Bug, or just the way it is?

ScaleCraft Jul 20, 2015

  1. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    Several times, I open a thread, and at the bottom it gives me a couple of navigation choices...one being "trainboard", which is forums, the other the specific forum, like this one, "support". Okay, say I want to read the rest of the "support" threads...so I select "support" and I'm right back at "forums".
    Not complaining. Just asking if that's the way it's supposed to work?
    Dave
     
  2. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    and if I start the thread, like this one, I get three choices...."trainboard", "support issues", and "support". "support" is dark, and if I select that I do go the the "support" forum, but "support issues" is the main forum list.
    Dave
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's just a map of where you are. So clicking on it will loop you right back again. It's that way for all the forums here.
     
  4. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    Oh...kay. I would have surmised "trainboard" would have done that, looped me back to main forums page, but not a specific forum "link".
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Trainboard takes you to the forum index.

    Charlie
     
  6. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    and support issues takes you to the forum index.
     
  7. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    I would have thought, based upon how many decades (can't be that long, can it?) of using and participating in forums, that Trainboard would have been index, support issues would have opened that specific forum grouping (support and new member introductions), and support to the specific thread.
    But I get the first two to index, last one to support subgroup.
    Okay, you say it's fine...it's fine.
    Did my bit!
    Dave
     
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ok, I see what you are saying now.

    "Support Issues" is the category that the support forum is in. Clicking that should take you to that category on the forum index (by design).

    TrainBoard is the forum index, Support Issues is the category location on the forum index, and Support is the actual forum.

    Make sense?

    Charlie
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As a further example, if you go into the N Scale forum and click "Model Railroad Forums" then it goes to that place on the forum index.

    Charlie
     
  10. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    Sort of. The first two just take you to the main TrainBoard index.
     
  11. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    They take you to the same page, but not the same place on that page. 'Trainboard' takes you to the top of the index, 'Support Issues' takes you to the 'Support' heading on the index page (put the 'Support' link at the top of the page).

    Jason
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Right. It takes you to the same place on the page, which in the support instance, looks like the top of the page. Do you see what we mean?
     
  13. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    If that's the way it's supposed to work, okay, that's the way it's supposed to work.
    I would have thought it would have opened the support section, with both sub forums, support issues and whatever the other one is, showing only those two subforums.
    I guess this is the way this software is...now that I know, I'll just do it manually. Faster.
     
  14. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    'Support' opens the support page and there is no 'Support Issues' page to manually go to or open. It's just a heading on the 'Trainboard page.

    Basically under the usual use of 'Breadcrumbs' (the trail of how you got to where you are) there really shouldn't be a tab for "Support Issues", it should just be 'Trainboard -> Support".

    Jason
     
  15. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    If I'm on a page, and I want to navigate to another forum in the same group, easier for me just to hit "trainboard" at the bottom. Remember how I titled this thread.
     
  16. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    Well right, but in terms of the forum software, since 'Support' is under the grouping of 'Support Issues' on the main Trainboard page, they put in a link to that. It may be more useful when you're browsing the 'Model Railroading Forums' sections so if you want to go from N scale to HO, you could then hit the 'Model Railroading Forums' at the bottom which would bring you back to that section on the home page and then select HO. In that case it would be faster.

    It's not useful here because the only other listing under 'Support Issues' is the 'New Member Introductions'.


    Jaso'n
     

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