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« on: December 16, 2012, 06:45:10 PM »

Our new Webmaster, Richard, and a techie friend of his (Doug7410) have been working "behind the scenes" to upgrade the site and the Board. They have updated the Board software to the latest version, partly for security and spam prevention reasons. Unfortunately, some things inadvertently got changed along the way that shouldn't have been. You may have noticed some of these, though quite a few have already been fixed, and Richard and Doug are working hard to get everything back looking the same as before. Richard told us Mods:

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Thanks for hanging in there.  All should come back looking the same but with more features when we are done.   Please keep providing feedback.

RJ

So we're starting a new thread for members to contribute feedback.

Among the biggest issues: you'll have noticed that the "smiley" buttons seem to have gone away from the reply box, though you can still make smileys by using the keyboard, like : and ) for a "plain" smiley, :) ... However, the smilies now look different too. Richard told us:

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I put in quick patches to fix everything I think except the Smileys.  Those Smileys are going to take more investigation.

So he's working on that.

Anything else you see that bothers you, please post here!
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 09:40:40 PM »

Among the biggest issues: you'll have noticed that the "smiley" buttons seem to have gone away from the reply box,

Also the other tags have disappeared too. Italics, bold, underline etc etc.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 10:26:08 PM »

Please do post your problems here. Richard and Doug can only fix them if we let them know what is happening.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 11:34:42 PM »

The pop up box that appeared when we had a PM is not happening now. :(
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 02:25:42 AM »

The stats page seems a little off too. Especially the top ten stats. Figures are out of alignment with names.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 02:19:14 PM »

Being a stats sort of guy, one thing I've always liked doing is being able to check on my own previous posts and personal stats from my profile page. I noticed I can still do this on other people's profile pages, but not on my own.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 10:31:55 PM »

Being a stats sort of guy, one thing I've always liked doing is being able to check on my own previous posts and personal stats from my profile page. I noticed I can still do this on other people's profile pages, but not on my own.

I tried and had no problems. Can anyone other than a moderator check this out please?
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 12:20:35 AM »

Like Christopher I can see the stats and posts for other people, but not myself.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 08:21:33 PM »

Several days ago when I wanted to post, I noticed a change and I was shocked! All I needed was gone!!   
As I am not very good for.........I was lost! >・<!  I hoped that it comes back as before but it seems that it does not !???
I'd like to try to used this change, but....>・<!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 08:34:33 PM »

Hang in there, I'm sure everything will be back to normal eventually.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2012, 09:50:06 PM »

Meanwhile, for those of you who are missing the icons for quotations and such things as italics, bold and underline, you can use the following tags instead.

I'll post them here with a space after the opening bracket. Delete that space and put the words you want italicized, quoted, etc., between the opening and closing tags.

Quotation: [ quote][/quote]

Italics: [ i] [/i]

Bold: [ b] [/b]

Underline: [ u] [/u]

To make a "titled" link, type [ url=] [/url] (without the space after the first bracket) Then, paste the URL after the equals sign. Then, type the title you want between the opening and closing tags.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 10:12:28 PM »

If it's possible, I'd like the quoted material to be exactly under who posted it. At the moment, there is a space and it's a little to the right.

Such as:

Hang in there, I'm sure everything will be back to normal eventually.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 11:13:30 PM »

^ I actually like that. It's "set off" from the rest of the post, like a block quote. Before, the quote box went all across the page.

I guess it would be better if the "Quote from" part could be set off too, but I can live with it the way it is now.
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 08:20:08 AM »

I would like to see the "Quote from" set above the quotation too.

Thank you KC for listing how to post bold, italics etc. It is fine for the moment, however I would like to see the smiley faces, bold, italics, changing colour of letters and size back in their old home.
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 09:53:23 AM »

Thanks for all the feedback!  I'm rolling these fixes in as they come into the new server.  Keep them coming!
The full fixset will come out next week.  The Smileys and Font Options will be back.  I apologize for the bad update.

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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2012, 07:49:12 PM »

Hi Richard,

It's looking good. Thank goodness the smilies are back!

Not all of the "old" smilies are right, however. These look the same as they always did:

 ;D  :(  ???  ::)  :P  :-*   :'(  >:D  ^-^  O0

... but these are different:

 :)  ;)  :D  >:(  :o  8)  :-\

 They're smaller, not animated and not as "expressive," at least I don't think so. Is there any way you can get the old ones back?

To the right of "thumbs up"  O0, it looks like there should be some new smilies. But I can only see "police"  :police: , "blank"  :blank:, and "angel",  :angel:

The others just show as text:  :knuppel2: :coolsmiley: :idiot2: :2funny: :crazy2: :smiley6600: :smitten: :buck2:  :uglystupid2: :tickedoff:

Thanks for all the hard work you've been putting in on this!
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 08:58:36 PM »

One improvement I've noticed: You now have the option to check "Unread Posts" in each of the three sub-forums.  O0
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 09:01:47 PM »

One improvement I've noticed: You now have the option to check "Unread Posts" in each of the three sub-forums.  O0
I hadn't noticed that! That is cool.
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 09:16:02 PM »

I see that the "Quote from" is now over the quoted material ... but they are both "flush left," instead of the quoted material being indented, like a block quote. I liked the block quote effect, personally ... but SK preferred that the two things line up. Oh well, it's a minor point.
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 10:58:11 PM »

To get your PM page looking like it did before, with all the info down the left hand side of the screen. Just click on the the two little arrows at the top of the PM list on the right hand side of the screen.
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