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ron bentley
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Hi all,

has anyone noticed some of the new functionality following the forum upgrade?

There are several subtle changes but, in particular, I noticed that it is now possible (was it always so, and I just missed it?) to upload your own backdrop to your MyProfile.  For example, I changed mine to the following:

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The default MyProfile backdrop image is:

image

 

When you examine your profile (MyProfile) you will see a new icon at the bottom right of the backdrop - a scene icon:

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If you click this icon you can then choose your own image for your MyProfile backdrop.

Regards

Ron B

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"Putting lipstick on a pig". Let's get the technical functions working right, then add some real forum functions like threading and a files section before we do cosmetic stuff.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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@ronbentley1,

Very interesting!  So I tried it.  Now I need to decide if I want to keep it.

Cam you identify what it is?

SteveG


   
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ron bentley
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@zander 

Ron, a bit harsh. As far as I can see everything is there as it always was, but perhaps not always as it once was.

Overall, the forum functionality is very good, we just need to understand its nuances.

😊

Ron B

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Creativity is an input to innovation and change is the output from innovation. Braden Kelley
A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output. Michael Kirby
Through great input you get great output. RZA
Gauss is great but Euler rocks!!


   
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@codecage 

Looks like an extract from a parameters file?

Ron B

PS

Mine is a random c++ code snap

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Creativity is an input to innovation and change is the output from innovation. Braden Kelley
A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output. Michael Kirby
Through great input you get great output. RZA
Gauss is great but Euler rocks!!


   
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@ronbentley1 So you haven't noticed that the name is gone when you hover over the avatar (Bill has been informed). Also when I open the site I often see many 'New' in orange that are in fact NOT new (Bill has been informed) On Follow's the email has no link, the subscription emails seem to be either missing or very slow.

The forum function most missed is threading. What that means is if I respond to a specific message then it appears indented immediately after the message being replied to. That way the need to quote is eliminated except for special cases as the context is obvious. This is the only forum that does not have it (I hope I didn't miss a setting that causes this) The other feature common to all other forums I know of is a files section. This would be a great place to save common errors and possibly code samples. Also a place to publish errata like broken links and bad libraries.

I am on the spectrum, and a trained critical thinker. What you perceive as harsh is just me being factual. Remember, I come from the cohort that had 1 winner followed by first loser etc, we didn't give out ribbons for showing up. Having poor social skills due to my autism doesn't help either.

Sorry, I thought you were more of a Boilermaker than a Snowflake.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@zander 

I appreciate your issues but please keep things polite. If not, dont respond.

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A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output. Michael Kirby
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@ronbentley1 How was I not 'polite'?

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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Posted by: @ronbentley1
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As far as I can see everything is there as it always was, but perhaps not always as it once was.

Overall, the forum functionality is very good, we just need to understand its nuances.

One thing I can't decide is whether "john doe reacted" is useful. It seems now that we have the ability to bestow "like" and "dislike" on posts, but I haven't yet determined how one identifies what "reacted" happened 🙁

 

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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@will Given what we have seen isn't it expected?

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@zander 

On a funny note, if you look at the top of the thread here, you'll see that the thread contains -1 likes. I find that hilarious !!!

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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@will Actually it's now 0 because there is one like and 1 dislike (me). I think I wil do a bunch of Likes to see the number climb.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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codecage
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@ronbentley1,

A chunk of gcode for a 3D printed part!

SteveG


   
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Hi @codecage,

 I see your recent 3D printing experience is appearing here as well now!

Best wishes, Dave


   
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frogandtoad
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@zander

Posted by: @zander

@ronbentley1 So you haven't noticed that the name is gone when you hover over the avatar (Bill has been informed). Also when I open the site I often see many 'New' in orange that are in fact NOT new (Bill has been informed) On Follow's the email has no link, the subscription emails seem to be either missing or very slow.

The forum function most missed is threading. What that means is if I respond to a specific message then it appears indented immediately after the message being replied to. That way the need to quote is eliminated except for special cases as the context is obvious. This is the only forum that does not have it (I hope I didn't miss a setting that causes this) The other feature common to all other forums I know of is a files section. This would be a great place to save common errors and possibly code samples. Also a place to publish errata like broken links and bad libraries.

I am on the spectrum, and a trained critical thinker. What you perceive as harsh is just me being factual. Remember, I come from the cohort that had 1 winner followed by first loser etc, we didn't give out ribbons for showing up. Having poor social skills due to my autism doesn't help either.

Sorry, I thought you were more of a Boilermaker than a Snowflake.

Hi Ron, I think you were a little too harsh as well!

BTW... as a self portrayed and trained critical thinker, you should have done the research to actually investigate that there actually is a form of threading available on this forum for posts, before stating there wasn't!

What happens when you hit this menu item?

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Cheers

 


   
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