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Possible Bug.

At the bottom of the page in the "feedback" link but when I click it I get the text but nothing else.


Please leave us some constructive feedback. Feedback is kept private.

block main_feedback /block    (removed brackets for posting).


Enhancement request 1.

Bulk delete of images . I accidentally (yes, operator error!) uploaded a zip file containing 120 images to the wrong place! I could find no bulk delete and deleted them one by one. My wrist is still sore this morning :dry:  (can you say carpel tunnel!). Anyways, it would be a handy tool to have. My recommendation would be to have a check box next to all the images in "Edit Image" and if more than one is selected then the only option would be delete.

Enhancement request 2.

I'm no CSS expert but can fumble my way around. But I was stumped out when trying to change the back ground of just my gallery pages.

Is there anyway that I could convince you to have a gui driven method. When I was on a windows server I ran "SNITZ" forums and they had a really simple gui driven method for changing the colour schemes.


I wish I was a programmer, but lucky for you I'm not! (I'd be Nigel the bug maker)

You guys have done a fantastic job on this program.

Happy 2008, not too much brain damage tonight!

Nigel.
 
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Hi,

A very long time ago, there was a bug that could cause the feedback page problem you're seeing. Is it possible you're using an old version, perhaps installed via your web hosting control panel rather than downloaded from here?
Otherwise I think the page may be corrupt somehow.

1) Thanks for the suggestion.

2) We're very aware of this kind of thing and it's definitely something that is on our radar.


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Chris,

I'm using "Version 3.2.6".

It tells me there is a version 3.2.7 but when I follow the link to "the ocProducts news archive."  3.2.6 is the latest available.

Nigel.

p.s. Not on a web hosting site, run my own web / email server from home.
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Nigel,

This is the link ocPortal version 3.2.7 to the latest full version (10MB).

 :thumbs:

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Hi,

I can suggest a couple of things to try.

1) Try editing the page (make no changes, just pass it through an edit). Does it change? It so, it's likely that somehow the page initially was read and cached under the credentials of a non-staff member, although I'm not sure how that could have happened as things are designed so that won't happen.

2) You can paste the exact contents of the page here by typing:
[codebox](page contents goes here)[/codebox]
I can then see if it's corrupt.


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Chris,

Tried passing it through an "edit" and made no difference.

Here is the page code ….

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{!FEEDBACK}
Please leave us some constructive feedback. Feedback is kept private.

[block]main_feedback[/block]

Nigel
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Fletch said

Nigel,

This is the link ocPortal version 3.2.7 to the latest full version (10MB).

 :thumbs:
 
Fletch,

That zip file didn't work with the "force-upgrade.php" . It seems that was expecting a .tar file. I'm a little dubious of re-installing over everything as I've had major problems in the past when trying to do something like that (files like config.php being over-written and then it thinks it's a new install) and I'd much rather use the documented process.

Thanks for the suggestion,

Nigel.

p.s. Do you know of a backup process that backs up "just the data + sql database" so you can re-build the system from a new install?


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Nigel_Aves said

p.s. Do you know of a backup process that backs up "just the data + sql database" so you can re-build the system from a new install?


ocPortal has its own backup feature, but I'm sorry to say it hasn't worked for me in the past. I cannot offer an explanation why, as I didn't persist when it went TU on me. Instead, I reverted to the tried and tested phpMyAdmin, manually and excrutiatingly slow, but it works …..

(Thanks for that unintentional nudge - must remember to get rid of the 'older' backups on my hard disk!)

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The backup feature in ocPortal won't work on all servers and unfortunately this is beyond our control. Our usual advice is to use what your web hosting control panel provides.


As for this feedback page problem, I'm lost as what could cause it I'm afraid. I can only suggest some more tests that might give a clue…
  • Trying to retype the text manually on top of the existing text. Just in case it had developed (maybe during upload) some weird invisible encoding somehow.
  • If that fails trying to copy and paste the text into a news post, to see if it works there.


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