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Offline Slack

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Forum Upgrade
« on: July 04, 2005, 07:14:56 PM »
Upgraded the forum software this evening from 1.03 to 1.1pBeta3.  Also upgraded the "bridging" software (which ties SMF, the forum to Mambo, the content manager).  Who cares?  Right, just keep your eyes peeled for any errors. ;)

Thanks,
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Offline dj

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005, 03:24:06 AM »
Not an error, but I miss the "Unread Posts" subhead under the Forum link on the left side of the page.  Is it possible to bring that back?

Offline a2tom

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2005, 05:41:31 AM »
Me too!  One of the most useful features...

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Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2005, 07:05:09 AM »
Right - wonder what happened to it?!  There is a "Show Unread posts..." under the login form to use while I get things fixed.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2005, 07:45:45 AM »
Hi John D.,
I think all that may be needed to get the "show unread posts" sign back is for people to re-log on.  Last night, after you had done the upgrade, I came to the site and missed that button.  I was going to send a message to tell you it was gone, and was informed that I needed to log on to send a personal message.  Once I logged on, I got the function back.  The same thing may work for other folks.  I think somehow or other the upgrade erased permanent log-ons.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2005, 08:16:12 AM »
Hi John,

I've added back in the "Unread Posts" under the Forum menu option - so all should see this now after they logon. 

And you are right, folks that were logged in "forever" will need to log back in.

thanks!,
slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2005, 09:51:08 AM »
Uncle John:

I miss the Members Map. Whatever became of it?

Alex

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005, 10:06:17 AM »
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I miss the Members Map. Whatever became of it?

Hi Alex, I do too.

At the risk of telling you more than you want to know. :D The Members Map is poorly supported.... it has not been updated since last November.  So the problem is, since this is a modification of the forum software ---  that when the forum is upgraded it most often breaks any modifications made to the forum.  So, my philosophy is that a modification, even the beloved Member Map, should not hold us back from upgrading the forum - which is a major component of the website.  I always keep my eye peeled for an improved or upgraded Member Map and I still keep the exisitng database of "pins" and locations - but again the history of that SMF modification has been poor (these darn kid programmers act so irresponsibly! ;) ).  What I'd like to find is a Mambo component that offers a similar thrill as it is much easier to maintain Mambo modifications.    I'll keep looking.

Cheers,
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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 12:46:08 PM »
I had to re-log-in again. Using Firefox I tried my pasword, wouldn't work, changed p/w, still no dice, get message "check your cookie settings". Can log in using IE6 though.

Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2005, 12:51:28 PM »
I had to re-log-in again. Using Firefox I tried my pasword, wouldn't work, changed p/w, still no dice, get message "check your cookie settings". Can log in using IE6 though.

You might try deleting your WC cookies in Firefox.

Cheers,
slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2005, 01:13:06 PM »
I too was having no luck logging on using Firefox, but deleted my WC cookies as suggested and then was able to log on no problem.  As said, never had a problem with IE.

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2005, 02:26:15 PM »
Actually, I noticed a few days ago that I could not log out on my laptop, but could on my desktop? Or I may have been partially logged out as the lower member menu was gone as was the unread posts link under the forum link. However I still had a logout box with show unread posts link. That seems to have been corrected by the upgrade, but now, whenever I try to use my back button to go to the unread posts page, I get asked to log in again, with a message stating that only members can view that page? But if I scroll back up to the top of the page and use the link, no problem. Using Safari AYK.

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Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2005, 02:31:11 PM »
Hi JohnC,

These are cookie problems - try deleting your WC Safari cookies and see if that helps.  Also interested to see if the upgrade fixed the "new" button problem you were having.

Cheers,
slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2005, 04:33:48 PM »
Deleted all WC cookies, twice, still going to Log In page (both content area and right column) only when using back button to "unread posts since last visit", not, for instance when I use it to go back to "all unread posts".

Blue "new" buttons still not working consistently. I also noticed a "last post" button failing (on this thread).

Am I the only one in Safari having these issues?

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2005, 04:38:37 PM »
OK, just checked. Blue "new" buttons, "last post" icon buttons, and links in Recent Posts, all hanging at top of page. I'll check later on my desktop.

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2005, 07:14:52 PM »
I logged in using Firefox just fine. Did not have to delete cookies.

Mel

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2005, 04:40:24 AM »
So far the only reason I noticed the update is the need to login. Glad to say Firefox and my machine coped well.

Offline Rivers

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2005, 01:01:03 PM »
Deleting the Firefox cookies did the trick for me, thanks for the tip.

Re unread posts, while Slack's fixing it, the (non-mambo) url is http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?action=unread;all
« Last Edit: July 06, 2005, 01:04:36 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2005, 03:28:53 PM »
Good deal.

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Re unread posts, while Slack's fixing it, the (non-mambo) url is http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?action=unread;all

Actually the menu item was fixed in about 30 seconds. ;)  And the url you gave will jump folks out of Mambo, whcih may be a little disorienting  --- the Mambo wrapped url would be:

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=74&action=unread

the "com_smf" part is the bridge.

Sheesh, getting awfully technical.  ;)

cheers,
« Last Edit: July 06, 2005, 03:30:09 PM by Slack »

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2005, 04:18:12 PM »
Well, I didn't do anything at my end, so you musta tickled something? Problems seem to have gone away. Didn't really get a chance to check the "new" buttons, but back button to "unread since..." is OK as is "last post". Keep up the good work, Slack, and you won't have to cook a thing all week!
All for now.
John C.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2005, 04:19:20 PM by waxwing »
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Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005, 04:24:42 PM »
Well, I didn't do anything at my end, so you musta tickled something? Problems seem to have gone away. Didn't really get a chance to check the "new" buttons, but back button to "unread since..." is OK as is "last post".

Great, I love it when things fix themselves.

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Keep up the good work, Slack, and you won't have to cook a thing all week!

From the looks of things I'm thinking of just leaving my guitar at home -- I'll be too busy eating.   ;)

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Re: Forum Upgrade
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2005, 02:45:39 PM »

From the looks of things I'm thinking of just leaving my guitar at home -- I'll be too busy eating.   ;)

Will you be taking up the bass on your return.;)

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