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    Hi all,

    Success! We're back online. Hope you're enjoying the new look and feel of the SDC Forum!

    Of course, every new engine needs some tuning, and there are bound to be some things that will need sussing out. If you run across something that needs fixing or a function you can't figure out, please post here and I'll address it.

    Fixed Problems:
    • Narrower Page Margins on Desktop Displays. Many users have wished the page margins were smaller. Wish granted - after quite a bit of searching for the proper settings
    • Text Strikethrough tool missing. Strikethrough function added; use button in editor toolbar.
    • Smilies not working. Issue fixed.
    • Latest Posts opens in new window. Issue fixed.
    • PMs not working. Issue fixed.
    • Mark Forums Read" command missing. Issue fixed; command re-added to toolbar. (You can also use the "Mark Channels Read" command at the bottom of the Forum homepage.)
    • Default text size. Some users complained about the size of post text. It's bigger now.
    • Login problems. All site pages now redirect to the https:// secure web address. This should fix all login problems and browser security warning issues.
    • Post box now shows user's location. By popular request, user location is back in the post info box. Also a link to send a PM directly from the sidebar. Enjoy!
    • User Post box tidied.Online status lamp moved adjacent to username, Twitter link removed, etc.
    • Slow Server Speed. Upgrade file cruft and leftover Marmite removed from server; all is well.
    • NEW. Background too bright / text looks gray / hyperlinks not dark enough. Styles have been adjusted to darken text and links, and darken background. Hopefully this will help folks who have found the white background too bright.
    Known Solutions:
    • Jump To First Unread Post. When browsing the Forums or the "Latest Posts" list, click the blue circle with down-arrow next to the post title to jump to the first post in the thread that you haven't read.
    • Viewing all posted photos. You go to your Profile and click the new Media tab and want to look at ALL your posted photos. But the message "No Pictures Found" is displayed. To fix this, click the "Filter" dropdown in the top right corner of the display window and choose "Any Time". This will show you a pic of all photos uploaded to the Forum.
    • Avatars are not always square. The Forum software does not automatically crop your uploaded avatars. If you'd like a square avatar, please crop your photo to a square and then upload it using the tools in your Profile Settings.
    • Unable to edit birth date in Profile. Legacy users who joined before 2005 may have blank birth dates in their profiles. Users cannot fix this themselves. Please PM me and I will help you fix this.
    Wish List:
    • Previous / Next thread nav links. Looking for a solution.

    Enjoy, and I'll be checking in.
    Last edited by showbizkid; 10-04-2019, 08:57 AM.

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Hello. I see the changes. From my computer using Microsoft edge and Windows 10, I do not see an option to 'log on'. Of course, nothing works until you do. Only when I managed to find a place to send a message to an administrator was I given the option to log in. What am I missing? Thanks! Robert Crandall

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    • #3
      Looks decent..
      I liked the 'whats new' feature.
      Can't wait to see something new <lol>..
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        When using Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, and I try to use the "Login or Sign Up" link in the upper right corner, a pop-up window opens, but it has the following message instead of displaying the User Name and Password fields:


        "This content can’t be shown in a frame

        There is supposed to be some content here, but the publisher doesn’t allow it to be displayed in a frame. This is to help protect the security of any information you might enter into this site.

        Try this
        Privacy statement"

        When I use Firefox, I do not have any problems logging in.
        Last edited by Mark L; 09-14-2019, 06:46 PM.
        Mark L

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        • #5
          When using Firefox, if I select a photograph to view in a post, the photograph opens, but there are no "forward", "back" or "next", "previous" buttons to go directly to the next photograph. In order to see the next photograph, I must close the first photograph and go back to the message, then select the next photograph from the message. This is very frustrating and adds a lot of key-clicks to navigate.

          I tried to use Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 to see if maybe it was something related to Firefox (I occasionally come across other websites that do not play well with Firefox), but I could not log in using IE due to the problem I mentioned in post #4.
          Last edited by Mark L; 09-14-2019, 06:46 PM.
          Mark L

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Robert Crandall View Post
            Hello. I see the changes. From my computer using Microsoft edge and Windows 10, I do not see an option to 'log on'.
            Robert, please check in the upper righthand corner of the browser window, just underneath your toolbar and above the Search box. See screen below.

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            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark L View Post
              When using Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, and I try to use the "Login or Sign Up" link in the upper right corner, a pop-up window opens, but it has the following message instead of displaying the User Name and Password fields:

              "This content can’t be shown in a frame
              Mark, make sure you are using the secure website address, beginning with https:// at the beginning of the URL. Using "http" or just "forum.studebakerdriversclub.com" is not secure and so the browser rebels and gives you that dumb message.

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              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mark L View Post
                When using Firefox, if I select a photograph to view in a post, the photograph opens, but there are no "forward", "back" or "next", "previous" buttons to go directly to the next photograph.
                Mark, it depends on whether the original poster added his images inline (i.e., one at a time), or all at once. If he added them all at once, you will have the nav controls in the enlargement box - see my series below. If they were entered inline, they are not navigable. It was like this on the old site as well.

                Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  For me it is not possible to send PM.
                  I've got following Error message:
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gsx_martin View Post
                    For me it is not possible to send PM.
                    Thank you Martin. I've found the error and fixed it.

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Yep, that was the problem. When I added https:// to the URL, the login fields were displayed as I expected.
                      Mark L

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                      • #12
                        I logged in yesterday and clicked on the save me box. Today, I had to log in again.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          I do not see how to go to "all new posts" as I used to.
                          I prefer that each topic start with the newest post and work back, not start from the beginning and work forward.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by studegary View Post
                            I logged in yesterday and clicked on the save me box. Today, I had to log in again.
                            studegary , make certain you are logging in with the "https://" prefix as shown in this post. Then log in and check the "Remember Me" box.

                            Originally posted by studegary View Post
                            I do not see how to go to "all new posts" as I used to.
                            I prefer that each topic start with the newest post and work back, not start from the beginning and work forward.
                            Gary, there are two ways you can do this.
                            1. The "New Topics" menu at the top of the Forums tab lists all topics with new posts you haven't read.
                            2. The new "Latest Topics" box on the front page shows a few of the new topics since your last visit. Click the "View All" button at the bottom to see all of them.

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                            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              I've noticed, when I look at a post, and especially respond to a post, once I hit "reply" that topic disappears from the recent list.
                              A couple times I've had a second thought ( I often have many), I wanted to add to my response and I can't find the topic to add any edit.
                              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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