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Here is a list of known issues and problems with the new site.  Please add to this list if you find more.

Message Board:  No emoticons.  Renamed Forum to Message Board on top tab but can't figure out how to change it on right sidebar, still reads as Forum.

Uploaded movies: uploaded videos don't appear on the iPad, or in Chrome browsers.  Just a black empty space. 

Photos:  slideshow doesn't work on iPad (Flash?)  Just a black empty space instead

Facebook:  integration is spotty.  sometimes the post will appear on FB, sometimes when clicking on the link the following message will appear on FB:

Sorry

The link you are trying to visit has been reported as abusive by Facebook users. To learn more about staying safe on the internet, visit Facebook's Security Page. Please also read the Wikipedia articles on malware and phishing.
 

This matter will be resolved eventually, it just might take awhile to get it working correctly. I received this response from the HELP Dept today:

Sorry to hear you're encountering difficulty here. There is actually currently an issue with sharing content to Facebook where Facebook is blocking our links as spam. Please rest assured that our Policy and Safety team is working on contacting Facebook in order to resolve this issue. I'm not sure what is involved in order to clear this up, but we will do our best to get things working properly again. Thanks for your patience as we look into resolving this issue. 

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Just checking if there's support for animated GIF profile pictures... If the fish flaps above, then there is.

Edit: there isn't...

Hi Leevi!
Just looking at the site on an iPad for the first time.
No flapping fish...
I haven't checked the uploaded videos or photos with iPad yet - they worked on the Mac Pro with Safari and Firefox.

I have to ask, all the years of message board postings. I hope you can transfer them here. It would be a major loss in a way. Otherwise the site looks really good. Let's test embedding videos in here...

<iframe width="475" height="267" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/laWiX-8MoB8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/embed/laWiX-8MoB8

Well, that doesn't work. But at least you can paste the links in here.

Strider managed to embed a Youtoob video. I haven't tried yet.
I posted elsewhere under Strider's topic, if possible to lock down old sma.com and renaming it Archives. You can search it but not post @ old sma.com? Transferring all old forum requires services of techno geek & $$$. All the old forum is in a MySQL database storage.

Anthony notified Uncle LIO this is trial test of possible new sma.com. Uncle LIO did NOT tell anyone about this trial forum/site test! Or maybe Anthony inviting others as beta testers??
That is a possible option however the search function is poor on the old site. I know there is a way to lock down threads. I am more in favor of creating an archive here and cutting loose the old site and host.

It's true I gave you advance notice of the new site a few wdays ago. I opened the site to everyone this weekend.

I see the poor skeleton avatar has been replaced by Poe.  This is going to take some getting used to.  Skoal!

StopmoNick said:

Hi Leevi!
Just looking at the site on an iPad for the first time.
No flapping fish...
I haven't checked the uploaded videos or photos with iPad yet - they worked on the Mac Pro with Safari and Firefox.

Anthony, I am working on a dbms for the forum threads.  Is there any way I could get a copy of the whole archive to use for test data?  Once the thing is working I will let you decide if it is something you want.  If it is of use, then I will donate it to the group.

I am also planning on massaging the data on the site to extract themes and group them together, making them easily put into the Handbook or any other form.  If the site allows robotic indexing by search engines I can have the data automatically updated.

(I was a professional dbms programmer for the state of New Mexico for years.)



Anthony Scott said:

That is a possible option however the search function is poor on the old site. I know there is a way to lock down threads. I am more in favor of creating an archive here and cutting loose the old site and host.

It's true I gave you advance notice of the new site a few wdays ago. I opened the site to everyone this weekend.

I will work on getting the files to you this week.  Thanks Martin.  I know many people will appreciate it.

The new site is fantastic - it's Facebook for stop motion. Great work!

Thanks John!



Marc Spess said:

 Let's test embedding videos in here...

Hey Marc, good to see ya in here!! To embed videos you need to grab the Embed code (looks like you did that) and then click on the little "video" box (looks like a blue filmstrip with sprocket holes) and paste the 
Embed code in the box that pops up. 

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