Site software change

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    It's been a long time coming, and I've changed us over from vBulletin to Xenforo.

    What we gain:
    -Better mobile site
    -Faster performance
    -More secure
    -Cleaner design (IMO)
    -More stable software

    What is broken:
    -HTML support in forum posts - high priority
    -Subscriptions
    -Other stuff (tell me)

    What is missing:
    -Right column Recent Discussions
    -Ability to use templates to post in Buy & Sell
    -Some smilies
    -Other stuff (tell me)
    -Buy/sell feedback
    -Ads

    Subscribing members, please cancel your recurring donations. To do so, go to the Profile drop-down menu at Paypal and select "My Money". Where it shows "pre-approved payments", click update at the right. Then select Virginia Sabet and select cancel.

    The reason I'm asking this is that subscriptions don't carry over from the old software to this one. I have to figure out how to do subscriptions with this software. In the meanwhile, I figure that if everyone cancels payments now and I keep everyone's donor status active for a year from after everyone has been notified by email (not yet sent), then I'm not shorting anyone.
     
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry


    Very attractive. It will take a while to learn how to navigate, but I immediately liked the look of it.
     
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  3. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Yes, it looks very good, much more modern.

    Payment cancelled - will we get instructions on how to set a new one up or is that not needed?
     
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  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Love it. As you know :)
     
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Euhm... good to hear it'll be faster, more secure and stable, but I'm gonna have to agree to disagree on the looks... major flashback to 2004 happening here... the way I see it, angles and clean lines are in again (just look at the progression of the Microsoft Windows logo throughout the years to see what I mean), and gradients / shadows around text boxes are out... to me the old design felt right up to date, and fresher in terms of colour scheme.

    Nothing that'll stop me from enjoying this place though :wink:
    [edit] well, apart from having to learn the new smiley codes :p
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Can't get it to work on Tapatalk... That may be a timing issue.
     
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  7. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Miss the sidebar with current posts. Miss the front page as well. Browsing the site from my phone for the first time ever. It's quite responsive.
     
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  8. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    888
    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Everything looking good and loading pretty snappy so far.

    Thanks for the reminder, Amin.
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Some of us preferred 2004 :p
     
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  10. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    680
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    In the absence of the sidebar with current posts, is there some other means of collating recent posts from all forums to see what's new?

    -R
     
  11. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Seems clicking the "recent posts" link under forums at the top of the page does that.
     
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  12. RichardB

    RichardB SC Regular

    49
    Aug 28, 2013
    Nice fresh look! I know it's tricky to change systems, but I hope you'll be able to bring forward the buy/sell feedback. I think that's essential for any online marketplace.
     
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  13. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    680
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Yes, that works. Many thanks.

    -R
     
  14. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    888
    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Just noticed that in old threads some of our favorite smilies show up as plain code (winkie, winkie). If there's one thing I miss from the old forum so far it's that 100% naughty, punchy :biggrin:
     
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  15. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I was a bit surprised to wake up to this without warning, I thought it was a 2016 project?

    here also - keeps returning "incorrect password"

    Also it's painfully slow in Opera under Linux

    Are there plans to provide user-selectable skins? This colour scheme doesn't really do it for me. Or is there an option somewhere that I haven't seen yet?

    The main forums page is a very long list indeed, rather than a cascade - not very friendly to look at or find what you want. Some work on the layout seems in order therefore.

    It would be very mice to be able to exclude forums from view or search, if that's an option with this software.
     
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  16. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

    354
    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    Looks refreshing and more modern indeed!

    I used the former forum in a black skin (nicer to view images). I haven't seen an option to change skins here, correct?.
     
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  17. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    And here we are! Very nice. It'll be interesting learning how to navigate but it looks good so far. Thanks for your all of your efforts, Amin!

    EDIT: Not that this is the highest priority but the links at the top of the page to your other photo sites are now gone. You probably know that.
     
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  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    So, just Photo Lounge for now, or are the other forums soon to follow?

    -Ray
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    TalkEmount was first. Mu-43 is next :).
     
  20. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    It's working on my end. Posting from Tapatalk now.