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Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by ChooksChick, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    We need to take a step back and revel in the GOOD things about this change, because focusing on those glorious additions will help us move forward into this ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY improvement (the old BYC was about to irretrievably collapse) as well as help others find the tools and shortcuts we discover and adore. I won't point out that I love being able to change font size and color easily. [​IMG] (OK, I pointed it out.)

    I'll start:

    My new favorite way to navigate when I first log on is to:

    • Hover over the 'Forum' brown tab at the top and click 'I've Posted.'
    • Then I go to the first thread I want to continue a conversation in.

    Here's the kicker: I can post on the thread and then hit my browser's 'Back' button and I go right back to the page that shows all of the threads I've posted in!! It used to take a bunch of clicks!! I'm LOVING this!!

    As you folks tell me what you love, I'll move them up to the top of this post to have a running thread we can all refer to- it'll give us a lot to learn that is fun and positive.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012

  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I am a big fan of the "multi-quote" feature. I used to have to pull off some tabbed-browsing and BBCode gymnastics to get the same effect. Soooo much easier now!
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Theres so much neat stuff here now, Im spending a lot more time here. I can honestly say I dont miss the previous BYC one bit.
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
  5. itsy

    itsy Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    I am enjoying the challenge of the conversion. I feel like it's a fun thing to try to memorize every in and out of the new system.

    When was the last time some of us have challenged ourselves to learn something new? It can be frustrating at first, but if you approach it like a game and celebrate your small victories (like adding photos or changing font size) then you'll be in a better mindset!
  6. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    Here's one of my favorites. Clicking the "I've Posted" link gives a page showing threads in which you've posted, and you can see which ones have new posts since yours. It's a really easy way to track all the active discussions in which you are participating; a big and efficient time saver.

    The "unanswered" is also nice. You can spot threads that no one has answered, to make sure the OP doesn't get ignored.

  7. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chirping

    Jun 21, 2011
    Kingman, AZ.
    I love that I can post pictures now! Like you guys love that my posts are so easy to find. I find it easier to find different threads, love the spell check! I am old & don't do well with change but really enjoying this change! Still the best of all is all the great info. on here!!

  8. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    [​IMG] Chickens?not yet, Just have to say I love the last part of your sig line!! [​IMG]

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