Update on technical issues
As you know, we still have fixes outstanding for various forum bugs. Here is a (rather epic) update on progress:
Problem uploading avatar images
This is a bug affecting some users of Internet Explorer. The development work on this was completed yesterday. Anticipated time until live on site – one week. In the meantime, if you wish to upload a new avatar, please try using another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.
Private messages not displaying in correct order and other PM glitches
A developer is currently working on this issue. It will go into testing next week, so approximate lead time is two weeks.
Posting on the forum when logged out – error page displayed
We had a bug whereby forum posts written while logged out of the site were lost, and an error page was returned. Now, if you post while logged out, you’ll be returned to your profile page after signing in – your post will appear when you navigate to the forum. This fix is now live on the site.
We use a third-party spellchecker tool, which the supplier is discontinuing, due to spellchecker tools being built into browsers.
So: the spellchecker will shortly be removed from the ‘edit’ menu bar, as it no longer works. We’re looking at implementing another spellchecker tool – the ‘go live’ date is likely to be a month or so.
As an interim solution I’ve just tested the built-in spellcheckers within Chrome and Firefox, but they’re not working within the ‘edit’ box. One of our developers will be looking at fixing this (likely to be a full day’s work), so I’ll let you know once I have more news. Hopefully we can get those working for you until the more permanent solution is implemented.
I’m told the notifications are now working again and the fix is live on the site. Do, of course, let us know if you have any further problems.
The Christmas-themed emoticons were popular last year, so we’re bringing them back for Christmas 2013. This is expected to happen in the next week, as part of our next ‘site build’. (This is far too early for anything related to Christmas in my view – I suggest ignoring them until early December.)
I think that's everything!