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At present, suggestions and bug reports are appearing in a number of different threads. To centralise things for Martin, here is a thread into which (hopefully) all suggestions and bug reports can be directed. This is surely preferable to sending PMs, because this way all forum members get a chance to see and discuss the ideas To start things off, here's a couple of suggestions 1. That in the listing of Topics for each of the forums the 'Created by' column should be combined with the subject of the Topic. This is logical and is commonly done in other internet forums. It puts together the subject of the thread, who created it, and when. The 'Last reply' column can then move to the left. On the screen that I am using, DV Forums overlaps the edges and I am constantly scrolling sideways to see who wrote the 'Last Reply'. 2. The blank space included after the text in each reply is unneccesary. The reply need only occupy the space needed for its text. At present a lot of unnecessary vertical scrolling is involved. Ray

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I would like to see a "new posts" or "today's posts" link somewhere - that could be bookmarked (and less white space generally, too.)

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RayL wrote:
On the screen that I am using, DV Forums overlaps the edges and I am constantly scrolling sideways to see who wrote the 'Last Reply'.

What screen resolution are you using , the pages fill the centre of the screen , so your resolution must be very low , or font sizes very large to need to scroll left and right.

 

RayL wrote:
2. The blank space included after the text in each reply is unneccesary. The reply need only occupy the space needed for its text. At present a lot of unnecessary vertical scrolling is involved. Ray

The replies need to take up a minimum screen depth to allow all the info in the left column to be displayed.

For a short two line answer , you wouldn't have room in the left column for the info related to your name on the posting.

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1: The message pane needs to the height of the info pane on the left, or the contents of the message, whichever is the greater.

 

2: I can't find any way of defining a signature to appear on each post.

 

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Still far too much white space

I must raise this again: Still far too much white space. I understand the posts need to be at least as "high" as the "name/avatar/profile/links" pane on the left, but this is ridiculous:

This is on my 24" widescreen monitor (I admit "widescreen" is irrelevant, but it's pretty tall too).  Just two lines of content and oodles of white space!  It's even more frustrating to use the forum on a medium/small screen.

 

The "Email/PM/etc." links on the left-hand pane could become icons all on one line (like they used to be?) to save space?

And the "Delete/Edit/Reply/Quote" buttons could be arranged horizontally, not vertically, to save more wasted space?

 

(All in the spirit of constructive criticism - just trying to make the forum more user-friendly!)

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The quality of the pages on four different PCs is to say the least abysmal.

The site stutters

The text is almost illegible

Logging in on my old user and password resulted in nothing, requested another password, the site kept going around in circles.

I HAD TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT TO ACCESS

As it stands the forum is not worth bothering logging into.

I appreciate that you have had problems and have no doubt been working hard to get the forum up and running so 10/10 for effort and 1/10 for the end result

Sorry I cannot be positive about anything I have seen on the new site

 

 

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Firstly well done - i probably have more idea what was involoved in this than most poeple and I'm impressed you managed to get it working. I'm suprised you chose to go this way, as it is a massive task to convert a VB froum to Drupal. Drupal really isn't ideal as a forum software either but hey i guess you know that now! Its certainly going to be interesting to see the progress 

The fixed width layout is not very nice. It makes the pages very long! Also there is a problem with the height of the author pane which is adding lots of whitespace to short posts. 

My previous login is lost, i guess the email i registered with 10 years or more ago is no longer active so i cannot get a new password. 

The font is pretty nasty too. Something more normal would make it easier to read posts. 

I would not bother trying to make it look like the old forum, that wasn't a great design (default VB circa 2001 ish) I'd just go for something modern and easy on the eye. Oh and get rid of this nasty striped background in the text edit box!

Also Chrome is not spell checking the text entry field and tinyMCE (or whatever wysiwyg module it is) is preventing right click to force a spell check. 

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Oh and I cannot edit my own posts - there is some kind of bug with this in forum advanced / drupal as i had a similar issue over on atemuser.com 

 

I was going to edit the above post to say that the text edit box is double line spacing, which makes it hard to know when you have hit return - i intended to break up my above post into sections with line breaks but clearly didn't! The double line spacing in an edit box is confusing!

 

Oh and setup backup and migrate to do a database backup every day! and set your  WHM / Cpanel (or plesk or whatever) to do an offsite FTP backup everyday. (I can provide a free server to dump backups to if you like. Send me an email and i'll set it up for you) 

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sleepytom1 wrote:

Oh and I cannot edit my own posts

Already explained on a different thread , only staff can edit any posts at present.

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My previous login is lost, i guess the email i registered with 10 years or more ago is no longer active so i cannot get a new password.

 

I remember on at least one occasion asking users to keep details up to date , and because many haven't , they have problems getting back into their accounts.

 

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And quotes are messed up by the look of the above. Well whoop de doo people don't keep their user emails up to date - is this really news to you? It's one of the primary considerations in migrating a forum from one CMS to another, it would be normal to tell people you are going to do the move and give them some chance to fix / check their details are up to date. I'm genuinely trying to help you with these comments so I don't get why your prickly?? I haven't read every new thread about the forum and editing ones own posts is a pretty normal feature for a message board. It is easy to fix too so I simply assumed you were unaware of the issue (as it is easy to be if your logged in with moderators permissions) I've been a semi active member of this community for over 10 years and so you asking on one occasion for people to keep their details up to date doesn't really cut the mustard. OK we should ALL know to do this, but many people don't remember or are simply too busy or have forgotten to do it for a while, a sudden unannounced migration to a new software gives nobody any chance to prepare. People are reporting issues as they see them, we are all trying to help you get the site working as well as the old one. The white space issue is pretty bad IMHO and your explanation..

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The replies need to take up a minimum screen depth to allow all the info in the left column to be displayed. For a short two line answer , you wouldn't have room in the left column for the info related to your name on the posting.

is simply wrong - your padding the post by at least 100 pixels too much.

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And again tinyMCE has broken my line break formatting! The above post was written in the plain text editor, then previewed, then saved. I had line breaks between my paragraphs which were removed.

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sleepytom1 wrote:

It's one of the primary considerations in migrating a forum from one CMS to another, it would be normal to tell people you are going to do the move and give them some chance to fix / check their details are up to date. I'm genuinely trying to help you with these comments so I don't get why your prickly??

 

The move to new software was forced upon the site owners.

There was no time to remind users to alter info , or any way they could when the site was compromised.

I see you think i am being prickly because i say the info should have been kept up to date , when you think it isn't your fault you didn't keep the info up to date.

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Sorry that's nonsense.

The (very old) version of VB that was hacked on the old server was hacked because it was not kept up to date. Had the site admins been keeping their "info" (VBulletin version) up to date then the hack would not of happened.

When the site was compromised they had a choice, they could restore the site from a backup (and stay on an insecure version of VB)
or
they could restore the site and upgrade to the latest version of VB (and keep all the users / passwords)
or
they could do a panic migration to Drupal in the (false) belief that it is in some way more secure. (and lose everyone's passwords by doing so)

As they went for option 3 the users have lost out, many people will have to register new accounts. It's easy to blame the users for not keeping their email addresses up to date, but had the admins kept the forum software up to date then the situation would not of arisen in the first place.

It's a shame that things were done in haste and no thought was put into these issues. Personally were it my site then i would of gone for option 2 and upgraded to the latest VB 4. I might then of chosen to migrate to Drupal, but I would of done so after informing the users of the up coming change, and reminded them to update their emails so they could get new passwords when the site went over to Drupal.

I certainly would not of redirected www.dvdoctor.net to the new forum until it was ready for general users to see it. A simple text message explanation of the situation could of been left on the old server until the new site was ready to launch - instead we all got to watch various versions of drupal installations get tried out in public. This was interesting to me (as a Drupal Developer and VBulletin Admin) but i can see that such a process (with zero attempt at any explanation) could well confuse general members and put them off from coming back.

Anyway... Given that what's done is done, maybe a simple "sorry we didn't mean it to happen like this" would be better than putting blame for lost accounts onto the users? I hope a lesson has be learnt from the process and more effort will be made to keep up with security updates (and good luck with that, as drupal + modules normally have several updates per month where VB really don't have nearly so many updates).

FWIW I'd be more than happy to assist with server space for backups and with any advise that might help (I've been using drupal since version 3) I know that managing a forum (for free) isn't fun, and I don't intend any of my posts to be offensive to the people who've put the hard work in.

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I am only a moderator here , trying to help keep it working , and know a fair chunk of the past history of the site , who did what , and what we could or could not do with the system.

No accounts are lost , as a few users here could tell you , they did the sensible thing and we re-instated their old accounts for them.

Personal opinion : You may not have intended to make your comments offensive , however i find your attitude towards the staff here exactly that.

As an admin on the bulletin version , i had no way of updating the software , but you seem to know more than me , so i must have been wrong.

 

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In terms of the internet these forums have a long history., springing originally from Bob Crabtree's creation, the much-missed Computer Video magazine. I feel it's worth adding this, because those who have joined in recent years may not realise that at one time there was a magazine that covered our field of interest in a lively and intelligent way, and with a certain fearlessness when it came to reviewing equipment and software.

That spirit has continued online over the years. It is good to see that Bob is still concerned and involved when things go wrong. Criticism of features in this new site should be seen, therefore, as part of the spirit of CV and should not be taken personally. All the 'regulars' are climbing on board again after the train wreck and are hoping for first-class accomodation rather than a cattle-truck.

Yes, there are loads of things that need to be tweaked - the font, the colour scheme, the layout , many of the features, but I'm sure we'll get there if free and open discussion can continue

Ray
(in reply to earlier question - screen running at 1024 x 768)

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I am only a moderator here , trying to help keep it working , and know a fair chunk of the past history of the site , who did what , and what we could or could not do with the system.

And I thank you for the time you put into moderation and helping with running the site.

harlequin wrote:
No accounts are lost , as a few users here could tell you , they did the sensible thing and we re-instated their old accounts for them.

I didn't say accounts were lost, I said passwords were lost (all the passwords were lost, as they are stored in a salted double hash by VB - so unless your a really good hacker with a lot of time you cannot find out peoples passwords even if your the site owner.

I don't get what you mean by "did the sensible thing"? do you mean reported their lost password to a moderator? Like I reported my lost password in this thread? or am I supposed to of sent a PM to some unknown person who might be able to sort it out for me?

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As an admin on the bulletin version , i had no way of updating the software , but you seem to know more than me , so i must have been wrong.

VBulletin has a default usergroup called "Administrators" - this user group by default has the power to do *most* things possible in the forum software. When I say "Admin" I mean user1 / the site owner. Upgrading the software requires FTP access to the server and an ability to do mysql dumps and restores. You clearly are not the admin who had the power to do these things so your maybe taking offence where you shouldn't.

Similarly Drupal permissions work on usergroups, and as your in the moderators user group you have some extra power to do content edits and the like. There is probably little you can do about issues with the theme or modules interaction so don't worry about being denfensive when people mention issues with the site which you cannot do anything about. We are NOT having a go at you. We are trying to help whoever is able to make these changes by reporting problems as we see them.

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It would be extremely helpful if Moderators and the Admin could be listed somewhere on the site. It would be a nice feature if the User Pane could list peoples usergroup level too so users could know when they are talking to an Admin or a Moderator.

Regarding the quotes and whitespace issue this is down to TinyMCE or whatever rich text editor module is in use. It is sticking P tags in everywhere which makes for double line spaces, which further exasperate the layout issues.

See below for an example or simply use the quote reply function and then switch to the plain text editor..

harlequin wrote:

I am only a moderator here , trying to help keep it working , and know a fair chunk of the past history of the site , who did what , and what we could or could not do with the system.

No accounts are lost , as a few users here could tell you , they did the sensible thing and we re-instated their old accounts for them.

Personal opinion : You may not have intended to make your comments offensive , however i find your attitude towards the staff here exactly that.

As an admin on the bulletin version , i had no way of updating the software , but you seem to know more than me , so i must have been wrong.

 

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damn the code tag isn't working properly - check the order of your "input formats" processing - HTML tags should trump BBCode!

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That proves how little you used the last forum if you cant remember who the last set of moderators etc were.

I assume you didn't read the initial threads including

http://www.dvforums.com/pressflow/content/welcome-new-look-dvdoctor-forums

which said any problems pm me.

which got sidetracked by a new thread being started by a non staff member deciding to take over the staff role in setting up threads for support info.

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I read the previous forums maybe weekly. Does that make me a worthless user in your opinion?

I don't know who the previous moderators were / nor do i know if they will continue to have involvement in this new site. The moderators who I did know (Alan Roberts for example) were not especially technical (in terms of websites!) and so much of my comments would be lost on them. (as they seem to be on you)

I had not read that thread - if it is official then maybe you could make it sticky? Or put an announcement on the front page so people coming to the new site might actually see it? I'll quote your post in that thread here.

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Welcome to the new look , and hopefully more stable , forums.

Please pm staff with any problems while we get the new system tweaked.

Gary MacKenzie ( harlequin )

1. Looks like pm is not working , apologies.
2. Will report to coder.

Now maybe it's a little clearer as to the problem with this post? "Please pm staff" yet no mention of who "staff" might be (i'm supposed to just know this?) For all I know "staff" could be an individual user, given that you provide no details of who this staff consists of.

Then we see the notes - so I cannot PM "staff" as apparently the PM system isn't working. This is going to be reported to someone called "coder" (or do you mean the web developer?)

Either way there is little point in talking to you about any of these things as you clearly are not the developer who is actually building the site. I'm happy to help the developer (who seems to be a guy called Martin) and offer advise based upon my long term experience of using Drupal (which is the CMS which is running the new site, or the "forum software" as you probably refer to it)

So there is very little point in me PMing you about technical problems with the site as you don't understand them and possibly won't pass on my comments to someone who does understand and can do something about them.

Apparently your cross because I'm posting all this in the wrong place? I'm sorry if that is the case - I simply read the thread title "Thread for suggestions to improve DV Forums" and the first post

RayL wrote:
At present, suggestions and bug reports are appearing in a number of different threads.

To centralise things for Martin, here is a thread into which (hopefully) all suggestions and bug reports can be directed. This is surely preferable to sending PMs, because this way all forum members get a chance to see and discuss the ideas

To start things off, here's a couple of suggestions

1. That in the listing of Topics for each of the forums the 'Created by' column should be combined with the subject of the Topic. This is logical and is commonly done in other internet forums. It puts together the subject of the thread, who created it, and when. The 'Last reply' column can then move to the left. On the screen that I am using, DV Forums overlaps the edges and I am constantly scrolling sideways to see who wrote the 'Last Reply'.

2. The blank space included after the text in each reply is unneccesary. The reply need only occupy the space needed for its text. At present a lot of unnecessary vertical scrolling is involved.

Ray

which seemed to be kind of official sounding - is Ray not part of the "staff"? How am I supposed to know that if there isn't a list of staff anywhere on the site nor is there a line in the user pane to indicate that someone is or isn't staff?

Really you should think about your approach here, your being unhelpful towards people who are trying to help with the site and give Martin important feedback.

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Quotes messed up again... No edit function so can't be fixed.

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reposting with my text in bold as the quotes have been messed up in the above post.I read the previous forums maybe weekly. Does that make me a worthless user in your opinion?

I don't know who the previous moderators were / nor do i know if they will continue to have involvement in this new site. The moderators who I did know (Alan Roberts for example) were not especially technical (in terms of websites!) and so much of my comments would be lost on them. (as they seem to be on you)

I had not read that thread - if it is official then maybe you could make it sticky? Or put an announcement on the front page so people coming to the new site might actually see it? I'll quote your post in that thread here.
Quote:

Welcome to the new look , and hopefully more stable , forums.
Please pm staff with any problems while we get the new system tweaked.

Gary MacKenzie ( harlequin )

1. Looks like pm is not working , apologies.
2. Will report to coder.

Now maybe it's a little clearer as to the problem with this post? "Please pm staff" yet no mention of who "staff" might be (i'm supposed to just know this?) For all I know "staff" could be an individual user, given that you provide no details of who this staff consists of.

Then we see the notes - so I cannot PM "staff" as apparently the PM system isn't working. This is going to be reported to someone called "coder" (or do you mean the web developer?)

Either way there is little point in talking to you about any of these things as you clearly are not the developer who is actually building the site. I'm happy to help the developer (who seems to be a guy called Martin) and offer advise based upon my long term experience of using Drupal (which is the CMS which is running the new site, or the "forum software" as you probably refer to it)

So there is very little point in me PMing you about technical problems with the site as you don't understand them and possibly won't pass on my comments to someone who does understand and can do something about them.

Apparently your cross because I'm posting all this in the wrong place? I'm sorry if that is the case - I simply read the thread title "Thread for suggestions to improve DV Forums" and the first post

RayL wrote:
At present, suggestions and bug reports are appearing in a number of different threads.
To centralise things for Martin, here is a thread into which (hopefully) all suggestions and bug reports can be directed. This is surely preferable to sending PMs, because this way all forum members get a chance to see and discuss the ideas

To start things off, here's a couple of suggestions

1. That in the listing of Topics for each of the forums the 'Created by' column should be combined with the subject of the Topic. This is logical and is commonly done in other internet forums. It puts together the subject of the thread, who created it, and when. The 'Last reply' column can then move to the left. On the screen that I am using, DV Forums overlaps the edges and I am constantly scrolling sideways to see who wrote the 'Last Reply'.

2. The blank space included after the text in each reply is unneccesary. The reply need only occupy the space needed for its text. At present a lot of unnecessary vertical scrolling is involved.

Ray

This post seemed to be kind of official sounding - is Ray not part of the "staff"? How am I supposed to know that if there isn't a list of staff anywhere on the site nor is there a line in the user pane to indicate that someone is or isn't staff?

Really you should think about your approach here, your being unhelpful towards people who are trying to help with the site and give Martin important feedback.

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nope the editor is inserting tag closes on double line breaks as far as i can see.  It's messed up anyway. 

 

 

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You seem to be having totally different experiences in editing to mine. I get no multiple line breaks, the editor works just fine. I agree about the white space though, that needs to be fixed, and permissions aren't right yet.

Bear in mind that the role of a Moderator is to slow things down, just as in a nuclear reactor. We Moderators have no role in the creation and administration, that's for the Administrators. I have no wish to understand how this software works, I have enough problems solving the riddles of professional broadcasting for the EBU member countries. My presence here is a hobby, not a duty.

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sleepytom1 wrote:
I'm happy to help the developer (who seems to be a guy called Martin) and offer advise based upon my long term experience of using Drupal (which is the CMS which is running the new site, or the "forum software" as you probably refer to it) So there is very little point in me PMing you about technical problems with the site as you don't understand them and possibly won't pass on my comments to someone who does understand and can do something about them.

1. there is no seems , martin has posted numerous posts and stated he is following the posts and fixing ''problems'' when he sees them reported.

2. pedantry , fine , i call it the forum software , because that is the only name i see attached to the forum , and because i have been told it is a drupal forum

3. I take exception to your comment that i wont pass info on.

I may not understand how the site is coded , mainly because i have no access to the system , or ability to see the coding.

4. you might want to check your own site which is throwing up php errors , before you start telling people here how to code pages.

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Thanks Alan - I do understand, and i'm grateful for the work you and the others have put in over the years.

The editor issues could be because we are using different browsers, or different OSes. Or both. I'm very keen to try and help rectify the problems and aid this site with my knowledge of the Drupal system. Whilst i'm not an expert web developer, i've knocked together enough sites over the years to have a decent understanding of module interaction and some of the problems that Drupal sites can suffer from.

Drupal is an incredibly powerful CMS, but it is inherently tricky to use and getting everything working nicely is a very large task, it is perhaps too modular, and not specifically designed for a forum and so lacks some of the features you might of been using in VBulletin. (of course these can be implemented in Drupal, but sometimes not simply by installing an existing module)

To give a clue as to the power and flexibility of the Drupal system its worth noting that Red Bee use Drupal to manage the backend of their playout systems (which run virgin media on demand and iPlayer amongst others) ITV are currently developing their web player using Drupal.

My Drupal efforts are towards the hobby end of things (certainly by Red Bee standards!) but I'm keen to lend a hand where I can to help forums such as these, which i've found to be a useful source of information for my profession which is live event video.

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harlequin - I presume you mean sleepytom.co.uk when you say my site which is throwing up errors? 

 

You might notice that It is dormant, hasn't been touched since 2008 and is kept online purly for legacy reasons. ~ I have newer websites which I continue to work on, and which take up too much of my time already. 

 

I wasn't saying you would deliberatly withold information, I was saying that you may not understand the importance of certain technical information and not correctly transmit the information. 

 

There seems to be little point in PMing you when I can post here and Martin himself can read my posts.