Forum sotfware.......

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by sausageboy, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Any chance this place will be upgraded to real forum software like phpBB or vbulletin?

    WAY too many bugs, errors, quirks and glitches on here!

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  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This forum previously ran Vbulletin but long ago outgrew it.  What are you finding wrong and have you PM'ed a Moderator about the issue?
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use to have no problem here. But lately every once in awhile like every 3rd post or so I will not get the tool bar at the top of the reply window. I have to keep refreshing page till it shows up. I tried clearing cash/history and that didn't help. My goggle chrome is updated as well. It's no biggie, as I can refresh a couple times and get it. Just something I have observed. 
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used to have the same problems as sprky.... Not in months now.... The forum runs very good for me using IE... Dave
     
  5. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Is there anyway to post multiple pics at once.  I am click happy and I hate having to post each pic one at a time to my threads.

    Bigfish
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My only real issue is...During a long post if you accidently change pages you lose all your work...It would be nice if there was a draft auto save, while you are posting...JJ
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I open the thread in a new window..... click on "insert image"... load a pic and click insert image again, and again etc...  click return twice after each image is loaded to have a space between them for notes.... If I need another page open I open another tab..... that way you don't lose stuff you are trying to enter in the post etc.... 

    UNLESS I accidentally close the tab I'm posting to....... I have tried repeatedly not to do that... frustrating at best....  When all the images are loaded, I type the needed tutorial to explain the pics....

    As far as loading "multiple images" with one click, I tried that.... don't work for me....  I'm not literate when it comes to these things.... I'm getting smarter but I'm still an idiot...   Dave
     
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have the same problem as Sparky when I am the very slow Hughes Net connection.  When I am on my cable modem no problems at all.   I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 and the only problems I have are like JJs when I hit the touch pad in the wrong place and back out of the page.

    Jimmy, when you are going to type a long response it is a lot easier to do it in Word then copy over to the forum. You can insert your pics as needed.  I haven't tried putting the Qview in Word and copying the entire document yet but if that works it would be a great way to make those lengthy posts.  Plus Word has a grammar checker I believe, something I dearly need!
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL...You sound like my Wife and Kids!...I spent a lot of time loading the Throwdown post...I got to the last pic and accidently Dumped out to a previous page!...The CUSSING was heard for Miles!...When I calmed down they all started talking about using Word...I need to stop being a Stubborn Mule! They are ready for this... [​IMG]...JJ
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  10. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I haven't tried putting the Qview in Word and copying the entire document yet but if that works it would be a great way to make those lengthy posts I tried this a couple of times and it does not work, the pictures do not copy over.

    Gary
     
  11. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    SO can we start a petition to get a multiple pictures button?
     
  12. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    HeHe,  not sure what a petition could do.  I'll bet Brian, Jeff and Jerry are reading this thread and if it can be done I am sure they are looking into it. 

    I prefer loading pics one at a time, that way I can describe or identify each pic in the qview.
     
  13. Multiple pics or the ability to use outside links (ie photobucket/picassa/image shack) would be FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  15. I've had many of the above mentioned problems, and more.

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  16. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We already have the ability. You can use HTML links or IMG tags and they work. I use them all the time
     
  17. I just had a problem in another thread when I tried to post.

    I got this error:

    "Cannot connect to the server at this time.

    Pease try again."

    I had to copy my post and reload the thread to get it to submit.

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  18. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you just had this a few minutes ago it was because of a update pushing out to the site. Since you were already on the page and hit post you got that error.
     
  19. i use firefox on all my machines i havent had any issues posting pics or any errors coming up............. just saying
     

  20. I guess what I mean is that you cannot copy and paste directly in the text box.  At least I can't.  I just tried with 4 different links and none of them worked.
     

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