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Title: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 13, 2021, 12:37:21 PM
Nothing major, but a few issues you've already noticed that we're working on:

- timezones are jacked up...

- some posts may seem like they're missing, depending on when you look at the thread

If you hit any others, feel free to post them here.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 13, 2021, 09:30:17 PM
Quote from: taxed on May 13, 2021, 12:37:21 PMNothing major, but a few issues you've already noticed that we're working on:

- timezones are jacked up...

- some posts may seem like they're missing, depending on when you look at the thread

If you hit any others, feel free to post them here.
(...whew... thought you were gonna say, 'and Hoofer is all over the place again...)
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 13, 2021, 10:51:29 PM
Here's a couple more I've noticed.

Title disappears from posts, so when you're reading a post, you have to scroll to the top to see what thread it is.

The other is thread views, they seem to have disappeared as well.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 13, 2021, 11:43:35 PM
Maybe this is on MY end..  Froze up 3x this am.  One of those was probably the 1hr timer expiring.
I copied the text window, exited Brave, went back to CPF, was already logged out & logged back in, reposted, it was fine.  It was freezing while writing / hit preview - said it was fetching it ... froze, screen locked, each time.   Checked it on another edit, it was fine.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 04:19:22 AM
Quick Edit appears unresponsive....
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 04:32:42 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 04:19:22 AMQuick Edit appears unresponsive....


May want to increase the Drafts autosave time to at least 180 seconds; that may help.   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 14, 2021, 04:56:27 AM
My avatar has disappeared and I do not see how to replace it. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 04:58:53 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 04:32:42 AMMay want to increase the Drafts autosave time to at least 180 seconds; that may help.  :smile:
I hit it within 30 seconds. Not the first time it happened. If you like, try resetting it to 5 minutes, maybe it's just a bug, resetting it may wake it up?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 05:03:06 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 04:58:53 AMI hit it within 30 seconds. Not the first time it happened. If you like, try resetting it to 5 minutes, maybe it's just a bug, resetting it may wake it up?

Well, it's not you manually saving something, but the autosave function that can generate this type of "non-responsive" behavior.  Sure, I can set it, but I figure Taxed may want to be the one so there won't be too many cooks?  But I can take a look at it.   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 05:09:46 AM
I set it to 180 but it doesn't seem to have affected it (and 180 should have been plenty).  The other culprit would be Javascript.  Taxed would have to weigh in on that; I don't know if any custom JS has been added. I'll return the Drafts value back to 30, since that's where he had it set. 
Title: limit noobs posts
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 05:10:59 AM
I think this may be where we can limit noobs posts till they hat a certain number, no new threads till?

https://conservativepoliticalforum.com/admin/?area=permissions;sa=settings;eadb49056317=0199734cc814ceb86d7f01c3816ffaf6
Title: Re: limit noobs posts
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 05:13:25 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 05:10:59 AMI think this may be where we can limit noobs posts till they hat a certain number, no new threads till?

https://conservativepoliticalforum.com/admin/?area=permissions;sa=settings;eadb49056317=0199734cc814ceb86d7f01c3816ffaf6

I'll shoot you a PM about that. 
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 14, 2021, 06:56:25 AM
There was like a 20 minute timer to go back and EDIT a saved post in the old system.
If there's such a thing, see if it can be set a little longer, and a couple of minutes.
I just had one, saved about 9 minutes, forgot or miss inserting correctly the link to the article (pissing off Solar), and couldn't add it to the original.

That feature to "name a link" (rather than see this huge link) is really cool, nice touch!!!


Just did a (copy) then "Remove" from another thread, and reposted it here ... another cool thing, if you catch it quick enough!
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: je_freedom on May 14, 2021, 07:08:16 AM
Quote from: Hoofer on May 14, 2021, 06:56:25 AMThere was like a 20 minute timer to go back and EDIT a saved post in the old system.
If there's such a thing, see if it can be set a little longer, and a couple of minutes.

There's another forum out there that runs on the same platform
their timer for that is set on infinite.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 07:17:34 AM
Quote from: je_freedom on May 14, 2021, 07:08:16 AMThere's another forum out there that runs on the same platform
their timer for that is set on infinite.
The main reason, and I learned this at a gold mining forum decades ago. Libs are notorious for changing what they said. "nah ah, you're a liar, I didn't edit my post to say that, I fixed a spelling error". Utter BS!
So the shorter the better, if you can't get it right the first time, just quote yourself and fix it.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 07:31:11 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 14, 2021, 04:56:27 AMMy avatar has disappeared and I do not see how to replace it. Any suggestions?


Go to your name, top left of screen, use the pull-down, go to Profile Details.  You can upload one there.    :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 14, 2021, 07:37:47 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 07:17:34 AMThe main reason, and I learned this at a gold mining forum decades ago. Libs are notorious for changing what they said. "nah ah, you're a liar, I didn't edit my post to say that, I fixed a spelling error". Utter BS!
So the shorter the better, if you can't get it right the first time, just quote yourself and fix it.

I can completely understand - but, don't think that is a real problem here, is it?
Is there an "Edited" line that pops into the text or something that would automatically show it WAS edited?

20-30 minutes, would be nice - just a suggestion, it's your system.  I'll shut up and play with the other new stuff.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:20:49 AM
Quote from: Hoofer on May 14, 2021, 07:37:47 AMI can completely understand - but, don't think that is a real problem here, is it?
Is there an "Edited" line that pops into the text or something that would automatically show it WAS edited?

20-30 minutes, would be nice - just a suggestion, it's your system.  I'll shut up and play with the other new stuff.
Sure it shows edited, but unless you can prove what they changed, they got away with it.
If it's something bugging you, just ask, a Mod will fix it.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 14, 2021, 08:22:20 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 05:03:06 AMWell, it's not you manually saving something, but the autosave function that can generate this type of "non-responsive" behavior.  Sure, I can set it, but I figure Taxed may want to be the one so there won't be too many cooks?  But I can take a look at it.  :smile:

Nope, consider me the busboy...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:29:06 AM
Quote from: taxed on May 14, 2021, 08:22:20 AMNope, consider me the busboy...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I just buss tables, bartend and bouncer. Taxed is the head chef. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:35:23 AM
Quote from: taxed on May 14, 2021, 08:22:20 AMNope, consider me the busboy...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Oh, THAT'S hilarious!!!  NOT!   :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:40:45 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:35:23 AMOh, THAT'S hilarious!!!  NOT!  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Damn, I thought he said Busyboy. I think I need to stop and eat... :blush:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:47:00 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:40:45 AMDamn, I thought he said Busyboy. I think I need to stop and eat... :blush:

Smell the food first.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:50:23 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:47:00 AMSmell the food first.  :rolleyes:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Don't tell Toy... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:53:04 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:50:23 AM:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Don't tell Toy... :biggrin:


Ohhhh.......   trust me, she'll find out....    :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solars Toy on May 14, 2021, 09:31:52 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:47:00 AMSmell the food first.  :rolleyes:

Grammy - I have on many occasions had Solar smell it first because I can't always tell.

Toy  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 09:33:54 AM
Quote from: Solars Toy on May 14, 2021, 09:31:52 AMGrammy - I have on many occasions had Solar smell it first because I can't always tell.

Toy  :smile:

*inching away from Toy*  You haven't lost your sense of taste and smell have you???   :scared:
*reaching for a pile of masks* 

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: walkstall on May 14, 2021, 10:07:17 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 08:53:04 AMOhhhh.......  trust me, she'll find out....    :rolleyes:


It's so nice that I have stopped drinking coffee, I now drink hot water.  It is so much easier clean my monitor now.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 10:12:42 AM
Quote from: walkstall on May 14, 2021, 10:07:17 AMIt's so nice that I have stopped drinking coffee, I now drink hot water.  It is so much easier clean my monitor now.

(https://321goodbye.com/Smileys/default/coffeescreen.gif)
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 11:37:55 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 09:33:54 AM*inching away from Toy*  You haven't lost your sense of taste and smell have you???  :scared:
*reaching for a pile of masks* 

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solars Toy on May 14, 2021, 11:39:40 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 09:33:54 AM*inching away from Toy*  You haven't lost your sense of taste and smell have you???  :scared:
*reaching for a pile of masks* 

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

 :laugh:  :laugh:  I really can't tell if something smells off - unless of course it is really off.

 :smile:  :smile:  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 14, 2021, 12:46:44 PM
Quote from: Solar on May 14, 2021, 08:29:06 AMI just buss tables, bartend and bouncer. Taxed is the head chef. :biggrin:

Oh, I never told you... I've just been ordering delivery this whole time...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 14, 2021, 12:49:33 PM
Quote from: taxed on May 14, 2021, 12:46:44 PMOh, I never told you... I've just been ordering delivery this whole time...
I never told you I changed your orders to vegan. :lol: 
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 14, 2021, 02:55:55 PM
I have a time problem.
Yesterday I had my time on CPF set to USA Central Time(UTC -5:00), which is where I live, and all the times on my posts and others posts were showing as correct.
Just now though, I made a post and it was listed as 7 hours behind my time. So in order to get the time correct on the posts, I now have to have my time set to European Central Time(UTC +2:00). Now the time on the posts is correct again to my time here. Except I dont live in Europe...
I mean in the end this will be ok since its showing accurate times now, but I thought you should know that I cant have my time set correctly to do so.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 14, 2021, 03:53:22 PM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 14, 2021, 02:55:55 PMI have a time problem.
Yesterday I had my time on CPF set to USA Central Time(UTC -5:00), which is where I live, and all the times on my posts and others posts were showing as correct.
Just now though, I made a post and it was listed as 7 hours behind my time. So in order to get the time correct on the posts, I now have to have my time set to European Central Time(UTC +2:00). Now the time on the posts is correct again to my time here. Except I dont live in Europe...
I mean in the end this will be ok since its showing accurate times now, but I thought you should know that I cant have my time set correctly to do so.

Yeah, we're still wrestling with the timezone...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 14, 2021, 10:14:58 PM
Quote from: Grammy on May 14, 2021, 07:31:11 AMGo to your name, top left of screen, use the pull-down, go to Profile Details.  You can upload one there.    :smile:

Thanks
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 14, 2021, 11:03:08 PM
Ok, the new search parameter options make finding what you are looking for in past posts alot easier. Very useful.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 15, 2021, 02:55:53 AM
Here is another thing I just noticed. When I make two posts in a row on the same thread, it will only allow me to modify the 2nd one. Once I create the 2nd post, I lose the ability to modify the first. Just FYI.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 15, 2021, 05:55:55 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 14, 2021, 11:03:08 PMOk, the new search parameter options make finding what you are looking for in past posts alot easier. Very useful.

Oh, cool... I was going to remove that, but if it's a lot better we can keep it...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 15, 2021, 05:57:30 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 15, 2021, 02:55:53 AMHere is another thing I just noticed. When I make two posts in a row on the same thread, it will only allow me to modify the 2nd one. Once I create the 2nd post, I lose the ability to modify the first. Just FYI.

You're good at this bug-hunting stuff...   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Me and @Grammy are going to be rolling out a bunch of changes and bug fixes (six-months' worth) so I'll be curious to see if that clears this issue up, along with the timezone issue...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: walkstall on May 15, 2021, 06:33:01 AM
Quote from: taxed on May 15, 2021, 05:57:30 AMYou're good at this bug-hunting stuff...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Me and @Grammy are going to be rolling out a bunch of changes and bug fixes (six-months' worth) so I'll be curious to see if that clears this issue up, along with the timezone issue...

At my end the time-zone at top on the Left of page looks right, by Military Time. (24 Hour Clock)
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 15, 2021, 08:52:06 AM
Quote from: walkstall on May 15, 2021, 06:33:01 AMAt my end the time-zone at top on the Left of page looks right, by Military Time. (24 Hour Clock)

Mine's all jacked up still...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 15, 2021, 09:32:43 AM
Mine is spot on. :huh:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Possum on May 15, 2021, 09:08:04 PM
I'm retired, I don't look at clocks.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: VVet69 on May 15, 2021, 11:13:06 PM
Quote from: taxed on May 14, 2021, 03:53:22 PMYeah, we're still wrestling with the timezone...
Same issue here with the forum time and message time stamps: I am in EST, Profile set to UTC time, I see all times off by 3 hours; when I change to EST times are off by 8 hours.  Check with your provider and find out to what time zone the Web Server OS is set? Also, does the time zone not take into account Daylight Savings Time offsets?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Sauce on May 15, 2021, 11:56:13 PM
How do you post twitter links so they appear in the forum as they used to?...or is that not possible
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 16, 2021, 12:26:14 AM
What happens to messages which are started before the "clock runs out" and apparently saved AFTER time has expired?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 16, 2021, 01:21:31 AM
I attempted to start a new thread and I could not paste a link. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:25:44 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 16, 2021, 01:21:31 AMI attempted to start a new thread and I could not paste a link. Any suggestions?

Are you clicking the link icon (just above the smiley with the question marks on top) and entering your link into that box?  After you do, it will present the link a second time in the dialog box, before you commit to post.  Not working, though?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:29:53 AM
Quote from: Sauce on May 15, 2021, 11:56:13 PMHow do you post twitter links so they appear in the forum as they used to?...or is that not possible


Testing

https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1390996248417775616?s=20 (https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1390996248417775616?s=20)

How did they appear before?  Did they embed?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 16, 2021, 04:38:21 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:25:44 AMAre you clicking the link icon (just above the smiley with the question marks on top) and entering your link into that box?  After you do, it will present the link a second time in the dialog box, before you commit to post.  Not working, though?

Sorry, but I do not follow you. I do not see a link icon.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:39:29 AM
Just a suggestion (regarding the timezone).  If this does not appear in the Settings.php file

$db_character_set = 'utf8';
I would add it.  There was a bug that caused the DB to not correctly set UTF8; I don't know if they fixed it or not.  It almost seems to me as if it wasn't dealt with. 

Just a thought.  But an overwrite may settle it, anyway.   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:42:10 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 16, 2021, 04:38:21 AMSorry, but I do not follow you. I do not see a link icon.

If you see the smileys when you are posting, there's an icon that looks like a chain link with a tiny green spot.  It is just to the left of the "envelope" (email) icon.  You'd probably see "YouTube", then to the right of that, the "image" icon, then just to the right of that, the "link" icon.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 16, 2021, 04:58:09 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 04:29:53 AMTesting

https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1390996248417775616?s=20 (https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1390996248417775616?s=20)

How did they appear before?  Did they embed?
I think he was referring to the video links. And no, they aren't posting as the should. The video is supposed to embed here, as posted below.
Give Taxed a bit of time, he is after all, a professional programmer, nothing is beyond his grasp. :biggrin:

https://twitter.com/youngbuddha33/status/1390996576370372608
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 05:03:28 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 16, 2021, 04:58:09 AMI think he was referring to the video links. And no, they aren't posting as the should. The video is supposed to embed here, as posted below.
Give Taxed a bit of time, he is after all, a professional programmer, nothing is beyond his grasp. :biggrin:

https://twitter.com/youngbuddha33/status/1390996576370372608

Ah.  If Twitter, there's a mod for that.  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 16, 2021, 05:04:19 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 05:03:28 AMThere's a mod for that.  :smile:
An Icon? Or some more crap we need to install?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 05:08:28 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 16, 2021, 05:04:19 AMAn Icon? Or some more crap we need to install?

Well, I'm still assuming that Sauce did mean Twitter, but maybe not.  :smile:

I've not kicked the tires on 2.1RC3 on any of my test sites, so I'll do that this week, but if embedding Twitter posts is not a feature of 2.1, then there is a mod that will accomplish that.  The parsing is dead easy, just two edits. 

But that may not be something you guys want.  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 16, 2021, 05:11:24 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 05:08:28 AMWell, I'm still assuming that Sauce did mean Twitter, but maybe not.  :smile:

I've not kicked the tires on 2.1RC3 on any of my test sites, so I'll do that this week, but if embedding Twitter posts is not a feature of 2.1, then there is a mod that will accomplish that.  The parsing is dead easy, just two edits. 

But that may not be something you guys want.  :smile:
Nah, we want it all, we should be able to embed any video out, be it Rumble or what have you.
It would appear that this roll out by SMF was a bit premature, they left out soooo much.
They left the heavy lifting to the end user. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 16, 2021, 05:15:27 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 16, 2021, 05:11:24 AMNah, we want it all, we should be able to embed any video out, be it Rumble or what have you.
It would appear that this roll out by SMF was a bit premature, they left out soooo much.
They left the heavy lifting to the end user. :biggrin:


Well, 2.1RC3 is a "release candidate" and not recommended for production forums, but a lot of people are forging ahead with it, anyway.  Many of them hope that this will light a fire under SMF to make finalize 2.1 and make it stable.  (Me, included, ha.)
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 16, 2021, 05:17:06 AM
Quote from: VVet69 on May 15, 2021, 11:13:06 PMSame issue here with the forum time and message time stamps: I am in EST, Profile set to UTC time, I see all times off by 3 hours; when I change to EST times are off by 8 hours.  Check with your provider and find out to what time zone the Web Server OS is set? Also, does the time zone not take into account Daylight Savings Time offsets?

Yeah, the timezone functionality is broken.  The updates we're going to apply may fix it.  If not, we can isolate it.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 16, 2021, 05:19:13 AM
Quote from: Sauce on May 15, 2021, 11:56:13 PMHow do you post twitter links so they appear in the forum as they used to?...or is that not possible

We haven't installed that yet.  Will do ASAP (I miss it too)...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 17, 2021, 04:42:51 AM
Quote from: taxed on May 15, 2021, 05:55:55 AMOh, cool... I was going to remove that, but if it's a lot better we can keep it...

Oh yes please do. This forum is a very good source for various issues. and those extra search parameters makes finding something that I know exists somewhere in the millions of posts alot easier to find.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 17, 2021, 05:05:38 AM
Thanks for the hard work and progress. I was able to paste a link. Now, if I can figure out how to insert an avatar I will be up to speed.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: walkstall on May 17, 2021, 05:19:31 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 17, 2021, 05:05:38 AMThanks for the hard work and progress. I was able to paste a link. Now, if I can figure out how to insert an avatar I will be up to speed.

I think you will need a avatar from a place with a https address now.  As before http would work. 
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 17, 2021, 05:30:55 AM
Quote from: walkstall on May 17, 2021, 05:19:31 AMI think you will need a avatar from a place with a https address now.  As before http would work.

Thanks
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 17, 2021, 08:04:24 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 17, 2021, 04:42:51 AMOh yes please do. This forum is a very good source for various issues. and those extra search parameters makes finding something that I know exists somewhere in the millions of posts alot easier to find.

No prob... marking it off the list...
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: CasND on May 24, 2021, 09:16:51 PM
I have one and not sure if it's on my end or, not. 

Whenever I open a thread and I've been on it before: it opens the the first post.  Like I'm not setting cookies.  :-/

I'm wondering if there's a setting I'm missing to take me to the next post from where I left off. ?

I've tried marking all read: Same results. 

Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 24, 2021, 09:59:27 PM
Quote from: CasND on May 24, 2021, 09:16:51 PMI have one and not sure if it's on my end or, not. 

Whenever I open a thread and I've been on it before: it opens the the first post.  Like I'm not setting cookies.  :-/

I'm wondering if there's a setting I'm missing to take me to the next post from where I left off. ?

I've tried marking all read: Same results.


Hi, CasND.  One suggestion would be to change from CPF to Forum Default (under Current Theme in your profile's Look And Layout options).  Then log out, clear your browser's cache and log back in.  The first time, after doing this, you may see that same behavior, but test by clicking on a topic, navigating away from page one of the topic to a higher page number, leave the thread and return to it, to see what happens.  If you still have the same issue, then it could be a cookie issue.  If that's the case, you'd want to go to your browser's cookie settings and enter this site as "Always allow", then try again.  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 24, 2021, 10:19:59 PM
@CasND Also, when you click on a particular board, then see the listings of topics, instead of clicking on the title of the topic, look for the orange "New" icon, just to the left of the topic.  This should take you close to where you left off, if there were, in fact, new posts since you were there before.  I probably should have said this first but I was answering your post and working on another site at the same time.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 24, 2021, 11:52:37 PM
Did anyone see the Religion Forum sneak out the door? :unsure:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 12:10:20 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 24, 2021, 11:52:37 PMDid anyone see the Religion Forum sneak out the door? :unsure:

I see it between Healthy Living and Help (sub-boards).  If that's not where it was before, Taxed may have moved it?  Not sure.   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 12:13:22 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 12:10:20 AMI see it between Healthy Living and Help (sub-boards).  If that's not where it was before, Taxed may have moved it?  Not sure.  :smile:
That's because you're in admin. It's not there for the rest of the forum to see.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 25, 2021, 01:28:51 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 24, 2021, 11:52:37 PMDid anyone see the Religion Forum sneak out the door? :unsure:

Where do religious topics go then?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 01:56:14 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 25, 2021, 01:28:51 AMWhere do religious topics go then?
Somehow it became a hidden folder that only admins can see.
I can see it if I go into admin mode, but members and guests don't see anything.

I'm guessing something got tweaked in an unrelated action, I just wanted Taxed to be aware it occurred..

Other systems may have been effected.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 25, 2021, 01:57:27 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 01:56:14 AMSomehow it became a hidden folder that only admins can see.
I can see it if I go into admin mode, but members and guests don't see anything.

I'm guessing something got tweaked in an unrelated action, I just wanted Taxed to be aware it occurred..

Other systems may have been effected.

OIC, I thought you meant you removed it for some reason.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 01:58:33 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 25, 2021, 01:57:27 AMOIC, I thought you meant you removed it for some reason.
:biggrin:
Nah, we never delete posts, unless it's a troll.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 25, 2021, 02:12:33 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 01:56:14 AMSomehow it became a hidden folder that only admins can see.
I can see it if I go into admin mode, but members and guests don't see anything.

I'm guessing something got tweaked in an unrelated action, I just wanted Taxed to be aware it occurred..

Other systems may have been effected.

We do need a religion forum visible as otherwise those threads will become intertwined with non religion threads.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 02:17:42 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 25, 2021, 02:12:33 AMWe do need a religion forum visible as otherwise those threads will become intertwined with non religion threads.
Yep, that's why it was created. Remember the stink over a handful of posters who got pissed because I stopped them from derailing every damned thread into a religious debate?
I don't remember their names, but they couldn't understand that Religion is not political, that they suckered for the lefts push of divide and conquer by making religion political.

I don't blame them, I blame the GOP for not stopping the left in their tracks.
I blame the GOP for everything. We counted on them to have our nations back, and they sold us out.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 02:58:27 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 12:13:22 AMThat's because you're in admin. It's not there for the rest of the forum to see.


Oh, hang on, let me hit it. 
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 02:59:06 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 02:58:27 AMOh, hang on, let me hit it.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 03:00:57 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 02:59:06 AM:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :thumbsup:


Jose'.... can you see?   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 03:01:55 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 03:00:57 AMJose'.... can you see?  :rolleyes:
Yep. So what happened?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 03:03:33 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 03:01:55 AMYep. So what happened?


Not sure...  Guests and Regular members could see but not ranks according to post count (Jr., Sr., etc.)  So I just made it visible to everyone. (Permissions thing) :wink:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 03:05:17 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 25, 2021, 03:03:33 AMNot sure...  Guests and Regular members could see but not ranks according to post count (Jr., Sr., etc.)  So I just made it visible to everyone. (Permissions thing) :wink:
Thanks... :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: supsalemgr on May 25, 2021, 04:13:28 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 25, 2021, 02:17:42 AMYep, that's why it was created. Remember the stink over a handful of posters who got pissed because I stopped them from derailing every damned thread into a religious debate?
I don't remember their names, but they couldn't understand that Religion is not political, that they suckered for the lefts push of divide and conquer by making religion political.

I don't blame them, I blame the GOP for not stopping the left in their tracks.
I blame the GOP for everything. We counted on them to have our nations back, and they sold us out.

I do not remember who they were either. I do remember they got all upset when the new subject thread was created.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 25, 2021, 04:32:33 AM
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 25, 2021, 04:13:28 AMI do not remember who they were either. I do remember they got all upset when the new subject thread was created.
I'd recognize them in a second if they came back though. But they saw me as a traitor to the cause.
They claimed CPF was censoring their posts. All I wanted to do was keep religion free of politics.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: CasND on May 25, 2021, 07:52:42 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 24, 2021, 10:19:59 PM@CasND Also, when you click on a particular board, then see the listings of topics, instead of clicking on the title of the topic, look for the orange "New" icon, just to the left of the topic.  This should take you close to where you left off, if there were, in fact, new posts since you were there before.  I probably should have said this first but I was answering your post and working on another site at the same time.  :laugh:

I will give that a try.  Thank you for the help.  :-)
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: taxed on May 25, 2021, 08:35:09 AM
I moved the religion board to the main category and dumped the "Religion" category, as there was only one board inside it and thought it was redundant.

Can nobody see it below?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Possum on May 25, 2021, 08:32:53 PM
Quote from: taxed on May 25, 2021, 08:35:09 AMI moved the religion board to the main category and dumped the "Religion" category, as there was only one board inside it and thought it was redundant.

Can nobody see it below?
:thumbup:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Hoofer on May 28, 2021, 03:17:44 AM
Survival Tips ... is missing.   Man-o-man, I had a KILLER post...  all edited, had pictures, links, just awesome!  :scared:   Oh well...  had to reboot my machine, and forgot to save it....

If it's gone for good, that's fine.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solars Toy on May 28, 2021, 03:34:51 AM
Quote from: Hoofer on May 28, 2021, 03:17:44 AMSurvival Tips ... is missing.  Man-o-man, I had a KILLER post...  all edited, had pictures, links, just awesome!  :scared:  Oh well...  had to reboot my machine, and forgot to save it....

If it's gone for good, that's fine.

Living Room is MIA too. 
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 05:40:47 AM
@Solars Toy @Hoofer

Can you guys check to see if Survival and Living Room are visible now?

Living Room has been moved to near the top of the page and Survival is a few down from that, now.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 05:43:48 AM
Quote from: Hoofer on May 28, 2021, 03:17:44 AMSurvival Tips ... is missing.  Man-o-man, I had a KILLER post...  all edited, had pictures, links, just awesome!  :scared:  Oh well...  had to reboot my machine, and forgot to save it....

If it's gone for good, that's fine.

I'm sorry you lost your post.  You may want to check your profile settings and make sure "Enable automatic saving of drafts" is checked.  (Look and Layout, then scroll down to Posting.)   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 28, 2021, 06:41:37 AM
There are about 6 boards that went invisible. Taxed and I tried for over an hour to fix it, but nothing is out of order.
Our suspicions point to a bug, so hopefully Grammy knows where to loo.
Grammy? :love:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 06:49:12 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 28, 2021, 06:41:37 AMThere are about 6 boards that went invisible. Taxed and I tried for over an hour to fix it, but nothing is out of order.
Our suspicions point to a bug, so hopefully Grammy knows where to loo.
Grammy? :love:


Are you still not seeing them?  Let me create a regular user test account and try something.   :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 06:52:14 AM
@Solar

I can see these boards, when I enter as a regular user (TireKicker).  Are you still not seeing them?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 28, 2021, 06:58:27 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 06:52:14 AM@Solar

I can see these boards, when I enter as a regular user (TireKicker).  Are you still not seeing them?
Open both your accounts and compare, I still see about 6 boards missing.
I love the handle! :thumbsup:

I use several browsers, IE for Admin and Brave for regular, that way you don't have to log in and out.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:00:56 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 28, 2021, 06:58:27 AMOpen both your accounts and compare, I still see about 6 boards missing.
I love the handle! :thumbsup:

I use several browsers, IE for Admin and Brave for regular, that way you don't have to log in and out.

I can see Survival and Living Room as a regular user.  You guys still can't see them?  What other boards are also not showing up?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 28, 2021, 07:06:14 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:00:56 AMI can see Survival and Living Room as a regular user.  You guys still can't see them?  What other boards are also not showing up?
Just two.

Science and Technology

Healthy Living
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: TireKicker on May 28, 2021, 07:08:17 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 28, 2021, 07:06:14 AMJust two.

Science and Technology

Healthy Living

I can see them all now, as a regular user.  You may want to force refresh the page.  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 28, 2021, 07:08:38 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:00:56 AMI can see Survival and Living Room as a regular user.  You guys still can't see them?  What other boards are also not showing up?

Im just a regular user and I can see Survival Tips, Living Room, and Religion all in the General Category.
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:09:46 AM
Quote from: T Hunt on May 28, 2021, 07:08:38 AMIm just a regular user and I can see Survival Tips, Living Room, and Religion all in the Main Category.

Don't let anybody tell you you're just a "regular user".   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: T Hunt on May 28, 2021, 07:10:10 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:09:46 AMDon't let anybody tell you you're just a "regular user".  :biggrin:

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:10:50 AM
I checked in Admin and had to change the member permissions on those particular boards to include "Everybody".  Once I did that, they showed up again.  :wink:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 28, 2021, 07:11:56 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:10:50 AMI checked in Admin and had to change the member permissions on those particular boards to include "Everybody".  Once I did that, they showed up again.  :wink:
Interesting. I went to permissions and everything was set to default. What did you see and change?
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:16:18 AM
Quote from: Solar on May 28, 2021, 07:11:56 AMInteresting. I went to permissions and everything was set to default. What did you see and change?

Well, once you get to "Boards and Posts" you don't click on Permissions.  You click on "Modify".  That's where you'll find the "Allowed Groups".  Some boards are intentionally hidden, for maintenance purposes, etc., so those shouldn't be changed, but most boards are meant to be seen by everyone and in that case, you'd make sure "Everybody" is checked, then save your changes.  :smile:
Title: Re: Some forum issues to be aware of...
Post by: Solar on May 28, 2021, 07:42:59 AM
Quote from: Grammy on May 28, 2021, 07:16:18 AMWell, once you get to "Boards and Posts" you don't click on Permissions.  You click on "Modify".  That's where you'll find the "Allowed Groups".  Some boards are intentionally hidden, for maintenance purposes, etc., so those shouldn't be changed, but most boards are meant to be seen by everyone and in that case, you'd make sure "Everybody" is checked, then save your changes.  :smile:
DOH! I didn't click that because I didn't see any changes in boards, everything was set to default.
Sending on to Taxed. :biggrin: