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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by GiveMeABreak » 12 Jun 2017, 13:48

Paul-R wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:24
What do you mean clear and reload? Exit from FCF or exit the browser?

What I meant Paul was a simple F5 or 'Refresh' won't do anything except load the same cached content. Clearing out the cache and then forcing a reload of the new content (CTRL + F5) will do this. I would suggest that you close all your browser tabs, bar one, then do your CTRL +F5, then exit and restart your browser. That should solve any remaining issues.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Jun 2017, 13:49

Paul-R wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:44
xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:29
Which OS and browser are you using?
Win 7 and IE11 here at work.
xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:29
Do you have multiple browser tabs open on the site?
Indeed I do. One each for For Sale, Citroen and Peugeot. Once the forum was back on-line I opened up each tab in turn and Ctrl-F5-ed each one a couple of times before opening up any topic. The machine at work gets switched off each day so it was a fresh instance of the browser this morning, not something left over from last week.


It is possible that each browser tab keeps its own cache (I don't think that Firefox or Opera do that).

The browser cache is saved to disk, so closing the browser or rebooting the PC doesn't clear the cache, and unfortunately there is no way we can force it from the server.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by Paul-R » 12 Jun 2017, 14:05

GiveMeABreak wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:48
What I meant Paul was a simple F5 or 'Refresh' won't do anything except load the same cached content. Clearing out the cache and then forcing a reload of the new content (CTRL + F5) will do this.
For the record, at that time I hadn't done any ordinary refreshes, they were all Ctrl-F5 then. I am doing ordinary F5s now to keep up with posts but that is well past the time it mattered.
xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:49
It is possible that each browser tab keeps its own cache (I don't think that Firefox or Opera do that).

The browser cache is saved to disk, so closing the browser or rebooting the PC doesn't clear the cache, and unfortunately there is no way we can force it from the server.
Well, as long as we know that Ctrl-F5 will eventually sort the problem out that's OK surely?
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by demag » 12 Jun 2017, 14:14

Well that was quick. Everything's running fine here. :-D
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Jun 2017, 15:18

I have discovered that there is a minor bug in the now current version of phpBB software that prevents some smilies from displaying correctly. All "standard" smilies and emojis are working OK, but this site also has some custom smilies (e.g. =D> that should display as Image) that don't work now. This is apparently a known bug and will be fixed.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by CitroJim » 12 Jun 2017, 15:22

xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 15:18
I have discovered that there is a minor bug in the now current version of phpBB software that prevents some smilies from displaying correctly. All "standard" smilies and emojis are working OK, but this site also has some custom smilies (e.g. =D> that should display as Image) that don't work now. This is apparently a known bug and will be fixed.


Great stuff! Thanks for the very quick response on that one Mike...

I'd applaud you with the appropriate smilie but until it's fixed....
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by Michel » 12 Jun 2017, 15:56

Thanks for your hard work Mike.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017

Post by ekjdm14 » 12 Jun 2017, 17:38

xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 09:54
.....External links now open in a new browser tab.....


That's one little "feature" well worth adding, always used to bug me when I forgot to right click & open in new tab :) Also it's good to have the post time/date stamp on quotes for reference.

Not entirely sure the rest of the work relates to how I personally use the forum (maybe the little "top" shortcut buttons will see some use to save scrolling), but hopefully it goes a long way to addressing the issues some have had with leaving TT & it's all very much appreciated, as is how quickly the work was all completed. Just thought I should say Thank You for the effort you've put in as it's not something many of us remember to say.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Jun 2017, 17:40

ekjdm14 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 17:38
xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 09:54
.....External links now open in a new browser tab.....


That's one little "feature" well worth adding, always used to bug me when I forgot to right click & open in new tab :)

Not entirely sure the rest of the work relates to how I personally use the forum, but hopefully it goes a long way to addressing the issues some have had with leaving TT & it's all very much appreciated, as is how quickly the work was all completed. Just thought I should say Thank You for the effort you've put in as it's not something many of us remember to say.

I have had reports that this feature is currently only working for some links...
I will investigate.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by myglaren » 12 Jun 2017, 17:54

CitroJim wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 13:07
Looking good to me Mike, Well done, good work!

Paul, a cache refresh will resolve your issue with Drop-downs... I had the same but Ctrl+F5 (on Firefox/Linux) sorted it a treat :)


I have Firefox set to dump everything on exit and all seems to work as intended, didn't need any cache clearing.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017

Post by myglaren » 12 Jun 2017, 17:56

ekjdm14 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 17:38
xantia_v6 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 09:54
.....External links now open in a new browser tab.....


That's one little "feature" well worth adding, always used to bug me when I forgot to right click & open in new tab :) Also it's good to have the post time/date stamp on quotes for reference.

Not entirely sure the rest of the work relates to how I personally use the forum (maybe the little "top" shortcut buttons will see some use to save scrolling), but hopefully it goes a long way to addressing the issues some have had with leaving TT & it's all very much appreciated, as is how quickly the work was all completed. Just thought I should say Thank You for the effort you've put in as it's not something many of us remember to say.


Have to say I just middle-click and it opens in a new tab. Autopilot behaviour.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by GiveMeABreak » 12 Jun 2017, 18:12

You've obviously got your rig fully man-machine Borg assimilated Steve! No panic though, in a few years, we'll all be like this:
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by ekjdm14 » 12 Jun 2017, 18:13

I don't have a middle button on lapotop though ;)
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by myglaren » 12 Jun 2017, 18:17

ekjdm14 wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 18:13
I don't have a middle button on lapotop though ;)


Some have using arcane finger gestures.
Mine has intermittently and randomly but I generally plug a mouse in as I am a bit of a duffer with mousepads.
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Re: Forum maintenance Monday 12/06/2017 - Completed

Post by GiveMeABreak » 12 Jun 2017, 18:24

And those awful IBM Thinkpads with the Swanvesta matchstick stuck in in the keyboard :roll:
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