Any Problems with Posting/Comments or Loging in?

OT: Sandbox YAK

I have been making some changes to the ArtMetal web site interface and would like to know if any of the subscribed members are having any difficulties with posting or adding comments or logging into the site. I've had one user indicating he is having troubles with responding to comments and getting strange subscription notices.

If you do see any strange behavior, please do let me or Rich know. And I ask that you give us as much information as possible so that we can reproduce the problem and be able to track it down. Screen shots, description of the incident before it happened and how you proceeded will be very helpful.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

enrique 


webminster's picture

I may have figured out one

I may have figured out one of the issues...

If you recently received an email with this post, it is because you are subscribed to the OT: Sandbox YAK forum. What happened is that I actually fixed the subscription feature earlier in the week. I could go on and on about the fix, but let me show you how you can unsubscribe.

First make sure you are logged in to your account, then go to:

http://artmetal.com/subscriptions and you should see all the posts you are subscribed to. If you no longer want to be subscribed, then unsubscribe. That should do the trick.

Note that currently email notifications of subscriptions are being sent out once a week. I hope to change that to once a day, but due to cpu usage, we're having to send them out on a weekly basis.

Hope this makes sense...

enrique 


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Enrique: No problemo! Gracias, Sr.
Happy New Year to all you Iron-pounders.

Nic East, Jim Thorpe, PA USA
Creativity begins with a novel thought.


Francis Baker's picture

adding an image to a new post

Hi,
I would like to make a new post, but do not see how to add an image.
Any help will be appreciated.

the add image button does not seem to be working for me. It brings up a page not found.

Thanks
Francis

www.francisbaker.com


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

errors

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Hey Enrique,
I'm still unable to post a new blog.
I'm still getting "HTTP ERROR 404"


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

difficulty posting to blog

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
When I hit "add image", a screen comes up that says PAGE NOT FOUND


Rich Waugh's picture

I just tried it Stephen and

I just tried it Stephen and had the same experience you did - a 404 error.

I don't,however, use the "add image" button generally.  When I know I'm going to want to post images in a blog post or reply I first click on the "enable rich text" icon and work in that format, which works fine for posting images, and allows a bit more control of formatting as well.  Try it. PyrometerPyrometer


webminster's picture

Okay, I looked into this for

Okay, I looked into this for a bit and have verified that everyone is now getting this error. So, I have disabled that feature.

NOTE: You can still add images by "enable rich-text" and then clicking on the little camera icon on the top left hand side.

SUGGESTION: Go into your account and edit the TinyMCE rich-text settings to give a default state of "true". Make sure you save it and the next time you post you will see the nicer editor.


webminster's picture

I don't know why you are not

I don't know why you are not able to post. Try posting using the rich-text editor and see if that helps. I need detailed information on your problem to help diagnose and track the problem.

Seems you are able to comment, so that is not an issue.


webminster's picture

1st enable rich-text. Then

1st enable rich-text. Then click the little camera icon on the top left. See attached example...

Adding Image using TinyMCE Enable Rich-TextAdding Image using TinyMCE Enable Rich-Text


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

posting

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
OK I had better luck with rich text and was able to post ,but the other advice about changing the default setting to TRUE wouldn't work because there is no "save" button.There is a submit button but pushing that erases my avatar image and tells me my password is wrong...


webminster's picture

Geez, I don't know why you

Geez, I don't know why you are having such a hard time Stephen. I hope you can continue to get by with what we currently have to offer. Note that I'm working on the basic issue that we are using an outdated version of the drupal content management system that has refused to be upgraded the standard way. I'm working with a drupal developer to upgrade ArtMetal but this may take some time.

ArtMetals current isp, which I won't mention, has recently warned of taking ArtMetal offline because of excessive cpu usage. In fact, they turned us off for about a couple of hours just a few minutes ago. I responded to this as nicely as I could and we are back on. But don't threat if you see us go offline. I will get it back on as soon as I can.

enrique


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

posting

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Several of my recent posts have disappeared.But I think I can do everything i need to do currently...


webminster's picture

Sorry for the loss Stephen!

Sorry for the loss Stephen! The transition from the old server to the new server made us loose some data. I think we are now okay. At least for awhile. It's been a real headache working with site5. You would think these folks had a streamlined way of doing transfers, but they don't.

What happened was that they made the switch but did not change the dns to the new server! Therefore, the entries done yesterday, did not propagate to this new server.

If your entries are real important, hold off for another day or two so we can make sure this new setup is working well.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this transition may have occurred. 

enrique


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

posting

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
can't post to my blog again.
I'm getting the"HTTP ERROR 404"again.
Also the add image button has disappeared so I only have the rich text option.It's handling all the text but won't post any image...
I know you guys are doing your best.I'll try again tomorrow and see if there's any change.


Rich Waugh's picture

Stephen,   After you hit

Stephen,

 

After you hit the enable rich text link, the new posting window has a camera icon for posting images - works fine for me.scale - fullscale - full


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

posting

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
I use the icon Rich ,and I get "browse",but it won't load my image.
There's another glitch though as well.When I hit preview,it takes me to someone elses posting.That was REALLY weird...LOL


Rich Waugh's picture

That definitely is weird,

That definitely is weird, Stephen!  When you click on the camera icon you should get the small pane with a gray area at the top that has "browse" and "upload" places in white.  Click on "upload", upload your new image to the AM server, then "browse" to it in your photos folder on the server and click it to set up the insertion in your blog post.  I just tried it and it works for me.  I also previewed this post and it came up fine - for me. 

I can't understand what's happening with your situation, frankly.  Unfortunately, my knowledge of computer stuff is pretty much limited to point and click - the details are way over my pay grade.

Maybe Enrique can figure it out.


webminster's picture

What browser are you using?

What browser are you using? Note that the ONLY browser that I know works without a hitch is Firefox. Safari doesn't work with the tinyMCE/richtext interface. IE is questionable. So please try posting with Firefox and then let us know if you are still having problems.


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

Posting...

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
I have firefox.
Gonna try again here in a minute...


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

Posting...

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Yay! It's working fine now...
thanks guys.