T2W Website Updates (New Features/Bug Fixes/Server Problems)

Sharky

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Nice to see T2W mentioned in the an article on the TradingLife website of the best Trading Forums in 2019. They've got a 3 part series, ordered by oldest to newest forums. In case you're wondering we came in second, established in 2001, only beaten by our friends over at Elite Trader, established four years earlier. Time flies...
 
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Sharky

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I've fixed some issues with the search functionality and added some weighting on new posts, overall it should mean you get a better experience, it should at least be as good as the old site, and in actual fact a lot better.
 

Sharky

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Also if you click the little down arrow on the left, under the username/title, you'll now see a member's country flag, this only applies to members who have visited the site since yesterday, so over time it will get more and more populated. This also shows on the members list and a member's profile page.

One final fix, before if you clicked a username of the poster, which shows the mini-profile, clicking on the number of messages they've posted would result in a broken search page, it now lists all the posts of that member.
 

Sharky

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Suggested threads are now listed at the bottom of every threads, based on similarity of content. We had this on the old site, so regular members should already be familiar with it.

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Sharky

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As you've probably noticed old urls pointing to threads and forums on the old T2W website, have been redirecting fine to the new site. However there were some remaining issues with urls to the old site, not redirecting properly to the new.

With today's update, I'm pleased to say that as far as I can tell, ALL links including all attachment links, as well as very old thread links (probably pre-2010) are working \o/

As an example here are some links that wouldn't work before today:

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/showthread.php?t=211928
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=252328
https://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachments/forex/252328d1526548391-correlation-trading-basic-ideas-strategies-cable-sells-17th-may.jpg
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/showpost.php?p=120010&postcount=22
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/trading-journals/140032-my-journal-3-post2490560.html

If you spot any remaining issue do let me know, otherwise I'll be keeping an eye on our log files in case there's anything I've missed.
 
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Sharky

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< You probably spotted, "Messages" and "Likes" counts added to the sidebar in thread views. I think this makes it a little bit easier for new members to gauge a posters seniority on the site.
 

trendie

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hi Sharky,

I seem to be getting "Approvals" requests at top of my page.
It seems to think I have to approve some upcoming events.
I have approved them, as I dont want to prevent them appearing on T2W for others.
Ideally, I prefer not to have them. Thanks.
(I still seem to be a moderator, although I havent been given any actions to be involved in, so far!)

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Sharky

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Thanks for reporting this @trendie, I just checked and it seems that all registered members were set up with the ability to moderate new events posted. That explains why we've got a bunch of new events live on the Calendar (some good, some not so much - will tidy up later today). So had nothing to do with your moderation status on the Trading Delta Cycles forum (I assume that's still valid).
 

Sharky

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The Articles section is getting an upgrade, when we moved over to the new site, we lost all the categorisation. That's being re-implemented, and we'll be adding tagging as well to make it easy to sift through.
 

NVP

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As you've probably noticed old urls pointing to threads and forums on the old T2W website, have been redirecting fine to the new site. However there were some remaining issues with urls to the old site, not redirecting properly to the new.

With today's update, I'm pleased to say that as far as I can tell, ALL links including all attachment links, as well as very old thread links (probably pre-2010) are working \o/

As an example here are some links that wouldn't work before today:

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/showthread.php?t=211928
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=252328
https://www.trade2win.com/boards/attachments/forex/252328d1526548391-correlation-trading-basic-ideas-strategies-cable-sells-17th-may.jpg
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/showpost.php?p=120010&postcount=22
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/trading-journals/140032-my-journal-3-post2490560.html

If you spot any remaining issue do let me know, otherwise I'll be keeping an eye on our log files in case there's anything I've missed.
Hi Sharky ...i dont think the links work anymore in this thread of mine ?

https://www.trade2win.com/threads/correlation-trading-basic-ideas-and-strategies.71854/page-1126#post-2624292
 

Sharky

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Just a heads-up, the new version of the forum software we now use (Xenforo) has just been released and we'll be upgrading shortly, probably next week. The major features include:
  • Native push notifications on supported devices/browsers
  • Editor button management
  • Enhanced editor integration and advanced BB code option syntax
  • Markdown support
  • Tables
  • Reactions
  • URL unfurling
  • Emoji enhancements including an improved smilie menu with easy emoji access
  • Video uploads
  • Approval queue improvements
  • Guest performance improvements including guest page caching
  • Content bookmarking and sharing
  • A fully featured REST API
  • One click XenForo upgrades and easier add-on installation
  • BB code and rich text editing for profile posts and comments
Well it took longer than planned, but we're finally rolling out the new version tomorrow night. I'll post a separate thread shortly about it.
 

gka

Established member
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Hi Sharky

If I am understanding correctly after the last website update, the view count of a thread is now rounded to the nearest 1000. Is this correct.? When we were able to see the actual view count we could see the interest or otherwise in the thread by the increase in the view count. This is no longer possible.

gka
 

Sharky

Admin
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Hi Sharky

If I am understanding correctly after the last website update, the view count of a thread is now rounded to the nearest 1000. Is this correct.? When we were able to see the actual view count we could see the interest or otherwise in the thread by the increase in the view count. This is no longer possible.

gka
All fixed now, back to the way it was.