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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by FactualFran » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:42 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:43 pm
I tried quoting your post, but the BBCode interpreter could not handle the format you've shown. (Everything after the first BBCode resulted in an underlined link.) The BBCode displayed in your post is not what you've used. Also, I don't see the extra line breaks in your example post.
That's right, the BBCode displayed in my post is not exactly what I used. It has the form of what I used, plus something so that it would not be interpreted as BBCode, but would accurately display the form of what I wrote.
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As for modifying CSS, we don't have the resources to test the many, many browser and device configurations supported by this software. For this reason, we must stick with the "stock" configuration. It's not the best way to do things, but it works.

If this doesn't fix your problem, feel free to supply a few detailed examples in Please Try Out Test Posts Here and we'll work through them.
If you stick to the "stock" configuration, then please forward the problem report to the person responsible for the "stock" configuration.

An example is at the URL I posted. Here is the URL again: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=253203&newpost=4004280#p4004314

If you prefer the example to be in this post, here it is in a block quote (to make it distinct from the rest of the text I'm writing in this post).
Please read The Twelve Pillars of Wisdom Lessons We Should Have Learned before the Bear Market Arrived, but are Only Learning Now remarks that Bogle made in 2001 at a time much closer to what he did.
As I wrote in my previous post here, there are unexpected line breaks before and after the title of what is being linked to. The title should be inline. There is also an unexpected line drawn below the last line of the title of what is being linked to.

With an artificially shorten title, as in
Please read Not the title remarks that Bogle made in 2001 at a time much closer to what he did.
the title is inline, as it should be, but with the added, and in my opinion unnecessary, line below the title.

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[Feature Request] Add Apple iOS meta tags

Post by Choy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 pm

Can you add Apple meta tags to the site so that when a person using iOS saves the site to their home screen it opens in full screen mode as a standalone app?

Currently adding it to the home screen just opens the site in normal Safari mode.

https://developer.apple.com/library/arc ... aTags.html

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:18 pm

^^^ Sorry for the delay to reply. I merged your post into the "requests" thread.

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, adding meta tags or other support specific to Apple, Android, etc. won't be implemented. Due to a very limited amount of resources, we need to stick with the "stock" released software.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 pm

The forum software has been updated from phpBB 3.2.2 to 3.2.3, which is a maintenance release.

There is one change visible to readers:
More visible links to privacy policy and terms - Links to privacy policy and terms of use are prominently displayed in the footer.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and note the new entries under our disclaimer:
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by randomizer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:08 am

Starting a week or two ago the notifications menu doesn't drop down on mobile for me anymore (tested on Chrome iOS and Safari iOS). I just see a triangle like in the screenshot. Works fine on desktop.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am

randomizer wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:08 am
Starting a week or two ago the notifications menu doesn't drop down on mobile for me anymore (tested on Chrome iOS and Safari iOS). I just see a triangle like in the screenshot. Works fine on desktop.

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I can confirm I'm seeing the same behaviour using Chrome on iOS 12.01.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:29 am

Perhaps this is related to the OS or browser?

I don't see this behavior on Android 8.1 with Chrome 69.0.3497.100. The notifications drop-down work as expected.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Don't think is OS or browser, but rather mobile device size. I can reproduce this using Chrome's Inspect Element tool if I set my device to iPhone 5/SE (320px wide) but it works properly on iPhone 6/7/8 (375px wide).
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
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I can confirm I'm seeing the same behaviour using Chrome on iOS 12.01.
Device is iPhone SE.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by randomizer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Don't think is OS or browser, but rather mobile device size. I can reproduce this using Chrome's Inspect Element tool if I set my device to iPhone 5/SE (320px wide) but it works properly on iPhone 6/7/8 (375px wide).
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am
I can confirm I'm seeing the same behaviour using Chrome on iOS 12.01.
Device is iPhone SE.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by mrc » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:57 pm

randomizer wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Don't think is OS or browser, but rather mobile device size. I can reproduce this using Chrome's Inspect Element tool if I set my device to iPhone 5/SE (320px wide) but it works properly on iPhone 6/7/8 (375px wide).
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am
I can confirm I'm seeing the same behaviour using Chrome on iOS 12.01.
Device is iPhone SE.
By jove I think you've got it!
Yep. I see the element disappear at 339 px and reappear at 340 px.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by randomizer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:24 pm

At least the workaround is easy enough. (Just rotate the phone.)
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:10 pm

mrc wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Yep. I see the element disappear at 339 px and reappear at 340 px.
On a desktop with Chrome's Inspect Element tool in "Responsive mode", I see the element disappear at 350 px and reappear at 351 px.

Rotating the phone is a good workaround.

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Thanks to randomizer for finding the bug and the workaround, and to Peculiar_Investor for finding out what caused it.

My guess: This is a bug that will be fixed in the next software update. I'll investigate.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm

^^^ It's fixed.

The forum software has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.4, which is a maintenance and security release.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by indexfundfan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:54 am

Wanted to feedback on the Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour. Please see

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=264982
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:18 pm

The home page is working as it should, I replied here: Re: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by sassy_penguin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Per LadyGeek sharing the link to here, I wanted to note my interest in the ability to show fewer posts per page in the threads. It is not a deal-breaker, and I will continue to come to the site regardless, but it would be a definite nice-to-have.

Also, thank you for all your help in making this site run so well!

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:29 pm

You're welcome. As noted in this post, it's a site owner decision, which includes seeing if the feature is worthwhile and the amount of extra maintenance required.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:27 pm

The forum software has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.5, which is a maintenance release.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:49 pm

By popular request, the forum software has been modified to highlight the Original Poster. See: [Forum software update] Tracking the Original Poster in a thread

Not related to the forum software, the following site pages were also updated:

Suggested Reading | Bogleheads Investing Advice and Info
  • Added Taylor Larimore's "The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio"
About Us | Bogleheads Investing Advice and Info
  • Added Rick Ferri's podcast and our Bogleheads' blog (Financial Page)
  • Added Taylor Larimore's "The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio"
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by tadamsmar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 am

The post times on the main page (www.boglehead.org) are 1 hour less than the times in the actual posts.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by prudent » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 am

tadamsmar wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 am
The post times on the main page (www.boglehead.org) are 1 hour less than the times in the actual posts.
See LadyGeek's post here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=264982&p=4233190#p4233190

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:40 pm

When an external link is put into a post, using , it sends the user out of the forum when clicked on. I believe this is a reference to how to change the settings in the forum software to open a new page/browser tab instead - https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:58 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:40 pm
When an external link is put into a post, using , it sends the user out of the forum when clicked on. I believe this is a reference to how to change the settings in the forum software to open a new page/browser tab instead - https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/
This has been discussed before I believe. The current behavior is the more desired one. I personally HATE when links pop new tabs or windows. If I want that, I know how to do it (Ctrl-click for Firefox on Windows).

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:21 pm

Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:58 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:40 pm
When an external link is put into a post, using , it sends the user out of the forum when clicked on. I believe this is a reference to how to change the settings in the forum software to open a new page/browser tab instead - https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/
This has been discussed before I believe. The current behavior is the more desired one. I personally HATE when links pop new tabs or windows. If I want that, I know how to do it (Ctrl-click for Firefox on Windows).
From the viewpoint of web design, you never want someone sent out of your site, it totally destroys funnel, showing how a person lands on the site and flows through it. Of course that's not the goal of this forum, but regardless having a user taken out of the site is never desirable from a design standpoint. At best, you'd want to warn them "you're about to leave" or give them the option to open a new tab.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm

Is there an feature/option that triggers a thread to be marked as "unread" when someone edits a post in that thread? Without that feature, it is difficult to know about an edited post unless the editor posts a new reply in the thread, saying they edited their post. Or is there some other way to know about edited posts?

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:11 pm

jimmyg, Welcome! Sorry, but there's no way to trigger a thread to be "unread" unless a new post a created.

You can see a "Last edited by (member) on (date), edited x times in total." at the bottom of a post when a member edits it, but you have to read the thread and look for it.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm

LadyGeek, thanks for the welcome! This forum has tons of useful information and I am learning a lot!

I've already made it a habit to search for "edited by" to make sure I catch edited posts in threads I am interested in, and I try to note the last few times I logged in, so I know if I already read a recently-edited post based on its timestamp.

The tough part is trying to remember what changed in the edited post if the author doesn't say what content was edited--and if nobody creates a new post in a thread I am interested in, then I won't know to go searching for possible edited posts in that thread... :mrgreen:

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:13 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:21 pm
From the viewpoint of web design, you never want someone sent out of your site, it totally destroys funnel, showing how a person lands on the site and flows through it. Of course that's not the goal of this forum, but regardless having a user taken out of the site is never desirable from a design standpoint. At best, you'd want to warn them "you're about to leave" or give them the option to open a new tab.
That might be true for a commercial site that puts its desire to make sales over the preferences of the user, but it's not a general principle in web design. Most information web sites don't work that way. For example, Wikipedia.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:27 pm

jimmyg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
LadyGeek, thanks for the welcome! This forum has tons of useful information and I am learning a lot!

I've already made it a habit to search for "edited by" to make sure I catch edited posts in threads I am interested in, and I try to note the last few times I logged in, so I know if I already read a recently-edited post based on its timestamp.

The tough part is trying to remember what changed in the edited post if the author doesn't say what content was edited--and if nobody creates a new post in a thread I am interested in, then I won't know to go searching for possible edited posts in that thread... :mrgreen:
Under Quick Links, click on New Posts.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am

RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:27 pm
jimmyg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
LadyGeek, thanks for the welcome! This forum has tons of useful information and I am learning a lot!

I've already made it a habit to search for "edited by" to make sure I catch edited posts in threads I am interested in, and I try to note the last few times I logged in, so I know if I already read a recently-edited post based on its timestamp.

The tough part is trying to remember what changed in the edited post if the author doesn't say what content was edited--and if nobody creates a new post in a thread I am interested in, then I won't know to go searching for possible edited posts in that thread... :mrgreen:
Under Quick Links, click on New Posts.
Thanks for the suggestion! I might have made things a bit confusing with the words I used above, but one of the things I am looking for are "stealth" edits in threads that I've read through before. Unsure if editing a post causes its thread to appear in the New Posts link.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Epsilon Delta » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 am

jimmyg wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks for the suggestion! I might have made things a bit confusing with the words I used above, but one of the things I am looking for are "stealth" edits in threads that I've read through before. Unsure if editing a post causes its thread to appear in the New Posts link.
If you like go to this thread.
Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Then reply to this and if I'm online I'll edit it and message you so you can check.

If I'm not online perhaps someone else will volunteer.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by RickBoglehead » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:02 am

jimmyg wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am
RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:27 pm
jimmyg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
LadyGeek, thanks for the welcome! This forum has tons of useful information and I am learning a lot!

I've already made it a habit to search for "edited by" to make sure I catch edited posts in threads I am interested in, and I try to note the last few times I logged in, so I know if I already read a recently-edited post based on its timestamp.

The tough part is trying to remember what changed in the edited post if the author doesn't say what content was edited--and if nobody creates a new post in a thread I am interested in, then I won't know to go searching for possible edited posts in that thread... :mrgreen:
Under Quick Links, click on New Posts.
Thanks for the suggestion! I might have made things a bit confusing with the words I used above, but one of the things I am looking for are "stealth" edits in threads that I've read through before. Unsure if editing a post causes its thread to appear in the New Posts link.
If a new post is added to a thread, it will show up. If someone edits their already existing post in a thread, it will not show up.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 am

Epsilon Delta wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 am
jimmyg wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks for the suggestion! I might have made things a bit confusing with the words I used above, but one of the things I am looking for are "stealth" edits in threads that I've read through before. Unsure if editing a post causes its thread to appear in the New Posts link.
If you like go to this thread.
Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Then reply to this and if I'm online I'll edit it and message you so you can check.

If I'm not online perhaps someone else will volunteer.
I went to that "Test" thread and saw your post there. I doubt that thread will show up in the New Posts link if you edit your post (unless someone also happens to create a new post there :mrgreen:), but if you feel like testing it out anyway, please make the edit when you have a chance. Thanks!

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 am

RickBoglehead wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:02 am
jimmyg wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am
RickBoglehead wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:27 pm
jimmyg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
LadyGeek, thanks for the welcome! This forum has tons of useful information and I am learning a lot!

I've already made it a habit to search for "edited by" to make sure I catch edited posts in threads I am interested in, and I try to note the last few times I logged in, so I know if I already read a recently-edited post based on its timestamp.

The tough part is trying to remember what changed in the edited post if the author doesn't say what content was edited--and if nobody creates a new post in a thread I am interested in, then I won't know to go searching for possible edited posts in that thread... :mrgreen:
Under Quick Links, click on New Posts.
Thanks for the suggestion! I might have made things a bit confusing with the words I used above, but one of the things I am looking for are "stealth" edits in threads that I've read through before. Unsure if editing a post causes its thread to appear in the New Posts link.
If a new post is added to a thread, it will show up. If someone edits their already existing post in a thread, it will not show up.
That's what I was thinking but not 100% sure of. I usually read threads that interest me, then click on "Mark topics read", so everything is clean for the next time I log in. Ideally, an edited post would flag its thread as unread, so that it sticks out like a sore thumb (i.e., not with the block of threads with unread posts) the next time I log in.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Epsilon Delta » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:18 am

jimmyg wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 am

I went to that "Test" thread and saw your post there. I doubt that thread will show up in the New Posts link if you edit your post (unless someone also happens to create a new post there :mrgreen:), but if you feel like testing it out anyway, please make the edit when you have a chance. Thanks!
Edit made.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by jimmyg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 am

Epsilon Delta wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:18 am
jimmyg wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 am

I went to that "Test" thread and saw your post there. I doubt that thread will show up in the New Posts link if you edit your post (unless someone also happens to create a new post there :mrgreen:), but if you feel like testing it out anyway, please make the edit when you have a chance. Thanks!
Edit made.
As expected, the "Please Try Out Test Posts Here" thread did not appear in the New Posts or Unread Posts quick links. The little page "unread post" indicator for the edited post remained "off" (i.e., non-red). The "unread posts" circular indicator for the "Please Try Out Test Posts Here" thread remained non-red and there was no red little page "unread post" indicator.

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by RickBoglehead » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:59 am

I cannot think of a forum I frequent where if someone edits an existing post that it would show up.

Replying to an existing thread shows up as I expect.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by PGR » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:21 am

Feature Request: IGNORE Member

On other forums I see this sometimes where you can flag an individual to be 'ignored' and you don't have to see their posts anymore.

For example there may be a forum member who is a very frequent poster say 15 times or so a day but not particularly constructive, habitually saying more or less the same thing over and over again. Nothing wrong with that per se but nothing particularly constructive either. You click 'ignore' for that user ID as a personal preference and you don't see that persons posts any more. Voila - the signal-to-noise ratio is improved. Oh you might still see their posts if quoted by another member but still...

Thanks for considering this feature request,

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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 am

PGR wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:21 am
Feature Request: IGNORE Member
That has been previously requested, Ignore list?. Previous answer,
LadyGeek wrote:
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TravelGeek wrote:
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I post on a different site which uses this forum software. In the User Control Panel is a tab for Friends and Foes. On the other site, I can designate another user as a Foe and their posts will, by default, be hidden. It doesn’t look like the Administrators here have enabled that feature.
Or it might be a 3rd party extension. Such as this one:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... ends_foes/
To be clear, the site owners do not want this feature enabled. This decision won't change.
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Post by Elric » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:58 pm

I'm sure it's been discussed before, but I'd love to see up-voting. It DOES convey meaningful additional information, and is far more compact then the reply with quote +1 that serves the same purpose far less elegantly.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:34 pm

It's come up before. The discussion is here: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

(The answer will not change. "Like" buttons will not be added.)
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Post by LadyGeek » Tue May 07, 2019 7:27 pm

The forum software has been updated to phpBB 3.2.7.

(Version 3.2.6 was skipped due to unexpected bugs. The developers fixed the bugs and released version 3.2.7 one week later.)
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