Software update

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

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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

bhodges

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

-Bruce


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

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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

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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!...

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.
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Karl Henning

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. :)
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Karl Henning

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

Karl Henning

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.
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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

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.
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Karl Henning

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

Scion7

Nice update.  This should bring more women to the forum.
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Cato

I would like to say thank you to Rob for keeping things going!

Best Wishes to all!

(Times New Roman "4" as a standard would be nice for my aging eyes!
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drogulus


     This is very nice, and I appreciate the YT addition.
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Madiel

Quote from: George on November 23, 2022, 04:10:07 AMFor this reason alone, thank you, Rob! This new one looks and works so much better on my phone!

I'm trying it on my phone now and yes, it's an improvement in that setting.
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Symphonic Addict

Thanks a lot for the update, the site looks very nice to say the least.
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