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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2009, 08:26:44 PM »
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2009, 08:56:47 PM »
It's great to see the forum get a little better ever time you look!  :happy: Great work!  :eusa_clap: Keep it up!

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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2009, 08:58:19 PM »
Oh, Calvin, the "read last post in this thread" function seems to be gone from the board overview
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2009, 09:42:30 PM »
Oh, Calvin, the "read last post in this thread" function seems to be gone from the board overview

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Just a quick piece of constructive feedback ... the previous way of having the stickies slightly highlighted made it easier to tell them from the other posts.

Pay attention guys .............

............. I assume the other little tweaks, like 'bolded' stickies, last post tag in the right column of the thread listings, and .............

The tree at the bottom of threads has already been done.


Back on the width thing - I have noticed if you scroll to the very bottom, or the very top, there is a black area .......
the header and footer boxes are a set width, and the thread width is being controlled by the widest pic posted somewhere on the page.
See Wiss' "grand tour" thread for example.


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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2009, 09:53:26 PM »
EDIT: forgot to sign in to my main account...

@Inarticulate

It's not a problem, it just lets me know what browser to use to recreate the problem, and then I can diagnose it.

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Keep posting any problems you find, and I'll try to deal with them asap.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2009, 09:57:17 PM »
Just a quick piece of constructive feedback ... the previous way of having the stickies slightly highlighted made it easier to tell them from the other posts.

Pay attention guys .............

............. I assume the other little tweaks, like 'bolded' stickies, last post tag in the right column of the thread listings, and .............
True, and not that I wanted to repeat another persaon's post, but perhaps another voice chiming in shows the importance of an item. :icon_wink: :icon_cool:
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2009, 09:58:49 PM »
@All,
Keep posting any problems you find, and I'll try to deal with them asap.
Thanks Calvin. :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2009, 10:05:34 PM »
I cannot upload a different avatar picture.  It says it is too big, yet it is only 38K.

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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2009, 10:14:43 PM »
That avatar problem should be fixed now. It was a problem with the actual forum source code, luckily there's a patch available to fix it.  :-)
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2009, 12:17:38 AM »
I just tried the avatar again and got this:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_ELSE in /home/warh3897/public_html/theforum/Sources/Subs-Graphics.php on line 227


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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2009, 06:27:52 AM »
Another wierd thing:

For me, the box containing the forum (Everything below "Hello Moxer you have x messages...) is shifted to the right. I have to scroll to read posts, it looks like the forumbox got "dragged" to the right (and slightly up, the lines "Show new replies to your posts" and the navigation line are on top of each other)

Edit: Using Firefox
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2009, 07:36:57 AM »
I now have the option to perform 'moderation' while logged on on my mobile.

The option is good, but I don't trust myself on such a little screen.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2009, 07:45:56 AM »
I now have the option to perform 'moderation' while logged on on my mobile.

The option is good, but I don't trust myself on such a little screen.

noticed it too. only allows post edits though.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2009, 11:38:01 AM »
Just for the record, I find the name of the poster is adjusting the width of the Avatar part of the post, which makes for a little confused reading when scrolling downwards.

Otherwise, great work!!! Yay!!!  :::cheers:::

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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2009, 12:09:44 PM »
Just for the record, I find the name of the poster is adjusting the width of the Avatar part of the post, which makes for a little confused reading when scrolling downwards.

Otherwise, great work!!! Yay!!!  :::cheers:::

Shadowwolf

I just noticed it too. I hate that on other forums...
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2009, 02:44:57 PM »
Just to add to things, or say something again, not sure if it has been mentioned, whilst using Google Chrome, the background is centered fine, but all the main boxes are all shifter over to the right so that I have about 6 inches gap to the left of the screen and have to scroll over to see stuff.

On Internet Explorer it works just fine.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2009, 04:24:57 PM »
Just to add to things, or say something again, not sure if it has been mentioned, whilst using Google Chrome, the background is centered fine, but all the main boxes are all shifter over to the right so that I have about 6 inches gap to the left of the screen and have to scroll over to see stuff.
I was about to say that. It's very annoying. I've switched to firefox just to post this.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2009, 05:01:59 PM »
Is there still a 'mark all posts as read' link? I can't find one.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2009, 05:15:53 PM »
Is there still a 'mark all posts as read' link? I can't find one.

Yes. It's on the bottom of the list now.

EDIT: it's on the top and bottom in each forum but in the bottom only in the unread posts list.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2009, 05:18:02 PM »
But there isn't one on the main forum page that marks everything as read at once?
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2009, 05:20:27 PM »
But there isn't one on the main forum page that marks everything as read at once?

I didn't know there ever was was - I never noticed it there I guess. Just click on the unread posts and select the option at the bottom of that list.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2009, 05:22:25 PM »
I've never used that unread posts option before! But that does work, so thanks.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2009, 05:44:33 PM »
I've never used that unread posts option before! But that does work, so thanks.

Really? That's my default page on this site!  :mrgreen:
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2009, 07:50:03 PM »
Here's a rundown of new features on the forum:
   
  • WYSIWYG editor to provide an intuitive user interface to those users not familiar with BBCode.

Click the "A" button when making a post to switch to this view, also can be enabled by default in your profile. You can also "pull down" the posting box to make it longer, this makes it a lot easier to edit longer posts.
   
  • File based caching for a performance increase on all forums regardless of whether an accelerator is installed.

Tech speak for the forum should be faster and have less downtime.
   
  • Option to ignore certain boards in profile.

Lets you ignore boards on the forum, great for people who don't like the Back Table or have no interest in the Parade Ground. Please be careful with what you ignore though as you might end up missing something you wish you hadn't!
   
  • Mail queuing system to stagger the sending of emails to improve performance on large forums.

In the past we have wanted to send out newsletters or emails to the site members, however this has been impossible because our host limits the number of emails sent in an hour and so trying to send something to all 6500 of you would crash the site. Now we can set up the site to only send out X number of emails per hour and reach everyone without any issues.
   
  • Personal messaging improvements including ability to automatically sort incoming messages and a variety of display options.

More options for your PMs!
   
  • Custom profile fields to enable administrators to add additional member fields from the administration center.

Lets us have more information shown in the profiles. Right now I have put in a "Bio" section. If anyone has other ideas for things to add just let me know here.

These are just the main changes that affect site members, there are also lots of other great administration upgrades that will allow us to work more efficiently and improve the site even more.
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Re: Planned Downtime - May 25th - Completed
« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2009, 04:56:24 PM »
The display issues in Safari and Chrome should now be fixed.
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Remember this every one, when in trouble just screem, CALVIN!
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I'd pay an extra 15 points or so to be able to take the engineer out back and shoot him.