This New Board Format SUCKS!

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This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Kenny Croxdale » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:23 am

What idiot changed the board format and why? Luckily, I sugar coated that question.

It is like going howe to your k-word and finding everything's been changed. You have to hunt for dishes, forks, spoons, knives, glasses, etc.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by stuward » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:33 am

What a complainer. You can't stop progress.

Ironman, you need to put the blue running man back.
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by jps » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:35 am

stuward wrote:
Ironman, you need to put the blue running man back.
This. And a link to get back to the main site like the old forums had.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by wilburburns » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:39 am

Got any more specifics on "What" sucks so bad and you don't like?

Sure, the Icons changed, and a couple of button locations have changed, but there a quite a few nice features also.

Nice features include the ability to add an attachment (Picture) to your posts.
Better Spam protection features (you, should only see that Spam is less frequent)
A Quick Reply Option (Currently Disabled)

The overall layout can be changed, so if that's what you don't like, Ironman may be willing to change the template to something more friendly to the existing long term users as long as we stay positive with the criticism. :green:

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by nygmen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:43 am

I got a little freaked out when the logs weren't there, but signed in and saw them and felt better.

I'm old enough where change scares me too... but whateva, I'll adapt. I'm married I'm good at compromise.

Some sweet new emoticons

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:brushteeth: :tongue8: :tongue9: :violent1:

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:59 am

hah.
old guys.

if I only had the time now to quote each line and right a double spaced response....

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:29 am

The only thing doing my head in is that the avatars are on the right...

Other than that, seems okay.
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:00 pm

The main reason for the change is that PHPBB2 is way outdated. They group that created it dropped support for it a couple years ago. That software is more than 10 years old. The biggest part of the reason is that PHP needed to be upgraded to the latest version, but PHPBB2 would not work with any version higher than the current one. So a PHP upgrade would break the forum. Now with PHPBB3.0.8, the PHP upgrade can be done.

The reason the running man isn't there is because for some reason the HTML code doesn't work in that field of the application. I'll see what I can do about that.

As a matter of fact, the main thing I don't like is the avatars and info being on the right. I don't know why, but it just seems totally wrong to me. I think I would have to install a theme to change that though. I'll look around and see what I can find.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:19 pm

Ahhhhh.....thats better!

I wonder if the Avatars work correctly now? Anyone out there without one willing to give it a go?
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:21 pm

This is subsilver2. What do we all think about this one? It's very similar to the main style in PHPBB2. I think I like it a little better.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:24 pm

Yes, much better....thumbs up from me.
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:40 pm

Avatars work guys! Be sensible!
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by TimD » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Well, the whole thing suprized me too, but I've just been going through a lot of med problems, and I had now problem beguring it out. Thinks it cool.
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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Stefan 93 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:50 pm

It's prettier now!
And look at those smilies :alien:
Why ironmaiden708 isn't red like Ironman and TimD?
I think that whole site needs to be updated, I had to force myself to enter it when I saw it for the first time...

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by DavidMcF » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:07 pm

I like it better!

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