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#1 Eileen Stein

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:30 AM

Good morning. As you can see, we have done an upgrade on the Boards. We expected it could be completed overnight on Tuesday and be up and running yesterday morning, but the size of the Boards (over 300,000 posts, apparently) meant that the re-indexing of posts went much slower than expected. There is still conversion script running in the background, but I am assured that it's okay to re-open the Boards at this point, and I don't want to leave them closed any longer than necessary. You may notice some temporary problems with old posts while the script is running (broken quote boxes, for example), but it's okay to post, and I'm told and believe that there's no danger we'll be plunged into an alternate universe (remember?) or suffer any similar ill effects. After the conversion script is finished running, Heather or I will post about some of the new features of the Boards, but no doubt you will have discovered them by then anyway.

Edited to correct number of Boards posts.

#2 Laurae

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

Just wondering. Does it offer new features or anything? Oh, I see we can add posts to facebook etc. now. Hmmm.
It doesn't look like there's any way to view last unread post in a thread anymore, which is a bummer since that is pretty much how I read everything. Or maybe I just can't find it?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:49 AM

Just wondering. Does it offer new features or anything? Oh, I see we can add posts to facebook etc. now. Hmmm.
It doesn't look like there's any way to view last unread post in a thread anymore, which is a bummer since that is pretty much how I read everything. Or maybe I just can't find it?


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#4 PSmitty

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:53 AM

It's also under "my settings", then "view new content method".
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#5 Laurae

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:58 AM

I see the view new content, but looks like you have to scroll through the entire thread to find whatever's new--no more go directly to last post unread. Oh well, I guess it's not the end of the world. ETA: No you don't, not sure what I was seeing before.
I am a little more concerned with all of my posts now being available on some stranger's facebook page, and I suppose I will have to deal with that or stop posting.

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#6 PSmitty

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:01 AM

I see the view new content, but looks like you have to scroll through the entire thread to find whatever's new--no more go directly to last post unread. Oh well, I guess it's not the end of the world.
I am a little more concerned with all of my posts now being available on some stranger's facebook page, and I suppose I will have to deal with that or stop posting.


Can you try to change it under your settings? I see one option is "show me all content that I have not read". Will that help?
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#7 Laurae

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

Thanks Paula. I think the feed wasn't working as expected because there weren't enough posts in the topic yet or something. Working now.
Actually, I think they are still tweaking it, though we can see/post now. I guess we can now vote up or down posts now? Not sure what that means.

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#8 Eileen Stein

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:07 AM

I am a little more concerned with all of my posts now being available on some stranger's facebook page, and I suppose I will have to deal with that or stop posting.


We do not intend to enable the Facebook option at this time, and my thinking right now is not to enable it in the future either.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:09 AM

Good morning. As you can see, we have done an upgrade on the Boards. We expected it could be completed overnight on Tuesday and be up and running yesterday morning, but the size of the Boards (over 150,000 posts, apparently) meant that the re-indexing of posts went much slower than expected. There is still conversion script running in the background, but I am assured that it's okay to re-open the Boards at this point, and I don't want to leave them closed any longer than necessary. You may notice some temporary problems with old posts while the script is running (broken quote boxes, for example), but it's okay to post, and I'm told and believe that there's no danger we'll be plunged into an alternate universe (remember?) or suffer any similar ill effects. After the conversion script is finished running, Heather or I will post about some of the new features of the Boards, but no doubt you will have discovered them by then anyway.


Someone mentioned (in the "new skin" thread) that posts here will now be automatically available on Face Book. Is that correct?

Thank you very much.

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#10 Laurae

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:10 AM

We do not intend to enable the Facebook option at this time, and my thinking right now is not to enable it in the future either.


Yay! Thank you, Eileen!

Cheers,
Laura
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#11 JohnLloydJones

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:13 AM

Congratulations on the update. I work in software, so I know that even simple upgrades always take longer than planned. Good work Heather, Eileen and everyone else involved.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:15 AM

Eileen, does the "Facebook option" have different features than what is enabled with the Facebook button in the Share this topic: at the bottom of the page?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:16 AM

I am a little more concerned with all of my posts now being available on some stranger's facebook page, and I suppose I will have to deal with that or stop posting.


I hate to tell you this, but people everywhere has always been able to read what you write! Be it visiters, or just someone looking up someone's name and getting here where they had posted something. The rule is simple, if it's something you don't want the world to know, don't put in on the internet.
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#14 Laurae

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:18 AM

I hate to tell you this, but people everywhere has always been able to read what you write! Be it visiters, or just someone looking up someone's name and getting here where they had posted something. The rule is simple, if it's something you don't want the world to know, don't put in on the internet.


Gee, Dixie_Girl, I never knew that! Thanks for enlightening me! :rolleyes:

Cheers,
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#15 Eileen Stein

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:29 AM

Someone mentioned (in the "new skin" thread) that posts here will now be automatically available on Face Book. Is that correct?


No. There is a feature that would permit a linkage with Facebook, but it is supposed to be disabled now and we do not intend to enable it for the foreseeable future.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:47 AM

No. There is a feature that would permit a linkage with Facebook, but it is supposed to be disabled now and we do not intend to enable it for the foreseeable future.

Whoops. I just tried that button, and it did work. It posted a link to this topic on Facebook.

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#17 sea4th

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:53 AM

Yay! Thank you, Eileen!

Ditto --- for the no FB option.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:53 AM

I hate to tell you this, but people everywhere has always been able to read what you write! Be it visiters, or just someone looking up someone's name and getting here where they had posted something. The rule is simple, if it's something you don't want the world to know, don't put in on the internet.

Funny you should mention this. I don't know how many times I've Googled something border collie related, or even a person's name--someone who might have been mentioned here--and had a bunch of hits on the BC Boards. Most recently it was a genetics issue related to border collies....

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:56 AM

FYI, I just tested the Facebook button and it works.

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#20 sea4th

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for all your effort and work you put into this, Eileen. It's going to be interesting learning my way around, so far, the new look gets a thumbs up from me.
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