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#1 OFFLINE   Scot

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:53 AM

Help us beta test the new release of Scot's Newsletter Forums!Please use this thread to report problems, request adjustments, and to discuss new features/functionality of the IPB 2.3.5 version of Scot's Newsletter Forums -- rolled out today.Please note: Fixes and tweaks may come more slowly than you'd like. Please be patient. Also, some requests may need to be discussed by forums admins and mods, and we may decide not to implement them. Some things we have already decided not to implement. But all reasonable requests will be considered!Finally, these are the known issues:1. Special characters in signatures (and possibly elsewhere) may need to be reinserted.2. It's possible that the .jpg images will need to be added again. We've seen some instances where they didn't make it through.3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.-- Scot

Edited by Scot, 27 July 2008 - 02:02 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

Thanks, for all you do and have done, Scot ... it's great to be back!!
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

Absolutely great to be back . . . . the new software looks and behaves brilliantly . . . . party time ! B) B) Bruno

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:34 PM

One two, one two, testing...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

Good to be back and to see you all back too!
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:07 PM

Boy, are you ever a sight for sore eyes! Welcome back, Scot- and thanks for all you do. I'm especially looking forward to your discussion of 'lessons learned'. I have worried about security since my earliest days with a PC ('96). Always wondered how many machines get hacked silently, remain in that status for years.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:43 PM

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.
We have not noticed any problems with quotes with this release on our forums.  And I don't see any with the above.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:51 PM

Ed, two people did have this problem earlier today -- two experienced forum people. For both of them the problem was trying to include more than one quote.I tweaked the settings. We're not using the default settings in this area, which are pretty permissive. Other permissive default settings in IPB software: 50 emoticons per message. We're not using that setting either. I don't think you can generalize about forums with smaller things like this.I also posted a message with, I think it was, 4 quotes an hour or two ago. I think our current limit is 6 quotes though.-- Scot
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

A big welcome back.And thanks for linking the outage to the post explaining it on the newsletter blog.Reassuring.No problems noticed.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:23 PM

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 08:51 PM, said:

I don't think you can generalize about forums with smaller things like this.
You mean like this specific comment?

View PostScot, on Jul 27 2008, 11:53 AM, said:

3. Possible issue when more than one quotation box is placed in a message.
:) FWIW we use the following settings:Max. no. emoticons per post 15Max. Number Quotes Per Post 15Stop Quote Embedding? NoWe've had no problems with postings or any complaints with them.hth

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:56 AM

Good to see you back up,Scot.  Vacation's finally over! :) Jim

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:25 AM

It feels so good to be posting again in the forums!It's great to be back and it's lookin' great!Thanks Scot !! :)
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:03 AM

View PostEdP, on Jul 27 2008, 11:23 PM, said:

You mean like this specific comment? :) FWIW we use the following settings:Max. no. emoticons per post 15Max. Number Quotes Per Post 15Stop Quote Embedding? NoWe've had no problems with postings or any complaints with them.hth
Ed, it seems to be very important to you to have the last word. So, I'll leave it at that and let you have it.-- Scot
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:01 AM

I find that I cannot emphasize (bold, color, etc.) contents within code brackets after adding the code paste . . . Maybe I am just not doing it in the correct sequence, but when I have code pasted in between the
 [b]and[/b]
tags, and I attempt to add any kind of emphasis, the tags just appear as part of the "code" and fail to work in terms of emphasizing the desired text.Bill

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

Bill,I think that is as it should be. If it did it differently before, it was doing it wrong  :thumbsup: Because if you have a code free area, it should be free of all code.If you want formatting codes within it, you will have to use the block quote brackets instead.At least that is my understanding.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:32 PM

Oh, well I have repeatedly seen Bruno (and others) highlight code additions/changes in red, and I have done it myself in the past . . . unless maybe it was not actually in a code box to start with?Incidentally, how do I turn off the "friends" thing that is "illuminated" next to my name above my avatar?Thank you,Bill

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

So far  this is what I have come across  ...   regarding  using the tags  ...  I tried bold, a font change and a color change for text ...  got nothing  ..  all I saw  was  the info across the top of the page  but  the actual post  was standard   blk, standard font and no bold ...another item ...  at the moment  every time I want to post .. I have to log in .. did not have to do this in the old days ,, just log in once and  be done with it  forever ...and are the same restrictions still in effect on the posting  of   avatars  so far other than  those  items    ..  all seems  good   here

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

View PostBillD, on Jul 28 2008, 05:32 PM, said:

Oh, well I have repeatedly seen Bruno (and others) highlight code additions/changes in red, and I have done it myself in the past . . . unless maybe it was not actually in a code box to start with?
Hi Bill . . . the code thing: when I use color I use the quote tags . . . it does ( and did not ) work with the code tags :thumbsup:

View PostBillD, on Jul 28 2008, 05:32 PM, said:

Incidentally, how do I turn off the "friends" thing that is "illuminated" next to my name above my avatar?
That thing shows that the member is online . . . . when it is gray the member is offline . . . when it is colored the member is online :DB) Bruno

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

View Postlonggone, on Jul 28 2008, 06:15 PM, said:

another item ...  at the moment  every time I want to post .. I have to log in .. did not have to do this in the old days ,, just log in once and  be done with it  forever ...
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View Postlonggone, on Jul 28 2008, 06:15 PM, said:

and are the same restrictions still in effect on the posting  of   avatars
The size pixels and KB are the same but next to .png and .gif now also .jpg is allowed.Not sure what your tag problem is though . . . :thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:29 PM

A bit more info  here  ..  on the avatars  ..  what I was  trying to get at  is  can  we now upload directly an avatar or does it still have to go through another  means   in order for us/me to put up a new avatar ..and  about the  tags    ..  before , I could pick which/what item/tag I wanted, make my post and then select the "close all tags" and the selections I made would be there in my post  ..  now I can make the selections but I can't close them nor  do they  show up  .. this  might be a test for   test  forum  ..
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:43 PM

View PostEdP, on Jul 27 2008, 11:23 PM, said:

You mean like this specific comment? :thumbsup: FWIW we use the following settings:Max. no. emoticons per post 15Max. Number Quotes Per Post 15Stop Quote Embedding? NoWe've had no problems with postings or any complaints with them.hth
Where can one adjust the above settings?Never mind

Edited by Gary, 28 July 2008 - 03:44 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Dale, might want to remove the cookies for Scot's Newsletter Forum, or on the main page of the forums, click "Delete cookies set by this board" link that's to the right above the Board Statistics at the bottom. That will likely allow you to sign in and tell it again to remember you both for the Board and for Firefox.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:33 PM

Dale means this: typing some text in bold needs to start and end with a {b}tag and a {/b}tag respectively. (I used wrong parentheses because if I use the right ones the board converts them resulting in not showing what I meant to say. The right ones to use are not { and } but [ and ] )You can switch them on and off at the top of the edit box. That would be great if they would work, but they do not.I tried it several times in different ways to no avail. The reason I can use the bold, italic and underlined text is pure because I know the codes,the buttons above in the edit box however don't work. Cookies are enabled, cache was cleared.@ Dale: at the right hand corner you'll see the button 'BB Code Help': click that and you'll see the codes for the tags to use for bold,italic,underline and so on.Maybe it's a javascript problem, that could very well be the reason the buttons don't work, I don't know. But today no site can be trusted so I switch off javascript and some other things, better safe than sorry. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:49 PM

BTW... where's the PM button gone :thumbsup: I think the mods and admins finally get some rest without that thing... :fishing:
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:52 PM

One minute later: found it, clicking the members name will reveal some more options.
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