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Author Topic:   dBoard 4.2 Release
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Message 1 of 92 (906208)
02-08-2023 5:29 PM


dBoard 4.2 will be released very soon, probably Thursday morning (Feb 9) ET US. Here is a list of changes:
  • Sign In and Account Information

    Sign in and account links have moved to the upper right of the page.
  • Google Sign In

    New members can join using Google Sign In. The Google Sign In button appears in the upper left hand corner if no one is signed in.
    If you use a Gmail email address for your account then you can already use Google Sign In. When you click on the Google Sign In button it will automatically link to your EvC Forum account.
    If you don't use a Gmail email address for your account then when you click on the Google Sign In button you can select to have Google Sign In linked to your account. This will not change the email address associated with your account, and you will still be able to use normal sign in.
  • Normal Sign In

    The sign in page has become a popup.
  • Multiple Avatars

    You can associate multiple avatars with your account, easily selecting which to use. Avatar settings are at the bottom of the settings page.
  • URL Avatars

    Your avatar can now be an image URL.
  • Image Orientation Improvements

    Images can now be displayed upside down and/or backwards. For example, [img=backwards]https://evcforum.net/Images/EvCForumLogo.gif[/img] would display as:
  • New Text Features

    The [b] and [i] font modifiers have been joined by [a] (surround with asterisks), [s] and [st] (strikethrough), and [u] and [ul] (underline).
    The [e] code allows you to easily combine them using a list of single-letters. For example, [e=abiu]emphasized[/e] would produce *emphasized*.
These changes have the potential for introducing sign in problems. If you can't reach your account please email me at Admin.

--Percy
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Message 2 of 92 (906239)
02-09-2023 11:24 AM


dBoard 4.2 Release Completed
The release of dBoard 4.2 has been completed. You will have to do a hard reload.
Please post questions, issues and problems here.

--Percy
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Message 3 of 92 (906243)
02-09-2023 11:40 AM


Avatars oversized
The avatars are way too big on my screen. Zooming in and out on my browser (chrome) does not fix it.

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Message 4 of 92 (906246)
02-09-2023 11:45 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Taq
02-09-2023 11:40 AM


Re: Avatars oversized
Latest and greatest chrome - I don't see this.
Before and after the reset all looks good here.
Are you holding your pinky finger up too high maybe?

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 5 of 92 (906249)
02-09-2023 11:52 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Taq
02-09-2023 11:40 AM


Re: Avatars oversized
Hold down the shift key and click on the reload button (circular arrow near the top left of the browser window). If you get a menu select "Hard Reload".

--Percy
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Message 6 of 92 (906251)
02-09-2023 11:55 AM
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02-09-2023 11:52 AM


Re: Avatars oversized
Hard reload fixed it. Thanks.

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Message 7 of 92 (906270)
02-09-2023 12:59 PM


Google Sign In Button is Working
Google Sign In button is working. You won't see this button while signed if, but if you sign out then you'll see this button displayed in the upper left hand corner:
Keep in mind that using Google Sign In is completely optional, but if you'd like to use it then click on the button and you'll get this popup where you can choose which Google account you'd like to use: (except that it will say EvC Forum instead of MyApp, and it will use your Google account name instead of Elisa Beckett):
If you don't happen to already be signed in to your Google account then you'll instead be asked to sign in:
If your EvC Forum account uses your Gmail address then Google Sign In will be automatically linked to your account. If not then you'll be presented this choice, except it will say EvC Forum instead of MyBoard:
If you don't already have an EvC Forum Account then click on the first choice and an account will be created for you. Henceforth clicking on the Google Sign In button will take you directly to your account.
If you already have an EvC Forum account then you should select the second choice, linking your existing account to Google Sign In. You'll be asked to log into your EvC Forum account this one time, but from then on Google Sign In will sign you directly in to your account.
If you already have an EvC Forum account but click on the first choice then you will have two accounts. It's preferable that you not have more than one account, and if this happens just post here or send me a message or email and I will merge the two accounts.
Your Google avatar will be included in the list of avatars for your account.

--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Message 8 of 92 (906282)
02-09-2023 1:31 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Admin
02-09-2023 12:59 PM


Re: Google Sign In Button is Working
I should add, current members should take security into account when deciding whether they'd like to use the Google Sign In button. If your EvC Forum account name is anonymous but your Google account name or email is your real name or some meaningful part of it then those will become revealed when you link Google Sign In to your EvC Forum account.
Please take that into account when deciding whether to link the Google Sign In button to your account.

--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Message 9 of 92 (906437)
02-11-2023 8:58 PM


Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
Both the member and the admin buttons are gone. They were both there yesterday.
Moose

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Message 10 of 92 (906453)
02-12-2023 10:06 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Minnemooseus
02-11-2023 8:58 PM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
The "My CP" and "CP" buttons are replaced by the "Settings" and "Control Panel" links near the top right.

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Message 11 of 92 (906473)
02-12-2023 12:53 PM
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02-12-2023 10:06 AM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
I'm seeing "Settings" but not "Control Panel". Need Director status to see "Control Panel"?
Swapping IDs doesn't help.
Moose

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Message 12 of 92 (906510)
02-13-2023 7:43 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Minnemooseus
02-12-2023 12:53 PM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
Fixed. It was a typo: Adminisitrator. As before, you don't need to swap ID's.

--Percy
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Message 13 of 92 (906511)
02-13-2023 8:22 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Admin
02-13-2023 7:43 AM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
One curious thing about "Settings" is the clickable "Log in as this member".
If you are in settings I would think you are already logged in. Is it meant as a way to switch to the alias?

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Message 14 of 92 (906594)
02-13-2023 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by jar
02-13-2023 8:22 AM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
It's for debugging, thanks for noticing I'd left it on.

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Message 15 of 92 (906637)
02-14-2023 8:54 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Admin
02-13-2023 7:43 AM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
As before, you don't need to swap ID's.
That may have been the case yesterday, but not today. I have to swap to Adminnemooseus ID to see "Control Panel".
Moose

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