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New Release, September 15th

Jacquilynne Sep 14, 2010 10:22 AM

Engineering is going to make some changes to the site tomorrow to address a couple of the most common concerns that arose out of the last release. You'll see these changes on profile pages.

When you visit your profile page after the change, it will include a Chowhound header, and the board selection navigation (including saved boards), so you can easily jump into the Chowhound boards.

You'll also see that 'My Posts', which is the first page you see when you click on view profile, has been renamed 'My Threads' -- it works the same way as it did before.

Renaming it frees up 'My Posts' for an actual view of the text of your posts, similar to the old All Activity. Unlike All Activity, however, this will be limited to Chowhound posts only -- CHOW comments won't be included. If you're viewing someone else's profile, you'll have this view of their recent posts, as well.

  1. alkapal Sep 14, 2010 10:40 AM


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    1. re: alkapal
      maria lorraine Sep 21, 2010 01:43 PM

      To Jacquilynne and the Chowhound team:

      I agree with Alkapal. The reinstatement of "All Activity" in its new form, My Posts, is a great example of a Chowhound user identifying a hole or need in the user experience, and Chowhound addressing that need promptly. Brava!

    2. s
      soupkitten Sep 14, 2010 10:43 AM

      Thanks Jacquilynne & Chowhound Team. ***much*** appreciated!

      1. Caroline1 Sep 14, 2010 11:29 AM

        Thanks, Jacquilynne. To you and the Chowhound team. You guys take a lot of guff from us on this side who sometimes think things have to be done our way. Thank you for putting up with us and coming through when it counts!

        1. j
          Jack Flash Sep 14, 2010 11:38 AM

          How about reinstating the ability to sort posts by date started? It still seems silly to me that new discussion threads can get bumped off the first page simply because someone decides to comment on a thread that's two or three years old. I've pretty much given up reading the discussions on my primary board (Los Angeles) simply because I don't have the time to investigate to figure out if it's a new thread. If I want to read old discussions, that's what the search function is for.

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          1. re: Jack Flash
            Jacquilynne Sep 14, 2010 12:44 PM

            Barring any problems, that function is currently expected to return in a mid-October release.

            1. re: Jacquilynne
              Jack Flash Sep 14, 2010 01:53 PM

              Excellent! Glad to hear [read] it.

          2. alkapal Sep 14, 2010 03:09 PM

            thank you for hearing us!

            1. meatn3 Sep 14, 2010 05:06 PM

              Very nice - much appreciated! This will make the site much more useful for this poster.

              1. c oliver Sep 16, 2010 05:26 AM

                I'm very impressed with the speedy response. Thanks.

                1. Chris VR Sep 16, 2010 06:38 AM

                  Since this update, the reply box (which I'm using now) shows up in itty bitty courier font. I really dislike this and have to ssume it's an oversight, because I can't imagine why you'd choose this on purpose.

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                  1. re: Chris VR
                    Gio Sep 16, 2010 11:23 AM

                    Ah... that explains it for me. I thought something happened to my computer this morning. Now the font is different... darker and easier to read. So, thank you. (my zoom level is at 150%. I need all the help I can get)

                    1. re: Chris VR
                      ChinoWayne Sep 16, 2010 01:45 PM

                      Huh, not happening for me.

                    2. rworange Sep 16, 2010 08:24 AM

                      I'll repeat this again. Is anyone else seeing outrageous spacing. I have huge plains of white space in replies.

                      Also since this went in the formatting is totally off on editing the Restaurant and Bar record, so much so that, unless I really need to I stopped updating that database Even then I'm only putting in the basic info

                      Also, entry boxes are shrinking when typing in the restaurant database

                      And the search once again will not allow right tabbing .. this scarecrow, is the most annoying of all

                      An added bonus. clicking on permalink no longer allows continued editing of a post. There is an 'error on page' message and you must exit the thread and re-open it to edit.

                      Also, only 1/4 of the save button on replies is display, so the word no longer appears. I'd do a screen print, but the other two I did didn't elicit any response as to whether it was a problem or just being ignored.

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                      1. re: rworange
                        Chris VR Sep 16, 2010 08:27 AM

                        I am not seeing any spacing changes.

                        1. re: Chris VR
                          rworange Sep 16, 2010 08:53 AM

                          I'll give this one more try. Here's my print screen ... and that doesn't even capture all the white space since prt scrn only captures so much. You can't see the blue bar that frames the post as there is so much more white space above. Isn't that special?

                          BTW, while my screen zoom level is set at 125%, reducing it to 100% or even 75% doesn't do a thing about the spacing. It stays the same. The type just gets smaller.

                          1. re: rworange
                            c oliver Sep 16, 2010 09:54 AM

                            But once you refresh the page, doesn't it reset? Mine does.

                            1. re: c oliver
                              rworange Sep 16, 2010 10:06 AM

                              In my own reply, yes. When I'm reading others replies, no.

                              Somehow having to it refresh everytime I post something seems like an unnecessary extra step.

                              And hitting refresh expands everything.

                          2. re: Chris VR
                            nsxtasy Sep 16, 2010 10:29 AM

                            I am NOT seeing any big white spaces such as shown in rworange's screen shots.

                            I am using IE8.

                          3. re: rworange
                            Caitlin McGrath Sep 16, 2010 11:00 PM

                            I've been experiencing the shrinking entry boxes on restaurant pages for months, so that's an issue that predates the recent releases. The only way I know to get around it is to cut and paste my text into the box in one go, but if really is a pain. This is using IE7.

                            1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                              jen kalb Sep 17, 2010 12:35 PM

                              Im hving this same problem with the shrinking entry box on some of my computers.
                              including after loading IE8. especially the box relating to hours.

                              the box "labels" are still in the wrong place on certain computers. Is there someone on the chowteam I should be communicating with on this rather than boring everyone here?

                              thanks for anything the Team might have done that has brought my google maps links back alive on the Restaurant page!

                              1. re: jen kalb
                                jen kalb Sep 18, 2010 08:38 AM


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