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By the way, I have also found a way to recover some scroll functions during messaging or editing, and that is:  when the scroll function fails, I then simply minimize the screen, perform my scroll in the smaller window and finish my transaction.  Then I return to full screen, and sometimes, the arrow scroll function returns to the full screen as well.  Komisch.

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Hey guys a little info for whoever is dealing with the site concerning the current issues.

Under IE (Internet Explorer) when I open the developer tool bar and check out the console tab I don't see any JavaScript or JQuery errors, but there are a heap of warnings about the html which all concern closing tags.

The problem is simply empty tags such as the link tag/s in the head do not need to be closed a good example is the canonical link tag below

 

<link rel="canonical" href="http://forums.strainhunters.com/topic/3259-bugs-reviews/" />

 

Under the html 5 document type this tag does not need to self close, this is xhtml syntax not html it should look like the example below

<link rel="canonical" href="http://forums.strainhunters.com/topic/3259-bugs-reviews/">

This also applies to all empty tags such as line breaks <br> and image <img src="cat.jpg" width="30px" height="40px" alt="A cat"> tags

 

These types of syntax errors should not cause the issues with scrolling and the chat tool not being visible, but they are well worth dealing with so the site performs consistently in multiple browsers and so they don't cause confusion when trouble shooting the real problem.

 

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Oops, the Chatrooms now have a new bug.

 

In the StrainHunters chatroom, when I am running under Mozilla, I can see who is logged into the room in the list to the right, but in the discussion window, I can only identify myself ("Me:") as talking.  I can see what the others are saying, but I cannot see their names in front of their text.  So, of course as soon as the others in there realized that I couldn't identify them, there occurred immediately the inevitable and comical verbal abuse and foul language directed at blind little old me.  ...Peanut Gallery in there tonight.

 

 

But if I use this URL      http://forums.strainhunters.com/cometchat/modules/chatrooms/index.php?basedata=null&popoutmode=1      

and come directly into the StrainHunters chatroom, then I can see the names of the participants. 

 

Little clues to help you solve this riddle...

 

Edit:  15 Jan 2017, this problem has been rectified.

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The problem has been rectified.
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hi all,

 

scrolling should work now. I will check other errors when the shock of franco's death is less intense...

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Still having issues through chrome and opera on android, also can't scroll on any of these or through safari on Mac, chat function also doesn't display text in one on one chat no chat bar on main page. I have found however that scrolling is fine in silk browser through amazon fire tablet

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13 hours ago, Stretchnomore said:

Still having issues through chrome and opera on android, also can't scroll on any of these or through safari on Mac, chat function also doesn't display text in one on one chat no chat bar on main page. I have found however that scrolling is fine in silk browser through amazon fire tablet

 

 

thanks for report, 

We will check everything again.

Remember to remove cache in your browsers.

 

regards

 

Edit:

 

Our newsletter has verified that everything works normally. Try to empty the cache of your terminal, which will solve the problem.

Regards

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The text and background colors have been corrected in some areas, but now they are incorrect for the Chat Now area.

 

In Chat Now, when one wishes to compose a text message, the text color is white on a white background, therefore the author cannot see what he is writing.  If he continues to compose his message and presses "Enter", his text will be visible to all, but possibly with mistakes, since he cannot see his text to detect the mistakes before submitting the text.

 

I have found that if we use the text color "middle gray"as the default color, the text is equally good visible on the black background as well as on a white background.  Just a hint.

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A new member "Cindy" has informed me that using her iphone running Safari, she is unable to post text into Messages, nor into the Threads.  She is able to post text only into the Chat-Now (and possibly into Chatroom).  Here is a link to her grow journal, where I have been helping to transcribe her words into her post.  Hopefully we can find fixes for these smaller PDDs as well.

 

 

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Hi,

I've noticed some bugs and problems regarding iOS devices on the forum...the main one being the text editor is not showing text and just a black screen. 

I was a moderator then an admin on a forum with a similar layout to this so hopefully I can put my two cents in. 

The problem your having is the forum uses ckEditor, which I do believe uses Flash or JavaScript which is not supported by iOS devices.... so in order for iOS users to get the full experience in the forum with the strain hunters black theme enabled they would need a flash based web browser like Puffin, download link below: https://www.puffinbrowser.com/

Alternatively they can select the default theme at the end of the forum, screen shot included here. 

I hope this clears things up a bit?

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Admin,

LOL, Crentz is aa bit quicker than me. LOL

I had promised to post this:

Crentz had helped Cindy to find a way to be able to post text from her iphone running Safari.  I thought that that soluttion might be a clue that could prove useful tto yoou for helping to open-up the text-functions for other iphone and PDD users.  Below is the link to that thread so you can see her difficulty, and (scrolling down) you will be able to read the description of the solution and her eventual text-postings.

Hope this helps.

 

http://forums.strainhunters.com/topic/10601-first-grow/

 

Another interesting problem that keeps popping up from time to time can be seen in my text above.  It is the occasional doubling of characters while typing.  In the past, I have been struggling to take the time to remove the doubled characters, buut that is getting old now.  I cannot determine whether this is generated as a result of my connection with the forum's server or as a result of some other reason.  I do not have the IT knowledge to be able to determine that.

Sometimes, the problem is also the omission of characters while typing.  (I know...  I know...   I can hear the Peanut Gallery over there saying, "Cannabissapean, you need to learn how too (<=see, see)type better."  But, I assure you, it's not my typing.)  Maybe there is some kind of timing error occurring with the  connection to the forum's server.

 

I do know for sure that these problems do not occur when I am typing into Word.  Only in this forum.

 

Is anybody else having this problem?

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Hey Cannabissapean the issue with extra characters being inserted and missing characters isn't caused by your connection to the network or the server, you don't actually connect to the server, when you type a domain name in this case http://forums.strainhunsters.com into your browsers address bar or you click a bookmark in your browsers favourites folder you are requesting a copy of the resource at that location.

Which in the case of this site/forum is index.php it could be index.html, index.htm etc, this is the forums homepage, the server responds and sends your back a copy of that web page which is a collection of files such as images and other dependencies like external CSS stylesheets that provide foramatting and positioning instructions and JavaScript or jQuery script files that provide the logic to power functionality on the client side so things happen without the web page needing to reload after sending some data to the server where some logic runs, the logic runs locally in your browser leveraging your devices procesing power and doing stuff in a timely fashion.

 For example when you fill out a form and alerts are displayed to prompt you that a password should be no less than 12 characters long and must be alpha numeric with both lower and upper case letters, this will be some JavaScript logic being executed in your browser locally or on the client side as it is often described.

This is down to how the copy of the page is behaving as it is being rendered in your browser on your hardware.

Oh I also noticed in a thread you were wondering about the site on mobiles, the Strain Hunters theme is responsive as is the Default theme which I much prefer now I have checked it out, so how do you tell the theme is responsive, easy if you have your browser window maximised so it fills your monitor resize it so there is space around the browser window, then move your mouse to the bottom right corner and left click and drag to resize the window.

The elements and content within the web page will reflow and resize to scale in order to fit within the window, this is how you check a site is responsive without having to check on a tablet or mobile you resize the browser window to a tablet size or mobile size and you should see how it will be rendered on those devices with that amount of available screen real estate.

On a mobile friendly site the page and content will scale to fit the available screen real estate on the device in question, being responsive means the site is easier to use on mobile devices for those who choose to use them, I prefer to use my phone to make calls and send texts and my workstation for browsing on a decent sized monitor.

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Hey guys the Apple dropped support for Flash on iOS or any of their devices.

Flash is evil how many times have you had to deal with updating flash player? It was a pain in the batty, but its easier now to uninstall the plugin because of Google.

You can embed a YouTube video to display it on any web page using either the flash player or html5 which has helped break that dependency on using flash to embed video in web pages as easily as inserting an image.

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Thanks gasmeter, we need you on our IT team.  Maybe you could offer your help to Admin...

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Hey Cannabissapean your welcome man :)

Not sure how useful I would be, I have no experience with IPS Community Suite software simply because it is proprietary (you have to pay to use it), I see that you can check it out for free, but only on their servers, if you pay the monthly fee you can then download a copy of the software and install it wherever you wish to and run it instead of on their servers.

That said you can pick my brains and I can answer questions and also provide some insights and share tips and best practices.

The mobile device thing has been slowly becomming more relevant over the past few years, so making sure a site is responsive when used on mobile devices is much more important today than it was 3 or 4 years ago, today everyone and their dog has a bloodclatt smart phone or tablet due to the devices and phone tariffs getting cheaper.

Which adds a new dimension to maintaining a site, at least the browsers on laptops and desktops behave more consistently and adhere to the W3C standards, in the main the problem is not so much how the mobile browser renders the pages, as much as the end users skill levels using their particular device, unfortunately there is no way to mitigate this.

You mentioned passing a document to new users on the forum in order to help them to get going using the forum, you want to impart some useful knowledge, but you do not want to over burden them, the trick is to provide just enough information to get them interested so they want to learn more.

So the document can provide links to useful threads that explain how to upload images rather than trying to put all the information in the document and it then just gets bigger and bigger until it contains everything but the kitchen sink and it takes a week to read and digest the information.

This is similar to writing a manual for a piece of software, the problem is that most people won't read it, so why even bother, because if a manual does exist and it is well written and comprehensive, people will check it out for answers when they get stuck, and if you have support staff they can use the manual too and point customers to the manual in order to educate and enlighten them so they can help themselves in future.

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Yes, that is basically how it can be used. 

If they don't want to read all of it at one time, that's no problem.  They can return to it at any time; it will remain in their Messages buffer until they delete it.

 

Maybe I will add exactly that little tidbit as well, "that they need not read it all at once, rather it will remain available for them in "Messages" until such time that they delete it." 

 

Even that little information might entice them to return to it from time to time.

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You welcome Cannabissapean

The idea is to give them a little taste to get them interested and get their tongues hanging out so that they want more.

Yeah making it clear that the user can forward at their own pace is good, this should help a new user to feel more comfortable in what is a strange new place and should help to encourage them to check things out in the order that interests them, for example they may be familiar with the text editor, but want to know how to upload images and find out what if any restrictions there are on image dimensions and file size, as well as storage space per user.

And the things they feel are of less importance they can deal with them at their leisure, which will help them orientate themslves and avoid information overload as they start using the site.

What make people visit a site and return a lot is what Vincent Flanders of Web Pages That Suck describes as "heroin content" if you want people to keep coming back for more and more, the question now is what the rass is heroin content? The answer is simply shit people think is important for some reason.

For us lot as users on this site we wanna learn and be able to ask questions if we have problems as well as checking out that bud porn, but the fact that growing herb is not a quick process and plays out over months, which means that users dont visit as frequently as Facedook for example.

Although Facedook is not really a good example because people use their Facedook account credentials to login to many sites such as this, and Facedook will then count users logging into other sites as them being logged in at Facedook to make the site/service appear more popular, and it allows them to track users activity across the web and they sell access to this data to advertisers.

Like any site there will be peaks and troughs in the use of the site and numbers of users on the site reading content and posting content, but this forum is definitely not stagnant by any means, I know a heap of people left after the Snowden revellations who were worried about the security services activities, but there are still plenty of users and every week we see a bunch of new users joining the forum.

Many of them are growing strains from other seed banks, but they come here to get advice and to set up grow journals so the site/forum is definitely serving its purpose, don't get hung up on the frequency a user visits or the number of users online at any one time, that doesn't tell you what users think of the site or how important the user thinks it is.

I always say quality over quantity, over time you get quantity, I see people returning to the site who have previously left and usually they left because of nothing to do with the site, its just life getting in the way, maybe they changed jobs or had to move house.

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22 hours ago, gasmeter said:

You welcome Cannabissapean

The idea is to give them a little taste to get them interested and get their tongues hanging out so that they want more.

Yeah making it clear that the user can forward at their own pace is good, this should help a new user to feel more comfortable in what is a strange new place and should help to encourage them to check things out in the order that interests them, for example they may be familiar with the text editor, but want to know how to upload images and find out what if any restrictions there are on image dimensions and file size, as well as storage space per user.

And the things they feel are of less importance they can deal with them at their leisure, which will help them orientate themslves and avoid information overload as they start using the site.

What make people visit a site and return a lot is what Vincent Flanders of Web Pages That Suck describes as "heroin content" if you want people to keep coming back for more and more, the question now is what the rass is heroin content? The answer is simply shit people think is important for some reason.

For us lot as users on this site we wanna learn and be able to ask questions if we have problems as well as checking out that bud porn, but the fact that growing herb is not a quick process and plays out over months, which means that users dont visit as frequently as Facedook for example.

Although Facedook is not really a good example because people use their Facedook account credentials to login to many sites such as this, and Facedook will then count users logging into other sites as them being logged in at Facedook to make the site/service appear more popular, and it allows them to track users activity across the web and they sell access to this data to advertisers.

Like any site there will be peaks and troughs in the use of the site and numbers of users on the site reading content and posting content, but this forum is definitely not stagnant by any means, I know a heap of people left after the Snowden revellations who were worried about the security services activities, but there are still plenty of users and every week we see a bunch of new users joining the forum.

Many of them are growing strains from other seed banks, but they come here to get advice and to set up grow journals so the site/forum is definitely serving its purpose, don't get hung up on the frequency a user visits or the number of users online at any one time, that doesn't tell you what users think of the site or how important the user thinks it is.

I always say quality over quantity, over time you get quantity, I see people returning to the site who have previously left and usually they left because of nothing to do with the site, its just life getting in the way, maybe they changed jobs or had to move house.

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I've always wondered on sites like this when posting images would it be easy for someone to grab the meta data from an image to find your location or other information?

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Hey Crentz thats a very good question, yes you are right if you use a mobile phone camera especially, so it is important to disable geolocation functionality.

Here is a link to a thread about this

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Additional info about disabling the metadata-function:  I have heard that even if you disable the metadata-function, upon the very next update you receive for your phone, the metadata-function is automatically restored.  Bummer...

 

And with immigration and transportation authorities gaining greater rights to access our personal information from our mobile devices, it might still be a good idea not to put these kinds of pictures on mobile devices, rather use a dumb digital camera with a simple removable memory card...

Remember, Prez Trumpf has now placed "ICE Responsibilities" into the hands of local police...  This means potentially that according to the prezidential directive, local police now possess the right to access your private information from your mobile device.  Bummer, Bummer...  No one has mentioned that part in the news yet.

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Hi Cannabissapean that is a great point that applies especially to smart phones it is well worth checking your devices settings after updates just to make sure nothing has been changed or to see what has changed, an update may be to patch a security flaw as well as adding functionality it may adjust existing functionality, or it may reset defaults or enable things that you disabled previously.

The iPhone gets lots of updates on a regular basis to patch security flaws and add functionality which are rolled out direct from the Apple mothership, so they have more opportunity to be naughty and screw with end users devices than manufacturers who use the Android OS on their smart phones, I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini which runs Jelly Bean an old flavour of the OS and I only use it for making phone calls and sending texts, remember its primary function is to be used as a telephone.

With Android devices any updates will be from the telephone carrier to tweak the OS and application software they provided on the device, due to the fact Google created Android if the core needed patching Google would have to distribute the patch/s to all the phone manufacturers then they would have to work out how to roll it out to their end users, and even supporting software on a device that they supplied that is only until they release the new version of the device with new software.

They are less likely to fix bugs when a phone model is reaching its end of life, at this point their focus is on developing the new model and getting that to market asap, today most people upgrade their phone every 18 months to the latest model with all sorts of new functionality that isn't really its just been repackaged, all they want is to get you to spend more money on data services, texts and telephone calls.

What you also need to overstand is that we have the security services in the background manipulating and shaping things and the problem for these companies manufacturing phones, tablets, laptops, desktops etc as well as Apple, Microsoft and Google etc all have the security services firmly up their arses, be under no illusions about this.

So people need to learn not to do things that are convenient that expose them such as using a browser to login to a webmail interface to send and receive emails and storing all their email on the mail sever for the convenience of accessing their shit from any device with a network connection and a browser, if you password is cracked guess what the bad guy also now also has conveniently got access to all your shit too, use an email client store email on your laptop or desktop.

Using a digital camera instead of a phone, even an older camera with no fancy bells and whistles, is a great tip from Cannabissapean that keeps it simple

Remember if its inconvenient for you that means it is also the same for the bad actor wanting to compromise your shit, this includes the security services in all shapes and forms, so it is up to us to take care of our own security to navigate this landscape as safely as we can.

With the crossing borders thing going on holiday I would ask you do you really need to take your phone, if its for business I can overstand wanting to take it, but if they can fuck with you crossing a state line then that really is bad, people will need to really think about how they deal with this and create their own strategies to work around it, but it does not bode well for the future in the USA thats for sure and what they do the rest of the world soon follows.

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