: New forum software  ( 1662 )

Frerk

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New forum software
« : June 07, 2013, 09:52:03 PM »
Hi guys,

Just a quick heads-up to those of you who didn't already know: tomorrow evening(Saturday) the forums will go offline. They will go online again on Sunday, as soon as we're done with converting the current forums to fit the new software.

We're doing this for a number of reasons, such as that the new forums are stabler, easier for us, have new features and sport a brand new layout.

Don't worry, all posts, topics, forums and accounts will be transferred to the new forums, nothing will be lost.

Because settings and permissions are done differently in the new software I'm going to have to manually change and fix a lot of things, which means there is no estimated finishing time. I will attempt to finish it as soon as possible though.

As such, chances are that the new forums might have some dodgy permissions, if you spot any then just send me a message and I'll look into it. Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the new software then you can message me as well.

Thank you,
Frerk and Kumnaa
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Dan Moir

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Re: New forum software
« #1 : June 07, 2013, 09:54:25 PM »
I'm guessing simple machines, which would be p damn good.

Frerk

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Re: New forum software
« #2 : June 07, 2013, 10:00:07 PM »
: "Dan Moir"
I'm guessing simple machines, which would be p damn good.
Good guess.
You of all people should know how buggy phpBB can be :P
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Pfeiffer

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Re: New forum software
« #3 : June 07, 2013, 10:07:29 PM »
SMF takes a bit to get used to from the Admin side, but it's definitely better once you have it down.
-Pfeiffer
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Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar

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Re: New forum software
« #4 : June 07, 2013, 11:04:26 PM »
Dear Mr. Frerk,

: "Frerk"
Don't worry, [...] nothing will be lost.

except the Thread Monster!

o/

Sincerely,
Digby
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jimbojoy

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Re: New forum software
« #5 : June 08, 2013, 12:26:59 AM »
Please let me get access to the UKRP archive from this :P

Also, I hate change, is there anyway I can keep the current "skin/theme" as is? Should be an overlay right :?:

Butjam

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Re: New forum software
« #6 : June 08, 2013, 01:05:21 AM »
: "jimbojoy"
Please let me get access to the UKRP archive from this :P

Also, I hate change, is there anyway I can keep the current "skin/theme" as is? Should be an overlay right :?:
We spent a while looking through different themes looking for ones which looked good, didn't really see any similar to what we have now which is unfortunate though. Got no idea about overlays personally
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Inwegen

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Re: New forum software
« #7 : June 08, 2013, 04:40:39 AM »
: "Pfeiffer"
SMF takes a bit to get used to from the Admin side, but it's definitely better once you have it down.
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Frerk

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Re: New forum software
« #8 : June 08, 2013, 08:06:13 AM »
: "Pfeiffer"
SMF takes a bit to get used to from the Admin side, but it's definitely better once you have it down.
I've worked with SMF before. It's way easier than phpBB(so many things can go wrong in phpBB permissions) and we don't have weird categories bugging which shouldn't exist in the first place.

: "Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar"
Dear Mr. Frerk,

: "Frerk"
Don't worry, [...] nothing will be lost.

except the Thread Monster!

o/

Sincerely,
Digby
Indeed.

: "jimbojoy"
Please let me get access to the UKRP archive from this :P

Also, I hate change, is there anyway I can keep the current "skin/theme" as is? Should be an overlay right :?:
Why do you need UKRP Archive access in the first place? Nothing interesting in there.

And sadly, no. SMF is quite different from phpBB, so we have to use a new skin. The new skin looks great too, though.
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Smack

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Re: New forum software
« #9 : June 08, 2013, 12:39:11 PM »
Can't stand SMF.


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Bob Boblo

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Re: New forum software
« #10 : June 08, 2013, 05:15:28 PM »
There is only one thing I want to know

Will we still be able to  :ugeek: ?
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Frerk

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Re: New forum software
« #11 : June 08, 2013, 05:25:11 PM »
: "Bob Boblo"
There is only one thing I want to know

Will we still be able to  :ugeek: ?
If we install it. I guess.
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Pfeiffer

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Re: New forum software
« #12 : June 08, 2013, 05:38:43 PM »
: "Frerk"
: "Bob Boblo"
There is only one thing I want to know

Will we still be able to  :ugeek: ?
If we install it. I guess.

So many smilies. I installed a bunch when I was Admin, some of them are probably still completely unknown cause I kept them 'hidden'. Need to find my list.
-Pfeiffer
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Lady Rainicorn

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Re: New forum software
« #13 : June 08, 2013, 06:01:30 PM »
: "Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar"
Dear Mr. Frerk,

: "Frerk"
Don't worry, [...] nothing will be lost.

except the Thread Monster!

o/

Sincerely,
Digby
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Nebojsa

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Re: New forum software
« #14 : June 08, 2013, 06:32:18 PM »
Yay for new software! Supported.

surferdude

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Re: New forum software
« #15 : June 08, 2013, 06:48:43 PM »
I've tried the new software, it ain't as great
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But surferdude is the hero BBH needs right now.

Dan Moir

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Re: New forum software
« #16 : June 09, 2013, 07:19:27 PM »
Looks good :o

Lionbeard

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Re: New forum software
« #17 : June 09, 2013, 09:19:29 PM »
This is going to take some time getting used to.

Prefer the old style though.

And the smilies... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? :'(
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Talon Karrde

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Re: New forum software
« #18 : June 09, 2013, 09:23:24 PM »

Tuus in terra servus, nuntius fui; officium perfeci



Thedark ace

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Re: New forum software
« #19 : June 09, 2013, 09:24:21 PM »
Is there any way to get the old smileys back?