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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:20 am

Not sure whats causing it, but am seeing the same thing (if you open the smilies in a new tab in Avant and click it, it embeds the smilie code in the page, but not in the text box .....)

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:42 am

You guys with your 'off brand' browsers. rofl

FWIW, in IE7, I have to hold down Ctrl and smiles window opens in new tab.
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby Johnincal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:12 am

I use Firefox and get the same thing. The old forum would open "more smiles" in a small pop-up window, but this takes you to a whole new page and the smiles also don't work for me.

Anybody who uses IE is just afraid to try something new... !!xx

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:27 am

Johnincal wrote:Anybody who uses IE is just afraid to try something new... !!xx
You're just jealous because instead of taking up all sorts of disk space with 2-3 or 4 different browsers, I can navigate the Web with just one. >><
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby Johnincal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:00 pm

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Johnincal wrote:Anybody who uses IE is just afraid to try something new... !!xx
You're just jealous because instead of taking up all sorts of disk space with 2-3 or 4 different browsers, I can navigate the Web with just one. >><

To tell you the truth and to show you how wrong you are !!x( , most web sites, even Microsoft's site, have changed their page coding to accommodate Mozilla's browsers (I don't know about the others).

In addition, the current version of FireFox render many more languages than it used to used to.

What is doesn't have is Active X (which should be disabled in IE anyway).

Is it safer than IE? The studies show it may not be. I think it used to be when the bad guys used to utilize Active X much more than they do now. But, the real advantage is what they call "Plug-Ins", which are optional additions that are tested and approved. These Plug-Ins are downloaded and integrated into the browser, so you can customize your browser for your needs. The advantage of that is you only add on (and can remove) them at will. Unlike IE, there is no need to have untested, unapproved software installed, or being stuck with a feature that Microsoft thinks you should have. In addition, when FireFox automatically checks for updates for itself, it will also check for updates for the Plug_Ins and give you the option to download them. Many of the IE independent customization software does not do this, because the developer cannot afford to spend the bandwidth with the software constantly checking with their server for updates. This could be a real security issue if you do not constantly check their website for upgrades.

Also, although they call FireFox "Open Source", you posted an article some time back that showed, after somebody studied the source code, if I remember right, something like 98% of the coding is written by the developers at Mozilla, so most of the time the people who test FireFox are just like regular beta testers, except some suggest coding tweaks.

My point is that FireFox is more professionally developed than one might think. In an article that you posted in this forum, Mozilla makes a ton of money from FireFox. That little search box at the top right of the browser is there for a reason.

For example:

"According to Mozilla’s 2006 financial records, which were released, the [Mozilla] foundation had $74 million in assets, the bulk invested in mutual funds and the like, and last year it collected $66 million in revenue. Eighty-five percent of that revenue came from a single source — Google, which has a royalty contract with Firefox." [Source: New York Times]

Firefox even has it's own search page on Google.

I know, being a MVP, you obviously like and believe in IE, but I wanted to give another point of view of another browser.

I would be interested in other people opinion of IE and other browsers.

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby bem » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:03 pm

To each their own I guess. But why would you want to drive a used garbage truck anyway? ?>!
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby Johnincal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:12 pm

bem wrote:To each their own I guess. But why would you want to drive a used garbage truck anyway? ?>!

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:20 pm

My opinion on IE has never been any different from the first days I heard about long before I became an MVP.

I never saw the attraction to it at all, tabs were not any big deal to me. They still aren't. I was fully well able to navigate thru windows with virtually the same key strokes.

Most of the plug ins I didn't find I had any use for them.

And the ActiveX issue was for the most part resolved with the introduction of IE7.

And the one and sole reason IE isn't as 'safe'(to some people) is that because FF has no audience to reach for malware authors to reach, plain and simple. You will continue to see an increase in malware targeting all browsers. As it is many already do that.

So I just never saw the big deal. I even had Netscape for a good while too, but wound up going back to IE in the end.

I'm sure we could go on and on about this issue. But then we'd have to split it off into another topic.
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby Johnincal » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:47 pm

TeMerc wrote:You guys with your 'off brand' browsers. rofl

FWIW, in IE7, I have to hold down Ctrl and smiles window opens in new tab.

You started it! >><
By the way, I have started a new thread with a poll:

http://temerc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4417&start=0

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:54 pm

I've posted there my comments from this thread so users won't ahve to wonder about what I replied.
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Re: Anyone Else Experiencing Problems Accessing Site or Forums?

Postby hewee » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:20 pm

I see something that is not right about the Smilies.
You have the Smilies to the left of the reply box but if you click View more smilies it does not popup the other Smilies in another window but takes you to a whole new page leaving the reply page your on.
I added this site to allow java script and pop-ups too but that View more smilies needs to open in a new window and not a big full size page either

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Re: Anyone Else Experiencing Problems Accessing Site or Forums?

Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:00 pm

When I use IE7, I have to hold down 'Ctrl' to make the new smilie window appear in a new tab or my pop up killers get it. Got the one in IE7 activated and additional one from Panicware: Free Pop Up Stopper

But when I use the test box, which has IE6, I get brought to the new page, and cannot post any text. Almost like a redirect.

Does anyone else have IE6 installed still??
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Postby hewee » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:57 pm

I can hold down 'Ctrl' to make the new smilie window appear in a new tab also in firefox but that is the same as opening in a new window and you still can not click on any smilie to ad them to your reply.
Should it not pop up a list of all the smilies with the code on each smilie?

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Re: Anyone Else Experiencing Problems Accessing Site or Forums?

Postby TeMerc » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:16 pm

hewee wrote:I can hold down 'Ctrl' to make the new smilie window appear in a new tab also in firefox but that is the same as opening in a new window and you still can not click on any smilie to ad them to your reply.
Should it not pop up a list of all the smilies with the code on each smilie?
It should open a new window, yes, but in IE7 I can add smilies to my post with no problem. ?>!
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:08 am

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CD wrote:I am a member of "other" forum using this PHPbb version, and it NEVER remembers my login.
Anyone seeing this?


When this happens it's usually because of one of two reasons;

1. The cookie isn't being saved (i.e. browser deletes it when it's closed)
2. The cookie is malformed
Ok, the cookie thing seems to have a time out period. When I popped onto the site it remembered that I was here last nite @ 1:13. I was just awfk for about 25 mins and it's still saying my last visit was 1:13.

I'll have to see when it changes. I suppose there may be a setting in ACP so I'll go and looky there too.
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:14 pm

Well I was gone for a while earlier and it has me now as the last time I was here a the time I left the PC. I thnk I was gone for about an hour and a half.
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:39 pm

TeMerc wrote:Well I was gone for a while earlier and it has me now as the last time I was here a the time I left the PC. I thnk I was gone for about an hour and a half.
This looks to be about the time period to have the time actually reset itself, 1.5-2 hours.

Anyone else notice this?
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Postby hewee » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:43 pm

TeMerc wrote:
hewee wrote:I can hold down 'Ctrl' to make the new smilie window appear in a new tab also in firefox but that is the same as opening in a new window and you still can not click on any smilie to ad them to your reply.
Should it not pop up a list of all the smilies with the code on each smilie?
It should open a new window, yes, but in IE7 I can add smilies to my post with no problem. ?>!


With the View more smilies you can see them all but clicking on them does not do anything.
I can only click on the smilies that are to the left of the reply box.

On yours every smilie here on this page posting.php?mode=smilies&f=18# also has the same address.

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby MysteryFCM » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:20 am

Smiley issue fixed :)
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:47 am

MysteryFCM wrote:Smiley issue fixed :)
Why yes it is.... 1brvo
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby hewee » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:13 pm

MysteryFCM wrote:Smiley issue fixed :)


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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:58 am

TeMerc wrote:
MysteryFCM wrote:Smiley issue fixed :)
Why yes it is.... 1brvo
On second thought.....maybe not.

I just tried it and it's doing what it was before, adding emotes to the new window instead of the text box, like the screeny below:
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:50 am

It's working fine here?

Which browser are you using?
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:24 am

MysteryFCM wrote:It's working fine here?

Which browser are you using?
[;] .....hmmm....IE7 and it seems to be working now ok. <?>
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby bem » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:41 pm

I am pleased to report that it is working just fine for me in FireFox 2.0!

First time for everything, I guess... ;)

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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:24 pm

John just pointed out to me that he didn't get any notifs to replies in threads he's subscribed to.

Then I realized the same thing.

anyone else not getting alerts to threads they're subscribed to?
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:16 pm

Worse yet, I'm not even getting any new user registration notices.... :twisted:
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Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:32 pm

Leave it with me and I'll look into it :)
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:39 pm

Test

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Changed the mail server to mine, and it went straight through so looks like a problem with your hosts SMTP server ....
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Re: New Forum Software......New Bugs??

Postby Johnincal » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:42 pm

MysteryFCM wrote:Test

/edit

Changed the mail server to mine, and it went straight through so looks like a problem with your hosts SMTP server ....

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