Forum Upgrade

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Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:48 am

The process of upgrading the forum to version 3 of the phpBBS will begin this afternoon. We will need close the forum for the rest of day and perhaps tomorrow morning as well.

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Postby Colinm » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:15 pm

good luck with the upgrade!

Hope you don't have too many problems :cry:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby hillybilly » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:20 pm

Whooooaaahhhh! It's a bit different!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:43 pm

Yes Willaim and Lee have just finished the software upgrade and the reformat. It will look different, especially for the frequent posting members. There are some usability issues we still will address over the next week or so. The spell check should be working. Fell free to post issues and problems in this section. Make a new thread for a different issue.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby dido72 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:56 pm

But we don't do change!!! :lol:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby princess peach » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:58 pm

oh where am i???
this is very strange...ohh..more emoticons to use....nice one...that will up my postings some more.. :lol:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby La Raya » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:08 pm

Very different but I like what I have seen. It's good to see more clearly the date a post started amongst other things. Well done, but I guess the proof of the pud......... :!:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby JAKE M » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:49 pm

OK So I'm thick. what are the squiggles next to the black circles against each topic. :shock:
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby chrissiehope » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:18 pm

yes, I wondered that too, but decided that a.) the ones to the bottom left meant there was more than one page; and b.) the ones to the top right were ones I'd posted in.....

(edited cos I can't tell my right from my left !!)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby karandjon » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:30 pm

wooooaaahhh, where am I? I´ve just spent a few minutes trying to work out how to reply to a PM!! I think i am back on the main board...... :?
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby annie_d » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:24 pm

No problems at all from me. I am quite happy with it. x
anyway, anyway, love from me.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby daismarg » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:29 pm

I am sorry but it looks all messy to me and before it was all bold and easy to navigate around! Now it looks bland and I am afraid very UNINVITING!!!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby avellana » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:45 pm

I've just sent a private message which I found confusing compared to the previous method!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:48 pm

I'm sure some people will find the 'Friends and Foes' facility very handy! 8)

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:51 pm

First impressions? A bit bright and garish, but certainly clear, except that I now have to scroll sideways to read all of the personal data/smilies and the post made. It all fitted before and I am not changing my resolution setings for A.com!
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:58 pm

That's odd because I have a blank white space about 3cm wide down each side of my screen when I am on the forum.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby redtop012000 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:07 pm

Sorry but my first impression is that it is a step back. For example I liked the envelope changing to orange and now we get a big black spot. Still can't complain at a free service which has been fantastic and very informative. Well done to the organisers and I look forward to discovering the improvements.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:32 pm

Further to my comment about 'Friends and Foes', the 'Report this post' facility should also prove popular!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cercardo » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:18 am

Not sure I like it, but us dinosaurs don't like change...so watch this space :roll:

And where has my avatar gone?

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Lavanda » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:27 am

Visually it's not as clear but that simply might be familiarity. I DO like the black circles on the left indicating new posts but I too, have HUGE areas of white space on my screen with the new site taking up only half my screen; 23cms across out of 44cms available. Should I be clicking on something to make the site "fit to screen"?

The smilies are nice but as I've never worked out how to use the old ones the new ones will also remaim unused by me. Shame.


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