Canon Rumors General

New features added to the Canon Rumors forum

We continue to work away in the background on the Canon Rumors forum. We’re working to fix bugs, add features and evaluating user experience.

What we have added today:

  • Bookmarks – You can now bookmark threads and specific posts if you wish. You’ll see a new bookmarks button at the top right, which will show what you have bookmarked. You’ll see a new small bookmark graphic at the top of each thread, as well as at the top of each post.
  • Covers – On your profile card, you can now set a custom cover image. Simple click your username at the top right and then click your username again. You’ll see a “cover” option. You can upload whatever you’d like to appear there.
  • Questions & Answers – We have set up a Questions & Answers form. You can post your question there and then vote for the best answers. We don’t know how this will go, but it may prove to be valuable. You case the question and answer forum here.
  • Trending posts – You’ll now see a new section in the sidebar with “trending posts”, these are obviously the most popular and active threads on the forum.
  • Image optimizer – We have installed a background image optimizer to help with server load. You don’t have to do anything, it’ll work away in the background. We’ll pay attention to how aggressive it is and we’ll make sure it doesn’t make photos look poor.

We’ll continue to work away at things. Keep in mind we can’t fix some things immediately, as they may require a plan and a financial investment to make possible.

Thanks for your time and understanding during this process.

Mikehit

EOS R6
Jul 28, 2015
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It's just a simple customization of your profile. Some popular posters here are followed directly by people.
None the wiser.
Does the cover image appear in place of the 'M' next to my posts, if not where? Which part of my profile is it customising? How is it related to people who follow me?
Not everyone understands these terms.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jul 20, 2010
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None the wiser.
Does the cover image appear in place of the 'M' next to my posts, if not where? Which part of my profile is it customising? How is it related to people who follow me?
Not everyone understands these terms.
Look at my profile to see a cover image.

The "m" is your avatar, you can customize that as well when clicking your profile name.

This is merely a cosmetic thing .
 

ethanz

1DX II
CR Pro
Apr 12, 2016
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Mike, I think it would be similar to a "cover photo" on your facebook (if you have one or even know what that means).

Good work Craig. Is this a CRR3?
 

jcfalconer

Falconer
Sep 13, 2014
32
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I followed the instructions in the post, but I can't find a "cover image" option in my profile settings anywhere.
 

tron

EOS R5
CR Pro
Nov 8, 2011
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Almost anything but the simple 2 links that were available in the previous forum (about updates on our posts and posts in general). True there are manual ways plus alerts but still these were the most easy ways to access the forum updates.
 

tron

EOS R5
CR Pro
Nov 8, 2011
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926
In addition the Alerts have interfered with Google Ads 2 times. They opened BELOW the google ad and I could not read them!
 

RGF

How you relate to the issue, is the issue.
Jul 13, 2012
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thanks for the posting of new features. I missed the bookmark feature which is handy
 

dilbert

I'm New Here
Aug 12, 2010
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The best new feature this site has is the personalised data management options - but is that only for Europeans?

What is "personalised data management"?

Good question. Not one that I'm sure I can answer except to say that I say "No" to every option presented.

This feature gives you a full list of the companies that get made aware of your activity on canonrumors- and the list is a lot lot longer than "facebook and google." Many of the names I've never heard of. But they're all there.

It would be good to see that feature made available to everyone, globally.
 

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