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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions and Questions' started by Muck, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Come again? :lol:

    As you can see, things are a little different.

    Basically, we implemented a major upgrade to the forum's software. It is such a vast overhaul of the underlying code that nothing from the old version carries over.

    There are a lot of functionalities from the 'old' forum that are not yet working. Most of them will come back, some of them won't. That said, we went into this with the objective of preserving the things we feel you all value most. Namely your Thanked posts, badges, reputation points.

    The site's new 'skin' is also a work in progress. So bare with us.

    We've got plenty to work on. But if you've been here any amount of time, you know we'll do just that.

    Just hang in there. :)

    Thanks
     
  2. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    So long as my post count doesn't start over I'm good. :lol:
     
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  3. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    You kidding.....Im happy as long as there is blank space to type and read in......

    I think it looks great so far!!!
     
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  4. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    Just a note about embedding videos. To embed YouTube and other videos, click the film icon [​IMG] and paste in the URL of the video.
     
  5. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Rumor has it a certain admin periodically decreases you by 7.

    Or not.

    :shifty:
     
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  6. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    I wish mine would. :lol:
     
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  7. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Indeed. And the great thing about it though, is that you'll get bigger/wider videos. :)
     
  8. Jt0323

    Jt0323 Fins Up! Luxury Box

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    Love it!
     
  9. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I'll catch up eventually, and then you won't have to worry. ;)
     
  10. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Too bad you can't install a different type of icon if that's how it works. :shifty:
     
  11. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Muck, Celt

    We gonna be using tapatalk for mobile or Vbulletins new mobile?
     
  12. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    We are using Tapatalk right now. I can install the mobile template, though.
     
  13. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Tapatalk for sure. I'll be upgrading that shortly.

    We'll see about the VB one, though I suspect we'll probably end up doing that too.
     
  14. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    This whole thing sucks out loud...

    Oh wait, this isn't fanhell...
     
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  15. HolliFinFan

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    Looks great, Muck and Celtkin! :up:
     
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  16. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Good to go now.

    - sent from my Android via Tapatalk -
     
  17. MikeHoncho

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    My eyes hurt.
     
  18. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Except when we lose. :lol:
     
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  19. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Seriously. This is way too bright. Can't I change the color theme?
     
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  20. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Lookin' good.
    LOL at "funky fresh."
     
  21. dont fumble

    dont fumble Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hm, we went 4-4 with the old look, did it really have to change? Couldn't we just have fired Henning instead?
     
  22. Celtkin

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    No, this is the only theme. Sorry, bro.
     
  23. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Flat white and square boxes?

    Will the eventually skinning include a touch more color?
     
  24. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral Staff Member

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    this reminds me of the white screen ending to Lost...
     
  25. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    Yes, this was just to get the forum up and running.
     
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  26. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Nice, enjoy the extra size to the posts!
     
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  27. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    it looks strangely different around here. As a person, I don't like change. But its been a while since we refreshed around here, so looking forward to seeing what this "skin" is going to look like. Gonna take a while to get used to things around here, but as I've learned, even if at first I dont necessarily like it, change is usually a good thing. Nice job guys.
     
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  28. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Attempted that in the "Sean Salisbury" thread in the main forum, and no link showed up at all, but I could directly paste the link into my post and the link itself would show up but not the typical youtube click the arrow to play video.
     
  29. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    We realize that everyone isn't going to be happy. That's just the way of the world.

    But this upgrade was going to happen at some point. Unfortunately circumstances dictated that we move quickly this time around.

    I'm pleased to no end at just how quickly and smoothly Celtkin and I got this done. As I said earlier, the skin is a work in progress. We've done very little with it. This upgrade renders all previous skins and mods incompatible. So we are starting from scratch.

    So hang in there. If you can't bare it....well I guess that's tough ****. :tongue:

    - La Flama Blanco

    - sent from my Android via Tapatalk -
     
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  30. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Was it a YouTube or another source? On my phone...



    - sent from my Android via Tapatalk -
     
  31. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Youtube, but I suspect it is my Browser, I'm using Opera and I think other guys are seeing the videos and I'm not, let me switch.

    That was the issue, firefox managed it just fine.
     
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  32. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

    Well, logging on was a PITA. Some blank advertisement box was covering up the login portion of the screen (for me anyway). Otherwise, just a big time change that's gonna take some gettin' used to.
     
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  33. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    True. Folks, you have to realize that this version of our forum software was not just an upgrade; this new version was re-coded from the bottom up. The provider of our forum software no longer gives full support to the version that we previously had and, soon, we would have no support at all. We had to move.

    There are bound to be hiccups and unforeseen problems but, in the long run, this is where we are now and will be for a while.
     
  34. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    What is your screen resolution? What browser and OS are you using?
     
  35. ToddsPhins

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    I agree with ya Alen...... considering quality trumps quantity. :shifty:


    :tongue2:
     
  36. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    same here
     
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  37. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod Staff Member

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    Good timing. I think the site needed a refresh. I'm liking the Facebook connectivity piece as well.
     
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  38. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I can't see anything because I'm on Tapatalk.

    Did you guys change the background to unicorns and rainbows?













    per my suggestion
     
  39. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Alright I switched to Chrome for the forum switch over and had the same problem as GMan mentioned, but I simply hit the larger window box and once the forum was on full screen there was no longer an issue.
     
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  40. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No issues logging in here. Safari 5.0.2 on OS X, 1440x900 res.

    Is there a highlight list of major changes in the new version? A lot of forums I go to are upgrading to this version of VB, but beyond the visual refresh and the YouTube tag, I’m not sure what all is different/worth upgrading for.

    And I’d definitely like to bring back the ability to show/hide the subscription, infraction, and thanks panes in the user control panel.
     
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