FIXED Front page: "Customize this page" can't move Recent Reviews block

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  1. techboy
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    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    On the front page, the Recent Reviews & Releases block got added today...

    If I use the "Customize this page" on the front page, I can move or disable all the various blocks except Recent Reviews. Of course that's the only one I want to move, as I want it to show up below the news. In this picture of that page, note how "RecentReviews" has a solid border. It can't be moved at all. Every other block with dotted borders can be moved.

    Why can't I move this?
     
  2. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Ditto. I'd also like for reviews, and scene releases to be two separate entities. As much as I like reviews, I'd prefer not to see them taking up space on my front page. (However I want to be able to see the latest scene releases every time I refresh the portal.

    Can that happen?:yay:
     
  3. tj_cool

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    It's been locked in place on purpose by Costello
    Probably to give it more attention, at least for now.

    The reviews and releases have been combined in one box for the same purpose really.
     
  4. techboy
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    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'll just remove it entirely with an element filter then I guess. :( Was hoping I wouldn't have to do that since I wanted to keep it in a different spot. I just don't want reviews cluttering the top of the front page.

    It seems silly to not allow it be moved though, even "because it's new". It served its initial purpose of "hey look what we brought back" when I noticed it yesterday. Now it's just a nuisance I have to correct on my end. Everyone would need to move it manually to get rid of it anyway, and I doubt most would.
     
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    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    Ah, too bad. My front page currently looks like this: http://puu.sh/3XF4O.png and I wanted to change it so that it took up the entire width of the screen instead of having some empty space to the left. It's not that bad, though. Maybe I'll just remove the poll.
     
  6. Costello

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    the block is locked in position right now to make sure everyone is aware of its existence.
    once it's started to sink in we'll make it toggleable.
    however we have no plans to break the box down into two separately toggleable sections.
     
  7. techboy
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    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Alright. I'll just put up with it since I can't imagine it taking more than a week or so before I can move it. Thanks for the response.

    If anyone is really annoyed, a quick look at the source would suggest that you can hide it by hiding divs with id recRevMain.
     
  8. Costello

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    we will unlock the block in the next few days, your wishes will all come true :o
     
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    I honestly don't understand how the block moving system is organized. For example, I can't move the poll lower than the second block on the right side, otherwise it places itself back where it was. If board totals is on the screen, it also has issues letting stuff past it or staying where you put it. The shoutbox absolutely refuses to be anywhere near the top of the screen if any other blocks other than recent topics is in the same column as it.

    Frankly, I get the feeling that front screen customization is just kinda broken. That, or there are so many locks in place for certain positions that it's less customization than it is you figuring out what you don't care if it happens to be disabled.
     
  11. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

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    The recent threads section is still immovable in the sidebar.
     
  12. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

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    The problem is still there, just want to know if something will be done about.
     
  13. Costello

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    lol, I just realized you were talking about the recent threads, not the new releases/review section
    right now, no block is locked in position; you should be able to move everything.
    the only thing that can't be moved is I think the affiliate box because it's merged together with another box.
    remember: drag and drop the box to organize the layout, but don't forget to click SAVE at the bottom of the page!
     
  14. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

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    I tried to move the Recent Threads box up but it just puts it on the last position instead of the first.