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Forum Upgrades

Postby shafer » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:48 am

You may have noticed that the Forums look a little different today… This weekend I upgraded the forum software to the latest release, mostly to take advantage of some new anti-spam features that should make life easier for your hardworking moderators. Alas, the silver-and-blue visual style we have grown accustomed to was not compatible with the latest software, so I had to find something new.

If you have any questions or comments on the new forum, please let me know.

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby ch.koenig » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:43 pm

looks good Jeff.
cheers Charles
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Ruhig Blut » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 am

Hi Jeff,

thanks for your good work in the loaches 'backoffice' :D

There is one thing I'm missing, maybe I'm just to blind to find it: the button to get to the first unread post of a thread.

Can you help me there?

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby shafer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Ruhig Blut wrote:There is one thing I'm missing, maybe I'm just to blind to find it: the button to get to the first unread post of a thread.


Hi Ingo,

Did the old forum have that option? (Was it a little icon that used to appear next to the list of threads on the forum main page, particularly when a topic spanned multiple pages?) If so, it might have vanished with this style, but if I know where to look, I can try to add it back in.

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Ruhig Blut » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:48 pm

Hi Jeff,

yes, the old forum had this option, I used it regularly!

shafer wrote:Was it a little icon that used to appear next to the list of threads on the forum main page, particularly when a topic spanned multiple pages?

I think so. It really doesn't matter in what form it's acomplished, but I would really miss that function.

In the thread 'Icons Decoded'it is listed
In the thread Icons Decoded you wrote:Image - Go to last unread post in the thread

but it doesn't seem to appear in the list of threads.

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby zenins » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:45 pm

The new forum looks fresh and bright ... I almost reached for my dark glasses :lol:
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Marcos Mataratzis » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:01 am

Question:

What happened to our Avatars? Gonne?

Could not find where to set it... :roll:
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby shafer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:15 pm

Ruhig Blut wrote:In the thread 'Icons Decoded'it is listed
In the thread Icons Decoded you wrote:Image - Go to last unread post in the thread

but it doesn't seem to appear in the list of threads.


Yeah, it's something about this visual template that makes that icon not show up. Let me compare this with the (otherwise uglier) default template, and see if I can add it back in.

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby shafer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:21 pm

Marcos Mataratzis wrote:Question:

What happened to our Avatars? Gonne?

Could not find where to set it...


Avatars were off by default, but I've turned them on now, and it looks like the old avatars were still in the system.

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby starsplitter7 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:23 pm

Excellent. That looks much more friendly and familiar. Thank you for providing this wonderful forum.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby shafer » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:56 am

Ruhig Blut wrote:Image - Go to last unread post in the thread
Ingo


Hi Ingo,

I added the "jump to the last unread message in post" button back into the template. You should see it next to the topic title. Let me know if it works for you, or if it's missing from any page where you used to find it.

Thanks,

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Keith Wolcott » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:42 am

The jump button works for me. Thanks for adding it and the avatars. Everything looks good.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby odyssey » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:52 am

Hi, Jeff.
Thank you very much for upgrade of a forum.
A new forum seems light and very good.
I'm usually very thankful to offer the place where my fishes will appear.
I'll also appreciate your continued support.
I am not used to English. Therefore,It is likely to sometimes misunderstand it.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Marcos Mataratzis » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:46 am

Avatars working. Thanks!
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby Ruhig Blut » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:09 pm

shafer wrote:
Ruhig Blut wrote:Image - Go to last unread post in the thread
Ingo


Hi Ingo,

I added the "jump to the last unread message in post" button back into the template. You should see it next to the topic title. Let me know if it works for you, or if it's missing from any page where you used to find it.

Thanks,

Jeff


Hi Jeff,

thanks, works great! :D

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