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Support & Services => Forum Guidelines, Tips, FAQs & Updates => Topic started by: ethan on Jul 24, 2009, 02:09 PM

Title: Seeking your feedback - forum performance & update
Post by: ethan on Jul 24, 2009, 02:09 PM
The forum would like to upgrade to a later version of software. The purpose of upgrade is to better service your forum activities and reduce potential security risk.

Before any progress can be made, the forum is seeking your feedback on the features and functions which the forum current provides.

Based on your experiences, is there anything that you wish the forum could provide or should improve?

Your inputs are very important to us and it is our goal to accommodate your suggestions as much as possible. The forum will announce any changes or upgrade when it is ready.

Thank you very much for your help and your continuous support to ennisjack!!  :^^)

If you have any difficulty or encounter any technical problem with the forum, please post it in the following thread.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0 (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: NoReins on Jul 27, 2009, 04:14 AM
I think the forum is pretty perfect as it is, Ethan. I can't think of anything that's missing (except maybe a wee Scottish flag that I could have under my name instead of a Union Jack!!!)

Keep up the good work O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Jul 27, 2009, 05:33 PM
Talking about flags, it seems almost certain now that the latest version we would update to won't have the flags anymore.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 27, 2009, 09:09 PM
I think the forum is pretty perfect as it is, Ethan. I can't think of anything that's missing (except maybe a wee Scottish flag that I could have under my name instead of a Union Jack!!!)

Keep up the good work O0

NoReins, thanks so much for your feedback.

Talking about flags, it seems almost certain now that the latest version we would update to won't have the flags anymore.

Yes it is quite possible and please let me explain a bit more.

The flags feature as well as the member map are add-on developed by others than those developing SMF (the forum software we are using). It hasn't been officially updated to be compatible with the later version of SMF (1.1.10 is the version we will be upgrading to).

Before we do any upgrading, the forum will do a few test runs to ensure that everything is intact and working perfectly. We will also try to minimize any changes but enhance forum functionality. That is why we need your feedback how we can better enhance the functionality.

During the test runs, I will try to install the flag feature and see if there will be any errors.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Kemmer on Jul 27, 2009, 11:43 PM
I'm satified with the current set-up.  Can't think of anything I could want extra, except of course more frequent updates to the Can't Stand It vignettes, and new canon-type stories with Ennis and Jack.   But of course I'm not a techie and have no idea of what new is available.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Jul 28, 2009, 01:52 AM
This is the first forum I've ever been a member of and it took me a long time before I learned to use most of the features. ::)

I am now so used to it, that I wouldn't change anything else. Yet I am sure when some new things arrive, I'll find them very handy.  ^-^

Thank you for this lovely place that we already have!  <^(



Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Jul 28, 2009, 01:59 AM
I could only ditto that!!!
But of course I'll wait for the tests and then maybe there will some more feedback......  :)
Thank you Ethan and all the mods for the wonderful job you all doing,
contributing your minds and time for us brokies....  <^(

we're not worthy... (:) (:) (:)...   ;D
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 28, 2009, 02:07 AM
I echo what Loreen said. This has been my first long-term membership in a forum. I've tried other places, mostly with temporary ids that I soon forget. I thought it was a one-shot deal when I first signed up almost two years ago.

It took me a short time to get used to the layout, and the navigation. It's been great.

Can't think of anything to change.

I feel like Ennis sitting on a lawn chair by the river, next to the fire.

Thanks for everything, Ethan, Cham, all the moderators, fellow brokies.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Jul 28, 2009, 02:18 AM
Oh, only one thing!  %&)

Please, don't take away these emoticons. I love them so much and they help me express myself sometimes when I have no proper English word. I know that it's silly, but  :i (oh, here I go again!)  x***x

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 28, 2009, 08:10 AM
Thank you very much for all your feedback. It is wonderful to have you all sitting by the fire and feeling right at home. We will keep all we have as much as possible. With the upgrade, we will be able to add even more.

One feature I really would love to have and will have after we upgrade is to embed youtube video in the post instead of just a link.

If there is anything, please do let us know. When we are ready to do the upgrade, an announcement will be made in advance.

Please, don't take away these emoticons. I love them so much and they help me express myself sometimes when I have no proper English word. I know that it's silly, but  :i (oh, here I go again!)  x***x

Not silly at all. I think they are important.  O0  :^^)

 :t) again!!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 28, 2009, 08:17 AM
Thank you very much for all your feedback. It is wonderful to have you all sitting by the fire and feeling right at home. We will keep all we have as much as possible. With the upgrade, we will be able to add even more.

One feature I really would love to have and will have after we upgrade is to embed youtube video in the post instead of just a link.

If there is anything, please do let us know. When we are ready to do the upgrade, an announcement will be made in advance.

Not silly at all. I think they are important.  O0  :^^)

 :t) again!!

I love that! A certain someone will have to upgrade his bandwidth.  ;)

I recently started watching all these videos at high speed, and it's so much fun.

The movies to recommend thread will never be the same again.  :clap:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: trekfan on Jul 28, 2009, 08:26 AM
Hey Ethan,

I can't think of anything.   But I do hope you will be able to keep the flag feature.  It's nice to know where everyone is from (we are literally a WORLD wide web after all  x***x  )

I think it would be great to be able to put a youtube video directly on the forum.

you do such a good job with this forum already   :t)

 :-*
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: JT on Jul 28, 2009, 08:39 AM
Hello Ethan,

I really like the flags and smileys also.  I hope they will all still be here afther the upgrade.  I would like to know where everyone is from and the smileys are just too cute. 

One thing I would like to be able to do though is to jump to any page in a huge thread.  Let say we have a 300-page thread and I want to see page 150.  It would be nice to be able to hop there in one screen instead of scrolling five pages at a time.  Otherwise, everything is just perfect.

You've done such a great job already and I want to thank you and all the mods for everything!

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 28, 2009, 09:00 AM
Thank you very much, trekfan and JT.

We are hoping that we will be able to keep the flags feature. If not, we will figure out an similar alternative which allows us to know where everyone is from.

One thing I would like to be able to do though is to jump to any page in a huge thread.  Let say we have a 300-page thread and I want to see page 150.  It would be nice to be able to hop there in one screen instead of scrolling five pages at a time.  Otherwise, everything is just perfect.

JT, that is a great suggestion. Thanks!

At the moment, the forum is set to jump to pages +/- 10 on top of the thread.

Suppose you are on page 11 - you should be able to see direct links from 1 - 10, 12 - 21 and last page.

We can set the number higher but it probably would clutter the space on top. Let's see what I can do to include the "Quick Jump" and not having to set a higher number.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jesseanne21 on Jul 28, 2009, 11:07 AM
I echo what Loreen said. This has been my first long-term membership in a forum. I've tried other places, mostly with temporary ids that I soon forget. I thought it was a one-shot deal when I first signed up almost two years ago.

It took me a short time to get used to the layout, and the navigation. It's been great.

Can't think of anything to change.

I feel like Ennis sitting on a lawn chair by the river, next to the fire.

Thanks for everything, Ethan, Cham, all the moderators, fellow brokies.

DITTO! 

I think the forum is pretty perfect.  But, I understand that you just want to keep the software and applications up-to-date and compatible.

Thanks for everything, Ethan, Cham, all the moderators, fellow brokies.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: froggy on Jul 28, 2009, 12:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback.  It is much easier when everyone says what they need

x
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Jul 28, 2009, 07:17 PM
I don't know about you guys but for month the search engine has been acting up for me I get either no results at all or very few when I know there are many, I just tried a search for threads tittles with "Jack" in them and it came with three results only... come on! ???

Hoping the new sw would resolve the issue and I find the quick jump for a specific page an excellent idea. ::)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 28, 2009, 08:01 PM
Yes the search feature is not optimal. To search effectively, the forum needs to generate indexes and they take up server space. It also slows down the speed when multiple searches are performed.

Hopefully with the upgrade, the search will be improved.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: pattyjean on Jul 28, 2009, 08:59 PM
Ethan:  You and your cohorts have done an amazing job with this website:  Whatever new program you want to utilize will be accepted by me with open arms!  I haven't been a dedicated Brokie of late, but I am still totally mesmerized and forever changed by Ennis & Jack.  I enjoy all the features and options we have now at this site:  Anything you want to spring on us will be new and exciting!  Mucho amor to all of you...
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 28, 2009, 11:14 PM
pattyjean,

Thank you very much for your encouragement and feedback. Dedicated brokie or not - you know we are all here for you when you need it.  :^^)

The layout and structure change will be minimal. The upgrade will focus on later version of SMF and new features.

Yes it is indeed exciting.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: canmore on Jul 29, 2009, 03:47 AM
Hi, I think the forum is good like it is now. Thank you very much for the time you pass on this forum.  :t)

Maybe the only thing that you can approve is the support of mobile devices. I don't know how much people use mobile devices that can access to internet here so i don't know if it is really useful.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 29, 2009, 04:57 AM
Hi, I think the forum is good like it is now. Thank you very much for the time you pass on this forum.  :t)

Maybe the only thing that you can approve is the support of mobile devices. I don't know how much people use mobile devices that can access to internet here so i don't know if it is really useful.

That's a great idea. I don't have a smart phone, but I assume if they can browse the web, they can access the site. I guess it is a matter of formatting...a smaller screen, etc.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: thelastaerie on Jul 29, 2009, 06:16 AM
I don't have any problem or complaint with the current set-up!  But I've heard a couple of BBM fanfic writers mentioned that they have problem accessing ennisjack at work.  I don't know their work office's internet set up or what browser they are using. 

I think if the new software can provide faster or better access, it's always good.  O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Alexa on Jul 29, 2009, 07:43 AM
For me, the forum is just perfect  :cr)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 29, 2009, 09:03 AM
Hi, I think the forum is good like it is now. Thank you very much for the time you pass on this forum.  :t)

Maybe the only thing that you can approve is the support of mobile devices. I don't know how much people use mobile devices that can access to internet here so i don't know if it is really useful.

Thanks, canmore. The idea of mobile access is interesting. I know if the mobile devices have the Internet access, one can access the forum.

Do you mean a different or simplified version of the forum?

Alexa and thelastaerie, thank you for your feedback.

I don't have any problem or complaint with the current set-up!  But I've heard a couple of BBM fanfic writers mentioned that they have problem accessing ennisjack at work.  I don't know their work office's internet set up or what browser they are using. 

I think if the new software can provide faster or better access, it's always good.  O0

Thanks for letting us know about problem accessing ennisjack at work. Without much details, we can't really diagnose the causes of the problem. Like you said, it could be the office network set up or many other factors. 
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: arizonamman on Jul 29, 2009, 12:25 PM
Ethan,
I 2nd the request for a "Go To" or "Jump To" page. Clicking on your past posts from your profile, for example, shows you have 270 pages but I would have to navigate through the dots between pages 11-269. The alternative of course, is to do an advanced search for specific users but it has only days minimum 1 to maximum 9999. A specific date there would help, perhaps a pop-up calendar? Also, I know we have "Show unread posts since last visit" but if I know the last time I was online and want to search only *your* posts since that date, a "Since Date" feature instead of between certain days that fall between 1-9999 would help. Perhaps a pop up calendar there as well?

Finally, currently a mouse-over of a user name next to their post, shows "View the profile of "user"" after a mouse click. How about a mouse-over producing more options like "Send PM," "View More posts," "View Public Profile," "Add user to friends," or even "Ignore User" if (God forbid but it happens), we no longer want to see their posts?

Other than that,  :t) very much for all your and other mods hard work to keep this the best place to hang our hats!
 :ghug:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: canmore on Jul 29, 2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks, canmore. The idea of mobile access is interesting. I know if the mobile devices have the Internet access, one can access the forum.
Do you mean a different or simplified version of the forum?

I search in the SMF documentation and normally, the mobile devices are recognized since smf v1.0:
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=401.msg530#msg530 (http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=401.msg530#msg530)
but it's not working well with ennisjack because of the welcome page and its big image (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2 (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2)). It works only with the main page of the forum : http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum)

I guess that the only thing to do is to redirect the forum on the main page of the forum when it is connected from a mobile devise. For example when i connect internet with my iPod some site ask me if i want to use the mobile version, so i guess it send a signal saying it is a mobile devise. Maybe the next version detects it automatically

It is a simplified version that is optimised for small screen like smartphone, pda...
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: BBBOY on Jul 29, 2009, 02:21 PM
Ethan and other mods
     I think the forum is fine as it is but I'm sure that your judgements will see to it that any upgrade will be a service to the forum. Thanks to all of you for all your hard work.
Wolf Nasty
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Jul 29, 2009, 04:45 PM
About accessing the forum with mobile devices, it works, I tested it several times from work with many different smart phones ex:  Blackberry, iPhone, HTC Android... As long you have a 3G high speed connection you're fine and also as long you could live with a small screen but some smart phones have a zoom in feature so to make it simple it works as long you have a good wireless high speed connection. 
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 29, 2009, 07:14 PM
I search in the SMF documentation and normally, the mobile devices are recognized since smf v1.0:
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=401.msg530#msg530 (http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=401.msg530#msg530)
but it's not working well with ennisjack because of the welcome page and its big image (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2 (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2)). It works only with the main page of the forum : http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum)

I guess that the only thing to do is to redirect the forum on the main page of the forum when it is connected from a mobile devise. For example when i connect internet with my iPod some site ask me if i want to use the mobile version, so i guess it send a signal saying it is a mobile devise. Maybe the next version detects it automatically

It is a simplified version that is optimised for small screen like smartphone, pda...

The redirect can be done fairly simply using JavaScript, like the popup that tells me when I have messages. If SMF doesn't have it already, please let me know. I'd be happy to submit the code for them. Great ideas, canmore!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 29, 2009, 08:46 PM
Ethan,
I 2nd the request for a "Go To" or "Jump To" page. Clicking on your past posts from your profile, for example, shows you have 270 pages but I would have to navigate through the dots between pages 11-269. The alternative of course, is to do an advanced search for specific users but it has only days minimum 1 to maximum 9999. A specific date there would help, perhaps a pop-up calendar? Also, I know we have "Show unread posts since last visit" but if I know the last time I was online and want to search only *your* posts since that date, a "Since Date" feature instead of between certain days that fall between 1-9999 would help. Perhaps a pop up calendar there as well?

Finally, currently a mouse-over of a user name next to their post, shows "View the profile of "user"" after a mouse click. How about a mouse-over producing more options like "Send PM," "View More posts," "View Public Profile," "Add user to friends," or even "Ignore User" if (God forbid but it happens), we no longer want to see their posts?

Other than that,  :t) very much for all your and other mods hard work to keep this the best place to hang our hats!
 :ghug:

arizonamman, thank you very much for providing your feedback. They are definitely great ideas. I think Pop-ups you mention require scripts. I don't know how to write the scripts but I will do some research and see if the forum can accommodate your suggestions. If you know how, I would appreciate your help.

As for sending PM (in case you didn't know  ;)),
there are little icons below avatar to send PM and email. (http://ennisjack.com/Themes/theme2/images/im_on.gif) (http://ennisjack.com/Themes/theme2/images/email_sm.gif)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 29, 2009, 09:01 PM
canmore, thanks so much for the detailed information.

One question - if one bookmarks http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2 on the mobile device, there is no need to have a script to ask the user to select, right?

The problem is that a new user may not know this link.

About accessing the forum with mobile devices, it works, I tested it several times from work with many different smart phones ex:  Blackberry, iPhone, HTC Android... As long you have a 3G high speed connection you're fine and also as long you could live with a small screen but some smart phones have a zoom in feature so to make it simple it works as long you have a good wireless high speed connection. 

Mobile device with Internet connection does work but the high graphic version takes time to load. What canmore is suggesting is a simple text version without graphic.

LC - thanks for offering to help with the script. If you could help search SMF support regarding redirecting mobile users to WAP version, that would be great. I will work on the forum which is friendly to text version on mobile device.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 30, 2009, 03:38 AM
canmore, thanks so much for the detailed information.

One question - if one bookmarks http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2 on the mobile device, there is no need to have a script to ask the user to select, right?

The problem is that a new user may not know this link.

Mobile device with Internet connection does work but the high graphic version takes time to load. What canmore is suggesting is a simple text version without graphic.

LC - thanks for offering to help with the script. If you could help search SMF support regarding redirecting mobile users to WAP version, that would be great. I will work on the forum which is friendly to text version on mobile device.


It appears that transfer is automatic as of version 1.1.

http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=401.msg530#msg530

Quote
SMF's support of wireless protocols is always enabled unless the Forum code is modified. The WAP, WAP 2, and i-mode protocols can be accessed by adding ?wap, ?wap2, or ?imode respectively to the forum's URL. For example:

    * http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?wap
    * http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?wap2
    * http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?imode


As of SMF 1.1 an automatic detection of the protocol is attempted. Entering a Forum URL without any parameters should be sufficient to show the Forum in the proper protocol.

If you are interested in modifying the above functionality of your installation of SMF, the sub templates used for the above wireless protocols are located in the Wireless template.
Quote

So it should be sufficient to simply enter ennisjack.com on the smartphone.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Jul 30, 2009, 07:04 AM
I don't like to jump in with my limited knowledge of the matter, but yup! Me-did-that- once: ennisjack.com on my Samsung Omnia! It worked... :P
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 30, 2009, 08:17 AM
It appears that transfer is automatic as of version 1.1.

Thanks, LC. Automatic transfer means that if someone uses a mobile device and enters ennisjack.com, it will simply redirect to a text version?

I don't like to jump in with my limited knowledge of the matter, but yup! Me-did-that- once: ennisjack.com on my Samsung Omnia! It worked... :P

loreen, thanks for sharing your experience. Was it a full graphic version of forum?
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Jul 30, 2009, 08:22 AM
loreen, thanks for sharing your experience. Was it a full graphic version of forum?

 :s)  Uh! I think so! As I can remember!  ^*()

I'll try that again and let you know.  :c)

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Raisa on Jul 30, 2009, 08:24 AM
I don't know about you guys but for month the search engine has been acting up for me I get either no results at all or very few when I know there are many, I just tried a search for threads tittles with "Jack" in them and it came with three results only... come on! ???

Hoping the new sw would resolve the issue and I find the quick jump for a specific page an excellent idea. ::)

The only improvement that comes into my mind is this what Cham wrote. I easily forget the exact names of the threads, but usually I have found what I wanted trying different combinations.

For me the forum is good like it is now and I want to thank you all who are taking care of this wonderful place technically  :^^)
And I love these emoticons  ;)
 
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 30, 2009, 08:34 AM
Ethan and other mods
     I think the forum is fine as it is but I'm sure that your judgements will see to it that any upgrade will be a service to the forum. Thanks to all of you for all your hard work.
Wolf Nasty

The only improvement that comes into my mind is this what Cham wrote. I easily forget the exact names of the threads, but usually I have found what I wanted trying different combinations.

For me the forum is good like it is now and I want to thank you all who are taking care of this wonderful place technically  :^^)
And I love these emoticons  ;)

Thanks, Wolf Nasty and Carmilla.

I agree that the forum is fine as it is and we have been blessed without major technical problems or security threats. The upgrading is to reduce potential risk and to take this opportunity for some improvements.

Thanks for giving us feedback and please keep them coming.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 30, 2009, 11:19 AM
Thanks, LC. Automatic transfer means that if someone uses a mobile device and enters ennisjack.com, it will simply redirect to a text version?

loreen, thanks for sharing your experience. Was it a full graphic version of forum?

I think it means SMF automatically detect that the user is using a mobile device, and re-directs to the appropriate WAP page.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 30, 2009, 12:13 PM
That is cool. Thanks, LC.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: canmore on Jul 30, 2009, 04:05 PM
The automatic redirirecting is not working on my ipod and an emulator of android i have, i took 2 screenshots of the main page of the forum in simplified version and full version to compare :
(http://sedutom.free.fr/brokies/withoutwap.jpg)(http://sedutom.free.fr/brokies/withwap.jpg)
It is easier to use with the simplified version as you don't have to zoom each time you want to see something and the navigation is faster when you are out of 3G network. The problem is it doesn't ask the version you want to use and directly go to the full version.
The simplified version is not easy to guess as the address is http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum. I don't know why the automatic detection is not working on ennisjack.com.
Maybe the default of iphone and android is to use the full version.

PS : Pierralex said it is to geeky for him and he understands nothing about what we are talking about :p
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Jul 30, 2009, 06:57 PM
The automatic redirirecting is not working on my ipod and an emulator of android i have, i took 2 screenshots of the main page of the forum in simplified version and full version to compare :
(http://sedutom.free.fr/brokies/withoutwap.jpg)(http://sedutom.free.fr/brokies/withwap.jpg)
It is easier to use with the simplified version as you don't have to zoom each time you want to see something and the navigation is faster when you are out of 3G network. The problem is it doesn't ask the version you want to use and directly go to the full version.
The simplified version is not easy to guess as the address is http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum. I don't know why the automatic detection is not working on ennisjack.com.
Maybe the default of iphone and android is to use the full version.

PS : Pierralex said it is to geeky for him and he understands nothing about what we are talking about :p

Do you mean SMF is not detecting the smartphone? There can be a number of possible reasons:

1. the SMF version is currently less than 1.1.
2. the forum's template was modified.
3. the phone settings specified the default modes

I don't know much about smart phones. My cell phone is a REALLY old one. If you want, I can dig into the iphone and android phone documentation. It's not too geeky for me.  :P
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 30, 2009, 08:18 PM
canmore, it is not geeky at all.  O0 Thanks for the screencap. I will be working on a version to be WAP friendly. That means the image on the frontpage has to go.

I really don't know how to make the forum detectable for using mobile devices though. We will do some test after the testing site is up.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Jul 30, 2009, 09:33 PM
but it's not working well with ennisjack because of the welcome page and its big image (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2 (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2)). It works only with the main page of the forum : http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2&action=forum)

canmore, I did a minor change on the welcome page and I think

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2

should work now and show "Board Index". Can you please try?
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: titabeille on Aug 02, 2009, 05:09 AM
Dear Ethan,

For me the forum is perfect like it is know.  Perhaps some improving could be done with the "Search" item  :s).
Thank you so much to have created a so wonderful place : "Ennisjack" gives sun in my life  :).
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Twisted on Aug 03, 2009, 02:03 PM
More smileys ;) Nooo, it's perfect like the way it is. :)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: canmore on Aug 03, 2009, 04:54 PM
canmore, I did a minor change on the welcome page and I think

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?wap2

should work now and show "Board Index". Can you please try?

Yes it works on my ipod. My mac isn't running right now so i cannot try on the android emulator of the sdk but it should work too.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 03, 2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks, tita and Twisted.

More smileys ;) Nooo, it's perfect like the way it is. :)

We are working on them.  ;)

Yes it works on my ipod. My mac isn't running right now so i cannot try on the android emulator of the sdk but it should work too.

canmore, thank you very much for checking. Once the testing site is up, please help us check if it works fine.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessicat80 on Aug 08, 2009, 06:54 PM

This might just be me being lazy, but I think it would be cool to have a link at the bottom of the page that will take us to our "replies to unread topics we've posted in". It wouldn't need to have the whole setup like it is at the top of the page with our personal icon, hours spent on site, etc. But just a simple link at the pages bottom to take us back to our unread posts. Just a thought :)


And P.S. Having the youtube vids show in threads would be great! Hope you get it to work Ethan, thanks for all your hard work.

 
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessi on Aug 09, 2009, 02:31 PM
This is my only forum and I'm usually lost here, lol.  Sometimes I'd like to find a message, or old poem, lol, and I am not able to do that.  I have the view your reply at, but they are old and I can't use that info.  In other words, I have no idea how to search back through the forum.  Clear as mud, but that's the way my poor brain works, lol.

jessi
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Aug 09, 2009, 03:46 PM
This is my only forum and I'm usually lost here, lol.  Sometimes I'd like to find a message, or old poem, lol, and I am not able to do that.  I have the view your reply at, but they are old and I can't use that info.  In other words, I have no idea how to search back through the forum.  Clear as mud, but that's the way my poor brain works, lol.

jessi

It's already easy to find on the actual forum Jessi, from the top of any page where you could be on the forum, click on the profile button to see your profile.


From your profile go to the bottom of the screen under Additional Information, click on the Show the last posts of this person link to view a list of all your posts.

That easy :)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Tom on Aug 09, 2009, 05:18 PM
Ethan, I've never had any problems with any aspects of the forum....perfect.  I am very happy for you and my other mates to make any changes you feel necessary and hopefully beneficial to all members.  :^^)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessi on Aug 09, 2009, 06:54 PM
It's already easy to find on the actual forum Jessi, from the top of any page where you could be on the forum, click on the profile button to see your profile.


From your profile go to the bottom of the screen under Additional Information, click on the Show the last posts of this person link to view a list of all your posts.

That easy :)


Thank you.  I knew there must be a way. 
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 09, 2009, 07:58 PM
jessicat, tom and jessi, thank you very much for your feedback.  :^^)

This might just be me being lazy, but I think it would be cool to have a link at the bottom of the page that will take us to our "replies to unread topics we've posted in". 

That is a great idea so one doesn't have to scroll up again for the link. I think it should be easy.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jstephens9 on Aug 10, 2009, 07:56 AM
I need to read this entire thread, but I definitely like the idea of being able to embed youtube videos. That is so much better than a link although some youtube videos do have embedding disabled by whoever posted them. Also, and this may already exist here, I would love to be able to insert images without having to go through Photobucket first. Is this possible now or will it be possible with the new design? Please do keep the large array of smileys. I like them. I do like the flags too since they immediately let you know where people are from. I believe I do remember a map of where people are from too. Where is this now? And will this stay? I have not been a very active member here yet so I'm not sure of all the existing features so I may not know what I am missing.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 10, 2009, 08:36 AM
jstephens, thank you so much for providing your feedback.

Yes we will have the YouTube and other video sides embedded in the post after the upgrade.

I would love to be able to insert images without having to go through Photobucket first. Is this possible now or will it be possible with the new design? Please do keep the large array of smileys. I like them. I do like the flags too since they immediately let you know where people are from. I believe I do remember a map of where people are from too. Where is this now? And will this stay? I have not been a very active member here yet so I'm not sure of all the existing features so I may not know what I am missing.

Given the number of pix being posted in the forum (like delicious Jake and others), it would fill our server space quickly and in the end, we would have to do a house cleaning (and we don't want to delete these images). Because of this reason, the forum encourages using other image sites such as photobucket to host the images. It is inconvenient but it is a great help to the forum. 

The country flag will be still there. However, the map will not be available. The link to the map is on the top and bottom of the menu.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?action=mm

Please keep your feedback coming. Thanks!!

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessi on Aug 10, 2009, 11:09 AM
If I had not been forced, lol, to find photobucket and start using it, when my PC crashed I'd have lost some irreplacable photos.  Don't change nothin', just wanted ya to know. I have lots of family and friend that are grateful.  BTW, If I had not posted some of my first poems here, I'd lost them too.  I have to say thanks just from me on that one, lol.

jessi

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Aug 10, 2009, 06:47 PM
You could print any page of any thread if you wish Jessi, the pictures won't follow but you'll the text, the print button is in the lower right corner of all pages.

Talking about printing, will the new s/w allow the print of posted pictures?  I'm quite sure I know the answer but just in case...
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: LALITO_19 on Aug 10, 2009, 10:00 PM
 :h) hi every1 it's been quite a long time since i wrote in this forum, yet i haven't forgotten about you every1, i have been so busy with university that i haven't been able to be in all the forums im in, i could say that this forum is already good, it could get better but i can't think of something to make it better so all i can say is "surprise me", i may not be here so often due to my studies but i want you all to remember something...

No matter the distance we are from each other, we are only one heart beat away from all people we love, we keep each other in our hearts so much that we become part of it, and one beat of it calls for the sweet memories of our friendship, and there we stay forever.

hope every1 likes my words that as i said long ago, it's what comes from my heart to tell.

i wish every1 well being and happiness, i wont be here so often but as i said you are all one heart beat away from me  %) people.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 10, 2009, 10:42 PM
Talking about printing, will the new s/w allow the print of posted pictures?  I'm quite sure I know the answer but just in case...

Here is a tip for printing topics with pictures. After clicking "print" button, just add ;images to the end of URL and the page will display with images.

For example, the link of printing this page is

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=15642.0

If you want to also print the page with images, just add ;images to the address in your browser like this below

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=15642.0;images

LALITO_19, thank you for writing to us. You will be surprised with the upgrade!

I could not agree with you more for being one heart beat away. Good luck with your study and whenever your heart feels us, you know where to find us.  ;)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Annika on Aug 12, 2009, 05:30 AM
I want to drop in even if I canít think of any changes. I didnít even know all the features the current forumís got. I constantly learn new things I can do on the forum. I learned a lot by just reading this thread.  %&)

BTW, like a lot of people I love the flags and the smileys.

Thanks to Ethan for creating this forum and thanks to the moderators for all their support and time.  ^f^

Iíll just wait and let me surprise by the update.  (^)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 12, 2009, 08:11 PM
Thanks, Annika.  :^^) Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 25, 2009, 12:37 PM
Just some update on the progress. We will soon begin to invite members to test some new features. If you have more ideas, please keep them coming. Many of your requests will be included in the upgrade.

Here are two changes which you will notice now.

1. PM icon. When you receive new PMs, there will be a flashing icon next to the "My Message" tab.

(http://www.ennisjack.com/update/pmicon.jpg)

2. Added the link at the bottom of the page as requested by jessicat so you don't have to scroll up for these two links on the top.

I think it would be cool to have a link at the bottom of the page that will take us to our "replies to unread topics we've posted in". It wouldn't need to have the whole setup like it is at the top of the page with our personal icon, hours spent on site, etc. But just a simple link at the pages bottom to take us back to our unread posts. Just a thought :)

(http://www.ennisjack.com/update/menulink.jpg)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Aug 25, 2009, 01:57 PM
Can I ask again about jumping to any page in a big thread ?
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 25, 2009, 02:10 PM
Can I ask again about jumping to any page in a big thread ?
Thank you  :)

You got it. Thanks, hpv and JT for giving us the feedback. This feature will have to wait until the forum is upgraded but for now here is a preview.

It will show a dropdown menu for all pages in thread, posts, PM, etc.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/feature/dropdownpage.jpg)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Aug 26, 2009, 03:29 AM
That is great  :clap:
Thank so much Ethan for the quick response  :^^)
With all the improvements that you told us about, I think this forum will be near perfection.... <^(
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 26, 2009, 09:26 PM
A few of you have commented on the smileys and you will see a few new ones related to BBM. Enjoy!

 :d: #s} :h} :cb: :s: }s{ :h: :m}

Thanks to cham for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Aug 26, 2009, 11:43 PM
Yeah, I noticed them,they are great!!!   }s{    :cb:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Aug 27, 2009, 04:03 AM
OH, new emoticons!  &**) &**) &**) &**)

Whom I need to kiss! Tell me if you're not afraid!  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Please, please, please.... give us only one more - the blushing one! I needed it so many times!  :s:

and I soooooooooooo like this one  :m} :m} :m} - it shows how I often feel about myself!   #s}

 (^) (^) (^) (^) (^)

Yeehaw!  :h: :h: :h: :h: :h:

Oh, please... I can't stop.... :d: :d: :d: :d:

 ;D

 :t) :t) :t) :t) and  :^^)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Aug 27, 2009, 07:43 AM
Speaking of emoticons...Ethan, can I ask for one more thing  ?

The ones that have only head to be in the first row after that one: %(...
Like those.  :d)  :8  (^)  %&)  etc...?
plus the ones with signs to be also together... well you know what I mean  :)
Thank you...  :^^)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 27, 2009, 08:18 AM
Thanks, loreen and hpv.

Please, please, please.... give us only one more - the blushing one!

Do you have one that you can suggest?

Speaking of emoticons...Ethan, can I ask for one more thing  ?

The ones that have only head to be in the first row after that one: %(...
Like those.  :d)  :8  (^)  %&)  etc...?
plus the ones with signs to be also together... well you know what I mean  :)
Thank you...  :^^)

Yes I know what you mean.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Annika on Aug 27, 2009, 08:30 AM
Thanks, loreen and hpv.

Do you have one that you can suggest?


I'm not Loreen but I found these two. I can't decide which one is cuter. Let's wait for Loreen.

(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/179_animated_blushing.gif)

(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/183_ashamed.gif)

BTW, I love the new smilys. Thanks :^^)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Raisa on Aug 27, 2009, 09:37 AM

:s:

I love this sheep! Thanks!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 27, 2009, 10:44 AM
Thanks, Annika. I think the first is cuter.

:s:

I love this sheep! Thanks!

Me too.  }s{
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Aug 27, 2009, 12:47 PM
I just noticed the new emoticons.

Thank you thank you thank you!  <^(
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Aug 27, 2009, 02:19 PM
Here are some, but I am not sure if this photobucket link can help at all!!

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/loreent/smiley/ennis.gif)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/loreent/smiley/eyespopin.gif)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/loreent/smiley/23_29_135.gif)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/loreent/smiley/brows-1.gif)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/loreent/smiley/blushing.gif)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: JT on Aug 27, 2009, 10:19 PM
You got it. Thanks, hpv and JT for giving us the feedback. This feature will have to wait until the forum is upgraded but for now here is a preview.

It will show a dropdown menu for all pages in thread, posts, PM, etc.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/feature/dropdownpage.jpg)

I think this is awesome, Ethan!!  Can't wait 'till it actually happens.

Oh, and the new smiley are just adorable!  Love them all!  }s{ :cb:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Aug 28, 2009, 07:53 PM
About the smileys, there is a limit the forum could host and we already have 3 full rows of them, we could for sure look for some more to be added but some will have to go.

Click on this link:  Want more smileys?  (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=15736.0), it might be a solution for many of you  #s}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessicat80 on Aug 30, 2009, 01:11 PM


Great updates Ethan!

Thanks for the new link at the bottom, it will be very cool.
I also luv the new sheep, I always thought it was funny that there wasn't an option for a sheep in the icons.

Though I agree w/ Cham, there are only so many we really need. Yet, I do really like the idea of a blushing one or something that shows embarrassment. One icon per emotion ;D

Thanks for everything Ethan!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Aug 30, 2009, 02:25 PM
Is the "Message icon:"   dropdown menu, new?? I don't remember seeing it before or maybe I wasn't paying attention...
Anyway , it's great!!!  O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: froggy on Aug 30, 2009, 02:47 PM
I think the Ship is probably the best emoticon ever!!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: froggy on Aug 30, 2009, 02:52 PM
I just went on the new forum.
I do like the new top of the page, and like you said, the better use of space on there too.

So far it's all good x
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Aug 31, 2009, 12:22 AM
Yup! I'd still like that blushing emoticon....

 ::)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Aug 31, 2009, 08:38 AM
Ethan!  :ghug:

Thank you!  :-* :-* :-*

 
See, I'm blushing!  {b} {b} {b}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Aug 31, 2009, 08:40 AM
Yup! I'd still like that blushing emoticon....

 ::)

Added the blushing one  {b} and re-arranged them.

I think for now we have enough emoticons. The forum will examine the usage from time to time and make adjustment.

cham made a great solution and I would certainly recommend it! Thanks, cham.

I think the Ship is probably the best emoticon ever!!

the Ship?

Is the "Message icon:"   dropdown menu, new?? I don't remember seeing it before or maybe I wasn't paying attention...
Anyway , it's great!!!  O0

Message icon has always been there. It is just rarely used.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: titabeille on Aug 31, 2009, 01:23 PM
A few of you have commented on the smileys and you will see a few new ones related to BBM. Enjoy!

 :d: #s} :h} :cb: :s: }s{ :h: :m}

Thanks to cham for the suggestion.

 :t) Ethan and cham for all those new smileys  %) :clap:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 01, 2009, 08:43 PM
You spoke and we have listened and tried our best to accommodate your suggestions.  :t)

The forum is ready to invite you to do some testing.

[HERE] (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=15734.0) is the link to the summary of features, important information before the upgrade and link to the test site.

Have fun and play around at the testing site because it won't affect anything in this forum. Just don't get confused with this forum and the test one.  ;) All the data at the testing site will be discarded after the upgrade.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 12:55 AM
Visited the test site.... it is great to see all the improvements   :t)

Can I ask, to keep the     Topic: Feature testing + important forum upgrade information
in the new forum please...  #s}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 04:03 AM
Some more requests...   :)

1.To add to the Font Face :monotype corsiva ( I know I can change it myself, but this is more convenient..)
2. Is it possible to add  width=xxx  in the img.. could be automatic with the option to change the number...
3.I like the future "Please welcome _._._._, our newest member." (I know ,it's not new...) is it possible to have a shortcut(Hyperlink) there, that lead us to the "welcome thread"   ^*()

I am lazy I know...  {b}  "s;"
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 04:23 AM
Omg! I just noticed the first line that shows instead of   'Hello hpv'   ... above the avatar.

'Ya know it could be like this, just like this always, hpv'

how sweet is that!!!   <^(... is this new or just for the test?
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Sep 02, 2009, 07:37 AM
Omg! I just noticed the first line that shows instead of   'Hello hpv'   ... above the avatar.

'Ya know it could be like this, just like this always, hpv'

how sweet is that!!!   <^(... is this new or just for the test?

it is a new feature that is a part of the new forum, ya know it will be like this, just like this always.  #s}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 02, 2009, 07:52 AM
it is a new feature that is a part of the new forum, ya know it will be like this, just like this always.  #s}

 (t) (t) (t)

Who ever think of that... (:*
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 02, 2009, 08:19 AM
Visited the test site.... it is great to see all the improvements   :t)

Can I ask, to keep the     Topic: Feature testing + important forum upgrade information
in the new forum please...  #s}

The thread will be in the forum or do you mean to have it in the testing site?

Some more requests...   :)

1.To add to the Font Face :monotype corsiva ( I know I can change it myself, but this is more convenient..)
2. Is it possible to add  width=xxx  in the img.. could be automatic with the option to change the number...
3.I like the future "Please welcome _._._._, our newest member." (I know ,it's not new...) is it possible to have a shortcut(Hyperlink) there, that lead us to the "welcome thread"   ^*()

I am lazy I know...  {b}  "s;"

These are great suggestions. Let me see what I can do.

Omg! I just noticed the first line that shows instead of   'Hello hpv'   ... above the avatar.

'Ya know it could be like this, just like this always, hpv'

how sweet is that!!!   <^(... is this new or just for the test?

Isn't it? The greeting will change based on time. There is no reins on this one.  #s}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 08:23 AM
The thread will be in the forum or do you mean to have it in the testing site?
I meant , on the NEW forum. :)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 02, 2009, 08:44 AM
I meant , on the NEW forum. :)

OK. Just make sure everyone understands - the testing site is not a new forum. It has the features for testing purpose only. Everyone should continue your forum activities here. Once EnnisJack.com is upgraded, it will be the *new* forum.

Nevertheless, I have copied the same thread at the testing site.

http://nomorebeans.com/test10/forum-guidelines-tips-faqs-updates/****-feature-testing-important-forum-upgrade-information-****/ (http://nomorebeans.com/test10/forum-guidelines-tips-faqs-updates/****-feature-testing-important-forum-upgrade-information-****/)

Keep testing please and please report any problem here.

Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 02:36 PM
OK. Just make sure everyone understands - the testing site is not a new forum. It has the features for testing purpose only. Everyone should continue your forum activities here. Once EnnisJack.com is upgraded, it will be the *new* forum.
OK Ethan , I understand about the testing site, I did meant :to keep the "important forum upgrade information" in the new forum....
Thank you hon, for your great work!!  }s{
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 02, 2009, 03:10 PM
You are welcome, hpv.

Updated the testing site with all your requests. The ones in a box now all have links.

0 Posts | 0 Messages - links to all of your posts and all your PM inbox. (it will show the number of posts and PMs you have).

Please welcome - link to http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=7817.0

(http://ennisjack.com/update/header-links.jpg)

Also, you will see "Monotype Corsiva" font type in the dropdown.

(http://ennisjack.com/update/font-mono.jpg)

Not sure if I can change the "IMG width=" code to make it automatic.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 03:35 PM
 :t)   :^^)  :d: }s{
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 02, 2009, 08:27 PM
Added "img width=" code

Just click on the icon  (http://ennisjack.com/update/imgwidth.gif)

(http://www.ennisjack.com/update/width.jpg)

When you click the icon, the posting screen will display
Code: [Select]
[img width=600][/img]
You can edit the number to increase or decrease the pixels of image. If you don't want to resize, either click (http://ennisjack.com/Themes/theme2/images/bbc/img.gif) icon or remove "width=600" part.

hpv, is this what you had in mind?
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Sep 02, 2009, 08:46 PM
Added "img width=" code

hpv, is this what you had in mind?

Interesting, could something like this be done automatically when a post with picture(s) is quoted?  I'd rather look for a 300 pixels in this specific case.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 02, 2009, 08:53 PM
could something like this be done automatically when a post with picture(s) is quoted?  I'd rather look for a 300 pixels in this specific case.

I am sure it can be done. So far I have found is to automatically remove quoted images which is not ideal. Let me do some research.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 02, 2009, 11:37 PM
Added "img width=" code


hpv, is this what you had in mind?
YES!!!  :clap:   :t)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 03, 2009, 03:03 AM
Interesting, could something like this be done automatically when a post with picture(s) is quoted?  I'd rather look for a 300 pixels in this specific case.

This would be great. Maybe only to adjust to 200, coz some pics are already <300.  :s)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 08, 2009, 11:30 AM
This would be great. Maybe only to adjust to 200, coz some pics are already <300.  :s)

So far we haven't found any reasonable tip to automatically resize the quoted pics. Without restricting too much of your posting, the forum asks you to continue to manually resize the pic when you are quoting. It would be a great help!! Thanks!

Also, there will be a change on the avatar setting. Please read the post linked below.

 http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=15734.msg964574#msg964574
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 09, 2009, 12:59 PM
Upgrade has been scheduled on September 13. Detailed info is posted following this link. Thank you!

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=15734.msg961368#msg961368
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessicat80 on Sep 10, 2009, 09:21 PM
Hey Ethan, I not sure about the avitar thing. it says that our personalized ones wont be transfered over unless we upload to photobucket and change the url?

Not exactly sure how that works, my avitar is now uploaded into my photbucket, and it shows the 4 drop down options, "email/im" "direct link" "HTML code" and what we use with post pix, "img code".

Which of these links do we put in our profile avitar space? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 10, 2009, 09:28 PM
direct link is the one.  :)

like http://....................
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 13, 2009, 06:48 AM
(http://moppo.net/letters_cats1/image.php?s=WAITING&ext=.gif) (http://www.millan.net/)  with anticipation for the new forum... :i &**)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 13, 2009, 07:51 AM
(http://moppo.net/letters_cats1/image.php?s=WAITING&ext=.gif) (http://www.millan.net/)  with anticipation for the new forum... :i &**)

 ;D ;D ;D

 "s;"
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 13, 2009, 12:16 PM
woohoo...thanks, hpv. I am very excited.

To all - if you uploaded your avatar to the forum, please save a copy and uploaded it photobucket or other image hosting site and use the URL in your profile. Thanks!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 13, 2009, 05:38 PM
Here is a screen capture of member map. Sadly, it won't be available after the upgrade. Hopefully, we will be able to bring it back sometimes in the future. Thanks to all of you who are on the map.  :^^)

(http://www.ennisjack.com/update/old/map1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Sep 13, 2009, 05:54 PM
Thanks for posting the map Ethan  :^^)

And a big merci beaucoup for all the time and energy you put in the new forum!  #s}

See you soon in the new house!

Bye old forum!  :h}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 13, 2009, 05:55 PM
You are welcome, cham.

yay - bye old forum.  :h}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 13, 2009, 09:09 PM
Upgrade is done!!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Sep 13, 2009, 09:28 PM
Upgrade is done!!

And well done!

 O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 13, 2009, 11:37 PM
All I can say is :   (http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/t.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/h.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/a.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/n.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/k.gif)(http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/empty.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/y.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/o.gif)(http://text.glitter-graphics.net/mach/u.gif) (http://glitter-graphics.com/myspace/text_generator.php)
Title: Re: Important forum upgrade + New Features
Post by: tizi17 on Sep 14, 2009, 02:20 AM
again.. this is such a wonderful job you did there, ethan! thank you so much!  <^(  O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 14, 2009, 08:44 AM
 :t) :t) :t)

 :d:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Sep 14, 2009, 10:34 AM
That's amazing, guys. I don't even have to upload my avatar again.  O0 Very smooth, fellas!  :cb: "s;" :cr)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jackster on Sep 14, 2009, 03:31 PM
In the words of Jack Twist:

Whoee!! Yeah!!

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/168-copy.jpg)

 :cb:

Great shot guys!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Mars on Sep 14, 2009, 03:53 PM
And well done!

 O0


Yes,bravo Ethan! :clap:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 14, 2009, 04:42 PM
Thanks all.  :^^) It is a pleasure and hope the upgrade will make the forum better. Please let us know if there is any problem.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: froggy on Sep 14, 2009, 06:01 PM
Fab job, it all looks gorgeous xxx
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 15, 2009, 07:04 AM
I don't know if I am crazy (in fact I do!  ::) ), but each time I see:


Ya know it could be like this, just like this always, loreen


on the top of my screen - I literally melt!  <^( <^( <^( <^( <^(  ^-^ }s{ :s: :s:


Thank you so much!  :cr)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 15, 2009, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the feedback, loreen. No  %( you are not crazy. How could we not melt when Jack says something like that?

Mine says "No More Beans"  ;D
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Annika on Sep 15, 2009, 11:41 AM
(http://www.friendskorner.com/forum/photopost/data/500/congratulation2.gif)

I love the new forum.  <^(
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 15, 2009, 11:53 AM
Mine says "No More Beans"  ;D
Mine: "You are staying on your feet cowboy"  :cb:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 15, 2009, 12:02 PM
Mine: "You are staying on your feet cowboy"  :cb:

Mine too now!  ^-^

It's a joy to see that no?  <^( <^( <^(
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: myprivatejack on Sep 15, 2009, 12:11 PM
I don't know if I am crazy (in fact I do!  ::) ), but each time I see:


Ya know it could be like this, just like this always, loreen


on the top of my screen - I literally melt!  <^( <^( <^( <^( <^(  ^-^ }s{ :s: :s:


Thank you so much!  :cr)

Yes,me too° (t) Of course,I prefer it to "No more beans,myprivatejack"; specially because I don't like beans° (and it's few romantic...) ;D
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 15, 2009, 04:48 PM
I just edited my profile and added the flag  O0  yeehaw!!! :clap:

BTW, my line now is:  "It's nobody's business but ours, hpv"         And I love it ! }s{ }s{ }s{ }s{
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessicat80 on Sep 15, 2009, 07:29 PM
Ok, I hate to be annoying, but I didn't change the link to my avitar yet and it shows on the new site anyway, is this temp; do I still need to do something? :(
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 15, 2009, 08:22 PM
I didn't change the link to my avitar yet and it shows on the new site anyway, is this temp; do I still need to do something? :(

If you could change it a direct URL link (http://www (http://www)....), that would be a great help. Thanks!
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: jessicat80 on Sep 16, 2009, 06:05 PM
It worked  O0

And I think it made the Avi clearer/brighter, if possible ???
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: froggy on Sep 20, 2009, 02:21 PM
I love today's message: You are staying on your feet cowboy, Froggy
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 20, 2009, 04:37 PM
Just wanted to remind everybody that you can add your flag in profile , it's next to the country, just select your flag....
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Sep 20, 2009, 06:59 PM
I love today's message: You are staying on your feet cowboy, Froggy

 ;D ;D ;D %&) ^*() I never noticed, until I saw this message, and then I was like, huh?  :s) And it took a bit of scrolling down to find the start of the conversation.  %&) ;D ;D ;D

That's a great idea for the daily message!  :t) I will look out for them in the future.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: hpv on Sep 21, 2009, 01:18 AM
Today's message:  No more beans, hpv          :d: }s{
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 21, 2009, 01:37 AM
;D ;D ;D %&) ^*() I never noticed, until I saw this message, and then I was like, huh?  :s) And it took a bit of scrolling down to find the start of the conversation.  %&) ;D ;D ;D

That's a great idea for the daily message!  :t) I will look out for them in the future.

I can't believe that you manage to miss that, Lance!  ;D

You're not a careful student!  %^% %^% %^%

Pay more attention next time!  :cb:

These lines are soooo cute, soooo lovely that I always check them and melt!   <^(  Whoever came up with them is a genius!  (:*

Hpv- mine too - No more beans, loreen  #s}
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Sep 21, 2009, 02:16 AM
 ;D ;D ;D It's nobody's business but ours.  ;D ;D ;D

It's not about being carefully, dear.  "s;" I shortcutted the forum on my browser, so I can come right to the good stuff, in and out in a jiffy.  :cb:

This way, I can save time.  :*(

 :h}  :h:
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Sep 23, 2009, 07:29 AM
No more beans!

And I just noticed, next to the time and date in the upper right hand corner, is the count down to Vienna!  :clap: &**) Seven days!  :d: &**)   :t)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 29, 2009, 03:16 PM
I wonder would it be possible to change these cute sentences near our names ("Tent don't look right", "No more beans"....) so that they don't change in the same time of the day... It is difficult to explain this , but once I got up very early and for the first time I saw: "Look what the wind blow in!... "

Can you adjust it that it's not always the same phrase at the same time of the day, but at the different, so we can see them all every few days or so? :P

Or I'm just complicating things far too much? :-\\
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 29, 2009, 09:57 PM
loreen, thanks for your feedback.

The greetings are set based on same time of the day. Yes it would make it complicated. There are so many wonderful phrases and we certainly will rotate on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Sep 30, 2009, 02:10 AM
Well, I guess that I'll have to take a night shift every once in a while to see them all!  ;D

Thanks Ethan (and sorry)!  ^f^
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Sep 30, 2009, 08:32 AM
Please don't be sorry.

We will shift them around for sure. Thanks again for your feedback.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: Kemmer on Oct 27, 2009, 12:13 AM
Very happy to see the Newsletter back, at least in it's occasional form.  I hope ennisjack.com is around for a long, long time.   $f$
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Oct 27, 2009, 01:30 AM
Well, I guess that I'll have to take a night shift every once in a while to see them all!  ;D

Thanks Ethan (and sorry)!  ^f^

Hey, loreen, how about starting a new thread devoted to copying and pasting these messages, with time of date. like this.

Oct 27, 2009, 02:27 AM
It's nobody's business but ours, lancecowboy 

With all the different time zones from around the world, I am sure we will compile the complete list in no time. Pun intended.  :P

My question is, how many quotes are there? Twenty-four?
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Oct 27, 2009, 01:41 AM
Very happy to see the Newsletter back, at least in it's occasional form.  I hope ennisjack.com is around for a long, long time.   $f$

 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: vedrana on Oct 27, 2009, 01:48 AM
Hey, loreen, how about starting a new thread devoted to copying and pasting these messages, with time of date. like this.

Oct 27, 2009, 02:27 AM
It's nobody's business but ours, lancecowboy 

With all the different time zones from around the world, I am sure we will compile the complete list in no time. Pun intended.  :P

My question is, how many quotes are there? Twenty-four?

Lance... I am not sure - maybe 5-6... Not so many, but it would be fun to be able to see them all in a while.  :s:

Maybe if there was more of them, it would be fun to start the new thread.  ^-^

BTW, mine is No more beans at the time.  >:D
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Oct 27, 2009, 02:18 AM
Lance... I am not sure - maybe 5-6... Not so many, but it would be fun to be able to see them all in a while.  :s:

Maybe if there was more of them, it would be fun to start the new thread.  ^-^

BTW, mine is No more beans at the time.  >:D

 ??? But that's not quite right, because our posts are close together, and it has not changed for me yet. So perhaps it is based on local time, not server time, which is New York time.

We will need three columns in the thread: local time (on your computer), server time (on the upper right corner of the web page) and the quote.

Like this:

local time -------------------- server time -------------------
Oct 27, 2009, 00:15 AM---Oct 27, 2009, 03:15 AM----- It's nobody's business but ours, lancecowboy  
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: chameau on Oct 27, 2009, 11:51 AM
And admin cuold certainly answer your question and post here the list of lines used from the movie
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: lancecowboy on Oct 27, 2009, 12:11 PM
And admin cuold certainly answer your question and post here the list of lines used from the movie

True, but do we need to bribe them?  ::) :P Or will them give it up willingly... the list I mean.  #)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback / wish list of forum feature
Post by: ethan on Oct 27, 2009, 01:09 PM
No need to bribe  ;)

There are 6 greetings based on time

Message 1 - It's nobody's business but ours
Displayed at 12:00am to 5:59am
   
Message 2 - Look what the wind blew in
Displayed at 6:00am to 6:59am
   
Message 3 - No more beans
Displayed at 7:00 to 11:59am
   
Message 4 - Ya know it could be like this, just like this always
Displayed at 12:00pm to 5:59pm
   
Message 5 - You are staying on your feet cowboy
Displayed at 6:00pm to 9:59pm
   
Message 6 - Tent don't look right
Displayed at 10:00pm to 11:59pm
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback - forum performance & update
Post by: ethan on Sep 13, 2010, 08:49 AM
The forum now has a new homepage. When you enters www.ennisjack.com (http://www.ennisjack.com) or the home button on the forum top menu, you will see the homepage below.

To enter the forum, just click the forum link.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/ethanwow/ennisjac.png)
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback - forum performance & update
Post by: vedrana on Sep 13, 2010, 09:17 AM
Love the new home page! <^(

Thanks, Ethan!  ^f^
Title: Home page picture
Post by: youbet on Aug 17, 2012, 12:47 PM
I hope admin will not get mad at me  #) .. the home page image of confrontation scene with Ennis and jack facing each other arguing is a bit depressing .. though i absolutely understand it is a critical scene from the point of view of the movie plot .. can have something happier for this wonderful forum?
But again i joined recently and don't even know how long the image has been around , might have been recently updated
Please don't get me wrong here.

Thanks
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback - forum performance & update
Post by: ethan on Aug 17, 2012, 12:56 PM
Thanks for your feedback.
Title: Re: Seeking your feedback - forum performance & update
Post by: lancecowboy on Aug 18, 2012, 01:33 AM
Love the hats...the colors...the simplicity...like Ang Lee's big Wyoming (Alberta) sky. Can you alternate the image like you do the greeting message? In addition to the One from the FC, how about the dozy embrace, SNIT, Motel Siesta, .... O so many choices...and maybe even matching up with the greeting message....I know it's a tall order, but you asked.  ::)

Thank you for keeping the site running! You all are doing a great job of keeping the home fire burning.
  O0 :c) :cr)