Let Me Know What Problems You're Having Posting

Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/07/17 11:26:22AM
1,714 posts

confused.jpgThis was a very active forum back before the site change. I knew it would be tough making this change after 9 years on the old platform. But that platform was no longer supported and badly out of date, insecure, and not mobile responsive. So, here we are.

What can I do to help you become more comfortable with the new site? I'm know the readers are still reading, I see a big jump in traffic analytics... but all you active posters haven't been posting a lot of content.

I hear some of you say "It's not user friendly" yet I see (from the analytics) more of our content being viewed than ever before...so that argument doesn't really hold water in that regard.

I know it's different, and different is hard to accept. I'm here to help. Let me know where you're having trouble, and I'll help get you over the hurdle.




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updated by @jeff-gilder: 01/21/17 01:14:48PM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
01/07/17 02:38:49PM
8,894 posts

Very difficult to navigate the new site and find things. The old site was user friendly. This one is not.




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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/07/17 03:07:40PM
1,714 posts

To me, this one is much easier for some things....and just different for others. And, I realize "different" = difficulty.  I was used to the photo gallery and comment wall on ning, and this was hard to get used to at first. But, I'm getting my arms around it little by little.  The forum posting on ning was much easier...I do agree. I liked that format better myself. 




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bill mcpeek
@bill-mcpeek
01/08/17 10:24:05AM
820 posts

not user friendly at all in my opinion.. I miss the birthdays today listing so we could wish our friends a happy birthday.

Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/08/17 11:37:29AM
1,714 posts

[quote="bill mcpeek"]

not user friendly at all in my opinion.. I miss the birthdays today listing so we could wish our friends a happy birthday.

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Bill, scroll down the page. They are there in exactly the same location they were on the old site. bottom left side of the activity page.




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Billy Biscoe
@billy-biscoe-arustyracer
01/08/17 06:02:08PM
211 posts

Hi Mr. Bill McPeek:

I too have had trouble navigating this new site...I found the members birthday listed on the top right side when I click on (Blog). I'm fairly certain that those who use a confuser in their work place will understand this site better than I a hardcore racer does! What really puzzle me is the fact that no members are posting any photo's. It must be harder than before? Before the change you could count on people like Harlow Reynolds, Ron Wetzler, Andy Towler, and especially Too Much Country (Chase) to be posting race related pix on here regularly.

Heck for me to even answer you post I had to log in and click on my forum box to be able to find the white box to post this answer....Not sure if I even have too do that to respond? But I did and I have ! B/B in da' big "D"

bill mcpeek
@bill-mcpeek
01/08/17 06:09:41PM
820 posts

Billy, When they get the photo posting snag fixed I have a couple I will try and post... Stay warm and take care...

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
01/08/17 07:15:35PM
896 posts

I'm not sure how one makes a post.  At the bottom of a forum page, if I click on my Icon, it results in a "posting type" situation.  Is that the method? Once written, how is it posted?

Devin
@devin
01/08/17 08:21:54PM
602 posts

Bobby, here are Jeff's instructions in the the "Chat" forum post:

to post a new topic on the forum:

1. Click on the Forum tab in the main navigation

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2. Choose / Click the category (from the list) that you would like to use for your post

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3. Click the + sign on the right just under the Forum nav.

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Devin
@devin
01/08/17 08:26:37PM
602 posts

Also, after you write it be sure to click on the "Create New Topic" button.

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
01/08/17 08:42:32PM
896 posts

OK thanks, Devin.  Seems like I had found that once before........the + sign.  Must have forgotten.

Devin
@devin
01/08/17 08:48:01PM
602 posts

[quote="Bobby Williamson"]

OK thanks, Devin.  Seems like I had found that once before........the + sign.  Must have forgotten.

You are welcome!

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
01/10/17 05:22:09PM
3,623 posts

I drop by a few times a week, but I haven't posted much for a few reasons. 

One, Tim Leeming, Dave Fulton and I have posted a lot of stuff in the forum the past few years. I realize others have as well, but it seems we've posted the majority of the content in the forum. I'd like to see others add their memories, race recaps, and such so we can all enjoy them and add our comments, articles and pics to them.

Two, the offseason. In the dead of winter, I'm not particularly in race ready mode yet. I have some ideas in my mind about various posts I plan to make on my personal blog. I suppose I'll copy / share much of the content here.

Three, without trying to pile on, the site re-design is a barrier for me to add new content. In particular, the simplistic search feature is driving me crazy. I have found a way to search the Forum - which has helped me ID previous posts to edit, bump, etc.  

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But the inability to search members or photos through anything other than a basic search function that only returns 4 items per query is frustrating as hell.

And I don't plan to scroll page after page of members - especially when so many aren't recognizable with generic avatars:

members.png

Nor am I going to scroll through pages of photos - esp when we have something like 60,000 of them. Down the road, if I choose to add new posts, I'd like to embed pictures from the site and give credit to the RR members who uploaded them. But without the ability to efficiently and accurately search the photos, I'm not going to spend a bunch of time crawling through pages.




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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/10/17 05:53:57PM
1,714 posts

[quote="bill mcpeek"]

not user friendly at all in my opinion.. I miss the birthdays today listing so we could wish our friends a happy birthday.

[/quo[quote="bill mcpeek"]

Billy, When they get the photo posting snag fixed I have a couple I will try and post... Stay warm and take care...

[/quote] Not aware of a photo posting snag, Bill. Please explain




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Billy Biscoe
@billy-biscoe-arustyracer
01/11/17 12:26:47PM
211 posts

                                                                NEW PROBLEMS with NEW SITE

Earlier this week we got blitzed with a snow storm. Naturally all of us in my family were stuck inside. I thought it might be a fortunate time to take advantage of searching the R/R newest site and trying to understand it's new and improved features. I had already posted on the events calander and was fairly certain I could go back to that same section. Not too much problems but in a little while I got back to it. I looked at the listings for the "Racing thru History" shows and saw a white blank space for the date of Jan. 10th 2017. I simply thought that Jeff had already made other plans or it might  be undergoing some upgrades. So Tuesday evening came and went at my house. Then today when I logged in to wish my ol' buddy Reb Wickersham a "Happy Birthday" I saw were there was in fact a "Goat Rodeo" show on Tuesday nite! Did someone make a last minute change to do a show or am I getting too senile to use my confuser. Or was I not doing something right to this newest sites regards.? Add to this I can't find MY FRIEND list? I know I've made a few friends on the old pages but did they not come with me to this new one? Along that same line what has happened to the Clubs I've joined? Do they still exist? I'm certain that I'm not doing something right , but I also certain I'm not the only one having issues. I'm only posting this because I fell that for each member here on R/R we have to teach/share our tech skills to learn how to navigate these new pages. Sincerely: ARUSTYRACER

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
01/11/17 04:07:45PM
3,623 posts

Billy -

Your friends / connections from the old site did not carry over to the new one. I've been trying to recall myself those I need to re-connect with on the new site. I've found a few of you - but still many more to go.

For the clubs, move your mouse over your icon in the top right corner of the screen (next to the magnifying glass). The 4th item down should be Groups You Follow (same as old site's Clubs). I found all of mine came across from the old site.

Chase




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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
01/12/17 04:55:01PM
8,894 posts

Chase & Billy... Unfortunately much of the content (comments, text, photos, video) that transferred within a group is chopped off on the right sde of the page.  i.e., none of my comments, photos, or video I posted to the Ray Hendrick group make any sense because they have all been cut off down the right side. We have sadly lost 9 years of priceless comments and photos posted to the groups. The groups are now useless. Unfortunately, these changes have turned  what was a wonderful place for conversation and history into a wasteland that nobody can navigate. It is so sad to see what was a terrific place absolutely destroyed.




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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/12/17 05:19:22PM
1,714 posts

Really sorry you guys are struggling. Please understand, the old site was no longer supported and was going to be lost totally. There are not many options out there to house this kind of content.....affordably....for me. One great option (that I absolutely loved)would have cost over $25,000 per year on the low end, and possibly as much at $5000 per month. If any of you would like to pick up that tab, we'll gladly head that direction.  And although all of your have (and I'm very grateful for it) spent a lot of time adding content, so have I, and I have funded almost 100% of it. I'm very sorry, Dave that you feel is is a wasteland. I do not! I felt, and continue to feel it was worth the effort and $$ to salvage everything we could. My option was to just let it disappear completely. There's over 100 hours of work left to do to complete the effort....much of it is in the "Groups" area. I will get the effort completed as spare time allows. 




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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/12/17 05:30:53PM
1,714 posts

[quote="TMC Chase"] Chase, It looks like I'll be able to set up search functions within he various site modules at some point. There's still another major upgrade that I need to get through prior to attempting to add those things. But, it does appear I can create that function.

I drop by a few times a week, but I haven't posted much for a few reasons. 

One, Tim Leeming, Dave Fulton and I have posted a lot of stuff in the forum the past few years. I realize others have as well, but it seems we've posted the majority of the content in the forum. I'd like to see others add their memories, race recaps, and such so we can all enjoy them and add our comments, articles and pics to them.

Two, the offseason. In the dead of winter, I'm not particularly in race ready mode yet. I have some ideas in my mind about various posts I plan to make on my personal blog. I suppose I'll copy / share much of the content here.

Three, without trying to pile on, the site re-design is a barrier for me to add new content. In particular, the simplistic search feature is driving me crazy. I have found a way to search the Forum - which has helped me ID previous posts to edit, bump, etc.  

forum search.png

But the inability to search members or photos through anything other than a basic search function that only returns 4 items per query is frustrating as hell.

And I don't plan to scroll page after page of members - especially when so many aren't recognizable with generic avatars:

members.png

Nor am I going to scroll through pages of photos - esp when we have something like 60,000 of them. Down the road, if I choose to add new posts, I'd like to embed pictures from the site and give credit to the RR members who uploaded them. But without the ability to efficiently and accurately search the photos, I'm not going to spend a bunch of time crawling through pages.

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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/13/17 11:26:25AM
1,714 posts

[quote="TMC Chase"] We've always had generic avatars for those who do not post a profile image.

I drop by a few times a week, but I haven't posted much for a few reasons. 

One, Tim Leeming, Dave Fulton and I have posted a lot of stuff in the forum the past few years. I realize others have as well, but it seems we've posted the majority of the content in the forum. I'd like to see others add their memories, race recaps, and such so we can all enjoy them and add our comments, articles and pics to them.

Two, the offseason. In the dead of winter, I'm not particularly in race ready mode yet. I have some ideas in my mind about various posts I plan to make on my personal blog. I suppose I'll copy / share much of the content here.

Three, without trying to pile on, the site re-design is a barrier for me to add new content. In particular, the simplistic search feature is driving me crazy. I have found a way to search the Forum - which has helped me ID previous posts to edit, bump, etc.  

forum search.png

But the inability to search members or photos through anything other than a basic search function that only returns 4 items per query is frustrating as hell.

And I don't plan to scroll page after page of members - especially when so many aren't recognizable with generic avatars:

members.png

Nor am I going to scroll through pages of photos - esp when we have something like 60,000 of them. Down the road, if I choose to add new posts, I'd like to embed pictures from the site and give credit to the RR members who uploaded them. But without the ability to efficiently and accurately search the photos, I'm not going to spend a bunch of time crawling through pages.

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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/13/17 05:28:54PM
1,714 posts

I completed another phase of the site upgrade, and some of your concerns are "helped". Still much to do. @tmc-chase you can now search member profiles. I'm working on a way to group "searchable" member galleries. I also expanded the number of items returned on the site-wide search. Hope that helps

@dave-fulton, the group display issues where images are "outside" the display areas appear to be related to very early posts....most of those problems appear on 9 year old posts. As I go through the groups and look at random posts, later input seems to be ok. This may be related to an earlier version of ning, but I'm really not 100% sure why some group content transferred perfectly and some did not. I still have MANY group edits to do...and I have no idea if the results of those edits will change this issue. 




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updated by @jeff-gilder: 01/13/17 05:29:37PM
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
01/21/17 08:04:05AM
468 posts

Noticed the new posted photos aren't being tagged?

There's an 3 word max. Tag  for each photo.

There should be at least an 6 word max. Tag for each word. Who(driver name), What(information), When(date), Where(location), and race car # for each photo.

How can members tagged other member's un- tagged photos?

How can I correct any mistakes(typos) that was made on my posted response comments  on the forum or photo section?

Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
01/21/17 08:11:07AM
468 posts

 I just made an mistake and can't correct it? I mean should be word as:

 There should be at least an 6 word max. Tag for each Photo.

Who(driver name), What(information), When(date), Where(location), and race car # for each photo.

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
01/21/17 11:27:08AM
3,623 posts

Dennis - I've learned each tag has to be added individually with 3 words max per tag. On old RR, you could type a string a words separated by commas to create all you wanted. With new RR for example, you enter driver & enter. Then track - enter. Etc.

Having said that, I learned early on that new RR requires ONE MINUTE between entering tags. Not sure if that's been tweaked or not. I'm not spending a minute per tag.

I'm pretty sure you can add tags to anyone's pics. And though you can't edit a tag, you should be able to hover over one to delete it. Then you can a replacement. 




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
01/21/17 11:32:51AM
3,623 posts

Dennis - Re: editing forum posts and comments, notice a little gear icon on the top right of your post. Should allow you to edit things  I think same is true on photo comments. I have additional edit rights Jeff granted my account, but I think that edit feature was there before he changed my access level.

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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/21/17 12:47:48PM
1,714 posts

Thanks, Chase. Are you still seeing the I minute between tags? I haven't been able to duplicate that.




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
01/21/17 12:54:22PM
3,623 posts

Jeff - I personally am not. But unsure if that's because of a system tweak to eliminate the 1 minute wait. Or if it's because of the different level of access you granted me. Better person to ask is someone like Dennis who is trying to tag pics but may not have the admin level of access.




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Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/21/17 01:00:37PM
1,714 posts

Hmm. Shouldn't matter. I set up another user profile for testing the the other day. I'll log out and try that....and report back. Under my login, I have no limitations. I type the tag, hit enter, and type the next one.




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Golfer Dude
@golfer-dude
01/21/17 01:04:13PM
1 posts

[quote="Jeff Gilder"]

Hmm. Shouldn't matter. I set up another user profile for testing the the other day. I'll log out and try that....and report back. Under my login, I have no limitations. I type the tag, hit enter, and type the next one.

[/quote] Under this login, I do get the 1 minute tag limit notice. Checking out why now

Jeff Gilder
@jeff-gilder
01/21/17 01:08:40PM
1,714 posts

[quote="Golfer Dude"]

[quote="Jeff Gilder"]

Hmm. Shouldn't matter. I set up another user profile for testing the the other day. I'll log out and try that....and report back. Under my login, I have no limitations. I type the tag, hit enter, and type the next one.

[/quote] Under this login, I do get the 1 minute tag limit notice. Checking out why now

[/quote] I'm both embarrassed and happy to say that I have fixed the issue. I set the wait to zero and set the max word limit to 6. But, you should hit enter between each tag. If you think the character/word limit needs to be raised let me know...and why.




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Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
01/22/17 02:56:30AM
468 posts

[quote="TMC Chase"]

Jeff - I personally am not. But unsure if that's because of a system tweak to eliminate the 1 minute wait. Or if it's because of the different level of access you granted me. Better person to ask is someone like Dennis who is trying to tag pics but may not have the admin level of access.

[/quote]

I tagged Andy's photo with (5) tagged words:  WINSTON CUP  NASCAR  MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY  APRIL 27 1975  VIRGINIA 500

Only problem is the tag dates like the example: 4/27/75 or 4/27/1975 

What is a tagged cloud?

http://racersreunion.com/tags/virginia%20500

TMC Chase,.  thanks for the information on tagging or correcting comment errors on post and photos.