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Weird things happening with the forum.
21 May 2014
2.18am
parlance
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meanmistermustard said
@Joe

Links are not displaying differently to other text so its difficult to know which text acts as a link and which text does not. Is there anything that can be done to distinguish between the two?

 

That was going to be my only suggestion - if an underline could be added to the link style?

parlance

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21 May 2014
11.19am
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For you, blue.

It's a bit of a bodged fix, which might be replaced if there's an update. For my reference: wp/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-themes/unified/styles

unified.php, add these lines to end:

/* Forum link colours turn blue */

#spMainContainer .spTopicPostSection .spPostSection .spPostContentSection .spPostContent a:link, #spMainContainer .spTopicPostSection .spPostSection .spPostContentSection .spPostContent a:active, #spMainContainer .spTopicPostSection .spPostSection .spPostContentSection .spPostContent a:visited {
    color: #336699;
}

#spMainContainer a:link, #spMainContainer a:active, #spMainContainer a:visited, #spMainContainer .spLink:link, #spMainContainer .spLink:active, #spMainContainer .spLink:visited {
    color: #336699;
}
#spMainContainer a:link, #spMainContainer a:active, #spMainContainer a:visited, #spMainContainer .spLink:link, #spMainContainer .spLink:active, #spMainContainer .spLink:visited {
    color: #336699;
}
#spMainContainer a, #spMainContainer a:link, #spMainContainer a:active, #spMainContainer a:visited {
    color: #336699;
}

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21 May 2014
1.41pm
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Joe said
For you, blue.

 

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parlance

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23 May 2014
3.47am
parlance
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@Joe, it looks like the new layout has shortened the signature area, so a lot of sigs are getting cut off. Can that be adjusted or should we adjust our signatures to fit the new length?

parlance

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23 May 2014
9.32am
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Not sure. I'll check when I have a chance. On mobile now so can't do much troubleshooting.

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23 May 2014
12.40pm
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Oh, the song autolinks work wrong if you're using a song that has another song's title within it, such as With A Little Help From My Friends or Wild Honey Pie. It just links to the inner song (Help, Honey Pie)

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23 May 2014
4.04pm
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Joe said
If you see odd things happening with the site design, it's just me playing around. I'm just about ready to relaunch, but some things don't carry over easily from my test site.

I was wondering... I have not been on the forum for a few days, I come back and see this! I first thought my computer was malfunctioning... 

I still need to get used to it, but I guess I like it.

23 May 2014
8.10pm
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Joe said

@Zig, hopefully this will allow you to use the forum with IE without changing the editor in your profile.

@Joe I wish I could say it resolved all of IE's issues. I am on an IE browser right now.

The positive: the editing tools do appear while using IE in the rich text option. Also, the @ function seems to be working now while in HTML.

The negative: I cannot use the quote function in rich text. If I click on Quote, a posting box appears but does not show the post I am quoting. Also, I need to link to a different page or use the back button to Cancel it. The Quote option still works in HTML, though.

Regardless, I do love the new look of the Forum. It's very..."clean". a-hard-days-night-george-9

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24 May 2014
6.23am
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I've taken three screenshots of how the forum displays on my iPhone 4S; as you can see, threads degrade as they get longer.  

Can someone tell me what's causing this and what I should do to stop it?

Thanks!

http://i0.wp.com/i.imgur.com/HTzdAoc.jpg?w=200

http://i2.wp.com/i.imgur.com/c7Vdjnk.jpg?w=200

http://i0.wp.com/i.imgur.com/FLov6oS.jpg?w=200

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24 May 2014
2.45pm
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Joe said
Not sure. I'll check when I have a chance. On mobile now so can't do much troubleshooting.

Mine seems to work now, but I noticed that Zig's is getting cut off.

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25 May 2014
1.57am
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Okay, I'm not sure why, but the forum isn't letting me embed Youtube vids now.  I'm not doing anything different from what I've always done.  I just pasted the URL onto the post.  It showed up as a link instead of as an embedded video.

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26 May 2014
5.19pm
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@Necko YouTube works fine for me. Not sure why you're having problems with it.

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26 May 2014
5.22pm
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Oh, the song autolinks work wrong if you're using a song that has another song's title within it, such as With A Little Help From My Friends or Wild Honey Pie. It just links to the inner song (Help, Honey Pie)

I suspect it works alphabetically, so if it encounters a word it parses that first, then can't parse the fuller title as it's already got some code in it. Interesting.

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26 May 2014
5.24pm
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stuartgardner said
I've taken three screenshots of how the forum displays on my iPhone 4S; as you can see, threads degrade as they get longer.  

Can someone tell me what's causing this and what I should do to stop it?

This isn't, AFAIK, a problem with the forum, it's an issue with comments on pages elsewhere on the site. I'll see what I can do about it.

Edit: should be OK now, @stuartgardner. If it still looks wonky it's probably just cached on your browser.

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26 May 2014
5.25pm
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Zig said

Joe said

@Zig, hopefully this will allow you to use the forum with IE without changing the editor in your profile.

@Joe I wish I could say it resolved all of IE's issues. I am on an IE browser right now.

The positive: the editing tools do appear while using IE in the rich text option. Also, the @ function seems to be working now while in HTML.

The negative: I cannot use the quote function in rich text. If I click on Quote, a posting box appears but does not show the post I am quoting. Also, I need to link to a different page or use the back button to Cancel it. The Quote option still works in HTML, though.

Regardless, I do love the new look of the Forum. It's very..."clean". a-hard-days-night-george-9

Sorry, I'll take a look when I'm back in work and have access to IE.

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26 May 2014
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parlance said

Joe said
Not sure. I'll check when I have a chance. On mobile now so can't do much troubleshooting.

Mine seems to work now, but I noticed that Zig's is getting cut off.

parlance

I'm aware of this, but it's not something I can fix right now. The Simple Press devs hard-coded a fixed height into the signature box, which I can't override until early June when they roll out the next release (which will allow easier customisation).

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28 May 2014
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Joe, parlance had two posts put into moderation, but neither thread was even in my list of unread topics, much less there in red. Do you get some type of extra notification when posts are put into moderation, outside of the link to it showing up in red? Should folks alert the mods another way if a post of theirs hasn't been approved within a specified time frame?

28 May 2014
11.38pm
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@Joe Another post is currently in moderation. Oddly enough, it looks like @MrKite  was able to respond to it, as I got the notice that I was mentioned in his post. But now his is in moderation as well.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

28 May 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

Joe, parlance had two posts put into moderation, but neither thread was even in my list of unread topics, much less there in red. Do you get some type of extra notification when posts are put into moderation, outside of the link to it showing up in red? Should folks alert the mods another way if a post of theirs hasn't been approved within a specified time frame?

And one thread moderated a few posts I made after parlance...

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29 May 2014
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