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Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Jason » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:31 pm

I'll be doing some tests later today with switching the forums to phpBB3. SMF is just not doing it's job any more. Everytime I try to improve them it doesn't work out well. There are countless issues with this forum software so hopefully I can have them upgraded sooner rather than later.

I'll be adding the ability to attach files and embed youtube videos (well overdue!)

If there is any new features you want, post them here.
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Unread post by Jason » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:05 pm

I have successfully been able to convert the SMF board to phpBB3. I'll be creating a new theme as close to this as I can. The attachments and embedding of youtube videos works well (by default).

Start waving goodbye to these SMF forums they won't be here for much longer.  Hopefully the new forums won't be attacked as hard by spam as well.
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Unread post by Berry_Racer » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:46 pm

Thanks for your hard work!  nods01

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Unread post by -ViTaMiHnM203- » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:39 pm

Yeah, logging in seems to work correctly again. :twisted:
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Unread post by Jason » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:34 pm

-ViTaMiHnM203- wrote: Yeah, logging in seems to work correctly again. :twisted:
What trouble did you have?
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Unread post by Jason » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:14 am

I might merge the Modding & Editing topics into the Classic and H&D2 boards, bit of a mix and match. Might as well merge the Game Bugs topic into the H&D2 Technical Support topic also. Any objections?
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Unread post by -ViTaMiHnM203- » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:20 pm

Eh, well, I'm having problems again. When I log in, I get a blank screen and have to refresh.

I think you should leave Game Bugs where it is, but all the Modding & Editing should be integrated.
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Unread post by Duke0196 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:18 pm

Jason:  Agree "Game Bugs" is better off on its own but if you really want to combine them ... you might title it "Technical Support / Game Bugs" to make them easier to find.

  On another note, no problems so far after the switch.  I've always had the same 'blank screen and then need to refresh issue" but its been that way ever since I joined the Board.  I just figured it had something to do with the way I had my Firefox set up with extensions, etc.

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Unread post by Jason » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:30 pm

I haven't switched over yet, there will be a significant difference when I do. It's concerning there's a login issue, I've never got it before :shock:
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Unread post by Grimples » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:51 pm

Does the new board come in blue :grin: No offence Jason but the colours at the mo are rather dull. As for logging in, i click login & am in almost instantly thup01

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Unread post by -ViTaMiHnM203- » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:30 pm

Hmm, me blank screen like Duke. :lol:

I love the colors! fingers01
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Unread post by Berry_Racer » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:54 pm

Grimples wrote: Does the new board come in blue :grin: No offence Jason but the colours at the mo are rather dull. As for logging in, i click login & am in almost instantly thup01
Blasphemous! These are h&d2 colours, begone fool.

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Unread post by Jason » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:15 am

lol, I have to agree I like the colours because they are the colours of H&D2 - would you like a H&D1 style? which would be black? Blue is a bit standard IMO
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Unread post by Berry_Racer » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:57 am

Jason, could you please edit my post here
index.php/topic,2034.msg10914.html#msg10914
and emded the youtube videos so i can see how to do it?

The two methods i found on Google don't seem to work.  Or could anyone else post an example?

Edit: Opps nevermind, I should really just read the thread next time :)
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Unread post by Duke0196 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:25 am

Jason wrote: I haven't switched over yet, there will be a significant difference when I do. It's concerning there's a login issue, I've never got it before :shock:
Gotcha, not switched over yet.  As for the login issue, its no major dramas.  I just need to reload the page.  I just checked if it might have been my refreshblocker extension but nope.  Bugger me if I can figure it out.  Oh and speaking of blank screens.  I also get a blank screen when I logout; but again ... its no major dramas since I've logged out.

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