PF5 Problems and Errors

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Please use this thread to report errors and functional problems. Please don't post about preferences, likes, dislikes etc. Please keep in mind I am still working on a lot of things. Thanks!!
 

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Alerts do not seem to be present the way they were before. There were a few counts of something on top of a bell icon but when I opened that, there were many many posts listed, while the number over the bell icon showed "4".
Quick recheck: Bell icon has a red square with a white-text "5". Not the right count of not sure how many of what that is supposed to count.
 
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There were a few counts of something on top of a bell icon but when I opened that, there were many many posts listed, while the number over the bell icon showed "4".
The count is unread just like before
 
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I now see how that icon works. Just left-clicking it will show a list of threads (or posts?) and the count number seems to correspond to the latest items in the list. The bell icon is the list of Alerts.
 
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Not a priority, just a reminder:
the Newsletter still lists all under "General Physics" which creates the impression we have no other forums.
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Did it just get sent now?
No, the last one, last Tuesday. I just thought this thread here would turn into a list for you, so I thought I add it.
 
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Did you start ads for members as well? I can see some ads even when logged in.
 
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Did you start ads for members as well? I can see some ads even when logged in.
For mobile I need to configure, should be gone in the next few days.
 
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I am having trouble with MathJax in the new version.
When I edit a post with latex code in it, and then save, it now gets the same error we used to get when we quoted part of a post with latex code in rather than the whole post - which is that the encoding delimiters disappear and everything gets duplicated.

It took me several attempts to get my post correct in this thread, and I can see that at least one other seems to be having MathJax troubles as well.

I am using Firefox on Linux Mint.
 
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I saw that the previous "Like count" has now become "reaction score". Does this mean there will be other reactions available as well?
PS: PF5 is very cool!
 
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I saw that the previous "Like count" has now become "reaction score". Does this mean there will be other reactions available as well?
PS: PF5 is very cool!
Hover over the "Like" link in a post.
 
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On a 1536×2048 portrait oriented tablet screen, when viewing the desktop version of the site the main page is crunched to one side like this:
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On a 1536×2048 portrait oriented tablet screen, when viewing the desktop version of the site the main page is crunched to one side like this:
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This was worked on, can you check if better now?
 
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This was worked on, can you check if better now?
Yes, the layout in desktop mode looks proportional now. Thanks.

What follows is preference-adjacent, but it is the reason I was trying the desktop view in the first place.

Is there a user option to get the mobile view of the main page to be in two columns like that, and how it used to be? The single column view is a chore to scroll through, and doesn't allow glancing over the top posts quickly. Switching back and forth to desktop view every time I visit the front page will probably make me want to visit the site less often.

Not to mention that the single column view just looks out of place on a 1536 pixel wide 8" display. It makes me have to move my fingers way too much, to the point that I can imagine it being an accessibility issue for some tablet users.

Now that I consider it, this isn't preference at all, since it causes a pronounced waste of time in viewing the front page whether I try to work around it or not. If it were just a preference, it wouldn't be capable of wasting my time, so this is a usability issue instead.
 
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Not to mention that the single column view just looks out of place on a 1536 pixel wide 8" display. It makes me have to move my fingers way too much, to the point that I can imagine it being an accessibility issue for some tablet users.
weird, it should not collapse to single column until 900px. what tablet are you using?
 
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Homework template missing in Intro Phys HW. Oversight or intention ?
 
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weird, it should not collapse to single column until 900px. what tablet are you using?

Asus P01M. I'm using Chrome version 73.0.3683.75 on Android 5.0.
 
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A minor issue (I noticed this pre-dating the upgrade, but since you're fixing things now, it also might as well get fixed): The PhysicsForums twitter account often tweets about posts on the forum without actually including a link to the post discussed (see example below):
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The PhysicsForums twitter account often tweets about posts on the forum without actually including a link to the post discussed
hmmm that is a wordpress plugin I use to do that automatically. It should link, I'll have to investigate.
 
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Some thumbnails for videos in the media gallery are not visible. One is on the home page itself.
 
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Some thumbnails for videos in the media gallery are not visible. One is on the home page itself.
I'm rebuilding the thumbnails now, hopefully that helps.
 
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I am facing one odd problem: drop down menu options in the header are moving away when I zoom in. This is from Chrome, Android, text scaling set to 100%. Have a look at this video (quality is a bit low, but you'll be able to understand what I want to say, change to 360p)
 
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whoops! that was a big oversight! :D
Still unsatisfactory: Currently one cannot get a complete preview: title, problem statement and relevant equations are missing. Unpractical if they contain lots of ##\LaTeX##
 
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A feature that begins to irritate: 'alerts' was replaced by an alarm bell that has to be clicked to see the list.
Click and the counter is gone altogether.
 
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Still unsatisfactory: Currently one cannot get a complete preview: title, problem statement and relevant equations are missing. Unpractical if they contain lots of ##\LaTeX##
Are you referring to the quick thread within the thread list?
 
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A feature that begins to irritate: 'alerts' was replaced by an alarm bell that has to be clicked to see the list.
I'm not sure I understand your issue. That the label was replaced by an icon or that hover has been replaced by a click?

Click and the counter is gone altogether.

That is by design. It's a counter for how many alerts are unread. Once you click, are you not reading the alerts? This is not an unread thread counter.
 
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Are you referring to the quick thread within the thread list?
No. To the intro phys HW forum. When I click on 'post thread'
 
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I'm not sure I understand your issue. That the label was replaced by an icon or that hover has been replaced by a click?
the latter :rolleyes: but I think I once complained about ALL entries reacting to a passing mouse pointer

That is by design. It's a counter for how many alerts are unread. Once you click, are you not reading the alerts?
When I wake up and I have ten or more of them, a) the clicking and waiting for a response to see them begins to annoy, b) it's very hard to keep track of which ones I looked at and which ones will have to wait until I'm at work :nb) -- or back home
 

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