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3 July 2010
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skye
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I had the same problem. It was back to normal in about half an hour.

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7 July 2010
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Hi. I've just updated the forum software to the latest release, which fixed a few bugs. I've no idea if this will solve the issue of some threads not appearing, or it seeming as though you're not logged in, or links taking you to the profile page. I hope so.

It might, of course, have caused new issues. Please report any bugs you may see and I'll throw my hands up and admit defeat! But I will look at the small fonts that appear on certain sections – I need to go through the css from top to bottom, but that'll take some time.

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7 July 2010
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Paulrus
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It's not updating topics on mine for some reason. It says topics only have 3 posts when they actually have quite a few more. It fixes when I log in, but then it's back to being stuffed after I log out. I'm using Safari, if that makes any difference.

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7 July 2010
3.38pm
Paulrus
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Er, never mind, I just cleared the cache and that fixed it

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7 July 2010
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Joe
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I've found the same thing happen on Safari. I hadn't tried clearing the cache though – thanks for that.

I've spent the evening trying to get an ancient PowerBook G4 working properly, running OS X Panther. It's got Safari 1.3.2. Nothing works properly on that. I think I'll give up.

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7 July 2010
11.38pm
MrBig
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Joe said:

I've found the same thing happen on Safari. I hadn't tried clearing the cache though – thanks for that.

I've spent the evening trying to get an ancient PowerBook G4 working properly, running OS X Panther. It's got Safari 1.3.2. Nothing works properly on that. I think I'll give up.


Switch to Windows. Before you hate, just seriously think about it. It never has problems. Well, doesn't have as much problems as maca-hard-days-night-george-6

Linux is also a really good operating system.

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8 July 2010
1.25am
MeanMrsMustard
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MrBig said:

Joe said:

I've found the same thing happen on Safari. I hadn't tried clearing the cache though – thanks for that.

I've spent the evening trying to get an ancient PowerBook G4 working properly, running OS X Panther. It's got Safari 1.3.2. Nothing works properly on that. I think I'll give up.


Switch to Windows. Before you hate, just seriously think about it. It never has problems. Well, doesn't have as much problems as maca-hard-days-night-george-6

 

Linux is also a really good operating system.


Ah, the only problem I've had with Mac is you can't post using an iPad. I can't even log on with Windows.
 

But could you make the "songs" tab like it used to be? You know, when you could mouse over it and an alphabetical drop-down menu would appear? 

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8 July 2010
2.29am
MrBig
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

MrBig said:

Joe said:

I've found the same thing happen on Safari. I hadn't tried clearing the cache though – thanks for that.

I've spent the evening trying to get an ancient PowerBook G4 working properly, running OS X Panther. It's got Safari 1.3.2. Nothing works properly on that. I think I'll give up.


Switch to Windows. Before you hate, just seriously think about it. It never has problems. Well, doesn't have as much problems as maca-hard-days-night-george-6
 

Linux is also a really good operating system.


Ah, the only problem I've had with Mac is you can't post using an iPad. I can't even log on with Windows.

 

But could you make the "songs" tab like it used to be? You know, when you could mouse over it and an alphabetical drop-down menu would appear? 


Sorry, I should've specified. Get Windows XP, or 7 (Vista fails on so many levels). What's so great about it is it's compatibility. You have no reason not to get Windowsblue-meanie
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8 July 2010
2.37am
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I actually do have Windows. I have a Macbook, and I'm running both Snow Leopard and XP on it. I don't mind XP, but I hate Vista. Horrible OS

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8 July 2010
8.54am
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I use Vista, so maybe that's why it's being weird, but it only started not working recently, it was fine about a week ago. Is there anything I could try to fix it?

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8 July 2010
10.01am
Joe
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I'm pretty sure this should be another thread in the off-topic area, but for the record I use a PC running XP at work, and a Mac running OS X Leopard at home. I'm no stranger to either OS, though I've never used Linux on anything other than a server.

Songs tab – I removed this because it got far too long and disappeared off the bottom of the page. It was impossible to browse down to Y without using the arrow keys on a keyboard. I could probably have made each entry smaller so it fit on the page, but I still needed to make the menu go upwards when the mouse was towards the bottom of the screen, and my css skills aren't that great. Plus if people were browsing on a phone or some other gadget it still might not work properly. So it went.

JoB – I upgraded the site to a new version of WordPress (the blogging software that underpins all this) about a week ago, but I doubt it's incompatible with Vista. No idea though – I don't have access to that OS.

Every OS and every browser seems to have some kind of quirk, and it's a shame that things don't seem to work in them all. Unfortunately I only have limited access to all the options out there, so I'm afraid some things will probably stay unfixed unless someone else can help with debugging. Sorry.

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8 July 2010
5.06pm
mithveaen
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About the thing of hitting F5 or Reload after logging-in.

 

Does this help Joe??

 

http://www.mydigitallife.info/…..n-firefox/

 

Check the feature to auto-load a webpage. I dunno if that can help….

 

BTW I havent' checked if there's a similar problem in Internet Explorer.

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9 July 2010
1.20am
JoB
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Okay, problem fixed! I dunno what it was, but it's fixed! Woo

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15 July 2010
10.53pm
MeanMrsMustard
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Can you make the titles of the threads in the forums blue again? They looked better (on my screen) that way.

Edit: Can you also make the quoted things purple again? 

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16 July 2010
5.27pm
Joe
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I think I'll change the link colours back. I was experimenting – blue looked bad but I don't think red's an improvement (it's the colour I use elsewhere on the site).

I didn't like the purple on the quotations though.

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16 July 2010
6.09pm
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In a bid to be really annoying, I've created a new section for Beatles pics and a dozen or so threads for various years and subjects.

The photo gallery of the site has always proved really popular, but I don't nearly have time to trawl the web for pics. So I thought I'd ask for your help. Don't spend ages on it, but if you spot a really good pic of the group or their associates please put it in the right thread (or the miscellaneous/unidentified section if you're unsure).

Bigger pics are better – thumbnail ones aren't really very useful.

I know this might seem lazy, like I'm asking forum members to do work for me, but it would really help make the site better. It's an endless task, looking for Beatles pics, so if we can harvest them as we go along it'd make life a lot easier.

I thought a pictures section might also be a good place to put various animated gifs or Beatles joke jpegs too, but there's no thread for those yet. Feel free to create one if you want.

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18 July 2010
7.57pm
kadikas
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Hey Joe, i have a suggestion about the forum,why dont you make a offtopic tag like in this pic from a forum:

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19 July 2010
1.16pm
Joe
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Because I can't actually make tags myself. The forum software is an off-the-shelf plugin for WordPress. All the functionality is what's bundled with the plugin, plus a few things I can tailor myself (eg smileys).

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20 July 2010
3.54pm
skye
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Do we need a game section?

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20 July 2010
4.45pm
Joe
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What sort of games do you have in mind?

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