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  • Tizu Jan 8, 2014
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    Looks like they fixed that one, too. Cool.

  • Tizu Jan 8, 2014
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    Testing multiple quotes.

  • Tizu Jan 8, 2014
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    Just found another bug...the quote feature doesn't work when you're quoting more than 1 person in the same quote.

    Reported. :)

  • Tizu Jan 8, 2014
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    Absolutely agree! Do it! :D

  • StunGunn Jan 8, 2014
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    Happy New Year to you as well, '70, and to you, TIZU. I'll use the Feedback button to request changes; the "edit" and "preview" buttons are too important to be omitted from the new forum features.

  • Tizu Jan 8, 2014
    Sports Legend

    Looks like they've made some progress fixing the bugs I've reported. It's better, but still needs improvement. I don't like that there is no edit button or no "preview" before you start a new topic, though. I added those as feature requests...if enough people request it, they'll probably bring it back.

    Use the Feedback button to request changes / report problems.

  • unc70 Jan 7, 2014
    Sports Legend

    In case we aren't able to post much starting Wednesday, Happy New Year and good luck to each of you.

    ;)

  • StunGunn Jan 7, 2014
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    Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress of the new site, and for being proactive with WRAL by letting them know what isn't working. Tomorrow should be interesting here:)

  • vt94hokies Jan 7, 2014
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    I like the larger print vs the old Sportsfan. All new programs have a few niches to work out. It's a better format though. Most all things are now being connect to the major media programs.

    I came back to Facebook since November since the Roanoke News Sports programs went to this type of forum. Still a few things to work out. Still better; overall.

  • KTs 73-67 Jan 7, 2014
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    I'm getting lots of spyware notices as well. Come on WRAL.

  • Tizu Jan 7, 2014
    Sports Legend

    Ok! They fixed that oldest / newest first issue. Making progress. :)

  • Tizu Jan 7, 2014
    Sports Legend

    Something else that's annoying is I reported a bug yesterday, regarding the oldest / newest first issue....now I get a single page for either Oldest first or Newest first, there's not multiple pages like it used to be. I reported it again, but it seems the folks handling the coding need some help.

  • Tizu Jan 7, 2014
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    Luckily I haven't seen any obtrusive ads on the new layout, they are all over to the side from what I've seen. The layout itself is decent, but not great...they could have done much better in my opinion.

  • StunGunn Jan 7, 2014
    Sports Legend

    I hope WRAL fixes the bugs in the system before they roll out the new format. I haven't even tried it yet, as I'd rather wait until it goes live.

    I've noticed more obtrusive ads here as well - some of them flash on and off and are distracting. "Lucky" for me, I have old technology - I use a laptop we got in '09, so I don't have any ipad or android issues, but I've also had to re-post some posts that seem to have disappeared.

    @70 - I've experienced the spyware issues recently, and I keep getting notices about popups, which I have blocked. Frequently, if I've searched for something on-line, ads for those items appear on the sides of this forum.

  • Tizu Jan 7, 2014
    Sports Legend

    I've only used my tablet / phone (Android) a handful of times to post here, mostly because you have to go to the "Full Site" to post, which makes it more difficult to navigate. If their app / mobile site would give the same posting ability without hindering the look and feel of it, that would be much better. I keep suggesting changes to this new layout...but only a couple have been changed...you'll see tomorrow what I mean.

    I had them change the number of characters shown when you quote someone...now, you see maybe 50 characters (if that) and you have to choose "Read More" to see the full comment, even if it's only a few characters longer. The layout is ok, but I think the forum / comments sections leave a lot to be desired.

    It does appear the moderators are viewing this thread, though, as one response I got indicated they are watching the "New Forum Layout thread" to see the feedback...but they also indicated the best option would be to use the green Feedback button on the right side of the page.

  • unc70 Jan 6, 2014
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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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

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

  • KTs 73-67 Jan 6, 2014
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    And they don't even have the bugs out. Great.

  • Tizu Jan 6, 2014
    Sports Legend

    Oh, the new one starts on Wednesday. Sorry.

  • ooksucks-1 Jan 6, 2014
    Veteran

    Same old layout here.

  • 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!

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
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    Funny how you say that after each time you're banned.

  • Tizu Jan 3, 2014
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    Might want to get used to it...it's changing next week.

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
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    Banned again I see? LOL

  • KT thinks kerliner is classless Jan 3, 2014
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    I've tried it too. Don't like it.

  • 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/

  • trolllordv00 Dec 31, 2013
    Rookie

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

  • IronRam Dec 31, 2013
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    WOW!!! This is all I have to say about Ken's post...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s

  • Ken D. Dec 30, 2013
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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.

  • Chapel Hail Dec 30, 2013
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    ... they must have hired Obama-care programmers from Canada!

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

    Not judging by this post...

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • ooksucks-1 Dec 28, 2013
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    LOL, post of the year.

  • KT gave you coal for xmas Dec 28, 2013
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    Reported.

  • 2ND AMENDMENT Dec 27, 2013
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    At "the Westin" no less! WALsr!

  • zanerxcubed Dec 26, 2013
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    From his hotel room.

  • Carol1naClassy Dec 26, 2013
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    My guess is he would just go back to fighting terrorism.

    OhBoy.

  • 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......

  • The truth about MERCER! Dec 26, 2013
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    Agreed.

  • IronRam Dec 26, 2013
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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

  • Tizu Dec 26, 2013
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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.

  • Tizu Dec 26, 2013
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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
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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!

  • 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!

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