03-05-2012 11:44:59 PM
Where did all the moved thread notifications go since the board looks clean/nice?? And we can even see the real suggestions and rank promotions again!
I couldn't even find one moved notification in the couple board pages I looked through.
Great improvement, thanks!
PS. I didn't even put "moved" in the thread title since didn't want to start cluttering up the board again! LOL.
03-06-2012 01:09:36 PM - edited 03-06-2012 01:10:51 PM
Thanks for noticing the change in the Suggestions Board.
As you know, placeholders are left when messages are moved so that members can find the new location of their posts.
Previously, we left these placeholders for quite some time to ensure easier navigation especially for new members. However, the Community Managers and Moderators noticed that the Suggestions and Lounge areas were becoming cluttered with old placeholders, often making it difficult to locate the topics intended for these areas.
After careful consideration it was decided that 48 hours would be an acceptable ‘lifespan’ for placeholders in these sections. That still gives new members sufficient opportunity to easily find a moved topic, while at the same time keeping these special areas open for their intended purpose.
This procedure has been implemented for the Suggestions and Lounge areas of Wireless, U-verse and Internet & DSL. We have also applied this to ConnecTech > Member Discussions > General Posts.
At various times you may still notice a few placeholders, but they will not remain in these sections longer than 48 hours and should never overwhelm the topics that belong in these special boards.
Glad you like the new look!
03-06-2012 05:44:18 PM
An excellent idea. This section had become so cluttered with misplaced posts that I found I rarely even checked it anymore.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
03-07-2012 08:27:35 PM
Thanks for the explanation Phil.
I must have seen the Suggestions Board right after all the "placeholders" were cleared; hence started this thread on how nice the board looks.
Didn't realize the fix would only be temporary. With daily moved post notifications, and placeholders in view for 48 hours, all the threads which belong here are being buried again. Noticed the same thing with the Lounge already too.
I should have taken a before and after screen shot from when the placeholders were cleared to what it looks like now. Please disregard my compliment on how nice the board looks since it's cluttered again.
Current top half of board view:
Suggest the placeholders be placed at the bottom of the first board page instead of the top if they are posted at all. Maybe this would not be correct chronolgically but the OP's should still be able to find them if they look. The threads in the correct boards should not have to suffer, or be buried, since they were posted in the correct place to begin with.
03-14-2012 07:10:58 PM
I like the bold topics font!
03-15-2012 01:05:18 PM
Moved to new topic as it wasn't related to discussion