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Danny fixing forum glitches May 26/27 2012
Sat 26-May-12
5:47 pm
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Danny
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Task #1 - The Monstrous Wheel Of Death monster

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Sat 26-May-12
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Best of luck with that.

I'll try that again!

Sat 26-May-12
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No problem, TA. I showed it the spork and that was enough to stop it in its tracks. runaway

The Wheel Of Death is no more.

PC users may have to press Ctrl F5 to force a "hard browser refresh" that reloads all files from the site and overwrites the ones that are already stored on your computer (hold down the CTRL key while pressing F5)

 

[ the truth is I simply renamed the spinning wheel image so that the forum system cannot find it. Inelegant but effective.] 

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Sat 26-May-12
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Wait, you meant the one at top left didn't you?  OK, that has gone, the other that starts when you click on a member's name, is still there.

I'll try that again!

Sat 26-May-12
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Patience, dear lady. Patience. That's a different issue.

(thank God I don't work for you big_laugh ) 

 

Task #2 - the ever changing and dizzying width as described by your good self

it continues to open up to the full screen when typing a post or a reply then goes back to narrow (my favourite) after posting.

So am I the only one to have a very wide page on login, the same when replying to a post but then it shrinks after posting the reply? 

 Let's see if we can make it narrow all the time.

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Sat 26-May-12
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I wish I knew how to do things like that.

I'll try that again!

Sat 26-May-12
7:17 pm
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Testing a post - but looking good on the width front.

Let's monitor this and see if the width remains consistent for all activities on the forum.

You definitely must do a hard browser refresh to experience the fix.

CTRL F5

See post #3 above.

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Sat 26-May-12
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Right - that's it for today (Sat). Time for a whisky and supper (spare ribs baked in t'oven).

Tomorrow I will tackle the problems with buttons that no longer work, photos not expanding when clicked on, and that annoying menu bar that changes from "forum" to the topic you are currently reading.

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Sat 26-May-12
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I am in awe!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Sat 26-May-12
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Enjoy your dinner and tipple! 

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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The links and buttons that do not work, like clicking on a member's name, is a tougher nut to crack.

 

There appears to be a conflict between the forum code and something else. It may be one of the 30 plugins (add-ons) that we have installed to add various bits of functionality.

 

I will try to uninstall each of the most likely suspects in turn to see if I can identify the root cause. Things may get a little hairy!

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Sun 27-May-12
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Hmm, I had an email to say that I have a PM here, that is an improvement - it doesn't usually happen even though it is set up to do so.  So, I went to my in box where there was, indeed, a message.  But, I can't open it, nor can I open any of the others already in my in-box...steam and that is before I have drunk my first cup of tea!

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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We cross-posted so I missed your last post.  All I can say is - good luck Danny, you are braver than I am.

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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Oh dear, I'm glad I'm going out for the day!!!  Good luck Danny, you're a star for doing all this....I'm sure there are many other things you'd much rather be doing on a sunny Sunday!! big_hug

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Sun 27-May-12
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Toni, I sent you that PM. It just said "this is a test".

All these "not working" issues have the same root cause but it's a technical side of things that I don't know the first thing about (Javascript/Ajax script clashes, in case anybody technical stumbles across this thread and can help).

I will spend a little time on it but it may be a job for an expert.

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