JohnD

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  1. It actually had more to do with restoring the news feed functionality, after resolving a problem, which caused things to backup a bit. Everything should be back to normal now. Also know that news articles are posted in batches at times during the season, so there may be several that hit the forum at the same time. The lower activity on the forum during the off-season only exaggerates the condition. As activity in other threads increase, these topics will be moved down the list.
  2. I've removed the link to an image of a personal email that was shared without the author's permission - something that is contrary to the Community Guidelines. Carry on - but only if you have something constructive to offer. Don't make me come back in here. It won't be pretty. Have a nice day. -john
  3. Yep - one of the more significant changes in the new version is the ability to automatically 'wrap' a pasted URL with the appropriate viewer/player for a number of different content types, including YouTube video and Twitter tweets. It makes it quite easy to include 'external' content in your post(s) by simply pasting the URL into the post editor.
  4. I believe I have it fixed now. Chalk it up to 'Security tuning' Simply paste the URL for the tweet into the Post editor ... and the system will automatically embed the tweet in the post. Easy-peasy (now that it works properly)
  5. No luck in the community support forums - so have opened a ticket. Stay tuned.
  6. i can recreate the problem in Chrome on my desktop under macOS 10.12 and Safari under iOS 10.2. I've researched the issue in the Invision forums / knowledgebase and can't find an answer ... so have posted in their support forum. Let's see what they come-up with. If nothing in the next couple of days, I'll open a ticket with Invision. For now - let's stay away from attempting to embed Tweets. Thanks!
  7. Have a look at my new post about Notifications ... it should provide some assistance.
  8. With the new upgrade, I thought I'd expand on the Notifications feature just a little bit. Notifications allow you to be alerted to various events in the Forum with either a pop-up notice (if enabled for on your browser) and/or an Email sent to your registered email address. Properly configured, they can be a great tool for keeping up-to-date with forum activity. Control of which events trigger a Notification and how to deliver it is defined for each user via their Account Settings --> Overview :: Other Settings --> Notification Settings. On this page you can define the rules by which Notifications will be sent to you. I believe the options provide a great deal of flexibility in defining which events generate a Notification and how it is delivered. Permission to display Pop-up Notifications is requested in the browser the first time you log-in to the site and may be enabled/disabled in the browser at a later time. Each browser has a slightly different process for managing these permissions, so search Google for specific directions (search: disable browser notification [my particular browser] ). Safari's Preferences provides a "Notifications" tab, Chrome includes the "Notifications" option in the information provided via the View Site Information pop-up (illustrated below). Disabling Notifications in the browser will disable **ALL** pop-up Notifications from the site. Chrome Site Information pop-up and Notifications permission for the site.
  9. Hmmmm .... I've fixed the problem. You won't be bothered by that pesky (and unintended) button any longer.
  10. Hmmm - maybe we *will* see the number of Guests ....
  11. It took a little digging, but I was able to find how the new version implemented this feature and set it up. I don't believe the new 'widget' will report the number of "Guests" in the topic, mainly because of the way Guests are handled in the new system. -john
  12. I've been looking at the range of individuals' Profile content for the last few days and also find it an unwanted annoyance when the content is lengthly. Rather than limit what Members can include in their Profile, I've removed the content from the 'author panel' in the Post. All of the Profile information is available in the Member Profile, which is accessible by simply clicking on the Member's name. I'm also looking at the content of some signatures, which are sometimes excessive. While you can select an option to suppress display of these signatures, I suspect most people don't mind seeing signatures (and actually find useful information within) - but don't like seeing those that run-on and contain large images. We may put some limitations on what may be posted in a signature in the future.
  13. The 'first unread post' feature appears to work for me - but, if intermittent, may be related to the fact that all of the indexes have not yet been rebuilt by the upgrade process. The upgrade is a major undertaking for the database, given the size ... so I'll ask for your patience while we let that process finish. If the issue persists after all of the updates are complete, I'll look into it further. Also - be sure you're clicking on the blue dot at the far left of the thread title. That's the 'take me to the first unread post' link. As for the "Titles", they are alive and well ... just hidden in the mobile interface, to conserve screen real-estate. Have a look in a desktop browser and you'll see them.
  14. The 'first unread post' feature appears to work for me - but, if intermittent, may be related to the fact that all of the indexes have not yet been rebuilt by the upgrade process. The upgrade is a major undertaking for the database, given the size ... so I'll ask for your patience while we let that process finish. If the issue persists after all of the updates are complete, I'll look into it further. As for the "Titles", they are alive and well ... just hidden in the mobile interface, to conserve screen real-estate. Have a look in a desktop browser and you'll see them.
  15. It doesn't appear to be a way to do that, on a per-user basis. I am going to spend a little time looking at what should be included or not and then changing what is displayed there globally. I'll make you down for "would rather not have all that stuff there".