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update alert
Posted by: Desi (---.dial.proxad.net)
Date: May 26, 2005 06:19PM

Aaron announced that this week or weekend he will update the forum. This will mean that "the board will give you a 'system is down' notice for a
few hours".


Re: update alert
Posted by: root (Moderator)
Date: May 26, 2005 09:09PM

Thanks for posting! I decided to moved up the time table a bit. Just FYI after the fact! smiling smiley

Best,

Aaron


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 09:58AM

you're welcome. I like your new nickname. But it reminds me of a carrot every time I see it ;-)

(root = wortel in dutch, which also means carrot)

What is the use of the private group thingy by the way?

And I just tested an innocent message by clicking on Report this message. Who is it reported to? Shouldn't it be one of us?

(Note added: never mind. I just received the email)

Also, thank you for your work!

Desi

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2005 10:01AM by Desi.


Re: update alert
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: May 27, 2005 11:31AM

Ok, just a few quick observations after my first clicks today:

1. It is definitely faster now.
2. Mark All Read appears to be missing.
3. Last Page does not give the last page in all messages, but about 22 pages?
4. Last Post is a great feature.
5. New/unread messages are no longer flagged?
6. The forum does not remember my name and e-mail, as it used to do. I have
to re-enter both name and e-mail each time, I mean.
7. For some reason, the announcement of changes has the thread closed.
8. The list of the 4 available forums no longer appears at the top, forcing
one to click the list and then the desired forum.

I am not sure about html codes allowed or smilies, so I will try some below.

bold
italics

smiley #1 :0

2 :>

Frowny sad smiley

I haven't tried the Preview feature yet. Quote this Message neither.

The Search feature still does not successfully search quotes, for example,
"tom jefferson" yeilds zip, but works without the quotes.


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 11:39AM

  1. Mark All Read appears to be missing.
    It's at the bottom of the page!

    1. The list of the 4 available forums no longer appears at the top, forcing
      one to click the list and then the desired forum.

      I believe Aaron is still working on that.

Re: update alert
Posted by: Pamela (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: May 27, 2005 12:03PM

Is it still possible to get the threaded view? I find the flat view confusing.

Also, I just got the 'the name you entered is already registered. Log in or choose another name' message, but there's nowhere to click to log in.

pam


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 12:24PM

Can you try to log out and login as usual again? If it doesn't work, I'll send another email to Aaron. But he must be getting crazy with my emails. Probably hiding under his bed by now...

if you go to the forum list, you have a control centre where you can set the option to see the messages in threaded view.


Re: update alert
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: May 27, 2005 12:26PM

Thanks- I did jump out to the main page and log in- there just isn't a link on that page.


I will play with forum list to see what's up. (Let's hope for adjustable fonts as well- my eyes are too old for the new standard one!)

pam


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 12:32PM

That's what's been bothering me! Thanks!


Re: update alert
Posted by: -Les- (---.dhcp.trlk.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 27, 2005 03:52PM

Hugh, I can't log-in either, but that's kind of blessing. I don't have to read about Prince William.

Aaron while you're tinkering with things. Can we get a link to the home page at the top, or at least one to the Classic poets list, so we can find a poem faster?



Les



Re: update alert
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 27, 2005 04:36PM

Les, I was talking to Prince William, and He said the same thing about You ! smiling smiley


Re: update alert
Posted by: glenda (24.0.188.---)
Date: May 27, 2005 05:59PM

Just testing to see if I can post.


Re: update alert
Posted by: root (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 06:16PM

Hugh Clary Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------

Ok, just a few quick observations after my first
clicks today:

1. It is definitely faster now.

Excellent, except I think its slower....but the customer wins this argument smiling smiley

2. Mark All Read appears to be missing.

Its at the bottom. Still trying to figure out how the menu system works. I'll add it somewhere at the top where you lease expect it!

3. Last Page does not give the last page in all
messages, but about 22 pages?

Strange. I tried it on user submitted poetry and I went from page 1 to 9X.

4. Last Post is a great feature.

Yea, we went from version 3.4.X to 5.0.16 so it is expected that all of your fav. menu options moved, things work backwards that used to go side to side, etc. All in the name of progress.

5. New/unread messages are no longer flagged?

It should be flagged. If you are logged into the system it should remember what you have or have not visited now (before, you had to use the same computer over and over again for it to remember). Now, your user profile remembers what you ahve read so you can move from computer to computer (as long as you log in) and it should remember what you haven't read!!!!! It is a neat feature.

6. The forum does not remember my name and e-mail,
as it used to do. I have
to re-enter both name and e-mail each time, I
mean.


Very strange. No idea what is wrong. It works for me!


7. For some reason, the announcement of changes
has the thread closed.

That was my fault. Playing around with the announcement feature whereby my post is on all 4 of the discussion boards, no one can reply and I can edit the post with updates as they become known to me. I probably will not use this feature again. I can't see that it doesn't much for me beyond allowing me a PA Speaker system to anoy or alarm people in mass.


8. The list of the 4 available forums no longer
appears at the top, forcing
one to click the list and then the desired
forum.


Fixed!



I am not sure about html codes allowed or smilies,
so I will try some below.

I just fixed HTML. It should work again whereas before it did not. Taht said, I am not certain if it is 100% fixed...perhaps a work in progress but I did turn the button from "off" to "on" so that is something.



Best,

Aaron


Re: update alert
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 27, 2005 09:41PM

Aaron, as I told Rudy in our e-mail, I will be on the look our for more glitches, and or possible improvements over the next 2 weeks.

One feature I do like is the Private Messages. It allows people to communicate without the bother of remembering their e-mails.


Les

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2005 09:42PM by lg.


Re: update alert
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 28, 2005 02:44AM

Here's a message from Brucefur copied from the Friv. Con thread:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Aaron,

I must say, bravo on the changes to the forum; overall I feel that it is much improved, however I have noticed somethings that I think bear scrutiny.

1. Those poets who used special formatting to showcase their poetry: i.e. JH Summers, On the Mountain Top, and Gwydion's Who Cries? are now a complete botch job because it is showing all the codes they used. (nbsp for each space). Does this mean that now the space bar itself will allow for such formatting?

2. I have always hated page clicks. One of the charming things that I loved about Emule was the fact that I wasn't constantly having to click everywhere to get to where I am going. I LIKED being able to just use the scroll bar to go back to find what I was looking for, rather than click, "is this the page? Nope, is THIS the page? etc..." Everything else I see I like. Point two here is my only REAL pet peeve. I should also mention that for people with metacarpal syndrome or arthritis, the less mouse work the better (and we do have an aging population world wide).

Brucefur


Re: update alert
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: May 28, 2005 10:34AM

Test

smiling smiley sad smiley winking smiley italics bold underline

Hey, preview works and html tags work - way cool!

I still have to enter my name/e-mail again, but that is probably because I do not log in?


Re: update alert
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 28, 2005 12:11PM

Try logging in, Hugh. It has its advantages. Besides being able to remember you each time you come here, you can edit your posts.


Les


Re: update alert
Posted by: root (Moderator)
Date: May 28, 2005 06:44PM


Here's a message from Brucefur copied from the
Friv. Con thread:


...

2. I have always hated page clicks. One of the
charming things that I loved about Emule was the
fact that I wasn't constantly having to click
everywhere to get to where I am going. I LIKED
being able to just use the scroll bar to go back
to find what I was looking for, rather than click,
"is this the page? Nope, is THIS the page? etc..."
Everything else I see I like. Point two here is my
only REAL pet peeve. I should also mention that
for people with metacarpal syndrome or arthritis,
the less mouse work the better (and we do have an
aging population world wide).

Brucefur



Can someone send me a link, screen shot or other example showing me what click he is performing? I don't know what we are talkinga bout here. I know before I set everything to 100 which is probably large enough to never click 'next'. It may be something simple like changing 30 to 100 on some config option. But honestly from this paragraph I don't know where the next button is coming into play...

Aaron


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 28, 2005 06:49PM

I think he means this:

friv conv xlvii

(the tagging is a test)

the page has been divided in 4 pages instead of one. This never happened before. The thread just got very very long.


Re: update alert
Posted by: J.H.SUMMERS (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: May 28, 2005 11:23PM

I've gone to a couple of poet anthologies on the USP. The links no longer work. Instead of taking you to their poetry you go to a forum list.

John


Re: update alert
Posted by: root (Moderator)
Date: May 30, 2005 06:41AM

J.H.SUMMERS Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------

I've gone to a couple of poet anthologies on the
USP. The links no longer work. Instead of taking
you to their poetry you go to a forum list.

John

Correct.

Our previous version of "Phorum", our message board application, was so old that any upgrade was going to involve some extensive upgrades. Those upgrades included some incompatible links...sorry about that. No easy way to avoid that issue.

Aaron


Re: update alert
Posted by: root (Moderator)
Date: May 30, 2005 06:42AM


Can someone send me a link, screen shot or other
example showing me what click he is performing? I
don't know what we are talkinga bout here. I know
before I set everything to 100 which is probably
large enough to never click 'next'. It may be
something simple like changing 30 to 100 on some
config option. But honestly from this paragraph I
don't know where the next button is coming into
play...



This has been fixed. Everything is set to 100 so when you view a thread, you'll see 100 of those messages. If there are 101 messages, you'll see a link to page 2. I hope that helps. I made uniform changes to all 4 message boards to keep the pattern consistent.

Best,

Aaron


Re: update alert
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: May 30, 2005 07:53PM

Is everyone else getting the default 'see one's own message' after posting? With the Preview feature, there doesn't seem much point in re-reading what one just wrote. Better to return to the forum top after posting, I mean.


Re: update alert
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 30, 2005 08:05PM

What
do you see
when you post
in the night

I can't tell you....but I know it's mine


Re: update alert
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: May 30, 2005 10:04PM

Did we lose the 'jump to next topic' link or am I just being blind?

pam


Re: update alert
Posted by: Brucefur (---.ca.shawcable.net)
Date: May 31, 2005 01:10AM

Aaron,

Thank you for addressing my concerns. smiling smiley I also sent you an email that I thought might help you with the site's security issues, but I will repost the link here in case there are others that might be interested.

www.orcaflow.ca

It is hardware, rather than software (so it doesn't slow your computer as much and hackers and viruses can't bypass or corrupt it), and monitors your port traffic for anomalies, such as Gwydion surfing the Mule while at work hehehe. Sorry Gwyd, forgot to mention that to you! *Sheepish look.

Brucefur

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2005 01:11AM by Brucefur.


Re: update alert
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: May 31, 2005 06:22PM



Hello,

I am unable to reply to posts on the USP forum and I have this message at the bottom of my screen:

You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'ORDER BY messageid ASC LIMIT 1' at line 1: DELETE FROM phorumusernewflags WHERE userid=1255 AND forumid=5 ORDER BY messageid ASC LIMIT 1

AND when I read a new post the 'new' stays.

Thank you,

Gwyd


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: update alert
Posted by: marian2 (---.range86-130.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 31, 2005 08:43PM

Is views the number of people who've looked at it since the first posting?


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: June 01, 2005 01:38PM

Yes! Gwydion, I believe Aaron is keeping track of this thread, so I assume your problem will be worked on soon. In the meantime, have you tried logging out and in again?


Re: update alert
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: June 01, 2005 02:23PM


Hi Desi,

Yes. I shut the beast down, restarted and then logged on to the mule with the same results as I listed above.

Thank you,

Gwyd


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


Re: update alert
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: June 02, 2005 06:53AM

answer of rudy:

"Weird! Looks to me like you found a a bug in phorum. There is no reason for the
"ORDER BY" stuff to be there -- I removed it; now lets see if that fixes the
problem.


Rudy"


Re: update alert
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: June 02, 2005 11:08AM


Thank you Rudy and Desi, whatever you guys did has fixed the issues.

Have a good one!

Gwyd


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)




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