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Nycfire.net => Site News and Info => Topic started by: tbendick on January 20, 2011, 12:09:37 PM

Title: Software Update
Post by: tbendick on January 20, 2011, 12:09:37 PM
Just installed a Software update on the forums to address some spam problems that were occuring.  I will have to rebuild the look of the forums and update some things over the next few days to get us back to the look and feel of the site.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: guitarman314 on January 20, 2011, 12:18:03 PM
O.K., I thought the site was hijacked ;D ;)
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: Bulldog on January 20, 2011, 10:13:20 PM
I actually like this look for the forums!  They seem a little more modern and inviting.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: stretch on January 21, 2011, 12:34:02 AM
Don't change a thing! The new look is a good look. The page jumps right out at you and it is easy to see!!!
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: lifeguard91 on January 21, 2011, 01:29:21 AM
the mobile version is kinda... well it'll take getting use to
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: raybrag on January 21, 2011, 07:34:04 AM
I disagree with Bulldog & Stretch.  I find it very difficult to see where there's a new posting.  I really miss the old red maltese crosses.  Maybe its just my geezer eyes.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: rdm258 on January 21, 2011, 02:08:28 PM
Tom,
   First, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule, to update and maintain this GREAT site. I do think the old way was easier to navigate and MUCH easier to notice new/updated post. Which ever way you decide to go, we all will adapt. Again thank you for this site and look forward to see what 2011 has in stock for this site.
Rob
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: raybrag on January 21, 2011, 02:36:19 PM
I agree with Rob's sentiments, Tom.  I really appreciate what you do for all of us.  One feature i really like with this update is the navigation options (i.e. "Nycfire.net * Nycfire.net*Site News and Info" at the bottom of the page in addition to the top.  Makes life easier.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: lifeguard91 on January 21, 2011, 10:11:44 PM
I shoul rephrase my last post. I am having trouble with the mobile site.  For example, When I click on Queens, it shows the unread posts. When I click on Queens again (all the new posts have been read) it shows "No unread topics found since your last visit" I still havent found out how to get to the read topics if I want to see them.  I do thank you for all the time taken to maintain the site and didn't mean to come off rude  :-\ On another note, I  think the new site looks smooth but I do agree with rob and Raybrag about the being able to see if there is a new posting.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: grumpy grizzly on January 22, 2011, 03:50:08 PM
OK guys I am not a computer genius. The new set-up confused me but I respect the efforts of those who maintain/update this site. A short cut for those who are computer challanged, like me, go to Forums, schrool down to the bottom and click onto recent posts. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: bklyndisp54 on January 22, 2011, 07:55:14 PM
I'm with Ray
   I like the old way
Lots'a changes ain't smart
   (But I'm just an old f*rt)
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: guitarman314 on January 24, 2011, 11:00:58 AM
Having trouble posting photos, what is the process now? ???
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: tbendick on January 25, 2011, 09:13:24 AM
Working on the issues. Please post them so that I can work on fixing/updateing them as I work on the site.
Normaly I try to fix all the bugs first and then roll out the new stuff. However the spam was getting out of control hitting the site and needed to get the software updated.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: tbendick on January 26, 2011, 12:09:54 PM
Just Some notes.

Spell Check should be working.

Posting images can be done by clicking attachments and then uploading the file. It will give you the code to use, which will need to be pasted into your post.

Show unread posts since last visit. Is at the top of the page near your name, if it's not showing click on the little arrow all the way to the right top corner. Will see if we can get it some place better.

Mobile site issue with not showing posts which were read already, seems to be by design.  Will have to see if we can do some modification to it.  There is an option to allow you to disable the mobile version, how ever the 3rd party server needed to make it work has been offline for some time.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: lifeguard91 on January 27, 2011, 09:57:58 PM
Another issue with the mobile site is that I can not create a new topic
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: kidfrmqns on February 15, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
I am still having a problem everytime I log in. It says I have no unread threads. Is anyone else having this problem?
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: guitarman314 on February 15, 2011, 02:22:05 PM
It's just that it seems that I have to log in almost everytime I come on even though I clicked to always keep me on. >:(
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: Old dog on February 15, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
Have not experienced any problems here!
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: mac8146 on February 15, 2011, 03:20:02 PM
Have reported issues but nothing yet as a fix. Each time i check something out when i return to main screen i have to log back in and i have it set to always keep me logged in.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: mikeindabronx on February 15, 2011, 03:31:31 PM
Have reported issues but nothing yet as a fix. Each time i check something out when i return to main screen i have to log back in and i have it set to always keep me logged in.

I'm having this same problem, also using firefox
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: grumpy grizzly on February 15, 2011, 04:39:31 PM
I am also having log-in problems, every time I go to a screen I also have to re-log in ::)
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: FD347 on February 15, 2011, 05:36:46 PM
I am also having log-in problems, every time I go to a screen I also have to re-log in ::)

Same here.

Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: raybrag on February 15, 2011, 05:39:43 PM
I haven't had any problems . . . I'm using Chrome, not Explorer or Firefox.   But I still miss those red maltese crosses.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: nfd2004 on February 15, 2011, 06:15:36 PM
Log in problems for me too.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: svd385 on February 15, 2011, 06:41:05 PM
I am also having log-in problems, every time I go to a screen I also have to re-log in ::)

Same here.

I am having the same problem maybe 2x a day.  I'm using firefox
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: Atlas on February 15, 2011, 09:47:29 PM
Add my name to the list of having problems logging in.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: CFDMarshal on February 15, 2011, 10:26:29 PM
Same problem here Tommy, have to log in twice?
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: 68jk09 on February 16, 2011, 01:57:22 AM
Have to continually log in.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: 68jk09 on February 20, 2011, 10:53:13 PM
Anything new w/the logging in overe & over to make replys ? ......it is still happening.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: tbendick on February 23, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
I am going to run another update for the latest release tonight.
If that doesn't help the login problem, there is a way to change the handling of the cookies.

One thing to try is logging on the main page nycfire.net  vs the forums page nycfire.net/forums

For some reason I haven't had a problem, so its hard to fix when I can't duplicate it on my pc.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: tbendick on February 23, 2011, 10:06:41 PM
Updates are in.. Let me know..

The other issue that it was causing were password incorrect errors, even when the password was correct. 

I know it seems that we went a little backwards with things.  However due to the spam issues (which thank god we kept from getting onto the boards) we had to do something to get them in check.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: nfd2004 on February 24, 2011, 09:26:36 AM
Tom, It seems to be working better for me now. Thanks for all the work, and probadly the expense that you put into this for us. And I'm glad to hear you got that letter I sent you for your daughter.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: CFDMarshal on February 25, 2011, 12:26:17 AM
Seems to be working fine for me as well. Thanks!
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: truck4 on February 25, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
On a side note, due to the earlier spamming, we have to personally review all new membership registrations. The spammers have automated a way to sign up on websites to launch a spam-attack as a registered member. If you had to wait a few days or so to be 'approved,' this is why. Some guys have signed up with incomplete info and have been waiting awhile.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: svd385 on February 25, 2011, 02:24:24 PM
So far all is well with whatever you've done.  Thank you
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: grumpy grizzly on February 25, 2011, 05:58:40 PM
No complaints here. My wife downloaded a pix for my site, everything seems to be OK. I appreciate everyone's work on this site, there is NO SITE that covers FDNY. In fact there are few sites that cover ANY FD as good as yours!!! Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2011, 12:37:53 AM
Yes it seems to have corrected the constant log in & reply problems......Thank You for all the work you do to run the site.
Title: Re: Software Update
Post by: kidfrmqns on March 06, 2011, 11:42:16 AM
I did not have the log in programs at home, but I tried to log in today at the station and I'm having the same problem. I am able to log in, but when I click unread topics since last visit it is blank.