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    Preparing TAT for 2016

    As part of a larger project to update TAT for 2016, I'll be adding some graphical elements to our forum over the next several days to a week. The first addition is in place and is called an "Activity Gauge." There's an explanation of the Activity Gauge in our FAQ here:

    http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum...#faq_act_gauge

    These additions won't automatically be considered permanent. I'm just trying some new ideas.

    (Our FAQ, by the way, can be found in the sub-links underneath the main Forum tab at the top of our pages.)
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    Would the "posts" count disappear then? Otherwise just kinda redundant

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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Would the "posts" count disappear then? Otherwise just kinda redundant
    Yes and no. With the final image (10 green bars) signifying 5,000+ posts the posts count is still useful above that number. The idea behind the activity gauge is to provide a quick graphical representation of a member's activity on our forum.
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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    "And to incentivize posting until you can fill that last bit of the bar", he posted earnestly in reply.
    I disapprove of this message

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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by James7 View Post
    "And to incentivize posting until you can fill that last bit of the bar", he posted earnestly in reply.
    LOL. You're so close. "Go James! Go James! Go James!"
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James7 View Post
    "And to incentivize posting until you can fill that last bit of the bar", he posted earnestly in reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkus View Post
    LOL. You're so close. "Go James! Go James! Go James!"
    Not if I get there first

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    A new generation of Post Whores.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Serial posters is the nice(r) way of putting it.

    How can someone named drop-shot be so harsh? That's a delicate shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Correspondent Kiu View Post
    Serial posters is the nice(r) way of putting it.

    How can someone named drop-shot be so harsh? That's a delicate shot.
    You see, twas' before your time that the term Post Whore was coined and a new type of denizen arose.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    You see, twas' before your time that the term Post Whore was coined and a new type of denizen arose.
    Just following your example

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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    I didn't see this thread until now, I just assumed it was an "Awesome Meter"
    “I put in the work and wanted it so badly but this guy is the best for a reason. He is such a complete player ... maybe I'll just punch him or something, I don't know.” - Andy Roddick

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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    We're going to try something different starting in the next few days/weeks (depends on my work load) and see how it goes.

    I'm going to add a new column to our forum pages (at least the main forum listing page) to the left side. It will be like the column on the right. In this new column will be a dedicated Contests RPB, the Challangers RPB, and Latest Blogs.

    The idea is to help keep contest threads from falling off the RPB system, to allow for more challenger RPB room, and to bring a little more attention to our blogs area.

    If we hate it, it'll be easy to revert back to the way it is now.

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    We may be losing the new(ish) "Activity Gauges". I'm not super happy with the sense of competition among our members that it represents.

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    As you were.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! The "I'm Shocked" Emoji!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
    Missing winter...

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    I hate change! I'll kill everybody!






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    Re: Preparing TAT for 2016

    More changes for Charlie!

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    TAT will no longer be covering tournaments. Our focus will be entirely on our community forum. Our content has been archived and will remain online in this new location indefinitely. Because of this, we no longer have a separate home page. Our base URL: http://www.talkabouttennis.com now redirects to our forum.

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    I've also tightened up the main menu strip at the top.

    • "Popular Threads" is now a secondary menu under the Forum Tab. (Please offer suggestions for other popular threads to be added to that list.)
    • "Other TAT Sites" is a new menu under the Forum Tab.
    • "Groups" can now be found under the Community Menu under the Forum Tab.
    • "TAT Photos" is now under the new TAT Sites menu.
    • The Home Tab has been removed (since we no longer have a separate home page).
    • "Calendar" has been removed.
    • A Support TAT Tab has been added.



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    It was my intention to have these (and forthcoming) changes done by the first of the year but work and real life had other ideas. I'm now hoping to have TAT 2016 ready by the Australian Open. Other than the addition of a left-hand column, I believe the major changes are done.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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