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Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby ashaffer » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:39 pm

Hi,

When we upgraded the board software (which was necessary for security and was about five years overdue), a lot of the settings reverted to their default values, and I'm finding them one by one and fixing them.

Avatars should be back up, and as I have time I'm reintroducing some of the customizations and changes to the board from the stock software.

I still need to add in the accented character menu and sub/superscripts (which were custom programming changes that I added myself.) I also need to put the RSS back in (do people use it?)

Thanks for your patience,

-ashaffer
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:49 pm

I have never used the RSS feed, and never even noticed there was one.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby ashaffer » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:04 pm

I think what I'm going to do is re-create the template from scratch this weekend. I tried to get it online by modifying the old template, but that seems to have been causing problems. So there might be some wonkiness this weekend as I make changes to things.

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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 pm

Here are some major points to work on:

Notification of new posts and PMs is gone.
Posts since last visit is gone.
Unanswered posts is gone.

And, of course, there are the extra problems that are plaguing LukeJavan8. Are they your problems, or his?

Ladies and Gentlemen, pile on and make your voices heard here and now. Speak of what you like, but more importantly, report any and all problems.

It's not a biggie, but I'd like to see the avatars back at their old size. Mine's rather squished.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:34 pm

And be sure to include that neat link to "posts since your last visit." and thanks for updating us. I for one feel better now.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:39 pm

And, I for one, would really, really like to know just what those bots are doing with our information. Care to spill, or is it a secret?

Also, Perry's post above never showed up as being unread. Not good.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:20 pm

Here's another new one I just came across. The "Quote" function no longer makes a box in one's post. It's there as plain text.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:07 pm

Yet another quibble, the Search function does not seem to be working correctly. I just looked up today's GW, scalawag, and Search returned only this entry. It ignored the one from 2010.

Another one I just noticed as I was about to post this bit. If Signature is default, you can't cancel it on individual posts.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:32 am

One more:

Links no longer open in a new tab/window.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:37 am

Philip Hudson, a frequent poster, tells me he is no longer receiving the Word of the Day, and can access very little on the board.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:44 am

[quote="Slava"]Here are some major points to work on:

Notification of new posts and PMs is gone.
Posts since last visit is gone.
Unanswered posts is gone.

And, of course, there are the extra problems that are plaguing LukeJavan8. Are they your problems, or his?

Ladies and Gentlemen, pile on and make your voices heard here and now. Speak of what you like, but more importantly, report any and all problems.

It's not a biggie, but I'd like to see the avatars back at their old size. Mine's rather squished.[/quote]


slava says his avatar is up but squished. It is not visible on my postings.
My avatar is not here yet.
Still no Word of the Day
Still no email notifications.
Still no responses from people (SLAVA THANKS FOR RESPONDING AS PER ANOTHER
THREAD - BUT I DID NOT RECEIVE IT).

DONT' CARE FOR THE ENTIRE THREAD LOOKING LIKE A WANT ADV. My personal preference
is to bring back the alternating greenbacked postings: added class, and as I say, less
like reading the newspaper want ads.

Have not received replies to Slava, Doc, Andrew, Perry in PM. Slava and Perry said
they replied in another thread, but not on my computer.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:47 am

Also: every other post, except for two together, above in this thread are blank.
Some talk of RSS feed. I have no computer savvy, have no idea what that even is, but
I am sure I don't use it.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Audiendus » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:40 pm

Also, "View your posts" now gives me not only my own posts, but all the threads I have participated in which have new posts. I would like, somewhere, a list of just my own posts, so I can see their sequence and frequency at a glance.

By the way, I can see Luke's avatar but not Slava's at present.
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Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:43 pm

[quote="Audiendus"]Also, "View your posts" now gives me not only my own posts, but all the threads I have participated in which have new posts. I would like, somewhere, a list of just my own posts, so I can see their sequence and frequency at a glance.

By the way, I can see Luke's avatar but not Slava's at present.[/quote] I deleted it as it wasn't displaying properly.
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Re: Avatars should be back up, other news.

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:16 pm

To view your own posts, you now need to go to Advanced search and put your site name into the Author box.
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