OFFICIAL Updated Forum Issues

A Google search, producing a link to a yoyo forum thread, produces an error when attempting to access it, when it worked fine a few days ago.

This page isn’t working
forum.yoyogames.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 503

Try googling "gamemaker recent list clear" and the first entry should take you to this page > https://forum.yoyogames.com/index.php?threads/clean-recent-projects.42418/
The google link in the address starts with HTTP - it only works if I change it to HTTPS

Probably a cached search result? Maybe it will update once google has crawled the site again? Or is it a bug?
 

TsukaYuriko

Q&A Spawn Camper
Forum Staff
Moderator
My title is gone!

under my profile picture and username it used to say "Senpai", it no longer does.
Fixed. Unsure what caused it (custom title field on your profile was blank), but if anyone else is missing their title, shoot me or any other online staff member a PM. :)
 

TsukaYuriko

Q&A Spawn Camper
Forum Staff
Moderator
I was kidding, didn't know that could be changed. Where do I change it ? :eek:
well... you're stuck with it now :p

You can't change it yourself, only staff can. Staff will change it to anything you want (within reason) upon request via PM.
 

gnysek

Member
I wasn't able to open any of images in this thread without logging in. This happens probably when they are added as attachments.
 

Nocturne

Friendly Tyrant
Forum Staff
Admin
The reset password process doesn't seem to be working. I received the email, but when I click the "Reset password" button this is what opens in my browser...
Will look into that, thanks for bringing it up.

Every link coming from Google is broken. Is this intentional? Trying to hide the secrets of GameMaker? :D
Will get the sys admin to look into this...

It let me log in without asking for my 2FA code... I'm a little worried about that, but otherwise it's pretty sleek lookin'.
Not sure what the status of the that is, so I'll investigate.

Prefixes (other than the "Offical" prefix) are difficult to spot as they appear in the same style/colour as the rest of the topic title and look like they are actually part of the title:
Yes, I'm aware of the issue, but it was low on my priorities yesterday. Will get something sorted out today

On the New Posts page, the links to other sections like New Profile posts is hard to see.
Agreed. Will see if I can sort that out too... :)
 

Nocturne

Friendly Tyrant
Forum Staff
Admin
It let me log in without asking for my 2FA code... I'm a little worried about that, but otherwise it's pretty sleek lookin'.
Okay, I think you need to re-enable the setting again. Should be in the "Password & Security" section of your profile page.
 

NightFrost

Member
I wasn't able to open any of images in this thread without logging in. This happens probably when they are added as attachments.
Yes, this has always been the case. I frequently browse the forum without logging in, and attachments required a login even before the update.
 

TsukaYuriko

Q&A Spawn Camper
Forum Staff
Moderator
Unsure if intentional, but "angry" reactions are downvotes. I remember that we specifically got rid of downvotes ages ago, so I'm unsure if their reintroduction was intentional.
 

gnysek

Member
I also noticed, that server is veeeeeery slow now. Loading a page takes about 5-10 seconds for me, so for now it definietly doesn't sound like a "better server". Hope it's only because of wrong configuration and will be fixed in next few hours.
 

Nocturne

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Forum Staff
Admin
Unsure if intentional, but "angry" reactions are downvotes. I remember that we specifically got rid of downvotes ages ago, so I'm unsure if their reintroduction was intentional.
Intentional... Once I have a few other things finished I'll make a topic to explain this and a few other things.

I also noticed, that server is veeeeeery slow now. Loading a page takes about 5-10 seconds for me, so for now it definietly doesn't sound like a "better server". Hope it's only because of wrong configuration and will be fixed in next few hours.
Yeah, we know... should sort itself out over a short period of time.
 

NightFrost

Member
Intentional... Once I have a few other things finished I'll make a topic to explain this and a few other things.
I remember reading about a study on karma systems that concluded the following: karma systems are useless. Getting likes on your post will not lead to improved post quality in the future, but getting dislikes on your post will lead to decrease in post quality in the future. In other words, they merely act as enablers for downward spirals.
 

Cpaz

Member
I remember reading about a study on karma systems that concluded the following: karma systems are useless. Getting likes on your post will not lead to improved post quality in the future, but getting dislikes on your post will lead to decrease in post quality in the future. In other words, they merely act as enablers for downward spirals.
I agree. Personally, the report button should be enough for any unsavory, spammy, or otherwise offensive posts.

We also get the reddit issue of "Your not supposed to use it just for things you don't like, but we're gonna do that anyway."
 

Tthecreator

Your Creator!
Not an issue, but I think it is great that nothing nerved or impacted by the change. Everything you could do before you can still do, but better. Aka: I haven't been able to find anything that I wanted to do that was possible on the old forum but not on the new.
 

Cpaz

Member
EDIT: Seems to only be when using the cheap vaporware skins, which is unfortunate. So never mind.

Using desktop mode on mobile shows weird spacing issues:

Screenshot_20200226-112618.jpg
 

Nocturne

Friendly Tyrant
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Nocturne

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Admin
Using desktop mode on mobile shows weird spacing issues:
This is now fixed, sort of... All skins should be consistent, but there is a "sweet(sour?) spot" width where the forum topic titles will only be a few letters to a line. Still, better than what it was though!!!!
 
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Amon

Member
Why has the light skin now got a dark background? I preferred the default light skin of the new forum. Now it makes my eyes hurt.
 
Oh, about the new "reaction" faces. They're cool, but @RujiK pointed out the other day that the angry face counts as a dislike, which feels counterintuitive, because I think 90% of the time that face is used is probably going to be people "laughing" at each other's ****posts or jokes or whatever. Not a huge deal, but it feels kind of rude to use it the way it is now, when I'd probably use it pretty often otherwise. Maybe an actual thumbs down or "-1" would be better if you actually wanted use to have "dislikes" again? Or just make it neutral or a +1 if that's possible? Or just keep it the way it is, and we can all have fun nuking each other's pointless rep scores, hahah. =D

Tiny change you 99% haven't even thought/cared about yet, but figured I might as well bring it up now, since I'll forget to in a week, lol
 

Nocturne

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Oh, about the new "reaction" faces. They're cool, but @RujiK pointed out the other day that the angry face counts as a dislike, which feels counterintuitive, because I think 90% of the time that face is used is probably going to be people "laughing" at each other's ****posts or jokes or whatever. Not a huge deal, but it feels kind of rude to use it the way it is now, when I'd probably use it pretty often otherwise. Maybe an actual thumbs down or "-1" would be better if you actually wanted use to have "dislikes" again? Or just make it neutral or a +1 if that's possible? Or just keep it the way it is, and we can all have fun nuking each other's pointless rep scores, hahah. =D
I'll be posting a topic about this in a day or two for discussion... we'll see what happens, but I do actually like having a "dislike" button of some kind....
 

Cpaz

Member
I agree with @RichHopefulComposer I'd like to use the :mad: ironically, but it feels bad to do it if it is minus points.
But we will discuss it later I suppose. ;)
Isn't there an actual thumbs down that other sites use? We can keep the angry face, but use that instead for actual ranking, if necessary.

EDIT: @RichHopefulComposer already mentioned this, so consider this just as a +1 to that :p
 
I'll be posting a topic about this in a day or two for discussion... we'll see what happens, but I do actually like having a "dislike" button of some kind....
Nice. I'd like the dislike button to come back, too. I see members get rewarded for overly aggressive, quippy posts sometimes. I think it's because the only option for stemming that behavior right now is to actually post back at those people, getting into fights with them and derailing the threads they post in. Being able to say "hey, knock that off" without getting into a drawn out argument with someone over their tone is a good thing, I think.

For example, we have a dislike button now (in the form of the frowny face for now, unfortunately) so I'm totally afraid of posting things like "who the hell are all these completely tasteless depth grovellers voting to keep the totally stupid and lame 'latest posts' section at the top of the forum? Do they have no eyes, no shame, or both?" :p
 
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Yal

GMC Memer
GMC Elder
I remember there being a major desire to bring back dislikes back in the previous forum upgrade (the one where the Old GMC died for the first time), but it was impossible without external plugins (which wasn't an option due to functional requirements on Playtonic- er, Casino-Tech-something-something- Yoyo's owner's side, whose name currently eludes me). Kinda forgot all about that thing, I've gotten too used to unbridled positivity throughout the years. I guess I gotta learn to be cynical again =P

But yeah, having it be the :thumbsup: and :thumbsdown: emoji might be more intuitive... or :arrow_up: and :arrow_down: , perhaps? There's many ways to dislike things even if they don't directly anger you, most importantly being disappointed in a low-effort contribution that shows a lack of care.
 

Amon

Member
Regarding attachments. Are we not allowed to upload .yyz exports? I tried but only image files were allowed. When I selected 'all files' i Tried uploading the yyz again but it stated it was not an allowed format.
 
It seems I used to use the address : forums.yoyogames.com : This is not accessible anymore, I had to, of all things, re-type the forum address without the "s" in forums : forum.yoyogames.com
I have the same problem when accessing the forum directly from the Help menu in Studio. I just get sent to a blank page rather than being redirected.

I will NOT be fixing anything with the "Cheap VaporWave" skin
That's because Cheap VaporWave is perfect as is.

Also, can we make Reaction Score a percentage based on total number of posts? My score doesn't seem nearly as impressive as my K/D ratio. ;)
 

Nocturne

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