Forum Spy usability

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by cube, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. cube macrumors G5

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    When the pointer hovers over a link, stop scrolling.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had this discussion with some of my fellow Forum Spy users and I like it.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    It would be nice. I go to countless numbers of threads that I didn't mean to, because between the time I click and the time the site registers the click, the list has shifted.

    TEG
     
  4. JDR macrumors regular

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    Same. I've resorted to using the "New Posts" button next to it, instead.
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    same here. and it seems worse on iphone.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can say the same as well.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  8. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I Admin a few boards, I don't believe that is possible.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Can't you call up a javascript clientside with onMouseOver that disconnects forums spy from the server?
     
  10. arn macrumors god

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    we had this working in one of the test versions. it was done as a what if... but felt wrong as I recall.

    I'll see if we can revisit it.

    arn
     
  11. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Arn, I'd be interested in knowing the progress on that (if/when there is). I know it has to be manipulated on the client side, something I shy away from. But, I'd love to know for personal future reference.
     
  12. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Just to add myself to the bunch, I'd love to see this implemented.
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Never liked forum spy for that very reason, everything moved to fast for me. I loves me some New Posts though.
     
  14. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Maybe you can stop querying the server, but in any case, you have to set a flag that the response handler checks when there is a pending request, so that it will cache its result for later display.
     
  15. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Ditto my fellow forumites ;) I'd be happy with a pause button.
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    same here, i try it every now and then, and its great, but usually moves to fast and i misclick sometimes which is just frustrating. being able to slow it/stop it with a mouseover would be great.
     

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