My brain can't see a good reason.
Thanks for reporting. I'm not sure why it is an identical list, It wasn't that way until recently(see: Difference between Newest Blogs and Recently Active Blogs? ). It shouldn't be. The "Newest Blogs" should be a list based on when the blog was posted. The "Recently Active Blogs" should be ones that recently have comments independent of when they were posted. So when someone comments on any blog old or new, it should bubbled back to the top. The Recently Active Blogs was added because of the issue with the "Newest Blogs" widget being blank on occasion while they figure out what is happening. (the "recent blogs" window is empty again and The recent blogs window has gone empty again as of last night. )
Dale, be sure to ask things like this in Community Help so it get's my attention and since it's related to the site and not quitting. That way I get notified. I've moved it. Thanks elvan and Giulia for mentioning me to bring to my attention.
MarkEX Community Manager
lol Don't be such a Male! Always good reasons to say things a few times.JK
When there was one box with double the blogs you wanted to hit the more button after you went through them.
When you see two sets of the same posts it sends a signal you've seen it all.
Hummmm I didn't notice it until you mentioned it I can't think of any good reason for it other than another site issue that needs looked at.
It looks odd to me.
More like, a mistake.
It sends a mixed message
"We don't have enough posts so were going to post them twice?"
It's probably a mistake yes it could send mixed messages hopefully Mark will get it straightened out .
HMMMMMMM? I dont know.
It's been this way for 10 days to two weeks already.
Wow I never noticed isn't that awlful! surely Mark knows doesn't he? I guess I haven't been on line as much lately at least not on the homepage so I never noticed but it really should be fixed.
Active Blogs/Newest Blogs grouped have been that way for over a week or two. If they fall in the same category they will be there more than once.
It was better the way it was before
Life evolves.This is what the new are taught here.
HA! I never even scroll down below the blue boxes! I just go to home and go to the latest postings box and click. I had to scroll to figure out what you were talking about........does seem kind of redundant.
It's the same 5 posts double, IT NEVER CHANGES
Honestly, I never noticed, hahaha...perhaps Mark could answer that.
Not lately because the blogs are few and in-between therefore it appears to me that they fall under both categories. That is all I could assume. There is less activity since games have taken precedence. lol
I just took a screenshot. NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
Between 2 sets of the same posts and a column full of games the home page is confusing at best.
Couldn't you put the games up in one of the 5 hot buttons at the top of the page to clear the right column for actual discussions and make the two identical columns one so we see 10 different posts instead of the same 5 all day long?
The "Newest Blogs" widget will only change when someone creates a new blog. Then MarilynH' s D.E.B.S. blog will move down, like this. Something is happening with the "Recently Active Blogs" widget where it isn't re-ordering when someone comments on any blog and putting the blog with most recent activity at the top of the list, like this. The Recent Active Blogs widget is just a temporary fix until the Newest Blogs widget is fixed so it isn't going blank on occasion.
Unfortunately there is no way to exclude only the Games posts in the right column widget at this time. I'll see what other options we have to focus on posts from Conversations and other Non-Games groups.
Thanks for your feedback.
It wasn't two columns of the same identical posts until two weeks ago. Someone made the change and it wasn't me.
10 different posts would seem preferable to two sets of the same thing.
There are two different issues going on.
As the admin, I made the change and am doing the best under the current circumstances. The "Newest Blog" widget can only have 5 blog posts or else it will fail more frequently. The "Recent Active Blogs" was added as a temporary fix because of your frequent reports that the "Newest Blogs" widget was blank. Hopefully the "Recent Active Blogs" will be fixed and will be re-ordering as people comment. I'm submitting a ticket to have it looked at to hopefully not having it showing the exact same thing. It broke recently as it had been working for sure on 2/27/19 and probably after that. I didn't notice it being the same thing yesterday. I look at the homepage fairly frequently so I would have noticed. The "Newest Blogs" widget is working as expected.
I didn't know the two were connected.
JonesCarpeDiem They're not related , two separate issues. The blank widget issue is happening after a bug in the update that happened in late January and the Recent Active Blogs widget was put up as a workaround until the Newest Blogs widget is fixed. Now Recent Active Blogs widget is also having a different issue that is yet unknown at this point.
Can you blank one of them out?
It looks a lot better without two columns of the same posts.
How about getting the one that remains back up to 10 posts?
It's still there, just moved back down to the bottom so that they can investigate what is happening.
I cannot bump the remaining one back up to 10 as it will likely blank out again. Their recommendation was to set at 5 until they fix it.
Dale, be sure to ask things like this in Community Help so it get's my attention and since it's related to the site and not quitting. That way I get notified. I've moved it. Thanks elvan and Giulia for mentioning me to bring to my attention. MarkEX Community Manager
Is there some reason you copied Mark's comment, Kim?
I guess she wants me to start a brand new post rather than keep it in one thread so as not to confuse anyone.
I'm guessing you forgot to put a reply/comment?
Well you can click on "Read the Latest Updates" on the homepage and see everything - Be sure to click on "All Content" on the left near the top. You can sort by different ways - newest created or latest updated - other options too. You won't miss much by looking from there.
It seems to be fixed on the home page now. The widgets are showing the correct information. One with the newest blogs and one with the blogs with most recent activity independent of when they were first posted.
Two columns of the same posts still appears redundant.
Weird! At the time I moved it back up they were not identical and were behaving as expected. I'll grab a screenshot next time.
And you can see here it's working again. The Photo blog had comments more recently than the Wow It's Hump Day and Risk of Hypothyroidism blogs.
Mark, didn't I ask this earlier? I thought I had? It does seem redundant.
Barbscloud I apologize if I missed your question before. The "Newest Blogs" widget has an issue where it goes blank periodically. Since it is unreliable currently, I have put another blog there until the issue is fixed so that people can see blogs that were created or commented on recently so that new blogs don't get missed. I agree, it does seem redundant to some degree but I would rather have that in the interim so that we have new blogs showing because I cannot be awake 24 hours a day add and remove the "Recent Active Blogs" widget if the Newest Blogs widget goes blank. Once the "Newest Blogs" widget is fixed the "Recent Active Blogs" widget will be removed..
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