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3 March 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

mja6758 said
This is merely just a weird thing, when someone posted an @Ahhh Girl earlier, in the new and recently undated posts glimpse of it, it was showing up her previous name - even though it hadn't been typed in!

Ahhh, I actually know what's up with that. Have you ever tried to change your name? You can change your display name, but not your login name, which is stuck at its original name. So, AG changed her display name to Ahhh Girl, but her login is stuck at cbatcu forever. I tried to @ parlance earlier, and it confused me, because it said parlance1, which must have been her original login name. So, when you type an @, it suggests the original name alongside the display name, and I guess on the new/updated list, it doesn't use the current name.

That's exactly right. Here's the slightly geeky explanation: when people register, it adds a user account to my WordPress database (WP is how this entire site works, when it works). These usernames can't be changed. Simple Press is the forum add-on, and it has access to the user database. People can change their forum display name - essentially masking the WP one. However, the @ mentions seem to only be able to access the WP database, not the SP overlay. I'll flag it up to the SP devs to see if they can do anything about it.

Thanks for all the other bugs - I'll get those reported.

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3 March 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
This seems wrong... 
http://i1.wp.com/i.imgur.com/CGTPBTr.png?w=200Image Enlarger

It does seem wrong. It definitely is wrong. However, I haven't a clue what in your browser or operating system might be causing that to happen.

I'm typing on Win7 on Chrome and it looks fine to me. If you want to come to Cardiff and bring your computer for me to look at I'd be happy to do so (sorry, we can't accommodate guests). Otherwise I don't think I can help.

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3 March 2014
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Joe said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
This seems wrong... 
http://i1.wp.com/i.imgur.com/CGTPBTr.png?w=200Image Enlarger

It does seem wrong. It definitely is wrong. However, I haven't a clue what in your browser or operating system might be causing that to happen.

I'm typing on Win7 on Chrome and it looks fine to me. If you want to come to Cardiff and bring your computer for me to look at I'd be happy to do so (sorry, we can't accommodate guests). Otherwise I don't think I can help.

This might've been the wrong thread for it, since it wasn't really a serious problem, it only happened the one time, haven't had that kind of problem since. Thanks though

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meanmistermustard said

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Probably not related, but it's about PM's: when I'm on the phone, I can't respond to PMs because the "send private message" button has disappeared. I can read PM's, I can type out responses, but I can't send them.

parlance

So not just me then. ahdn_paul_01

I mentioned in the forum changes thread that I've enabled a mobile-friendly theme for phones (not tablets unless people report problems). The buttons looks slightly different and might take a while to get used to, but you should be able to send PMs now. I just sent a test message using my phone (Nexus 4/KitKat/Chrome).

After typing your message look for the envelope icon with an upwards arrow - that's the send button.

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No biggie, but the birthday thing for me still says upcoming, but it's today.

Also, the @ thing didn't put up a notification until I quoted myself in my response to Ahhh Girl.

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