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    Help with new forum format?

    Hello! I'm learning my way around the new forum format and I could use some tips on seeing the "unread" posts. I see the "trending" and "latest topics" sections on the main page, but I haven't figured out how to see who's replied recently like I could on the old system. I would usually log in and go to something like "unread" on the top menu. I honestly can't remember what it was called now that it is gone. Ha! Anyway, right now I'm seeing the original post along with the subject, but not the most recent reply. If I go to "New Topics" then I can get a pretty good idea, but they aren't in the order of last replies. I'm sure there's some way to do this. I just want to log in and see what activity has transpired since my last visit without too much hunting.
    Any tips for me to try?
    Thank you in advance!
    Festina lentē,
    Jessica P

    2018-2019 · 7th MP Year, 9th Homeschooling
    Interweaving home, cottage school, & MPOA
    DS · MPOA Henle 2, 9A -- DD · 7A -- DD · 4A -- DS · 1st

    Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School
    www.nashvillelatinschool.com

    #2
    The little icons next to boards and threads are normally gray, but they will turn blue when there is an unread post in that board/thread. You can also click on "Today's Posts" in the upper-left of any page to see every thread with at least one new post today. This list is pre-sorted by time of last update.

    HTH!
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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      #3
      Thank you for baby-stepping me through, Michael! The blue/gray designation had slipped my attention. I haven't found the "Today's Posts" yet--just the "Latest Activity" tab. Is that the same thing? Also, I see the FB/Twitter share buttons are not active yet. Is that something we'll be able to opt out of in our personal profile? I'd rather my forum posts not be cross-posted to social media.
      Festina lentē,
      Jessica P

      2018-2019 · 7th MP Year, 9th Homeschooling
      Interweaving home, cottage school, & MPOA
      DS · MPOA Henle 2, 9A -- DD · 7A -- DD · 4A -- DS · 1st

      Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School
      www.nashvillelatinschool.com

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        #4
        You're welcome! I've attached a screenshot of the "Today's Posts" button that will hopefully help, and I have emailed Paul about removing the Twitter and FB buttons as I have no idea if we can do it or how to do it.

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        Michael
        Memoria Press

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          The screen shot is so helpful because I don't have a "today's posts" button where you do! Thanks for checking on the other question.
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          Festina lentē,
          Jessica P

          2018-2019 · 7th MP Year, 9th Homeschooling
          Interweaving home, cottage school, & MPOA
          DS · MPOA Henle 2, 9A -- DD · 7A -- DD · 4A -- DS · 1st

          Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School
          www.nashvillelatinschool.com

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            #6
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            The screen shot is so helpful because I don't have a "today's posts" button where you do! Thanks for checking on the other question.
            Ah, the joys of updating!

            I am not sure why you can't see that button, so I will send another email to Paul (who is on vacation at the moment). I'm useless when it comes to making changes to the forum itself. Sorry I can't help more at the moment!
            Michael
            Memoria Press

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              #7
              Poor Paul! Happy to wait patiently while things get sorted.
              Festina lentē,
              Jessica P

              2018-2019 · 7th MP Year, 9th Homeschooling
              Interweaving home, cottage school, & MPOA
              DS · MPOA Henle 2, 9A -- DD · 7A -- DD · 4A -- DS · 1st

              Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School
              www.nashvillelatinschool.com

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                #8
                I only have new topics as well! (I also much prefer checking the “I am not a robot” over typing “Greek” or Memoria to post!
                Christine

                (2018-2019)
                DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
                DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
                DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

                Previous Years
                DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
                DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
                DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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                  #9
                  All these changes make me feel old...which is not good right around the time of one’’’s birthday (why can’t I get an apostrophe for one’s to work?), nor around the time that a lot of new oddly colored hairs have started appearing in the mirror (my anguished face emoji was going to go here but does not seem to work in the new format either).

                  Knodding head in agreement with the “hoping to avoid social media” post by Jess, and the “I am
                  not a robot improvement mentioned by Christine.” Change is hard, but can be good!

                  AMDG,
                  Sarah
                  Last edited by KF2000; 12-28-2018, 08:25 PM.
                  2018-2019
                  DD 17 - 12th || DS 15 - 10th || DD 13 - 8th || DD 11 - 6th || DD 9 - 4th
                  DD 7 - 1st || DD 5 - mix of 1st & JrK || +DS, 2-21-16+ || DS 11 months (and walking!)

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                    #10
                    I, too, do not see a "today's posts" button.
                    I do picture a vacationing Paul lying on a beach lounger wearing a suit and tie while reading a leather-bound book, and then being interrupted by a tuxedo-clad butler holding a silver platter upon which a phone is perched. "Important call from Kentucky, Mr. Schaeffer..."
                    *Really, maybe it's better I not share the ridiculous things that go on inside my head.*

                    Also, I agree wholeheartedly about not wanting my comments cross-posted on any other media platform (no matter how "social" it claims to be) AND I like merely being able to click and verify that I am not, in fact, a robot. Basically, I guess I should have just posted, "What they all said" and left it at that.
                    Last edited by Mary; 12-28-2018, 10:10 PM.
                    Mary

                    DD14 - 8M (Core/MPOA mashup)
                    DS12 - 6M
                    DD7 - Finishing K, entering 1st

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                      #11
                      Maybe it's the difference between accessing via a computer and accessing via a mobile device.

                      On my phone there's three little gray lines on the left of the screen at the top. I click those lines and a drop-down appears with "latest posts" as an option. Does that help?
                      Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                      DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
                      DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
                      DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by KF2000 View Post
                        All these changes make me feel old...which is not good right around the time of one’’’s birthday (why can’t I get an apostrophe for one’s to work?), nor around the time that a lot of new oddly colored hairs have started appearing in the mirror (my anguished face emoji was going to go here but does not seem to work in the new format either).

                        Knodding head in agreement with the “hoping to avoid social media” post by Jess, and the “I am
                        not a robot improvement mentioned by Christine.” Change is hard, but can be good!

                        AMDG,
                        Sarah
                        Are you a Dec or Jan b-day? I am a few days after Epiphany!

                        Oh wait, do not love having to click boxes with “street light, crosswalk, etc”. I always miss one tiny frame!
                        Christine

                        (2018-2019)
                        DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
                        DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
                        DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

                        Previous Years
                        DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
                        DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
                        DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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                          #13
                          Good morning everyone,

                          I am sorry for all the inconveniences that are accompanying this update. Please know that the decision to update the forum was made in response to a need for improved defenses against spam. There was no way to upgrade our filter without upgrading the entire forum. We appreciate all of your feedback regarding the new forum, and we will do what we can within the limits of the system to address the issues you've raised.
                          Michael
                          Memoria Press

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                            #14
                            Thank you, Michael (and team). We know that you all are looking out for us and have our best interests at heart. That's one of the many reasons I appreciate MP so much; it's never just about selling me literature guides or Latin workbooks.

                            BTW, how do you say, "I am not a robot" in Latin? Machina non sum? The beautiful irony is that that's precisely the point. We aren't robots; we are humans, image bearers. Ultimately, education is about real people: real children, real adults, real families, real communities, etc. Wendell Berry called this The Membership. It's because we aren't robots that we get up every morning and open the old books again--to keep becoming more human. I've decided that check box is doing me a favor. Indeed, I am not a robot and it's good to be reminded.
                            Festina lentē,
                            Jessica P

                            2018-2019 · 7th MP Year, 9th Homeschooling
                            Interweaving home, cottage school, & MPOA
                            DS · MPOA Henle 2, 9A -- DD · 7A -- DD · 4A -- DS · 1st

                            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School
                            www.nashvillelatinschool.com

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                              #15
                              I have the Today's Posts link at the top left on desktop and the drop-down Colomama mentioned when on mobile. I was surprised to hear everyone talking about a "not a robot" or password type requirement for posting...I've never seen either! Not in the old forum or this one!
                              Jennifer


                              2018-2019
                              DS-14 & DS-15 (MP9 Literature, Novare Intro to Physics, Light to the Nations I (CTP), MPOA for: Latin, Pre-Algebra, Ref/Con
                              DS-12 (6M)
                              DS-10 (SC3)
                              DD-8 (MP2)
                              DD-6 (SC2)
                              DD-3 (NT using SCB for gradual intro to JrK)

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