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15 hours ago, Maxman said:

I just put the site back online, we are still working on skinning the site. So the colors are off and you will see some features appear and disappear. But the upgrade is done, so you can talk Jets.  We will be gathering feedback soon. For now please be patient because we are still working on some things (yes I know the colors are off).

Here is the original post I made about the upgrade. Thanks!

We have to upgrade the site soon, there are a few technical reasons. One of them is related to ads, we need to install some additional options to block those redirects. Normally we don't like doing upgrades during the season but this upgrade will also give us some new features. I am going to install a new skin, think of it as a new coat of paint on the forum walls to match our new front page.

Any feedback is appreciated, some highlights appear below.

Reactions

These can be disabled if nobody wants them and we can stick with the + \ - system that we currently have.

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Editor Uploading

IPS Community Suite has supported drag and drop uploading to the attachments area at the bottom of the editor since 4.0. In 4.2 we're pleased to add the ability to drag and drop right into the editor, so you can drop your attachment exactly where you want it to show without having to add it afterwards. If your browser and OS supports it you can also copy and paste, either from the desktop or from other content on the web.

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Recommended Replies

Sometimes you may find situations where you want to highlight one or more replies to a content item to bring attention to a really great response. This is especially true on busy communities where you might have dozens or even hundreds of replies in a single discussion.

There is now an ability for a moderator to Recommend a reply (or multiple replies) and even leave an optional note explaining why they think you should view that post.

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Content Message

This is useful if you have a special use for the area people are posting in, need to encourage conversation to stay on topic, or perhaps the conversation is becoming heated and you need to remind people to behave.

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There is also several SEO improvements, an upgraded gallery and a fluid forum view.

Going to schedule the upgrade soon. Just remember, colors might look different because we are putting a new skin in place. Please update your email addresses just in case. Kidding, just kidding. It's not like that at all.

Thanks again and any feedback is appreciated.

 

The buttfumble upvote is an instant classic! 

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1 hour ago, Jet9 said:

Also agree on the cleaner look. And maybe it's just me, but it seems a lot faster on my phone now (Android).

We did a major server clean up leading up to this. So that is good to hear. That was the plan. :)

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1 hour ago, Joejet said:

The changes look good and this is easily the best Jets board around.  Thank you Max for all you do!

That is great to hear, thank you.

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14 hours ago, SAR I said:

Gotcha, that makes sense.

Can you relocate it so it's below the "save" button?  It takes up a lot of space.

SAR I

 

14 hours ago, Bleedin Green said:

Looking good, although two quick things that came to mind while moving around that I was curious about:

1.  Would it be possible to move the notifications item onto the bar that stays at the top of page when you scroll down?  Notifications currently just sticks at the top of the page, so unless you immediately click on that pop-up link, you'd have to scroll back to the top for it.  Not a huge deal, but it's something that I think is very readily used for things the reply notifications, so the more handy it can be, the better.

2.  With the current design, is there any simple way to jump directly between the different forums?

I sent an email to the theme designer. I am not sure if any of these can be modified but I will find out and if he can do it at a reasonable price we will make the changes. The only thing is if it will have to be updated every upgrade, I might have to pass. But I will check, thanks.

BG -- on #2 that reminds me of the old forum selector that was on vbulletin on the bottom. There is a fluid forum view option in here. I am going to play around with it and see if I can add it to the sidebar. I think that will do what you are looking for.

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14 hours ago, Bleedin Green said:

Looking good, although two quick things that came to mind while moving around that I was curious about:

1.  Would it be possible to move the notifications item onto the bar that stays at the top of page when you scroll down?  Notifications currently just sticks at the top of the page, so unless you immediately click on that pop-up link, you'd have to scroll back to the top for it.  Not a huge deal, but it's something that I think is very readily used for things the reply notifications, so the more handy it can be, the better.

2.  With the current design, is there any simple way to jump directly between the different forums?

Actually I installed it, for # 2 it doesn't work the way I thought. it isn't a toggle so to speak.

But check this out in case you are interested:  

 

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19 hours ago, Joejet said:

The changes look good and this is easily the best Jets board around.  Thank you Max for all you do!

How can this possibly be true when we don't have a thread where Ragu and Stokes are fighting it out?  Come on, dude.

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1 hour ago, munchmemory said:

How can this possibly be true when we don't have a thread where Ragu and Stokes are fighting it out?  Come on, dude.

I used to be on that site but found there to be too much bs and not enough football!

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On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:40 AM, TuscanyTile2 said:

I recommend the color green.

Don't worry bout colors, I'm color blind.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah it sucks I can't see my teams colors.

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Ever since the change, it appears I cannot access content on my mobile device (iPhone) via either tapatalk or the JN app...I can see the forum topics, but when I try to browse a thread it says "there is a problem with the forum.  Please contact forum admin".  On my mobile device my login is also not working?  weird...as I can access the site on my computer ...the error message when attempting to login via mobile device on the app says "server error occurred: '1 call to undefined method IPS\Member::checkloginKey () (MbqRdEtUser.php:114)"

ideas?  any help appreciated!

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5 hours ago, jamesr said:

Is Tapatalk working OK for anyone else? I'm getting errors on any thread I try to open.

Damn I forgot about that I think I need to update Tapatalk. I'll check it out tomorrow sorry.

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2 hours ago, greenwave81 said:

Ever since the change, it appears I cannot access content on my mobile device (iPhone) via either tapatalk or the JN app...I can see the forum topics, but when I try to browse a thread it says "there is a problem with the forum.  Please contact forum admin".  On my mobile device my login is also not working?  weird...as I can access the site on my computer ...the error message when attempting to login via mobile device on the app says "server error occurred: '1 call to undefined method IPS\Member::checkloginKey () (MbqRdEtUser.php:114)"

ideas?  any help appreciated!

I think I need to upgrade both. I'll get them fixed tomorrow sorry about that.

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2 hours ago, Maxman said:

I think I need to upgrade both. I'll get them fixed tomorrow sorry about that.

No problem Max...just wasn't sure you knew about the issues.  I always check in here when I'm home from work anyway ;)

Go Jets!

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On 8/11/2017 at 10:23 AM, Ken Shroy said:

I like the fresh look Max. Just want to mention that some buttons don't appear on IE, post etc. Using Chrome, no biggie.

 

12 hours ago, jamesr said:

Is Tapatalk working OK for anyone else? I'm getting errors on any thread I try to open.

 

11 hours ago, tfine said:

My iphone app doesn't work anymore after the upgrade. Give me an error when i try to log in.

 

8 hours ago, greenwave81 said:

Ever since the change, it appears I cannot access content on my mobile device (iPhone) via either tapatalk or the JN app...I can see the forum topics, but when I try to browse a thread it says "there is a problem with the forum.  Please contact forum admin".  On my mobile device my login is also not working?  weird...as I can access the site on my computer ...the error message when attempting to login via mobile device on the app says "server error occurred: '1 call to undefined method IPS\Member::checkloginKey () (MbqRdEtUser.php:114)"

ideas?  any help appreciated!

 

6 hours ago, greenwave81 said:

Me too!

I have made some programming changes that should fix Internet Explorer, there were known bugs so CSS changes have been applied. It just worked for me when I loaded up IE.

I also updated the version of Tapatalk and have updated our mobile app. (There is still cleanup needed in both of these but they should be working.

If anyone sees problems in IE, Tapatalk or the mobile app just let me know. But they are all working for me now. I can't test on iPhone only Android but I think they push the changes out immediately so hopefully that is okay as well.

Thanks!

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I have made some programming changes that should fix Internet Explorer, there were known bugs so CSS changes have been applied. It just worked for me when I loaded up IE.
I also updated the version of Tapatalk and have updated our mobile app. (There is still cleanup needed in both of these but they should be working.
If anyone sees problems in IE, Tapatalk or the mobile app just let me know. But they are all working for me now. I can't test on iPhone only Android but I think they push the changes out immediately so hopefully that is okay as well.
Thanks!


Thanks Max! Tapatalk is connecting fine this morning (testing out that I can reply to threads right here).

Sent from my XT1068 using Tapatalk

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Hey @Maxman one thing I wanted to request after last nights live game thread.  Anyway to move the notification and messages icon in the top right down to the left of the search bar or move the search bar in and put notification and message icons to the right of it.  Reason being when you scroll down through the page it disappears requiring you to scroll all the way back to the top in order to click on it and see the messages or notifications.  Would be nice if we didn't need to scroll all the way back up to take a quick look at the notifications.

Future feature request:  Unless I'm missing it, is there a way to increase the amount of posts displayed per page?  Right now it looks like default is 25.  Would it be possible to add options for 50 and/or 100? 

 

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2 hours ago, NYDreamer said:

Still having delayed response time when typing a comment.  and takes longer to load page.

I need more info. Mobile, desktop, o/s, browser?

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37 minutes ago, JETSfaninNE said:

Hey @Maxman one thing I wanted to request after last nights live game thread.  Anyway to move the notification and messages icon in the top right down to the left of the search bar or move the search bar in and put notification and message icons to the right of it.  Reason being when you scroll down through the page it disappears requiring you to scroll all the way back to the top in order to click on it and see the messages or notifications.  Would be nice if we didn't need to scroll all the way back up to take a quick look at the notifications.

Future feature request:  Unless I'm missing it, is there a way to increase the amount of posts displayed per page?  Right now it looks like default is 25.  Would it be possible to add options for 50 and/or 100? 

 

We can move that stuff around but I'd have to pay someone to create a custom theme for us. I'm going to look into the notifications a few people have mentioned that, that one might be easier to accomplish.

The number of posts per page can definitely be set under your user CP. Check in there and let me know if you can't find it if not I'll post an exact link thanks.

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I have made some programming changes that should fix Internet Explorer, there were known bugs so CSS changes have been applied. It just worked for me when I loaded up IE.
I also updated the version of Tapatalk and have updated our mobile app. (There is still cleanup needed in both of these but they should be working.
If anyone sees problems in IE, Tapatalk or the mobile app just let me know. But they are all working for me now. I can't test on iPhone only Android but I think they push the changes out immediately so hopefully that is okay as well.
Thanks!

Both now working well for me also...thanks Max!!

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41 minutes ago, Maxman said:

We can move that stuff around but I'd have to pay someone to create a custom theme for us. I'm going to look into the notifications a few people have mentioned that, that one might be easier to accomplish.

The number of posts per page can definitely be set under your user CP. Check in there and let me know if you can't find it if not I'll post an exact link thanks.

Yeah I can't seem to find it in my CP.  I've looked under account settings and profile but don't see anywhere I can set any variables for the forum itself.  I have a notification settings area but that doesn't seem to be it.  I guess I will need some additional direction to where its located. lol

When you have time though, no rush.

Thanks!

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4 hours ago, Maxman said:

I need more info. Mobile, desktop, o/s, browser?

Sorry it was desktop.  Everything including the Mobile app seems to be working better.

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46 minutes ago, NYDreamer said:

Sorry it was desktop.  Everything including the Mobile app seems to be working better.

Awesome, thanks. Let me know if you have any issues. The load times all around should be much better due to several changes.

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4 hours ago, JETSfaninNE said:

Yeah I can't seem to find it in my CP.  I've looked under account settings and profile but don't see anywhere I can set any variables for the forum itself.  I have a notification settings area but that doesn't seem to be it.  I guess I will need some additional direction to where its located. lol

When you have time though, no rush.

Thanks!

Actually I just looked. Seems like it is a global setting right now that is set to 25. I just moved it to 30, for topics and posts per page. Let's see how that does and then we can adjust it as needed. I am not sure if there are any performance concerns if I make it much higher than that.

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Maxman said:

Actually I just looked. Seems like it is a global setting right now that is set to 25. I just moved it to 30, for topics and posts per page. Let's see how that does and then we can adjust it as needed. I am not sure if there are any performance concerns if I make it much higher than that.

Thanks!

Is it possible to add a post count for each thread?  The feature has been missing for a long time now and we once had it.  See post #60

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