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On the old forums, if you moused over a thread title you could see a brief preview of the beginning of the text. That was really helpful for deciding whether or not a thread with a cryptic or vague title was something I wanted to read. Can we get that back, please?

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That was one of the first things I noticed too. I don't read WTM on my phone because that feature doesn't work. I *REALLY* like that feature and would love to see it be added back to the forums.

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On the old forums, if you moused over a thread title you could see a brief preview of the beginning of the text. That was really helpful for deciding whether or not a thread with a cryptic or vague title was something I wanted to read. Can we get that back, please?

 

 

I agree. A very useful feature — please bring it back.

 

Erica in OR

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:iagree: That was such a great feature that made this site stand out among other homeschool forums. It saves a ton of time and without it.....I'll be disappointed for sure. :crying:

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If you go about 3/4 of an inch from the thread title (actually it depends on the board -- on this board it is in the middle) there is a down arrow. You can preview the thread without clicking on the whole thread.

 

Due to the speed issues today sometimes it hasn't worked but it has worked a few times.

 

HTH

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The little arrow is over to the right if you are hovering -- if you click on it, you'll get a couple posts. But it isn't as quick & easy as just hovering.

I did like that you can now filter your "new content" by certain forums. Nice! :hurray:

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If you go about 3/4 of an inch from the thread title there is a down arrow. You can preview the thread without clicking on the whole thread.

 

Due to the speed issues today sometimes it hasn't worked but it has worked a few times.

 

HTH

 

Not the same thing, IMO. You still have to click it to preview and then click it again to open the thread or close it. With the mouse-over feature, you simple hover over the title to get the preview. I would love that feature back. Please? :wub:

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If you go about 3/4 of an inch from the thread title there is a down arrow. You can preview the thread without clicking on the whole thread.

 

Due to the speed issues today sometimes it hasn't worked but it has worked a few times.

 

HTH

 

Good to know, thanks! And, it looks like you have to click on the arrow for that to work.

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:iagree: That was such a great feature that made this site stand out among other homeschool forums. It saves a ton of time and without it.....I'll be disappointed for sure. :crying:

 

 

:iagree: I really miss the hover feature. Clicking on the preview thing takes way too much time.

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okay so I really like the preview thingie. I love seeing the first and last post like that. That could potentially be helpful when threads (topics?) get big and you want to see at a glance how the conversation progressed. But yes I agree with everyone else. I love that hover feature. Especially useful if buying something on the sale and swap board.

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Just agreeing! Lack of hover preview is what finally drove me off the SL boards for good. (They had the same upgrade.) It simply takes too much time to load a thread only to learn that you didn't want to read it, and the click-the-arrow preview takes that same amount of time.

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I'm sad. I tried exploring my usual sub-forums without the hover feature. I never realized how much I depend on it. I cannot go through clicking on every single thread to see if it's something I want to read or respond to. Please, please, please bring it back!

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I like this as well, especially with a slow internet connection.

:iagree: I really miss the hover feature. Clicking on the preview thing takes way too much time.

 

:iagree:

 

I've left other boards because it's too inefficient to read threads without the hover feature. Imho, it's crucial, or else it's not worth my time.

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Yes, please bring back the hover. Truly... I know I am not the only one who weeds out time-waster and energy-sucker threads with that feature.

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Yes, please bring back the hover. Truly... I know I am not the only one who weeds out time-waster and energy-sucker threads with that feature.

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Adding my voice to the pleas for the hover. It makes a huge difference to the usability of the forums. OK, fora :-)

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Yes, please, please, PLEASE bring back the hover feature! It's a real time saver - even when the boards are moving at normal speed.

 

Thank you,

Lucinda

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I'd like the hover back, too. For the sake of my own efficiency I click on "new posts" and then use the hover feature to go through the threads. On a board this big it really helps me be more involved.

 

I haven't been able to get the arrow to work to see if it's a suitable substitute.

 

Also - THANK YOU ALL for working so hard on the boards this weekend. I have a general idea of how hard it is on y'all to get this up and running and then do all the tweaking to make things run smoothly.

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Okay, the arrow is working. It's a trade off for me - I liked the ease of the hover but I LOVE that the latest post shows. All in all I've had to do some laundry, find my Big Girl Panties, and hoist them up ; )

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I think the new preview feature is an attempt to get a hover-type feature on an ipad. There were numerous requests to be able to hover on a tablet, this new feature allows tablet users to preview the post since the hover function was unavailable on a tablet. I appreciate that they've listened to these requests and are trying this new preview feature. The best of both worlds would combine the hover for mouse users and the preview for tablet users. That may be asking too much!!

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On the old forums, if you moused over a thread title you could see a brief preview of the beginning of the text. That was really helpful for deciding whether or not a thread with a cryptic or vague title was something I wanted to read. Can we get that back, please?

 

 

:iagree:

 

And I also miss the hybrid mode that allowed me to quickly scan through the responses to navigate my way to ones that a particularly wanted to read without reading through many pages of responses.

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On the old forums, if you moused over a thread title you could see a brief preview of the beginning of the text. That was really helpful for deciding whether or not a thread with a cryptic or vague title was something I wanted to read. Can we get that back, please?

:iagree:

Please

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