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  1. Hey Vintage - PM search worked for me with my account. I only have a couple hundred private messages, though. I'm guessing that performance / errors are directly related to how many private messages you have (and possibly how far back they go, and how many people are included on them, etc). I'm betting that bigger inbox = slower search and increased likelihood of errors. Just to confirm - I'm assuming you have many, many thousands of private messages, and they probably go all the way back to your join date, and many of them probably have lots of other people included. Does that sound
  2. The fix went live a couple minutes before your post There are a LOT of notifications and other background processes queued up... I'm guessing it will be a day or so before it's fully caught up on everything.
  3. Hi Vintage! 1) I don't experience this problem when using the envelope icon at the top right of the site . When you click that envelope and then right click one of the messages and choose "Copy link address" in your browser, what URL does it give you? It gives me a URL ending in ?latest=1, and that means when I click the message it automatically brings me to the last message in the conversation. This is true for me regardless of whether I've read the conversation already. I see that if I go to https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/messenger/ and click one of the messages in the left pane
  4. Hi everyone, There's an error in the admin tools that has been interfering with background processing tasks for several days. This is why view counts/notifications/etc have been unreliable lately. I'm guessing it's causing other issues too. We're working to get it resolved as quickly as possible, but it may take a few more days. Thanks for your patience! Getting it fixed won't solve everything that's been mentioned in this thread, but it's a good start Scott
  5. This is fixed! From this point forward, name changes should appear via the link on the profile page (seen in the screenshot above)
  6. Hi there! It should be fixed already. Are you still seeing this problem? If so, can you tell me which submission # you're searching for and/or share a screenshot?
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    WTH

    Hi everyone! Here's a quick update: The boards host has been making updates to our setup, without necessarily notifying us ahead of time . Some of the changes they've made have led to periods of unavailability, but it looks like we're OK for now. One change triggered all posts to be re-indexed. This is a good thing long term, but re-indexing posts takes time. It typically runs for several days. The boards host may be making additional updates from now through Sunday. I'm working to get a better understanding of impact and exact timeframe. --- We're also going to be upd
  8. We have a fix for this, and we're working on getting it applied. Hopefully it'll be ready in the next week or so. Thanks for the heads up! Scott
  9. Those links are 14 years old, and it looks the URLs aren't handled by redirects. The "typical" URL format for old boards links is something like this: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=9712605 One thing you can try when encountering old broken links is pulling the "number" out of the old URL and substituting it into the URL above. For example: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=322791 It's hard for me to tell if that brings you to the "correct" place. If that brings you to the wrong
  10. Hey! Thanks for the heads up - I'll look into this and ask the vendor what's going on. I noticed that the online user count has been quite a bit higher than usual lately, which is probably contributing. I'll keep you posted.
  11. The links in the OPs have been corrected.
  12. Hey bababooey! I'll see what I can do to get the links fixed. Thanks for mentioning it and happy Thanksgiving! Scott
  13. You can't. Even as an admin, I'm not aware of any way to see a list of everyone who is ignoring someone.
  14. Hi Kav! I'm sorry you're having a bad experience with the login process. Here are a couple quick troubleshooting questions: Are you selecting the "Remember Me" checkbox when logging in? Are you using Incognito mode in Chrome? Are you using "Private" mode in iOS / Safari? If your answer to #2 or #3 is YES, you won't remain logged in even if you checked "Remember me". Hope this helps. Scott
  15. I've updated Last Reply to be the default sorting option! I was hoping more people would vote on this, but oh well. We can always change it back if necessary... Thanks to everyone who voted!
  16. It's locked. There has only been one sincere thread here since mid 2017 (excluding this one), and no one replied to it or voted. So I don't think anyone will miss this. If I'm wrong, feel free to PM me
  17. Yeah I won't delete it. I'll lock it and move it, likely modelling the structure off of the "Locked Forums" area on NGC: https://www.ngccoin.com/boards/forum/92-locked-forums/ I'm not going to adjust the moderation section because I'm not very familiar with its history, how it's intended to be used, etc. But did you know that you can (mostly) keep that section out of your hair by clicking this:
  18. I realized that blocking rover is no longer necessary, so I removed it from the special words list. Old instances of the word rover will still be filtered out (it does a permanent replace, rather than filtering it at display time), but you should be free to use it moving forward.
  19. I'd be in favor of locking this section. It was more useful last year to collect everyone's concerns about the new boards in one place, without cluttering up other forum areas with it. I think everyone is pretty comfortable with the new boards at this point, and if some new issue comes up we're probably better off gathering feedback in Comics General (or CGC announcements) than here.
  20. Looks like that word is on the special words list, due to how it’s used in eBay affiliate links!
  21. Nope! I created it on the 26th but it was hidden until about 10 minutes ago. I was waiting for a bug in the "Last Reply" sorting to be fixed before publishing it
  22. You can vote on sorting for the new journals here: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/440344-journal-sorting/
  23. That seems unlikely. I think a more likely outcome would be for us to create a new forum section, not branded as "CGC Journals", but otherwise similar to the old section. We could set it up to allow new threads to be created, and we could migrate threads from the old journals section there too if authors requested it. We would just need to come up with a name for it...
  24. Thanks for the feedback everyone. A couple tweaks have been made already based on your comments: "By Author" has been removed from the main menu. Analytics showed it was being clicked/used significantly less frequently than "Latest Entries", and you can still access the "By Author" view by using this toggle: "Latest Entries" in the main menu has been renamed to "All Journals". Hopefully this makes it easier to understand the purpose of each option under "Journals" in the main menu. The tooltips seen in the image above have been clarified (ex: "Organize by Author"). Other
  25. https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/blogs/?view=grid On that page, Journals are sorted on "Start Date" by default. You can adjust that sorting by using the "Sort By" menu, as seen in the image below: I've heard feedback from some members that they'd prefer "Last Reply" to be the default sort instead of "Start Date". Please use this poll to vote for your preference! Whichever option gets more votes will be made the default option. Thanks, Scott