Xenforo - New Forum Software & Server

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

  1. Is there any hope of a solution for the above? Maybe Xenforo has a nice "display all (old) posts as posted" switch position opposite the "change everything to whatever the current fad may be regardless of the poster's intentions and time spent in trying to get a nice format" one for you to select instead :)?

    At least can you allow the display of multiple consecutive spaces? Otherwise I can't see any way to display columns or tables, short of directly typing code, which I'm sure most members are not comfortable with (starting with me :D).

  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Fiddly bits to be fiddled with over time.
    Most heavy lifting is almost done, and may close for an hour or two again to refresh all the caches once I think the more important core stuff is done properly, but we remain a work in progress in many ways.
  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Thanks for all your hard work Adam.

    Yep, my Albums are back up and showing on my profile page:)

  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    On charts, tables & 'data' more generally, I will get around to how they work in threads, but really am starting to think the resource manager might be the way forward there.
    The Resource Manager - File uploads.
    Lots of 'stuff' is standalone in nature as well as relevant to a given thread. Uploading it as a separate file and linking towards it may well be a sensible approach over time.
    Lots to learn.

    (And, cheers, Lesley, good to have the Albums being sorted confirmed further.)
  5. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lee.

    I'll try that.
  6. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member


    The log in is now OK.

    But the posts since last visit isn't working. I think it may be that because I don't get notifications anymore, and my access to the forum is by the last notification I did get, which was ages ago, the system isn't detecting a recent visit. Not even when I post. For instance I visited at 6.56 am 17/08/2016 and posted the previous message in this thread, but the recent posts this morning went 10 pages without the little line saying "only old stuff beyond here".
    It is however of little matter compared to not getting notifications. I don't understand why it is only on this forum, even with new software that I get this problem.
  7. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    David, is it definitely 'New Posts' you're clicking on rather than 'Recent Posts' on the main menu? Recent Posts shows all posts in date order whether you've read them or not. There won't be a last visited message.

    With 'New Posts' there's a list of threads that have unread posts in them with most recent posts first.

    The notification problem could be an ISP issue, for example Hotmail email addresses are not receiving notifications I believe. Also now watched threads do not automatically send notifications, that needs to be chosen when watching a thread or edited in the Watched Threads page.
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Without wishing to be a killjoy, I thought the site has been upgraded beautifully, but then today I notice that my screen is full again of bloody adverts for Chinese, Russian or Ukranian wives for sale. Before any says anything I have tried on multiple occasions to change my preferences for adverts on Google - which also says it follows my 'trends' but in fact does nothing of the sort. It is one of the very few things that really winds me up, but it does.

    I assume the adverts are there to help pay for the running of the site??

    Is there any way I can stop them popping up, that is permanent??


    Edited to add:
    I know I can delete them but to be honest life is too short
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    No Ads, no forum, I'm afraid.
    The code's just been re-instated, and I assume @Otto will do his best to monitor dodgy ones that slip through Google's net, but unless really rather wealthy, and even with the very generous donations of members, you just can't run a site this size without advertising revenue.
  10. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    My ads are distinctly boring. I don't think anyone offers me Ukrainian brides. Just the pointless ads for items I have just bought.

    I notice that while the ability to sign up as a patron has been restored the option to make a donation does not seem to be there.

    4jonboy likes this.
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The donor sytem is built in now, Mike.
    I haven't looked at it properly, @Otto being on that case.
  12. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Enjoying the new set up more and more. I did find the old posts a bit of a distraction each time I visited so now try to remember to click the "mark forums read" button before I leave so when I come back and press "new posts" that is all I see. Thank you Brian
  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thats odd, when I was on the site yesterday my posts count was 2893 (or perhaps 2983) but without adding any posts I notice my post count this morning is 3144 ??


    PS - when does the catalogue come out for me to use my 'points'
  14. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    That's happened to mine too. It was about 380 and now it's 448.
  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Post count changes are down to a recent sorting of personal/forum stats; rep/likes having been affected by the accumulative software changes as well. (Longstanding members might recall that with the old VB software, before IPB, we were able to choose the number of rep points to award- now probably counted as 1 single award)
    Posts in Barracks, Intros etc, which previously did not contribute toward individual post counts, have possibly now been added to totals.

    Hope that bears up as an explanation, only passing on my own limited understanding. I've not been involved in all the hard work to get this place sorted - that's fallen on Otto's and VP's shoulders.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Thanks for your last post re the sudden increase in member's postings.

    I've just seen my amount jump from 6000 odd to 8000 odd and I reckon you are right in assuming it is due to the inclusion of postings in the Barracks forum.

    I also noticed that the Notable Members index now lists 20 members as opposed to the previous 10. As you can see, I'm finding my way around the new format and am suitably impressed with the changes.

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  17. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Not liking the adverts at the top of the page. They obliterate some of the forum information completely, even when you 'X' them out.


  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Aye Steve
    something that's already on VP's snag list as I discovered myself.
  19. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I have to confess that I have an ad-blocker on (Presumably Admin can see that ?) I originally started with it because I use a Bravenet message board a lot and the pop-ups and pop-unders there made it unreadable. Could I see free pictures of totty if I turned it off here ?
  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just to add to my post (233) above - I started today apparently with 3144 posts, I added 1 post (to this thread Gale's eyes) and my new total is now 3146 -- ???


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