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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. I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  2. I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  3. I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  4. I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  5. I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  6. We did find a specific configuration issue that was causing a reproducable (every 5 min) problem, and fixed it. With that issue behind is, in the monitoring that I'm doing, I'm still seeing some occasional slow downs where a page load is >8seconds something like 3 to 6 times per day - each episode seems to last about 1 to 5 min. I'm trying to determine whether that's an issue specific to the monitor or a real world event. I'm monitoring every minute, so the average user probably would not see all of these events, but you might experience one or two 5min periods where things are slow. AFTER the fix that was applied on Monday, have any of you personally experienced a pattern like this? Long page loads a few times per day for a handful of minutes? (We know it was terrible before Monday, I'm primarily interested in whether there is still an issue now.)
  7. Hi, Yes, I saw this, and am tracking the conversation. I have a ticket filed with the host over the performance issue, and have created some in-depth monitoring to look for slow downs. Here is what I have seen of this behavior so far: The automated monitoring isn't always showing the issue you are referring to because it loads pages as a"guest" (i.e. not logged in). The content is cached for guests to reduce load on the system (for about 5 minutes) - and so those pages have been loading faster. As a logged in user, I've seen that loading a page like the U.S. Coins forum has a long delay when you load it for the first time in a while, but that it's fast when you re-load it again. However, if you wait a bit (like waiting for new content to be posted) and refresh it again it's back to slow. I assume some query results are being cached and then uncached when they are unused for long enough. I've made some caching adjustments on how images are loaded to cut some load time - but that isn't the core of the issue. The core of the issue seems to be related to database queries. I've filed a ticket with the boards host / software maker. One thing we did was update the boards software itself, which does seem to have cut down on some generic slow downs, but not solved the regular slowing of the U.S. Coins page load. Our host is also planning to upgrade the version of PHP running the servers, which they think will have an impact. Once those known steps have been taken, I'll push them on the issue if the performance hasn't improved.
  8. Yes. In your notification settings, turn OFF the "Notification List" sliders for the two entries in the "messenger" section. You will still get the red badge on your envelope icon, but you will not get the red badge on the bell, and you will not get the pop-ups at the bottom of the page.
  9. Did you read the tips post in the announcement section on the side bar? Also, try the new themes out (see announcement)
  10. Fixed!
  11. I tweaked the permissions to allow replies here, everyone. You can reply to this thread if you have feedback.
  12. 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.?
  13. 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
  14. That's weird. Permissions look ok, but maybe someone else tweaked them. Can you see it now @WoodenJefferson ?
  15. Just refreshing the page doesn't fix it?