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Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:06 am

Earlier today we did a major forum upgrade. The most noticeable part for our users may be that the theme looks a bit different. We took our time to test our upgraded theme but possibly some things slipped under our radar.

If you spot any problems with the theme, or the forum functions in general, please report them here or contact me directly. Thanks!
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Post by WharfRat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:20 am

xenopeek,

I noticed the difference right away.

Were any new features introduced or is the upgrade mostly aesthetic :?:
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Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:25 am

Lots of bugfixes and improvements under the hood, but no big new features for users.
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Post by Flemur » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:23 pm

I had to turn off uBlock's font blocking to see the icons.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Post by trytip » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:37 pm

if i delete my cookies and come back to https://forums.linuxmint.com/ i get this:
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if i'm signed in things are ok. i'm using chrome
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Post by JerryF » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Deleting cookies will delete your sign in information, so that's why you get that screen.
Don't forget to edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject line if your problem has been fixed.
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Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:55 pm

this new rendition totally sucks wind....this is what i get when i first hit my bookmark for LM forum

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Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:58 pm

trytip wrote:if i delete my cookies and come back to https://forums.linuxmint.com/ i get this:
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if i'm signed in things are ok. i'm using chrome
DAMIEN1307 wrote:this new rendition totally sucks wind....this is what i get when i first hit my bookmark for LM forum
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Those are caching issues on your end I think. Press Ctrl+F5 to reload the page and it should be fine from then on. That's what I had to do the first time I loaded the upgraded forum.
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Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 pm

Flemur wrote:
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I had to turn off uBlock's font blocking to see the icons.
That sounds right. Some of the icons are replaced by glyphs from the webfont "FontAwesome" (font is located on our server) in the new themes.
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Post by Bolle1961 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:05 pm

The 2nd image I got during the upgrade of the forum. After that all worked fine. Btw, is it just me or are the icons beside the topic titles more red then before?

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Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:06 pm

I will never never never turn off my ublock origin nor my privacy badger to enter any site, forum or whatever...DAMIEN

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Post by trytip » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:15 pm

i block all cookies and allow exceptions in chrome, so i had to first clear all history cookies in chrome then delete .cache/google-chrome and logoff no issues now.
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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:15 pm

Bolle1961 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:05 pm
The 2nd image I got during the upgrade of the forum. After that all worked fine. Btw, is it just me or are the icons beside the topic titles more red then before?
Correct. I took a pile of screenshots of the old forum so I can readily compare it. This is because the icon (on the right in below screenshots) has been replaced by a glyph from FontAwesome. I could change the colour.

Before it was:
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Now it is:
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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by sammiev » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Been playing with it for a few hours now and glad to report no errors with anything I have tried.

Thanks for the wonderful update. :D

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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 pm

sammiev wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Been playing with it for a few hours now and glad to report no errors with anything I have tried.
Thanks for the feedback! :D
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Post by Bolle1961 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Bolle1961 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:05 pm
The 2nd image I got during the upgrade of the forum. After that all worked fine. Btw, is it just me or are the icons beside the topic titles more red then before?
Correct. I took a pile of screenshots of the old forum so I can readily compare it. This is because the icon (on the right in below screenshots) has been replaced by a glyph from FontAwesome. I could change the colour.

Before it was:
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Now it is:
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I don't think it's necessary to change the color, just noticed / mentioned it. In 2 or 3 days we're used to it ;)

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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:29 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:06 pm
I will never never never turn off my ublock origin nor my privacy badger to enter any site, forum or whatever...DAMIEN
Not a problem. If you use uBlock Origin to block webfonts the Linux Mint forums will still work fine, though where the theme uses glyphs instead of icons you will see a place holder for missing glyph. Doesn't impact the working of the forum so if you want to block all webfonts, without exception, that's fine.

Here's how it looks with webfonts blocked (after refreshing your cache if needed):
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uBlock Origin allows you to disable webfont blocking on a per-site basis, should anyone want to enable it for the forums. When visiting the Linux Mint forums, click on the uBlock Origin icon and from the panel click on the crossed out A icon to disable webfont blocking for the Linux Mint forums only.
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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:38 pm

Bolle1961 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 pm
I don't think it's necessary to change the color, just noticed / mentioned it. In 2 or 3 days we're used to it ;)
That's probably true. Let's check back in after the weekend :wink:
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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:40 pm

WharfRat wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:20 am
Were any new features introduced or is the upgrade mostly aesthetic :?:
So one nice thing is if you quote a post it now includes the date that post was made and a link to jump back to the original post
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Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Post by WharfRat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:05 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:40 pm
WharfRat wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:20 am
Were any new features introduced or is the upgrade mostly aesthetic :?:
So one nice thing is if you quote a post it now includes the date that post was made and a link to jump back to the original post
Just had to test it :D
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