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  • @ngamer01

    @cqcs4rp Gravatar is a third party service, so Opera is not required to get rid of your Gravatar should you remove your Opera account.

    This is beyond retarded... so if I "remove" my account in Opera terms this simply means "get the f* out" because we still have your account with ALL details (including e-mail!) and will use them but you will not be able to log in again and so forth... If I had know so I would have change my e-mail before hitting delete button hence there wouldn't be a match to my gravatar!

  • Good news, visits countdown woks now on profile page. Just sayin. 🙂

  • Wrog window for profil preferences and flags - no buttons for saving or "flag this!". Problem occur on latest 8.0 and mini8.0next j2me with Opera Link enabled.

  • Lack of email filter at account creation can be a problem, check my account. User /suspecer/ is live and well but could be a spammer. 🙂

  • Lack of email filter at account creation can be a problem, check my account. User /suspecer/ is live and well but could be a spammer. 🙂

    I guess we'll find out eventually.

  • This new forum really isn't made for technical support and helping people.

    -There are zero options when you create or edit a post so we can't paste block of text with it's original formatting(like part of a config file for example), embed images to show an error message we're getting or show an odd behavior of some kind. Some people seem to be able to do it, but there's no indication or any help on how to achieve these essentials features for a support forum.

    -It ignores single line breaks and there's no way to make more than one in a row so we get walls of text instead of properly broken down thoughts and ideas which makes it harder for others to understand us.

    -The content is confined to the middle of the page(I'm guessing it has a fixed width or something) so there's a lot of usable space wasted(at least half the page at 1080p resolution) which would cause problems to display bigger pictures and wider code if one would know how to use those. It also makes it harder to follow a text when you have to change line twice as much when you're reading it.

    -The webpage has to be refreshed every time one needs to press the edit or flag button which many people will interpret as meaning it can't be done or can only be done once.

    -We can see our comments and discussion, but there's no way to see if someone replied to a discussion we didn't start ourselves other than opening it to see or searching for it in the section. This make opening a new discussion for already existing problems very attractive for those who aren't on the forum 24/7 so that they can easily see the answers.

    -It's not possible to send private messages to other user to inform them of a change in a discussion, of a solution we want to make sure they've not missed among complex, confusing or off-topic comments or a more appropriate place to continue a somewhat off-topic discussion.

    It looks like this was designed for smartphones and single thought comments which is a very bad choice for a technical support forum where people need to explain things in a lot of details to get proper help. I hope they reconsider before it's too late and switch to a more appropriate platform for the forum if they don't want to waste time modifying it into something usable for their purpose.

    I know I won't be able to stand it for very long since it make helping others and getting help very hard and unpleasant.

  • I still don't understand why they didn't just keep the old forum, which had all the facilities needed.
    Yes it needed drastic pruning and reorganisation, but that would surely have been a better option than starting from scratch with what must be one of the most user unfriendly forum setups I've ever used!
    Still, as you say, it's all about touch screen smartphones and tablets now, and I guess this forum is better for them!
    😞

  • I hated the old forum so I think it was a good idea to change, but sadly it's not really better now, I would even dare to say it's mostly worse.

    And I find it hilarious that it works better with opera v12 or firefox than with opera v20.

    The discussions with unread comments in opera v20 don't have their background in a darker gray like they are supposed to.

  • You can include images, but you need somewhere to host them. Even the old pre-community forums allowed uploads to Opera's servers ...

  • Well, all images are on the cloud as skin or as pictures like 1 april cats, that's extra vis-a-vis androidcentral forums. This forum is tendentiously constructed to work better with Android browser or others with WebKit rendering engine from Google's backyard, neddlessly to say that Opera got a dog in this fight so it's normal to put the face-off spot in their field only that nobody knows what's the name of the game. That's the generic problem with all Opera Software products and services.

  • @digmed earlier today I accessed the forums normally via Opera for Android (Off-road disabled), now when I access it I get the desktop version instead of the mobile optimized one.

    I cleared the cookies + data but I still can't access the mobile version. What happened?

  • earlier today I accessed the forums normally via Opera for Android (Off-road disabled), now when I access it I get the desktop version instead of the mobile optimized one.

    Same here.

  • @digmed earlier today I accessed the forums normally via Opera for Android (Off-road disabled), now when I access it I get the desktop version instead of the mobile optimized one.
    I cleared the cookies + data but I still can't access the mobile version. What happened?

    Same here too.

  • @rafaelluik We made some changes, and unfortunately this seems to have disabled the mobile styling. I'll report it to our CSS-guru who will hopefully have it fixed soon 🙂

  • Thank you. 🙂

  • @rafaelluik We made some changes, and unfortunately this seems to have disabled the mobile styling. I'll report it to our CSS-guru who will hopefully have it fixed soon 🙂

    Do you know when it will be fixed?

  • @sidneyneto Patience. 🙂 Sunday has just ended in Norway. I believe they had a kind of extended holiday since Thursday (1th May - Labor day).

  • @sidneyneto Patience. 🙂 Sunday has just ended in Norway. I believe they had a kind of extended holiday since Thursday (1th May - Labor day).

    Ok, let's wait 🙂

  • It is working now!

  • Nice! I was missing it. Much better.

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