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reader50 Jan 6, 2013 04:15 AM
Welcome Back
It's up and running again, with all posts, threads, users, PMs intact. We've even made a few small updates.

There is an unresolved display problem affecting the News forums and one archive - we've hidden those for now.

Somewhere between 5% and 20% of attached images did not have their display code translated properly. The images are hosted, but the display tags are broken. This was missed somehow during beta testing. It may get addressed. We'll also be looking into activating attachment services - that was convenient.

It's good to be back.

Note: Anyone who created their account under Huddler must reset their password. Huddler uses a different hashing technique - it was not possible to import their passwords.
 
Ω Jan 6, 2013 04:43 AM
Yay!
 
Ω Jan 6, 2013 04:46 AM
New posts is coming up blank though which is where I typically jump in - otherwise would have been here sooner.

:)
 
reader50 Jan 6, 2013 04:51 AM
Just noticed that - it's the same glitch that affects several forums. It will have to be looked at another night, unless our server people figure it out sooner.
 
Ω Jan 6, 2013 05:15 AM
If I try

http://forums.macnn.com/search.php?do=getnew

which is legacy then I get nothing.

Using

http://forumsdev.macnn.com/search.php?searchid=3015138

I get a blank page - though I do think the number has changed from ..5137 as I just posted recently.
 
Ω Jan 6, 2013 05:27 AM
Jumping in directly no issues.
 
reader50 Jan 6, 2013 05:42 AM
It behaves like a PHP low-memory error. But all the people with access to that setting have gone to bed.
 
Spheric Harlot Jan 6, 2013 09:05 AM
All search results give a blank page.
 
turtle777 Jan 6, 2013 11:27 AM
:thumbsup:

Feels like home again.

-t
 
Laminar Jan 6, 2013 12:34 PM
So how's that mobile version coming along?
 
reader50 Jan 6, 2013 02:20 PM
Staff have spotted more bugs - I'll be working on them tonight. Mobile version stuff scheduled for after the bugs are under control.
 
Spheric Harlot Jan 6, 2013 02:30 PM
Any update on whether mouseover/single-tap previews of latest posts will happen?
 
reader50 Jan 6, 2013 02:41 PM
That's a new hack - will look into after the bugs are fixed.
 
subego Jan 6, 2013 02:55 PM
Woohoo!!!
 
OldManMac Jan 6, 2013 11:56 PM
Thank you! I'd about given up on coming here, and when I saw the message a few days ago about the forums being down for maintenance, I dared hope. Sometimes change isn't good.
 
abbaZaba Jan 7, 2013 12:14 AM
This is lovely
 
ajprice Jan 7, 2013 03:42 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by abbaZaba (Post 4210493)
This is lovely
It is, and its taken me no adjustment to go back to it after huddler. I automatically went to the links at the bottom to switch between forums, and a few other things came straight back too. :)
 
reader50 Jan 7, 2013 04:38 AM
Search results work again. And the blank News pages are fixed.

All attached images were imported broken because I'd forgotten a folder in the URL path. Also, several image tag cases did not convert properly. Two special cases are now fixed, affecting ~250 posts and 8 PMs. I'll work on a more general case tomorrow night.
 
chris v Jan 7, 2013 10:13 AM
There's no place like home. Well done!
 
chris v Jan 7, 2013 10:18 AM
Is there a way to turn off the little thread synopsis mouseover thingies? They bug me, for some reason.
 
The Final Dakar Jan 7, 2013 11:39 AM
Is it me or is Feedback excluded from the New Posts results? Also, will bannings from the tech and mac news forums be possible again?

Edit: Newer gaming forum threads aren't appearing but I see older ones down the list. Dafuq?

Edit 2: So any thread I visit but isn't updated disappears from the new posts lists? Not sure I like this behavior.
 
Maflynn Jan 7, 2013 03:36 PM
Congrats on the hard work - I mostly lurk now a days but its good to see 'NN back on vBulletin
 
The Final Dakar Jan 7, 2013 04:35 PM
It's amazing how much faster the forums load. Thank god.
 
Spheric Harlot Jan 7, 2013 06:16 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4210559)
So any thread I visit but isn't updated disappears from the new posts lists? Not sure I like this behavior.
Same here.
 
cgc Jan 7, 2013 06:47 PM
Much better...how do we mark a thread or all threads as read?
 
Cold Warrior Jan 7, 2013 10:08 PM
You don't afaik. A thread should be marked read when loaded, but as soon as there are new posts, that would change its status again.

From a forum/subforum page, you can mark it read by clicking the wrench icon in the top right of the border, then choosing mark forum read.
 
lpkmckenna Jan 7, 2013 10:34 PM
I didn't have an opinion on vB vs huddler, but I just want the admin and mods to know I appreciate their hard work. They clearly are concerned about the best experience of the users here.
 
reader50 Jan 7, 2013 10:34 PM
I use two bookmarks.
New Posts <- only unread threads
Today's Posts <- all recent threads

The tooltip text is a global setting. If there's enough disagreement we'll need a poll. Or a possibly involved hack to offer individual choice. At the moment, I'm being asked in another thread to extend the tooltips to latest post. And revise their code to work in Mobile Safari.
 
Ω Jan 8, 2013 12:44 AM
I am in two minds with tooltips. They are great for threads which you think are bullshit and a quick mouse over confirms it. I however hate it when they hang around for too long and get in the way.
 
reader50 Jan 8, 2013 03:27 AM
I think all images are converted now, though a few were not latched due to out-of-sequence image numbers.

In the meantime, I hacked in something new. If someone is banned, they get an error page listing the reason and expiration date. Now, if a Spammer is banned, they get this modified error page:

 
OreoCookie Jan 8, 2013 04:46 AM
What, no unicode support for that?
 
OAW Jan 8, 2013 01:16 PM
Definitely nice seeing the old layout back. One thing that I do miss from the Huddler forum was the button that took you directly to the new posts in a thread. Is there any way to incorporate that feature into the "old/new" forum?

OAW
 
The Final Dakar Jan 8, 2013 01:17 PM
Top right, it's an arrow pointing down.

That Huddler feature wasn't working correctly for me the last month anyway.
 
OAW Jan 8, 2013 02:01 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4210770)
Top right, it's an arrow pointing down.

That Huddler feature wasn't working correctly for me the last month anyway.
@Dakar ... you are the MAN! I never noticed that there. That being said, I will quibble a bit and say that new implementation requires you to open the thread first and then click that button ... so it's a 2 step process instead of a 1 step process in the Huddler implementation. Not quite as convenient but definitely better than nothing. Certainly not the end of the world. In any event, thanks for the tip! :)

OAW
 
The Final Dakar Jan 8, 2013 02:07 PM
Like I said, it wasn't working on Huddler for me the last month. And while it's a two step process, I bet you you can still do it faster since Huddler's load times were atrocious.

Edit: If you click on the "Last Post" name it'll take you to the last post. Not great if you haven't read the rest of the posts but works if you're up-to-date on the thread.
 
mduell Jan 8, 2013 08:27 PM
Most of the forum links aren't working for me.

http://forums.macnn.com/ links to:
Mac Desktops - MacNN Forums
Mac Notebooks - MacNN Forums
Consumer Hardware & Components - MacNN Forums
etc, all of which redirect to /f/#number which is page not found.

edit: Now they work.
 
abbaZaba Jan 9, 2013 09:43 AM
just to reiterate: this is lovely
 
mduell Jan 9, 2013 03:53 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by mduell (Post 4210872)
Most of the forum links aren't working for me.

http://forums.macnn.com/ links to:
Mac Desktops - MacNN Forums
Mac Notebooks - MacNN Forums
Consumer Hardware & Components - MacNN Forums
etc, all of which redirect to /f/#number which is page not found.

edit: Now they work.
Spoke too soon, none of these links work for me. They redirect to http://forums.macnn.com/f/65 http://forums.macnn.com/f/69 etc
 
reader50 Jan 9, 2013 04:39 PM
mduell, can you save source code on an affected page, or try a different browser? I'm not seeing any of those examples.

Those /f/ URLs are all Huddler ones. We're on our own server and the vB codebase now, so it has to be cache somewhere. And can't reasonably be on our end.
 
reader50 Jan 10, 2013 04:25 PM
There is an import bug where many PMs got redated to Jan 4 - the date the PMs were converted. This may get corrected as time allows.
 
abbaZaba Jan 10, 2013 07:59 PM
getting this on every page: 10.6.8, Chrome

http://i.imgur.com/SkR2R.png
 
mduell Jan 11, 2013 02:31 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by reader50 (Post 4211011)
mduell, can you save source code on an affected page, or try a different browser? I'm not seeing any of those examples.
The entire page source is "Page not found", it's not even HTML.
 
reader50 Jan 11, 2013 02:37 PM
I mean the page before that. The one that gives the bad links.
 
turtle777 Jan 12, 2013 01:13 PM
Is there a way to hide the Newposter threads from appearing when hitting the "New Posts" button ?

More than half the appearing threads are from that. It really sucks, as I'm not interested in that at all.

-t
 
reader50 Jan 12, 2013 02:06 PM
Dang, I was sure Ignore would work properly under vB. Hiding threads until/unless someone else posts in them. Maybe a plugin can force that behavior - will look into it as time permits.

In the meantime, we can ban you from the News forums on request.
 
turtle777 Jan 12, 2013 02:12 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by reader50 (Post 4211549)
Dang, I was sure Ignore would work properly under vB. Hiding threads until/unless someone else posts in them. Maybe a plugin can force that behavior - will look into it as time permits.

In the meantime, we can ban you from the News forums on request.
Yes, let's try that. Are you sure it will exclude all new posts from that forum to appear in my "new posts" listing ?

-t
 
reader50 Jan 12, 2013 02:37 PM
See if it does - it's done.
 
turtle777 Jan 12, 2013 05:40 PM
Awesome, it works. Best ban ever.

Thanks.

-t
 
berkIeestudent84 Jan 13, 2013 01:55 AM
wow, thank you so much for bringing back Vb! Reading it while you were on the other version was bothersome for me.
 
mduell Jan 14, 2013 01:21 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by reader50 (Post 4211402)
I mean the page before that. The one that gives the bad links.
It was the links I posted previously. The problem wasn't the links on the page, the problem was they were being redirected.
 
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