Public Beta V 1.C Nov 13, 2005

This version fixes the following:

-A font problem identified here.

-Descriptive text if search words are smaller than 4 (you get a note about that if no search results appear). We will be working on indexing of 3-letter words later.

-Topic status (orange/white) has been modified, so that if you go from one computer to another, the read status will be maintained.
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    -Topic status (orange/white) has been modified, so that if you go from one computer to another, the read status will be maintained.


    :D :D :D
  2. Smiles allowed only after you have tested and verified :D :D
  3. Seems this was a major issue with a lot of folks ... No way I'm going to another PC at 10:15pm ... :(
  4. Ok, that's a good one :lol: :lol: :lol:
  5. *Gets out PSP*

    I'll give it a test.
  6. Looks good, still a small bug where Im told there are new posts (red status) when I am the last poster-Easily corrected
  7. I cannot replicate that. If I post a message, and then I click elsewhere, then come back to it, it is already white. Can you tell me the sequence you follow.
  8. test
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    Looks good, still a small bug where Im told there are new posts (red status) when I am the last poster-Easily corrected


    It seems to be good on my end now. Hopefully it won't be a nightmare at work tommorrow with everything reset again.
  10. I'll clear all unread threads/posts ... go to the college and log on with a remote PC there and see what happens ... I'll let you know later.
  11. Seems to be fine at work so far.
  12. Regarding search:

    A few of things I've noticed:

    In the error message you sill have 'the no topics met...' which is irrelevant as it never bothered to search. Also you spelt length as 'lenght' :P

    "Note: Minimum keyword lenght that can be searched is 4 characters" should only be displayed if the input is below the 5 char min imo

    Can you make it so that if you change forum category your search criteria is kept in the text box? Annoying as hell atm as it goes as the page is updated.

    It's not the length of the entire search which needs to be above 4 chars, it is every word (as you know) - AMD, CPU, SKT, 939, 754, DDR, FAN, VIA, etc can't be used

    :? :? :?
  13. Steve ... I'm at a remote PC at the college ... I cleared all red status indicators/red lights ... made some notes as to last poster (for benchmarks) ... and everything looks good now. Only posts made after I marked all read were lit back up. My test: Success :D :D :D

    (Now I get smileys)
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    Steve ... I'm at a remote PC at the college ... I cleared all red status indicators/red lights ... made some notes as to last poster (for benchmarks) ... and everything looks good now. Only posts made after I marked all read were lit back up. My test: Success :D :D :D

    (Now I get smileys)


    To funny. The other dominates the new testing... of course! :)
  15. Major failure here! :cry:

    I can't reproduce it, but it keeps happening. Every so often ALL of the threads everywhere keep getting set to white.

    How can I possibly know what I've read and haven't read when they're all marked as read? :(
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    Major failure here! :cry:

    I can't reproduce it, but it keeps happening. Every so often ALL of the threads everywhere keep getting set to white.

    How can I possibly know what I've read and haven't read when they're all marked as read? :(


    Orange buttons are on as of last visit. So if you don't use your pc for 15 minutes or so, that visit is terminated, so they should be white after that if you come back on.
  17. Quote:
    Regarding search:

    A few of things I've noticed:

    In the error message you sill have 'the no topics met...' which is irrelevant as it never bothered to search. Also you spelt length as 'lenght' :P

    "Note: Minimum keyword lenght that can be searched is 4 characters" should only be displayed if the input is below the 5 char min imo

    Can you make it so that if you change forum category your search criteria is kept in the text box? Annoying as hell atm as it goes as the page is updated.

    It's not the length of the entire search which needs to be above 4 chars, it is every word (as you know) - AMD, CPU, SKT, 939, 754, DDR, FAN, VIA, etc can't be used

    :? :? :?


    Removed the warning about minimum word size, and put it in the input screen where you specify search keywords. Check it out.

    Cannot maintain the input keywords from screen to screen if you change category, since the input has not yet been registered into the system. Also if I cookie the input, and then it is shown thereafter in the search input box, then it will interfere with the username box, since both cannot be set.
  18. Ok that seems better :wink:


    When this is all sorted out, and bugs are gone, will all these popup boxes get formatted with a TG logo and nice bordering etc? And will the forum colours etc be getting a going over at a (much) later date too?
  19. There is not much control over popup. Just showing a small message, so it does not need/cannot have graphics, etc. :?

    The overall gui will be redone later. Yes.
  20. Can't you create an html file and tell it to show that bad boy instead?

    Formatting and consistancy is everything imo.
  21. It is a small pop up with the browser's top (no control) and nothing else on it except for a text message. What formatting are you talking about?
  22. Bordering to the message, TG logo etc. Close button.

    Let me MSPaint you one up.


  23. Or something
  24. All the buttons are orange again. Very frustrating.
  25. It's been working fine for I.
  26. One could put up a full-fledged window like you say (even if reduced). But this is meant to be a fast-loading pop up which is rarely used, and users don't have to hunt for the content (vs. all the other stuff).

    In any case, it is a design issue. Will leave it until later. The funtionality is there already.
  27. Pls go to one of the main manus, e.g. http://forumz.tomshardware.com/community and tell me what time you see as last visit.
  28. Yeah, I understand that - But we'd be talking 5Kb of images if that.

    Functionality is there, but not the professional looking output of error messages.

    It's like if Windows gave you error messages in plain text format.
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    Orange buttons are on as of last visit. So if you don't use your pc for 15 minutes or so, that visit is terminated, so they should be white after that if you come back on.
    Are you kidding? That's awful. I'll be constantly seeing everything as read no matter what I do? It completely destroys any purpose of marking threads as unread or read because they'll all just end up as read whether I've read them or not. :cry:
  30. It broke in the upgrade. I am working on it.
  31. DIE NEWBIE DIE! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  32. You last visited on Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:35 pm....


    It's 12:38 pm now :?
  33. If that is the case, you should be fine now (?). That last visit is sometimes reset to way earlier (like 1969 8O ), and I am trying to replicate that.

    Check it now. Should be ok.
  34. It seems to be working again.
  35. This seems strange ... I just logged in with Opera (1st time today) and, while the indicators are ok (not red) on the main category page, ie Community, all the threads in all sections are lit up again ... even though I thought we fixed the cookie issue to be server based. Is it that browser sensative?
  36. There is a bug that crept up. Stay posted.
  37. Quote:
    There is a bug that crept up. Stay posted.


    We need a way to replace the smoke in the wires with the D.D.T. .

    POOF :!: NO MORE BUGS :!:
  38. Is the beta over? I don't see the link in the menu bar anymore.
  39. Lol - I hope not :oops:
  40. No, not over. Keep the bugs coming. :D
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