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Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2011, 02:41:55 PM »
Just did some optimizing on the server which should increase performance a good deal.  FYI.

Carry on.


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #51 on: November 28, 2011, 09:15:37 PM »
    I'm going to go on the record, and say that I really, really enjoyed the auto-update feature on back-button. However, I also now know the reason nothing was marked unread when I'd wander off for a while, then hit the next page in a thread.

    Speaking of, that was another thing I really liked that seems to be missing, though it could be browser-crapping-syndrome. None of the new posts have the NEW icon next to them anymore, even though they're obviously going to the new posts in a thread.

    Is that an option I could turn on at my end?

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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #52 on: November 28, 2011, 09:18:22 PM »
    I'm seeing the 'new' icon, but it's changed color:

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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #53 on: November 28, 2011, 09:34:37 PM »
    Speaking of, that was another thing I really liked that seems to be missing, though it could be browser-crapping-syndrome. None of the new posts have the NEW icon next to them anymore, even though they're obviously going to the new posts in a thread.

    Is that an option I could turn on at my end?

    Are you talking about on individual posts or on topics? I see them next to topics with new posts, but gotta check to see if it's next to new Posts.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #54 on: November 28, 2011, 10:51:32 PM »
    Sorry, talking about the icon next to individual posts inside the thread. I'm seeing the ones next to thread titles in the forum list.

    Also... not so much a fan of the updated smileys. I AM glad to see that Panic, Facepalm, Coffee, and Vomit (my four favorites) are unchanged, but the default ones? Meh.

    So I don't come off sounding like a Sour Susan, for the record the site is loading a LOT faster for me. Like, easily a quarter of the average loading times.

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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #55 on: November 28, 2011, 10:54:23 PM »
    Now that you mention it, we are missing quite a few.  I'll see if we can get them back for you.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #56 on: November 29, 2011, 12:04:54 AM »
    I'm starting to dig the Sullen Madness 2.0 theme now...
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #57 on: November 29, 2011, 12:06:26 AM »
    Sorry, talking about the icon next to individual posts inside the thread. I'm seeing the ones next to thread titles in the forum list.

    Honestly I've never noticed.

    I'm looking at the default theme in SMF (which has remained unaltered) and don't see what you're referring to.  So if it was there before, it must be gone for v2.0.

    As for the smileys, a major complaint has always been that the SMF default smiley set sucked.  I agree.  So I put in a more modern looking set. 

    As for the others, we let that get way out of control, to the point of it being a total mess.  So they were pruned back to a manageable set.  Old posts with them still work, they are not available from the post form anymore.

    ...

    I'd consider changing some items if it turns out to be a big deal among the membership, but that window is closing quickly.  As the board ages, we're going to have to set some things in stone.  Unfortunately we can't be personalizing for every member.  Ya know?


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #58 on: November 29, 2011, 12:06:49 AM »
    I'm starting to dig the Sullen Madness 2.0 theme now...

    There is no Sullen Madness 2.0.  ;)


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #59 on: November 29, 2011, 12:46:37 AM »

    As for the smileys, a major complaint has always been that the SMF default smiley set sucked.  I agree.  So I put in a more modern looking set. 


    Any chance we can finally get that drooly smiley we've been looking for?

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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #60 on: November 29, 2011, 01:01:22 AM »
    Ummm... Who's we?  ;)


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #61 on: November 29, 2011, 02:05:22 AM »
    Good Lord, if I've gotta go back and find every post asking for one... I won't get anything done at work tomorrow.  ;)

    Can't I just make one up and send it to you?  :)  .gif, right?

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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #62 on: November 30, 2011, 12:56:49 PM »
    There is no Sullen Madness 2.0.  ;)


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #63 on: November 30, 2011, 04:56:17 PM »
    No more zombie smileys...(sniff)  No more Godzilla smiley...(sniff)  No more Cthulhu smiley...(sniff)
    Though I think I was the only one to ever use the Godzilla smiley.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #64 on: December 06, 2011, 09:00:24 PM »
    When I click the new button on a thread it doesn't take me to the newest post but to the top of the page the new post is on.  I have to scroll downto locate the new post 

    Is there a setting i should check that I havent seen or has anyone noticed this?
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #65 on: December 07, 2011, 06:28:29 PM »
    Is this on your iPad?  Phone?

    I noticed this on mobile devices and haven't figured it out.  Seems fine though in IE and Firefox.


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #66 on: December 07, 2011, 07:15:57 PM »
    It's doing that on my Android tablet. I'm using the browser and the standard site.  :shrug
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #67 on: December 07, 2011, 07:24:29 PM »
    Try the default theme and see if the problem persists.  That may help narrow the issue down.


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    EDIT:  Rather, I meant the default SMF theme Curve.  Not WTA's default.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #68 on: December 07, 2011, 07:39:14 PM »
    Yep. Same problem with Curve.  I'm thinking it may have to do with the pretty URL mod? The #new is there at the end of the links, but when the mobile browser gets redirected to the prettified URL the #new is gone.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #69 on: December 07, 2011, 07:56:48 PM »
    I think you may be right.  That's not the only issue with that mod.

    I just disabled it.  See if it works now.


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #70 on: December 07, 2011, 08:00:17 PM »
    Yep, that fixed it.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #71 on: December 07, 2011, 08:04:03 PM »
    Cool.

    That's going to hurt with the search engines for awhile.  Break some hard links to I think. 

    Oh well.   :-\


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    EDIT:  Actually, I can make an end-run around these issues.  WOOT!
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #72 on: December 07, 2011, 08:08:59 PM »
    Those links seem to still be working.
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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #73 on: December 07, 2011, 08:18:30 PM »
    Yeah.  I installed a reverter mod from the same author.  Makes old links keep working while not changing new ones.

    Check that the original issue has not cropped up again.


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    Re: WeTheArmed.com major upgrade - 11/25/2011, 04:00 MST
    « Reply #74 on: December 07, 2011, 08:23:04 PM »
    We're still good.
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