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Old 16th September 2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Default Forum Upgrade and changes this week

At some point this week, maybe today, the forum is going to have a major software upgrade. We will also be changing the 'look and feel' slightly to make it all look a bit more up-to-date.

I'll try and warn you exactly when the downtime will occur, but it should only be a matter of a few hours.

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Old 16th September 2008, 11:11 AM   #2
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Update: Forum will be almost certainly be offline this afternoon (any time after 2.30 gmt) for the upgrade, should be back later in the afternoon/early evening.
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Old 16th September 2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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I like the extra width we have now Is it going to stay like this?
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Old 16th September 2008, 07:48 PM   #4
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I found the New Post button at the bottom useful. But it has disappeared.
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Old 16th September 2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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Nice. Has a cleaner look.
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Old 16th September 2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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I like the extra width we have now Is it going to stay like this?
Yes!

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I found the New Post button at the bottom useful. But it has disappeared.
Should come back tomorrow!

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Nice. Has a cleaner look.
Great!

There may be a few odd things around, let me know if you spot any!

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Old 16th September 2008, 11:25 PM   #7
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Yes!

Should come back tomorrow!

Great!

There may be a few odd things around, let me know if you spot any!

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I found the New Post button at the bottom useful. But it has disappeared.

Still not back.
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Old 19th September 2008, 10:28 AM   #9
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Still not back.
Sorry, unfortunately it is not going to be able to make a reappearance after all. The reason is as follows. It involves altering one more template. When we upgrade again in the future this means one more template change every time, meaning it takes longer and is more complex. Seeing as we now get someone else to do the software upgrades this means more complication and more potential for problems. I hope you can live with just the original 'new posts' button in the top bar for now!
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Old 19th September 2008, 10:32 AM   #10
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Is that the same with the old "unread" icons that used to be bright red and stand out, but are now an insipid orange?
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Old 19th September 2008, 11:23 AM   #11
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I do miss the older icons as well. They were an easier visual cue. I also thought they were more distinctive since other forums use this software. Maybe for the next rev?
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Old 19th September 2008, 11:28 AM   #12
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Us old guys dont like change... but we'll get used to it. Mrs C's policy is to carry on regardless and tune out the moaning.
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Old 19th September 2008, 01:48 PM   #13
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I do miss the older icons as well. They were an easier visual cue. I also thought they were more distinctive since other forums use this software. Maybe for the next rev?
Old ones are back - that's easy Do a hard page refresh to see then on the front page.
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Old 19th September 2008, 03:20 PM   #14
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Thanks Ben - trip to therapist cancelled
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Old 20th September 2008, 12:48 AM   #15
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I love the new changes and the icons, thanks!
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Old 21st September 2008, 03:47 PM   #16
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Speaking of change, how about changing the name of the "Rules for Engagement" section to the "Ben Commandments"
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Speaking of change, how about changing the name of the "Rules for Engagement" section to the "Ben Commandments"
...to be policed by the benforcers?
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Old 2nd October 2008, 09:55 PM   #18
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Would it be possible for you to increase the capacity of the Private Messages inbox? Double the capacity from 40 messages to 80? Or at least up it to 50?
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