A few forum issues

Of course, that is a place I do not looked at ! :frowning:

Thank you for the info.

Just to clarify, I was referring to the image links in posts that were made in the previous forum software. Many of them are now corrupted.

I reviewed some of my old posts and they still show the pictures. Can you post a message or two with corrupted images? Could those already be gone before changing to the new forum?

Some of my images are in this post, and do not appear:

They are hosted on my web server. Just to check that the problem wasn’t at my end, I tried posting them on another forum, and they worked fine. I can’t test them in a new post on this forum, because Discourse doesn’t have the option of posting a linked image.

“From the web” doesn’t work?

That’s strange. I didn’t see that option when I tried to add an image earlier. I must be blind.
Okay, let’s see if this works:

Image should appear above this line.

Works :grinning:

The weird thing is that when I first posted it, the image didn’t show up. It just showed a broken link icon, even after I reloaded the page several times. I have no idea why it took so long for it to work. However, that’s exactly the same image link that still doesn’t work on the post that I mentioned above.

The thread in question:

is probably an excellent example of things that migrated correctly, and things that didn’t. An image that was posted by Eugen Dakin appears correctly. The image that I posted doesn’t appear. Some code in the thread isn’t properly formatted, and some is.

Links imported from the older forum may just have been mangled in the transition (like codes).

Yes, but the question is, can it be fixed, or all these old posts going to remain corrupted?
These old posts can no longer be edited by the OP’s, so even if I had nothing better to do, I wouldn’t be able to go in and fix the links in mine.

I’m guessing an automated way from Xojo would perhaps make it. Take every post, check every malformed URL (and code) and repair it if it’s damaged.
This would require to know how they became wrong.

Friggin New Guy here. One thing that I like to do in a new neighborhood is, rather than lurk, dive in and meet the folk. So, here I am, mucking about in your nice forum. I just walked in the door and, of course, have not taken time to read all the posts, threads or FAQs. Like I said, FNG. :sunglasses:

BUT, I do have a quick observation/question: why do you have to scroll down to the bottom of all the comments before reaching a Reply button? A lot of threaders let you enter a Comment or Reply right below the original post. Do you do it this way to try and prevent FNGs from asking a question or adding a comment that has already been said 14 times in the thread? If so, I concur. If not, could you try the Reply button up top?

For some of us old farts, having to scroll that far may make the difference between Replying or not (gasp, gasp, gasp).


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You have to be here 90 days before you can reply under each comment :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

But seriously, It should be working for you as I can reply to each comment

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You can click the ‘Reply’ button below the original post, that will reply to OP by default.

You can change the reply option by clicking the arrow to the left of the name of the user you are replying to, that way you can send a direct message or just create a general reply.

Here are the icons below each post:
and this is the icon I’m talking about when we are replying:
Hope this helps.

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There’s also a reply arrow on the right under the timeline if you’re on desktop that will track your view.


Also, each OS has a keyboard shortcut (usually, a single key) to immediately go to the bottom of a page. On Mac, this is this key “:arrow_lower_right:”. On Windows, I think it’s “End” or a combination with it.
There’s also the scrollbar that does it.

MacBook: fn-Bottom-Arrow

Wow, now each comment has a Reply button. It must be MAGIC! All I ever4 had to do was… click my heels together!. Thank you Uncle Brian! Thank you Aunty Em, And thank you and you and you!

Ok, I’ll stop. For now.

Yes, using Discourse is like being on an Easter Egg hunt. The controls have all been carefully hidden where you’d least expect to find them. If the Discourse developers had designed a car, the steering wheel would be in the back seat, and the brake pedal would be in the trunk.