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

Discussion in 'SoWal Site Help & Announcements' started by Kurt Lischka, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila SoWal Insider

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    I like the new look. Haven't been on much lately so I'm still feeling my way through some of the changes, but taking time to read this thread has answered most of my initial questions. Thanks for all you hard work. IMHO SoWal is the best "free" anything I've ever gotten, ever! Thanks Daddy-O! :clap:
     
  2. sunspotbaby

    sunspotbaby SoWal Insider

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    Yesterday and today, I'm not able to see the Lounge or Politics. The page just goes blank. I'm logged in and I use Chrome. It worked fine until yesterday. (maybe i'm banned from those) :dunno:
     
  3. skippertoo

    skippertoo Beach Fanatic

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    Can't get the Lounge first page to come up today. I have tried Firefox and IE both say done but no picture. I can click off the main menu into a message but can't see the first page.
    thanks
     
  4. Matt J

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    I get the same thing, no lounge for me.

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    I can't get to the lounge, but I can use the blue button to get to the current top post. I can't get to the actual thread list for the lounge.
     
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  5. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    You have to be logged in to see those 2 forums. I assume you are logged in so it sounds like a bug. Try clearing cookies and restarting your browser. If you have a different browser try that to help troubleshoot.

    Anyone else?
     
  6. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    I can get in the lounge, given up on politics so not really too worried about that one.
     
  7. NightAngel

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    Me Too. Honestly, I am not caring for this upgrade at all.
     
  8. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Why are some of the envelopes on the forum title page red and some blue?
     
  9. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    How do I get to "New Posts" on the mobile version on my new Blackberry 9650? Two years ago when I got my 9630, I couldn't find a new posts link. But I happened to move the mouse around and the pointer changed to a finger. I clickes, and it went to new posts, so apparently there was a white link on a white background. I tried the same thing today with the new mobile sowal.com/bb on my new phone, but couldn't find any hidden links.
     
  10. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Below is a screen shot of some formatting issues. I am using Firefox 3.6.16. I drew a box around the area. formatting.jpg

    Can you see that part of the text is being cut-off?
     
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  11. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    With Firefox below you will see an example of the info stuff all jacked up. I don't think it looks good overflowing out of the blue area.
     

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  12. ameliaj

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    "Red"?? My envelopes are sort of creamsicle orange along with a pale blue.
     
  13. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Thanks KD - the screenshots really help!
     
  14. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Red designates hot threads - either a lot of views, or a lot of posts, or both.
     
  15. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Your welcome! If I see anything else I will let you know.
     
  16. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    I just noticed something else Kurt. I used to be able to hit "Top" and it would take me back up to the top of the thread. This does not seem to be working. Attached screen shot with red box indicates what I am talking about. This is found at the bottom of the thread.
     

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  17. scooterbug44

    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

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    The "Thanks" button looks like someone giving the finger. Is it possible to bring back the cute old icons?
     
  18. GoodWitch58

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    I am having the same problem; with Firefox or IE, on laptop or PC. Also the light blue letters are very difficult to read.
     
  19. NotDeadYet

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    I'm not a fan of this new upgrade. Hard on the eyes. And I especially miss the latest posts being shown on the main page. It's a big time-waster to open each thread and see if there are new posts. Must up the page views, though.
     
  20. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Font colors should all be the same as before. This text is black.

    Link text is royal blue.

    Where are light blue letters? Do you mean white letters on the medium blue headers?

    They are back on the forum home as before. Also there is a new posts link at the top of every page on the navbar. You can make it your home page or bookmark it. Check out previous posts in this thread. Also the faq.

    There are always lots of different ways to do things on this forum. For instance, check out your settings. You can set your subscriptions so that every thread you reply to is automatically subscribed to, then you have a page which shows all the thread you've replied to and whether there are new posts to them.
     

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