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  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5034
    • 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

    8.4.2016 Forum Software Upgrade

    Folks if you run into anything strange please post here and let us know about it. But first...

    1) Clear your cache and restart your browser. This has a 90% chance of fixing your issue (ask me how I know).
    2) The Camera Icon - We've disabled it. The Upload Attachments Icon works much better for posting photos and vBulletin has FINALLY enabled the Upload Attachments Icon to work on mobile devices. So yes we know the Camera Icon is missing. That's on purpose. =)
  • richinlbrg
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1797
    • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
    • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

    #2
    Congratulations to all involved in yet another successful endeavor!

    good to have the pit back up.

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    • David Parrish
      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
      • May 2014
      • 5034
      • 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

      #3
      Thanks Rich! Try The Pit out on a mobile device. The interface is MUCH improved!

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      • richinlbrg
        richinlbrg commented
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        I would if I had a smartphone!

        #stillusingflipphone
        #hatecellohones!

        LOL
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 10680
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #4
      It's working great for me, but I don't surf on my phone.

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      • l'inferno
        Former Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 195

        #5
        Thanks for the upgrade.
        I notice the interface improvements on the cellie (android / chrome).
        Thank you.

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4931
          • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
          • Hardware
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
            Weber Kettles: 2-22" & 1-26".
            Slow 'N Sear, DnG Racks/Pans, SnS GrillGrates, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates. (Several of each)
            Chimney starters.
            PartyQ.
            Joule.
            GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
            KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
            Adrenaline BBQ salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

          #6
          Great job everyone involved! All's well for me so far on iPhone 5S, Mac+Safari, and Mac+Chrome. Will test iPad. iPhone photo upload from library works great!

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          • bchbum12
            bchbum12 commented
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            OK, time for me to ask. I have a MacBook Air (typing on it now) and have not been able to figure out how to upload photos onto this site. There's apparently an upload feature on my MacBook that I simply cannot find. Might you point me to where it is?

          • fuzzydaddy
            fuzzydaddy commented
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            bchbum12 Here's the picture posting tips link. Let us know if you have questions after looking at it. The "Camera" icon is no longer available; use the "Upload Attachment" icon. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...e-posting-tips
        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 3915
          • Northern Virginia
          • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
            Thermopop
            Dot w two probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #7
          Tenderloin just off SNS Click image for larger version

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          • David Parrish
            David Parrish commented
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            Wowzers, juicy!

          • Atalanta
            Atalanta commented
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            Nom nom nom!
        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 3915
          • Northern Virginia
          • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
            Thermopop
            Dot w two probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #8
          Test / test ;@

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          • David Parrish
            Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
            • May 2014
            • 5034
            • 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

            #9
            HawkerXP When taking photos some phones/devices, apple phones included, don't attach "which way is up" info to the photo, so our forum software guesses. Often it guesses incorrectly. You can fix this by using your computer/phone/device's photo editing software to make a really minor change to the photo. You can crop the photo just a tiny bit, for example. When the editor saves the change to the photo it also attaches the "which way is up" information that our forum software needs. After that the photo will display as it should when you upload it to The Pit.

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            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              First time from phone. Thanks

            • Dewesq55
              Dewesq55 commented
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              Gee, I wonder who first figured that out, hmmm?
          • Thunder77
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 2489
            • Halethorpe, MD
            • Weber 22.5" Kettle with SnS Brinkmann 5 burner gasser. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

            #10
            I am already giving thumbs way down to the "choose action" thingy. Hate it!!

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            • Breadhead
              Banned Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1

              #11
              I like the new "Like" feature. Now when you click on the little box that shows how many members like the post, it shows who liked it. Sweet.πŸ‘

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              • Dewesq55
                Dewesq55 commented
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                Always did. Just saying.

              • Breadhead
                Breadhead commented
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                If that happened before the update I was clueless.😑
            • Breadhead
              Banned Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1

              #12
              Just trying out how the new upload picture feature works... Testing 1, 2, 3

              update: works just fine it seems.
              Attached Files

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              • Jerod Broussard
                Moderator
                • Jun 2014
                • 9031
                • East Texas
                • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
                  Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
                  Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
                  Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
                  Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
                  Weber Smokey Joe Gold
                  Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
                  Vortex
                  Maverick ET-732 White
                  Maverick ET-732 Copper
                  2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
                  Thermoworks Timestick
                  Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
                  B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
                  B & B Pellets

                #13
                Testinggggggggg

                Bummer. Now all of a sudden my Android can't post photos.

                Looks like I'm going to have a bunch of "didn't really happen" cooks.

                Comment


                • Breadhead
                  Breadhead commented
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                  Not to fear Jerod... The chiphead's will think something up to include android.πŸ‘

                • Thunder77
                  Thunder77 commented
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                  That's why Apple is the bomb, and android fizzles...😜

                • Juddlight
                  Juddlight commented
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                  Huh....its much easier for me to post pics now and uk i have a droid
              • Obi-Dan
                Club Member
                • Feb 2016
                • 480
                • Jersey Village, TX
                • Smoker: PBC
                  Grill: A 20-year-old Webber 22.5" Kettle with a Slow and Sear
                  Thermometers: A Maverick ET732, A Thermapen, a few miscellaneous thermometers
                  Misc: I just seem to keep buying things.

                #14
                I use my phone quite a bit on this site. Mobile platform is much improved. Like it a lot. Thanks.

                Comment

                • Thunder77
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 2489
                  • Halethorpe, MD
                  • Weber 22.5" Kettle with SnS Brinkmann 5 burner gasser. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                  #15
                  The choose action thingy really sucks. Just my NSHO

                  Comment

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