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Offline dave

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New forum software
« on: May 15, 2006, 09:21:35 AM »
The forum now runs on SMF instead of phpBB.  The old phpBB install had an increasing number of issues due to the large number of modifications installed.  SMF seems like a much better package.

Usernames, passwords, posts, attachments all migrated over.

If you encounter any issues please let me know.

Dave



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Re: New forum software
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006, 11:04:28 AM »
Good move!  I just switched to SMF from phpBB a few days ago over at my site too for the very same reasons.
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006, 11:20:26 AM »
Looks like I'm going to be getting used to SMF real fast.... This is the 2nd of my boards in as many days to make the switch. Seems to be a good move though.


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Re: New forum software
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2006, 11:26:23 AM »
Keep up the good work.  This site's newest digs makes navigating so much faster and sleek too.  Just like a new tv channe.   :-D
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2006, 12:03:38 PM »
Nice move Dave. Fred and I are very happy with the change  :-D

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 12:18:00 PM »
Nice move Dave. Fred and I are very happy with the change  :-D

It was actually Fred's posting somewhere else (maybe VATSIM) that pushed me over the edge - to switch!  Thanks Fred.

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 01:05:12 PM »
And the quotes work too...    :-D

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2006, 01:31:06 PM »
Is there an option in this software to show if there are new posts at the forum level (as phpBB did)? 

As of this point, I don't see if there are new posts when I first come into the forum listing and I must link into each individual forum before seeing if there are new subjects and/or replies. 
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2006, 01:32:43 PM »
Is there an option in this software to show if there are new posts at the forum level (as phpBB did)? 

As of this point, I don't see if there are new posts when I first come into the forum listing and I must link into each individual forum before seeing if there are new subjects and/or replies. 

Yes, the icons next to the forum name indicate whether there are new postings.


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Re: New forum software
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2006, 01:42:08 PM »
OK, I see the confusion I was having, Dave.  Every forum was showing new posts, most likely due to you converting the forums to the new software.  I was confusing the blue "every forum has new posts" as the feature not being enabled.

In clearing a forum I knew I had already read, I now see the black, "No new posts" icon.
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2006, 03:00:44 PM »
Is there a "View posts since last visit" function somewhere?   That's invaluable for a busy board.

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2006, 03:03:45 PM »
You need to click the "Mark as Read" button in each posting area.  That will make the "New" flags go away and then only the new posts will be flagged.  At least I'm guessing that'll work.  Either way I think this is a great move....thanks Dave!!!
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006, 03:14:35 PM »
Is there a "View posts since last visit" function somewhere?   That's invaluable for a busy board.

Biff, I found the link to this feature at the top of each individual forum next to my avatar and just below the text that reads, "Hello..."  Of course, I am now using a different board layout rather than the standard layout, so I don't know if the default layout has the link in the same place.

Here is the link that is attached to the "view unread posts since last visit" text:

http://www.liveatc.net/forums/index.php?action=unread
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2006, 04:16:52 PM »
Here is the link that is attached to the "view unread posts since last visit" text:

http://www.liveatc.net/forums/index.php?action=unread

Perfecto!  Thanks, Peter.


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Re: New forum software
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2006, 06:07:59 PM »
Nice move Dave. Fred and I are very happy with the change  :-D

It was actually Fred's posting somewhere else (maybe VATSIM) that pushed me over the edge - to switch!  Thanks Fred.

Dave


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Re: New forum software
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2006, 07:02:21 PM »
Nice move Dave. Fred and I are very happy with the change  :-D

It was actually Fred's posting somewhere else (maybe VATSIM) that pushed me over the edge - to switch!  Thanks Fred.

Dave


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Just wanted to see if I could quote a quoted quote.

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006, 08:36:27 PM »
I like the new software. More features, good move DAVE!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2006, 09:04:21 AM »
Is there an RSS feed for this new software?  My old link does not work.

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2006, 10:53:01 AM »
Works great!  Thanks!

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2006, 08:04:54 AM »
Is there a "View posts since last visit" function somewhere?   That's invaluable for a busy board.

Its right at the bottom, in the Forum stats section. The one which says
"View the most recent posts on the forum."

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2006, 09:38:14 AM »
Is there a "View posts since last visit" function somewhere?   That's invaluable for a busy board.

Its right at the bottom, in the Forum stats section. The one which says
"View the most recent posts on the forum."

That's not the same thing (action=recent vs action=unread).  There's not a link for it on the page anywhere, so I created a bookmark for it.  Thanks to Peter for finding it:

http://www.liveatc.net/forums/index.php?action=unread

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2006, 11:55:03 PM »
Just thought I'd give my 2cents as well... great upgrade!  I noticed the server down a few days and now... WOW!   :-D
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Re: New forum software
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2006, 09:09:12 AM »
Hey, are there any other Firefox users in this forum who lose the cursor indicator (the small vertical bar that indicates where you are typing) in the message entry box after previewing the post?

Ever since the upgrade to this forum software, when I go to preview my post the cursor indicator disappears and I have no idea where I am about to type inside this edit box. 

I am using the latest Firefox version 1.5x and this problem only happens in this forum software.     

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Re: New forum software
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2006, 05:03:36 PM »
Hey, are there any other Firefox users in this forum who lose the cursor indicator (the small vertical bar that indicates where you are typing) in the message entry box after previewing the post?

Ever since the upgrade to this forum software, when I go to preview my post the cursor indicator disappears and I have no idea where I am about to type inside this edit box. 

I am using the latest Firefox version 1.5x and this problem only happens in this forum software.     



Hi Peter,

For me (using FF 1.5.0.3), the cursor remains solid and doesn't flash.  It does though remain in place and does not disappear.  Sounds like an odd problem...hrm.