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The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:59 am
by frank
Hello everyone
So yeah, the forums were down for a few days. This is because I was updating an install from phpBB2 to phpBB3. Turns out that it was a giant pain in the arse. The amazing, wonderful Skhmmxi was an absolute saint and helped with the whole thing, everyone buy him presents and pay him compliments.
So, there'll probably be teething problems, and the look isn't quite what I want it to be right now (obviously), but I wanted to get things back up and running as soon as possible. In theory the new code will make everything more secure, faster and generally more ace. Thoughts, queries, problems, in this thread please.
Welcome back.
FT

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:01 pm
by Tomasz
Good to be back, I've been doing unhealthy amounts of work this week, poor show.

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:03 pm
by marowak
I like it - the grey on grey does make it a bit hard to see some of whats going on - but that might just be me - well done kenny!

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:05 pm
by DaveHughes
yup, looks very nice. As a reward, I'm graciously letting Kenny win at wordswithfriends.

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:06 pm
by marowak
ah - the avatars are now over there >>>

<<<< can they go back over there

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:16 pm
by smige2
It looks nice, I was thinking the forums could do with a re-vamp.

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:19 pm
by xandmatt
Yay. phpbb3. [/ididntreallysaythat]

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:24 pm
by Blonde
marowak wrote:I like it - the grey on grey does make it a bit hard to see some of whats going on - but that might just be me - well done kenny!
It's not just you but I'm not sure whether it's the fact I'm on my phone that is making it difficult.

So far it seems ok.

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:25 pm
by marowak
i have also started adding people as 'friends' not sure what this will do .... no foes yet ...

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:44 pm
by marowak
FRANK- Just a trivial thing I noticed - the 'forum' link on your splash/home page no longer works as it appears the URL must contain the www. now - the link on the blog page works fine

Same for anyone else with the old site bookmarked.

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:08 pm
by skhmmxi
marowak wrote:i have also started adding people as 'friends' not sure what this will do .... no foes yet ...
When a post is made by a friend, it's highlighted. When you add someone as a foe, their posts are collapsed and you have to click on the posts individually to see what they've written (it's an alternative option to flooding them out with cat pictures, though not necessarily as much fun).

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:41 pm
by marowak
skhmmxi wrote:
marowak wrote:i have also started adding people as 'friends' not sure what this will do .... no foes yet ...
When a post is made by a friend, it's highlighted. When you add someone as a foe, their posts are collapsed and you have to click on the posts individually to see what they've written (it's an alternative option to flooding them out with cat pictures, though not necessarily as much fun).
nice that will come in handy - ta,

also - not keen on the 'draft' function - but it may come in handy one day ?>

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:34 pm
by h26
DaveHughes wrote:yup, looks very nice. As a reward, I'm graciously letting Kenny win at wordswithfriends.
Kenny's good at it then, is he? :wink:

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:45 pm
by marowak
is words with friends worth getting involved in?

Re: The new forums

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:21 pm
by smige2
Blonde wrote:
marowak wrote:I like it - the grey on grey does make it a bit hard to see some of whats going on - but that might just be me - well done kenny!
It's not just you but I'm not sure whether it's the fact I'm on my phone that is making it difficult.

So far it seems ok.

Best option would be to put the fonts in white I reckon