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Urban Melbourne 2.0 - issues/feedback thread

Alastair Taylor's picture
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Creating a thread for any issues encountered / feedback.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#2

How about a Preview button when you post comments on this forum, would come in very handy. 

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Alastair Taylor's picture
#3

Preview button now implemented!

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#4

^^ Much appreciated! smiley

.........Now, about those extra emoticons, I hope we'll get them soon.angel

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#5

I noticed that in my latest culture article Titillating Tivoli Theatre, that the main image showing the Tivoli has gone from portrait format to landscape, cutting the top and bottom out. The accompanying text has also been omitted:

 

The New Opera House (Tivoli Theatre) shortly after its opening in 1901.

Original raw photograph from The State Library of Victoria, restored by me.

 

Can this be fixed?

Do I need to send you the original image again or can I edit it?

I also noticed that editing by UM in the first paragraph of my article has created a grammatical error as well.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
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We seem to have a problem with images posted with image tags, etc, on this forum.

Example below:

For some reason the image no longer can be seen.

I've edited the Historic Photo of the day thread by replacing all tagged files and posting them in another way.

I don't have the time to do it to everything I've posted.

Can someone please fix it so they can be seen again.

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Les Whyte's picture
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l have notice this morning Sunday 18th of May, that l can no-longer see who is online when l click onto Forum, and stroll down to the bottom of the page may l ask why, is there something wrong with the website, no matter whether l am browsing on my Desk-Top computer or IPAD Air Tablet.

When l use my IPAD Air and browse the website, l have to completely shut it down or turn it off, just to see the latest post on here or it won't show me the latest post at all.

Where l use my desk-top computer l can see the latest post, so who knows if there could be problems with my IPAD Air or the website.

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#8

Hi Peter, I'm one of the site admins here.

Discovered that BBCode use was disabled for a text format following an upgrade; this was recently re-enabled.

Your existing photo threads should now render as before.

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#9

Hi Bluey66, site admin here.

The statistics block - which appears at the end of the forum list - should now be appearing again.

Regarding your IPad Air issue, can you indicate where on the site (with a URL, preferably) you are browsing to see the latest post?

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#10

^^ Thanks Geoff, but now all the images are doubling up as can be seen in my previous post, can you fix that too (or should I say two, lol).

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#11

OK, you should now no longer be seeing double.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#12

^^ All is good, thanks Geoff. yes

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Peter Maltezos's picture
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I have noticed that all recent image posts by Ryan (24/5 and onwards) can't be seen by me.

All I get is a box with a question mark.

Is it just me?

If not, can you please look into this Geoff, it could be that Ryan has changed his host and it's not working as well as the previous one.

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#14

Hi Peter,

Ryan's recent images are hosted at AciaNet Images (http://img.acianetmedia.com/, http://aciai.me/), which appears to be unresponsive at the moment.

Any outage or availability problems for that service are usually mentioned in LightPath Creative's blog.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
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Problems with viewing Ryan's photos again.

Box with question mark is all I see in recent posts, not the latest though, they seem to be fine.

.....And when are we going to have more emoticons to choose from. angry

 

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#16

Hi Peter,

It is a similar problem to what was experienced back in May. This time around, the aciai.me and lightpath.net.au domains are not resolving to IP addresses.

The image hosting provider - AciaNet Images - is outside of our control.

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Riddlz's picture
#17

Hi

I've been attempting to update some of my settings, name, profile picture and such.

When I attempt to save these changes I receive a message stating "The email address ... is not allowed"

I'm not sure what is going wrong here. It's a legitimate e-mail address that I use. I even tried a secondary one, that didn't work either.

Is there something I'm missing here? Thanks

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#18

Hi,

Thanks for your post. We have server rules configured on some email domains as an anti-spam measure.

I've sent you a private message requesting further details.

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Viscount Melbourne's picture
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Forum section of the website has been having issues for the last 2 weeks.

It doesn't show new posts correctly. Read post message still appears as unread. It becomes very hard to track what posts have been read & what hasn't been.

Are there any issues? Am I the only one experiencing this issue?

I have tried to create another username, tried different browsers to no avail.

Please check and fix this issue.

Thanks kindly.

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Geoff Simmons's picture
#20

Thanks for your report. I've recently adjusted page caching for forum posts, which should address this issue. Let us know if it continues to be encountered.

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Viscount Melbourne's picture
#21

Thanks Geoff. The issue has been resolved. Really appreciate your help.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#22

Why has the 5 star rating system in the NEWS section been removed?

I liked it as it provided a form of audience participation.

......Still waiting for more emoticons in the forum section as well.

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jax's picture
#23

Do you have plans to make the site more mobile friendly? I would visit more often if it was easier to use from an iphone.

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Alastair Taylor's picture
#24

Hi Pete,

Re: rating system - it was a legacy component from a theme far gone which in effect actually does nothing on the site - the best type of audience participation is commenting and we're already starting to see higher volumes of comments since the rating system was removed

Re: emoticons/forum in general, we are keeping a very close eye on a new Drupal (CMS which runs this site) forum module which will add a lot more features compared to what we currently have, there are some example sites using the new tech listed on the module's Drupal page here: https://www.drupal.org/project/harmony_core - we'll switch over to Harmony when the module progresses a little further.

Hi Shane:

Re: mobile friendly, can you clarify what the current issue is? We do have a responsive regime working for desktop/mobile and tablet at present - which areas of the site do you find are not that mobile-friendly?

Cheers

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Alastair Taylor's picture
#25

Hi all, apologies for the outages today.

Put simply we're somewhat over our current host and are currently canvassing our options.

We'll be making a decision soon on where to potentially move to and hopefully thereafter we can put all this shit behind us.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#26

Ooooops!

Accidentally created a thread in the wrong section.

Can someone please move this thread about shipping container skyscrapers:

https://urban.melbourne/forum/shipping-container-skyscrapers

from WORLD PHOTOS & VIDEOS to PROJECTS, CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN & INFRASTRUCTURE please.

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