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Upgrade of the Forum Software
« on: October 05, 2012, 10:14:40 AM »
Hey, things look different around here, don't they? That's because we just performed a major upgrade of the forum software. The older version was getting out of date and it was impossible to add new features.

Look for some cool new features in the weeks to come.

Also, if you notice anything not working right, let me know.

How do you like the new theme? The old one didn't work with the new system. We're going to tweak it a bit.

We're also going to add mobile support to make it easier to browse on your smart phone, if you've got one.

Okay, that was exhausting. Time to pop open some oat sodas.

Take er easy dudes.
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 12:34:50 PM »
I definitely like the new set up. 

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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 04:41:15 PM »
I thought I'd broken it at first!

It's going to take a bit to find where everything is again.
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 06:41:30 PM »
Nice new look! I always like something new to stimulate my neurons. (People forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone.)   ;D



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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 09:53:48 PM »
One more thing: I miss the new posts at the bottom of the forum page...



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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 10:34:34 PM »
hey hominid - is this (below) what was there before? i can't remember. we have it in the right column too. how does it look? i also added "most viewed" and "most commented." cheers.
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 01:12:48 AM »
Digging the new style forumdude!!!

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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 03:13:06 AM »
Nice pad, man! Like the upgrade, forumdude.

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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 11:00:26 AM »
hey hominid - is this (below) what was there before? i can't remember. we have it in the right column too. how does it look? i also added "most viewed" and "most commented." cheers.

Ya, similar, except it didn't have the graphic cluttering it up.  The one I remember was on the main page where all the headings where... at the bottom, it had the title of each most-recent post and who posted last.  It was a very convenient way of viewing all active threads, instead of poking around each page.

That's pretty cool how you can customize it like this....



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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 03:24:09 PM »
Looks very different dude. I tend to use my iPhone (aargh, apple, I know but it is from my work) and it is all a bit awkward to navigate but we will adapt.
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 09:11:41 PM »
Sorry, testing out some software that will make it easier to read on a phone. What we've got now looks like shit. I'm going to disable it so it's just the regular site like it was before (instead of the mobile theme).

Milnie, were you using the tapatalk plugin? Because that doesn't seem to work with the new upgrade. But I think there's a better solution out there - I'll buy it today and test it out.
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 09:59:58 PM »
Milnie, were you using the tapatalk plugin? Because that doesn't seem to work with the new upgrade. But I think there's a better solution out there - I'll buy it today and test it out.

I know it wasn't aimed at me, but I use Tapatalk, too. If there is a better solution, I can't wait. :)

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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2012, 10:59:38 PM »
I can't get the tapatalk deal to even let me into the forum.  Anyone else have that issue?

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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 11:20:34 PM »
Try it now. I just figured out that there was an unadvertised upgrade of the software which solves the issue! It just started working for me after a lot of hair pulling. Also, I'm working on getting a new automatic mobile theme (if you visit via your phone browser) to work with the layout - at the moment the sidebars screw up the layout. I have to figure out how to turn them off for the mobile version. Not everyone wants to pay (or, uh, find other ways) to get the tapatalk app. But it seems that the mobile theme isn't as robust as tapatalk. So anyway, we've got options...
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Re: Upgrade of the Forum Software
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 11:27:48 PM »
Awesome!!!!  Thanks forumdude!!! It works like a champ!

 

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