1. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

Report any Bugs and Issues with The Cantina Here.

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback (The Cantina)' started by Viral Hide, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    52,781
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    36,419
    Ratings:
    +55,711 / 38 / -38
    This is the number one maddening thing about the Cantina, as it is the only forum I visit now and do all my typing directly into it....

    Alas, looks like the backspace key has been a bane for many , for many many years:

    This has been a problem since Internet Explorer. It's a very old web browser standard... Firefox and Chrome have this functionality by default as well, and you have to download a special plug-in or extension to disable it. Edge and IE have no option to disable this function, and Microsoft will just shrug and tell you it's an established browser UI standard and that you have to live with it because it's the standard.

    Unfortunately, someone, sometime back in the 1990s or 1980s when the Internet was primarily a system for accessing non-interactive hypertext documents, decided that Backspace was a good choice for a standard key to go back to the previous page. "Well, this key has the word Back in the name! Wouldn't it be clever to make it function as a back button? Haw haw, Backspace to go back through cyberspace! Am I a genius or what, huh?!"

    Whoever established this ignorant, short-sighted web standard has my undying enmity, and I curse him/her for it. I've been fighting with this for decades now, and gotten used to trying to save longer form entries to Notepad just in case. Sometimes I forget, though, and some forums thankfully have a "Save Post" that saves your drafts as you're typing them... and it has saved my butt several times.

    The only suggestion I have that might work is to try and break yourself of the habit of using Backspace to delete text. Instead, train yourself to keep typing after you make mistakes, and then go back through with the cursor and use the Delete key to fix your errors instead. Once you break the habit of using Backspace to delete text, the Backspace key functioning as a Back button won't be nearly as annoying. You might even learn to like it... which is apparently what they expect.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...function/4f61902f-c60b-4300-ad64-1b67cc2368e6

    ^^ The replies to this forum are hilarious, take a look at them, especially the guy that says whoever built this feature into IE and Edge should have camel fleas attack him, LOL
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    52,781
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    36,419
    Ratings:
    +55,711 / 38 / -38
    As a follow-on to this, at the end of the microsoft forum above a person states that Google Chrome had disabled this function....so....over to Chrome for me. It is working great!!!
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 2
  3. Stormagadon

    Stormagadon Cantina Court Jester
    1030th Grand Admiral ***** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Posts:
    2,466
    Likes Received:
    21,261
    Trophy Points:
    146,317
    Credits:
    10,211
    Ratings:
    +23,587 / 17 / -6
    I'm sorry you've had so much trouble with things here. As always, we'll continue to look into things and get them sorted when able, but I'm glad to hear you've found a way around your issues!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. deadmanwalkin009

    deadmanwalkin009 Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Posts:
    985
    Likes Received:
    1,924
    Trophy Points:
    6,617
    Credits:
    2,456
    Ratings:
    +3,016 / 21 / -4
    Are these type ads going to be the new norm? I can deal with the two on the sides of the page but the bottom banner is going to be an issue as it covers up some of the page. I understand you need ads for revenue but this is going to be pretty annoying to close the bottom box every time you go to a new page. It wasn't like this earlier this morning. This screen shot is from Google Chrome on a Windows PC.

    add.jpg
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
  5. Lazarus Dei

    Lazarus Dei Tree Dodger Extraordinaire
    1030th Commander *** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Posts:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    19,360
    Trophy Points:
    146,277
    Credits:
    11,787
    Ratings:
    +22,340 / 6 / -0
    Thanks for highlighting @deadmanwalkin009 - a couple of the staff and mod team also noticed this yesterday and these ads have now been withdrawn.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    hey guys,

    has anything changed behind the scenes today?

    The forum is almost unusable on my iPhone today.
    When I’m typing out replies I’m getting thrown to afflow.btadsmedia.com (don’t go go that address) and then all sorts of pages come up. fills your history with hundreds of entries in seconds.. it’s horrid.

    it was fine yesterday.

    help me.. you’re my only hope!
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
  7. Lazarus Dei

    Lazarus Dei Tree Dodger Extraordinaire
    1030th Commander *** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Posts:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    19,360
    Trophy Points:
    146,277
    Credits:
    11,787
    Ratings:
    +22,340 / 6 / -0
    Thanks for flagging it fella.

    FN’s raised this with the Boss for you - will update ASAP.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  8. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    52,781
    Trophy Points:
    169,407
    Credits:
    36,419
    Ratings:
    +55,711 / 38 / -38
    LOL!!

    "Help me @Viral Hide .... you're my only hope"......says @Maximus as he throws his iphone to the ground....
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Cute Cute x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  9. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    no I don’t do that anymore.

    I used to throw my phone across the room after losing wagers here, but it became too expensive :D
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
  10. TIDMADT

    TIDMADT Jedi Biker

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Posts:
    3,553
    Likes Received:
    3,497
    Trophy Points:
    14,237
    Credits:
    5,961
    Ratings:
    +6,760 / 103 / -68
    We briefly updated to WP 5.1... it seems that with the upgrade came some, shall we say, unstable changes... wait, no, they are "undocumented features"... yeah... one of them is a revamp of the editor, and moves to the Guttenburg Editor, which has sucked hind Piffer everywhere I have seen it. We have rolled back to the previous version with the hope that this problem gets resolved soon. Meanwhile, I am going to try to upgrade on the staging server, and see how damaging it is to unroll the editor

    You should be good now... or as good as you were before... lemme know
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    cheers bro ;)

    i'll have a play with my iphone later and let you know if the "undocumented features" have gone away lol :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  12. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    @TIDMADT

    it’s just as bad bro :(

    it can’t just be me seeing this?

    Max
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  13. TIDMADT

    TIDMADT Jedi Biker

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Posts:
    3,553
    Likes Received:
    3,497
    Trophy Points:
    14,237
    Credits:
    5,961
    Ratings:
    +6,760 / 103 / -68
    Ok, do this for me... you say it is on the phone? Screen shot that, and let me know what phone, operating system, and browser you are using... let's run it to ground
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  14. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    iPhone 8 & safari... but I can’t reproduce it tonight. Either you’ve fixed it, or I’m going mad (potentially both)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  15. TIDMADT

    TIDMADT Jedi Biker

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Posts:
    3,553
    Likes Received:
    3,497
    Trophy Points:
    14,237
    Credits:
    5,961
    Ratings:
    +6,760 / 103 / -68
    We have been having a number of annoying issues lately where changes posted don't migrate out the way they are supposed to... maddening to be sure... I am trying to track an issue now where I see one thing, and Viral sees something different, and I can't for the life of me understand why, unless some CSS is getting stuck in cache somewhere...
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. Madmartigan

    Madmartigan Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    360
    Likes Received:
    888
    Trophy Points:
    6,717
    Credits:
    1,554
    Ratings:
    +1,224 / 5 / -2
    Sorry to ask here.
    How can I disable receiving emails for every response?
    I still want receiving alerts here as always but not in my mail box.
    Thanks in advance.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    Under ‘preferences’ and ‘options’ there is a tick box to receive emails for post replies. Just untick it & hit save :)
     
    • Like Like x 5
  18. Madmartigan

    Madmartigan Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    360
    Likes Received:
    888
    Trophy Points:
    6,717
    Credits:
    1,554
    Ratings:
    +1,224 / 5 / -2
    That was a quick response @Maximus ;)
    Took me a while to find what you said lol

    Thx!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Maximus

    Maximus Reel 2 Dialogue 2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    3,159
    Likes Received:
    64,293
    Trophy Points:
    171,705
    Credits:
    17,995
    Ratings:
    +69,917 / 25 / -13
    a couple of members (inc myself) have noticed that the site has been a bit... laggy over the last 24hrs when we log in.

    it seems to sort itself out after a few minutes, but it's almost like there's a lot of "stuff" going on in the engine room when we first try and use the site.

    not an issue for me personally, as i'm on pretty much all day and i'm a very patient (and handsome) little droid :D - but a new member visiting the site for the first time might think.... uggggh !

    Max :)
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
  20. RockyRoadHux

    RockyRoadHux Ginger General

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Posts:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    63,157
    Trophy Points:
    169,727
    Credits:
    34,544
    Ratings:
    +65,886 / 13 / -2
    Thanks for posting @overweight glob of grease
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
Loading...

Share This Page