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gcunit

I know I've said this before, but please add forum page navigation buttons to the top of the page. Having to scroll to the bottom does my nut.

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jimmyjames

May have been suggested but unsure. When you search for a game, on the overview tab could you put under the price info the download memory and sd requirements? Consider me blind if this info is in an easy to find place.

jimmyjames

subpopz

gcunit wrote:

I know I've said this before, but please add forum page navigation buttons to the top of the page. Having to scroll to the bottom does my nut.

This would be super awesome

subpopz

AwedecaiGames

I was wondering if it would be possible if we could insert images in our signatures.
... Maybe even create buttons with BB Codes.

Why doesn't NintendoLife have this?

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Tsurii

@AwedecaiGames ugh, no pictures. Sooner or later you'll have one guy start inserting gifs, then someone asks "why don't I do that, too. Looks snazzy" and before you know it the mobile site kills itself because the signatures get bigger and bigger. That kinda stuff only works with really strict rules, if they want to keep the forum convenient to navigate for people who're mostly on their phone. And going off a lot of the posts and New threads on here no one's bothering with the, like, 3 more important rules for the forums already. It's already a bit much whenever someone wants to do a screenshot sharing thread, imagine that for every discussion.

Having some kind of "cheat sheet" for formatting and/or buttons to quickly insert tags would probably help a ton of people tho. The spoiler tag in particular is super fickle, and it'd be infinitely more straightforward if you just hit a button instead of throwing five versions of the tag in your post and praying that one displays correctly lol

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What a beautiful signature.
Chew.

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Octane

@AwedecaiGames Because the point of a forum is the comments and replies, not the memes and GIFs in-between. The current lay-out makes it so you can't fit more than two comments on a single page. Allowing users to insert images in their signatures would only make things worse IMO.

Octane

AwedecaiGames

@Tsurii @Octane

Haha, Ok I'm getting the vibe that I'm not the first person that has asked this.

Ehh for the record, I was just interested in buttons, & I'm not familiar with forums that don't allow them in their signatures, so I thought I'd ask first since I joined a day ago lol

Thanks for the response anyways!

Edited on by AwedecaiGames

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shani

It would be great if the URL of a forum thread would always open the last page of that thread.
This is a widespread standard in all the other forums I know and should be a no-brainer.

Like, when I click the thread title in the forums or when I have bookmarked the thread, I always want to land on the last page at the last post.
Instead, when I click the thread title, it shows me the first page.
And when I have bookmarked a thread in my browser and open that bookmark, I always land on a page from several months ago (from when I bookmarked it).

gcunit wrote:

I know I've said this before, but please add forum page navigation buttons to the top of the page. Having to scroll to the bottom does my nut.

+1

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Octane

@shani That only happens for threads with unread messages, so any thread that's in red. It takes to to the first new message since you left the thread. Any thread that's in grey, and it takes you to the first page, since you've already read the last reply. You can still click on the ''00 mins ago'' on the right side, and it takes you to the latest post.

@antdickens Whenever I edit a post on the forums, and save the edit, it takes me to the post I just edited, which I quite useful for checking if everything worked. However, this doesn't work in the comment section underneath articles. Editing a post and saving takes me back to the top of the page, is there a way to implement a similar feature where it takes me back to the post I just edited. Trying to scroll through the posts or searching for it manually can take a bit of time – especially if it's an article with 100+ comments – and it would be really useful if the site directed me to that post right away.

Octane

shani

@Octane That's way too cumbersome and a really bad solution regarding the UX.
No one wants to read all the unread posts in a thread since their last visit. And it's also not standard behaviour for online forums.

E.g. I have the Splatoon 2 thread - a really long thread - in my browser's speeddial and whenever I open it, I obviously want to see the most recent posts (on the last page). If I want to read more, I can go one or two pages back from there.

But instead, my bookmark is tied to a specific page and unless I constantly update the bookmark myself, it's always outdated.
That's really unneccessary and shouldn't be a problem since other forums handle it better.

Octane wrote:

@shani That only happens for threads with unread messages

Well that's basically every thread then.
And why would I want to see the first page (from months or years ago) again when I've already read the last post? That makes no sense at all. If I have read the last post, I obviously have read the first post as well.

It wouldn't even make sense for smaller threads or my own threads. I don't want to read the/my initial post, I want to read the most recent replies because they're more relevant.


TLDR; No matter what the users has read or not, it should just always go to the last post by default. Just like in every other forum in the world.

Edited on by shani

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Octane

@shani I prefer it this way to be honest. Like I said, you can always go to the latest post by clicking the time stamp ''00 mins ago'' on the right side of the screen.

Octane

shani

@Octane That's the thing, the timestamp also just links to a specific post.
For example, right now it says '18 mins ago by Octane' and it's linked to http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/feedback/ideas_for_the_sit...

So if I bookmark this and open my bookmark in a few days, it will only lead me to your post, not to the most recent one. Which means it's just as useless as bookmarking page 54 of this thread...

Usually both use cases (yours and mine) should be possible - as they are in other forums - so I don't get why this forum is different.

Edited on by shani

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Tsurii

@shani "every other forum in the world" does exactly the same thing as this one, actually. I can't think of a single one that takes you to the latest post in a thread just by clicking on its title at least.

You always have those three options: go to the last unread post, go to the last post (by clicking on the "timer" you usually have with the "last post XX time ago") or go to the very first post on any page.

I guess it's kinda annoying to get sent to the first page of a thread you already posted in anyway, they could change that I guess, but you can always just click on that time stamp for the last reply or simply the last page of a discussion. The latter is what I tend to do, because I couldn't be assed to read weeks worth of posts before I reply to a topic myself but I still want to at least have some context as to what was relevant right before I make my post.

I'm not entirely sure if the mobile site has that timer for the latest post tho, so maybe that's something they could add to that version of the site. Then we'd have all three options for both. And, really, you don't need more than that.

edit: well, looks like the mobile site doesn't have the time stamp thingy. Either that or I'm blind.

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What a beautiful signature.
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Octane

@shani What you're looking for is a URL that always takes you to the last page. Something like http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/feedback/ideas_for_the_site/last. Am I right? That's indeed not a thing (yet?).

Octane

Octane

@antdickens Embedding Twitter links and YouTube videos don't seem to work anymore. YouTube still works via the old way (youtube:video_code), but the link itself doesn't embed the Tweet or video anymore.

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