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Janet H 03 June 2011 13:48

Forum Update on Monday - Q & A
 
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This coming Monday the Forum Software and 'skin' will be updated. It is possible that there will be a brief period when the board is not online, but we hope to keep it to a minimum.

There will be some nifty new features and a new look. After the initial upgrade we will continue to tweak settings and so ask for your indulgence whilst this is being undertaken.

Here's a sneak peak at the new look:

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Bigmuz7 03 June 2011 13:53

Bring it on guys !! :thumbs:

Crusher 03 June 2011 14:02

Wow ! Can't wait! Looks good! Just hope it all works! :D

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net

martini 03 June 2011 14:17

Avocet will be pleased to be the ribnet poster boy!

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net

Bigmuz7 03 June 2011 15:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini (Post 403997)
Avocet will be pleased to be the ribnet poster boy!

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net

He was very quiet last time he was in my company ... :shrug: .. he might be camera shy :thumbs:

Hightower 03 June 2011 16:45

Looks good.... But!

Could we have the "Recent Discussions" as a button/link on the main menu page?

I like the Idea of using "Recent Discussions", but it takes up too much space on my desktop (and judging by other peoples comments) and the only way of toggling it is to go though user CP. Much better to have a button in my opinion.

Avocet 06 June 2011 02:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini (Post 403997)
Avocet will be pleased to be the ribnet poster boy!

We've been away for a long week-end and I've only just caught this. I don't know what I've done to deserve the honour but 'tis indeed me! Well spotted. :thumbs: :speedboat:

Nasher 06 June 2011 05:50

Looks good:thumbs:
hopefully it will all go well and give us all a nicer expriance on our favorite forum.

I'm assuming that following recent discussions the daft box on the right will be fully removable as a option.

Nasher.

PeterM 06 June 2011 09:23

Whoaaa - its all changed ! I cant get away with skiving when at work ( as easily now :facepalm:) ... change it all back !!!!;)

JABS 06 June 2011 09:26

Brilliant! Great improvement.

But, yes, it is more obvious that it isn't work!!

Congratulations and thanks to all for the hard work involved in the changes.

Channel Ribs 06 June 2011 09:31

Yay, go Avocet :)

Avocet 06 June 2011 09:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Channel Ribs (Post 404396)
Yay, go Avocet :)

:thumbs:

Janet H 06 June 2011 09:45

We're still doing a bit of tinkering but thanks for the feedback :)

Mollers 06 June 2011 09:55

WTF!!!!!!!!!:eek:

martini 06 June 2011 10:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mollers (Post 404399)
WTF!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Thats what I thought, once your eyes adjust to it looks good though :thumbs:

Channel Ribs 06 June 2011 10:08

Now that David is the poster boy, do we all have to grow beards and drink Shiraz? :dance:

Janet H 06 June 2011 10:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Channel Ribs (Post 404403)
Now that David is the poster boy, do we all have to grow beards and drink Shiraz? :dance:


I'll pass on the beard ..... :lol:

9D280 06 June 2011 10:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterM (Post 404394)
Whoaaa - its all changed ! I cant get away with skiving when at work ( as easily now :facepalm:) ... change it all back !!!!;)

Seconded! :D

Can we have a "highly reduced visuals so it looks a lot less like Ribnet & more like work" option? :angel:

Like the additional smilies! :thumbs:

Nos4r2 06 June 2011 10:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9D280 (Post 404408)
Seconded! :D

Can we have a "highly reduced visuals so it looks a lot less like Ribnet & more like work" option? :angel:

Like the additional smilies! :thumbs:

That might not be a bad idea :D

C2 RIBS 06 June 2011 10:47

Todays Post
 
Not sure if the new forum image has been fully tweeked, but before if we did not log on I could quickly hit "todays post" and could see forum posts but know it has asked me for more info, is this correct?

gotchiguy 06 June 2011 10:54

Two points:

Please can we have the "top of page" button back where it was before? I know it is still there in the corner, but I preferred its old position.

Please could we have the boat details back under each username.

martini 06 June 2011 11:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404416)
Two points:

Please can we have the "top of page" button back where it was before? I know it is still there in the corner, but I preferred its old position.

Please could we have the boat details back under each username.

Not too fussed about the exact location of the top of page button (fussy git:rolleyes:) but user's boat details was quite handy, people often start talking about "the boat" so it's handy to know what exactly they're going on about

Erin 06 June 2011 11:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avocet (Post 404348)
We've been away for a long week-end and I've only just caught this. I don't know what I've done to deserve the honour but 'tis indeed me! Well spotted. :thumbs: :speedboat:

They spotted my photo from our Paris gallery and asked if they could use it. Seeing as it wasn't me in the shot I didn't hesitate to say yes :)

martini 06 June 2011 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erin (Post 404422)
They spotted my photo from our Paris gallery and asked if they could use it. Seeing as it wasn't me in the shot I didn't hesitate to say yes :)

Aren't you supposed to be on honeymoon in SA right now? Losing brownie points rapidly here :rolleyes:

Nos4r2 06 June 2011 11:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini (Post 404420)
Not too fussed about the exact location of the top of page button (fussy git:rolleyes:) but user's boat details was quite handy, people often start talking about "the boat" so it's handy to know what exactly they're going on about

Seconded.

Erin 06 June 2011 11:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini (Post 404426)
Aren't you supposed to be on honeymoon in SA right now? Losing brownie points rapidly here :rolleyes:

Can you believe it, no running water, hardly any electricity, but mobile phone masts everywhere! Get a better signal here than the north coast of Jersey :eek:

Just waiting for dinner in our Tanzania lodge, so thought that $4 to catch up on what's happening in the real world didn't seem too bad (using a very slow pc). Guards are outside to keep us safe from all the lions, leopards, wildebeest and zebra roaming around out there looking for their own dinner. We'll be needing a new forum for holiday snaps at the rate we're taking photos.

Channel Ribs 06 June 2011 11:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erin (Post 404441)
We'll be needing a new forum for holiday snaps at the rate we're taking photos.

Oooooo slideshow? :clap:

gotchiguy 06 June 2011 12:08

One other thing: surely it makes sense for the "community forums" to be below the RIB ones. Seeing as they are supposed to be the main content of the site.

It may only be me but it has been my impression over the years that JK tried to stay away from having too many different sections and all the glitzy bits. I accept that it may be part and parcel of joining the "social knowledge" group, however some of the "improvements" do seem to be a little superfluous, potential detractors in fact from the main sections?

Janet H 06 June 2011 12:24

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Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404449)
One other thing: surely it makes sense for the "community forums" to be below the RIB ones. Seeing as they are supposed to be the main content of the site.

It may only be me but it has been my impression over the years that JK tried to stay away from having too many different sections and all the glitzy bits. I accept that it may be part and parcel of joining the "social knowledge" group, however some of the "improvements" do seem to be a little superfluous, potential detractors in fact from the main sections?

Possibly - but for new members trying to get help with their first issues or having trouble navigating the forum this section is invaluable. We just set up an intro forum in the community section as well after seeing a bunch of newbie posts in various other sections that went unanswered. They easily get lost and it can be very for a first time poster to get no response...

For the most part, regular members will just scroll past the new bits at the top. Did you know you can even close a category?

Click on the tiny arrow over to the top right of the category to minimize it :)

Nasher 06 June 2011 12:40

Looking good:thumbs:

Nasher

willk 06 June 2011 13:29

Very Pretty.

What we need now are some new "skins". I'd like one that has no RIBnet logo (especially now that Bill Oddie is on it). In fact, I'd like it to look/function like an email client, making it Safe For Work. That way I could get more done, posting I mean, not work. Obviously :ermm:

Why stop there though? Customised Skins for RIBnetters. Biffer would approve - his could look exactly like the old RIBnet. Bigwuss would presumably want his to look like the next version. Nasher's might look like posts quickly sketched on the back of old HMRC envelopes. Polwart's could appear to run in Debugging Mode, and flash up all the rude bits for removal. If Martini ordered one, it would probably be black text on a black background, but it would be visible with IR goggles. Gotchi's might automatically post replies exploiting the Three Degrees of Separation that link any random post with Ospreys in two steps. Or one. Channel Rib's would be just as good as everyone else's but cost a fraction less, before tax.

:)

John Kennett 06 June 2011 13:46

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

martini 06 June 2011 14:36

comedy genius!

and ooh - multi-quotes!

brought to you via quick reply to boot!

Nasher 06 June 2011 14:51

Very good Willk.:lol:

Nasher.

HUMBER P4VWL 06 June 2011 15:00

It Looks far better. The site did look pretty basic and very, made from a template before. 10/10

Also good regarding ease for newer users/boaters.

Boat details useful below name too.

I think a weekly or monthly nominated pic at the top could be good. Might get bored of avocet! People post a pic in a separate section and whoever gets the most votes gets put up. May encourage site use!

willk 06 June 2011 15:08

Grumpy now
 
OK, all of this hilarity aside, one of my less wordy posts was just now rejected as it was less than five characters (Please lengthen your message to at least 5 characters) :confused:

This is just silly. I can say a lot in less than five characters :V

John Kennett 06 June 2011 15:24

That hasn't been changed. Cheer up FFS, you're not normally lacking in characters! :D

willk 06 June 2011 15:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett (Post 404529)
That hasn't been changed

Maybe I'm wordier than I think :willk:. Guess it's the quotes that make up the roughage

Linky
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PS: Holy Sh1t damn f**k - gonna hafta apologise to Gotchi - they only bl@@dy did name the smiley after me!

Quite chuffed though... :cool:

Nos4r2 06 June 2011 15:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by willk (Post 404534)
Maybe I'm wordier than I think :willk:. Guess it's the quotes that make up the roughage

Linky
______________________________
PS: Holy Sh1t damn f**k - gonna hafta apologise to Gotchi - they only bl@@dy did name the smiley after me!

Quite chuffed though... :cool:

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett (Post 404529)
That hasn't been changed. Cheer up FFS, you're not normally lacking in characters! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by willk (Post 404523)
OK, all of this hilarity aside, one of my less wordy posts was just now rejected as it was less than five characters (Please lengthen your message to at least 5 characters) :confused:

This is just silly. I can say a lot in less than five characters :V

Quote:

Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL (Post 404519)
It Looks far better. The site did look pretty basic and very, made from a template before. 10/10

Also good regarding ease for newer users/boaters.

Boat details useful below name too.

I think a weekly or monthly nominated pic at the top could be good. Might get bored of avocet! People post a pic in a separate section and whoever gets the most votes gets put up. May encourage site use!

Yay-sussed multiquote :D

Bigmuz7 06 June 2011 16:25

Well I'll settle for what it is Willk fella .. after all, its only taken 20 years of badgering .. somehow I think his lordship saw the light , perhaps luckily, before some of us had got a bit etiolated :rolleyes: and wilted .. as for you .... you're still a cheeky cnut ;)

willk 06 June 2011 16:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 (Post 404567)
as for you .... you're still a cheeky cnut ;)

Indeed I am. But I have my own smiley : willk : :)

As we say here - I'm easily pleased....

John Kennett 06 June 2011 16:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by willk (Post 404534)
PS: Holy Sh1t damn f**k - gonna hafta apologise to Gotchi - they only bl@@dy did name the smiley after me!

Quite chuffed though... :cool:

It's because you're worth it!

I may only be the tea boy now, but I still have the key to the executive washroom :evil:

willk 06 June 2011 16:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett (Post 404581)
It's because you're worth it!

I may only be the tea boy now, but I still have the key to the executive washroom :evil:

Fair enough Boss. I might buy you lunch so... ;)

HUMBER P4VWL 06 June 2011 16:51

:willk::willk::willk: LMAO

martini 06 June 2011 16:51

Is it me or has the youtube tags disappeared :confused:

Nos4r2 06 June 2011 16:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by martini (Post 404588)
Is it me or has the youtube tags disappeared :confused:

See here:-

https://www.rib.net/forum/f16/posting...tml#post404580

willk 06 June 2011 16:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL (Post 404587)
LMAO

Why not? It's not like the fall is gonna do it any serious harm.... ;)

martini 06 June 2011 17:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nos4r2 (Post 404589)

Thanks, I'd missed that, although it doesn't seem to be working for me, I'm just getting the link:

YouTube - ‪Jet boat precision turn (Venture Jet, Ocean Dynamics RIB)‬‏

Poly 06 June 2011 17:15

Martini,

Where did you get that link from?

If I search for that vid in youtube and then cut and paste the link from the browser address bar I get this:

YouTube - ‪Jet boat precision turn (Venture Jet, Ocean Dynamics RIB)‬‏

martini 06 June 2011 17:22

Ah, works for me now too. Must be cos the link was different, the address contained reference to the user instead of the word "watch", due to me being logged in to youtube and subscribed to venturejet's channel

YouTube - ‪Jet boat precision turn (Venture Jet, Ocean Dynamics RIB)‬‏

Doug Stormforce 06 June 2011 17:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404449)
One other thing: surely it makes sense for the "community forums" to be below the RIB ones. Seeing as they are supposed to be the main content of the site.

It may only be me but it has been my impression over the years that JK tried to stay away from having too many different sections and all the glitzy bits. I accept that it may be part and parcel of joining the "social knowledge" group, however some of the "improvements" do seem to be a little superfluous, potential detractors in fact from the main sections?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404456)
Possibly - but for new members trying to get help with their first issues or having trouble navigating the forum this section is invaluable. We just set up an intro forum in the community section as well after seeing a bunch of newbie posts in various other sections that went unanswered. They easily get lost and it can be very for a first time poster to get no response...

For the most part, regular members will just scroll past the new bits at the top. Did you know you can even close a category?

Click on the tiny arrow over to the top right of the category to minimize it :)

New site looks great, much more modern and multi quote is pretty cool.

However another vote for putting the community stuff at the bottom and leaving RIBs and RIBBING as the the top page. New users might find it useful but as you put it they can just scroll down. Regular users don't want to use it every time they visit.

Max... 07 June 2011 03:08

Since the change I cannot stay logged in - any fix for this please?

Janet H 07 June 2011 09:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max... (Post 404643)
Since the change I cannot stay logged in - any fix for this please?

I'm sorry you're having trouble. Try logging out and deleting your browsing history and cookies. Then log in again and check the remember me box.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 10:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce (Post 404608)
However another vote for putting the community stuff at the bottom and leaving RIBs and RIBBING as the the top page. New users might find it useful but as you put it they can just scroll down. Regular users don't want to use it every time they visit.

Agreed, it is actually quite a big issue. The new header also takes up significantly more space than ever before, and along with the rotating album pictures (one of the most worthwhile improvements IMVHO) AND
the community forums, it takes a long time to scroll down. I pity those who do not have adverts turned off, I imagine that they have even further to scroll down.

One of the superfluous features in my opinion is the quick reply function:
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett (Post 266101)
Quick reply is an option in vBulletin, but I've always thought that it's another non-feature.

I fully agree, it does not add anything, and if anything it will simply encourage unnecessary short posts between posters such as myself and willk, thereby undoubtedly detracting from the content of the site. Multi-quote is ok, but again in the past John has spoken against it. I was under the impression it was not present (in much the same way as quotes within a quote) to ensure that threads do not become ceaseless lines of quotes which need to be waded through to reach the content. When something needed to be multi-quoted it was still possible to achieve it.

The "newbie" forum is also something ribnet has avoided in the past. Many forums require it because "flame wars" are started when a new person makes a mistake by doing something against some underwritten rule of the site in the main body. Apart from for trade memberships, we do not have that issue.:lol:

Oh and I call again for the replacement of the top button in its proper place. I do not like the app so I continue to log in properly on my phone through the link in the instant email, when navigating it is very annoying where the button is placed now.

It may have been "made from a template" before Humber but I think we were better off for it. The new site although it has some new and interesting features has, in my opinion become too gimicky.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy R (Post 393654)
When we make changes we will try our best to include an option to set it back if you prefer.

Please deliver on the promise - I want the old ribnet back :rofl:
PS. I am a self-confessed luddite.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 10:56

One other thing, I mentioned a while back but seems not to have been done in the update like you suggested it would: when using the "preview post" function, the text is the entire width of the page. If you are using complicated formatting etc then this distorts it. Surely it would make sense for the preview page to be the same size as the normal forum so that you can actually preview how it will look when you post it.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 11:05

Also, comments on profile: WTF!







Actually I quite like it:willk:


.....but is it something that benefits the forum?

Poly 07 June 2011 11:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404708)
Agreed, it is actually quite a big issue.

Ah to be 15 again when the big issues in life were the layout of stuff on your computer screen.

Quote:

One of the superfluous features in my opinion is the quick reply function:
I fully agree, it does not add anything, and if anything it will simply encourage unnecessary short posts between posters such as myself and willk, thereby undoubtedly detracting from the content of the site.
Well can I suggest that you learn some self control then! :bang: Willk's cutting barbs have usually been too carefully crafted for quick reply to make a difference. I don't actually see quick reply as essential - but I've used other forums where it is in place and don't see a correlation to increased amounts of trivia.

Quote:

Multi-quote is ok, but again in the past John has spoken against it. I was under the impression it was not present (in much the same way as quotes within a quote) to ensure that threads do not become ceaseless lines of quotes which need to be waded through to reach the content. When something needed to be multi-quoted it was still possible to achieve it.
You have me to blame for that! I suggested it because I think it is a useful feature. I completely recognise the risk you perceive with pages of quoted rubbish - but of course smart users can use it selectively.

Of course if either of those features result in unnecessary amounts of time being wasted or increase the amount of time we spend moving you to the bilges the features can be turned off. However we'll never know if these features are pointless or useful unless we try them out. Likewise it would be wrong to exclude all users from benefiting because one or two will abuse them (but those who abuse them might lose them :D!)

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 11:31

When posting in "forum support" forum, the post icon bar comes up. Hope that it isn't a trial for the entire forum. Assuming it isn't: just flagging it.

Janet H 07 June 2011 11:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404717)
When posting in "forum support" forum, the post icon bar comes up. Hope that it isn't a trial for the entire forum. Assuming it isn't: just flagging it.

Did you see this when starting a new thread or when responding to another post?

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 12:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404724)
Did you see this when starting a new thread or when responding to another post?

Saw your testing post and checked it myself afterwards. Seems to have gone again;) All it needed was a woman's touch:) I will report back if it occurs again.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 16:00

Don't mean to go on and on but is it intentional that everyone can now have an avatar? Makes the Supporter sub seem a little steep.....

John Kennett 07 June 2011 16:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404802)
Don't mean to go on and on

Oh yes you do!

Quote:

but is it intentional that everyone can now have an avatar?
I believe that this is intentional, yes. There will undoubtedly be a number of other exciting changes coming up over the next few weeks as well.

Quote:

Makes the Supporter sub seem a little steep.....
I always said that the supporter sub wasn't a payment for having an avatar :D

Janet H 07 June 2011 16:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404802)
Don't mean to go on and on but is it intentional that everyone can now have an avatar? Makes the Supporter sub seem a little steep.....

Maybe, but avatars add color and fun. regular members can have small avatars 80 x 80 pixels. Supporters can have larger ones - 120 x 120.

willk 07 June 2011 17:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404802)
Don't mean to go on and on but is it intentional that everyone can now have an avatar?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404814)
If this becomes an issue we could always enable sig images for supporters and allow them to have one wide, but narrow image.

Oh I wouldn't get too concerned about his avatar size compared with those of the rest of us plebs. Just stick "HO" in front of his and he'll think it's bigger.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 17:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by willk (Post 404825)
Oh I wouldn't get too concerned about his avatar size compared with those of the rest of us plebs. Just stick "HO" in front of his and he'll think it's bigger.

Just found one on the net that fits the bill. Can I have a gif one if I promise it isn't stupidly garish/attention seeking:willk::willk:

willk 07 June 2011 17:36

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Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404827)
...fits the bill

:facepalm:

Duck!

Nos4r2 07 June 2011 17:44

Oh god, no. Please, no flashing/spangly stuff. It's not the Disney channel.

gotchiguy 07 June 2011 17:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nos4r2 (Post 404838)
Oh god, no. Please, no flashing/spangly stuff. It's not the Disney channel.

Hence:
Quote:

Originally Posted by gotchiguy (Post 404827)
promise it isn't stupidly garish/attention seeking

I was thinking more along the lines of a rotating picture (with a fairly slow change time eg 5-10secs) rather than anything silly. Although the emoticons have all suddenly gone 2d-3d, surely jpeg to gif is the same type of move?:willk:

9D280 08 June 2011 04:30

One potentially silly question: when you have minimised all the extraneous toot that gets in the way of the discussions, is (for example) the scrolling pic thing still scrolling away in the background?

I ask becasue I have noticed a small but still perceptible slowing of the site with all the new whistles & bells, which I have a strong suspicion that when I go to the back end of beyond and log in via dial-up :eek:..... :yawn: .....:zz:

I repeat my request for a "lite" version. Both for stealth:whistle: & speed!

jwalker 08 June 2011 04:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9D280 (Post 404894)
...I repeat my request for a "lite" version. Both for stealth:whistle: & speed!

I'm with you on that, simplicity is the essence of good design. Anyway, we're rufty-tufty ribbers and down to earth sensible types by nature...erm..aren't we?

kitten 08 June 2011 05:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404695)
I'm sorry you're having trouble. Try logging out and deleting your browsing history and cookies. Then log in again and check the remember me box.

For the dumd, that means I will have to redo all the names and pass words on every thing that is cookied (never understood that) just so that I can stay logged on to this site because you have changed it. Or can I just delete the rib net cookie?

John Kennett 08 June 2011 05:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by kitten (Post 404905)
For the dumd, that means I will have to redo all the names and pass words on every thing that is cookied (never understood that) just so that I can stay logged on to this site because you have changed it. Or can I just delete the rib net cookie?

You can just delete the RIBnet cookies manually, but this link should do the trick instead:

https://www.rib.net/forum/login.php?do=logout

Let me know how it goes.

kitten 08 June 2011 08:02

Thank you Mr K worked fine.
must admit whilst logged out and looking at the sight as a guest I do object to having all those adverts in my post as it looks like they are things I recommend. I fully see the reason for advertising on the site but feel that in the body of a post is a very deceptive form.

John Kennett 08 June 2011 08:16

Urk. I'll have a look.

C2 RIBS 08 June 2011 08:50

I phone app
 
Hi John sorry I cannot now access private messages on I phone app yet I can do everything else.
it states" you do not have access to private messaging"

John Kennett 08 June 2011 09:07

Can you still access them normally on your PC?

Poly 08 June 2011 09:12

John - I get a "Permission Denied" trying to do the same in Android App. Works fine on the PC.

ashbypower 08 June 2011 09:14

It's great to see that the BETA testing before going "Live" was a success Smiles should be here but wont work either !!! lol

C2 RIBS 08 June 2011 09:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett (Post 404941)
Can you still access them normally on your PC?

yES All Ok on PC

Janet H 08 June 2011 10:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashbypower (Post 404943)
It's great to see that the BETA testing before going "Live" was a success Smiles should be here but wont work either !!! lol


Smilies aren't working on mobile devices? You need to use the short cut text on a mobile.

John Kennett 08 June 2011 10:32

Only a very limited selection of smilies render on the iPhone app. The rest just show the code.

Janet H 08 June 2011 10:45

The mobile apps have some limitations. Only the stock vBulletin smilies display. Any that we added after the fact will require using the text shortcuts. Some other forum features that are add-ons also are supported by the mobile apps. They are fast and convenient but there is a trade off with a lighter platform.

:)

Nasher 08 June 2011 10:50

Well if nothing else the upgrade must have increased the traffic/daily post rate purely by creating this thread. :D

Nasher.

Bigmuz7 08 June 2011 12:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404968)
The mobile apps have some limitations. Only the stock vBulletin smilies display. Any that we added after the fact will require using the text shortcuts. Some other forum features that are add-ons also are supported by the mobile apps. They are fast and convenient but there is a trade off with a lighter platform.

:)

Its ok we'll be fine ... willk doesnt have an eye phone :thumbs:

PeterM 08 June 2011 15:59

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Originally Posted by kitten (Post 404935)
looking at the sight as a guest I do object to having all those adverts in my post as it looks like they are things I recommend. I fully see the reason for advertising on the site but feel that in the body of a post is a very deceptive form.

Yep - A horrific update ....hate it ...putting me off bothering to scroll down to see the interesting stuff...:(

Oh and the formatting seems to have gone tits up on my Nokia phone today as well so no more mobile browsing for me ..

C2 RIBS 08 June 2011 16:02

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Originally Posted by PeterM (Post 405019)
Yep - A horrific update ....hate it ...putting me off bothering to scroll down to see the interesting stuff...:(

..

:iagree: It suggests I support the ads which is not why I post

C2 RIBS 08 June 2011 16:05

This is what was below my post- no issues with google ads as I use them but they should not be in the body of a forum members post-

Ads by Google

Dinghy and outboard stuff Tow it, lift it, secure it! Motor Grip, towing bridle, slings Salty John: Tiller-Hand and other fine boat and yacht chandlery products.

Cabin Rib, Shearwater Rib Cabin Rib from Bembridge Outboards A great RIB with great features! Shearwater Ribs and Cabin ribs from Bembridge Outboards

RIBs & Sports Boat Gear Hand Picked Range, All the latest Gear force4.co.uk/RIB

Rib Eye You Can Become a Better Cook! Learn w/ the Free Recipe Toolbar. TotalRecipeSearch.com

Puffin Island, Beaumaris Menai Strait, Caernarfon Boat Trips 20 per adult, 15 per child Anglesey Boat Trips - Home

Commercial RIBs 6 to 11m Open and Cabin Passenger Commercial Police Military Offshore QuinQuari : Quinquari Marine

Andy R 08 June 2011 16:23

I have been talking to the team and we will be changing the setup so those AdSense ads will not appear in any post of RIBnet Supporters or Trade Members. We cannot control where the other in-text ads (where you have to hover) appear so we won't be able to restrict those.

9D280 09 June 2011 03:41

Ah, Ads in all the posts. I have them all turned off, could this be why it's perceptivlety slower as I suspect they download anyway?

And another wee moan:

I used to be able to spot instantly whether I had replied to a post or not because the nice compact symbol had a big blue obvious dot in it.

Now It has a tiny white reply arrow that merges in nicely with the rest of the symbol, which quite frankly at a glance looks much the same as the rest of the "thread status" symbols.

Probably just my browsing style, but it's chuffin' annoying.


The site does look slicker, but so far none of the upgrades have improved my browsing pleasure - I have to scroll more and PMs now involve an extra drop -down to get them... and that's before I try it over a dial-up onnection.... Even this "reply" box is surrounded by a nice shade of blue, which is quite obviously not..well... something else!:whistle: Right now sat at this desk I prefer the old one......


Moan over. :)

benc 09 June 2011 04:12

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Originally Posted by Janet H (Post 404968)
The mobile apps have some limitations. Only the stock vBulletin smilies display. Any that we added after the fact will require using the text shortcuts. Some other forum features that are add-ons also are supported by the mobile apps. They are fast and convenient but there is a trade off with a lighter platform.

:)

It may have already been answered, but is there a reason theres not a simplified web based interface to the site? If it was to use jquery/ajax or similar for loading, it would be quick, and work on more devices. I know it wouldn't support file uploads.. but should support everything else quite well?

Bigmuz7 09 June 2011 05:04

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Originally Posted by C2 RIBS (Post 405022)
This is what was below my post- no issues with google ads as I use them but they should not be in the body of a forum members post-

Ads by Google

Dinghy and outboard stuff Tow it, lift it, secure it! Motor Grip, towing bridle, slings Salty John: Tiller-Hand and other fine boat and yacht chandlery products.

Cabin Rib, Shearwater Rib Cabin Rib from Bembridge Outboards A great RIB with great features! Shearwater Ribs and Cabin ribs from Bembridge Outboards

RIBs & Sports Boat Gear Hand Picked Range, All the latest Gear force4.co.uk/RIB

Rib Eye You Can Become a Better Cook! Learn w/ the Free Recipe Toolbar. TotalRecipeSearch.com

Puffin Island, Beaumaris Menai Strait, Caernarfon Boat Trips 20 per adult, 15 per child Anglesey Boat Trips - Home

Commercial RIBs 6 to 11m Open and Cabin Passenger Commercial Police Military Offshore QuinQuari : Quinquari Marine

So I take it the option of turning ads off is no longer available then ? because it wasnt just restricted to supports IIRC .. everyone used to have that option ?

John Kennett 09 June 2011 05:54

The changes that are being made at the moment are intended to show more ads to unregistered guests while having as little impact on registered members as possible. We're still working on some of the details, so bear with us for a bit!

The adverts in the the first couple of posts in a thread will only be shown to guests, and not to any registered users. It's a pretty standard vBulletin setup these days - it gets good results and doesn't affect registered users at all. We're working on a system so that these ads won't be shown at all in any posts made by supporters or trade members, in the meantime they have been deactivated.

The separate option where registered users can opt out of seeing other adverts will probably change to paid up supporters only. The plan is for all existing registered members to get "grandfather" rights though so it should only affect people who join after the new system is finalised.

Nasher 09 June 2011 06:28

All sounds very fair to me John.

Nasher

Ian M 09 June 2011 09:15

Aarrrggghhhh
 
I go away for a few days and look what's happened to my favourite forum - help I'm all lost :nonono:

Bigmuz7 09 June 2011 11:43

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Originally Posted by Nasher (Post 405103)
All sounds very fair to me John.

Nasher

Yep +1

Janet H 09 June 2011 14:01

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Originally Posted by Ian M (Post 405129)
I go away for a few days and look what's happened to my favourite forum - help I'm all lost :nonono:

The good news is that everyone else is also fumbling around a bit - you have some company in that respect. I think you'll find in a few days that the surprise will wear off. It's also important to remember that we are still tweaking things and dialing in some features. :flowers:

ashbypower 09 June 2011 14:07

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Originally Posted by Ian M (Post 405129)
I go away for a few days and look what's happened to my favourite forum - help I'm all lost :nonono:

I bet it even logged you out, as it does me after about 30 mins of in activity or when I come back to the site irrespective of cookies and history being deleted :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Ian M 09 June 2011 14:18

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Originally Posted by ashbypower (Post 405192)
I bet it even logged you out, as it does me after about 30 mins of in activity or when I come back to the site irrespective of cookies and history being deleted :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Sure does Brian, thought it was just me.

ashbypower 09 June 2011 14:25

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Originally Posted by Ian M (Post 405195)
Sure does Brian, thought it was just me.

Welcome to the "Beta" testing team Ian :thumbs:

Nos4r2 09 June 2011 14:53

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Originally Posted by Ian M (Post 405195)
Sure does Brian, thought it was just me.

Odd, it doesn't do that to me.


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