My Stuff or sitemap

Legs

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#1
When I click on the 'My Stuff' menu I used to get the site map. now all I get is this message

The URL that you requested, /cpgn2/Menu.html, could not be found. Perhaps you either mistyped the URL or we have a broken link.

We have logged this error and will correct the problem if it is a broken link.We're sorry, but that page does not exist
I am on DII(F) and it's a shit system. Most (actually all) of the dropdown menus don't work, it's the only way I can get to some areas.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
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#2
Snap. I found that if you go to the main forum page and work from there, then you can get to things liek 'Who's online' etc.
 
#3
Thanks - that one is fixed, but there is still a duff link on the front page that I will get later. Meanwhile for the sitemap you can also use the link in the footer.
 
#5
Legs said:
When I click on the 'My Stuff' menu I used to get the site map. now all I get is this message

The URL that you requested, /cpgn2/Menu.html, could not be found. Perhaps you either mistyped the URL or we have a broken link.

We have logged this error and will correct the problem if it is a broken link.We're sorry, but that page does not exist
I am on DII(F) and it's a shit system. Most (actually all) of the dropdown menus don't work, it's the only way I can get to some areas.
Same problem on "More ARRSE", "Free ARRSE", "Purple Communities" and "Help"
 
#6
Before I change these, with a link in the footer now would it make more sense to get rid of those sitemap links on the main categories in the header. Perhaps the only one we need for DII people would be to have the Search category header pointing to the sitemap - or another sitemap link?

There must be loads of people who click on My Stuff and wonder why they end up on a sitemap - same for the others.
 
#8
Now much less confusing, although will take a short time to adjust for people who are used to the sitemap being called from those header categories - there are links as follows:

In the Help menu
On the right as a main heading in the menu
In the footer
On the front page above the coloured box menu items on the top left.

I hope this will suit all - those who need easy access to the sitemap, and those who have the pull down menu, but don't want to be mysteriously whisked off to the sitemap when innocently clicking on the other links rather than waiting for the options in the pull down.
 
#9
The problem is now that for those of us whose drop down menus don't work (DII), you end up with a load of menu headings that don't go anywhere/aren't clickable!

Having thought about it (and I know the Sitemap module doesn't (yet) support this) I think what we should have is:

More ARRSE > cpgn2/Site.html#More ARRSE
Help > cpgn2/Site.html#Help

........ etc
 
#10
Bad CO said:
The problem is now that for those of us whose drop down menus don't work (DII), you end up with a load of menu headings that don't go anywhere/aren't clickable!

Having thought about it (and I know the Sitemap module doesn't (yet) support this) I think what we should have is:

More ARRSE > cpgn2/Site.html#More ARRSE
Help > cpgn2/Site.html#Help

........ etc
See what you mean - you've got to know that your PC isn't playing to know that you have to click on Sitemap. Your answer is a Very good idea and not difficult I'm sure.

Another option (did we do this once?) id a red box that appears in the header for people without javascript that says "The menu won'twork because - click HERE ->". Probably better and less confusing for the majority.
 
#11
Scrap that - that would show for people with modern browsers but javascript disabled even though the menu would work perfectly well. On most people's browsers it just uses CSS.

What about something that recognises a DII client. Any RSigs person can tell me if there is anything that gives it away? DII specific IP address?
 
#12
Good CO said:
Scrap that - that would show for people with modern browsers but javascript disabled even though the menu would work perfectly well. On most people's browsers it just uses CSS.

What about something that recognises a DII client. Any RSigs person can tell me if there is anything that gives it away? DII specific IP address?
Or a DII specific theme, which might be easier?
 
#13
Or a DII specific theme, which might be easier?
Same problem as before - either the user himself has to know that he can't use the normal theme and menu, or the system has to recognize it and do it for him.

I suppose the gold plated solution is

if browser = IE6 or below AND browser doesn't do Javascript
then show DII menu.
 
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