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    #16
    There _is_ a link to the first unread post, but it occupies a small sliver of space just before the text of the topic subject, so a bit tricky to be aware of, or select.

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      #17
      Great spot.

      Unfortunately, the link is completely invisible in my browser (safari) there's no blue graphic there.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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        #18
        It's not visible on my Firefox either, but the white space can be sucessfully clicked to take you to the last post - if you know the button should be there.
        Try right clicking the white space until the pop-up menu reads 'open link in new tab', or similar wording for your browser.
        Or hover the cursor in the white space until it changes to a pointing finger, then left click.

        Getting technical and looking at the html code for the page it seems that the icon for the button is hidden if the colums spacings are 'large' or 'narrow'.
        And as we can see the colum spacing is all to c**k at the moment, Just look at the 'Header' bar.
        Once they sort the column spacing out the the button should display again.

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          #19
          Is there anyone who is actually in charge of the forum from a technical point of view?

          I'm getting quite adept at clicking on an otherwise empty space to go to the last post, but for anyone new coming to the forum it would be terribly confusing and frustrating.
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #20
            Ah grasshopper, you have to earn your spurs before you get to lean the secrets of the adept.

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              #21
              Has anyone noticed that the 'Go to first new post button' is visible - as long as you are not logged in.
              snip.JPG

              It only disappears again once you login.
              It has to be the formatting/width of the menu columns on the page menu/search bar which change depending on if you are logged in or not.
              ie. the first column when not logged in is 'Todays's Posts' but it changes to the shorter 'New Posts' once you've logged in.

              The column width is resizing to fit the shorter wording in the menu title, and so there is no longer room for that button to be displayed.

              It also explains the display anomalies in the screenshot in sam_cat's post (#5) above, the coulmns on the main page are being automatically sized to the same as the menubar columns and so everything is being crammed into a narrower first column.

              All that should be needed is for an Admin to readjust the column widths (of all columns) to set widths rather than sized to fit the number of characters.
              (As I said before it's little tweaks like that that can get reset when you have to reload the software following an outage).

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                #22
                I get the feeling that we don't actually have an admin for the forum.
                When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                  I get the feeling that we don't actually have an admin for the forum.
                  LOL, we have the same feeling on the disability forum I frequent.

                  There hasn't even been a moderator logon there since 4th Dec - The amount of spam posted in that time is horrendous and is driving members old and new away.

                  It's been bad for a couple of years but it's realy bad at the moment, they need a mod (a team of mods) who knows what they are doing and doesn't just work office hours.
                  (I've even taken the step of contacting the parent organisation because we don't believe that our concerns/complaints/offers of help about it are getting any further than the current forum mod - if there even is one).

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