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Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Hi Spark, in post #266 you said avatars are automatically resized, that doesn't seem to be working for me.
     
  2. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    In what way? And what browser/device are you using?
     
  3. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    I'm on an iPad and the view I get with the upgrade is a narrower view. Front/rear of car cut off. Is it just me or do you see the whole car?
     
  4. KingMC

    KingMC Sergeant Snark Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    You may have to crop it yourself, I doubt the software automatically changes the aspect ratio, probably just the file size itself.
     
  5. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
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    It resizes them by cropping them to square.
     
  6. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Sounds right, I'll give it a shot later.
     
  7. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    You were right King and thurin, it was the aspect ratio, duh!
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  8. KingMC

    KingMC Sergeant Snark Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    The cool thing is that if you have an iPhone you can actually change the aspect ratio quite easily when in the crop mode, makes new avatars rather easy to fit to a square.
     
  9. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    The trouble is when I edit my photos I usually crop tightly which leaves no room for change. I just used an original file that I had and was able to crop 1:1.
     
  10. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Software & site update:

    Bugs / Issues fixed:
    • The Exchange now works again
    • The Cove wouldn't show up, resolved
    • Moderator permissions prevented them from seeing the site, resolved.
    • Political forum now allows posting again
    • Users couldn't close their threads, resolved.
    • Gold members were able to open / close any thread, fixed.
    • Stickies were not visibly different from other threads, fixed.
    • Archives allowed people to post new threads & replies, fixed.
    • Users had to scroll a great deal because the default style had no optimization. Compact styles implemented in both light & dark themes
    Bugs / issues unresolved:
    • Contacting other members who do not have paid subscriptions.
    • Alternate style color schemes
    • Thread Attachments need some sort of management system.
    • Old bookmarked links need to redirect to current areas

    General issues I'm still working on:
    • Site Portal, I'm working on an add on to aggregrate threads so that you get a listing of recent threads on the home page. In addition, quality threads will be "Featured", which should be interesting for KnifeMakers & knife reviewers.
    • FAQ & Site Rules have to be completely rebuilt; I'm in the process of doing so. They can be accessed by going here or clicking on the "Help" link at the bottom right of every page.
      • For Sale Forums Rules have been posted in Help Area
      • Image Posting Rules have been posted
      • General site rules have been posted.
    • Banner Advertising is disabled. This will be back shortly. One change when it comes back is that users will be able to purchase banner ads should they wish.
    • Detailed instructions / FAQ for various forum features.
    • Who's read / viewing a thread or forum
    • Ability to disable avatars & signatures.
    New features that were not present in the previous forums software platform (vBulletin):
    • Facebook / Twitter / Google account linking & integration. If you are a new user, you can sign up by using any of those methods. If you had a profile already, you can now link your social media account to your profile to allow for sharing of content across various platforms.
    • New content type called "Resources" -
    • Users can be alerted by putting the @ symbol in front of their username.
    • Threads can be tagged for keywords, and liked.
    • Platform agnostic styling & responsive design: vBulletin was not mobile friendly at all, xenforo was designed to work with any device from your phone to your tablet to your desktop
    • Stability & scalability. You should notice speed & other performance increases.
    • Paid subscriptions automatically add features and require no user interaction.
    • Private messages are now "conversations" (essentially private threads replacing your PMs). Messages and replies will be threaded, allowing you to refer to earlier ones easily, eliminating the need for inboxes & sent message folders. As such, we've increased messaging quotas substantially, allowing you to have lots of conversations, with hundreds more messages total.
    • More video media embedding is now supported. Youtube, Dailymotion, etc.
    • Media Galleries allow paid subscribers to create their own areas where they can upload images & other content. You can control the privacy of media you upload, and those you allow to view it may comment, rate, like or share it.
    Tapatalk is now disabled. Massive security problems and some shady behavior from them, please read the link & follow through to xenforo.com to see more detailed information.
     
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  11. euroken

    euroken Gold Member Gold Member

    272
    Aug 28, 2014
    Is there an option to make the "thread display option" as Sort threads by: last message time default on the account?
     
  12. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Sorry, there isn't
     
  13. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

    295
    Jun 13, 2011
    You're a machine, Spark. Thanks again for all your efforts.
     
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  14. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I wish!
     
  15. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Can we get rid of this monstrosity :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: and get the old eek back, please....

    And the old thumbs up while we are at night, not the facebook one..

    The new emojis are terrible imo
     
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  16. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Do we still have the ability to see when our membership is about to expire?
    I've looked and cannot seem to find it.
     
  17. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Mouse over the "Paid Subscriptions" on the main menu bar and select "Purchase Details" from the drop down.
     
  18. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Got it! :thumbsup:
     
  19. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Any chance of a calendar like we had before, where one can check for upcoming birthdays?



    1234,,,:)
     
  20. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Sure, down the road
     
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