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Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Tony, May 13, 2010.

  1. lamper

    lamper Full Member

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    I too can only use quick reply.

    Also the formatting of the header is broken in Chrome. It readable, but disjointed.

    If you need a screen shot, let me know.

    Mike
     
  2. Black Sheep

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    Same here I can only use quick reply.

    Also can't view my sent PM's any more?

    Richard
     
  3. Martyn

    Martyn New Member

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    Reply with quote works fine for me and I have no issues with the PM's either. I think we need to give Tone a chance to sort it out, it's a huge upgrade and it's gonna take some fiddling with to get everything in order again.
     
  4. decorum

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    The facility to view a list of who's posted in each thread is still working, but the link to view one persons posts seperately hasn't worked (for me) since the upgrade.



    I quite like this upgrade goodjob - I hadn't even realised that we'd had any down time :cool:
     
  5. decorum

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    :puppy_dog Can we have the embarrased smiley back - please, I'm lost without it :( .
     
  6. Biker

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    Not sure if it's my PC or part of an upgrade glitch but going advanced in a reply the text rolls off the right side of the box parameters under the area of the smileys. Previewing the post settles it but any changes makes the text dive right back under the smiley again. Incidently not all those smiley faces show as complete faces, it's like there's just the top left corner of the quadrant of them, or very pixelated.

    This is going to take some getting used to. Sorry to be such a downer on the hard work you've put into it, but I really did like the old setup, a lot.

    PS Just hit post reply and saw I had typed "parameters" twice, pressed the edit button and now it shows I hadn't. I know what I saw too. This forum is starting to mess with my head now. I'm confused enough already I don't need a machine to start adding to that problem! :lmao:

    PPS Yup I was right, in the final proof "paramters" shows up twice, but in the edit functions it appears only once. I'll leave it as is for you to see.
     
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  7. Tony

    Tony White bear (Admin)
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys, it's what we need to get on top of the issues, keep in mind that this is all temporary as we work through the issues, it's unlikely to be exactly the same as it was but it will be close and have a lot more functionality, hopefully the best of both worlds :D Thanks for being patient :You_Rock_
     
  8. FGYT

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    theres going to be a fair few Glitches i still have some on BB afterthey upgraded but just ignore them now


    one feature of the new software i like and have got used to on BB id when you look at lists of posts any you have psted in shows up with a green round symbol on the left side so you cna quickly scan to see where you have been and if any replys have come in etc saves trying to remember where you posted yesterday etc ;)

    ATB

    Duncan
     
  9. Tony

    Tony White bear (Admin)
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    Thanks for that Duncan I knew there would be some good points to all this :D

    When you (everyone) posts a comment on here about something that does not work can you let us have some details, OS, browser, screen shot if you can etc so we can see the problem better, i'm finding it hard to replicate most of the issues using my firefox and IE setup and I know that it's working fine on every platform for a lot of people, we need more info :D

    Thanks :You_Rock_
     
  10. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    How do you take screenshots? I can do it on my iphone, but not my laptop.
     
  11. Biker

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    Press and hold Ctrl and Alt then press the Print Scrn/SysRq key beside the F12 key. Y'know one of those "I've never touched that one before" keys. This will copy whatever's on your screen at the time and put it on clipboard. You'll then have to paste it as a new work in whichever graphics program you use and save it as a .JPG

    Now prove me wrong you damn tempremental machine! :nono:

    Tony, When I said about the faults appearing, please don't think I'm not grateful for the upgrade, but listing all the things that do work would sort of get a tad tedious, so I limit myself to those things that aren't playing ball.
    As for details. I'm using (hangs head in shame) Internet Explorer 6. Yes, it's old, but it does the job, at least used to. I also have Firefox 2.0 which is what I'm using now to type this and the previous problems I mentioned about text going under the smileys isn't happening using this browser.

    My OS is Windows 3:1



    :lmao: Naaaah jes' kidding, it's Win XP Professional mind you, none of that common riff raff, for the masses stuff on my PC, oh no. Got to keep up appearences don't you know.
     
  12. malente

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    I personally don't like the "new" style yet.

    Where's the User CP? It used to be top left. WHY NOT LEAVE IT THERE people are used to it!

    Change for the sake of change is ****e, or just to have all the latest bells and whistles without the (perceived) need...

    I find it extremely annoying if major changes like that are just pushed out and not communicated before (simple one-liner per private message would do!). Especially if it's a site I support financially.

    Sorry for my ranting, I will get used to it and grow to love it, won't take a week :D

    ATB

    Mike

    PS what's with those **** up smileys! I want my old smileys back!!!

    PPS where can I switch of the content filter, I'm over 18 and want to see my swearing!
     
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  13. Ahjno

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    The update was necessary to keep the forums stable and prevent future crashes. There's also an increase in security: to keep the forums safe from outside attacks.

    See above.

    I can understand your feelings Mike, but this is Tony's website. You support (pay) to keep the site up, not it looks - though Tony consulted FM's in the past on all sorts of things, and I'm sure he'll do so in future - BECAUSE you guys support it.

    This is only temporarily and necessary to make the needed adjustments - not a priority (keeping the site up and running is - instead of it being down for weeks). As soon as everything is stable / sorted other bits will taken care off.

    BTW - FYI there was a general notice about site maintenance & update the day before changes where made (thursday IIRC).

    This color configuration is only temporary. First all new soft ware need to be tweaked to our needs & wants, after that it'll get a more friendlier and bushcrafty look.

    Don't get too used to it ;)

    :nono: It's still a family forum.


    :D
     
  14. rik_uk3

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    How do you change the bloody awful colour scheme?
     
  15. Ahjno

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    You can't. It's something Admin has to do. This scheme is (IIRC) vBulletin standard, but it can be customised if one wants. If you check BB, you'll see another (customised) colour scheme.
     
  16. Nagual

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    Not completely right.. if you really felt the need, scroll right down to the bottom of the page and you can select a drop down menu on the left default is "vB4 Default Style" - you can pick from a few options... but I really really stress this, for your eyes sake, don't. This default one is by far the nicest.. :D Although to be honest, there isn't massive changes to the colours etc but.. well you really have to see it to appreciate this one.. :lmao:

    Cheers,
     
  17. rik_uk3

    rik_uk3 Banned

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    I've changed to the dark green, better (just) than the default sea sick blue.
     
  18. Wayland

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    I've gone for the "Digital Forums" skin which is a sort of Sage green theme which isn't bad.
     
  19. malente

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    Thanks for your understanding and the update.

    And sorry for my swearing, my bad!!!

    Mike


    I will hold my horses and wait for what's coming.
     
  20. Man of Tanith

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    Something i have noticed on the home page where there is the recent forum posts section there have been several posts from the full members section in it. whilst there is nowt to hide going on in the full members forum it kind of defeats the purpose of it if the posts can be visible on the home page doesnt it?
    not a major gripe as i appreciate that there is always mild glitches to resolve during or after upgrades but something i thought i would bring to the attention of the guv
    Sam
    ps please can we bring back mobile accessable bcuk i did a sleep in at work on friday and not being able to read the forum really spoiled my nights sleep thanking you )
     

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