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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Ben Sturmfels » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 9:43 am

victor wrote:Is there a problem with the Search function?


Thanks for pointing that out. The search should now be working again.

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Tim_mtb » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 9:45 am

I don't really mind it - yeah, it's different, but it just takes a little getting used to. Hopefully it fixes the slow-running-forum problem! :)

Ooer...and some smilies look better! :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :shock: :roll: :|

Oh and I do like that any new posts that get made while you're making your own come up when you push "preview" - that's cool!

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby UJ1 » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 9:49 am

Deja Vu! An almost exact copy of the CTC forum format.

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby blybo » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:41 am

I really like the way you can go back and enter emoticons anywhere in a post rather than always being tacked on the end... Now for some really cool emoticons would be nice...

I also prefer the avatars to the left and notice they seem to be at a lower resolution or size now meaning some with text are hard to read...
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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby JD » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:42 am

Good IT people inform users before an upgrade in case things go wrong!
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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby terryansimon » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:50 am

the new layout is going to take some getting used to....

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby baudman » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:50 am

[Save] vs [Submit] is gonna catch a few ppl out.

(Or is it just me? You need to go to your User Control Panel to find the draft - or is there another avenue?)

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby rgcrgc » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:56 am

Another forum I used to use upgraded its engine to this one and adopted a similar look* - it's alright, just takes a bit of getting used to.

My main gripe with this forum engine (and I realise it is purely personal) is that it doesn't set all posts as "read" when you end a session. I will have to get used to hitting the "mark posts read" button prior to ending a sesh.

There are also horrendous rendering problems on two of the three laptops in the house, which is interesting. Both run atypical screen resolutions (1620x1050 and 1400x1050) whilst the one that renders ok has a more typical (lower) resolution. This is the first site I have had any issues with.

*Although I have just had a quick squizz again and I notice they have put the avatars etc back on the left.

Edit - Ahh, cunning stunt, it appears to be an issue with Firefox - Interweb Exploder doesn't have the same issues
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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby victor » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:03 am

Ben Sturmfels wrote:
victor wrote:Is there a problem with the Search function?


Thanks for pointing that out. The search should now be working again.

Looks like it! Thanks for that :D

As someone else commented, URL tags by default now open in the same window, even though before the upgrade (with my current browser settings), they opened in a new tab. Is there any way to change that (other than right-clicking and selecting "open in new tab")?

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby smc » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:09 am

Agggh freaking me out, too much new stuff, changed over ISP's today and thought that might of made the forum different for some reason :? I've now turned my monitor upside down so the avatars are on the left as per before.

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Allez Allez » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:20 am

smc wrote: I've now turned my monitor upside down so the avatars are on the left as per before.
:lol: :lol: good suggestion.

Gunna take me a bit to get used to i think. Is the save reply new?

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Ben Sturmfels » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:29 am

Snuffy wrote:HTML in posts appears to have been disabled....


Sorry Snuffy, the new forums software doesn't support posting HTML. You'll need to make use of BBcode to insert images and links now.

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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Euan » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:39 am

Okay, been reading for a couple of hours now and the avatars on the right thing is *really* jarring. It just doesn't make sense.
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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby thekovac » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:40 am

I will say I love this layout 1000000x better than the old one - its much faster and easier to read, plus accessing user accounts are far easier and simplier - in short - its fantastic - goon on ya for upgrading it Ben ;) Long time coming - a layout of the 21st century :P
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Re: Forums have been upgraded

Postby Atom Ant » Wed 14 Oct 2009, 11:41 am

Friends and Foes? If that means I can automatically /ignore forum members who have yet to make a sensible post then I'm happy.

Just have to work out who has the honour of being the first added to my /ignore list :twisted:
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