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Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform! We’ve worked hard over the past few months with a leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you. Our goal is to provide modern design and technology to make the site run faster, smoother and more reliably. All of the valuable content within the community is still here, even though the layout may look different.

A Consistent Experience Across All Devices
The site is optimized for all screen sizes, including mobile. All features are available and ready to use on all devices.

Speed and Reliability Are Key
No one should have to wait for information. This site has been built to be much faster and more reliable, period.

New Homepage Experience
Your home page now features the most active forums, trending discussions, featured showcases, and top contributing members. This will help keep you up to date on what’s happening in your community and eventually become a very personalized experience for our members with all the great content you love surfaced effortlessly for you.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, that will help you find information faster. We plan to roll out new features to continue improving search, and to power many additional areas of the forum.

Due to the volume of content, our search platform may take some time to complete indexing. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Easy to Use and Navigate
We have made the design clean and simple to use. Near the upper right-hand corner of the community, you will see navigation icons.

The first icon is for what’s new on the site.

Clicking on it, by default, will take you to new unread posts. On that page, you can click on additional tabs as well, such as Popular, if you prefer to view active topics.

Clicking the list icon next to “NEW” will bring you to the full forum listing.

You can also navigate by clicking the 3 vertical dots.

Clicking on your avatar will give you a drop-down menu for all things related to your account.

Dark Mode
We have introduced Dark Mode. One of our favorite features allows you to access the site with a power-saving, and easier on the eyes dark mode. You can access it in the drop-down menu under the 3 vertical dots.

Bookmarks
Now you can bookmark your favorite discussions! Bookmarks are a handy way to remember and easily find great content or stuff you want to read later.

We also wanted to make it easier for new users to understand the lingo of forums. We have cleaned up various language to more commonly recognized phrases including:
  • Following - Thread subscriptions, and Watched are now known as Following
  • Conversations – Private Messages or PMs are now conversations and can be accessed from the user avatar drop-down in the main navigation
  • Showcase – Showcase is designed for users to "showcase" items/projects through the use of uploaded images, text descriptions and custom content categories. It’s a way to visually and textually provide detailed information on the content you wish to share. The showcase would be similar to a catalog, whereas the gallery would be like a photo album. It can be accessed from the drop-down menu with the 3 dots.
These are just a few of the great new functions and features to try on the site. Take a tour and look around! If you have any questions, please check out the HELP section for some quick FAQs about the new platform, Help Section

Please let us know what you think about the new experience, your feedback is important to us.

Thank you all for your support during this amazing journey!
 

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Hello!
I will be here today as we begin to unpack from the move to this new software update. You may have a lot of questions or comments, or may need help orienting yourself to some of the things that look different around here. I hope I can help with that orienteering, and I hope I can help you feel comfortable navigating around.

My name is Gerrit, and helping people orient themselves as long as I can remember. I was born in Europe, raised throughout parts of the US, and now am in Canada with the Vertical Scope HQ. Orienteering has been something I’ve done for most of my life, and was both the first merit badge earned, and the first one I taught within the Boy Scouts (yes I did that whole thing too). Quickly and accurately finding my way around is such a cornerstone of my life that my first tattoo naturally had to be a compass to help me navigate. (Though I did leave it up to the artist to make it less basic that something that looked like it’d need some sort of seasonal coffee drink) and it is all of these skills that I hope to bring here to you now.

Orienteering is never an easy skill, but with me as your guide through the site I hope that we can explore this brave new look for the site together. I won’t always have an immediate answer to your question, but I will work to find you the most accurate information together.

-Gerrit
 

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Please don't be afraid to explore and test out things to see how they work on the site. You can also see our FAQs here!

Although you can certainly use the "insert image" icon to upload an image to your post, you can also just drag and drop it to the text editor or even copy/paste it into there!



You can easily share videos just by adding the URL directly into the text editor!


Gif links from sites like giphy.com will display automatically just by adding the gif URL directly in the text editor. Try it!


I am also a huge fan of the dark mode for the community, it’s much easier on the eyes. What is your favorite feature?

I will be here to answer questions and to help you navigate, as needed.

-Gerrit
 

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All very pretty. But let's go to the important things:

1. How can I edit previous-migration posts?
2. How can I make pictures to see on full size according to its width as they was showed before?
Edit: 3. What is the purpose of having a signature if its showed literally one textline?
 

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You can't see people's old posts when you go on their profile and click replies, it only lists those that have been made since the upgrade, for now at least.

I've also tried using advanced search to find people's old posts but that too only lists those that have been made since the upgrade.
 

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The ruins section is very sequestered now as compared to how it was with the old layout. Is that intentional?

I have to say that so far I am not enjoying the new layout and as mentioned above, I am not seeing members' old posts prior to the upgrade.

That functionality is very significant and I hope it is resolved.
 

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All very pretty. But let's go to the important things

1. How can I edit previous-migration posts?
2. How can I make pictures to see on full size according to its width as they was showed before?
Edit: 3. What is the purpose of having a signature if its showed literally one textline?
Happy to hear you're open to the new look.
1)We are currently migrating user post history in an indexing batch, and that will take a moment to load and should be open to all the edits you were able to do in the past.
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Theres a few different ways to upload images. Start your post and normal and then click on the insert image icon.



It will pop up telling you to drag an image there or click. If you drag and drop it, you will see it show up in your post. If you click, it will allow you to navigate to where it is on your computer.



Then just click the image so it adds the file name for you, then click on open.





Finish adding any content and then simply post your reply.
You can also just drag and drop it into the text field from your desktop.
3) We wanted to make it a little less cluttered so the option to expand it was taken, but we're open to suggestion if you're looking for an easier way to expand these.

You can't see people's old posts when you go on their profile and click replies, it only lists those that have been made since the upgrade, for now at least.

I've also tried using advanced search to find people's old posts but that too only lists those that have been made since the upgrade.
This is a batch indexing thing and should be sorted soon. :)

The ruins section is very sequestered now as compared to how it was with the old layout. Is that intentional?

I have to say that so far I am not enjoying the new layout and as mentioned above, I am not seeing members' old posts prior to the upgrade.

That functionality is very significant and I hope it is resolved.
Some things have been shifted around in the move. Where would you like to see it now for it to make sense for you?

-Gerrit
 

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Happy to hear you're open to the new look.
1)We are currently migrating user post history in an indexing batch, and that will take a moment to load and should be open to all the edits you were able to do in the past.
2)
Theres a few different ways to upload images. Start your post and normal and then click on the insert image icon.



It will pop up telling you to drag an image there or click. If you drag and drop it, you will see it show up in your post. If you click, it will allow you to navigate to where it is on your computer.



Then just click the image so it adds the file name for you, then click on open.





Finish adding any content and then simply post your reply.
You can also just drag and drop it into the text field from your desktop.
3) We wanted to make it a little less cluttered so the option to expand it was taken, but we're open to suggestion if you're looking for an easier way to expand these.


This is a batch indexing thing and should be sorted soon. :)


Some things have been shifted around in the move. Where would you like to see it now for it to make sense for you?

-Gerrit

Hi Gerrit,

Thanks for the reply and good to hear you are working on the indexing of old messages. Perhaps you can improve the search function as well so that it allows for a full number of however many returns there are and doesn't arbitrarily cut off at 25 pages as with the previous design.

I think the ruins should be visible as a heading from the GM section; it's one of the more active subsections and it's really a continuation of the GM and the discussions which take place there.

Thanks again,
Tribal
 

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Hi Gerrit,

Thanks for the reply and good to hear you are working on the indexing of old messages. Perhaps you can improve the search function as well so that it allows for a full number of however many returns there are and doesn't arbitrarily cut off at 25 pages as with the previous design.

I think the ruins should be visible as a heading from the GM section; it's one of the more active subsections and it's really a continuation of the GM and the discussions which take place there.

Thanks again,
Tribal
The 25 per page is a standard of this new site software, but I can see what we can do. How many would you like without making it too much to slow down search functionality.

I'll bring the Ruin things forward to the rest of the mod and admin team to see where the best fit is.

:)
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Happy to hear you're open to the new look.
1)We are currently migrating user post history in an indexing batch, and that will take a moment to load and should be open to all the edits you were able to do in the past.

2)
Theres a few different ways to upload images. Start your post and normal and then click on the insert image icon.



It will pop up telling you to drag an image there or click. If you drag and drop it, you will see it show up in your post. If you click, it will allow you to navigate to where it is on your computer.



Then just click the image so it adds the file name for you, then click on open.





Finish adding any content and then simply post your reply.
You can also just drag and drop it into the text field from your desktop.

3) We wanted to make it a little less cluttered so the option to expand it was taken, but we're open to suggestion if you're looking for an easier way to expand these.


This is a batch indexing thing and should be sorted soon. :)


Some things have been shifted around in the move. Where would you like to see it now for it to make sense for you?

-Gerrit
1. Great


2. Thanks for the explanation, but you didn't understood what I asked. I want to know why my images doesn't show with full width size like before


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3. In my honest opinion, you should be able to hide signatures, but see full signatures by default.

4 (New issue). There should be a better way to add colors to your text than writing all BBCode tags by yourself
 

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The 25 per page is a standard of this new site software, but I can see what we can do. How many would you like without making it too much to slow down search functionality.

I'll bring the Ruin things forward to the rest of the mod and admin team to see where the best fit is.

:)
-Gerrit
Just a quick clarification; I don't mean 25 returns per page, I mean the engine topped out at 25 pages of returns in the search. So if you searched for a more common term or wanted to go through a full history of something, it was extremely difficult if not impossible.

Thanks!
 

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1. Great


2. Thanks for the explanation, but you didn't understood what I asked. I want to know why my images doesn't show with full width size like before


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3. In my honest opinion, you should be able to hide signatures, but see full signatures by default.

4 (New issue). There should be a better way to add colors to your text than writing all BBCode tags by yourself
Is the image in #2 uploaded in a certain size, or preset? You should be able to preview your post and see how it is centered and layed out.
We'll consider the signature option and bring it forward in development.
Colors sounds like a nice implementation, and depending on its complexity we can certainly work towards that!

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Is the image in #2 uploaded in a certain size, or preset? You should be able to preview your post and see how it is centered and layed out.
We'll consider the signature option and bring it forward in development.
Colors sounds like a nice implementation, and depending on its complexity we can certainly work towards that!

-Gerrit
Thanks for your honest effort to solve our questions.

The picture was uploaded previous-migration. I think I'll wait to be able to edit old posts and just change the pic.

I tried now with anothe pic and it works just fine:

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Thanks for your honest effort to solve our questions.

The picture was uploaded previous-migration. I think I'll wait to be able to edit old posts and just change the pic.

I tried now with anothe pic and it works just fine:

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Yes, pre-migration images may be issues, if you're still seeing issues, please let me know. I am here to make this move as smooth as possible :)

Gerrit
 

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First off, thanks for the update. I'm a fan so far but still getting used to the changes.

I do have one suggestion however; I don't know if this matters to anyone else but I feel like clicking on the logo in the top left should bring you to this: https://www.menstennisforums.com/forums/ rather than this https://www.menstennisforums.com/. It makes browsing the forum way easier that way, imo.
 

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Are we going to the the TennisForum link? It was easier to navigate between the two pages. If this was addressed in the new change, kindly let me know.
 

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First off, thanks for the update. I'm a fan so far but still getting used to the changes.

I do have one suggestion however; I don't know if this matters to anyone else but I feel like clicking on the logo in the top left should bring you to this: https://www.menstennisforums.com/forums/ rather than this https://www.menstennisforums.com/. It makes browsing the forum way easier that way, imo.
This is an interesting suggestion, we'd be open to hearing what other members think of this idea!

Are we going to the the TennisForum link? It was easier to navigate between the two pages. If this was addressed in the new change, kindly let me know.
Can you explain this a bit, I am sure I can look into a way this could be integrated, but I want to make sure I do it in a way that you are requesting.
 

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This is an interesting suggestion, we'd be open to hearing what other members think of this idea!


Can you explain this a bit, I am sure I can look into a way this could be integrated, but I want to make sure I do it in a way that you are requesting.
There was a link to TF so you could easily navigate from MTF to TF without opening both pages on different tabs. Not sure what the correct computer ligo is.
 
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