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      Try the new NGC Journals!   03/22/2017

      NGC has launched a new and improved NGC Journals! Available on NGCcoin.com, the new NGC Journals improves upon the popular platform to write blogs and discuss them with other members. The new NGC Journals has an improved design that makes it significantly easier to post and read journals from any device, including smartphones and tablets. Adding images has been made much simpler, and the NGC Journals now give users the ability to create polls and "like" other entries. A popular feature of the old NGC Journals was the ability to open an entry to comments from other users. This feature has been retained and enhanced — users can now comment on the same page as the original Journal entry, creating a seamless experience. Best of all, the same login can be used to post Journals, make comments and access the other features of the NGC website. Old NGC Journals entries will be migrated to the new NGC Journals soon. In the meantime, users can make posts to the new NGC Journals. To get started, create a Journal and make an entry. Unlike the old NGC Journals, you create a single Journal and then add new entries to it. Your Journal can be customized with a cover photo, and you can choose to make it available to all users or only to the users that you select. You can also choose to receive notifications whenever people comment on one of your entries. Scroll below for helpful tips on using the new NGC Journals or go to the new NGC Journals now >   Instructions / Tips To get started, you must first create your Journal and then you can add entries to that Journal. Choose Journals from the Browse menu if you are not already on the Journals page

        Click Create a Journal

        Name your journal, add a description, add a photo, and choose if you want all users to see your journal or if you would like it available to a specific audience only. Click Continue to move on to the next step where you can add you first entry!

        Click Add Journal Entry to add a post to your journal

        Commenting on another user's Journal is easy. After selecting a journal to read, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the field where you may enter your comments and see the comments others have posted.

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  1. Did you read the tips post in the announcement section on the side bar? Also, try the new themes out (see announcement)
  2. Fixed!
  3. I tweaked the permissions to allow replies here, everyone. You can reply to this thread if you have feedback.
  4. Those are two things that aren't really adjustable in the new boards. We can set one default number per page, and that's it. The all button is also gone and is unlikely to come back. I think that the software developers of this product don't support it because if you hit "all" on a very lengthy thread is causes performance problems and bogs down the whole database. That said, there are some features here on these boards that make if very convenient to easily view new content - specifically in the "Activity" drop down. There you can use the existing activity feeds, or you can create a new activity feed to your specifications that easily shows you new content in a variety of ways. You can use the "Condensed" choice in the upper right to see more posts per page. These things help to find threads faster, although I understand they do not explicitly address your "more posts per page" issue. I am very interested in your issues with slow loading, however. These new boards now feature separate server instance for each board, which means that the coin boards don't share traffic with the comics boards and should improve performance. We have something called a CDN turned on that offloads static resources onto a network of distributed servers that are geographically closer to each user. Also, the code is generally cleaner and more modern. The combined effects of these things should be faster performance for everyone - and by and large that's been my personal experience. Can you give me more feedback about what you are experiencing? Are you still in the U.S.?
  5. Hello everyone, Now that we've split NGC out, the only theme available here is the NGC theme. With only one theme currently enabled, I don't think that the theme menu shows up. HOWEVER, we've been working on some updated themes on the CGC site and rapidly evolving them based on the feedback from their higher traffic. As we finalize all the adjustments, we'll be making a couple of flavors of those themes available here once they have been adjusted to look right for NGC. We'll post a notice as that happens so that you can all check them out. Key things that are changing in those themes: Some other colors that help break up the bright white of this starting theme A denser list of threads on forum pages Clearer separation of one thread from the next, one post from the next, and the difference between a quote and the main body of a new psot A variety of other smaller tweaks
  6. Hi @physics-fan3.14 Is this still true for you? We have had an occasional spike of slowness over the course of the migration when bulk updates were being made, but generally, the new boards should be much faster. So I'm wondering if you are experiencing slowness all of the time, or just occasionally, and whether it's still going on? For myself, everything is speedy, but circumstances vary, so I wanted to follow up with you and understand what's happening on your end.
  7. That's weird. Permissions look ok, but maybe someone else tweaked them. Can you see it now @WoodenJefferson ?
  8. Just refreshing the page doesn't fix it?
  9. There is nothing in your preferences that can do this, no. There are some plugins that work on the server level that change that behavior, but it's not clear that they won't cause other problems. The plugin I have seen that does it also changes a bunch of other things at the same time that are questionable. We may make this change, but probably not very near term.
  10. If you mean in the Ask NGC area - you can post a question, but a moderator has to approve it for it to appear. Which questions are are you talking about? We've made some adjustment to image attachment settings. If you try this again, it will probably be fine, but let me know. What EXACTLY happens when you try to post a second reply? I've not heard of or seen this particular problem for anyone else yet. @ldhair
  11. Well, we've been working with the settings in the new boards to try to hit the right balance of file size and storage management with ease of use for the board members. Right now here is how it works, and I'd encourage you to try it and offer feedback: Any size image up to 100MB can be uploaded, so you should just about never see a "too big" warning When you upload an image the system will do the following: Reduce and save the image to a maximum size of 1250x1250 on the server Display the image in the post at 900x900 with an ability to click on the image to view it larger and a link in the lower left to view it full size See how it feels and let us know. Thanks!
  12. Do you guys feel we need images that big in terms of pixel dimensions for the boards, or is it more that we just want to make it easy to attach and upload without having to mess around resizing it? We have some features we can work with to automatically reduce the images for you. The question is just what is a big enough image to serve the needs of posting it?
  13. Hi all, We actually raised the limit when we moved to the new boards from 200k to 450k. I'm curious what exactly is happening that you are unable to upload things now that you used to be able to upload. Both the intent, and the physical change to restrictions all should have resulted in you being able to upload more / bigger images. Can you tell me more specifically what happens? What device are you using to upload? Is there anything unusual going on when you try it, such as attaching an image, removing it and attaching another one? By the way, we may raise the size restriction even more, but I wanted to see how the new servers reacted to the load without changing too many variables. However, either way what you should be experiencing now is MORE ability to upload, not less.
  14. There isn't a force-to-desktop view link on the boards. It just isn't something that they've built. We do have some work on an open request to shrink/tighten up the layout that will be getting done.
  15. What, no chuckle at your auto-correct to lactation? I thought my pun was mildly amusing... Anyway, yeah that doesn't look like the boards software is slow. That just looks like the images are gigantic. I did two things: I adjusted the posts per page back down from 40 to uh... 30 I think it was I did some configuration to better cache those images in a way that MIGHT save some loading time. But they're still huge.