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51. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 31 Aug '10 20:06

Chasing down some guide bugs at the moment.

Quoting Utrecht

* Anyway, editing in the travelguide still keeps on getting errors: everytime when saving an edit it gives an empty article including a %5 text in the articles title? Very weird, and this has been so for almost 30 hours now. Is this one that hard to fix?

Are you still getting this. I can't reproduce, but maybe another fix has magically sorted this out too :)

In the travelguide, the featured article shows but when clicking on finding photos, no photos appear? This is not linked yet?

This is related to the photos not being indexed yet. I'll try to get that happening today. Needed a stable server first before attempting that!

Articles which have a subtitle in it like Canada/Via Rail Canada, or New York/Manhattan are working BUT if clicking on the link they show the main article: Canada and New York. See: New York/Manhattan.

Should be fixed now.

Not every article seems to have the possibility to edit the template sections separately, but only edit the whole article.

Can you point me to one?

3. Why can you remove a travelhelper from the list?

Well, that definitely doesn't seem right. It was down to you being an "admin" in the guide (allows featuring, deleting articles, etc..). But I think this particular function should really only be for site admin's. I've locked that down now.

52. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 31 Aug '10 21:24

The photo uploader problems should be fixed now. Confirmed that it works in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

53. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 31 Aug '10 21:55

I've added the username of the thread's last poster back in to the thread list. Fairly unanimous feedback on that one!

I've also put back the alternating colours.

Both these changes mean that the thread title column is narrower by about 70px . So uhm, how do people feel about getting rid of the "Views" column? Can still keep the information of course, just somewhere else..

54. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:04

Quoting Peter

I've added the username of the thread's last poster back in to the thread list. Fairly unanimous feedback on that one!

I've also put back the alternating colours.

Both these changes mean that the thread title column is narrower by about 70px . So uhm, how do people feel about getting rid of the "Views" column? Can still keep the information of course, just somewhere else..

I don't really care whether or not the "Views" column is there - although if anyone has a reason why it's good to be there, then perhaps this could be the thing seen on mouseover somewhere.

Good to see alternating colours, although I think the alternative colour is too light at the moment.

55. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:09

Something else I just noticed, is that on a forum post it no longer shows the number of posts by a user. You have to go to their profile to see that. This was something else that was useful to see at a glance when deciding on potential spam.

56. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:12

Oh, and also on threads and individual forums the page numbers are at both the top and bottom - whereas on the "all threads" pages they only show at the bottom. Was that intentional, as it seems inconsistent.

57. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:12

Quoting mojorob

Something else I just noticed, is that on a forum post it no longer shows the number of posts by a user. You have to go to their profile to see that. This was something else that was useful to see at a glance when deciding on potential spam.

Actually, you can. But it's a mouseover. And if you're the mod of that forum, the post count will be displayed right next to the name. Peter, can this be shown for all mods instead of just the mods of the forum?

58. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:15

Quoting Hien

Quoting mojorob

Something else I just noticed, is that on a forum post it no longer shows the number of posts by a user. You have to go to their profile to see that. This was something else that was useful to see at a glance when deciding on potential spam.

Actually, you can. But it's a mouseover. And if you're the mod of that forum, the post count will be displayed right next to the name. Peter, can this be shown for all mods instead of just the mods of the forum?

Thanks for that - I just checked "my" forum (Europe) and noticed that info there. Thanks for the heads up! The issue now with that is users who are able to flag posts don't see that info as they used to, which is useful in deciding to flag or not. The change isn't immediately obvious - I clicked straight through to profile without knowing about the pop-up box with user details. This is probably a minor thing that people need to get used to.

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Aug-2010, at 22:20 by mojorob ]

59. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 31 Aug '10 22:35

Wow, it's 12:30am on a week day and I'm still awake and checking threads.

Anyway, alternating colors are a good thing. Thanks!

More importantly, thank you for "restoring" the last poster names on the main forum pages. As far as the "views" column - it makes for interesting stats but I've never seen it as an important feature. I feel the Mods and those with "spam button powers" will be more than willing to give up a stat in favor of a "last poster username". It appears we all use that information in one way or another to make determinations on checking a thread for spam, etc. (I know I use the Mod spam page AND the last poster username every day.)

I agree with mojorob on seeing the number of posts at a glance. I realize that info is immediately visible in the forums each of us moderate but not for the ones we don't. I also realize that it would be a return to the original design. I liked having the number of posts visible across the board but am also willing to learn to live with the new roll-over version

  • Note to mojorob - you don't have to go to the user's profile to find their post count. Just roll over the username at the top of their post (ie: Posted by Isadora) and a drop-down menu appears with their info and post count. It also tells you their rank. I'm not sure how it views on a PC using other browsers, but that's how it displays on a Mac using Safari.

I see Hien beat me to the roll-over thing.

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Aug-2010, at 22:36 by Isadora ]

60. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 31 Aug '10 23:55

Quoting Utrecht

* Anyway, editing in the travelguide still keeps on getting errors: everytime when saving an edit it gives an empty article including a %5 text in the articles title? Very weird, and this has been so for almost 30 hours now. Is this one that hard to fix?

I think this one is fixed now too by the way, along with another problem using the [nowiki] code.

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