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Offline Matthew

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Please report any problems with CathInfo today
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:06:36 PM »
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  • I upgraded to very latest version of the software (SimpleMachines), and I'll admit it makes me a bit nervous, considering all the add-ons I have installed to make CathInfo what we all know and love and use everyday.

    While I'm nervous about breaking something, I also want to stay up-to-date with all the latest improvements, security patches, etc. and staying up-to-date is one of the reasons I got rid of the decade old, no longer supported Mercuryboard software in the first place.
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:48:09 PM »
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  • For me , this small size print is a eye strainer.  I am sure it is also for the large number of older folks , who frequent CI daily.  How much is really saved by going to this "compressed" Format.
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 06:29:31 PM »
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  • I made the font size larger.

    To get this feature, you're going to need to clear your browser cache.

    BTW, you can adjust the font size in your browser as well.
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 06:39:46 PM »
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  • I don t want to sound stupid, but how do I do that ? ,,,  I use IE

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    Text size/Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
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  • For me, this small size print is a eye strainer.  I am sure it is also for the large number of older folks, who frequent CI daily.

    Hear, hear!

    How much is really saved by going to this "compressed" Format.

    Absolutely nothing is saved at all: All "print" is transmitted as text, encoded nowadays as 1 of these: the genuine international standard  ISO-8859-1 (8 bits/char.), Microsoft Windows-1252 a.k.a. (MS) IE misnomers "ANSI" and "Western" (each being 8 bits/char.), or probably CathInfo's default Unicode (8--32 bits/char.).  The huge advantage of Unicode is that it allows international characters, e.g., ancient Greek or Hebrew (thus also New-Testament Aramaic), International Phonetic letters, genuinely mathematical symbols, additional punctuation, &c., to be posted for C.I. readers even by C.I. members who aren't posting from a Greek-speaking or Hebrew-speaking country.

    I made the font size larger.

    Hooray!

    Now please eliminate any & all remaining styles that display text on your undisputed pastel backgrounds, where the text is some neutral color that's paler than full black (#000000), the paler text notably still used for each posting's "Subject".

    BTW, you can adjust the font size in your browser as well.

    Nowadays, I think all browsers will override hard-coded internal text sizes when displaying such Web pages, and thus accept the numeric-keypad ' - ' key to progressively shrink all text in a tabbed or untabbed window.  Likewise, the numeric-keypad ' + ' key to progressively enlarge all text.  By "progressively", I mean that hitting the chosen key repeatedly--altho' not much more than a few times for each instance--will compound the visual effect of hitting the key only once.

    The frustrating issue is that it doesn't reliably override the hard-coded internal text sizes when one needs to print text at a size that's not only not eye-straining, but actually reasonable for longish reading sessions.  The print-prep & printing option "Shrink to fit " doesn't reliably do what a reasonable person would expect or hope it would do.


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    Member "Gender"/Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 05:00:50 PM »
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  • I upgraded to very latest version of the software (SimpleMachines), and I'll admit it makes me a bit nervous, considering all the add-ons I have installed to make CathInfo what we all know and love and use everyday.

    Ah feel yo-ah pain.

    On the C.I. page <https://www.cathinfo.com/crisis-in-the-church/traditional-rite-of-ordination-vs-new-rite/45/>,
    in the posting <https://www.cathinfo.com/crisis-in-the-church/traditional-rite-of-ordination-vs-new-rite/msg553372/#msg553372>,  I read a C.I. newbie responding:

    Quote from: Asbury Fox (#52: June 13, 2017 at 12:28:03)

    Quote from: Last Tradhican (June 13, 2017 at 04:56:25)
    Dear Asbury Fox,
    Would you be so kind as to identify yourself as a man or a woman.  You can do that in your profile, and then the symbol will appear for all to see.

    Can't find it.  Looking at the modify profile section, I don't see any option for changing gender in the account settings or forum profile.

    The negative claim by "Asbury Fox" appears to be true,  as judged by poking around in my own profile, where there is no such setting offered (altho' mine's been set for quite some time now).  Like "Last Tradhican",  I'd call it a matter of "identify[ing]".

    Wasn't the feature for identifying a C.I. member's "Gender" among the special modifications you made to the stock SMF software to retain C.I. functionality from MercuryBoard?

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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 05:05:04 PM »
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  • I can't seem to add it to your profile ... long story.

    However, every new user gets to choose their gender at registration time, and then it's up to ME to run the update script so that information finds its way to the forum itself.

    I have an update script that needs to be run periodically. I just ran it.
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 11:09:25 PM »
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  • I can't seem to add it to your profile ... long story.

    However, every new user gets to choose their gender at registration time, and then it's up to ME to run the update script so that information finds its way to the forum itself.

    I have an update script that needs to be run periodically. I just ran it.
    So if I'm feeling gender "fluid", I can't change as the whim strikes me?  :laugh2:


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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »
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  • (Numbering to illustrate the problem)


    1) The following is not a problem with the recent upgrade but has been a problem for me since the big change. I don't know if I am the only one.  




    2) I cannot use tab or back space for paragraphs. Nor do my arrows work to jump up or down in between paragraphs. 

    3) I can use the back space to delete within a sentence or paragraph, but not to format anything outside of a sentence or paragraph.



    4) So if I wanted to backspace the "2)" or "4)"lines because I accidentally entered too many spaces, I cannot. Neither can I backspace the "3)" line to join it with "2)" if I want to. I have to C&P.


    5) From this line I cannot use the arrow to go up and correct or change anything written above. The arrows only work within a sentence or paragraph, not between them. So I can use them to correct anything in the e) line but not a) through d). I have to reset the cursor manually.  

    Does that make any sense? It's the weirdest thing and makes forming or changing paragraphs a little frustrating.

     

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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
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  • I just lost a bunch of messages.  (I had something archived in there I was looking for today.)  I'm down to 3 pages again.  Matt, did you do a message purge lately?
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 10:39:52 PM »
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  • No, not at all. And I never plan to.

    Are you sure you didn't delete or archive them or something?
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 10:53:33 PM »
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  • No, not at all. And I never plan to.

    Are you sure you didn't delete or archive them or something?
    Just did a double check, and yup, the messages are gone.  I don't think I deleted anything on my end.  Archive them?  Is that an option with this new platform?  
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 10:40:01 PM »
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  • Okay, Matt.  Check this out.  I clicked on the very earliest message in my inbox folder.  When I do that, it opens up not just that earliest message--BUT ALSO all early messages going back to the beginning of my former archive, and I am able to scroll through all messages at that point.  

    So, I don't know if anyone else has had this experience or concern, but if you've got a bit archive of messages going back a year or more, now you know what to do.  

    I've corresponded with a lot of folks through PM, and I often will refer to previous discussions.  
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »
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  • I realize this is a bit late but June 12 is approximately the day I heard on the news that Verizon and T-Mobile and some other carrier all had cell phone system problems the same day, so I thought that might have affected some websites, perhaps CI. 
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    Re: Please report any problems with CathInfo today
    « Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 04:03:59 PM »
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  • Did you find anything out about my issue Matthew? I still have the problem. I have never had it before and don't have it anywhere else.

     

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