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9 January 2019
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meanmistermustard said

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).  

I, for one, am triggered at the idea of those hamsters running in cages. I think you should remove yourself from your position ASAP, how dare you be in a position of power when you joke about hamsters.

 

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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.  

Same here

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I echo this post:

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Thanks for the thanks @Joe 🙂  

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The forum is much faster for me than before Joe made the changes. Putting the thanks option back in slowed loading by a teeny-tiny bit, but the trade-off is worth it. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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I'd rather have a slightly* slow forum than a thankless forum. apple01

*I haven't noticed a difference.

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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.  

OK, I'm doing this now. The forum will be in read-only mode until it's complete (I'll update this post when it's done).

Edit: All done. It took just under 20 minutes. Please let me know if anything has broken.

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Nothing's broken yet but the 'new:1' red thingy on the unread posts list looks hideous, boxy and not the same font colour. But that's really minor, and if that's the only thing, it's a success imo!

Just noticed the buttons to attach smileys/save post. Also boxy but tbh I'm sure I'll get used to it. 

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Is this what you're seeing, Holey, where you see that 5?

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If so, please don't touch it. That is the admin toolbar.

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This is how i see things on mobile (android + chrome)

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Can you do a hard refresh (ctrl + f5 or ctrl + refresh)?

I had to swap the theme to the default one temporarily, and it might be that some styles got cached in the changeover. Hopefully a refresh will fix it, but please let me know if not.

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Shamrock Womlbs said
This is how i see things on mobile (android + chrome)

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OK, I hadn't checked it on mobile. I'll have to look at this tomorrow, though. Sorry.

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This is what I meant:

 

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A atyle thing that looks clunky. 

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Oh, ok. That's different. Nice to know the upgrade didn't give everyone access to the admin toolbar. However, through this, Joe and I discovered that the admin toolbar looks different on mobile and desktop.

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Ah, that doesn't look great at all. I'm not sure if I can fix it, but I'll take a look. I haven't seen the red NEW markers so it might be difficult to replicate. Curious to know if anyone's seeing them on Android (because I'm not) or if they're iOS-only.

Upgrading the forum required an update to the theme (skin) too, which is why the massive black-and-white arrows appeared. It not something I chose. I might be able to change the colour, or perhaps make it a 1x1px transparent gif, so it would effectively be invisible. I'll have a play around.

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OK, I've had a dig around the stylesheet files, and it's going to be difficult to change/remove the arrows without creating further difficulties with the other icons (pinned, locked, attachments etc). They all use the same visual language, so it's all-or-nothing really. The only real options are to a) wait and hope that the skin gets updated to look better, or b) switch to an alternative one which looks better.

The latter would be doable if I had time to customise it to look presentable, but at the moment I don't. So I think for now we'll have to live with the arrows, and hopefully after a week or two we'll stop noticing them. Sorry I can't do more at this time.

For my records:

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@media screen and (max-width: 640px) {
#spMainContainer .spIcon {
border: <?php echo($iconBorder); ?>;
vertical-align: middle;
margin: 0px 4px 4px 0px;
padding: 4px;
background: <?php echo($iconMobileBackGround); ?>;
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max-width: 28px;
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I did a test in my navigator, just changing the max-width and max-height in the style to 16px instead of 28 would work... i can not test the php thing but i thing commenting those lines will get rid of the ugly black background... anyway those are minor things , thanks for checking them up though!

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also missing the html editor and the "preview" button

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All past polls have disappeared, and I can no longer add one. Is that deliberate?

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The Hole Got Fixed said
All past polls have disappeared, and I can no longer add one. Is that deliberate?

  

@Joe will be able to answer more specifically and accurately but my understanding is that the polls were removed to see if they would result in the forum being quicker - and it did. Whether they come back again is another matter.

Personally I'd rather have a quicker forum but generally, I'm in the minority with this kind of thing.

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