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  1. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    Title on Advertisements Required
    Titles on advertisements are "required" but they all are blank on upgrade. 
    Since this is new required field the upgrade process should put "something" in there such as the root domain name. 
    What is the purpose of the Titles on Ads? - it appears the field doesn't exist in the Ads table but its apart of the translation language system.
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  2. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [rc7 -pages] Open Page Builder
    I've noticed trying to open page builder in the ACP redirect back to the ACP dashboard and doesn't load the page builder.
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  3. Ocean West added a comment: strange gradient in blogs   

    its happening even here  http://community.invisionpower.com/blogs/
    here is the tweaked version on my test board i found the item in the css
  4. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Blog index - Recent Entries - Entry Length   

    The section on the left for the given users Recent Entries.. it would be better to have the title truncated and add an … (ellipsis) instead of letting the title wrap.
    It makes it look like more entries there then there are, plus at some point someone will come across unfortunate wrapping of a word which could be amusing or leave real bad impression
    Would look better.
  5. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    strange gradient in blogs
    There is this very odd gradient in the blogs - it is visually distracting. 

    i think the intent is to have it fade out so that users click it to read more. - playing with my browsers inspector window i turned off the height 40px; setting and it seemed to correct it. 

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  6. Ocean West added a post in a topic: ACP Interface - mixed interface patterns.   

    When Editing theme Site logos etc. the option to remove the logo is this 

    when you check it it turns green or you have to turn it on do delete it? - (kind of counter intuitive)
    In other areas like Advertisements or when deleting images its a trash can - much better from the user experience.
    Then back in Community Enhancements the option is just a toggle button that are similar (only 3 characters difference ) and require reading.
    and in this case the aforementioned on / off slider would be appropriate as it lends to provide quick visual indication as to the state of these settings.
  7. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Upgrade from IP. 3.4.x to IPS4.0 (updated)   

    i didn't see it mention here - but once you login to 4.0 ACP you should go to System > Support > Choose Something isn't working correctly.
    it does some other tests to make sure things are done - like running some database queries, and cleaning caches. 
  8. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    This Site ( documentation )
    couldn't download a link from the documentation section 
    gave me a permissions error
    The page you are trying to access is not available for your account.
    Error code: 2C171/1
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  9. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Chat feedback   

    perhaps its fine when the chat is wrapped in the site theme ( with full navigation ) but if opened in a popup window the focus is on the chat not the surrounding chrome 
  10. Ocean West added a post in a topic: RC7 out :-)   

    just did a test run of 347 to RC7 and its been easiest full update. 
  11. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [rc7] upgrades do not preserve login management
    after upgrade form 347 > RC7 the login  Authentication Type is not retained when it was set for Username or Email Address.
    When we choose during upgrade which option  Usernames or Display Names - then this login Authentication Type should also be set to match.
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  12. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Chat feedback   

    Thanks IPS for letting us kick the tires on the new chat.
    Observations and concerns.
    Chat window should be full height of the window and resize with the browser. (too short) ads should not interfere with the chat - if the chat window include the global ad locations that would make the chat even more squeezed. (easy way to turn them off - i really don't wish to go tinkering with templates.) footer (copyright) that should be forced to the bottom of the site and using jquery or css tricks that auto hides the footer on iOS need ability to collapse the online users list - you end up in a double scrolling issues and it takes up a lot of space No pop out window? on iOS it wasn't obvious how to navigate back from private chat. sign in to chat has a "save" button what is it saving if i click the "i agree" each time."
  13. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Marketplace Block   

    It would be very nice to have a static side bar block of "My Purchases (or downloads)" 
  14. Ocean West added a post in a topic: My Cable Provider finally admits a problem...   

    About three weeks ago we had a bit of rain - the next day Monday - it was starting to dry out.
    I got home and just after 7:30 my internet was acting very strange, speed tests would give me some download but barely any upload.  My Speeds typically are north of 180mbps download and about 30mbps upload.
    I called in and they reset the modem and had me do the cable dance and omit all devices (router / switches ) between the modem and the computer, which i complied It worked for about 15 minutes like that then the same issues resumed - and there were a lot of packet loss.
    We scheduled a technician.  He came the next day and put on the meter and everything was normal. Then again around 7:30 that night the same thing happened. I called in to log my complaint and escalate the issue. - but i refused to do the ethernet cable dance - especially after I said reminded them i am on a Mac - after they request i go to the "Start Menu" – 3 times.
    So the next appointment was two days later because i was out of town. Before the appointment I purchased a brand new Modem, and for giggles purchased brand new ethernet cables. When the tech got there he put his tester on the line and then decided to replace all the coax connectors on the lines and even ran a new cable from the terminal outside / under the house in to the office. (thank goodness i pay for wire maintenance)
    So now i have new modem cables, and coax. He left and then again that evening the same thing happened. I yet again called the cable company and told them of this and got it escalated to tier two and they took copious notes and scheduled yet again another crew out for the following day. 
    They came in and replaced connectors one splitter on both the tv and the modem. They looked at the TAP at the street corner and did meter tests. Said every thing was great then left. 
    When the evening rolled around again I was in the middle of running an RC5 test uploading to my server and as usual no bandwidth. So i called in and scheduled a Supervisor to come back - well they came back the next day but there was no supervisor - and to top it off my neighbor was with out TV for 2 days because the prior guy messed something up on the TAP. So I stood there until they fixed it and ensured the neighbors were on - he left because i said there is nothing inside they can do that wasn't already done twice - and I needed to see a supervisor.
    A super came by the next day ( i wasn't home ) but they looked outside and said every thing was fine . When i got home late my networks was offline yet again - I called up and the this tech recorded snapshots of my usage and they escalated it again and verified my speed tests and packet loss. And decided to finally do a "smoke test" on the line where they have their system hyper actively watch the packets and see what is the issue - which they ran of the past few days. 
    Today they called and said yes that there is a problem and part of the test was the put all my neighbors on the watch too and said that its not just me but most of the street has this issue.
    So finally they are going to come out in a big truck and rip out the old tap and put in a new one. - Now need to call in and get a credit for my lack of service.
  15. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Blogs and transparent overly...   

    Why do blogs have this annoying transparency overly  - and how do you remove it. 

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  1. Ocean West

    Code drunk - debug sober!

  2. Ocean West

    when will the previous generation learn not to put two spaces after periods in a sentence.

    1. Ryan H.

      I regularly find classmates who do it too... I don't think it'll go quickly.

    2. odox

      In scotland it's still taught as a fairly common thing to do.

  3. Ocean West

    verry tipsy!

  4. dieselpowered » Ocean West

    My avatar picture was actually taken in the Alamo Lake, AZ area.

  5. Ocean West » dieselpowered

    your avatar pict looks really familiar - where was it taken?

  6. Ocean West

    Why is the rum always gone?!