If you have some ideas for improving the site, please write them in the group.
Phil Scarborough posted an update in the group Alumni Site Development 1 year, 11 months ago
unable to download year books
Phil Scarborough joined the group Alumni Site Development 1 year, 11 months ago
Test User replied to the topic Staff Members: Bug and Usability Reports here please. in the forum Site Development 3 years, 1 month ago
Testuser joins forum, checks “join group” buttons work, which they do. Then puts up this test message to demonstrate that new users can join and post in a forum.
Test User joined the group Alumni Site Development 3 years, 1 month ago
davidck replied to the topic Staff Members: Bug and Usability Reports here please. in the forum Site Development 3 years, 1 month ago
Some registering users do not receive the registration message with confirmation link because their email boxes are full. Not sure how to address this particular type of user problem beyond asking them to clear their mailboxes so that they can receive mail.
Users do not note the presence of the “join” button in groups/forums. If a user does not press the join button, then they cannot post to a forum. Currently unsure of how to create notice that a user needs to join a group/forum as a member before they post to it; Note that from experience that users will ignore the notice…
davidck started the topic Email system issue in the forum Site Development 3 years, 1 month ago
A workaround has been put in place to counter ISPs blocking mail from the Alumni site [I see a lot of this happening, but only 4 people contacted me about it out of the 130+ of you I could see had an issue.]
Anyone that has already had issues with registering with the site has been manually approved within the hour, or day, of registration. For…[Read more]
davidck replied to the topic You Login Twice in the forum Site Development 3 years, 1 month ago
Login is now at one page, we are relying on the registration form to stop the bots now, and it seems to be working.
A reasonable amount of users set a username, and then attempt to login using a different username. Naturally this does not work, and then the user resets their password. Then they attempt to log back in with the wrong username but the correct password they reset their account to…
Not quite sure how to address that one, so posting here first u…[Read more]
I’ve disabled the Captcha specifically on login, it still remains for registration. It would appear a reasonable amount of users were not noting the presence of the captcha on the second login screen, and assumed they’d entered in the wrong password the first time around; even though the page specifically says otherwise.
Activation emails do not appear to be received by all recipients, I personally suspect the flood of new people has set off a filter on a lot of mail servers out there. Contact me via the contact form and I’ll manually activate you if necessary.
davidck replied to the topic There Will Be Spam in the forum Site Development 3 years, 10 months ago
Linked the Alumni site from the main school website, in theory this will propagate the site links via search engines prior to the major official release. However, this will also make it simpler for spammers to find the site, and I want to see how much of a problem this will be.
davidck replied to the topic Staff Members: Bug and Usability Reports here please. in the forum Site Development 3 years, 10 months ago
Rendering problem on S4 and similar devices should now be fixed; Mobile devices support in jetpack clashes with Mobile support in main theme.
This particular bug has been identified as a CSS rendering issue, were certain browsers do not resize images. A new version of the header image will be made to address this issue.
There may be a problem with the account creation process on iPads under certain circumstances, this is being checked; some people can do it, others cannot, possibly a safari Vs chrome on iPad issue?
davidck replied to the topic Planned Development in the forum Site Development 3 years, 10 months ago
Site is opened to Staff testing today, with an expected influx of test users during the week.
Key areas for testing:
Logging in on a variety of devices.
Checking the account verification process works; we have manual approval.
Expected appearance of flag checker for different ISPs.
The messaging system; both private and public.
Posting to…[Read more]
davidck started the topic Staff Members: Bug and Usability Reports here please. in the forum Site Development 3 years, 11 months ago
Hello all staff members,
Please reply to this thread with your usability and bug issues when you test this site. If you are experiencing the same problem as another staff member, then please mention this; this confirms particular problems as being duplicatable.
davidck started the topic You Login Twice in the forum Site Development 3 years, 11 months ago
This is by design, and yes I know it can be a pain, but the remember me checkbox is there for your convenience.
So, why did we do this?
Simple answer is that it stops bots dead, thus preventing the forum being taken over by spam and spam groups.
Complex answer, the plugin that stops these robots works on the normal wordpress page, but not a…[Read more]
davidck started the topic Missing distinguished alumni in the forum Site Development 4 years ago
If there is a person missing from the distinguished alumni list, then please reply with their details here.
There are some criteria to follow when considering your reply:
1) Would you consider the individual outstanding?
2) Are their achievements beyond what you would expect of an ordinary person?
3) Can you provide a link to a biography or…[Read more]