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

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

  1. Gidget

    Gidget Beach Fanatic

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    I have a question. When not signed in I noticed that there are several categories that can't be viewed. It used to only be 'the lounge' and now it even includes television and oil spill topics. If someone is googling for information about say 'oil spill' does that mean these threads and information won't show up in google? Just curious about that.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Yes - you need to be logged in to see topics in forums under "SoWal Chat".
     
  3. Miss Kitty

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    When I hit the little arrow to take me to the first new post on a thread, it does not work.
     
  4. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    It sounds like you are going to forum home and then scrolling down to the stats block. I guess you were using that to go to new posts?

    There are a couple of links on the navbar, "new posts" and "what's new" - these will take you to a search results page of all the threads with new posts. Then you can click on firstnew.png to go to first new post or last post lastpost-right.png in the thread, etc.

    You can also bookmark this link:
    http://www.sowal.com/bb/search.php?do=getnew&contenttype=vBForum_Post

    An easy way to use SoWal Forum is to keep one tab open for new posts and just refresh that page from time to time. Then when you want to open a new post or thread hold down ctrl when you click on a link and it opens in a new tab.
     
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  5. Zebraspots

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    Why are oil spill threads hidden?
     
  6. Gidget

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    Thanks - I get that. But I was wondering if informative topics such as 'oil spill' will show up in google search if they are now listed as 'private' - curious because there's so much information there for the public.

    Thanks again
    G
     
  7. Miss Kitty

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    I don't do that! I do the same thing everytime...hit new posts and then hit the down arrow thing which has always taken me to the first unread post in a thread! It's broken!!!!
     
  8. Kurt Lischka

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    Can you tell me what browser version you are using?

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  9. Miss Kitty

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    :lol:...can you give me a clue? I am hopeless.

    Okay...it works on Safari, but not on my O L D Aol Desktop. Interesting that it just quit working yesterday, though.
     
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  10. Kurt Lischka

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    Is AOL still around? :lol:
     
  11. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Here's what I see when I go to sowal.com/bb. This has been going on for a long time -- I just haven't gotten around to posting about it. I don't think this the way it's supposed to look because it doesn't look like this in Firefox or Chrome.
     

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  12. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

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    I added Chrome, and found it displayed SoWal better and was faster than IE. After awhile, whenever I tried to go to SoWal with IE, I get what you're showing. Survival of the fittest, I guess.
     
  13. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    I'm embarrassed to say I use IE, but where I work, I.T. images all of the machines alike, and the browser is IE. Only someone with the administrator can install software. Their excuse is that it makes maintenance and troubleshooting easier. They push out new software to us over our network.

    The laptop I use is owned by them so I can work at home, so I just use IE.
     
  14. Kurt Lischka

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    Thanks very much for letting us know. It should be fixed now. I have been using firefox and chrome lately but about 1/2 of visitors still use IE. I am hearing that IE9 is pretty good. MS had to keep up I guess.
     
  15. Beach Runner

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    Thanks for fixing it! :wave:
     

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