Forum upgrade 4/17/11 - bug reports, questions, feedback

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  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Hi everyone. It's a pretty major upgrade so there will be some things to iron out in coming days. We welcome your help reporting problems. If you have any questions fire away.

    The upgrade comes with a pretty nifty mobile version which you can reach with your mobile browser by going to www.SoWal.com/bb. It should automatically detect and use the mobile style.

    We will be submitting iPhone and Android mobile apps this coming week so when they are approved we'll let you know. They'll be free and for now will be forum only so will be called "SoWal Forum" apps.

    We're undergoing a major redesign on the main (non-forum) sections of the site which will go live in a couple of months.

    Thanks for your patience and help.

    :wave::D



    -- Log In Help --

    If you are new to the site then you simply need to register at Register at SoWal Forum. If you have registered before you can still register a new account with a new username at any time.

    If you have logged in to the site before and are experiencing any problems, then you need to follow the steps below to be able to access all content and features.

    Step 1.
    Clear your browser's cookies (like most sites, SoWal.com uses cookies to recognize you. No you can't eat the cookies, and no big brother doesn't live here.)

    Step 2.
    Log in at http://SoWal.com/bb.

    These steps should take care of it. If not, Contact Us for more help.

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    How to clear cookies (Chrome and Opera are similar to these):

    Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
    1. Open IE and click on the "Tools" menu.
    2. Select "Internet Options."
    3. Click on the "General" tab if it isn't selected already.
    4. Under the heading "Temporary Internet files," click on "Delete Cookies..."
    5. Click "OK" for the "Delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder?" prompt.
    6. Click "OK" to exit.

    Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Firefox and click on the "Tools" menu.
    2. Select "Options."
    3. Click on the "Privacy" icon on the left.
    4. Select "Show Cookies" or "Remove Individual Cookies" and click on "Show Cookies"
    5. Press "remove all cookies", or slecet "SoWal.com" then remove cookies.
    6. Click close and then "OK" to exit.

    Safari
    1. Select Preferences. Click Security. A page will open that will show cookies.
    2. Another page will open showing you a window that allows you to view every cookie. Down at the bottom, you have the option of clicking on Remove. Click on that.
    3. A box will open up asking you if you want to remove all the cookies. If you do, just say ok, and all the cookies will magically disappear. Or just delete the SoWal cookies.

    More cookie info & help on the web - How to delete and control cookies
    How to Clear Your Browser's Cookies - wikiHow

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    If you still have trouble, please email us detailed description of problem along with your SoWal username and email address.

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  2. Beauty hunter

    Beauty hunter Beach Fanatic

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    I like the pics on top.
    For some reason this new format makes me feel like I have more privacy.
    I think because you can't see the entire screen at once.
    Thank you for your diligence and expertise in operating this site- it is well needed and respected in this area.
     
  3. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    It doesn't render properly in IE, Chrome, or Firefox. Check out the screenshots.

    SoWalNewPosts.jpg MyProfile.jpg
     
  4. Minnie

    Minnie Beach Fanatic

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    Mine is working fine with IE 9
     
  5. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

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    I logged in, then hit "new posts" - and it logged me out.

    I am not a huge fan of the new icons/big buttons and spaces for weird/minor stuff, and tiny buttons for what I consider "basic" functions.

    Ads are bigger, fonts are not fitting properly in their designated spaces, and the spacing is all weird.

    I hit the "reply" button and it thinks I am quick replying (something I never understood as I thought all replies were pretty fast.)

    I'd add smilies, but they are gone.

    This is in Firefox BTW.
     
  6. momof2kids

    momof2kids Beach Fanatic

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    Something I have come across is when I click on a thread the page jumps up & down. (maybe it's really excited?). I wasn't sure if it was just me (using Safari) or happening to others.

    So far I kind of like the changes, they feel easy on the eyes. The one thing I miss is how big or distinct the thread name use to be.

    Super excited about the Android app though! Thanks Kurt!!!
     
  7. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    I will keep on it - thanks. Some folks will need to tweak their personal profile customization settings (your second attachment).
     
  8. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Can you tell me which version of firefox? There are a few spacing issues - can you send me a screenshot? The reply system is a little different. Ad sizes haven't changed. Smilies are gone?

    :misskitty:
     
  9. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    New Smilies

    for River Otter, type colon-pics-colon

    :pics:


    WTF? type colon-misskitty-colon
    :misskitty:

    Razz, type colon-jfunn-colon
    :jfunn:

    multipurpose Zoolander, type colon-zoo-colon
    :zoo:

    :nice:

    :freaky:

    :mj:

    :Chomp:

    :spin:
     
  10. Allifunn

    Allifunn FunnChef - AlisonCooks.com

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    :D:misskitty:


    Just had to throw the gator in, didn't ya?? LOL...:roll::eek::shock::razz::cry::twisted:
    LOL...these are great!
     
  11. Miss Kitty

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    I.Am.On.The.Floor. !!!!!

    BTW...where are those smilies? Do I need to set something? Also, why do I have to sign in every time? I am being very open minded.
     
  12. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Meow

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    Yes, they have vanished!
     
  13. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    For screenshots on Windows you'll need to press CTRL + ALT + Shift + Print Screen (sometimes shortened to prt sc) then paste into an image editor or even word document.
     
  14. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

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    Thanks to SWGB, I now have a screen shot to show you, but now I can't figure out how to upload it!

    I found the paper clip thingie -which took me to all my missing photos, but there doesn't seem to be a way to upload something new.
     
  15. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    :misskitty:

    Is there a keep me logged in check box? Not having that problem here.
     
  16. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    Make sure you go to "go advanced" on the postings. The usual attachments settings are down the page.
     
  17. LuciferSam

    LuciferSam Banned

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    How do I get to the user CP?
     
  18. Kurt Lischka

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    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    In the popup box there is a button in the upper right to upload attachment or insert URL from website.
     
  20. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    :misskitty:I'm getting kicked off too, keep having to login. there must be a setting. let me do some research.

    those smilies are the BEST ever.

    to access smilies make sure you are in "go advanced" post mode. we should be able to hit the Reply to Thread button and have smilies appear, but I do not see them. Kuuuurrrttt!!!!!
     
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