Forum Upgrade

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Boomer, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Boomer

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    Alright so here we go.
    I am going to explain the forum upgrade to you all so you all know why we did what we did and what things you can expect as far as new items, etc.

    Why did we upgrade?
    We upgraded the forums because when the Gold Version of the forum software is released we are going to have to have the latest release of the forum software. This new version is the latest release. The makers of the software redid a lot of code including the entire style & template system. So what does that mean? It means that things are coded a bit differently and I have been working my butt off to get things back to normal for you which they pretty much are. The other version the blue version will be back tomorrow for you all.

    Did we have to upgrade?
    Yes we did. We want to always have the latest version so we can upgrade to Gold as soon as it comes out and not have to spend two days upgrading which would have a lot fo downtime. So we figured that if we upgrade each new release it will give you a chance to get used to things and how they will be. We have not changed the look except for the postbits and I am working on getting them to look like the old way did. I did not want them to look like they do now but this is how the makers coded it so I will deal with it until I can work them out.

    What to do if you so not like us upgrading....
    If you do not like the fact that we upgrade when a new version comes out I am sorry and I feel that you should stop resisting change. We have not altered the look and feel of the site and as a matter of a fact there are a lot of new changes that are great. So I am sorry if you feel we should not upgrade however it is a fact of life when running a website and you need to deal with it.

    What to do if you are thinking of complaining or sending me threats....
    Just don't. As much as we all enjoy reading people complain about something that has been addressed it is a waste of your time and mine. Deal with the changes and move on. Like we all have to do. This board does not revolve around just you it revolves around the 700 and something members we have and you should respect them as well.

    What is new in the upgrade?
    1. You can now expand/collapse the boards you want
    2. The User Control Panel has been cleaned up significantly.
    3. There are a lot more sorting options for posts, etc
    4. The overall navigation of the boards is easier and the forum home page has been given added options.

    Once again I am sorry but we had to upgrade and I feel sorry for those who stop posting here because we so choose to stay with the times and have software that is up to date.
     
  2. Crack of Doom

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    The site looks great. Two thumbs up. :)
     
  3. Boomer

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    Thank you very much.
     
  4. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean to be a pain but some of the threads appear to be scrolling accross my screen (generally after posts by Nienor- I think it has to do with her sig)...can this be fixed?

    Otherwise it looks good!!
     
  5. Boomer

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    Scolling 100% across?
     
  6. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    yes....goes to the left then reappears on the right side
     
  7. Boomer

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    It is the way she has her sig set up. There are no breaks in it. She needs to put breaks in it so it does not scroll all the way.
     
  8. Arwen

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    ok I PMed her. thanks
     
  9. Boomer

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    No Problem.
     
  10. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    What'd I do?? :confused:
     
  11. Arwen

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    always in trouble, Nik ;)

    jk..Jeff must have fixed it.
     
  12. Boomer

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    hehe I did not do anything. Oh well!
     
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    or it fixed itself...whatever lol
     
  14. Nienor

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    See, I didn't do anything wrong. :p

    The new upgrade looks good, Boom.
     
  15. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    well . . . at least not that this discussion pertains to. ;)
     
  16. Lonearcher

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    The new upgrade looks great!
     
  17. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    It looks abit wierd/strange, but I'l get used to it, its alittle unfinished with this blue style I guess eh?
     
  18. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    I take that back, I changed to the White skin, and it looks damn fine.
     
  19. Waena Myrrien

    Waena Myrrien Troubadour

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    Poor Boom I bet you have! There are some interesting features. Well done, it looks good.

    Threats for changing the look of a board? Crazy - seek some help is all I can say. I now know how hard it is to do all the coding and stuff so my hat comes off to you Boom.
     
  20. Boomer

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    Yes it is true. I have recieved threats from people before about the changing I have done to the boards. I advise against it.