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Title: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 28, 2011, 02:02:14 AM
Dear all at GMG


Next Monday (October 3), the GMG forum will be taken off the air for most of the day, morning to night Canberra time.


I will be upgrading the forum software to the latest stable release, SMF 2.0.1. This involves a full database download/backup (currently 2 GB in size!), uploading of the new software, re-writing existing mods, re-installing and upgrading the database, and opening the forum to business again.


From where you are sitting, you will notice no new features of the forum. Functionally and visually it will be the same. However, under the hood there will be a host of security enhancements and bug fixes. (One major bug is preventing some new users from registering).


Apologies for the inconvenience. But a turbo-charged forum will be the return.


cheers
Rob







Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: karlhenning on September 28, 2011, 03:02:12 AM
Thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Brewski on September 28, 2011, 10:35:14 AM
Thanks so much, Rob, for your continued maintenance of this place. Your upkeep is much appreciated!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: springrite on September 28, 2011, 10:44:05 AM
I want to thank Rob on behalf of Vanessa for the wonderful timing of the downtime. Since the 4th is our 7th anniversary (The Itch Anniversary?), I am sure Vanessa would appreciate that I won't be posting or reading the forum instead of doing all the chores and prepare for the festivities for the following day.

I will post on the 5th, if no itches develop.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidW on September 28, 2011, 11:36:36 AM
Thanks for doing this, I look forward to using the upgraded forum. :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: springrite on September 28, 2011, 11:39:30 AM
Thanks for doing this, I look forward to using the upgraded forum. :)

Knowing you, you'd be looking forward to using a downgraded forum, too!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 28, 2011, 12:30:50 PM
Thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Cato on September 28, 2011, 12:33:58 PM


I will post on the 5th, if no itches develop.

Lets hear it for the itches and their sons!   0:)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidW on September 28, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
Knowing you, you'd be looking forward to using a downgraded forum, too!

jeje ;D
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 28, 2011, 01:01:57 PM
Rob - thanks as always in all of your efforts in maintaining this forum -  :)

AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D

Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 28, 2011, 01:26:05 PM
Rob - thanks as always in all of your efforts in maintaining this forum -  :)

AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D


Not sure what that is - doesn't show up on my 'puter.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidW on September 28, 2011, 01:53:05 PM
Weird I just noticed it too. ???
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: eyeresist on September 28, 2011, 05:31:18 PM
Next Monday (October 3), the GMG forum will be taken off the air for most of the day, morning to night Canberra time.

Ah, the 3rd will be Labour Day (whatever the hell that is) in NSW, so luckily for me I won't be affected.

Many thanks for your efforts keeping this place going.
 
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on September 28, 2011, 05:44:31 PM
Oh Great and Powerful Oz:  So lovely to see you come out from behind the curtain now and again.  Seems you rarely join in the banter hereabouts these days.  Yet even though we miss you, it's good to know your steady hand is still on the tiller.   8)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on September 28, 2011, 10:26:36 PM
AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D

Dave, it's a field for logging in to the forum with an Open ID.


And Rob, thanks so much for contiually maintaining the forum.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 29, 2011, 04:02:46 AM
Dave, it's a field for logging in to the forum with an Open ID.


Hi Navneeth - yes, I noticed that term in the other login screen available for GMG (image attached) - but had not noticed it before?  ???

BTW, how many here use an 'Open ID' - just reading about the option HERE (http://openid.net/) - Dave :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidW on September 29, 2011, 04:07:59 AM
This begs the question-- if Rob didn't know and add open id to the forum... then WHO did?
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on September 29, 2011, 05:13:09 AM
Hi Navneeth - yes, I noticed that term in the other login screen available for GMG (image attached) - but had not noticed it before?  ???

BTW, how many here use an 'Open ID' - just reading about the option HERE (http://openid.net/) - Dave :)

I do; I can use my Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/) account as an Open ID.

This begs the question-- if Rob didn't know and add open id to the forum... then WHO did?

I've been wondering about the same thing.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Brahmsian on September 29, 2011, 05:17:09 AM
Thank you Rob for your continued dedication and hard work in keeping this wonderful place running!   :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 02, 2011, 09:13:22 AM
Due to unforeseen gremlins, work-loads and life, the downtime and forum upgrade will be delayed by 2 weeks.

Apologies to all those who were relying on the forum being down. ;D

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 02, 2011, 09:17:38 AM
Due to unforeseen gremlins, work-loads and life, the downtime and forum upgrade will be delayed by 2 weeks.

Apologies to all those who were relying on the forum being down. ;D

Cheers
Rob

Damn...and I was really looking forward to getting a break. Now I'll have to put in more time tomorrow...and on a holiday!!! Life is so unfair.

Sarge
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: springrite on October 02, 2011, 09:18:27 AM
Due to unforeseen gremlins, work-loads and life, the downtime and forum upgrade will be delayed by 2 weeks.

Apologies to all those who were relying on the forum being down. ;D

Cheers
Rob

Geez. Now I have to come up with some ideas to post.


Well, then again, lack of ideas have never stopped me or anyone else from posting. There's always banana to rely upon.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 05, 2011, 04:32:03 AM
Well my network was upgraded on the 3th, so I figured the downtime would not harm me, when I was on line later that day, I though wow, the upgrade is already done. Not so ;D ;D ;D

Well thanks Rob for staying motivated for keeping this labour of love going.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 09, 2011, 01:40:11 AM
The forum upgrade is re-scheduled for Monday Oct 17. I expect the forum will be down for up to 24 hours. Then back better than before.


cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: The new erato on October 09, 2011, 01:41:56 AM
The forum upgrade is re-scheduled for Monday Oct 17. I expect the forum will be down for up to 24 hours. Then back better than before.


cheers
Rob
We will hold you to it!

Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 09, 2011, 02:12:09 AM
We will hold you to it!
Unless we don't of course!  :P
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 17, 2011, 02:17:48 AM
Well, we're back.


The forum software and database has been upgraded to version 2.0.1, the latest version of SMF.


All seems to be in order.


I need to re-install a couple of mods and do a bit or reprogramming to get it back to its previous incarnation.


Known issues:
1. the ASIN mod is not displaying yet - I'll dust off my (very limited) coding skills in the next few days.
2. Only one "Badge" displays per member - so if you are a subscriber as well as a veteran member, only on badges shows up. Again, back to the coding dungeon for me.


Otherwise, its the same old GMG as before, except with a much more secure backbone under the hood.


Apart from the 2 issues mentioned above, all seems to be as before.


If you see a bug, please report it on the Bug thread.


cheers
Rob



Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: karlhenning on October 17, 2011, 02:19:41 AM
Thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 17, 2011, 02:48:15 AM
Thank you very much Rob, for bringing the site to life again.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 17, 2011, 02:56:10 AM
That was mighty quick!

EDIT: One other comment - the text box where I enter my message seems to go on without end. It's a box where the right side goes on and on and on and on...
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: karlhenning on October 17, 2011, 03:35:50 AM
For me, the Reply page is a bit buggy, but the Quick-Reply box is working fine.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 17, 2011, 04:24:47 AM
For me, the Reply page is a bit buggy, but the Quick-Reply box is working fine.
You have a quick reply box? Where? I never saw that.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: karlhenning on October 17, 2011, 04:53:41 AM
I seem to remember there was a toggle to tick . . . don't recall just where.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 17, 2011, 05:08:36 AM
I seem to remember there was a toggle to tick . . . don't recall just where.
AH - I found it. Thanks!  Hidden features for those in the know...
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 17, 2011, 05:14:57 AM
That was surprisingly quick, Rob.  Easy, too, I hope.  Checking out the infinite reply text box to see if it really does go on forever or if text still wraps but just the box border is missing.  If it really appears to be infinite, I'll know soon.

Yep.  Text doesn't wrap and the page doesn't scroll.  That should encourage us to keep our remarks brief!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 17, 2011, 05:23:37 AM
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 17, 2011, 05:36:19 AM
Thanks Rob for getting us back online so quickly! :)

Will need to look at the 'text box' issue - there is no right-side border for me at the moment, so I'll stop typing - Dave
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on October 17, 2011, 05:49:16 AM
Thank you very much, Rob.

Re: the word wrap issue in the reply box, it goes on forever only when I toggle the view (mouse pointer within square brackets). When I turn it off, the line breaks automatically once the cursor reaches the right-hand side edge of the box.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Brahmsian on October 17, 2011, 06:11:12 AM
Thank you Rob for all your hard work, and also with it not taking long at all!   :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 17, 2011, 06:15:45 AM
Thank you very much, Rob.

Re: the word wrap issue in the reply box, it goes on forever only when I toggle the view (mouse pointer within square brackets). When I turn it off, the line breaks automatically once the cursor reaches the right-hand side edge of the box.

Good find...mine's the opposite: when I toggle the view, the right side border of the text box returns and it works normally.  Or so I presume, not having typed to the edge, yet.  But we'll know NOW!

Works fine with view toggled on.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 17, 2011, 06:33:27 AM
Good find...mine's the opposite: when I toggle the view, the right side border of the text box returns and it works normally.  Or so I presume, not having typed to the edge, yet.  But we'll know NOW!

Works fine with view toggled on.

I'll add my thanks to the others, first.

This is all great fun for members of the View Toggling Society, but can someone explain what the point of 'view-toggling' is? Of course I appreciate that people will say 'If you have to ask, you'll never understand anyway'.

And by the way, when I DO toggle the view so as to get my right hand edge back, I find the cursor keeps disappearing while I'm typing into the box, making inserting and correcting text vxry mich morre dyffklt.
 
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on October 17, 2011, 06:41:57 AM
This is all great fun for members of the View Toggling Society, but can someone explain what the point of 'view-toggling' is? Of course I appreciate that people will say 'If you have to ask, you'll never understand anyway'.

;D (I assume your partial differential equation solving skills are still as strong as I saw them a year ago, so here goes...)

If it's turned on, an italicised word, for example, will appear italicised, and not as a word between tags. And pictures will appear as themselves (and you can even drag their corners around and resize them) and not as a URI between image tags. There is an option in your profile to make this the default behaviour.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 17, 2011, 08:45:53 AM
AH - I found it. Thanks!  Hidden features for those in the know...


Tell me where it is be a good fellow ;D

Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 17, 2011, 10:41:04 AM

Tell me where it is be a good fellow ;D
go to your profile - then modify profile - then look and layout. Toward the end is a choice of showing the quick rely box. Once you have it, if you choose it, the text to a reply message goes immediately to the quick reply. If you want to go to the usual reply, click the little - (minus sign) that will appear when the quick reply box appears and you will then be thrown into the full 'reply' page you are used to. I only mention this in case you wanted to skip the quick reply for some reason.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 17, 2011, 10:44:29 AM
go to your profile - then modify profile - then look and layout. Toward the end is a choice of showing the quick rely box. Once you have it, if you choose it, the text to a reply message goes immediately to the quick reply. If you want to go to the usual reply, click the little - (minus sign) that will appear when the quick reply box appears and you will then be thrown into the full 'reply' page you are used to. I only mention this in case you wanted to skip the quick reply for some reason.

Thank you Neal, just downloaded OS 5 on my ipod ;D
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 17, 2011, 11:16:52 AM
;D (I assume your partial differential equation solving skills are still as strong as I saw them a year ago, so here goes...)

Trying to recall when and how I could conceivably have found myself solving partial differential equations here, Navneeth!

Quote
If it's turned on, an italicised word, for example, will appear italicised, and not as a word between tags. And pictures will appear as themselves (and you can even drag their corners around and resize them) and not as a URI between image tags. There is an option in your profile to make this the default behaviour.

Perfectly explained, thank you. I can find the 'quick reply' options and have played with those (hours of family fun), but I can't find a 'view toggle' option anywhere in my profile. Or anything like it. Which is fine: 'Hunt the View Toggler' is a good game.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 17, 2011, 12:35:13 PM

Perfectly explained, thank you. I can find the 'quick reply' options and have played with those (hours of family fun), but I can't find a 'view toggle' option anywhere in my profile. Or anything like it. Which is fine: 'Hunt the View Toggler' is a good game.

No, that bit isn't in your profile, it is in the long form reply box area. Look at the row of icons above the smilies. The one at the far right, which appears a blue cursor arrow between red brackets, is actually a toggle that shows how the finished product will actually look. My own experience with that control is that I can indeed see the finished roduct, but need to toggle back in order to edit. Perhaps it behaves differently for me... :'(

8)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 17, 2011, 01:24:39 PM
No, that bit isn't in your profile, it is in the long form reply box area. Look at the row of icons above the smilies. The one at the far right, which appears a blue cursor arrow between red brackets, is actually a toggle that shows how the finished product will actually look.

Thanks Gurn. I see that. An excellent description of, er ... how to View the Toggle and Toggle the View.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: karlhenning on October 17, 2011, 02:27:27 PM
I can say it now: I'm a Toggler.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 17, 2011, 05:15:01 PM
I'm not getting any problems with the text box on replies. I have tested on a PC with IE 7, as well as a Mac with Firefox and Safari. No issues.
 
Those of you that are, can you tell me what OS/browser combination you are using?
 
If you are using IE 6, then please ditch it and update to a proper browser (to paraphrase Richard Dawkins' comment regarding Liberty University). I suggest Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Or even IE 7 if you must.
 
cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 17, 2011, 05:28:32 PM
A fix for the text box wrap issue:
 
whatever browser you are using, clear its cache and reload the page.
 
For those that are interested, your browser is storing an old version of the forum's stylesheet (the bit of code that formats each page), and applying it to the new version of the forum. Incompatible.
 
By clearing your cache, you are forcing your browser to load the new version of the stylesheet that applies to the new version of the forum software.
 
Let me know if this fixes the problem.
 
cheers
Rob
 
 
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 17, 2011, 05:42:18 PM
Interesting.  With Vista and Firefox 7 I get the infinite box.  With Windows 7 and Firefox it's back to normal.  With Vista & IE9 it's normal, too.  I haven't tried clearing the cache to see if that fixes the Vista/Mozilla issue.  Don't want the hassle of resetting cookies and site preferences for all my frequent use sites.  ;D

Thanks for the work and the investigation, Rob.  And once again let's all sing the praises of the new site.  What's it been, four years now?  And with scarcely a glitch!  Hooray!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: kishnevi on October 17, 2011, 05:48:24 PM
A fix for the text box wrap issue:
 
whatever browser you are using, clear its cache and reload the page.
 
For those that are interested, your browser is storing an old version of the forum's stylesheet (the bit of code that formats each page), and applying it to the new version of the forum. Incompatible.
 
By clearing your cache, you are forcing your browser to load the new version of the stylesheet that applies to the new version of the forum software.
 
Let me know if this fixes the problem.
 
cheers
Rob

Great and glorious Oz, all hail and praise and thanks!

Seems to have fixed it for me.  Windows XP, Firefox 4.0

BTW, Rob, for those of us who still stick to XP, and have no immediate need to replace our computers, IE 7 and IE 8 are not options--they screw up everything so we can't load most programs, including IE itself.  IE8 was somewhat better than IE7--it screwed up only half the programs, whereas IE7 screwed up almost every program.

Which is why I use Firefox and Opera almost exclusively now.

  Don't want the hassle of resetting cookies and site preferences for all my frequent use sites.  ;D


Firefox gave me the option of clearing the cache without clearing cookies, so I didn't have to do that. Wouldn't Mozilla have a similar option? Edit--oh, sorry, you were talking about Firefox.  So you can definitely clear the cache without clearing cookies--when you click on "clear history", click on "details" when the box opens, and you can pick what to clear--cache, cookies, browsing history, etc.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 17, 2011, 05:58:24 PM
when you click on "clear history", click on "details" when the box opens, and you can pick what to clear--cache, cookies, browsing history, etc.
(http://siliconangle.com/files/2011/08/homer-doh.jpg)

Works fine now. ;)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 17, 2011, 06:01:49 PM
A fix for the text box wrap issue:  whatever browser you are using, clear its cache and reload the page.
 Rob

Hi Rob - I'm on a VISTA laptop - w/ Firefox 7.0.1 I get the lack of word 'wrap-around' - I'm now on the same laptop w/ Windows Explorer 9.0 and have the normal respond box, so definitely a browser issue.  Just continuing to type to make sure that the word wrap works w/ IE - don't have Chrome on this computer to test.  Hope this is of some help along w/ David's response - Dave :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 17, 2011, 06:13:50 PM
(http://siliconangle.com/files/2011/08/homer-doh.jpg)

Works fine now. ;)

Yep, worked for me, too. Firefox 7.0.1 and Windows 7... :D

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Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on October 17, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
Trying to recall when and how I could conceivably have found myself solving partial differential equations here, Navneeth!

I was just fooling around. As usual.

Quote
I can't find a 'view toggle' option anywhere in my profile. Or anything like it. Which is fine: 'Hunt the View Toggler' is a good game.

It's called 'Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default.'. You can find it in the Look and Layout section.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on October 17, 2011, 09:27:27 PM
My own experience with that control is that I can indeed see the finished roduct, but need to toggle back in order to edit. Perhaps it behaves differently for me... :'(

The only issue I have is when the cursor gets 'trapped' within tags. I'd select and embolden a word, but as I'd continue typing the ensuing words will sometimes appear in bold too. I will then have to go back to the normal mode, get the cursor out of the tags and then resume the textual blather.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Mirror Image on October 17, 2011, 09:57:22 PM
...and now, if only the Amazon ASIN button would be put back into place amongst the icons.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 17, 2011, 10:32:40 PM
...and now, if only the Amazon ASIN button would be put back into place amongst the icons.

Patience, Grasshopper.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 17, 2011, 11:12:45 PM
A fix for the text box wrap issue:
 
whatever browser you are using, clear its cache and reload the page.
 
For those that are interested, your browser is storing an old version of the forum's stylesheet (the bit of code that formats each page), and applying it to the new version of the forum. Incompatible.
 
By clearing your cache, you are forcing your browser to load the new version of the stylesheet that applies to the new version of the forum software.
 
Let me know if this fixes the problem.
 
cheers
Rob
 
 
This worked for me (Windows 7 IE9). Thanks!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 17, 2011, 11:55:24 PM
Interesting.  With Vista and Firefox 7 I get the infinite box.

Wait! This is not a bug, but an opportunity for transcendence! For did not the great William Blake say:

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, every box would appear to man as it is, infinite."
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 18, 2011, 12:07:54 AM
I was just fooling around. As usual.

Ah! So be it. It was close enough to be possible (though I'd have sworn that the last time I solved a partial differential equation was at least ten years ago) that I couldn't be sure it wasn't based on an actual incident that I'd forgotten.

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It's called 'Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default.'. You can find it in the Look and Layout section.

Aha!!! I wondered what the Wizziwig Editor was! Thank you!
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 18, 2011, 12:10:10 AM
I can say it now: I'm a Toggler.

Yes Karl. We can all come out of the Toggling Closet now, thank goodness.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 18, 2011, 05:38:01 AM
Wait! This is not a bug, but an opportunity for transcendence! For did not the great William Blake say:

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, every box would appear to man as it is, infinite."
:)
Speaking of the infinite:
"Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort." ~P. J. O'Rourke
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 18, 2011, 11:56:51 PM
I have noticed that if someone is on ignore,, that those posts are causing some major formatting problems on the page. Is anyone else noticing this?
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 19, 2011, 12:02:26 AM
I have noticed that if someone is on ignore,, that those posts are causing some major formatting problems on the page. Is anyone else noticing this?

Yes me too, and on the thread personal essentials list, the last postings are all f***ked up.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Brahmsian on October 20, 2011, 01:23:14 PM
Well, I'm running IE 9 and 'Clearing Cache' has not fixed the endless right side box, however, by clicking the 'Toggle View' icon on the far right, it does 'close the box' for my reply post, except I do have to do it on every reply that I do (which isn't a big deal at all).
***Oops, I meant I have IE 9, not IE 7.

*Perhaps my problem is what I think is 'Clearing Cache' isn't what I think it is??  I'm not very good at computer technology lingo, so how does one actually 'Clear Cache'?  I thought 'Delete Browsing History', which includes 'Clearing all your cookies', etc., was what is meant by 'clearing cache', but perhaps I'm misunderstanding?  ???
 
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: DavidRoss on October 20, 2011, 04:36:30 PM
Well, I'm running IE 9 and 'Clearing Cache' has not fixed the endless right side box, however, by clicking the 'Toggle View' icon on the far right, it does 'close the box' for my reply post, except I do have to do it on every reply that I do (which isn't a big deal at all).
***Oops, I meant I have IE 9, not IE 7.

*Perhaps my problem is what I think is 'Clearing Cache' isn't what I think it is??  I'm not very good at computer technology lingo, so how does one actually 'Clear Cache'?  I thought 'Delete Browsing History', which includes 'Clearing all your cookies', etc., was what is meant by 'clearing cache', but perhaps I'm misunderstanding?  ???
 
That should do it, Ray.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 20, 2011, 09:20:36 PM
Well, I'm running IE 9 and 'Clearing Cache' has not fixed the endless right side box, however, by clicking the 'Toggle View' icon on the far right, it does 'close the box' for my reply post, except I do have to do it on every reply that I do (which isn't a big deal at all).
***Oops, I meant I have IE 9, not IE 7.

*Perhaps my problem is what I think is 'Clearing Cache' isn't what I think it is??  I'm not very good at computer technology lingo, so how does one actually 'Clear Cache'?  I thought 'Delete Browsing History', which includes 'Clearing all your cookies', etc., was what is meant by 'clearing cache', but perhaps I'm misunderstanding?  ???
 

The easiest way is to reload any page of GMG while holding down the CTRL key ( or the shift key on a Mac). This forces the browser to reload every element of the website.

For more information on how to delete your cache within various browsers, check this page: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 20, 2011, 10:58:42 PM
Well, I'm running IE 9 and 'Clearing Cache' has not fixed the endless right side box, however, by clicking the 'Toggle View' icon on the far right, it does 'close the box' for my reply post, except I do have to do it on every reply that I do (which isn't a big deal at all).
***Oops, I meant I have IE 9, not IE 7.

*Perhaps my problem is what I think is 'Clearing Cache' isn't what I think it is??  I'm not very good at computer technology lingo, so how does one actually 'Clear Cache'?  I thought 'Delete Browsing History', which includes 'Clearing all your cookies', etc., was what is meant by 'clearing cache', but perhaps I'm misunderstanding?  ???

You could download CC cleaner, a safe and easy way to clean up your computer.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Elgarian on October 21, 2011, 12:28:41 AM
You could download CC cleaner, a safe and easy way to clean up your computer.

I use this too, Ray - an excellent bit of software, which allows you to decide exactly what to get rid of.

(But I'd suggest you only use its basic 'file cleaning' properties. I'm very wary of using it to clear out the registry.)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 21, 2011, 12:32:55 AM
I use this too, Ray - an excellent bit of software, which allows you to decide exactly what to get rid of.

(But I'd suggest you only use its basic 'file cleaning' properties. I'm very wary of using it to clear out the registry.)

Yes me too, but after a few trials I noticed that he did that job excellently too, and never removed anything that was necessary, but yes if not very digi minded it is, best to stay with cleaning files. Remember he always makes a backup of whatever you throw away, and its easy to restore to the old settings again. But that never happened to me.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Brahmsian on October 21, 2011, 10:37:02 AM
The easiest way is to reload any page of GMG while holding down the CTRL key ( or the shift key on a Mac). This forces the browser to reload every element of the website.

For more information on how to delete your cache within various browsers, check this page: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache

Cheers
Rob

Thanks Rob and others.  It worked this time.  I did the exact same thing I did before  - went to 'Delete Browsing History'.  Except this time, I only checked two boxes (Delete Temporary Files, and Delete Cookies), while leaving all the other boxes unchecked.  And that did the trick!  :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on January 29, 2012, 06:17:58 AM
I see the new additions: calendar, birthday listings and a mysterious text at the top right ("News:"). :)
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 29, 2012, 04:41:04 PM
I see the new additions: calendar, birthday listings and a mysterious text at the top right ("News:"). :)

No News is Good News.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 29, 2012, 05:25:53 PM
Thus spake the Master of the Dungeon! ; )
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: eyeresist on January 30, 2012, 12:02:36 AM
I see the new additions: calendar, birthday listings and a mysterious text at the top right ("News:").

*quickly checks my birthday isn't on my profile - phew*
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: Opus106 on February 10, 2012, 02:35:08 AM
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/board,17.0.html

HA!

I did not notice it earlier.
Title: Re: Downtime - upgrade
Post by: North Star on February 10, 2012, 05:25:28 AM
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/board,17.0.html

HA!

I did not notice it earlier.
;D