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Old 10-19-22, 08:39 PM
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Forum Format Change

Has the forum layout changed? When I opened it tonight it opened to a view showing trending threads. I am interested is a couple of topics and generally just go to them. I can do that by clicking on the Forum Directory button, but much prefer to make the old school forum Layout the default but can figure out how to do that

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Old 10-19-22, 08:57 PM
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Bookmark https://www.bikeforums.net/bike-forums/

https://www.bikeforums.net now refers to the "Trending Zombie Threads" page.
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Old 10-19-22, 09:16 PM
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Yeah. What is up with this change? I don't necessarily want to see what is trending at the moment if it doesn't fit my interests.
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Old 10-19-22, 11:26 PM
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Firefox memorizes many of my favorite topics.

So, I type in "Mec" and get: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/'

"get" to get: https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?do=getnew

"foo" for: https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/

etc.

I hadn't found the "Trending" (bikeforums.net/) until I found this topic.

I am surprised at how many July 18 and July 19, 2018 topics are hot trending topics!!!
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Old 10-20-22, 12:41 AM
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The “trending” thing turned MTBR into a dumpster fire for a little while until they filtered the off topic forums out of it

Pretty soon it will be full of the usual ****posters

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Old 10-20-22, 02:29 AM
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Looking on the bright side, the spam attacks don't seem to show up in the Trending/landing page.
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Old 10-20-22, 03:00 AM
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I don't see the issue; I've been using the new posts button to browse every forum I've been on for the last 20 years. I have not seen this trending page yet.

Getting logged out everytime I visit since the spam bots hit has been kinda annoying tho.
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Old 10-20-22, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Getting logged out everytime I visit since the spam bots hit has been kinda annoying tho.
That's not related to the spam bots. Are you clicking the "remember me" box when you log in? I wish that was the default tbh, it's really annoying if you don't do it. Otherwise maybe you have a plugin blocking the cookie that keeps you logged in.

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I am surprised at how many July 18 and July 19, 2018 topics are hot trending topics!!!
I have been asking about this. It simply can't be the case that a thread that was last replied to in 2018 is the trendiest thread. There is something way off about the way they are doing it.

But someone bumped my thread in long distance about Morton's neuroma and I'm glad that it's not on the trending page even thought it's getting some traffic. Lots of people have ideas on how to fix my 10 year old problem, apparently.

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Old 10-20-22, 04:37 AM
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The new format is Just plain RUBBISH……if you click on the BF banner it takes you to this trending nonsense. Same thing happens when your in a tread and click home. Why not give logged in users the ability to choose what their homepage is .
Has to be something about web page hit counts . That can be the only reason for adding new layers that must be navigated through to get to where you want to go.
Obviously those that approved this new format are not subscribers of keeping it simple.
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Old 10-20-22, 06:03 AM
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Is the style BikeforumsNG our only option for Quick Style Chooser? Is this the new Layout permently? How about a Dark Version?
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Old 10-20-22, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
The new format is Just plain RUBBISH……if you click on the BF banner it takes you to this trending nonsense. Same thing happens when your in a tread and click home. Why not give logged in users the ability to choose what their homepage is .
As you speculate, they found out there is more user engagment with a front page like this on their other forums. We're told that turning it off will be an option soon.
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Old 10-20-22, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
We're told that turning it off will be an option soon.
Soon cannot come too soon.
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Old 10-20-22, 06:19 AM
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Sure, hold your breath.

I think the task got sent to tech. Personally, I want them to kill (figuratively of course) the call girl scammers.
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Old 10-20-22, 10:45 AM
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Personally, I want them to kill (figuratively of course) the call girl scammers.
Does IB own a good call flooder?
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Old 10-20-22, 01:26 PM
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I have wondered what the story is with those phone numbers they put in the title. It would be funny to pit one group of spammers with another by hiring whoever it is that calls me repeatedly playing a message in Chinese saying I'm going to be deported
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Old 10-20-22, 01:27 PM
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I think it is more likely a denial-of-service attack.

I know I shouldn't speak for others, but I suspect we aren't the ideal target audience for the services supposedly offered.
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Old 10-20-22, 01:37 PM
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I hope the bicycles come back with the notification dot as to whether a sub forum has new posts or not. The new graphic replacing the bicycle and the graphic for reporting a individual post seem to be of low resolution and are really annoying to my eyes.

Hopefully all this is temporary for things that may have gotten messed up during the SPAM blitz or what ever went on while I was away for a few days.
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Old 10-21-22, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
I think it is more likely a denial-of-service attack.
I know I shouldn't speak for others, but I suspect we aren't the ideal target audience for the services supposedly offered.
They only gotta get one. My thought is the scam involves the phone numbers somehow.
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