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Wendell
(@wendell)
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This is a big update. Here goes!

 

Threaded Forum Layout

Back in the day, when we started BeerLeg.com (2010), we used a forum software that was much like the old-style threaded format. Sadly, we outgrew that software and eventually reached a point where we had to move on. After several iterations, trial and error, and lots of cussing, we've finally arrived here -- we now have threaded forums (again)!

One really cool thing about it is that we can apply threaded forums only to the categories where it truly makes sense. The following categories now use the threaded format:

  • Surveying & Related
  • Marketplace
  • Non-Surveying

Feel free to play around with it and ask questions in the Support forum.

threaded forums main

 

Q&A Layout Improvements

Many updates and improvements have been applied to the Ask A Surveyor forum to improve usability.

 

Recent Posts Filter

The Recent Posts page now includes a dropdown menu on the right-hand side. This allows you to filter the list based on your preference.

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Performance improvements

The overall forum system has been updated for better performance. The database has been greatly optimized and the queries to the database have been reduced.

 

Many bug fixes

And, as usual, many bugs were squashed. Smile

 

Your feedback

Your ongoing, useful, helpful feedback is appreciated and we take it seriously. You can reply here or start a new thread in the Support forum.

This topic was modified 9 months ago 4 times by Wendell
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Posted : March 3, 2019 12:23 pm
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Gene Kooper
(@gene-kooper)
1,000+ posts Member

Wendell,

Here's some wallpaper to display during site maintenance.  It is a recent "photo" by Juno of the clouds on Jupiter.  It is being described as looking like a Van Gogh painting, but I just don't see his brush work in the image.

New Image Captures Dramatic Atmospheric Features of Jupiter

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Posted : March 2, 2019 6:18 am
christ lambrecht
(@christ-lambrecht)
1,000+ posts Member

Thanks, Good luck and Looking forward for the updates,

christof

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Posted : March 2, 2019 6:35 am
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Bill93
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Posted by: Wendell

threaded

Do you suppose Kent will come back?  I think lack of threading was one of his complaints.

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Posted : March 2, 2019 6:39 am
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Just A. Surveyor
(@just-a-surveyor)
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Posted by: Wendell

I'm having a really hard time restraining myself from announcing the biggest new feature in the update, so in order to release a little steam, I'd just like to give you the following word to chew on:

threaded

What does that mean?

Steven Provenson
My Stripper Name is; Just A. Surveyor
Excuse me while I whip this out!

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Posted : March 2, 2019 6:48 am
FL/GA PLS.
(@flga-pls-2-2)
2,500+ posts Member

"Do you suppose Kent will come back?  I think lack of threading was one of his complaints."

If he does I hope the conversations of 0.000002' away from the "actual" corner don't start again.  😎 

I look at Kent as a very intelligent and talented person. Those peoples have a tendency to be argumentative upon disagreement from others.

"I,d rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"....Jimmy Buffett
"All I know is, if you look around at the human race you've got to wonder what the hell God was thinking!" ...Lee Marvin, "Paint Your Wagon"

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Posted : March 2, 2019 6:57 am

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StLSurveyor
(@stlsurveyor)
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I miss his pics of the hill country and the projects he gets to work on. 

Professional Surveyor - MO, AR, KS, KY
sUAS Certified Pilot

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Posted : March 2, 2019 7:42 am
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Wendell
(@wendell)
2,500+ posts Admin

Just an FYI -- leaving the site open as much as possible. If anything looks odd at times, it's because yours truly is working on it right now. Smile

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Posted : March 2, 2019 2:34 pm
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A Harris
(@a-harris)
5,000+ posts Member

I believe that Kent is busy painting a 1 to 1 scale pastel landscape in the wastelands of Southwest Texas that can be seen from the space station.

Thank you Wendell for you constant mission to improve this place..............

🤠 🤠 

This post was modified 9 months ago 2 times by A Harris

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West
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Posted : March 2, 2019 2:42 pm
Brad Ott
(@brad-ott)
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Already the site seems more responsive.  Quicker.

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Posted : March 2, 2019 2:46 pm
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Wendell
(@wendell)
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Posted by: Brad Ott

Already the site seems more responsive.  Quicker.

Interestingly, I have all website caching turned off while working on it. So it should be even better when I turn that back on. 🙂

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Posted : March 2, 2019 3:11 pm
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R.J. Schneider
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Quick

 

field crew

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Posted : March 3, 2019 9:14 am
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toivo1037
(@toivo1037)
500+ posts Member

Maybe Wendell if tweaking things again here n Monday.

I don't know if it is the threaded thing or not, but the formatting on some of the threads is all outta whack.

It is all white, all of the links and icons seem to have returns in them, and left justified making one message a page and a half long required a huge amount of scrolling to get through it.  Something looks broken.

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Posted : March 4, 2019 1:24 pm
Brad Ott
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Posted by: Brad Ott

Already the site seems more responsive.  Quicker.

Not so much, today (Monday).

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Posted : March 4, 2019 1:33 pm
holy cow
(@holy-cow)
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This may be viewed as a blessing to most, but, I still have not figured out how to start a thread.  I can write it, but, can't find the button to add it.  Senility is fun.  Every day is a new adventure.

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Posted : March 4, 2019 2:22 pm
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