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Nikki McDonald
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Navigating and commenting in new version


Here's what I know or have figured out.

Hover over the image until stuff shows.
Find the words "View Details" and click on them.

(Do not click elsewhere or you get spun off into a view where the image is enlarged but annoyingly displayed against the background of all other images and you can't do anything - except this seems to be the only way to advance through galleries in a manual slideshow.)

Here's where I'm stuck. Once I click "View Details", I can't find a way to comment on the image nor can I find a way (other than my browser back button) to get back to the main gallery page.

Please help :)


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3/20/2016 6:31:17 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Happy Spring, Nikki... :-)
After you click on "view details", on the next larger image, go up to the top just below the image title, and you will see a very small/faint "Discuss" tab........


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3/20/2016 6:52:31 AM

 
Ann Lyssenko
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  OK! With some assistance, I get it! But I still can't see the "Discussion". Hovering does not brighten it! Is the goal here to just frustrate me and take the "Love " out of me? The hovering over the picture to fine "View Details" is as vague as the thinking on this new design. Is the goal to encourage viewers to participate, or drive crazy. And we all know that a definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Ann Lyssenko


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3/20/2016 10:17:32 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  OMG, Bob, there it is. If I stand up and get at exactly the right angle, I can see it - but just barely. I would NEVER have found it without knowing it HAD to be there and your directions. Thanks!

I complain all the time about this new (like last few years or so) website fad of putting text in a slightly different shade of the same color so you can't find it. Like dark blue on a very slightly darker blue background or charcoal gray on black. Makes me CRAZY and ain't no one gonna tell me I'll get used to it because I've been trying to for several years. Photoshop, Facebook, and BP and many other sites do it and all it does is raise my blood pressure every single time I need whatever feature it is. And I really have to NEED it (like in Photoshop) because otherwise I just walk away.


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3/20/2016 10:34:28 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Thanks, Bob. It took me three attempts to finally see it, after going back/forth to double-check your instructions. I suspect most folks will never see it, unless they change the font size and/or color.


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3/20/2016 6:50:30 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Maybe Jim will see this and do something about it...:-) The word "Discuss" should be much more visible. I have found if somebody writes a lot in the details area, you cannot even see the Discuss link...Personally while I love being able to see images way bigger, the rest of all of this really doesn't do anything for me at all...I don't have a "Smart Phone" or I Pad...Just my desktop computer...It took me forever to just respond to the comments I got, it is just too frustrating. Also I cannot use my back button to get back to my own image to go to the next person's gallery I want to reciprocate comments with...It either takes me to the previous members gallery, or I get an error screen...


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3/21/2016 12:14:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Thank you, Jim. The discuss button is now orange with white lettering, much bigger, and placed right below the title. I still would like a way to step through the full sized images . . . but this is a huge improvement in terms of commenting :)


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3/21/2016 3:01:01 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
  Now it takes way too long to upload galleries- and this is especially frustrating to use back button after discussing on a photo to get back to one's own gallery only to find you have to upload the gallery slowly again. Again, the changes seem detrimental to navigation- like the previous elimination of the ability to create galleries so you can't find old photos easily now.


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3/21/2016 6:10:05 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Thanks Jim for making the "Discuss" button much more visible :-) When I went to comment on an image this morning I found the Discussion button with an orange box around it with no problem :-)


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3/22/2016 9:29:16 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks Jim, this is much easier to see for us all.

UB.


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3/22/2016 9:30:50 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Still a few bugs with the back arrow taking us to an error page.

Usman, You have an orange daisy flower photo in your gallery. I clicked on that photo then clicked on View Details then clicked the back arrow to get to your gallery again. Instead I got the Error page. After I got back to Usman's gallery I did the same thing with other photos and didn't have a problem. Then I tried the same process with the daisy photo and got the same error result. Weird how that one picture doesn't want to cooperate.


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3/23/2016 7:42:19 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  First of all, that is a really cool photo - that daisy :)

Irene, thanks for your feedback but I can't seem to get that to happen for me. When I do what you describe, it works like every other photo for me.

If it keeps happening for you, can you please email support with a screen capture, including the URL you see when you get that error page or blank page.

Thanks,
Jim


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3/23/2016 7:55:24 AM

 
Irene Colling
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  Well Jim you worked magic again because now that one photo doesn't result in an error for me either. Guess it just needed your special recognition.


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3/23/2016 6:58:50 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Irene, I just checked and it works just all right. BTW, thanks for peeking at my gallery.

UB.


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3/23/2016 8:32:33 PM

 
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