October 04, 2008

Member Pages Are Back: Member pages are back online on SportsFilter, the first pages to be brought back under the site's real user interface. See Terrapin's page and any member link in this discussion for examples.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 06:50 PM - 41 comments

In response to member feedback, I decided to take a different approach and recreate SportsFilter's pages exactly as they looked and operated before the move. These member pages are the first ones to come online under my new approach.

In technical terms, I'm editing the old pages and replacing ColdFusion code with PHP, keeping Kirk's old site design.

As pages go online, I will announce them here so people can point out any bugs. The comment counts are still being prepared and some links on the member pages will be broken until I bring them online.

If you have problems, let me know what browser you're using. There's a lot of browser-specific coding on these user pages.

posted by rcade at 06:59 PM on October 04

Nicely done! I'd hacked my user page to bits, and the restored version looks just like it did in the Ancient Era. Thanks!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:43 PM on October 04

Nice work R. Any chance we can all have a cookie now? As in the one that means we don't have to sign in every time we come to the site?

I can't help but feel that the place has been significantly quieter recently because everyone has to sign in before they can drop a pithy comment about how Greg Maddux slaughters whores.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:19 PM on October 04

Thanks rcade! Very cool to have them back. I guess we can call off the dogs now.

Sorry to all that feel differently, but does signing in each day or prior to posting really cause so much pain? It just seems a bit lazy to say that people don't post simply because you have to sign in first.

Also, I've read a few comments questioning the posting method. The old way was one click for a preview, then another to publish. Isn't that exactly the same way now? I may be wrong, but I counted 2 clicks before and 2 clicks now.

posted by BoKnows at 09:26 PM on October 04

I'll recreate the login page next and see how Matt coded it. I think he just stored account info in cookies.

posted by rcade at 09:29 PM on October 04

Thanks for all the work. This is a true labor and you are appreciated.

posted by Monica Poland at 09:31 PM on October 04

So I've been a member (and not just a voyeur)for a year and a day and I was 1 new member off from being 16500.

posted by Monica Poland at 09:34 PM on October 04

Monica Poland hasn't posted any links or commentsno links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

This is what the text spacing looks like on Firefox (in case you didn't know) but it wraps down around the jersey) but that's probably because I don't have the information on top like BoKnows does.

And now I'll have 3 comments in the Locker Room.

posted by Monica Poland at 09:39 PM on October 04

The links and comments on the bottom of the member pages looks great rcade. This is fun, watching the site update and all. Or is that really sad that that is how I'm spending my Saturday night?

posted by BoKnows at 10:58 PM on October 04

Thanks for all the efforts you're putting in, rcade. They're much appreciated.

posted by tommytrump at 11:58 PM on October 04

Looks good in Safari, rcade. You rock.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:15 AM on October 05

The comment counts are still being prepared and some links on the member pages will be broken until I bring them online

So I shouldn't be concerned that when I click on "has posted 33 links" to the Lockerroom where ALL of those links are in fact FPP posts... AND I haven't created ANY those posts OR commented in ANY those threads?

Ok :)

posted by scully at 07:34 AM on October 05

"Sorry to all that feel differently, but does signing in each day or prior to posting really cause so much pain? It just seems a bit lazy to say that people don't post simply because you have to sign in first."

I'm willing to admit I could be wrong - it's happened before - but a couple of times I've gone to drop an hilarious gem into a thread only to remember halfway through typing that I'm not logged in. Then I realise it wasn't all that funny anyway and don't bother.

Now, no one's struggling to get to sleep wondering wistfully why I don't post any more, but a lot of the comments around here do trigger off of other comments made and if some of the genuinely interesting people are being put off for want of a simple cookie, then that would be bad.

"I'll recreate the login page next and see how Matt coded it. I think he just stored account info in cookies."

Thanks chief!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:26 AM on October 05

"Sorry to all that feel differently, but does signing in each day or prior to posting really cause so much pain? It just seems a bit lazy to say that people don't post simply because you have to sign in first."

I've been logged in for a while now, why are others having trouble staying logged in?

posted by Folkways at 11:11 AM on October 05

Huzzah!

posted by trox at 12:05 PM on October 05

Fair enough, MrBis. I do still think it's kind of a lazy claim.

posted by BoKnows at 12:20 PM on October 05

I'm all about lazy.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:19 PM on October 05

Nice.

I too don't care for the signing in every time to post a comment. But that might be I have so many passwords I have to write them in a little tablet and look them up all the time.

posted by steelergirl at 01:22 PM on October 05

I don't mind so much at home, where I can have Chrome sort it out for me, but at work where I'm forced to use IE6, (God help me), messing about with passwords is a bind.

I guess I could just do some work instead.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:36 PM on October 05

I haven't tried Chrome yet, MrBis. What do you think of it?

posted by BoKnows at 01:42 PM on October 05

Thanks for fixing the word wrap thingy on my page -- now I just need to channel Weedy and have something amusing to say.

posted by Monica Poland at 01:44 PM on October 05

I can't stay logged in for more than 5 minutes without some sort of activity.

I frequently click "preview comment", open another tab to do something, and by the time I return to click "Publish Comment" (minutes) I am being prompted to log in again. Safari 3.1.2

posted by scully at 01:48 PM on October 05

I'm using Firefox, and only have to log-in once when I open the site, but not again until I close the browser and clear my private data.

posted by BoKnows at 01:55 PM on October 05

I can stay logged in, but only if I eat a clove of garlic and hang St. John's wort above my monitor.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:10 PM on October 05

"I haven't tried Chrome yet, MrBis. What do you think of it?"

I like it a lot. I've always had a man-crush on FF's tabbed browsing, which Chrome does with some lan, (especially compared to the clusterfuck attempt IE7 made at tabs), and there are other neat touches too - I love the homepage that opens with nine or so windows, each containing a small version of one of your most visited sites.

It seems to be quick and it looks purdy and the only problem I have with it so far is the way it handles bookmarks. I don't like losing screen real estate and the bookmarks sit in a bar under the address bar.

Right now I just CTRL+B them on and off as needed, but I'd like there to be a button on the address bar line which drops down the complete bookmark list.

If it gets its own extensions and skins, like FF, then it'll be a very nice bit of kit indeed.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:19 PM on October 05

"which Chrome does with some lan"

Lan? That's supposed to be elan, with the e with the faggly squiggly line above it.

What does SpoFi have against the French?!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:20 PM on October 05

Firefox has a "speed dial" add-on that sounds similar to your Chrome homepage. I like that too.

Something I read about Chrome that may convince me to switch to it - but wanted to confirm with a user first - if a tab crashes on FF, the whole browser crashes too. I read that if using Chrome, only the one tab would crash, not the whole sha-bang. Is that true?

posted by BoKnows at 02:30 PM on October 05

By the way, I'm sure that there are some hetero-squiggly lines in this world that don't appreciate being called faggly.

posted by BoKnows at 02:35 PM on October 05

"Firefox has a "speed dial" add-on that sounds similar to your Chrome homepage. I like that too. Something I read about Chrome that may convince me to switch to it - but wanted to confirm with a user first - if a tab crashes on FF, the whole browser crashes too. I read that if using Chrome, only the one tab would crash, not the whole sha-bang. Is that true?"

Yes, each tab is its own process, so allegedly, when one crashes the rest don't go with it.

And I'm from England, home of Mr Brain's Tasty Pork Faggots, so I suspect my "faggly" doesn't mean the same as your "faggly."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:46 PM on October 05

And I'm from England, home of Mr Brain's Tasty Pork Faggots....

Awesome, thank you for providing me with 5 words that will be the inspiration for many fantasy teams to come.

posted by BoKnows at 02:53 PM on October 05

If you're taken with that, then you might want to meet the Doodys - the UK's erstwhile National Faggot Family.

Or just watch the original Tv ad [YOUTUBE]

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:08 PM on October 05

Sweet. Now when can I edit my page? I need to declare my new NFL fandom. Oh and thanks for doing all this computer voodoo and keeping this awesome site up.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:31 PM on October 05

Are the member pages still being worked on? Mine shows that I've never posted a locker room comment, that I've written an article (don't think I have) and all the links point to old .cfm pages.

posted by yerfatma at 09:01 AM on October 06

As per rcade above:

The comment counts are still being prepared and some links on the member pages will be broken until I bring them online.

But now that I think about it, I've never actually seen yerfatma in the Locker Room either.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:19 AM on October 06

I can stay logged in, but only if I eat a clove of garlic and hang St. John's wort above my monitor.

Wait, wait, wait. How the eff did you go from being a doctor to a saint? And you named a wart after yourself?

posted by NoMich at 11:53 AM on October 06

As per rcade above . . .

Wait, now we have to read stuff before we can post inflammatory rhetoric? The new design sux!!!11!!

posted by yerfatma at 12:18 PM on October 06

No, StJohnEvans was my great-uncle, or "Uncle Worty" as most of us called him.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:41 PM on October 06

DOODZ - CAN I HAZ MY LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEWZ BAK?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:23 PM on October 07

The post and comment counts on user pages should be correct. Please take a look at yours and let me know if something's amiss.

I'm working next on the login system, so let me know if you can't log in by emailing me.

posted by rcade at 05:50 PM on October 17

My comments seem to be correct. Do the locker room comments include the previous archived threads or no?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:46 PM on October 17

The counts should include everything you've ever posted. Some of those old threads need to be restored from a backup because they didn't get copied over correctly. But the numbers should be right.

posted by rcade at 09:42 AM on October 18

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