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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:27 am

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Oh I like the new stuff especially the darker setting. Now it's not so bright in a dark room. Is this only available when logged in?

Yeah, phpBB requires the user to be logged in so his preferences apply.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:24 pm

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- We added links to the top bar for "New posts," "Unread posts," and "Active topics."

Any way "Your Posts" could be put up there also? I don't know about others, but I exclusively click "active topics" and "your posts" and rarely/never use the others.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:58 pm

I was going to make a post awhile back but was unsure if it would get any response. Have you guys ever considered offering recognition to active forum posters with 10+ years?
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:05 pm

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Have you guys ever considered offering recognition to active forum posters with 10+ years?
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:01 am

Something looks off with the coloring.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:51 am

No colour issue affecting Safari on iOS.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:24 am

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No colour issue affecting Safari on iOS.

Try going to User Control Panel, click the Friends & Foes Tab up top, and click on Find a member.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:03 am

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Topinio wrote:
No colour issue affecting Safari on iOS.

Try going to User Control Panel, click the Friends & Foes Tab up top, and click on Find a member.

Just did that, and it's still fine.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:12 am

The problem occurs with the Canvas theme. We'll see about providing a fix.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:54 pm

We've implemented an almost-fix for the "Find member" dialog box and will be reaching out to the theme author for "proper" solution.

In the meantime, we also applied some formatting to Canvas that we literally forgot about during the move :oops: The forum font face and size now match the main site, the header bar and some other bars were darkened and/or made the regular TR blue.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:53 pm

I've seen a glitch a couple times where when I click on the forums link on the news.x page I'll get directed to an IP address and it behaves like I'm not logged in. Both times it's gone away when I went back to the news page and clicked the forum link again.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:55 pm

If you manage to spot precisely what link is sending you there, let me know.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:00 am

I quite like that the forum menu bar at the top "floats" now, so that it is always visible.

I'm less of a fan of the mobile layout, which omits too much useful information in the name of simplifying things.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:57 am

Agree on the floating menu bar, very nice to have.

Managed to accidentally log out though by trying to touch the bell icon (on an iPhone SE): could the positions of the 5 icons possibly be swapped around so log-out is not next to the most-used one? Or if not, maybe a confirmation screen as a buffer against fat fingers?
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:05 am

I cant login from my smart phone to forum. I have tried diffirent browsers maybe work but didnt.
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:31 am

The "report this post" icon looks sort of like an Eye of Sauron.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:05 am

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The "report this post" icon looks sort of like an Eye of Sauron.

I can see that. :wink:
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:12 am

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I cant login from my smart phone to forum. I have tried diffirent browsers maybe work but didnt.

Can you please elaborate? What actions do you take, what happens, and do you get any error messages?
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:49 am

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I've seen a glitch a couple times where when I click on the forums link on the news.x page I'll get directed to an IP address and it behaves like I'm not logged in.  Both times it's gone away when I went back to the news page and clicked the forum link again.

We had another user report this and we're looking into it. In the meantime, can you keep an eye out and let us know if (1) the thread link you click already has the IP address in it, or (2) the link is OK but when you click it, you're somehow redirected to the IP?
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:55 am

Topinio: swapping the icons around isn't very feasible, but we'll add that note into our feedback to the Black theme author.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:14 pm

morphine wrote:
bthylafh wrote:
I've seen a glitch a couple times where when I click on the forums link on the news.x page I'll get directed to an IP address and it behaves like I'm not logged in.  Both times it's gone away when I went back to the news page and clicked the forum link again.

We had another user report this and we're looking into it. In the meantime, can you keep an eye out and let us know if (1) the thread link you click already has the IP address in it, or (2) the link is OK but when you click it, you're somehow redirected to the IP?


I'll try, but I don't usually think to check the link before I click on it.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:02 pm

Okay, bthylafh and others who spotted this problem: the Hot Forum Threads links should be all kosher now. We took the opportunity to make those links always go to the first unread post in the thread.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:42 pm

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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:05 am

I'm hating the auto-formatting you've got going on.  I've had links that won't show up properly and I constantly have to edit each post to get the paragraph spacing that I originally had when posting for the first time. 

The amount of white is a little off-putting as well - it makes it harder to read as there is little variation from post to post.

(..interestingly the formatting was saved correctly on this post, is there something special about this thread than the others?)
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:53 pm

morphine wrote:
kelaynak wrote:
I cant login from my smart phone to forum. I have tried diffirent browsers maybe work but didnt.

Can you please elaborate? What actions do you take, what happens, and do you get any error messages?

I touch login button but it doesnt work.(APUS browser galaxy s3 user.)
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:04 pm

Got this error just now, directly under the "Hot Forum Threads" header on the news.x page:

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file /techreport/www/include/tr_detect_mobile.x on line 57: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /techreport/www/include/tr_templates_common.x:43)


I reloaded and it was still there, and a couple minutes later reloaded and it was gone.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:32 am

Strikethrough modifier doesn't seem to be working.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:00 pm

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Strikethrough modifier doesn't seem to be working.

Bug verified and noted. Happens in Black theme only.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:52 pm

And testing strikethrough.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:35 am

bthylafh wrote:
Got this error just now, directly under the "Hot Forum Threads" header on the news.x page:

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file /techreport/www/include/tr_detect_mobile.x on line 57: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /techreport/www/include/tr_templates_common.x:43)


I reloaded and it was still there, and a couple minutes later reloaded and it was gone.

Hi there!
This error should be gone now. Please let us know if it ever occurs again.
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