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demarinis5

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The new platform looks wonderful and I seem to be able to navigate the board pretty easily and
the new "like" options are cool. Thank you!
 

ancientpeas

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*feels the need to get Server Guy's opinion on relevant skating issues like GOE inflation and under rotations vs prerotations but resists the urge*


Can people still block other users? We often advise people to block users they squabble with on a regular basis and if that isn't an option right now I don't want to suggest it and look like a dolt.
 

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Click on the person's avatar. Then pick Ignore.

You manage your ignores from your profile.
*feels the need to get Server Guy's opinion on relevant skating issues like GOE inflation and under rotations vs prerotations but resists the urge*


Can people still block other users? We often advise people to block users they squabble with on a regular basis and if that isn't an option right now I don't want to suggest it and look like a dolt.
 

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Firstly, thanks for all the work that has been done for the update, the forum looks great and is easy to navigate.
One quick problem I've bumped into: I've been regularly updating the 2020/21 Programs by Discipline list in the original post of the thread and, when I went to do so today, I wasn't able to save the changes as as box appeared asking me to input a message less than 10,000 characters. I copied the full post into Word and it was over 19,000 characters in total!
I wonder if someone would be able to split the original post into 4 separate posts (one for each discipline) at the top of the thread, as appears to have been done in previous years, so I can continue to update the list.
Many thanks!
 

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Firstly, thanks for all the work that has been done for the update, the forum looks great and is easy to navigate.
One quick problem I've bumped into: I've been regularly updating the 2020/21 Programs by Discipline list in the original post of the thread and, when I went to do so today, I wasn't able to save the changes as as box appeared asking me to input a message less than 10,000 characters. I copied the full post into Word and it was over 19,000 characters in total!
I wonder if someone would be able to split the original post into 4 separate posts (one for each discipline) at the top of the thread, as appears to have been done in previous years, so I can continue to update the list.
Many thanks!

Yipes! There's no hope that it will accept my Fan Fest Posts then, as the tables alone are probably over 10,000 characters when you include all the coding! :eek:

Since the start of the lockdown, I have been regularly writing PM's to a handful of members. And for nearly all of those PM's, I have been having to split them into 2 parts because I have gone over the 10,000 character limit (there was even one message that I had to split into 3 parts as it went over 20,000 characters!)

So, I would like to ask for the character limit to be removed not just for the public posts, but also for the private messages.

CaroLiza_fan
 

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OK, now for the issue I wanted to raise.

Last night, I went into Liza Tuktamysheva's Fan Fest, as I saw on the index page that there was a new post in it. So, I went in, and was surprised to see her looking out at me!

Out of curiosity, I then went into Alina Zagitova's Fan Fest, and the pages are getting VERY cluttered looking. Nearly every post since the migration contains either still images, GIFS, embedded Instagram posts or being embedded videos.

Here are the pages of Zagitova's Fan Fest that contain posts since the migration:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/alina-zagitova.60212/page-1134
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/alina-zagitova.60212/page-1135

I just posted a comment in the British & Irish thread. It included links to 3 Instagram photos. I deliberately used the "[URL ] [/URL ]" coding and the full address when writing the post so that the images would not be shown [Just so that you know, I deliberately inserted spaces in the codes in the previous sentence so that they will not work]. However when I clicked "Post reply", it automatically changed it to the "[MEDIA =instagram] [/MEDIA ]" coding with just the part of the address for the specific photo in between. And the images were shown.

After some experimenting, the only way I could find to avoid this happening was to have the link behind some text. And that is not ideal. Especially if for some reason you specifically want to have the actual address displayed.

Back when we were on vBulletin, all these things were disabled. And to me, it made the threads a LOT tidier and a LOT easier to follow. Indeed, the excessive numbers of images being displayed (and the length of time it took pages to load as a result) was the main reason I gave up visiting the ICE SKATING & RITMICA Forum soon after I joined. (The fact that everybody was posting in Italian didn't bother me).

So, would it be possible to disable the display of these things again?

CaroLiza_fan
 

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Firstly, thanks for all the work that has been done for the update, the forum looks great and is easy to navigate.
One quick problem I've bumped into: I've been regularly updating the 2020/21 Programs by Discipline list in the original post of the thread and, when I went to do so today, I wasn't able to save the changes as as box appeared asking me to input a message less than 10,000 characters. I copied the full post into Word and it was over 19,000 characters in total!
I wonder if someone would be able to split the original post into 4 separate posts (one for each discipline) at the top of the thread, as appears to have been done in previous years, so I can continue to update the list.
Many thanks!

Yipes! There's no hope that it will accept my Fan Fest Posts then, as the tables alone are probably over 10,000 characters when you include all the coding! :eek:

Since the start of the lockdown, I have been regularly writing PM's to a handful of members. And for nearly all of those PM's, I have been having to split them into 2 parts because I have gone over the 10,000 character limit (there was even one message that I had to split into 3 parts as it went over 20,000 characters!)

So, I would like to ask for the character limit to be removed not just for the public posts, but also for the private messages.

CaroLiza_fan
The character limit as been removed.
 

gsk8

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Just generally, why did you choose to migrate from vB? I saw they're still updating version 5, so I'm curious. Xenforo is much better, is that the reason?
In was an internal decision after taking many factors into consideration ;)
 

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I like the new look! Feels a lot cleaner and less cluttered. However, and I feel really dumb, but how do I access the mobile version, since it's the one I use the most (on Tapatalk)? 🤔
We may revisit Tapatalk in the future. For now, are you saying you cannot access the site on your mobile?
 

jvpiter

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We may revisit Tapatalk in the future. For now, are you saying you cannot access the site on your mobile?
No, I can access the site on my mobile browser and it works well here. It was just more convenient on the app.
 

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The thumbsup center in the old forum was great. Will we be able to see how many thumbsup given and received again?
 

CaroLiza_fan

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The thumbsup center in the old forum was great. Will we be able to see how many thumbsup given and received again?

I asked this over in the Awards thread, and here is how gsk8 replied:

Thumbs up no - that was an add-on for VB.

Although we won't get our old thumbs back, there is an equivalent system here on XenForo called reactions. The difference is that it actually gives a range options rather than just the "Like" we had on vBulletin. Here are the options:

(y) Like [The symbol is actually white and on a blue circular background, but there is no equivalent emoticon]
😍 Love
🤣 Haha
😲 Wow
🙁 Sad
😡 Angry

You can view the reactions you have received on this page:


A thing I like about this page compared to the Thumbs Up Centre on vBulletin is that this actually shows a preview of the post that has been reacted to. Back on vBulletin, the list just told you the thread the post was in, so you had to click through to find out which particular post it was that had been "Liked". On XenForo, you don't even have to do anything to find out! :D

I have a personal policy of not giving reactions to internet posts. Consequently, I don't know if there is a page that lists reactions you have given. Hopefully somebody else can advise you on that.

EDIT: Just found where the leaderboard for the most reactions on the forum is located:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/members/?key=highest_reaction_score

Hope this helps

CaroLiza_fan
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Thank you so much for making the avatars square again!!! :D :D :D

A bit of advice to those that are using Custom Avatars. If you still have the file that you are using as your avatar, definitely upload it again. Because when we uploaded images to vBulletin for use as an avatar, the resolution was reduced.

This was not noticeable on vBulletin, as the only place you saw your avatar was beside your posts. But it is VERY noticeable here on XenForo, because here your avatar doubles up as your Profile Pic. And if you don't re-upload, the image on your Profile gets stretched to the size that Profile Pics are, and so it looks very blurred and blocky.

I just re-uploaded mine, and it made the world of difference to how it looked on my Profile. You can actually read the writing now! :p

CaroLiza_fan
 

surimi

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Okay, trivial question since I am new to the term 'push notifications'. Are they the kind of notifications that pop up at me at the bottom of my screen even when I am not on GS? I have enabled them not knowing what they are, but now I think I can do without them. So I am asking just in case: if I disable push notifications, the pop up notifications will stop, but I'll still be able to see my notifications when I click on the PM icon/bell icon above? Because when I log in I like to check e.g. who replied to a post of mine. Thanks in advance for clarification.
 

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Okay, trivial question since I am new to the term 'push notifications'. Are they the kind of notifications that pop up at me at the bottom of my screen even when I am not on GS? I have enabled them not knowing what they are, but now I think I can do without them. So I am asking just in case: if I disable push notifications, the pop up notifications will stop, but I'll still be able to see my notifications when I click on the PM icon/bell icon above? Because when I log in I like to check e.g. who replied to a post of mine. Thanks in advance for clarification.
A followup to surimi's question. If I said yes to notifications and change my mind, how do I turn them off?
 

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If they persist, that means their stuck now in your email or browser settings and have to be deleted by you ;) Sorry!

Here is what you can do for Chrome users. I just googled it :)

How do I stop Chrome push notifications?
Allow or block notifications from all sites
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More. Settings.
  3. Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.
  4. Click Notifications.
  5. Choose to block or allow notifications: Allow or Block all: Turn on or off Sites can ask to send notifications.
 

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Is there something to do so when i click on delete it doesn't make the keyboard disappear? I don't know if it's my phone or the site but i can't delete a word without making the keyboard disappear.
 

surimi

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Okay, the notification popups kept coming up so I did as gsk8 advised. I saw no 'save settings' option, so I hope it stays blocked. And that the notifications will still be seen next to my PMs.

One more thing (I guess I need a thread for dummies...) - how do I make an image visible? I wanted to link a photo from a skater's twitter in her fanfest, but I don't know how to go about it so it displays the photo in my post. The 'insert image' option didn't want to process a twitter photo link.
 

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Is there something to do so when i click on delete it doesn't make the keyboard disappear? I don't know if it's my phone or the site but i can't delete a word without making the keyboard disappear.
Try clicking on the keyboard. See if it returns to it's place.
 

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Okay, the notification popups kept coming up so I did as gsk8 advised. I saw no 'save settings' option, so I hope it stays blocked. And that the notifications will still be seen next to my PMs.

One more thing (I guess I need a thread for dummies...) - how do I make an image visible? I wanted to link a photo from a skater's twitter in her fanfest, but I don't know how to go about it so it displays the photo in my post. The 'insert image' option didn't want to process a twitter photo link.
Do a test now and just put the link in.
 

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How do we embed GIFs?

 

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I've been having trouble logging into the forum on Chrome since the switch. I can get in on Safari fine, but on Chrome I get a notification saying that cookies are required and I must accept the cookies to log in ("Cookies are required to use this site. You must accept them to continue using the site."). But I can find no way to accept cookies (I have pop-ups allowed but don't get anything like on other websites when you have to accept cookies). And according to Chrome I'm not blocking any on the site.

The first day I somehow logged in after several attempts bringing up the same error, and I thought the problem was fixed, but I haven't been able to ever since. I've kept the tab where I'm logged in open, but if I try to open a new one it doesn't work at all. I'd like to be able to log in properly on Chrome because it's the only browser I normally use.
 

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How do we embed GIFs?

We will not be using this feature. However, those with a Premium Bundle (used to be called GS Supporter) can upload attachments.
 

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I've been having trouble logging into the forum on Chrome since the switch. I can get in on Safari fine, but on Chrome I get a notification saying that cookies are required and I must accept the cookies to log in ("Cookies are required to use this site. You must accept them to continue using the site."). But I can find no way to accept cookies (I have pop-ups allowed but don't get anything like on other websites when you have to accept cookies). And according to Chrome I'm not blocking any on the site.

The first day I somehow logged in after several attempts bringing up the same error, and I thought the problem was fixed, but I haven't been able to ever since. I've kept the tab where I'm logged in open, but if I try to open a new one it doesn't work at all. I'd like to be able to log in properly on Chrome because it's the only browser I normally use.
We are working on that! I'm aware of it ;) Can you please do a test and make sure that the URL you are going to looks exactly like this?
"https://www.goldenskate.com/forum"
 
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I've been having trouble logging into the forum on Chrome since the switch. I can get in on Safari fine, but on Chrome I get a notification saying that cookies are required and I must accept the cookies to log in ("Cookies are required to use this site. You must accept them to continue using the site."). But I can find no way to accept cookies (I have pop-ups allowed but don't get anything like on other websites when you have to accept cookies). And according to Chrome I'm not blocking any on the site.

The first day I somehow logged in after several attempts bringing up the same error, and I thought the problem was fixed, but I haven't been able to ever since. I've kept the tab where I'm logged in open, but if I try to open a new one it doesn't work at all. I'd like to be able to log in properly on Chrome because it's the only browser I normally use.
Also, check your cookie settings in Chrome:

In Chrome
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More > Settings.
  3. Under "Privacy and security," click "Cookies and other site data"
  4. From here, you can: Turn on cookies: Next to "Blocked," turn on the switch. Turn off cookies: Turn off Allow sites to save and read cookie data.
  5. Alternately, you can go to "Sites that can always use cookies" and click "Add"and put [*.]goldenskate.com.
Refresh your browser, clear cache, and try again.
 
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I've been having trouble logging into the forum on Chrome since the switch. I can get in on Safari fine, but on Chrome I get a notification saying that cookies are required and I must accept the cookies to log in ("Cookies are required to use this site. You must accept them to continue using the site."). But I can find no way to accept cookies (I have pop-ups allowed but don't get anything like on other websites when you have to accept cookies). And according to Chrome I'm not blocking any on the site.

The first day I somehow logged in after several attempts bringing up the same error, and I thought the problem was fixed, but I haven't been able to ever since. I've kept the tab where I'm logged in open, but if I try to open a new one it doesn't work at all. I'd like to be able to log in properly on Chrome because it's the only browser I normally use.
I've just deployed some changes which should help this. To be on the safe side, try logging out and back in again to make sure the changes are applied.
 

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Is the 'Ignore thread' function still available, by any chance? My old ignores are still in place, but I can't figure out how to do any new ones should I need them.
 

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Is the 'Ignore thread' function still available, by any chance? My old ignores are still in place, but I can't figure out how to do any new ones should I need them.
If you're just really annoyed at a thread right now, you can ignore the thread creator for now. That will take it off the forum list. A hack till they put that feature in.
 
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