Message Board Updates and Constructive Ideas
Can we have an auto-subscribe-to-new-threads option. It’s hard to keep up with new threads without often checking the message board. Just give me all, and I can unsubscribe to those that don’t interest me.
Still miss the pinned posts (introductions, stolen stuff, conditions report).
just noticed on my windows 10 with chrome (all updated to the newest versions) the bikepgh.org site switches back between http: and https. If I logout, it defaults as http. I can log in (it thus sends my password as clear text, oi!!) and then force it to go back into https mode by going into the store, throwing something into the cart, and then going into the payment screen. Then, if I go to any other bikepgh.org page, it is https.
this is obviously a bug somewhere.
update: you can force it back and forth by typing in the full web address — http:// vs https://. Ideally a website should “push” or force a typed in http:// address to a https:// connection
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by Eric.
What is the problem?
I am trying to upload an image to the forum and I get “An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later” outlined in red.
The web site http://openstreetspgh.org/ is down currently. It’s a bad day for this, with the first Open Streets Pgh event today!
PKCS cert for bikepgh.org issued by Starfield Secure Cert Authority certs.starfieldtech.com expired today and started producing invalid cert errors. Please renew your cert.
Due to the issue above if you use https on a chrome browser for this site you get all types of security warnings.
IMHO when this gets fixed they also should force https, because right now you can view the site either way depending on whether you go to it with https or http. If you just type in bikepgh.org it defaults to http. Not really best practice and I think forcing https is super easy to enable.
If I try the “You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Click here to login.” link in the past few days, I enter my name & password, and when I click the “Log In” button, I’ve gotten a “Not Found. The requested document was not found on this server.” error, both from Chrome on macbook and from Safari on iphone. But it did actually log me in. It merely looks like it failed.
Similar erroneous error message for logout.
<p>I’ve seen the same 404 error screen on login for about two weeks – iOS(X), chrome & safari.</p>
I get the same error as well.
If you click back to the page that dumped you, you’re fine (and auth’d).
But this is definitely a bug.
Yeah, having the same weird redirect after logging in on chrome on windows and mac at least. It does log me in, but always have to re-type the URL to get back to the main board page. Doesn’t seem to matter if I login from the main board page or a thread page.
Well, there certainly is a major new look to the board. I think it functions OK, though a couple of points could yet be tuned. The “Edit” button does actually work, but I wasn’t expecting to get the whole splash screen above the post I was trying to edit.
I think they fixed the login. I was able to login normally from my phone this afternoon (after I worked around the display bug that kept “login” from appearing — it was covered up by the Facebook etc icons at the bottom. I used the Desktop view).
FWIW, still get the bad redirect after a logout event, but login seems good now.
The display of flickr pictures is broken on some bikepgh forum pages today. Fix this!
An example is at
There’s a flickr URL just after the caption “Rankin end of Rankin Bridge: click for uncropped picture” that displayed fine a few days ago, but today, the bug is that I’m seeing a big white space plus the base of the linked-to filename (“rankin_bridge_sidewalk_annotated”). Instead it should be displaying the picture.
PS: “click for uncropped picture” is something I’ve had to say when using flickr URLs for months, because this web system often crops the picture, failing to show it all. Continued grrrrrrrr.
Truly. If a pic is too large to display in the content area, it should be *proportionally* resized downward, rather than randomly cropping it.
A “content management system” shouldn’t be arbitrarily mangling content.
what i’ve noticed is that when I reply to a thread I now have to hit the submit button more than once. Or maybe there’s just now a long pause built in after hitting the Submit button for the reply.
also, it typically a) marks my reply as new to me, so to clear the green I have to open the thread again and read my own reply, and b) often after I hit submit it takes me to page 1 of the thread.
In good news, I can now browse and add comments via my iPhone4. Whatever you fixed, thank you!
I can’t login on my phone anymore. I have an Android and I’m using Chrome. The Bottom bar with links for Facebook Twitter Pinterest Etc blocks the very bottom of the menu that has the login option.
@edronline, I ran into that, too. You can get around it by switching to desktop mode for a minute. But of course it’s a bug that should be fixed.
That’s a good work around. I went into a thread and scrolled to the bottom to the “log in” link.
I’ve also been using the login link on the threads as well. Seems to be the easiest way on mobile. I can’t get it to work with desktop mode on my phone.
Minor irritation on iPad: I cannot discern whether I have read a thread or not, like I can on my Windows laptop. Probably something in the .css? Make it green(er), bolder, something, to make the unread posts stand out, like they do on Windows.
Maybe it is browser related. Does your iPad have a current version of Safari? Have you tried downloading a second web browser to your ipad?
Maybe your browser is too old to support whatever html5 or css code they are using to turn the new threads green?
The iPad is not old, and the iOS and Safari versions are current.
I am getting a warning message from time to time. Just now was able to capture it:
Failed to load content css: //bike-pittsburgh-wfhbzmzcacho5lvmo78q6shx4thzopski.netdna-ssl.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/skins/lightgray/content.min.css
Does that help?
Please please stop it with the “stay up to date with our newsletter” popup.
+1. It is so annoying. It pops up right when I’m trying to do something else on the page and it is very large and must be dismissed in order to continue on the website
Everything got wonkie today (Mac iOS-Safari) ((ok in Chrome)
I cant get the cursor into the text area at all, so unable to post anything, & Most Importantly the GUI is putting things in list form (or whatever
There are threads that will not open for me using internet explorer. For example
Apparently something timed out or got reset, so that when I brought up the message board on my Win10 laptop using Google Chrome (v61.0.3163.100), I found I needed to log in again. OK, fine. That succeeded, but I was presented with a “not found” page, and this in the address bar. I added a blank between the http and the trailing “s” so that this would not actually bring up a page.
Also getting the weird redirect on login — for me, it went to https ://www.bikepgh.org/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bikepgh.org%2Fmb%2F. Looks like it’s trying to redirect to the secure server, but not trimming the url properly before sticking on the https stub.
I’m a dues-paying member of bikepgh.
In my posts, I’m labelled as a “Participant”.
Some other people get labelled as a “Member”.
What is up with that?
Could you at least explain what us lowly posters need to do to ascend through the (seemingly) many levels of inclusion and recognition?
Higher contributions? Knowing the right people? Simply complaining?
I just want to know… Nothing personal, of course.
Damn. I’m a member. I guess that everyone is equal here, but some are more equal. Like me.
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