Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Textkit is a learning community- introduce yourself here. Use the Open Board to introduce yourself, chat about off-topic issues and get to know each other.
Post Reply
Aetos
Textkit Fan
Posts: 344
Joined: Sat May 19, 2018 6:04 pm

Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by Aetos » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 pm

If anybody had login problems using Internet Explorer after the redesigned webpage went up last night (16 November 2018), I found that adding textkit.com to my compatibility view settings (Tools, Compatibility View Settings, Add) restored functionality.

User avatar
bedwere
Global Moderator
Posts: 3823
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Didacopoli in California
Contact:

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by bedwere » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:33 pm

With chrome clearing cache helped.

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm

I changed the cookie store file in admin settings and this class of issue should now be cleared up. However, please continue to report any issues.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

RandyGibbons
Textkit Enthusiast
Posts: 382
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:10 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by RandyGibbons » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm

It's probably staring me in the face (like the mayonnaise in the refrigerator I"m always telling my wife is not there), but I'm not seeing the 'view recent posts' option?

Randy

RandyGibbons
Textkit Enthusiast
Posts: 382
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:10 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by RandyGibbons » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:05 pm

I see it now in Quick Links. Ok, I see the mayonnaise on the third shelf, but why's it stuck there in the back :lol: .

User avatar
Barry Hofstetter
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 1044
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:22 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:29 pm

I like the new look...
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
καὶ σὺ τὸ σὸν ποιήσεις κἀγὼ τὸ ἐμόν. ἆρον τὸ σὸν καὶ ὕπαγε.

User avatar
ἑκηβόλος
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 964
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:19 am
Location: Nanchang, PRC
Contact:

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:14 am

Threads now display 10 posts at a time instead of 20 or 25 or 50 as they did before. The what's the weather like thread now has 322 pages instead of 67 or so as before.
τί δὲ ἀγαθὸν τῇ πομφόλυγι συνεστώσῃ ἢ κακὸν διαλυθείσῃ;

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:34 am

I can't tell whether that is complaint, compliment, or observation.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

User avatar
ἑκηβόλος
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 964
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:19 am
Location: Nanchang, PRC
Contact:

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:31 am

A reminder (based on my observation) that after upgrading to a new version of the phpbb many system settings return to their defaults.

Having a larger number of posts on display seems aesthetically like an invitation to participate in conversation more than the swaddled 10 post threads that are the default. For a reader, following the flow of a thread is much easier when there are more posts on view at the same time. From a bandwidth consideration, less posts is cheaper.
τί δὲ ἀγαθὸν τῇ πομφόλυγι συνεστώσῃ ἢ κακὸν διαλυθείσῃ;

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:52 am

50 is the default. I changed it to 10 because I couldn't remember what we had on the last board, and 50 was too long for threads with serious posts.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

User avatar
Cathexis
Textkit Member
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by Cathexis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:04 pm

FWIW,

New site page design looks good! (Of course, I'm already nostalgic for the old one :roll: ).
Coming from Windows 10 & MS Edge; Login was recalled no issues, PMs ported over no probs.


Site navigation is seemless but this line shows only minor issue I could find. After I put the period
at "no probs" and pushed "Enter" above it dropped to the next line but as soon as I entered anything ("Site",...)
it dropped down again as you see above. It did it again after I pushed enter a 2nd time but allowed correction by edit.
It seems to see a partial length line followed by enter as a indent/para command. Not a big deal.

Cathexis
Romani ite Domum

anphph
Textkit Enthusiast
Posts: 577
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:35 am

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by anphph » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 pm

Is there a Mark All Read button?

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:53 pm

I can’t seem to reproduce Cathexis’ problem. What OS/browser are you using?

Anphph - check out Quick Links on the upper left.

I wouldn’t have changed the forum design for the phpbb upgrade if I could have helped it, but the old design was hand-coded in the CSS and couldn’t be ported over easily. There were a number of security issues with the old site, and we were well past time to upgrade.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

User avatar
Cathexis
Textkit Member
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by Cathexis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 pm

Hey guy,

As in my original reply, I'm using Windows 10 and MS Edge. Let me try to replicate the problem,

There! Did it again. After the comma above I hit enter to go to new line, it does. But once anything is

entered it drops another line on it's own. Which it just did again. I can correct in Preview/Edit screen.


Andrew
Romani ite Domum

User avatar
Cathexis
Textkit Member
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 pm

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by Cathexis » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:38 pm

Hey guy,

I could suggest a solution drawn from Antiquity:
Convince Bill Gates he has been invited to the House of Asterion. After he enters, proceed deep, deep into
its very center. There he will meet someone who will grant him just what he deserves.

FWIW,
Andrew
Romani ite Domum

User avatar
ἑκηβόλος
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 964
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:19 am
Location: Nanchang, PRC
Contact:

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 am

Notifications is a new feature. Is there a way for me to turn off or set preferences for notifications?
τί δὲ ἀγαθὸν τῇ πομφόλυγι συνεστώσῃ ἢ κακὸν διαλυθείσῃ;

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:27 pm

Click Notifications, and then settings.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

User avatar
ἑκηβόλος
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 964
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:19 am
Location: Nanchang, PRC
Contact:

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:53 am

Last week I could edit my older posts. Today, I don't have that option.

Restricting the editing of a user's older posts has (at least) four effects.

First, it shifts control of intellectual property rights from the individual (user) to the board (administrators). Taking control of knowledge out of the hands of people is undemocratic and increasing the gap in privilages between various groups within a community creates a society with greater disparity between classes. Second, it restricts posts on an aspect of a topic to a point in time, rather than a point of knowledge. Recantion, elaboration, rethinking are a part of the development of ideas. Third, the fluid nature of the internet means that links are often changing (broken) and need to be kept up to date. Fourth, it does not allow for cosmetic improvements in the presentation of material. For some people, spelling and correct grammar are a precondition for considering the ideas of others, and pandering to such foibles sometimes requires touching up minor mistakes.
τί δὲ ἀγαθὸν τῇ πομφόλυγι συνεστώσῃ ἢ κακὸν διαλυθείσῃ;

User avatar
jeidsath
Administrator
Posts: 3191
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Γαλεήπολις, Οὐισκόνσιν

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Post by jeidsath » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:29 am

Nothing has changed. You have, as has been the case for some time, 48 hours to edit or delete posts, which is usually enough for typos. The difficulty with making the window unlimited is that every now and then, someone goes in and deletes all of their posts from a thread, turning everyone else's replies and work there into nonsense. If you need to update a link, ping a moderator. Or even reply to the thread with an updated link. If there is some other problem, also ping a moderator, and it will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Textkit has no class, governmental, or social, aspirations that I'm aware of.
Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

Post Reply