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Mike Labbe

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Did anyone have any problems with the new server, or with getting in?

If you do, or see something that doesn't seem right, please let us know here or by email migration@thegrumble.com

Thanks
 

neilframer

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I had a small issue at first but it was because I was just clicking on my "top sites" link and it would ask me to accept cookies and when I did it wouldn't let me in.
I'm on a Mac.
I then changed the "top site " address to the new secure one and I was in.:thumbsup:

Believe me, I'm a monkey tapping keys and if I can figure it out, anyone can....:cool:
 

Joe B

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It worked perfect for me - Thank you
 
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Mike Labbe

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The oddest part was that we had a 7 hr power failure at home last night until 1:20am today, an hour after it xferred. What horrible timing from mother nature! Ha

It worked out fine, I was able to start right when it came back. Will be sleeping late Sunday. :)

Thx
 

neilframer

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One thing I haven't been able to do, and this goes back to the old Grumble as well, is to create a link in my signature line.
I had a link there to the national cancer support group I belong to originally and when I changed something in it the link would no longer work and it's been like that for a long time.
I do have a working link on my profile page but It won't work in the signature line.
Not a big deal, but it might help someone if they want info.

I have noticed that a number of signature lines have links that don't work but some do.
Thanks for the hard work!
 

neilframer

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Thanks, Ylva.
I've tried everything to make the link work in the signature line.
I can put a link in a thread or message and it works.
Just not in the signature line...:shrug:
It was the same with the "old Grumble"
 
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neilframer

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Strange indeed
I've been a national oral cancer support volunteer for almost 14 years now.
We meet once a month in Scottsdale AZ to try to help folks going thru surgery, radiation and chemo which can be tough when it's in the mouth and throat .
A number of folks who survive can never eat by mouth again.
We have one member, a good friend who tries to help others, will have to use a food pump for the rest of his life and he jokes that they put leeches in his mouth after surgery and he swallowed one of them.

We have another member who comes with his wife every month and his tongue and the front of his jaw have been removed.
He is still upbeat and the only way he can talk with us is by writing on a pad or his wife will speak for him.
I am a very lucky man, mine was caught early.
At the meeting as a co-facilitator, I get to sit between 3 speech swallowing therapists who are angels among us.

I have been called "an idiot who wears his medical condition like a crown" by a certain Grumbler who will not be named.
It's very easy to sit at a computer and make a stupid comment like that.

We will have the once a year walk coming up at the end of March and I will be manning a table and walking with dental students, survivors, doctors and families and kids.
HPV is one of the leading causes of Oral cancer now and within a few years, 97% of people will be carrying this virus and young folks can get the vaccine which is a must.
There are 125 associated groups with us nationwide and there are 3 in the Massachusetts area...
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Mike Labbe

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One thing I haven't been able to do, and this goes back to the old Grumble as well, is to create a link in my signature line.
I had a link there to the national cancer support group I belong to originally and when I changed something in it the link would no longer work and it's been like that for a long time.
I do have a working link on my profile page but It won't work in the signature line.
Not a big deal, but it might help someone if they want info.
I have noticed that a number of signature lines have links that don't work but some do.
Thanks for the hard work!
It should be all set for you now. We were able to manually turn yours into a link.

I recall when the ability to put links there was turned off several years ago, because it was being abused by spammers and some members. For those who already had links, they are still there, but the ability to add new ones (or large taglines that were bigger than each post) was disabled.

It's something the team can revisit and discuss in the future.

Thanks for pointing it out

Mike
 

prospero

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All tickety-boo here on the other side of the pond. I've updated the bookmark so all is sorted. 😄
 

Framar

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Hey Mike, here's another much-missed feature of one of the old Grumble iterations: the forward and back arrows to allow easier scrolling through forum topics. I find myself not clicking on some topics just because it seems a PITA to have to keep returning to each forum's individual home page (probably not what they are called) to get to the next topic. Seems to me we lost the < and the > when we gained the ^ . Does that make any sense? ;)
 

Mike Labbe

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Hey Mike, here's another much-missed feature of one of the old Grumble iterations: the forward and back arrows to allow easier scrolling through forum topics.
I hear you on that one. Yes, it was the software we used prior to 2013 which had that feature built in. (vBulletin) The new product is called Xenforo.

How I personally get around it:
1) I click the NEW POSTS button to get a list of anything new since my last visit (or you could click a subforum name instead)
2) If one of the topics interests me, I click it while also holding the CTRL button on the keyboard.

Holding the CONTROL button while clicking causes your browser to open up the link in a new tab, while preserving the "list" you are working from. When done viewing the contents of the new tab, you can just close it up to go back where you left off on the previous list of topics/threads.

I hope this is useful.
Mike
 

Larry Peterson

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Holding the CONTROL button while clicking causes your browser to open up the link in a new tab, while preserving the "list" you are working from.
Right clicking with your rodent will also do this.
 

Larry Peterson

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Learned a new "word"... tickety-boo. :thumbsup: :beer:
Ah those Brits and their inventive use of the so-called English language 😇. Shakespeare would be proud. Also some of the BritSpeak version of swear words get by the word censor here. I leave the determination of which ones as an exercise for the bored.
 

neilframer

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It should be all set for you now. We were able to manually turn yours into a link.

I recall when the ability to put links there was turned off several years ago, because it was being abused by spammers and some members. For those who already had links, they are still there, but the ability to add new ones (or large taglines that were bigger than each post) was disabled.

It's something the team can revisit and discuss in the future.

Thanks for pointing it out

Mike
Thanks for fixing that for me, Mike..:thumbsup:
 

FramerInTraining

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Works great for me. Great work Mike. Thank you.
 

wvframer

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Out of touch for 48 hours, but all smooth for me.
 

Mike Labbe

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welcome back!
 

wvframer

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13 yo boy competing in state Vex Robotics competition. Believe it or not, there is a NASA facility in Fairmont, WV. No sleep to speak of!
 

Mike Labbe

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Sounds like fun!
 
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shayla

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Just wrote and tried to send a reply in the 'tips' section. When I clicked to post, an 'oops' notice came up that it didn't work. Tried a few times, then left the site. When I went back to Google and clicked for the Grumble, a warning came up. White screen with big block letters, saying, "403 Forbidden. Then, 'Access To The Resource On This Server Denied'. Tried twice, and that came up both times. When I tried a third time, the Grumble came up. I went to my reply draft on the thread, and it had only remembered part of it. Finished and clicked, and it posted fine.

Don't know if this info. matters, but when I come here, I don't use bookmarks.
 

Mike Labbe

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Thank you. I'll try to duplicate this, and will check the server logs.

Mike
 

shayla

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Thank you. I'll try to duplicate this, and will check the server logs.

Mike
It's the only time it's ever happened, and will let you know if it does, again.
I hadn't written down your contact e-mail, but seeing that block screen has changed my ways. lol...
 

wpfay

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This happened to me a bit earlier when I was replying to a thread.
A sign came up about being a Robot, then went away and I was back on the G.
Weird.
 
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Mike Labbe

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Had you replied to a thread just before that one, within 30 seconds? The software does have certain methods to detect robots/spammers and the time between posts is one of the big ways it does so. I can adjust the settings to be a bit more lenient, if so.
 

Jerry Hadam

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New server huh? The only thing I noticed is that it loaded up very quickly and my login page worked quickly too. Nice work. thanks.
 

Joe B

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I was wondering if there is anyway the time to "delete" or to "edit" can be extended to longer time? There has been times that what I write I don't proof read for one reason or another and after I re-look at what I wrote and want to change it I can't because it's past the 30 minutes. I understand there may be reasons that it can't be changed but I don't know if I don't ask.
 

Mike Labbe

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I was wondering if there is anyway the time to "delete" or to "edit" can be extended to longer time? There has been times that what I write I don't proof read for one reason or another and after I re-look at what I wrote and want to change it I can't because it's past the 30 minutes. I understand there may be reasons that it can't be changed but I don't know if I don't ask.
That's a great idea. At your suggestion, we tripled the length of edit time from 30 minutes, to 90. (effective immediately)

Mike
 

shayla

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That's a great idea. At your suggestion, we tripled the length of edit time from 30 minutes, to 90. (effective immediately)

Mike
That's great! Love this change.

To answer your question in post #31, mine happened after I'd spent a few minutes composing that one post. It can take awhile (especially if one is at work and the phone rings, etc....), and perhaps there's some time limit? But it was only a few minutes of composition time, nothing super long.
 

Joe B

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Thank you Mike
 

wvframer

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I have even attempted to delete something I wrote, to find that it was back again when I returned to the thread the next day! I think the system saves a post for 24 hours.
 

Mike Labbe

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I have even attempted to delete something I wrote, to find that it was back again when I returned to the thread the next day! I think the system saves a post for 24 hours.
...mine happened after I'd spent a few minutes composing that one post. It can take awhile (especially if one is at work and the phone rings, etc....), and perhaps there's some time limit? But it was only a few minutes of composition time, nothing super long.
There is a little known feature built in where the forum AUTO SAVES a document draft every minute, while you are typing it up. If you time out, get a customer, or forget about it -- all is not lost. When you return to the same place and do the same thing, it should actually fill the blank document with the draft of what you was typing up before it happened. I believe it only holds the drafts for 24 hours, but it is a great feature that has come in handy for me many times.
 

MATTHEW HALE

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I've noticed a recurrence of an old issue - clicking on the"home" button on top left sends you to the home page..and logs you out. but not always.
 
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shayla

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I've noticed a recurrence of an old issue - clicking on the"home" button on top left sends you to the home page..and logs you out. but not always.
I think it did that to me, as well. I Grumble old school, by going to the main list of forums, clicking on bold-faced threads of interest, and reading. The other day, when I went back to choose another, it had logged me out.
 

Mike Labbe

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I've noticed a recurrence of an old issue - clicking on the"home" button on top left sends you to the home page..and logs you out.
Yes and I know why this might happen.

There is probably an old copy of the site cached in your browser.

The old site had a different web address. Now that we are on a secure/encrypted server, the web address has changed slightly.

It went from http://www.thegrumble.com TO: https:/www.thegrumble.com (Notice the new S)

When on a secure encrypted connection, you should see a PADLOCK on the top of your web browser.
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All previous bookmarks will have to be updated with our new address, and if you are coming here from an old link that is cached in your browser - you will have to type in the new one or clear the cache. It should straighten itself out within a few days, once you start using the new address.

Clicking HOME forces it to visit the new HTTPS address (for the time being, the server will accept both types). Most people have reported that they didnt have to, but you may even need to LOG IN to the HTTPS site, and save the password.

My first advice is to fix the bookmark. If the first advice doesn't solve the problem, you may have to clear the cache and erase cookies for this site.

I hope this is helpful
Mike
 
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