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  • Meathead
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 1421
    • Chicago area
    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
      Meathead

    Improvements to The Pit

    We have a very talented developer who is in charge of making The Pit work, and we have kept him busy for a year doing important behind the scenes stuff like making it easier to join or cancel, easy for you to change credit card, easy for us to notify you before we charge you for renewal, etc. We are now ready to turn him loose on working on User Interface (UI) which is tech talk for making The Pit easier to use and better looking.

    So we want you input, what is on your wish list? Now please remember, not everything we want to do is doable. The Pit is built on a platform called vBulletin and we are restricted by its constraints. But there is a good bit of flexibility. So let us know what you would like to see us do and if we can, and if we agree it is a good idea, we'll try and git 'er done.
  • scottranda
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 1746
    • Charlotte, NC

    #2
    "Like" a comment

    Comment


    • scottranda
      scottranda commented
      Editing a comment
      What I meant was ... a comment of a comment

      (Nobody can like this comment! Haha!)
      Last edited by scottranda; March 31, 2016, 01:08 PM.

    • Obi-Dan
      Obi-Dan commented
      Editing a comment
      I like this comment of a comment.
  • BigBear
    Former Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 657
    • Dallas-Ft. Worth

    #3
    Smellivision!

    Comment


    • (Stephen)
      (Stephen) commented
      Editing a comment
      Even better, taste-a-vision
  • BriggsBBQ
    Former Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 299
    • Dallas

    #4
    Would be nice if somehow you get a notification of responses to your post. Or to follow certain topics.

    Comment


    • Meathead
      Meathead commented
      Editing a comment
      You can do both! See the post below.
  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5041
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
      • LOTS of accessories
      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    #5
    Originally posted by BriggsBBQ View Post
    Would be nice if somehow you get a notification of responses to your post. Or to follow certain topics.

    We've got both of those. If you want to follow a topic scroll to the top and click the +Follow button. That's all there is to it.

    To turn on notifications click on your name at the upper right of the screen, select user settings from the drop down, select the notifications tab on your user settings page, then you'll see all kinds of options for when we can notify you.

    Let us know if you have any questions on how to use these features!

    Comment


    • Dr ROK
      Dr ROK commented
      Editing a comment
      Do notifications include responses to a comment you've left? If not, that'd be nice.
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15131
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #6
    Liking comments would be nice.

    Comment

    • TheSmokingYeti
      Charter Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 108
      • let's get this smoke a rollin'

      #7
      I don't want to say it's perfect, but on my iPhone, where I do this site 100% of the time...it's flawless.

      Comment


      • PaulstheRibList
        PaulstheRibList commented
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        I need to practice then. I haven't been able to do it on the iphone much. Lazy i guess.
    • David Parrish
      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
      • May 2014
      • 5041
      • Charlotte, NC
        • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
        • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
        • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
        • LOTS of accessories
        • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
        • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
        • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
        • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
        • President/Owner - SnS Grills

      #8
      Originally posted by Huskee View Post
      Liking comments would be nice.

      Yeah I've tried to hit the like button several times on comments, only to find it's not there. I've even rooted around in the admin console to see if there might be a setting that would turn it on. Nada, Nunca, Nothing remotely close.

      Comment

      • Huskee
        Administrator
        • May 2014
        • 15131
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #9
        Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post


        Yeah I've tried to hit the like button several times on comments, only to find it's not there. I've even rooted around in the admin console to see if there might be a setting that would turn it on. Nada, Nunca, Nothing remotely close.
        That must mean it's not a vBulletin capability yet, so IT can't do it either?

        Comment

        • David Parrish
          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
          • May 2014
          • 5041
          • Charlotte, NC
            • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
            • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
            • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
            • LOTS of accessories
            • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
            • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
            • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
            • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
            • President/Owner - SnS Grills

          #10
          Originally posted by Huskee View Post

          That must mean it's not a vBulletin capability yet, so IT can't do it either?

          It wouldn't surprise me if a like button can be added using custom code. Glenn will know.

          Comment

          • Jon Solberg
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4819

            #11
            A hook for my keys?

            but seriously folks... This forum runs very well. I dont see it needed anything.

            Comment


            • Powersmoke_80
              Powersmoke_80 commented
              Editing a comment
              Jon some newer vehicles do not require a key, hope this helps Heee Heee!
          • scottranda
            Charter Member
            • May 2015
            • 1746
            • Charlotte, NC

            #12
            A map of where members are? So, by state, there are "x" members in each state, and a map which depicts that.

            Comment


            • Meathead
              Meathead commented
              Editing a comment
              Yeah, we have talked about this but privacy concerns have kept us from doing it.

            • LangInGibsonia
              LangInGibsonia commented
              Editing a comment
              Other forums I've frequent use maps that allow you to drop a pin as specifically or generally as you like. And it's completely voluntary.

              Zeemaps.com
              Last edited by LangInGibsonia; April 4, 2016, 12:19 PM. Reason: Added the map address

            • BenzieBBQ
              BenzieBBQ commented
              Editing a comment
              I'd be into the dropping of a geographic pin
          • Danjohnston949
            Former Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 4419
            • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

            #13
            Meathead, Pit Boss, Huskee and Jon Solberg, We Need a Return Key at the bottom of the page that will return a person to the top of Page 1!
            In MHOP! Eat Well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

            Comment


            • Dr ROK
              Dr ROK commented
              Editing a comment
              Doesn't the number 1 at the bottom of the pages do that?

            • ctesibiusulpius
              ctesibiusulpius commented
              Editing a comment
              While I realize it's not what you said, you can easily navigate to the top of any page you're on with the "Home" key on the keyboard, and likewise to the bottom with the "End" key. For those of us who prefer real keyboards to demonic touch screens anyway!

            • gcdmd
              gcdmd commented
              Editing a comment
              ctesibiusulpius, I wish I could "Like" your comment. That is a great tip for any web site.
          • Huskee
            Administrator
            • May 2014
            • 15131
            • central MI, USA
            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

              Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

              Smokers / Grills
              • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
              • PBC
              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

              Thermometers
              • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
              • (7) Maverick ET-732s
              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
              • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
              • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
              • Thermapen MkII, orange
              • ThermoPop, yellow
              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
              • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

              Accessories
              • Instant Pot 6qt
              • Anova Bluetooth SV
              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
              • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
              • BBQ Dragon
              • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
              • Weber grill topper
              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

              Beverages
              • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

              About me
              Real name: Aaron
              Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

              Occupation:
              • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

            #14
            I think that's a great idea, the 'where members live' map, as completely voluntary and optional as could be. I don't think we have to worry as much as free forums. We talked about this a year or 2 ago, I'd like to see it.

            Comment

            • jharner
              Club Member
              • Jan 2016
              • 1123
              • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
              • Cookers

                Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
                Weber 22.5 Kettle
                Brickman Box Smoker

                Accessories

                Slow N Sear
                Tube Smoker
                Turkey Cannon
                Rib racks
                Weber chimney starter

                Thermometer's

                Maverick ET 735
                Tru Temp 3619n
                Thermapen mk4
                Thermapop

                Favorite Drink

                Free beer
                Coors Light
                Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

              #15
              I am really to new to the site ( 3 months ) to make suggestions still learning everything it has to offer.

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