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Started by Dungeon Master, November 22, 2022, 10:31:20 PM

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Brian

Quote from: Dungeon Master on November 22, 2022, 10:31:20 PMAlert notifications
Draft messages (write now, revise and send later)
Mentions of @otherusers
These three features are especially exciting. I write long messages occasionally that could use a draft feature, and know there are some GMGers who write messages in MS Word first before posting. Mentioning other users so that they see something (a long-delayed reply, for example) could be really helpful!

One more feature that is new and good is the one I am using now to type this: "quick edit," where you can edit your post without having to reopen the composition webpage. Saves a little bit of time/web traffic/data on mobile.

I think this new version also supports a positivity-only "likes" feature for posts (i.e., no "dislikes"), which on other forums people use either to express thanks for a comment or to simply acknowledge its helpfulness without fully replying. Something we could think about, at least.

Looking forward to the customized look instead of this very blue situation.  8)

Maybe profile modifications like location or subscriber badges are settings that just need to be toggled, rather than "bugs".

Roasted Swan

All good I think - well done to the folk who no doubt have put a lot of work into ensuring this smooth transition to the new format.  The ease of use/viewing on phones etc is a definite plus for sure and worth the trade off of an (initially) unfamiliar look.  Thankyou!

Brian

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One note, on the posting/replying screen, I'm not yet seeing the buttons for WYSIWYG toggle, draft saving, or tagging other users.

EDIT: Oh, found the WYSIWYG button, it's the document page icon on the far right. Hey, while you're clicking it, try the new maximize button too!!

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Brian on November 23, 2022, 04:35:55 AMOne note, on the posting/replying screen, I'm not yet seeing the buttons for WYSIWYG toggle, draft saving, or tagging other users.

EDIT: Oh, found the WYSIWYG button, it's the document page icon on the far right. Hey, while you're clicking it, try the new maximize button too!!
Brian,

What is the WYSIWYG button used for?  :-[

PD

Brewski

Thanks, Rob, for this dramatic update! Liking the new look so far, and inserting images is much easier than with the previous version.

-Bruce

"I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts."

- Alfred Schnittke

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Brian

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 23, 2022, 04:47:37 AMBrian,

What is the WYSIWYG button used for?  :-[

PD
If you toggle it on, instead of having to use the code tags with brackets [], you can bold, italicize, link, etc text just like in MS Word and see it exactly as it will appear in the published product. "What You See Is What You Get"!

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Brian on November 23, 2022, 05:01:10 AMIf you toggle it on, instead of having to use the code tags with brackets [], you can bold, italicize, link, etc text just like in MS Word and see it exactly as it will appear in the published product. "What You See Is What You Get"!
Cool!  Thanks!

PD

vandermolen

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

(: premont :)

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 23, 2022, 04:16:14 AMThank you so much Rob for all of your efforts in keeping this forum alive, safe, and functioning well.  :)

PD

Quote from: Spotted Horses on November 23, 2022, 04:18:52 AM+1

+ 2
As soon as a word has left the lips, not even the fastest horse can catch up with it.

ritter

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 23, 2022, 04:16:14 AMThank you so much Rob for all of your efforts in keeping this forum alive, safe, and functioning well.  :)

PD
Another big +1!...
ritter
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« ...tout cela qui prend forme et solidité, est sorti, ville et jardins, de ma tasse de thé. »

Spotted Horses

Quote from: Brian on November 23, 2022, 04:30:00 AMThese three features are especially exciting. I write long messages occasionally that could use a draft feature, and know there are some GMGers who write messages in MS Word first before posting. Mentioning other users so that they see something (a long-delayed reply, for example) could be really helpful!

One more feature that is new and good is the one I am using now to type this: "quick edit," where you can edit your post without having to reopen the composition webpage. Saves a little bit of time/web traffic/data on mobile.

I think this new version also supports a positivity-only "likes" feature for posts (i.e., no "dislikes"), which on other forums people use either to express thanks for a comment or to simply acknowledge its helpfulness without fully replying. Something we could think about, at least.

Looking forward to the customized look instead of this very blue situation.  8)

Maybe profile modifications like location or subscriber badges are settings that just need to be toggled, rather than "bugs".

I've already forgotten what the site used to look like. :)

One quirk I notice is that the quote text seems to have a bigger font than the normal text. Maybe that is browser dependent.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Spotted Horses on November 23, 2022, 02:12:36 AMThat was a surprise! Good to see it's back, I was concerned that Elon Musk had taken over GMG. :)
8)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

absolutelybaching

I'll give a +1 for updating the forum software (and I actually like the new look, massively), and another +1 for having the forum in the first place and all your efforts to keep it running.

But, that said: it seems a bit of a jump from December 2021's 2.0.19 to today's 2.1.3, too. There were a number of releases of the 2.1 family throughout 2022: what exactly is the upgrade policy here? I'd prefer more frequent security patches than infrequent version/functionality jumps, basically.

And I still would appreciate it if you'd fix the fact that subscriber badges seem to have vanished.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: absolutelybaching on November 23, 2022, 07:50:33 AMI'll give a +1 for updating the forum software (and I actually like the new look, massively), and another +1 for having the forum in the first place and all your efforts to keep it running.

But, that said: it seems a bit of a jump from December 2021's 2.0.19 to today's 2.1.3, too. There were a number of releases of the 2.1 family throughout 2022: what exactly is the upgrade policy here? I'd prefer more frequent security patches than infrequent version/functionality jumps, basically.

And I still would appreciate it if you'd fix the fact that subscriber badges seem to have vanished.

I see your badge.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

absolutelybaching

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 23, 2022, 07:53:48 AMI see your badge.

Really? That's a shame, because it means the problem is more pernicious than I thought! I'd like to see my own badge, please!

I seem unable to upload images in Quick Reply or Quote mode, so I am reduced to linking to an image stored elsewhere. I hope the linked image explains the problem:

https://absolutelybaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screenshot_20221123_165659.png
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

Florestan

Quote from: absolutelybaching on November 23, 2022, 08:00:58 AMReally? That's a shame, because it means the problem is more pernicious than I thought! I'd like to see my own badge, please!

I don't see your badge, or anyone else's who is subscriber for that matter. I see all members as GMG Veteran.
"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

absolutelybaching

Quote from: Florestan on November 23, 2022, 08:09:08 AMI don't see your badge, or anyone else's who is subscriber for that matter. I see all members as GMG Veteran.

I think you only need 100 posts or so to become 'veteran', so that's not an issue per se: most users are going to cross that threshold at some point. But thank you for confirming non-visibility of subscriber badges. Maybe Karl sees them and you (and I) don't for weird reasons...

I'm sure it's a simple fix. I'm not going to hassle anyone about it. I just would like the badges to go back to status quo ante.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Florestan on November 23, 2022, 08:09:08 AMI don't see your badge, or anyone else's who is subscriber for that matter. I see all members as GMG Veteran.
Well, color me confused @absolutelybaching I mistook that for a badge.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

absolutelybaching

#39
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 23, 2022, 08:11:54 AMWell, color me confused @absolutelybaching I mistook that for a badge.

No problem. It's supposed to have a "GMG:Veteran" badge, and an "S:Subscriber" badge. The one is showing, the other is not.

I imagine the issue is related to this URL: https://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=9 ...which is empty when visited currently.

That seems to indicate the forum thinks no-one is a silver subscriber, which is evidently not true.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)