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Boom Boom
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Boom Boom
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Generally, it looks good, and the Search feature is finally up to speed, but I'm still not getting PM notifications. The best upgrade is to Rabble Features, which I think is spectacular. Smile

 

ETA: It'd really make my day if someone could change "Save" to "Post" in the Comment section. Innocent


Boom Boom
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I'm still occasionally getting this message:

Page Unavailable

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

We're redirecting you to the homepage in 5 seconds.

(Error 503 Service Unavailable)

Page Unavailable

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

We're redirecting you to the homepage in 5 seconds.

(Error 503 Service Unavailable)

Left Turn
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Agree with Boom Boom, the uprgrade to the Rabble Features looks great. Also really like being able to paste text and links into my posts without having to use the "Paste Text" box, and not having the line spacing get screwed up when I paste text.

Still don't see any sign of the 'keep me logged in' button. Grrrrr!


Catchfire
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LT, fyi on the "keep me logged in," it's been temporarily disabled for consistency while the upgrade, er, expresses itself. It will make a reappearance later. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Caissa
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"upgrade," my arse.


6079_Smith_W
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My guess is that I'm not the only person who got a poorly-worded  personal message last night with no point other than to insult, since the sender seems to be gone.

Just noticed there isn't any button to flag that sort of thing as offensive.

Not complaining, since it is easy enough to drop a line. But it is just the first time I noticed.

 


Slumberjack
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Well I'm feeling left out now.  No insulting PMs lately at least.


Boom Boom
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Those insulting PMs should be reported to the Mods.


6079_Smith_W
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Yes. My guess is that someone already has, since the person is gone. But just in case, I figured a mention here would take care of it, and kill two birds by pointing out that there is no offensive message option.

 


Caissa
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Pages are still taking an inordinant amount of time to load.


6079_Smith_W
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Also, there was no notice at all that there was anything in my inbox - not on the main page, nor even on my home page. I just happened to open it on a hunch. If this is the same for everyone any of you might have messages waiting that you don't know about.

Perhaps you did get lucky, SJ.

 


Catchfire
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Anyone who received an abusive email or private message from a new babbler which included very violent imagery should contact Rebecca or me immediately. Include a copy of the text as well as the headers from the email. Thanks!

NDPP
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The removal of the email/forward function from the articles and blog pieces on the Rabble frontpage should be put back. It is good for the pieces and Rabble that these pieces are forwarded. Please put it back OK?


Boom Boom
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I occasionally now - used to be all the time with the upgrade -  get this message when I post (and the page goes to full black):

 

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

We're redirecting you to the homepage in 5 seconds.

(Error 503 Service Unavailable)

 

I hit 'refresh' then the post goes through.

 

FWIW, Facebook is buggy/slow  on dial-up, too.


Unionist
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NDPP wrote:

The removal of the email/forward function from the articles and blog pieces on the Rabble frontpage should be put back. It is good for the pieces and Rabble that these pieces are forwarded. Please put it back OK?

Very much agree. Bring back the Share button.

Brian White
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I t s              r       e    a       l   l l          Y                             S  l      o   WW  

Brutally slow actually.  I will give you the benifit of the doubt and just guess that Harper has a team of  Denial of Service servers  trained against your good people.

Unusably slow in my opinion.  (I am on high speed), gawd help anyone on a phone connection.  Open new rabble pages or new discussions in a new tab every time and you might have a chance. Open 5 at a time and maybe the 1st one will be loaded by the time you get back to look at it. (if you are lucky).  These days, nobody bothers with slow sites so fix it quick or disappear altogether.


Brian White
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I t s              r       e    a       l   l l          Y                             S  l      o   WW  

Brutally slow actually.  I will give you the benifit of the doubt and just guess that Harper has a team of  Denial of Service servers  trained against your good people.

Unusably slow in my opinion.  (I am on high speed), gawd help anyone on a phone connection.  Open new rabble pages or new discussions in a new tab every time and you might have a chance. Open 5 at a time and maybe the 1st one will be loaded by the time you get back to look at it. (if you are lucky).  These days, nobody bothers with slow sites so fix it quick or disappear altogether.


Fidel
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Joined: Apr 29 2004

And while techies are fielding requests, I'd like to put in for a sex button. The font should be size 11, wing dings or Times New Bohemian and step on it. 


janfromthebruce
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Joined: Apr 24 2007

good one Fidel but I don't have my heart set on a sex button. It's still slow but I am patient. Kiss


Fidel
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Joined: Apr 29 2004

I just thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. You never know because they can do some amazing things these days.


Caissa
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Joined: Jun 14 2006

Any estimate when it will cease being slow? I find it excruciating to hang out here these days.


Sarann
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Joined: Dec 23 2006

Would it be possible to have the most recent posts at the top as the defaut.  Sometimes the button that should do that doesn't seem to work.


Unionist
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Joined: Dec 11 2005

You can say that again!

 


Boom Boom
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This morning I'm getting this message:

Validation error, please try again. If this error persists, please contact the site administrator.

I opened a new window, loaded babble, and was able to post again.


Caissa
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Joined: Jun 14 2006

Yeah, I got one as well. Upgrade my expletive, expletive.


NorthReport
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When in active topics we used to be able to access the forum topics on the left-hand side. Now it seems we can't do it and an extra step has been added. Why is that?


Boom Boom
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Comment viewing options - very impressive! Good work, techies. Smile


Slumberjack
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The retro look and feel of a 28.8 kbs modem over dial-up was a nice touch.  It's like a shout-out and a nod to all the netroots of the past you know.


Boom Boom
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Getting this message tonight when I post:

  • User warning: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1' at line 1 query: SELECT * FROM menu_router WHERE path IN () ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1 in _db_query() (line 169 of /var/www/live.rabble.ca/pressflow-6/includes/database.mysqli.inc).
  • User warning: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1' at line 1 query: SELECT * FROM menu_router WHERE path IN () ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1 in _db_query() (line 169 of /var/www/live.rabble.ca/pressflow-6/includes/database.mysqli.inc).
  • User warning: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1' at line 1 query: SELECT * FROM menu_router WHERE path IN () ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1 in _db_query() (line 169 of /var/www/live.rabble.ca/pressflow-6/includes/database.mysqli.inc).
  • User warning: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ') ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1' at line 1 query: SELECT * FROM menu_router WHERE path IN () ORDER BY fit DESC LIMIT 0, 1 in _db_query() (line 169 of /var/www/live.rabble.ca/pressflow-6/includes/database.mysqli.inc).

Wilf Day
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Boom Boom wrote:

Validation error, please try again. If this error persists, please contact the site administrator.

I just got that tonight for some reason.


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