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Old 02-25-19, 10:18 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I'm using Firefox 65.0.1 (64 bit)

For the past week or so, I've been seeing an error message that says "A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do?" It's a yellow bar at the top of my browser with buttons to "Wait" or "Stop It".

It only happens on the DVDTalk forum. And it happens when I'm loading a new page. Like when I go forward/back or submit a post. It doesn't happen all the time, just every once in a while. And sometimes it goes away on it's own, other times I have to close the tab.
Oh odd. Have you noticed a pattern at all on the kinds of pages? Just Forums or is it sometimes the front page content too? It's potentially an ad that's loading slow and if we can figure out which one it is, I can have them nix it.
Old 02-25-19, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Looks like this hasn't been resolved.
Are they only posting it in the thread title? Or in the body? If it's the former, I don't know to what degree this can effectively be stopped.
Old 02-25-19, 10:29 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Are they only posting it in the thread title? Or in the body? If it's the former, I don't know to what degree this can effectively be stopped.
The issue I'm pointing out is that members with no posts are allowed to start threads, making it easier for spammers to post and clog the forums. Before the updates, there was a post requirement before new users could start new threads. The pic I posted is a member with 1 post, which was the spam thread.
Old 02-26-19, 10:46 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
That's because only the Full CKEditor is optimized for the site. I don't see this being fixed anytime soon.
It seems it's not just the box that needs fixing but the smiley box as well as the "additional smilies" text is out of place.

No biggie though. I went back to Full CKEditor. The reason I had switched was because when pasting an article the text would appear huge (it would automatically add[h1]tags, but I found a solution. Clicking on the "Source" button first then applying the copy and paste works without adding the strange html tags.
Old 03-02-19, 06:12 PM
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IMHO there's not a single editor that works for all situations, "optimized" or not. We need one that works - for everything. If that can't be done then fix the "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls" as it does work as before but has an edit box size issue *on some screens."

Essentially, when you switch to "Advanced" mode the edit box can not drug to the width of the screen as before. The max is maybe 1/3rd (at least on my screen). It can be pulled down as far as you want but it can't be pulled across.

Replying to a post presents an editor interface like the "Advanced" mode - unable to pull the edit window to screen width.

I'd think that should be easy to "fix" as the width can be adjusted properly if you edit an already created post which means the code is there, just not in all locations.
Old 03-02-19, 10:47 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I would like for this to not happen.




Old 03-04-19, 06:12 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I would like for this to not happen.




Use the mobile skin, which is optimized for mobile viewing.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by BobO'Link View Post
IMHO there's not a single editor that works for all situations, "optimized" or not. We need one that works - for everything. If that can't be done then fix the "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls" as it does work as before but has an edit box size issue *on some screens."

Essentially, when you switch to "Advanced" mode the edit box can not drug to the width of the screen as before. The max is maybe 1/3rd (at least on my screen). It can be pulled down as far as you want but it can't be pulled across.

Replying to a post presents an editor interface like the "Advanced" mode - unable to pull the edit window to screen width.

I'd think that should be easy to "fix" as the width can be adjusted properly if you edit an already created post which means the code is there, just not in all locations.
You may use whichever text editor you wish; just be advised that some functionality will not appear in some editors, and only the Full CKEditor is supported, so if you have any issues when using the others, we can't help.
Old 03-04-19, 06:44 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
Use the mobile skin, which is optimized for mobile viewing.
Or they could fix it.
Old 03-05-19, 02:03 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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You may use whichever text editor you wish; just be advised that some functionality will not appear in some editors, and only the Full CKEditor is supported, so if you have any issues when using the others, we can't help.
Then *fix* the "Full CKEditor" so it shows colors properly. If I edit a post created with another editor that has color applied it does not show in that editor.

This is RED in the "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls" (and shows the code that is is and shows as red on screen) but if I switch to "Full CKEditor" and try to edit the post it shows as normal black letters. If I've used several colors I have no idea which colors are on what letter unless I remember.

Example: RGB doesn't show the individual colored letters in the "Full CKEditor."

And if I subsequently edit that post with the "Full CKEditor" it gets royally messed up changing the color name to $amp in the color command.
Old 03-06-19, 07:01 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by whotony View Post


Or they could fix it.

I hear you whotony, I can't stand the mobile skin on my tablet, it looks ugly and stupid. Fortunately, the full skin looks OK on my tablet, I just wish it would stop trying to switch back to mobile skin, I hate that.

Also hate the drop down menus right above the links to go back to previous (or the main) forum page(s). I always use those links to go back to a previous or the main page, it's easiest for me, but I'll inadvertantly move my mouse cursor a tad too far up and the drop-down menu gets in my way. Happens more often than I care to admit.
Old 03-06-19, 09:27 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

The drop down menu at the top always moves a smidge just as it opens and sometimes if I forget to wait a millisecond I then click the wrong forum.
Old 03-07-19, 06:58 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Oh odd. Have you noticed a pattern at all on the kinds of pages? Just Forums or is it sometimes the front page content too? It's potentially an ad that's loading slow and if we can figure out which one it is, I can have them nix it.
Sorry it took me a while to respond to this. I've been trying to find a pattern. But it doesn't happen too often.

It only happens on the Forum pages. Usually when I hit Submit Reply on the Reply to Thread page and I also have the site open in multiple tabs. The submission will hang and I'll get that error message. But if I close the other tabs, it'll finish.
Old 03-10-19, 01:48 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Are Wikiposts still being fixed? I went to my Drive-in Challenge from last year to port over and my Safe List Wiki is gone and replaced by some MiniFAQ or something.

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...30-2018-a.html
Old 03-10-19, 05:00 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by caligulathegod View Post
Are Wikiposts still being fixed? I went to my Drive-in Challenge from last year to port over and my Safe List Wiki is gone and replaced by some MiniFAQ or something.

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...30-2018-a.html
That FAQ showed up on many threads, replacing their original wikis. Some of our old wikis moved to random threads, but the last I heard there is no way to track them and fix them except for us manually finding and moving them. Pretty sure many wikis are forever lost in the ether.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Can you embed Instagram posts? I used to be able to post it without any issue before the update.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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Can you embed Instagram posts? I used to be able to post it without any issue before the update.
Anyone? Iím on mobile btw.
Old 03-15-19, 01:35 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Yes, you should be able to embed instagram posts with no issue. You would need to use a desktop or a laptop.
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So I no longer have the ability to emb Instagram posts before the update on iOS? Does that applies to YouTube embedding too? I need a desktop or laptop and cannot do it on mobile?
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

You can embed instagram posts. You just need to go to instagram.com to get the url. You cannot embed using the instragram app.
Old 03-16-19, 09:25 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IB_Villalobos View Post
You can embed instagram posts. You just need to go to instagram.com to get the url. You cannot embed using the instragram app.
Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

For whatever reason, asterisks were being added to my post, found here: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk...l#post13517664

I actually typed the asterisks in the *edit* portion, but any others that are found in the body of the post were not typed by me.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Is this issue still occurring? Are you using an Apple product. This was consistently happening to users using Apple products.
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I haven't noticed it on any posts, since, but I am (and was) using a PC running Windows 7 and Chrome.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Whenever I add a Twitter link, the words I type afterwards continue to be hyperlinked. Simply copying and pasting the embed code doesn't work for me either.

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