Welcome to the New SMF!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by TulsaJeff, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Victor

    Victor Fire Starter

    My iPad Air 2 interacts with this new forum a lot better. Thanks!
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  2. hellasteph

    hellasteph Fire Starter Staff Member Administrator

    FYI, search has been completely fixed today. Enjoy!
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  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We need MORE AMOJI'S...... Can you get the old ones....
  4. Being relative newbie, I didn't want to be the first to say it, but agree with Dave.
  5. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit

    Hi, can you tell me if the following functionality is possible?

    When someone clicks the "Media Gallery Embed" icon and chooses an image for a post, can it actually insert the
    "Share BB (With Thumbnail) Code:"


    rather than the "Share BB [GALLERY] Code:"
    [_GALLERY=media, 553250]BrisketFlatTrimAway by tallbm posted Oct 7, 2017 at 1:04 PM[/GALLERY_]

    I think this would be as close to the old behavior when images existed in the old "media gallery" (for lack of a better term) for future resuse.

    Now if the "Upload a File" feature would actually upload to a default media gallery folder for the user (public view but owner only add/edit permissions) and then insert the "Share BB (With Thumbnail) Code:" into the post we would basically have the same behavior as before and it would be super easy/intuitive/fool proof from the user experience :)

    I know what I'm asking may be quite a bit of work, may not be possible, or may seem like being picky but I know many are still trying to figure out how to manage uploading pics on the new site using their habits/knowledge/skills they picked up from the old site.

    Thanks for any feedback :)
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
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  6. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    I just received an email notifying me of activity in this thread. I thought I had that functionality turned off, but I'll check.

    But that is not the reason I am posting this.

    The reason I am posting is that I clicked on the link in that email, and it asked me to sign in, even though I am already signed in on this computer. I verified that this is the case by opening another instance of the browser and using a bookmark to go directly to the forum. It recognized me and did not ask me to sign in.

    The reason I bring this up is that, like everyone reading this, I get a LOT of phishing emails, and they are usually disguised as coming from some site or institution with which I have some connection. However, if I click on a link (which I never do if I suspect anything), and if it is a fake (phishing) email, it will take me to some fake site and ask me to enter my credentials, thus stealing my identity.

    I am 99% certain this email was sent by the new forum software, but I think there needs to be some adjustment to make sure it doesn't look like a phishing email.

    [edit]I just checked and I do indeed have the email notification feature turned off, so it looks like there may be a problem with the new software sending out notices of new posts in a thread in which I have posted, even if I asked to have those turned off. I did see that others have had just the opposite problem, so I assume this is another one of those things that will eventually get sorted out.
  7. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    Another problem is that I cannot turn off email notifications. I have gone through every preference setting I can find, including Alert Settings which has 20+ notification settings that can individually be enabled or disabled. Is it really necessary to have this many separate, individual preferences? I disabled ALL of them two days ago, but I just went there and a new one has been added ("New Trophy? Really??") that was added since I last visited and was checked. I un-checked that as well.

    I find it very confusing to also have email preferences in another section, namely Contact Details. I turned off "Receive email when a new conversation message is receive" which seems to overlap or duplicate some of the things in Alert Settings.

    So, bottom line, I cannot turn off email notifications when people reply to a thread in which I have posted (i.e., I am still receiving emails); I find the plethora of email preferences to be both daunting and perhaps unnecessary; and I find confusing the fact that email preferences appear in more than one place in the interface for my personal settings.

    I'm sure all of this will get straightened out over the next few weeks.
  8. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    @johnmeyer It is my understanding that when you disable email notifications, that is just a setting that tells the system what to do from now on. It does not disable email notifications that have already been set up as "Watched Threads".

    To fully disable email notifications go to all of your watched threads at http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/index.php?watched/threads/all

    Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 9.43.02 PM.png

    Select the watched threads that you do not want to be notified on.

    Then click on the drop down at bottom left and select "Disable email notification".

    Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 9.44.39 PM.png

    If you want to disable all of them..

    Use the "Manage Watched Threads" dropdown at top right..

    Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 9.52.08 PM.png

    If you are really sure you want to disable all email notifications, click on "Save Changes".

    Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 9.52.35 PM.png
  9. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I was checking that out also.. my email was blowing up ... lol
  10. bmudd14474

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

    We had a email server issue so a ton of emails were queued and the server issue was resolved and they all got sent today even though alot were from over the weekend.
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  11. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks. I'll work on setting preferences for some of the older threads, if I have enough time to get to them.
  12. hellasteph

    hellasteph Fire Starter Staff Member Administrator

    I have turned off/disabled email notifications for threads you are watching. This is something that this software has that the last one didn't so it's definitely different. I hope that helped!
  13. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks for doing that. Are you saying that I could have done that, or are you saying that the sysop (you) has software features that you didn't have before that let you do this. As I said above, I didn't see an option that let me "select all" and then turn off notifications for all selected objects using one single click.

    Also, I am now confused on another point. If I "watch" a thread, does that mean that I am going to get email notifications? I though "watching" and "notifications" were two similar, but separate operations.
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  14. Like the new look but I haven't been able to figure out how to mark the forum read.
  15. hellasteph

    hellasteph Fire Starter Staff Member Administrator

    Hi there, please see my screenshot below:

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  16. hellasteph

    hellasteph Fire Starter Staff Member Administrator

    There's an option for you to do it yourself. If you went to this URL: http://smokingmeatforums.com/index.php?watched/threads/all

    See the drop-down here: 2017-10-16_1839.png

    Yes, they are separated on this platform. If you watch a thread, and select to receive email notifications, that's what will happen. If you're just watching a thread, it will show up in your Alerts area regardless.
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  17. Thanks, got it now.
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  18. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    Got it! Many thanks.
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