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 Post subject: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Hi all

As promised yesterday, the shiney new forum is now up and running.

There will more than likely be teething problems as I haven't tested every single thing.

Let me know in this thread of any issues you find.

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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:37 pm 
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How do i just view the new threads/posts BM?

Looks different, may take a while to get used to it!

Well done though!


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:06 pm 
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The easiest way is to click 'View unread posts' just above the top forum.

Also, I just noticed a couple of posts from 'Guest', I didn't set the account up right so non members were allowed to post - whoops!

Barna Azul wrote:
How do i just view the new threads/posts BM?

Looks different, may take a while to get used to it!

Well done though!


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:24 pm 
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bluemoon wrote:
The easiest way is to click 'View unread posts' just above the top forum.

Also, I just noticed a couple of posts from 'Guest', I didn't set the account up right so non members were allowed to post - whoops!

Barna Azul wrote:
How do i just view the new threads/posts BM?

Looks different, may take a while to get used to it!

Well done though!


Ooops oh well.

BTW I only found the site by accident. Didn't have a mail. Its only when it said page not found, I changed the address.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:52 pm 
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looks horrible and cheap..
wheres our avatars..?

What was the reason for getting shut of it as it was for this thing,
its really disappointing, just being honest, but i guess theres not a goddam thing i can do about ..

:( :( :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:47 am 
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No avatars, no new smilies, cannot see which threads you've posted in and now we're all junior members.......

If you want an honest opinion.... the new forum is shite! :(


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:14 am 
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Total disaster. Like a time warp, back to the birth of the internet. Gentlemen it's been a pleasure ! :mad:


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:52 am 
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The style is just the original phpbb one and can be changed but I wanted the site up ASAP knowing there would be issues, things are still being worked on and I'm going through the list of problems/suggestions as I get to them. The style will probably be the last thing I look at.

Avatars I'd forgotten to enable, all there now.

The reason was phpbb is free and vbulletin is not. Some people still say phpbb is better (others don't) but for the price difference there is not much between the 2.
I needed my license which I've paid for over the years for a different site work related as the new version includes blogs and a CMS which in all honesty would be wasted on this site with the small number of users/posts it has and gets daily.

Sorry you are disappointed but keep coming up with suggestions and it will be more like vbulletin in the end.

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kippax_in_my_blood wrote:
looks horrible and cheap..
wheres our avatars..?

What was the reason for getting shut of it as it was for this thing,
its really disappointing, just being honest, but i guess theres not a goddam thing i can do about ..

:( :( :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:53 am 
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Avatars now on, my fault as I missed them. There are many smilie 'packs' and I will probably add one some time next week.
You can see which threads you have posted in by clicking on 'user control panel' near the top of each page. Here you can change lots of settings and style preferences also.

The 'junior members' thing, I've just changed the 3 built in 'ranks' so you are a 'junior member' until 5000 posts, 'member' from 5000-10000 and 'senior member' from 10000+ posts. Again this can be added to/altered and titles changed if required. If anyone has any specific requirements let me know.

I appreciate your opinion, everyone is entitles to their own but fingers crossed as more time is spent changing bits on it you will learn to love it once again ;)

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No avatars, no new smilies, cannot see which threads you've posted in and now we're all junior members.......

If you want an honest opinion.... the new forum is shite! :(


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:55 am 
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Again, see above 2 posts. Sorry you feel this way but as it changes it may grow on you.

I probably should have mentioned it is still a work in progress and not a final site, I'll probably even add a 'first page' to show all latest posts like the old site had at some time.

As usual, please put all comment/issues in this thread and I will work through them as I get time.

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Total disaster. Like a time warp, back to the birth of the internet. Gentlemen it's been a pleasure ! :mad:


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:22 am 
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Hello again

I have set the forum to use a different style, better than the other in my opinion, but probably not to everyones taste!
The posters details are now shown on the left rather that on the right which also looks better.

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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:50 am 
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Cheers BM, its a tough crowd to please.

I appreciate your hard work, it will just be a bit of getting used to I'm sure.

No one likes change at the best of time.

I see there are no adverts on this so far. At least my wife won't think I'm surfing porn now. :D


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:16 am 
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bluemoon wrote:
Again, see above 2 posts. Sorry you feel this way but as it changes it may grow on you.

I probably should have mentioned it is still a work in progress and not a final site, I'll probably even add a 'first page' to show all latest posts like the old site had at some time.

As usual, please put all comment/issues in this thread and I will work through them as I get time.

Cheers
BM

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Total disaster. Like a time warp, back to the birth of the internet. Gentlemen it's been a pleasure ! :mad:


I think that's the major thing it's missing at the moment. It was useful being able to go into any thread without having to delve through each individual forum. Having seen the new forum, I think some of the stickies could probably do with removing. That's just a case of housecleaning though.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:18 am 
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Noooo! I can't edit anyone's avatars :(

Also how do I find the IP of a user? Comes in handy for Bassman's shenanigans tbf.

Lol Darlo is a "member"

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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
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Was about to mention that the Mods need something to mark them as such.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
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DarloBlue wrote:
Was about to mention that the Mods need something to mark them as such.


Yeah I noticed that.

*Vanity*


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
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Also, I'm pretty sure I have the power to ban other Mods at the moment. Not that I'm complaining.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:28 am 
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Is that what just happened?
Spun me out a bit tbf.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
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Winston_Smith wrote:
Is that what just happened?
Spun me out a bit tbf.


Yeah - I've just been scouting out the mod functions and thought I'd see if I could.


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 Post subject: Re: New forum live!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:35 am 
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ahh you can see the IP from where a post was made if you click on the question mark mod button.


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