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#1 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

All -

We have recently upgraded our forums to new software - IPB. PHP Freaks has been needing to grow and expand, which our previous software did not really allow us to do. We're excited to make the first steps of bringing in new features to our members and this conversion was definitely a giant leap in the right direction. Of course with change comes pains, but we've done our best to mitigate these. However, if you see anything wrong or have suggestions / complaints, we definitely would love your opinion to be heard.

You'll also notice with the upgraded forums a new look. We're updating our branding and will be tweaking this over the next few weeks to make the new skin a bit more bearable.

What else is in store for PHP Freaks? We're in the process of developing a brand-new main site with more features, upgraded branding (to match here) and most importantly - more content! Yup, more tutorials, articles, etc. will be coming in the next few months.

Again, thank you for your patience as we fix any bugs! :)

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#2 Jessica

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

Looks great guys! I was compulsively checking the site.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

Very, very pimp!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

Big improvement IMO. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:35 PM

Do we have a thread for reporting bugs/weirdness? I posted in reply to "test" but I don't know if it's being followed.

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#6 Zane

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

Awesome work Philip!
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#7 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

Dan - there is one in the staff area, members can report here if need be.

#8 premiso

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

Wait...there is no Troll group?

I have been lied to.

And your posts are a lie to Philip.

/me feels like an abused hooker.

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#9 Jessica

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

HA! no /me :-P
My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Damn, that was fast. Nice work Philip (and any others involved)!
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#11 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:27 PM

It was indeed faster than we expected (by quite a bit!)

And I made a note on the original post:
If you have an iPhone, you can get a mobile app ($1.99) that allows you to get push notifications (for replies, PMs, etc.) We do not own the app, it is our software providers, however our forums will support this. Android/WinMo users - sorry, no app at this time but they are working on it ;)

#12 Christian F.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

Short list of bugs/annoyances:
  • IC/TT tags not working.
  • "Go to first unread post" in the "new content" list (not checked elsewhere) does not go the the first unread post, but just opens the topic.
  • The horizontal scrollbar in code-blocks (and possibly other blocks) is not draggable, nor does it react to the mousewheel. Can only scroll by clicking on the bar's "empty" regions.
  • "Paste as plain text" is damn annoying, should be the default setting. Sucks to have to jump through hoops just to preserve intending on pasted code.
That's it for now, will add more when I find it. ;)

Oh, yeah. My browser is Opera 12 on Linux (64 bit Kubuntu), btw.

Edited by ChristianF, 21 September 2012 - 04:16 PM.

Keeping it simple.

#13 Jessica

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

"Go to first unread post" in the "new content" list (not checked elsewhere) does not go the the first unread post, but just opens the topic.


Works fine for me. Are you sure you had actually read that topic before?
My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
Lulz: "Functions should not have side effects." - trq

Please take a look at my new PHP/Web Dev blog: The Web Mason - Thanks!!

#14 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

[*]IC/TT tags not working.

Yup, we have a new IC tag in place, but we need to rebuild all of the posts to make it go into effect for existing posts. We're waiting on adding in all of our bbcodes before doing this.

[*]"Go to first unread post" in the "new content" list (not checked elsewhere) does not go the the first unread post, but just opens the topic.

As Jesi suggested, you might need to mark all read (there is a link at the bottom "Mark Community Read" - this will reset your topic markings and should fix it. Unforunately topic marking is one of those things that can't be converted.

[*]The horizontal scrollbar in code-blocks (and possibly other blocks) is not draggable, nor does it react to the mousewheel. Can only scroll by clicking on the bar's "empty" regions.

Interesting, will look into it. We're also looking at adding in the horizontal scrollbar back.

[*]"Paste as plain text" is damn annoying, should be the default setting. Sucks to have to jump through hoops just to preserve intending on pasted code.

Not sure what you mean here?

#15 Jessica

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

Not sure what you mean here?


If I copy/paste code from my editor, it comes out without indenting.
IE:
<?php
function pr($a,$t=NULL){
print '<pre>';
if(isset($t)){
print '<h4>'.$t.'</h4>';
}
print_r($a);
print '<br><br></pre>';
}
?>

To get the indented code you have to select the paste as plain text icon, which only does 1 or 2 spaces where there was a tab? It looks like crap. It also didn't save all of my spaces.
<?php
function pr($a,$t=NULL){
print '<pre>';
if(isset($t)){
print '<h4>'.$t.'</h4>';
}
print_r($a);
print '<br><br></pre>';
}
?>

I also have no way to add an attachment when I'm on the preview post page. (right now.)

Edited by jesirose, 21 September 2012 - 04:24 PM.

My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
Lulz: "Functions should not have side effects." - trq

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#16 Jessica

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Actually it looks like neither of those got the spaces, even the paste as plain text one. It looks fine in the paste as plain text box, but the spaces are gone now.
My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
Lulz: "Functions should not have side effects." - trq

Please take a look at my new PHP/Web Dev blog: The Web Mason - Thanks!!

#17 Monkuar

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

The forums look really nice and the fastest ipb 3.1+ board i've ever been on, faster than the official support forums.. lol good work!

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#18 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

Ah, okay, I see what you mean now. It seems its OK if you copy it, but once you post it using WYSIWYG it removes spaces/tabs.

#19 Christian F.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Yeah, the "Go to first unread" works after visiting a thread anew. So I guess that's a solved one, or at least survivable. :P
Assumed you were working on the IC tag as well, but better safe than sorry. As far as the scrollbar goes, just let me know if you need more info/help on it.

Now, the "paste as plain text" bit...
My first post on this new forum software included a code block, and I noticed that after pressing CTRL+V the editor (quick reply) had stripped all of the indenting from the code. I had to click on the "Paste as plain text" button in the toolbar, and paste the code in the modal window, to get it to show up with the indenting in place. Highly annoying, especially when you consider how often we post code, in other words. Hopefully something can be done with that, to get it to preserve white-space when pasting code in the editor.

Just got another small issue, while typing this. :P
It popped up with a "1 new reply" message at the top of the screen, but since I was in the middle of typing something it disappeared before I could click on it. Now I don't see any ways to get it back, unless I wait for more posts to be added.

Jesi: I (think I) got mine to work with "Paste as plain text", so it's odd that neither of yours worked. I'd better go back and verify with my post...
Keeping it simple.

#20 Philip

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

Now, the "paste as plain text" bit...
My first post on this new forum software included a code block, and I noticed that after pressing CTRL+V the editor (quick reply) had stripped all of the indenting from the code. I had to click on the "Paste as plain text" button in the toolbar, and paste the code in the modal window, to get it to show up with the indenting in place. Highly annoying, especially when you consider how often we post code, in other words. Hopefully something can be done with that, to get it to preserve white-space when pasting code in the editor.

Agreed, that is a pretty big issue for a coding forum. We'll take a look into it.

Just got another small issue, while typing this. :P
It popped up with a "1 new reply" message at the top of the screen, but since I was in the middle of typing something it disappeared before I could click on it. Now I don't see any ways to get it back, unless I wait for more posts to be added.

Yeah, we'll be changing the "new reply" notification. Both keeping it around longer & having it poll more frequently.




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