Xenforo - New Forum Software & Server

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Aye, chaps.
    Still got the decorators in, but it looks like the transfer has gone very well.

    Do poke around, but I am beginning things with quite basic forum permissions until we've wrapped our heads around the new setup. Hopefully enough for all the usual usage with fine-tuning over the coming weeks.

    Gallery is now under 'Media' in the top bar.
    Will be messing with that once the core is settled.

    Chip in with any observations on what might be worth tweaking.

    Hope you like it. Seems very straightforward &, dare I say, 'Modern' to me.

  2. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Nice format. So far so good....
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Colours and things will change a bit. Apologies if anything a bit eye-watering to start off with.

    One oddity: 'New posts' only displays unread new stuff.
    Once you've opened a post it drops off that list until another reply is added.
    There is a button to the top right after opening 'New posts' - 'Recent posts'.
    That one gives a more conventional view of recent activity and read posts - endeavouring to add it to the navigation bar.
  4. Test profile

    Test profile Junior Member

    Test upload.

    If others could also check it works, that'd be lovely. Cheers.
  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    So-fari, so-goody.
  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Good job. Thanks for all the work
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Switched on auto parsed links.
    One thing I really missed...
    Add a link now, and it automatically uses the page title rather than the url.

    eg: WW2Talk (@WW2Talk) | Twitter
  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    It's pretty small beer given how fast and cleanly this last stage went, but at least one of the Youtube URLs that have been posted is not appearing as a link and hasn't 'auto-embedded'.

    Just thought I'd say in case it is part of a larger issue.
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Added 'Recent Posts' link to Navigation Bar.
    Possibly the link to set on your browsers if you want to drop straight into a similar post list to the previous style:

    Though the 'Watched Forums' page may be of interest to the more specifically inclined.
    And 'Watched Threads' for the very specifically inclined.
    - Just go to a thread or entire forum and click the Watch button to the upper right hand side.
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Youtube a good call. Hadn't checked.
    Will look into.
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    New Youtube links are working OK, and using the same format, so hopefully the old ones that aren't will either get sorted automatically as the new setup begins running it's maintenance tasks, or there's a sweep I can run manually.
  12. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    There seems to be a glitch where the poppy symbol has been replaced with a laughing face. Not a major bug, but doesn't look good.
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The Smileys are untouched and basic, but I can hopefully sort that one straight away.

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  14. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Seems fine now. Nice one.
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Oh, and I should say before a somewhat late slinking off:

    The old Databases of Abbreviations, Booklists etc. have been mostly copied by the cunning D to Spreadsheet format and we'll see how best to get those back up soon.
    I see there's a section for 'Resources', which possibly looks like it might be the spot, but some experimentation required.
  16. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Member

    Figured I would see what the new server looks like. Adam and Otto seem to have done a great job. Now if only we could see the same improvement at ww2f.
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Well done lads !

    Look's like I'm going to spend some time feeling my way round, for instance, when I tried to raise the gallery I got that message "You do not have permission* :(

    I'm sure it's me...... so no complaint !

    Best regards to all

  18. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Good work and well done to the backroom boys that did all the hard work converting the software.

    Apologies if I occasionally get shouty and sweary, due to thinking I'm posting on ARRSE rather than ww2talk. Learned muscle memory and all that ;-)

    First confusion report:
    'Recent Posts' and 'New Posts' appear to have the same behaviour at this end.

    Had to use search to find this thread again as it immediately disappears from both links after first read.
  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    When trying to access Media it comes comes up as "No media has been added yet. Add Media." and there are just 3 dots showing.

    Vintage Wargaming likes this.
  20. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Further to my last, "Recent posts" either works or not depending on which link used. (this on mobile theme, haven't check on a desktop PC as yet)

    If the "Recent Posts" link on the main menu between "Watched Threads" and "New Posts" is clicked the results are the same as using the "New Posts" menu option.

    If "Recent Posts" link in the lower submenu is used then results are as expected including recently read new threads.

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