A brand new home for SketchUcation

Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:07 pm

Roland Joseph wrote: The new site is a pass but the move to privatize is a step backwards. Good luck with your private forum guys.


Hi Roland Joseph,

Could you please explain why you state New SketchUcation is a retrograde step? I am genuinely interested in understanding your perspective on this.

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Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby wyatt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:21 pm

What is the significance of the Resources and Special Interest forums being locked?
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Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby Paul Russam » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:23 pm

Ignore my 'Spelling not working' message, it was Chrome not the forum.
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Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:27 pm

Wyatt wrote:What is the significance of the Resources and Special Interest forums being locked?


Locked isn't really the correct term for the Special Interest. You need to add these in your UCP. They don't get added as part of registration.

The resources top level forum is locked as we allow posting within it's subforums to keep things organised.

Nothing sinister here it has always been like this. Just the new icons highlight that there is some restriction in these.

Nothing has changed to the forums in the upgrade. Everyplace remains as is.
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Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby Gaieus » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 pm

Adding yourself in the UCP is only for the foreign languages forums.

Now here the "locked" sign only means that there are no general discussion topics at the top level but only under the subforums.

There are forums with subforums where there are also discussions at the top level (SU, LO, Gallery, Extensions, Corner Bar etc.) They are also "open" at top level. And indeed, this is something we used to have on the old forums, too - only the new icons are a bit more amphysising these things.
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Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

Postby Dan Rathbun » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:08 pm

Maybe the icon for solved should be a trophy or blue ribbon. (Using a check is confusing.)
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby wyatt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:07 pm

    Rich O Brien wrote:
    Nothing sinister here it has always been like this. Just the new icons highlight that there is some restriction in these.


    I noticed that access wasn't restricted or anything like that, and didn't suspect anything shady was going on. Just curious about all the new shiny things is all. I haven't explored all the new things yet, but what I see, I like. :D
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby michaliszissiou » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:16 pm

    The UI still burns my eyes! So white!
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:56 pm

    MIchalis: the old forums had much more contrast between background and font colour.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby ArCAD-UK » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:53 pm

    Still getting used to the new layout, but the thing that is really bugging me is the banners and menu items at the "top" of the page actually fill over 2/3rds of my screen. Any chance they can be consolidated; I don't remember the old forum wasting that much real estate.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby utiler » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:18 am

    Been away for the weekend with the family so I've missed this til now...!! really well done guys..!!

    Way sweet. :thumb:
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby cotty » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:06 am

    broomstick wrote:Also, where can I inquire how to sell some of my models?

    No hints for this?
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby iichiversii » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:33 am

    cotty wrote:
    broomstick wrote:Also, where can I inquire how to sell some of my models?

    No hints for this?


    @Cotty

    You will find your answer to this here, view topic http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=179&t=46087&start=60
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby baz » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:30 am

    I'm happy with the new look, but pages seem to load pretty slowly.
    Also I'm seeing 'All our ads are sketchup related, you are missing relevant content'
    Are these 'popups' or something else? I have popups blocked generally.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:53 am

    Are you using some AdBlock, Baz?

    These are no popups. We also hate popups. These are just the placeholders for the ads you are probably blocking.

    Slowness is a serious issue however. Most of the time, the pages load nicely and fast for me but occasionally, they indeed load slowly. While on the old forums, once two "gues" users (from two IP's of the same block) made so many parallel queries (i.e. scraping the site brutally) that the whole server went down. Well, we banned those IP's but this can happen any time.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby pilou » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 am

    Seems there was a little problem with copy direct link of images
    between French part to English part : "link broken"

    So I upload again images on the English part :)

    French Part
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:43 am

    Pilou, the French forum (and every other subforums down there actually) is "permission based" (you need to sign up to the usergroup). No wonder an attachment there cannot be seen outside that particular forum.

    Maybe we should abandon this permission system - but then all foreign language post will appear in every other member's "new posts" list (this is why we keep them permission based). I will look into some other solutions.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby baz » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:44 am

    Thanks Gaieus, will check my settings.
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:48 am

    Don't misunderstand me, Baz, I am not ranting with you for using AdBlock (I myself use it most of the times, too). ;)
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby pilou » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:55 am

    No wonder an attachment there cannot be seen outside that particular forum.


    yes but the curious thing is that i was abble to see it when I had made the past one adress to the another one! :shock:

    So maybe some numerous another copy / past are orfan! :roll:

    I will see se if the word "broken" works in the internal seach engine :)
    (works but hoppefully seems there are not ofan links images in my other posts ;)

    Maybe this is arriving during the migration ? What was the date ?
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:07 am

    Yes, Pilou, you could see it because you are a member of the French UG and your permissions allow you to see the images included from there. ;)
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby pilou » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:13 am

    Ok thanks! Now I will publish images on the 2 parts! :roll:
    Not very ecologic but avoid problem! ;)

    And bravo for the solver of the enigma! :enlight:

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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby cotty » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:49 pm

    Is there a way to subscribe to new entries in Gallery, Shop, Tutorials,... ?
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:59 pm

    The rss feed in the footer
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby cotty » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:22 pm

    Rich O Brien wrote:The rss feed in the footer

    Thank you. I think I have never scrolled down until the end :oops: .
    It worked for the shop and the tutorials, but there is no RSS icon at the gallery?
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:25 pm

    No, but we will look into it.

    Thanks for pointing it out :thumb:
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    Re: A brand new home for SketchUcation

    Postby Gaieus » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:45 pm

    True that the Gallery entries are not "articles" - i.e. no RSS feed for them. I guess we should post articles about each gallery entry anyway so there should be also rss entry for them. Needs a bit of poking around but I think it's solvable.
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