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Old 9th September 2021, 12:44 AM   #1
gerardv is offline gerardv  Australia
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If you have questions (or answers) regarding the forum migration project and they're not the subject of their own separate thread then post them here.
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Old 9th September 2021, 12:56 AM   #2
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Members can reply to threads in this New diyAudio Platform Q&A forum but not start new ones. The idea is that over time we'll build a library of topics, one per thread, that address specific questions and issues.

If you have a question, please ask it by posting a message in this general Q&A thread.

Depending on the topic, your question might then be turned into a separate dedicated Q&A thread to address that specific topic comprehensively.
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Old 9th September 2021, 09:03 AM   #3
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Will the new setup work with Tapatalk?
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Old 9th September 2021, 09:13 AM   #4
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The new platform is built from the ground up as a responsive design that works great on mobile, so we won't be installing Tapatalk into it. Tapatalk has long been a thorn in our sides, causing various problems and bugs including server performance issues.
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Old 9th September 2021, 09:27 AM   #5
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... Tapatalk has long been a thorn in our sides.. .
If things should improve on this front, please do reconsider. Else, Tapatalk's loss.

Good luck with the migration. Much appreciation for your efforts.

Cheers!
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Old 9th September 2021, 09:46 AM   #6
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When the server had its last round of glitches, we spent several days looking for the culprit, identifying exactly when the server load spikes were occurring, and going through New Relic logs until it turned out TapaTalk was causing the load spikes.

I don't know what it was doing but it doesn't make sense to have the majority of users at risk of poor performance due to TapaTalk's code / infrastructure issues. Currently it's enabled only because we don't have a viable option at the moment for mobile users and we don't want to force members to use current site on mobile if they don't want to (it's not a great experience). So we limp along.

As we move to XenForo I think it's the right move for us to just focus on making our mobile experience great so there isn't a need to rely on the whims of 3rd party mobile transformation services.
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Old 24th September 2021, 10:08 AM   #7
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Will there be an option within the new website for each new topic to have a summary section? Many topics involve wading through pages and pages of posts, and often the author doesn't give some key information upfront (e.g. gain of an amplifier design, or sensitivity of a speaker) - not a very efficient use of time. If moderators could include this then I would happily summarise the content of threads, you can see in this example that the moderator has helped people within this 700+page thread... we need more of this to make the site accessible and bring in new people.

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Also, any introduction of 'like' buttons? Might be helpful to find popular posts within a thread if these could be searched for.
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Old 26th September 2021, 09:52 PM   #8
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I second the above suggestion for a ‘like’ button, or some way to offer a positive affirmation of a post without having to junk up the thread. In the spirit of this thread, I’ll post as a question:

Will the new platform give users the ability to ‘react’ to posts?
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Old 27th September 2021, 12:38 AM   #9
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Will there be an option within the new website for each new topic to have a summary section? Many topics involve wading through pages and pages of posts, and often the author doesn't give some key information upfront (e.g. gain of an amplifier design, or sensitivity of a speaker) - not a very efficient use of time.
This topic is definitely at the front of our minds. Launching the migration with feature parity to the current site is "phase 1", solving this problem will be addressed in a subsequent phase. Trying to find the wheat amongst the chaff of a 100k post thread has been diyAudio's bugbear for a long time, and we are very much looking forward to finding the best solution possible.

Some kind of signal/noise identifier has been suggested, and I have seen other sites where you can use a slider to dial in the level of noise you would like to see. I'm not suggesting that will be our solution, but just giving an example of how another site has tried to address this.

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I second the above suggestion for a ‘like’ button, or some way to offer a positive affirmation of a post without having to junk up the thread. In the spirit of this thread, I’ll post as a question:

Will the new platform give users the ability to ‘react’ to posts?
In a word, yes!

It's very often I want to like a post to let someone know I've read it, let them know I concur, or to say "thanks". Having such a button means a lot less "me too" posts that add noise to a thread.

Some background: We did have this for a week or two about 10 years ago. The system was quickly gamed for the wrong purposes by warring factions and was disabled pending a better implementation.

We'll be slowly introducing reactions and see how the community uses them. If we can find a way to make them work without them creating negative vibes they'll stay
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Old 27th September 2021, 12:46 AM   #10
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The challenge is that we want to implement a reactions system which encourages good behaviours and does not become an end in itself.

Some way to acknowledge useful / informative or practical content would be great. On the new site I have set up for direct messages three reactions, thanks, "got it" and "informative". as an experiment.

Much of the conversation regarding reactions is based on people describing what other sites do / have done. However for the most part the reaction systems on other sites are broken IMHO.
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