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8 January 2019
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ahdn_paul_06The thanks feature would be the only thing that I'd want back if possible too. Is there anyway you can re-enable that one feature and let us give feedback on the speed?   

I would definitely second that, I feel like trying out the speed with thanks is something worth doing - it is definitely my number one feature that I want back, so I'd be interested to see how much faster/slower it is with/without it. I think a difference of 1 or 2 seconds is one that isn't too significant...

 

edit: I've just noticed it also seems to have deleted all the old thanks...

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Not having thanks is weird.... I'd love to have them back, too! ahdn_george_08

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Ditto. I keep trying to thank people and almost reporting them by accident paul-mccartney

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Our much-beloved and much-missed @Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< once referred to me as Thank You Girl because I was so fond of and generous with the thanks. I second (fifith? Sixth?) all of the above who wish the thanks to be brought back.

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Yeah, I also will miss them if they're deactivated. 

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Eh, I'm ok with thanks gone. They were permanent and I'd rather have people either post their agreement/thanks/get into the debate rather than just silently thanking then dipping out.

 

The thing I'd want most back is html editor. Quotes have problems where you can't quote a message that is quoting a message properly. I can use html editor to fix it.

 

One thing that I found slowed the forum for me was embedded videos.

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@Starr Shine?, the Quick Tags editor just made it easier by giving you little buttons to insert HTML tags, but you can still use them if you switch to 'Plain Textarea' in which you have to type them all out yourself.

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HTML editer was a happen medium. Though why not instead put html back and get rid of Plain Textarea.

 

Does anyone use Plain Textarea? @Joe 

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@Starr Shine? I don't have stats on who uses which editor, so have to rely on people piping up.

Can you use the < > source code button instead?

I've restored Thanks. I did try it yesterday and the speed hit seemed to be the greatest of all the add-ons, so I removed it again. I appreciate the appreciation for it, though, so I'll monitor the situation and try to find other things that will offset the lag.

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A day of not thanking people, I had to thank that post!

While I do notice a slight lag with the thanks compared to earlier today without it, it's probably not much more than a few seconds. 

Thanks for restoring thanks, I feel like a lot of people here will be thanking you shortly.apple01

For the record I use Rich Text not Plain Textarea.

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Just a heads-up, there's a major upgrade of Simple Press which I've been putting off, but I'll probably do tomorrow morning (UK time, when most in the US are asleep). They've rewritten a lot of the underlying code which will hopefully be more efficient. It's quite a major upgrade and will involve updating the theme (skin) and plugins too.

The forum will be in maintenance (read-only) mode shortly before I start the upgrade, so hopefully nobody's posts will be lost if I need to roll back to an earlier version.

I'll try to complete the work as soon as possible, but there may be some teething troubles. If things are broken I'll do my best to fix them ASAP. I'll start the work approximately 22 hours after this post.

Edit: I just did the upgrade process on a test installation. Everything updated OK, it took about 30 minutes (I was documenting it as I went, so should be quicker tomorrow). It didn't seem to bring any obvious speed boost but at least nothing seems to be broken. So I'm cautiously optimistic about tomorrow.

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Are all the old thanks gone? 

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Nope. Thanks going back to 2014 are still in place.

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Thanks for the thanks @Joe 🙂

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This speed, with the thanks button back in place, is fine for me.

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Joe said
Nope. Thanks going back to 2014 are still in place.  

Rest in Peace @Matt Busby I still get a little shaken up whenever I see a post of his or his name in the thanks bar. 

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Nope. Thanks going back to 2014 are still in place.  

Yay! I'm glad I don't have to go back and thank everything... ahdn_john_08_gif

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It's very pleasing that the forum is quicker as it was such a drag, a well-known drag, rude things were definately said about it whilst having to wait whilst it felt like the forum needed to get the paper bag on its knee and breathe into it for 10 seconds before it loaded the new page. 

 

Personally, I could do without a lot of the features like thanks, as long as folk can the basics like post, quote, link, add video's etc then the rest is secondary. Far rather quickness of speed than being able to push a button to say thanks - if required post your thanks and build upon the conversation.

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Am I the only one who never noticed the forum running slow? It seems to be going at the same speed as it always did for me.

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Am I the only one who never noticed the forum running slow? It seems to be going at the same speed as it always did for me.  

Would have to ask everyone else to know and I'm not doing that.

It's certainly faster for me (i did write about hamsters after this but it may have been offensive to animal lovers so it was deleted).

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