I will as soon as people realize what I'm talking about.
But, thanks for answering. Here's what I'm referring to, for the people who might not yet understand -
Perhaps you are correct and they are useful. I am willing to revisit them and see if we can roll them into our theme in a way that we find pleasing.
The links, show unread posts
and show new replies to your posts
, are extremely useful tools. I and I think most forum users who have access to these links use them every time we log into a forum. The reason they are right there at the right of your avatar (which is also missing here as you explained) is because they are so useful. One of the most important things you can do in a forum is to find out easily who has responded to your posts, and then reply as needed. As it is now this is harder to do than it should be. It's fine to also include a list of the most recent posts, but most people are eager to find out what posts are brand new since their last visit
. You really should not have removed those useful links, but I do appreciate your re-thinking the issue.
I hope you also move to SMF 2.x also, as it provides a lot of improvements and Admin tools. Don't box yourself in with customizations so much that it's this hard to upgrade!
I have a few other ideas as well, if you'd be interested I'd be willing to put in some work on them. If you go to the EEVBlog forum, you will see the main board has either a blank oscilloscope screen, or an oscilloscope screen with a signal on it, as indicators for boards with no new posts or new posts. I was the guy who made those for the owner. The reason people make custom graphics like that, rather than use the stock SMF stuff is it customizes the forum more towards the subject matter.
Now, I do see you have done that here, but IMHO the new post/no new post graphics should have something to do with Ham Radio, not post-it notes. For example, you could have an S-Meter with no signal for no new posts, or an S9 for new posts, for these indicators. That's just one idea. If you want me to, I can think on it and send you some graphic ideas more oriented to Ham Radio. As you know, these files are very easy to swap out.
I also believe in personal avatars, and I think the members here should be able to use avatars that have something to do with ham radio, such as their rig, a rare QSL card, or other ham-related graphic. It makes it a lot easier to scan the posts and see who 's post it is you are looking for. Anyone who doesn't want an avatar can leave it off.
Let me know.