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Forums Upgraded

Post by Yoda » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:37 am

I've completed the upgrade of the forums to phpBB 3.1.3. The new version is better adapted for viewing from mobile devices and has an entirely new notification system so there should be more post/message notification options available. Also note that there is currently only one theme available for the upgrade.

Please post any issues that you encounter here and I'll do my best to address them.

Thanks.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Alan H. Tast » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:55 pm

Looks like the options to see newest posts since last visit or see your own posts got lost. I really relied on those.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Yoda » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:54 pm

Look at the top-left under the VTCI logo where it says "Quick links." I think that's what you're looking for.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by redstangbob » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:12 pm

Thanks for all your work Brian, but i hate this theme :badgrin: :badgrin: i just don't see a lot of distinction in the coloring, but I'll live.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by novanutcase » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:29 pm

I like it.....

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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Karl » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:18 pm

G'day,
With the old forum, it was in larger font and took up the whole screen which was great for reading, is there some way I can change this? Or when you said that there is only one theme is that what you mean?
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Joe Johnston » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:47 am

It may be as simple as holding the "Ctrl" key in the lower left corner of the keyboard and rolling your mouse wheel.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by redstangbob » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:44 am

There is one thing that might be an easy one. Can the forum be set up to open a new tab when a link is clicked? It used to be that way, now clicking a link opens in the existing window. Just a thought, Bob
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by sseebart » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:31 am

Joe Johnston wrote:It may be as simple as holding the "Ctrl" key in the lower left corner of the keyboard and rolling your mouse wheel.
Or, press the Ctrl and the + key to magnify--that'll work in any browser for any site. Ctrl and - will make the text smaller again.

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Post by novanutcase » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:12 pm

redstangbob wrote:There is one thing that might be an easy one. Can the forum be set up to open a new tab when a link is clicked? It used to be that way, now clicking a link opens in the existing window. Just a thought, Bob
With one extra step this can be done. If you right click on the original link you want to open a menu will drop down. One of the choices will be to open in a new tab.

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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by redstangbob » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:02 pm

I'm aware John, I'd like to skip that step :cool:
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Karl » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:00 pm

Well I never new of the ctrl key and the + or - key or the rolling of the mouse.
The things you learn on this forum.
So informative.
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by Alan H. Tast » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:05 pm

Karl wrote:Well I never new of the ctrl key and the + or - key or the rolling of the mouse.
The things you learn on this forum.
So informative.
Karl.
Those are neat tricks. I'm sure there's others we don't know about, too, but I'm not about to go out and get "Internet for Dummies" to find that out - I want to spend my time wisely :mrgreen: .
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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by sseebart » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:57 am

redstangbob wrote:I'm aware John, I'd like to skip that step :cool:
Amen. Not that it's difficult, but having to remember to do it is the trouble.

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Re: Forums Upgraded

Post by RAVEN » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:18 pm

Brian; so far the new Forum looks ok, with some learning curves on my part, I will have no issues. BUT, just after getting photobucket to run some images for me, I really would like to see the ability to CUT and PASTE from my photo library like I do on other items. Not sure if I am explaining correctly , but why do we need a intermiedate web site to allow posting of photos? I normally just have 2 sites open and I cut and paste and copy back and forth. Thanks in advance Wally K.
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