RP 3.9 Bugs and Feedback

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Michael

To be clearer there were two issues with the site on mobile that I have found.

The first was the malformed forum thread display.

The second was and I stress was the non loading of railcam images also reported by others.

The images of railcams is working now. The forum reading is not.

There is no way to attach a screen capture to the post here. I have some screen pictures and will
Email.

Hope this helps.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I received the attached screenies from FG via email:







This image looks to be the new forum screen

  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
^ X'Trapolis-904M, do you wish to provide any context for what you have posted?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
^ X'Trapolis-904M, do you wish to provide any context for what you have posted?
Aurora8
fixed
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
It is now. Thanks to
Whomever corrected the problem.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Adding files to the downloads module should now be fixed. In addition to that, we're now generating thumbnail previews of uploaded video files, eg https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=822 Smile

Cheers
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Got this message when added a news item to the queue. Item was still added. Smile

Whoops! We couldn't add your news article: Cannot remove object from memcache - $key was not specified


Success! Your news article has been added to our approval queue.


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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
A question rather than a bug, as it is something I can't test without signing up as another user, and that would be naughty. I love the new little icons that let you Like, Agree, Disagree etc. But what happens if someone edits a post after it has been agreed with for example?

By way of example I could post:
Railpage is awesome!
and 700 people could agree with it

Then I could edit the post to read:
Railpage is a POS!
and if those "flags" (what will we call them?) are not cleared on edit, 700 people would still be agreeing with it... Smile
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Scratching my head.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Scratching my head.
bevans
Do you mean that you don't understand my question or that you don't know the answer? Smile
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
A question rather than a bug, as it is something I can't test without signing up as another user, and that would be naughty. I love the new little icons that let you Like, Agree, Disagree etc. But what happens if someone edits a post after it has been agreed with for example?

By way of example I could post:
Railpage is awesome!
and 700 people could agree with it

Then I could edit the post to read:
Railpage is a POS!
and if those "flags" (what will we call them?) are not cleared on edit, 700 people would still be agreeing with it... Smile
Graham4405
All post ratings are date stamped, and it's a trivial process to check post edits. Therefore we can either reset the post content or reset the post ratings.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Do you mean that you don't understand my question or that you don't know the answer? Smile
Graham4405

Don't know the answer. Smile
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
All post ratings are date stamped, and it's a trivial process to check post edits. Therefore we can either reset the post content or reset the post ratings.
michaelgreenhill
So from and end user's point of view (whilst viewing a post) what does that mean?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
So from and end user's point of view (whilst viewing a post) what does that mean?
Graham4405
If someone is suspicious they can report the post and someone will investigate, like any other dodgy post.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
If someone is suspicious they can report the post and someone will investigate, like any other dodgy post.
michaelgreenhill
Wouldn't it be easier to simply reset the ratings on edit?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Wouldn't it be easier to simply reset the ratings on edit?
Graham4405
Nope. What if you made a typo? I can think of a dozen use cases off the top of my head where resetting ratings on edit is a bad idea.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Nope. What if you made a typo? I can think of a dozen use cases off the top of my head where resetting ratings on edit is a bad idea.
michaelgreenhill
If I made a typo, I'd either fix it before I hit submit, or if I missed it, I'd edit within a few seconds of hitting submit, so it's unlikely anyone would have yet rated the post. Loss of a few ratings is trivial anyway.

Your solution behoves anyone who has ever rated a post to continually check those posts for edits... Wink
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
It's such an edge case scenario that I'm not worried. By and large our members are smart enough to pick up when the post rating does not match the post content, especially now that post edits are visible to all.

There are plenty of times when a post is edited after-the-fact. Staff cleaning up spelling mistakes and post formatting issues (happens all the time), for example.

To develop a method for managing post ratings for an edge case such as this would require a good deal of time and energy, which is better spent elsewhere - especially when we already have the report post function, which anyone can use to flag a suspicious post, that from a high-level does the same thing: alert us that something's wrong.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I have been inserting forum thread IDs into news articles that I have been submitting, however I see that people can still create a new thread for those articles.

I have tried both the thread ID and the full thread URL.

Is there something I am doing wrong?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I have been inserting forum thread IDs into news articles that I have been submitting, however I see that people can still create a new thread for those articles.

I have tried both the thread ID and the full thread URL.

Is there something I am doing wrong?
railblogger
err, yes. You shouldn't be able to do that at all.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
err, yes. You shouldn't be able to do that at all.
michaelgreenhill
So what exactly should I be entering?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
So what exactly should I be entering?
railblogger
Nothing.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Every time I use Chrome to go to Correspondence then Forums, it comes up as Railpage Unavailable. This doesn't apply to the incognito mode though. (Chrome says it's up to date)

That "second rate" Internet Explorer seems fine though.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Every time I use Chrome to go to Correspondence then Forums, it comes up as Railpage Unavailable. This doesn't apply to the incognito mode though. (Chrome says it's up to date)

That "second rate" Internet Explorer seems fine though.
Newcastle Express
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