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Famicom World => Updates and Suggestions => Topic started by: UglyJoe on January 19, 2020, 11:35:41 am

Title: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 19, 2020, 11:35:41 am
If something seems to be broken with the forum software, please post about it here.  I intend to use this first post as a sort of bootleg issue tracker.

0001 - The formatting buttons for making replies are just gray boxes.
0002 - Background is too orange for UglyJoe's taste.
0003 - Need a graphical logo in the upper left.
0004 - Menu in mobile view is white text on white background.
0005 - Some menu items in Admin area (and maybe elsewhere) are invisible unless you mouse-over them.
0006 - Get Glass Joe's ugly mug back on the read/unread forum icons.
0007 - Add assorted pixel art back on buttons.
0008 - Get the Feedback threads hooked back up in user profiles.
0009 - Quick reply uses a monospaced font for some reason.
0010 - Tapatalk plugin.
0011 - Get country flags working again.
0012 - Main navigation needs link to FW site.
0013 - Fix spoiler tag
0014 - Install anti-spam plugin
0015 - Add a "login" button next to the "sign-up" button
0016 - Change or get rid of the ugly "no avatar" avatar
0017 - Add per-post subject headers back into the thread view.
0018 - Look into global/user timezone settings.
0019 - Remove yes/no confirmation prompt when pressing "mark all as read" button.
0020 - Enable attachments to be posted in posts.
0021 - Add link to outbox from PM menu
0022 - Add more details to thread listing on mobile layout
0023 - Linking to specific posts does not work / Link to "new" posts in thread does not work
0024 - Contents of Spoiler tags are not visible to all guests/users.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: test-utente on January 19, 2020, 01:42:31 pm
Hello, I am totally a legit person and not UglyJoe registering a new user to make sure registration still works and the anti-spam plugins isn't too overbearing.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: test-utente on January 19, 2020, 01:51:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6AsdnSKtws
^ Look at what UglyJoe forgot to disable.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 19, 2020, 04:22:19 pm
Quote from: test-utente on January 19, 2020, 01:51:21 pmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6AsdnSKtws
^ Look at what UglyJoe forgot to disable.

I'm here and I'm ruining everyone's embedded video fun.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on January 19, 2020, 06:10:45 pm
Are the 'likes' buttons really necessary?

Also, I had trouble finding the login button, expecting it to be next to the signup icon. Is this something you have control over?

I'm happy that that the small bricks were removed. ;D

I'm Jedi Master Baiter, and I'm here to ruin everyone's fun. :bomb:
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 19, 2020, 07:46:45 pm
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on January 19, 2020, 06:10:45 pmAre the 'likes' buttons really necessary?

I turned them on to see what they would do.  If everyone hates them then I'll turn them back off.

Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on January 19, 2020, 06:10:45 pmAlso, I had trouble finding the login button, expecting it to be next to the signup icon. Is this something you have control over?

I was thinking the same thing but wondered if it was just me :-[ .  I don't think there's a configuration for that but I can hack it in.

Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on January 19, 2020, 06:10:45 pmI'm happy that that the small bricks were removed. ;D

Got it, add the bricks back ;D
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: famiac on January 20, 2020, 01:20:44 pm
Were subject lines not preserved on thread replies? They're gone in this update
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 20, 2020, 02:19:05 pm
Quote from: famiac on January 20, 2020, 01:20:44 pmWere subject lines not preserved on thread replies? They're gone in this update

Looks like they are still around (they are on the Reply page) but they're not shown in the thread view.  I can see about adding them back in.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: P on January 20, 2020, 04:01:09 pm
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on January 19, 2020, 06:10:45 pmI had trouble finding the login button, expecting it to be next to the signup icon.
I actually still haven't found it yet, although I somehow managed to log in.
I clicked on something I don't have access to as a non-user and was taken to the log-in form.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 20, 2020, 04:51:53 pm
Quote from: P on January 20, 2020, 04:01:09 pmI actually still haven't found it yet, although I somehow managed to log in.

When you're not logged in, it's in the white bar that runs across the top.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: P on January 21, 2020, 02:39:22 am
Oh that white bar. I didn't notice it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: xIceMan on January 21, 2020, 07:29:09 am
Another issue I'm having is time zone.
When I choose my time zone (UTC+1 = CET) the time is 4h ahead instead of giving me the correct time it's supposed to. This was also an issue on the old forum version
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Ghegs on January 21, 2020, 08:15:55 am
Not an issue as such, but something I hope can be changed. When you click "Mark all messages as read" on the main forum page you get a browser message "www.famicomworld.com says: Are you sure you want to mark messages as read? OK/Cancel".

The extra confirmation isn't really needed, and on a personal note, in an effort to battle RSI I try not to use the mouse at all when I'm at home, instead relying on keyboard only for better ergonomics. With Chrome I use the plugin Vimium which allows for easy navigation without needing a mouse. But that browser message forces me to reach over to the mouse to click it away.

EDIT: Actually, you can just click that with arrows + enter/space. So I'm good. Still, the question is kind of unnecessary.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 21, 2020, 10:23:37 am
Quote from: xIceMan on January 21, 2020, 07:29:09 amWhen I choose my time zone (UTC+1 = CET) the time is 4h ahead instead of giving me the correct time it's supposed to. This was also an issue on the old forum version

Probably some time zone property I need to change.  I'll look into it.

Quote from: Ghegs on January 21, 2020, 08:15:55 amNot an issue as such, but something I hope can be changed. When you click "Mark all messages as read" on the main forum page you get a browser message "www.famicomworld.com (//www.famicomworld.com) says: Are you sure you want to mark messages as read? OK/Cancel".

The extra confirmation isn't really needed

I can look into changing it.  It didn't prompt in the older version so I don't see why we'd need to now.

Quote from: Ghegs on January 21, 2020, 08:15:55 amWith Chrome I use the plugin Vimium

Hecka yeah.  Vimium is great.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on January 21, 2020, 10:09:47 pm
Not a big deal, but trying to attach images in text (instead of the bottom) is broken? https://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=14642.msg186064#msg186064

It just shows the text for me.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 22, 2020, 04:37:23 am
Itsa Mario

You cannot see attachments on this board.

Awaaaaa.

Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on January 21, 2020, 10:09:47 pmNot a big deal, but trying to attach images in text (instead of the bottom) is broken?

Fixed!
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Flying_Phoenix on January 22, 2020, 06:49:09 am
the login button was absolutely nowhere to be found...
well today it seems to be back where it should have been...
thanks :)
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 22, 2020, 08:20:17 pm
Quote from: xIceMan on January 21, 2020, 07:29:09 amAnother issue I'm having is time zone.
When I choose my time zone (UTC+1 = CET) the time is 4h ahead instead of giving me the correct time it's supposed to. This was also an issue on the old forum version

I set the forum's time offset to be 0, so it's now defaulting to UTC time.  You can pick your local timezone in the "Look and Layout" section of your profile so that the forum timestamps will be in your local time.  It's working for me, now, so I hope it works for you too :)
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 23, 2020, 09:20:12 pm
Feedback links in user profiles should be working again.  That was the first hard one ;D
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: famiac on January 24, 2020, 02:51:10 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on January 20, 2020, 02:19:05 pm
Quote from: famiac on January 20, 2020, 01:20:44 pmWere subject lines not preserved on thread replies? They're gone in this update

Looks like they are still around (they are on the Reply page) but they're not shown in the thread view.  I can see about adding them back in.

It's useful for archival/posterity. Sometimes people change the subject of the first post which changes the context for later posts
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 24, 2020, 05:36:50 pm
Quote from: famiac on January 24, 2020, 02:51:10 pmIt's useful for archival/posterity. Sometimes people change the subject of the first post which changes the context for later posts

You should be seeing them again now.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: VegaVegas on January 25, 2020, 04:23:03 am
AH, I dont get any PM notifications by email. I have definitely been receiving them before so this was definitely turned off to everyone. Also I changed my time zone for the correct one and it got reset again once I logged in again... Please fix everything
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 25, 2020, 09:07:42 am
Quote from: MaarioS on January 25, 2020, 04:23:03 amAH, I dont get any PM notifications by email. I have definitely been receiving them before so this was definitely turned off to everyone.

Yeah, looks like email notifications got turned off somehow.  I turned them back on and did receive an email when I received a PM, so please let me know if it starts working for you again.

Quote from: MaarioS on January 25, 2020, 04:23:03 amAlso I changed my time zone for the correct one and it got reset again once I logged in again

Not sure about that one.  I changed my timezone to CEST and it showed me the correct time.  I logged out, cleared cookies, and logged back in and it still showed the correct time.  What steps are you taking to set your timezone?  Which times are showing as incorrect?  Also, I will note that when you are logged out that the timezones are all in PST (since that is the server's timezone) -- it is only modified when you are logged in.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: krzy on January 26, 2020, 05:08:00 am
How to access outbox of private messages?
Ok, got it, but I think it should be places there too:
(https://obrazki.elektroda.pl/5754194900_1580044286.png)

And btw, when browsing the forum in mobile web browser, there are no topic dates/info about author/last message date, just the titles.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: P on January 27, 2020, 03:31:46 pm
Linking to a certain post seems broken. Also sometimes when I press the NEW icon on a thread it doesn't scroll down to the newest post, and shows the top post instead.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 02:22:14 am
Can't access profile or PM, it's all gone.
This is what I see in my forum bar, using the latest Firefox.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 29, 2020, 04:13:54 am
Quote from: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 02:22:14 amCan't access profile or PM, it's all gone.
This is what I see in my forum bar, using the latest Firefox.


There should be another menu in a white bar at the very top of the forum:

You cannot see attachments on this board.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 04:48:33 am
that bar shows ok on my windows 7 laptotp, but on the mac it's not there, not sure why, both are running the latest version of firefox

works on mac too :)
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 07:08:11 pm
There's no option to hide the email address...?
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 29, 2020, 07:24:43 pm
Quote from: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 07:08:11 pmThere's no option to hide the email address...?

It is hidden:

You cannot see attachments on this board.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: Flying_Phoenix on January 29, 2020, 08:19:27 pm
thanks, i guess when you check your own profile it shows the address, so i thought it was public
thanks for the feedback
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on January 30, 2020, 08:38:10 am
I'm getting a lot of 'new post' reflections on the site when there is in fact no new post - anyone else?
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on January 30, 2020, 10:57:29 am
Quote from: L___E___T on January 30, 2020, 08:38:10 amI'm getting a lot of 'new post' reflections on the site when there is in fact no new post - anyone else?

I haven't seen that (except when I use Tapatalk, which does mark things as read but somehow the forum website thinks I haven't).

What I have seen is that the "new" buttons don't always take you to the actual new posts.  Annoying and I haven't figured it out yet.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on January 31, 2020, 04:22:48 am
 
I noticed something that may be related - the Glass Joe icon used to go back to normal if you went into a sub forum with new posts and then didn't read them.  You could go back to Home and he wouldn't look punched. 

But now, he stays on punched, so when i come back to the forum it looks like there are new posts and I click latest thread only there are new posts - because the new posts are in the other threads I chose not to visit.

The older version worked differently, and highlighted new posts with bold black where as this new version marks that as latest.  I think this might be it and why I was confused at first.  the new version just works a little differently.

Old browsing habits die hard - I am just so used to the older version working that way I didn't think about it.
 
Hope it helps. 
 
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on February 02, 2020, 07:32:58 am
I think I have the "new" links working now.  Found an official fix from the SMF developers and applied it.  Seems to work for me now.

Quote from: L___E___T on January 31, 2020, 04:22:48 amOld browsing habits die hard - I am just so used to the older version working that way I didn't think about it.

Yeah, I do think it works differently in that regard.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on February 02, 2020, 08:07:29 am
Quote from: krzy on January 26, 2020, 05:08:00 amHow to access outbox of private messages?
Ok, got it, but I think it should be places there too:

You should see an Outbox button there now, too.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on February 02, 2020, 10:12:08 am
Quote from: L___E___T on January 31, 2020, 04:22:48 amI noticed something that may be related - the Glass Joe icon used to go back to normal if you went into a sub forum with new posts and then didn't read them.  You could go back to Home and he wouldn't look punched. 

But now, he stays on punched, so when i come back to the forum it looks like there are new posts and I click latest thread only there are new posts - because the new posts are in the other threads I chose not to visit.

Testing this out a bit.  If you click on the board name to view the board, then it reset Glass Joe back to normal.  But if you click on Glass Joe it'll just show you the threads with unread posts.  Doing this does not reset Glass Joe.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on February 03, 2020, 09:54:20 am
 
 
I love this feature Joe :)
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on February 05, 2020, 09:21:16 am
New issue - Spoilers don't seem to be working, it always says:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

This is a test - to see if you also have this issue:

Spoiler
Spoilers are fun.  Having things spoiled is not fun.
[close]
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on February 05, 2020, 09:29:27 am
I can see it, but I can see everything ;D

It does look like there are some permissions around it somehow.  I'll figure it out.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: boye on February 15, 2020, 07:00:27 am
I can't see it either. Very odd...
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on February 15, 2020, 07:25:14 am
Spoilers should be fixed, now.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on February 16, 2020, 05:35:43 am
You say that, but if I do a quick test then:

Spoiler

Yes.  Yes they do - thank you :)
[close]
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: boye on February 16, 2020, 09:41:51 am
I feel that I speak for everyone when I say that you should bring back video embeds. I mean, who would want to have to click on the URL to watch this?:  https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ (https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ)
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: famiac on February 18, 2020, 10:03:09 am
i'm good without video embeds
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: L___E___T on February 21, 2020, 03:02:18 am
 
 
That's a perfect case for why we don't need video embeds.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: boye on March 12, 2020, 11:31:40 am
I know this isn't an issue per se, but I feel the brick wall and the old design in general should be brought back. And yes, I have made this clear in other threads, but I  feel this needs to be said again.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: ChaosWare on March 20, 2020, 01:38:24 pm
I am having a weird issue where I can't respond to pm's

every time I try to send a pm, the captcha will automatically complete, but when I click send, I will get an error along the lines of "Captcha verification failed." I have also tried this on two browsers and different computers, but get the same error every time
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on March 20, 2020, 08:16:39 pm
Quote from: ChaosWare on March 20, 2020, 01:38:24 pmI am having a weird issue where I can't respond to pm's

every time I try to send a pm, the captcha will automatically complete, but when I click send, I will get an error along the lines of "Captcha verification failed." I have also tried this on two browsers and different computers, but get the same error every time

Hmm...yes, that does seem to be happening.  I have disabled that captcha (for now).
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: dingsbums on April 07, 2020, 04:52:11 am
Thanks to UglyJoe & Ghegs for fixing my log-in problem.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: adori_12 on April 28, 2020, 12:56:12 pm
It seems I'm not getting emails from the site. I enabled them for every single case you can receive them, but still nothing. My time zone is also incorrect, the site does save the time zone I pick, but it doesn't actually match with the one my profile displays. How can this be fixed?
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: UglyJoe on May 02, 2020, 09:42:32 am
Quote from: adori_12 on April 28, 2020, 12:56:12 pmIt seems I'm not getting emails from the site. I enabled them for every single case you can receive them, but still nothing.

I just updated the email settings, so hopefully it will fix things.  I sent you a PM, so please let me know if you receive an email notification about it.

Quote from: adori_12 on April 28, 2020, 12:56:12 pmMy time zone is also incorrect, the site does save the time zone I pick, but it doesn't actually match with the one my profile displays. How can this be fixed?

I don't see any additional settings that I could be changing here to fix this.  I'm working on another forum upgrade, so maybe it'll be fixed when that gets deployed.
Title: Re: Forum Issues
Post by: adori_12 on May 02, 2020, 12:42:43 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on May 02, 2020, 09:42:32 amI just updated the email settings, so hopefully it will fix things.  I sent you a PM, so please let me know if you receive an email notification about it.

It worked! Thanks!
Quote from: UglyJoe on May 02, 2020, 09:42:32 amI don't see any additional settings that I could be changing here to fix this.  I'm working on another forum upgrade, so maybe it'll be fixed when that gets deployed.
I see. Don't worry, it's not a big nuisance.  :)