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New Site - Now Online

Post by gpraceman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:57 pm

Well, I've got the site upgraded finally.

I'm not sure yet if everything is working right, so I'll need feedback from all of you if you find something isn't working.

There's lots of new features and things are not laid out all the same as the old board, so it will take some getting used to by all of us. I do recommend that you go to your profile and check through the various links to make sure things are set as you'd like.

Also, there are some features of the old board that have not been migrated to the new board (advanced stats, Encyclopedia, and the links page). I didn't want to hold up the migration for these. That and I couldn't find modules in this new version of the software that replicated that functionality. I'll have to look at those when I have time.

Again, let me know if you run into any problems. Also, give me some feedback on the new board.

God Bless,

Randy


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Post by Darin McGrew » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:10 pm

A couple things I noticed...

http://derbytalk.com/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=p ... e=personal
The only option for "My language" is British English.

http://derbytalk.com/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=164
The "Preview Rank Themes" link to
http://derbytalk.com/phpBB3/memberlist.php?mode=ranks
returns
General Error
template->_tpl_load_file(): File ./styles/etech_blue/template/memberlist_ranks.html does not exist or is empty
And it appears that BBCode is off, and I can't figure out how to turn it on.



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Post by Darin McGrew » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:12 pm

And even though I've got "Attach my signature by default" enabled, my signature does not seem to be appended to my posts.



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Post by gpraceman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:23 pm

Darin McGrew wrote:The only option for "My language" is British English.
Not sure why it is labeled "British", but English is the only language pack that is installed. This is the default language pack the software came with.
Darin McGrew wrote:http://derbytalk.com/phpBB3/ucp.php?i=164
The "Preview Rank Themes" link to
http://derbytalk.com/phpBB3/memberlist.php?mode=ranks
returns
General Error
template->_tpl_load_file(): File ./styles/etech_blue/template/memberlist_ranks.html does not exist or is empty
That has been fixed.
Darin McGrew wrote:And it appears that BBCode is off, and I can't figure out how to turn it on.
Looking at your permissions, it looks like you can use BBCode and Smilies. I edited your post and found that the "Disable BBCode" and "Disable smilies" boxes were checked.
Darin McGrew wrote:And even though I've got "Attach my signature by default" enabled, my signature does not seem to be appended to my posts.
:scratching: Everything looks fine in your profile. I'll have to dig some on that.


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Post by gpraceman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:39 pm

It looks like the signature and BBCode issues are related to group permissions. These can be set on a per forum basis. I went through all of the forums and make sure they have the appropriate permissions set.


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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by Pinewood Daddy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:18 am

What happened to the Statistics page? I always started with that page to see what was new without having to check every forum.

Other than that it looks great!!!!



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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by psycaz » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:29 am

I'm getting a message:
The location you entered is too short.

when I try to reset my password.

Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong. Their is no location field there. I have tried filling everything else in. No luck



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Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:55 am

Pinewood Daddy wrote:What happened to the Statistics page?
See my OP. ;)
psycaz wrote:I'm getting a message:
The location you entered is too short.

when I try to reset my password.

Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong. Their is no location field there. I have tried filling everything else in. No luck
I'll check it out.


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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by OneHour » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:03 am

Randy, it looks great ... and bright. I almost had to put on some shades! Thanks for all that you do!



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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by batstar70 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:25 am

Randy, Site looks great. Nice upgrade. Very bright and inviting. batstar70



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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by batstar70 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:09 am

Randy, One thing I did notice was the "spell check" feature was missing at the bottom when you use the "post a reply".It used to be down by the other boxes-preview, submit, save, cancel are. I use it a lot just to check myself. batstar70



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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:15 am

batstar70 wrote:Randy, One thing I did notice was the "spell check" feature was missing at the bottom when you use the "post a reply".It used to be down by the other boxes-preview, submit, save, cancel are. I use it a lot just to check myself. batstar70
There still is a spell check feature. The button is just in a different location. Look above the posting box, instead of below it.


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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by Pinewood Daddy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:36 am

gpraceman wrote:
Pinewood Daddy wrote:What happened to the Statistics page?
See my OP. ;)
:? :? :?



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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:47 am

Pinewood Daddy wrote: :? :? :?
gpraceman wrote:Also, there are some features of the old board that have not been migrated to the new board (advanced stats, Encyclopedia, and the links page). I didn't want to hold up the migration for these. That and I couldn't find modules in this new version of the software that replicated that functionality. I'll have to look at those when I have time.


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Re: New Site - Now Online

Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:34 pm

psycaz wrote:I'm getting a message:
The location you entered is too short.

when I try to reset my password.

Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong. Their is no location field there. I have tried filling everything else in. No luck
This is fixed now.


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