Issues with the Boards

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Issues with the Boards
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 7:26pm


I wanted to comment on some of the issues you've been posting about, particularly in the QOTD thread. I started a new thread in case there are still some people who can't read replies. If I miss anything, please let me know.

1. Font colors - look for a message on the Help Board soon for a way to post colors.

2. PPWM thread - all the messages should now be showing.

3. Have to keep logging in over and over - if anyone is still experiencing this, please let me know what browsers you've tried, and what error messages you are getting and I will report it.

4.Can't see replies - They're debugging all the issues related to Replies (can't view them / can't reply), and will deploy a fix as soon as they have one for either issue. The good news is that this will also fix these issues in Mobile.

5. Email or name already in use errors when trying to update preferences - this is next on the list to be fixed

6. Macros - The new platform doesn’t support this, so we’re building them from scratch. Copy and save all of your macro code, but note that some of that might be accounted for in the new WYSIWYG.

7. Line breaks not showing in posts - this has been reported.

8. Quick Reply not working - this has been reported.

9. Missing sigs and avatars - Some of your signatures are starting to trickle in. They're still working on reloading the rest. In the meantime, they've been asked to change that 255 character limit. This should allow you to add a new one. They're preparing to reload Avatars. Many users have had success adding a new one.

10. Can't tell what messages are new - Marking threads or posts as "new" or "read" is one of those features that have to be built back in, now that we're live. Jessica has already created a project ticket for this.

Someone mentioned receiving an email or message that stated you wouldn't notice a difference when the boards switched.  I don't know where that was, but in the message that was posted to the boards by Jessica, she did say that our #1 goal has been to impact your experience on the boards as little as possible. She also said, that after we were live on our own platform, she could promise that we'll have some things that need to be reworked or added or even removed. 

The best place to find out if there is a solution to your problem or to report it if it's not listed, is the Help Board. Jessica is also posting updates there every time a fix is implemented.

We understand your frustration and appreciate your patience and support. Everyone is trying their very best to get all this working as soon as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you can bear with us for a little longer.


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Sun, 10-28-2012 - 5:08pm

Beta tester are a small group of chosen people that tries out  new games, boards and so on, to  report the bugs and problem so  when it is released to the  alfa site, this  which has happned here, doesnt happens.

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Sun, 10-28-2012 - 6:13pm

Oh Tracy - I wondered how you were getting color  =)

I understand what you are saying Hanna- what bugs me is they said the test was so much different then the 'live' version- but why? If you are going to test something should that be like the real deal? 

I went to the Drupal website to read- didn't learn a whole lot.

If its NOT BROKE don't fix it ... Why they continue to do this to us.. ???

And clearly tell us we wont see any difference-

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 9:18am

Why are my new posts not up top and in order?  I have went to my preferences and clicked new post first, but the same ones are always at the top.  Gaye's posts about her boss calling today...3rd from bottom????

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 9:39am

Same problem Susan. It bugs me to no end!

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 2:48pm

Okay, first of all, if you have not already done so, please make sure you have done the following:

·        Click Edit My Preferences

·        Click General Tab

·        Make sure the box saying "Sort topics by time of most recent post" has a checkmark in it

If you’ve already done the above… my next thoiught is that 2 of the posts (Issues with the Board & CL of the Month) have been "floated to the top" which means they are up there no matter what.  I do not know if someone needs to "de-float" them or if it just runs out after a certain amount of time...

I think the PPWM thread is up there because of the huge number of replies... but that is only a guess.

I hope that makes sense to y'all... if something is still messing up, please let us know... we will get on it!


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Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 5:59pm

As soon as I could get into my preferences I set it to most recent first.   No go.   I have also set my account (somewhere- I don't see it now) to put 50 posts visible in a thread.   That doesn't work either.   It only shows me 10 and then I have to tab to the next page.   PITA.

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 5:48pm

Hi Tracy,

Are you having any better luck today?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 7:29pm
Some are, some aren't. We still have a few that can't post at all. They get the "not authorized" message. Chrome and Firefox still won't let most post, but most can read all the responses now. Some are also still getting errors when they open posts. Most of us can't open Please Play With Me (I'm in that camp).