Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums >
Reload this Page >

Support&Services

Technical Support and Feedback

ARCHIVE: FT 15 Nov 2017 Upgrade Tech Thread - 2017 BUG REPORTS

ARCHIVE: FT 15 Nov 2017 Upgrade Tech Thread - 2017 BUG REPORTS

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jan 1, 18, 10:18 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: JDiver
Wiki Link
Some ways to reverse new features

1) Disabling infinite scroll:
  • Go to My FlyerTalk Control Panel
    • Edit options
      • Disable Infinite Scroll


2) Restore previous post editing options:
  • Go to My FlyerTalk Control Panel
    • Settings and Options
      • Miscellaneous Options
        • Message Editor Interface and select Standard Editor -- extra formatting controls (you may see odd behavior in this unsupported editor)

NOTE: For ease of both members posting and Technical Support, this thread has been split into two threads for 2018; one exclusively for MOBILE devices, the other for DESKTOP devices. You can find them here:

2018 FT Nov 2017 Upgrade for DESKTOP Devices BUG REPORTS (link), and

2018 FT Nov 2017 Upgrade for MOBILE Devices BUG REPORTS
Print Wikipost

Old Nov 15, 17, 3:44 pm
  #166  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DEN / DPS
Programs: UA 1K, AS MVPG 75K, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC
Posts: 1,655
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Yeah, wikis look pretty messed up. Is it also cutting the last line in half for you guys? I'm reporting it.
Yeah, looks like it. I can't tell if it's the last line or not, but it's definitely cut off.
pushmyredbutton is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:45 pm
  #167  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeMandarin Oriental Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Seat 1A, Juice pretty much everywhere, Mucci des Coins Exotiques
Posts: 34,262
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Yes!
stimpy is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:46 pm
  #168  
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Programs: IHG Diamond, HH Diamond, BW Diamond Select, Accor Silver, Marriott Gold
Posts: 4,122
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
You can turn off "Trending Homepage" in MyFT. It has been in use for the past several months.
Here lies the crux of the problem. When new features are introduced, they should *NOT* be defaults that everyone has to run around trying to work out how to turn off.
Kremmen is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:46 pm
  #169  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Programs: UA 1MM 0P, AA, DL, *wood, Lifetime FPC Plat., IHG, HHD
Posts: 6,728
I've had this "upgrade" done on several forums and sites.. same thing happens. CPU goes to the moon with the unlimited scroll. bout blew my 15" MBP the first time I opened up about 10 tabs. I really hate this process and skin, but the forum owners say they can manage the site and the ad space more easily and efficiently. Great!
nmenaker is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:47 pm
  #170  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: A little less locked down in the UK
Programs: Seniors Bus Pass, BA Gold
Posts: 5,478
I found the top and bottom bars very annoying on my MB Air as they took a huge chunk of space. Also scrolling was clunky.

Thanks for the tip on removing "Infinite Scrolling" in settings. It seems to have got rid of them both. ^

Initial view: Would prefer the previous colour version, this is garish.
antichef is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:49 pm
  #171  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: Internet Brands
Posts: 3,381
Originally Posted by C W View Post
WHYYYYYY?

Likes are on mobile now and they're even more distracting than on desktop and there's no way to get rid of them there!

This is awful. I may just ditch FT altogether and put my time into something more productive.
Can you please post a screenshot of the mobile Likes on your end? On my phone they're very small and almost unnoticeable.
IBJoel is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:49 pm
  #172  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Berkshire, UK
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
The bottom sticky bar is as designed. We are looking into changing the behavior of the top bar, though. There is no toggle ability, at this moment.
Thanks for replying. I assumed its working as designed - my complaint is that the design is horrible. It has introduced many poor features. It has solved no problems that I can see. What on earth is the change supposed to have achieved?

Is there a reason (apart from the designers dented pride) why the previous design cant be reinstated?
BorisBrownBear is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:53 pm
  #173  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: Internet Brands
Posts: 3,381
Originally Posted by BorisBrownBear View Post
Thanks for replying. I assumed it’s working as designed - my complaint is that the design is horrible. It has introduced many poor features. It has solved no problems that I can see. What on earth is the change supposed to have achieved?

Is there a reason (apart from the designer’s dented pride) why the previous design can’t be reinstated?
The chain of command does not stop with myself, Paul, or the designers. However, as I noted a few pages ago (so pretty easy to miss), you can disable the sticky header/footer by disabling Infinite Scroll.
IBJoel is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:54 pm
  #174  
C W
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LON, PDX
Programs: DL PM, AS MVP 75K, HH/SPG/MR Gold, Amex Plat, PRG, CSR
Posts: 2,064

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Can you please post a screenshot of the mobile Likes on your end? On my phone they're very small and almost unnoticeable.
It needs to be 100% smaller.

Seriously, I hate likes, but if they must be foisted upon us along with everything else, as big as two lines of text is absurd.
IBJoel likes this.
C W is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:57 pm
  #175  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: Internet Brands
Posts: 3,381
Originally Posted by C W View Post


It needs to be 100% smaller.

Seriously, I hate likes, but if they must be foisted upon us along with everything else, as big as two lines of text is absurd.
That's about as small as it can possibly be made.
IBJoel is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 3:58 pm
  #176  
C W
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LON, PDX
Programs: DL PM, AS MVP 75K, HH/SPG/MR Gold, Amex Plat, PRG, CSR
Posts: 2,064
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
That's about one line of text, as designed.
C W is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 4:01 pm
  #177  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: Internet Brands
Posts: 3,381
Originally Posted by C W View Post
If you have suggestions on how to make likes smaller, but still easily legible and clickable, we can look at changing that sometime in the future.
IBJoel is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 4:02 pm
  #178  
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Happily living in Frenaros Cyprus having escaped the near-death experience called Sofia Bulgaria
Programs: Etihad Guest Gold, DL FO and 1MM, and a bunch of others at a low level
Posts: 2,035
Not liking the new format. Was away for a few weeks and come back to find a new format. Trying to go back to first unread post and in some cases (long threads), I am not taken to the first unread post. For example, my last visit was Oct 28, but I'm only taken back to Nov 8 in long threads. Also, long threads no longer seem to have the option for you to choose which page to go to (this would be a workaround for the problem I just mentioned) or at least I can't figure out how to choose a page - no number of pages is shown within the thread.
STBCypriot is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 4:03 pm
  #179  
C W
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LON, PDX
Programs: DL PM, AS MVP 75K, HH/SPG/MR Gold, Amex Plat, PRG, CSR
Posts: 2,064
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
If you have suggestions on how to make likes smaller, but still easily legible and clickable, we can look at changing that sometime in the future.
Two suggestions:


Silver Fox and IBJoel like this.
C W is offline  
Old Nov 15, 17, 4:04 pm
  #180  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Berkshire, UK
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
The chain of command does not stop with myself, Paul, or the designers. However, as I noted a few pages ago (so pretty easy to miss), you can disable the sticky header/footer by disabling Infinite Scroll.
Cryptic

I hope you mean that you are passing feedback to those at the other end of the chain, but arent able (understandably) to share details at the moment. If that is the case then thank you and good luck.

Switching off infinite scroll has helped greatly (thanks again), so for me the forum now works nearly as well as it did, but just looks twice as ugly. I have heard that this effect is called progress.
BorisBrownBear is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread