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  1. #26
    jtr7
    Guest
    A minor problem: The yellow lightbulb icon denoting new posts in a subforum cannot be double-clicked off to white.

  2. #27
    Archivist
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Museum of the Ancients
    Thanks for the updates, Al.

    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos H View Post
    The edit box seems to be completely broken as well.
    Ditto for me. No icons visible in the post/edit message boxes.

    Also, I'd prefer seeing the thread titles that turn up when performing a keywords or tag search visible in bold, as before.

    EDIT: the coding when using a text color in the edit/post box is currently (COLOR="#FF0000")(/COLOR) instead of (COLOR="Red")(/COLOR). Don't know if this is a bug or intentional.
    Last edited by The Phantom; 27th Aug 2012 at 10:05.

  3. #28
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by jtr7 View Post
    A minor problem: The yellow lightbulb icon denoting new posts in a subforum cannot be double-clicked off to white.
    Is this still a problem? If so, can you let me know which browser and version you're using I'll double-check it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    Ditto for me. No icons visible in the post/edit message boxes.
    This is almost certainly a problem with an old stylesheet being used. You should be able to clear your cache to force a reload (or use ctrl+F5 or shift+F5 depending on browser), but I've done a change that should encourage the new styles to be loaded.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    Also, I'd prefer seeing the thread titles that turn up when performing a keywords or tag search visible in bold, as before.
    Which search options are you using? This might also be a stylesheet issue, but I'd like to make sure I'm doing the same search type.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    EDIT: the coding when using a text color in the edit/post box is currently (COLOR="#FF0000")(/COLOR) instead of (COLOR="Red")(/COLOR). Don't know if this is a bug or intentional.
    This is just the way the new editor does it. The #FF0000 style is equivalent to red but specified as three hex values rather than a colour name. If you want to double-check it I've enabled the "WYSIWYG" button in the editor (top left button) that will show you how your text will appear.

  4. #29
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    I'm seeing font size discrepancies between viewing a forum vs. a thread. The text on the forum view is tiny, about 2-3 sizes smaller than when viewing a thread.
    Yep, except for author names on the right side which are the usual size.

    The replying editor works fine for me, but I haven't tried anything special until now. Inserting U/I/B tags by Ctrl+U/I/B works now. Yay!

  5. #30
    Archivist
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Museum of the Ancients
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    This is almost certainly a problem with an old stylesheet being used. You should be able to clear your cache to force a reload (or use ctrl+F5 or shift+F5 depending on browser), but I've done a change that should encourage the new styles to be loaded.
    It's fixed now. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    Which search options are you using? This might also be a stylesheet issue, but I'd like to make sure I'm doing the same search type.
    I'm doing an advance search. I select 'Search titles only' when filling in a word under Keyword(s). No additional options are ticked/selected but it doesn't make any difference when I do so.
    I've emptied my browser cache but that didn't made things different.

  6. #31
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Girl with the Patreon Tattoo
    Al_B, my input box issue is fixed now, it was probably cache-related indeed.

    EDIT: Edit works! Yay. By the way, scratch my previous request about the activity stream page. I didn't realise the old New Posts page was still around. I'd prefer if the What's New? button sent you there instead of the much less practical Activity Stream.
    Last edited by Briareos H; 27th Aug 2012 at 13:51.

  7. #32
    Archivist
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Museum of the Ancients
    Another difference in the search display results I noticed, is that the thread with the most recent post no longer ends up at the top, when performing a keywords or tag search through the Search Multiple Content Types menu. After the upgrade there's no longer a chronological order evident in display results, at least not for me.

  8. #33
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos H View Post
    I'd prefer if the What's New? button sent you there instead of the much less practical Activity Stream.
    The way that menu is set up was changed from the last version - should now be more practical and closer to the old version.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    After the upgrade there's no longer a chronological order evident in display results, at least not for me.
    Can you check the sort order you have set under "Additional options" on that page? It might be set to relevance rather than date order. Search in general is something I'm still not happy with as it's one of the slowest areas of the forum (not related to the upgrade - it's been slow for a long time) and is on the list of things we're looking at.

  9. #34
    jtr7
    Guest
    Thanks, Al_B, the light icon function was fixed shortly after I posted.

  10. #35
    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    I'm seeing font size discrepancies between viewing a forum vs. a thread. The text on the forum view is tiny, about 2-3 sizes smaller than when viewing a thread.
    This appears to be fixed now. Thanks for all you're doing, Al!

  11. #36
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    Thanks for all you're doing, Al!
    Seconded!

    The Quick Navigation drop down menu is still missing its links:



    I mentioned this yesterday but I know you have your hands full. Just thought I'd remind you so it didn't get lost in the shuffle.

  12. #37
    Archivist
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Museum of the Ancients
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    Can you check the sort order you have set under "Additional options" on that page? It might be set to relevance rather than date order.
    You're right, it was set to 'relevance'. It confused me as I always used 'Date' before the update (either the standard has been switched or I saved my search preferences with altered options before and lost them due to the upgrade). But no big deal.

    Glad the see the e-mail notification for Private Messages is fixed btw

  13. #38
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse
    In the "What's New?" page I'm getting "Results 1 to 25 of 26", but there are no links to navigate to the second page and see the 26th item.

    Edit: Now I'm getting "Results 1 to 24 of 25". It seems to be a bug in the way that string is displayed. It should be saying "Results 1 to 25 of 25".

  14. #39
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    It looks like the Quick Navigation drop down menu has been fixed. Nice work!

  15. #40
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by Haplo View Post
    Edit: Now I'm getting "Results 1 to 24 of 25". It seems to be a bug in the way that string is displayed. It should be saying "Results 1 to 25 of 25".
    That does seem strange - I'll look into it but it'll probably be tomorrow now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannar View Post
    It looks like the Quick Navigation drop down menu has been fixed. Nice work!
    It was one of the changes that's been made to the way that multiple options are displayed (very similar to the "forum moderators" and "current users" being broken early on). In theory it could make formatting more flexible in future but for now if you see "Array" displayed elsewhere where there should be a list let me know.

  16. #41
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    Sorry, but that's not planned at the moment. We know that some people want them enabled
    Terrible people.

  17. #42
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008

  18. #43
    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    One change which is a minor inconvenience is that I can no longer used a bookmark for Mark Forums Read since it looks like it requires a session token now. I used to have it on my bookmark toolbar so I could just mark all read with one click once I was done reading. Now I have to go to the main forum (which I don't do otherwise), scroll down and click the link - certainly not a big deal, and I almost feel stupid whining about it, but there ya go.

  19. #44
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    Terrible people.
     

  20. #45
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    The reply window gives me strange line break issues occasionally, where one piece of text is both in one line and the one underneath. When marking the text, the two instances are marked simultaneously. I know this from working with the Windows notepad but I've never experienced it in an online form.

  21. #46
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    One change which is a minor inconvenience is that I can no longer used a bookmark for Mark Forums Read since it looks like it requires a session token now. I used to have it on my bookmark toolbar so I could just mark all read with one click once I was done reading. Now I have to go to the main forum (which I don't do otherwise), scroll down and click the link - certainly not a big deal, and I almost feel stupid whining about it, but there ya go.
    I suspect they've added this against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks but it does seem a little paranoid. As an alternative, click the "Forum Actions" drop-down menu at the top of any page and choose "Mark Forums Read" from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg Cúthalion View Post
    The reply window gives me strange line break issues occasionally, where one piece of text is both in one line and the one underneath. When marking the text, the two instances are marked simultaneously. I know this from working with the Windows notepad but I've never experienced it in an online form.
    Interesting - I've not seen this one myself. If it happens again, can you try toggling WYSIWYG mode and see if it recovers? It's the top left button on the toolbar above the edit window.

    As most things seem back in order now, I've swapped the default search engine that we were using to an alternative (Sphinx if you're interested). This should be a lot faster at finding results than the in-built search but there are likely to be a few differences. I've also added a plugin to enable a couple of more useful search options from the quick search so you don't have to go into Advanced Search to display results as posts or simply search thread titles.

  22. #47
    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    I suspect they've added this against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks but it does seem a little paranoid. As an alternative, click the "Forum Actions" drop-down menu at the top of any page and choose "Mark Forums Read" from there.
    Thanks, that's a bit faster and about as easy as my old bookmark.

  23. #48
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post
    I've swapped the default search engine that we were using to an alternative (Sphinx if you're interested). This should be a lot faster at finding results than the in-built search but there are likely to be a few differences. I've also added a plugin to enable a couple of more useful search options from the quick search so you don't have to go into Advanced Search to display results as posts or simply search thread titles.


    And one more minor issue:

    Last edited by Tannar; 29th Aug 2012 at 13:38.

  24. #49
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    The private message search is new feature that is part of the search engine and I missed that entry box. Should look a bit better now.

  25. #50
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2009
    Location: The Spiraling Sea
    Nice move, Al...I really like the new search engine...

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