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I went to post a status update, but it doesn't do anything when I click this box:

 

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I had to use the 'Create' button at the top of the page

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That happened to me, too, GSG. 

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1 hour ago, knapplc said:

The spoiler button is missing on the post box.  Could we get that back?

 

Also, is there an option to have the Rich Text/Plain Text button back?  It was on there when we first started using this version of the board, but it went away right away.

 

Spoiler should be back.  


I don't remember the Plain Text editor ever being on this version.  Maybe I just didn't notice it before it was gone.  But I don't see an option to add it anywhere.

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1 hour ago, GSG said:

I went to post a status update, but it doesn't do anything when I click this box:

 

status.jpg.7c1b982c30955e25c89e6feb8abd09aa.jpg

 

I had to use the 'Create' button at the top of the page

 

Sometimes it seems to take an inordinately long time for it to load.  I've had it take neigh on forever (in computer terms) but it always loads eventually.  :dunno

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6 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

Sometimes it seems to take an inordinately long time for it to load.  I've had it take neigh on forever (in computer terms) but it always loads eventually.  :dunno

 

Idk man. I let it sit for about 2 full minutes and it's not doing anything. Not really a big deal for me, just bringing it to your attention

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The +1 feature seems to be screwed up. When I hit the +1 it changes from a grayed out blank to a green "0". Used to be it would change to a "1" or one more than it was previously. Also, many posts that prior had +whatever are now showing like they have never been +1'd.

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It works, it's just wonky. I hit your post, it stayed at 0, but when I refreshed the screen it was there. 

 

Weird.

 

I've had the same problem @GSG is talking about with the Status.  But like @Mavric said, eventually it worked.

 

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40 minutes ago, knapplc said:

It works, it's just wonky. I hit your post, it stayed at 0, but when I refreshed the screen it was there. 

 

Weird.

 

I've had the same problem @GSG is talking about with the Status.  But like @Mavric said, eventually it worked.

 

Yeah, I guess it's working, albeit strangely.

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In the past, the embedded tweets wouldn't work if you used some software like Ghostery. I know the code works, so I'd be inclined to believe it's likely something on the user end.

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@DaveH I'm not sure it's the user end. I didn't have this problem with the tweets embedding for a while, but tonight I do. 

 

Is it browser based?  Is it add-ons? Or is it something from the server? 

 

I wish I knew more about this stuff to help out.  All I can tell you is what's happening here. When they first posted about tweets not embedding it wasn't happening for me. Now it is.

 

Firefox 56.0.2 on a Mac running OS 10.12.6

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6 hours ago, GSG said:

Idk man. I let it sit for about 2 full minutes and it's not doing anything. Not really a big deal for me, just bringing it to your attention

 

Sorry, I wasn't trying to argue with you.  Just saying I've seen it do some odd things.  But I've never had it totally not load.

 

What device/OS/browser?  Have you tried another browser?

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4 hours ago, knapplc said:

It works, it's just wonky. I hit your post, it stayed at 0, but when I refreshed the screen it was there. 

 

Weird.

 

I've had the same problem @GSG is talking about with the Status.  But like @Mavric said, eventually it worked.

 

I noticed after the most recent board upgrade that the +1 works different on mobile.  I used to have to tap once to select it and a second time to actually apply it.  Now I only have to click once.

 

Not sure if that's related but it definitely changed.

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15 hours ago, GSG said:

Idk man. I let it sit for about 2 full minutes and it's not doing anything. Not really a big deal for me, just bringing it to your attention

 

OK.  I see what you're talking about now.  It worked for me yesterday morning but doesn't work now.  :dunno

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11 hours ago, knapplc said:

@DaveH I'm not sure it's the user end. I didn't have this problem with the tweets embedding for a while, but tonight I do. 

 

Is it browser based?  Is it add-ons? Or is it something from the server? 

 

I wish I knew more about this stuff to help out.  All I can tell you is what's happening here. When they first posted about tweets not embedding it wasn't happening for me. Now it is.

 

Firefox 56.0.2 on a Mac running OS 10.12.6

It's pretty much all javascript. No addons or anything like that.

 

Can you bring up the developer console in your browser and see if there are any related errors logged? 

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36 minutes ago, DaveH said:

Can you bring up the developer console in your browser and see if there are any related errors logged? 

 

I can open the console. I'm not sure how to find errors on it.

 

 

EDIT:

 

I think I found it. I'm getting errors loading the twitter embeds.

 

Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js”.
WkFsgU_WLko:1
  
Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”.
index.php:40

 

	</head>
	<body class='unloaded ipsJS_has' data-role='externalEmbed'>
		<div id='ipsEmbed'>
			<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena <a href="https://t.co/oLOViiBMTr">https://t.co/oLOViiBMTr</a></p>&mdash; Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReutersPolitics/status/953465759564554240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 17, 2018</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

		</div>
		<div id='ipsEmbedLoading'>
			<span></span>
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

From this page:  www.huskerboard.com/index.php?/topic/82884-doj-initial-russia-hearings/&page=28

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That would definitely do it. I'm not sure where your issue might lie, then. Something is stopping you from reaching that URL. :(

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25 minutes ago, DaveH said:

That would definitely do it. I'm not sure where your issue might lie, then. Something is stopping you from reaching that URL. :(

 

 

It has to do with tracking protection. I've got it turned on, and that blocks the tweets from embedding.  I turned it off and poof! there are the tweets. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, knapplc said:

 

 

It has to do with tracking protection. I've got it turned on, and that blocks the tweets from embedding.  I turned it off and poof! there are the tweets. 

 

 

Cool. Glad you found it!

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This is a minor issue.  But, when you click on the +1 button, it appears that your +1 never is added.  If you refresh the page, it will show that it is there.  Just a strange glitch with that button.

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15 minutes ago, Street Novelist said:

It works fine now; strange, since I didn't change anything. Possibly something to do with the board's software?

No. Nothing has changed with regard to the twitter media tag. If you find that it's happening again, open your developer tools in your browser (usually F12 key on a PC) and go to the console to look for errors.

 

If your browser failed to load the required javascript from twitter.com, that would cause this to happen. In that case, there is nothing the board can do to help. In knaps case, a anti-tracking option in the browser or add-on was causing this. If it's transient, who knows..

13 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

This is a minor issue.  But, when you click on the +1 button, it appears that your +1 never is added.  If you refresh the page, it will show that it is there.  Just a strange glitch with that button.

 I can't seem to reproduce this. What browser are you using?

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1 hour ago, DaveH said:

I can't seem to reproduce this. What browser are you using?

Safari

For instance, when I clicked on the +1 for your post here, it popped up with a green box with a "0" instead of a "1" like it's supposed to.

 

Now, when I refreshed the page, the "1" showed up.  Again, it's little and it's really no big deal.  It's just odd.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

Safari

For instance, when I clicked on the +1 for your post here, it popped up with a green box with a "0" instead of a "1" like it's supposed to.

 

Now, when I refreshed the page, the "1" showed up.  Again, it's little and it's really no big deal.  It's just odd.

 

 

Cool. I might open a ticket with the board software company to see if it's a known issue.

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Just realized the Leaderboard stuff is all gone.  All past history of "days won" is gone. 

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1 hour ago, knapplc said:

Just realized the Leaderboard stuff is all gone.  All past history of "days won" is gone. 

I still have the Leaderboard stuff.

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4 hours ago, knapplc said:

Just realized the Leaderboard stuff is all gone.  All past history of "days won" is gone. 

 

Yeah, it disappeared after the last upgrade.  I've been meaning to open a ticket on that but haven't gotten to it yet.

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What leaderboard stuff? I see the leaderboard tab and when I click on it, stuff comes up. What's missing?

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There really is some strange stuff going on. Everything seemed to be consistent across all my devices/browsers but for the last week or so differences are emerging. I use safari on an iPad, chrome on my Android Pixel2 phone and occasionally my PC. I’ll try to pay closer attention and submit how things are acting differently in relation to each other and how they were working seamlessly in the past. 

 

The plus 1 function is one that stands out and has been jacked up for me the past week so. IDK the whole thing just seems a little more helter skelter than it was. I haven’t really noticed any major problems and that is why I’ve kind of ignored the little glitches but it does seem to be a little off.

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20 hours ago, knapplc said:

Just realized the Leaderboard stuff is all gone.  All past history of "days won" is gone. 

 

1 hour ago, DaveH said:

What leaderboard stuff? I see the leaderboard tab and when I click on it, stuff comes up. What's missing?

 

I just checked the leaderboard and the only past leader information is from yesterday. It used to show every previous day about a week at a time. You could go back as far as you wanted if I recall. It’s doing the same thing on both my devices.

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I really have no idea what this leaderboard looked like before, so I'm not much help here.  You can change the date you want to see in the upper right part of the interface. Maybe that changed?

 

I will say that looking at the release notes, nothing appreciable has changed functionality wise.  There are no overt errors anywhere in the system that i can see. 

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34 minutes ago, DaveH said:

I really have no idea what this leaderboard looked like before, so I'm not much help here.  You can change the date you want to see in the upper right part of the interface. Maybe that changed?

 

I will say that looking at the release notes, nothing appreciable has changed functionality wise.  There are no overt errors anywhere in the system that i can see. 

 

If you go to the Past Leaders tab, it used to show 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the last week and let you go to the Next Page to see previous results.  Now it only shows yesterday's results.

 

My guess is something gakked part-way through the update and some process needs to be re-run to rebuild the history.

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58 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

If you go to the Past Leaders tab, it used to show 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the last week and let you go to the Next Page to see previous results.  Now it only shows yesterday's results.

 

My guess is something gakked part-way through the update and some process needs to be re-run to rebuild the history.

Maybe, but that would be kinda of odd to me. If it was data that needed to be regenerated, the update process would have done that or I'd think there would be threads on IPB's support forums about it. The upgrade did not present any sort of error at all, just that everything worked ok.

 

Did we customize the leaderboard at all?There is no real configuration for the leaderboard either with regard to history. It's just either on or off essentially.

 

Do people really use the leaderboard? It seem sort of an odd thing to have, but maybe i'm just too old school :)

 

I'll open a case with invision on it.

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When the board software was first loaded it went back through old data and calculated all the "days won." If you were on the board at that time you could see it happen in real time. 

 

Somehow that reset a couple of days ago, so it only goes back less than a week.  If anything it should show the data from the past four months or so, whenever we updated the board to this version of the software, so clearly just a few days of data is wrong.

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@knapplc, @Comfortably Numb, @Mavric the leaderboard should be fixed now. There was a extra patch out recently to fix this, plus the leaderboard needed to be rebuilt.

 

Please post and tag me if you notice other stuff besides the +1 oddity

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The Leaderboard appears to be back, but the numbers are off a bit.  I had won 544 days as of 1/2/18 and now it's showing 537.  Mav had won 143 days and now it's showing 137.

 

No biggie, since that's just a fun little oddity from the site anyway.  Just weird that it calculates differently each time it goes through the database.

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On 1/23/2018 at 2:02 PM, GSG said:

I went to post a status update, but it doesn't do anything when I click this box:

 

status.jpg.7c1b982c30955e25c89e6feb8abd09aa.jpg

 

I had to use the 'Create' button at the top of the page

 

I'm having this happen fairly frequently now.  

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7 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

I'm having this happen fairly frequently now.  

It doesn't do anything when you click into the box? 

 

For the issues that happen when clicking on stuff like this (where the board should do something without re-loading the page), it will be helpful to try to reproduce with the developer console open. for most browsers, pressing F12 will bring this up. Otherwise it's in the menu system somewhere.

 

Any errors that are logged in the console directly after reproducing the problem could help support in figuring it out. 

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1 hour ago, DaveH said:

It doesn't do anything when you click into the box? 

 

For the issues that happen when clicking on stuff like this (where the board should do something without re-loading the page), it will be helpful to try to reproduce with the developer console open. for most browsers, pressing F12 will bring this up. Otherwise it's in the menu system somewhere.

 

Any errors that are logged in the console directly after reproducing the problem could help support in figuring it out. 

 

I don't know.  Maybe I don't know what I'm supposed to be looking for.  But I opened the console and clicked in the text box but I don't see anything happening anywhere.  I tried having a bunch of different tabs selected in the console but I don't see anything.

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You're looking for the actual console in the developer tools. It's usually labelled console. Here is an example of where it's at in Chrome. If nothing is logged, that's fine. 

 

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6 minutes ago, DaveH said:

You're looking for the actual console in the developer tools. It's usually labelled console. Here is an example of where it's at in Chrome. If nothing is logged, that's fine. 

 

Yeah, nothing is showing up there.

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14 hours ago, knapplc said:

The Leaderboard appears to be back, but the numbers are off a bit.  I had won 544 days as of 1/2/18 and now it's showing 537.  Mav had won 143 days and now it's showing 137.

 

No biggie, since that's just a fun little oddity from the site anyway.  Just weird that it calculates differently each time it goes through the database.

I've asked support to dig into this a bit. Just want to make sure there isn't something bigger going on with the data or if the figures were just miscalculated the first time.. 

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9 hours ago, DaveH said:

I've asked support to dig into this a bit. Just want to make sure there isn't something bigger going on with the data or if the figures were just miscalculated the first time.. 

Support says they cant' see anything overtly wrong with the configuration or data. The bug that was recently fixed could have caused days to be miscalculated, so I guess  we'll chalk it up to that @knapplc

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The status update box just worked for me finally after a few days. Not sure what's going on but it seems fine now!

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1 hour ago, GSG said:

The status update box just worked for me finally after a few days. Not sure what's going on but it seems fine now!

Thanks for the update. This is sort of odd. We'll have to keep an eye on it.

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