I have mentioned these in a couple of different locations, but to put it on record here as well:
@oldbenko Great suggestions, we are working on all three items! There is currently an option to subscribe to a specific discussion board. See instructions here:
Hey, Deanna, all,
A couple of things I noticed and I think are in serious need of being addressed:
Another one of those that I noticed just now - the digest emails are ordered incorrectly, newest-to-oldest, so if you want to make sense of what's happening in a discussion with several replies, you need to jump to the end of the email and start reading backwards.
I'll just keep adding here, if you don't mind.
I noticed the digest will sometimes contain a post twice - that is because I subscribed to the entire discussion board, but also replied to a topic at some point, which automatically subscribed me to it (because early on we didn't have the board subscriptions, so I used that option of keeping track).
Whether or not this is something that should be addressed with any severity, I can't reliably say - my opinion is that it should be, but then again it isn't the most critical thing to do, given that one can manage their subscription preferences in the profile, and there are more important issues to address first.
However... this is where it becomes more of a priority: I went to my profile page to delete all topic subscriptions and noticed I can't select them. Yes, there's a menu item "Check All" (see attachments) but I don't know if this is just the page I'm seeing right now, and I wouldn't want to delete all of them by misunderstanding what "Check All" means.
So effectively, I can't manage my subscriptions (unless I delete all of them and recreate just the ones I want), which means I'll keep receiving duplicate emails.
Which probably means one of the two should be fixed ASAP.
I just noticed while posting the above - image upload still doesn't work correctly (one has to post the text first, then use "Edit" to reopen it and attach the image), and when you upload images, only one file can be added?
benko, I belive something is wrong there. I can see exactly the same thing. BUT I remember that at the beginning when I was playing with this you actually could check and uncheck things.
Now you see the dots, but don't see the items
chrome. I think at the beginning of the forum, this column of dots, was the list of subscriptions.
Please check the admin manual or admin preferences, because maybe someone by accident unselected some silly checkbox and that's why we can't see our subscriptions.
I don't know if it's my computer or is it the design. But the combination of color, background and fonts just loook bad. The font is not clear, sort of transparent and the contrast of color and background actually hurt my eyes.