Testing the forums

Home The Daily Kitten Cat Chat Forum General Chat Testing the forums

This topic contains 101 replies, has 24 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Kittyzee Kittyzee 6 months ago.

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 102 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #789291

    Hey everyone,

    Just testing the forums, do you all see this?

    How is the new site for you?

    Thanks!

    Kitten Master

    #789293
    Profile photo of Commune
    Commune
    Moderator

    Hi Thomas! Looks cool! Thanks for all the effort πŸ™‚

    #789305
    Profile photo of JerseyJoan
    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    I can see this, yay!

    #789307
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    So far, so good. Looks awesome. Yes, yes and yes!

    #789308
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Can’t seem to get my “credentials” approved so that I can attempt to submit new forum. And yet I can respond to this posting. Will try again for a bit. Any pointers?

    #789309
    Profile photo of Chaos
    Chaos
    Participant

    Wah! Finally after dozens of failed log in attempts I am on. It prompts the authentication login, where the username ‘human’ and password ‘password’ is required before logging into the actual site.
    Up until just now I had been getting a 524 error, offline website. I wasn’t sure if that was just for me, or not?

    #789310
    Profile photo of Chaos
    Chaos
    Participant

    Submission form for the daily kitten does not include an upload bar, and looks like it is just a comment field. I was going to try to upload Harry again, because I had submitted him before Ron and Hermione but maybe he got lost again? Will inputting my description and clicking submit take me to the pic upload field? Also! Question (sorry for dropping this all on you KM, I know there are still kinks to work out) when posting a pic from photobucket is it now possible to use the [ img ] tag to embed photos? Or do we continue with the direct links? Thanks :3
    (I’m kind of an amateur beta test and debug nut)

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Profile photo of Chaos Chaos.
    #789312
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Also sorry to bother you after KM what seems like eons of work, but while I can get past the initial log in and add comments on main cat pages (and “Your Account” appears in upper right of window), I cannot access/start forum topics except it would seem this forum. I go through the prompt to input my actual site name/password, then I wait, and wait for “credentials” to be approved but nothing happens. Do I not have the proper “clearance level”? I hope that I have not incurred any infractions LOL.I am not extremely tech savvy. Totally unrelated, so Chaos, as you seem to have posted here, how is your sweetie Harry doing?

    #789313
    Profile photo of Chaos
    Chaos
    Participant

    Is it a blue box that says authentication required?
    Harry is ok, he had trouble peeing yesterday, and his surgery was postponed for Friday because of a schedule conflict. I’ve been doing sugar soaks to keep the swelling down until Friday.

    #789316
    Profile photo of Arcalian
    Arcalian
    Participant

    The FUZZ have finally chased down all the bugs in the system.

    The new format is very arty.

    #789317
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Hi Chaos, Poor Harry having to wait. Re logging in, after the initial “human” etc. prompt a 2nd box pops up when I click on Log In button that seems to have some FUZZ checking out my “credentials” for what seems longer than a long wait at customs LOL. Then I was able to start a topic in General Chat, but not in the TDK CafΓ© area, or perhaps that’s the way it was even in previous format. Interesting also how the time zones do not seem to be regulated, but where I am it’s “bedtime”, so I think that I must give my cyberspace initiatives a rest. Good nite anyone/everyone!

    #789318
    Profile photo of CheetahBoysmommy
    CheetahBoysmommy
    Participant

    I think there will be a slight learning curve, but we still have everything we had before and more. I like the ability to add some formatting to my posts.

    #789321
    Profile photo of ailuromaniac
    ailuromaniac
    Participant

    Well, I am in. It has been a bit of a rocky start but things will smooth over in time.
    Time to go exploring to see how it fits my fingers.

    #789331
    Profile photo of Chaos
    Chaos
    Participant

    Oh there is Harry!
    I keep getting kicked off, but that may be my Internet. So far I haven’t needed to use the human username to get in again. Before it wouldn’t log me in until I put in the username, and I had to do it with each login.

    Just wanted to say the site looks great (: its got a very clean and simple yet elegant interface. You did a great job KM (:

    #789340
    Profile photo of Moonshadow_NZ
    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    I can see this, still looking through the site to see where things are KM.
    One question, what has happened to the ‘Meet-up’ photos, I see they are no longer on the site. There are a lot of special memories in those photos.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Profile photo of Moonshadow_NZ Moonshadow_NZ.
    #789352

    Hey everyone,

    KM here, thanks for your patience and feedback, we’re looking into fixing all the issues you’ve mentioned. Top of our priority list is the login issues & the sluggishness.

    Going forwards, the site should be up all the time, we had a ton of problems when the site launched on Monday and finally managed to get the server upgraded last night to cope with the new site.

    We’ll be keeping an eye on things over the next few days, fixing bugs and generally tidying things up.

    I’m so pleased the response has been positive so far, people usually only speak up when they have problems, so it’s been great to hear positive words!

    Thanks πŸ˜€

    Kitten Master

    #789353

    Hey,

    Yes we should still have all of the photo’s, we’ve only changed the look & feel of the site, all the photo’s and data are still around.

    We’ll work on getting it available for you over the next few days.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    Kitten Master

    #789354

    Just found an old post about the TDK meet up pics. The site that used to host them (Webshots) changed ownership and closed it all down. If anyone has any TDK meetup pics if you can email them in to me, I can create a page on the site for them rather than relying on an outside site to do them.

    I think Kitten Whisperer had a fair few, but if anyone has some then please send them in.

    Thanks

    KM

    #789376
    Profile photo of Marnet
    Marnet
    Participant

    KM, thank you for all your time and effort!!! We truly do appreciate all you do and know that you put in an immense amount of time, work, and expense behind the scenes that we can never really fully know about. So, again, thank you!

    Couple of issues/suggestions, if I may, please:

    1) Although I’ve been able to sign in and post using Internet Explorer, when I tried to do so using Chrome there were problems. In Chrome it let me enter my username and password but did not show I was signed in, would not let me post comments, but would not let me try signing in a second time, even after I closed Chrome and reopened it. So the site still has that glitch you need to know about.

    2) Reading the forum is proving difficult for aging eyes. Is it possible for you to make the font a bit heavier/darker and possibly a bit larger, please? The very thin, pale font against such a white screen is hard to read, for me at least, with aging eyes.

    3) Thank you for all YOUR patience to keep doing all you do so the rest of us can enjoy this wonderful forum/site. As the old saying goes: “Ya done good kid.” πŸ™‚

    #789380
    Profile photo of AV
    AV
    Participant

    Well hello!….. this is the first time I can post !!!

    I tried to log in this morning on my (older) computer, that has Vista opperating system, and it let me log in on the home page, but when I went to the chat, I couldn’t post – it said ‘you must login/register’ …… also, I couldn’t see the home page photos (cuties)

    I agree with Marnet, the old format with thicker/bolder type was much easier to read

    As all have said, we appreciate your hard work, and the feedback is meant only in a positive way ……. our common goal is to continue to make this the ‘fluffiest’ site on the web πŸ™‚

    #789389
    Profile photo of Karma's Daddy
    Karma’s Daddy
    Participant

    Well, this is a fine howdy doody! It works. Nice new digs, KM. Thanks!

    #789422
    Profile photo of Karma's Daddy
    Karma’s Daddy
    Participant

    Just another test after logging off.

    #789447
    Profile photo of MaryLynnVa
    MaryLynnVa
    Participant

    I’m in, and I was even able to post on the main page. It all looks good so far, but like any “new” system it will take some getting used to! I have only one question: what is the difference between a reply and a voice?

    #789461
    Profile photo of Marnet
    Marnet
    Participant

    KM, not complaining but FYI for you to know:

    1) Still cannot login using Chrome. It does bring up the front page with the login button, allows user name and password input but when enter is then hit it merely reverts to the home page with the login button again rather than “your account” so unable to access the chat forum using Chrome.

    2) As of right now 3:15 p.m. CDT in the U.S., the front page shows only text without the photos of the kittens when accessing via Internet Explorer.

    3) Entire site is still very slow to respond.

    Thank you for all your efforts. I’m sure that no one is half as frustrated as you are over the bugs in the system. Sometimes upgrades and changes with computer systems have more problems than others. Sorry this is one of those times. Hang in there, you’ll get it sorted out. We DO appreciate all you do providing TDK for us!

    #789463
    Profile photo of Marnet
    Marnet
    Participant

    Oh, also, thank you for making the font larger and much easier to read in the forum!!! Is it possible to make it a bit larger also in the section where replies are typed? It would be helpful. Perhaps a font halfway between the tiny one now in the message creating box and that which shows for posted replies, if space considerations in the input box are an issue?

    Thank you.

    #789466
    Profile photo of Marnet
    Marnet
    Participant

    Oh, one last FYI for today: Users with long names are having their name override and obscure part of the comments posted.

    In answer to someone’s question about the difference between replies and voices, I’m assuming that each participant in a thread is a “voice” so if there are 15 people commenting in a thread, then that is 15 voices even if there are 30 posts due to individuals making multiple posts to that thread, just as this is my third post in a row to this thread along with a previous post from last night.

    #789655
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Just noticed that one indeed has the option to edit, eg check for typos before submitting post. Makes me very happy! Thanks KM.

    #789657
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Re the long name issue – hasn’t caused me any problems in seeing comments, name just gets split over 2 lines. My next tech challenge will be to check out things like Photobucket so that potentially I can post more kitty photos.

    #789728
    Profile photo of KapitiKats in NZ
    KapitiKats in NZ
    Participant

    All looks good. Will have a stroll around and check things out. πŸ™‚ Oh, I’m using Chrome .

    #789797
    Profile photo of katzenjammer
    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Site seems to work better and better. In last few minutes was kicked off with that Error 500 or whatever message, but site then went back up again. Much appreciate that one no longer has to do a pre-login as “human”, as it made me question my existence *me trying to be “smart”* πŸ˜‰

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 102 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.