# Feedback on forum software upgrade

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by MacGyver1968, Jul 12, 2012.

1. ### StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

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The initial concern to my knowledge was "The cost of bandwidth", a page usually displays the average of 10 posts, each post comprises of:
• Post Content
• Signature

Each of those things has a defined limit (PostUsername/Title character limitations are set for database constraints), in the case of images the limitation is the stored value as an image in the sciforums avatar library and not the transmitted value (Gzip/Deflate is used by the server) meaning it compresses such things at runtime to send in the least amount of data-transfer between server and client.

It would be possible to crank up the kb a little due to the Gzip usage, but it's really a question of how much room there is for data storage on the server.
It's obviously something legitimate to look at since most aren't now on a 56kb modem, however larger sizes will effect phone users if there isn't a specific skin tailored to them.

3. ### wlminexBannedBanned

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Perhaps this has already been asked . . . . . .How do we "report" members posts to Sciforum admin. Used to be a tag for this, now there is none.

5. ### wlminexBannedBanned

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Re: my last post: . . . never mind . . . I found the little triangle tag at the left.

7. ### KilljoyKlownWhateverValued Senior Member

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Do you see that little triangle beneath your avatar? Click it.

8. ### BalerionBannedBanned

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So are we officially not changing the post date color? I'm really tired of having to highlight it to see when something was posted.

9. ### RandwolfIgnorance killed the catValued Senior Member

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Amen. Will begging help?

Should we organize a telethon? What does it take? I assume it's one line in the CSS, no?

10. ### StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

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It's been noted in the list internally of things that need doing, it's just waiting on one of the Dev's to put in an appearance to fix it.

It appears that the CSS entry for the .date was actually non-existent, so it "defaulted" to white. So it's just adding one CSS entry:

Code:
.date {
color: black;
}

(It can be done through the Admin Panel, however it requires elevated privileges)

11. ### Gremmie"Happiness is a warm gun"Valued Senior Member

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May I have that privilege then please?

Otherwise, I can't tell if it's a "new" post or not, and may just respond to it. Even if it's already been covered.

12. ### StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

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What you can do is use the Firefox browser with the plug-in (Web Developer 1.1.9 or higher)

When the plug-in is installed under "CSS", click "Edit CSS". Under "additional.css" just add the line ".date{color:black;}" then apply it (green arrow)
You'll be able to see all the dates while you have that plug-in active. (It basically allows you to override the CSS manually)

This is the only real way to do it at your browser end for now.

13. ### TrippyALEA IACTA ESTStaff Member

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It worked just fine before they 'fixed' the way links and quote bubbles were rendered.

14. ### Gremmie"Happiness is a warm gun"Valued Senior Member

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So, this isn't possible with an IE browser at all?

15. ### R1D2many leagues under the sea.Valued Senior Member

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Or possible with a Phone... Put a boot up someone's "keyster". PLEASE GET IT FIXED...

16. ### James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member

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We all are.

As Stryder said, a list of issues and wishes have been put to the site owners and developers. Presumably, they will get around to addressing them sooner or later.

I'm an admin, and I can't do it. If I could, I would.

17. ### Billy TUse Sugar Cane Alcohol car FuelValued Senior Member

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New system was supposed to be more safe, but spam is up 1500% as the example of post 254 shows - I have reported it (at one of the other 14 places where imagelabel´s identical spam appears). Living in Brazil I am up earlier than most posters so caught these in less than an hour but can´t do what needs to be done.

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19. ### RJBeeryNatural PhilosopherValued Senior Member

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OK, I love that we have the option to put in a URL and have the website keep a local copy of an image but I find it no good that the image doesn't show up "in-line" in the post. People don't want to click on links to see supplementary images! Is this a case of user error where I'm just doing something wrong?

20. ### GustavBannedBanned

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its either/or

uncheck "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" box to get an inline image
"reference locally" means attachment only

ATTACH=CONFIG]5699[/ATTACH] vs IMG]http://www.sciforums.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/IMG]

as mentioned in a prior post, the default should be an unchecked box
an inline image rather than attachment

furthermore, once an attachment is submitted, erasing the code from post does not remove attachment. one has to go to "manage attachments" and remove from there

clumsy shit
fuck vb

21. ### GustavBannedBanned

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there is no page 357
no page 200
yes page 200 201 202
no page 202

i mean wtf?
is vb menopausal?

22. ### StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

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Unfortunately you have to do a manual work around currently to inline an attached image.

What you do is go through the process of attaching an image, use the post preview option to see how your post will look. Right click and "copy the Link location", go to the edit box and create a "img" tag filled with the copied links location. You can then preview again to see the image inline.

23. ### RJBeeryNatural PhilosopherValued Senior Member

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Perfect, thanks for the info.