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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 31 Oct 2015, 11:38

moley wrote:
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moley wrote:
A Challenge wrote:Different...
Apparently so if you are viewing on a mobile device... this site should now be on a responsive layout. *goes to get phone*

Oh, so it is! Hmm.... that's actually not the best improvement in the world. On the mobile site you don't get the right hand column of quick links etc. Also no obvious way of forcing desktop site.

I will investigate.
I can force desktop (which I don't) but it is my browser and I didn't know you could in the old one!


I am not at the moment but do most of the time. And, just checking, it is very different :cry: I liked it how it was :lol:

A less obvious thing I noticed was it displays 'Birthdays' even though there aren't any.
For what its worth, I couldn't not do the upgrade - there were some serious security flaws which needed changing.
It is good you have sorted out the security but can't we just have the security update and not the design update as well! I suppose, life isn't like that (good without bad).
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moley wrote:For what its worth, I couldn't not do the upgrade - there were some serious security flaws which needed changing.
We just need to tweak some of the styling. :)
Hear! Hear! I agree fully.
tubeguru wrote:I noticed that my time settings have reverted to BST. I don't know if it's the same for everyone else, but you may need to change it via the "User Control Panel".
I would expect it to be the other way around as it is DST is in operation! On that matter, where is BST settings?
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by moley » 31 Oct 2015, 11:58

Ok - so lots of negatives! Having spent 3 hours doing this today, I'm not putting it back!

Keep giving me your comments and what I'll do is to end up with a forum style that solves the majority of them.

As for the BST/DST settings - I think these are now gone and you just change from UTC to UTC-1 in the summer. Those who have had their clocks change today will be because they were not in a GMT (UTC) timezone proper, I think!
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 31 Oct 2015, 12:05

moley wrote:Ok - so lots of negatives! Having spent 3 hours doing this today, I'm not putting it back!

Keep giving me your comments and what I'll do is to end up with a forum style that solves the majority of them.

As for the BST/DST settings - I think these are now gone and you just change from UTC to UTC-1 in the summer. Those who have had their clocks change today will be because they were not in a GMT (UTC) timezone proper, I think!
It's OK for me, unless you have affected my Tumbleweed Scores worksheet as well :wink:, my times are correct
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by tubeguru » 31 Oct 2015, 12:14

moley wrote:Ok - so lots of negatives! Having spent 3 hours doing this today, I'm not putting it back
They're not negatives so much as constructive feedback. You know how people like what they know ...
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 31 Oct 2015, 12:18

tubeguru wrote:
moley wrote:Ok - so lots of negatives! Having spent 3 hours doing this today, I'm not putting it back
They're not negatives so much as constructive feedback. You know how people like what they know ...
Some people say change is good, but I disagree when it is the http://tubeforum.co.uk forum (and also in many other areas!)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by DavidC » 31 Oct 2015, 13:05

I'm OK about the forum upgrade and pleased that you have applied a batch of important security updates. Typically that kind of upgrade has some side-efects and typically some of those are impractical to undo while others can be tweaked over time. Shrug. Life goes on.

People may wish to try the basic (rather than prosilver) Board Style setting in Board Preferences in the User Control Panel to see if that improves the display for them in the short term.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 31 Oct 2015, 16:14

DavidC wrote:I'm OK about the forum upgrade and pleased that you have applied a batch of important security updates. Typically that kind of upgrade has some side-efects and typically some of those are impractical to undo while others can be tweaked over time. Shrug. Life goes on.

People may wish to try the basic (rather than prosilver) Board Style setting in Board Preferences in the User Control Panel to see if that improves the display for them in the short term.
I prefer ProSilver as it looks more like the original (I had standard (auto) before)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Oct 2015, 17:22

I see that the Tumbleweed sub-forum description has been changed to "The game you either love or hate!" Very appropriate :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 31 Oct 2015, 17:41

GuyBarry wrote:I see that the Tumbleweed sub-forum description has been changed to "The game you either love or hate!" Very appropriate :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by moley » 31 Oct 2015, 20:22

With regard to Styles - the proSilver style has remained the default - its just been tweaked by the phpBB3 boys.

Yes - fixed width is a pain!

I've added the basic version in to see if anyone uses it.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by moley » 31 Oct 2015, 20:34

moley wrote:With regard to Styles - the proSilver style has remained the default - its just been tweaked by the phpBB3 boys.

Yes - fixed width is a pain!

I've added the basic version in to see if anyone uses it.
Right, fixed width should now be fixed. </intentional pun>
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Going Underground » 31 Oct 2015, 20:39

moley wrote:
I've added the basic version in to see if anyone uses it

Thank you Chris :D
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by A Challenge » 01 Nov 2015, 07:23

Going Underground wrote:
moley wrote:
I've added the basic version in to see if anyone uses it

Thank you Chris :D
I am using the basic setting as I can't stand the basic design! ProSilver hasn't changed too much, though!
moley wrote:
moley wrote:With regard to Styles - the proSilver style has remained the default - its just been tweaked by the phpBB3 boys.

Yes - fixed width is a pain!

I've added the basic version in to see if anyone uses it.
Right, fixed width should now be fixed. </intentional pun>
Thank you. My screen was too wide!
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by moley » 01 Nov 2015, 11:29

With the forum upgrade comes the ability to use the forum in the Tapatalk app.

search for us as 'tubeforum' or 'tube challenge' and you should find us. You don't need a new account - your existing log in details will work fine.

Feedback appreciated.
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