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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #240 on: 12/02/2013 01:42 PM »
What setting have you got for Profile / Look & layout / Use sidebar menus instead of dropdown menus when possible?

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #241 on: 12/05/2013 08:10 PM »
Thread for your feedback!

The layout has HUGE empty left and right margins.
As in: most of the screen width goes unused.

See attached screenshot. This is on Firefox 23.0.1.

That's just you. I'm sure someone will find a solution to whatever your browser is doing wrong.

This is what it looks like for everyone else....

Still some margin here. Chrome 31.0.1650.57, Mac OS X 10.8.5
« Last Edit: 12/05/2013 08:11 PM by mlindner »
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #242 on: 12/05/2013 08:13 PM »
Also, the URL to my Avatar seems to have broken, it was an uploaded Avatar. Also, when I try to upload a new avatar I get:
An Error Has Occurred!
The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #243 on: 12/05/2013 08:37 PM »
Also, the URL to my Avatar seems to have broken, it was an uploaded Avatar. Also, when I try to upload a new avatar I get:
An Error Has Occurred!
The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved.

Trying converting your avatar to .png (or .jpg) save it again and re-upload
there is some strict checking done on the image upload part

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #244 on: 12/07/2013 02:54 AM »
NSF noob here - long time VBulletin user elsewhere. Is this the place to ask about broken links? I was looking for info on the Shuttle hydrogen burnoff system. Found this thread using "hydrogen burnoff" as the search phrase:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=4026.0

Last post links to:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=4012&posts=12&start=1

but that's 404. Nothing else in a search comes up with a dedicated thread on the system, although other threads hint at it.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #245 on: 12/07/2013 08:17 AM »
NSF noob here - long time VBulletin user elsewhere. Is this the place to ask about broken links? I was looking for info on the Shuttle hydrogen burnoff system. Found this thread using "hydrogen burnoff" as the search phrase:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=4026.0

Last post links to:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=4012&posts=12&start=1

but that's 404. Nothing else in a search comes up with a dedicated thread on the system, although other threads hint at it.



It's tricky as we did a major version and server upgrade recently and sometimes we bump into this.
link has been fixed.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #246 on: 12/08/2013 05:13 PM »
Also, the URL to my Avatar seems to have broken, it was an uploaded Avatar. Also, when I try to upload a new avatar I get:
An Error Has Occurred!
The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved.

Trying converting your avatar to .png (or .jpg) save it again and re-upload
there is some strict checking done on the image upload part

Nope. I think its broken. Every attempt I make to upload an Avatar gives the error I gave before. There's also the issue that I had already earlier uploaded an Avatar several months ago that worked and now it shows as a broken link.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #247 on: 12/08/2013 05:16 PM »
I get the same avater error on my first few attempts. Thought it might require ten posts or something before one was avatar-enabled, but could not find a link to restrictions like that.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #248 on: 12/08/2013 07:40 PM »
Hi Chris
There is already a small icon that attaches to the thread icon showing whether or not one has posted in that thread. Is it possible to have a similar icon that identifies a thread that has been subscribed to, but not posted in? My thought was that once subscribed that icon would appear in the same spot where the "posted" icon is, and then once someone actually posts, it would be replaced by the current "posted" icon. I often subscribe to a thread but don't post for quite a while. Occasionally I like to lurk for a while. Also it would be a handy identifier when we go in occasionally to clean up outdated subscriptions. I know that I have occasionally noted several outdated threads I had subscribed to but never posted in. It would be a nice touch. Just a thought.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #249 on: 12/15/2013 03:15 PM »
Still having huge issues adding an avatar. Adding by URL (http://gravatar.com/avatar/06f805ee4a6d002229ab6a9730d1b988.jpg) fails silently SMF claims to update my profile but the avatar setting is always reset to "no avatar", and uploading any file gives a message that "the attachments directory is not writable".
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #250 on: 12/15/2013 03:30 PM »
Yep, just tried to do it for you and jpeg showed no errors, but didn't appear. Tried jpg version and got "The attachments upload directory is not writable."

So that's something we'll work on solving. Jester is in transit for a while, but we will sort it out.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #251 on: 12/18/2013 12:14 AM »
Did a quick check and change, needs work by Mark though, seems to be working for the above issue (as in the uploaded image works now)

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #252 on: 12/18/2013 07:51 AM »
Thanks folks!
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Offline Misha Vargas

Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #253 on: 12/30/2013 03:59 PM »
For some reason, the posts on page 6 and 7 of this thread are stretch'd. Here's a picture, just in case it's just me:

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #254 on: 12/30/2013 04:03 PM »
Some numpty posted a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge URL. Refresh, it'll be ok now :)

Offline Misha Vargas

Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #255 on: 12/30/2013 04:07 PM »
Ah yes, I see it now. It's still on page seven, in a quote.


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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #257 on: 01/08/2014 03:57 AM »
Per some rather questionable google adsense adverts that were turning up (very few and far between, but that's still too many) in the second post of every thread page, we've disabled them for the interim. We'll either work on a filter to ensure they are better targeted for our audience, or we will ensure that by creating our own ad space, be it for L2 or space-specific advertisers.

I'd rather us lose out on a bit of cash than to have dodgy adverts.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #258 on: 01/08/2014 04:14 PM »
Chris, dodgy adverts can be entertaining but I appreciate your efforts keeping them off this site. The quality of information available here is absolutely amazing. Keep up the good work.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #259 on: 01/08/2014 04:24 PM »
Thanks, and I appreciate that, a lot!

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