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April 3rd, 2009 #1
CA could use some quick help! Puhleeeeze.
I am working hard to get the site optimized and sped up, as well as upgrading to the latest technologies. CA need some help from members who can take a moment and try to use the test forums to see if there are bugs I cannot find myself.
We need to try anything related to the forums in the test site. ie uploading images..making a thread in the diff forums...sending pm...anything the forums does. Please see below if you don't mind lending us a hand.
The latest version available (vBulletin 3.8.1 Patch Level 1) is installed on
a test database(concept_test) and a test folder (forums3). This you can be find it at :
I need help with checking of this test version of site. Please take a look and tell me if you see any problems - anything what is suspicious.
Also I check the upgraded version too.
Would be ideal to test each page, each process : registration, new post, reply post ... etc.
Note: Please take care to stau in test version .../forums3/... Only the forum pages stay there. Others - gallery, search, ... - working only with production version. This piece we can be test it only when
we will switch to the newest version. The idea is to short as much as possible this time.
Is very important to observe the problems now, before to make the upgrade on production site.
If all is ok I can run the upgrade procedures of upgrade on production site in order to have the latest version of VBulletin online.
There are many new things, but some of them will help us with our problems directly. Improvements of this version to note:
1. the registration process has the "human checking" procedure : so a robot will not be able to register anymore;
http://www.conceptart.org/forums3/register.php >> check "I have agree..." >> Register >> will see a new section "Image verification";
On this way we can UnInstall module : Is Bot: Registration Time Check if this module is used only for prevent robots registration;
This module will perform many checks, to very small time interval to have results. In conclusion it can be a resource consumer.
Thanks everyone! Please post any bugs found here. We are in the databases fixing this stuff now and any help is HUGELY appreciated.
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April 3rd, 2009 #2
Log out, log in and browsing all seems to be A-okay for me.
April 3rd, 2009 #3
April 3rd, 2009 #4
The test forum is slower for me. Just testing by going into different subforums, and it takes longer.
No thumbnails for the threads
Other than that, no bugs that I can see so far.
April 3rd, 2009 #5
So far the new forum is quite slow, and the thumbnails aren't working on the side of the topic name.
When I posted two pictures, they were shrunken down and are linked to another page. I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a new feature though.
I couldn't seem to get polls working either. After I clicked the box no options came up for the poll.
It felt nice to post in the "IT'S FINALLY FINSIHED" section.
April 3rd, 2009 #6
When I clicked on one thumb in the Critique Center, it jumped me back to the thread page when I used my scroll wheel. Also clicking on someone's 'Last Page' doesn't always take me to the last page. For example in Fearlessfosdick's thread, I only got to page 9.
April 3rd, 2009 #7
The speed seemed normal to me. I uploaded and image and it displays an image that isn't the one I uploaded.
It should be a texture tile, not a little girl.
April 4th, 2009 #8
April 4th, 2009 #9
You tune embedding worked fine and linking to an offsite url.
Unattached images are correct, but displaying as tiny thumbnails that you then have to open with the image viewer.
Attached images don't seem correspond to the ones I uploaded. They're also showing up as small thumbnails (probably not what we want) and when I click them the image loader locks up.
Last edited by Jasonwclark; April 4th, 2009 at 04:24 AM.
April 4th, 2009 #10
i checked it out and couldn't find any. Are we getting back the cool photomob/kei hacker/pinkness color scheme options again in this version?
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April 4th, 2009 #11
So I keep getting a ' You answered the NoSpam! question incorrectly. Please reevaluate your answer or, if you found yourself unable to answer it, you can refresh for another question if the administrator has enabled multiple questions. If you find yourself repeatedly unable to answer the NoSpam! questions, please contact the forum administration.' when I try to register or search, but I don't see a NoSpam! question at all.
April 4th, 2009 #12
I'm testing on a Mac:
On Profiles, there are tiny pics, I think they're supposed to be arrows, that aren't loading.
Bild 3.png Bild 4.png
Might be a problem of my internet connection...
Some of the pictures in the Sketchbooks - the ones that aren't outsidehosted - are smaller than they used to be. They're linked, but if I click them, the window darkens and my statusbar says, that its loading/waiting for one object to load, but nothing happens...
If I do a ctrl click (remeber: mac user) and open the links in a new window, the picture appears in its normal size. If i do an click on the links, wich should open them in a new window, it won't open a new one, but it darkens the old one instead, just like when I do a normal click on the small pictures as described above.
Also, if I scroll up and down after the screen has darkened, only the part I saw when clicking on the image is dark, the rest of the thread remained in its usual colors.
Just describing what I see, as I don't know what I should see.
Maybe its not a problem of the page, but of my computer... perhaps another Mac user could check that...
EDIT: Huh, okay, I checked another thread and its working there... But not for all of the pictures. And really slow. And sometimes the little blue question mark shows up first and after like 10 seconds the picture shows up.
I'm a little confused... sorry.
April 4th, 2009 #13
All attachments appear to be loading as thumbnails, and the image viewer is clunky.
I sort of like the usability of the image viewer - it needs pre-loading, though.
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April 5th, 2009 #16
Jason, we're hitting a cookie conflict with the two forums. I would suggest naming the forum cookie to a different one on forums 3 until testing is done. Otherwise we're constantly logging in and out.
The list of thanked posts just needs to be re-introduced in the forum member templates. You could also have it as a drop down in each person's username (on the forum threading) - it used to be there but was removed at one point.
I'll try to do more thorough testing in the next couple of days if that's ok.
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April 5th, 2009 #18
I think that Arshes means the link on each person's profile to the list of their Thanked Posts. For example, Jason your link is here: http://conceptart.org/forums/post_th...thanks&u=11724
April 5th, 2009 #19
Ok, the "Find All Thanked Posts by X user" used to be in two places. One is where Jake Korbin mentioned was the Member's page. You view that user's Profile and it gave you handy links like all their posts, a homepage and other information.
The second place which was removed is a postbit template in VB, it actually shows up as a drop down.
This feature doesn't show up in all browsers like Google Chrome (something how Chrome processes the page is the reason you don't see this for any wondering). Firefox and I believe IE will show this. I can't remember if Opera did, but I'll check.
One other thing about that postbit, I had been pondering and meaning to bring up to you is when you upgrade the forums, is that it should be easier to add in more miscellaneous fields to a user profile. We (as in Concept Art) should take advantage of that. For example, why not have a User Profile addition of adding a person's sketchbook to their profile? Not only could it show up on the user Profile, it can be fairly easy to access it through the postbit dropdown shown above.
I think it can even show up as fields people can just simply look at, like looking at a memberlist. The drawback to this kind of browsing is the memberlist size.
In addition, I noticed a Podcast option on the newer VB, that may help integrate the podcasts with the forum too.
Last edited by Arshes Nei; April 5th, 2009 at 06:21 AM. Reason: It's 2am here I need to get some damn sleep
April 5th, 2009 #20
Dunno if it has anything to do with putting up the test forum, but on the original forum, it's going all crazy with which threads I have read and which I haven't read. It might be that the threads just aren't updating properly on the not read function or something? O.o
Not that it's a problem or anything except for clicking into threads I've already read every now and then, just thought I'd let you know
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April 5th, 2009 #21
April 7th, 2009 #22
one little bug to squish...
I'm not logged on but observing that the thumbnail images next to threads are not showing up. and usually is 'X'ed out.
The pic is from the lounge where Craig posted a couple of pics... Found this to be also true in the finally finished section.
I'll see if I can't help you all out any more.
April 22nd, 2009 #23
Hi Jason, checking the forums again for other improvements. I wanted to note I found another version that is less resource hammering than the current "Is Bot" plugin/mod I have in. I'll email you the details on it because it has some additional plugins that can be handy.
Jason, do you mind if I use the old DB capture on that test forum you have up to "tear shit up" (checking mass modding options, etc?)
I change the other forum cookie too?