MGOBLOG 3.0 sticky for bugs

Submitted by Seth on July 17th, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Hey it's Seth I've completely thread-jacked this thread from the guy who suggested it because it's helpful to be collecting all the feedback in one spot. Maybe not ALL the feedback--but if you've noticed any bugs in the site post them here and if you have constructive criticism we very much appreciate it. The developers are also going to be in this thread. Even if we can't always respond, you're being heard.

UPDATE 7/17/2018:

Just had our weekly call with HUEL. They've been short-staffed since we aren't paying to have all hands on deck right now and our project manager recently had a baby. But we're working through things.

The Background issue is still sticky--we can get the background behind part of but not all of the site and we won't push it out until it's everywhere. It's way more complicated than I thought it would be; we wanted to push it out today but can't. We did however get the link issue fixed so they're underlined where they're supposed to be and not where they're not.

We got the login box issue fixed and then fixed for mobile. That was the big project after July 4.

And we got the user points working. If you're having trouble let me know because I tested it on every level of account and it works.

We've also created a new subset of issues that the developer can get to if they're low-hanging fruit. Examples:

  • Allow users to edit their own posts

  • Allow up/down voting on the Diaries and Board Posts themselves

  • Save user view preferences (e.g. how many posts to show, whether to thread oldest to newest or newest to oldest)

  • "Continue reading" links on front page should jump to the break tag not the top of the article.

  • WYSIWYG image posting should provide the option to post from a web url, not just upload to our site.

  • Comment boxes are "hopping" or "wiggling" as you type a response when your response is longer than the standard size. The bottom of the frame where you're typing seems to be automatically creating a space after the last paragraph or something that then pushes the bottom of the frame down for half a second. This happens with every letter typed and becomes very annoying.

The last happens to me--I haven't heard anyone else complain about it or else I'll bump it up.


  1. New comments in a thread should be labeled such. We need a new module it seems. It's a big fix but a priority.
  2. Allow users to edit their account information (right now there's a workaround if you try to reset your password).
  3. After you post in a thread you should be placed on your new comment, not the bottom of the comments.
  4. I want a background on the site to make it clearer where text is to my stupid, easily distracted eyes.
  5. Little design fixes like the content area is just under the 720 it's set for, text in tables not acting right, can't add tags in OLW, bullets aren't indenting.
  6. Allow users to edit their posts and edit their forum posts until they've been replied to (there is a security issue).
  7. See the 1.1. list



June 11th, 2018 at 7:18 PM ^

I keep having password issues.  I rest my password on my laptop but cannot connect with the same password on my phone.  I keep getting an error " Too Many failed attempts from your IP address."  Do I need to rest on the phone and laptop too??? ugh


June 14th, 2018 at 8:43 AM ^

I didn't reset my password while I was in Orlando this week (Cisco Live! conference; cool story bruh).

When I got home, my old password worked on the first try.  Same device, too.  Weird...

Also, when you mis-spell a word and get the squiggly red underline, there is not recommended corrections when right clicking.  MOAR first world problems.  

Craptain Crunch

June 11th, 2018 at 9:35 PM ^

Ditto. I can now log on but I don't see anywhere where I can access my account to see the email I originally used to create this account 2 years ago. I forgot what email I used and I do not see anywhere on the new site that allows me to see my account info.

Maybe it is from all the rubbing alcohol I drank this weekend or maybe it is because the stie doesn't allow you to access your account yet. 


June 11th, 2018 at 7:19 PM ^

Inserting Images In Posts

That Imce File Manager system involves many more steps to insert an image than what was relatively simple in MGoBlog 2.0.  Through trial and error, I had to learn that I (a) first had to save an image to my computer, then (b) click on the Images icon in the Imce File Manager box, then (c) click on the Upload button, then (d) click on "Add File", then (e) find the image in the Photos file in my computer, then (f) click on that image, and then finally (g) click on "Select" in order for the image to appear in the body of the post.   And I still have no idea what it would take to resize the image OR how to embed a video -- two things that were relatively easy for me in MGoBlog 2.0.

Inserting URLs for Links

It took some time before I figured out that the way to post links in MGoBlog 3.0 is to (a) copy the URL for the link, (b) click the link icon at the top of the message box, (c) paste the URL in the box and (d) click save.  That's how you can insert the link in your post so that it takes just one click to connect to the YouTube video.

Also, if, like I do, you prefer to insert the link into some text like Michigan Marching Band Pregame, so that the lengthy URL doesn't appear in the body of your post, (a) copy the URL for the link, (b) highlight the text where you'd like to insert the link's URL, (c) click the link icon at the top of the message box, (d) paste the URL in the box and (e) click save. The link then should be inserted in the highlighted part of the text.

Hoping that some day soon, we'll get the MGoBlog 3.0 Instructions Manual.  Hope that I've helped.


June 11th, 2018 at 7:27 PM ^

I know that many people can upvote/downvote, but there's also a lot of us which can't for some reason. It would be nice to be re-instated to the blog community. I've definitely lost my addiction to the site. Being able to upvote/downvote on threads and create new threads means a lot!

East Quad

July 17th, 2018 at 6:20 PM ^

I'm having issues with points.  I am not getting credit for postings and when I told other users they attempted to vote me over 100 points but none have registered.  Someone said there is an upvote downvote glitch.  Of course, I can't see the votes.


July 17th, 2018 at 6:31 PM ^

Same issue for me.  I cannot see voting on any post and cannot vote on any post.  Also, I see no link to create new posts. In the login block in upper right corner it shows:  “Points: 104” and “You need at least 100 MGoPoints to create new posts.”


June 11th, 2018 at 8:07 PM ^

I think the site works quite well.  I followed the instructions to place an icon on my iphone and have had no trouble connecting and am almost always logged in if I dont clear my cache.  

Winchester Wolverine

June 11th, 2018 at 8:56 PM ^

I was extremely excited for this update but, and I mean this with a hell of a lot of respect, I'm disappointed. To my understanding, the bones are there for a fully functional, interactive design but I guess I just didn't fully grasp the level of ridiculous work it took just to move the behind the scenes stuff from 2.0 to here. I'm extremely ignorant when it comes to 1's and 0's, so it's hard for me to fully appreciate something I can't see. I guess I just expected more. Learning how to code to insert a gif has never been a big deal to me, I'll just avoid that. But now just creating content seems past my skill set, which is basically nill. 

I don't know man. Any Mgoblog is better than no Mgoblog, but I figured we'd be treated to some truly, next level badass-ed-ness. It seems I jumped the gun on that, at least for now. I'm sure improvements will roll out eventually.


June 11th, 2018 at 9:52 PM ^

The biggest thing was getting the hell off an old platform that was dying. Drupal 6.0 was Mars, man. We had site crashes, and couldn't add new modules because nobody cared to write them or update them for such an old version anymore.

We're back to a pretty barebones thing but it's a thing we can work with now.


June 28th, 2018 at 10:05 AM ^

All software migrates over time because it is easy to believe that re-use is cheaper than rebuilding from scratch.  Hence the amount of Legacy code simply carrying on in our daily lives.  The natural tendency is to wait until migration becomes a necessity, and (particularly in the dynamic world of web programming) lots of what your legacy source deck used to do isn’t supported and you are faced with creating lots of work-arounds.

I only bring this up to add some perspective to the scope of change MgoBlog’s staff (and contractor) has to contend with.  Rigorous testing of heavily modified Legacy Code is mind-numbingly tedious and expensive, I can tell you from years of professional experience, and these cats are running a FREE BLOG.  Take your time, Seth (et al.), and don’t hurry the process if it means not doing it right.  I’m happy to wait and grateful for the existence of MgoBlog in whatever form.

Also, my point total hasn’t changed since May,  Can you get on that? 


June 12th, 2018 at 2:54 PM ^

I just dont understand the mindset to leave up a hideous banner just because you are saving up to launch a better one. If you have to stick with a bad one to launch a better one later, something aint right. Have two good banners. Have two decent banners. One bad one now and one good one later doens't average out for everyone who doesnt have the decent one to look at. For all of us looking at the bad banner in the now, there is no later. 


June 12th, 2018 at 11:54 AM ^

To be blunt - the Banner is cosmetic as far as I'm concerned - the real stuff that matters are things that impact the ease and frequency of use. I couldn't care less if the current banner stays up forever as long as the site gets easier to use and bugs are eliminated.