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Old 04-17-19, 12:32 PM
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Software update: 4/18/19

Changes and fixes to the site include:

Thread Pages:

- "like" will show up on posts now-- there will be an option in "edit options" to receive notifications for likes
- "Back to Sub forum" and "Next Unread Thread" will be replacing the "previous Thread" and "Next Thread" buttons
- post editor bugs will be fixed
- Smilie selector page will be fixed
- styling in the mobile skin may look different
- any images in the post are lazy loading so the page will load faster

Other Fixes:

- most of the issues regarding logging in with Facebook or google have been resolved

If you experience any issues with this update, please report them here.
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Old 04-17-19, 04:27 PM
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Will thread start dates be brought back?
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Old 04-18-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Will thread start dates be brought back?
Hi @Deal4Fuji , in this update not yet, but yesterday I raised another issue with tech so we are working on getting that back for the Bike Forums community! Thank you for your patience with that. I know it has been a long time coming and I will closely monitor the situation.
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Old 04-18-19, 01:17 PM
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Yikes. I haven't seen it on desktop yet but the mobile has some serious UX issues.

Quotes are no longer obvious or set apart, and the difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without is extremely subtle. And those are just the things I noticed in the first few seconds.
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Old 04-18-19, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Yikes. I haven't seen it on desktop yet but the mobile has some serious UX issues.

Quotes are no longer obvious or set apart, and the difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without is extremely subtle. And those are just the things I noticed in the first few seconds.
Okay, I will bring this up to tech!
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
- "like" will show up on posts now-- there will be an option in "edit options" to receive notifications for likes
YAY! Another "let's be more like disgracebook" "feature".
Sorry, but I have always viewed "likes" as unnecessary, irrelevant, additional clutter on pages. I hate reading forums where half the page is taken up with "likes".
I personally don't care, at all, if someone likes my post. I'm not that insecure where I need some person's 'internet high-five' for something I wrote.

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Old 04-18-19, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Yikes. I haven't seen it on desktop yet but the mobile has some serious UX issues.

Quotes are no longer obvious or set apart, and the difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without is extremely subtle. And those are just the things I noticed in the first few seconds.
@Flatballer I am not seeing the "difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without" that you are talking about. Can you please send me a screenshot?
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Old 04-18-19, 02:25 PM
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To my eyes the mobile looks quite a bit better visually. Better fonts and contrast. So far I have not seen the flashes of unformatted HTML between pages, and I think the back button is returning to the same spot on the prior page.

So far so good.
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Old 04-18-19, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Yikes. I haven't seen it on desktop yet but the mobile has some serious UX issues.

Quotes are no longer obvious or set apart, and the difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without is extremely subtle. And those are just the things I noticed in the first few seconds.
If you can please let me know what device and browser you are using as well as the version of the website you are viewing it in (BikeforumsNG?) which can be found in the style chooser dropdown in the lower left corner of the page. Please make sure your browser cache is cleared as well.
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
@Flatballer I am not seeing the "difference in text between a thread with new posts and one without" that you are talking about. Can you please send me a screenshot?
So the issue with the quotes appears to be that quotes made before the update are broken, after the update are fine.

Used to be that thread you've read was basically non bold and smaller point.

Now the size is almost the same, and they're both bold, but slightly different amounts of bold. The icon on the right is still different, but it used to be very obvious from the titles and now it takes three looks.

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This is what the quotes from before the update look like now. Italics, no spaces, no box, nothing. Tough to follow.

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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
Changes and fixes to the site include:

Thread Pages:

- "like" will show up on posts now-- there will be an option in "edit options" to receive notifications for likes
- "Back to Sub forum" and "Next Unread Thread" will be replacing the "previous Thread" and "Next Thread" buttons
- post editor bugs will be fixed
- Smilie selector page will be fixed
- styling in the mobile skin may look different
- any images in the post are lazy loading so the page will load faster

Other Fixes:

- most of the issues regarding logging in with Facebook or google have been resolved

If you experience any issues with this update, please report them here.

You guys didn't fix the bugs introduced in the update a year ago, now you are adding more features?

SOFTWARE UPDATE: New photo gallery, photo uploader, and mobile skin, April 24, 2018!

That's not smart. That simply adds more things to break.

Get it together. BF has way too many competitors with more traffic, more features, and fewer issues.

Adding "likes" won't make this site better.
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Breadcrumbs beneath the last post on a page pretty pretty super awesome please. We had it before after I suggested it but it went away after the last major upgrade and it’s still not back.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
This is what the quotes from before the update look like now. Italics, no spaces, no box, nothing. Tough to follow.
The quote box has been fixed! If we get more users wanting to revert the bold text back to how it was before, I can raise the issue with tech.
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Old 04-18-19, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
Breadcrumbs beneath the last post on a page pretty pretty super awesome please. We had it before after I suggested it but it went away after the last major upgrade and itís still not back.
I will look into this!
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Is there a spelling auto-correct that can't be disabled?

I tried to write "EPS", all caps in one response, and found it posted as all lower case. I then tried editing it, and the same, lower case was posted.

What gives?

EPS
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Originally Posted by cliffordk View Post
is there a spelling auto-correct that can't be disabled?

I tried to write "eps", all caps in one response, and found it posted as all lower case. I then tried editing it, and the same, lower case was posted.

What gives?

Eps
eps
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Is there a spelling auto-correct that can't be disabled?

I tried to write "EPS", all caps in one response, and found it posted as all lower case. I then tried editing it, and the same, lower case was posted.

What gives?

EPS
I see the EPS in all caps on my end. What version of the site, device and browser are you using? Please make sure your browser cache is cleared as well.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
You guys didn't fix the bugs introduced in the update a year ago, now you are adding more features?

SOFTWARE UPDATE: New photo gallery, photo uploader, and mobile skin, April 24, 2018!

That's not smart. That simply adds more things to break.

Get it together. BF has way too many competitors with more traffic, more features, and fewer issues.

Adding "likes" won't make this site better.
What are the exact issues you are referring to?
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I see the EPS in all caps on my end. What version of the site, device and browser are you using? Please make sure your browser cache is cleared as well.
The first post it was OK.

The second post, it scrambled it (as well as changing the text that was quoted). Length of post after Quote?

Firefox 66.0.3, currently under Windows 10.
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i see the eps in all caps on my end. What version of the site, device and browser are you using? Please make sure your browser cache is cleared as well.
is there an issue with posting in all caps?
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is there an issue with posting in all caps?
I am not seeing any issue with typing all caps. I think the issue may be on your end. Are you on mobile or desktop? Also, what version? BikeForumsNG?
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i am not seeing any issue with typing all caps. I think the issue may be on your end. Are you on mobile or desktop? Also, what version? Bikeforumsng?
try a post in all caps. I just rebooted, we'll see.

Desktop version. As i said, firefox.

I'm not sure what you mean by bikeforumsng, or where to recover that number.

Just clicked on "preview"... Blam!!!! My post completely changed, plus the "ng" in your post changed to lowercase.

Anyway, whatever is editing my post is also killing off abbreviations. Ok?
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I don't use a lot of uppercase only, although will occasionally use it to highlight certain items. The first time I noticed the issue was this afternoon on BikeForums (some word processors will do autocorrect of capital issues, although one can usually work around it).

And, of course, abbreviations. EPS, OK, etc.

I sent myself an E-Mail, and it was fine.

I haven't posted on many other forums lately. But, I am a member on a couple of other forums, and I'll see if they're experiencing the issue. But, it would be an interesting coincidence that the issue cropped up the day of the update.

I am often a bit wordy, but this struck me with one of my rare very short quote replies.
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i am not seeing any issue with typing all caps. I think the issue may be on your end. Are you on mobile or desktop? Also, what version? Bikeforumsng?
this is a capslock test with lots of internet shouting

EDIT: Looks like just a run-of-the-mill anti-internet-shouting blocker (The above was all caps)....so long as there is more than the caps, nothing seems askew on FF66.0.3, BikeForumsNG skin, on Linux WRT caps
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