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New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:18 am

You may have noticed some downtime on the 2nd of March. We were in need of a big software update of the forum software, and the time was right. We had been running on a tweaked version of the same software for the last 7.5 years. The new version has been through some revisions and has improved in the recent releases.

Search will not work until sometime on the 3rd, as the entire index must be rebuilt.

Many smaller, but noticeable changes will also be rolled out in the near future. I'm not sure we've settled on a style, and we'll possibly add a third option, but will keep it simple for the sake of that principle.

Thanks for your patience, and please enjoy the new features.

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by RJ93SS » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:20 am

Thank You, im liking this new style.

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:24 am

Great.

I've noticed that the DVGFX2 style doesn't have a "view unread posts" link, which is puzzling.

Use this for the moment: search.php?search_id=newposts
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by SiCkSTi04 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:26 am

yay! its back up! love the new layout
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by kbeefy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:30 am

like the new look, DLC, thanks for the view new post link!
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by ciper » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:35 am

You had better bring back the rotating pictures or I'm gonna shank a fool like Epic Beard Man did.

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:03 am

That'll take a while, ciper, but it's definitely near the top of the list.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by skid542 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:10 am

I'm with Ciper, I love the rotating pictures as it really makes this place feel like home (nothing like hoping online on a Friday night and seeing all the familar names online too, it's like stepping into your favorite bar where everyone knows your name...).

But, I really like this new style. It's still easy to read, easy to navigate, and has the 'simple' look to it. You and Josh have done a GREAT job!!! Many, many thanks.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by subaru_styles » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:22 am

yessss..new style forum FTW..

only suggestion i have on apperance... the paper icons (next to the thread) and the way they're colored coded for new/read/sticky. maybe a different icon and color scheme
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by SubiePrice88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:59 am

subaru_styles wrote:yessss..new style forum FTW..

only suggestion i have on apperance... the paper icons (next to the thread) and the way they're colored coded for new/read/sticky. maybe a different icon and color scheme



Yeah I agree. And the background color for quotes isnt very pretty ^ really sticks out

But I Love the new layout! Great job guys!

And I agree with Lee! :-D
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by jton » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:10 am

Looking good! Get that search back up!! :)
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by 93forestpearl » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:19 am

Updates are updates, and things move on. No worries from my end.


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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by xoomer » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:43 am

Awesome...
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by Smithcraft » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 am

Glad the heavy lifting is done!

I don't wanna sound like an ingrate, but how do I change the skin?

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by biggreen96 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:11 am

Looking good. It also happens to be easier to navigate on my iPhone.

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by ciper » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:14 am

DLC wrote:That'll take a while, ciper, but it's definitely near the top of the list.

<3 you. Take your time to make the important parts right.
I have to agree about the read/unread forum markers being too similar. It's VERY hard to tell which area has new posts.

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by kimokalihi » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:19 am

Not really diggin the two-tone effect in the posts. At first I thought it was a seperate shade for the signatures as it appears to be when someone makes a short post but then I scrolled further down and saw some longer posts and that's not the case. I think it would look much better just the darker shade if that's possible. It just throws me off, never seen that before on a message board.

I have a question though. Does the rebuilding of the index search thing have anything to do with the missing "view posts since last visit" feature? I rely on that and I don't know if I can survive without it lol.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by n2x4 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:35 pm

DLC wrote:Great.

I've noticed that the DVGFX2 style doesn't have a "view unread posts" link, which is puzzling.

Use this for the moment: search.php?search_id=newposts
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by sqc151 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:21 pm

wheres the "read posts since last visit" option??

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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:04 pm

This style's template doesn't have the View New Posts option in the code, so I'll probably have to add it.

For the time being, you can possibly bookmark this link: search.php?search_id=newposts

As for how to change the style, that's under User Control Panel.

I'm not sure if the search re-index completed last night. If not, then I'll get it going today.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by wtdash » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:37 pm

93forestpearl wrote:Updates are updates, and things move on. No worries from my end.


I appreciate all the work that goes into keeping the site alive and available.


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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by Legacy777 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:48 pm

DLC wrote:As for how to change the style, that's under User Control Panel.


I didn't find the option to change it in the user control panel....maybe I'm blind. Will keep looking.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:28 pm

Ok, it's under Board Preferences now. I'd had it set so that DVGFX2 was the only option.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by Legacy777 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:57 pm

Ok....found it. The subsilver is kind of weird. The user info is on the right. We'll likely have to play with the DVGFX2 style.
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Re: New LC BBS software update.

Post by DLC » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:27 pm

DGFX2 might not be the style for us. It's good, but too many things are missing or need to be tweaked. I'm proficient with many things behind the scenes, but editing templates isn't one of them.

Melankolia is something I'm testing right now, and it resolves many/most of the complaints aired thus far.

Melankolia: http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/Melankolia
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