I agree with the several others that being able to see new messages since your last visit is a feature that is needed. It was in every forum back in the beginning of the internet. Now forums focus too much on pretty and not enough in function.
I use an RSS Reader, FeedDemon (even though no longer developed it still works better than any of the other RSS Readers out there, IMHO of many many years). This the address for the WyzeCam Forum Feed. This gives you all the postings in chronological order (newest first).
Most internet pages have an RSS Feed. In Firefox you can find it under Bookmarks > Subscribe To This Page > choice of feeds on site.
I was sad to see that a contributor has chosen to leave the forum, stating the reason “I don’t think it’s a healthy place to hang out”.
I was just catching up on some youtube subscriptions, and watched Christopher Barnatt’s 10th Anniversary of his “ExplainingComputers” channel.
In 7:12-9:40 he talks about the negative side of technology in the last 10 years: (my transcription, all errors are mine) “As with all amazing changes and revolutions there are negative sides, as we all know, and I think the big negative side has been the way that people have started to accept, and just… almost without question, that online is a place you can be intensely rude to other people. You can post abusive comments about whatever you like, and that’s just fine, in the way you couldn’t possibly get away with in the real world.”
On a lighter note, I enjoy listening to audiobooks while I am doing things that don’t require concentration, like commuting, and doing tasks around the house. My latest find on Librivox is Mark Twain’s “Roughing It”, read by a great volunteer reader John Greenman. He could be a professional narrator; he is that good.
If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, and humorous stories with a historical basis, I highly recommend this one.
Unfortunately you are correct and so was that user. Some times online places become toxic and over time will lose their value as a result. It is often a few people who get it started in that direction.
The option to disable images should be easy to code, because that is the behavior if you are not logged in (images are not displayed, but text is). So it should be easy to have a “display images” flag stored in the profile, and only display images if logged in and display images flag set.
Another option would be the ability to “subscribe” to forums, so new posts would be sent to the mail associated with your account, similar to the emails I get when I have the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”. These don’t include images (which is the way it should be). Text uses very little data compared to images, and these contain links to the message in the forum. The downside to that is that you lose the context, other than what the subject of the thread is, i.e. not what it was a reply to. But you can always go to the link and see the context.
I just returned to edit this post. Do have a look at the RSS reader recommended by DadCooks. Of course that’s for Windows, and you are probably looking for a mobile app (since you are concerned about data use). Perhaps someone can recommend a good mobile RSS reader.
Another option would be the ability to “subscribe” to forums, so new posts would be sent to the mail associated with your account, similar to the emails I get when I have the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”.
Good news: The ability to subscribe to each forum section exists already: Go to the main index page for each forum section. Near the top right, under the My Profile button and above the topic list, you should see a Subscribe button. This will send you each new post of that forum section. You must, of course, be logged in to see this button.
Hi jc, yes we do! Specifically for this topic on forum feedback, we’re consolidating the problems and improvement wishlist so that we can prioritize internally on which features to fix and roll out progressively.
We do, and we are trying to be more actively available on here. If there is something you think needs our attention or anything you would like to report, right now you can email this to email@example.com and myself or our other moderators will check into it. We are working on a more streamlined way to handle reporting or messaging us directly but for the meantime that is the best way. Thanks!
I posted this yesterday before I found this section of the forum. I should have posted it here as it is specifically forum related. Short version is unable to edit my forum profile because it requires entering the password but there is no place to enter your password.
As a newbe I love the forums and am finding them quite educational - and addicting. It would make browsing - or even looking for something so much easier if they were sorted chronologically. I’m sure I’ve seen that mentioned somewhere but thought I’d add my 2 cents. I do appreciate all the info I find here and all the knowledgable contributors.
It is for both V1 and V2. I believe the directions (below) are accurate. If you are not seeing the Motion Detection Zone options, it may be because your firmware is not up to date.
To set a detection zone, simply select a camera, go to Camera Settings -> Alert Settings, and find the Motion Detection Zone section at the bottom of the screen. If Full screen is enabled, toggle it off to be able to access the Set detection zone screen. You can then drag the corners of a rectangle to set the zone. Don't forget to press Save to complete your selection!
I too had a problem with the directions, perhaps because I’m a total newbie. On v2 anyway, you have to find the Live Stream screen first, then click on the gear in the upper right corner, select Alert Settings, scroll off the screen to the bottom (if it isn’t visible at the bottom), and select Set Detection Zone. Then follow the directions on the screen.
You are on the Live Stream screen if the words Live Stream are visible near the top of your screen; there may be a simpler way, but I get too it by tapping the still image on the Devices page.