website requests

Discussion in 'Website news & discussions' started by tigerhonaker, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    Re: DB bugs and feature request thread.

    Tom,

    Can you get us somehow a (Real-Variety) of the Smillies. Some of the Forums I am on have some really neat Smillies that do all kinds of things.

    I really don't know if there called Smillies though. :confused:

    They are all kinds of very Animated figures.

    Terry
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2006
  2. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    Re: DB bugs and feature request thread.

    Tom,

    Next can you also add (Spell-Check) to our Threads/Post?

    That would be very nice if it is not a Big/Major Project. :)

    Terry
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: DB bugs and feature request thread.

    Hi Terry:

    ___I think Tom added the spell check link in the editor a few days ago. You do have to download and install a small Spell checker for IE but afterwards, you have spell chick within CleanMPG’s - VBulletin based - add reply.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  4. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    Re: DB bugs and feature request thread.

    Wayne,

    Help me out on this? I'm really Lost on this. What are you saying I need to do to get to the spell-check or the use of it? Cathy and I are both confused as to what to do?

    Help-Help !!!!!

    Terry
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: DB bugs and feature request thread.

    Hi Terry:

    ___Let us do a Chat and get it worked out ...

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  6. lakedude

    lakedude Well-Known Member

    Can you get the site to load faster without bogging down users computers?

    InsightCentral loads really fast and does not bugger my system.

    GreenHybrid loads slower but also does not bugger my system.

    CleanMPG loads slowest and completely takes over my system rendering it useless until it is done loading. Anybody got an idea why this happens?
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Lakedude:

    ___How are you entering CleanMPG? Home Page, Forums, or /Recent Posts? If it’s the home page, the pics I place have to load whenever the page is not cached. Not that they are large but an extra 150K of overhead may slow a load on dial up? Shouldn’t touch a broadband connection though? If you are entering CleanMPG from Today’s or Recent posts, it should display relatively quickly?

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  8. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    Since I can't start a new thread here, I'm gonna mildly hijack
    this one to point out that I don't think the mileage log thing,
    which I just tried to start, is going to work for me. After
    creating "car 156", the text saying "add tanks" and "edit vehicle"
    are NOT showing up as clickable links. Wading through the source
    of that page [and wow, is it a mess] shows what the link is
    supposed to be, but manually trying to go to "index.php?
    page=garagenew&car=156&action=editvehicle" just brings me back
    to the display of everyone else's cars with no opportunity to
    do anything.
    .
    Note that I'm coming at this with "lynx", a text-based browser
    on a unix box that works fine for every other forum I hang out
    on and is fully standards-based. If CMPG is relying on some bell
    or whistle only present in certain browsers, then the problem
    is completely NOT on my side.
    .
    I'd like to participate, but if the mechanism doesn't use
    straightforward HTML and forms entry, I can't.
    .
    _H*
     
  9. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    Since there's no place to ask questions about how the site works,
    I'm going to *continue* hijacking this thread in an attempt to
    get this and my previous ones answered, which nobody has actually
    gone back and dealt with either. Someone *is* actively maintaining
    this system, right?
    .
    How do I set things up so the "new posts" mechanism doesn't age
    out stuff I *haven't* read yet in just a couple of days? There
    were a bunch of threads that had new stuff this morning that I
    figured to catch up on later today, and by the time I got back
    in they were, well, "gone". They aren't gone, but they're not
    coming up in *my* new posts list.
    .
    I've already tried fiddling with the user control-panel, that
    seems to have no effect.
    .
    There really oughta be a section where stuff like this *can* be
    asked. Some forums even allow not-logged-in users to post in such
    sandboxed areas, in case they're having trouble with their
    logins or whatever.
    .
    _H*
     
  10. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    hobbit, check out your User CP

    If you can't find, it later on when I'm back, I might be able to pinpoint the settings....
     
  11. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Two things,

    1) I fixed it so people can now post in this forum. Originaly this forum was to keep users abrest of changes to the site, now it is a free for all for anyone with comments about the website.

    2) Are you saying new posts doesn't show you all new posts since the last time you were on?
     
  12. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Wild Guess

    I think hobbit would like to click and see post in the last 2-3 days.

    • If you right-click "new posts" - you get the URL with the parm "getnew"
    • right-clicking "Today's Posts" - you get the URL with the parm "getdaily"
    • Might want to check www.vbulletin.com or www.vbulletin.org if there is something like "get2days", then make a favorites link, modified with that parm
    Just a wild guess....
     
  13. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Also, some features require javascript and/or cookies, make sure those are enabled.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  14. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    I've got options / default thread cutoff age set to two
    months, but it's certainly refusing to show them to me much
    sooner than that. I suspect that's not what the setting means,
    since I'm more talking about *posts* instead.
    .
    _H*
     
  15. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm confused. Are you saying that a) if you haven't logged in in a few days some of the new posts don't show up, or b) you have logged in but havent read the posts then the next time you log in those new posts don't show up as new any more?


    Also, I notice when you log out any unread messages get marked as read. Maybe you should just exit with out loging out if are currently logging out. I think logging out clears cookies that might be needed in determining that unread messages.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  16. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    option (b). That's what's happening. However, I never log in
    or out, I just keep the userid/password cookies permanent.
    Maybe a new session ID causes the effect of a new login
    regardless, blowing all the new messages into the "seen"
    category. Which, I'll point out, is still really incorrect
    behavior...
    .
    _H*
     
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Hobbit:

    ___Are you using a Linux browser and OS?

    ___Wayne
     
  18. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member


    I agree that the proper thing would be that unread would stay unread. However, There could be a reason why when you leave and come back all messages are marked read. I don't know what that reason is, but having not read through all the code I won't make a judgement.

    I know this also happens on greenhybrid. If I go to read a private message and then leave the site and come back, only messages that have occurred since I read the private message show up as unread.

    I don't see any options to change this behavor.

    I looked to see if there are any plugins or whatever that would keep unread through multiple sessions but I couldn't find it. The only thing I can think that you could do is to go to each forum and look at the dates of the last posts to find out if there is anything new in that thread.
     
  19. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    It's not about plugins, and it's not about which browser I use.
    I'm generally reading with "lynx" on a BSD system. But really,
    it's up to the bboard's *backend database* to keep track of
    this stuff -- a browser is just an interface into the PHP
    frontend, all of which should be relatively stateless.
    .
    I brought up some other issues related to browser bells-n-whistles
    earlier in this thread [notably, inability to enter tanks].
    It would not surprise me that the vBulletin people have made a
    bunch of invalid assumptions about standards, and some of this
    possibly should land on *their* desks to fix rather than site
    maintainers. But often there are some admin-configurable switches
    to deal with some of this stuff before going back to the source,
    and if any scripts are being written locally to handle special
    functions, then it may be up to someone here.
    .
    On the bright side, most of these PHP based bboard systems *are*
    navigable with text browsers, which is a lot more than I can say
    for numerous other sadly misguided websites out there today.
    .
    _H*
     
  20. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    I don't know how I missed your prevous threads about inputing data into the database. I hope you don't feel like you were ignored, I honestly never saw the message.

    I did look in the settings and I couldn't find any thing to configure to fix the new threads problem.

    I'm going back through this tread and look for your original message about entering data for tanks.
     

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