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Moved

Post by watch » 11 Jan 2013, 19:29

http://www.feckin-mad.co.uk/forum/

Working on the site: Forums moved and upgraded to phpbb3. Theme is temporary, the default one was designed to break your eyes so I had to change it.

phpbb3 converter REALLY didn't like the posts where the user had put long unbroken string in their post. There was quite a few which I had to hunt down, mofos

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Re: Moved

Post by Hopeapullaaaa » 11 Jan 2013, 19:52

Hooray

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Re: Moved

Post by 3vil-GoOfy » 11 Jan 2013, 19:59

oh god why

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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 11 Jan 2013, 20:37

Should hopefully get some time to work on it after work this weekend. Opinions on theme colours and style are welcomed

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Re: Moved

Post by SOADxt » 11 Jan 2013, 23:47

Where's my signature? :(

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Re: Moved

Post by teh ORiON » 12 Jan 2013, 02:03

Why hello there new forum. Bring back domo in the top if possible!

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Re: Moved

Post by SoDa » 12 Jan 2013, 07:05

hi phos

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Re: Moved

Post by Phospholipid » 12 Jan 2013, 07:07

Hello soda :D
Also http://www.feckin-mad.co.uk doesn't send you to forums.

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Re: Moved

Post by Radiance » 12 Jan 2013, 13:17

welcome phos to the clan

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Re: Moved

Post by 3vil-GoOfy » 12 Jan 2013, 15:26

Make it look like the old one but COOLER

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Post by watch » 12 Jan 2013, 19:20

We have been running phpbb 2 for 8 years, I thought it was time for an upgrade since phpbb 3 was released in 2007. Not that we need it as much anymore, but the moderation features are pretty impressive, and I would imagine it has been optimized and standardised pretty well. I look forward to getting some time to fiddle.

So right now it is the default theme with the avatar position switched back as per phpbb2, for some reason in the default theme they decided to switch the post content and user avatar so the name and avatar were on the right and post text was on the left, something I find very hard to get used to and what put me off upgrading years ago.

I like how simple this theme is but I obviously plan on making modifications, the colour and header for starters, but that's another day. Tomorrow hopefully

I have disabled signatures are disabled by default, this was what I did on the old forum because it made the forum easier to read. But it was a custom edit so the database converter didn't pick it up user preferences, you will need to goto your user control panel => board preference => display options and enable signiture viewing

I have purged all users that have 0 posts, recaptcha setup for new user registrations

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Re: Moved

Post by Tommi » 13 Jan 2013, 14:45

Good stuff!

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Post by watch » 13 Jan 2013, 17:52

Moved avatar image below username and rank
Removed contact icons from under the user's avatar in view topic mode, these can still be found in the user's profile
Added background image
Added header
Disabled recaptcha (it allowed a spambot in) and enabled sekrit question
Added [youtube] bbcode and reparsed all posts

Sorry about the ugly blue... I will continue tomorrow
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Re: Moved

Post by craterboy » 13 Jan 2013, 21:22

BEN BEN BEN
Isn't it better to redirect fm.myklol.net/forum (the old forum URL) to the new one?
Maybe people won't be confused about the old locked forum.
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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 13 Jan 2013, 22:07

Yeah, you are right. Done!

The reason being, I applied the changes to the feckin-mad.co.uk domain nameserver to point to this hosting and it got updated a lot sooner than I expected, I was out so I ended up having to edit and lock the old forum using my phone because I wanted to stop anyone posting to save having to export, import and convert the database again.

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Re: Moved

Post by mccarf » 14 Jan 2013, 00:12

this site seems to load faster. MAGIC.
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Re: Moved

Post by leandros » 14 Jan 2013, 00:56

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Re: Moved

Post by christopholous » 14 Jan 2013, 00:59

This orange theme is hurting my eyes@!! they were expecting a soft blue

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Re: Moved

Post by christopholous » 14 Jan 2013, 01:49

r/wtf

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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 14 Jan 2013, 18:05

I had added the registration question but hadn't enabled it, so it was still using captcha. Should slow down the spambots now, hopefully!
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Re: Moved

Post by teh ORiON » 14 Jan 2013, 20:10

Any chance of getting the domo logo back, instead of the 4 slice pizza? OR BOTH?

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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 14 Jan 2013, 20:51

Domo is possible, I have the illustrator file at home, I'm not back till Thursday, so I'll do it then.

Made some changes to the viewtopic style:
  • Tightened up the spacing between profile and post
  • Adjusted the padding around various post elements
  • Removed "online" image
  • Edited post background colour and added a border, applied border curve with css3 edit: removed border it looked better without
  • Replaced some of the blue text
  • Removed some information about the post that wasn't necessary to clean things up
  • Set date format as per old forum
  • Made username bigger
Still a lot to do, baby steps
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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 14 Jan 2013, 21:59

Signatures are a bit messed, I will fix tomorrow.
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forum bugged

Post by Radiance » 15 Jan 2013, 07:07

forum seems bugged, posts are like far under the poster, and ALL IS ORANGE. this was just an excuse to ask what happened on this day;

Most users ever online was 50 on 06 Jun 2006, 02:25

pls
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Re: forum bugged

Post by TranceKuja » 15 Jan 2013, 07:16

There was a death...I'm just kidding, I don't know. Just a reason to post because bored also I agree with the orange!

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Re: forum bugged

Post by teh ORiON » 15 Jan 2013, 14:20

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ORiON....w h e r e . t h e . s t a r s . c o m e . o u t . a t . n i g h t !....

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Re: forum bugged

Post by Tommi » 15 Jan 2013, 14:51

56k warning please

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Re: forum bugged

Post by mccarf » 15 Jan 2013, 15:59

I quite like the orange, but the posts being to low is quite annoying :[
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Re: forum bugged

Post by teh ORiON » 15 Jan 2013, 17:10

Thanks for liking my orange mccarf, appreciate it.
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Re: forum bugged

Post by Radiance » 15 Jan 2013, 17:41

it probably had something with fireworks to do!
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Re: forum bugged

Post by Zulander » 15 Jan 2013, 20:44

Radiance wrote:forum seems bugged, posts are like far under the poster, and ALL IS ORANGE. this was just an excuse to ask what happened on this day;

Most users ever online was 50 on 06 Jun 2006, 02:25

pls

Go to your profile and edit board preferences and change them to the other one that is kinda blue. Much easier on the eyes.
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Re: forum bugged

Post by Radiance » 15 Jan 2013, 21:05

now the posts are white, much better. was just bit annoying when everything was orange
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Re: forum bugged

Post by watch » 17 Jan 2013, 10:51

Not quite sure what you mean. What Browser are you using? Take a screenshot pliz. The white background wasn't showing up? Might be that I was fiddling with the forum at the time. When this theme is finished I will make a darker version that is easier on the eyes. I like the orange because it reminds me of TFC and the old forum theme we used to use

I wish I could remember what happened on that day, I remember being on the forums at the time and seeing the amount of people logged in. The forums used to be pretty popular, I'd regularly not read the forums for a day and come back to at least 50 to 100 posts to trawl through. Considering how slow the forums are now, the average posts per day is still 12. Piggybacking off all that activity years ago.

Quantity of the posts did not necessarily mean they were of good quality though
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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 17 Jan 2013, 14:13

Signature alignment fixed
Removed some more of the blue and started an orange imageset for icons and buttons, not quite complete yet though
HD DOMO!
Dotted border between profile and post content
Rounded corners on main forum view
Cleaned up some of the useless features, needs some more work to make it look pretty
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Re: forum bugged

Post by mccarf » 17 Jan 2013, 16:33

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browser is chrome - everything is out of line with the name
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Re: forum bugged

Post by watch » 17 Jan 2013, 16:59

Ouch! Using IE chrome and firefox here and displaying okay.

Hit CTRL + F5 and let me know if this fixes it, this will clear the browser cache for the page you are refreshing

What you should be seeing:
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1899/forumzhq.png
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Re: Moved

Post by TranceKuja » 17 Jan 2013, 18:21

Mine looks like the screenshot Watch posted and I'm using Chrome. The Facebook and Steam integration at the bottom are cool except they seem to have odd placement in the threads themselves.

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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 17 Jan 2013, 18:54

Good point, what about in the header? Stuck them up there for now. Spacing is a bit all over the place, got to go out now so that will be a fix for tomorrow

Added a server query and map photo to top right
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Re: Moved

Post by TranceKuja » 17 Jan 2013, 18:59

This is what mine looks like on every section.

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Re: Moved

Post by watch » 17 Jan 2013, 22:25

Looks fine on several chrome browsers here, can you try Ctrl and F5 to get a fresh copy of the stylesheet.
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