Bugs and Feature Requests

Aug
14

Update!

Things we are working on currently:

Delete own Comments
Follow Content without a comment
Login for this site should also work for the Wiki
Bulk E-mail to Users

Things we continuing to work on:

Fix PNG Thumbnails
Better User Profiles
Fix North Fells SL Link
Feature Location Repeating Text
Inspiration Isn't Showing (Build Directory)
Blog Rolling
Drop Down Menu for Character Status (IC, OOC)

Things that have been taken care of:

Profile Photo Link
Attach to event causes an error
Personal Galleries
TinyMCE Strikethrough and Underline
Rich Text no longer adding paragraphs

If there is anything on these lists that shouldn't be where they are please let me know.

Please continue to post any issues or feature requests here.


109 comments

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 27 October - 5:29 am SLT

Been a while since I have been updating this but fixed the twitter feed mostly. it doesn't auto-scroll anymore because twitter changed how the feed works but at least it searches for the #newbabbage hashtag once more. Also with the twitter feed working it moves the bug and feature request section out of the stream.

I'm actually taking classes in web design at school and also been playing with wordpress lately so may look into seeing if we can fix up the site with that possibly but dunno. Don't want to switch the whole system but drupal seems to drag a lot. Wordpress seems a lot easier to deal with and offers much of the same stuff. Like I said will look into it but not promising anything.

As always let me know if there's something I can fix and I will look into it.

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Sat, 14 June - 6:59 pm SLT

Well I found out one reason MY front page takes so bloody long to load.

I bookmarked it years ago. At the time the frontpage location was http://cityofnewbabbage.com/drupaltest/

Today I saw a link posted on FB that had the front page as http://cityofnewbabbage.com/reader/

The reader link loaded straight away: Boom!

I wonder how many other people are suffering from antique bookmarks?

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Sun, 15 June - 9:56 pm SLT

Since we have removed the two calendars from the main page it seems to load much more smoothly but still constantly (for me at least) have a reload that gives you a blank page and still have to reload the site once again, a problem I am told others experience as well.

I'm testing something on my personal site currently though and will see if it will be easily tranferable to Babbage if it works the same way as the current site does.

[edit] although I just did get an odd error with drupaltest in it and wondering now if it's still active and could be the cause of it. I think two sites loading at the same time from one database could be an issue.

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Mon, 16 June - 1:54 am SLT

Is it worth deleting the drupaltest version and putting in a simple redirect to the reader one?

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 16 June - 11:19 am SLT

Probably. Although need to figure out how to do it.

Stargirl Macbain's picture
Reply by Stargirl Macbain | Mon, 16 June - 11:40 am SLT

If it's anything like Joomla it's just matter of dropping the redirect in to the root via FTP. If you need one I can snag one off one of my websites and pass it to you.

If the website is pulling information from two different websites to build the homepage, that might explain all the load errors. But it's being out of date might also be the problem as developers stop updating for our version.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 16 June - 12:09 pm SLT

I messaged Cleanslate to see if I can once again gain access to the root site/powweb in order to make changes. 

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Sat, 31 May - 7:51 pm SLT

I am getting increasingly concerned about how long this page takes to load if you are logged in, and I know there are people who would like to participate more but the wait is just too long. On some days, I have to refresh several times to get to the page rather than timing out on a blank screen. 

Curiously, if you are not logged in, the page loads instantly (even for me on my bandwidth), although you might not see the latest updates that you would see if you were logged in. 

I'd call this a critical issue. 

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Thu, 5 June - 8:47 am SLT

I removed the calendars, as you suggested, and it seems to load much quicker on my end... when the web server isn't acting up.

I'm still going to look into updating though as we are far behind on drupal itself as well as many of the modules we have but probably going to try it offline first as I don't want to screw up the site as I did last time I tried to make updates.

Would almost really like to wait for version 8 which is in alpha right now but I don't know how long it will take to get out of alpha.

Please let me know though if the calendar removal does help with speed.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Sat, 31 May - 9:32 pm SLT

I've actually noticed the front page doesn't load quickly at all and sometimes when you refresh doesn't load at all in my case (which just happened btw).

I'm not sure what is causing it but will look into it. We may even need to upgrade to the newest version (cause I think we are only on drupal 6 and 7 is out currently with 8 on the way). 

I will look into this issue though and see what could be causing it.

Stargirl Macbain's picture
Reply by Stargirl Macbain | Sun, 1 June - 12:43 pm SLT

I've been doing an experiment this week and noticed that everything loads quickly on the BAR EXCEPT for the homepage. I've bookmarked a random photo and that loads quick as a snap and I've been navigating to the individual pages from there.

I had a webpage I built doing something similar to this problem and it was a bad line of code in a homepage module. It might have been the GCalendar feed (it was over a year ago so I don't remember the specifics). When it loaded everything was just fine, but often the whole page would time-out often. Replaced out the module on the homepage and everything suddenly worked just fine. Could be something along those lines?

 

 

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Sun, 1 June - 9:13 pm SLT

I started looking into the bad lines of code and started using the Devel Module we added (it gives some developer tools basically). One of the cool things it did was showed me what was happening when you loaded the front page. The sad thing it looks like the forum and the blog blocks might be the cause of this. Of course this is measured in milliseconds. but still the site took 2610.27 ms. I wish I could figure out exactly what the data is telling me but because it's the front page I think it's just loading a lot, a lot of times.

I saved all the data to a google doc if anyone is interested in looking it over just message me. I will probably try and play with it again and get a longer amount of time from refresh to see if it will take longer again (as 2.6 seconds doesn't sound like a long load time) and see what Devel says about it then.

Stargirl Macbain's picture
Reply by Stargirl Macbain | Mon, 16 June - 11:42 am SLT

I would like to take a peek at the report., I'll send you an offline tonight when I get home.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 16 June - 12:13 pm SLT

message steampunkskunk at gmail and I will give you access. I've only done it twice and have both recorded in google docs.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Tue, 14 January - 9:26 am SLT

It's been a while and want to fix up the site some more although will probably have to talk to Cleanslate to see if the Project Module was turned off for a reason (why I can't edit the main page atm)

Anyway I was thinking it would be high time to make a few changes once more if possible. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to add them below.

A few things that I know that are still on the list:

Dates for multiple events show the start date as the end of the year

Updated profiles

... and think that's it off hand.

I have been away from actually fulltime maintenance of the site so don't know what is wrong and what would be good to add so that's why I am asking.

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Wed, 2 January - 10:16 am SLT

event calendar defaults to 31 December on front page display if no time is entered in the hour field.

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Tue, 13 November - 1:48 pm SLT

Add note to registration page for applicant to contact one of the moderators inworld with the name they are registering under, as the inworld naming convention changes have made it increasingly difficult to sort out an avatar from a canadian viagra salesbot. Mods can only send out a limited number of emails a day to verify that it is a real person on the other end, and the bots have been relentless.

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Mon, 29 October - 2:54 pm SLT

Recurring events always display as Dec. 31

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 29 October - 3:04 pm SLT

This has been a recurring problem. Will look to see if there is a fix for it on the Drupal main page.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Wed, 31 October - 1:19 pm SLT

Okay so did a search: http://drupal.org/search/site/repeated%20dates%20shows%20dec%2031

And found at least one thing that might help: http://drupal.org/project/simple_date_repeat_ui

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Mon, 3 September - 10:15 am SLT

got a validation error when trying to comment on kimika's comfort station post.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 3 September - 1:15 pm SLT

I looked into our report section and didn't see an error there nor have I seen anything helpful on the drupal website so not sure what happened. Have you tried posting it again, or anything specific you were putting in there (code, images, etc)?

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 3 September - 10:41 am SLT

Looking into it.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Tue, 27 December - 11:40 am SLT

Redid the Widget for Twitter as it was collecting Spam somehow. Should be better now.

Nathaniel Lorefield's picture
Reply by Nathaniel Lorefield | Tue, 13 December - 8:49 pm SLT

Noticed today that under the Build Registry North Fells has not been added as a sim option yet. Granted, there aren't too many builds there but still.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Wed, 14 December - 8:16 am SLT

I will play around with it and see what I can do... and hopefully not make it worse.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Wed, 14 December - 8:24 am SLT

It doesn't have the link but does have the Sim name up.

I also noticed that for some reason your Inspiration for the build isn't showing. Not sure why it's not but will put it on the issues list.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Thu, 8 December - 9:00 am SLT

Two things I want to look into adding at some point:

http://drupal.org/project/user_notifications

http://drupal.org/project/privatemsg

User notifications so we can find out who friended us and possibly see if there's a who commented on my post.

Private Message... I would love to have the feature, but not sure how much space it would take up, even if we limited to ten messages at a time.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 5 December - 7:55 am SLT

YouTube change embed formats so embeding video has changed. The Solutionb is here: http://drupal.org/node/1034142 but not sure how to impliment it myself.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Tue, 22 November - 2:20 am SLT

I've been noticing the site take a bit of time to load (especially if you are using a smart phone) and not sure what exactly is making it take so long. Does anyone else have this experience?

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Tue, 15 November - 5:02 am SLT

Okay Issues still on the list that are over a year old:

Delete own Comments
Better User Profiles
Drop Down Menu for Character Status (IC, OOC)
Profile Photo Link
Follow Content without a comment
Attach to event causes an error
Personal Galleries
TinyMCE Strikethrough and Underline
Fix PNG Thumbnails
Rich Text no longer adding paragraphs
Login for this site should also work for the Wiki

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 14 November - 9:19 am SLT

Well since I'm back I'm also back to help with Admin (sorry for being gone so long).

Anyway just took a look at the issues for all projects and was wondering the stutus of them and if we should get rid of the ones past a year old just because of age or relook at them?

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Mon, 14 November - 12:22 pm SLT

There are a couple that are over a year old that I'd still like to see implemented:

The ability to follow/subscribe to a post without having to actually post a comment

The ability to delete a comment (for double posts or logging in under the wrong account or something).

Maybe make a list?

And welcome back. :-)

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 14 November - 2:15 pm SLT

Thanks!

Maybe if we restart this thread and make a list of the list to see what people still want and still needs to be fixed. Some things I think are fixed but just haven't been marked as such. Either way it's always good to see what people want to do to improve the site.

Will try and at the very least make the list later tonight when I am not at work XP

Jedburgh Dagger's picture
Reply by Jedburgh Dagger | Thu, 1 September - 2:19 pm SLT

Pasting out of Word 2007 is an exercise in futility.  It picks up some kind of embedded characters and screws up the formatting.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Mon, 14 November - 9:22 am SLT

I think the easiest way to deal with copy and pasting is to disable rich text for that posting.

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Tue, 7 June - 11:15 am SLT

Can we get the uploaded images to default one gallery or another? Seems VAST numbers of people are not selecting a gallery when they upload their pictures, so once the picture drops off the "recent history" sidebar the only way to find it is via the uploader's profile.

So if you didn't check the forum for a couple of days (I know, unthinkable right?!?) you won't even know a picture has been created.

Bookworm Hienrichs's picture
Reply by Bookworm Hienrichs | Fri, 10 June - 5:49 am SLT

The way I handle it is:

If the picture is a stand-alone thing, then I put it in one of the galleries.

If, however, it's part of a blog post, then I don't, because I want people to see and comment on the entire blog post, not just the picture.

Sky Melnik's picture
Reply by Sky Melnik | Tue, 5 April - 6:25 am SLT

As of last night errors have been popping up for me. It's not a browser issue since it's popping up on both Firefox and Safari. It happens whether or not I'm logged into my account. It might easily be something that will straighten itself up in a day or two, but I figured I'd see if anyone was having the same issue. The text of the error is below, and I have screen captures as well if that would be helpful. The text of the error shows up two to four times on each page I open.

user warning: Unknown column 'captcha_type' in 'field list' query: SELECT module, captcha_type FROM captcha_points WHERE form_id = 'search_theme_form' in /hermes/web08/b1270/pow.newbabbage/htdocs/drupaltest/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 60.

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Tue, 5 April - 1:51 pm SLT

I've been getting the same error - usually highlighted in a lovely pink box at the top!

Mr Underby's picture
Reply by Mr Underby | Sun, 29 May - 7:18 am SLT

On the old Ning there used to be a feature that if a blog or image was yours (meaning you created it) you had the power to delete comments within.

Is it possible to have that feature here?

 

Aeolus Cleanslate's picture
Reply by Aeolus Cleanslate | Tue, 21 December - 9:52 pm SLT

Hey folks. As we near the end of this year, we probably ought to go back and boil this thread down to the issues that are still unresolved, and then retire it in favor of a new one. If anyone feels like doing so, please feel free!

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Mon, 1 November - 6:33 pm SLT

I think there's a problem with the Gallery feed. Two recent photos, Mr. Tenk's No. 7 and Skyler's First drink of Rum are showing in the recent history bar on the side of the front page, but neither show up when you click on the Gallery proper.

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Thu, 4 November - 8:01 am SLT

I try to comment to every one of these but this one I am unsure of as the Galley, I think, is using a different program so I don't know what the correct response for this one would be. One thing though is they may have not been added to the Municipal Gallery but another folder (as the main gallery only shows the Municipal Gallery Folder).

Wallis Graves's picture
Reply by Wallis Graves | Thu, 4 November - 9:41 am SLT

Is there another folder apart from the Steampunkesque Gallery? Maybe it's worth making the default dropdown menu the Municipal gallery so they don't vanish into the aether after they fall off the *recent* feed?

Cyan Rayna's picture
Reply by Cyan Rayna | Thu, 4 November - 12:24 pm SLT

There are two different folders; The Steampunk Gallery, and the Municipal Gallery.

It would make sense to have a drop down menu for the different galleries though or if anything just show images from all galleries.

Doctor Obolensky's picture
Reply by Doctor Obolensky | Sat, 4 December - 7:47 pm SLT

My event for the ornament contest keeps disappearing off the event listing.  ?

Archivist's picture
Reply by Archivist | Mon, 6 December - 3:08 pm SLT

I had the same problem with the Fleet Week announcement. I think the event view only shows events that start in the future, so once the event start date has passed it thinks it's over.

I futzed with it a bit and couldn't fix it, and then came up with a workaround: set the official start date to be the same as the end date, but put the real dates in the subject line. That has the appropriate effect.

I did that to your event - but the view only shows six events at a time and technically yours is number 7. (Doh!) I'll take another look at the logic and see if I can get it to work properly.

Doctor Obolensky's picture
Reply by Doctor Obolensky | Tue, 7 December - 7:21 am SLT

Yeah, and if I bump mine up, somebody else gets bumped off the list.  I guess it will just have to be a stealth contest for awhile.

 

Edward Pearse's picture
Reply by Edward Pearse | Mon, 18 October - 4:28 am SLT

I just went to try and find if something else had already been posted and discovered there's no search mechanism within the forums.

Could that be something we add on at some point soon?