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Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:11 pm

Welcome to our newly upgraded forum, hope you like it!

The new forum comes with some new features including (at last) the return of uploadable avatars, the ability to upload photos as attachments to posts (like so...[attachment=0]conchords.jpg[/attachment]), advance PM functions, friend/foe lists(!), and the ability to save a draft copy of posts.

We are aware of a couple of issues, but it's inevitable there'll be teething problems, so please do PM or email me if you spot any problems not listed below.

Enjoy!

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 am

KNOWN ISSUES:

That darn gap between the logo and the links bar at the top of the page in Firefox. [color=#4040BF]FIXED[/color]

Youtube links in posts from the old forum aren't showing the embedded video - the code does still work and you should be able to embed new vids without a problem.

The icons for new posts aren't clear enough. [color=#4040BF]FIXED[/color]

Links not opening in new window. [color=#4040BF]FIXED[/color]

New design not good for mobile users.

No quick reply function. [color=#4040BF]FIXED[/color]

Error message when posting an image from a url.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by murimax » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:19 am

Damn I'm lost.......... :scared: ........help..........mammy !!!!!!!
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:21 am

Heh heh, it does take a bit of getting used to!
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by dougie fresh » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:45 am

That said, it looks pretty sexy!

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by missjane70 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:03 am

excellent! a new toy to play with. :pc: Thanks Roo.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by svenL » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:05 am

Wow, very nice job

Looks very good

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by Smudge » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:51 am

This is why i couldn't drunk post last night :lol: :lol:
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by lizzie » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:16 pm

It's like that new pair of shoes you've been lusting after for ages. Strange at first, but you know you're going to love them once they're bedded in. Congratulations! It looks great :D
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:20 pm

:lol: I like that comparison!
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:53 pm

Just added some new icons to try and make it clearer when there's new posts.
Should be fairly obvious, but basically the red icons mean new posts.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by gwood » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:34 pm

It looks pretty much the same, but backwards and pale. And my bonobo man is a bit broad. Did I see right, no Edit?

Oh yeah, there it is. Hmm. Couldn't find it in the "Label" thread.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:08 pm

The edit option is there for the first hour after you add a post, to allow people to correct mistakes etc. At present we don't have the option we had before (which was an add-on) to allow you to edit up until the point someone had replied to your post.

Have sorted your avatar so it's not stretched anymore. There are new size limits for avatars to fit the new forum/design - max 150px high by 125px wide.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by gwood » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:02 am

Hey, thanks, my guy is looking svelte now. :clap:
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by gwood » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:20 am

mallocup wrote:the ability to upload photos as attachments to posts
Mine all seem to be too big. :( I know, kvetch, kvetch... sorry.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by no1rockfan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:40 pm

Is there any way we can get the text for the postee section and the sig section enlarged? I hate to use zoom on the computer! Some of us aren't that young, you know. I'm trying to put off getting bifocals. Help? :lol:
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by lutewhine » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:52 pm

See the icon on the top right, just under the top banner (the A with an up and down arrow either side)? Click that to change the font sizes.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by Rich » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:54 pm

Hey, this is dead posh isn't it? :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by Polythene Pam » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:13 pm

This looks AWESOME!! Good choice, Roo and Stu!

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by mallocup » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:41 pm

Thanks guys, am very happy with the new look, glad you like it too!
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by murimax » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:10 pm

lutewhine wrote:See the icon on the top right, just under the top banner (the A with an up and down arrow either side)? Click that to change the font sizes.
That's the first thing I saw and used the moment the new forum was a fact. :jumping:
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by beckyo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:12 pm

Not sure how many people need it, but the forum doesn't work very well on mobiles. Other than that, on the pooter it looks great!

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by lutewhine » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:36 pm

Cheers for that - to be honest we haven't given any thought to how the site looks on mobiles. Hard enough to get it to look the same in more than 1 browser to be honest!

Some of the team that develop our current forum software are working on ways to make it mobile-friendly, so we'll definitely keep an eye on that.

We've tested the site in Firefox 2 & 3 as well as a couple of different versions of Internet Explorer. Would be keen to get feedback on how things are looking on macs, particularly on Safari.
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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by beckyo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:46 pm

Fair enough. I use it quite often on the train and it worked fine on the old version, so will be a shame not being able to use it anymore. Well, if you do want any feedback from a mobile user later down the line, I'd be happy to help. Having put sites together myself, I can appreciate the frustrations with web design!

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Re: Upgraded forum

Post by Smudge » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:54 pm

Better sort out the mobile stuff before my upgrade in two months :lol: :lol:
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