Bugs with the new BBS system


#62

In Safari, on an iPod touch, all dates/times are displayed as “> NaNy”


#63

I wonder, is the time on your iPad right, could it perchance be set to some time in the future?


#64

That didn’t fix it. I set my time back by a minute at a go, and checked each time, and when I refreshed I saw no change.


#65

What version of ios are you running? We only support 6 or later.


#66

4.2, but this model can only upgrade to 5.1


#67

i don’t get it. am i doing it wrong?
#setting changed

#go to “new”

#navigate away

#go back to new–same stuff, slightly different ranking

actually, i wouldn’t care about any of this if you’d only let me see topics ranked chronologically by OP. that would be much preferable and would really help me in my browsing.


#68

You have to leave for a substantial amount of time. Like 10+ minutes. Otherwise it’s considered the same “visit” to the website.


#69

Same thing is happening on my in-law’s iMac. Safari 4.1 on OS X 10.4


#70

Safari 4.1 is not a browser we support unfortunately, it ends up being fairly unsustainable to add mountains of hack to support old web browsers that are mostly out of commission.


#71

hmm, OK. If i change my browsing habits, i can make this work for me. any chance we can get a chronological ranking to the topic OPs? pretty please?


#72

Then perhaps a cleaner failure mode is required. NaNy (and badly positioned login and reply boxes) just give the appearance of a broken website. It doesn’t tell the end user that they should look into investing in newer equipment.


#73

That is a fair point, we have this kind of functionality for old IE, we should widen the net to old Safari as well.


#74

Any chance of making the “Unread (n)” button able to reload itself, if you know what I mean?


#75

Sorry, not sure I am following, we try to keep the unread count “correct” via the message bus, there are some open edge cases.

What do you exactly mean here?


#76

I tend to open some chosen unread topics in new tabs. After having done so for a few, I would like to be able refresh, in order to see which topics remain unread. Since the ‘Unread’ button currently does nothing when one is on the http://bbs.boingboing.net/unread page, I have to either refresh the page, or click ‘Latest’ (or ‘New’) then click back to ‘Unread’.

In short, I’d like ‘Unread’ to reload http://bbs.boingboing.net/unread even when already on that page.


#77

Interesting, my ideal solution here is to live refresh that list as well, at least remove the “unread” indicator and fix the number as you browse.

In the mean time, I pretty decent workaround (except for the obvious hit the refresh button) is to use the Suggested Topics list:

We float unread to the top of it, live.


#78

That’d be fine too, I guess, but any reason why what I’ve suggested couldn’t be done?

I don’t actually know where ‘Suggested Topics’ is anymore (but I don’t really need it). Anyhow, I’ve got workarounds, but it could be simpler…


#79

It is about 300 pixels under your post (and this post). ↓ ↓

It is at the bottom of every topic.


#80

It can be done, we already do something similar on the homepage when you click BBS, not against adding that change.


#81

So it is; still, it’s not a feature that I, personally, need.