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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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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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« 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,

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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...:)

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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,

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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,

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 03:55:42 AM »
I'm also having the issue of having to open up a new tab and close the old one. Nothing insurmountable though.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 05:29:48 PM »
A huge round of applause for jcf who has corrected the smiley problem!



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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2011, 04:02:56 AM »
Thanks Jcf :)
And those pesty little red x in white squares? what are they and why they don't go away...?

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2011, 03:20:32 PM »

And those pesty little red x in white squares? what are they and why they don't go away...?


I don't actually see them - more info please?

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2011, 03:41:34 PM »
Hello
I get these in my screen ever since the beginning; is just me (my computer/internet setting) or is this the image others get...?



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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2011, 03:45:41 PM »
Odd!  I don't see that.  Anyone else?
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2011, 04:33:25 PM »
Yep, and if you place the cursor on one and select view image or open in new tab/window what have you (browser dependent) it gives a 404 "Page Not Found Error".

I think it may be a setting in the Themes controls.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2011, 07:48:46 AM »
Odd!  I don't see that.  Anyone else?

Yep.

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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2011, 08:44:44 AM »
These are the URLS for the two mystery icons:

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/icons/kisi.gif

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/icons/saatpro.gif

Both return a 404 error.

BTW the "? in a Square"/"red X in white box" do not show up in Firefox on my Mac, but do in Safari.
However, when View Page Source is selected in Firefox, the URLs are there in the html.

There is a similar problem on the Child Board pages:
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/on.gif

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Themes/green_theme_v2_2/images/off.gif

In Firefox the first column says New Posts or No New Posts, in Safari it is the
"? in a blue square" that returns a 404 error when Open Image is selected.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2011, 03:20:08 PM »
Ok that makes things a bit clearer - I am using Firefox hence no problems.

Will look into...or else you lot can change over to firefox ;)
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