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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Krisqo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:51 pm

I like the revamp. Took some time (like 1 hour) but this place feels like home again. Though I agree with Anubus about the width but we shall see.

:up: everyone who worked on this.
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby dokidoki » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:18 pm

Just to clarify... I didn't upgrade the forum for fun. phpBB2 is an unsupported security hole which allowed the hack to happen. I didn't upgrade it before now since I was either busy or unmotivated, because I knew it'd be difficult with the custom changes/site integration. At least the hack/upgrade didn't happen during the busy summer/fall con season. (no offense to winter cons, and yes, I know it's not technically winter yet) So the old forum won't be back, sorry.

It's been a week... you can see what the old forum looked like again here. (That's an inactive forum, so it may not be able to be hacked. It's just a demo anyway)

Of course, since phpBB3 is the current version, security patches will be released. (I follow the phpBB news feed) Upgrading, for example, 3.0.1 to 3.0.2 is much easier than 2.0.23 to 3.0.1. (we're using the latest version as of this writing)

Orwell wrote:Will we see a return of the old board style eventually?

This is subSilver2, which is the phpBB3 version of subSilver, which we used before. I looked briefly but haven't seen an exact subSilver clone.

Scintilla wrote:Any chance we could get the [url] tag tweaked to accept relative paths for space-saving purposes, like url=/video/36860?

I don't know right now.

Scintilla wrote:And can custom tags still be added? Because ^H jokes don't work nearly as well as strikeout jokes... :P

Oh how I hatelove those jokes... :P Tag added.

Sereenie wrote:That being said, where's the "New posts since last visit" feature? I think it may just have changed names, but I can't find it.

View new posts?

Vivaldi wrote:umm, about the vidid thing, it might be worth pointing out that now every link in the recommended amvs forum is broken. :/

I know.

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Otohiko wrote:I love you guys Less so the new :roll: icon :amv:

They have chins.... Why do they have chins?

huh. I knew something was different, but at my resolution, and when I was tired/busy, I couldn't put my finger on it. I can put up the old ones, but I wanted to give the new ones a shot first.

Autraya wrote:Seriously tho how much caffine/energy drinks did it take to get it all running again

A lotta Coke Zero.

Autraya wrote:and do you accept payment in pocki for your overtime?

Yes. :D

u_queen wrote:(...and we have a friends & foes option.....weird ¬_¬)

You can read a little about it here.

I didn't have much time to work on it today due to work, another commitment, a meeting tomorrow, but the old smilies are back. You may need to shift-reload.

Thanks for the cupcakes, kittens, hugs, etc. :P
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:22 pm

dokidoki wrote:At least the .hack//UPGRADE didn't happen during the busy summer/fall con season.

Fixed. :amv:
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby jasper-isis » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:25 pm

dokidoki wrote:the old smilies are back. You may need to shift-reload.

The header logos have been changed as well. If you're still seeing the orange versions, shift-reload.
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby godix » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:34 pm

Hey, wait a second. There's a huge flaw here, I'm not an admin on the new forum.

Is HTML gone for good or will href tags and the like be back someday?
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:18 am

First off, awesome job resurrecting the forums :)

Now that we're kind of "moving on" so to speak, how about we begin to loosen certain restrictions that have been with us since 2001. Such as, signature height. I'm certainly not in favor of taking out the restrictions all together (if you go to other non-regulated boards, you'll see RIDICULOUSLY huge sigs. Certainly not advocating that). However, we've had this whole, "no bigger than 600x40, but you can have 2 of them" thing in place for a while. So what many people do is just make 2 of them and have them stack for a resulting height of 80. Why not just give up the ghost and say "600x80 total"?

Keep in mind, it's honestly been a long time since I've actually gone through the official forum rules so this may have been changed long ago, but this is how I currently know it. Thoughts?
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:20 am

Brad wrote:First off, awesome job resurrecting the forums :)

Now that we're kind of "moving on" so to speak, how about we begin to loosen certain restrictions that have been with us since 2001. Such as, signature height. I'm certainly not in favor of taking out the restrictions all together (if you go to other non-regulated boards, you'll see RIDICULOUSLY huge sigs. Certainly not advocating that). However, we've had this whole, "no bigger than 600x40, but you can have 2 of them" thing in place for a while. So what many people do is just make 2 of them and have them stack for a resulting height of 80. Why not just give up the ghost and say "600x80 total"?

Keep in mind, it's honestly been a long time since I've actually gone through the official forum rules so this may have been changed long ago, but this is how I currently know it. Thoughts?


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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby chambeyc » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:09 am

Awesome work guys!

This phpBB3 forum looks like a lot to its fellow: http://forum.amv-france.com ;)
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Nunchuck » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:42 am

I guess it got mentioned before. Are you going to fix the width of the page?
Reading across a widescreen is seriously annoying... :down:

Thanks for the old smilies :D
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby aguelo » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:00 am

Ohhh!!! Now the forum have a nicer look 8-) Nice job guyz :up:
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Sereenie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:26 am

dokidoki wrote:View new posts?


I? Am in idiot...

Thanks!

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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Corran » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:50 pm

Nunchuck wrote:I guess it got mentioned before. Are you going to fix the width of the page?
Reading across a widescreen is seriously annoying... :down:

Thanks for the old smilies :D


You could just resize your browser window...

I'm kind of glad that it isn't fixed width. Seemed like a huge waste of screen real estate. *has a 24" widescreen"
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby 76 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:25 pm

screwwachusaycorran.(jk)

The old width was definitely better. Seriously.
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:31 pm

I think we're all going to get used to the new screen width. I'll admit I was kinda "eh" about it at first, but it's only because my eyes have been so used to a specific look for so long. But, I agree that it helps with screen real estate, and dynamic width is a more "current" web interface, when you consider the now wide range of displays.
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Re: Site Downtime and Forum Upgrade

Postby Orwell » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:04 pm

Screen width is nice, I hope we'll see as much of a restoration of the old forum as is viable though for buttons at the top. I hate having to go through so many hoops to get to a single feature of the user control panel.

If you click on the forum profile from the org profile, it still says the forums are down. How about a Send PM function from the org profile?
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