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djellison
It remembers my login with Firefox, Safari and Camino on my Mac, and with Firefox and IE7 on my work PC - old version and new version both the same. I don't really know what to say. I've got people saying 'great - it remembers my login at last' and people saying 'it drops me every 5 seconds'. All i can suggest is things like flushing cookies etc Floyd. It's hard for me to see what I can do here when I can not for the life of me reproduce what you're describing. I really can't see how it's a forum problem rather than a local problem. Do you visit any other Invision boards? Do they retain login? Help me help you.

And Juramike - 'Still crashes' - doesn't actually help me fix anything. Some details might be nice.



Doug
ElkGroveDan
As I recall one of the problems I had in the past with retaining log-ins had to do with using http://unmannedspaceflight.com vs. http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com

Some of you may try that. Look at your caches and check name of the cookie being saved, or indeed if it's saving one at all.

Floyd you may want to check your security settings on your browser, and as well as your anti-virus software. It is possible that there is some line of code in the new UMSF cookie that seems offensive to some protection systems. If you don't want to lower the security level, I believe it's possible on most browsers and anti-virus programs to isolate a web site and give just that url a lower security setting.

As Doug noted I'm not having any troubles at all with Firefox and Norton.
ugordan
QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 18 2007, 05:30 PM) *
And Juramike - 'Still crashes' - doesn't actually help me fix anything. Some details might be nice.

I think he was talking about the "ch*nked" word which, for some obscure reason, (still) causes a failure to post.

The new attachment look doesn't indicate the number of downloads as it used to, is it a user customizable feature or did it get lost in the process? Personally, I liked the old, minimalistic "click to enlarge" captions better. Ahh.. change is hard. smile.gif
djellison
Not found any settings for the attachment stuff - probably just one of those things they changed.

Doug
ElkGroveDan
IE SOLUTION:

I found that IE was having the same troubles for me that Floyd described above.

Here is the solution.

Go to TOOLS -> INTERNET OPTIONS -> SECURITY

select TRUSTED SITES then select the SITES box then PASTE http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/ into the box labeled Add this web site to the zone

Be sure to uncheck the box labeled Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone

CLOSE

then be sure to hit APPLY

That fixed it for me. I was using IE 7.0 (temporarily rolleyes.gif )
Floyd
Thanks EGD, that fixed it. Great instructions. It was an IE6 problem not trusting USMF.
Ant103
THE solution dry.gif


Ahem...

Yes, I know what door to take...
Juramike
QUOTE (ugordan @ Sep 18 2007, 11:51 AM) *
I think he was talking about the "ch*nked" word which, for some obscure reason, (still) causes a failure to post.

The new attachment look doesn't indicate the number of downloads as it used to, is it a user customizable feature or did it get lost in the process? Personally, I liked the old, minimalistic "click to enlarge" captions better. Ahh.. change is hard. smile.gif


OK. Now this is kinda wierd.

In this very thread "Board Upgrade", the buttons for file upload are not present. (The "initializing upload" part doesn't kick in).
Strangely enough, I got to that part in another thread.

[I was going to provide a screen shot of the error message from using the "ch*nked" word]

And I'm now able to see the number of downloads for the images in the thread. Yaaaay!

-Mike
ugordan
QUOTE (Juramike @ Sep 18 2007, 07:51 PM) *
And I'm now able to see the number of downloads for the images in the thread. Yaaaay!

How did you pull that off?
elakdawalla
QUOTE (Juramike @ Sep 18 2007, 10:51 AM) *
In this very thread "Board Upgrade", the buttons for file upload are not present. (The "initializing upload" part doesn't kick in).
Strangely enough, I got to that part in another thread.

I, too, have sometimes had the "initializing upload" thing appear to hang on me when I attempt to post. It's only intermittent, and I can't figure out under what circumstances it happens, which is why I haven't posted about it yet. Just refreshing the posting page did fix the problem on one occasion. (I am using IE 7 on Win XP SP2.)

--Emily
Juramike
QUOTE (ugordan @ Sep 18 2007, 01:53 PM) *
How did you pull that off?


???? blink.gif

I honestly don't know...It doesn't show them any more. I rechecked and I can no longer view the number of downloads.
(Both IE and Firefox are no longer showing downloads. I'm pretty sure I was using Firefox when I saw the number of downloads on the mouseover)

It was wonderful while it lasted....

-Mike
Juramike
QUOTE (ugordan @ Sep 18 2007, 01:53 PM) *
How did you pull that off?


Found something kinda useful:

My controls
Options (on left side of screen)
Manage your attachments

And it will pull up all the attachments you've ever posted. Give a grand total of your storage space (Whoa!! Thanks, Doug!) used for your attachements. And it will also show how many downloads of your files have been done. [Was it your Saturn image or the Iapetus mosaic that got high score for you?]

I wasn't brave enought to hit the "delete" key to see what would happen...could be very scary.


QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 18 2007, 02:04 PM) *
I, too, have sometimes had the "initializing upload" thing appear to hang on me when I attempt to post. It's only intermittent, and I can't figure out under what circumstances it happens, which is why I haven't posted about it yet. Just refreshing the posting page did fix the problem on one occasion. (I am using IE 7 on Win XP SP2.)

--Emily


I'm still not getting the upload box to light up in this thread. No clue why. Multiple refreshes haven't done it either. I'm flummoxed...

-Mike
ugordan
Regarding attachments, I'm glad I wasn't imagining things earlier. It turns out the attachment icons and popup information (filename, size and No. downloads) are the same old ones as before when I browse the forum using Firefox 1.5 here at work. At home with Firefox 2.something it's the "new and improved" design. It could be something in the way the board software handles different browsers or javascripts and such. Makes me wish I can cheat the board into thinking it's 1.5 all the time.
The popup text appears to definitely be embedded in page source, not something the browser figures out.

Another issue with FF 1.5 is the "Quick edit" feature doesn't seem to work, it does nothing when you click "Complete edit", but that's no biggie either.
djellison
The new and improved design is selectable for all if you so wish - but it's not customized for UMSF yet There's a drop down in the bottom left. Try it if you like - the new is IPB Board Pro - it'll be the default in October - maybe it'll fix some of the problems people are having with functionality.

Doug
edstrick
I'm using IE 6.0.28..... under Win98se

I'm connecting to http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/

Had no problem with it recognizing me tonight.. it's INTERMITTANT that I end up logged in as guest.
dvandorn
As for the new default -- I don't mind the colors (well, OK, the grays) or the formatting. But I really dislike the font it uses to display posts, etc. I vastly prefer the current display font. Is that something you can change or control from your end, Doug?

-the other Doug
stevesliva
I agree. I like the current font better. Is it Verdana vs Arial?
djellison
I like the new font - but I'm in a big minority (none of the admins like it either smile.gif )

I'll see what I can do by x-ref'ing the CSS's of the two and get the old font on the new theme.

Doug
ElkGroveDan
QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 19 2007, 08:06 AM) *
I like the new font - but I'm in a big minority (none of the admins like it either smile.gif )

My "way cool" comment was absent any qualifiers.
djellison
We'll have IP Board Pro Doug&Dan and then IP Board Pro Everyone Else smile.gif


Doug
fredk
So I was able to upload an attachment no problem using Firefox on another machine. It seems the problem (inability to upload) is just with Mozilla.
jvandriel
Doug,
can you explain how to add attachments to a post.
I can't even find the upload button as is mentioned
before.
I use Firefox 2.0.0.7

jvandriel
scalbers
QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 18 2007, 03:09 PM) *
3600s

Doug


Doug - out of curiosity, was the timeout period longer in the past?
djellison
Scroll down to the attachment editor pane of the post page.
Find the browse button - click it- navigate to your file - click open.
Click to view attachment

Then hit upload - you will see this

Click to view attachment

Then - if you so wish you can use the drop-down menu which says Manage Current Attachments (n) to add them into the post, or delete them.

Click to view attachment

Click submit when you've finished your post - job done - with Firefox 2.0.0.7

Click to view attachment

Nothing special on this machine at all - bog standard XP SP2 install. I don't want to sound like a bastard about this - but it DOES work - I've demonstrated it with this post - if it's not working on your machine, what more can I do apart from recommending you google around for firefox invision 2.3 and see if you can find similar problems elsewhere. Go hunting for other Invision boards and see if you have trouble there as well. If you don't - then let me know which boards and I'll see if I can liase with that forum admin to see what differences there might be. I've hunted the official invision forums http://www.ipsbeyond.com but have found nothing regarding trouble uploading.

You would not believe how frustrating this is and how much swearing I'm doing - because I have not seen a single one of ANY of the symptoms people are describing. Not one. Login is fine, attachments are fine, it's snappy, it works. I'm not a tech guru, I'm not a code monkey. The new version is FANTASTIC for admin - the new registration process means I'm getting 1/10th the number of spammers registering, and it takes me half the time to approve new registrations. I couldn't be happier with how it performs for me...and couldn't be more farked off or in the dark as to why others are having issues.

Doug
djellison
QUOTE (scalbers @ Sep 22 2007, 06:54 PM) *
Doug - out of curiosity, was the timeout period longer in the past?


It's not a value I ever set. It has been at the default with every version of Invision we've used - so if it's changed, it's because the default has changed.

Doug
jvandriel
Doug,

thanks for your quick reply.

But, when I scroll down in the Editor page

there is No Attachments Editor.

( I have switched off the popp-up blocker )

jvandriel
djellison
I don't know what to suggest other than what I've already said. Can you find other Invision 2.3 boards that have the same problem (or no problem at all) ?. Is there something unique to your config that a google-search finds? You can see that using the exact same version of Firefox, I'm getting fine results (I upgraded from 2.0.0.5 to .07 just to be sure we were on the same page)

Woahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-hang on a minute

This is the News section - where only admins and mods can start threads or do attachments. Do you have problems in other sub-forums? I've flicked the switch on member attachments in this sub-forum as a double-check.

Doug
jvandriel
Doug,

thanks again.

I have 2 computers, 1 running under Vista and the other one running under XP.

The attachment editor in the Vista computer suddenly appeared ( I did check it before

I send you the first E-mail)

but on the XP computer I still do not get the attachment editor.

For now I can live with it and, as you can see, I have already used it to edit

my last post with the Spirit pano from Sol 1315.

Thanks again for your help.

jvandriel
ElkGroveDan
You should see if the problem occurs in different browsers - starting with both IE and Firefox on the same machine.

Check all of your security settings and make sure http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com is one of the trusted sites for everything (see my instructions earlier in this discussion)

Note that pop-up blockers are often in place in BOTH your browser and your security routine like McAfee or Norton, so make sure BOTH are off if that's what you are testing for.
Del Palmer
QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 19 2007, 04:06 PM) *
I like the new font - but I'm in a big minority (none of the admins like it either smile.gif )

I'll see what I can do by x-ref'ing the CSS's of the two and get the old font on the new theme.


After a couple of days of getting used to the Pro skin, I definitely would not want to go back to Verdana. In fact, I like Arial so much that I've set my browser fonts to override (already have colors on override, so what the heck). So if the old font is applied to the new theme, I should still see Arial. smile.gif
dvandorn
Whereas Verdana has always been my font of choice, and I have truly enjoyed having it here. To me, Arial is ugly and hard to read.

-the other Doug
ddeerrff
Clicking on a thumbnail picture now opens the picture IN A FULL SCREEN sized browser window, bypassing my set default browser window size. Not to full screen, but to a full sized window. This is not the way to last board version behaved. If I want things open to full screen, I'll do it myself.

Anyone else find this as annoying as I do?
djellison
Can't say I even noticed the difference - I usually open attachments in their own tabs anyway - and there's not a thing I can do about it even if I hated it There are things I can change - there are things I can't. That's in the can't category. If I had a PHP/SQL guru on the admin team ( and this isn't the first time I've asked for help in that regard) perhaps we could work something out.
ddeerrff
Doug, looking back that sounds more harsh than it was meant. Particularly since I mostly lurk and am enriched by other's postings without really contributing anything myself.

I also usually open these pictures in a new tab (SeaMonkey) and that still works fine. But I thought I recalled them also opening in the default size even when opened in a new window.
djellison
QUOTE (ddeerrff @ Sep 24 2007, 12:33 AM) *
SeaMonkey


I thought Camino was obscure smile.gif

Doug
stevesliva
QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 23 2007, 01:24 AM) *
Whereas Verdana has always been my font of choice, and I have truly enjoyed having it here. To me, Arial is ugly and hard to read.

Mine too, as far as non-serif fonts go. Arial smooshes words like filial, iliac, italic, subliminal, djellison, legibility, a little too much for my preference. Perhaps I need an environment with less glare, because my font preferences seem to follow what the US govt is trending towards in road sign fonts:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/magazine/12fonts-t.html

Fascinating presentation, if you're curious about font legibility. Especially slide #8 in which they vary only the spacing of the font, and it shows why I dislike the smooshiness of Arial.
PhilCo126
Doug, don't know if the question was asked before, but on which hardware does the UMSF forum run?
huh.gif
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