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Aug 8, 2007, 12:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by thewebdrives View Post
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int main(int argc, const char *argv[]) { printf("This line should be indented!\n"); printf("So should this one\n"); }
That's even worse than before - all line breaks in the whole code block are gone, and the entire thing is showing up as one really long line.

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Aug 11, 2007, 07:21 PM
 
Usually, threads won't load because the image resizer is trying to preload sig images. If one or maybe two sig servers are offline, the resizer will time out soon enough for the rest of the page to load. Three or more missing sigs and the thread times out.

You can prove this by going into your user cp -> edit options -> Thread Display Options -> Show Signatures checkbox.
Turn them off, then load all the stuck threads. You'll find they load fine.

Supposedly, we went back to the old image resizer. But the old resizer was client-side script that resized images after they load in your browser window. You'd see images load at full size, then resize after they're loaded. The current behavior is server-side, you can see oversized images load already resized. Which means the server loaded them first. And was too dumb to skip sig images.

My conclusion is that we're still on the new resizer, or some close variation. Instead of giving us back the old resizer, they tweaked the GUI behavior of the new one. Same basic code, different face. And stuck threads whenever a sig server or two is offline. Possibly if a hosted image server is down as well.

For myself, I'm browsing with sigs turned off because I have to be able to load all threads. It sux. I've been tempted to post multiple images in this thread with bad source servers - make this thread a stuck thread deliberately so that the problem will be addressed. I'd rather have the thread reflow itself as images resize than have threads not load at all.
     
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Aug 11, 2007, 07:46 PM
 
Thank you. The way you explain it makes sense (though does not explain why such problems exist in today’s software). Turning signatures off indeed helped. Just that a notification somewhere would have been helpful.

Now I'm thinking of a reason to turn signatures back on and can’t find any.

Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I'd rather have the thread reflow itself as images resize than have threads not load at all.
Seconded.

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Aug 14, 2007, 11:47 AM
 
After much intense calculation, it has been decided that your thread is already in the forum that you wish to move it to.

Deep Thought should be jealous.

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Aug 15, 2007, 02:49 AM
 
The /new-post/ suffix for the URLs in the subscribed threads list is still broken.
     
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Aug 17, 2007, 06:29 PM
 
Images aren't showing up for me, neither are sigs.

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Aug 29, 2007, 06:43 PM
 



So this is where forum bugs go.......
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Aug 29, 2007, 06:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post



So this is where forum bugs go.......
Exactly.

I just snapped a screen shot of this also!
     
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Aug 30, 2007, 03:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
Exactly.

I just snapped a screen shot of this also!
Me three, I was just too lazy to post it.
     
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Sep 17, 2007, 03:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar
Not this I find this all that troublesome, but as a general heads up, when clicking the resize bar on a pic in a spoiler tag, it will cause the pic both to resize and be re-hidden by the spoiler tag.
I accidentally started a thread for this.
     
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Sep 17, 2007, 04:20 PM
 
Code:
int main(int argc, const char **argv) { printf("Indents still don't work in code tags!\n"); printf("fix it please!\n"); return 0; }

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Sep 17, 2007, 04:42 PM
 
Something I've noticed, when not logged in and in the search tool, after a search has been made and it's taken you back to the search screen because you're not logged in, the log in drop down doesn't seem to work. FF 2, latest updates, Ubuntu 7.04,
     
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Sep 18, 2007, 03:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
The /new-post/ suffix for the URLs in the subscribed threads list is still broken.
A full month later and it's still not fixed.

And the user profiles have remained incomplete ever since the redesign.
     
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Sep 18, 2007, 08:36 AM
 
Here is a forum bug I screenshot. I didn't want to keep it that way cause of the annoying thing it does to threads.



Someone could really be obnoxious and make page loading a PITA.

You can make you "location" as long as you want and it just extends so that the page loads as if ONE HUGE image was posted.
     
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Sep 22, 2007, 08:17 PM
 
i've gotten this a couple of times tonight:


Warning: connect(): Can't connect to gg.macnn.com:11211, Unknown error (0) in /includes/class_datastore.php on line 307

Fatal error: Unable to connect to memcache server in /includes/class_datastore.php on line 309


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Sep 30, 2007, 05:40 PM
 
Not sure if this is a forum problem or a Safari (iPhone version) problem.

Long thread names don't seem to be wrapping properly.

I can't post a screenshot (or more accurately, don't know how to take a screenshot on an iPhone), but if you click on either of these threads from an iPhone, I imagine it will render the same way.

http://forums.macnn.com/95/political...lion-children/

http://forums.macnn.com/95/political...guy-beat-heck/

Shorter names seem to work fine.
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 01:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Usually, threads won't load because the image resizer is trying to preload sig images. If one or maybe two sig servers are offline, the resizer will time out soon enough for the rest of the page to load. Three or more missing sigs and the thread times out.

You can prove this by going into your user cp -> edit options -> Thread Display Options -> Show Signatures checkbox.
Turn them off, then load all the stuck threads. You'll find they load fine.

Supposedly, we went back to the old image resizer. But the old resizer was client-side script that resized images after they load in your browser window. You'd see images load at full size, then resize after they're loaded. The current behavior is server-side, you can see oversized images load already resized. Which means the server loaded them first. And was too dumb to skip sig images.

My conclusion is that we're still on the new resizer, or some close variation. Instead of giving us back the old resizer, they tweaked the GUI behavior of the new one. Same basic code, different face. And stuck threads whenever a sig server or two is offline. Possibly if a hosted image server is down as well.

For myself, I'm browsing with sigs turned off because I have to be able to load all threads. It sux. I've been tempted to post multiple images in this thread with bad source servers - make this thread a stuck thread deliberately so that the problem will be addressed. I'd rather have the thread reflow itself as images resize than have threads not load at all.
I've had sigs turned off since you said this, and in the past week or two, most pages in the forums refuse to load completely (continuing currently). If I notice and stop the page from loading manually, everything shows up just fine. Very irritating.
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 10:25 AM
 
when I try sending PMs to a mod or two, safari keeps crashing
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 11:46 AM
 
That’s not a bug, it’s a feature, implemented to prevent you (yes, you specifically!) from getting in touch with the mods.

They don’t like you.
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 02:42 PM
 
yeah, I figured they don't like me for whatever reason.

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Oct 21, 2007, 12:43 AM
 
image resizer is down
     
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Oct 21, 2007, 12:20 PM
 
WAAY down.
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 01:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
image resizer is down
Quoted for truth.
Signature depreciated.
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 03:19 AM
 
we know. it's being looked into.
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 04:17 AM
 
codef and codexx tags don't work.
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 04:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
codef and codexx tags don't work.
I think they got rid of those in favor of the [CODE] tag

Code:
test 123 test 123
edit: *gasp*!
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Oct 23, 2007, 05:48 AM
 
The image resizer being down wouldn't be so bad if people would stop purposely posting huge
Images where they aren't supposed to be. :/
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 06:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
I think they got rid of those in favor of the [CODE] tag
Actually I don't care which code tags they use and I always try several before I give up. At least one should be working. But it's not.

Code:
bla
[codef]bla[/codef]
[codexx]bla[/codexx]
     
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Oct 27, 2007, 06:18 PM
 
I thought this was mentioned before but I can't find it:
When you use multi-quote, you have to explicitly go back and un-select those posts after you write yours. This totally, totally, sucks. Especially when you don't know what page they're on in a 20-page thread.
     
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Oct 29, 2007, 01:15 PM
 
I've had "the server is too busy at the moment" eat a couple posts.

Did this always happen? I seem to remember posts still registering when the server choked with the old SW.
     
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Oct 29, 2007, 04:16 PM
 
It doesn’t happen if you post via the Post function, only with the Quick Reply function. But yes, it’s annoying.
     
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Oct 29, 2007, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Actually I don't care which code tags they use and I always try several before I give up. At least one should be working. But it's not.

Code:
bla
[codef]bla[/codef]
[codexx]bla[/codexx]
Try the CODEX tag:

[codex]IF codex = the only damn tag that works THEN {
PRINT "woohoo!";
} ELSE {
PRINT "boohoo!";
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I want the PHP tag back

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Oct 29, 2007, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
It doesn’t happen if you post via the Post function, only with the Quick Reply function. But yes, it’s annoying.

Thanks for the answer!

Do you know if a busy server will eat the post if you hit "Go Advanced"?
     
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Nov 1, 2007, 07:32 PM
 
So, now I've had about a dozen posts eaten by the server.

Are these server outages being caused by repairs, or am I just to assume that the forums are going to go offline 10 times a day?

I'm sorry if I seem cranky here, but at least the old SW would generally only do this at 3AM.
     
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Nov 12, 2007, 08:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
If you want to subscribe to a forum it clicks you through two pages. One for the subscribe and one for a "you sure" or something of the like.

When you go here

http://forums.macnn.com/usercp.php

Theh "Unsubscribe from this forum" link will take you to a page that tells you that you've unsubscribed from it without confirming as the subscribing link.

I've on man occasion accidentally hit this link and had to go back and subscribe again (It's a PITA)

I suggest either get rid of the link (You can unsubscribe within the forum itself) or add a "You Sure" option.

That way no forum is unsubscribed on accident.

Makes GUI sense.
Not to whine, or complain, or to make any jabs at anyone. I am just really annoyed this GUI problem still exists. I constantly have to re-add forums to my list. Well ok not constantly, but enough that it's annoying.

It confirms if you want to add a forum to the list. If you don't want to remove the link, at least make a confirm to remove it as well?

Sometimes it's clicked on accident.

In case someone doesn't know what I am referring to, here is a visual.
Of course the highlighted link is the link I am asking to be removed, or at least have a confirmation asking to remove said forum instead of automatically doing it.



This is of course a human error. The link doesn't click itself. But GUI's should also be designed with user error in mind.
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BTW another bug I found is by using the INDENT tags, you have to leave a DOUBLE space AFTER the IDENT text or the post ignores the space you put in.

For example

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
I added a space space after the indent. (Go to quote and check it out) But when I hit "Submit Reply" those spaces are missing.

In order to make it work right you have to add two spaces like this

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

Which does end up working out in the end. It's a petty and inane bug I know, but a bug non-the-less. And if it never gets fixed I could not care any less.

Just pointing it out in case anyone else runs into it
     
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I'll take the lack of response, and lack of fixing of said bug as a "Have no clue how to fix that" reply.
     
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Dec 6, 2007, 10:46 AM
 
Sans serif medium is showing up as large.

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random threads are making my safari quit. last thread was the video gems one
     
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oh, and there is an orange bar on the front page:



nevermind, a page reload fixed it
     
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Dec 6, 2007, 04:09 PM
 
Code:
Could you please re-fix the code tag?

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How about fixing the profile links to jump to a new unread post? Still waiting on that one.

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Dec 6, 2007, 05:49 PM
 
Seems to be a lot of bugs that wont get fixed till the original coder has time to fix them.
     
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Dec 7, 2007, 03:30 AM
 
So when will that be?

It appears they basically remodelled the forum right before the guy doing it when MIA. And now we're stuck with a load of bugs and a thread that seems to be useless because nobody else than the original coder is capable of fixing them.

Could an admin comment on this?
     
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Dec 7, 2007, 06:22 AM
 
I have another bug: there is a missing image (which looked like a dashed right corner) when you delete things, for instance. But it pops up at different places.
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Bugs here, bugs there..... just don't forget, BUGGGSSS makes people more productive!
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Dec 7, 2007, 02:45 PM
 
Oreo, does it only show up in attachment-related text? Since attachments are disabled here, they never bothered to fix up anything related to them.

That specific missing image is supposed to be located at _vb_images/misc/tree_ltr.gif
     
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So recently, some posts that I've been making in the iPod/iPhone forum either don't show up at all, or disappear in a very short time. I've made posts in this thread and this one, but neither have shown up. It's not happening anywhere else.
     
 
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