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Started by rickmastfan67, March 26, 2024, 12:44:11 PM

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rickmastfan67

There are a few new features in the 2.1 branch of SMF that I've turned on for us.  Please don't abuse them, or I might have to turn them back off.

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LIKES - You can now like individual posts if you want to.  This will allow people to show their support for something, and not have to make an 'I agree' type of post if they don't want to.

@ Mentions - You are now able to directly mention another user in a post and they'll get a notification about it.  Please don't abuse this.


vdeane

I'm not sure that I see where the like post button is, but I did just find another feature: if you select some text, there's now an option to quote just the selected text.  Neat.

We also appear to have the ability to edit posts while still being in the thread (similar to quick reply).
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

Voyager

Quote from: vdeane on March 26, 2024, 12:55:01 PMI'm not sure that I see where the like post button is, but I did just find another feature: if you select some text, there's now an option to quote just the selected text.  Neat.

I'm not seeing the like button either.
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rickmastfan67

Quote from: Voyager on March 26, 2024, 12:55:39 PM
Quote from: vdeane on March 26, 2024, 12:55:01 PMI'm not sure that I see where the like post button is, but I did just find another feature: if you select some text, there's now an option to quote just the selected text.  Neat.

I'm not seeing the like button either.

@Voyager how about now?  I think I fixed that.

Voyager

Quote from: rickmastfan67 on March 26, 2024, 12:58:37 PM
Quote from: Voyager on March 26, 2024, 12:55:39 PM
Quote from: vdeane on March 26, 2024, 12:55:01 PMI'm not sure that I see where the like post button is, but I did just find another feature: if you select some text, there's now an option to quote just the selected text.  Neat.

I'm not seeing the like button either.

@Voyager how about now?  I think I fixed that.

Yep! Should see that I liked your post if you want to check the back-end of the function.
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hotdogPi

The character limit rules have changed for the worse. The character limit is 300 for signatures. It used to be that it would only check before filtering and automatic replacement. Now, it also checks after. Worse, punctuation characters get replaced with HTML entities (even if they're in ASCII), meaning punctuation takes up several characters.

There's a new "country" option on my profile, but I can't add it without ruining my signature, since it's over the limit by 38 characters. (It displays as 6 over before trying to save, which I was able to get under the limit by removing "http://" from the links, but it's 38 over when it auto-adds the HTML entities.)

I've changed my display name to match Flickr and Discord. My original idea for "1" was that it wouldn't be connected with my other accounts and I could put more personal information here compared to my "hotdogPi" accounts, but that ended as soon as I got Flickr.
Clinched

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US 13, 44, 50
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 25

rickmastfan67

Quote from: hotdogPi on March 26, 2024, 01:10:16 PMThe character limit rules have changed for the worse. The character limit is 300 for signatures. It used to be that it would only check before filtering and automatic replacement. Now, it also checks after. Worse, punctuation characters get replaced with HTML entities (even if they're in ASCII), meaning punctuation takes up several characters.

There's a new "country" option on my profile, but I can't add it without ruining my signature, since it's over the limit by 38 characters. (It displays as 6 over before trying to save, which I was able to get under the limit by removing "http://" from the links, but it's 38 over when it auto-adds the HTML entities.)

I've changed my display name to match Flickr and Discord. My original idea for "1" was that it wouldn't be connected with my other accounts and I could put more personal information here compared to my "hotdogPi" accounts, but that ended as soon as I got Flickr.

Some settings got reverted to the 'default' due to the changes that happened when fixing the site.

Signature limit should now be 450.

WhyLifeIs4

Yep my signature character limit is 450 so its working for me
Cliniched every Wisconsin State highway except the entirety of WI-16

I will be in Kerryville for the Eclipse!

:bigass:

ClassicHasClass

Where did the option to find unread replies to threads you've participated in go? I can only find getting all unread replies.

rickmastfan67

Quote from: ClassicHasClass on March 26, 2024, 01:21:12 PMWhere did the option to find unread replies to threads you've participated in go? I can only find getting all unread replies.

It's now called 'Updated Topics'.  Should be right under the 'AARoads Forum' logo at the top.

ClassicHasClass

Got it. Much obliged, thank you.  :sombrero:

WhyLifeIs4

Found it   :sombrero:

I love the new layout of the forum! @rickmastfan67
Cliniched every Wisconsin State highway except the entirety of WI-16

I will be in Kerryville for the Eclipse!

:bigass:

hobsini2

I see the avatar options have defaulted. Is there a way to get back what was the previous avatar? I tried to update it in the profile and it did not like it.
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hotdogPi

Searching is more intuitive now. It was always the case that searching in a board or topic would search that board or topic rather than the entire forum. It wasn't obvious that that was the case until now, though, where it explicitly says "this topic" (and has an option to switch to "entire forum"). However, searching US 50 still gets US 250 and US 501, regexes still aren't supported, and you still can't search a user's posts from their profile.

By the way, I absolutely don't like that the window to type posts in is monospaced.
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US 13, 44, 50
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 25

nexus73

Can we get back the darker green main color for the forum?
US 101 is THE backbone of the Pacific coast from Bandon OR to Willits CA.  Industry, tourism and local traffic would be gone or severely crippled without it being in functioning condition in BOTH states.

rickmastfan67

Quote from: hobsini2 on March 26, 2024, 01:28:59 PMI see the avatar options have defaulted. Is there a way to get back what was the previous avatar? I tried to update it in the profile and it did not like it.

In what way?  I'm trying to figure out what might have changed here.

rickmastfan67


hotdogPi

It appears that any profile that was a default option is now gone. Anything that was an uploaded image survived the update.
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US 13, 44, 50
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 25

WhyLifeIs4

Gravatars are still there though
Cliniched every Wisconsin State highway except the entirety of WI-16

I will be in Kerryville for the Eclipse!

:bigass:

rickmastfan67

Quote from: hotdogPi on March 26, 2024, 01:44:01 PMIt appears that any profile that was a default option is now gone. Anything that was an uploaded image survived the update.

Got it.  Should now be fixed.

hbelkins

I'm not seeing the "like" button feature either. And how does the "mention" feature work? Do you type an @ sign before the name?


Government would be tolerable if not for politicians and bureaucrats.

hotdogPi

I'll test now: @hbelkins

It even autocompleted as I was typing it.
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US 13, 44, 50
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 25

WhyLifeIs4

Yep you type a @ before the name

@hbelkins
Cliniched every Wisconsin State highway except the entirety of WI-16

I will be in Kerryville for the Eclipse!

:bigass:

Hunty2022

There's a little autocomplete feature when typing the first two letters of the username. Also, the "PREVIEW" and "POST" buttons seem to have swapped places.

@Hunty2022 (just trying to see where the notification would be located)
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1000th Post: 11/12/23

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https://huntyroadsnc.blogspot.com

MATraveler128

I also noticed the age no longer appears on profiles unless you click on the actual profile.
Formerly BlueOutback7

Lowest untraveled number: 96



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