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

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

  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Updated first post with log in info, password help, etc.

    The Android App is in the Android Market. Search for "SoWal Forum" - it hasn't been tested so let us know how it works for you. I'd appreciate some feedback. Apple is much slower so Iphone App will be awhile before it's available.
     
  2. Miss Kitty

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    :DIt looks really good when you use one eye!
     
  3. Douglas the Intrepid

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    You should post a link with the iphone app, as any iphone owner worth their salt probably has it jailbroken anyhow and can use it right away regardless! :)

    Ps. Love the new tweaks and the bringing back the newest posts embedded on main forum page! Thank you!
     
  4. Mango

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    I did a search and it brings up threads that are years old and they are not in chronological order, so I can not find the vendor I was looking for. (insert banging head)

    I, too, am having trouble reading the blue lettering. It's too light for me.
     
  5. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    just wanted to highlight this. if you like to check the threads you have participated in recently, click settings (next to my profile). I think it was user cp before. make sure you have gone into my account/general settings (on your settings page) and find Default Thread Subscription Mode:. This is where you subscribe to threads automatically. Mine is set to through my control panel only.

    to check your threads simply click settings.
     
  6. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    If you like to tweak and personalize there is a lot of depth here. Another note on subscribing - you can subscribe to threads, forums, photos, etc. You can choose to be notified by email of new posts. You can subscribe to RSS feeds also.
     
  7. Bobby J

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    For some reason I do not find the upgrades very user friendly. But, maybe I am just not getting it yet. I just seem a bit lost.
     
  8. ameliaj

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    I keep hitting the "reply to thread" or "new post" button when I want to hit "first unread". I think they are where the old unread button used to be. It may take me a while and a lot of back arrows to break that habit.
     
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    Thanks, Daddy-o for getting me back in. Now to catch up.....:wave:
     
  10. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    I completely understand and relate! The upgrades are so different, but I'm getting the hang of it now.
     
  11. Will B

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    User CP?

    Where's the new forum equivalent to the old User CP link?
     
  12. Kurt Lischka

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    I think I am getting the hang of it.
     
  14. Dreamsicle

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    Kurt - I keep a link to the forums on my iGoogle page, and I am still getting redirected to another site when I click on it - not every time, but maybe every 5th or 6th time. It seems like a malicious site, as it's almost impossible to navigate away from it (I keep getting pop-up dialog boxes which I can't make go away). Today I had to force-quit Firefox twice just to get rid of it. I posted about this months ago but haven't seen any fix. I do seem to recall I wasn't the only one having the problem. The link I have saved on my iGoogle page is: http://www.sowal.com/bb/index.php - but I get hijacked and end up at this other site. I tried looking in my browser history for the link but Firefox crashed so badly it's not there. Any ideas?
     
  15. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Now I see the "New Posts" link on my 9650. But I am still getting the flashing blue to white background colors when I go to a new thread on my laptop.

    Also how do I get to the old "Today's Posts" link?
     
  16. Kurt Lischka

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    I appreciate the input. There was some hack code added on our server somewhere awhile back. We have done another sweep and round of upgrades so we hope we got it cleaned. It's nothing that will harm your computer just so you know.

    Please let me know if it happens again or to anyone else.

    If you wouldn't mind clearing your browser cache. Just so we can be sure it's not a problem there. Let me know if you need help.
     
  17. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Now on my new Blaclberry I don't see the invisible white link on a white background that used to get me to "New Posts." What is the link that gets me to "New Posts" in the newest mobile version?
     
  18. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Hi BR - the mobile version for blackberry may be missing new posts function. It should be fixed soon. Also for the apps.
     
  19. DD

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    Kurt honey, is there a way to get to the smilies without having to click on advanced and then again for more. You probably already answered this but due to laziness, I am asking again. If you have not, is there any way to cater to my laziness and make the smilies more user friendly? I know John R wants to know too but is afraid to ask.:D
     
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    Should be fixed soon. I always type the codes so I am always smiling. :lol:
     

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