PF5 Problems and Errors

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!!
 

symbolipoint

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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.
 

symbolipoint

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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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Wrichik Basu

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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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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.
 

cnh1995

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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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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.
 
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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