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9 February 2012
8.35pm
Joe
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Hi all. If you're a regular here you'll probably have noticed that the design of the forum has changed.
It's an upgrade to a leaner, faster version of Simple:Press, the forum plugin I've been using for a few years. However, this version is still in beta and changes are still being added. Things may be broken. I know nobody likes change but this will be worthwhile in the long run.
I'll do my best to fix what I can, so please bear with me. If anything looks wrong, please report it here.
(NB I know about the "share this" icons below each post. I'll try to remove those now)

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9 February 2012
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Joe, I can't see any different between unread posts and recent posts I've already read. Is it just me, or is that problem for you as well?

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
9 February 2012
8.57pm
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I'll look into it. A lot of the functionality is disabled by default, to keep things simple and quick. But it means I might have to upload extra files or tick the right box in the admin area. Anything else like that, do say.

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9 February 2012
9.13pm
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Um, when I click on a thread I haven't read, it takes me to the first page of a thread, whereas it used to take me to the last page of the thread.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
9 February 2012
9.14pm
Joe
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(re)added the following:
Admin Bar (for mods)
Captcha
Editor (QuickTags - HTML)
Editor (TinyMCE - Rich Text)
Font Resizer
Private Message System
Report Post
Subscriptions
Watches

Some of these (subscription/watches) I don't use often but I know others have done. As with anything, if it looks like it's not working let me know.

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9 February 2012
9.15pm
Joe
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mr. Sun king coming together said

Um, when I click on a thread I haven't read, it takes me to the first page of a thread, whereas it used to take me to the last page of the thread.

I'll look into that. Some things I can fix myself, others I have to report to the forum plugin authors.

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9 February 2012
9.22pm
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Mobile smiley test:apple01heart
Edit: Success! And, the YouTube thing worked.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
9 February 2012
9.30pm
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Oh I'm glad it works OK on a mobile. This new version, incidentally, will help enormously when I complete the site redesign (still a work in progress, but progress is being made). We're enabling the site to be fully mobile compliant, but the old version of the forum wouldn't play nicely. This should be much more flexible.

I deleted that YouTube test as it was getting in the way a little. Nice to see it worked though.

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9 February 2012
11.23pm
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Love it!! I'm checking later in my mobile a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

Thanks for the update Joe!! heartheart

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9 February 2012
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mithveaen said

Love it!! I'm checking later in my mobile a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

Thanks for the update Joe!! heartheart

Mobile quote test: Success!!

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10 February 2012
12.41am
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Dang. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but...bit of a shock to say the least. Only one real complaint about the new format. The "share this page" icon list under every single post is kind of a bother. It'll be great for everyone to be able to mobilely access it though!

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
10 February 2012
9.15am
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As I said in my first post, this is an error that I've reported to the forum developers (as far as I can tell it's a plugin conflict that's beyond my control). I think the Share icons are knocking out some signatures, particularly if people have images. I'll keep an eye on things - bear with me.

EDIT - sharing icons should be gone now. I had to disable them for the forum section, which means they don't appear in the top banner either, but it's no great loss.

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10 February 2012
11.55am
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Yes, they're gone. Thanks, Joe. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
10 February 2012
6.54pm
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Sorry to anyone who tried to post earlier but was stymied by the captcha. I wasn't aware of the issue until I got some PMs. Captchas should be disabled now. If anyone's still having problems posting, and happens to see this, please email me (joe at beatlesbible dot com) or send a PM. Again, apologies.

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10 February 2012
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The captchas have gone but the only way i can find out what the new posts are is to delete my browser cache whereas before all i had to do before was refresh the page. The number of unread posts updates but the unread message box remains the same. Is there anyway to overcome this without having to go thru that process every time?

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11 February 2012
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I can get used to this. Still the best site on the web.

Thanks, Joe.

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12 February 2012
5.26pm
Joe
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meanmistermustard said

The captchas have gone but the only way i can find out what the new posts are is to delete my browser cache whereas before all i had to do before was refresh the page. The number of unread posts updates but the unread message box remains the same. Is there anyway to overcome this without having to go thru that process every time?

Not sure. I'll ask around and see. I didn't realise it was an issue - as an admin I get a slightly different page from normal users. I'm sure you don't have to delete your cache but I'm not quite sure how to get the updates. Let me see.

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13 February 2012
10.52am
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Me too ;

Zig Said :

I can get used to this. Still the best site on the web.

Thanks, Joe.

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13 February 2012
4.09pm
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Thanks both. It's nice to be liked.

The "latest posts" list caching looks like a JavaScript conflict somewhere. I'm looking into it.

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13 February 2012
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Thanks Joe for looking in to it, tho am finding the 'Unread and recently updated topics' section of the forum home page to be a fantastic addition to the site and is making the 'Most recent topics with unread posts' to be unneccessary to find the new posts.

The more i use the new look site the better it is. And is far more attractive to the eye. Nice job.

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