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Old 04-26-18, 08:17 PM
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Hi all!

Please use this thread to ask questions and report any issues with the new mobile skin, photo uploader, or gallery tools.

Here are a few details and how-to's on uploading and viewing photos in the new galleries. (NOTE: you can still access all your existing photo galleries by bookmarking this link: BikeForums Photo Gallery

Gallery Pages (Coming April 2018)

We're upgrading the gallery page to show you more photos all at once. You can now also browse by new options such as “Trending,””Recent,” “Commented,””Popular,” and your own “Albums.” This will allow you to have a custom experience with the new Gallery.



On single photo pages you will see the photo you selected, but it's more than just that; you will also be able to discover related photos, comment, see trending pictures, and also see other photos in the same album.



Uploading photos to your Gallery Page

On the page with your albums and where you upload images, you can upload your photos in many ways:

1. Drag and drop photos directly onto the page
2. Upload your photo with a URL
3. Attach photos from your device



Photo Uploader coming soon! (New!)

With the new uploader you can now upload your photos in more ways:

1. Drag and drop your photo (New!)
2. Select photos already uploaded to an album in the new gallery (New!)
3. Upload your photos with a URL (same as before)
4. Attach photos from your device (same as before)



Uploading from your mobile phone (New!)

You can now use your phone's camera to upload a photo immediately after it's taken.



Arranging your photos

Once your photos are uploaded, you will be able to drag them around to rearrange them in the album, tag, and delete your photos. You can also "lock" your photos, which will prevent them from showing up in the public gallery. If you want more members to be able to enjoy your photos, leave them unlocked.



Once the attachment process is completed, select the paperclip icon to show a dropdown menu with the option to paste your photos in-line within your post, making the user experience more efficient in adding and managing your photos from all device types.

MOBILE SKIN ENHANCEMENTS

In the NEW mobile skin, we have made it easier for you to navigate on the forums! For example, on the main forum page you will be able to expand and collapse forum headings to access subforums within (with out loading another page like before).







We’ve also made some improvements to the sub-forum pages where you can start browsing different threads in a much cleaner lay out with segmented color coded sections.



These changes are designed to be small, incremental improvements to make it easier to differentiate different types of forum text content, and make browsing easier on your mobile device.

Please let us know if you have any issues or concerns,

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It looks like every single image you posted failed in IE 11. We'll try FF 59.0.2.
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I should have mentioned that what I'm seeing is a grayish print not exactly black and thus diminished contrast. Not easy on the eyes.
Agreed, 10 minutes in, my eyes are bugging me.
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OK. I was on iPad before. Now Mac.

I know this is a big ask, but will you consider not using the "frames" interface. I know it's not old-school HTML frames. But, the header and footer combine to take up around 1/5 (20%) of the screen real estate, depending on the monitor being used. Maybe shrink it down to the nav bar only?

EDIT: It seems that the header is locked on Firefox but it auto expands on Safari. It could just be me. I have a lot of script blockers and plugins on my firefox. I allow most of what BF has going on. But, maybe one that I block is responsible for the auto-hide header. Hmmm....

Also, please don't bring back that old "Mobile Friendly" version of the site I would immediately request the desktop version every time when using my iPhone. This spoofs the UserAgent and tells the server that my phone is a desktop browser an thus serves up the non-mobile-friendly normal site, which worked just fine.

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Okay, no images apparently but X boxes in IE and nothing in FF.

That worked.



Pasting works. 1024 x xxx seems to be too much for it though (WHY is it equating images with character count)??? Not acceptable, I had to cut one thing out and the cryptic, " The text that you have entered is too long (190388 characters). Please shorten it to 40000 characters long." means nothing to me nor explains it.

We're back in 2003. And I have to edit out two attachments of the same thing that I thought I was posting in line.

URLs don't yet.
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Now if you will EXSQUEEZE me while I go figure out the Tardis controls.
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Please put the Control Panel link back where it belongs as well. Hiding basic things in menus without instructions is not good programming policy, nor are 'hamburger menus' (three horizontal lines like a burger).
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From the complete lack of mentioning in the CP I gather that auto-scrolling was tossed.
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@ mentions doen't seem to be working.

The at-mention is saved in the text, but not displaying proper.

For example, I will at-mention myself here: @carleton is the greatest!!

If you quote or edit my text, the "mention" tag will be there, but the text doesn't render properly.

Firefox 59.0.1 on mac OS X 10.13.4.

EDIT: I viewed this post via Safari 11.1, and the behavior is the same. All I see is: " is the greatest!!"
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I have no idea what that means to me or if it's important.



I can't turn off certain elements when I try to edit. In that way it seems to misbehave like 4.2.1 or .2 can. That is why I'm stuck with the underline from links stuff. Does the break HTML icon do that if I highlight?

Okay, that worked. It wasn't fully obvious to a neophyte I would think.

Seriously, let's get a test drive section so we can learn to shift. I'm a geek.












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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
@ mentions doen't seem to be working.

The at-mention is saved in the text, but not displaying proper.

For example, I will at-mention myself here: @carleton is the greatest!!

If you quote or edit my text, the "mention" tag will be there, but the text doesn't render properly.

Firefox 59.0.1 on mac OS X 10.13.4.

EDIT: I viewed this post via Safari 11.1, and the behavior is the same. All I see is: " is the greatest!!"
59.0.2 is out for Windows and should be the most current in Linux Mint...don't you have auto updating set?
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It's sorta mostly there but I'll give it a couple daze more rest, seeing that I wasn't here when you changed in the first place. See you towards Sunday.
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59.0.2 is out for Windows and should be the most current in Linux Mint...don't you have auto updating set?
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Guys I'm confused and scared.

Thats pretty much it. Nowhere near as much notification as last upgrade.
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I like the he teal font, maybe I should buy a new Bianchi. I don't get any adds with Opera browser.
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Am I mis-remembering..? I think we used to see within the forum topic pages the date that each thread was Started, now we only see date of the last post? I prefer to easily know if I'm opening a 10-year old thread before opening it.
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Need to add OP date next to OP poster so we're not replying to X-year-old threads (even more than usual).
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Also, the new format is very bright, harder on the eyes, especially at night.
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Also, the new format is very bright, harder on the eyes, especially at night.
Eh...old one was just as bright at night. I like it.
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As Carlton mentioned the mentions are now broken on both mobile and desktop (used to be broken only on mobile).

Also, please, please bring back the feature that clicking on a thread you've already read will automatically take you to the first unread. It currently takes me to the first post, then I have to hit last page, then scroll until it no longer looks familiar.
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I also don't love the colors, but maybe I'll get used to them. No excuse these days for not meeting at least the bare minimum of accessibility standards though.
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user post tagging doesn't seem to be working.

edit: others have already said it.
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Teal blue font? Can you post a screen shot?

Ads will be fixed soon!

Photo resizing will have to wait for another day.
When I went back, the test was black. Much better.

Another point: could we get the original post date back? I like knowing that a thread is an old one before I open it. (Although you may have noticed I didn't always look and posted answers to some very old posts!)

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In Safari on an IPhone 6, I can get all the way through choosing a photo from the camera roll and it shows me a percentage uploaded... then an error
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Please add the forum/thread breadcrumbs back to the bottom of the pages as well, beneath the last post but above the quick reply box. I literally used in every thread I open.
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Any way to get back the bike info in the left column?
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Am I mis-remembering..? I think we used to see within the forum topic pages the date that each thread was Started, now we only see date of the last post? I prefer to easily know if I'm opening a 10-year old thread before opening it.
This as well as font color.
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Teal blue font? Can you post a screen shot?
I am getting the same teal and it's not pleasant to look at.

Also, as Sy notes, the quotes link doesn't take you to quotes.
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