A new site theme

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Taylor Love, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Taylor Love

    Taylor Love Terry's son Staff Member

    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Bothell WA
    Actually, it isn't new. It's the same theme every guest and new member has been using since the site upgrade in June. Turns out all veteran members were using a theme that is no longer available to choose, and so nothing looked good for them. A simple SQL query later and now everyone is using the same design theme. I hope this helps a few people.
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Messages:
    4,332
    Location:
    Houston, TX

    I do like the work that you are doing Taylor, Keep up the great work.

    SQL is cool, As long as the backups keep up...

    I do like your new site, but I am a old fart trying to keep up with you new studs.

    Code is Cooler than girls... And the Code does what you tell it too.

    DonL
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
    Taylor Love likes this.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Now if we could just get EDIT, DELETE, and THREAD TOOLS to work it would be ideal.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Now if we could just get EDIT, DELETE, and THREAD TOOLS, (and POST REPLY most times), to work it would be ideal.
  5. Taylor Love

    Taylor Love Terry's son Staff Member

    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Bothell WA
    What browser are you using, HJ? Also which operating system and version?

    This edit link is not showing up for you?
    http://puu.sh/aFc1M/2fa13bcd16.png
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
  6. Taylor Love

    Taylor Love Terry's son Staff Member

    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Bothell WA
    Thank you! Good to know the changes are positive.

    Indeed. Automated backups are a good thing.

    It definitely is different from the usual forum system. Personally, I feel like it is a lot more active and responsive so I love it.
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Windows 8.1 and Firefox. Your link just brings up a screen image or a typical page.
  8. Taylor Love

    Taylor Love Terry's son Staff Member

    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Bothell WA
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    ^The edit button.
  9. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Messages:
    4,332
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I do notice Firefox has a hard time Refreshing a page.

    If I do a manual refresh, I can see the new page. If I do not manually reload a page, then I see old pages and post.

    Edit works for me, but Reply yields different results on my XP machine using Firefox.


    Windows 8 has its own problems built in. 8.1 may be a bit better, but not much.


    If the server can handle the load, a Forced Reload may work best, so everyone gets your new code.


    It looks like your site is getting a lot of hits, That is great.


    Have fun, You know I am...
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  10. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

    Messages:
    405
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    Opera + Linux has been working fine again for the last few weeks. Thanks for supporting the non IE crowd!
  11. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    I am not sure what "lumagaizen.com" is supposed to do, but yesterday it brought up one of your site pages and today it says 'not found". ^edit doesn't do anything either.
  12. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    I am not sure what "lumagaizen.com" is supposed to do, but yesterday it brought up one of your site pages and today it says 'not found". ^edit doesn't do anything either. Another case of someone "improving" something that was not broken in the first place.
  13. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

    Messages:
    405
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    I wouldn't be quite that harsh. Things that were broken got fixed too. Unlike mature technologies (like plumbing) web stuff is a moving target -- stand still and you get left behind.
  14. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    When I was the system's analyst and senior programmer at a university, we had a programmer decide to upgrade a program. He managed to corrupt the payroll file AND the backup file. It took me 3 weeks of patching, reprogramming, testing, and verifying to get the files back to where we were before he started, then we had to run the intermediate payrolls to make them current. So, I am not a proponent "Change for the sake of change".
  15. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

    Messages:
    405
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    I agree.
    On the other hand, at work, I am forced to use Firefox as my browser for various compatibility reasons. Until this latest round of changes, I could not get to this forum from here without starting another browser...
    As new browser versions are introduced, site traffic grows, (not to mention add revenue reasons) some tweaking is bound to be necessary. Besides, let the "kid" have some fun.
  16. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,432
    Location:
    IL
    Before the upgrade, the forum would frequently hang. Double posts were common, or the forum would say that you could not post so soon after the last one (a double-post was then thus averted). Don't you remember posts somehow getting lost and having to be re-entered.

    Speeds are much better now. The lack of hangs is great. Yes, some interface things changed, and we had to find the new equivalent... such as Conversations instead of PMs. I think the function has improved a lot. Now my view is not the moderator view that hj saw and sees. So my observations are not relevant to that. But one very observable change is the reduction in accidental double-posts by non-moderators.
  17. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,835
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    quote; Double posts were common, or the forum would say that you could not post so soon after the last one (a double-post was then thus averted).

    Actually that is my complaint because it is making double and triple posts "easier". When I click on "post reply" it may or may not move it up to the thread. If it doesn't, then I have the option of assuming it was done and will appear next time or clicking "post reply" again and thus possibly have a double, triple post, or as happened before I discovered it was happening MANY duplicates, and since the "delete" function also does not work we were/are stuck with them.
  18. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Messages:
    4,332
    Location:
    Houston, TX

    I had a double post, or it looked like I did on my computer. I was using Firefox.

    I edited the second post, to say deleted because of double post.

    Then my original post was gone.

    A lot of the problem seems to be browser updates on a page that you are on.

    If I close my browser, then reopen it, I see the real pages and post on the server. But my post gets lost.


    What is up with Recent Post, and New Post ? I do not get that one.
  19. Taylor Love

    Taylor Love Terry's son Staff Member

    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Bothell WA
    Maybe there is an issue with Firefox. Are you using noscript? Does it happen consistently enough to where you could reliably do a double post with 10 attempts? If so, maybe we can do a troubleshooting session.

    Also, HJ, the fact that the forum software isn't working for you isn't my fault. I'll be trying to fix it for you, but don't be pointing a finger at me.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  20. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Messages:
    4,332
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I have not had a double post problem for a long time.

    I think it may have been my ISP dropping out.
Similar Threads: site theme
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice website Sep 6, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Site issues? Jul 14, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Another Moen Positemp question Mar 3, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Second toilet line hits main one in opposite direction of flow to the ejector pumop? Mar 5, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Installing utility sink in garage -- opposite site of bathroom wall Oct 22, 2011

Share This Page