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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
How do we get it back?
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:02 AM

How are we going to get our reply column back?  I find it so hard to read this forum without it.  I have posted in the problems forum, and have written FSM staff.  No acknowledgement, no change.  Yes, I know only certain browsers are affected, but those are popular browsers.  I am not going to change brower just to read one forum.  Though it is one of my favorites, I am sure I can find another ship forum somewhere else.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Nino on Friday, July 06, 2018 3:06 PM

Don,

 Some updates for ya!

I went thru facebook .  My message and an almost immediate responce is below.

 

  I went on FSM facebook page and gave them an update and a link to this thread.

"Several Ships Forum members are having issues with the ships forum reply column. Please see      http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/feedback_help_and_testing/f/39/t/179204.aspx.
 
Can you alert the WebMaster and see what he recommends as a "fix"?"
 
Thanks. Nino.
 
I just got back a reply:
 
"Yes absolutely. Thank you for letting us know."
 
 
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Posted by Nino on Friday, July 06, 2018 3:10 PM

Don,

 Try and get a Screen capture  ( (PrtSc button) of the issue.

  You can then paste this into a Doc or attach in an email.  FSM will need it.

I will send you an email with some screen captures in an attachment showing some differences between Chrome, IE and Firefox as regards quick reply as an example.

   Jim.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 06, 2018 4:03 PM

Nice to see that the admin folks here pay no mind to reporting problems on the forum on the site itself. Yet if the same thing is reported on Facebook, at least the report of the problem is acknowledged. Sounds kind of wrong...

 

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Posted by Nino on Friday, July 06, 2018 4:12 PM

Yes, Nice that the facebook page got a response.

  I always figured that except for the Nannybot we were on our own to police ourselves.

Except for the very little yellow Triangle to report "abuse" there seems no direct way to complain.

The good news is this "complaint" stuff is few and far between.

   Jim.

Don,  I sent an email to your address listed in your profile.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, July 06, 2018 4:47 PM

I'd like to see a screen capture, too--as I'm not entirely sure what it is that I'm missing.  As I can't tell if I have a Reply column or not.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 06, 2018 5:04 PM

Nino

Yes, Nice that the facebook page got a response.

  I always figured that except for the Nannybot we were on our own to police ourselves.

Except for the very little yellow Triangle to report "abuse" there seems no direct way to complain.

The good news is this "complaint" stuff is few and far between.

   Jim.

Don,  sent an email to your address listed in your profile.

 

Things have changed here. One of the previous moderators was quite heavy handed and active in here. And personally I don’t mind the current hands off approach to daily conduct here.

But the Forum Feedback & Error Reporting does need to be monitored daily by staff during the work week and address or at least respond to any issues raised by forum members.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:55 AM

CapnMac82

I'd like to see a screen capture, too--as I'm not entirely sure what it is that I'm missing.  As I can't tell if I have a Reply column or not.

 

Here is what the ships forum currently looks like;

 

Here is what other forums look like;

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Nino on Saturday, July 07, 2018 10:53 AM

Don,

 Thanks.  So that is what the issue is...  I missunderstood. This is much more likely to be an FSM "BUG".  

     I am in Va today and I am on my daughters computer and I have the same condition.  Other forums are okay. Ships are missing the column with Replies and Views # for each Thread/Topic. I admit I do not depend on this feature but it is a great way to see, at a glance, what has been going on. I will recheck my systems at home next week to see if this is universal on all my different OS's and versions (and a Mac). I bet it is and , as you suggested, It started after the aforementioned post.

  Jim.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 2:57 PM

Don Stauffer
Here is what the ships forum currently looks like;

Ah, thank you kindly.  Had not noticed.

I generally just look at the "posted nnn [time units] ago" rather than the views/replies information.

Whihc could just be adaptation to the (not conciously noticed) lack of info.  Or not.

Truth be told, ever since we "lost" the "go to last read" feature, I've kind of just assumed we have to cope with stone age page navigation.  Once you kludge, you kludge all the tiem.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 3:51 PM

funny thing is . it's only on the first page , page 2 onwards it works .

 

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Posted by Nino on Saturday, July 07, 2018 7:42 PM

Steve,

  I had added that aspect (Page 2 okay) to the my facebook "send message" updates. 

Note that the "send message" is not the same as a Facebook post which is visable to all.

I have had no other replies.  It is the FineScale Modeler Mag Facebook page, not direct communications to a Forum moderator or Web master.

 Jim.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:36 AM

It all started when Gene1 made this post:

Before that, everything was fine.

forum problem

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:43 AM

Good grief, give Gene a break! It was an accident and he took responsibility.

I've been on this forum a lot longer than my profile indicates, and I've seen it morph in major ways at least three times.

I really don't see this latest thing as anything that's a problem,

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Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:53 AM

Wasn't trying to bash Gene.  Sorry if it my post was interpretted as picking on anyone.  That was not my intent.

Just wondering if the moderators can remove it permanently from the stream so it goes back to "normal" for those of us with an issue. 

For what it is worth, subsequent pages without the post display normally, as do all other pages I have visited on the site.

I have resigned myself to waiting for the post to fall to the second page and hoping everything goes back to normal.

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:39 PM

Perhaps he can go back and edit his post. Change the title to a “normal” heading and the glitch will be cured by that action.

 

Just a thought.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:41 PM

stikpusher

Perhaps he can go back and edit his post. Change the title to a “normal” heading and the glitch will be cured by that action.

 

Just a thought.

 

Hi,

On other forums, where I have seen similar issues, I believe that did the trick.

Pat

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Posted by Nino on Friday, July 13, 2018 11:54 PM

I believe your idea on the issue is correct.

 See http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/179434.aspx

I updated it with my theory (Same as the above posts... Thanks.)

   Nino

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