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Offline GTX_Admin

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Suggestions and Issues
« on: December 11, 2011, 03:20:04 PM »
Folks,

Please post any ideas or suggestions or problems here.  I know there will be some, especially in the early days, so please be patient.

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Greg
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 02:53:24 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 03:04:40 AM »
I had the same issue.

Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:27 AM »
Yes, I had some dificulty seeing the correct letters in the captcha, also...
I don´t know if it is a problem with my computer/internet settings but I cannot see emoticons and some other small images (only a blank square and a small red cross)...?

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:55 AM »
Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D

Nitpick away!  Fixed!
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 03:52:20 AM »
I will look into the Captcha.

Re the Similes etc, yes there is a problem - I am looking into it.

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Red-X images???
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 04:46:48 AM »
Hi!--just arrived here. Thanks for the invite. Seems that many of the graphics here, at least on my computer, are merely a red "X" in a box.  In the "reply" page, all the "smileys" have their "name", but not their image.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 07:01:25 AM »

Also, if you don't mind a nitpick? "Sparring" should be spelt with two 'r's.  :D

True, but as we've all seen on various forums, some folks do to tend to go 'spare', so Sparing Room would be appropriate.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 08:12:51 AM »
Yep basically the same issues. The option to listen to the letters works well though. That's how I registered.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 09:10:40 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

I experienced the same problem myself during the registration process and again while making changes to my member profile to add my avatar and some other tweaks. 

***Update

Same thing again while posting this comment.  Had to open a new page and close the original at which point, my comment had been posted.  Certainly odd and hopefully it can be resolved.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 04:09:02 PM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 12:30:46 AM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris


I believe they do, but I'm not certain. There is also this: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2504

Needs to be enabled by Greg too, but it's easy and instructions are in that link.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 01:54:09 AM »
Not urgent and probably not an issue that affects everyone, but do you know if Simple Machines offer a mobile interface for their forums. I know some forum software does. Trying to post from an iPhone is a pain, it's one of the things that bugged me on the other forum.

Cheers,

Chris


I believe they do, but I'm not certain. There is also this: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2504

Needs to be enabled by Greg too, but it's easy and instructions are in that link.


Thanks for the suggestion guys - looking into now.

Be careful Talos, proving you know something about working with the SMF software is a good way to volunteer for additional duties...:)

Regards,

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 01:58:46 AM »
Only minor issues - the CAPTCHA for the forum registration is really difficult to make out. Once I entered the correct sequence, I got an database error (a timeout error) but I was able to log in.

I experienced the same problem myself during the registration process and again while making changes to my member profile to add my avatar and some other tweaks. 

***Update

Same thing again while posting this comment.  Had to open a new page and close the original at which point, my comment had been posted.  Certainly odd and hopefully it can be resolved.

Looking into this guys.  Please be patient as the IT illiterate stumbles along here :)

Regards,

Greg
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 02:02:28 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion guys - looking into now.

Be careful Talos, proving you know something about working with the SMF software is a good way to volunteer for additional duties...:)

Regards,

Greg

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