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Jason Toth
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Dear All,

WPForo just updated the forum software. Version 2.0 was released 3 August 2022.

The updated caused a few minor glitches so I had to roll back to the older version. I am working with them to sort this out. Sorry for any trouble on this. The new version is supposed to be better...

Once I have the glitches ironed out we will try the update again.

Again sorry for any trouble.

Best, Jason

 
Posted : August 12, 2022 11:04 am
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Dustin Adams
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Oh, the new smilies, Jason...

Surprised

WhaT?

Exhausted Haha. Black Skelington.

Eat Eating a cookie. I think.

Rabid I do like this one. Visceral.

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1x Win
2x NW-F
2x S-F
9x S-HM
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : August 13, 2022 1:54 am
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@axeminister 

 

There are new smileys? I am missing out! 

 

Surprised

 

This one is my new poker face. lol.

 

Shut Mouth

 

Blue has it all though. Why can't the others have as many? I see Blue is the favorite of the group. lol.

 

Cool

 

But...I can make my own, I think. 

qoobee bleh

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Posted : August 13, 2022 9:48 am
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pdblake
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Carnival love it dahling. 

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Posted : August 13, 2022 12:08 pm
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Cray Dimensional
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Exhausted Crazy Wink love the new emojis.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, HM, SHM
V40 : HM, RWC, R, HM
V41 : P
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Posted : August 13, 2022 12:24 pm
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Jason Toth
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Thank you for all of the nice comments. We are going to attempt the software update again so please note that you might get bumped out for a few moments while this update takes effect.

 
Posted : August 13, 2022 4:12 pm
Jason Toth
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First phase of the update was successful for the core features. A few more actions to be done but you should be okay now to access the forum while I continue to work on the updates.

 
Posted : August 13, 2022 4:18 pm
Jason Toth
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Okay phase 2 completed. Looks like they changed the layout look on us too... Please DM me if any issues or if you can't get back in you can email me at jason@authorservicesinc.com... Still finishing last phase of update. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

 
Posted : August 13, 2022 4:55 pm
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czing
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It seems like the new button for jumping to the first new entry in a thread maybe isn't working properly (at least for me). It isn't like it was before where you just have to wait a bit for it to jump from the first post to the first new one - it just isn't jumping now, sits on the first post. Am using Chrome if that is any help.

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 - SHM; Q3 - HM; Q4 - HM
v39 Q1 - SHM; Q3 - HM; Q4 -RWC
v40 Q1, Q2 - HM; Q3 - Pending

 
Posted : August 13, 2022 7:49 pm
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DoctorJest
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Posted by: @jason

Looks like they changed the layout look on us too...

Just saying, I find it particularly infuriating when these kinds of things get done to you, rather than being things you choose to opt into. I've had to deal with a fair number of these, as well as any number of "improvements" that make things worse or that straight up don't work at all...

Really appreciate the effort that goes into keeping this place working as smoothly as it does. Thanks for keeping us all posted on the good and the pain of it!

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:14 / SHM:7 / SF:1 / F:1 / Pending: 1
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Posted : August 13, 2022 9:21 pm
pdblake
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Honestly I hate the new layout. It's far too cluttered on a phone. 

R:6 RWC:1 HM:8 SHM:3
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Posted : August 13, 2022 9:46 pm
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pdblake
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The New button doesn't take you to the new posts either (it's been a bit hit and miss all along to be honest) and going to the last post now involves finding the last page in a drop down. 

It's a chore to be honest. 

 

ETA: why are the posts suddenly double spaced. I know it's a writing forum but shrug  

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Posted : August 13, 2022 10:30 pm
storysinger
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What happened to the like button?

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Posted : August 14, 2022 4:18 am
storysinger
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I see it now, left bottom. Thumb's up or down.

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Posted : August 14, 2022 4:19 am
Jason Toth
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@storysinger perfect! Good, let me know if you are missing anything else. Best, Jason

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 10:27 am
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Jason Toth
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@pdblake thanks for the alert on the double space. I am working on finding out from WPForo why this is and will fix it as I don't see why we need a double space.

As far as the new post I will find out about this too. Good to know it was hit and miss before the update too.

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 10:32 am
Jason Toth
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Posted by: @pdblake

Honestly I hate the new layout. It's far too cluttered on a phone. 

Will get this alert to WPForo and see what I can get back from them. There should be some settings they can direct us on to improve usage on the phone. Will let you know.

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 10:39 am
Jason Toth
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Posted by: @doctorjest
Posted by: @jason

Looks like they changed the layout look on us too...

Just saying, I find it particularly infuriating when these kinds of things get done to you, rather than being things you choose to opt into. I've had to deal with a fair number of these, as well as any number of "improvements" that make things worse or that straight up don't work at all...

Really appreciate the effort that goes into keeping this place working as smoothly as it does. Thanks for keeping us all posted on the good and the pain of it!

Yes, understand and agree. Basically if I don't upgrade it will overall stop working so I am forced it these to that degree. I am reaching out to WPforo to give them feedback on their "improvements". Any more details you find shoot to me and I will pass them on.

In the mean time good luck to everyone with their stories.

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 10:41 am
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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I wondered why everything looked different... So I didn't wake up in an alternate reality... Good to know. 🙃 

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Vol 41: Q1 P
IOTF results:
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My story "Baba Yaga and the Water of Life" is now published in Haunted Words Press Issue Six: Ghoulish Grimoires: https://issuu.com/hauntedwordspress/docs/issue_six_ghoulish_grimoires. It was my first RWC [Q1, Vol 39].
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Posted : August 14, 2022 10:51 am
crlisle
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I use Recent Posts a lot. It used to be at the bottom, but now it is only at the top.

Vol. 36: 3rd -- R, 4th -- R
Vol. 37: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
Vol. 38: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
Vol. 39: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- HM
Vol. 40: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- R, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- R
Vol. 41: 1st - pending, 2nd -- pending, 3rd -- WIP

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 4:56 pm
Jason Toth
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Posted by: @crlisle

I use Recent Posts a lot. It used to be at the bottom, but now it is only at the top.

Just above the footer there is a "recent post" in a new spot. Also still at the top. See attached. Hope that helps.

Screen Shot 2022 08 14 at 7.03.50 PM

 

 
Posted : August 14, 2022 6:08 pm
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pdblake
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@jason I've finally got around to looking on a desktop and it feels just as cluttered to me. It's all these icons and stats all over. Why do we need heads up on the avatars of the people who have posted in a thread? The main forum page looks more like a deck of Top Trumps on the right hand side.

Apart from the visual changes, did this update bring any new functionality?

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Posted : August 15, 2022 12:35 am
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crlisle
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@jason OH, thanks! It is now an icon instead of words.

Vol. 36: 3rd -- R, 4th -- R
Vol. 37: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
Vol. 38: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
Vol. 39: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- HM
Vol. 40: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- R, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- R
Vol. 41: 1st - pending, 2nd -- pending, 3rd -- WIP

 
Posted : August 15, 2022 10:30 am
Dustin Adams
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Vomited

Career:

1x Win
2x NW-F
2x S-F
9x S-HM
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : August 16, 2022 1:03 pm
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Jason Toth
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Posted by: @pdblake

The New button doesn't take you to the new posts either (it's been a bit hit and miss all along to be honest) and going to the last post now involves finding the last page in a drop down. 

It's a chore to be honest. 

 

ETA: why are the posts suddenly double spaced. I know it's a writing forum but shrug  

Okay so I finally got some feedback on how to remove the double spacing on the forum. I have implemented this so we don't have double space and is closer to what it was before.

Should make it easier to see the paragraph breaks...

Best, Jason

 
Posted : August 17, 2022 8:15 pm
pdblake
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@jason that looks a lot better. Still don't like the rest though Laughing Out Loud

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Posted : August 18, 2022 12:58 am
Jason Toth
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Posted by: @pdblake

@jason that looks a lot better. Still don't like the rest though Laughing Out Loud

Thank you for the feedback. Lets try to tackle one thing at a time. If you had to pick one item you disliked the most what what should I start with now that we fixed the double spacing?

 
Posted : August 18, 2022 8:26 am
pdblake
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@jason honestly, the horrible stats things. Why show the avatar of everyone who's posted? Or equally the non functional "new" button.

 

ETA: btw, I'm not digging at you in anyway. salute  

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Posted : August 18, 2022 10:17 am
Jason Toth
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Okay lets start with fixing the "New" button. Just wondering, at the bottom there is a "mark all read" button. If you select that to clear all posts then we can see if the "New" button works. It works on my end and I had cleared all posts out newly...

And just to be clear when you say "New" button maybe I am looking at the wrong one?

 
Posted : August 18, 2022 12:49 pm
pdblake
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@jason that seems to be working for me now too. Only checked on phone though.

 

ETA: Seems fine on desktop too.

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Posted : August 18, 2022 10:19 pm
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