Xenforo Help Thread

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Buffaloed, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Monsieur Xavier Guildsman

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    @C. Lee I use the "light blue" theme ( you switched it for me times ago ), do you know if it will revert back to the default theme if I update my avatar/signature ? I'm asking because it happened back then and you had to switch the theme again.
     
  2. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Nah, not sure if it will happen or not....but just send me a message if it does and I'll change it back....no charge.
     
  3. Monsieur Xavier Guildsman

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    Ok will do that when I change my avatar/sig.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Micromind Registered

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    @C. Lee please change my default theme to "light blue" theme, I recently changed my avatar and it reverted back to default theme, which I tried for couple of weeks but now I want that light Blue theme back again. Thanks.
     
  5. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Thanks a lot ! :)
     
  7. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    What was the old content management system called again before it switched to XenForo? Was it a php system or something else? I get the feeling it was something that began with a "V".
     
  8. Teelie Jokerface

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    vBulletin was the old software.
     
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  9. Spider-Aziz Dummy Dragon Holo

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    Early in xenforo days the ignore function used to completely hide posts from people on ignore, even in posts quoting members you want ignored. I want that ability back instead of just hiding the content of their posts while showing their name, avatar, and more..
     
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  10. Yowza Registered

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    Back when the forums got updated in 2018 I thought that there was an issue with the fact that the search function for older posts was never restored... You could still see your avatar on forum threads posted in yet couldn't search posts older than the date the forums were updated at.

    Now, about a few weeks back there was some forum re-organization. I was told that the search function would be restored a few years back and it wasn't. This time I also heard that. With all due respect I have say that based on past precedent this seems increasingly unlikely as time goes by.

    I put a "like" on other users posts that I liked. Therefore, I should be able to look at recent activity years back as a sort of bookmark for liked content. Similarly, it doesn't encourage quality posts I think if people can't search past user posts beyond a certain date whenever forums are re-organized. There's an obvious workload issue with the new forums after the overhaul in 2018.

    I think that it is a messageboard of course and stuff gets deleted over time but when there's a sudden loss of ability to find stuff (not saying deleted unless of course forums are removed which is a different scenario) it really is an issue I find that other users here don't seem to care about whatsoever as I haven't seen it mentioned by anyone else surprisingly and that informs me people don't really care at all it seems about finding past posts or areas bookmarked from other people's posts liked as well... It doesn't encourage content and I hope it's fixed this time around.
     
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  11. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I did highlight peoples missing post histories a few weeks back on another thread. @C. Lee was looking into it.
     
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  12. Yowza Registered

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    Back in 2018, I was told that this would be fixed after the forum update. It never was. It being temporary is what I heard back in 2018 from a moderator on this tech. forum yet things just stayed the same afterwards. All due respect but the main thing different this time is it's an administrator who commented on this so we'll see.

    After 2018 I just sort of guessed the following (just a guess)
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    The newer system I wonder if maybe might not be designed for search engine queries to sync over after a move-around and perhaps require massive time consuming work to fix after that would take so long it's not worth it...? Or a move around needs be done a certain way...?

    The actual comments I've seen on this mainly are along the lines of:
    The search engine queries being worked on and told to be patient is the general response which is fine but I do question when is the time to ask again as 2018 just kind of didn't ask afterwards yet really no update on from what I am able to find.
    This time around of course more recent so I would guess if we don't hear any updates on it the rest of this year then that would mean it's pretty much unlikely search engine will be able to find older posts this time around after most recent move around.
     
  13. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I didn't realize I was supposed to personally contact you and tell you every single time I have sent a PM to the tech guys telling them it isn't fixed and then tell you every single time they reply that they are working on it. This is just one of multiple boards they work on. I tell them we have a problem....they say they are checking into it. The staff here are unpaid volunteers....we can't go out and hire a new tech team like we are the CEO of General Motors.
     
  14. Yowza Registered

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    The only time I've talked directly with you on this specifically (1 comment) is in the username thread and figured this was the appropriate place as it was mentioned to check the other threads on this separate subject. I don't think I've ever tried to PM pertaining to this specifically nor would expect a PM as just check-in on the updated Xenforo help pg. like anyone else.
     
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  15. Holiday https://joebiden.info/

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    Has anyone else had an issue with pages loading very slowing or not at all, being redirected to the Community forum after clicking a link, posts taking a long time to submit, or notifications not loading? I've been having all these issues for the last week or a little longer. When I'm logged out, there are no problems with pages loading and things run smooth. Once I log in, the problems start. It's just slightly better when browsing on my laptop compared to mobile I've noticed.

    A mod has helped by changing my layout but it hasn't fixed it. Just curious if anyone has had similar problems.
     
  16. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i haven't had any issues like that.

    when was the last time you cleared your cache? i usually do that at least once a month or every other month
     
  17. Kane52630 >>BATNIPPLES INTENSIFIES<<

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  18. SniperHF Kind of an Admin

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    Yeah, we don't use the "staff" function. It's mostly useless and takes up space on the main page if we use it.
     
  19. Lucky woman Registered

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    Please tell me how to put a spoiler on this forum. Because on the control panel in the answer form I did not find such a function ...:oops:
     
  20. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    There are two ways. You can type out the tags yourself, which look like this: [ spoiler ] enter your spoilers here [/ spoiler ]. Just remove the spaces in the tags.

    OR

    You can look for the button on top of the reply box that looks like a square with a "+" in it. That's the "insert" button. And you'll see one of the options to insert is "spoiler."
     
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  21. Lucky woman Registered

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    The second way is perfect!:bow:

    Thank!
     
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