can suppress the Youtube autoembedder by deleting the "www." in the URL.

I pointed this out to someone today, then wondered if this had been properly documented someplace, and came here looking.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #317 on: 02/19/2021 01:48 pm »
Dunno if this is the right thread.
Are unread topics reset on monday? Seems like i had more unread's yesterday

Some older unread topics will disappear from your current "unread topics" list, especially if you have seen them in the list previously but not looked at the marked topic at the time (I think a certain amount of time has to elapse before they are not shown though).

You can force the forum to show you all unread topics by modifying the url used for "unread topics" of the menu button:

It is normally https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0

Modify it to  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0

and it will show all of them
Excellent.  I use NSF.com by going to the very end of my "Unread Topics" and begin reading posts in chronological order.  Prior to the "trick" you proposed, I would have lost all my Unread topics the moment I logged out. Visiting the site once a week usually has lots of unread topics for me to peruse.

To view all Unread Topics make teh addy "https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0"  instead of the usual
"https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0" which will reset after a logout possibly losing most of your Unread Topics
Thank you very much.
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #318 on: 02/19/2021 02:15 pm »
Dunno if this is the right thread.
Are unread topics reset on monday? Seems like i had more unread's yesterday

Some older unread topics will disappear from your current "unread topics" list, especially if you have seen them in the list previously but not looked at the marked topic at the time (I think a certain amount of time has to elapse before they are not shown though).

You can force the forum to show you all unread topics by modifying the url used for "unread topics" of the menu button:

It is normally https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0

Modify it to  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0

and it will show all of them
Excellent.  I use NSF.com by going to the very end of my "Unread Topics" and begin reading posts in chronological order.  Prior to the "trick" you proposed, I would have lost all my Unread topics the moment I logged out. Visiting the site once a week usually has lots of unread topics for me to peruse.

To view all Unread Topics make teh addy "https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0"  instead of the usual
"https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0" which will reset after a logout possibly losing most of your Unread Topics
Thank you very much.

At least on the desktop version, there is a button at the bottom of the unread topics page for that.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #319 on: 02/19/2021 02:43 pm »
One of my favourite forums is HISTORICAL SPACEFLIGHT, but with hundreds of topics and over 100 pages, it's next to impossible to navigate through all of the wonderful discussions. So I'd love to see it broken down to smaller, more navigable units, such as this.

HISTORICAL SPACEFLIGHT SUBFORUMS

MERCURY
GEMINI
APOLLO
SKYLAB
MOL
SHUTTLE
VOSTOK
VOSKHOD
SOYUZ
SALYUT
ALMAZ
SOVIET MANNED LUNAR
MIR
SATURN 1, 1B, V
N1 ROCKET
AMERICAN ROCKETS AND STAGES
RUSSIAN ROCKETS AND STAGES
WORLD ROCKETS AND STAGES
LUNAR UNMANNED
PLANETARY UNMANNED
MILITARY /  RECONNAISSANCE

A bit of work, certainly, but well worth it.

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