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Strumelia
@strumelia
15 Jul 2020 08:41:57AM
3,504 posts

New User avatar badge module?


Suggestions

I was feeling for the fellow who posted this thread recently:
https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/forum/new_posts/63764/profile-badges-module-setup-activated-but-not-showing-on-profile-pages-audio-pro-2-skin
...because I remember how frustrating it was for me to set up the 'badges' on my site using that same 3rd party badge module. There's a whole BUNCH of code in my custom skin on the profile page template just to get the boring little banner which only appears under a member's profile page picture.

Not saying it's a bad module, but it's outdated and is convoluted to make it work, and I can't get it to do what i 'really' want to do- which is apply little stars or other custom images I make, to a corner of avatar images of profiles in a certain quota.
For example, I want all users in Admin/moderator quota to have a yellow star on their avatar that appears EVERYWHERE their avatar picture shows up...IN THEIR POSTS, ...not just a little strip banner under their name and picture only seen on their profile page.

On my site, I wound up manually photoshopping in a star on the 7 avatars jpgs of us moderators and then uploading the new avatars...so it looks like the the attached below. Pretty crude method that works in a pinch for us few moderators who don't change much, but I can't do that for dozens of members who might change badge status frequently!
Some of my members purchase ads on my site, and I'd like a little badge on their avatars to indicate a currently active site Sponsor. Other members are generous donors, and I'd like to reward them with a little badge on their avatar as a Patron.
This is a common feature of many online social sites and forums. I'm pretty sure lots of Jamroom site owners would love to have this.
For years I've thought it'd be great to have a simpler module made by JR that wouldn't require so much effort to figure out how to get it working.
I'd love to have it be a simple process to put members into various badge quotas and have an insignia appear on all their POSTS, in their avatar picture wherever it appears (and on their profile page picture as well of course). I'd like to upload my own images OR choose simple default ones like colored stars, trophy cups, a microphone or musical note, a thumbs up, etc. It's be nice to have the option of applying it in various sizes and positions: small/med/large, and choice of any corner, top, or bottom (top or bottom would make sense if you're uploading a custom image of a word, like "Sponsor").

Just thought I'd throw this into the "Suggestions" forum since I saw that new thread with the other fellow struggling as I did with the old badges 3rd party module. Thanks!
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Strumelia
@strumelia
15 Jul 2020 08:02:09AM
3,504 posts

Trying to help my member with his problem...


Using Jamroom

Let me start by saying I do NOT think this is an issue with my Jamroom coding or my JR server.
I'm not having other members report this, and none of my 6 moderators nor I experience it either and we're all active on my site daily and have different setups.

But i have a member who says he randomly gets the following error when going from one page to another (when he's on my site only, on both his laptop and phone, in both Chrome and IE browsers):
'You do not have permission to access this server'. He says it follows no pattern in occurrence, but is happening regularly for him. He's not computer savvy.
I feel sorry for him and was hoping I could point him in some GENERAL direction to find out where his problem is coming from. Is this error message a clue as to whether he's having a browser setting issue, a firewall, or something else going on on his computer setup? Any little thought would be appreciated, so I could at least suggest for him where to start looking. Thanks!
Strumelia
@strumelia
24 Jun 2020 05:45:16PM
3,504 posts

Upgrading to Jamroom 6.5.0


Announcements

Did you just put out Core 6.5.5 ?
I just installed 6.5.4 a couple weeks ago. Is the new 6.5.5 a big deal that might change my site?
Strumelia
@strumelia
15 Jun 2020 11:10:43AM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

Douglas, a belated THANK YOU to you. :)
By looking at the changes you made to the template, I was able to make all the same changes and updates to that form_editor custom template I had on my main FOTMD site as well- to get it working just great after I updated my 'main' site to the latest Jamroom version, and my skin updated. I also applied my favorite personal edits to the tinyMCE toolbar into the new working custom template, at the end.
All works great now. Thanks Nate, Brian, and Douglas!
Strumelia
@strumelia
15 Jun 2020 11:04:03AM
3,504 posts

Upgrading to Jamroom 6.5.0


Announcements

Thanks for the exact instructions Brian.
All went smoothly. :)
Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Jun 2020 12:41:05PM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

A few things I need clarity on ...sorry it's so much, but I'll number them so you can reply more easily:

1)- Luckily, the pennywhistle site I created almost as a testing site- it's not much active. So, does this sound like a logical plan for me to do?: I can make a copy of the current template with all my customizations (which now doesn't function), and then revert the site to the default new 6.5.0 form_editor template. After that, if the new default template works, I can experiment with adding back a few of my favorite customizations one by one, but removing any that break it.

2)- Do I switch to the default 6.5.0 form_editor template in my custom skin simply by clicking the "reset" button on the right in my custom skin templates area? --> Right now i see that all the "reset" buttons are grayed out. Will that be a problem that the button is grayed out?

3)- (btw after I updated that site i went into Database Admin and made my custom skin so that it was 'cloned from' Ninja, rather than cloned from my last custom skin. I always have to do this in order to be able to use the "compare" tool to compare my custom skins to the versions of Ninja skins. It's done on my 6.4.0 fotmd site as well, and no problem there.)

4)- I'm vaguely remembering making some sort of tinymce widget changes, like adding a spell check and other features... that I may have uploaded to my server's copy of tinymce a couple years ago... hoping that's not going to be an issue as well, since it's hard to recall exactly what i did now, except that it was all working well since then, until now. =8-p
updated by @strumelia: 02 Jun 2020 12:43:42PM
Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Jun 2020 09:04:58AM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

Yes I know there are many differences between my template and the ninja one. but...can you see any differences between the two custom templates on my two sites that i screenshot above?- could a difference between my two custom templates be the reason, or do you think the updates are the reason my custom template is no longer working? (since it used to work)
I hesitate to go back to the default template after all the customizing work I've done in tinymce. But yeah i do need the site to work. ;)
Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Jun 2020 08:56:09AM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

Oh and i want to repeat that the penneywhistle site where it's NOT working right is my site that I updated all jamroom core and modules on. The fotmd site has not yet been updated and the text editors are working fine. Not sure if that's relevant or not, but worth mentioning.
Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Jun 2020 08:48:28AM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

If the two above templates are identical (and the one is working while the other is not), then the problem is not actually in my custom form_editor template code, right?

Do you maybe want a screenshot of the console similar to above, but from the site that is working correctly?, to compare errors?
updated by @strumelia: 02 Jun 2020 08:49:51AM
Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Jun 2020 08:33:54AM
3,504 posts

Text editor posting box won't show on my updated site.


Using Jamroom

If it helps, here is my custom skin template in my site where it's all working CORRECTLY... not sure if there's any difference?:
{jrCore_module_url module="jrCore" assign="murl"}
tinymce.init({
    body_id: "{$form_editor_id}",
    content_css: "{$jamroom_url}/skins/{$_conf.jrCore_active_skin}/css/tinymce.css",
    toolbar_items_size : "small",
    element_format: "html",
    fontsize_formats: "8pt 10pt 12pt 14pt 18pt 24pt 28pt 36pt",
    autoresize_bottom_margin: "3",
    keep_styles: false,
    theme: "{$theme}",
    selector: "textarea#{$form_editor_id}",
    relative_urls: false,
    remove_script_host: false,
    convert_fonts_to_spans: true,
    menubar: false,
    browser_spellcheck : true,
    statusbar: false,
    paste_as_text: true,
    entity_encoding: "raw",
    height: "100%",
    image_advtab: true,
    plugins: "pagebreak,{if $jrsmiley}jrsmiley,{/if}{if $jrembed}jrembed,media{/if},autoresize,{if $table}table,{/if}link,code,textcolor,colorpicker,preview",
    toolbar1: "removeformat | fontselect fontsizeselect forecolor {if $strong} bold{/if}{if $em} italic{/if}{if $span} underline{/if} | {if $span || $div} alignleft{/if}{if $span || $div} aligncenter{/if}{if $span || $div} alignright{/if}{if $span || $div} alignjustify |{/if}{if $ul && $li} bullist numlist |{/if}{if $div} outdent indent |{/if} undo redo | link{if $table} table{/if} | {if $hr} hr{/if}{if $sub && $sup} | sub sup {/if} | code preview | {if $jrembed}jrembed{/if}{if $jrsmiley} jrsmiley{/if}",
 contextmenu: "link image | cut copy paste"
});
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