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#41 michel123456

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:01 PM

In each member's profile, what is the "display name history" about?
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#42 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:36 PM

Members can optionally change their "display names" -- the name that is shown in threads and so on. (The username they use to login stays the same.) The display name history lets you see what names someone's used in the past.
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#43 Externet

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:17 AM

Hello and thanks for the improvement of the forum and all the effort behind it.

There is a weird behavior:
Logged in (right top on the image) get the message of being unable to access . - Running Linux- A snapshot of the screen attached.

Oooops; another one. Trying to insert or attach the image mentioned above, from the options "Insert image" and "insert media" I get no choice to browse my compfuser contents to select the image :(
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#44 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:19 AM

Hello and thanks for the improvement of the forum and all the effort behind it.

There is a weird behavior:
Logged in (right top on the image) get the message of being unable to access . - Running Linux- A snapshot of the screen attached.

Oooops; another one. Trying to insert or attach the image mentioned above, from the options "Insert image" and "insert media" I get no choice to browse my compfuser contents to select the image :(


You can't attach through Quick Reply, so be sure to hit Add Reply if you intend to attach. Then scroll down just below the post box to Attachments, browse, upload, and so on.
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#45 iNow

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:53 AM

I see the "rate post plus minus" feature, but it looks like the Thanks for This Post feature is gone. Am I just overlooking that, too? If not, does that mean my rep is at it's eternal plateau where it stood before upgrade?
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#46 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:59 AM

The +/- feature alters your reputation. You just can't leave comments.
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#47 ydoaPs

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:28 AM

Members can optionally change their "display names" -- the name that is shown in threads and so on. (The username they use to login stays the same.) The display name history lets you see what names someone's used in the past.

Is this feature to remain? IIRC, on the old version, names had to be changed by the staff. IMO, that's a good idea to help prevent confusion.
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#48 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:38 AM

Is this feature to remain? IIRC, on the old version, names had to be changed by the staff. IMO, that's a good idea to help prevent confusion.


It's strictly limited. You can't change more than twice a year, and I may change that to once a year. I'm not sure, though; I'm taking a wait-and-see approach.
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#49 ydoaPs

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:58 AM

In each post, you can see the reputation that that post recieved. Is there a way to have the member's reputation visible on the thread rather than only on the profile?
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#50 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:12 AM

Click the Posted Image button by their username for more info about them.
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#51 michel123456

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

The +/- feature alters your reputation. You just can't leave comments.


aha. Is negative reputation available?
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#52 Spyman

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:08 PM

The +/- feature alters your reputation. You just can't leave comments.

It seems possible to boost your own reputation by giving credit to your own posts, is that intended?
(I ask since the +/- feature appears on them too, but not on posts already voted on.)

[EDIT] Ok, I tested on this post and my vote seems to have gone through...

I think you will need to prevent this or the reputation system will inflate.
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#53 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

aha. Is negative reputation available?

Yes. However, you're strongly limited in giving negative reputation -- you can give ten positive reputation points in a day, but only one negative one.

(I think that's how it's set up. If it isn't, that's what I'm changing it to.

It seems possible to boost your own reputation by giving credit to your own posts, is that intended?
(I ask since the +/- feature appears on them too, but not on posts already voted on.)

[EDIT] Ok, I tested on this post and my vote seems to have gone through...

I think you will need to prevent this or the reputation system will inflate.


I'll see if there's a way to change that. There wasn't last I checked.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

Hi Capn
I seem to be allowed to edit all my posts - weeks after they have been made. If I was a more unethical person, I could edit and improve all my posts :rolleyes:

This isn't deliberate policy is it? :)

I have just edited this post after a day.

Edited by jimmydasaint, 17 July 2010 - 09:57 PM.

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#55 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hmm. Fixed.
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#56 Externet

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:18 AM

You can't attach through Quick Reply, so be sure to hit Add Reply if you intend to attach. Then scroll down just below the post box to Attachments, browse, upload, and so on.


Hello.
This is related to my post #43 above. Attaching image links as a workaround to what I was trying to explain, as cannot discern the way to insert pictures.

This shows me logged in at right upper corner with message of not being able to access..

---> Posted Image

And in this one cannot find the "Attachments" option :

---> Posted Image

Hope this post will show up :blink:
Thank you, Captain.
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#57 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:25 AM

Ah, I see. I hadn't granted anyone permission to attach files in this forum. Should be fixed now.

The first error you see has me baffled. Others have reported it -- they get an error when they try to view any category. But I don't know why. For the moment, I'd suggest browsing from the forum index and only selecting forums, not categories. I'll try to track it down.
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#58 iNow

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:42 AM

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Edited by iNow, 17 July 2010 - 05:40 AM.

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#59 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:52 AM

Incidentally, you all now have significantly larger attachment upload limits, since we're not really hurting for space yet.

edit: actually, the disk is 86% full... interesting. Time for some spring cleaning, I guess.
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#60 scilearner

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:50 PM

WOW this is the first time I have accepted change as good (when it comes to something we have used to, getting changed) :) It is funny I actually like the new site better. Well done for everyone involved in this :D

Edited by scilearner, 17 July 2010 - 12:51 PM.

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