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#1 pyre400

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hello friends

This is a notice to inform everyone that the site will be undergoing some maintenance late tomorrow evening.
As a result, the forums will be down for a couple of hours.

Hopefully we can get some of the long standing annoyances fixed (including tapatalk) and avoid introducing any new annoyances.

More details will be provided, in this thread, as to the changes made.
Also, any tips or suggestions for the community will be posted in this thread.

The forum maintenance will affect the "look and feel" of the forum, but for the better. Stay tuned, more info to come.

Thank you, and sorry in advance for any inconvenience caused by the outage!


======= to do list =====

Edited by pyre400, 21 April 2012 - 10:52 PM.
Adding to do list

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

Oh , that's it! Make us oldtimers spend a couple weeks learning how to operate things again. You know I just learned how to turn this thing on and off. :)

#3 pyre400

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Oh , that's it! Make us oldtimers spend a couple weeks learning how to operate things again. You know I just learned how to turn this thing on and off. :)


LOL

Nah.. It'll be like a new car - only without the new car smell (unless you're accessing the forum via mobile device, from your new car)

Head lamp switch will be in the same place.

Turn signals will be in the same place.

Brake pedal, accelerator, shifter, etc - all in the same place.

Only you'll have the new mp3 player to figure out, if you care to. The essence of the forum function will not change.



Disclaimer: Do not browse this forum while driving a new car (or while operating any vehicle/machinery). Forum will not be enhanced to operate vehicle components such as head lamps, turn signals etc...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Oh , that's it! Make us oldtimers spend a couple weeks learning how to operate things again. You know I just learned how to turn this thing on and off. :poke:


You can turn it off?????? :thinking:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Dang.... :thinking: And I just figured out how to put the coal in....
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I predicted that Chicago/Cook county will be sold out in order to get "shall issue".
Based on the restrictions on carry in Chicago/Cook County, I was right.

...doing just enough to keep them out of Federal Court...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

Dang.... :thinking: And I just figured out how to put the coal in....


No more clinkers?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Dang! I was hoping the headlight switch was gonna be put back where it should be so i don't have to lift my leg so high to dim the lights. :thinking:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

This might be on the list to be addressed already, but since you're doing maintenance I thought I'd throw it out there...

When I click an external link that's in a post, my browser is supposed to open a new window. It does. It ALSO replaces the IC page with the linked page that's opening in the new window. Then, when I close the new window and try to click "back" to get back to IC, it won't go. I have to right-click my back button and go thru the history to get back to IC.

That's very annoying. And I'm 99.8% sure it's just an IC issue, since no other sites I visit do that.

If you could check that out, I'd appreciate it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

Editbutton also doesn't work sometimes.

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#10 pyre400

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

So far it looks like a few avatars did not convert...

Testing a few emoticons as I dont believe all of them are compatible with the new board software:

:whistle: Posted Image :angel: :frantics:

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#11 pyre400

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

If your avatar did not convert, and you know the original image type, please post here. I'll try to figure out what happened

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

Wow,posting pics couldn't be easier! Click,click,you're done.Site looks nice too,good job :frantics:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

I hate you buck... I want ribs now :frantics: :whistle:

well Looks like mine didnt come over. Time to find a new one anyways...

On a side note. I see that clicking on the thread title doesnt take you to first new post anymore. Damn i liked that feature...

Edited by Hatchet, 21 April 2012 - 05:50 AM.

"Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." (Winston Churchill).

#14 pyre400

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

On a side note. I see that clicking on the thread title doesnt take you to first new post anymore. Damn i liked that feature...


Will look at that. I liked that too.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:23 AM

Wow,posting pics couldn't be easier! Click,click,you're done.Site looks nice too,good job :frantics:


You're bound to attract some Buzzards with photos like that :whistle:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

I hate you buck... I want ribs now :frantics: :whistle:

well Looks like mine didnt come over. Time to find a new one anyways...

On a side note. I see that clicking on the thread title doesnt take you to first new post anymore. Damn i liked that feature...


Looks like clicking on the dot or star next to the title takes you to the first unread post. Am I wrong??

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

Looking around, there are some other cool preview features as well:



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

change is good i like it
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#19 pyre400

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

change is good i like it


Thanks to everyone for the feedback!
We made a very large jump from 3.0.5 to 3.2.3, so there will be lots for all of us to get used to.
As I said though, the core functionality really hasnt changed all that much. Still, if anyone is struggling on something, just post your issue.

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#20 mauserme

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

Just wanted to test some of the formating I use:





House Calendar

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House Audio/Video Link


How a Bill Becomes a Law



SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment
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Senate Sponsor: Luechtefeld, Sullivan
House Sponsor: Costello
Status: House/First Reading
Senate Floor Amendment No 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Permits an Illinois resident to purchase ammunition from a person within or outside of Illinois if shipment is by United States mail or by a private express carrier authorized by federal law to ship ammunition. Provides that a resident purchasing ammunition within or outside the State of Illinois must provide the seller with a copy of his or her valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and either his or her Illinois driver's license or Illinois State Identification Card prior to the shipment of the ammunition. Effective immediately.





Looks like I'll need to tweak the lines with urls's a little.

Edited by mauserme, 21 April 2012 - 07:38 AM.

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Link to ILGA House Audio/Video..........Link to ILGA Senate Audio/Video ..........Link to Livestream Blueroom Events Page

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:52 AM

Bold:

SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment

Size 4

SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment


Just text with bold, color, and size tags (no url)

SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment



Pyre, my "House Calendar" tags work for centering, size and such but then don't work later in the post. Here's how I've been doing the links in the past

[/color][/b][/size][/b][/size][/size][/b]

[size=4][b][url=http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=681&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=55510&SessionID=84][color=green]SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment[/color][/url][/b][/size]


[b][size=4][size=4][b][size=4][b][color=green]


It's wierd. In the code box, I'm adding the middle line staring with setting the size to 4 and ending by turning that tag off. The forum software is adding the top line (turning all tags off) and the bottom line (turning tags back on). Any ideas?





ETA Looking back at older ILGA threads ( March 30, 2012 for example), even in existing threads the bold and size tags are no longer working in the links to bills even though the color tag does. Bold seems to work later, in plain text lines.

Edited by mauserme, 21 April 2012 - 08:16 AM.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

There used to be a ... mark forums read ... area at upper right side that would clear the page. I am not seeing it now and I have 2 pages of topics. Am I missing something ? Thanks

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

There used to be a ... mark forums read ... area at upper right side that would clear the page. I am not seeing it now and I have 2 pages of topics. Am I missing something ? Thanks


Still there on the individual forum page. I don't see it on the "new topics" page. Might have to go to each individual forum to "clear the page".
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The Roman Empire fell due to a large, corrupt government, overspending, an overextended military, insecure borders, and the illegal immigration of Goths, barbarians (anyone who was not educated), and religious fanatics. Sound familiar?


"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
--Samuel Adams

Luke 11:21 - "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed." NASB


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

You have to click on " content not read " on left side. This will clear everything you have read.