Forum Upgrade Tonight

Post
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
2009/07/20 18:44:45
Hi Everyone,

Don't be alarmed - I will be taking the discussion forums offline for a couple of hours tonight for some maintenance.  I anticipate some bugs to be fixed, some usability improvements, and better performance.

Stephen
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/20 23:09:05
Is this thing working?
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/20 23:16:43
Hello, hello?  I'll be here all week.  Dont' forget to tip your waiter!  It's working.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/20 23:21:19
Great news - searching is now better than ever.  You can know use phrases.  Google...be gone!
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 01:11:56
Is this update what causes the unread forums to come up in order by time of last post rather than having forum topics grouped together?  I don't like that. 
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 01:23:19
Wow! Almost like the old forum style. Mikey likes it!
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 01:40:26
Is there anything you can do about the color? Can I choose how to view? I liked the yellow.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 02:45:23
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! 
 
You finally gave me back all my options when I open the full response (instead of just the quick version) when I post.  I had been getting a blank section recently instead of all the choices for bold, underline, color, etc. so I had to use the quick version to post food recalls, since they contain both bold (for states involved) and red color (for the reason for recall).
 
I hadn't complained about it, since I figured my computer was no longer compatable with your system, and I just had to live with it.  (After all, it wasn't a life-and-death matter.)
 
Thanks again! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 10:06:31
Thank you Stephen. I really like the new look. It fits my screen, too.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 10:37:22
This new (old) style is just, great! I really love it. Now, how about restoring all the posts we lost during the last transition.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 10:42:36
Looks good-I like olive green...
Jennie
Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 11:05:29
I love love love that you can stay in your topic when you log in, rather than getting dumped back out to the main page.  Thanks!
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 12:10:02
Not real crazy about the date stamp or lack of.....
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 12:13:07
Oh, great. Hot dog vendors are back. Gotta go find the preferences tab again.

Edit: I see what you did. One filter added, and the world is back on its axis.
post edited by Mosca - 2009/07/21 12:18:15
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 12:52:52
Holy Smoke! The Fairy Flagger is out of business now. 
 
Edited to remove incorrect information.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2009/07/21 15:59:36
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 13:31:27
I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 13:32:08
Newbie question~
What's PGDCode?
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 13:34:36
Foodbme

I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?


I am not sure what you are talking about - I can see the date.  Check out an older post http://www.roadfood.com/F...lla-D-Oro-m525600.aspx
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 13:37:23
MilwFoodlovers

Newbie question~
What's PGDCode?



Good question - It doesn't have much functionality now, but it gives us the opportunity for expanding the types of content that can be posted in the forums.  For example, YouTube videos, etc.

felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 13:55:26
I don't have to side-scroll to see the whole page any more!   Haven't noticed any problems, but that was the first, VERY pleasant, surprise this afternoon.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:08:03
felix4067

I don't have to side-scroll to see the whole page any more!   Haven't noticed any problems, but that was the first, VERY pleasant, surprise this afternoon.


Yeah, ain't it nice?
 
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:10:10
Michael Hoffman

Holy Smoke! The Fairy Flagger is out of business now.
 
Not only that, but the up and down raters are out of work, too.


Sounds like a great improvement to me! I'm liking these new changes!
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:10:38
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Foodbme

I'd sure like the date of the post back. It wasn't broke, why did you "Fix it"?


I am not sure what you are talking about - I can see the date.  Check out an older post http://www.roadfood.com/F...lla-D-Oro-m525600.aspx


The time now just says 32 mins ago, or 20 mins. ago, one I saw said 1 day and 20 mins. ago. Yes, older posts from several days ago still show a date and time but everything within the last 48 hours or so just shows in hours and minutes.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:15:50
Michael Hoffman
the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?

Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:22:48
TJ Jackson

Michael Hoffman
the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?
 

Yep, it's there on the bottom right side of the page.


TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:26:23
OK TW, but I was asking Mr Matthau, err, Mr Hoffman :-)

Actually, I see flagging as well, right next to it.....I wonder if the mods can see flagged posts this time around - they could not see flagged posts before (except by opening a thread and noting them just as anyone else would)
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:56:16
One oddity I noticed is that the 'rate post' button does not appear in the fast food forums or in misc/light fare, but it does appear elsewhere
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2009/07/21 14:58:01
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:58:19
TJ Jackson

One oddity I noticed is that the 'rate post' button does not appear in the fast food forums, but it does appear elsewhere


That has been in place for a few months.  We only want real Roadfood posts to be rated.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 14:59:42
One thing: the section that shows:

Rate post Report Abuse #5

It's not real clear whether that refers to the post just above or just below.  Close inspection seems to indicate it's the post above, but I think it's not that obvious.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:02:16
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
That has been in place for a few months.

Sorry SR, I had not noticed previously

so does flagging a post now get the moderators notice, or is that piece still a work in progress?
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2009/07/21 15:11:43
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:15:13
Bruce, it is for the post below.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:23:53
so does flagging a post now get the moderators notice, or is that piece still a work in progress?


When the post get flagged it is assigned to a moderator who is notified by email.  We can then track all the warnings and run reports to find frequent offenders.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:27:15
Cool!

The old flags were not working, as I understand it. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:32:37
Twinwillow

TJ Jackson

Michael Hoffman
the up and down raters are out of work, too.

I see still the star rating tool on the lower right of each post....do you not see those as well?
 

Yep, it's there on the bottom right side of the page.

Oh, Damn! You're right.
 
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 15:37:07
Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 16:08:36
TJ, I have a mutually respectable relationship with the forum software developer, and I hope to be able to fulfill your request in an upcoming release.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 16:23:52
woo hoo!

Ok, since I now have SR's ear, please direct any software development requests through me, and please enclose a cashier's check, money order, or non-chain-restaraunt gift certificate for at least 50 bucks - more if you want to raise your request's priority :-)

muahahahaha

(in all seriousness - thanks SR)
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 16:26:34
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Bruce, it is for the post below.


See, that's what I mean!  Because I just tried it, and it's for the post above, not below.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 16:45:25
On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 17:06:35
Twinwillow

On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.


Yes, that's what I see, and that post number does tie it to the correct post for those who are paying close attention.  But I think it's a little confusing.  I think it might be made a lot clearer if that horizontal line was removed - the line just above the Rate Post/Report Abuse buttons.  Then it would look a lot more like part of the right post, instead of being set off from it.
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 17:09:05
Love the new, easier to read look, thanks!
joclyn
Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 17:21:42
i like the new (old?) format - easy to read! color's okay, too (although, having the option to customize wouldn't be looked askance at )

i'm glad you decided to put a carter's forum in - it WAS really needed

i agree with the comments about the time posts were made...showing 'hours ago' during the first 24 is okay...anything longer than that should really have the date on it.  some threads go quite a ways back...i'd think there'd be something in the formatting that would prohibit/max out the number of hours that can be listed and that might cause an issue...

 
i don't see a preference for this in the ucp - any way to tweak the settings from the admin panel so that the date appears rather than amount of hours since the post was made?

all in all

thanks!

Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 18:57:27
Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

Twinwillow

On my pages of the threads, there is a "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" along with the post number UNDER EACH post on the right side.


Yes, that's what I see, and that post number does tie it to the correct post for those who are paying close attention.  But I think it's a little confusing.  I think it might be made a lot clearer if that horizontal line was removed - the line just above the Rate Post/Report Abuse buttons.  Then it would look a lot more like part of the right post, instead of being set off from it.
 

Right. So, the "Rate post" and, "Report abuse" text is for the post ABOVE? I'm confused.


David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 19:05:17
I scrolled all the way to the bottom of the screen and see this site is now using version 3.5 of the software. Kindly do report bugs on the bug thread so the developer will be aware of them. Hopefully he also posts here (about roadfood.)
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 19:11:43
Stephen, is it possible to log in as, "invisible" or, "anonymous" so our usernames wouldn't show on the "Current active users" list? as below.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 19:32:37
Did something happen to the forum's security settings? 

Inquiring FudgeCake minds want to know.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/21 19:44:32
superfood811 has just been vaporized.  The new forum makes it really easy to nuke the spammers when they poke their head.  I am also going to encourage the developer to prevent new users from posting links because that will take away the spammers ammunition.
tiki
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/22 07:16:43
i like it---easy to read-good overall look--and it all fits on the screen! Im happy!
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/24 18:09:33
TJ Jackson

Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping


TJ, you can pretty much do this with the following link - http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/search.aspx?searchfor=today&forumid=ALL&author=
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/24 18:36:34
SR - more or less perfect :-) 

Thanks :-)
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/24 18:39:19
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

TJ Jackson

Next on TJ's wishlist for the forums is a view of threads that sorts purely and only by "datetime of most recent post" and does not do any grouping


TJ, you can pretty much do this with the following link - http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/search.aspx?searchfor=today&forumid=ALL&author=


Which is the same as clicking on Show Me All Unread Topics, and then selecting Today's Posts in the Search For box and clicking on Apply.  The results are listed in time order, and anything posted since you last checked is in bold.
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/29 10:05:16
Kudos!!!!

I think that this came along with the latest forum upgrade.  If so....HUZZAH!

When I went to post a new topic today, the forum software "suggested" three other threads that I might consider before posting a new thread!!!  Yay. 
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/07/29 10:14:01
were they your own threads, or were you going to tell us about another 5 guys opening?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/08/06 09:23:07
 
I may be late to the game in noticing the following
two changes that I believe were part of this (or less
recent) site upgrade but a major kudos in both:
 
(1) making the posting of images that much more easier
and via a single online clickable icon (and versus the whole
[image][/image] thing);
 
(2) and MORE IMPORTANTLY (and having been a disciple of
such a needed change for years), incorporating a prompt
which asks posters if they've already checked the 427 other
"Where to Eat in Buffalo?" threads before posting a new, yes,
"Where to Eat in Buffalo?" thread.
 
 
Great improvements and great job!!
 
 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/08/06 10:14:59
i95

 
I may be late to the game in noticing the following
two changes that I believe were part of this (or less
recent) site upgrade but a major kudos in both:




Just noticed? Where have you been?



Howard Baratz
Cheeseburger
Re:Forum Upgrade Tonight 2009/08/06 12:32:54
Now this looks like wanderingjew.