Please use this forum topic to share your ideas for new website features or to let Tesla know if you find a bug. Thanks!
and a back to the top button would be nice too (for when you do get to the bottom)
Make sure you are logged in, then refresh. That seems to solve the problems for me.
Thanks, Brian. I do use F5 (refresh), but admittedly, I don't use Ctrl-F5. I'll try that from now on. Having said that ... I guess there's also a possibility that a hiccup on a web-proxy server could mess up the "freshness".
Virtual Test Drive, this is possible today, with information feedback for each stage of the experience.
Nope ... Ctrl-F5 did not make a difference today.
Additional comment: the blue banner that comes up in non-private threads after posting (informing us our new post needs to be approved before being posted) seems to either hang around a lot longer or be semi-permanent (until you moved to another or refreshed the page). Seems it pretty quickly "fades away" now. I think the older method is better. I almost missed the banner. Someone else who misses it might think his post did not "take" and proceeds to multi-post in dupli-/tripli-cate ...
"new posts" indicators don't seem to work in main forum selection screen. I had many new posts in sub-categories, but main one indicators stayed gray.
Were you logged in when you refreshed? I get correct indicators when I make sure I do both (in that order).
There should be a way to delete a post if you double post. That brief message that pops up about the post being reviewed by a moderator isn't always clear.
I never log out. On a very rare occassion IE8 crashes, and I need to log back in.
When you go to a thread with new posts, and the thread is longer than one page, by the time you get to the "new" posts near (if more than one) or at the end, the red "new" marker no longer shows. Likely because displaying the first page of a thread with new posts already resets the "new cookie" and you now have to figure out which posts are new (especially on active threads with several new replies). If you discover that a new post exists at the top of the last page, you now also have to back up to the previous page to see if the last post on that page is "new" or not.
(The whole thing is about as annoying and painful as reading my description of this bug :LOL: !)
BrianH, yes. In fact I can reproduce this now whenever I want. I know that there are some unread messages in general section under "Welcome to the Tesla Motors Forums", but that doesn't show on main level even with ctrl-F5 which should do complete redownload.
Firefox 3.5.11, if that has any significance.
Multiple times I have clicked on the "2 new" link for a topic, such as this one, that has multiple pages, and I find that I am taken to the first post on the first page rather than to the new posts on the last page. Safari 5 on Mac OS X.
Great improvements. "flag as inappropriate", new message indicator and sorting seem to be working now. Can't say anything about Steve's problem, didn't click "2 new" when there was one, but all of my errors seem to have disappeared.
Also now this works like forum should work. IE message appears here immediately. Semi-real-time discussion is now possible. Wonderful :-)
Very happy to have found this forum. I live in the S.F. Bay Area and I'm SO glad to see the Bay Area taking the lead ( once again) with respect to developing technologies.
As a construction worker I’ve had the pleasure of getting a “peek” into the future, working on projects during Silicon Valley’s early days and South San Francisco’s biotech revolution. Now just as we’re getting into the real fun stuff (Tesla, Fremont, Ca., Solyndra, MiaSole, Nanosolar, etc.), it’s time for me to retire.
What I would like to know is this: Is Tesla’s R&D department giving serious consideration to getting first dibs on the recent lithium-ion battery technological developments coming out of MIT (Angela Belcher’s Team) and Stanford (Cui’s Team)?
It seems to me that he who gets there first shall RULE THE WORLD!
Yesterday, we released updates to the Forums. Items we changed are as follows:
- Comments from all users are automatically published, without approval from Tesla.
- The Forum will be moderated by Tesla on a daily basis – comments that violate the guidelines are subject to moderation.
- You are now able to "Flag as inappropriate". Using the "flag" function will alert Tesla moderators to any issues.
- The push-pin icon indicates "sticky" posts.
- Owners Only topics are now indicated with a "key" icon. The Tesla "T" icon indicates that the user is a Tesla employee.
- The main page of the forum now indicates the number of new threads and posts since the last time you logged in.
Thanks for those fixes/updates.
Suggestion: check system time. My latest (prior) post was clocked as 10:40. Actually it was 10:52. Drifting ?
Still would love a "Preview" button, before using "Submit".
Hello everyone! I think that website should have dynamical changing pictures like lightning on a background or like Tesla's coil =) But with a friendly design.
How about a "search" ability?
The "sticky" posts don't light up red when there's new content. And the new entries don't seem to be tagged in them.
Thanks for the community forums!
Please consider changing the color of the text in these message threads from #666666 to #000000. I quickly made the change using Firebug and the readability went way up.
Minor gripe: the grey sticky "pins" should also turn red if new posts in those subcategories.
Also agree with Brian8 on text color.
There has been few spamming incidents lately here. Maybe there is a need to make some questionnaire for messages. You know like "what is 1+1?" to create an account so that bots can't do that. It looks like this forum starts to be big enough to draw spammers attention (which is good, but comes with drawbacks).
Please make links clickable. Meaning, when someone posts a link in their text, it should automatically convert to clickable link so we don't have to cut and paste.
Also the "Back To General Discussions" link (and probably others} should be a whole button rollover field, not just the text. The Submit button below is how they all should be.
Finally, this discussion list should be a frame within the page, so we can roll down it, but the title bar and side bar stay put. So we don't have to roll all the way back up to select a different page.
I second that problem with "Sorting by latest reply" not working. A fix appears not to have been included on Sep 3, which is when, it seems, the last fixes were applied.
Clicking "x new messages" in thread does not get you in the first unread message in threads with multiple pages (like this one). It works if there is only one page.
If posts were listed in most-recent-first order (not convenient for newcomers, but great for frequent "returnees") several issues would be solved at once. Because of the disadvantage to newcomers ... the default should be left as is, but an option in a (frequent user's) "profile" to list in most-recent-first order would be great.
Timo, I agree. See my post on September 1.
I try to subscribe to the RSS-feed on this site:
But only get this message:
Sorry 2new, you don't have permission to view the page you've just tried to access
And the link contact us (http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/contact) don't work.
Blog is removing all formatting I do in my comments. If I want to add list of things and some pauses in text to clarify it (for example answering two different questions) those are all removed. (pause, linefeed)
I would like to have ability to add empty lines in my messages. Possibly even some BB tags (quote)(/quote) pairs, teletype text, bolding, underlining and stuff like that.
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