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If you find a bug, add a comment about it in this thread. There is a seperate thread for feature requests. Thanks!

Bass Review Disappeared

Wheat, I put up a bass review of my TBC AP400 bass. It didn't show up immediately, but when I checked this morning it was there. I noticed a spelling error and went to edit to correct it. When I tried update the post I received a "Access Denied" response.

Now the original review on the bass seems to have disappeared.

When a review is posted, do you check them first before they show up on the site? I'm asking because my original review didn't appear until much later, and I'm thinking the same thing may be happening to the review since I edited it. I thinks this is fine, but am curious.

Thanks
Pete

You are correct, Pete. All

You are correct, Pete. All new reviews go into a que before they are approved and published. This is what causes the delay. James has to approve everything before it is published on the front page.

Publishing buttons

Currently there is only a "Preview comment" button. After clicking this, you can preview your post, and then you still have to publish it. Is it possible to have both options on the first page?

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Post w/o preview.

Paul,

I'll take a look.

Wheat

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Comment, sans preview

Paul,

Ask and ye shall receive! Comment previewing is now optional (though highly encouraged).

Wheat

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Yeah, it's strange...

Pete,

Thanks for the feedback. Thor's right. It's a sort of strange behavior of Drupal. I have it set so I have to approve all new reviews. What's odd, is, if I approve a review and then you edit it (which you have permission to do), it goes back into the approval queue. So I have to approve it again before it shows back up. So, during that gap, it dissapears.

There may be a way to tweak that behavior. What I'd like is to only have to approve a review once. Then, if you edit your own review, I'd like it to post w/o approval from that point forward. I'll dig around and see if that can be done.

I jumped in a approved your review, BTW, so it's back up.

Wheat

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Alrighty then. Why when I

Alrighty then. Why when I post a reply it shows up with no text? If I go in and edit the reply then it will show but that can be a pain in the arse. I do not even know if this will show up.


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Why when I

Hey Haz,

I haven't had that problem, but I've noticed that some of your replies seem to be missing text, (like this last one) or sometimes it seems half hidden, and your signature line seems to randomly appear before your message, or after. Yours are the only posts I've noticed this in. I think Wheat's picking on you! ;)

BTW, I just noticed that in this window, your text appears as written, but not in the normal thread view.

Kelly

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I hadn't seen that...

HAZ,

I hadn't noticed that. I can see your text. Is there anything in your sig code that could mess it up (just looks like an HR tag and maybe a BR tag to me, which shouldn't hurt anything. Try just using "---" for a sig divider and see if that clears it up. Keep me posted on it. You're the first to report any problem of that sort.

Wheat

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Just a test. this is only a

Just a test. this is only a test

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Mail notification

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I wonder if it's possible to be notified by email when someone responds to your post? It would be very conveniant for tracking discussions, especially when the number of posts/day start getting huge (as I expect they will when more people find this place).

And another tiny issue:
The counter for logged on members and guest seem to be broken. Sometimes it shows over 100 guest, and the next minutes it shows 4 guests. Not a huge deal by any means, I was just wondering why it behaves the way it does.

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Etc.

I think the "guest" count is reflecting search engine bots. So that inflates the number at times. If you look at the logs, you'll sometimes see a big string of anonymous hits, going node-to-node, though the site.

Do any of you guys use feed readers? All of the forums (and each topic in each forum) generate RSS feeds. You can subscribe to those with a desktop or web-based feed reader (like bloglines) and use that as a way to track threads. But I'll look into some other notification systems, too. That's definately an important thing to iron out. There are a ton of extensions for Drupal. I just need to install a few more and try them out. I'll have some time on Sunday to tinker. I'll post a news item about it if I manage to launch any new features.

Wheat

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Quick question, where did

Quick question, where did the "edit" button go??

HAZ

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On posts or lessons?

HAZ,

I didn't think I had "edit your own posts" enabled on forum posts and comments, though it is on lessons and reviews. I can turn it on, if you like. But I figure people can just post another comment with the correction, if necessary. Which would you prefer?

Wheat

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Edit?

I'm pretty sure it was on here. I've edited a couple of forum posts. I'd like it to stay available, if possible. Thanks. I think it would keep the forums cleaner too.

Bo


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Noted

It's a good idea. I turned it on. I'm not shure how it got turned off. Brobably human error. :)

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As Bo indicated, I too have

As Bo indicated, I too have used the edit button before and it does keep things cleaner.

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Good to go...

Should be working now.

Wheat

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Edit buttons & me butting in -sorry

Wheat, just a thought [strangely I do think occasionally]. IMHO edit buttons are a great idea. An edit button would have saved Primox, and a lot of hassle at AB for example, and we are not all the greatest of typists. Some of us have fat fingers which can hit 2 keys at once and the word "fits" for example, could become an unfortunate typo as the f is so close to the t. and you can get banned for showing those!

dags

dags

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It's there, I think, dags.

It's there, I think, dags. It may time out after 30 minutes or so. But you can fix any typos and such.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Edit AGAIN

Funny but some of my posts have the edit feature and some do not. Also, it seems that when I am the original poster I never get an edit button. We shall see what happens when I post this. If I do not post a reply then I have the edit.

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Question

This isn't a bug report so much as a question. Is there a list of replies to my posts? The recent posts page is nice but I don't know if any are replies to my posts. Thanks.

I agree with paul on this one

It would be VERY welcome addition imho.

dags

dags

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That's the one feature I

That's the one feature I miss from AB. I'm not sure that Wheat can implement that in Drupal unfortunately. Most forums don't seem to have that feature, AB is somewhat unique in that way.

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I could probably code one up

I could probably code one up as a custom module. Drupal is written in PHP and I can code PHP. But I haven't tried to do much in the way of customizing Drupal at the code level. I've done a few small hacks. For instance, if you click the interviews category, the headshots of the people being interviewed are resized (smaller), so that they line up nicely down the right side of the page, with a bit of PHP magic.

I agree with dags and Paul that this is a really good feature that I should add to the list of things to try to pull off, time permitting.

I'd also like to hack together some sort of TAB and/or standard notation editor (maybe in Flash) for posting musical examples. Though, with the rise of YouTube, maybe that would be old hat. It would still be handy, of course. That's also on the wish list.

Wish away. Sometimes I actually implement something cool.

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

users online

Wheat, frequently, I see users online when I first access the site and then, when I log in, the users are gone. If this happened only once I'd just figure they logged out as I logged in but it seems to happen a lot more than coincidence would allow.

Is there a minor issue or does everyone log off in fear and loathing when I visit. LOL!

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I know in my case it is the

I know in my case it is the "fear and loathing" that makes me log off when I see you on. ;P

Actually, I pop in throughout the day but usually do not have any time for chattin'. Just check if there are any new threads/posts and off I go to work on the house and take care of the kiddies.

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In my case....

LOL!!!

Sorry

I'm sorry Paul...its you.

;^)

I'll have to look at the members who are logged in then see what happens after I log in.

Pete

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everyone disappeared again

It just happened again. AB is down so I navigate to this site. The online users are listed as Pete Wallace and wheat. So I log in expecting there might be some recent posts, maybe even a chance to chat. Well as soon as I log in there are no users online besides me. Makes a guy feel like an outcast. LOL

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Paul

Seems there's just a bug in the users online (as well as in the chat app) that makes people appear to be online even when they're not here. But you're not an outcast, it's just some glitch in the system that shows people as here after they've already left.

I didn't know AB was down again. I haven't been around there much of late. I'm glad, at least, that our uptime is still far better. Of course, that might change after we get--if we ever do get--as many users as AB.

Wheat

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thanks

Thanks wheat, I figured it was probably a glitch of some sort.

Fear and loathing

Paul, I think it's the smell of Dave M's feet that lingers long after he's left. lol - He's even had a song written about the way his feet pong. I seem to remember it went something like "dead skunk in the middle of the road, stinking to high heaven!"

I think.

roflmbo

dags

dags

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My feet smell like roses

My feet smell like roses I'll have you know....LOL! I remember the song well though.

: )

Dave

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Layout problem

Wheat, I logged on yesterday and found the layout changed in my browser. The content in the main division has dropped down below the bottom of the chatbox. That is the main div appears blank until you notice the scroll bar tab is small indicating a really long page.

When you scroll down the content finally appears. I think you want to fix that as many users will not notice and simply move on.

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Thanks for the bug report.

Thanks for the bug report. Is there any chance you can screenshot that for me? Pressing the Print Screen button should copy the enter screen to your clipboard. Then you can paste it into Word or any graphics program and send the file to me.

Could you also tell me what platform (I assume Windows) and browser you're running (and what versions of both)?

I'll be happy to take a look at it. If I can replicate the error, I'll be better able to fix it.

Thanks,

Wheat

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OS

Hi Wheat. I'm using IExplorer 6.0.2 under Windows 98 SE. I have a screen shot but I don't have your e-mail address to send with an attachment.

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I'm wheat at wheatdesign dot

I'm wheat at wheatdesign dot com. I guess I should set up some bassplaying.com accounts at some point, shouldn't I?

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

Layout fixed

I logged in this morning and, hey, the layout problem has disappeared. I'm not sure if you did anything different or whether it's just gremlins but I'm happy since it was a real pain having to scroll down to read anything.

Thanks wheat.

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Gremlins, definately

Gremlins, definately gremlins. :)

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Alright Wheat, why after

Alright Wheat, why after reading all the threads that say "1 new" or "2 new" etc. etc. etc. the "# new" goes away EXCEPT on the general forum. It constantly reads "1 new" when there are no new posts OR 5 or 6 new posts.

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Hmmmm, I'm not experiencing

Hmmmm, I'm not experiencing that problem. Are you sure you haven't been visiting some 'dodgy' sites Haz. hahahaha

Hazz's picture

I haven't done that in many

I haven't done that in many many many many seconds. j/k ;^] naw, not since I was in my early 20's.

I should probably try and clear all the cookies for the site and see what happens.

Hazz

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Could be the cacheing

Could be the cacheing feature. Drupal caches forum posts to help minimize server load. Try holding down your shift key and pressing your reload/refresh button. Should fix it. Let me know if it doesn't.

Wheat

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Could also be the annoying

Could also be the annoying bug in Drupal that happens on discussions that are longer than one page. If the discussion runs on to more than one page, the "new comment" links only take you to the first page and you have to find the new post yourself by walking through the pages and looking for the ones with gray backgrouns.

That's so annoying I've considered turning off the paging feature and just letting long threads stay on one page. Thoughts on that? It's generally bad form, but it's annoying to have to play hide and seek to find the new comments on really long threads.

Wheat

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That one I've noticed

That one I've noticed before, on the BP Project page. It is a bit annoying as you say. I'm guessing that turning of the paging feature is the best bet. Long pages are more normal these days since the advent of 'blogs'. I've hit some of those that are 50 pages long.

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I tried bumping up the

I tried bumping up the number of posts per page. It was 25. Now it's 50. That should cover most threads. The highest number is 100. I like that it auto paginates. I just wish the jump-to-post feature was aware of the pagination.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

What about increasing the

What about increasing the number of "Recent Comments" in the right column? Those seem to always take you to the correct reply but if there are more then
10 you can not scroll through them if they are all new. There is another idea. Instead of increasing the number how about having the ability to scroll through the "Recent Comments"?

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Hazz. I tried increasing

Hazz. I tried increasing the number of recent comments (a good idea). But there's no setting for that in the block. If I had time, I could dig around and find the code and change it manually. It's stupid that the block doesn't have an option for that. The block right above it ("all time popular content") does, but the more important one doesn't. There's no way to set it up for scrolling.

I'll add it to my list and see if I can find a way to manually change it.

I did bump up the number of comments per thread to 75. That fixes most threads so that they don't bleed on to more than one page. Any one longer than 75 needs to. But it will make the jump-to-comment thing work on most threads, as few of them exceed 75 comments.

Sooner or later, I'm going to have to upgrade to a more recent version of Drupal. This version is good, but it only gets better over time. I'm sure some of these things have been ironed out in the latest version.

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

It does appear that the

It does appear that the 'sticky' thread isn't sticking at the moment though.

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I just can't resist...

I found this bug, and it smells like Paul!!

BoH

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wheat's picture

That's a really big

That's a really big bug...

wheat

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I always suspected!

it figures Wheat. That Bo character has always been a bit of a bug ga lol
dags

dags

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You've got me all figured

You've got me all figured out, Dags.

BoH

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Not sure if it is a Bug or a

Not sure if it is a Bug or a setting got changed but now when I go into any of the forums the threads are in a ascending order, oldest to newest. When before it was descending, newest to oldest. A little click of the arrow fixes it but it reverts back to the ascending view when I leave the forum.

Hazz

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That was a screw-up on my

That was a screw-up on my part. I was tinkering with forum settings and flipped that sorting switch, thinking it had to do with the order of comments on posts (which is old to new) and not the order of posts themselves (which should always be new to old).

Just a SNAFU. Should be fixed now.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Hey Wheat

What happened? After you logged in and posted I tried to reply and and get to another board and I was getting an error that said something about wheat designs not allowed to post.

I should have copied it but the Mrs needed the puter for a moment.

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It was a database outage on

It was a database outage on the host. It wasn't recognizing my database password, so it was refusing to shuttle data to or from the database that backs the site.

Man, I'm getting tired of these database problems.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Check out the log at 5:06

Check out the log at 5:06 where it says "admin denied access"

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Bug to report.

Shoutbox doesn't shout Wheat. At least it doesn't for me, others seem to be posting OK.

14/5/2007 2.45 AM east Australia time. Yeah I'm still up.

Sorry to add to your load.

dags

dags

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Are you using IE or FireFox?

Are you using IE or FireFox? If FireFox is yer weapon of choice then did you allow scrips for bp.com?

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I use I.E. ver 6.0

...and it worked a few days back OK. To the best of my knowlege not settings has been changed since then.
dags

dags

Sorry - It's just silly old me again.

If you want the "shoutbox" to work, first you have to enter your username not just the message. Duh!

Hopefully this old cretin will eventually nut it all out.

Sorry to have bothered yo Wheat. Just add your fees to the Australian national debt.

dags

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Is anybody else . . .

Experiencing super slow page loading here? Usually it takes about 3sec(on the slow side) but this mornin' it is taking 20+ sec. I feel like I am back on dial up and over at AB.

Any thoughts Wheat?

Hazz

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Is anybody else . . .

Experiencing super slow page loading here? Usually it takes about 3sec(on the slow side) but this mornin' it is taking 45+ sec. I feel like I am back on dial up and over at AB.

Any thoughts Wheat?
Looks like this post is taking more then 2min to post.

Hazz

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wheat's picture

No more AB comparisons!

No more AB comparisons! Yes. Seems a bit sluggish to me.

I hit the logs and saw a bunch of those "headers already sent" problems from today. Yesterday looked better. The host had some database issues this morning, which might explain some things. Not sure, really. Just keep an eye on the performance in general. I think the hosting folks may finally work out their kinks.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

I found a bug

When I edit a post, preview and then try to type something else I get sent to an error page "Page Not Found" or I get sent back to the tread.

Hazz

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Well . . .

I am trying to reenact the bugness but no go. If it happens again I will let ya know

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