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6 April 2014
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I genuinely haven't a clue about any of the PM thing. I sometimes wonder if it'd be easier to just disable the facility altogether. The Simple Press devs aren't really interested in/able to troubleshoot it, as it's a problem they've only encountered on one other forum (ie they can't replicate it, therefore cannot troubleshoot it). I don't know what's causing it either. Same with the missing PMs.

Serious question: if we're stuck with things as they are, would people rather have unreliable PMs and unread counts, or no PMs at all?

Edit: Regarding the image popups being of low quality, that was caused by me moving images onto a different server to save bandwidth (I won't explain in detail because it's slightly boring and techy). The other server resizes images to automatically display the most suitable version. However, in this case it was displaying the thumbnail correctly, then enlarging the same thumbnail image so it appeared blurry. It was clever, but not clever enough.

The best fix is to disable the thumbnail enlargement thing, so instead of it showing the full size as a popup, it takes you away from the forum to the image's location on the web. So clicking on the image in this post takes you to the full size jpg file.

If it's still doing weird stuff for people I can disable the thumbnail thing altogether, so people get the full size image in the post. It's up to you lot - let me know.

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I thought I was immune to the PM box number issue... but alas:

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10 April 2014
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Mr. Kite said
I thought I was immune to the PM box number issue... but alas:

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Over the weekend, I was up to 17, down to 4, up to 12, down to 0, up to 17 again, and on and on. It was a real roller coaster. Whiplash.

As I mentioned to Faceo on another thread, our PM system is almost a quirky as we all are.

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Ahhh Girl said

Mr. Kite said
I thought I was immune to the PM box number issue... but alas:

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Over the weekend, I was up to 17, down to 4, up to 12, down to 0, up to 17 again, and on and on. It was a real roller coaster. Whiplash.

 

Glad my PM box isn't as busy as yours!

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@Joe  Another auto link that should be made case sensitive - With The Beatles. Have noticed a few instances where somebody's said something like, but with the Beatles, and you know what happens next...

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Ron Nasty said
@Joe  Another auto link that should be made case sensitive -
With The Beatles. Have noticed a few instances where somebody's said something like, but with the Beatles, and you know what happens next...

Also, I just typed the phrase ad-l i b - and it connected the l, and the i, and b to the Let It Be album. Liberate!

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14 April 2014
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Testing: with the Beatles, ad-lib, With The Beatles, Ad-LIB.

Seems to be OK now. I changed a few other everyday phrases so they shouldn't autolink, but I'm sure there are more tweaks to follow.

MMM, I've never seen that problem and can't troubleshoot it unless I do. Sorry.

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Joe said
Testing: with the Beatles, ad-lib,
With The Beatles, Ad-LIB.

Seems to be OK now. I changed a few other everyday phrases so they shouldn't autolink, but I'm sure there are more tweaks to follow.

Thanks, @Joe. Sure there are more tweaks to follow, as the only way refine it is seeing how things work in practice. Who'd have thought ad-lib would autolink before seeing it do it? We look and learn!

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