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Old 01-12-19, 12:26 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Apologies if this has been covered already, but is there a reason we can't use [img] [ /img] or [url=____ ]Title of Link[ /url] tags anymore.
You can, but there's a bit of a workaround required.

You can compose your post in Notepad or a similar text editor, and the IMG and URL vBCode will work. Or you could click 'Source' in the editor and do it that way. I guess you could also switch editors, although I haven't looked into that yet.

But if you're copying/pasting a URL directly from your browser window, the editor will automatically make it a link, which supercedes any IMG or URL code. I'm trying to get in the habit of using the buttons in the toolbar now.
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Old 01-12-19, 06:45 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
You can, but there's a bit of a workaround required.

You can compose your post in Notepad or a similar text editor, and the IMG and URL vBCode will work. Or you could click 'Source' in the editor and do it that way. I guess you could also switch editors, although I haven't looked into that yet.

But if you're copying/pasting a URL directly from your browser window, the editor will automatically make it a link, which supercedes any IMG or URL code. I'm trying to get in the habit of using the buttons in the toolbar now.
Thanks for the tips. I'll have to get used to using the toolbar as well. It's not an intolerable alteration.

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Old 01-13-19, 10:35 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I tried to copy and paste the text of this article into the forum. The forum software deleted all the paragraph marks and ran it together into one big block of text. I had to paste into Wordpad and then copy it again as an additional step just to keep the formatting. What's the deal?
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Old 01-13-19, 04:02 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

How do you upload pictures now?
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Old 01-13-19, 04:16 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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How do you upload pictures now?
Could you ever upload pictures?

I thought we’ve always used imagehosting sites.

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Old 01-13-19, 05:26 PM
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I thought we’ve always used imagehosting sites.
Yes, but it used to be a 5-second matter of copying the link and pasting it in [img] tags. Piece of cake. It's really not more convoluted or time-consuming now; just a new procedure to get used to.
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Old 01-14-19, 09:01 AM
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I click on the image icon and paste the link. Same thing I did on the old version. Nothing changed as far as I can see.
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Old 01-14-19, 09:44 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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I click on the image icon and paste the link. Same thing I did on the old version. Nothing changed as far as I can see.
We used to be able to type the img tags from the keyboard like this: img ctrl-V /img. That option is no longer available. Now we are required to use the mouse.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:19 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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We used to be able to type the img tags from the keyboard like this: img ctrl-V /img. That option is no longer available. Now we are required to use the mouse.
Change your editor to the "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls" version. It's probably more like what you used before and will allow you to type the tags from the keyboard. Be aware that is has a couple of foibles - mostly when doing a "Reply to thread" (Can't adjust the edit window horizontally more than ~1").
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Old 01-14-19, 02:23 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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Thank you for the response. Now, in terms of creating a table in a thread, can we do that without HTML? Is there a workaround that someone knows in order to create one?
Wikiposts have returned, so that would be the most effective way to emulate a mass of information, albeit with some editing, since it would still not appear in table form.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:27 PM
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As others have said, my wiki is there, but I can't find any option to edit it, which is kind of the point of a wikipost.
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And the one wiki I found was in the wrong thread. Challenge compendium thread in dvdtalk
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I’ve checked several threads and don’t see the option.
Do you see the ability to edit now? It appears for me, but may be usergroup-based.

Trevor, I see what you mean about the wrong wikipost in the wrong thread and will ask tech.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:29 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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Do you see the ability to edit now? It appears for me, but may be usergroup-based.

Trevor, I see what you mean about the wrong wikipost in the wrong thread and will ask tech.
Still don't see an option to edit an existing WikiPost, or create a new one. I see that you just edited one, so maybe only admins/mods can do it currently?
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Old 01-14-19, 05:06 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

This is an ongoing 'problem' and still exists with the forum software upgrade, so I'll ask, here...

From the Pet Peeves thread:

My only pet peeve is that the forums are automatically marked as read after a certain amount of time. So if you get distracted, while reading the forums, you may find that they're suddenly all marked as read, so you can't tell which posts are new. Other forums don't necessarily do this, for example the Steve Hoffman music forums. I couldn't find any way to control that behaviour, nor can I find a way since the upgrade.

Is there some way to control this behaviour? It's very frustrating. I would prefer that threads are only marked as read if I've actually read them, rather than after some non-controllable time.
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Old 01-14-19, 08:25 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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This is an ongoing 'problem' and still exists with the forum software upgrade, so I'll ask, here...

From the Pet Peeves thread:

My only pet peeve is that the forums are automatically marked as read after a certain amount of time. So if you get distracted, while reading the forums, you may find that they're suddenly all marked as read, so you can't tell which posts are new. Other forums don't necessarily do this, for example the Steve Hoffman music forums. I couldn't find any way to control that behaviour, nor can I find a way since the upgrade.

Is there some way to control this behaviour? It's very frustrating. I would prefer that threads are only marked as read if I've actually read them, rather than after some non-controllable time.
+1 for this Change
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Old 01-15-19, 11:44 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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Still don't see an option to edit an existing WikiPost, or create a new one. I see that you just edited one, so maybe only admins/mods can do it currently?
I think so. I've asked tech if it's usergroup-based and how to fix it.
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Old 01-15-19, 11:47 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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This is an ongoing 'problem' and still exists with the forum software upgrade, so I'll ask, here...

From the Pet Peeves thread:

My only pet peeve is that the forums are automatically marked as read after a certain amount of time. So if you get distracted, while reading the forums, you may find that they're suddenly all marked as read, so you can't tell which posts are new. Other forums don't necessarily do this, for example the Steve Hoffman music forums. I couldn't find any way to control that behaviour, nor can I find a way since the upgrade.

Is there some way to control this behaviour? It's very frustrating. I would prefer that threads are only marked as read if I've actually read them, rather than after some non-controllable time.
I actually started noticing this, too. Normally, unread threads get marked as read after one week. But I don't think your post triggered my "Unread Posts" alert in this thread at all. I'm going to close all tabs on DVD Talk, so please reply to me here so I can test this.
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Old 01-15-19, 11:50 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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I actually started noticing this, too. Normally, unread threads get marked as read after one week. But I don't think your post triggered my "Unread Posts" alert in this thread at all. I'm going to close all tabs on DVD Talk, so please reply to me here so I can test this.
Here is your reply.

FWIW, this (all being marked read) happens within an hour, at least for me. That is really a guess, but I think it's a reasonable one.
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Old 01-15-19, 11:52 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I think it's actually much shorter than that. If I stay logged into the site on my PC, and am inactive for 10 or 15 minutes, everything gets marked as read.
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Old 01-15-19, 12:17 PM
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You're probably right. I guess I meant that it's a reasonable guess relative to what Joel mentioned regarding a week.
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For me it is about 10-15 minutes before all are marked read.
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Old 01-15-19, 04:58 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I don't know if this is related to the unread posts thing, but anyone remember a loooonnnnggg time ago, the forum used to get really really slow, then crash. Something along the lines of the temp directory in the DB got filled. And as a fix for that, they automated something to clear that out, and as a result of that if you ran a search (New Posts, etc) the url would only last so long before it turned into a page not found.
Every time you do a search, you get a searchid=, so if you had 10 pages of results you would only get so far before the searchid expired and then everything would be marked read.

It would seem to me, since the forum is not as busy as it once was, this could be adjusted (assuming it is still activated somewhere). I very rarely have over 2 pages of results anymore, unless I'm not around for awhile.
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Old 01-15-19, 06:14 PM
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Try editing wikiposts now.

Still working on the wikipost content "randomizing", but please send me all examples, either in this thread or through PM.

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Old 01-15-19, 06:23 PM
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I spoke with tech and I think I fixed unread thread marking. They did say it will take a couple of days to kind of "clear out" all the cookies from before.
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Old 01-15-19, 08:04 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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I spoke with tech and I think I fixed unread thread marking. They did say it will take a couple of days to kind of "clear out" all the cookies from before.
It seems to have set me back to where the last two weeks or so are marked unread.
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It seems to have set me back to where the last two weeks or so are marked unread.
Yeah, that's what I'm experiencing too.
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