• Server migration complete
    In the early morning of September 26, 2020, our migration to new servers was completed.
    Things seem to be working as expected, but if you notice any issues including not receiving email notifications,
    please vistit this thread for more details

Upgraded TDIClub forums

Vince Waldon

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 25, 2009
Location
Edmonton AB Canada
TDI
2001 ALH Jetta, 2005 BEW Wagon
Has anybody discovered where to go to edit a signature? They all imported fine, but mine needs some tweaking and the Help system just says "edit your profile", which I think I've gone thru a couple times now, in vain. :)
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
romad just deleted his message for which I received a notification. So, at least notifications on this thread work. :)

Notifications for past subscriptions, though...not so much. Like, the WDYDT Mk4 and Mk7 threads - never see notifications out of those. Probably have to unsubscribe and the re-subscribe to them.
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
I just ? because I'd found that same page and was about to post about it when I realized I couldn't edit the signature there...and then the notification of your post came through.
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
Testing out a new/different screenshot-pasting app to see if it works easily.

Meh - not terrible, but not great. :( Same as Google Photos direct links.

How about Dropbox direct links:

How about getting rid of that ?dl=0 at the end...

Or the standard trick with Dropbox, substitute raw=1 for dl=0 at the end of the URL.

Nope - gotta use the "raw=1" trick and paste that into the URL box in the toolbar's image tool (shortcut COMMAND-P on Mac):
 
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Nero Morg

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Location
OR
TDI
2003 Jetta wagon, 2001 Jetta TDI, 2014 Passat TDI
Apparently imgur plays nice with xeno as well, auto resizes and everything. Just an idea for an alternative.
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Palermo, State of Jefferson/Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Which Imgur image link did you use?

Image Link

Direct Link

Markdown Link (reddit comments)

HTML (website / blogs)

BBCode (message boards & forums)

Linked BBCode (message boards)


I always use the BBCode (message boards & forums) option.
 

Rob Mayercik

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2001
Location
NJ, U.S.A.
TDI
2002 Jetta GLS, Baltic Green/Beige
Yeah - Safari on various Macs, plus Firefox a few times...never had an issue getting location (and other info) show up by hovering on a username (like one user's location of "NJ, U.S.A." :))
Hm. Today had it happen again, but this time I tried right-clicking and selecting "open in new tab" n
 

Nero Morg

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Location
OR
TDI
2003 Jetta wagon, 2001 Jetta TDI, 2014 Passat TDI
Which Imgur image link did you use?

Image Link

Direct Link

Markdown Link (reddit comments)

HTML (website / blogs)

BBCode (message boards & forums)

Linked BBCode (message boards)


I always use the BBCode (message boards & forums) option.
Share link. Seems to work alright. Except my internet is wonky right now.
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
My concern with those "free" options is whether or not they're going to be around in 2-10yrs. It's always so disappointing to read a great how-to and see broken image links.
 

Nero Morg

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Location
OR
TDI
2003 Jetta wagon, 2001 Jetta TDI, 2014 Passat TDI
To be fair, I've had my imgur account since 2009, and my photos are still there. But I get what you're saying. What's to stop someone from deleting them, right?
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
...or imgur (or Photobucket or smugmug or whoever) decrees that all free accounts will be deactivated if it hasn't been used in the last year....or you now have to pay to keep it active....or they change their backend and now all of the links previously used no longer work (yeah, I'm looking at you and your former "public" folder, Dropbox ?).
 

Mozambiquer

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Location
Versailles Missouri
TDI
1998 VW Jetta TDI. 1982 VW Rabbit pickup, 2001 VW Jetta TDI
I've been having issues with uploading photos. I don't have imgur or flikr or any of those, just Google photos. I've used the TDI club upload photos then post those, but have been told that the photos didn't go through. I can see them, but apparently others can't? (In what did you do to your mkiv today post) I used to use Tapatalk for that, and am hoping that comes back, but haven't heard if it's for sure coming back. I tried to message Derf, but never heard back.
Is there any way that we can upload directly from a mobile device to a post without having to first upload to a middleman server, then to the post?
 

[486]

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Location
MN
TDI
02 golf ALH
where do I edit the text under my name?
'top post dawg' is not my cup of tea, wanna change it to say "is a butt"
 

VW Derf

Administrator
Joined
Jul 3, 1996
Location
Richmond, BC, Canada
TDI
2010 Blue Graphite Pearl Golf Variant
Has anybody discovered where to go to edit a signature? They all imported fine, but mine needs some tweaking and the Help system just says "edit your profile", which I think I've gone thru a couple times now, in vain. :)
This was an issue on my side and it has now been fixed. You should once again see the "Signature" option under your account management page.

My concern with those "free" options is whether or not they're going to be around in 2-10yrs. It's always so disappointing to read a great how-to and see broken image links.
This is a big reason I am a firm believer in trying to keep everything hosted on the same system. I agree there are probably easier systems to use out there, but we then rely less on third parties. In version 2.2 of Xenforo which is currently in beta testing, the process becomes much easier. When you upload the image in a posting, it gets mirrored immediately into your gallery so it really becomes a one step process. No ETA on that update yet, but I suspect we will upgrade inside a year. I still want to wait for the first point release or two before migrating.
 

BobnOH

not-a-mechanic
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
central Ohio
TDI
New Beetle 2003 manual
Great work so far.
I still have trouble addressing posts/threads not knowing what car/engine family the user has.
 

VW Derf

Administrator
Joined
Jul 3, 1996
Location
Richmond, BC, Canada
TDI
2010 Blue Graphite Pearl Golf Variant
Great work so far.
I still have trouble addressing posts/threads not knowing what car/engine family the user has.
This should be working now, at least when viewing from a device with a wide enough screen.
 
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Tdijarhead

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Nov 10, 2013
Location
Lawrenceville PA
TDI
2003 TDI Jetta Daughters Car, 2001 TDI Beetle, Daughters car, 2005 Golf TDI Mine, all 5 spds
I just noticed the location and vehicles are back up without clicking or hovering. They are back on my tablet also, no need to click. Thanks Fred. Things continue to get even better, I like this new layout and look.
 

turbocharged798

Veteran Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Location
Ellenville, NY
TDI
99.5 black ALH Jetta;09 Gasser Jetta
The "go to new posts" thing still isn't working right which is annoying but I agree, things are getting better and better.
 

VW Derf

Administrator
Joined
Jul 3, 1996
Location
Richmond, BC, Canada
TDI
2010 Blue Graphite Pearl Golf Variant
The "go to new posts" thing still isn't working right which is annoying but I agree, things are getting better and better.
If you click on the title of the tread from the index, what does it do?
Have you tried to mark everything read as a reset since the migration?
 

Nero Morg

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Location
OR
TDI
2003 Jetta wagon, 2001 Jetta TDI, 2014 Passat TDI
The 'new posts' at the top left is working for me. On another note, location and user info is now below our profile Pic. Really appreciate all your efforts here Fred!
 

Nero Morg

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Location
OR
TDI
2003 Jetta wagon, 2001 Jetta TDI, 2014 Passat TDI
OK, so while the user info below their profile Pic is nice now, now there's where some people have what seems like a paragraph listing all their cars plus a description about it. It causes when they post, to have a giant blank area on the post.
 

[486]

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Location
MN
TDI
02 golf ALH
OK, so while the user info below their profile Pic is nice now, now there's where some people have what seems like a paragraph listing all their cars plus a description about it. It causes when they post, to have a giant blank area on the post.
I just edited my details so that each would only take one line
might see if clearing out the "fuel economy" one will eliminate that line alltogether

ETA: yup
just go up into the "account details" tab up there and it's all availiable to edit

If only I could get rid of my avi to get even less scrolling...
 

turbocharged798

Veteran Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Location
Ellenville, NY
TDI
99.5 black ALH Jetta;09 Gasser Jetta
If you click on the title of the tread from the index, what does it do?
Have you tried to mark everything read as a reset since the migration?
Ok I am offically an idiot, I was clicking the last post thing thinking it was like the old fourms where that's what took you to the latest unread post. Just clicking the title works perfect!
 

VW Derf

Administrator
Joined
Jul 3, 1996
Location
Richmond, BC, Canada
TDI
2010 Blue Graphite Pearl Golf Variant
OK, so while the user info below their profile Pic is nice now, now there's where some people have what seems like a paragraph listing all their cars plus a description about it. It causes when they post, to have a giant blank area on the post.
Due to the different sizing with this software vs the old one I have removed the fuel economy section to lessen the length. We will see if that makes this a little better for the shorter posts for now.
Ok I am offically an idiot, I was clicking the last post thing thinking it was like the old fourms where that's what took you to the latest unread post. Just clicking the title works perfect!
You aren't the only one. I did not realize that either when I started testing the software. :)
 
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