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attroll
06-16-2011, 15:28
Attention

I am looking at trying to incorporate a new software upgrade this coming Monday (20 June) if all goes well. Update: now it looks like the update will be Tuesday (21 June).

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up in case they try to log onto the web site and have some issues at the beginning of next week.

This upgrade has been overdue for over a year now. We cannot put it off any longer.

Thank you and please be patient.

AT Troll

nufsaid
06-16-2011, 15:41
I for one appreciate your efforts. Hopefully all goes well with the upgrade. I have a background in networking and server installation/maintenance. In my experience the best you can hope for is that everything goes well and the users assume that you really don't do much. If something goes wrong, users will likely assume that you don't know what you are doing. A success means that users don't really notice what you do. Not a job for those that need accolades from the masses.

N9ZSY
06-16-2011, 18:11
Good luck Troll... If you need any help let me know...

I appreciate all you do for us...

lilricky
06-17-2011, 21:00
I echo the encouragement, and if need be, I can take a few Zero's away from the site in the interest of having a better WB.

wyclif
06-20-2011, 17:44
Whiteblaze is overdue for an upgrade from the circa 1998 useability level. I'd love to see an up-to-date with web standards version of Whiteblaze. Just sayin'. :)

Driver8
06-21-2011, 14:18
I am looking at trying to incorporate a new software upgrade this coming Monday (20 June) if all goes well. Update: now it looks like the update will be Tuesday (21 June).

Thank you, ATTroll. Looks good so far? Does this change our functionality in any way? Is it possible to delete or to edit posts unless you pay? Easier to upload photos?

MisterSweetie
06-21-2011, 14:55
All the links in [COLOR=black]ReSupply Info are messed up. They are like this
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/$vboptions[bburl]/showthread.php?p=97824&postcount=1
when they should be like this
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?8311-Canister-stove-fuel-FAQ&p=97824&postcount=1

And it's more than just the ReSupply Info section. Just passing the word along!

ChinMusic
06-21-2011, 15:15
Been there, done that, ATTroll. I know this is rough day for ya. Lots of tweeking.

Good luck.

attroll
06-21-2011, 15:20
All the links in [COLOR=black]ReSupply Info are messed up. They are like this
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/$vboptions[bburl]/showthread.php?p=97824&postcount=1
when they should be like this
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?8311-Canister-stove-fuel-FAQ&p=97824&postcount=1

And it's more than just the ReSupply Info section. Just passing the word along!
Thank you for pointing that out. I think I have them all fixed except the last two at the bottom of the listing.

Cookerhiker
06-21-2011, 17:18
I like the looks of the revamped site. A few questions which I have not been able to figure out yet.

1. Logging in - it looks like I can only log in through Facebook; every time I tried to click on the UserID box, it took me to a FB login. The only way I got on now was to hit "login" and receive an error message in which case I could then log in with my WB ID.

2. Once I got to my photo gallery, I saw the sort options just like before but they didn't work. Trying to sort photos either by rating, views, etc. all resulted in an error page.

3. I couldn't find an equivalent to "Today's Posts" which was always my first stop under the old WB. I thought "What's New" was yielding the same but apparently it excludes threads on which I've already commented, I guess because they're not "new" to me. It appears that "What's New" consists of Unread posts only.

Not complain' - just wanted to let you know.

Edit - Strike No. 3 - I just figured out how to access "Today's Posts."

attroll
06-21-2011, 17:39
I like the looks of the revamped site. A few questions which I have not been able to figure out yet.

1. Logging in - it looks like I can only log in through Facebook; every time I tried to click on the UserID box, it took me to a FB login. The only way I got on now was to hit "login" and receive an error message in which case I could then log in with my WB ID.

2. Once I got to my photo gallery, I saw the sort options just like before but they didn't work. Trying to sort photos either by rating, views, etc. all resulted in an error page.

3. I couldn't find an equivalent to "Today's Posts" which was always my first stop under the old WB. I thought "What's New" was yielding the same but apparently it excludes threads on which I've already commented, I guess because they're not "new" to me. It appears that "What's New" consists of Unread posts only.

Not complain' - just wanted to let you know.

Edit - Strike No. 3 - I just figured out how to access "Today's Posts."

1. I don't know why you can not login. I have been able to login and out without a problem. I will look into it a little.

2. I see what you mean about the sort option in the gallery. I have tried to sort and I get an error page. I am troubleshooting this now.

Thank you

iReact
06-21-2011, 17:45
I found another minor hiccup with Avatars - there is no option for custom avatars. I'm not sure if this is due to policy or if something hasn't been touched via the .conf file.

Just trying to add to your work load Troll :P ((Just kidding, I <3 VB but updating/upgrading it can be hinky, bless you my child)).

attroll
06-21-2011, 18:12
Users can not have custom avatars unless they are donating members. We did this for several reasons.
1. To keep out the unwanted or rude avatars
2. To help bring on donations to help keep the web site online.

TheRaven
06-21-2011, 18:42
Nice setup, thank you for the work.....only thing I don't like with the new design is the Facebook inclusion. With all the slimy background and privacy issues associated with FB I actually deleted my account recently.

attroll
06-21-2011, 18:47
Once I got to my photo gallery, I saw the sort options just like before but they didn't work. Trying to sort photos either by rating, views, etc. all resulted in an error page.

The sort order in the gallery is now fixed.

Cookerhiker
06-21-2011, 18:56
I like the looks of the revamped site. A few questions which I have not been able to figure out yet.

1. Logging in - it looks like I can only log in through Facebook; every time I tried to click on the UserID box, it took me to a FB login. The only way I got on now was to hit "login" and receive an error message in which case I could then log in with my WB ID....

When I bring up the WB home page, the "Log in with Facebook" indicator overlays the "User ID" - no matter how I try to get around it, I'm always prompted with my FB log-in. I got in now by going to this thread, hitting "reply," and responding to the message that I must first log in to reply. It's an end run but for me, the only way unless I want to log in on FB. Maybe I will sometimes but suppose I wasn't a FB user?

attroll
06-21-2011, 18:59
When I bring up the WB home page, the "Log in with Facebook" indicator overlays the "User ID" - no matter how I try to get around it, I'm always prompted with my FB log-in. I got in now by going to this thread, hitting "reply," and responding to the message that I must first log in to reply. It's an end run but for me, the only way unless I want to log in on FB. Maybe I will sometimes but suppose I wasn't a FB user?
I am not sure why it is doing that.
One other option is for you to login from the homepage http://www.whiteblaze.net (http://www.whiteblaze.net/).
The login is on the left side, totally in a different location.

Cookerhiker
06-21-2011, 19:07
Of course - that worked. Thanks Rick. I don't know how I missed that - didn't see it over there.

Sly
06-21-2011, 19:25
Looks good, however, using Firefox 5 the Facebook connect button overlays part of the ATC and ALDHA logos. It looks fine on IE9. Examples below.


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Sly
06-21-2011, 19:30
Here's the top of the page logged out.1153411535

attroll
06-21-2011, 21:56
Hmmm, Firefox seems to be the issue. I stopped using Firefox and IE a long time ago. I am looking into this right now. Give me a little bit of time to troubleshoot this and see what I can come up with.

CowHead
06-21-2011, 21:57
looks great keep up the great work

Bearpaw
06-21-2011, 22:42
It looks like there is some sort of glitch with images. I just posted a trip report with several images. When I previewed the post, all the images were there. Once I hit submit, all the images showed up with icons saying the images were not available from photobucket. However, the images are clearly visible on a couple of other backpacking sites. It looks like there is a bug in the software.

Bearpaw
06-21-2011, 23:23
When I insert a test image from Photobucket, I get a message saying "Invalid URL". Is there a new process, or is this simply a bug in the new software?

attroll
06-21-2011, 23:45
When I insert a test image from Photobucket, I get a message saying "Invalid URL". Is there a new process, or is this simply a bug in the new software?
Can you provide me with a URL for the photobucket image so that I can research this?

WingedMonkey
06-22-2011, 00:03
Where did "find all posts" go? None of my old ones show.

Bearpaw
06-22-2011, 00:12
Can you provide me with a URL for the photobucket image so that I can research this?

Try this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan%20Highlands%20%20June%2011/004.jpg

Sly
06-22-2011, 00:23
Try this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan Highlands June 11/004.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan%20Highlands%20%20June%2011/004.jpg)

Who's your furry friend? Nice lid.

Bearpaw
06-22-2011, 09:33
You've met Dewey at Ruck. He keeps me going.

kanga
06-22-2011, 09:38
dislike...

Mags
06-22-2011, 09:38
Hmmm, Firefox seems to be the issue. I stopped using Firefox and IE a long time ago. I am looking into this right now. Give me a little bit of time to troubleshoot this and see what I can come up with.

Firefox is not letting me reply to threads (OS X with Fire Fox 3.x).

Google Chrome is letting me reply..but renders incorrectly for what I think are emoticons on the side? The emoticon links are shown as broke images.

The Old Boot
06-22-2011, 09:42
I've been experiencing something new since the update...probably something minor that needs tweaking!

Using IE 9 when I use either my browser back button or go to advance to another page on a multiple page thread I get a 'warning' message from IE that reads

"Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?

Changes made in the editor will be lost."


And of course this requires clicking ok on the warning before I can proceed.

Monkeyboy
06-22-2011, 10:23
very slow........

ChinMusic
06-22-2011, 13:37
ATTroll - Minor request

When one selects "New Posts" it is now harder to see what posts the user has already posted in. There is just a subtle gray square in the folder icon. Is there a way to make this more pronounced?

Hikes in Rain
06-22-2011, 15:53
I've been experiencing something new since the update...probably something minor that needs tweaking!

Using IE 9 when I use either my browser back button or go to advance to another page on a multiple page thread I get a 'warning' message from IE that reads

"Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?

Changes made in the editor will be lost."


And of course this requires clicking ok on the warning before I can proceed.


I get that occasionally, as well. Seems to happen both with IE8.06 and Firefox 3.something.

ChinMusic
06-22-2011, 16:35
Troll, I have always gone right to "Todays Posts". Now it takes me 3 clicks. Forums to QuickLinks to TodaysPosts. Any way to get Todays Posts on the first page?

I have "WB" on my "favorite bar" with http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/search.php?do=getnew as the URL. Give it a try.

attroll
06-22-2011, 18:00
Thank you all for your patients.


Try this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan HighlandsJune 11/004.jpg
Bearpaw, I am looking into this.


Firefox is not letting me reply to threads (OS X with Fire Fox 3.x).
I will look into this later tonight.

Google Chrome is letting me reply..but renders incorrectly for what I think are emoticons on the side? The emoticon links are shown as broke images.
Yes, I know about the broken emotion link. I will work on that also.

attroll
06-22-2011, 22:49
I've been experiencing something new since the update...probably something minor that needs tweaking!

Using IE 9 when I use either my browser back button or go to advance to another page on a multiple page thread I get a 'warning' message from IE that reads

"Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?

Changes made in the editor will be lost."
The Old Boot, I have duplicated this with my Firefox and I am researching this.

And of course this requires clicking ok on the warning before I can proceed.


Troll, I have always gone right to "Todays Posts". Now it takes me 3 clicks. Forums to QuickLinks to TodaysPosts. Any way to get Todays Posts on the first page?
Jeff, I add Todays Posts to the tab bar.

attroll
06-22-2011, 23:01
For those of you that are having the "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?". I have been told that it is for the following reason.

Firefox does this if you either do not wait for the page to load completely, or you started to type a reply and changed my mind. Those are both normal.

jeremiah j
06-23-2011, 01:26
Green is a little too bright.

Cookerhiker
06-23-2011, 07:20
Jeff, I add Todays Posts to the tab bar.

Thanks for doing that Rick. Isuspect Jeff spoke for a lot of us who go to "Today's Posts" as our first stop on WB.

ebandlam
06-23-2011, 11:00
In the past (at least as far as I can recall) there was link to donate to WB. Can't seem to find this.. unless I am slow.

10-K
06-23-2011, 11:04
Thanks for doing that Rick. Isuspect Jeff spoke for a lot of us who go to "Today's Posts" as our first stop on WB.

That's how I find myself in the Women's Forum. ;)

attroll
06-23-2011, 11:53
In the past (at least as far as I can recall) there was link to donate to WB. Can't seem to find this.. unless I am slow.
Yes, that is on my to do list. Thank you for pointing that out.

sbhikes
06-23-2011, 13:41
Yes, the green is totally blinding!

attroll
06-23-2011, 15:24
Yes, the green is totally blinding!
What colors are you referring to that are blinding? Are you talking about the header colors?

WingedMonkey
06-23-2011, 15:39
Can't find the member list or member search. Is it still there?

WingedMonkey
06-23-2011, 15:41
Can't find the member list or member search. Is it still there?

Never mind I found it under the "Community" drop down menu

10-K
06-23-2011, 15:44
Somebody please try this...

1. Click "Today's Posts".
2. In the search box on the right hand side, just above the forum names search this word: Bartram
3. Let me know how many results you get.

mister krabs
06-23-2011, 15:57
thirteen .....

ebandlam
06-23-2011, 15:58
Yes, that is on my to do list. Thank you for pointing that out.

Thanks AT Troll.. Appreciate what you are doing.. I do miss the random pictures..

mister krabs
06-23-2011, 15:58
What colors are you referring to that are blinding? Are you talking about the header colors?

The frame and message headers is quite bright, the banner is a more subdued color.

mister krabs
06-23-2011, 16:02
Better now, thanks

10-K
06-23-2011, 16:05
thirteen .....

I got 13 as well...

Now, check out the dates.. There's a search or indexing issue still remaining.

WingedMonkey
06-23-2011, 18:04
I got 13 as well...

Now, check out the dates.. There's a search or indexing issue still remaining.

Yeah, I did a search for "Ocala" the most popular part of the Florida Trail just to see if the same problem came up and only got one hit from and old 2002 post. And I know there have been many more recent post about the Ocala.
Still got that Twilight Zone music?

:sun

attroll
06-23-2011, 21:32
Thanks AT Troll.. Appreciate what you are doing.. I do miss the random pictures..


Yeah, I did a search for "Ocala" the most popular part of the Florida Trail just to see if the same problem came up and only got one hit from and old 2002 post. And I know there have been many more recent post about the Ocala.
Still got that Twilight Zone music?

:sun
I am not sure what to tell you both about the search unless you can find some of the other posts that are not included in the searches so I can troubleshoot this, if there is a problem.

attroll
06-23-2011, 21:33
Thanks AT Troll.. Appreciate what you are doing.. I do miss the random pictures..<br>
<br>

Yeah, I did a search for "Ocala" the most popular part of the Florida Trail just to see if the same problem came up and only got one hit from and old 2002 post. And I know there have been many more recent post about the Ocala.<br>
Still got that Twilight Zone music?<br>
<br>
<img src="/forum/images/smilies/sun.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Sun" smilieid="23" class="inlineimg"><br>I am not sure what to tell you both about the search unless you can find some of the other posts that are not included in the searches so I can troubleshoot this, if there is a problem.

attroll
06-23-2011, 21:38
Thanks AT Troll.. Appreciate what you are doing.. I do miss the random pictures..
Yes, this is on my to do list. I plan on adding it back to the front page.

ocourse
06-23-2011, 21:48
Slow loading pages, weird format! Miss the old style.

WingedMonkey
06-23-2011, 22:45
I am not sure what to tell you both about the search unless you can find some of the other posts that are not included in the searches so I can troubleshoot this, if there is a problem.

I'll try and give an example. Search the word Tuscarora, and the results show 3 old threads from 2002 and 2003.
The search result does does bring up any of the 7 or 8 times Tuscarora is mentioned in this thread I started back in April 2011.
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?71783-Which-GET-route-in-Pennsylvania-is-best

10-K
06-23-2011, 22:50
I'll try and give an example. Search the word Tuscarora, and the results show 3 old threads from 2002 and 2003.
The search result does does bring up any of the 7 or 8 times Tuscarora is mentioned in this thread I started back in April 2011.
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?71783-Which-GET-route-in-Pennsylvania-is-best

Same for a search on Bartram which I think I've mentioned about 46 times now.. :) It doesn't even bring up a recent thread in the Other Trails forum with the word Bartram in the subject line.

Searching for Bartram finds 13 thread - 3 newer ones and the rest from 2002-2003.

ChinMusic
06-23-2011, 23:37
I'll try and give an example. Search the word Tuscarora, and the results show 3 old threads from 2002 and 2003.
The search result does does bring up any of the 7 or 8 times Tuscarora is mentioned in this thread I started back in April 2011.
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?71783-Which-GET-route-in-Pennsylvania-is-best

We have a problem similar on a sports site when we went V Bulletin. It could be a forum setting in the control panel.

attroll
06-24-2011, 12:17
Try this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan HighlandsJune 11/004.jpg

Trying this now.

attroll
06-24-2011, 12:19
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/bearpawat99/Roan Highlands June 11/004.jpg

Bearpaw
06-24-2011, 13:21
So far, the only way I've found to post an image from a third site like flickr or photobucket is to copy and paste the image code into the "Quick Reply" box. Any other entry will get the error message. When someone quotes an image that has posted, the error message appears, apparently because it was not posted through the "Quick Reply" box. The standard reply box, reply with quote box, or initial post box blocks the image.

Bearpaw
06-24-2011, 13:26
To add another layer to the mystery, if you go back to the URL I posted in #27, you can click on it and it will display the image from Photobucket in another window. But if you click on the the URL in your quote in #63, the new window only displays the error message. It seems like there is some connection issue or filter issue through standard posting format, but not quick reply.

Sly
06-24-2011, 13:29
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/0901042.gif (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/0901042.gif) <<< link posted to quick reply

11652 (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/0901042.gif)<<<< using image icon in quick reply

Sly
06-24-2011, 13:35
11652 (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/0901042.gif) <<<< photo posted directly (shows before posting and in edit)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/rain.gif <<<< link posted directly

11653 <<< using image icon

attroll
06-24-2011, 14:02
To add another layer to the mystery, if you go back to the URL I posted in #27, you can click on it and it will display the image from Photobucket in another window. But if you click on the the URL in your quote in #63, the new window only displays the error message. It seems like there is some connection issue or filter issue through standard posting format, but not quick reply.
Yes, I have found this too. I can get the image to display in the text window until I click submit and then the error image displays.
It seems only to happen with photobucket at this time, because I can display other images.

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/wb_style/misc/whiteblaze_logo.png

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/hikertrash/rain.gif

restless
06-24-2011, 20:35
Rick,
Although the new look is different, I think most hikers will either get used to it, or go somewhere else. My question pertains to clicking on "new posts" under my avatar. This feature, which has been carried over from the old software, is a great feature. However, with the new software, there is now no message to let me know that I have reachedthe end of new posts since my last visit. I beleive that the wording was somethin to the effect that the following posts have not been updated since your last visit but may contain unread posts. Is it possible to incorporate this feature back into the current site? just wondering. Thanks for all your hard work with this site.

mxh5210
06-25-2011, 01:32
thanks a lot

LDog
06-26-2011, 19:14
I too noticed the trouble searching for old threads. A recent one started by someone wanting to know about fishing on the trail had me searching for all the recent threads on the subject. The only instance it returned was the new one.

attroll
06-27-2011, 19:23
Yeah, I did a search for "Ocala" the most popular part of the Florida Trail just to see if the same problem came up and only got one hit from and old 2002 post. And I know there have been many more recent post about the Ocala.
Still got that Twilight Zone music?

:sun


Same for a search on Bartram which I think I've mentioned about 46 times now.. :) It doesn't even bring up a recent thread in the Other Trails forum with the word Bartram in the subject line.

Searching for Bartram finds 13 thread - 3 newer ones and the rest from 2002-2003.

Both of the search problems should be resolved shortly. I started a search re-index last night on WhiteBlaze. The index is still running and should be done within the next couple hours. I did a seach for these two names just a minute ago and it has already provide more results.

If anyone is wondering why the web site is running so slowly it is because the web site is still doing a search re-index. It should be done withing the next couple of hours and then things should pick back up again.

LDog
06-27-2011, 19:55
Thanks! I've already experienced much better search results!

Spogatz
06-28-2011, 00:49
I got the database error screen several times today when coming to the site.

attroll
06-28-2011, 06:05
I got the database error screen several times today when coming to the site.
That may because of the search re-indexing I was doing. It was pretty labor intensive on the server.

Rowdy Yates
06-28-2011, 08:23
When I bring up the WB home page, the "Log in with Facebook" indicator overlays the "User ID" - no matter how I try to get around it, I'm always prompted with my FB log-in. I got in now by going to this thread, hitting "reply," and responding to the message that I must first log in to reply. It's an end run but for me, the only way unless I want to log in on FB. Maybe I will sometimes but suppose I wasn't a FB user?

I'm having the same problem Attroll. The Face Book, Notification, Profile & my login name overlay each other. The Log In is clear on my PC but those 4 overlay each other and cannot be used as is.

weary
06-28-2011, 14:01
I'm gradually finding most that I use. I do miss "The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts." Is it really no longer available?

restless
06-28-2011, 18:51
I'm gradually finding most that I use. I do miss "The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts." Is it really no longer available?

I miss this feature as well. I have tried commenting about it on another thread, but to no avail. I hope they can revive this feature; it was extremely helpful.

Alligator
06-28-2011, 20:55
I miss this feature as well. I have tried commenting about it on another thread, but to no avail. I hope they can revive this feature; it was extremely helpful.A preliminary search indicates it was removed from Version 4 but there is a mod that might work to replace it. I have given the link to ATTroll and hopefully he can implement it.

Sly
06-28-2011, 21:14
Will the three random photos be coming back to the homepage? That was pretty popular.

Cookerhiker
06-28-2011, 21:20
Will the three random photos be coming back to the homepage? That was pretty popular.

I second this. In fact, I thought when I joined WB in '05, there were 4 photos at the top.

attroll
06-28-2011, 23:31
I'm having the same problem Attroll. The Face Book, Notification, Profile & my login name overlay each other. The Log In is clear on my PC but those 4 overlay each other and cannot be used as is.
I believe it was the logo that was causing this issue. I have shortened the logo. I hope this helps the people with older computers.


Will the three random photos be coming back to the homepage? That was pretty popular.
I am working on this but I am having problems getting it to work.

attroll
06-28-2011, 23:41
I'm gradually finding most that I use. I do miss "The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts." Is it really no longer available?
I don't understand why this is such a big issue. Either way, I have fixed it so that it now displays again.

Hikes in Rain
06-29-2011, 06:38
Noticed that this morning. Thanks, attroll. I, for one, really appreciate all you're doing to improve this site!

restless
06-29-2011, 07:02
I don't understand why this is such a big issue. Either way, I have fixed it so that it now displays again.

Rick- Let me chime in with my thanks as well for restoring this feature. I think it helps those of us who only post occasionally to peruse recent posts without having to try and figure out at which point we last visited.

Sly
06-29-2011, 09:27
Bummer you got rid of Whiteblaze supports the ATC and ALDHA logo. That was really cool looking, much better, and more appropriate than the Facebook connect button.

TheRaven
06-29-2011, 10:32
Bummer you got rid of Whiteblaze supports the ATC and ALDHA logo. That was really cool looking, much better, and more appropriate than the Facebook connect button.

+1 on the logo....facebook is downright evil.

10-K
06-29-2011, 12:15
Coming along very nicely. I bet within a week or so people will wonder what all the fuss was about.

That's why you don't give in to the "please go back to the way it was" folks even though it is tempting. Upgrades are necessary a evil. In a perfect world an upgrade like this would be done on a test server and the kinks worked out before performing it on the live system but that's not always easy to do.

weary
06-29-2011, 12:50
I don't understand why this is such a big issue. Either way, I have fixed it so that it now displays again.
When I open WhiteBlaze I check all the threads, but only open the 3 percent that interest me. When I return I don't like to have to review the thread titles that I've already looked at and decided not to open.

I only open threads on subjects I'm interested in, or which I think I might be able to offer some useful information. Since I last walked most of the trail 18 years ago, I rarely have anything up to date on queries about specific sections. I also rarely buy cutting edge gear any more, so I have have nothing useful to say about such matters.

Anyway, that's why the message in question is useful, not a big deal, but useful.

attroll
06-29-2011, 18:46
I agree Sly. I will try to find a way to work it back in later.

attroll
06-29-2011, 18:47
When I open WhiteBlaze I check all the threads, but only open the 3 percent that interest me. When I return I don't like to have to review the thread titles that I've already looked at and decided not to open.

I only open threads on subjects I'm interested in, or which I think I might be able to offer some useful information. Since I last walked most of the trail 18 years ago, I rarely have anything up to date on queries about specific sections. I also rarely buy cutting edge gear any more, so I have have nothing useful to say about such matters.

Anyway, that's why the message in question is useful, not a big deal, but useful.
Another way to avoid this would be to mark All Messages Read before you log off. Then when you log back on, the only thing showing new would be only New Posts since you last logged off.

restless
06-29-2011, 20:45
Another way to avoid this would be to mark All Messages Read before you log off. Then when you log back on, the only thing showing new would be only New Posts since you last logged off.

How do I do this?

attroll
06-29-2011, 20:58
How do I do this?
When in the FORUMS tab, click the dropdown in the secondary navbar titled FORUM ACTIONS (just below the forum tab), then click MARK ALL FORUMS READ.

LDog
06-29-2011, 20:59
How do I do this?

Click on "Today's Posts" or "New Posts," then "Mark Forums Read" in the grey bar right under "2000 Miler Listing."

weary
06-29-2011, 21:54
Another way to avoid this would be to mark All Messages Read before you log off. Then when you log back on, the only thing showing new would be only New Posts since you last logged off.
Well, I don't read all of them, or even very many of the many WhiteBlaze messages. Quite often, however, I will choose to eventually review some unread messages if I sense I've overlooked something of interest, Or just out of curiosity over a thread with multiple replies, even though the initial title didn't spur any interest by me.

It's just a tiny thing. But it helps me get the most of the site at my own pace.

attroll
07-06-2011, 13:20
I am not saying I will do this, but if I were to add a new Tab with a dropdown list with quick reference links. For example; UserCP, Membership List.
What would people like to see in the drop down list?

Rowdy Yates
07-07-2011, 07:22
attroll, when you first began this new update, I critized WB because
"I don't like the new face of WB" since then I have changed my mind and I offer you an apology. You have really cleaned things up and it is looking good. THANKS !!

kanga
07-08-2011, 17:48
my buttons are all bubble-ly. make it stop.

10-K
07-08-2011, 17:51
attroll, when you first began this new update, I critized WB because
"I don't like the new face of WB" since then I have changed my mind and I offer you an apology. You have really cleaned things up and it is looking good. THANKS !!

This is precisely why you resist the calls to "PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS!!!". :)

Sly
07-08-2011, 21:50
I am not saying I will do this, but if I were to add a new Tab with a dropdown list with quick reference links. For example; UserCP, Membership List.
What would people like to see in the drop down list?

Possibly.

Another option would be to trim the top right menu. Once logged on where it says Welcome Sly, clicking Sly is the same as my profile a couple over. You could put that in a drop down with settings in the gray menu bar under the main menu bar, which looks real nice since you did it over.

Sly
07-10-2011, 10:30
Just thought of a good button that I've seen on other forums, "Unanswered Threads" Bring 'em on!

attroll
07-10-2011, 14:00
Just thought of a good button that I've seen on other forums, "Unanswered Threads" Bring 'em on!
Great idea Sly. I just added that to the Tab bar.

WingedMonkey
07-10-2011, 14:31
As you keep adding more buttons more of my links in the grey bar below the main green tab bar are covered up. If it matters, New posts, Private, Calendar (which is a joke anyway) and half of Community are now covered by buttons for 2,000 miler, Odds and Ends, and Donations.
The new Unanswered Posts tab is hidden under my search bar on the top green bar far right, as has ever tab that has been there since the update.

attroll
07-10-2011, 14:56
As you keep adding more buttons more of my links in the grey bar below the main green tab bar are covered up. If it matters, New posts, Private, Calendar (which is a joke anyway) and half of Community are now covered by buttons for 2,000 miler, Odds and Ends, and Donations.
The new Unanswered Posts tab is hidden under my search bar on the top green bar far right, as has ever tab that has been there since the update.
Good point. I have removed it from the Tab bar and added it to the secondary navbar for the Forum Tab.

mountain squid
07-16-2011, 13:00
Hey attroll,

On the 'Class of 20XX (http://www.whiteblaze.net/index.php?page=2011thruhikers)' Spreadsheets, when clicking the 'User Name' links within the spreadsheet, the following message is received:


Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /forum/ on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.



Is there anyway to fix this? The links should take you to the corresponding 'user name' hidden bookmark in the main body of the spreadsheet. The 'My Trailjournal' links seem to work fine.

Thanks.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

attroll
07-17-2011, 12:09
Hey attroll,

On the 'Class of 20XX (http://www.whiteblaze.net/index.php?page=2011thruhikers)' Spreadsheets, when clicking the 'User Name' links within the spreadsheet, the following message is received:


Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /forum/ on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.



Is there anyway to fix this? The links should take you to the corresponding 'user name' hidden bookmark in the main body of the spreadsheet. The 'My Trailjournal' links seem to work fine.

Thanks.

See you on the trail,
mt squid




Thank you for pointing that out mountain squid. I have fixed the problem.

mountain squid
07-18-2011, 12:21
Outstanding. I was hoping it would be an 'easy' fix. Thanks Rick.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

Ewker
07-20-2011, 08:50
does anyone know if the private message notification is working?

attroll
07-20-2011, 19:11
does anyone know if the private message notification is working?
It has been working for me.

Ewker
07-20-2011, 19:55
ok thanks, guess they haven't seen it yet

ssforcey
07-21-2011, 10:49
I'm not that much of an "active" user but I'm not able to find a place to find "my posts". Do I need to be a paying member or am I just not seeing it? Thank you. Love the information found on the site!

Ender
07-21-2011, 10:51
I'm not that much of an "active" user but I'm not able to find a place to find "my posts". Do I need to be a paying member or am I just not seeing it? Thank you. Love the information found on the site!

If you click on your own name, it should bring up a menu... "View Forum Posts" is the option you want.

Hope this helps!

ssforcey
07-21-2011, 10:54
I appreciate it, it worked for me. Thank you!


If you click on your own name, it should bring up a menu... "View Forum Posts" is the option you want.

Hope this helps!

weary
07-22-2011, 11:08
Troll:
Is the jumping back to the middle of longer posts, deliberate, an attempt to keep posts short. Or just another bug?

attroll
07-23-2011, 19:30
Troll:
Is the jumping back to the middle of longer posts, deliberate, an attempt to keep posts short. Or just another bug?
I am not sure what you are referring to but once the web page is done loading then it should not move or jump around. Maybe the page is not done loading before you have started scrolling down to read.

Skidsteer
07-23-2011, 20:01
Why can't I hit the return/enter button and to skip a line?

test

test

test

test

See?

attroll
07-23-2011, 20:05
Why can't I hit the return/enter button and to skip a line?

test

test

test

test

See?
What do you mean? It works for me and in your last post.

Test

Test

Test

Skidsteer
07-23-2011, 20:09
What do you mean? It works for me and in your last post.

Test

Test

Test

It doesn't display that way on my screen......

Skidsteer
07-23-2011, 20:14
12929See? ....message too short.....

attroll
07-23-2011, 20:31
12929See? ....message too short.....
Strange. Must be a browser setting. Are you using IE?

kanga
07-23-2011, 20:53
sounds like operator error to me.

Skidsteer
07-23-2011, 20:59
Strange. Must be a browser setting. Are you using IE?

Yes.


sounds like operator error to me.

You shut up.

attroll
07-23-2011, 21:19
Yes.

I don't see how this would cause the problem but you may want to check your VIEW settings in your browser. Try clicking on view in the top of you browser. You text size should be Medium.
That is the only thing I can think of right now that could cause this. Maybe a virus protection program running in the background could do this.

Skidsteer
07-23-2011, 21:24
I don't see how this would cause the problem but you may want to check your VIEW settings in your browser. Try clicking on view in the top of you browser. You text size should be Medium.
That is the only thing I can think of right now that could cause this. Maybe a virus protection program running in the background could do this.

Nope.

This was not an issue until the upgrade.

kanga
07-23-2011, 21:55
You shut up.

* giggle *

weary
07-23-2011, 22:05
I am not sure what you are referring to but once the web page is done loading then it should not move or jump around. Maybe the page is not done loading before you have started scrolling down to read.
It happens when I reply to a thread. I'll get half way through my thoughts, and my reply keeps jumping back to the middle of what I've already written.

moytoy
07-24-2011, 07:37
It happens when I reply to a thread. I'll get half way through my thoughts, and my reply keeps jumping back to the middle of what I've already written.
I have the same issue, if I type half a sentense then pause to think my curser ends up moving to another part of the text. I think it is because I am draging my thumb over the mousepad and inadvertantly moving the curser. I use a laptop most of the time and the mousepad is just below the keyboard.

kanga
07-24-2011, 08:45
yes, that is a computer issue. wherever your typing jumps to is wherever your cursor was sitting. you can go in to your control panel and adjust your sensitivity settings.

weary
07-24-2011, 10:56
yes, that is a computer issue. wherever your typing jumps to is wherever your cursor was sitting. you can go in to your control panel and adjust your sensitivity settings.
I use a desktop -- now 4-5 years old. It never happened before the upgrade. The cursor remains where I pause to think. But the visible text jumps back several lines. Again and again. Eventually, I say to hell with it and either stop there, or cancel the whole reply. It is especially irritating when I reply with quote. Because then the jump back begins even earlier.

If I just move down the story it doesn't stay stable for more than a second, but jumps back up. Moving the cursor character by character to where the jumping started allows me to at least finish a sentence. I wish I could think of something else to say so that it would happen on this post and I could tell you just where the jumping began. Okay, I made it. The jump happened after the words "jumping began." The cursor remains where it was. But the last typed text is not longer visible.

WingedMonkey
07-24-2011, 13:31
Does seem to happen more when posting with a quote.

kanga
07-24-2011, 16:42
I use a desktop -- now 4-5 years old. It never happened before the upgrade. The cursor remains where I pause to think. But the visible text jumps back several lines. Again and again. Eventually, I say to hell with it and either stop there, or cancel the whole reply. It is especially irritating when I reply with quote. Because then the jump back begins even earlier.

If I just move down the story it doesn't stay stable for more than a second, but jumps back up. Moving the cursor character by character to where the jumping started allows me to at least finish a sentence. I wish I could think of something else to say so that it would happen on this post and I could tell you just where the jumping began. Okay, I made it. The jump happened after the words "jumping began." The cursor remains where it was. But the last typed text is not longer visible.


well, that's just weirdness.

attroll
07-24-2011, 23:07
I use a desktop -- now 4-5 years old. It never happened before the upgrade. The cursor remains where I pause to think. But the visible text jumps back several lines. Again and again. Eventually, I say to hell with it and either stop there, or cancel the whole reply. It is especially irritating when I reply with quote. Because then the jump back begins even earlier.

If I just move down the story it doesn't stay stable for more than a second, but jumps back up. Moving the cursor character by character to where the jumping started allows me to at least finish a sentence. I wish I could think of something else to say so that it would happen on this post and I could tell you just where the jumping began. Okay, I made it. The jump happened after the words "jumping began." The cursor remains where it was. But the last typed text is not longer visible.
I am posting with a quote now and the window is staying stable with no jumping at all.
When you are replying using the browser IE, does the DONE display in the bottom left of the browser before you start typing?

mountain squid
10-03-2011, 17:16
Hey attroll,

What is the status of the random photo stream that used to be on the homepage? That was certainly a favorite (of mine anyway).

Also wondering about ratings, comments and views of photos. Can those be added to the photo thumbnails? That way it is not necessary to open the photo to see if it has been rated, commented on or viewed.

Thanks!

See you on the trail,
mt squid

attroll
10-04-2011, 03:34
Hey attroll,

What is the status of the random photo stream that used to be on the homepage? That was certainly a favorite (of mine anyway).

Also wondering about ratings, comments and views of photos. Can those be added to the photo thumbnails? That way it is not necessary to open the photo to see if it has been rated, commented on or viewed.

Thanks!

See you on the trail,
mt squid
After the software upgrade I was able to keep the old front page of the web site up and running. But I was not able to get the rotating images back on the old front page. We will eventually be going to the new front page. I have been working on this new front page for quite some time now and it is still nowhere near ready. It is still a long ways down the road before this new front page will be ready.

If you would like a glimpse of what the new front page (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php?) will look like you can view it here but keep in mind that it is no where near done. I will be a while before I can get it done.

mountain squid
10-04-2011, 17:02
Thanks for the update and all the Hard Work! The new home page looks good.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

Blissful
10-06-2011, 21:21
Looks good. Thanks for all your hard work.

PennyPincher
12-06-2011, 10:01
Any chance we can get a "back to top" button at the bottom of every thread page?

Wise Old Owl
01-10-2012, 20:34
Hey Attrol,
The main page is borderless around avatars and allows me to be a little creative - Then the posts stuff a square border - How do I turn it off?

EXAMPLE.

14856

Wise Old Owl
01-10-2012, 20:43
Another thing why is the tool to link photo missing in wildlife?

Sly
01-10-2012, 21:08
Another thing why is the tool to link photo missing in wildlife?

Why am I reminded about that ole saying, catching more flies with honey than vinegar?

Wise Old Owl
01-10-2012, 21:15
Awe come on Sly that tool has always been missing in Wildlife for years - I got around it by posting back in general - I don't see why we can't have it in wildlife and I don't have a vested interest in the polotics of why its missing. Most of my photos are links from other locations anyway... it should not affect the storage size.

Wait - yea I know more about flies than you. - I eliminate them from ZAGAT (http://www.zagat.com/)rated restaurants in Philadelphia. No Honey involved.

Nothing arrogant about the original post.

attroll
01-11-2012, 00:08
Another thing why is the tool to link photo missing in wildlife?
I am not sure I know what you are referring to?

Wise Old Owl
01-12-2012, 20:19
Ahh sorry Rick I thought it was clear....14870 Here ya go... take a peak.

attroll
01-12-2012, 20:25
Ahh sorry Rick I thought it was clear....14870 Here ya go... take a peak.
Sorry, I had to have you explain. I have added that back to the Wildlife posts. Thank you for pointing that out.

Wise Old Owl
01-12-2012, 23:58
Thank's Rick!