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Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Hello world!

As you can see, we've redecorated. For now, most of the changes are cosmetic. That was long overdue. There's also a lot happening behind the scenes. The "skeleton" that g.com has been running on for a while was cutting edge about five years ago. We have a new skeleton. That means I can more easily add new, and hopefully useful features. Here are some which hopefully you'll like:

* It's now easier to add pictures to a post - you'll see a link to "Upload Attachment" when you make a new post. No more imageshack!
* We've added a "Thanks" button. It's similar to the "Like" button on Facebook, so you can now let someone know you liked their post without having to type all those pesky words. (It's near the "Quote" button above a post...)
* No more "front page". This may or may not be permanent. It's really because I haven't figured out how to tack a "front page" onto the new skeleton. But really, it was just year old pictures of the same mountains every day.
* No more photo album - no one was using it. (It's still at the "old site"... more on that later...)


THIS PART IS IMPORTANT

The "Old" G.com is still there, but it's in suspended animation. This version is still in test-mode, which means that if things don't work, we can go back. But the content you see here is an exact copy of the "old G.com" as of 1/8/2013 @ 4PM. If you post new stuff here, it doesn't show up there. And I'm okay with that, because I have confidence that the new version will stick around. :mozilla_cool:

I'd like you to use this site exclusively unless we find a bunch of broken stuff here. So try stuff out. Post pics. Click the Thanks button. Use smielys. Make new threads. Hang out here. I think you'll like the new format, and if it sticks, I'll add more features and try to make it more fun.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:46 pm

I see the Thanks Toplist and Thanks list button. I do not see the Thanks button. I'll look closer.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:48 pm

I like how you can see who's online.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:50 pm

Travisimon wrote:I see the Thanks Toplist and Thanks list button. I do not see the Thanks button. I'll look closer.



There's a little "thumbs up" icon right next to the profile pic of the person who made the post. Next to "QUOTE"...

Also, I'm not sure what the difference is between the "Thanks List" and the "Thanks Toplist"... I guess time will tell!
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:55 pm

All I've got is "report post," and "quote." There's no thumbs up here. The only thumbs up I see is next to Thanks list. I also don't see "upload image" when posting. Is it the img button?
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:57 pm

Tell me it's not because we're not "friends" on Garmachi. :-D
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:04 pm

Either you're not looking in the right place, or I have something configured wrong. (NOTE: You can't "Thank" yourself... maybe that's it?)

I'll attach an example.

Also - To upload an image, look for "Upload Attachment" below the box you're typing in. I can upload a screenshot of that too if you need me to...


EDIT - It was a permissions issue. Thanks for helping me find that!
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:11 pm

I'll come back later and check again. As of now, there's no thumbs up, and there's no upload attachment.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:49 pm

Travisimon wrote:I'll come back later and check again. As of now, there's no thumbs up, and there's no upload attachment.



Thanks for helping me fix that! :-D
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:00 pm

No bites yet? I'm unimpressed.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby dirt_wave » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:08 pm

YAR! :!:

Look at that guy :arrow: :mozilla_cool: He's cool.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Travisimon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:11 am

That's epic. Welcome to the Garmachi.com test random picture thread 57. :lol:
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:20 am

I also just noticed that there's a link at the top of the main page which says "view new posts". Looks like it sorts by things less than 24 hours old.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby sledge » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:16 pm

I want to be able to insert a poll that will never, ever be used again.
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Re: Help me test G.com v3.0

Postby Garmachi » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:20 pm

sledge wrote:I want to be able to insert a poll that will never, ever be used again.


Could you be more specific?
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