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SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
25 Jul 2014 9:37PM
Now we're on another completely different subject. Smile Recent Activity is my default view on the forums I don't see the necessity for much else really.

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Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 9:38PM
I've just read this and here4years is right

Ade could have posted the topic here but instead he posted it on his blog then he posted a link here. Then he nudged the convo along.

It's against the rules, change the rules. Allow members to do what he's done. There are loads of loyal members who put links to ePz on their website when they made them. People like Ade, Keith and others have done loads of critique, forum help and advice and Christ knows what over many, many years. Give them something back. They don't even get free e2.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
25 Jul 2014 9:45PM

Quote:Recent Activity is my default view on the forums I don't see the necessity for much else really.

Same here, simply because it's the easiest (only?) way to access the most recent activity but I can understand that if someone was only interested in something specific, they'd presumably head for the appropriate manageable sub-section.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
25 Jul 2014 9:48PM
Like what? Latest topics, hot topics? Can't think why anyone would specifically want those. You can connect to topics you're particularly interested in but the forums aren't that busy that you'd need to.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 9:49PM
Ade and his hints are one of the main reason i like epHotozine and in part why i became an e2 member. Even his story or turning pro has been encouraging - I'm a fan of what he does, and would not like this stop. And anyway if you are giving something valuable then 1 possible extra Google ranking is a very small price to pay for so many contributions.



Here is another HDR related epz article from a guy called Ken Kaminesky. I'm sure some here might consider this overdone but others will say its amazing.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
25 Jul 2014 9:56PM

Quote:Like what? Latest topics, hot topics? Can't think why anyone would specifically want those.

Neither can I and I suspect, in reality, neither can very many others.

What I meant was that someone might be looking for advice on a specific printer or a vacuum cleaner or something which might be in the printer or vacuum cleaner section but hasn't generated sufficient momentum to stay in the "Recent activity" bit.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
25 Jul 2014 9:56PM
Wouldn't it make sense to encourage links, input, tutorials, or whatever, by members, rather than have us linking to outside sites, which I do all the time?
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
25 Jul 2014 9:59PM

Quote:What I meant was that someone might be looking for advice on a specific printer or a vacuum cleaner or something which might be in the printer or vacuum cleaner section but hasn't generated sufficient momentum to stay in the "Recent activity" bit.
Well you can do a search for specific things like that. I doubt many people do that, but it's there if you want it.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
25 Jul 2014 9:59PM

Quote:Like what? Latest topics, hot topics? Can't think why anyone would specifically want those. You can connect to topics you're particularly interested in but the forums aren't that busy that you'd need to.

???
A new member, or a casual visitor might want info/help on a Tamron lens then he can go directly to that sub-forum. It might not appear amongst the recent activity, so using that as a starting point is useless.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
25 Jul 2014 10:08PM

Quote:A new member, or a casual visitor might want info/help on a Tamron lens then he can go directly to that sub-forum

Sort of, actually they'd have to go directly to the site map first, then find the sub-section "Community" and then the sub-section "Totally Tamron."
Which rather reiterates my point from yesterday that if you don't know where the site map is . . .

In fact, why isn't it somewhere prominent on the home page? I assume that's where people who come here for the first time find themselves?
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 10:10PM

Quote:actually they'd have to go directly to the site map first,
no they wouldnt, thats just you Wink

most people find the appropriate forum.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
25 Jul 2014 10:11PM
Well just type in your query in the query box, wherever that is. Now, that could be made more prominent.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 10:12PM
yes that could be more prominent, big search box that would be lovely
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 10:14PM

Quote:hasn't generated sufficient momentum to stay in the "Recent activity" bit.


Yes true, you can go through several pages of recent activity and find them, but not many of us can be bothered, there used to be a link to "unanswered topics", it was good to go and help out people who'd had none. Some subjects disappear. Some subjects don't appear in recent activity if you aren't logged in.....

Remember ages ago (before January I think), reading lots of members stating that "Recent Activity" was their landing page of choice.

It's easy to see why, the day before you'd have read and/or contributed to half a dozen subjects that were in separate forums, recent activity quickest place to catch up on them instead of going through each forum one at a time, trying to remember which were in what forum
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 10:21PM

Quote:Yes that could be more prominent, big search box that would be lovely


In the new "responsive" pages it is (if there is space on the screen):

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