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#1 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

I'm working with Chris to make some improvements to the forums here. The first change is now in place:

We are now Tapatalk enabled!

Tapatalk is an amazing forum viewing app for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Chrome. There is a one time cost of $2.99 to install it, but it is well worth it. It makes participating in the forum from a mobile device a breeze.

You can find this forum on Tapatalk by searching for "Baltimore", or by navigating to the Sports > Baseball and Football category.

Here are a few screenshots of what the forum looks like on Tapatalk:

Viewing the latest posts:

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Viewing a thread:

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Replying to a topic:

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I will be making a few more enhancements to the site that I think you all will like. I'll keep everyone posted with the latest updates in this thread.
¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

#2 JeremyStrain

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

That's awesome! Thanks Sammy! I was wishing all weekend I had this on Tapatalk while I was in Vegas.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

Awesome news! I've been posting on my phone for the game threads recently, but this will be a lot easier.

#4 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

We have another enhancement in place now:

Your unread subscriptions!


If you look at the header at the top of the forum, you will see a new link called Your unread subscriptions.

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The link takes you to your User Control Panel to a new section we created called Your unread subscriptions.

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This will show you a list of all the topics you are subscribed to that have unread posts in them. Some older topics with unread posts might not show up in this list because of the fact that we just implemented this feature, but it should work correctly going forward.

Let me know if you have any trouble with this one.
¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

#5 SportsGuy

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

What is the difference between tapatalk and just regular typing up on your IPAd or phone?

#6 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

What is the difference between tapatalk and just regular typing up on your IPAd or phone?


It formats the forum nicely in the app and prevents you from having to zoom around on the screen to find the submit button, etc. It makes it easier to navigation between different forums, as it makes it appear as if the forum was natively built to be used on a mobile device. It also makes replying to forums more like typing a text message.

Here's a video review:

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¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

#7 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

I added a custom bbcode so that you can now embed YouTube videos. When you create a new post, you will see a "youtube" button.

When you click that, you need to enter the code for the YouTube video that you want to embed. In the URL for the video, you will see "v=somecharacters". Here is an example:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LKWDMWnnXvo

Take the "LKWDMWnnXvo" part and put it in between the youtube tags. There may be other stuff in the URL as well, but we're only intersted in the part after "v=". Once you click the youtube button and paste the code, it will look like this:

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After you click the Submit button, it will embed the video:

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(Wow, not many names from this song are still on the team!)
¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

#8 Adam Wolff

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

Great work Sammy. Really appreciated!

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#9 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

Sammy, is there a way to automatically subscribe to a thread that you post in?

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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#10 Greg Pappas

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

Chris, Sammy... the new changes seemed to have removed the feature that shades/colors every other post in a way that helps distinguish one post from another.

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#11 Adam Wolff

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Chris, Sammy... the new changes seemed to have removed the feature that shades/colors every other post in a way that helps distinguish one post from another.


Mine seem to look okay, Greg.

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#12 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

Sammy, is there a way to automatically subscribe to a thread that you post in?


User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit posting defaults > Notify me upon replies by default

Having that set to yes will automatically subscribe you to any topic you post in. The down side is that it sends an email notification when someone posts in one of your subscribed threads. You might need to set up an email filter if you set this to Yes.
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#13 SammyBirdland

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

Chris, Sammy... the new changes seemed to have removed the feature that shades/colors every other post in a way that helps distinguish one post from another.



It looks ok from here. Can you get me a screenshot of what you see?
¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

#14 Chris B

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

Sammy, great updates. Thanks.

#15 Greg Pappas

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

It looks ok from here. Can you get me a screenshot of what you see?


It's working fine now... don't know why that happened.

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#16 DJ MC

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Nice work. I love Tapatalk.
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#17 SammyBirdland

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

Everything should be back to normal now. If anyone is still seeing funkiness, let me know.
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¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

Breast enhancements > Board enhancements.

But still, very nice job Mr. Birdland.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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#19 Ricker Says

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

This is fantastic, thanks Sam!

I 'd just like to point out as an FYI, you can remove the signature in TapaTalk by going to "Settings", "TapaTalk Signature" and selecting "None". I don't know why, but that stupid signature drives me crazy.
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#20 Chris B

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

OK, so let's say you're on the board index page. The latest thread to be posted in is on the far right (for me, in the O's section, is Jones: performance only). It takes me to the last post in that thread.

This may be a format issue or a user CP issue. But anyway, is there any way to change the settings that allows me to go to the last post that I personally have read in that thread?




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