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akiy 04-19-2004 12:55 AM

New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Hi everyone,

I just spent the last several hours upgrading the software underlying the AikiWeb Forums to the latest and greatest version.

As such, you may very well find that some things are different -- hopefully in a good way!

There are a lot of great, new features that might not be too evident at first glance. I hope to have some time in the next couple of days to outline some of the newest features of the new software.

Until then, please let me know if you come across anything that looks odd, any errors, or anything that you would like clarified.

Here's to hoping that the new software makes your experience participating here in the AikiWeb Forums a more enjoyable experience!

-- Jun

DanielR 04-19-2004 07:21 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Hi Jun,

Thanks for this - especially the fact posts were given a wider space, makes it easier to read the longer ones.

There's a couple of minor glitches I've noticed so far:

- I tried to log out a couple of times, and both times was forwarded to a page that said "An error occurred while attempting to log you out. Click here to log out."

- I have "invisible mode" selected in my Control Panel, but am still showing in the list of active users (albeit with an asterisk)

Thanks again,

Yann Golanski 04-19-2004 07:37 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Biggest problem I see: No spelling checker in quick reply. Please, can we have it back so I can pretend I can write English?... Thanks.

Apart from that, I've seen no problems so far -- well, apart from the "no new post" when I launch Firefox every morning but that maybe a firefox problem.

I really like the new design.

Many thanks Jun!

akiy 04-19-2004 07:56 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Hi Yann,
Quote:

Yann Golanski wrote:
Biggest problem I see: No spelling checker in quick reply. Please, can we have it back so I can pretend I can write English?... Thanks.

Yup. It's just a feature that I need to re-incorporate that I didn't quite feel like getting to last night at 2am. I should have it re-integrated today or real soon otherwise...
Quote:

Apart from that, I've seen no problems so far -- well, apart from the "no new post" when I launch Firefox every morning but that maybe a firefox problem.
Odd; I use Firefox as well and haven't seen that problem.

You might want to try clearing your cookies (either all of them or selectively deleting all www.aikiweb.com/aikiweb.com cookies through Tools/Options/Privacy/Cookies) and seeing how it goes...
Quote:

I really like the new design.
Thanks!

-- Jun

akiy 04-19-2004 07:59 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Hi Daniel,
Quote:

DanielR wrote:
Thanks for this - especially the fact posts were given a wider space, makes it easier to read the longer ones.

You're welcome! That's now a user-selectable option via the User Control Panel in "Edit Options." It may take a time or two setting/resetting it or clearing your cookies...

Quote:

- I tried to log out a couple of times, and both times was forwarded to a page that said "An error occurred while attempting to log you out. Click here to log out."
I think that's also a cookies problem as well. I'll see about having a solution up soon (about clearing your cookies).
Quote:

- I have "invisible mode" selected in my Control Panel, but am still showing in the list of active users (albeit with an asterisk)
If you see an asterisk by your name, it's only an indicator that the person with said asterik (yourself) is invisible but you yourself can see that person due to permissions. So, in other words, you'll be able to see yourself but others will not be able to see you!

-- Jun

Yann Golanski 04-19-2004 08:01 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

akiy wrote:
Hi Yann,

Yup. It's just a feature that I need to re-incorporate that I didn't quite feel like getting to last night at 2am. I should have it re-integrated today or real soon otherwise...

That's beyond the call of duty... NO ONE should be doing admin work past 21:00!

Quote:

akiy wrote:
Odd; I use Firefox as well and haven't seen that problem.

You might want to try clearing your cookies (either all of them or selectively deleting all www.aikiweb.com/aikiweb.com cookies through Tools/Options/Privacy/Cookies) and seeing how it goes...

Yeah, I suspect it's some cookie errors. I've set it up to bin all cookies as I exit the browser -- means that I have to login everyday but...

Will let you know.

SeiserL 04-19-2004 08:05 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
You are just too good to us. Compliments and appreciation. Thank you.

DanielR 04-19-2004 08:14 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Jun, thanks for the clarifications.
Heh, sysadmin work past 9pm doesn't surprise me; what does, however, is the fact that Jun started this thread at 3am EST and responded to the first feedbacks at 10AM EST. That's less than 7 hours of sleep! Now that is definitely beyond the call of duty... :D

akiy 04-19-2004 08:19 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

SeiserL wrote:
You are just too good to us. Compliments and appreciation. Thank you.

Thanks, Lynn. I appreciate your thoughts.
Quote:

DanielR wrote:
Heh, sysadmin work past 9pm doesn't surprise me; what does, however, is the fact that Jun started this thread at 3am EST and responded to the first feedbacks at 10AM EST. That's less than 7 hours of sleep! Now that is definitely beyond the call of duty... :D

Heh -- I still have to get to work, you know...

-- Jun

akiy 04-19-2004 08:47 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

DanielR wrote:
- I tried to log out a couple of times, and both times was forwarded to a page that said "An error occurred while attempting to log you out. Click here to log out."

I believe I have fixed this issue. Let me know if it crops up anywhere again...

-- Jun

DanielR 04-19-2004 09:13 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Thanks Jun, it works fine now.
Another minor thing - I accessed the Calendar now, and it seems that the following image is unaccessible (shows as that red X in IE):
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/images...hday_small.gif

akiy 04-19-2004 09:21 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

DanielR wrote:
Another minor thing - I accessed the Calendar now, and it seems that the following image is unaccessible (shows as that red X in IE):
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/images...hday_small.gif

Fixed. I'm glad the logging out thing seems to be fixed too, now.

-- Jun

akiy 04-19-2004 11:33 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

Yann Golanski wrote:
Biggest problem I see: No spelling checker in quick reply. Please, can we have it back so I can pretend I can write English?...

I have re-integrated the spelling checker into the quick reply and the new thread pages...

-- Jun

Ron Tisdale 04-19-2004 12:50 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Great job Jun! The wide format caught me by surprise this morning! Great way to wake me up...

Ron :)

Steven 04-19-2004 01:50 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Very nice Jun. Thanks!

Steven 04-19-2004 02:15 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Jun,

After further review, and maybe I'm just not seeing it, but what happened to the option to mark all forums as read? Also, refreshing is a bit slow, but i'm sure that's due to all the folks catching up on their reading.

Still nice though ...

Steven

akiy 04-19-2004 02:23 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

Steven wrote:
After further review, and maybe I'm just not seeing it, but what happened to the option to mark all forums as read?

You'll find that option under "Quick Links" near the top right of the page.
Quote:

Also, refreshing is a bit slow, but i'm sure that's due to all the folks catching up on their reading.
There's also some CPU intensive maintenance going on in the background right now...

I'm hoping to upgrade the server sometime in the near future... Hopefully, that'll help speed things up, too...

-- Jun

Doka 04-19-2004 02:51 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Maybe I'm not seeing it, but where has the AikiWall gone?

akiy 04-19-2004 02:57 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Hi Mark,
Quote:

Doka wrote:
Maybe I'm not seeing it, but where has the AikiWall gone?

You should be able to find it as the third item under the "What's Going On?" box near the bottom of the forum home page.

-- Jun

Doka 04-19-2004 03:01 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Cheers Jun

I always used to navigate to it at the top of a thread page. Now I know I can have a look and see the fast (?) :) flowing posts there!

Ta!

Erik 04-19-2004 03:44 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Jun, Opera 7 in 800x600 produces some minor horizontal scrolling when viewing threads (I checked multiple threads). It's not doing it on this page (reply page), however. I checked it on Netscape 7.x where it was fine and I assume it's fine on Internet Explorer.

akiy 04-20-2004 11:01 AM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Quote:

Erik wrote:
Jun, Opera 7 in 800x600 produces some minor horizontal scrolling when viewing threads (I checked multiple threads). It's not doing it on this page (reply page), however. I checked it on Netscape 7.x where it was fine and I assume it's fine on Internet Explorer.

Thanks, Erik. I'll take a look through Opera. I appreciate your feedback.

I think I just fixed a small bug that should speed things up a bit...

-- Jun

Kent Enfield 04-20-2004 02:44 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Okay, banner adds at the top of the page are one thing, but in the middle of threads?

Yuck.

Don_Modesto 04-20-2004 03:27 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Thanks, Jun.

Chuck Clark 04-20-2004 05:27 PM

Re: New AikiWeb Forums Software
 
Jun, It looks different for sure, but so far everything works for me. Thanks for your generosity and hard work.


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