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Re: *** New Site Testing - We need your help ***

Post by caughtatwork » 14 July 09 10:34 pm

SecretSquirrel-BJC wrote:<p>I have noticed a problem</p>

<p>The posts that I made in the ACT Milestones "pinned" thread are not displaying properly.</p>

<p>Instead I see the ,b>raw</b> html, instead of a nicely formatted list with graphics and color</p>

<p>And I can't see a way of turning HTML on...</p>
phpbb3 no longer allows HTML formatting.
Apparently it was deemed a "security risk" and so was all stripped out.
This means old posts that have been formatted with HTML will now show up the raw HTML.
If you want to go back and fix them, you should be able to edit your post.
I'd just leave them alone and move ahead with the new software.

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Post by caughtatwork » 14 July 09 10:36 pm

PesceVerde wrote:Forum FAQ link at the top of the forum page returned

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The requested URL /wiki/Frequently_asked_questions was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) DAV/2 SVN/1.4.6 PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6 with Suhosin-Patch mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g Server at wiki.geocaching.com.au Port 80
The MediaWiki is a right royal pain the bum to implement. We have the code and the content, we just haven't been able to get it working yet.

We were also having problems with http://mobile.geocaching.com.au/ yesterday, but I see that CraigRat has waved his magical wand of goodliness and that's now up.

So at the moment the wiki is kind of dead, but we are resurrecting it as fast as we can.

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Post by Big Matt and Shell » 14 July 09 10:53 pm

Guys,

I just realised how I can "watch" a topic and have had my first email come through. I was wondering if the format is supposed to look like this, it looks a bit raw.

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Post by caughtatwork » 14 July 09 11:06 pm

Let me look at that.

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Post by Geof » 15 July 09 1:00 pm

Thanks Craigrat on the mobile site & thanks C@W on the new post feature :)

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Post by maccamob » 15 July 09 8:48 pm

While looking at new posts using the "View new posts" link, the "Mark forums read" link at top right doesn't work correctly. It returns you to the "Board index" page, but doesn't mark the forums as read - you need to click the "Mark forums read" link a second time.

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Post by caughtatwork » 15 July 09 11:14 pm

maccamob wrote:While looking at new posts using the "View new posts" link, the "Mark forums read" link at top right doesn't work correctly. It returns you to the "Board index" page, but doesn't mark the forums as read - you need to click the "Mark forums read" link a second time.
With the new phpbb3 forum functionality, the ability to mark forums read has changed based on cmmunity feedback (not our community, the phpbb community).

In the old versions, you globally marked the forums as read. i.e. Every forum was marked read.

The community wanted the ability mark a "particular" forum read.

If you are the board index http://forum.geocaching.com.au/index.php marking the forums read will mark ALL forums read.

If you are in a particular forum http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewforum.php?f=1 marking the forums read ONLY marks THAT forums read.

If you are on a SEARCH page, you are not in ANY forum, so the links refreshes to the same page.

Weird, but understandable. It allows more granularity in determining what you want done.

Hope that helps.

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Post by Fuddley » 16 July 09 7:18 am

It would seem that sometimes the "View New Posts" link works and at other times it does not. Quite often when I select this link I get a no result found, but If I got to the Board Index I find multipule orange dots indicating new posts that I have not read. This morning for example, I had a couple of email for topics that I was watching, so I went to "View New Posts" and got nothing, opened the index and found about ten new posts, still marked with orange dots :?: :?:

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Post by Map Monkey » 16 July 09 9:20 am

It seems the email topic notification subject headers are cutting off at 45 characters or similiar.....emails come through as Topic reply notification - "Welcome to our ne

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Post by nomad_penguin » 16 July 09 9:32 am

Fuddley wrote:It would seem that sometimes the "View New Posts" link works and at other times it does not. Quite often when I select this link I get a no result found, but If I got to the Board Index I find multipule orange dots indicating new posts that I have not read. This morning for example, I had a couple of email for topics that I was watching, so I went to "View New Posts" and got nothing, opened the index and found about ten new posts, still marked with orange dots :?: :?:
Yep - me too. I just came to this thread to post exactly the same problem.

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Post by Jardry » 16 July 09 9:41 am

nomad_penguin wrote:
Fuddley wrote:It would seem that sometimes the "View New Posts" link works and at other times it does not. Quite often when I select this link I get a no result found, but If I got to the Board Index I find multipule orange dots indicating new posts that I have not read. This morning for example, I had a couple of email for topics that I was watching, so I went to "View New Posts" and got nothing, opened the index and found about ten new posts, still marked with orange dots :?: :?:
Yep - me too. I just came to this thread to post exactly the same problem.
I'm also experiencing the same issues.

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Re: *** New Site Testing - We need your help ***

Post by Hoojar » 16 July 09 9:44 am

Jardry wrote:
nomad_penguin wrote:
Fuddley wrote:It would seem that sometimes the "View New Posts" link works and at other times it does not. Quite often when I select this link I get a no result found, but If I got to the Board Index I find multipule orange dots indicating new posts that I have not read. This morning for example, I had a couple of email for topics that I was watching, so I went to "View New Posts" and got nothing, opened the index and found about ten new posts, still marked with orange dots :?: :?:
Yep - me too. I just came to this thread to post exactly the same problem.
I'm also experiencing the same issues.
The same is happening for me, so I click the 'view active topics' link.

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Post by caughtatwork » 16 July 09 10:22 am

View New Posts is based on the time you last visited the forums.
If you visit the main website the time you last visited the site is updated.
If you then come back to the forums, it looks for threads that were updated after that time.
It's not a bug, but it is annoying. I doubt there's much we can do about it which I believe is why the last50 was introduced.

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Post by Damo. » 16 July 09 12:20 pm

I'm just using the same "newposts" bookmarked toolbar link as on the previous forum software and haven't noticed it working any differently than before... http://forum.geocaching.com.au/search.p ... d=newposts
But I usually use that to come to the forum and access the main site from the logo at the top.

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Post by Rogue » 17 July 09 11:51 am

I think there is a problem with the daily emails from GCA, the last 3 days the email has been the same:

Geocaching Australia WA Cache Update
Friday 17th July 2009

New Caches:
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No New Caches


But there have been at least 20 new caches published in the last 3 days, and these are shown on the GCA website in the WA dashboard view, they are just not coming through in the daily email updates.

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