Tips for the New KU Buckets site



  • Just testing the video embed feature

    @approxinfinity Looks like the videos aren’t displaying the way they used to… Is there a new trick?



  • @bskeet Ah, good call. I hadn’t enabled the youtube plugin yet. Good to go now.



  • Beautiful! Works like a charm :-)

    (testing the emoticons too! )



  • “And tonight we’ve got a really big shoeeee!”

    (Still a few bugs… my “we’ve” linked to someone’s twitter account!) Ooops did it again!



  • I’m still confused by all the icons and why is my response in both these boxes?



  • @Crimsonorblue22 The box on the right represents how the markdown syntax you type will be rendered, so you don’t have to guess before posting. It’s true that the board has gone more implicit - tags are often not labeled any more, but usually mouse overs will show hint text.



  • @drgnslayr Ha ok, I had enabled a plugin for embedding twitter hashtags… I’ve now turned it off. The author of the plugin might have thought that nobody uses single quotes except for tweeting :)



  • Ah… home sweet home. I think you’ve done it @approxinfinity !



  • @approxinfinity what’s the difference between favorite and up voted?



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Not entirely sure. We’ll need to find out. But I do know that you can now downvote people’s posts :) Also, I just noticed that in your account settings you can check a box that makes external links open in new tab. Hallelujah!

    Just noticed that when @bskeet favorited my post, it told me he did, so I guess its not anonymous and sends a notification whereas upvoting is anonymous and does not notify. Or maybe that’s not it, I’m not sure.



  • The thread tools are amazing as well-- we now have the ability to feature a thread or fork a topic… Very cool

    I’m going to try to fork this section to a new thread called Tips for the New KU Buckets site.



  • @bskeet HA! Awesome! It worked!



  • Great work. Really appreciate the efforts in getting this new site running. Now, on to hoops season …



  • Still figuring this site out. But I like it so far. Thanks to you my basketball fan page making friend!



  • The best site on the interweb just got even better!!!



  • @approxinfinity - You have my deepest gratitude for your efforts in creating this site!



  • Looks and works great, approx! Thanks for all the work you put into this.



  • Thanks guys. Giving me chills with all the positive feedback. The loop is complete! I CANNOT WAIT for the season!



  • @approxinfinity can you explain some of the new features, like the fav- heart button vs the uptick. Why would we flag a post, the tag? Etc, thanks! Oh and how to use quote.



  • You have done a remarkable job with conversion. Congrats and thank you. :)

    I notice that the notification box keeps popping up and will not go away until you accept it (using Firefox); I will have to check my personal setting and see if there is a way to disable it…



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Not sure on this one, your guess is as good as mine. I’m sure there’s some method to it, but it’s not apparent at first glance to me either.



  • @approxinfinity This is definitely an improvement! Thanks for the upgrade; I’m looking forward to figuring out all the nuances of the new site. :thumbsup:



  • thanks dylans!

    sorry for the short outage 2 seconds ago. i was messing with something.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 said:> @approxinfinity what’s the difference between favorite and up voted?

    I think the difference is that you can see favorites in a person’s profile., so it is for reference purposes, whereas thumb up is to give someone rep for their post.



  • I added a News Feeds category and I pulled feeds from cjonline, kusports and wichita eagle, but only the cjonline one worked correctly. I’m reaching out to Gary Bedore about the kusports feed as I believe it should work with a small change on their end, and I’ll see what I can do about wichita eagle one. This should be a really nice way of pulling our news from other sites in real time without having to manually do it.



  • @approxinfinity Any chance of pulling in the news feeds like you tried earlier?



  • @approxinfinity Great work, Thank You.


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