Testing a navigation bar. Problems?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melbo, Jun 10, 2010.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Let me know here.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Installs a toolbar on the site page. Dunno if it's permanent, yet.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm actually thinking about dropping the chat and making it for guests only for the translator, search function and the link sharing. I just realized that the chat is hosted offsite at another chat service and I'm not sure I like not having ownership nor moderation rights.
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    So far, moderation hasn't been an issue at any level. Ownership is another consideration; that hadn't occured to me at all. What jumps up to me is security with off site ownership.
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I suppose but I/we at least have deletion and edit control with FB and Twitter. I tried to find a way to 'edit' in the chat and wasn't able to. It's also open to regular unregistered guests as it's not a function of vB.

    The Facebook button goes to the SM 'fan site' that Quigley set up. He can delete anything from it. I control the twitter account and can do the same. I don't know about FB but with the twitter button, people can grab a link and post it to their own twitter account or 'Follow' our posts but they can't touch the @survivalmonkey account by posting to it.

    This thing keeps stats. I'll see what gets used over the next day or two.
     
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    I used the "share" button on a thread, works just fine. Created the link on my profile. very nice :)
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah, that is part of my concern. Mike's site has real names and locations on it, and can be accessed from SM even if not a "friend(?)" on fb. Granted, Mike owns it, and can edit or block access, but I'm thinking worst case where someone wanted to chase data? (Google for example, shows lots of stuff that can't be found using an SM username.) How secure is it really? The way you have tw set up, less is revealed on access from the toolbar, but still ---

    Bear in mind, this all comes from someone, reactionary at that, that knows squat about these social sites beyond that they exist; I'm not on either of them (or any other for that matter) for just that security issue.

    The open access to the chat is interesting, anyone at all gets in? Does it maintain the conversations like the one we have now? When I went in, there was nothing active, or I didn't have a route to something going on. (Also loads slower than the entire SM site.)

    If you haven't yet, google yourself or anyone else using anything that is currently out there, and see what pops up. You'll have to dig hard for me and know my middle initial (H) and the most current thing you'll find is 10 years old when I went off the Florida PE registration lists. That's about 10 pages deep in the results. Suits me, I have no itch for publicity.
     
  9. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    I find it a little annoying. It seems to float in the first response, maybe it is browser-related?
    I'm using Safari. Is there a way to turn it off? Or just minimize?
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Does the same thing with Firefox, floats at the very bottom of the window, and no way I can find to put it anywhere else. All I've found so far is to minimize, takes it out of the way at the lower right corner.
     
  11. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    One thing to remember with FB, there us a lot of data mining for email addresses. for a couple of my clients, I use a dedicated EM address used nowhere else. Guess what - spam is flowing in!
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I can probably wrap it in a conditional that shows for guests only, like we do for ads. @ghrit, is the minimize persistent or does it come back each time?


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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Once logged in and minimized, it stays minimized. Log out and back she comes next time on. Go to another site and come back without logging out, it stays minimized.
     
  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Go to bottom left and select Default Style -No Navbar in Footer-
    If that doesn't 'stick' when you login and logout, go to

    UserCP > Edit Options > Scroll to the very bottom > Forum Skin > Select Default Style -No Navbar in Footer- from dropdown > Save Changes
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    That's the pot calling the kettle black.
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    So did all those who wanted to opt out of my annoying little, security shattering, dotGov tracking, bar follow these instructions??
     
  17. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    Yessir, the annoying toolbar is no longer present, no longer floating over text.

    Who says our vote does not count? Kudos to melbo !!
     
  18. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Was that on an iPad? I checked it out with IE, Chrome, FF and Safari 5 and it was always at the bottom. The bar doesn't show up on my iPhone but not sure about iPad rendering.

    Maybe I ought to get one for site user friendliness QA checks? ;)
     
  19. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    Yes, the aforementioned 'annoying behavior' was on an iPad. You really need one as a service to the Monkey community to do thorough testing.

    Also, you should consider a new iPhone. Really.
     
  20. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You're probably right. Minuteman is now surfing the monkey in the Saudi Arabian desert on a Kindle... I' should have one of those for testing as well.

    How's the monkey work on your Blackberry? :lol:
     
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