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  1. Jeff Jilg

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    When in the gallery there are no links to go back to the combo page, the forum, or AAW homepage. Chris - why did you let me get away with this? :)

    Members - If you see other nav links that should be there lemme know. I think the main website has sufficient navlinks to get in but once you're in it should be easy to get around too.

    I'll also add a link to the AAW homepage from all pages.
     
  2. Chris Wright

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    the proof has been erased...

    um, Jeff...I did, but remember those test messages we deleted the other day?

    :eek: :p
     
  3. Jeff Jilg

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    I was supposed to read those? :D
    Do you see anything else we should change (i mean me?)

    I'm going to change one other thing. The default view when you go to Photos -> Main shows only 3 rows x 4 (12) pics. I'm going to increase that to 10 rows.
     
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  4. Jeff Jilg

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    New navigation link added.
    When you are in the photo forum (or photo area) the upper top left menu now has a link:
    Forum Combo Page

    That allows you to go back to the new Forum "Home" from the photo area.

    Thanks to Chris for researching how to add that link...it's in a pretty complicated PHP file.
     
  5. Rick Prevett

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    Master slideshow?

    Jeff, thanks for that link. I noticed the same thing, about not have a way to return (except the 'back' button).

    Can I throw out another idea? I notice there's an option to start a slideshow of each members' work once you click into a thumbnail from the gallery page. Could we get a slideshow set up that is similar to WOW's, i.e., once you click into a piece, there's an option to click to the next/previous detailed view on file, no matter the member? I'm sure you know what I mean.

    Thanks for all your work on these pages, it offers a great opportunity for us to showcase our work.

    rick
     
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    Ask and you shall receive...

    Rick,

    There is already an "all members" slideshow available. It must not be that obvious (I have played with every switch and button here, so understandably I found it).

    When you go to the Gallery main page, in the upper right hand corner there are 4 links. Recent posts: Last day, last 7 days, last 14 days, all images.

    If you click one of those links, it will filter the site to only show the images during the period you selected. The lower slideshow previews will now be for the photos during that period.

    Let me know if I need to explain this better.
    Chris
     
  7. Jeff Jilg

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    Chris is correct. I will add that the combo (entry) page also shows the most recent postings. I arbitrarily programmed that to have 15 pics (3 rows of 5). I can expand that number. My personal preference would be to have 25-30. But let's wait a few weeks before I make "heavy" changes like that. Then Chris and I will run a mini-poll, and we can restructure the site based on group input.

    Other things we can do is restructure the combo page so the forum links appear first, and the pictures later. Can also make easy links to get to content such as "show slideshow of past 14 days of postings".

    Rick - Usage questions such as yours are very helpful because they help us identify hidden areas or how this area of the site should get restructured.
     
  8. Bob Edwards

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    Jeff, In my Profile when I try to select "Find all posts by Bob Edwards"

    I am told "Sorry, no matches"

    I have tried your Profile and it works there! What am I doing wrong?
     
  9. Jeff Jilg

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    Bob - can you tell me where you are trying to do that search from? I'm not sure exactly which link you mean. Is this in the text or photo forum? ....thks, Jeff
     
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    Bob,

    The profiles are specific to the forums and will only show forum postings when you attempt that search. It doesn't take into consideration the photo postings or comments as that is a separate database. If you were to click on the "show all postings by..." link now, you'd notice that this thread will show in the listing now that you have posted in the forums.

    Jeff,

    the link Bob is referring to is in the individual member's profile. You can also access it by left clicking on their name in a thread. Numerous options appear in a drop down list when you do this.
     
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    Chris has it right. I thought a post was a post. I had only posted pictures and comments on pictures. These are not considered as posts for this purpose. Thanks guys, I'm a little slow but I get there!!
     
  12. Rick Prevett

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    Source of confusion..

    Jeff/Chris,

    OK, now I see where my confusion lies. If I go to the Gallery main screen, I do see the four links for the previous picture posts. But if I go to the Combo page, those four links aren't there. I have been using the combo page as my 'home' page, so I could get to both the pictures and the forum.

    One more addition I might suggest is a 'date posted' line on the photos.

    thanks,

    rick
     

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