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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #80 on: 02/06/2018 02:38 PM »
My earlier post was moved to the troubles-with-tapatalk thread, so let me repeat just the forum-software part of it.

I used the "subscribed forums" view in tapatalk's almost exclusively to follow NSF.  Every few months or so I'll jump up to the full list of topics to subscribe to new mission threads, etc, but other than that it's all subscription view.

Is there a feature like that on the desktop forum? "Unread threads" is close, but too much of a fire hose.

If there's not already a "subscribed threads" view, that would be #1 on my wish list for new forum software.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #81 on: 02/06/2018 05:04 PM »
OK -- I can't imagine this was just me.  It went slower, then slower, then to Error 502 - Bad Gateway.  The site's server was showing as down to my ISP and, it said, to The Cloud.

Was down for about 40 minutes, I believe.

This one was NOT on my end... :(
-Doug  (With my shield, not yet upon it)


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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #83 on: 02/06/2018 08:26 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #84 on: 02/06/2018 08:30 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?
Thanks for posting this, I was confused whether it is my account / cache problem. Normally I would just like your post instead of replying but ... :D

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #85 on: 02/06/2018 08:38 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?

Yes, and they are back on.

Mark

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #86 on: 02/06/2018 08:48 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?

Yes, and they are back on.

Mark
Good job today Mark! :)
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #87 on: 02/06/2018 10:53 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?

Yes, and they are back on.

Mark

Any idea how much that helped? I think registered users could live without likes for a while during heavy traffic periods, if it meant less frequent locking out guests.... I want my non spacey friends to come here and major events are the times they are most likely to....

(bravo for trying it!)
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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #88 on: 02/06/2018 11:13 PM »
Turned Likes off to deal with the server stress, did y'all?

Yes, and they are back on.

Mark

Any idea how much that helped? I think registered users could live without likes for a while during heavy traffic periods, if it meant less frequent locking out guests.... I want my non spacey friends to come here and major events are the times they are most likely to....

(bravo for trying it!)

The 'likes' addon for SMF is pretty CPU intensive that's why I turned it off before locking out guests which is a " last resort" option. Today's load was unprecedented which despite all the tweaks and upgrades required me to use that option for a bit. Today is again another lesson learned in that area and we're gonna keep improving. We already have another round of improvements lined up but we were not able to implement them before today.

 This means that for the coming events we can " be sure"  that turning off guests is no longer needed.

Mark

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #89 on: 02/09/2018 03:55 PM »
Can't find it mentioned already but is there any way to jump back to the thread after a post instead of going back to the forum list? Would be nice to stay in the thread and continue from there.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #90 on: 02/09/2018 05:06 PM »
Can't find it mentioned already but is there any way to jump back to the thread after a post instead of going back to the forum list? Would be nice to stay in the thread and continue from there.

On your profile page under Modify Profile choose "Look and Layout", then check the box for "Return to topics after posting by default."

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #91 on: 02/09/2018 05:10 PM »
Ok. I've been on this site for years and I never saw that. I am officially a muppet.

thanks

Can't find it mentioned already but is there any way to jump back to the thread after a post instead of going back to the forum list? Would be nice to stay in the thread and continue from there.

On your profile page under Modify Profile choose "Look and Layout", then check the box for "Return to topics after posting by default."

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #92 on: 02/09/2018 05:19 PM »
Ok. I've been on this site for years and I never saw that.

I vaguely remember getting really annoyed with the default forum behavior in the past and searching out that option.  I think it would be better to have that as the default behavior.  When your post appears on screen you can notice typos, whether the attachments worked (or you forgot them), whether someone else just posted the same thing, whether you were being a dick and should really just delete what you just posted (happens occasionally), etc.

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Re: Current NSF Forum Feedback Thread 2
« Reply #93 on: 02/09/2018 05:26 PM »
I agree - would have been nice if it was the default, just for those reasons - make sure you've no typos, nobody else has just said the same thing and so on - Lot's of other stuff to get done first so not a high priority.  I'm still a muppet!

Ok. I've been on this site for years and I never saw that.

I vaguely remember getting really annoyed with the default forum behavior in the past and searching out that option.  I think it would be better to have that as the default behavior.  When your post appears on screen you can notice typos, whether the attachments worked (or you forgot them), whether someone else just posted the same thing, whether you were being a dick and should really just delete what you just posted (happens occasionally), etc.

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