GWJ bugs, feature requests, and updates

mrtomaytohead wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

While I'm in here, a feature request: any way you could also add favorite topics as a tab on the recent posts page?

Oddly, it's implemented as a tab for other users if you visit their profiles. I just saw this while checking a spammer's profile trying to advertise video game industry job opportunities.

Huh.

trueheart78 wrote:
momgamer wrote:

Oh, and the Caesary ad with the nude woman bouncing slowly up and down and the text "Warning! Mature enough to play?" is kind of past my own personal line.

Completely agreed. Also, if they had less randomness to the ads and more of a "you've visited so we're going to cache this ad for 30 min" I'd be much less concerned.

Haven't seen that one yet. How does it feel to be from the perverted part of the country?

ClockworkHouse wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

While I'm in here, a feature request: any way you could also add favorite topics as a tab on the recent posts page?

Oddly, it's implemented as a tab for other users if you visit their profiles. I just saw this while checking a spammer's profile trying to advertise video game industry job opportunities.

Huh.

Go to your profile. Or mine.

garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

While I'm in here, a feature request: any way you could also add favorite topics as a tab on the recent posts page?

Oddly, it's implemented as a tab for other users if you visit their profiles. I just saw this while checking a spammer's profile trying to advertise video game industry job opportunities.

Huh.

Go to your profile. Or mine.

Yeah, it's just curious. Going to the tracker page, however, doesn't show it. I know a lot of people here live and die by the tracker page.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:
momgamer wrote:

Oh, and the Caesary ad with the nude woman bouncing slowly up and down and the text "Warning! Mature enough to play?" is kind of past my own personal line.

Completely agreed. Also, if they had less randomness to the ads and more of a "you've visited so we're going to cache this ad for 30 min" I'd be much less concerned.

Haven't seen that one yet. How does it feel to be from the perverted part of the country?

Okay, now I've gotten the Caesary ad. Yep, tacky and past my comfort level.

And it's good to know that Colorado is still home to the perverts.

Haven't seen any ads yet. Not sure what I have installed on Chrome but it's working.

Glad everyone is liking the new stuff, exciting to see it on the site!

BadMojo wrote:

To add more specificity to my concern with the favorites:

Link to new posts for a thread form the favorites page: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...
Link to new posts for a thread from the track page: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

I had tested that, I must have broken the links later I guess, will get a fix for it.

While I'm in here, a feature request: any way you could also add favorite topics as a tab on the recent posts page?

There should be a tab next to the tracker tab that has your favorite topics, is it not showing up?

garion333 wrote:

Runs into the thought bubble. Perhaps switch Recent Posts with the Favorites. Or move the logo down. Anyway, not that big of a deal.

Yeah, switching the order of those is probably a good idea.

Kosars wrote:
While I'm in here, a feature request: any way you could also add favorite topics as a tab on the recent posts page?

There should be a tab next to the tracker tab that has your favorite topics, is it not showing up?

If I go to my user page, it's there. If I click on the recent posts link in the top left navigation, there's just a tab for site-wide recent posts and a tab for recent posts in threads I've commented in.

The banner seems to really mess up with how the mobile site renders for me in Android. I think (but am not sure) that it also really slows down page loads as well.

I don't mind it on the desktop version, but I really don't like it on the mobile site.

MannishBoy wrote:

The banner seems to really mess up with how the mobile site renders for me in Android. I think (but am not sure) that it also really slows down page loads as well.

I don't mind it on the desktop version, but I really don't like it on the mobile site.

That seems to be the case on iOS (Safari) too.

I see that the banner has been disabled? At least on my browser. Probably for the best, after seeing a few of those ads.

Also, I have no idea how we've gotten a full page into a bad advertising discussion without this being posted:

IMAGE(http://www.doesnotwant.com/evony_fixed.jpg)

Looks like Google Chrome ads now, to me.

Something about the ad provider triggered the proxy at work, so I reactivated ABP there. Sorry guys.

Banner is still there for me on IE mobile and really messes up the formatting at the top of the page.

MannishBoy wrote:

The banner seems to really mess up with how the mobile site renders for me in Android. I think (but am not sure) that it also really slows down page loads as well.

I don't mind it on the desktop version, but I really don't like it on the mobile site.

In the android browser settings, change enable plug ins to on demand. There is an ad with flash that kills the scrolling. Actually find the mode better overall that way.

anyone else having a problem with the favorites page not taking you to the most recent post of the thread?

Gaald wrote:

anyone else having a problem with the favorites page not taking you to the most recent post of the thread?

Aware of this issue as I saw it this morning myself. I'll see if we can get it addressed sometime in the next few days.

Text wrapped in spoiler tags no longer show the "show" link that revelas text. This only happens on my Blackberry Playbook; granted I might be one of the eight human beings on the planet affected, but it'd be nice if the code could get looked at.

Spoiler:

Awesome changes, btw!

Using AdBlocker for Android since the ads might be (?)
killing my load times, which I fear may eat into my capped data rates when I browse the site on the train (which is how I access the site the majority of the time). However, it's still taking forever for the pages to load. Is that connected to the ads or a separate issue alltogether?

Also, dumb aside question: do adblockers actually block ads or just hide them?
I don't put faith in the former just 'cause it's in the name.

Amoebic wrote:

Also, dumb aside question: do adblockers actually block ads or just hide them?
I don't put faith in the former just 'cause it's in the name.

Most of the time they don't load them. Another solution (which probably won't work for your mobile, but it might be useful elsewhere) is to block them using the hosts file: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Thank you for this. The ads were killing the site on my phone and tablet.

taer wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

The banner seems to really mess up with how the mobile site renders for me in Android. I think (but am not sure) that it also really slows down page loads as well.

I don't mind it on the desktop version, but I really don't like it on the mobile site.

In the android browser settings, change enable plug ins to on demand. There is an ad with flash that kills the scrolling. Actually find the mode better overall that way.

doogiemac wrote:
Gaald wrote:

anyone else having a problem with the favorites page not taking you to the most recent post of the thread?

Aware of this issue as I saw it this morning myself. I'll see if we can get it addressed sometime in the next few days.

Thanks. Also, for me, Favorites are not self-sorting into threads with posts most recently added to them. They seem to be stuck sorted in the order I added them.

Is there any way that the Favorites page can be made visually to look the same as Tracked?

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IMAGE(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/ziffel66/forum/Snap248.jpg)

What I mean is I'd like to see "Forum" be a column, and also have the removal of the individual page numbers, for a cleaner look.

The main thing for me though is that the threads aren't sorting.

Thanks for all the work you guys are doing

+1 Jeff-66 - It looks really cluttered the way it is now.

Hyetal wrote:

+1 Jeff-66 - It looks really cluttered the way it is now.

+2

Not sure I agree with Jeff-66’s request of the removal of page numbers in the Favorite Topics area. Otherwise, I do agree with him - just don't put a "type" column in there.

Small annoyance, can we fix it so that when I 'add to favorites' it doesn't take you back to the first page of a thread but leaves you where you were when you clicked on it?

Sorry if this was asked before, don't have the patience to check all 14 pages, but is there any way to get these forums on a mobile app like Tapatalk, for example? If not, could there be at some point? Thanks!

-1 to Jeff-66. I prefer having it look like the normal forum display. (Then again, I never used the Tracked page. If I had, I would have wanted *it* to look more like the normal forum display.)

Hooray for ads on the mobile site that obstruct the top links and eat up bandwith. iOS5, FYI.

I'm occasionally getting the Amazon search box appearing instead of an ad banner. Same size as the one in the left-hand column, too.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'm occasionally getting the Amazon search box appearing instead of an ad banner. Same size as the one in the left-hand column, too.

I get that too.

Just rolled out a couple fixes:

  • Favorites page is now fluid width.
  • Favorites page now sorts by last comment date, just like the tracker.
  • Favorites link got moved up in the header so it doesn't make Stan sad.
  • When you mark a post as a favorite, you are now returned to the page you were on in the thread.

Thanks, @joshdw1 for the help on these fixes.