Site Upgrade 11-21-2011

Discussion in 'Admin Announcements' started by Bob Hubbard, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    FMATalk has been upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin. You will notice some changes, most notably a new editor.

    If you are having issues with the new editor, you can try switching to a simpler one.

    Goto the top-right of the screen.
    Click on SETTINGS
    Look down the left column for General Settings.
    Click on it.
    Look down the page until you find the editor options and select "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls" or "Standard Editor - Extra formatting controls"
    Select and save.

    You lose a lot of the whistles n bells but it might fix some of the issues.



    Additional things to try if you are encountering problems.

    - Clear your browsers cache. Conflicts between old files and new can cause issues. Also, try reloading the page a few times (2-3) as this will also update chched files. F5 works in most browsers.

    - Log out, then log in again. Fixes some issues.

    - When logging in, make sure that you check "remember me". It sets some cookies on your system keeping you logged in unless you specifically log out.

    - Make sure that any ad blockers, pop up blockers etc have FMATalk.com whitelisted.

    - If you run NoScript in Firefox, whitelist FMATalk.com. You may see 1-2 links to Google resources. Whitelisting them may resolve some issues as we have several features integrated with Google services.



    switching to "source mode" then back to "WYSIWYG mode" will reset the editor and get the cursor back when it vanishes, at least in Firefox.




    Couple bits that may help.
    Make sure you're running a newer browser.
    Support for IE 6 and earlier is pretty much gone.
    Your best best if you are an IE user are to make sure you're on 8 or 9.

    Firefox users, keep in mind that browser is going through rapid version progression, If you're on an earlier version than the 7 series, you may want to consider upgrading.
     

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