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post #76 of 345

Where did my Private Messages go?

 

I can see the topic titles, but about half have had the content deleted (under the title it just says '(no text)'.

 

Will these be restored?

 

Also, in older posts characters like é, æ, ø and å are turned into intangible code.

 

On edit: On the old system, when receiving a PM it was nice to have the option to open it in a new window - that seems to be gone?

 


Edited by Kaplan - 7/15/11 at 2:27pm
post #77 of 345
Is there a way to preview sales threads before posting? If not, it would be nice to have this feature added.

When I posted my first classified sales thread, I couldn't preview the listings or pictures and the formatting swapped between rich and plain text, garbling the listing.

Edit: Also - this is very minor - but when you post more than one row of photos in a listing, you cannot scroll through the rows (from row 1 to row 2).
Edited by marblehouse - 7/15/11 at 1:43pm
post #78 of 345
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Yeah! Thats it - thanks! I assume that anything post-Rapture wont appear yet? All the posts that are relevent stop yesterday, when I know there are new ones today.


Thanks for pointing this out!

After I read your post, I asked one of our engineers and he confirmed that the search was indeed out of date. We index all posts from scratch after the conversion to the new system but somehow the indexer broke. The engineering team is currently working on it and they said it should be up to date and stable within 24 hours.

 

I'll test the search tomorrow again to make sure the post-conversion threads are included.

Thanks again for finding the issue!

post #79 of 345
I posted this in the Transparent Moderation Log but didn't get a response, as maybe no one else is suffering from the same problem:
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Originally Posted by softy View Post


When creating a classified ad in the B&S, the "Add Photos" link is behaving strangely. Only a few pixels of the text "Add Photos" reveal a link on rollover, and the rest is dead space. It seems that rather than the bounding box of the text, the letters themselves are acting as the rollover link. What's more, when I finally manage to maneuver onto the right pixel and click, the link is just a pointer to the top of the page. It doesn't allow me to add any photos.

Is this just my setup, or is something amiss here? Yes, JavaScript is enabled.
It looks like I have the functionality to post ads sans photos, but I don't really want to do that.

It looks like someone else upthread had the same thing --

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Originally Posted by drtchock View Post

trying to post something in the Classified forum but I cant add a picture?? on firefox and other browsers I cant click the 'Add photos' button at all and on explorer it just sends me back to the top of the page? I've tried it on a PC and a Mac and have had the same results both times. Any ideas??? thanks!

Edited by softy - 7/15/11 at 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I asked these questions in another thread, but didn't get an answer, so figured I'll try here:

 

1) I can't see how to set the date format of threads on the forum to read the usual Day-Month-Year format instead of the highly confusing (to me) US notation of Month-Day-Year. Surely there must be an option to personalise the format to one's local notation standard?

 

2) Multiquote issue: when using multiquote, one needs to click Quote in order for the multiquotes to appear in the Reply Box. However, if going through several pages in a long thread, the last post I might have included in my multiquote group may be quite some way back. It's a pain to scroll back to find that last post just in order to click Quote. Of course, I can just click Quote on the very last post of a thread, but then I have to delete that last post's content from the Reply Box. It just feels daft that it's set up like this. It would be much more convenient if when you clicked (for example) Post a Reply, all the Multiquote-selected posts' content then appeared in the Reply Box. This is how it worked under vB and strikes me as a cleaner "workflow" than the way it seems set up at the moment. Am I missing something obvious?!

 

Thanks for your help.

In addition to these above issues still pending an answer, I'd like to add another:

 

3) Is there any way to stop the browser's focus jumping about all over the place when a (photo-intensive) thread loads (browser = firefox, if that helps). I don't recall this happening as much before, possibly due to the way stuff is cached and/or loads?

1. I am not sure you can do that. I will ask.

 

2. I think that is clunky as well, but if you just hit Quote on any message, you can just delete that one once you start typing your reply. I know it is a kludgy workaround, but it does work for now. I have brought this up with the team.

 

3. Does it to me as well, driving me a little crazy, but stuff is still being tweaked, I think. I didn't get this behavior much while using the other Huddler forums. Also, my ad blocking is somehow on steroids, so I can't even see the ads on the site, and I think that might have something to do with it.

 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Connect with facebook.

It will ask if you want to share your post with facebook, just click skip.

HOWEVER- YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC AUTOMATICALLY REPLACES YOUR AVATAR. I love you guys, but trying to limit the exposure of my children online after hearing some scary stories. I don't mind fb friends seeing em, as well, they're mostly friends and business acquaintances. So be careful, if you connect w/ facebook re: your profile pic/avatar.

 

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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Yeah, that's some pretty horrific integration.

Everyone pretty much treats this forum as their dirty little secret. Not sure why anyone except Kyle would want full social integration.


Yeah, that's bad. I will let the team know people don't want to have their avatar replaced by default.

 

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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

I made a post asking for advice on sub-$200 jeans using the "less than" symbol, and everything adter the <


When I first read your post all I got was the above. (which made me :lol:) After a reload I saw it as normal. I will bring it up with the team.

 

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Originally Posted by Mark Anthony View Post

Pinned threads no longer appear at the top it seems.

When you filter B&S for Footwear for example, you then openand look at an item when you go back your Footwear filter is gone and you now have the entire B&S. You choose footwear again and it does nothing.

Sloooooooooowwwwww.

We have IE8 and a wicket fast internet connection at work but holy cow the wait for page loads is maddening. Will try the tips but I don't think my IT dept will be thrilled with downloading plug in software.

 

Instead of 'sticky threads' (which were often stale and ignored) we have a "sticky notes" section where we are putting links to the previous sticky threads. I realize it's not the same, and doesn't show you when they were updated, etc. However, it is a more flexible section. I have put in a request for a thread list widget to go there, but I know that will take a while if they can do it.

 

I will let the team know of the filtering behavior. The B&S is relatively new and some refining will definitely be necessary.

 

I am finding slowness as well, but I think we will get a lot of it figured out.

 

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Originally Posted by Mark Anthony View Post

Also curious I have been given an Avatar since I had none previously.


Follow the link in my signature to get rid of it if you like. Or replace it with something else you prefer.

 

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

A few questions:

--Before, I could click on the check box to get me to the last place I left off in the thread. How can I do something similar now? Either I get to my last post, which I've long since read past, or I get to the newest post, and have to go back through the whole thread and find where I stopped.

- How on gods green earth can I resize the forum width? I keep having to scroll right on my tiny screen.

-All my subscriptions have been re-added. There are over 1000 of them. How can I kill them all at once?

Fok? J? New forum nerd? Bueller? Anybody?

 

Sorry for the delay.


As far as I can tell, the little icon to the left of a thread, with a speech bubble and an arrow,  should take you to the first unread post. It seems to be doing that for me.

 

Tiny screen readability is something we are working on. It bothers me too on my little 13" toughbook screen, but I think we can get something figured out. In the meantime, if you are on a regular computer browser, hit F11 to fullscreen the browser. Also be sure you have 'full width' checked in your user prefs.

 

Apparently vB did not do the flagging very well for subscription and PM deletion and in the import process they got somewhat messed up. The team is looking into this. Maybe a direct database edit is possible for your specific situation.

 

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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

ok the auto add subscription thing to every thread you reply is REALLY annoying. not only does it not remember your settings, I don't want to have to select not to be subscriped for every reply for every thread - is there a way to universally turn OFF the auto subscribe?


Mine is not doing this. Did you go in 'Account Details' from your profile and set

"Set new subscriptions to: ImmediateDaily DigestWeekly DigestSite Only (No Email)Don't SubscribeAutomatic by default (?)"

to "Don't Subscribe"? If you did and it is not sticking, let us know as that is a bug.
 

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post

Where is the Member List?


Gone, because it was more trouble than it was worth. For the little good to legitimate people whoreally use it, it does a lot more harm in attracting spammers and stalkers.

 

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

The order of the forums as listed on the main page keeps changing. I've noticed it most frequently in the Lifestyle section. The positions of the "Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel" and "Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto" forums are swapping back and forth:

500


Thanks for the note, they were both set to be in the same position. Should be fixed now.

 

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

DT appears to still be hidden from non members still...but what about people who can just click connect with facebook?

Does anyone with a facebook account now get to read DT? that could be scary


I'm not sure, however, I think they would have to post once to read it.

 

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Where did my Private Messages go?

 

I can see the topic titles, but about half have had the content deleted (under the title it just says '(no text)'.

 

Will these be restored?

 

Also, in older posts characters like é, æ, ø and å are turned into intangible code.

 

On edit: On the old system, when receiving a PM it was nice to have the option to open it in a new window - that seems to be gone?

 


I'm not sure. Is the text really gone, or does the preview text just show 'no text'? I can have someone look into your account from the back end.

 

Older posts that came out weird may need to be re-imported or fixed. Can you paste a couple of URLs so the team can look at them please?

 

I think the option is gone - however, you can always open your inbox from the top link in a new tab/window by right-clicking it or shift- or ctrl- left-clicking the link. Personally, it bugs me to have sites move me from my current window, so I won't miss it, but I understand.
 

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Originally Posted by tatecloths View Post

Is there a way to preview sales threads before posting? If not, it would be nice to have this feature added.

When I posted my first classified sales thread, I couldn't preview the listings or pictures and the formatting swapped between rich and plain text, garbling the listing.

Edit: Also - this is very minor - but when you post more than one row of photos in a listing, you cannot scroll through the rows (from row 1 to row 2).


I agree on the preview and the editors are being looked into as well. The team is aware we want both of these things looked at.

 

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Originally Posted by softy View Post

I posted this in the Transparent Moderation Log but didn't get a response, as maybe no one else is suffering from the same problem:

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Originally Posted by softy View Post


When creating a classified ad in the B&S, the "Add Photos" link is behaving strangely. Only a few pixels of the text "Add Photos" reveal a link on rollover, and the rest is dead space. It seems that rather than the bounding box of the text, the letters themselves are acting as the rollover link. What's more, when I finally manage to maneuver onto the right pixel and click, the link is just a pointer to the top of the page. It doesn't allow me to add any photos.

Is this just my setup, or is something amiss here? Yes, JavaScript is enabled.
It looks like I have the functionality to post ads sans photos, but I don't really want to do that.

 

I just tried it and I had the same behavior at first - the text link doesn't mouseover like a link; however, once I clicked it anyway, it worked as a link, (may have had to click it again) and opened a browse for photos box. I will let the team know you are having issues - can we get your browser/OS specs please?


 

 

post #81 of 345
To echo others above me, the site is INCREDIBLY slow. I'm running IE7 and Vista Home, but out of ALL the websites I have ever browsed over the past two years, this is probably one of the top five slowest I've seen. It's not only slow, but incredibly power hungry. It's eating between 10 and 60% of my CPU at all times, and this is the only process I have running.

I hope this will improve over time. As it is, I probably will not visit this forum for at least two weeks due to the extreme and frustrating slowness. Trying to post and edit a FS thread just now took a painstaking 20+ minutes to do. On the old site I did this in a matter of a minute. Some of that is learning curve, but most of it was site loading time and problems with the editor
post #82 of 345
When using Tapatalk on my Samsung phone to browse SF. Many of the forums like MC and SW&D are showing no posts, been like this since Wednesday.
post #83 of 345
Can someone help me with this problem editing a thread:

When I want to edit, it prompts an html format (I think) editor. Is there a way I can switch to like a rich format editor for more simplicity?
post #84 of 345
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Originally Posted by j View Post

[...]

I just tried it and I had the same behavior at first - the text link doesn't mouseover like a link; however, once I clicked it anyway, it worked as a link, (may have had to click it again) and opened a browse for photos box. I will let the team know you are having issues - can we get your browser/OS specs please?


I'm having the same issues. I can't add a picture (even after finding the two pixels that are triggering the link), and nothing happens after I submit, i.e., I can't post in FS. This is under Firefox/3.6.11/Linux(Ubuntu 9.04).

ETA: I think somebody mentioned it upthread, but the page management in the FS section is done in a weird way, e.g., if I am on page 1 at the bottom and want to move to page 2, I click on the button, and the items change, but my browser focus stays at the bottom, as opposed to starting with the first item of page 2.
Worse, if I click on an item on page 2, and then I go 'back' in my browser, I'm finding myself on page 1 again, not on page 2 where I would expect to land.
Edited by Redwoood - 7/15/11 at 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

To echo others above me, the site is INCREDIBLY slow. I'm running IE7 and Vista Home, but out of ALL the websites I have ever browsed over the past two years, this is probably one of the top five slowest I've seen. It's not only slow, but incredibly power hungry. It's eating between 10 and 60% of my CPU at all times, and this is the only process I have running.

I hope this will improve over time. As it is, I probably will not visit this forum for at least two weeks due to the extreme and frustrating slowness. Trying to post and edit a FS thread just now took a painstaking 20+ minutes to do. On the old site I did this in a matter of a minute. Some of that is learning curve, but most of it was site loading time and problems with the editor

I hear you. We think it will iron itself out somewhat, but it is still jumpy for me. I did however just uninstall Adblock Plus entirely (since it was blocking stuff even when disabled) and the site seems noticeably quicker now. Trust me, we don't think it is "fine" currently, and we will keep working on it.

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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

When using Tapatalk on my Samsung phone to browse SF. Many of the forums like MC and SW&D are showing no posts, been like this since Wednesday.

The team knows and is working on that.

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Originally Posted by ice86x View Post

Can someone help me with this problem editing a thread:

When I want to edit, it prompts an html format (I think) editor. Is there a way I can switch to like a rich format editor for more simplicity?

If you click the upper right button of the editor, it should switch between the two.

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Originally Posted by Redwoood View Post

I'm having the same issues. I can't add a picture (even after finding the two pixels that are triggering the link), and nothing happens after I submit, i.e., I can't post in FS. This is under Firefox/3.6.11/Linux(Ubuntu 9.04).

ETA: I think somebody mentioned it upthread, but the page management in the FS section is done in a weird way, e.g., if I am on page 1 at the bottom and want to move to page 2, I click on the button, and the items change, but my browser focus stays at the bottom, as opposed to starting with the first item of page 2.
Worse, if I click on an item on page 2, and then I go 'back' in my browser, I'm finding myself on page 1 again, not on page 2 where I would expect to land.

I will forward your details. I remember the browsing issue you are describing happening on Amazon a couple months ago and it drove me crazy. We will get the team looking at it.

 

post #86 of 345

j, thanks for the replies. My answers in bold.

 

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Originally Posted by j View Post

I'm not sure. Is the text really gone, or does the preview text just show 'no text'? I can have someone look into your account from the back end.

 

The text is gone. When looking at my list of PM topics it just says ' (no text) ' where you'd normally see the start of what should've been there. When the topic/PM is clicked it takes me to an emty PM (which still has the correct topic title).

 

Older posts that came out weird may need to be re-imported or fixed. Can you paste a couple of URLs so the team can look at them please?

 

Sorry, can't find any right now. Since these characters come out correctly in new posts it's no biggie I guess.

 

I think the option is gone - however, you can always open your inbox from the top link in a new tab/window by right-clicking it or shift- or ctrl- left-clicking the link. Personally, it bugs me to have sites move me from my current window, so I won't miss it, but I understand.
 

It was just nice to have the option (you got the choice each time, so you weren't forced to open the new window if you didn't need it).

 

post #87 of 345
in B&S, if you use the screener in the drop down menu, say "footwear", and click on a listing, and then go back in the browser, you see all the listings not just the footwear ones. This must be a bug.
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Originally Posted by ice86x View Post

Can someone help me with this problem editing a thread:

When I want to edit, it prompts an html format (I think) editor. Is there a way I can switch to like a rich format editor for more simplicity?


Go to your 'Edit Account Details' and change your 'Preferred Editor Type' to 'Rich Text Editor'.

 

Slightly apropos, the e-mail notifications would look cleaner without all the HTML...
 

 

post #89 of 345
not sure if this has been asked but how do we fix our signatures with old quotes from SF 1.0? its all gibberish and not sure how to fix it
post #90 of 345
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

j, thanks for the replies. My answers in bold.

 

Thanks, I will pass them along.
 

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Originally Posted by wj2009 View Post

in B&S, if you use the screener in the drop down menu, say "footwear", and click on a listing, and then go back in the browser, you see all the listings not just the footwear ones. This must be a bug.

That is being looked into.

 

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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

not sure if this has been asked but how do we fix our signatures with old quotes from SF 1.0? its all gibberish and not sure how to fix it

Go to your profile and scroll way down until you see your signature. You can fix it there.

 

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