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Discussion in 'Site Activity/Suggestions' started by Scorpio, Dec 15, 2015.



  1. Alric

    Alric Midas Member Midas Member

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    I have noticed that a lot of my posts have been disappearing since the big change to the website. I am not sure if it is just me, or the sever keeps rolling back and causing the posts not to be saved or something, but something strange is definitely happening.
     
  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Alric,

    Please clarify, because the opposite actually happens,

    When you hit post reply, they come right up and stay there unless a mod takes it out. None of us have.

    Secondly, the thing now has the capability to store a draft of a response, almost to the point of being frustrating. Let's say you post something, then say, naww and leave the thread. When you come back later, the response you wrote that you thought to heck with it is still there as a draft.

    While typing, you can watch the pop up that states 'draft saved'.

    In addition, this thing is keeping all pm's from years ago. They are in everyones conversation box and stored there.

    So quite the contrary is true, dependent on what you are doing of course.

    edit to add: the only posts that would have disappeared should have been at the transfer of servers, where the place was backed up and shipped off to its new home while the old was still functional. But while new posts were occurring on the old site, they wouldn't be in the boxes being unpacked at the new home.

    Scorp
     
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  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    I just went and hit new posts, and relatively few of them are RSS's.

    I had turned a few of them off this am, when the complaints came in.

    fyi
     
  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    testing the kitco feed, but so far according to their fashion, the news is old.
    Unless it perks up, that one will be removed to and I will hunt for better metal sources.
     
  5. Alric

    Alric Midas Member Midas Member

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    Well I made several posts, and they appeared on the thread. However, when I left and came back several hours later they were gone. I thought maybe I imagined it, or maybe I just thought I posted but really didn't, but it happened multiple times.

    I noticed this specifically on the Obama Birth question thread in the political forum thread. Where I made like 5 replies that ended up disappearing.
     
  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Thanks Alric, will go have a look around and see if there is anything untoward going on

    S

    edit, I'm back

    you responded on Sun in the thread, and then your next was yesterday or whatever.

    Mon was when the server transfer went down, and we announced to everyone multiple times that threads or posts may be lost. Your posts look like they were caught in that period.

    Just let us know if it ever happens again.
     
  7. shallow_explorer

    shallow_explorer Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Scorpio,
    Not to be argumentative, but on new posts, there is improvement, but still lots of RSS feeds:
    Page 1: 15 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 30%
    Page 2: 18 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 36%
    Page 3: 14 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 28%
    Page 4: 32 of 48 posts are RSS feeds or 67%

    I guess it gets down to how different people use GIM. I read a lot and post minimally. Not the best board member. But if I want Reuters feeds, I'll go to Reuters. Ditto on Kitco, Google, etc.

    Appreciate all you do. And sure don't mean to harass anyone.
     
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  8. Lt Dan

    Lt Dan Gold Pirate Gold Chaser

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    That would explain what happened to one post I made that never really made the switch. It was half there but not posted. Most have made the draft save, but not the post. Didn't matter someone else replied and gave the satisfactory reply.
     
  9. platinumdude

    platinumdude Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Is the stuck ticker prices on the JMBullion side?

    Edit, nm. I remembered the last time we did a switch over. I needed to hold down the shift key and click on the browser reload to get it to update correctly
     
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  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Turned off Kitco News Feed because they were feeding outdated material.

    fyi
     
  12. Weatherman

    Weatherman In GIM since 2006 Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    It would be good if there is a way to post the headlines from Zero Hedge , with links back to the stories there. Lots of timely and thought provoking material on Zero Hedge, but not so much as to make it difficult to see other posts by the members.
     
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  13. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    @Scorpio

    Is it possible to give the news feeds an avatar? By doing that the feeds would be a bit less obnoxious. It isn't that I dislike the feeds so much as it is that I don't want to look at them every time I hit "new posts". By adding a simple avatar that says "NEWS" we could over look them and look for the opinions of the members. A lot of members lost their avatars in the transition so it is hard to discriminate between the two.
     
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  14. the_shootist

    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    You stole my thunder Scorp.....I was going to make you aware of that but you're one step ahead of me :)
     
  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    RSS feeds,

    Found a way to turn off news feeds in 'New Posts', so that should not be on our list any longer.

    Cool
     
  16. JayDubya

    JayDubya Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    the hardest working bear in the business.....
     
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  17. the_shootist

    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    I think we'll keep him!
     
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  18. nickndfl

    nickndfl Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    We should be able to comment on news items. So far I have been shut out from Google news items and others.
     
  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Yep, had that turned off as just a news feed to go grab it and bring it over, but can certainly turn that on, and will now

    S
     
  20. shallow_explorer

    shallow_explorer Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Thanks!
     
  21. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    If it's possible, maybe make newsfeeds a forum where they all end up?

    Anyone wants to view them can see them all in one place.
     
  22. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    exactly right GH, and that is why they sit in a sub-forum all their own
     
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  23. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    went thru fixing settings on a bunch of forums, now that should all be aok

    added a boatload of smilies, so you should see many more there now.

    someday might go looking for some animated smilies

    for now, we are good


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    :nurse::ouch::Out::panda::picture::pirates::Proud::racoon::read::space::spam::spiderman::Sure that::tongue::zombie:
     
  24. platinumdude

    platinumdude Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    dung:dung:dung:

    No more bananas.
     
  25. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Just an FYI, "The Cigar Room" is actually visible and readable by outsiders while "Gold Silver" forum is locked for outsiders. Something must have happened during the migration to flip flop those two.
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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  27. phoneman

    phoneman Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Seems some views not welcome. Like the negative Muslem views in the past.
     
  28. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    I haven't lost one post since the swap, none.

    So no, the forum isn't magically tossing you or anyone else. If you were posting precisely when I was in there working on something, then yeah, it is possible.

    There is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that affect it all as I move from one fire to another. The next is to find out why the metals were there, and now are not for persons not logged in.

    Just finished the read/unread icons for the threads, so we know at a glance if there is unread material in it. For the read forums, it is a GIM round, for the unread, it is the Bull from GIM rounds.
     
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  29. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Just an FYI, "The Cigar Room" is actually visible and readable by outsiders while "Gold Silver" forum is locked for outsiders. Something must have happened during the migration to flip flop those two.

    ==========

    I was in there switching all of those permissions around for 3 hrs this am, so they should be ok now

    Thanks for the intel, as you were certainly right on that. Appreciate the assist!

    S
     
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  30. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Ok, cigar is now fixed as I double checked it

    Also, Metals now showing for those not logged in, had a conflict on positioning

    Scorp

    and yes, everything was aok until we moved from one server to another, as a whole mess of the settings got changed, and I had to restart many things in the background all over again.

    That indeed may affect what was going on with posts, and we will see in time.

    A couple of persons have now stated that they seem to have lost posts, Alrics was during the server swap by his timeline, so we have that reason, they don't exist.

    These others, can't answer.
     
  31. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Avatars resized, now we have much larger avatars
     
  32. nickndfl

    nickndfl Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    There should be a category entitled TPTB or Illuminati for all of the conspiracy theorists.
     
  33. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Added media albums,

    A mess of past pics, charts, jokes, etc from gim'ers

    trip in the time machine, should have more of them some place
     
  34. TAEZZAR

    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Scorp. I do not envy you !!!
    You're doing one helluva job.
     
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