Today rabble.ca upgraded the software the site is built on. The primary purpose of the upgrade is to move to a more current version of the back-end so that we can take advantage of new features and make rabble.ca run smoother.
For most users, we've kept things relatively the same for now, but some aspects have had to change and you will notice some slight differences.
WHERE IS MY MENU?
Perhaps the biggest item most users will see right away is the disappearance of the My Menu bar on the right. Everything that was here has now moved to the menu at the top right of the page. Clicking on 'Content' will bring you to your workspace where you can create new content and see all of your past posts.
MY USER PAGE HAS CHANGED, WHY?
It hasn't changed much. Content has now been separated into two blocks to show you clearly what
posts of yours have had recent activity, and to keep track of your most recent comments.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE STATUS BOX?
It was a nice little feature that was fun for a few users. We may bring it back, but it is a prime example of a piece of the software that when upgraded, it had significantly expanded it's feature set well beyond our needs and caused us concern with site performance.
THE CONTENT CREATION FORM LOOKS DIFFERENT!
Yup. Though very little is actually different here, we did try and clean it up some. You'll notice that some of the broken features in the WYSIWIG (Body editor) now work. For example, formatting an image's alignment and padding.
PAGE X IS DISPLAYING WEIRDLY IN MY BROWSER. WHY?
Great! Please let us know asap via http://rabble.ca/contact/bug%20reports and we'll put it in our list of things to fix.
THIS THING I WANT TO DO DOESN'T WORK THE WAY I WANT IT TOO. WELL TO BE HONEST IT NEVER DID. WHY?
It's true, some things didn't work the way everyone wanted them too on the past site, and this is part of the motivation for the upgrade. See the references to the contact form above and let us know. We'll put it into our support queue, and hopefully this is something we can
WOW, IT MUST REALLY TAKE A LOT OF WORK TO KEEP A BIG SITE LIKE RABBLE GOING! HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
Well it wouldn't be a proper FAQ if we didn't mention that yes it does take a lot more time and resources than we have available, but the good news is you can help with a financial contribution if you so desire. Check out http://rabble.ca/support and thanks!
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