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17 February 2012
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Joe
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Great – I'm glad you found a workaround. I'm still in the dark as the cause of the caching, but as soon as I find a fix I'll patch it.

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17 February 2012
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Lately, when I first visit the site, I get "hello The Walrus, please log in to post" in the profile bar. If it knows who I am, why does it want me to log in?a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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17 February 2012
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I get that too Walrus. Its a nice touch, like a cheery hello.

 

Joe, the cache thing seems to have be fixed now as when the 1 unread post is clicked on the box that appears is automatically up to date, whereas it used to bring up the previous amount. Whatever has been done has worked so thank you.apple01

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17 February 2012
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Was just wondering whether the captcha will be gone permanently. Not that it really matters, if anything it takes 2 seconds less to post something, but I was just curious.

I'm definitely used to all the changes already, and the site just looks that little bit cleaner. Thank you, Joe! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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17 February 2012
10.48pm
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 gee.. it's been no more than a week and I've forgotten how the old site looked like a-hard-days-night-ringo-6  fail.

but I liked this one. first it didn't look well, or better than the old one, but now I can see the changes. for better. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 it was a good idea, indeed. thankks

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18 February 2012
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I have noticed a problem. I always use the menu at the top to check unread topics. Sometimes, some unread threads appear as "read" before I actually do it, and I get the "O topics with new posts".

 

Is this happening to everybody or just me?

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18 February 2012
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The Walrus said

Lately, when I first visit the site, I get "hello The Walrus, please log in to post" in the profile bar. If it knows who I am, why does it want me to log in?a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I don't know – that's the way the forum software was coded. I think it's a cookie that remembers you, but you still need to log in. Sorry, that's the best explanation I can offer!

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18 February 2012
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kelicopter said

Was just wondering whether the captcha will be gone permanently. Not that it really matters, if anything it takes 2 seconds less to post something, but I was just curious.

I'm definitely used to all the changes already, and the site just looks that little bit cleaner. Thank you, Joe! a-hard-days-night-john-6

I think the captcha will be gone permanently, as there's some kind of conflict. Other forum owners which use Simple Press (this forum software) have also encountered issues with it. There's a workaround, but I haven't had time to implement it, and I don't think we really need a captcha each time anyway.

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18 February 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Joe, the cache thing seems to have be fixed now as when the 1 unread post is clicked on the box that appears is automatically up to date, whereas it used to bring up the previous amount. Whatever has been done has worked so thank you.apple01

I haven't actually done anything. It's still caching for me. Mith – I think this is related to the issue you mention too. I've raised it with the forum developers but they haven't been able to replicate it. If others report it (the new version of Simple Press came out of beta today) then hopefully a fix will arise. In the meantime, sorry.

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18 February 2012
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I still have to refresh the page to update the number of new posts but everything else seems to be working fine, which was something that occured with the old layout. Strange how its stopped doing it for 1 but not for others. Windows released a load of software updates recently, maybe thats whats fixed it. I have no idea.

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18 February 2012
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mithveaen said

I have noticed a problem. I always use the menu at the top to check unread topics. Sometimes, some unread threads appear as "read" before I actually do it, and I get the "O topics with new posts".

 

Is this happening to everybody or just me?

mhm. I have the same. it happens pretty often. anoying -.-

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27 February 2012
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Joe, I've noticed that the exact dates and times of peoples' comments (on the various pages outside the forum) have been replaced by the more inexact "_ days/months/years ago" designations. This is dismaying – Is this permanent?

If so, I think it's a regrettable change, personally. But I guess you know best, or maybe it's a Simple: Press issue or something…

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28 February 2012
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That's to do with Livefyre, a plugin I'm using to manage the comments on articles (comments can update in real time without needing approval). It's not being syncing very well with my server so I'm planning to ditch it and move to Disqus, a similar product, instead. They save me from manually managing comments, approving, marking as spam etc (and I get a lot of spam comments).

However, it looks like Disqus also does the "two days ago" thing, rather than a proper datestamp. I don't think there's a way of changing this, so it's probably a permanent change. Sorry about that. Two steps forward, one step back.

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29 February 2012
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Ah well, i suppose it's for the greater good and all that, then. Certainly don't want any more spam.

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8 March 2012
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Well I switched from Livefyre to Disqus (Livefyre didn't allow html in comments so I couldn't embed links, fail) and there's a setting to have relative or absolute dates. I switched to absolute so it should now show dates and times that comments are left. Glad to be of service, sir!

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9 March 2012
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Thanks Joe, you rock!

For service above & beyond etc…:heartapple01

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10 May 2012
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Anyone else not seeing the text options (bold, underscore, text colours etc) when they are replying to a post? Seems to have vanished.

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10 May 2012
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Hmmm. So it has. I'll look at this tomorrow. Think I know what the problem is.

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11 May 2012
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Back now. There were a few other things that got lost in the server move – private messaging, subscriptions, watches etc. Hopefully all's right again.

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12 May 2012
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Pink, brown, yellow, orange and blue I love you…

Yep - colours work again.

Thanks, Joe! mal-evans

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