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The Forum Has Been Updated & Upgraded

Over the last 5 hours we have been working on some much welcome updates. Things are up and working.  I will be doing a formal "intro" to the new features on Sunday 4/30.  Time for sleep right now. =) 

Please note, there are still a TON of background tasks that are happening and the forum needs to recache all contents, etc.  So expect it to run a tad slower over the next 24 hours or so.  

Furthermore, while this process is happening, the search will not be working until that happens and some images may not be cached. 

Thanks everyone!

-Maks

Edit: If you are having a tech issue or anything else, please submit a ticket/request here. https://www.njgunforums.com/forum/index.php?/support/  A screenshot helps a lot.

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Just finished recording and now compiling a video looking at the major differences and new features of the forum.  Will have it linked here soon.

Thanks everyone!

Sorry for the voice, this is the sound of being up overnight. =)

 

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Hi Maks!

 

Anyway to have the forum that recognized a mobile device - serve a regualAR browser page in lieu of a mobile type page?

 

Thanks !

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4 minutes ago, Nickjc said:

Hi Maks!

 

Anyway to have the forum that recognized a mobile device - serve a regualAR browser page in lieu of a mobile type page?

 

Thanks !

Hey Nick,

Thanks.  So with the update there is only one theme which is "responsive."  What this means is that if the software detects a low resultion, it goes to the mobile layout, and on larger resolution monitors the full one.

There is a workaround where I can make a copy of the theme and have the responsiveness turned off, so you can adjust yourself.  I think that should work.  Open up a support request and will keep track of it.

Is the mobile theme too small or what device are you trying to access this from?

 

thanks!

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Galaxy s5

 

It's a layout scroll...the ad bar really really throws it off....heading to church. ...I'll try the tablet and advise...

 

Hard hard work...looks good. :)

 

Hope all is well at home. ....  !

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7 minutes ago, AlexTheSane said:

Little nitpick.  The location shows up without a colon.

  • LocationParlin, NJ
  • LocationSussex County

Thanks.  Weird, will take a look at where that happened.

8 minutes ago, AlexTheSane said:

Chat doesn't seem to be pulling user information.  I cannot log in using my NJGF account using the site password.

Still having issue?

Are you clicking on the link in the menu bar?  Then just click "Login with NJGF"

It will ask you to authorize it.

There were a few instances where the first time it does not recognize it, so refresh and should work on second. There may be another thing for the folks who helped beta test the chat for me earlier.

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Just now, voyager9 said:

Is Tapatalk working for anyone else?  I couldn't connect or log on with it after the upgrade. 

Tapatalk likely does not work.... actually now thinking about it since this was a clean install, tapatalk is not.  I will have it working later tonight. 

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2 hours ago, Maksim said:

Hey Nick,

Thanks.  So with the update there is only one theme which is "responsive."  What this means is that if the software detects a low resultion, it goes to the mobile layout, and on larger resolution monitors the full one.

There is a workaround where I can make a copy of the theme and have the responsiveness turned off, so you can adjust yourself.  I think that should work.  Open up a support request and will keep track of it.

Is the mobile theme too small or what device are you trying to access this from?

 

thanks!

on the tablet it is great...

the issue is with the ad bar being too large when on the phone....that is what is not scaling to the device resolution....it seems....want me to still,open a request?

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1 minute ago, Nickjc said:

on the tablet it is great...

the issue is with the ad bar being too large when on the phone....that is what is not scaling to the device resolution....it seems....want me to still,open a request?

Ah, GOT IT.  

Yes please, so I can track it.  I know the solution.  

Thanks Nick. 

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24 minutes ago, voyager9 said:

Is Tapatalk working for anyone else?  I couldn't connect or log on with it after the upgrade. 

Tapatalk should be up now.

In full disclosure, at some point down the road, we may not support tapatalk for a variety of reasons, including potential privacy concerns. 

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U Loose tapatalk I think you will loose a lot of people. It is the only reliable mobile app. Screw that bb or whatever thing it's horrible. And using browser is even worse

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

 

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4 hours ago, Maksim said:

Tapatalk should be up now.

In full disclosure, at some point down the road, we may not support tapatalk for a variety of reasons, including potential privacy concerns. 

not working for me? Will not let me log in. 

 

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2 hours ago, GramGun79 said:

not working for me? Will not let me log in. 

 

Might need to logout from tapatalk then back in as it is a new version.  Keep me in the loop, thanks.

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3 hours ago, ogfarmer said:

U Loose tapatalk I think you will loose a lot of people. It is the only reliable mobile app. Screw that bb or whatever thing it's horrible. And using browser is even worse

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

 

Try the new mobile version of the site.

The issue with Tapatalk is what they do with the forum data.  Will have a discussion on this later as we track how many people actually use tapatalk. 

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9 hours ago, Maksim said:

Thanks.  Weird, will take a look at where that happened.

Still having issue?

Are you clicking on the link in the menu bar?  Then just click "Login with NJGF"

It will ask you to authorize it.

There were a few instances where the first time it does not recognize it, so refresh and should work on second. There may be another thing for the folks who helped beta test the chat for me earlier.

Still having the issue.  Tried logging out and logging back in.  Tried using both the username and e-mail address to log in.  Tried to register the account and says e-mail is already in use.

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51 minutes ago, Maksim said:

Try the new mobile version of the site.

The issue with Tapatalk is what they do with the forum data.  Will have a discussion on this later as we track how many people actually use tapatalk. 

Still having an issue with Tapatalk. When I try to log in it complains about a server issue. 

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1 hour ago, AlexTheSane said:

Still having the issue.  Tried logging out and logging back in.  Tried using both the username and e-mail address to log in.  Tried to register the account and says e-mail is already in use.

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Never mind.  That was my stupidity.

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1 hour ago, voyager9 said:

Still having an issue with Tapatalk. When I try to log in it complains about a server issue. 

Ok, please fill up a support ticket and submit it, so I can keep track of it.

Now as I type this I think the issue is that we did not update address with tapatalk as we moved to a secured SSL connection.

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Question, can we no longer follow the 1A forum or topics posted there?

The other forums and topics contained therein still have a "follow" button but I cant seem to find it in the 1A or any topics posted to that subforum.

Other than that looks good Maks. I do 90% of my browsing of this forum on my iPhone - without Tapatalk. New format is nice, except for the scroll bar issue Nickjc mentioned. everything is well formatted, easy to navigate, and fairly intuitive.

Thank for the hard work.

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4 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

Question, can we no longer follow the 1A forum or topics posted there?

The other forums and topics contained therein still have a "follow" button but I cant seem to find it in the 1A or any topics posted to that subforum.

Other than that looks good Maks. I do 90% of my browsing of this forum on my iPhone - without Tapatalk. New format is nice, except for the scroll bar issue Nickjc mentioned. everything is well formatted, easy to navigate, and fairly intuitive.

Thank for the hard work.

You should be able to follow it without a problem.  Might be a permissions thing, please submit a support ticket so I can keep track of it but should be easialy solveable.

The issue that Nick mentioned has to do with Google and I just need to update the code for their stuff to be responsive.

 

thanks!

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