Some notes ...
Several people have asked the same or very similar questions regarding the new forum.
Here is a (not yet completed) list of things that are either being fixed or will be fixed or may be fixed. ** Not everything will be fixable in the immediate future and some things might not be fixable at all **Things to do (In no particular order):Make it so there is a link to "Last Post Read" or "Get New Post" to make navigation easier.Adjust the Quote (or reply) function so it only quotes the last posters message and not their entire message containing previous quotes.
Reduce the amount of white lines between posts.
- Partially doneHave the post numbers shown (If possible) - DoneFix the Avatars not displaying sometimes - FixedMake it so users can see what other members are doing (Replying, reading, Etc) - AddedRemove the subject line on each post. - DoneSpellchecker - Firefox has a built in spell checker - Internet Explorer users can use IESpell which adds a spellchecker to all text boxes in IE and not just this forum. - Added built in spell checkerMake it so signature lines use a smaller text and are white only (or convince members to please adhere to this reasonable request)Change the font sizing and colours to make it look neater and the same in Internet Explorer and Firefox, Safari, etc - This may be ongoing - and although better, it is not finished yet.
Note: If you notice the forum font has changed size, or is boldface, has errors, etc, etc - just wait 30 seconds and press refresh - it merely means that the fonts are being adjusted.
There is no need to post messages ("What happened to the font", "Hey it's big now", "nope - small again", "too small now", "I liked it the 'old way" etc, etc ) to bring it to anyones attention as it means it is being worked on at that very moment. Just wait a little while and press refresh.New feature:
Users can now click a members avatar or their name on the left to see their profile instead of looking it up manually. This works in Firefox and Internet Explorer. This is added functionality that PhpBB doesn't come with.Workarounds:
I have done a few workarounds.
1) There is a new link at the bottom left that says: "Gooners Online - Click to see what Everyones Doing"
- When you click it, it shows everyone who is online and exactly what they are doing. Reading, replying, etc and in what area.
It's not the italic thingy, but it's close.
2) Now when you click "Enter Message" and create a message, if you click submit, (without previewing), when the next window comes up, it has the same two options.This message has been submitted successfully.
View your submitted message
Return to the forum last visited
If you click the second option, "Return to the forum last visited
", you will be returned to the page you came from instead of going to the forum index (Which was the stupid default option)
Although "Return to the forum last visited
" may appear to work for "Fast Reply" and after you have previewed a message, note that all it is doing is going back 2 steps in browser history so it may take you an extra step further back.
Thus, it works fine if you click enter message and then click submit.
If the page you just came from was the last page, you will NOT see your message
(rest assured it will be there - just press refresh to see it)
If you are on the last page and post a message, just click submit and wait 3 seconds or pressView your submitted message
This feature is handy if you are in the middle of the forum somewhere and wish to make a comment. You can send a message, then click the second option and return to where you were instead of losing your place.
If you do not click an option within the 3 seconds, it will view your posting instead.
If you click "Fast Reply" , then type a message, as long as you preview it before clicking submit, when you press " Return to the forum last visited", you will be returned to where you left off correctly.
So it's :
Enter Message, submit, then " Return to the forum last visited " = back to where you were previously.
Fast Reply, Preview, submit, then " Return to the forum last visited" = back to where you were previously.Updated:
I have manually recalculated everyones post counts from the old forum.
Users posts counts now reflect the new postings in here plus the previous postings from the original forum.New Feature:
I have made it so that when links are posted now they no longer open in the same window (Stupid default behaviour). Instead, a new window opens thus keeping your original page where you were on the initial screen.
This should help users keep track of where they were and also aid in keeping members logged in if anyone still has issues with getting logged out. This will only apply to *new* links and not previous links that have been posted previously.New Feature:
Users can now click the Large "Arsenal Supporters Forum " Picture at the top to go to the main forum index. New Feature:
Clicking the picture of Steve at the top right takes you to the last post made in the Supporters Forum (this thread).New Feature:
Clicking the words "Next Fixture" at the top takes you to Arsenal.com's web page. (In a new Window)Changes: Removed
stupid "You can do this, You cannot do that" crap (forum rules) from the bottom rightReplaced
with a Search box - There's a better one at the top too - Colour needs fixing though during a search.Neatened
up the top partNeatened
the bottom partCleaned
line from Member profile and avatar sectionRemoved "Go to top"
from the left panel (Useless really)Thinned
lines out a littleAdded :
"Gooners browsing this forum:" to the top as well as the bottomRemoved
"Author" and "Topic" from the top (Useless)Condensed
page numbering (Pagination) to the middle at the top and aligned it neatly at the bottom rightAdded:
This Forum now features post numbers.
Post numbers for all posts have been added (Manually coded I might add) to all posts. They are located above each post and increment from 1 in every thread.
These numbers can be copied to the clipboard when you click the number so users can cut and paste and send links or requote them in messages now. This will take users straight to that post.
You merely click the post number you want, when it appears (already highlighted), just right click it and click copy. Then paste it in as a link anywhere you wish.
EG: Ritchies postNew Features:Added
: Spelling checker for Internet Explorer Users and Firefox users.
A built in online spelling checker has been added.
Notes:Currently only US English is supported.
be supporting other languages in the future.
This might not be available for very long - This add on is under test only
It only works (for now) when using the "Fast Reply
" feature at the bottom. Not in any other area.
So, it does not work in Personal messages, email, or the normal "Enter Message" area.
It may disappear at any time !
If it adds advertising, it will go.
If it slows down the forum, it will go.
If it poses a security risk, it will go.
If it can be replaced by a local hack (mod), it will go.
I may not be able to make it available elsewhere but I will try.
It may become unavailable temporarily due to testing for other areas. Press refresh if it seems to disappear.If you do not see the new spelling checker, press Shift Refresh to requery the page headers from the remote server which will invoke this new toy.
Remember, it only appears in the "Fast Reply" box at the bottom.New feature:Added :
"Go to Page
Users can now click "Go to page
" at the top or bottom and select any of the forum pages to go directly there.
This is handy or when there are many pages and will save multiple clicking to go back to a particular page that isn't bookmarked.
You just click it, type in a page number, and it will go straight there.
Both of these work in Internet Explorer and Firefox.Known faults, 'Bugs'. and other anomalys
Occasionally, Avatars won't be displayed - pressing refresh should reveal them again.Fixed:
I have added a patch so the Avatars are displayed everytime now.
I rewrote a new file grabber based on the header download time which uses the Pragma: command for caching.
Sometimes, a php error occurs when a message is submitted - this can be ignored - the message will still go thru.
When members make a posting, it can only return to the index of the thread or
the posting that was just made.
Partial Fix: I made a link to go back 2 pages to where a post started for now.