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That;s a possible reason i think!

There is one button called Watch Setting in CodeRanch which has 3 options for user to choose

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Let say If I have interested on Android forum, I can click that Watch Setting button and choose Watch for new topics in this forum. So everytime there are new posts created, I will receive an email notifications.

DaniWeb so far don't have such feature right?

Dani 1,760

At this time, we only email you about updates to specific articles you've specified you want to watch.

However, there are some other tools at your disposal:

You can fetch an RSS feed of all new topics tagged with java. You can receive notifications by plugging this RSS feed into an RSS reader. Or, you can use something like IFTTT to send you alerts, text messages, tweets, facebook posts, or even flicker the lights in your smart home, etc., each time the RSS feed has been updated.

Additionally, if you want to do something creative and roll your own RSS parser, our RSS feeds use PubSubHubbub, which means you can get notified for updates via PUSH notifications instead of having to poll.

You can use our JSON feed to fetch all topics tagged with java, sorted by when they were last posted in. You will, unfortunately, have to write your own parser / reader / notification system (or perhaps one already exists somewhere on the web, probably a Github repository somewhere that would only need slight modifications to make it work).

Our complete API documentation is available at https://www.daniweb.com/welcome/api

John_165 commented: Thanks,but this sound complicated to me >< +0

A few steps. First check your DANIWEB settings about emails. Once that is done you automatically get email when you create a new discussion or reply to an existing discussion.

To get a notification without posting a reply, click the Watch Topic icon.

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PS. Adding note. This only gives you notifications of new replies to a topic that is open. To monitor for new discussions, you have to craft such with ideas from Dani.

Hi,if I have interested on one of the forum, example post which has Java tag, can I receive notification if someone is posting on that forum?

That was welcome news. I just walked through the exact same steps as before and this time it worked for me too.

Dani 1,760

Sorry about that. That was a bug from the migration we discovered late last night. Unfortunately, there were some serious repercussions as a result of it, where everyone who attempted to post yesterday was flagged as a spammer. It should be under control now.

rproffitt commented: Thanks for the explanation. Otherwise I would think these folk were all spammers. +0

Today I noticed most if not all posts (only checked out 10) today report an IP of 10.143.27.251

At first I thought we had a spammer but now it looks like a bug.

Testing IP Config

Dani 1,760

I said let me know if anything isn’t working. I never said anything about being able to fix anything.

Thank you for your bug reports. They will be looked into.

rproffitt commented: Nothing new broken. Seems as good as before. About climate change, that's all of us doing our part. +0

Anything? How about the US Government (Congress), US Immigration, Climate Change and US Health Care system? Can you fix those too? ;)

Dani 1,760

Sorry for the intermittent downtime over the past few days. We think we were being DDOS'ed, perhaps unclear.

However, we've upgraded to new web servers tonight, to bring HTTP/2 support and finally move from PHP 5.x to PHP 7. A few years late, I know.

Let me know if anything isn't working as it should!

Dani 1,760

That's OK, yes I meant that it's all the way down to the last post as I expected an "edit" button to be wither fixed positioned or for each thread, but that's I guess personal preferences.

Sorry, I'm still misunderstanding you. Individual post edits are per-post, not per-thread.

If I remember correctly in the old days there was just a textx area to reply to the thread which wasn't kind of floating as the current one is and, again I seem to remember, it spanned across the whole width of the page whereas the current window noe is only like half of the width of the page and you can't make it bigger other than making it full width - sorry maybe that wasn't clear

We've gone through many different iterations over the past 2 decades. Some were wider than others, but they were always a fixed width.

I remember I tried to login once and a new login system was in place at the time. I couldn't so I just left it at that.

Sorry the Dazah login was a confusing experience for you. It was confusing for lots of people, so while we kept the exact same technology under the hood, we renamed it DaniWeb Connect. It's amazing what a rebranding will do to lessen confusion!

In a search today I landed here again and before I could wipe my eyes, I started posting again... :)

Welcome back!!

The editor is a pain ...

I must agree, many changes around if you have not been here for a while. I have not been here for around 5 years or so (returned a few times to find a different look). I remember I tried to login once and a new login system was in place at the time. I couldn't so I just left it at that. In a search today I landed here again and before I could wipe my eyes, I started posting again... :)

I must say, I like the new interface Dani, much more elegant. The editor is a pain though, I constantly need to minimize it, then check what I am answering on or copying, then open again and try to keep track. I agree with Jim, do the post from an editor and paste it.

The relevant info opening up for me is also not as good as it used to be in the "good 'ol days", back then we had menus for all the relevant topics and languages. Now I need to specific search for a language or topic, it returns some questions (some very old) and forces me to search again. Another thing I picked up, the speed of loading etc increased big time, well done!

Hello Jim, Dani!

Dani 1,760

Sorry, it's working for me just fine. The only thing I could suspect as the cause of the described behavior is a race condition. Is it possible you requested multiple password resets in a row and clicked on the wrong one? Or perhaps you were actually already logged into DaniWeb in a different browser tab somewhere?

Any luck tracking down the source of the desribed behavior?

Dani 1,760

Thank you for clarifying. The one in the email should be the current password. I’m not sure why it doesn’t work for you. I’ll investigate a little bit later today.

My apologies, I got distracted in the middle of writing this and I think I missed a couple key details. Hopefully this helps clarify things:

The Forgot Password process sends an email with a link to click. The email purports that the link resets the password to one specified in the email. The link logs me in, and takes me to the User Settings page. I can enter a new password no problem. I put the password from the email in the current password box. However when I submit the form it complains that the current password is incorrect. It's required so I can't leave it blank. At this point I'm not able to do a password reset, as I don't know the current password and the one in the email doesn't seem to be the current password either.

Dani 1,760

Sorry, I'm misunderstanding what you're saying. What you described is the expected behavior, no? What appears to be broken?

The Forgot Password process sends an email with a link to click. The email purports that the link resets the password to one specified in the email. The link logs me in, and takes me to the User Settings page. I can enter a new password no problem. I put the password from the email in the current password box. Something appears to be broken here.

-Mike

@alan.davies, busted. Photo evidence at https://imgur.com/gallery/x8nJN

alan.davies commented: Heh heh. +0

Click literally anywhere except for the avatars :) Clicking on reply count goes to last post in the thread. Anywhere else to the first post.

Yes I understand, but two avatars catch the attention and I think, ooh... first post and last post, not first poster and last poster. I get it's my fault, but I just can't get out of the habit. I'm a face squisher by nature :)

Don't worry, the new generation of 'designers' just download a template from ThemeForest and call it a day. I am shocked to see how incompetent some so called web designers are, they have almost no clue about creating a design, they just change few colors and a lousy logo. It amuses me to see web design companies with template websites, not to mention hearing SEO 'specialists' who ask in forums if they need the client's website password to do SEO. No, you don't need it. It's done automatically by osmosis :D

Sorry, I'm misunderstanding you? All the way at the bottom of the page? Do you mean at the bottom of the post?

That's OK, yes I meant that it's all the way down to the last post as I expected an "edit" button to be wither fixed positioned or for each thread, but that's I guess personal preferences.

I don't know of any forums or Q&A sites that have full size editor mode as the default. Certainly DaniWeb has never been that way.

If I remember correctly in the old days there was just a textx area to reply to the thread which wasn't kind of floating as the current one is and, again I seem to remember, it spanned across the whole width of the page whereas the current window noe is only like half of the width of the page and you can't make it bigger other than making it full width - sorry maybe that wasn't clear

Dani 1,760

Thanks! Let me know if you have any constructive criticism.

Well, the forum has clearly evolved since I last spent time here. Anyway .. looks pretty dandy, as usual, and well developed. Dani, you're doing a tremendous work here ;)

Dani 1,760

Every time I end up on the last poster's profile.

Click literally anywhere except for the avatars :) Clicking on reply count goes to last post in the thread. Anywhere else to the first post.

Dani 1,760

Yes you can press esc and that turns into a full window but there you lose all the formatting options (code, quote etc)

The editor toolbar will be coming to full-screen mode in the future.

why can't we hav a normal full size window with all the options to reply to a thread as a default?

I don't know of any forums or Q&A sites that have full size editor mode as the default. Certainly DaniWeb has never been that way.

Then I tried to edit a post after I replied: I couldn't find an edit button to do so, that's extremely annoying and frustrating, where, if any, is the edit button?!

As has always been the case, you can edit your post for up to 15 minutes after posting to correct things like typos, etc. It's been this way for well over a decade, so it's not something specific to our current design.

EDIT: about the edit button: I discovered that it's there, only it only appears at the bottom of the page so to see it you have to scroll all the way to the bottom first before thrying to edit something, still annoying, but less than what I first believed...

Sorry, I'm misunderstanding you? All the way at the bottom of the page? Do you mean at the bottom of the post?

As to the full screen mode, this forum has embraced Markdown. For me it's jarring at times plus the editor ...

Like previous iterations, too many hidden features. How to do this or that should be obvious eg esc for full page editor. Not that intuitive. Hate trying to get to a post from the forum listing. Every time I end up on the last poster's profile. Grrr

rproffitt commented: I get the feeling that is by design. "I want you to meet people" even if I have to push you to do that. +0

It's not my favourite interface but you can't please everyone. Personally, for short posts I just create the post in TextPad then copy/paste into Daniweb. For anything longer I create the post in MarkdownPad, then copy/paste. It allows me to get the formatting right before posting and it also keeps me from losing a partial post if something locks up.