Some of the page cleanups live...  

Andrew 50M  
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3/10/2013 1:26 am

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Some of the page cleanups live...

We are about 1/4 done with the 80 or so different pages being cleaned up. You might have seen some of them in groups and blogs. Some of the new ones will have a few more edits. The bigger ones being worked on now are Message Center, main page (community and open/close 3-tab panel), profile page (take poll) , hotlist/flirts, and friend network. There are three teams of developers so some work is being done in parallel. Will take about a month to complete this phase although the Message Center is the top priority.

If you see a page that is really ugly, just post the url here... without the domain name (e.g., /blog/Andrew/). While I've marked up many pages so far, can always do more.




rm_cherimore 58F
11162 posts
3/9/2013 11:24 pm

On my home blog,I noticed time stamped added on where I commented on someone blog post and also when someone commented on my blog post. Notice the enclose on the home blog look look a bit different and the width on the those calender, who blog is it, visitor lists, who commented and where I commented was a bit wider but the left side is narrow down. That I had to change my html box frame narrower down to below 700 width or else it poke out over the right and hang out on to the background. I like the blog header now with the font look bigger and bold and stand out.
The page number on the bottom is center instead of on the left.

Can some thing be done for those that use solid dark color or bling as background on their home blog? Since using colors and bling are still allow on homeblog page. It use to be a white box under the page number that make the page visible and readable, but during the last time the site make some change on blog(maybe 2 year ago or longer now), the white box under the page number was gone and make it difficult to see the page for those of us that like to use dark solid color or bling for the background. I had mentioned this to Ryan who use to be community. But nothing was done on this.

Here is a screen shot below and you can also visit my blog homepage and scroll down to see the problem, page not visible and not very readable. Visitor to my home blog might not even know my blog got other pages. Here is the link to my home blog page if you want to check---->[blog cherimore]

Thank you.

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Andrew replies on 3/10/2013 12:35 am:
Yes, I see the issue with the pagination ... they changed the format type... it should be an easy fix (one line of code). I've put it on the markup queue. Also, I don't see bling in your background in your blog. Did you turn it off... or did the editors create a bug?

Andrew replies on 3/10/2013 12:37 am:
I'm glad you approve the header edits... my goal was to bring out the navigation "blogs > username" at top and make the blog titles larger and integrated in the rest of the page. This should also make the page look nicer with bling/color backgrounds.

JN63JPN 55F  
25224 posts
3/10/2013 5:08 am

I posted this in the Live From AFF yesterday, and I'll post it here, too.

I noticed changes to the blog, only one improvement, where the cell widths on the tables on the right column got fixed and looks cleaner. BUT, I don't like the page numbers showing up at the bottom since it makes it inefficient to look go to see new comments if the setting is set to show new comments first.

Also, I should be seeing a new comment on the 1st page, but there was none, even tho it's listed as there is in the Recent comments section.

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Oh, I do like that the header is at the top and easier to see.

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Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:16 pm:
I think you are seeing a slightly older version... the page should be adjusted now. Are you requesting pagination to be put at the top right again as before? I'm neutral on it ... can go either way.

copticus 66M
1504 posts
3/10/2013 5:58 am

Member Articles - the formatting of these pages is just horrendous and I've completely given up posting articles because of it. You've got the chance here to have as fertile a group as ASSTR yet the actual display and formatting of the stories posted is just ugly.

For example .../intgroups/gi6280/qi2862923/acview_thread_message.html?


Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:17 pm:
That page was updated yesterday... we will also be increasing the size of the title of the post soon.

JustJane13 47F  
1525 posts
3/10/2013 6:54 am

There is something I noticed only recently. When I am on the page that shows all the webcams broadcasting.. if I open the instant messenger program it automatically turns on my webcam. At times, I only want to view and chat with someone, but I don't want to broadcast necessarily. Can this be switched back to the old way? I want to decide when my cam turns on, not have it turn on when I don't notice it.


Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:18 pm:
Will keep in mind when we get to that page

shyram93 25F

3/10/2013 8:10 am

I do like some of the font changes and the more "clean" look. It seems to me that these are minor compared to the bigger issues of "Member Deleted Post" etc. But I also realize they are in conjunction with that effort.

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Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:18 pm:
Member deleted post? Have a link?

rm_cherimore 58F
11162 posts
3/10/2013 1:56 pm

Andrew replies on 3/10/2013 3:35 am:
Yes, I see the issue with the pagination ... they changed the format type... it should be an easy fix (one line of code). I've put it on the markup queue. Also, I don't see bling in your background in your blog. Did you turn it off... or did the editors create a bug?


I had asked someone to go my blog and look if he can see the background bling on my blog home page. When he looked, like you, he did not see the bling, he saw white background. But when I looked at my own page, I saw the bling background. He send me a screen shot. But I can see I got bling background,also when I look on other members I know using bling or solid color on their homeblog, I can see the bling or color they use.
This did Puzzle me. So, I decided to ask help to test check for me do a couple of testing using different bling and each time and show me a screen shot.
The conclusion was those bling I used were photo of me put in to the bling that I had this symbol © plus my username on it that was not visible for him to see when use as background. Those photo of me I did not use that symbol © only print 'photo of cherimore' was visible to him on my background. I try other bling not of my photo as background my helper able to see the bling background. So it seems to me not bugs issue. I had asked my helper to visit a member I know who use bling as background. He can see the bling background without issue.

Now I change to a new bling I created and my helper able to see the background. You can test check if you want and see the page numbering on the bottom of my homeblog. I screen shot and show the new background as now on my homeblog.

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Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:12 pm:
Correct... they made one change and caused another issue. I gave them the feedback 2 days ago and they are working on it...

Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:22 pm:
They are aware of issue... I've emailed them this morning

JN63JPN 55F  
25224 posts
3/12/2013 9:46 pm

Andrew replies on 3/13/2013 6:16 am: I think you are seeing a slightly older version... the page should be adjusted now. Are you requesting pagination to be put at the top right again as before? I'm neutral on it ... can go either way.

How hard would it be to have it both on top and bottom, so it can accommodate both settings?

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missingu2012 69M  
3128 posts
3/13/2013 1:25 pm

What has just happened to my blog page.....all I see is my header block, and then page 1, 2 3, etc...with no recent posts showing beneath, unless I go to "Title View" and select each one indiviually.

Is this going to be a permanent change? If so, it is the pits, and effectively useless!


missingu2012 69M  
3128 posts
3/13/2013 2:00 pm

Have ALL the functions now shut down? Mail doesn't load, mousing over profiles doesn't load photos or short summaries?


misskissin 55F  
72076 posts
3/13/2013 5:19 pm

Andrew, I just love how your blog is the ONLY blog not gone from the site! Does that mean my free Silver Membership will be extended since I can't see anything for two weeks according to customer serivce??? What is the point of being on a site that is only works for the people that work for the site????? I simply don't understand.


outtherelinda 52F  
18900 posts
3/13/2013 6:02 pm

I don't know if this should be posted here. I have looked at both the Site Support and Community blogs and can't find any information on this issue.

What is happening with the Magazine section and in particular the Advice Line? People are able to post questions but no one is able to respond to them. This has been happening for the past 48 hours that I am aware of. Thank you


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rm_cherimore 58F
11162 posts
3/13/2013 6:16 pm

Bravo!! Danke schon. Thank you Andrew for getting the homeblog page numbering boxed so that those members using solid color or bling background able to see the page numbering.

Sorry to see fixing this had caused the issue of homeblog posted blog topic all vanished making those blogger panicking where they blog gone to.

Well, I see all my homeblog posting is back and showing and also problem with not able to click photos on album late this afternoon were also fixed.


66LUV 52F
85 posts
3/13/2013 10:33 pm

    Quoting outtherelinda:
    I don't know if this should be posted here. I have looked at both the Site Support and Community blogs and can't find any information on this issue.

    What is happening with the Magazine section and in particular the Advice Line? People are able to post questions but no one is able to respond to them. This has been happening for the past 48 hours that I am aware of. Thank you
I have the same question!!
I sent an email to site support explaining that no one could respond to ANY questions on the AL.

They did send a generic response back wanting "details".....
???????
Unfortunately the only "details" I can give is that ALL questions on the AL cannot be responded to. What kind of "details" do they need?

Thanks ~
Luv

...


LisaLipgloss 52T  
6228 posts
3/14/2013 5:14 am

Oh yes, I've seen the deprovements in the groups and blogs.

Could you do a search for "centered text" and see how long it takes you to find a page whuch says go ahead and use it for blocks of text? Because I think you put a drunken chimp in charge of design and he's not cleaning things up, he's taking a dump on them.

My group already has a title. It's in context with the rest of the page design. But that's not good enough for the chimp. He wants two titles. Big black font, top left. Was that your idea or the chimp's?

Your deprovements are uglier than a warty cock pic. Please stop deproving stuff and start concentrating on the important stuff that people actually want fixed; the stuff that doesn't get fixed after it's reported in the site support blog; the stuff that gets denied by support staff until the evidence is so overhwleming, they start to look like OJ Simpson.

The man group pages still have a probem with reporting who's in the chatroom quickly. How about fixing that before adding new titles we didn't ask for?

It took you months just to return the text wrapping in tables back to the main blog pages. How you managed to get it to work inside the posts but not outside is a wonder of HTML execution. Only a chimp could manage it.


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LisaLipgloss 52T  
6228 posts
3/14/2013 5:48 am

And another thing, young Andrew...

Could you get somebody in who knows the animated gif format? It's been around since the 80s but this site doesn't handle them like any other site.

You strip out transparency, which is why they flash black and white. I think the transparency is causing the jitter, too, where the subject jumps about from frame to frame.

The frame timing and loop counts are also stripped out. By setting a long frame time, users could run a slideshow, which is a nice feature sadly denied.

Worst of all, I uploaded a 2MB animated gif but when I downloaded it again to see what you'd done to it, the size had increased to 11MB. That would suggest you're actually slowing down your own site.

Again, this is something I've highlighted to support with nothing done about it.


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SweetCirce 76F
6318 posts
3/14/2013 12:48 pm

I guess someone must be working on the message center today. The page just sticks, and it's impossible even to log out from there. But the number of emails coming in (apparently) is increasing. So it's possible to send emails and not receive them at the moment?


sweet_VM 60F  
79074 posts
3/18/2013 10:01 am

On my blog page now I can't see who visited it. Where do we have too look now? I can see who posted into the the different threads.

Become a blog watcher sweet_vm


SweetCirce 76F
6318 posts
3/18/2013 11:22 am

I'm concerned about the visitors to blog column missing, too. I hope this isn't permanent.


missingu2012 69M  
3128 posts
3/18/2013 1:47 pm

I just noticed my visitor list is missing from my blog. Is this permanent? Can you change it back, or at least leave it to the user discretion if they would like to see this.
Personally, I liked that feature, alot.
Wait ... maybe that's why A*F*F took it away!
It was a feature that worked, and people liked it!


sweet_VM 60F  
79074 posts
3/18/2013 2:20 pm

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    On my blog page now I can't see who visited it. Where do we have too look now? I can see who posted into the the different threads.
This happened early morning 18th March Monday. This one feature should remain. It is very useful Andrew.

Become a blog watcher sweet_vm


MyNameIsKay 57F  
11509 posts
3/18/2013 9:42 pm

I'd like to hit a "like" button on all the people who are mentioning the disappearance of the recent visitors list from the blogs. That is a feature that I really like and want it to come back please.

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SolarPowered0 112M
8134 posts
3/19/2013 7:18 am


Interesting concept...

Andrew replies on 3/12/2013 1:25 pm:
Standard members could reply 5 years ago... don't know if changed


So... if it DID change... what exactly would be the incentive for being able to send eMail to someone (BTW--an ability one must pay for)... if the "standard" receiver cannot respond to it?

Might as well just stick to BLOGs. Cheaper than buying eMail privileges--which without such privileges, why would ANYONE use the site for... snaggin' snatch? Just askin'.

Solar...

OH... and... the missing "recent visitors" table on the main BLOG page... is CRAP!

OH... and... your revised "text editor" is also CRAP!


SolarPowered0 112M
8134 posts
3/19/2013 7:23 am


I take that back... It ain't crap--that "text editor", that is. I see it is now working--now that I've already posted my comment. LMFAO

The rest stands.

Solar...


missingu2012 69M  
3128 posts
3/19/2013 7:49 am

"Watchers List" of people who are watching my Blog, how doI find it now? I noticed with the disaapearance of the "Recent Visitors" list, that I now apparently can not know who the people are who are watching my blog! Great stalker opportunity, by taking away this feature.

"Old" blog page set-up used to have a page to next screen at the top of the page as well as the bottom, when comments exceeded the page total. Please bring this feature back. It is annoying to have to scroll to bottom, when you know by the number of comments already received, that you will end up having to page anyway.


sweet_VM 60F  
79074 posts
3/20/2013 8:56 am

Good news our visitors have returned back too our blog now.. It has been fixed.

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