Message Board Updates and Constructive Ideas
I am making sure that comments on this thread get to the developers. thanks for your patience. i really don’t know what happened with the toolbar and the image uploader
Well, it looks like the following CSS is not found on BikePGH site:
PS I’ve put underscore after http to trick parser
Ctrl-F5 did not help. So it looks like messages are going through automated premoderation or just delayed due to performance issues.
List of topic has been updated correctly with my name and timestamp indicating that a DB record has been created but topic itself is not updated. ANd it makes me think that page has been generated to be a static html page and that regeneration has not been started by some reason.
Trying Reply Button to see if it’s going to trigger a different path
Hm, inspection of source code of the page shows that my name is present only as account record and no my posts at all. Please look inside server logs.
Now all messages appeared. If you look at time stamps than you should see how much time it took to appear.
I think I got the add media button back by de and then reactivating the plugin.
Hopefully I didn’t break anything else.
Tried to use the search function on the board and found the thread I was looking for. Am logged in, but the thread won’t let me add a post or reply. Using Firefox.
I’ve seen that. Search takes you to the reply, but you have to click on the thread to get to where you can post. Look at the top of the reply for the navigation.
I’ve been having weird issues posting, using chrome on macosx and windows. When I click submit to add a new comment to a post, it returns me to the thread page, but I don’t see my new post. I go back to the thread list, and it shows me as a recent poster x number of seconds ago. I click on the thread and still don’t’ see my content. I hit the refresh button, I still don’t see my content.
If I open a different browser, safari or IE, and go to the thread url, I see the new content.
I clear the cache and go back to the thread, I can see my content.
Seems like a weird caching issue with chrome. Not sure if it’s the browser or the site.
Anyone else experiencing issues like this?
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Benzo.
Image uploader still not working. Win7, Firefox 48.0.2.
“An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later.”
@benzo, yes, that’s the caching issue people have been complaining about. The new message doesn’t show up for something like 10 minutes. The message board knows about the new post and shows that the thread has a new message, but the message doesn’t show up and navigation doesn’t work when you click on the thread since there’s nothing to navigate to. This also makes edits not work anymore because the new message doesn’t show up in the time when it still can be edited.
Seems more like 25 minutes. Also, may only be topics where I’ve posted a response?
Doesn’t seem to matter.
- iPhone4, iOS 7
- iPad, iOS 9
- two different Win7 laptops, one running Chrome, the other Firefox
One shot at getting a post right. I only check the board a couple times a day. If I respond, I am not coming back in a half hour to fix something. Prior to this, I might go back and fix something three or four times in a couple of minutes after the first post.
Seems more like 25 minutes.
You can take a look at the series of my messages time stamp. It was 10 minutes exactly.
I looked at my time stamps………..it was 25 minutes. Obviously, the delay varies, I have no guess as to why.
3:22 PM – I made the above post.
After that, the post was not visible. The Forum home page showed the post as “10 seconds ago” and the topic below it “Calling Out…” showed with a last post of “14 minutes ago”. These last post times didn’t change until another new reply showed up on the Forum home page, but my above reply still wasn’t visible. It seems that the Forum home page froze up each time a new reply was posted.
4:10 PM +/- My above post was visible.
I managed to sneak an edit in on the Joncaire steps thread, so the “edit” button/function is working. Of course I wont be able to actually SEE it for about ten minutes or so.
I’m not a tech type, so I’m not really sure how the whole caching thing works, but if you ‘logout’ of Bikepgh and then log back in you can see your post and dont have to wait the ten-plus minutes or switch browsers. I previously have cleared my whole cache using my browser’s function, which logs you out (of everything), but apparently logout will do it while not clearing your other app info.
Clicking the title of an older thread takes you to your first unread post as it should. But clicking the title of a new thread you’ve never read before (which its title in green) seems to take you to the last of the unread posts. It should go to the top of the thread. Just omit the fragment id (the #post-332512) from the end of the generated URL for those.
I think the caching thing is fixed.
Edit: nope, it’s not. The message board correctly updates the ‘seen’ flag on when you read other people’s posts, but doesn’t show you yours unless you logout and back in.
Slight peeve: I’m getting automatically logged out after a certain amount of time (eight hours maybe?). I use to be able to stay logged on for days at a time as long as I explicitly didn’t log out, but now it happens even if I have a separate browser window open just for the message board. Is there a technical reason for automatically logging us out or can this be fixed?
They may be rebooting the server as they make fixes. That would log people out, I bet.
Though I don’t think I got rebooted over the weekend.
As of a minute or two ago, I’m still having the delay issue when posting a comment.
@Jon, I guess that makes sense and would probably explain why the time seems to vary.
The most annoying bugs for me, currently:
On iphone 5:
- Picture upload is still broken. If you click “Add media”, the UI is mostly whited out, unable to upload from photo library. Must use flickr or similar; that’s a much slower, clumsier process than when upload worked a few weeks ago.
- Once you’re logged in (using Safari), there’s no way to log out, because the LOGOUT button can’t be tapped.
I just tried to edit a post — got “Forum ID is missing” when I submitted. The edit didn’t go through.
The read/not read bubble color seems to be changing to read immediately now, so yeay!
Twitter (and perhaps some other?) includes get an absurd amount of space around them. It seems they get enclosed in a <div class=”flex-video”>, which has padding-bottom: 67.5% and height: 0. Using Chrome’s inspector to tell the browser to ignore both these settings seems to allow the element to just take up the space it needs. (This seems to work in Firefox as well.)
BTW the last few fixes have resolved all the major problems with the message board, so far as I’m concerned. As I see it we’re now down to minor problems. So, good work.
I’m a regular reader of this board. when I’m in town.
I just got back from a 2 week trip and I’ve been slowly catching up on stuff. It stuck me that I miss the old sticky threads that used to appear at the top of the board like 311, stolen bikes and maybe transient stuff that bikpgh was trying to publicize.
Can we get that back? It was useful. Having to scroll past ~3 threads was never a big deal.
A fourth one, about simple rules and how-to-post-pictures and such, would be a welcome addition.
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