1. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Site downtime - sorry that took so long!

    Server upgrade last night went sideways. Should be all sorted now. Sorry for any inconvenience!
  2. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Option added to ignore specific subforums in unread/recent post links

    There is now an option to ignore certain subforums when viewing unread and recent posts using the links from the navigation bar. The default now includes Buy & Sell threads since you have the option to remove that forum on your own. This setting does not affect the list of threads on the...
  3. Amin Sabet

    Feedback 'Medium Theme' added to forum style selector

    Up until now, we've had a Light Theme and a Dark Theme. I just added a Medium Theme and made it the default. To change site themes, use the drop down menu on the bottom left corner of any page.
  4. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Ad viewing now optional for all members

    Up until now, ads have been disabled for subscribing members, members who attest to using our affiliate links (honor system), and members who have posted 20 times in the past 30 days. I realize that there are likely some members who don't fall into any of those categories but strongly dislike...
  5. Amin Sabet

    Possible site security breach related to Cloudflare

    Our site was one of many thousands of sites using Cloudflare, which recently disclosed a serious security breach that Cloudflare is suggesting affected a very small percentage of their sites. More information here: Incident report on memory leak caused by Cloudflare parser bug...
  6. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Site App Disabled Until Feb 1 + other updates

    Our site app developer decided to take the app down until Feb 1 due to an issue basically preventing his ads from showing. Those ads take the form of sponsored thread listings which show up in one particular view only called "What's New", and I had the apps configured not to show that view...
  7. Covey22

    Feedback Android App Disabled?

    Hi Amin! I've had the new SC app installed on my phone for a couple of days now. Just launched it a few moments ago and got a "This App is disabled. please contact Community Webmaster to re-enable it." Regards, -Armando
  8. rbelyell

    Feedback Constant login authentication required

    to the admins and members i'm a longtime member here and on all the sister sites. over those many years ive been required to login almost never. for the last several weeks however ive been required to login 4-5 times on every site. ive logged in both on the initial page and by delving into the...
  9. Amin Sabet

    Feedback New forum option - limit images to 800px

    I just set up a new forum option that lets you limit the size at which images display in the forums to about 800px maximum. This reduces file sizes and thus speeds up the forums if you have a slow connection. It can also save some expense for those on a limited data plan. In addition...
  10. bartjeej

    Feedback I am upset

    I was working on a tread to show some of my holiday this year. After about an hour and a half, I clicked Create Thread, only to see a message that a thread can only have 10 images. I clicked away the popup, and initially i saw my text, but then after checking another tab of my browser, the text...
  11. theoldsmithy

    Images not displaying today?

    Some posts with linked Flickr images are OK but nothing else is showing up... I just looked at my post for the What is it Wednesday challenge, and the photo shows when I edit the post but not when I just view the thread. Perhaps it's just me?
  12. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Did you know you can quote like this in Xenforo?

    No need to quote whole quotes and then trim off the bits you don't want...
  13. Jock Elliott

    Feedback Photo upload is behaving differently

    I do the usual: navigate to a photo on my computer, press the upload button. The timer appears briefly in the upper right corner. It stops. No picture appears in the "insertion queue." I save the post, and find the photos have been attached to the post but not inserted into it. I edit the post...
  14. Amin Sabet

    Feedback New buttons on mobile

    I've gotten a few messages asking where the "Recent Posts" and "Unread Posts" links have gone in our mobile view. The answer is that they are now accessed via a bar that stays on the screen at all times in the mobile (phone only) view). If you want the "Recent Posts" and "Unread Posts"...
  15. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Backup your forum signature please

    TL;DR I have to purge all the forum signatures, so please make a copy of yours now if you spent a lot of time writing it out. After the purge, everyone will be free to restore their sigs. However, it will not be possible to include images in sigs any more. ---------- Long version: For the...
  16. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Upload Photo button functionality temporarily changed

    The new version of Firefox interferes with the way our "Upload a Photo" button works using Flash to allow multiple uploads. Since a large minority of our members use Firefox, I had to temporarily disable this use of Flash on the site until I can find a workaround. Sorry for any...
  17. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Hot linked (embedded) images now converted into attachments

    From now on, our forum software will automatically convert hot linked (embedded) images into attachments. Meaning that images hosted at and hot linked in a forum post like this: will automatically be turned into attachments hosted on our server and inserted into a forum post like...
  18. Covey22

    Feedback Possible Adobe Flash Oddities...

    I noticed the Flash-enabled buttons such as "Upload a Photo" were blank as of late. Not sure when this behavior started, but it was very recently. I checked my Flash installation, it said it was the latest version. Not trusting it, I re-installed. No dice. So I jumped into preferences, turned...
  19. Lightmancer

    Feedback Missing avatars?

    Is anyone else not seeing everyone's avatars? I've cleared cache, etc but there are still some that don't come up?
  20. Amin Sabet

    Feedback About the new forum badges...

    You may have noticed that the big "Moderator", "Subscribing Member", and "Affiliate Patron" banners are gone and replaced with a variety of small, round badges. I'll explain here what these badges are and how you get 'em. Here are then six badges, followed by a description of each one: 1)...
  21. Amin Sabet

    Feedback New forum option for lazy loading images

    I wanted to call attention to a new user option which you can find in your account preferences: Enabling lazy loading of images may be helpful if you have a slow internet connection or limited data plan. By default, all images for a given...
  22. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Tapatalk and SC app removed. Temporarily?

    I just learned that Tapatalk is copying our content and republishing it on their site: Links: Google Google So shady :mad:.* I had to pull the plug on them for now, which unfortunately also deactivates our site app. Apologies to anyone impacted by this. Please consider, as an alternative...
  23. Amin Sabet

    I know it's crazy, but I've changed us back to SC

    First of all, I'm sorry for the flip flopping :oops:. It's been about two years since the site changed from SC to PL (link). I know some of our members use gear that isn't so compact, but I still think of us as S.C. Some of us still even type it that way in the browser. As flawed as it is as...
  24. Amin Sabet

    Minor Additions to the Forums

    Couple additions to the forums: -Can post new thread from any page now, including the front page and forum index. Should make it easier for members (especially new members) to start threads. -Facebook-style "Wow" and "Sad" post ratings added. Let me know what you think :).
  25. rbelyell

    Feedback Trouble with format change

    anyone else having problems with an apparent forum format change? my settings have always been, and still are, to view all recent posts in the right hand column. all of a sudden, on this, leica forum, sony and fuji forum, i have no more 'right column' view. i made sure of my preferences, and...
  26. tonyturley

    Feedback Anyone else using Linux to access the forums?

    In the past few weeks, I've started having browser problems when going to Amin's forums FujiXSpot, PhotoLounge, and ForeverFilm. When I'm scrolling up or down a page, the browser window will randomly jump to the top of the page no matter how many times I scroll down, or sometimes it will keep...
  27. Herman

    Feedback Polarr Photo Editor 3

    How do you evaluate Polarr Photo Editor 3? Link: Photo Editor | Polarr: iOS, Android, Windows, OSX Online Editor Runs it perfect on a chromebook computer, does it the job well? I do look forward to hearing from you, thanks in advance.
  28. Matero

    Feedback Changing avatar pic seems troublesome

    Hi Amin, I don't know whether I've found a bug in the software or it is related to my browser/OS in my computer. I tried to change my avatar picture and can't do that, so it seems. Symptoms: First I tried to change the pic with Safari browser, just selected new picture to be used as avatar...
  29. Amin Sabet

    Sneak peek: new forum app

    iOS users can find our new app (made by Tapatalk) in the App Store now. Android version coming soon.
  30. kyteflyer

    Feedback Tapatalk

    I see PL has had Tapatalk re-added for use instead of the web version. Just redownloaded, and I am hugely disappointed... Even ticked off... That my purchased original version has been dumbed down into some pathetic excuse for a social network thing in which we have feeds instead of direct...
  31. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Sorry for the site downtime

    ... and thanks for your patience during the server upgrades!
  32. Amin Sabet

    Feedback New site style

    Let me know what you think! You can switch back to the old style using the style selector in the bottom left corner of the page.
  33. bartjeej

    Feedback Front page troubles

    The front page only shows the most recent featured post, some ads, and the menu bar on top... no other featured posts, and most annoyingly, no list of recent threads. I'm using an android device by the way. I hope it's some bug that can be fixed easily, and not a permanent change? I noticed...
  34. Amin Sabet

    Terms of service changes

    Link: The main changes are: 1) Since we changed to https, we need to proxy externally embedded images in order for all content to be as secure as possible 2) Some of our software, when resizing or compressing images, doesn't maintain some or all...
  35. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Trouble staying logged in from iPhone or iPad?

    If you're having trouble staying logged in to the site on your iPhone or iPad, most likely you have accidentally switched to private browsing, which doesn't store cookies. Turn off private browsing following the steps below, and you will be able to stay logged in.
  36. Amin Sabet

    Announcement: Unlimited Image Uploads to Thread Posts

    With the recent server move, I'm pleased to announce unlimited photo uploads to thread posts for all members. This doesn't apply to the Gallery, where space remains limited. I'm talking about uploading images directly to forum posts using the "Upload a Photo" button (works on just about any...
  37. Amin Sabet

    We've changed servers. Please report any bugs here.

    Early this morning, we changed servers. Please kick the tires and let me know what you think. General comments on site speed, etc, are also welcome. Thanks!
  38. Lightmancer

    Feedback Are you having to sign in more often?

    Anyone else having to sign in every few days, here and XSpot? This is a new thing; I used to be able to leave personal pc/work laptop/tablet logged in all the time now I keep having to re-login. The only thing not affected is my 'phone where I access with Tapatalk. Doesn't appear to affect other...
  39. Amin Sabet

    Announcement: Please Read!

    Two quick updates: 1) We have a new Facebook page and a "Facebook" tab link at the top of the site to take you there any time. If you use Facebook, please like our page. Really helps this site a lot. All of our featured front page threads will be posted to that page, so it's a good way to...
  40. Luke

    Feedback Is a separate SUPERZOOM forum needed? - Poll

    There has been some discussion about the want (or need) for a separate forum for superzoom cameras. I understand the viewpoints both for and against. Amin has also expressed to me that he really has no preference. So I have created a poll to measure the interest from everyone here. The poll...
  41. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Nominate a Thread for Front Page Feature

    Reply to this thread with a link to any thread you would like to nominate to be featured on our site front page. Please note that only the first post of the thread will be shown on the front page.
  42. drd1135

    Feedback iPad login data

    My iPad is saving the PL and Mu43 login information, but won't login when I open the site in Safari. Any suggestions?
  43. Luke

    photo quality

    I just loaded up a shot on my flickrstream earlier tonight. I also shared it here using the flickr BBcode. When I have them open in different browser windows, the IQ difference is enough that the one on PL looks like a snapshot, where the one on flickr shows nice sharp detail and greater...
  44. kyteflyer

    Feedback I absolutely HATE the photo upload method

    Someone is going to help me here I can just feel it. If I dont want to post a shot to flickr, but I want to post here, I have to upload somewhere on the site. Usually, thats in the thread. I have NO idea how to insert an image in a post without it also showing that blasted thumbnail. Must I...
  45. P

    Feedback Just noticed this

    I block ads. And I subscribe. I block ads because my decrepit old PC sometimes just locks up with all of the activity. In the process of upgrading but in the meantime the "Blocking ads? Please whitelist etc" block appears on every screen. It is only a minor distraction...
  46. Covey22

    Feedback How to Edit/Set Album Thumbnail?

    Hi Folks, Still figuring out the latest changes to the board, but I seem to have lost my ability to set Album Thumbnails. Please help the clueless. Thanks! :biggrin: -Armando
  47. Amin Sabet

    Serious Compacts Now Supports Push Notifications via Pushbullet

    Photo Lounge now offers push notifications for PMs (conversations), posts, threads, and more. This is accomplished via a 3rd party free app called Pushbullet, which can deliver push alerts to all sorts of devices (Android, iOS, Windows, desktop browsers, etc). Here are the steps to make it...
  48. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Not sure about keeping Tapatalk support here

    Supporting Tapatalk is seeming more and more like a bad idea. Tapatalk has had several security issues in the past and could compromise our site security. Their registration method provides an easy entry point for spammers. Their support is basically terrible. Their software often gives me...
  49. P

    Feedback menu bar- "recent discussions" appears x2

    that's it, nothing more to add unless a screenshot is required :)
  50. Amin Sabet

    Feedback Guide to Using Our New Forum Software (XenForo)

    I've put together a brief PDF document explaining some of the ins and outs of our new forum software. Here it is: Hope some find it helpful! I'll link to it from my sig as well.
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