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  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    I don't know if you guys have seen the new "beta" version of the website.....I'm using it now...it's quite a bit different...especially the comments / forums section. It's cleaner, though.

    Has anyone else seen it, yet?

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    It's going to take some getting used to, for sure.

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    It's going to take some getting used to, for sure.

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Take the new WRAL.com for a test drive with these two simple steps.

    • Sign in to your WRAL.com registered user account found at the top center of any page beside the search box.
    • Visit and bookmark the entry page at http://www.wral.com/12695125/. You can switch back and forth between the "new" site and the old at http://www.wral.com/12695125/. Click the button to choose "Turn On Beta" or "Turn Off Beta" buttons.

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Take the new WRAL.com for a test drive with these two simple steps.

    • Sign in to your WRAL.com registered user account found at the top center of any page beside the search box.
    • Visit and bookmark the entry page at http://www.wral.com/12695125/. You can switch back and forth between the "new" site and the old at http://www.wral.com/12695125/. Click the button to choose "Turn On Beta" or "Turn Off Beta" buttons.

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    LOL everything is double posted...and there's no way to "edit", either.

    Coding issues, WRAL. :)

  • Tizu Dec 19, 2013
    Sports Legend

    LOL everything is double posted...and there's no way to "edit", either.

    Coding issues, WRAL. :)

  • Ken D. Dec 24, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Slight problem. Now that I'm in the beta version there doesn't seem to be any way to return to the original. I'm not even sure how to leave this thread and get back to the forums at all. Help.

  • kato_karma3.2 Dec 24, 2013
    Pro

    Ken! Ken! Ken!

    Come Back Ken!

    We need you!

  • DookLast WonABowl1961 Dec 24, 2013
    Pro

    What a joke these two guys are. The beta test...LMAO! The editor has said there was no plan to make any changes. Get a grip gentlemen.

  • jglusco Dec 24, 2013
    Towel Boy

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    I see your doubled posts, but I also see others who are posting and not seeing the doubling up. Can you use the Feedback tab -- green, on the right -- to report your issue, the browser and version you are using and what kind of device? We'll get our tech team to troubleshoot. Thanks for testing! -- WRAL editor.

  • 903 Hail Providence Dec 24, 2013
    Veteran

    ^wral editor,

    I just want to take a moment to sincerely thank you for providing this site. Sadly, there are many trolls that inhabit this site and really take away from the benefits of this place. Have you considered banning people by IP range? This would make it difficult for people that are constantly getting banned and then just re-registering with another free email account without any lesson learned from their "trolling".

    Thanks,
    903

  • 2ND AMENDMENT Dec 24, 2013
    Pro

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    Note to the both of ya, get a life.
    Nobody cares AND this is embarrassing not only you, but humanity as well. Thanks

  • moduke Dec 25, 2013
    Veteran

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    I think people who troll on other forums not related to your school should be banned.

  • halstevensaa Dec 25, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    You are in the test drive mode. Turn test drive off, it will go back to what we are use to.

  • thewolfisatthedoor Dec 25, 2013
    Veteran

    It is going to take some getting use to.

  • DookLast WonABowl1961 Dec 25, 2013
    Pro

    ^^^^^^^Sounds like it will keep trolls like yourself from being able to ruin things for us true sports fans!

  • Tizu Dec 26, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    Ken, you can get out of it...here's the link to turn off "Test Drive".

    http://www.wral.com/12695125/

    You have to hover over the school at the top, then go to "Forum" in order to switch between forums.

    I did report the issues I saw, and they have fixed them so it's better...but the new layout is definitely going to take some getting used to!

  • Tizu Dec 26, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    Thanks, but it appears you are mistaken here as there is in fact a beta version of the main site and sportsfan sites.

    Perhaps you didn't receive an invite?

  • Tizu Dec 26, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    Thanks for fixing the issues. Could you guys bring back the "edit" function? I asked this in the feedback section of the beta site as well.

  • IronRam Dec 26, 2013
    Pro

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    Quite possibly the most hypocritical post of the year...I was wondering if you were anti-first amendment, now we have proof...maybe they should create a forum just for you and only you and not allow anyone who disagrees with the drivel and hate you post about The Flagship and the hate towards UNC players and coaches...just sayin

  • The truth about MERCER! Dec 26, 2013
    Veteran

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    Agreed.

  • larrys080 Aggies Dec 26, 2013
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    What would you do with all your free time if they actually started banning by IP range? Theres never been a more obsessive troll on these boards than you! Wow......

  • Carol1naClassy Dec 26, 2013
    Veteran

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    My guess is he would just go back to fighting terrorism.

    OhBoy.

  • zanerxcubed Dec 26, 2013
    Bench Warmer

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    From his hotel room.

  • 2ND AMENDMENT Dec 27, 2013
    Pro

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    At "the Westin" no less! WALsr!

  • KT gave you coal for xmas Dec 28, 2013
    Pro

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    Reported.

  • ooksucks-1 Dec 28, 2013
    Veteran

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    LOL, post of the year.

  • VT 94 Dec 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Stay away from the negative people that you think you know on here. I have spent my time being a Educational Consulant for our great State since Sept. Go to bed early and rise above. I promise that I will never respond to a few on here. Most have never played. Never coached a damm thing. Still a few write they they know all of this stuff on here.

    It was my fault that I even responded to a total cull on Sept. 29th. I would not give this cull the time of the day.

    Happy New Year. Life is still good. Go Hokies.

  • VT 94 Dec 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    It's all good. Start the forum all over again. Clean the slate. A few would cry like a newborn baby.

  • VT 94 Dec 29, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Some have changed their names on here 15-20 times. I got banned after writing over 24,000 statements on this Forum. I only challenged a writer that thought he was going to challenge me on here. My challenge would stand.

    The time away gave me great time to obtain a Consulant job in assisting the youth in our schools. Giving back to our kids really is a blessing to me. I see the numbers. So what? One in particular is a total joke. Knows all. Everything. Knows all about UNC-CH.

    Never worked either. (Stay at home mom)

    Never played.

    Never coached a darn thing. Kiss person.

    My 3 months away helped me. It's all good. I have stayed away, but I have watched from a distance. It's bascially the same thing. I will not get involved with some on here hence forth.

  • 903 Hail Providence Dec 29, 2013
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    My 3 months away helped me

    Not judging by this post...

  • Chapel Hail Dec 30, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    ... they must have hired Obama-care programmers from Canada!

  • Ken D. Dec 30, 2013
    Sports Legend

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    Hokie, you were banned because you deserved it. You may have had 24,000 posts, but the last 1,000 or so were over the top with your personal attacks. I had hoped when you returned you would have learned your lesson, but it seems you haven't.

    I personally don't care that you were a coach. I don't care that you were an educator. I have been an avid sports fan longer than you have, and even though when I played football as a kid we still wore leather helmets, my brain hasn't been so scrambled that I can't evaluate people based on what they write. And from what I have seen, the person you criticize so harshly is more knowledgeable than you are about sports, uses better grammar, and treats people with more respect than you do.

    It doesn't appear your hiatus has helped you. If you continue your personal attacks, I'm going to do what I almost never do - report you relentlessly for TOS violations. It's more fun here when posters are civil, as you once were. I'd like to see the old Hokie return. I missed him.

  • IronRam Dec 31, 2013
    Pro

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    WOW!!! This is all I have to say about Ken's post...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s

  • trolllordv00 Dec 31, 2013
    Rookie

    I have to agree with Hokie, fight on brother and do not let these mouth breathers get you down.

  • Tizu Jan 3, 2014
    Sports Legend

    FYI, next week the new design is live for everyone. I've had the chance to use it and get used to it...It's not so bad now....but a lot different.

    http://www.wral.com/new-wral-com-website-design-launches-next-week/13263571/

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
    Pro

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    I've tried it too. Don't like it.

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
    Pro

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    Banned again I see? LOL

  • Tizu Jan 3, 2014
    Sports Legend

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    Might want to get used to it...it's changing next week.

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
    Pro

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    Funny how you say that after each time you're banned.

  • Tizu Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    I've found a bunch of "bugs" or "annoyances" so far with this new layout. I think everyone is on the "new" layout now. Be sure to use the Feedback Button over there ---->>>

    I've requested multiple improvements...it's not very streamlined...and not having and edit function is dumb. Add functionality, don't remove it!

  • ooksucks-1 Jan 6, 2014
    Veteran

    Same old layout here.

  • Tizu Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    Oh, the new one starts on Wednesday. Sorry.

  • KTs 73-67 Jan 6, 2014
    Pro

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    And they don't even have the bugs out. Great.

  • Tizu Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

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    Not even close...I've been reporting them like crazy...maybe 3-4 of them have been fixed...

  • unc70 Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    This site has technically been deteriorating over the last couple of years. On top of all the obvious things, their push for ever-more-intrusive advertising has recently become much worse. The latest problem affecting me involves "use" of the iPhone on wral sites. Some of the aggressive ads will switch from the iPhone Safari browser directly to the Apple AppStore, positioned to download / buy some game or the other. Sometimes keeps happening every few seconds, even with no action on my part. The ad "image" is really a complex program of many thousands of lines, much of it designed to circumvent privacy and security settings.

    Maybe the new version will kill off the few non-trolls who still post about sports. Probably leave just the paid trolls hired by Pope and Koch brothers still posting in political areas.

  • Tizu Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    No way this thing is ready by Wednesday. There's so many little nuances and glitches. I'm glad I've been using it so I'm used to it and know what they are, but still it's very annoying. Simple coding issues is all it is.

    Some times the comment box is on the bottom, other times it's at the top. Sometimes page numbers for a topic are displayed, other times the button Newest / oldest is displayed, but watch out...when you select one, it doesn't appear you can change it back regardless of what topic you're on.

    Note to WRAL Moderators - Don't make it live, fix all the bugs first.

  • unc70 Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    I forgot to mention that the problems I have using the iPhone sometimes cause the loss of whatever I had been trying to post. I have similar issues on Mac and PCs and Linux where I have had to re-enter what I was posting, but those are much less frequent.

    Not up to DHHS quality yet.

  • ooksucks-1 Jan 6, 2014
    Veteran

    Android here and none of those problems. In fact, I don't recall having those problems on our ipads either.

  • unc70 Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

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    The ads are using an Apple option that is normally used on the iPhone, iPad, etc. to switch from the web version to a specific application if one exists, including the option of getting the app through the AppStore. These particular ads send you to the AppStore without you doing anything, not even clicking on the ad. The ads are being rotated through, usually being displayed near the bottom of the page. The code embedded in the ad is being execute when the ad displays and periodically thereafter, even when the ad us not currently being displayed.

    A related problem involves ads when place a transparent overlay on top of the entire web page so they can intercept mouse and keyboard actions and this track everything the user does on the site. Spyware. Many of these on PCs have used Flash. We are now seeing these routinely that target iPhone and Android systems. A common effect seen with these us that "focus" is lost and the screen seems to lock up.

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