1. All on hold waiting for a tax plan announcement
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Good Weds Am. Gold is down 1 to 1266, while Silver is down 2 to 1757 after a late collapse yesterday. Crude is down 15 to 4941. The USD is up 31 to 9896.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Week of 4/22/2017 Closing prices & Chg Over Last Wk---- Gold $1289.10-- UP 0.60 Silver $17.85-- down 66 Oil $49.62-- down 3.80 USD $99.88 -- down 58

New Forum, New Server

Discussion in 'Site Activity/Suggestions' started by Scorpio, Jan 3, 2016.



?

What do you think of the new forum?

  1. It is a good move

    19 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. It was a stupid move

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. Don't know yet

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  4. Too many buttons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Guys, added 2 new styles, Mobile GIM and Mobile GIM Black

    These both have smaller avs, back to normal, so it doesn't interfere with browsing on mobile devices.

    Please be advised

    Mobile GIM's.jpg
     
    Usury, Son of Gloin and Hystckndle like this.
  2. argentos

    argentos Former Boat Owner Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Essex, England
    I'm incredibly chuffed that you managed to make my English flag fly again, Scorp. Thank you so much! backtowork.gif
     
    Ensoniq and Scorpio like this.
  3. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    2,145
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    Just a suggestion. Is it possible to make the little round button taking you to the last read post of a thread a bigger, perhaps square, target.
     
  4. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    4,873
    Likes Received:
    3,612
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Slave, but a little less every day
    Location:
    Central Florida
    What does " chuffed " mean ?
    Is it safe for work ?
    Can I use my imagination ?
    Every day, better and better, Scorp is the energizer bear.
     
  5. argentos

    argentos Former Boat Owner Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Here's what the Oxford Dictionary says. However I think it's really English English not British English 'cos I don't think that the Scots use the expression.
    upload_2016-1-5_17-16-50.png

    Totally agree! yes3.gif
     
    Goldhedge and Hystckndle like this.
  6. Weatherman

    Weatherman In GIM since 2006 Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    That tiny icon to the last unread message was one of my pet peeves in the old forum. This new forum has neatly solved the problem by simply clicking the thread title. That takes you to the last unread post, so no need to try to click the tiny button anymore.
     
    Hystckndle, argentos and Scorpio like this.
  7. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    2,145
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    I never even noticed. Thanks weatherman.
     
  8. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    OK guys,

    all 250 pages of users have been gone thru, and profiles fixed accordingly. From here on, if you see something that isn't right, just let us know.

    Rebuilding user caches now
     
    Goldhedge, Hystckndle and argentos like this.
  9. the_shootist

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

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    11,476
    Likes Received:
    11,042
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Architect
    Location:
    Cow Hampshire
    Scorp, thank you so much for upgrading the site and spending all those hours of hard work tweaking, tuning and fixing. Those of us that are here every day very much appreciate what you done to provide us with this great place to teach, learn and bitch :)

    Happy New Year brother!
     
  10. Son of Gloin

    Son of Gloin Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    2,468
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Delivery boy.
    Location:
    USA

    Hey, this is awesome! Thanks, boss!
     
  11. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    4,873
    Likes Received:
    3,612
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Slave, but a little less every day
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Mobile skin is pretty cool.
    Very cool, although I may choose to stay GIM black
    anyways, even though mostly thumb typing and posting on a mobile...why ?....well cuz I get to see more of Shootists' avatar....lol...when I tried the mobile skin today its what I noticed ...other than the bear got skinnier...lol
     
  12. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    there is also a mobile black ---- stack
     
  13. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    You now have a To The Top Button,

    The thing has speed based on how long the page is, if real long it really zips along, whereas a shorter thread it slows down some

    It should be smaller on phone type devices, and larger on computer screens.

    Right now it is set as UP/DOWN CSS style

    Enjoy!!


    up down arrow.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
    ^updated^ likes this.
  14. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    new smilies

    :banana: :beer: :blew up: :blond: :Build: :chef: :computer: :dduck:


    :delivery: :dog: :don't know: :drive by: :exercise: :finger: :fire:


    :fishing: :gold: :hang: :hunt: :jail: :lashing:


    :mailboxfull: :mailboxhappy: :mining: :monkey piss: :mow lawn: :popcorn: :refer:


    :rocket: :rotf: :sculpter: :shit happens: :snow: :snowboard: :spaceship:


    :spamani: :stfu: :surrender: :tex: :tied up: :troll: :clapx:


    :trolls: :weed: :welcome: :witch: :2 thumbs up: :truck2:

    :thumbs up 2: :thumbs down: :winks2: :robber: :countdown:


    :bomb: :dynamite: :secret:
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
    argentos and Weatherman like this.
  15. argentos

    argentos Former Boat Owner Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Essex, England
    !Aw Jeez.gif
    Only joking. Keep 'em coming please.
     
  16. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    2,145
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    Sometime, between yesterday eve and this morning the new post button blew up for iPhones.
     
  17. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It should be there yet,

    Had to tweak that menu stream at top, but I will check it out,

    Gracias'
     
  18. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    2,145
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    Nice double post. Figured out my previous issue. The new forum requires Java for the buttons to work properly.
     
  19. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I am actually going to move 'new posts' to the left, so that on mobile stuff it will always be in the menu,
    as it downsizes to screens in responsive, it starts dropping off menu items,
     
  20. Weatherman

    Weatherman In GIM since 2006 Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    This is a tricky way to add suspense and excitement to the site. Fake a left, and then slide New Posts into the ellipsis. :rotf: It took me a while before I found that one., but I like it OK now.:2 thumbs up:

    New Posts.jpg
     
  21. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Hang in there, not done yet,

    Moving it to the left, working in safari, but FF has a caching issue again

    Grrrrrr
     
  22. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Added user stats to the sidebar
     
    argentos likes this.
  23. skyvike

    skyvike Founding Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Scorp,

    Nice work! It's going to take my mentally challenged self a while to get used to it but so far it seems easy.

    And it had to be done. If the site is not easily accessed and used by the "attention span of a gnat" crowed on their iPhone, GIM runs the risk of becoming Kodak....

    Keep up the good work.

    Carl
     
    Scorpio likes this.
  24. nickndfl

    nickndfl Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    9,544
    Likes Received:
    6,716
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Florida
    Move the New Posts hyperlink to the left instead of burying it under 3 dots on the right. New Posts or Alerts is where I always begin and it would make sense to work from left to right unless you are chinese.
     
  25. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    yeah nick, been working on that and it is a real bugger in the back,

    moved it to left, but dependent on screen size due to responsive design, it is moving around on me,

    if I am using x screen it is on left, whereas on another size it is being buried under the 3 dots,

    Working on a fix that will work for the mobiles, but it requires me moving the ticker off the header (which is fixed) and putting it to the bottom of each page. Then we will get the menu bar in the mobiles.

    Also changed the forum icons to transparent style so they don't have that ugly white background.

    Thanks Sky, much appreciated!
     
  26. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Switched around the 'mobile' style skins to remove the ticker and put it at the bottom of each page, and current feed.

    That freed up header space, and menu space on the mobile forms.

    So if on mobile styles (2 of them), the ticker is at the bottom of every page.

    All other styles, the ticker remains at the top.

    Scorp
     
  27. michael59

    michael59 heads up-butts down Platinum Bling

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,232
    Likes Received:
    2,062
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    20 years logging
    Location:
    on the low side of corporate Oregon
    Makes me want to break out my phone and try all this out....naw, just kidding I like the super sized letters I need so I can read.
     
  28. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
  29. michael59

    michael59 heads up-butts down Platinum Bling

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,232
    Likes Received:
    2,062
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    20 years logging
    Location:
    on the low side of corporate Oregon
    curious as to the capacity of this server we are on. just tried to send an attachment file I down loaded onto my pc and hit an error message that the file is two big. I guess the big question is do I post this 102 page file or do we just get whomevers e-mail account and send that way? this is a PDF of this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/You-Know-Some...d_cp_14_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=072X89TXWTSCAV4W2HSZ

    I suppose what I am doing violates some kind of copyright in some way but when I started reading this I am sure it was written that the only thing they left out for the pdf was the piks and illustrations so it is just the txt.

    Soooo? whatstado?
     
  30. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    capacity of the server would not be the issue, but capacity of attachments or post in the settings.

    sounds like 102 pages would be oversized,

    not sure it is wise for us to put up something such as that, copyright and all that jazz.

    the copyright says it is ok for educational or non-profit uses though,

    send it to the site email and I will have a look at it

    admin@goldismoney2.com
     
    michael59 likes this.
  31. michael59

    michael59 heads up-butts down Platinum Bling

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,232
    Likes Received:
    2,062
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    20 years logging
    Location:
    on the low side of corporate Oregon
    was discussing this with the keeper of the blue and gold and he said just klicking on the link he could read the book. Me?; why I thought the book was for sale as in profits, but he said other wise. Yeah, it came to me via e-mail in a download along with the link. Pretty good reading so far...... I know alot of ppl like their anonymity, which is fine. I did ask him if'n maybe I should post the whole thing and he said: DON'T BE STUPID.... just paraphrasing of course....

    he suggested doing a post and just puling a few pages as sort of a teaser? Instead of a link, idk as I have to get my butt out of here and put together a JA3.
     
  32. Usury

    Usury Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    3,596
    Likes Received:
    2,580
    Trophy Points:
    113
    AWESOME!! TY, Scorp. I just noticed this and tried it out and it's MUCH better.
     
    Scorpio likes this.
  33. mayhem

    mayhem Другая перспектива Silver Miner Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,608
    Likes Received:
    2,927
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dixie
    After returning from a 5+ year absence I have to hand it to ya Scorp, learning CSS and some php routines at your age(snicker) had to be tough as I was forced to do the same 15 years ago.

    You are doing a great job!
     
  34. Scorpio

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

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,134
    Likes Received:
    24,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thank you,

    A lot of us like the new software,

    The media galleries are a great addition also,

    anyone can fire up their own album and make it so only they can add to the album, yet some or all can see it. The options are there for persons to do as they see fit.

    btw, nice to have old members come cruising back on thru again, even if they try to paint me as 'old' :0)
     
    Goldhedge likes this.

Share This Page