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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 09:42:03 AM

Title: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 09:42:03 AM
Hey Folks,

A few of you may have noticed a url change for the website.    We have finally gotten everything moved over, the forum was the last piece of info still hosted at our last hosting company and I am THRILLED beyond words to get away from them :)

So with the migration we also made a few updates and (hopefully) fixed some long standing issues.  Those would be:

1) The media section is gone.   You can now find your VT courses under the video runs tab.  It links you to a page on the nadac.com website.   Any other info that was posted there should now be available on the nadac website.  Honestly not much was in there so it should be a short list.  The main info that used to be in there that was no place else was Championships premiums, but we have started putting those on the main site now.

2) Emails should now work!  This has been an issue since day one.   Now I make no guarantees.  But from what I have tested the email notifications for topics, and the password reset should now work correctly.  They have been for me.    The issue here was a limit on the number of emails our last host would allow.    We've upgraded to a third party company that will let us send MANY more.   So there may be a small acclimation period where we have to play around with how many emails we send and upgrading our plan.   The more we send the more it costs us, so we're trying not to overshoot by too much :) For instance we have already sent over 1,000 emails since this morning....those notifications really add up when there are this many members :)

3) Tapatalk and the RSS feeds will need to be updated!   The tapatalk link is now going to be different, and the RSS feed link will now be different.  So just update those and you'll be set.

4) You're probably going to have a massive number of unread posts, as the new site doesn't recognize you as ever logging in!   It's an easy fix, just click them all and mark as read until the list is gone, then you'll be good from that point onward.

I'm going to fix a few things right now, missing smileys and avatars.  But the bulk of the forum should be intact and working correctly.   If you notice anything awry let me know :)

Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Marcy Matties on October 16, 2016, 01:12:49 PM
As usual, Chris Nelson does an AWESOME job!  One thing I've noticed - and not sure if it's every time, or just some - is when I click on Show Unread Posts since last visit, and then there is a list of them, when I click on one it takes me to the FIRST page of that thread rather than the last page of the thread.  Maybe that will all shake out over time, but just in case, wanted to put it out there.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 01:32:38 PM
It's going to do that sadly.  Same issue as above is the database table that tell that page what you have seen is new, so it thinks you haven't seen anything.

It will clean up over time, but for the first time you look at a thread it's going to think it's your first time viewing it :)

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Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Marcy Matties on October 16, 2016, 05:20:32 PM
And bookmarks?  They don't appear to be "there" any more ...  😳
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 05:33:12 PM
That one I can fix!   Should be fixed tonight

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Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: MoabDiane on October 16, 2016, 05:51:49 PM
OK, no geek here.  But....

If I go straight to www.nadac.com - is there supposed to be a 'button' or link to get to the Forum?
I'm not seeing it, even after refreshing.

I'm obviously there, but just wonderin' if someone went looking, how they'd find it!

Consolidation is good!!

diane
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 06:19:17 PM
Not yet.  Everyone is still so used to the nadac forum address that we are just forwarding right now.   I'll probably get a button added over the next couple days

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Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Sandy Langan on October 16, 2016, 06:37:05 PM
Chris, Where will we find the pictures and plans for making hoops and gates etc. that used to be in the media section ? Sandy Langan
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 06:50:28 PM
I can add them to a files section.  Didn't think anybody looked at those anymore :)

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Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: danforth on October 16, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
I just used the pictures to make a bunch of hoops and to share the 'how to' with my club as well.   Please keep them available.

Isabel
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 16, 2016, 07:47:44 PM
1) Forum button added to nadac.com site (mostly)
2)  I'll make a post for the gate and hoop pictures, and then I'll clean it up later with an actual web page for files :)
3) Bookmarks should show up now.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: danforth on October 17, 2016, 07:23:03 AM
Are the course maps only going to appear as pdf documents?   Sometimes I want to save only 1 page and use the WORD format to easily do that.


Isabel
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 17, 2016, 07:52:18 AM
For this week they are just going to be the .pdf

We can probably work the .doc files in there later as well :)
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Marcy Matties on October 17, 2016, 08:16:04 AM
1) Forum button added to nadac.com site (mostly)
2)  I'll make a post for the gate and hoop pictures, and then I'll clean it up later with an actual web page for files :)
3) Bookmarks should show up now.

Thanks for the bookmarks Chris.  Greatly appreciated.  And everything else as well, of course!
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Pam Kaye on October 17, 2016, 08:40:15 AM
The hoop specs and the X Hoopers circle info is now also in the Exhibitor Handbook.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Marcy Matties on October 18, 2016, 05:42:18 AM
1) Forum button added to nadac.com site (mostly)


I'm guessing the "mostly" means it's on the home page tab bar, but not on any of the other pages?  But in case you hadn't yet noticed, it isn't on any of the other pages.  Certainly not a high priority but just an FYI.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Amber Fountain on October 18, 2016, 06:18:24 AM
Is anyone else having trouble logging into the Tapatalk app? It still shows the NADAC Forum listed, but it won't accept my login.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris on Mushtown Road on October 18, 2016, 07:07:55 AM
Chris
Just a note of THANKS for all of this work. I myself am still unpacking from my trip, and here you are, working 24/7 to update and improve NADAC's communication. You are one of the hardest working geniuses I know.
Thank you,

Chris
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 18, 2016, 08:47:36 AM
1) Forum button added to nadac.com site (mostly)


I'm guessing the "mostly" means it's on the home page tab bar, but not on any of the other pages?  But in case you hadn't yet noticed, it isn't on any of the other pages.  Certainly not a high priority but just an FYI.

Correct :)    At the moment it's a real pain to add new tabs to the website and takes a bit of time.  So they'll get added to the other pages once some other high priority stuff gets taken care of.

Is anyone else having trouble logging into the Tapatalk app? It still shows the NADAC Forum listed, but it won't accept my login.

You will need to 'reload' the forum on tapatalk.    We had to make a duplicate when we switched hosts.   Easiest way is go into tapatalk and remove anything that has to do with the forum.   Then go to nadac.com/forum on your phone and it should come up with the 'would you like to use tapatalk' deal.  Then reload from there.    Alternatively you can search for the forum in tapatalk,  the new correct one will have a different description.   Says something along the lines of 'discussions about nadac agility' as opposed to the older description that was a lot longer.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Sharon Nelson on October 18, 2016, 11:35:24 AM
Good job, Chris!
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Amber Fountain on October 18, 2016, 12:32:04 PM
1) Forum button added to nadac.com site (mostly)


I'm guessing the "mostly" means it's on the home page tab bar, but not on any of the other pages?  But in case you hadn't yet noticed, it isn't on any of the other pages.  Certainly not a high priority but just an FYI.

Correct :)    At the moment it's a real pain to add new tabs to the website and takes a bit of time.  So they'll get added to the other pages once some other high priority stuff gets taken care of.

Is anyone else having trouble logging into the Tapatalk app? It still shows the NADAC Forum listed, but it won't accept my login.

You will need to 'reload' the forum on tapatalk.    We had to make a duplicate when we switched hosts.   Easiest way is go into tapatalk and remove anything that has to do with the forum.   Then go to nadac.com/forum on your phone and it should come up with the 'would you like to use tapatalk' deal.  Then reload from there.    Alternatively you can search for the forum in tapatalk,  the new correct one will have a different description.   Says something along the lines of 'discussions about nadac agility' as opposed to the older description that was a lot longer.

I'm back in business! Thanks, Chris!


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Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Maureen deHaan on October 20, 2016, 02:01:02 PM
Hey Chris - just some personal feedback - the posts used to list most recent on top to oldest at bottom.. now they are reversed so you have to scroll - a lot - to find most recent

preferred it the other way round
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 20, 2016, 04:28:32 PM
Hey Chris - just some personal feedback - the posts used to list most recent on top to oldest at bottom.. now they are reversed so you have to scroll - a lot - to find most recent

preferred it the other way round

That is a personal preference that you can alter.  I can technically do it my going to your profile, but I'll outline the steps here so hopefully I don't have to do it for everyone :)

Hover over the tab that says profile.  Click on Account Settings.
At this new screen hover over the button that says modify profile, then click on Look and Layout.
Find the option that says 'show most recent posts at top' and click the checkbox, then hit change profile.

After that it'll show up just like before :)
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Joyce Roessner on October 20, 2016, 07:05:26 PM
Thanks Chris! 
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Maureen deHaan on October 21, 2016, 02:54:44 AM
Thanks Chris!
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: garypaula on October 21, 2016, 12:05:40 PM
I really like the way the video courses are now displayed.  It is very easy to see which ones are the most recent and I appreciate the designation, in parentheses, if they are hoopers or extreme hoopers courses.
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Audri, Cee Cee, Lily, Toto, and Calypso on October 24, 2016, 09:26:56 AM
Being kind of picky here, but there used to be a button on the side of the posts that you could "mark as read".  Now it is all or nothing....  Any chance we can get that button back?
Title: Re: Forum updates
Post by: Chris Nelson on October 24, 2016, 02:33:10 PM
Being kind of picky here, but there used to be a button on the side of the posts that you could "mark as read".  Now it is all or nothing....  Any chance we can get that button back?

Another setting in your personal profile.


Hover over the tab that says profile.  Click on Account Settings.
At this new screen hover over the button that says modify profile, then click on Look and Layout.
Very bottom of the page where it says 'show quick moderation as' set that to checkboxes and you'll be golden :)