Crude Bug Tracking

Outstanding Issues
  • Anonymous comments are not being saved.
  • Many users did not get registration emails. (email validation now disabled)
  • No real indication you've done anything when you sign up.
  • comment showing options are confusing
  • "new" post clickto is goofy when newest comments are first.
  • Tabs are ugly for some users.
  • New July 2. pale blue shows when there's side-scrolling
  • "Useful Stuff" dropdown appears off edge of screen
  • occasional CAPTCHA loop
  • URLs not always auto-linking themselves in comments/diaries.
  • Navbar doesn't work in IE6.
  • "mark all read" broken.
Enhancement Requests
  • More space-efficient comments.
  • stealth comments.
  • rename "save" to something like "post".
  • Load ads last to improve performance
  • Have "more" link on message board tabs take you directly to board instead of landing screen.
  • Create a "for Brian" checkbox on posts/comments/diaries for things that require my attention.
  • Create mobile version.
  • Recruiting wiki.
  • Subscription infrastructure.
  • MGoTorrents integration.
  • Diaries homepage.
  • Message board revamp.
Fixes 7/2/2008:
  • you don't have to preview comments or message board posts anymore.
  • comment threading options enabled for message board
  • Ticket ads now less ugly.
  • Brian @ AOL posts now visible to plebes.
  • message board restyled so it doesn't bleed into the right sidebar.
  • Added "Hot" tab for message board.
  • Fixed IE6 bug where content would end up pushed down the page.
  • leaderboard ad centered.
  • Killed the "ad takeover bug" by removing the code that delayed ad loading until end of page.
  • Added "MGoElsewhere" block with useful links to the Fanhouse, Facebook, and, as some had requested their return.
  • Deleted all accounts that had never been logged in and disabled email validation temporarily.
  • Fixed MGoStore block.
  • Made the "more" links in the diaries tab block work better.
  • Fixed the Fanhouse links in the MGoElsewhere block, which had bombed out due to the Fanhouse revamp.


July 3rd, 2008 at 11:30 AM ^

most links ive seen don't wrap when posted and just run out into the right side bar, and aren't particularly noticeable. I was sent to a link instead of a "diary" earlier today.


July 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 PM ^

Not a bug, just a suggestion. After I click on "more" in the MgoBoard tab I first have to view a screen where the board folder is shown and the number of topics, etc. This doesn't provide much useful information and just forces me to click again to get to the actual threads. Would it be possible to skip this entry page?


July 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 PM ^

On page one of the board, the diaries displayed under new are different (I think more current) than those displayed when you get to page two of the board.


July 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 PM ^

I doesn't appear I can change my username. Am I an idiot or is changing your username not allowed or both?


July 5th, 2008 at 1:35 PM ^

changing usernames is not allowed at the moment. I can turn that on but there was some warning to think about that carefully, so I'll have to check it out.


July 3rd, 2008 at 6:40 AM ^

The ability to post external images/embedded multimedia in Diaries would be nice. Also, a tab at the top of the edit window which gives the option of wysiwyg/html like in Wordpress.


July 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 AM ^

- You've got a password verifier that balks at anything that's not quasi-cyriillic as far as complexity goes, and then, once registered, your password is sent in *clear text* back at you.  This is a bit ridiculous.  If you want me using a strong password, don't send it out over the ether.

- The ad on the top of the page should either be centered or left aligned with the rest of the page content.  Right now, it's off completely on the left and looks bad.

- The non-active tab background for the Diaries/MGoBoard/etc modules is a ghastly shade of blue that has nothing in common with the rest of the site and is distracting.  I'd suggest dark gray or something similar.

- Once you've scrolled down past the point where sidebars end, post text just floats and looks sloppy.  Case in point, the banner voting posts -- they're just a jumble of elements drifting off into space.  I think the left and right sidebars should have a background color to them (super light gray or something?) that extends to the footer, so that there is some horizontal boundary to a post.

- Please please please have the new banner span the entire width of the header.  

- The breadcrumb trail (e.g. Home -> "Crude Bug Tracking" should be in the center column, and not a part of the header.  By which I mean it shouldn't push the left sidebar down, but instead should push post text down.


Otherwise, this site is a big improvement over the old one.


July 3rd, 2008 at 8:08 AM ^

Out of curiousity, what browser/OS are you using? For me in Firefox3,IE7/Vista the ad at the top of the page is centered. Also, why would the banner width need to be 100% of the header? I can understand if you're saying the search form should be in one of the sidebars but other than that I'm not sure why the banner would need to be any bigger than it already is (30.8kb).


July 3rd, 2008 at 8:48 AM ^

I'm using Firefox 3 on XP.

As far as the header goes - the gaping empty space to the right of the banner makes my manly bits go soft with rage.  Especially since none of the prospective new banners integrate better than the current one.


July 3rd, 2008 at 10:37 AM ^

In my first post (a comment in the"Perfect Weekend Trip to UM" thread) I didn't use HTML tags to create (about four) paragraph breaks because its stated this happens automatically.  But I see my post is one unbroken paragraph.



July 3rd, 2008 at 11:34 AM ^

I've been trying to paste a link from and the spam block comes on and rejects the message and tells me to enter the CAPTCHA, but once I do that, still nothing happens.


July 7th, 2008 at 9:13 AM ^

Could we add the blockqoute tag?  I think it would make sense considering the amount of copy and pasting that happens.  The block looks a bit cleaner when the quote goes over a couple lines.


July 8th, 2008 at 2:05 PM ^

Uploaded a screenshot... not sure if there is a way to link that in comments or not. They show fine in FF still.


July 9th, 2008 at 4:13 AM ^

The ad serving is broken - the page will load, and then when it comes time for the ads to be loaded, the page goes white and it's only ads.  If you stop the page loading immediately after you see mgoblog content, you can still read the site.

I'm using XP with firefox 3


July 9th, 2008 at 7:43 AM ^

I am also having the problem with yardbarker ads on a white screen taking over the browser window after the MGoBlog page displays briefly. On Firefox on Mac OSX Leopard.

Also, more of a suggestion, but I wonder if there would not be a way to prevent the Popular and Hot tabs from becoming "All Time Most Read" and "All Time Most Commented" sections, respectively. Perhaps by having posts disappear off the "Hot" list after not being commented on for X amount of days, or in the case of the "Popular" tab, after not being viewed for X amount of days? I know it sounds nitpicky, but the features seem to already have lost their utility. Keep up the good work.


July 9th, 2008 at 8:12 AM ^

Same here with me.  Firefox 3 on Leopard (10.5.4) leaves the page to display ads unless you hit “stop” immediately on page load.  Safari 3.1.2 doesn’t have this problem but is perpetually waiting for the last three page elements.  Opera 9.51 loads the site fine (and in fact, doesn’t show any ads at all!).


July 9th, 2008 at 3:45 PM ^

the popular and hot tabs will only show posts in the last week; check out the number of pages on each tab for confirmation older posts are getting dropped. And the ad thing should be fixed.

July 9th, 2008 at 2:28 PM ^

why are message board replies spaced away from the original post, with the settings option in between?  probably another reason that diaries and mgoboard posts are confusing.


July 10th, 2008 at 5:17 PM ^

I'm not seeing any of the labels/headings above any blue box on the page (such as Diaries, MGoBoard, MGoElsewhere, Beveled Guilt, M On the Net, etc). They show up if I highlight them, which is like odd. Running IE7.


July 11th, 2008 at 11:31 AM ^

Content still pushed to the bottom for me... one time I opened the site and it wasn't, but other than that, its been pushed down. Of course, I'll not have to use IE6 ever again after the month of July, so it may not be worth your time.

 ed - sorry, was having trouble accessing other pages of reported issues, so didn't see that this was already in.


July 12th, 2008 at 12:37 PM ^

The search bar overlaps with the menus. and the navigation buttons on the bottom of the 'recent posts' page are text wrapping. looks strange.

Rodriguez Fami…

July 23rd, 2008 at 4:05 PM ^

as of monday 7/21/08 the content is being pushed to the bottom of the page in internet explorer again.  it starts below your archive bar on the left hand side. thanks.


July 24th, 2008 at 11:27 AM ^

I noticed that my diary's always get squished over to the left side. One commenter said this happens when you copy and paste into the Diary. I always do a spell check on Word then paste over to the Diary. I guess that's why. Another commenter said this can be fixed by copying from "Notepad"....and that did work. Is there a reason this happens that can be fixed?


August 5th, 2008 at 11:37 AM ^

I loaded one, but want to change it and it won't let me. When I upload a different one, it just shows my original. I've tried deleting, then loading, but to no avail.