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Can someone fill me in on what has happened this last few months in my absense?

Started by Roadgeekteen, April 18, 2024, 12:00:00 PM

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Roadgeekteen

I last used the forum consistently months ago, and since then the forum has been down for (weeks?), it looks different now and I'm hearing something about Tulsa copyright. How long was the forum down? Why does it look different?
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JayhawkCO

It was down for a couple of nights here and there while some things needed to be upgraded. One thing was upgraded without upgrading simple machines (the webforum software) which caused issues, so they had to upgrade that as well, which led to only having the default theme at the moment. I think it was down for a total of 6 nights(?).

hotdogPi

These are two different issues. The earlier one is that someone wanted to have no trace of themselves on the forum, and that broke the database. This is the reason for the mojibake. Later, a software upgrade is what caused the theme change; the forum was down due to server overload from a mismatch between SMF and PHP, which necessitated the change.

I'm "1". Immediately after the theme change, people could rename themselves at will, but that was quickly removed. I changed my username to match what I use on every other website.

Because the software was updated, the mobile version functions decently (although it hides a few things).

There is one major bug left: searching a particular thread always gives 0 results.
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Roadgeekteen

Quote from: hotdogPi on April 18, 2024, 12:06:33 PMThese are two different issues. The earlier one is that someone wanted to have no trace of themselves on the forum, and that broke the database. This is the reason for the mojibake. Later, a software upgrade is what caused the theme change; the forum was down due to server overload from a mismatch between SMF and PHP, which necessitated the change.
I also see that you changed your username... RIP 1
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1995hoo

"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

Big John

Still the 1 - Orleans
or
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1995hoo

Quote from: Big John on April 18, 2024, 10:12:21 PMStill the 1 - Orleans
or
1 is the Loneliest Number - Three Dog Night

Arguably "I'm Not the One" by the Cars would be more appropriate, seeing as how he changed his username away from "1."
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

jeffandnicole

Quote from: 1995hoo on April 18, 2024, 10:18:20 PM
Quote from: Big John on April 18, 2024, 10:12:21 PMStill the 1 - Orleans
or
1 is the Loneliest Number - Three Dog Night

Arguably "I'm Not the One" by the Cars would be more appropriate, seeing as how he changed his username away from "1."

Now we'll just sing about pi.


ET21

I appreciated this thread to catch me up cause I was also unsure what happened when my eyes were blinded by this default background at midnight a couple weeks ago when I logged on  :-D  :-D

I assume the original background is pending a comeback?
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bandit957

Quote from: hotdogPi on April 18, 2024, 12:06:33 PMThere is one major bug left: searching a particular thread always gives 0 results.

One other major bug: Notifications don't work
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

rickmastfan67

Quote from: bandit957 on April 25, 2024, 11:42:55 AMOne other major bug: Notifications don't work

In what way?  I'm getting alerts if I'm quoted, or have a post liked.  Are you sure you have the option turned on for your account?

bandit957

Quote from: rickmastfan67 on April 26, 2024, 10:13:15 AMIn what way?  I'm getting alerts if I'm quoted, or have a post liked.  Are you sure you have the option turned on for your account?

I noticed the option had been turned off somehow. I turned it back on, and it still doesn't work.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

rickmastfan67

Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 09:31:07 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on April 26, 2024, 10:13:15 AMIn what way?  I'm getting alerts if I'm quoted, or have a post liked.  Are you sure you have the option turned on for your account?

I noticed the option had been turned off somehow. I turned it back on, and it still doesn't work.

I got an alert for your quote of my post.

bandit957

Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:20:37 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 09:31:07 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on April 26, 2024, 10:13:15 AMIn what way?  I'm getting alerts if I'm quoted, or have a post liked.  Are you sure you have the option turned on for your account?

I noticed the option had been turned off somehow. I turned it back on, and it still doesn't work.

I got an alert for your quote of my post.

I just now got an alert for this! But I'm not getting alerts for anything else.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

bandit957

I have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

rickmastfan67

Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:28:26 PMI have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.

New posts in those don't show up in the 'Alerts' area.

They show up in the 'Updated Topics' area that is linked right below the AARoads Forum logo.

bandit957

Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:47:14 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:28:26 PMI have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.

New posts in those don't show up in the 'Alerts' area.

I'm supposed to get an e-mail any time someone posts in those.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

rickmastfan67

Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:54:34 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:47:14 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:28:26 PMI have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.

New posts in those don't show up in the 'Alerts' area.

I'm supposed to get an e-mail any time someone posts in those.

Double check your email on record to make sure it's correct.  Also, double check that the threads in question aren't setup as 'No Alerts Or Emails' (button is beside the 'Print' button).

bandit957

Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:58:36 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:54:34 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:47:14 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:28:26 PMI have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.

New posts in those don't show up in the 'Alerts' area.

I'm supposed to get an e-mail any time someone posts in those.

Double check your email on record to make sure it's correct.  Also, double check that the threads in question aren't setup as 'No Alerts Or Emails' (button is beside the 'Print' button).

I'm using the correct e-mail, and these threads are set to "receive alerts."

I do get e-mails when someone quotes me, but not if someone just replies to a thread.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

rickmastfan67

Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 11:05:59 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:58:36 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:54:34 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:47:14 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:28:26 PMI have numerous threads that I'm watching, and I'm not getting alerts for those unless someone quotes me.

New posts in those don't show up in the 'Alerts' area.

I'm supposed to get an e-mail any time someone posts in those.

Double check your email on record to make sure it's correct.  Also, double check that the threads in question aren't setup as 'No Alerts Or Emails' (button is beside the 'Print' button).

I'm using the correct e-mail, and these threads are set to "receive alerts."

I do get e-mails when someone quotes me, but not if someone just replies to a thread.

"Receive Alerts" is just inside the forum, thus no email.

If you want emails, you need to select "Receive Emails and Alerts".

Also, double check the "Notify me of:" option in the "Profile - Notifications" area is not set to "Nothing at all".

bandit957

It finally works!

But I have to go through every thread I'm watching and change it to "receive emails and alerts."
Might as well face it, pooing is cool

SEWIGuy

Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 10:27:09 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on May 02, 2024, 10:20:37 PM
Quote from: bandit957 on May 02, 2024, 09:31:07 PM
Quote from: rickmastfan67 on April 26, 2024, 10:13:15 AMIn what way?  I'm getting alerts if I'm quoted, or have a post liked.  Are you sure you have the option turned on for your account?

I noticed the option had been turned off somehow. I turned it back on, and it still doesn't work.

I got an alert for your quote of my post.

I just now got an alert for this! But I'm not getting alerts for anything else.

That's because no one likes your posts.  :colorful:



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