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Forum update

Post by Cody » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 pm

We seem to have had an anonymous php/database update. Different, certainly!
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Re: Forum update

Post by Commander_X » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:23 pm

Cody wrote:
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We seem to have had an anonymous php/database update. Different, certainly!
Please let me enjoy my first quote showing a name at the top of the box :)
I sincerely hope that by "anonymous update" you mean unannounced, and not like in "done by Anonymous" (as in the organization) :shock:

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Re: Forum update

Post by Cody » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 pm

Yes, I noticed Quotes were working again. I need to check the Code and Wiki buttons - perhaps they're working again too.
As for Anonymous, that's how it's listed in the Admin logs. That probably means it was an auto-update.
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Re: Forum update

Post by Commander_X » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:46 pm

Cody wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 pm
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As for Anonymous, that's how it's listed in the Admin logs. That probably means it was an auto-update.
Oh, if by Admin logs you mean the forum Admin logs, then it could be because the user doing the update is not registered as a forum user (which is to be expected).

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Re: Forum update

Post by ffutures » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:02 am

Really not a fan of the new look.

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Re: Forum update

Post by Commander_X » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:30 am

ffutures wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:02 am
Really not a fan of the new look.
I can hear you, a bit too "boxy" when compared with the old look.
... And there are things to get used with -- e.g. "Active topics" hidden under "Quick links".
There are good things too, though, the first I was happy with being the way "Show your posts" are displayed in the "User Control Panel".
:!: Maybe a poll about the theme (guess it comes with some, or they can be installed, at least) for the forum would be called.

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Re: Forum update

Post by spud42 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:04 pm

yes, not a fan. it seems the style/theme is missing.
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Re: Forum update

Post by Commander_X » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:27 pm

Well, a quick google for "phpBB themes", puts the first link (for me), as this. You can preview a bunch of themes/styles for the forum, if you select Styles Demo for phpBB link in that page. The default one (we have here) seems to be called "prosilver".

... And it turns that there is a downloadable theme quite similar with the previous incarnation, called "Allan Style - SUBSILVER" here (can be selected in the "Select a style" drop down).

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Re: Forum update

Post by spud42 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:38 pm

except the select a theme drop down has not been enabled. at least i cant find it....
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Re: Forum update

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:21 pm

Once upon a time, there was a drop-down menu for forum styles in the UCP, but it contained no alternatives.


I rather like the Carbon style, but it'd be down to Giles to install new styles (if possible). Giles...
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Re: Forum update

Post by phkb » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:38 am

On the good news side, it is much more mobile friendly.

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Re: Forum update

Post by Cody » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:08 am

phkb wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:38 am
On the good news side, it is much more mobile friendly.
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Re: Forum update

Post by maik » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:25 pm

phkb wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:38 am
On the good news side, it is much more mobile friendly.
Depends on what it means to you. With the theme from the old version I could see the complete list of forums with status information (new posts yes/no) on one page without scrolling on my phone, now it takes quite precisely two pages with scrolling.

A more condensed theme as a choice would be highly welcome.

Otherwise: thank you for updating the forum software! :)

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Re: Forum update

Post by ffutures » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:34 pm

phkb wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:38 am
On the good news side, it is much more mobile friendly.
{sarcasm}Whoopee!{/sarcasm}

Really can't see that as a feature when someone looking at this site is more likely than not looking for something related to the game, and hence probably is using a computer, not a phone. I wouldn't object to that as an option, but it's not particularly easy to read on a computer screen, I think it's expecting a vertically aligned screen.

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Re: Forum update

Post by phkb » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:00 pm

Eek!

<Runs off to hide behind barricade and returns to coding OXP's>

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