XenForo bug report thread

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  1. Vulpes Abnocto
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    This thread is for reporting any bug or annoyance that you find
    or to ask for help in post formatting while we all get used to XenForo.

    We are quite aware that some of the old IPB bells and whistles are gone.
    Some of them will be brought back later, and some will be gone forever.
    We ask that you do not gripe about this. Nobody is precisely 'happy' about it.

    While this forum software change was forced by an unpleasant occurrence,
    it isn't necessarily a bad thing.
    Keep looking around, try out the features and options of XenForo, and we'll all learn the quirks of it together.
     


  2. Costello

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    1. When viewing a thread, the date in the orange part of the title bar sometimes is too large, the width of the orange div isn't large enough

    2. when replying to a thread, there is a slight bug in the forum's recent thread box. The avatar of the last poster doesn't show, instead its the avatar of the person who *started* the thread.
     
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    Oh, didn't notice this thread.
    The followers/following thing doesn't work.
    My edits doesn't work when I revisit a thread, at least for me it doesn't.
     
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    I used Firefox on PC and Mac, the bugs appear in both OS's.
     
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    The lack of... privacy, so to say.
    EDITED : It just feels a bit awkward that a person can see what another was doing, how long ago, what they liked, how many likes they have.
     
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    These should all be in here. But overall you've surmised the issues that I personally wanted to address.
    In regards to the issue with HTML, it's actually severalfold and not as simple as it appears. The way IP.Board handles BBcode is by replacing them with their respective HTML elements in the database, converting back to the appropriate elements upon edit. As a result, many other BBCode intensive posts may have been 'broken' by the import process, and this is something that will need to be fixed manually, unfortunately.
    However, a much more immediate issue is that actual HTML that already exists within certain posts doesn't appear to be rendering correctly. Whether or not this is related to IP.Board's "HTML feature", I don't know, but it might prove an issue in the long-run. As an example, my embedded Pastebins in the IRC Staff Forum are no longer visible, and the TempCast's Player appears to have disappeared.
    On a side-note: I do not know whether or not the ability to post HTML still exists (or, if it has yet to be re-implemented), but it has proven to be extremely useful (even to me) and it'd be greatly appreciated. If necessary, HTML Whitelisting can be implemented via HTMLPurifier.
     
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    Users with less than 100 posts can enter the BST.
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/account/privacy
    ?

    I went through and tweaked some of my profile settings almost first-thing on logging in, like not letting people know when I've last viewed their PM (so they don't get impatient while I'm off posting in another tab, for example).
     
  12. loco365

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    I thought I'd mention that in the forum conversion, spoilers were broken rather badly - the contents of one spoiler got split among three spoilers. It's nothing major, but I just thought I'd mention it.

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/pokémon-4th-gen-mapping.335538/ shows the issue quite a bit.
     
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    corenting already took part of it but several youtube tags are iffy at best (some of the really old ones like the youtube video ID options had been broken before the upgrade though). Also many of us had got used to the youtube autoparser but that is not so bad as it just leaves a URL, for a nice example of the mix have a poke around through the

    My main two problems would be the topic tags are missing- if I ever had runs of features or threads likely to be of similar topic (release posts to games that have hype/discussion threads and such) I would use them as a search.

    Second and it probably serves me right for using a deprecated feature back on IPB was that the title command ( [title:sometext] ) of the spoiler box no longer works.

    Other than that the new forum is fast as anything which will certainly help me get used to the new skin (GBAtemp v3 was a bit slower than V2 although I eventually tweaked things which made it fast) and everything you are probably already aware of ( http://gbatemp.net/newgon/ gone, ask gbatemp links not working, the old HTML <area> stuff in the title bar being gone). I will probably have to get used to the new reply box (it keeps existing formatting which I sometimes dislike), but that is neither here nor there.

    If I click the alerts button in a thread some of the text of the thread below pokes through. I will have to check that it is not my paranoid security settings doing that though.

    I should also note threads I had followed as just a notification now email me instead, I do not mind and could get my preferred behaviour back after a bit of fiddling*, but in the interest of staying on the good side of spam filters and given the old forums had people that used the "follow every thread I post in" option that might not be ideal. How you play this is up to you although for myself I would not mind having to add email notification to various threads and as long as they were still followed it is surely all good so a site wide "regression" to site only notifications could work.

    *I checked through the proper notifications and did not see anything, in the thread itself there was not a lot but unfollowing and refollowing gave me a checkbox to receive emails.

    If we are going truly minor the likes counter in pre v4 threads says "1 people like this." for those posts that just one person has liked, but there are bigger problems than truly minor grammatical errors right now (I would probably think about changing the wording rather than coding up something that will spit out a different message as plurality demands).
     
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    I think she's referring to the fact that people can always see your activities. There's no way to keep it completely private; it's just between everyone, members only, or friends only.

    PG is just suggesting there should be a "Just Me" option for these sorts of things.
     
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    Thread previews on the main page force the page to expand (on a 1360x768 display as well as a 1920x1080, which is even more affected). After moving the mouse down to do a horizontal scroll, the preview disappears and the page returns to normal width. Your only option is to use the arrows to horizontal scroll or use a mouse that is equipped with horizontal tilting.

    Also, on the user info box in each post, "Post Count" is labeled as "Message Count".
     
  17. tbgtbg

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    When browsing the site in a window the search box sits right on top of and blocks the whole "[username] inbox alerts logout" section near the top right of the page. It isn't blocked when switching to fullscreen, but I don't like to browse fullscreen so this is kinda annoying. At first I was going nuts looking for how to get to my settings and preferences etc until I finally thought to see what happened if I went fullscreen.
     
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    [​IMG]

    The text at the bottom is cut off in Chrome (stable).
     
  19. corenting

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    Like FAST6191 said there are some bugs with the alerts :
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    Edit : ninja'ed by Rydian :D

    Edit 2 : I think it's more a feature than a bug but is normal that when I'm not logged I cannot see signatures ?

    Edit 3 : I had to edit my Plus Ou Moins DS post because there was a quote from the readme which was broken (using the quote bb code on V3 you could quote an existing post or just say quote=something and it was displayed, which was broken in XenForo with my quote=readme)
     
  20. Cyan

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    - In my signature, not all links were imported (I had links on the brown colored texts), it didn't have a special formating except for the color. It also skiped the linefeed. (I had it on two lines, now all is on the same one).
    - ws.gbatemp.net is missing too

    Already reported, but still:
    - "quote=", "osquote=", and "title:", were great. I hope to see them back soon (and what would be nice is if you can parse all the old posts to fix them without us editing our old messages manually :D)
    - html posts not parsed (example)
     
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