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Karen
05-03-2008, 02:15 AM
This is the NEW Server for Pet Talk. We have also upgraded vBulletin - the software that runs Pet Talk - to the newest version from last week. They did come out with an even newer version this week, but we will wait before installing that one, until others have tested it and the bugs are worked out.

If you saw a message saying "Please go to test.petoftheday.com/talk," that is temporary, until the whole Internet is updated as to where to find Pet Talk now that it is in a new place. That is something that will happen automatically, so don't worry if you DIDN'T see that message. That just means the change has been propagated to your corner of the Web.

We are just looking at the vBulletin software right now, and seeing what the new options are, and how things look, so don't be surprised if things still change a bit while we explore.

Let us know if you experience any problems, and what you think. We hope it will be faster and better!

Cinder & Smoke
05-03-2008, 03:34 AM
This is the NEW Server for Pet Talk.
We have also upgraded vBulletin - the software that runs Pet Talk - to the newest version from last week.

Let us know if you experience any problems, and what you think.
We hope it will be faster and better!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ....

WOW!

That was QUICK!

WELCOME BACK, Pet Talk!!

BIG THANKS to Mr. Paul - You do NICE WORK!!

:D

Paul
05-03-2008, 04:12 AM
   Thank you!

      Paul

anna_66
05-03-2008, 04:56 AM
Nice!

I wasn't able to sleep tonight and it was great to be able to long on to Pet Talk!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/anna66/Smileys/45.gif Paul!

Kirsten
05-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Wow, congrats!!! :)

So glad it worked! Thank you very much for all the hard work!

Kirsten

jenluckenbach
05-03-2008, 06:31 AM
"Today's posts" button is gone again. :( After you get some much needed rest, could you try to get it back?

Now I gotta go try to see how "multi-quote" button works. ;)

Paul
05-03-2008, 06:54 AM
"Today's posts" button is gone again. :( After you get some much needed rest, could you try to get it back?

   Yes, we will restore Today's posts.

      Paul

chocolatepuppy
05-03-2008, 06:55 AM
Yay! Thanks Paul. :D

jenluckenbach
05-03-2008, 06:58 AM
   Yes, we will restore Today's posts.

      Paul

THANKS!!!! (sorry to jump on you right away :o )

Pam
05-03-2008, 07:37 AM
I was afraid to log on today for fear I would get the dreaded "Pet Talk is under construction" or some such wording. Paul that was super quick! I hope you were able to get at least some sleep. It looks like there are new things to explore here. What fun! :)
P.S. Love those little hearts! :)

Sonia59
05-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Wow, thanks for the hard work! :)

ChrisH
05-03-2008, 08:25 AM
Thanks Paul! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/CwmmawrJet/Smiles/bc06998e.gif

lvpets2002
05-03-2008, 09:28 AM
:) Thanks Paul == First thing I did this morning was lets check PT.. Looks Good & Going Fast.. Again Many Thanks Paul. You had good coachs right = Karen & Miss Hoppy :D

Randi
05-03-2008, 09:46 AM
I'm glad the move went well, thanks Paul and Karen! :) I see you changed the font for Pet Talk and adjusted Dog, Cat and Pet of the Day too, it looks nice and the little hearts are so cute up there. Well done! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/Fister/Photoshop/Heart-lille.jpg

Craftlady
05-03-2008, 10:06 AM
Great job :)
This runs so fast!

Ginger's Mom
05-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Well, hopefully you are all catching up on your well deserved sleep right now. But, I just wanted to add my thanks to everyone else's, it looks great.

cyber-sibes
05-03-2008, 10:35 AM
I logged on & noticed right away how much faster it is to post! Thanks, Paul & Karen! (and Miss Hoppy, of course;))

lizbud
05-03-2008, 10:44 AM
Hey, great work Paul & Karen.:)

I noticed a new feature (multi quote icon). How does this work exactly?

gini
05-03-2008, 10:57 AM
This works so fast that I have a whip lash!!;)

Paul, thank you!!

Freckles
05-03-2008, 11:04 AM
I find it's easier to compose and post replies. I had been blaming it on Firefox, but everything is simpler now. Thank you! :)

(I couldn't find the http://67.19.42.180/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif (http://petoftheday.com/talk/../) until I dragged it down from header!)
Interesting! Double click on this heart and up comes Pet of the Day! :)

Karen
05-03-2008, 11:13 AM
Hey, great work Paul & Karen.:)

I noticed a new feature (multi quote icon). How does this work exactly?

When you want to reply to more than one person's post at a time, you click that little "multiquote" icon in each of the posts. It will turn orange and have a minus sign, so if you click it again, it will "deselect" that post. Then, when you are ready to reply to all of them, hit the "reply" button as you normally would, and all the posts will appear, quoted, in your reply box.


This works so fast that I have a whip lash!!;)

Paul, thank you!!

Oooh, hope you have one of those funny collars handy!

Just kidding. But as you can see, I click the "multiquote" icon in lizbud's post, and gini's post, and now can reply to them both in one step!

Randi
05-03-2008, 11:20 AM
When you want to reply to more than one person's post at a time, you click that little "multiquote" icon in each of the posts. It will turn orange and have a minus sign, so if you click it again, it will "deselect" that post. Then, when you are ready to reply to all of them, hit the "reply" button as you normally would, and all the posts will appear, quoted, in your reply box.

But as you can see, I click the "multiquote" icon in lizbud's post, and gini's post, and now can reply to them both in one step!
That is a neat feature. :)

slick
05-03-2008, 11:25 AM
OH, OH OH.....
There is spell check!!! eeeekkkk!!!:D:D:D

Catty1
05-03-2008, 12:05 PM
PAUL - HOW ARE YOU FEELING???

the site looks great! I am supposed to be cleaning my house right now :D so will have to try the neat tricks later on!

Was just checking the smilies...they are the same. Which is good. (Was hoping for a hug one to appear - PT seems to hug a lot! :) )

RedHedd
05-03-2008, 01:08 PM
OH, OH OH.....
There is spell check!!! eeeekkkk!!!:D:D:D
TOO COOL! Now how many will actually use it? :p (P.S. It wanted to edit your "eeeekkkk" :D

momoffuzzyfaces
05-03-2008, 01:29 PM
WOW! Even my dial up is zipping right along!!!
I love the feature that tells how full your PM box is!!!:D

Ok, where did everyone find the heart? I can't find it. :D

Great job Paul!!! :D

Freedom
05-03-2008, 01:41 PM
Thank You, Paul; Karen & Miss Hoppy!

RICHARD
05-03-2008, 02:22 PM
As a practicing Luddite I must say that I love it...
But, can you slow it down a tad?

I touched my mouse and it ran away from me!

--------

I wanted to ask Karen about the 10 p.m. deadline....

I sat there and tried to figure out all the time zones!;)

sasvermont
05-03-2008, 02:35 PM
Tanks yous guys.sss

Goud werk Paul and Karen and Ms. Hoppy

Very truly yours,

Juni-get-down

Karen
05-03-2008, 03:12 PM
WOW! Even my dial up is zipping right along!!!
I love the feature that tells how full your PM box is!!!:D

Ok, where did everyone find the heart? I can't find it. :D

Great job Paul!!! :D

Hee Hee - what folks are using is the little heart graphic from the top, that is up in the header between the featured pets.

http://67.19.42.180/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif

http://petoftheday.com/talki/ PetTalk_heart.gif without the space

Cinder & Smoke
05-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Hee Hee - what folks are using is the little heart graphic from the top, that is up in the header between the featured pets.

http://67.19.42.180/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif

http://petoftheday.com/talki/ PetTalk_heart.gif without the space

Uhhhh ... I think that *link* otta be >>>

http://petoftheday.com/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif (http://petoftheday.com/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif)

:D

Karen
05-03-2008, 04:53 PM
Yeah, same thing, I just put the space in there to make sure it would be visible as text, and not a link that might confuzzle folks.

Felicia's Mom
05-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Thank you Paul and Karen. I am glad things went well!:)

Cinder & Smoke
05-03-2008, 05:20 PM
... that might confuzzle folks.

It's a DRS (Dirty Rotten Shame) the i-net wizards ever allowed the "underscore"
to be used as a valid addressing character. :mad:

What was wrong with a plain, simple, BLANK space?

:p

Karen
05-03-2008, 05:26 PM
A "plain, simple, blank space" means something else in machine code, so cannot be used in URLs.

RICHARD
05-03-2008, 09:23 PM
LOLOLOL,


You have a 'bug' in the program...

I was editing a post and there is a midge or a gnat that starts to do donuts on the screen near the SAVE button...:D


It happened twice and it disappeared before I could kill it.:rolleyes:


Kidding!:D

Karen
05-03-2008, 11:43 PM
Hee hee - you know, don't you Richard, that there was an actual bug - a fly - that brought down an early computer, hence the name given all kinds of computer malfunctions?



And hey, folks - Today's Posts is back! Paul fixed it!

krazyaboutkatz
05-04-2008, 12:54 AM
Thanks so much Paul & Karen.:D It's super fast to post the way it should be.:)

BC_MoM
05-04-2008, 01:30 AM
The site looks great, and it's running fine for me! :)

kittycats_delight
05-04-2008, 03:20 AM
Great job with the server swap and update. Since switching I find it is much faster as well. Good Job.

I do have a question though. I had a request from someone for a new signature and avatar. The avatar was animated and within limits but everytime she tries to load it she gets a message saying 'You may not be allowed to use animated images.' I tried changing mine to see if I got the same thing and did. So basically I wanted to know if animated avatars are now disallowed or if that is something that changed in the new version or what.


Thanks
Michelle

Karen
05-04-2008, 09:46 AM
I emailed her, but haven't gotten a response, as she sent the same question to me. What kind of file is it? Paul will look into it.

kittycats_delight
05-04-2008, 09:56 AM
it's a .gif file. Same as I use for all the animated avatars.

That's Karen and Paul for checking it out. :)

Michelle

momoffuzzyfaces
05-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Hee Hee - what folks are using is the little heart graphic from the top, that is up in the header between the featured pets.

http://67.19.42.180/talki/PetTalk_heart.gif

http://petoftheday.com/talki/ PetTalk_heart.gif without the space

Ah, I see! I thought maybe some new grapics options had been added.
If they ever are: I'd like a kissie one and a huggy one! ;)

krazyaboutkatz
05-04-2008, 03:22 PM
I tried to use the insert link option and I can't seem to get it to work right. What am I doing wrong?

Daisy and Delilah
05-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Thank you Paul and Karen!! I love it!:)

Karen
05-04-2008, 09:03 PM
I tried to use the insert link option and I can't seem to get it to work right. What am I doing wrong?

I don't know, as you didn't say what you tried! Post an example?

krazyaboutkatz
05-05-2008, 12:38 AM
http://http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/v1/

This is what I tried to do and when I click on the link it says it's an error. I just clicked on the insert link option and then copied and pasted the url to the link into the box and then pressed ok.

Cinder & Smoke
05-05-2008, 01:38 AM
I just clicked on the insert link option and
then copied and pasted the url to the link into the box
and then pressed ok.

Your link has an extra http:// at the front end >>>

http://http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/v1/ (http://http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/v1/)

The "box" that opens up on Pet Talk already HAS a http:// filled in and highlighted ...

You need to "delete" that http:// and THEN "Paste" in your address;
then hit OK.

This one will work: http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/v1/

:D

Freckles
05-05-2008, 09:52 AM
With this new version, I've noticed a big change in Search. I go to Advanced Search and start to type in a name such as C for Cinder & Smoke. Previously, as soon as I type the C, all the names I have previously searched for show up and I pick the one I want. Easy.
Now, I find I need to type more letters, Cin - then there is a very long list Cin words that I have never searched for and have no interest in. Some aren't even User Names. Is there a way, maybe under user options, to go back to the previous way? Thanks.

Karen
05-05-2008, 09:54 AM
No, the new server doesn't have the cache of words you used to search for, but in time, it will get used to terms you frequently use.

smokey the elder
05-05-2008, 10:45 AM
I like the little "Go to page" triangle (I had to click it to see what it was.)

Great job! It remembered my password and everything!

kimlovescats
05-05-2008, 11:19 AM
I am SO glad you added the multi-quote option!!! I saw that recently on diabetes board powered by v-bulletin that I belong too! Sooooooooo much easier than having to remember and respond to each person! THANK YOU!!!:)

Freckles
05-05-2008, 03:14 PM
No, the new server doesn't have the cache of words you used to search for, but in time, it will get used to terms you frequently use.
But why does it include words that are not User Names?
cindeegal
Cinder
Cinder & Smoke
Cindy
cindyb
Cindycat
cindychew
CindyK
cindylou_38
CindyRaleighNC
Cindys mom

Karen
05-05-2008, 03:30 PM
Those are usernames, just not ones you are familiar with!

Pam
05-06-2008, 06:42 PM
I love the fact that when I go to Today's Posts it shows me the ones with new posts since I last logged on. What a great time saver! ;)

ramanth
05-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Finally!!! That new link hasn't been working for me for days now. I was getting withdrawls. :(

But everything seems to be fine now. :)

chocolatepuppy
05-06-2008, 09:12 PM
I just realized now, when private messaging and it tells me I have to wait 60 seconds to send another message, it tells me how many more seconds I have to wait! :D

Karen
05-06-2008, 10:48 PM
We have now changed that, and a couple other things.

Now the time between sending Private Messages will be 30 seconds, and we have increased the number of Private Messages you can have at one time to 500. Mind you, you still need to empty out old messages from time to time ...

We also changed the number of people you can PM at once to 12 recipients, which used to be 5.

chocolatepuppy
05-06-2008, 11:18 PM
Oh, I didn't even noticed it was 30 seconds now.:o That's great, some nights some of us can do some fast typing.;)

Cincy'sMom
05-29-2008, 09:38 PM
Okay, it wasn't until I started reading this thread that I saw we now have spell check...and I need it as much if not more then anyone....so I'm typing this to find it!!

Found it, and got it working! Who-hoo!