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Forum upgrade complete

Started by whatevah, January 29, 2020, 08:42:49 am

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whatevah

Hey folks, updated the forum to a more modern version... similar but pretty much everything is new. Please reply here if you see any issues.

Of note, we now have "Likes" and "Mentions" along with notifications. Poke around in your user profile (menu very top of the page) for some new setting options.
Jerry Horn
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Spam

Very nice. Thanks for all your efforts.

V/r
Spam

NIN

wow, this interface might take a little getting used to.
Darin Ninness, Col, CAP
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THRAWN

Oh, you redecorated. I don't like it.
Strup
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Pylon

Quote from: NIN on January 29, 2020, 11:56:30 amwow, this interface might take a little getting used to.
It definitely will take getting used to--especially when the site has looked the same way for 15 years (yes, that's correct). 

Thanks, Jerry!
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

kcebnaes

FYI- You might have to readjust your time zones!
Other than that, I'm loving the nice, new design smell!
Sean Beck, Maj, CAP
Great Lakes Region sUAS Officer
Various Other Things™

Майор Хаткевич

Thanks! I hate it. 

Just kidding. Been a while since I've used this forum layout, but it's an improvement!

xyzzy


etodd

Text is a bit thin and hard to read.
MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO - ESO

sUAS MP - sUAS Instructor - sUAS Check Pilot

etodd

In case its just my computer, here is a screenshot.  Text is thin and possibly gray instead of black. Fuzzy edges. No contrast. Even the bold print word Administrator is funky:

MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO - ESO

sUAS MP - sUAS Instructor - sUAS Check Pilot

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whatevah

Quote from: etodd on January 29, 2020, 08:07:13 pmIn case its just my computer, here is a screenshot.  Text is thin and possibly gray instead of black. Fuzzy edges. No contrast. Even the bold print word Administrator is funky:
Thank you, the stylesheet is definitely a little funky on the desktop view. I'll see what I can do about that.  Mobile view seems to look ok though.
Jerry Horn
CAPTalk Co-Admin

NIN

As with any change to a forum/website/application, etc, once you've become accustomed to the interface, any change (and I do mean ANY) is a huge "boulder in the pond" to everybody.

Even when we were running CadetStuff, when phpBB changed from v2 to v3, it engendered a change to the default theme (some were running that, others were running our custom theme) and also rendered the custom theme inop for a period.  Took some doing, but we got the theme back to like 90% of what it was and told folks "Deal with it" for the rest. Because we weren't professional theme developers and web hosters. It was a fun lark in addition to our day jobs. 

And even if we were, see the aforementioned "everybody" who will have problems with ANY change.

Darin Ninness, Col, CAP
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Eclipse

January 30, 2020, 12:49:04 am #13 Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 12:52:08 am by Eclipse
There is an alternative theme available if one is so inclined.

I did notice that the muting function seems to actually work now.
Is there any way to mute threads?



whatevah

January 30, 2020, 12:57:13 am #14 Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 01:11:22 am by whatevah
Progress update... Tapatalk is working again.  However, I see that the search function is borked. That might remain broken until tomorrow though.  edit: tweaked a few things, and search is working. Perhaps not as efficiently as possible, but working.


Quote from: Eclipse on January 30, 2020, 12:49:04 amI did notice that the muting function seems to actually work now.
Is there any way to mute threads?
You mean like not clicking on it?  Not really sure what the purpose would be, unless you're talking about not seeing the unread post(s) icon. If that's the case... sorry, no.
Jerry Horn
CAPTalk Co-Admin

Eclipse

As in "I have no interest in that thread so I don't want to be notified when it's been updated...".
Some forums platforms have that function.



jeders

Quote from: Eclipse on January 30, 2020, 02:01:53 amAs in "I have no interest in that thread so I don't want to be notified when it's been updated...".
Some forums platforms have that function.

Try Profile>>Notifications>>Watched Board/Watched Topic.

I've never once been notified of any topics or boards being updated, so if it's not that, I don't know.
If you are confident in you abilities and experience, whether someone else is impressed is irrelevant. - Eclipse

Майор Хаткевич

I'm not seeing where to update the timezones. Halp!

Posted at 0931 local, showing as 1539.

kcebnaes

Quote from: Майор Хаткевич on January 30, 2020, 03:39:21 pmI'm not seeing where to update the timezones. Halp!

Posted at 0931 local, showing as 1539.
In the very top left, where your username is, you should be able to click through Account settings, and set it from there!
Sean Beck, Maj, CAP
Great Lakes Region sUAS Officer
Various Other Things™

whatevah

Quote from: Майор Хаткевич on January 30, 2020, 03:39:21 pmI'm not seeing where to update the timezones. Halp!

Posted at 0931 local, showing as 1539.
Look and Layout preferences. http://captalk.net/index.php?action=profile;area=theme
Jerry Horn
CAPTalk Co-Admin

Eclipse

Quote from: jeders on January 30, 2020, 02:18:53 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on January 30, 2020, 02:01:53 amAs in "I have no interest in that thread so I don't want to be notified when it's been updated...".
Some forums platforms have that function.

Try Profile>>Notifications>>Watched Board/Watched Topic.

I've never once been notified of any topics or boards being updated, so if it's not that, I don't know.

Yeah - lots of options for notifications, but nothing for muting a thread or topic.



Kayll'b

Could still use improvement, but still two hundred billion times better!
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Mitchell 1969

Thanks for the efforts. But I am noticing a quirk.

I'm using Tapatalk on an iPhone X. In e Rey discussion, I see a comment, followed by others, but then comes the first comment and the others all over again.

??


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Mitchell 1969; Earhart 1971; Eaker 1973. Cadet Flying Encampment, License, 1970. IACE New Zealand 1971; IACE Korea 1973.

CAP has been bery, bery good to me.

THRAWN

Quote from: jeders on January 30, 2020, 02:18:53 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on January 30, 2020, 02:01:53 amAs in "I have no interest in that thread so I don't want to be notified when it's been updated...".
Some forums platforms have that function.

Try Profile>>Notifications>>Watched Board/Watched Topic.

I've never once been notified of any topics or boards being updated, so if it's not that, I don't know.

In Alert Preferences, uncheck "Follow topics I create and reply to"
Strup
"Belligerent....at times...."
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USAF SOS 2000
USAF ACSC 2011
US NWC 2016

Jester

Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on January 31, 2020, 08:18:27 amThanks for the efforts. But I am noticing a quirk.

I'm using Tapatalk on an iPhone X. In e Rey discussion, I see a comment, followed by others, but then comes the first comment and the others all over again.

??


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I'm getting the same thing.

Also, the NCO thread in the membership forum doesn't show up at all for me on Tapatalk.

And I have no idea how to logon to the site itself now. I see an option to sign up for a new account, but not to sign in to an existing one.

SarDragon

February 03, 2020, 09:25:10 am #25 Last Edit: February 03, 2020, 09:28:11 am by SarDragon
When you are logged out, look at the very top of the page, where it says Welcome to CAP Talk. Look for Please login ...
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Jester

Quote from: SarDragon on February 03, 2020, 09:25:10 amWhen you are logged out, look at the very top of the page, where it says Welcome to CAP Talk. Look for Please login ...

Excellent!  Definitely didn't see it before.

etodd

For a few days the fonts were looking better. Type was black and not so thin.  Now its back to where we started. Very hard to read on a computer screen. A 'little' better on a phone.
MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO - ESO

sUAS MP - sUAS Instructor - sUAS Check Pilot

etodd

Quote from: etodd on February 03, 2020, 07:33:31 pmFor a few days the fonts were looking better. Type was black and not so thin.  Now its back to where we started. Very hard to read on a computer screen. A 'little' better on a phone.

Someone changed something. Much easier to read.  Thanks!!!!!
MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO - ESO

sUAS MP - sUAS Instructor - sUAS Check Pilot

Spam

For some reason I am getting an error message when trying to log in via Chrome. The CT window popup just has the one word message "error", that's all.

Any help here?

Thanks
Spam

Mitchell 1969

I use Tapatalk for about 95% of my use here. I still see a LOT of post duplicates. If I go to a topic, the posts start with the first one, every time. I have to scroll past weeks, even months of posts to find the new ones. Then, after the new ones, the entire thread starts all over again.

I access a lot of forums with Tapatalk. This is the only one where I have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Bernard J. Wilson, Major, CAP

Mitchell 1969; Earhart 1971; Eaker 1973. Cadet Flying Encampment, License, 1970. IACE New Zealand 1971; IACE Korea 1973.

CAP has been bery, bery good to me.

Spaceman3750

Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on April 20, 2020, 04:09:26 amI use Tapatalk for about 95% of my use here. I still see a LOT of post duplicates. If I go to a topic, the posts start with the first one, every time. I have to scroll past weeks, even months of posts to find the new ones. Then, after the new ones, the entire thread starts all over again.

I access a lot of forums with Tapatalk. This is the only one where I have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Same. Tapatalk thinks that I'm on post 41 of 31 in this thread.

Pylon

Quote from: Spaceman3750 on April 20, 2020, 10:05:02 pm
Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on April 20, 2020, 04:09:26 amI use Tapatalk for about 95% of my use here. I still see a LOT of post duplicates. If I go to a topic, the posts start with the first one, every time. I have to scroll past weeks, even months of posts to find the new ones. Then, after the new ones, the entire thread starts all over again.

I access a lot of forums with Tapatalk. This is the only one where I have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Same. Tapatalk thinks that I'm on post 41 of 31 in this thread.
Try it now. Any improvement? Is the numbering corrected now?
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

Spam

Still cannot login with Chrome, here.

Login

error

Dwight Dutton

Quote from: Spam on April 21, 2020, 10:17:51 pmStill cannot login with Chrome, here.

I only use Chrome - have not had a problem with the browser.

Chappie

Had problems with login using mobile (iPhone).
Disclaimer:  Not to be confused with the other user that goes by "Chappy"   :)

SarDragon

Using Chrome on my laptop as we speak, and no difficulties.

However comma various threads on Tapatalk on my Android phone have been borked, this one included. Another was the PD thread. When you scroll to the bottom of this one, the post counter will show that you are looking at post 46 of 36, while the post number in the post is 46. The PD thread was also like that, but today is behaving nicely.
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Mitchell 1969

Quote from: Pylon on April 21, 2020, 09:12:46 pm
Quote from: Spaceman3750 on April 20, 2020, 10:05:02 pm
Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on April 20, 2020, 04:09:26 amI use Tapatalk for about 95% of my use here. I still see a LOT of post duplicates. If I go to a topic, the posts start with the first one, every time. I have to scroll past weeks, even months of posts to find the new ones. Then, after the new ones, the entire thread starts all over again.

I access a lot of forums with Tapatalk. This is the only one where I have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Same. Tapatalk thinks that I'm on post 41 of 31 in this thread.
Try it now. Any improvement? Is the numbering corrected now?
I am responding to post #13 from Pylon, who asked if the numbering was any better.

1). The quoted text that I can see is NIT the text from #13.

2). I kept reading posts after 13, got to 17, which was from a few hours. The next post was #11, from January.

3). Following the posts from there I got to a different post 13, which led to a different 17.

It's pretty messed up.


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Bernard J. Wilson, Major, CAP

Mitchell 1969; Earhart 1971; Eaker 1973. Cadet Flying Encampment, License, 1970. IACE New Zealand 1971; IACE Korea 1973.

CAP has been bery, bery good to me.

Mitchell 1969

Quote from: Pylon on April 21, 2020, 09:12:46 pm
Quote from: Spaceman3750 on April 20, 2020, 10:05:02 pm
Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on April 20, 2020, 04:09:26 amI use Tapatalk for about 95% of my use here. I still see a LOT of post duplicates. If I go to a topic, the posts start with the first one, every time. I have to scroll past weeks, even months of posts to find the new ones. Then, after the new ones, the entire thread starts all over again.

I access a lot of forums with Tapatalk. This is the only one where I have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Same. Tapatalk thinks that I'm on post 41 of 31 in this thread.
Try it now. Any improvement? Is the numbering corrected now?
I am responding to post #13 from Pylon, who asked if the numbering was any better.

1). The quoted text that I can see is NIT the text from #13.

2). I kept reading posts after 13, got to 17, which was from a few hours. The next post was #11, from January.

3). Following the posts from there I got to a different post 13, which led to a different 17.

It's pretty messed up.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
_________________
Bernard J. Wilson, Major, CAP

Mitchell 1969; Earhart 1971; Eaker 1973. Cadet Flying Encampment, License, 1970. IACE New Zealand 1971; IACE Korea 1973.

CAP has been bery, bery good to me.

SarDragon

And that one posted twice. Did you hit Post twice?
Dave Bowles
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AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret

SarDragon

And likewise, this thread it, for the moment, complete.

The problem has tentatively been identified, and remedy is in progress.
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret