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Discussion in 'Site Support & News' started by Art Andrews, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Now that you have had some time with this software, I am curious what you feel Tapatalk provided that the current software does not. I would be VERY hard pressed to go back to tapatalk but if there are things you don't have, I'd be interested in trying to see if this software can provide those solutions.
     
  2. CAPNMURICAH

    CAPNMURICAH Jr Member

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    Nooo not Tapatalk!!
     
  3. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    I'm still seeing oddly placed ads. This is on Safari on IOS.

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  4. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Art. This new look is great.

    Having to log in all the time.

    Seeing my participated threads organized as a quick reference. If I can do this here I don’t know how.
     
  5. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Let me take a look. As a Premium member you should see no ads.
     
  6. lostinperiphery

    lostinperiphery Active Member

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    The only thing I miss about tapatalk and the RPF is that it consolidated my forums into one location. I could check all my inboxes, and browse a consolidated collection of posts across a handful of boards I follow. Now that the RPF is separate, I have to remember to check in it separately to stay abreast of the new happenings. Aside from that, the new interface is wonderful.
     
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  7. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    That is totally understandable. We have considered bringing tapatalk back on a limited basis for Premium Members, but I am not sure that is the right move. Still mulling it over.
     
  8. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Clear your cookies and make sure your bookmarked URL is set to RPF Costume and Prop Maker Community

    With regard to threads you participated in... Hmmm.... Tough one. The closest two answers I would have is Watched Threads in the Navbar or the Postings tab in your Profile. How did you do this on the previous software?
     
  9. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are we still seeing updates affecting message counts? I watched my message count drop a week or so back, so I have paid close attention to the number the past few weeks. As of the today, I dropped about 20 messages from this weekend. Did this new update change things again?
     
  10. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks.
     
  11. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    The post count is dynamic. If a thread is deleted that you have posted in, your post count will change as a result.
     
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  12. CaptainEO

    CaptainEO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry if this was already addressed, but does anyone else get extremely slow load times in the Junkyard, particularly for images?
     
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  13. AJK001

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    I have the same issue, and not just in the junkyard, and it is even worse if I'm on a slower computer. This never happened in the old system so it leads me to believe it is how images are handled in the new system.
     
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  14. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi Art, I’m not sure if it was discussed and I just missed it, but does the new site need to be ADA Compliant? I know a lot of medical websites are getting sued for not complying, so I wasn’t sure if they held a forum to those same standards. Last thing you want is a lawsuit brought on by someone.
     
  15. cjchiu

    cjchiu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I also am on several forums and Tapatalk made it very easy to browse everything at once. I do admit that I visit the RPF forums less often since the loss of Tapatalk.
     
  16. blastmaster

    blastmaster Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How to Mark an Item "SOLD" in the Junkyard?
    Thanks,
    AL
     
  17. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Click on your sales thread and then put your cursor on "Thread Tools" located in the upper right. Click "Manage Sale" from the drop down list.
     
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  18. blastmaster

    blastmaster Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you very much,
    Done,
    AL
     
  19. Zombie Killer

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    Im having the same slow loading. Today is especially slow.
     
  20. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just wanted to update with my last experience

    So I have a old iPhone and use safari for therpf now. It’s kinda of a pain switching back and forth with windows having to go to the bottom of the safari open anothe tab ra ra ra..

    I down loaded chrome browser for the iPhone, holy h3ll does chrome run therpf much better then safari!!

    Check it out guys, I really like therpf on chrome, night and day difference!!
     
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  21. Stormy320

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    TAPATALK is so phone friendly and a good app. Intuitive, efficient, user friendly. You can click on threads and it takes you to the end because you've already viewed the prior post.

    Watched Threads is helpful though - Thanks Art.
     
  22. eethan

    eethan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the new forum is also doing that automatically for the already viewed threads right?
     
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  23. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When uploading Media it maxes out at 50MB of total space. Also, is there a way to delete media you’ve uploaded to these albums? I can’t seem to find it. Was trying to make space to upload something else.
     

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  24. teecrooz

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    Follow up question, what constitutes a media upload? I’ve uploaded dozens of pictures over the years and they don’t seem to be counted in my media number.
     
  25. vectorzero

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    Art. All was fine after the upgrade, but now all my inline loaded pictures have disappeared. Got a friend to corroborate that it is not an issue specific to my browser. USCSS Nostromo - High Resolution Photos The links open correctly, so the files are still there.
     
  26. robn1

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    I just logged in a while ago, and the "keep me logged in" button is no longer there. Not a problem that I know of, just an observation.
     
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  27. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    It is now checked automatically.
     
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  28. Art Andrews

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    That is REALLY odd. Let me take a look and see what we can do. The photos are there... they just aren't loading automatically.
     
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  29. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Cool.
     
  30. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When typing a new post on the forum,I used to be able to highlight words in the box,and then drag the blue cursors flanking the selected word/letter to highlight less/more of the text.

    Now when I try this way of editing a message,only one letter/word gets highlighted or the entire text will be highlighted.The cursor won't let you move it any way else than to highlight everything or nothing.
    What changed?
     
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  31. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just found out this old fart Can edit In conversations. That means allot to me. Still miss friend's tho

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  32. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi, just bumping my questions in case they weren’t seen. Thanks!
     
  33. Huyang

    Huyang Active Member

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    wait a minute, so i can't see this forum on tapatalk anymore?
     
  34. AZSneed

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    This was mentioned by other members, and I noticed it too. The upgrade lets anyone visit and download all the free paper props freely without even having an account or logging in to the forum. This is a concern, since it would discourage members uploading their work, and pulling their work off the site, thus rendering the forum useless to us. Could you please check into this.
     
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  35. oblagon

    oblagon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How are people getting photos to show? I just keep getting a box with a question mark in it; tried the share link with multiple photo sites and nothing works.
     
  36. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I use the Upload a File button. That way it’s hosted by the rpf and the link can’t be broken. You can choose to show the image or a thumbnail.
     
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  37. oblagon

    oblagon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, and here I thought to upload a photo I use the photo option ;)
     
  38. AJK001

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    I know this has been asked a few times but I have never seen an answer.

    How come pictures take so long to load now. If you go into a picture heavy thread or into the junkyard and it can take forever for all of the pictures to load.
     
  39. sycor

    sycor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Art Andrews Not sure if this has been mentioned, but I noticed today there was a significant delay in PM (conversations, whatever they are called now) notifications via email. I received a PM around 3pm but wasn't notified of it until almost 7pm. Just letting you know in case this is something you can fix.
     
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  40. Art Andrews

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    We have seen some email delays and have never gotten to the bottom of why some go straight through and some are delayed. Now that we are on new software, we know it isn't the software... so we need to look into what else it might be.

     
  41. vectorzero

    vectorzero Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any clues on this Art?
     
  42. alienscollection.com

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  43. Montagar

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    Put your cursor on "Thread Tools" (located on the top right of the first post of your thread or the first post of any page in your thread). Select "Edit Thread" from the drop down list.
     
  44. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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    Thanks - hah - I found it JUST after I posted here...
     
  45. Jintosh

    Jintosh Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Okay, so my next round of John Wick coins should be arriving soon, but when I search for John Wick coins in project runs, it just shows my Error Coin run. I can't find my original Run with the non-error coins. Is the search doing weird things ? I know I posted there in December, so it's not like it's a dormant thread or anything. Am I searching wrong with the new system ? Also, is there an easy way to see all threads I have started ?, as that was my backup way of trying to find the thread, but I couldn't figure out how to do that either.
     
  46. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    To search for threads that you have started... click on the search box at the upper right of any page. Put your cursor on the down arrow located to the right of "More". Click on "Your Threads".
     
  47. Jintosh

    Jintosh Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great. Thanks.
     
  48. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've had some confusion with the new Junkyard recently. I've noticed that apart from an "alert," which is easily buried among the list of many other "alerts", there is no notification from the RPF when an item sells, or to whom it sold. When something sold yesterday, if not for the Paypal email notification I would have had no idea. The paypal notification also does not include the buyer's RPF username.

    Would it be possible to have the board do something like automatically starting an "I just bought your item!" conversation/private message when an RPF member uses the Paypal buying link in the junkyard listing? That could serve to facilitate easier buyer/seller communication as well, providing a record to both buyer and seller rather than burying the buyer's user name in the "alerts."

    I noticed that the Junkyard does automatically debit the "quantity" already upon a sale which is nice.
     
  49. Serenity

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    On the old site, there was a way to click on the number of replies to a thread, which would then bring up a box that showed how many messages each member had made in that thread. You could then see just their messages if you wanted. Can that be brought back? It was helpful when searching for info in the really long threads.
     
  50. Trooper_trent

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    Awesome. I came back to this thread to check up on that as I'm still getting notifications several hours to a day late on some, which others come in rather quickly, even ones that I get after the first one.
    i.e. I get quoted at 11am, I get a like at 12pm, and I get a message at 1pm. I'll get the notification of the like at 12:30, the message at 4pm and the first quote at 10pm or even the next morning.
     

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