ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by Rider4Z » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:19 pm

Ok i'll do that then

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:36 pm

Yea, this layout isn't gonna work.
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by CrackTheSky » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:12 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Yea, this layout isn't gonna work.
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by CrackTheSky » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:24 pm

P.S. can someone explain to me the functional reason(s) for changing the forum? Like, what do we have now that will be implemented that we didn't before? And can you explain it to me in a way that isn't "go read this PhpBB update page with a bunch of super techy jargon"? Or is this purely "upgrading" for the sake of upgrading? I'm really trying to be positive about it, but it's hard when nobody has properly explained to me the reasoning for doing this in a way that a normal person can understand, and it's really aggravating to have to get used to a whole new layout when the old one has worked fine for almost 15 years (or at least the 8+ that I've been around) and there are no obvious advantages to having upgraded, nor any demand for it from the community.

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by Corran » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:01 pm

The primary motivation for us to upgrade is that older versions are no longer supported by PhpBB. Yesterday we were running a version that was no longer receiving not just new features or bug fixes, but also security updates. Today we are running a fully supported version. Not updating the software that runs the org leaves us at a greater risk of being hacked. It would be as if we were still running WinXP... hoping hackers weren't sitting on an expoit. By running the current version we can also approach the PhpBB folks for help with bugs and security issues without them brushing us off.

https://www.phpbb.com/about/release/

The 3.0.x branch reaching end of life largely forced our hand here. In the future we will adopt newer versions more readily to avoid falling behind like we have.

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by dokidoki » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:27 am

Stick this into a Tampermonkey script to see avatars on the left side.

// ==UserScript==
// @name AMV Profile Left
// @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/
// @version 0.1
// @match http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/*
// @grant none
// ==/UserScript==
/* jshint -W097 */
'use strict';

$('.postprofile').css('float','left');
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by Radical_Yue » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:36 pm

dokidoki wrote:Stick this into a Tampermonkey script to see avatars on the left side.

// ==UserScript==
// @name AMV Profile Left
// @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/
// @version 0.1
// @match http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/*
// @grant none
// ==/UserScript==
/* jshint -W097 */
'use strict';

$('.postprofile').css('float','left');

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by Niotex » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:13 am

Baw no FF love Tim?
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by dokidoki » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:01 am

Put the same thing in a Greasemonkey script. :shrug:
The forum seems to be doing a replace on one of my lines... remove the space between /s:

// @match http:/ /www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/*
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by irriadin » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:04 pm

It's a pretty dumb UX decision on phpbb's part to make avatars appear on the right. I mean, maybe if we were a Japanese language board where people are accustomed to RTL reading, but yea. Were any other forum software packages considered in place of phpbb, or are we more or less tied to this forever?

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