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Posted: April 1, 2009, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

No April Fool's joke!  Smiley

I just finished a site update; this is an "FYI" for those who keep track of these things.  As always, the detail is included in the Change Log.

  • Added new Sitemap page (finally!)
  • Fixed "Not Found" pages so that IE users can have the same help/search capabilities that other browsers have had for a while
  • Added new page footer that includes help text, links, and consistent appearance
  • Came up with a new "copy to clipboard" method for people who upgraded to Flash 10 (which stopped the old way from working).  I installed the new copy to clipboard on the two Lucky's systems.  (You will not notice any difference in the copy links, other than the fact that they are working again.)  Other pages throughout the site will receive the new copy method soon.  People who have not upgraded to Flash 10 can still use all the copy links just fine.  Therefore I do not recommend upgrading to Flash 10 unless you absolutely have to.
  • Improved some basic functionality and appearance in the two Lucky's systems
  • Improved warning pages to have better appearance and clearer message
  • Changed Game Information pages to identify all games using repeatable single-digit numbers as "Numbers Games" (previously only Pick 3 and Pick 4 were identified as such)
  • Several minor improvements to graphics, mainly on buttons and in icons throughout the site
  • More targeted use of IE7/8 RSS indicator (on browser toolbar) so it now lights up only if the current page has a relevant RSS feed
  • Improved instructions on the Post Predictions page, as well as a very prominent graphic drawing attention to the verification area
  • Moved the Pick 3/4 games to the top of the list on the Quick Picks page (a member's suggestion)
  • Fixed minor script bug that affected only IE6 users who have the setting for notifying of all script errors turned on
  • Fixed a glitch with a few buttons that would not correctly disable ("gray-out") after they were clicked (only some browsers were affected)
  • Numerous other minor changes, improvements, and fixes.

Feedback is always welcome, and please let me know if anything stopped working or is not working correctly.  If you have a problem unrelated to this update, please send me a private message rather than replying here.

Thanks!

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    Posted: April 1, 2009, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

    When do we get "sticky" April threads?

    Right now I am using Firefox and when looking at the results page for today, there are a number of lines that are overwritten and can not be read.

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      Posted: April 1, 2009, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

      When do we get "sticky" April threads?

      Right now I am using Firefox and when looking at the results page for today, there are a number of lines that are overwritten and can not be read.

      That is best handled by sending me a PM.

       

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        Posted: April 1, 2009, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

        By the way, another change to the site is that I increased the default number of topics and posts per page.  It was just getting too cramped with such small numbers as the defaults.

        Anyone who wishes to increases the number of posts and/or topics on each page can easily do so on the Board Settings page (in the Options menu).  You can try out different numbers as much as you like.  Increasing the number will keep you from having to click to a new page so often.

         

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        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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          Posted: April 1, 2009, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

          The addition of: First Time?: Need Help?: About Lottery Post: etc., etc. to the bottom of each page is neat and very helpful! Many folks should find the information useful! Thank You!

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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            Posted: April 1, 2009, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

            The addition of: First Time?: Need Help?: About Lottery Post: etc., etc. to the bottom of each page is neat and very helpful! Many folks should find the information useful! Thank You!

            That is my hope!  Thanks for the feedback.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              Posted: April 2, 2009, 12:17 am - IP Logged

              Thanks Todd.

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                Posted: April 2, 2009, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                Type : with every update this site just gets better and better Sun Smiley

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                  Posted: April 2, 2009, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Only thing I can think of to make the site better is some sort of indicator when the Active Topics are viewed is a mark indicating that the viewer has previously posted in that topic. Other than that, all is well.

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                    Posted: April 2, 2009, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Todd,

                    Not sure why, but something you changed stopped me from posting charts from Excel. I have a post right now that has been trying to post for 5 minutes and it just sits there. It did the same yesterday after your changes. I wound up using the charts I had in my post already to finish what I was doing.

                    Does this mean no more charts from Excel to be posted? 

                    I placed the new post in MS Word first and now I can post it. Confused

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                      Posted: April 3, 2009, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                      Todd,

                      Not sure why, but something you changed stopped me from posting charts from Excel. I have a post right now that has been trying to post for 5 minutes and it just sits there. It did the same yesterday after your changes. I wound up using the charts I had in my post already to finish what I was doing.

                      Does this mean no more charts from Excel to be posted? 

                      I placed the new post in MS Word first and now I can post it. Confused

                      No, I have not touched the editor.  It should work as before.

                      It's kinda hard to diagnose in the public forums.  These things are always best handled through private messages.

                       

                      Check the State Lottery Report Card
                      What grade did your lottery earn?

                       

                      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                        Posted: April 3, 2009, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                        Only thing I can think of to make the site better is some sort of indicator when the Active Topics are viewed is a mark indicating that the viewer has previously posted in that topic. Other than that, all is well.

                        It would be a good idea to post suggestions in the Suggestions forum, because I sometimes scan that forum when looking for ideas.  I get a lot of suggestions, so I tend to forget the ones that get posted within various threads.  (Information overload!)  Thanks for the feedback.

                         

                        Check the State Lottery Report Card
                        What grade did your lottery earn?

                         

                        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                          Posted: April 3, 2009, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                          The "Show activity:" Menu has been updated with many new Selections! Thumbs Up I'm looking forward to using some of the New Ones.

                          Unfortunately one of the ones I like to use got eliminated! Thumbs Down "Since Yesterday".

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