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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Seibertron » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:22 pm

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Thanks for letting me know. The "green" ebay links are part of a test project that I'm helping my friends at eBay Partner Network with. The test code for this will most likely be removed by end of day on Monday after some proper test data has been accumulated. In the meantime, I thank you for your patience while we (and our friends at eBay Partner Network) test out this feature.

If any of you want to provide any feedback about the words that are being linked or what you think can be done to improve upon the logic, that would also be helpful in the interest of this project.

You will also see some new ebay related links and content posted around the site. I hope that some of it will be useful to all of you, in particular the new "find on eBay" links that you will see on gallery pages, sighting pages, etc. Some of these links include advance ebay searches which many of you can probably take advantage of. Kind of showing my cards, but I think it's something we can all benefit from.

Example: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... id/2895/1/
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:04 pm

I dunno what it's like on other computers/browsers, but all the eBay tags are the same color as other links (blue -- running (outdated) Firefox on a (very outdated) MacBook Pro). Which bugs the heck out of me because I assume people are including a helpful link or something.

There's also the slight issue of it potentially ruining spoilers. Like so. (MTMTE 54 spoilers in that link, hence it being a link)


(Plus, as someone who's getting away from this hobby partly because they feel overwhelmed by all the rampant commercialism, turning every post into a shill is the last thing I want to see. But whatcha going to do?)

(Actually, even if I was in the buying mood, I'd never click one of these links anyways. Even the picture links on the sides don't really give me any info to go on (i.e. price, and if it's the cheapest), so I'm just going to manually go to eBay and start up an exact search with lowest prices first. And really? "color"?? What kind of eBay link is that even?)


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"hobby" "link" "color" "eBay"... isn't trying to prove how useless it is?
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby jamesbenjamin » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:57 am

Seibertron wrote:
jamesbenjamin wrote:The RSS feed has been broken for a few days.


Can you provide us with some more information about this problem? Where are you accessing the RSS feed from?

I just double checked the RSS feeds to verify that they are working.

http://www.seibertron.com/news/rss.php?f_cat=5

Please let me know some more information so that I can look into the issue further to help resolve your problem. Thanks!


I PM'd you details. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:03 pm

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I'm not sure if this falls in the realm of an issue with the eBay rover, but I had some issues bringing in a quote to a posting. I used the quote button from the "Topic Review" section at the bottom of a new posting. (I wanted to quote multiple users in one posting.) Using that method, the entire eBay rover link came into my post, and I had to edit it out. It came in as HTML tags, which don't parse in this window. Let me see if I can re-create it below from this thread...nope, no eBay rover links. If I come across it again, I'll save the code for you.

Just thought you'd like to know, Seibs. :D

P.S. in response to Noideaforaname, all the eBay links I have seen are green. I primarily use Chrome for browsing the forum.

[Edit] Okay, I was able to replicate it:

Emerje wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:That illustration doesn't look like Fortmax. It has two antennas on his ears like 'plex. 'max has those horn like things.


You asked if <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?toolid=11600&pub=5574891718&campid=5336631220&customid=smart&icep_ff3=9&icep_uq=transformers%20titans&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg" class="epn-link" target="_blank">Titans</a> Return would be given a story in the comic, that's a comic that says "Titans Return" on the cover. You asked if "warden" Fort Max would be used, that's him on the bottom looking over a bunch of dead(?) Titans. ;)

Emerje


"Titans" was the word in green in the post. I hope this is useful for you!
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:12 pm

Checked the site via Safari on both my (old) laptop and my (new) iPhone and the eBay links are green, implying the issue's with Firefox -- or possibly just the very outdated version I'm stuck with for the time being.

EDIT: How exactly does this rover choose what to make into links? On my posts here it's chosen seemingly random words (i.e. "version") over the obvious product names (i.e. "iPhone")
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:32 pm

Noideaforaname wrote:Checked the site via Safari on both my (old) laptop and my (new) iPhone and the eBay links are green, implying the issue's with Firefox -- or possibly just the very outdated version I'm stuck with for the time being.

EDIT: How exactly does this rover choose what to make into links? On my posts here it's chosen seemingly random words (i.e. "version") over the obvious product names (i.e. "iPhone")

Yes, its very random for me too. If I write that soundwave was found at retail, it would highlight "retail". At least it did last time, no way to tell what it will highlight now.

Edit: ok now it picked up soundwave, that makes more sense.
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:32 pm

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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:04 am

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jamesbenjamin wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
jamesbenjamin wrote:The RSS feed has been broken for a few days.


Can you provide us with some more information about this problem? Where are you accessing the RSS feed from?

I just double checked the RSS feeds to verify that they are working.

http://www.seibertron.com/news/rss.php?f_cat=5

Please let me know some more information so that I can look into the issue further to help resolve your problem. Thanks!


I PM'd you details. Let me know if you need anything else.


Just to let you know I'm haven't gotten any articles from the RSS on my phone in days. On my computer it works fine. I use GReader as my mobile RSS reader.
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby william-james88 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:15 pm

I have stopped getting e-mail notifications of new posts in threads i am subscribed to.
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Seibertron » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:46 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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william-james88 wrote:I have stopped getting e-mail notifications of new posts in threads i am subscribed to.


Same here. Made a couple of changes the other day when the server was acting up. Not quite sure which setting I changed that screwed the mails up. Can someone send me a PM to see if a couple of changes I just made just undid that? If not, I have one other thing I will revert back to see if that did it.
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Re: Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:08 am

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I don't know if this is relevant for you, but I have been getting regular/expected email notifications throughout the past week. Could the change have only impacted staff/admins? It seems to be the common thread among a sample size of three... :P
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