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Hi Everyone,

We'll be rolling out some updates to the forums over the next week or so. I'd like to offer anyone who's interested the opportunity to beta test the new features and give us your thoughts before the big switch.

Please respond to this if you'd like to try it out. We would prefer people who know their browsers and operating systems.

Cheers,
Paul.
balmybaldwin - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Go on then, I'll give it a whirl
mattrm - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I'd be happy to. Use Chrome/Firefox (Linux so no IE really, but I can put them under Wine if needed). I'm a sysadmin/web dev, so comfy with bughunting and using firebug/other dev tools. So should be able to give you some useful feedback.
In reply to mattrm:

Thanks for the quick responses. I'll send you login details in an hour, just wanted to get a list together first so I can add you all at the same time.
Gazlynn - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I'll give a whirl too.

cheers

Gaz
Wingnut - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
Can do, if you want another body?
remus - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: Im game.
ianstevens - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: I'd be up for giving it a bash
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I've added you guys to the beta list.

Please click on the Beta test link at the top of Forums index page to go to the beta site - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/

The username and password is just after the link in case you miss it.
AndrewHuddart - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Paul - happy to help.
Can do iOS and Chrome/Win7 64bit
Wingnut - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
Where do you want us to report issues, Paul? New thread on the development forum?
In reply to Wingnut:

Yes please, use the dev forum thanks.
PebblePusher - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

If you need someone to look at it through Safari I'm happy to have a look when I get home after work? Not a trained tech guy but would be able to spot errors I reckon.

Cheers
Chris
lithos on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

i'll play Mavericks Chrome/Safari can do widoze if forced :-)
ChrisJD on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Happy to have a look (Chrome, Win7-64bit)
In reply to ChrisJD:

I've added all of the above to the beta list.

Please click on the Beta test link at the top of Forums index page to go to the beta site - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/

The username and password is just after the link in case you miss it.
lost1977 - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Will give it a look from a tablet if you want

Android jellybean 4.3 using chrome
Party Boy on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: I'd be happy to give it a go. I was software Test Analyst/Manager in a previous life :-)
ianstevens - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to ianstevens:
Just so you know, I'm on Win 8 with either Chrome or IE
Doug on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
Home OS X Mavericks/Firefox (also Safari)
Linux (Easypeasy)/Firefox
Work Windows XP /Firefox (also Chrome & IE)

ads.ukclimbing.com
puppythedog on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
I'd like to I use an old Internet explorer on windows at work and I use Safari on my Mac at home.
In reply to puppythedog:

All above added.

It would be good to get feedback on the old IE version. We're officially dropping support for IE6 with these updates. It still works in IE6, just doesn't look as nice ;)
gg4419 - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Can test on iPhone/iPad2 and on Windows 7 32-bit based laptop.

Gareth
Wingnut - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Was getting some layout issues in IE8 on work PC (especially if browsing in a window smaller than full screen), but these aren't new as of the beta version, they've been around for at least a couple of months now.
In reply to Wingnut:

Could you send me a screenshot if you know how to please?

paul at ukclimbing.com
Martin W on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: I'll give it a go, Paul. OSX and Safari mainly but also have access to Firefox and Chrome on OSX as well as IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari on XP, and the standard browser on Android Jelly Bean (Chrome also if necessary/helpful).
Jackwd - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: I'll try it, Mavericks OSX and Safari.
alastairbegley - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
Sounds good,

can test using chrome on osx mavericks/windows 7/ios7
Toerag - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
can do 64bit windows 8 and Chrome if you want. Also have firefox but don't normally use it.
ebygomm - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Can do Windows 7 plus Opera
In reply to ebygomm:

All the above are added.

Please click on the Beta test link at the top of Forums index page to go to the beta site - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/
Only a hill - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I'd like to participate, please!

I use three setups:
Windows 7 and Chrome
Android 4.3 and Chrome for Android
Android 4.3 and Opera Mobile Classic
BigHairyIan - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: I have a HTC Desire HD running Android. I use the browser that came with the phone. Do you need more info before including me in the beta? Please email me Ian@sasdata.co.uk to let me know. Cheers.
Richard White on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Please make it work on Lynx - being one of the oldest web browsers in existence it would be rude not to!
In reply to Richard White:

> Please make it work on Lynx

I do hope you're not being serious!?

Richard White on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Admitting defeat?
Richard White on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Richard White:

P.S - Yes I am joking. But if you are bored sometime....
In reply to Richard White:

I'll dig out my Windows 95 virtual machine and get right on it! :D
Only a hill - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I intend to try it out on Netscape 2 on my 1993 Mac :-)
kathrync - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Happy to have a look for you. Primarily using Chromium on Ubuntu Linux but can test other browsers under Linux or Windows 7 if need be.
In reply to Only a hill:

> I intend to try it out on Netscape 2 on my 1993 Mac :-)

I'm not sure I want to see the results of that one ;)

I have tested and it functionally works it in IE6, it doesn't look as nice without proper PNG or webfont support. We're not officially supporting that browser anymore though. IE11 is being pushed out now to Windows 7 & 8.1.
In reply to kathrync:

You're added.
dutybooty - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH: Regularly browse on safari on iphone and more regularly on chrome on windows 8.

TimB - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

If you're interested, I can do Midori on Bodhi Linux and Dolphin Mini on Android 2.3.5.

butteredfrog - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

I'll give it a go, Windows 7 64bit/IE, also IOS 7/Safari

Cheers Adam
ex0 - on 20 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Are we switching to a real forum now or still sticking with this BBS type thing?
ex0 - on 20 Nov 2013
In reply to ex0:

Sorry, hit submit too early there. I'm on Firefox 25.1 and Shiretoko. Can beta as well if wanted.
Jonny2vests - on 20 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Stick me down please Paul.

Jon
Jonny2vests - on 21 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Oh, Chrome in Windows, Linux, iOS and Safari on iOS.
In reply to Jonny2vests:

Did you have a look Jon?

Info at the top of the Forums index page to go to the beta site - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/
Jonny2vests - on 21 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:
> (In reply to Jonny2vests)
>
> Did you have a look Jon?
>
> Info at the top of the Forums index page to go to the beta site - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/

Oh I missed that. Trying it out now.

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