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Marko82
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The reload speed of the webpage slows down to a crawl sometimes – and I also get “Error establishing a database connection” message fairly often. Other interwebs seem to be working ok for me so I think it’s the BP site itself, or some script or something.

Chrome, desktop.


Mikhail
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Pyut it somewhere on a board…


Mikhail
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Benzo
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Steven
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It’s because of the very long word (115 characters with no spaces) in Vannevar’s quote from BH’s Ebay store on that page.


Pierce
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It cuts text for me too in Firefox if the window isn’t large enough

However this stuff was designed, it was obviously done with a widescreen monitor


Mikhail
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Pierce wrote:However this stuff was designed, it was obviously done with a widescreen monitor

Nope. :) My work machine has two screens with total width of 3840 and lab machine has 12 screens (6×1920 and 2×1080) and it does not matter if I open FireFox as 11520×2160 — it still cuts.

And if thread is “normal” then I can make window as small as 1010×759 and everything is OK.


cburch
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happening the the bh graffiti thread too now.


Pierce
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Ha! It has that nice half-ass photocopy feel to it


srpit
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I’m still seeing the cut off text too – both on the desktop in Firefox and on the iPad. Frustrating. Sometimes I just have to stop reading because it drives me crazy.


Vannevar
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Mikhail wrote:and lab machine has 12 screens (6×1920 and 2×1080)

you complete me.


StuInMcCandless
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I used to work where Mikhail does now. That 12-headed monitor is really something to see. I had a four-screen setup, the small version.


Mikhail
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Some examples…


Pierce
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It’s a digital representation of this:

Lego Unitron Space Set


StuInMcCandless
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New idea: Seeing the updated thread about the recovered bike made me think of this: Is there some sort of plug-in or other HTML-ish mechanism that lets you set up a slide show? I think it would be great to have a sticky thread, modifiable only by an admin, which displays a continuing rotation of known-missing bikes. Five seconds at a time, with summary underneath, automatically goes to the next one if you don’t press something.


Drewbacca
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StuInMcCandless wrote:New idea: Seeing the updated thread about the recovered bike made me think of this: Is there some sort of plug-in or other HTML-ish mechanism that lets you set up a slide show? I think it would be great to have a sticky thread, modifiable only by an admin, which displays a continuing rotation of known-missing bikes. Five seconds at a time, with summary underneath, automatically goes to the next one if you don’t press something.

This is the Chicago format http://chicago.stolenbike.org/


edmonds59
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This isnt message board, but on my samsung s4 phone on the “events calendar” I cant scroll the calendar. This happens on other similar calendar formats. Whats the deal there?


salty
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Are you using Samsung’s browser or Chrome? I definitely recommend the latter, I can scroll the calendar on my tablet (N10) and I assume it will work on a phone as well, I can check.

BTW you can also add the calendar to your calendar list using that button on the bottom right (that might need to be done on a computer, not sure) and then view the events in the calendar app, you can toggle them on/off.


buffalo buffalo
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salty wrote:TdF thread page 3 (but not 1 or 2) also exhibits the cutoff problem, and also only the first paragraphs. This page also exhibits some other formatting problems like excessive whitespace. http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/tour-de-france-3/page/3/

Page 2 of Byogman’s Possible editorial… thread has same first-paragraph-is-cut-off issue (also the ‘quote’ button at the bottom of each post. but not the intervening paragraphs). Didn’t see anything that was unusually wide on that page, though.


StuInMcCandless
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I found that I could not post consecutive comments on the non-message-board part of the website. In particular, regarding District 4 candidate Samuel J. Hurst, he posted comments regarding cyclists on Facebook about a week apart. I was able to post a quote and a link to the first comment, but the website rejected my posting the second one, with the following text:

“Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”

Here is what I tried to say in the second post:

He posted this on Facebook on Oct 30, commenting on a Tribune-Review article on commuting patterns, and responding to a quote by Scott Bricker about investing in separated bike lanes:

If members of the Bicyclists Community ask the City, who is struggling to pave it’s own roads without floating bonds, have a reasonable staffing in regards to Police Staffing and may be on the verge of closing additional schools, to spend more money for Bicycle Lanes and physical structures….then the City must ask the Bicyclist Community for additional Taxes/Revenues/Fees.

Furthermore, Residents of the City of Pittsburgh need members on City Council who will fight for such Common Sense and a Mayor who can prioritize such.

https://www.facebook.com/samueljhurst/posts/10200230235153639

wrt a link in the Trib: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/4968949-74/pittsburgh-cities-among?fb_comment_id=fbc_1412189699012751_75780_1412223149009406

He further commented on this article a few minutes later, reiterating what he said on Facebook on October 21:

“The City of Pittsburgh needs to enact legislation that requires Bicyclists to use Bike Lanes if readily available, and reasonable clear from obstruction. We do not need to fund Bike Lanes to watch Bicyclists ride down the road two inches from the Double Yellow Line.”


ericf
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Is there any way that the Categories from the drop down on the New Topic page Could be shown hierarchically on the forum home page?They are extremely fitting categories, but the way the site is set up now, it is all lumped into one page, and older posts get lost too quickly.
The categories listed are:
Community
Introductions
Ride Board
Commuting in Pittsburgh
Free For All
Geek Out
DIY
Eye Candy
FS/WTB
Advocacy and Safety
Stolen Bikes

Organizing the site in this manner would make it much easier to only consume what you are interested in, instead of scrolling through page after page to find what you want.


StuInMcCandless
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I found a website bug. Click on my name, to the left. Note that my list of “Forum Topics Created” is on more than one page. Try to click on “2”, “3”, or the forward arrow, and you become lost.

Please fix this.


StuInMcCandless
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We still have some broken links.

This does not work.
It is accessed from the menu at the top of the page:
* Get involved
* Take action
* Click on “shared lane markings”

I suggest that the rest of the links on that page should be checked, as well.


Drewbacca
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Another problem is that the quote feature will quote what is highlighted… regardless of wether the highlighted text is part of the person you are quoting statement… It will even quote the url if that is what is highlighted.


ShooFlyPie
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Ok, this may be a very stupid question, but How the hell does one add a profile pic? Usually in a message board there would be a way to do it in your profile editing but I do not see that…….

I guess this is the most appropriate thread to ask.


jonawebb
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Gravatar.com


Benzo
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Please fix the pagination buttons on the main page. They point you to the next page on the eye-candy sub-forum, which only has posts over 3 years old.


Benzo
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Interesting, it looks like it’s fine now. Not sure how that happened for me.


Benzo
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It seems that if I logout and am on page

http://bikepgh.org/mb/?loggedout=true

Then it has the bad pagination buttons at the bottom,

However, regular old

http://bikepgh.org/mb/

Seems fine.


Italianblend
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I’d like to bring this issue up again. The forums are still cutting text on the ipad. Can you please have someone look into this or change the forum format?


Ahlir
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Is it just me, or is this site clocking in on Central Time?


Ahlir
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Also, can we make this a sticky thread?
I knew to scroll down and look for it. If it’s sticky people will know where to post stuff like this. Though we could always go back to threads like “THIS BOARD IS $%#! BROKE!!! FIX ITT!!!!!”


StuInMcCandless
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It’s not on Central time, but rather Standard time. This one-hour-off thing began when we went on Daylight time.


Ahlir
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Well, to me it’s CDT.

Are there really operating systems out there that still screw this up?


salty
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not likely to be the OS – buggy library or more likely misuse of said library (or “rolling your own” time conversions).

(edit: agree it’s likely a DST issue)


Steven
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I think we’re using bbPress for the forum. This page says they added support for DST in version 1.0, released in 2009. Maybe we’re running an older version. Or maybe it’s just a configuration problem, and DST support is simply turned off.


Ahlir
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You’re right. It’s up to you to do the dst correction.


Mikhail
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Is it just me or “Quote” button does not work?


Benzo
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I have not been able Able to use quote function for some time.


Italianblend
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Isnt it time to look into a new forum system?

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