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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 11:49 am

Welcome to the new look of the forums! All of the old functionality is still available; it's just in different places and under different buttons/menus. If you can't figure out how to do something, please post here and we'll help each other figure it out. :)

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 4th, 2018, 11:52 am

Wondering if it's just me, but a number of smilies are no longer working: the sad face :( , the wink :wink: , the cloud 9 :9: , the hmm :hmm: and the birthday :birthday: .

I hope they're not gone for good. :?
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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 11:55 am

They're working for me. Well, the big grin :D and the regular smiley :) aren't, but I think that's a temporary glitch. Keep using them, and I believe they will eventually reappear for you.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 4th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Whether the smilies show up in the "post a reply" screen as pictures or text may depend on your browser . . .
I get about half of them in pictures on Firefox 55.0.3, the others are there, just text not pictures.

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Post by Roger » January 4th, 2018, 12:41 pm

The only thing I've noticed so far which is different, is when I select the "upload" link, and when I select the "BC Admin" link (to access the MW), in neither case does it open a separate window, as it used to do.
Or is this a setting I need to change somewhere? Either way, not a show stopper, just an observation.
Otherwise, good job to all involved !! :clap:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 4th, 2018, 12:45 pm

"Two nasty-looking switches over here, but I'm not going to be the first." :mrgreen:
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Post by dlolso21 » January 4th, 2018, 12:49 pm

Roger wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 12:41 pm
The only thing I've noticed so far which is different, is when I select the "upload" link, and when I select the "BC Admin" link (to access the MW), in neither case does it open a separate window, as it used to do.
Or is this a setting I need to change somewhere? Either way, not a show stopper, just an observation.
Otherwise, good job to all involved !! :clap:
Roger,

They are not set to pop open a new tab/window automatically like they were in the past. If you right-click on the link, a familiar pop-up window should appear that will allow you to choose to open in a new tab or window.

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Post by realisticspeakers » January 4th, 2018, 12:52 pm

I've just noticed that the URL for "Your Posts" is:

search.php?search_id=egosearch

I am not sure how I should feel about that.
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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Roger wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 12:41 pm
The only thing I've noticed so far which is different, is when I select the "upload" link, and when I select the "BC Admin" link (to access the MW), in neither case does it open a separate window, as it used to do.
Or is this a setting I need to change somewhere? Either way, not a show stopper, just an observation.
Otherwise, good job to all involved !! :clap:
It was bad forum code that used to do that, and now it's not possible. So like David said - right click and select "open in new window/tab", or Control-click the link to do the same thing (open in new tab; shift-click opens in new window).

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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 12:57 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 12:52 pm
I've just noticed that the URL for "Your Posts" is:

search.php?search_id=egosearch

I am not sure how I should feel about that.
It's always been that URL.

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Post by aradlaw » January 4th, 2018, 1:22 pm

I don't see 'Local Time' on the new forum* or 'User Control' to edit signature, time zone, etc.. (probably buried somewhere) :hmm:
*Okay, local time is on the opposite side of the page. :roll:
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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 1:27 pm

aradlaw wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 1:22 pm
I don't see 'Local Time' on the new forum or 'User Control' to edit signature, time zone, etc.. (probably buries somewhere) :hmm:
Click on your name in the upper right to get to the UCP. The vertical tabs that show in the first screen will have your subscriptions, bookmarks, etc. There are horizontal tabs; "Profile" contains the signature. "Board Preferences" has the time zone.

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Post by aradlaw » January 4th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Thanks Tricia. I found the Logout there also.
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 4th, 2018, 1:40 pm

I also noticed that upload links are automatically shortened now, hiding the section numbers unless you scroll over them or play the files. This is actually more inconvenient now, I think. I understand shortening very, very long links, but I never thought the upload links were that long to begin with.

EDIT: Oh, this only seems to happen for one of my projects. :?
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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 1:44 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 1:40 pm
I also noticed that upload links are automatically shortened now, hiding the section numbers unless you scroll over them or play the files. This is actually more inconvenient now, I think. I understand shortening very, very long links, but I never thought the upload links were that long to begin with.

EDIT: Oh, this only seems to happen for one of my projects. :?
We caught this shortly after going live, and shouldn't be happening on new posts. We can't fix the previous posts, unfortunately.

EDIT: I don't know if this would help, but MAYBE, if it's too much of an inconvenience, it might clear up if an admin (or the poster, if it's available for them) edits the post. :hmm: Not sure about that one! But I think we should use this option (if it works) only sparingly. It would be a lot of work to edit hundreds of posts.

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