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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 pm

One minor nitpicky thing, but when I click on a link, it no longer opens a new tab/window. That might just be my work computer though.
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UOK wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
BR0D1E86 wrote:
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One other question... for tweets do we put url tags around them or no?
Nope, just paste the url to the tweet.

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https://twitter.com/BN_Bears/status/1158446961776893952
Awesome. I found the reply with quote thing, just as a test for myself....

https://twitter.com/YahooSportsNFL/stat ... 93857?s=20

Edit: So on my phone it’s just showing the url and not embedding the tweet.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 pm

BR0D1E86 wrote:
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Edit: So on my phone it’s just showing the url and not embedding the tweet.
Must be a mobile thing. Lame.

If you're on mobile, you can simply paste the tweet between media tags, like so:

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[media]https://twitter.com/YahooSportsNFL/status/1158445232595193857?s=20[/media]
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm

Whenever I've seen the code box, the text is pretty light and hard to read
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Whenever I've seen the code box, the text is pretty light and hard to read
I made it very dark - how's that look?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm

Hey everyone!

Mods - Love the new site! I am always a fan of changing things up and improving upon the old. It looks beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to keep the site up to date and functioning well. I'm sure it's a lot of work. Hopefully the new site makes things a little easier.

Very well done! :toast: :thumbsup:
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 pm

UOK wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Atkins&Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Whenever I've seen the code box, the text is pretty light and hard to read
I made it very dark - how's that look?
It's almost like its washed out, or the window is filled with white over the text. I can see it, but have to highlight the text to read it.
I will kill you if you cut me at the knees. You will drink with me when invited and stay til I say so. We only listen to American Music. I make men nervous with just my presence. I expect an apology if you hold. I throw linemen at QB's. Believe the Lore!
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 pm

Atkins&Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 pm
UOK wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:05 pm


I made it very dark - how's that look?
It's almost like its washed out, or the window is filled with white over the text. I can see it, but have to highlight the text to read it.
Can you post a screenshot?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:48 pm

wab wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 pm
One minor nitpicky thing, but when I click on a link, it no longer opens a new tab/window. That might just be my work computer though.
Pretty sure that's a browser preference but let me know if you experience the same thing on your personal computer.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:53 pm

Xee wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 pm
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 pm


It's almost like its washed out, or the window is filled with white over the text. I can see it, but have to highlight the text to read it.
Can you post a screenshot?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Huh. What web browser and operating system?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:46 pm

That's what it looked like before the settings were tweaked to make it stand out more. I'd recommend clearing your cache and loading the page again. Maybe something needs to be refreshed.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:24 pm

Excellent..! Thanks for all you do.. I owned and admin'd a phpBB board for 9 years..lots of work back then and now I 'd guess..migrating everything..

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Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:26 am

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I know we talked about it in another thread, but if it’s not going to be compatible with Tapatalk I’ll just go ahead and delete that app.

It looks good. Nice work fellas. This will be a good place to bask in our super bowl victory in a few months.

Tapatalk was meant as a bandaid for the fact that our previous style was not mobile friendly at all. This is no the case with the current one as it should be optimized for all devices. I haven't used Tapatalk for years though so just wondering, coming from that app, how do you find the experience using the forum on your phone?
Works fine with Firefox on android for me, the only niggle being the formatting, it has everything in the left 80% of my screen and a slightly lighter blue border to the right.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:40 am

malk wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:26 am
Xee wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:25 pm



Tapatalk was meant as a bandaid for the fact that our previous style was not mobile friendly at all. This is no the case with the current one as it should be optimized for all devices. I haven't used Tapatalk for years though so just wondering, coming from that app, how do you find the experience using the forum on your phone?
Works fine with Firefox on android for me, the only niggle being the formatting, it has everything in the left 80% of my screen and a slightly lighter blue border to the right.

Screenshot_20190806-112556.jpg
I believe that's a setting we can adjust in our back-end controls. It's currently set at, funnily enough "80%". We can do some experimenting with mobile users to see what they like/dislike and how it could effect the web experience.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:12 am

Xee wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:46 pm
That's what it looked like before the settings were tweaked to make it stand out more. I'd recommend clearing your cache and loading the page again. Maybe something needs to be refreshed.
I have win10 on my desktop and tend to just use Edge to read emails, forums, facebook, and my FF sites. Use Chrome for everything secured.
The cache is probably it. the wife's laptop shows it fixed. my desktop is being stubborn despite clearing the cookies and restarting. eh, not too worried about it. don't see the code boxes too often so won't bother me.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:52 am

UOK wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:40 am
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Works fine with Firefox on android for me, the only niggle being the formatting, it has everything in the left 80% of my screen and a slightly lighter blue border to the right.

Screenshot_20190806-112556.jpg
I believe that's a setting we can adjust in our back-end controls. It's currently set at, funnily enough "80%". We can do some experimenting with mobile users to see what they like/dislike and how it could effect the web experience.
Centring would be ok but why not 100%, with the idea that the mobile browser would then scale it? Not that I have any idea about this stuff!
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:36 am

malk wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:52 am
Centring would be ok but why not 100%, with the idea that the mobile browser would then scale it? Not that I have any idea about this stuff!

I've made it 100%, so let's see how it goes for a few hours.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:52 pm

New feature!

If you want to specifically mention a user of the board, you can simply enter, '@username' and select from the dropdown. The user will then get a Notification that they've been mentioned.

If the user you want to tag (like UOK, G08, or wab) has less than 4 characters, you'll need to manually type it out in

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[mention]username[/mention]
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See gif below for an example.

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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:20 pm

@Umbali let me know if you get a notification in your header

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https://twitter.com/YahooSportsNFL/stat ... 93857?s=20

@UOK dude your name worked with just the 3 letters!

https://twitter.com/TheBearsWire/status ... 89728?s=20

^^doesn't seem like I could get the twitter link to post
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:21 pm

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Examples of what UOK is saying..

@Umbali let me know if you get a notification in your header

twitter quote



@UOK dude your name worked with just the 3 letters!

^^doesn't seem like I could get the twitter link to post
Did you paste the twitter URL via mobile? Just curious.

edit: Tweet looks like it worked!

And yeah, I'm pleasantly surprised!
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:23 pm

Hmm tweet wouldn't show up on my end until you quoted it, weird
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:24 pm

@wab @UOK @Xee

Sweet! Does @G08 work :lol:
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:34 am

good, screen 80% it is now 100%.

but big problem too. almost no contrast. difficult to find/read the actual text in a posting.

https://imgur.com/a/a2NqDlU

the screenshot looking even worse on device
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:11 am

WP.1 wrote:
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good, screen 80% it is now 100%.

but big problem too. almost no contrast. difficult to find/read the actual text in a posting.

https://imgur.com/a/a2NqDlU

the screenshot looking even worse on device
I've viewed the screenshot you linked on mobile and two different desktop computers, and to me it looks, well, just fine! You may need to adjust your brightness settings.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:44 am

UOK wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:21 pm
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Examples of what UOK is saying..

@Umbali let me know if you get a notification in your header

twitter quote

https://twitter.com/YahooSportsNFL/stat ... 93857?s=20

@UOK dude your name worked with just the 3 letters!

^^doesn't seem like I could get the twitter link to post
Did you paste the twitter URL via mobile? Just curious.

edit: Tweet looks like it worked!

And yeah, I'm pleasantly surprised!
What’s weird is on the original post, I see the twitter hyperlink as it was copied and pasted. On your reply I see the embedded tweet.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:08 am

If it was pasted via mobile, that may have been why it failed. I’ll look into it.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:45 am

I think it might be how that link ended because it was goofing up on another forum as well I noticed
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:49 pm

Mods - First of all, I appreciate all of your hard work on the upgrade. Managing a message board can be a PITA and upgrades even moreso -- thanks for all that you do.

Question: I might have been one of the few that liked the ability to have a "light" color scheme with a white background. Does that option still exist and I'm overlooking it? If not, is it on the horizon as you stabilize this build?

Let me know.
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Question: I might have been one of the few that liked the ability to have a "light" color scheme with a white background. Does that option still exist and I'm overlooking it? If not, is it on the horizon as you stabilize this build?

Let me know.
Currently we do not have a light color option theme.

We will look into having a light color scheme at some point, but that time may not be soon. Upgrading the forum and massaging the "home" theme into place was something of an undertaking, but if @Xee has further input on this and thinks we could do it fairly easily, I'd happily whip it together.
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