forum state

not trying to whing or anything but last changes made it even worst, every post auto topic is not showing as url and is pointing to sourdough.com.au, it looks ugly and makes no sense.

posts frames are gone missing and everything is hurting my head from just looking at it.

i been around here from very early days so i'm not going anywhere and will post no matter how ugly this forum gets but new visitors would run away as fast as they come, which is really big shame if you ask me because we need more people posting here.

 

just my 2c

 

Bake Me !

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What was the last changes exactly? I'll remove the 'post auto topic' link. What are post frames. Anything specific about the forum look that's bad? We're going to fix it.


i didn't pay much attention to it so can't point out more then i already said

as for post frames, well some days ago posts were formated different way.

 

each post had it own box/frame

now profile of posting person got moved to left and it just looks extremly messy while avatar picture is still on right

those are some specifics

also main forum index looks very messy and there are still some spacing issues there

eg.

Bake Me !

Yes, the forum index looks very messy, I've been meaning to tidy it up and will this coming weekend. I'm not sure how posts looked a couple of days ago, I'll look in internet explorer and make sure that every thing's right. There's a whole lot of things Graham and I desperately need to do to the site, videos, shop, IE bugs. Unfortunately for me at the moment, time does not permit. I have a site to do list here, see if I've missed anything.

as i said i'm not trying to whing just making sure you know what visitors see on their end.

 

i have no screenshots of open threads from before so can't demonstrate those missing frames.


 

Bake Me !

I agree,i cant make any sense of that first page (which comes up if you click on "Forum"),ive stared at it trying to understand! whats the point of it?


 

Bare with me people. John, that first page is meant to be a 'gateway' into the forum but at the moment it is a bit unfriendly. I'll fix it on the weekend.

Maedi non of us is trying to put any pressure on you, just checking with you how things going.

i'm sure nobody will disagree with me saying that we all appricieate your hard work

 

Regards

Bake Me !

how this forum looks with IE dosn't harm me anywhere...
but there still similar problems with Jondofox (Firefox) as you can see

[url=http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=zwischenablage02hdt.jpg][img]http://www.abload.de/thumb/zwischenablage02hdt.jpg[/img][/url]

the edit box has formatting problems too

btw: How can I jump to the last post of a thread?


I use firefox. Aesthetics-wise, everything is A-OK for me, at least, on the main Forum page and the Recent Posts page as well as the individual threads.


[quote=bianchifan]
btw: How can I jump to the last post of a thread?
[/quote]
Click the '1 new', '3 new' links, they will take you to the new posts. As for the image overtaking problem shown in your screenshot. I can't really do much about it. I kind of like it.
Let's not rush Maedi here.  Let's pretend he is a starter,  and the smell and taste of a starter will come out over time.  Good things will come to those who wait.
I've done so almost in the past, I'd received a picture to click on topic and the profiles of creator and last poster..I miss the last post ,  ;)

[url=http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=statefrb.jpg][img]http://www.abload.de/thumb/statefrb.jpg[/img][/url]

Very disappointing is transaction time at the moment - about 1 minute, 40 sec up to 2 min. :((((((

Edit problems:

Cut&Paste
[url=http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=editorai7.jpg][img]http://www.abload.de/thumb/editorai7.jpg[/img][/url]

clicking "preview" and returning to edit mode makes the cursor disappear and never see again

note: all "features" with Jondofox ;)
edit problems - That's a weird one. What version of Jondo are you on?

What's transaction time?
[quote=Maedi]
 What version of Jondo are you on?

>>> AS shown in hardcopy: JonDoFox 2.0.0.12-1.3

What's transaction time?

>>> answering time after transmitting (pressing enter) in dialog systems

with normal firefox (without JonDo) it's a little bit faster 25 to 35 seconds, even not really good :(
[/quote]
someone was bussy i see :) formating is better but posts frames and formating still broken, i wish i had a screenshot of original look. spacing in IE is all good now forums front page is looking a lot better now keep going maedi

Bake Me !

You don't need to worry about a screenshot anymore. 'Post frames and formating' are only missing on IE, you'll see them back soon.
Maedi has recently improved the way posts display in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE). Post frames and formating are now showing in IE, which improves clarity markedly. Great stuff.
The forum currently notifies subscribed users of a new post, as well as any update to that post. This means that if users make a new post....and then make changes to the post...subscribers will receive multiple notifications of the 'new post'.

Multiple notifications can be useful, but we are investigating ways of turning it off to prevent users from receiving masses of notification emails in their Inbox.

In the meantime, please complete corrections to your post at "Preview" stage, before the post is made, as much as possible. Please continue to update existing posts if required...we do not wish to limit the accuracy and usability of this forum.
Why have the personal identifying titles been lost on posts? i dont know who is posting? 


 

U guy's I got multi notifications, and it's hard to go straight to the latest response since you always end up at the beginning and have to go all the way to the last page, ugh I am beat, never mind!
That notification link...to first page...is a real drag. I am going to put Maedi to work over the Easter brake. These latest issues are small in comparison to the big ones we have already overcome.
[quote=Graham]That notification link...to first page...is a real drag. I am going to put Maedi to work over the Easter brake. These latest issues are small in comparison to the big ones we have already overcome.
[/quote]

Including the state of the salamander balls or lack thereof!
new post formating starting to look nice but there are some odd things happening
also post reply button is broken and gives 503 error while post reply link works ok

also text box for typing new post is mega thin :O

Bake Me !

I've fixed the post reply button. I'll have a look a look at the thin text box, I think it's just in IE.
I've still problems..I cannot scroll right, I can't type some special characters (Alt Gr keyed), I can't edit in preview.
When entering and clicking on new post I'll get the first post in a thread still.

Maedi, whassup with our little friends? The word 'span' (???) appears instead of the smiley.

TP


I think you're talking about older threads, not new ones? testing span
Edit: Okay I see :) span
The gallery is A-ok. And, I'm delighted to find that when I click on new posts, I get zoomed to the spot. Thanks!


I did update the sites software but I'm still having issues with the Gallery. Is the "From the Browser" tab working for you? or just "Upload Applet".

Hope all is going well.
Maedi
At the moment it says Page Not Found.


Gallery is still sort of screwy Maedi, I can't seem to post a picture into a post from the gallery or can't put in Captions in edit?
Maybe I forgot how to post a picture from the gallery?


Ta!
Yeh, sorry guys. The Gallery is currently a little disfunctional (you didn't forget Jeremy) but it's temporary. Basically, nothing can be saved or changed at the moment, though using the "Upload Applet" tab when uploading will work (as this application runs seperately to the gallery). I'm hoping soon to move the site to a new server and at the same time fix the gallery. One day all these technical problems will melt away.

See ya
Maedi
Hi Maedi,

Just wondering if the gallery is still playing up. I've been trying to upload some photos for the first time. Successfully used the upload applet so the photos are there in my album but it looks like this:






As you can hopefully see, the thumbnails aren't organised neatly (as they are in all the other albums that I look at) but are spread across the menu bar and beyond the edge of the page. I also can't make any changes to the album...can't even delete it!...whenever I do I'm just sent to the gallery front page.

Does each person's album look like this when they view it themselves at the moment or is it just mine? :-(

Jonathan
Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for uploading some pics. I’m glad you could get them up, yes the Gallery is still not fully functional, but I'm very glad to say that I will soon have some free time to catch up on these issues, so you’ll be able to do things like change titles and descriptions.

The immediate visual chaos in your screenshot is due to long words such as "barm_bread_cassarole_crumb_closeup.jpg" stretching out the page layout. Even though it’s not one word, because of the underscores, the browser treats it as such and therefore each column is stretched over the page. If the Gallery was working well, you would be able to edit the titles and make them shorter. I'm soon going to have some time, so I'll get that Gallery working!

Thanks for the let know, and don't try and delete your album again incase I fix the Gallery :)

Maedi
[quote=Maedi]...don't try and delete your album again incase I fix the Gallery :)

Maedi[/quote]

He won't be free to do that....he'll be too busy having a swell time baking in France. :D

Go ahead and enjoy yourself silly, but don't forget to visit later....

Cheers
TP


[quote=Maedi]The immediate visual chaos in your screenshot is due to long words such as "barm_bread_cassarole_crumb_closeup.jpg" stretching out the page layout.[/quote]
Oops :O Hadn't expected that! I'll bear it in mind in future, thanks Maedi, and thanks for all the work you do on the site, it's great :)

Hi TP, it's a shame I won't get to meet you and Jeremy....maybe next time. I'm a bit nervous about being the new kid on the block this weekend but I'm really excited about going! Will try to take lots of photos and maybe some videos for you :)

Jonathan
Great news! we've fixed that Gallery bug that stopped you from uploading or editing your personal albums. Enjoy!

There's only one small side effect, we had to put back the "?q=" in the address to every page.

Best wishes
Maedi
Much better now, thanks Maedi :D