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Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:50 am UTC

I just migrated the forums to new hardware. DNS will take a few hours to settle. Please let me know if you see any new issues.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby chridd » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:44 pm UTC

• Emoji no longer work (they display fine, I just can't post them)
• Any chance of bringing back subsilver as an option? The forum looks all weird now, and too similar to other forums.

Edit to add: Also, this topic isn't appearing in my egosearch for some reason.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby K-R » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:57 pm UTC

Is there no longer an option to have names/avatars on the left instead of on the right?

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby doogly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:59 pm UTC

It also looks like the width is reduced, expecting me to be on a phone or some such modern contrivance.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Mikemk » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

could we get the your posts button back?

Also, will the logo be fixed?
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby chridd » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:19 pm UTC

Mikemk wrote:could we get the your posts button back?
In the upper left, the three horizontal lines are a menu that has that.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby teelo » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:22 pm UTC

Not just new hardware, new version of phpBB too. Fuck this smartphone UI design. Time to find a Stylish script to turn this back into SubSilver.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Aiwendil » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:24 pm UTC

I agree that the reduced width is annoying.

To be honest, I also agree that "the forum looks all weird now" in a bad way, but then I hate change. But for what it's worth, I far, far prefer SubSilver to this.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Link » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:27 pm UTC

teelo wrote:Not just new hardware, new version of phpBB too. Fuck this smartphone UI design. Time to find a Stylish script to turn this back into SubSilver.

Yeah, it's driving me off my rocker because it's so ridonkulously narrow. To make matters worse, it has a fucking hamburger button.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Lazar » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:31 pm UTC

Can we get the "new posts" button back rather than having to go through "quick links"? I've been on other forums that have made this change – and to be frank, I really hate it when sites increase the number of clicks needed to perform a given action.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

This narrow width is awful on any screen that's bigger than 1200 pixels or so. It's peculiar how the width shrinks to accommodate smaller screens but won't expand for larger ones.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:33 pm UTC

Was there any reason for changing the version of phpBB as well or just because it had to be installed anyway the newest on was choosed?
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:34 pm UTC

I second the width issue. And would like to be able to see avatars and such on the left (though I imagine I'll get used to that).
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:38 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Was there any reason for changing the version of phpBB


Yes.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:41 pm UTC

Look, you are all welcome to provide a new theme.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Deva » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:45 pm UTC

Thanks for spending the time to update.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby slinches » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:48 pm UTC

Yes, thanks. There seem to be a few new features ... one of which is the ability to turn off all of the word filters.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:50 pm UTC

AHHHHH CHANGE EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT OH MY FUCKING GOD

Ok, cool. Thanks for your work!
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:52 pm UTC

slinches wrote:Yes, thanks. There seem to be a few new features ... one of which is the ability to turn off all of the word filters.

.... They're gone.

All of them. All of the filters are gone.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Link » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:57 pm UTC

Here's a quick user style to fix the width. Use at your own risk, natch.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:02 pm UTC

I cannot get the Search Function to actually work.

Can someone else confirm?
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby doogly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:03 pm UTC

davean wrote:Look, you are all welcome to provide a new theme.

How do you go about doing this? Previously there was some theme stuff in the user settings area but I am missing this now.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:07 pm UTC

You can all suggest themes from https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles-2 or create a custom one for this board. Or use the 'Allan Style - SUBSILVER' option.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:08 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I cannot get the Search Function to actually work.


The search index is still rebuilding to the new search style.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby cphite » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

doogly wrote:It also also looks like the width is reduced, expecting me to be on a phone or some such modern contrivance.


Under the user control panel --> board settings there is an alternate theme that is close(r) to what it used to look like, including much more width.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Echo244 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:13 pm UTC

slinches wrote:Yes, thanks. There seem to be a few new features ... one of which is the ability to turn off all of the word filters.


I'd like to thank davean for his sterling work on this migration. And I quite like this side effect. ;-D
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Lazar » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:18 pm UTC

cphite wrote:Under the user control panel --> board settings there is an alternate theme that is close(r) to what it used to look like, including much more width.

Hmm. This at least gives us back "unanswered posts" and "active topics", but "new posts" (which I've always used to browse forums) is still hidden behind the hamburger button.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby cphite » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:26 pm UTC

Lazar wrote:
cphite wrote:Under the user control panel --> board settings there is an alternate theme that is close(r) to what it used to look like, including much more width.

Hmm. This at least gives us back "unanswered posts" and "active topics", but "new posts" (which I've always used to browse forums) is still hidden behind the hamburger button.


New posts is on the right side of the page.. at least, it is on the AllanStyle-SUBSILVER theme...

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby hendusoone » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:30 pm UTC

davean wrote:You can all suggest themes from https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles-2 or create a custom one for this board. Or use the 'Allan Style - SUBSILVER' option.
Thanks, davean! It's close, at least. But there's still the right-side avatars/info (Allan Style - SUBSILVER is still a prosilver-based style). Would it be possible to try out the actual prosilver2 style? Though, I think it might break some plugins/add-ons. Not sure if we're using any of those.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:35 pm UTC

The 'ingredients' are still working for me. (Boo! Hiss! Or at least I'm confused as to how they may have stopped working for others.) The width looks Ok to me (on this old monitor... maybe if I changed to my newer machine's widescreen profile monitor it would be different). I quickly found out that Quick Links|Your Posts was what I wanted (third time lucky, though, it wasn't as explicit as "New posts in threads in which you have posted", and I actually half expected that to be the same as "This person's posts" under my own Profile).

The biggest fix is that the Lawmakers' Lunacy global 'wool' now seems to properly identify the proper last post seen, unlike before.

And I'm so new(ly registered) to this forum that I haven't become a stick-in-the-mud, and I was already still finding little surprises, and now I expect to find more little surprises, as I (re)assimilate to yet another slightly different variation in forum. Obviously all you oldbies were not expecting to do this, right now, but I'm all right Jack! ;)

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:36 pm UTC

I don't like the current performance. Please stand by for a small interruption in service ...

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:04 pm UTC

Ok, back from the jump. Hopefully the system is a touch quicker now.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Link » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:07 pm UTC

davean wrote:Ok, back from the jump. Hopefully the system is a touch quicker now.
Cheers!

Soupspoon wrote:The 'ingredients' are still working for me. (Boo! Hiss! Or at least I'm confused as to how they may have stopped working for others.) The width looks Ok to me (on this old monitor... maybe if I changed to my newer machine's widescreen profile monitor it would be different). I quickly found out that Quick Links|Your Posts was what I wanted (third time lucky, though, it wasn't as explicit as "New posts in threads in which you have posted", and I actually half expected that to be the same as "This person's posts" under my own Profile).

The biggest fix is that the Lawmakers' Lunacy global 'wool' now seems to properly identify the proper last post seen, unlike before.

And I'm so new(ly registered) to this forum that I haven't become a stick-in-the-mud, and I was already still finding little surprises, and now I expect to find more little surprises, as I (re)assimilate to yet another slightly different variation in forum. Obviously all you oldbies were not expecting to do this, right now, but I'm all right Jack! ;)

The ingredients only work if you manually enable them through the control panel (or at least if you don't disable them). Which sort of defeats the whole point of Chocolate chips. Which is why I'm trying to apply the ingredients manually.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:08 pm UTC

davean wrote:Ok, back from the jump. Hopefully the system is a touch quicker now.

Filters have completely stopped for me, even with filters enabled in Control Panel :(
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby slinches » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:12 pm UTC

Yup, same here. The sieves seem to have been turned off globally.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Thesh » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:33 pm UTC

According to my egosearch, the only thread I have posted in is "maximize your post to views". I'm pretty sure this is not the case.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Felstaff » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:38 pm UTC

Hey, responsive design. I can finally look at the forums on my phone without constantly pinching the screen. Now the only thing I have to fear is the goodsang autocollect.
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:40 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:According to my egosearch, the only thread I have posted in is "maximize your post to views". I'm pretty sure this is not the case.

Same for me, for "Double Post".
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Re: Forum Migration

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:
Thesh wrote:According to my egosearch, the only thread I have posted in is "maximize your post to views". I'm pretty sure this is not the case.

Same for me, for "Double Post".

I've not got one thread thread on my Egopost page, I've got eight. (All threads I've participated in, but not all the ones I've posted to; I'm also sure it's not just the "latest eight" and I know it's not just "eight threads that I've visited since the update", either, as only two are of that status.)

But I mention this as a datum point, only.

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Re: Forum Migration

Postby phlip » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:20 pm UTC

As another data point: the first time I went to "view your posts" (which was, incidentally, the first time I loaded the new forum - my bookmark goes to the "view your posts" page), it showed the full list, or at least what looks like the full list (though it still says "Search found 1 match • Page 1 of 1" up the top).

By chance, I still have that tab open.

Subsequent times loading the page, though, it only has one thread (for me, FaiD FT), which also happens to be the thread that was first in the list (ie it was the one that had the most recent last post).

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